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Very authentic and not overrun. Not a fancy smart touristic place which we enjoyed. Lamas to look... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
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A stunning day out from Andayualas to visit Laguna Pacucha, Sondor and a spot of hiking

Easy and very cheap to do with local transport (combi / minibus). Ask someone in Andahuaylas how to... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Andy B
Tari, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Very authentic and not overrun. Not a fancy smart touristic place which we enjoyed. Lamas to look at :-)

Thank Bos_DK
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Easy and very cheap to do with local transport (combi / minibus). Ask someone in Andahuaylas how to get to the 'Pacucha combi estacion'. Its near the Mercado Modelo on Ave Los Chancas. Ask for one going to Sondor and it will drop you at...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed October 14, 2016

The ruins are very interesting and the views from there are incredible! You can see the Laguna Pacucha from the top.

Thank brunopdec
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Rather unknown Chanka culture. Located near the lagune is a good place to visit with a wonderfcull view over the mountains and the lagune.

1  Thank richard_fenger
Reviewed October 24, 2015

We heart about some "Ruins" located close to Andahuaylas, but we did not expect such a great place and such surroundings. We passed Andahuaylas by car on the way from Ayacucho to Cuzco and thanks god we decided for a short side trip in order...More

2  Thank winni_the_pooh
Reviewed January 28, 2015

When we got to these ruins, we were the only ones there, so that was nice for a change (after having just visited Macchu Picchu, which is so over run with tourists, it was really nice to be able to look around and take photos...More

3  Thank Nicki8959
Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Inca ( Chanka) site without the crowds in a spectacular setting , try the restaurant's down by the lake for authentic ceviche

1  Thank travelnod
Reviewed September 9, 2013

The ruins are beautiful and especially the setting is like others at TA also dscribe it; wonderful view!!! The guy at the entrance was slightly weird...or drunk... or both? I guess bcause we were a little too late. But the ruins are worth a try,...More

2  Thank Guido v
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Sondor archaeological complex and surrounding countryside is a good way to break the long journey to Cuzco from Ayacucho. The previous review is spot on how to get to Sondor, the collectivo stop is 2 streets across from the market. Sondor archaeological complex is...More

9  Thank _jamforbrains_66
Reviewed May 3, 2013

It took me awhile to get here as I arrived by road but it was a great suprise. Bring a picnic lunch and sit next to the ruins and look down into the valley. It's just wonderful

Thank temclea
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