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Pumamarca Ruins Hike

Pumamarca Ruins Hike

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Pumamarca Ruins Hike
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Pumamarca Ruins Hike
Maximun Altitude
3,350m (10,990 ft.)
Pumamarca Ruins Hike
Physical Level
Pumamarca Ruins Hike
Recommended Season
April to December

Pumamarca Ruins Hike

Price from: $ 45.00 USD (See: Price list)

Explore with Kondor Path Tours in Peru’s mysterious trek, Pumamarca Ollantaytambo. Hike through ancient Inca fortresses and see beautiful landscapes along the way to Ollantaytambo, “Sacred Valley.”

Tour Plan: Cusco | Pumamarca | Pata-Pata | Ollantaytambo

Sensational Trek Pumamarca Ollantaytambo 1-Day

Experience one of Peru’s best-kept secrets: the stunning archaeological site of the Pumamarca Ruins Hike! While discovering the Inca Trail of Pumamarca, we cross several mountains with impressive panoramic views. So, gear up for an adventure of a lifetime and uncover the secrets of the Pumamarca Ruins.

The Pumamarca Ruins Hike is an expedition beyond adventure; it’s an encounter with the ancient past and communion with nature. As you tread the paths of the Incas, you’ll feel a profound connection with history and the remarkable geography surrounding you.

Explore the ancient Pumamarca Ruins Ollantaytambo, located high in the mountains in Peru. Uncover this extraordinary history and see artifacts left behind by past civilizations—a great walk through the ruins of Pumamarca in the vicinity of Ollantaytambo.

Hike in the Andes Mountains; consider trekking from Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo in just one day. This moderate hike takes you through stunning landscapes and ancient ruins, providing an unforgettable experience for any outdoor enthusiast.


Pumamarca Ruins Hike Overview

Embark on a journey through the breathtaking Pumamarca ruins in the heart of the Andes Mountains. Enjoy the stunning landscapes and ancient Incan ruins. Learn about the history and culture of the Inca civilization while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Is the Pumamarca Ruins Tour right for me?


  • Pick-up time and departure to the excursion from Cusco: 7:00
  • Travel route: From Cusco to the ruins of Pumamarca via Izcuchaca, Pachar, and Ollantaytambo.
  • Travel time between Cusco and the ruins of Pumamarca: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Location of the tourist circuit: Patacancha Valley in the vicinity of Ollantaytambo
  • Elevation of the ruins of Pumamarca: 3550 meters (10,999 feet).
  • Walking distance: 06 km/3.7 miles
  • Duration of the walk: Between 3 and a half hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate to easy
  • Places to visit:
    • Pumamarca Ruins
    • Pumamarca Inca Trail
    • Agricultural terraces of Pata Pata
    • Panoramic views of the Ollantaytambo ruins from the town of Ollantaytambo

NOTE: Please let us know if you plan to take the train to Machupicchu Pueblo at night!

Pumamarca Ruins Hike Highlights

Why you will love this experience

  • Explore the incredible Trek Pumamarca Ollantaytambo, surrounded by mountain ranges and breathtaking Andean landscapes. Get ready for an adventure with Kondor Path Tours!
  • Marvel at the intricate stone structures that make up the spectacular Pumamarca Ruins in Ollantaytambo, Peru. Immerse yourself in a journey back to a time of vast empires!


Detailed Pumamarca Ruins Hike Itinerary

Visit the spectacular Ruins of Pumamarca near Ollantaytambo. Visit the fantastic farming terraces of Patapata in Patacancha Valley.


Amazing Pumamarca Hike

The tour guide and the driver of the KONDOR PATH TOURS vehicle go to the client’s hotel at 07:00 to start the trip to the Sacred Valley; once we arrive at Ollantaytambo, we continue the journey following a dirt road until we reach the ruins of Pumamarca.

The ruins of Pumamarca are an Inca fortress in the Patacancha Valley. Pumamarca fortress in Inca times was used as an entry and exit control between the jungle of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The ruins of Pumamarca have some impressive Inca constructions between squares, enclosures, Inca Trails, a system of terraces for agriculture, etc.

The Pumamarca trek begins from the ruins of Pumamarca; we head towards Ollantaytambo, following the original Inca Trail that crosses part of a mountain range in the Andes. The hike is easy to moderate until you descend to the Patacanca River and then continue to Ollantaytambo.

Explore the Pumamarca ruins hiking circuit

During the walk, explore the following sites:

  1. Pumamarca Ruins: Splendid Pre-Inca and Inca Construction
  2. Inca Trail of Pumamarca: A sector of the original Inca Trail of Pumamarca that we explore up to Ollantaytambo
  3. Pata Pata Viewpoint: Incredible panoramic view of the Inca platform system built on almost an entire mountain.
  4. Ruins of Pata Pata: Inca agricultural system adapted in the hills with its Inca terraces.
  5. Panoramic view of the ruins of Ollantaytambo: Enjoy an incredible view from this viewpoint.
Pumamarca Ruins Hike

Embarking on the Pumamarca Ruins Hike is an unforgettable expedition into the heart of Incan history. The hike encompasses various trails with charm and breathtaking views, promising a genuinely enriching experience.

1. The Starting Point: Cusco or Ollantaytambo

The journey begins in Cusco, or Ollantaytambo, a charming town steeped in history amidst the picturesque Sacred Valley. Take a moment to explore the town’s Incan ruins before setting foot on the trail.

2. The Trailhead: Pumamarca Inca Ruins

The Pumamarca archaeological site marks the trailhead for the Pumamarca Ruins Hike. Here, you’ll encounter fascinating Incan stonework and a glimpse of the wonders that lie ahead.

3. En Route to Pumamarca Ruins

As you hike through the Andean terrain, breathe in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks. The trail meanders through verdant valleys, adding to the allure of the journey.

4. Reaching the Pumamarca Ruins

Finally, after an invigorating hike, you’ll arrive at the captivating Pumamarca Ruins. These ancient stone terraces offer a remarkable sight, standing as a testament to the ingenious engineering of the Incas.

5. The Ruins Unveiled

Explore the intricate stone structures of Pumamarca and let your imagination wander back in time. Discover these ruins’ purpose and significance as you unravel their mysteries.

6. The Viewpoint: Awe-Inspiring Panorama

Climb to the highest point of the ruins for a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The vistas from this vantage point will leave you in awe of the Andean landscape.

7. Connecting with the Inca Legacy

Feel the spiritual energy within these ancient ruins as you learn about the Inca beliefs and the rituals that once occurred here.

Discover one of Peru’s most treasured gems: the mysterious Pumamarca Ruins Ollantaytambo! Join us as we journey through its ancient history and spellbinding landscape.



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

6km (3.7 miles)

Hiking Time

3.5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Puma Marca: 3,350m (10,990 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Ollantaytambo: 2,851m (9,353 ft)


Pumamarca Ruins Hike INCLUSION 

  • Activities include a light walk along the Inca Trail to the ruins of Pumamarca.
  • Service of a tour guide with command of the English language.
  • Private transportation with a driver for transfer services
  • Entrance ticket to Pumamarca Ruins
  • A first-aid kit plus one small oxygen balloon
  • All local Peruvian taxes
  • Logistics assistance from the main headquarters in Cusco

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”

Pumamarca Ruins Hike: NO INCLUSION

  • Hotel service for excursions
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Snack: Bring snacks for the expedition to the ruins of Pumamarca since there are no stores to buy snacks from during the adventure.
  • Train service to connect to Aguas Calientes during the afternoon! We can gladly organize the excursion extension with a guided visit to Machu Picchu if you require this service.
  • Tips for the tour guide and vehicle driver are at the service’s discretion.

What should I bring to the Pumamarca Ruins Hike?

  • A good day pack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack (carry your personal belongings).
  • The lightest trekking boots with good ankle support or, failing that, any other mountain footwear to descend the mountain of the Pumamarca ruins hiking circuit
  • Sun protection cream is recommended at SPF 45 or higher. Solar radiation is felt much more due to the elevation of the Andes. Let’s avoid sun spray to protect the trails of the Pumamarca ruins and their flora for the next generation.
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, etc.

Travel Guide

Frequently Asked Questions: Pumamarca Ruins Hike

Want to explore ancient ruins in Peru? Check out the Trek Pumamarca Ollantaytambo, a magnificent site with much history and artifacts. Explore today!

The Pumamarca Ruins are ancient Incan ruins in the Sacred Valley of Peru, near Ollantaytambo.

The Incas built the Pumamarca Ruins as an agricultural and military center and likely used them as a resting place for travelers passing through the area.

The Pumamarca Ruins offer insight into the Incan culture and way of life and are a popular tourist attraction for visitors to the Sacred Valley.

The Pumamarca Ruins are located near Ollantaytambo and can be reached by car or foot via a scenic hike.

The visit to Pumamarca Ruins takes around 1-2 hours, depending on your interest level and the time you spend exploring the site.

Visitors should wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain, as well as a hat and sunscreen to protect against the sun.

Yes, there is a small entry fee to enter the Pumamarca Ruins, which is used for the maintenance and preservation of the site.

While a guide is not necessary to visit the Pumamarca Ruins, having a knowledgeable guide can enhance your experience and provide valuable insights into the history and significance of the site.

Several hotels and guesthouses in the nearby town of Ollantaytambo offer a range of accommodations to suit different budgets and preferences.

Yes, the Pumamarca Ruins are considered safe for visitors, although it is always advisable to exercise caution and follow basic safety precautions when traveling in unfamiliar areas.

Several restaurants and cafes in the nearby town of Ollantaytambo offer a range of local and international cuisine.

Yes, visitors are allowed to take photographs at the Pumamarca Ruins. However, respecting the site and avoiding touching or moving artifacts or structures is essential.

The Pumamarca Ruins can be visited anytime, although many visitors prefer to go in the morning or late afternoon when the weather is cooler.

There are limited restroom facilities at the Pumamarca Ruins, although visitors are advised to bring their supplies and be prepared for basic facilities.

There are several other attractions and sites of historical and cultural significance in the Sacred Valley, including the town of Ollantaytambo, the Pisac Ruins, and the Moray archaeological site.

What’s it like?

  • Step back to ancient Peru by visiting the stunning Pumamarca Ollantaytambo trek. Unearth the fascinating history of this archaeological site.
  • Stand in awe at the ancient Pumamarca Ruins in Ollantaytambo, Peru’s most significant archaeological complex! See beautiful sculptures, murals, and more on your visit.


Pumamarca Ruins Hike Full-Day COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 199.00 USD
2 $ 120.00 USD
3 $ 93.00 USD
4 $ 76.00 USD
5 $ 70.00 USD
6 $ 62.00 USD
7 $ 55.00 USD
8 $ 50.00 USD
9 $ 45.00 USD



Trek Pumamarca Ollantaytambo: Discover the secrets of the lost civilization of Pumamarca as you explore its ruins in Peru; take a tour guide and marvel at its unique wonders!

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Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
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3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
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Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
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Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome. They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all. On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
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