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Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day
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Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day
Tour Type
Day Trips
Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day
Maximun Altitude
3,390m (11,122 ft.)
Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day
Physical Level
Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day
Recommended Season
April to December

Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day

Price from: $ 45.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Tour Ollantaytambo Ruins – Take an alternative tour and discover the hidden gems of Ollantaytambo, Peru. Soak up the culture and adventure beyond the traditional tourist sites for an unforgettable experience.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Ñaupa Iglesia | Quellorakay | Ollantaytambo | Puma Marca | Pata Pata

A1 Tour Ollantaytambo Ruins Full-Day

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.

Explore a different side of Peru when you visit the Ollantaytambo Ruins Tour with these alternative, off-the-beaten-path tours! Get a fantastic experience and see things that can’t be found in other parts of the country.

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.


Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour Overview

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.

Ruins of Ollantaytambo Activities to visit

Pick-up Schedule: 7:30 am
Meeting point to start the tour: Urubamba, Ollantaytambo Hotel, or anywhere near Cusco City.
Ollantaytambo Day Trips and Tours

  1. Ñaupa Iglesia Temple
  2. Qellorakay ruins
  3. Ollantaytambo Inca Terraces
  4. Ollantaytambo megalithic rocks
  5. Ruins in Ollantaytambo
  6. Puma Marca Inca fortress
  7. Pata Pata Inca terraces.
Tour Ollantaytambo Ruins Highlights
  • Experience a truly unique journey through Ollantaytambo! Our alternative tours will take you away from crowded sights and secret places only locals know about.
  • Go beyond – Experience Ollantaytambo in an entirely different way. This alternative tour takes you to some of the city’s hidden gems without all the usual crowds.


Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour Itinerary


Explore the Surroundings of Ollantaytambo

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.



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

5 to 35 minutes

Starting Altitude

Ñaupa Iglesia: 2,800m (9,186 ft)

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

Puma Marca: 3,390m (11,122 ft)


Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour INCLUSION

  • Active itinerary with cultural singularities of Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Excellent tour guide from Cusco with command of the English language
  • Private transportation for the excursion with a driver.
  • Transfer to and from the hotel at the beginning and end of the excursion
  • The vehicles have a regular aluminum portable oxygen bottle plus a first aid kit.
  • All local Peruvian taxes

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

Tour Ollantaytambo Ruins NO INCLUSION

  • CUSCO TOURIST TICKET BTG (Ollantaytambo ruins tickets). This ticket allows entrance to many sites in and around Cusco and costs 130 Peruvian Soles (approx US$45). The entrance ticket is valid for ten days to carry out the tourist circuit of Cusco, Sacred Valley, South Valley, and Moray.
    • PARTIAL TICKETS. Cost S/ 70 Peruvian Soles (approx US$25). You can buy separate tickets if you don’t have the time or inclination to visit all the attractions on the “General Ticket” listed above.
  • Ollantaytambo Hotels
  • Lunch (box lunch).
  • Snack.
  • Tips: A tour guide and the vehicle’s driver.

Bring for the Tour Ollantaytambo Inca Ruins

  • Tennis Shoes: Comfortable walking shoes with ankle support, as short walks are involved in the guided tour of and around the Ollantaytambo ruins.
  • Rain gear: The rains are from January to mid-April, but there can be some drizzle in the dry season between May and December, so it is always advisable to bring a rain jacket.
  • Windbreaker
  • Water: 2 bottles of 1400 milliliters are excellent; more water can be provided at local stores in Ollantaytambo town, etc.
  • Cash in local currency to buy souvenir items in Ollantaytambo. Carry money in Peruvian national currency or, failing that, American dollars since most tourist businesses use American currency such as bank cards, etc.

Travel Guide

Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour Facts

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.

Sightseeing Ollantaytambo Town & Ruins

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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  • Venture off the beaten path on your next Peru trip with an alternative tour of Ollantaytambo! Here, you’ll explore the ancient city and awe-inspiring views and experience traditional food & culture.
  • Tour Ollantaytambo Ruins – Complete your visit to Ollantaytambo with an Alternative Tour, exploring excellent archaeological sites off the well-beaten path! See a side of Peru you won’t get from traditional tours.
  • If you want to explore the hidden gems of Ollantaytambo, look no further – sign up for an alternative tour that provides both local expertise and insightful knowledge.

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1-Day Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 219.00 USD
2 $ 127.00 USD
3 $ 93.00 USD
4 $ 73.00 USD
5 $ 65.00 USD
6 $ 56.00 USD
7 $ 50.00 USD
8 $ 45.00 USD

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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!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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