Pumamarca Hike & Machu Picchu

With Pumamarca hike travelers will experience little Quechua villages, great Inca aqueducts with breathtaking views of the mountains around. This short Pumamarca hike ends at Ollantaytambo, the only town with original Inca foundation

What's Included?

• Entrance fees for Pumamarca hike & Machu Picchu.
• Private transportation to the beginning of Pumamarca trek
• Fluent English speaking guide for the hike and Machu Picchu.
• Meals: described on the itinerary.
• One night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
• Train tickets round trip (expedition class).
• Bus tickets to Machu Picchu.
• Transfer Cusco/Ollantaytambo/ Cusco.


2 days

Destination Covered

Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Pumamarca – Aguas Calientes
Plato tipico CuscoThe Pumamarca trek starts with the pick-up from your hotel in Cusco at 6:00am. The drive to Ollantaytambo is almost 2 hours (optional to buy breakfast here). after the stop we will continue for another 20 minutes by car. we will travel along the Patacancha Valley to the trail-head of Pumamarca. A 30 minutes uphill hike will allow us to arrive to the beautiful ruins of Pumamarca. there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy this wonderful Inca site.

After the guided tour at the ruins of Pumamarca. A beautiful Inca Trail will lead us down to Ollantaytambo town. After lunch we will have chance will time to explore the town. Ollantaytambo has water channels and beautiful stone doorways. At the scheduled time we walk to the train station and then continue to Aguas Calientes town.

Meals included: Lunch and dinner

Hotel in Aguas Calientes:

Day 2: Machu Picchu – Cusco
Pumamarca-hike-machu-picchu.After an early breakfast at your hotel the guide will lead you to the bus station, we will have 30 minutes of bus drive to Machu Picchu. Where you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel. The tour goes to the Main Plaza, the Sun Temple, the Sun Dial (Intihuatana), the Royal palace, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Main temple, Sacred Rock.

In the afternoon at the appropriate time you will return to Aguas Calientes. After lunch we will catch the train back to Ollantaytambo station. The journey by train is approximately 1:40 Hours. Upon your arrival to the train station at Ollantaytambo you will a transfer back to the hotel in Cusco.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Not Included:
• Tip for the crew (guide and driver)
• Meals not described on the itinerary of Pumamarca trek
• Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu and Montaña
• Entrance fee to the hot springs
• Hotel in Cusco
• Extra drinks

Note: The tickets for Wayna Picchu are limited to 400 people per day, the same as the Machu Picchu Montaña.

Recommended things to bring for Pumamarca hike & Machu Picchu
• A small back pack with essential items
• Water bottle, camera, sunblock, hat
• Original passport or ISIC card for students
• Rain coat or rain poncho
• Extra money for tips and souvenirs
• Change of clothes
• Insect repellent
• Comfortable sturdy walking shoes or runners

Pumamarca hike to Machu Picchu goes on a picturesque trail, rarely visited by travelers. The Pumamarca hike is a great day hike for people seeking for short treks in the magical Sacred Valley. Pumamarca is a beautiful Inca ruin located high above Ollantaytambo town, perched on the hilltop. Pumamarca hike, links the Inca ruins of Pumamarca with some Inca farming terraces along the valley of Patacancha
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Reviews & References

Lizbeth Veronica
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Navidad is one of the best guides in archaeology, nature and the local traditions, He was my guide when I visited Machu Picchu and my experience with him was absolutely amazing, he is very knowledgeable, patient, helpful, great English and has a very good sense of humor. I am sure I am not the only one talking positive things about him, if you ever visit Cusco or Machu Picchu you should contact him, he is local so he will be the best host for you.

Nov 17, 2017