Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, Ollantaytambo

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Visit Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna to see the remains of a hillside fortress that guarded the entrance to the Sacred Valley. The ruins stand on the site of one of the rare battles that the Spaniards lost to the Incas. Climb a steep slope to get to the massive terraces, which will reward you with panoramic views across the valley to a quarry where the Incas excavated stones. Take a taxi if you wish to avoid the four-hour round-trip trek. Hire a local guide to get a better understanding of the ingenuity of Inca civilization. Wear sturdy footwear and a windproof jacket. Add Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna and other attractions to your Ollantaytambo trip itinerary using our Ollantaytambo holiday builder tool.
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  • Sunrise run from Ollantaytambo. Total 9.2 miles round trip, 2.8k’ ascent. Took us a total of 2.5 hours (I was running with my 11 & 15 y.o. boys), so we were back by breakfast. Some things must be... 
    Sunrise run from Ollantaytambo. Total 9.2 miles round trip, 2.8k’ ascent. Took us a total of 2.5 hours (I was running with my 11 & 15 y.o. boys), so we were back by breakfast. Some things must be...  more »
  • Nice but not as nice as I expected. Also, the trail is very poorly marked/nonexistent. Moreover, when we got near the top where the ruins are, too guard dogs rushed at us. I managed to get them off... 
    Nice but not as nice as I expected. Also, the trail is very poorly marked/nonexistent. Moreover, when we got near the top where the ruins are, too guard dogs rushed at us. I managed to get them off...  more »
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  • Stunning, short 30 mins - 1 hour hike. They lock the entrance at 5pm. Very worth going. This was an Incan storage facility.
  • So nice mountain to walk and admiring the view!

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