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Pumamarca Hike in Ollantaytambo–If you want to see Incan ruins, hike along the Incan Trail, see more Incan ruins, and walk on the Incan cobblestone streets in Ollantaytambo town then this trek is for
Named popularly Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba valley as an official name, it is a relaxed and incomparably beautiful and tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills of the Urubamba mountain range, long the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, the Rio (river) Urubamba, massive Incan agricultural terraces, ancient Incan temples, many sections of Inca Trails perfect to explore on this day hike with a Peru Summit Adventures private guide at your side.
Not all of these archaeological sites are visited during the conventional tours and they are still lesser-known fro many visitors, this day hike around Ollantaytambo will show you that how the ancient Incan constructions still stand from the middle of shrubs, the Inca trails are still used by locals today, or the terraces still produce food.
This hike does not require experience in trekking as long as you are determined to make this hike and have all the positive vibes then you will have an awesome day. If you have planned to hike to Machu Picchu by Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, or other alternative trails, then this day hike is perfect for the acclimatization before your long trek starts, which will make you ready to rock on your next hike to Machu Picchu.
Since 2014 and since the very first day of our operation, Peru Summit Adventures has been blazing new ways of experiencing in Sacred Valley Hikes. Our trailblazing is just one reason we are a uniquely qualified local company to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime.
At 7:00 am your Peru Summit Adventures private guide comes at your hotel to pick you up, you will then drive to Pumamarca ruins, Pumamarca is a small Inca neighborhood located on a hilltop, the entire site was walled, some sections of the wall reaches until 17 ft tall, so the small town was protected this way, inside the neighborhood are the temples, granaries, and dwellings, which are in good shape, here your private guide will deliver great information about this site.
There is an Inca trail connecting the Ollantaytambo town and this site, after visiting the Pumamarca ruins, you will set off to Ollantaytambo town following this section of Inca Trail for 3 hours, the trail treats you with many agricultural Incan terraces from XV century, which, are still producing corn, potatoes, quinoa, and many other fruits.
Once in Ollantaytambo town, you will walk on its original Incan streets, which still remains as intact as in the Incan times, if there is some extra energy an extra hike to Pinkuylluna mountain could be done, where you are rewarded by stunning vistas and Incan granaries from XV century.
After of all, we can seat at one of the small shops where to have some drinks before taking our transportation back to the hotel, or before we drop you off at the train station if your journey continues that evening to Machu Picchu.
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Pumamarca Hike Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
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Pisac, Maras Salt Ponds, Moray, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and more are relaxed and incomparably beautiful places, which are tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills of the Urubamba mountain range, long the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, the Rio (river) Urubamba, massive Incan agricultural terraces, ancient Incan temples. On this footage, we show you just a tiny part of this wonderful valley. Explore the area properly with a local Peru Summit Adventures private guide. JOIN US!
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