The valley has many ruins to see and visit. Some may use this stop over location to help acclimate to the altitudes of the valley compared to where you live. Nice views of the valley..
You need to visit early in the morning so that you miss the tourist buses from Cusco that arrive late morning and through til late afternoon.
My siblings and I had dreamed about visiting Machu Picchu for years. Although this was a nice sight it is well commercialized. For me, this commercialization takes away the "it" factor from Machu Picchu. On the other hand, we hiked to Pumamarca and the "unknown" OR "not so popular" factor of the ruins/journey added a special element to it. My... 更多
We hiked to these ruins from downtown Ollantaytambo from directions given in the Awamaki hiking book. The hike was about 5 hours roundtrip and the Pumamarca Ruins were the halfway point and highlight! We were the only ones there so were able to explore them to our hearts desire. Very worthwhile hike from Ollantay.
Our guide Miguel led our group up to the Pumamarca ruins. Seldom visited by tourists - they are exceptional and a well kept secret in the Sacred Valley.
Beautiful hike. Definately strenous. Watch for altitude sickness if you're not fully acclimated. The valley and wild flowers and plants are lovely. We had an local guide who added to the trip immensely.
I did this hike by myself, easy and safe. Gorgeous ruins, very different from the many Incan sites in the valley. Get the area hiking book from the Awamaki 's store in Ollantaytambo.
We were rather underwhelmed by the ruins given the reviews we had read beforehand but the walk there highlights beautiful scenery so it was worth it. The directions we had weren't really that helpful so this is how we got there. If you are standing outside Hearts Cafe the road opposite, just to the right, is the one you want... 更多
We stayed in Ollantaytambo and hired a driver to take us to Maras and Moray in the morning, then drop us off at Pumamarca after lunch. We brought the directions from the Moon guide with us and had read through the reviews here in order to find the start of the trail back to hike back to Ollanta. We are... 更多