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Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day

Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day

Price from: $ 42.00 USD (See: Pricing)
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
Easiest
Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day
Recommended Season
April to December

Alternative Tour Ollantaytambo Full-Day

Price from: $ 42.00 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

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.

The magnificent Ollantaytambo Ruins are an ancient archaeological site that has captured 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.

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.

Overview

Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour Overview

This tour takes you off the beaten path to explore the lesser-known sites and hidden gems of Ollantaytambo. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the Inca civilization. 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.

Itinerary

Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour Itinerary

Venture off the beaten path on your next Peru trip with an alternative tour of Ollantaytambo! Here, you’ll explore the ancient city and its awe-inspiring views and experience traditional food and culture.

DAY 1

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.

EXPLORE SITES AROUND OLLANTAYTAMBO

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, 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 jungles. 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.

Food

None

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)

Inclusions

Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour Inclusions

  • 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.
  • Transfers 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

Tour Ollantaytambo Ruins: NO INCLUSION

  • CUSCO TOURIST TICKET BTG (Ollantaytambo Ruin Tickets) This ticket allows entrance to many sites in and around Cusco and costs 130 Peruvian soles (approximately 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: 70 Peruvian Soles (approximately 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

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, initially called Llacta, 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 and 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 are 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 the 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 cooks. 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, taxi, 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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  • 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.
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Pricing Breakdown

1-Day Alternative Ollantaytambo Tour COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 239.00 USD
2 $ 137.00 USD
3 $ 102.00 USD
4 $ 79.00 USD
5 $ 68.00 USD
6 $ 58.00 USD
7 $ 52.00 USD
8 $ 46.00 USD
9 $ 42.00 USD

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Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
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!
Niels K
Niels K
2023-08-10
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.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
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!!
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Khadija
2023-07-26
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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Jamee Marshall
2023-07-07
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.
Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
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!
Anthony O
Anthony O
2022-05-05
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!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
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!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
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.
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