While Pumamarca is not nearly as preserved or intricate as other ruins in the area the serenity of the area makes it worth it. We had this area to ourselves on the day that we went. We took a taxi up to the base and hiked 20 minutes up to the ruins. We spent around an hour just relaxing at... 更多
Small but amazing! Beautiful view of the valley and surround areas. It was land so green and peaceful. Amazing how the built?! Nice to sit at the top and enjoy the view.
Go to as many ruins as you can while in Peru. They are all different and their history is fascinating. Read about them before you go and get a good guide if you can to explain the features you might miss at each site.
At breakfast staying at Casa de Wow!! The host was speaking to another guest about this hike. I am traveling solo and overheard and said I would join if you wanted a hiking partner. Ended up being a great day! New friend, great hike, amazing views!
A gentle 2-hour walk from town - some short steep uphill sections but mostly contouring. Once up above the valley you walk through huge Incan terraces with some of the irrigation channels still running. A beautiful and very uncrowned walk. The ruins are crude compared to others but make a nice spot for a picnic before heading back.
These ruins are at least a 2 hour hike from Ollantaytambo, but a taxi will take on a hair raising at times,bumpy ride to the base of the ruins, then it is a 20 minute walk...up ...up. I don't know if this site is more off the beaten path than most things, but we were the only ones there..The ruins... 更多
I did a 2 hour hike down the mountain that has this site on the way...it's lovely hike...without the hike, I'd skip this...not different enough from other sites to be worth a special trip if not hiking.
Such an amazing experience to see what the Andean people did so many, many years ago. These ruins are beautiful! We paid for a guide to give us a good history and visit of the place. It was worth it. The hike was worth it for the view.
A small town with a lot of things to see. Inkas very smart people. Entrance has lots of vendors.short walk to plaza with outdoor cafés and restaurants. Budget tip if you want to save the entrance fee walk up the other hill side for free with similar inka structures. Recommended MeuterMedia