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Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour 1-Day – The park and ruins of Ollantaytambo stand out for the incredibly perfect conditions of the traditional Inca architecture in which each temple and construction stands out; Ollantaytambo links the incredible archaeological buildings of Ollantaytambo through its surroundings within the Sacred Valley between Pachar and Pumamarca.
In the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru lies the magnificent Ollantaytambo Ruins, an ancient archaeological site that has captivated the imaginations of travelers worldwide. Kondor Path Tours takes you to these historical wonders, revealing the Inca civilization’s secrets and the ruins’ breathtaking beauty.
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Nestled in the Sacred Valley of Peru, the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo offer a glimpse into the fascinating history and culture of the Incas. With its impressive stone structures and intricate terraces, this ancient site is a must-see for anyone interested in South American history.
This tour takes you off the beaten path to explore the lesser-known sites and hidden gems of Ollantaytambo, a small town in the Sacred Valley of Peru. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the Inca civilization, as well as the strategic significance of the sites. The tour includes a knowledgeable guide who will provide insights and answer questions. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience the authentic side of Peru and avoid crowds of tourists.
Pick-up Schedule: 7:30 am
Meeting point to start the tour: Urubamba, Ollantaytambo Hotel, or anywhere near Cusco City.
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At 07:30, we leave the city of Cusco to travel to the Valley of Pachar via Izuchaca to explore, in the first instance, the ruins of Ñaupa Iglesia.
We visit the platforms of Qellorakay and then walk through the outskirts of Ollantaytambo’s archaeological park, exploring the gigantic megalithic stone being transferred from the quarries of Cachicata to the temple of the Sun and the Moon of the ruins of Ollantaytambo.
Visit all the Inca parts that make up the incredible constructions of the Ollantaytambo Inca ruins, exploring its sacred temples such as the sun, the moon, the condor, the ten-horned windows, the main gate entrance of Ollantaytambo and the beautiful three fountains of Inca liturgical water.
Finally, the guided visits to the ruins of Ollantaytambo culminate with a visit to the Inca defense bastions of Pumamarca and the system of agricultural terraces of Pata Pata.
Discover the hidden secrets of Ollantaytambo by taking an alternative tour! This tour will surely give you an unforgettable experience, from historical sites to never-before-seen landscapes.
ÑAUPA IGLESIA INCA RUINS – The natural cave where the Incas built a temple with a water source; the font has a stepped design of the Inca cross. On the outskirts of Ñaupa Iglesia, there are Inca terrace systems.
QELLORAKAY RUINS NEAR OLLANTAYTAMBO: Inca platform system before entering the town of Ollantaytambo on both sides of the Urubamba River. Also, observe the Inca control houses built on the rocky reefs of Pinkuylluna Mountain.
OLLANTAYTAMBO INCA TERRACES: System of support platforms on both sides of the pyramidal ruins of Ollantaytambo and the mountain.
OLLANTAYTAMBO MEGALITHIC ROCKS: Several gigantic, carved megalithic stones were moved from the Cachicata quarry to the ruins of Ollantaytambo. Explore the tired rocks before entering Ollantaytambo Park.
OLLANTAYTAMBO RUINS (MAIN PARK): There are several temples around the Ollantaytambo ruins, such as the temple of the sun, which contains six finely carved monoliths as the temple of the moon and the ritual fountain, among others. Several Inca trails traverse the ruins of Ollantaytambo, with spectacular panoramic views of the Patacancha and Pachar valleys. Elevation of Ollantaytambo 2,792 meters (9,160 feet.)
PUMA MARCA INCA RUINS: Inca bastion to control the entrance to the Sacred Valley from the depths of the Pantiacolla and Amparaes jungle. The archaeological group of Pumamarca presents squares, houses, temples, deposits, and various Inca defensive systems that intertwine the Inca trails that go directly to the ruins of Ollantaytambo.
PATA PATA INCA TERRACES: Inca terraces for agriculture; the Inca terraces were built on an entire mountain with Inca roads that intersect for free access by Inca farmers.
A light walks
5 to 35 minutes
Ñaupa Iglesia: 2,800m (9,186 ft)
Ollantaytambo: 2,851m (9,353 ft)
Puma Marca: 3,390m (11,122 ft)
Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”
Ollantaytambo, nicknamed Ollanta by locals, looks and feels like a town that only Disney could have dreamed up, but it is accurate.
There are cobblestone streets, plenty of trees, long-forgotten ancient sites, charming boutique hotels, and stylish little cafés and restaurants. Pachacutec built the fortress and much of the city, called Llacta initially, in the 15th century.
A significant train stop site, along with Pisac and Urubamba, has become one of the leading tourist bases in the Sacred Valley. If entering Ollantaytambo from Pisac, notice the inclination of the wall on the stone road just before the town.
It was an Incan practice to build walls leaning toward the interior of buildings, but this one leans toward the street. Researchers have determined that the road must have been constructed inside several buildings.
The Plaza Mayor is small and less pleasant than most other Andean plazas. It seems to have a lot of tourist traffic, pedestrians, and vehicles and is not entirely enclosed. The few cobblestone streets north of the Plaza are much more enjoyable.
Most narrow streets were decorated with fine adobe brick and stone walls on both sides; many were part of Canchas – completely walled city blocks (except for one entrance).
The Canchas in Ollantaytambo is an excellent example of Incan town planning. The stone city blocks are still intact. Perhaps that is why Pueblo is the only continuously inhabited Inca village. A small produce market is typical of Andean villages on one side of the main square.
It will give you a good idea of the crops grown in the region. You can also buy local dishes here, such as Anticuchos or corn on the cob. Just make sure everything does cook. It is generally OK as long as you have a strong stomach. Below the entrance to the ruins is a craft market that sells various goods.
If you are looking for one, I’ve noticed that there tends to be a greater variety of stone carvings and jewelry. They also sell carved and decorated walking sticks, which aren’t a bad idea if you climb the ruins here and later head on to Machu Picchu. It is a bit livelier on Sundays, and locals in traditional dress come from miles around. But this is still far smaller than the Pisac market.
Ollantaytambo is a town in the Sacred Valley of Peru, known for its well-preserved Inca ruins and its role as a starting point for the famous Inca Trail.
You can get to Ollantaytambo by bus or taxi from Cusco or train from Cusco or Machu Picchu.
The must-see attractions in Ollantaytambo include the Ollantaytambo ruins, the Temple of the Sun, the Pinkuylluna mountain granaries, and the Plaza de Armas.
You can see the major attractions in Ollantaytambo on a day trip, but many visitors choose to spend a night or two in the town to explore the surrounding area fully.
Many great restaurants in Ollantaytambo serve traditional Peruvian cuisine and international dishes.
The weather in Ollantaytambo is generally calm and dry, with temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit.
Many hiking trails in and around Ollantaytambo, including the famous Inca Trail.
Ollantaytambo was built initially as a royal estate by the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 15th century and later served as a stronghold for the Inca resistance against the Spanish conquistadors.
Yes, Ollantaytambo is generally considered a safe destination for tourists, but like any other city, visitors should take precautions to protect themselves and their belongings.
Yes, many hotels and hostels in Ollantaytambo offer accommodations for overnight stays.
The best time of year to visit Ollantaytambo is during the dry season from May to October, when there is less rain and the weather is cooler.
There are many festivals and events in Ollantaytambo throughout the year, including the Ollantaytambo Raymi festival in June, which celebrates the Inca solstice.
Ollantaytambo is located at an altitude of 9,160 feet (2,792 meters) above sea level.
Yes, many tour companies offer packages that include a visit to Ollantaytambo as part of a more extensive itinerary that includes other popular destinations in Peru.
Yes, there are many markets and shops in Ollantaytambo where visitors can buy souvenirs such as textiles and pottery.
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