Perfect for travelers looking to go off the beaten path, enjoy a beautiful and historic full-day hike with Local Guide Carlos, an ancient history aficionado, and Cusco native. Located northeast of the town of Ollantaytambo, Pumamarca is a protected set of Inca ruins that most tourists miss out on.
On this 4-hour, moderate level hike, you will enjoy stunning views of ancient Inca terraces, pass through trickling streams of water, and see local farmers at work. Appreciate the natural beauty of the Sacred Valley and transport yourself into the past as you explore this fascinating and seemingly hidden ancient Inca site.
Born and raised in the city Cusco, Peru, I grew up learning about traditional Andean customs, like how to speak Quechua, from my grandparents. Spending time with them taught me to cherish my culture and jumpstarted my love for ancient history. After high school, I decided to turn this passion into my career and went on to study tourism. I started out by helping lead treks on the Inca Trail. I loved being outside every day and sharing my love of history with people from all over the world. I quickly became a lead guide on the Inca Trail and even started leading other treks and tours around the area.
I’ve been guiding now for about 18 years and have led well over 500 treks in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, yet it never gets old. Join me, and I can show you the secrets and wonders of my ancestors. Let me take you off the beaten path, away from the typical tourist track, and show you what it really means to connect with nature. Through my tours, I want to take you back in time to the days of the Incan Empire. Step into my time machine and let’s explore!