Ollantaytambo - One week, two week itineraries



"Ollantaytambo is a picturesque town with Incan ruins, including a fascinating water system, including large baths."longestbusrides.com
"Ollantaytambo is one of the best places to visit in Peru (plan Peru itineraries), and much less discussed than it's more famous sister."acouplefortheroad.com
"Ollantaytambo is a fascinating place to visit, and should certainly be on your Peru travel itinerary."talesofabackpacker.com
"Ollantaytambo is a small town filled with hostels, small hotels and restaurants, and a small market."earthtrekkers.com
"Ollantaytambo is one of the more popular Incan ruins to visit on a day trip to the Sacred Valley Peru (Peru in detail)."wanderingwagars.com
"Ollantaytambo is worth a visit in itself, so you could also spend a night there."theblondeabroad.com

Middle Peru

Ollantaytambos location

Ollantaytambo at a glance

Very Touristic



2-3 nights


Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Ollantaytambo


Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)

About Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is a village in the country Peru (plan Peru itineraries) with a population of 2,000. Also the nearest city of Ollantaytambo is Cusco. It is a green city with a lot of nature. Also there exists historic relevant places. Ollantaytambo is located in center Peru (more about Peru itineraries).

Things to do

Ollantaytambo turned out to be one of my favorite little towns in Peru (see itineraries). However, most of these paled in comparison to Ollantaytambo. Surrounded by mountains in every direction, the cobbled streets and tiled roofs of Ollantaytambo contrast to the lush scenery around it. These will quickly become one of your favorite ...

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We were never supposed to be in Ollantaytambo. But we found ourselves there for 3 nights after failing our Inca Trail hike. Unfortunately, we weren’t in the right headspace to enjoy ourselves, and we did little during our visit but sulk. created this incredibly detailed guide to things to do in Ollantaytambo that has ...


Things To Do in Ollantaytambo

Shop at The Ollantaytambo Market

Explore The Town of Ollantaytambo

Which one of these things to do in Ollantaytambo tickles your fancy the most?

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Ollantaytambo photography is easy. The town is tourist-friendly and walkable. There are plenty of tourist agencies, with a variety of treks and other travel experiences for sale. This is a starting point for mountain trekking. Food and hotels are available in all price ranges. Every kind of food is available, from ...

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A cobblestone street int he old town of Ollantaytambo with a few shop signs above doors. On either side of the street, Inca walls enclose the street and are about two meters high. A cobblestone street int he old town of Ollantaytambo with a few shop signs above doors. On either side of the street, Inca walls enclose ...


7. Ollantaytambo hours

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One of the main draws to Ollantaytambo is the culture, which is a blend of Indigenous Quechua traditions and Spanish colonialist influences. But unlike many Latin and American countries – including the USA – in Peru (Peru in detail), Indigenous heritage is preserved and still ...

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To the right, a beautiful doorway guards the entrance to this sacred area. The sheer craftsmanship of the arch will take your breath away. Each stone fits perfectly on the other. Most tourists don’t follow the winding path up to the Intihuatana at the top. To be quite honest, the climb is not really worth it.

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The Belmond Rio Sagredo Luxury hotel in the Sacred Valley - one of the 5 best hotels in Peru (more about Peru itineraries) ...

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Ollantaytambo is a popular destination for travelers of all types, considering that it is a frequent stop for people coming to and from Machu Picchu (more about Machu Picchu). Because of this, there are a wide range of accommodation options. You can camp for a small cost at some hostels, or book a gorgeous property to treat yourself as a pre ...

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We stayed at Mama Simona Hostel, which I cannot recommend enough. You can check prices here ...

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During your time in Ollantaytambo, you will become a part of this little town for a short time and live the life of the locals, walking along the cobblestone streets and shopping in the little shops in the square. So it should come as no surprise that unlike Cusco or Lima, there are no Marriots or high-rise hotels to ...

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