Ollantaytambo Travel Guide
Note: A Boleto Turistico is required for access to some of the sights in and around Cusco. It can be bought at the Oficina Ejecutiva del Comité (OFEC), Av Sol 103, Cusco (ph: +51 84-227-037). There are three different kind of tickets:
- A full ticket (valid for ten days and for all sites), 130 soles
- A student ticket (ISIC student card required as proof), 70 Soles (li>A partial ticket, (only valid for one day and a limited number of sites)
The ticket gives access to the following sites in Cusco: Santa Cataline Monastery, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Historico Regional, Museo del Sitio del Qoricancha, Museo de Arte Popular, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo Danzas Folklórico and Monumento Pachacuteq.
The ticket also gives access to sites around Cusco: Sacsayhuamán, Qénqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Chinchero and the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Tipon and Pikillacta.
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%History Buffs
Member Reviews (9)
- OllantaytamboMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Nov 19, 2013
Ollantaytambo was our first city stop along the Inca Trail en route to Machu Picchu. The ruins towered above the town and were amazing sights to see. Hike to the top of the ruins for great photo ops of the city below and valley beyond. The town felt safe during the day and night. Locals we came into contact were friendly and helpful.
- OllantaytamboMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
The last holdout of the Incas in the age of the conquistadores, the echoes of a brutal history of death, betrayal and slavery resonate poignantly from the canyon walls of the Urabamba Valley. The ruins of empire are everywhere - from the wall of the Six Monoliths to the Bath of the Princess and the Terraces of Pumatallis to the faces and language of the people themselves - this is history as it should be - experienced.
- OllantaytamboMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
An unexpected highlight of our visit to Peru. Ollantaytambo is a gorgeous little town sandwiched between old Incan ruins and gorgeous mountain scenery. The town feels local but still has plenty of tourist infrastructure. A nice place to sit in a cafe, enjoy a great cup of coffee and marvel and the scenery and local life.
We stayed at a high end resort in Urubamba and regretted it. The location and local feel of Ollantaytambo make it well worth a visit and we wish we had spent the night here.
The ruins are stunning and well worth a visit. Although they don't technically sell tickets for just the Ollantaytambo sight, try to negotiate if you don't plan to visit any of the other sights in the area.
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