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- 98%History Buffs
- 86%Adventure Travelers
- 75%Local Culture
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 63%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (26)
- OllantaytamboMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 24, 2013
If I were to do my trip all over again, I would have spent a night in this quaint little town. Home to an Incan archaeological sight, the town has attractive cafes, lovely views of the valley, and just enough to keep you busy at a slow pace for a day or two. Tourists certainly stop here but it isn't nearly as crowded as other spots.
- OllantaytamboMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
Ollantaytambo was a pre inca political, administrative and religious center. It was conquered by Inca Pachacutec and revamped. Ollantaytambo means Ollantay's passageway. Ollantay was a general who fell in love with Pachacutec's daughter but wasn't noble to marry her. Ollantay then takes refuge at Ollantaytambo. This was a passage point between the jungle and the mountains and consists of several terraces for agriculture and a religious temple for the sun. Across the valley, there is another such construction and beside it, on the big rock, you can spot the face of an inca man, sculpted by nature.
- OllantaytamboMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Spectacular Incan Fortress nestled in the urubamba river valley and about half way between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Next to Machu Picchu this is probably the most impressive Incan ruins. The agricultral terraces are impressive, as are the storehouses, which are precariously located on the surrounding mountain faces.Recommended for:History Buffs
- OllantaytamboOct 21, 2013
Stopped by on our way to Machu Picchu, and it was a delightful surprise. It almost looks like a pyramid when you are standing at the bottom and looking up. The grain storehouses on the opposite mountain are mysterious, and the views from the top are stupendous. Definitely worth a visit to this wonderful little town.
- OllantaytamboMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 19, 2013
Most people visit Ollantaytambo for a few hours as part of a day tour of the Sacred Valley. I'm guilty of the same, but I wish we'd spent a night or two here rather than in Cusco. It's a beautiful Incan town with some really interesting ruins. Besides that, there are some really cute places to stay and some nice cafes and restaurants too. Definitely worth stopping over to enjoy for a little longer.
- OllantaytamboSep 24, 2012
If I were going back to Maccu Picchu, I would spend less time in Cusco and make Ollantaytambo my home base. It's a beautiful little town, with winding stone alleyways and surprisingly few tourists. The ruins are nice and definitely worth a visit, but if you want to slow down and experience life in Peru, spend time in the old part of the town. It's beautiful.