Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dumdoc
Eagle, ID145 contributions
One bit of advice others haven't given
Jun 2021
Many things have been written. I will add one thing. Do this after Machu Picchu and plan in advance to make sure that you have a knowledgeable guide. The complexity of construction here is mindblowing and getting that information thoroughly is critical to enjoying the site. And, understanding the complexity of the construction here took a little of the thrill of Machu Picchu from us since Machu Picchu is fabulous, but the construction wasn't as complex or interesting.
Written 25 June 2021
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dmorales84
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Impressive place on the Machu Picchu road
Dec 2020
Amazing terraces and entrance to the Machu Picchu path. On our day in the Sacred Valley we saw Pisac, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo, and Ollantaytambo I can tell was the most fascinating considering it's history.

We had plenty of time to stay, and everyone keeps a safe distance. Don't rush through it and make sure your guide will tell you as much as possible. Just to imagine how all this must have been decades ago, I'm impressed how they maintain that much. The Incas are a fascinating culture, their architectual skills are impressive.

Make sure you give it a visit before you go to Machu Picchu.
Written 27 December 2020
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Mandeep Bhullar
30 contributions
Good architectural historical site
Dec 2020
Be prepared for steep climb...great historical site overlooking the valley...amazing stone build-up and connections...it has fountains setup with water coming from the natural stream...there is no cost to enter and the front desk was very helpful as they stored our backbacks for no charge...didn't even accept a tip...good place to visit if you have time in between trains.
Written 6 December 2020
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Dylan Doherty
Nanaimo, Canada10 contributions
Great visit
Jul 2020 • Family
Not much to say there was a lot of steps and climbing around much like my hometown ladysmith all hills to go up but it was nonetheless beautiful
Written 27 July 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
The royal estate of the Inca Emperors!
Oct 2019
A lot has already been written about the "Parque Arqueológico de Ollantaytambo". As an important part of the "Valle Sagrado de los Incas", it should not be missed by any traveler. "Ollantaytambo's" ruins and town are located at about 70km Northwest of Cusco and date from 15th century. It was the royal estate of Incas Pachacuti and Yupanqui. From a stone throne at the top of the terraces, they would admire the mountains and valley. At the town below, the Inca nobility lived. Beautiful ruins, innumerous steps to climb up and a small town preserving the fascinating Inca culture for the future generations! Enjoy!
Written 11 July 2020
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Elena Gunters Greens
San Francisco, CA35 contributions
Ollantaytambo the living city of the incas.
Nov 2019
Ollantaytambo is a town in the Sacred Valley of southern Peru that is located next to the Urubamba River, between snow-capped mountains. Ollantaytambo, is a huge Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hill. The main points of this complex are the Temple of the Sun and the Ñusta fountain.
The old Inca town can still see Inca houses in perfect condition, where they are still inhabited by the inhabitants, that is why it is known as the living Inca town as in Inca times with cobbled streets and stone and adobe buildings.
Written 23 June 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,752 contributions
Important Archaeological Site
Oct 2019
Major archaeological site of the Inca Empire located 45 miles NW of Cusco at an altitude of 9,160 ft. Dates to mid 1400s. Massive Inca terraces and temples served as an astrological site and agricultural experimental station. Because of the height of the terraces, there were many temperature variations from top to bottom. The Inca planted the same crop at multiple levels to determine which temperature yielded the biggest crop. When the Inca settled a new area, they used this science to determine what crops to plant. Fancinating!
Written 29 April 2020
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Ela
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Top Guide Wilian
Oct 2019
After having visited some other ruins in Peru already we initially were unsure about taking a guide for the ruins of Ollantaytambo. My partner and I had made previous experiences where many guides in places with many tourists present only the information you can already find online about the ruins/site, often with limited English skills. We were thus not looking for a 'human audio' book but rather someone who is able to also answer our questions and go beyond the generic information you get in every place. In Ollantaytambo we decided to give it another try and ended up with one of the most informative and kind people we have met on our Peru vacation in October/November 2019!

Wilian was the name of our guide. He asked us how much we already knew and tailored our walk through the ruins of Ollantaytambo to our level of knowledge. Wilian also had impressive English skills and a kind, friendly way. We shared many laughs and he answered all of our niche-questions about Quechua culture and the Inca Empire.

I do not know how a tour with another guide in a blue shirt on the site would have been. I do know, however, that Wilian made it worth paying for a guided tour. We realised how much we would have missed out on when visiting Ollantaytambo. To be honest, I enjoyed it almost a bit better than the tourist-overwhelmed Machu Picchu as we really had the time and guidance to understand what had happened in Ollantaytambo a few hundred years before our visit. We can only recommend a walk with him. A big thank you from Switzerland to Wilian!
Written 20 April 2020
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Skaramoosh
Edmonton, Canada3,708 contributions
Loved It!
Jan 2020
This archaeological site and town of Ollantaytambo is a must before heading off to Machu Picchu.

Due to the many hard clashes between the Incas and the Spanish centuries ago many of the original structures and buildings have been badly destroyed. Although it's mostly ruins now, the entire site still captivates and if you look and listen close enough you can almost feel the events of the past. It's definitely a must for history buffs and lovers of architecture.

The small picturesque Inca town of Ollantaytambo is still inhabited. It's original stone streets gives testament to the Inca architecture.

It's worth to spend a night in this beautiful Inca town where their main draw of tourism is the archaeological site that sits next to it.

There are hotels, restaurants, pubs, retail outlets that outline the perimeter of the town square.

Highly Recommended!
Written 12 April 2020
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MrsWYN-R
Somerset, UK2,012 contributions
Worth a Visit
Mar 2020
Stopped here with a guide on our tour of Peu.

The height of the terraces are quite daunting on arrival, take the steps in chunks and you will make it to the top. As an asthmatic using an inhaler I was going to stay at the bottom of the terraces and admire from the bottom however the guide encouraged the group to make the effort and we did it in stages - well worth it, the views from the top are amazing. Including snow on the mountains in the distance.

A good test run for Machu Picchu.
Written 2 April 2020
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