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Patacancha Valley

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Address: Patacancha Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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This is a good stopover to check this amazing venue out plus to take the train to head to Machu Pichu as the station is also in this town. Do visit the ruins and spend at least... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a good stopover to check this amazing venue out plus to take the train to head to Machu Pichu as the station is also in this town. Do visit the ruins and spend at least half a day inside. There are lots of shops, and stalls before the entry point. The town itself has very narrow roads so... More 

Thank malnit56
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Wonderful pre- Machu Picchu visit. An excellent opportunity to learn about the Inca culture and technology.

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Nazareth, Israel
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74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Take the time to do some hiking in the valley when you visit the village and Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo.

Thank Teryn G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

it is a nice trip with charming villages and colorful Inca people. Watch out the market days, these are very colorful and the people are not so awkward to tourists as in other places close by Mach Picchu

Thank jeanphilipse
Heers, Belgium
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

this is a great valley: on the way to it you have very nice landscapes and you can follow the river. Not a lot of tourists. There is a nice archeological site in Ollantaytambo.

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Gdynia, Poland
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We slept with Local famili in Patachanca village, and took a trek thru tarrases back to Ollaytaytambo. Fantastic 2-3hr trek thru beautiful scenery. Not very popular so you run away from tourists. Reccomended !

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Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was one of our favorite archeological sites to visit in Peru - very impressive. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

Thank pshafransky
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We loved this valley - following the river that flows by Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Our driver had the keys to a simple 400 year old church with a bell tower set amongst inca ruins, usually opened once a year to celebrate the Festival of Compadres - reciprocity, when the community gather to celebrate reciprocity. Further up the valley... More 

1 Thank onerosenz
Fort McMurray, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you have the time it is worth a look. Steep walk up stairs but an amazing view. We sat at the top relaxed and enjoyed the view of the valley of farm land. Bring water and a camera!

Thank cdimond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

One of several site visited during our trip to Peru. Amazing that this was built hundreds or years ago by the Inca people who did not have a written language. The water still flows through the site after hundreds of years. Be prepared to walk and climb to see this site. Two hundred stairs to the top. Even more if... More 

Thank Mary R

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