Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo

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. With our international travel planner, Ollantaytambo attractions like Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • In its extension and its beauty Ollantaytambo surprises and shudders. The construction is giant and at the same time with pinpoint accuracy,
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  • The fortress of Ollantaytambo is amazing one of the many mysteries the cradle or the hideout of the inca ollantay constructions d ahy its name from Ollantaytambo
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  • very beautiful. the stairs weren't the easiest because i was still acclimating to the altitude. it would have been nicer to have signs with information/history, but if i was really motivated then i wo...  more »
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  • Very well kept sanctuary. The guide spoke good English. The sanctuary is neat and clean in a beautiful setting. Has a fresh water stream running through it. All the animals and birds are rescues. When we visited in Dec 2018 we saw, puma, wild cats, condors, lama, alpacas, guinea pig, a spectacled bear, tortoises, and vicuna. There were also a couple of parrots that were wild but showed up to eat everyday. They charge a small entry fee.
  • Of all the sacred valley locations I would say that this was our favorite. It was drizzling a little but it didn't ruin our time. The location at the bottom of the valley makes the mountains even more majestic. Wear shoes with a good grip as the rocks can be slippery.
  • A must if you are in the area. Ollantaytambo is a lovely, quiet little town with great food and wonderful atmosphere, so think about spending a night here on your travels! The historical site itself is amazing - the steps up to the main site are feasible for most ages...if you’re thinking of a more challenging day, take the red route up the mountain to Inka Watana and enjoy the spectacular views of the site and encompassing mountains. Overall a great way to spend a few hours of the day, and appreciate the history and culture of this incredible site.
  • This is a wonderful archaeological site in the Sacred Valley. It has an amazing architechture, history, and landscapes that it is a must once you're in Cusco.
  • Second most amazing place in Peru to visit. It's ruins and Inka's structures take your breath. Cozy town with stoned streets.

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