Pumamarca Hike in Ollantaytambo
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 you.
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.
The Pumamarca Hike is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator with headquarters in Cusco.
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MODERATE: Designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking and have a regular physical condition. Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our day-hikes adventures.
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While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Pumamarca Hike Ollantaytambo. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
No, the number of people to visit this place is not limited yet, the entrance ticket can be purchased at the main checkpoint (the entrance ticket is included); thus you could book this day tour even with a couple of days in advance.
Please allow a minimum of 1 day in Cusco city before your hike begins to Pumamarca Ruins.
Why experience the Pumamarca Hike Ollantaytambo
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.
- Pumamarca Incan ruins
- Inca Trail Section (not the classic 4-day)
- Agricultural Incan terraces
- Inca living town of Ollantaytambo
- Incan granaries at Pumamarca ruins
- Amazing Vistas
At 7:30 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.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
Included on The Pumamarca Hike Ollantaytambo
- Private transportation with a professional driver.
- All transfer service to pick up from your hotel and drop you off at your hotel or another different place like the train station in Ollantaytambo, or pick up from the train station. Just let us know.
- Professional tour guide.
- Ticket to visit the described Incan sites on this hike.
- Packed Lunch with option for vegetarians.
No Included on The Pumamarca Hike Ollantaytambo
- Extra expenses.
- Tipping (expected but not compulsory your appreciation)
Prices & Dates
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Note on Prices
Trip Payment Schedule
- At time of reservation: 30% of the total balance.
- 60 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 70% of final balance must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
- Minimum fee (Tour permit fee): $25 per person
- 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
- 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
- 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
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From hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station.
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Designed for those who have some experience in day hikes.
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