Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo
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Frequently overshadowed by the world-famous Machu Picchu ruins, nearby Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo offers canny travelers a chance to see a breathtaking site in a sacred valley with a fraction of the tourists. Towering over the adjacent town, the ruined Inca complex once served as a former royal estate for the Emperor Pachacuti. Climb the tiered walls to discover the treasures that wait above, such as ruined fortifications and a sun temple. Take a moment to look back and appreciate the spectacular views Inca rulers once enjoyed. Using our online itinerary creator, Ollantaytambo attractions like Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • With a little attention the information from the guides, you may notice and come home with more questions than answers. A lot of technology involved in construction
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  • Beautiful place with beautiful views towards the town. Requires climbing several steps all the way, for I suggest you do it with peace of mind.
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  • Very impressive Inca site. It is important to read up, or get a guide, so you learn the history and background. It is a steep climb, but the views at the top and the Temple of the Sun are worth it. 
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  • What a lovely small town! Surrounded by fields growing in terraces created by the Incas or earlier peoples. The ruins here are considered better in some ways than Machu Picchu. It certainly is a good place to stay on your way to the more famous ruins.
  • Beautiful place to visit. These were the best ruins outside of the hike on our tour, and they definitely were a sight to behold. Being able to begin hearing about the architecture and culture was a great starting off point before we got into the hike. Definitely got me pumped for more.
  • Nice place if you visit it before Machu Pichu.
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  • A day trip/overnight stay at Ollantaytambo city and ruins must be part of any Inca Trail and Machu Picchu itinerary.