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  • From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

    1. From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

    Join a local guide and travel from Cusco to the infamous Machu Picchu on this private day trip. Marvel at a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and visit the most remarkable attractions at the ancient Inca site. After being picked up from your hotel, board the train and sit back and relax as you enjoy a 2-hour journey across the Sacred Valley. Admire the spectacular views over the mountain and pass by towns like Ollantaytambo. If you opt for the Vistadome Panoramic train, you also get to taste an Andean snack and drink. Next, arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes and set off with your guide on a bus ride uphill to Machu Picchu. Shortly after check in, begin your private tour and discover the citadel’s magnificent architecture and attractions like the Temple of the Sun and The Temple of the Moon. Then, you will be given free time to explore the site on your own before taking the bus ba...

  • Machu Picchu: Private Full-Day Tour with Afternoon Entrance

    2. Machu Picchu: Private Full-Day Tour with Afternoon Entrance

    A private car and professional driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. On the 1.5-hour drive you will be mesmerized by the change in scenery. While descending in altitude, you will be surrounded by mountainous terrain and traditional Peruvian agricultural landscapes. The driver will drop you off at the Ollantaytambo train station where you will board the train to Aguas Calientes. Marvel at the lush surroundings that make up the area near Machu Picchu. Arriving in Aguas Calientes, the small village located at the base of the famous Inca site, a member of staff will be waiting to lead you to the bus station. After boarding the bus for the short ride up to the sacred citadel, a private guide will meet you to begin your adventure. You will take a journey through the streets of the ancient city with your private guide. After the guided tour, take...

  • From Cusco: Choquechaca and Pumamarca Private Full-Day Hike

    3. From Cusco: Choquechaca and Pumamarca Private Full-Day Hike

    Enjoy a full-day hike that showcases the natural and cultural wealth of the Sacred Valley. Be in awe of stunning landscapes and learn more about Andean culture. Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco. Head towards Pallata, and make a short stop in Ollantaytambo, the former royal estate of the Inca Empire. Continue on to Pallata and begin your hike. Starting at 3100 meters above sea level, this hike takes you through several ecological floors that display magnificent changes in the colors of the flora and fauna. Witness and experience the cloud forest phenomenon, where the humidity of the valley is retained causing it to drizzle all year. At 3800 meters above sea level, arrive in Choquechaca. Meet the locals that live in this quaint town and learn about its traditions and culture. Then, enjoy a box lunch before heading back. On your way back, take a detour to Pumamarca,...

  • Cusco: Private Full-Day Inti Punku Hike to the Sun Gate

    4. Cusco: Private Full-Day Inti Punku Hike to the Sun Gate

    Inti Punku is a small Inca ruin at the top of a 3,900-meter hill. On this scenic hike, you will enjoy the views of the Urubamba River, the Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site and Veronica Mountain. Your tour will begin at 5:00AM, with private transportation from your hotel in Cusco. From here you will drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with a stop for breakfast in the community of Pachar, only a few kilometers from Ollantatyambo. After breakfast, you will continue driving until Ollantaytambo to begin your ascent. Along the way you will pass thought the Inca Quarries of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, until you finally reach the Sun Gate. Whilst here you will have several hours to hike, taking in varying and breathtaking terrain with your hiking guide. You will also be presented with a box lunch during your hike, which will assist you with energy for the rest of your day. ...

  • Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

    5. Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

    Take in the views from the famous point, El Mirador, before seeing Sacred Valley and gaining insight into the local Inca history. There is an unusual abundance of fertile plains in this high area of the Andes, witness vast contour terracing and irrigation channels left behind by the Incas. See amazing works of stone art and impressive agricultural terrace. After lunch, visit Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo. Find rock formations representing the Inca god, Wiracocha. Continue to Chinchero to see how natural dyes are made for artisanal textiles and how the local inhabitants live in dwellings and conditions nearly the same as their ancestors. They dress in multicolored clothing, speak only Quechua and maintain age-old customs.

  • From Cusco: Full-Day Private Sacred Valley Tour

    6. From Cusco: Full-Day Private Sacred Valley Tour

    Start early and head to the high mountain village of Chincheros, famous for its weaving and spectacularly sited at a high altitude (3,800 meters/ 12,500 feet). Visit a weaving house and have a demonstration of dying and weaving techniques as well as visiting the famous Chincheros Market. From Chincheros, descend to the base of the Sacred Valley and then onto Ollantaytambo, which features an impressive set of terraces leading from the village center. Have a buffet lunch in Urubamba before heading to Pisaq - your final stop for the day. In Pisaq, first visit the attractive ruins built with breathtaking audacity by the Incas and then descend to the market at Pisaq before returning to Cusco via the ruins at Sacsayhuaman. (If you are short of time, this visit might be only very short). This is a long but rewarding day for those who want to experience the best of the Sacred Valley in a short ...

    Our guide was able to shift priorities effectively as we found ourselves with less time available than originally planned. He was just right with his verbiage, extremely knowledgeable with the culture, history and archeological sites, etc. He spoke good English and was patient with our questions and desire for stops to take photos.

  • From Cusco: Full-Day Inca Quarry Trail Hike to Cachicata

    7. From Cusco: Full-Day Inca Quarry Trail Hike to Cachicata

    Hike the Inca quarry trail accompanied by a professional guide. Start your outdoor adventure with a transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the Inca Bridge in Ollantaytambo. Join your guide as you set out from the trail head begin your climb. As you continue your Peruvian trek, head towards the Cacchicata Quarry where the Inca mined and shaped the massive stones to build the vast settlement of Ollantaytambo. See the boulders that still remain in the quarry, known simply as the tired stones, and enjoy a packed lunch while there. Extend your hike with an optional detour to visit the Inca ruins known as Inti Punku or Sun Gate, and admire the spectacular views from this structure located at the top of a hill overlooking Ollantaytambo.

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What people are saying about Ollantaytambo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Reliable and punctual service

The course of the day trip worked out wonderfully, the guide in Machu Picchu was knowledgeable and friendly! The disadvantage was that we could take a train back to Ollantaytambo until 20.20 clock, although the ruins of Machu Picchu already closed at 17.30 clock. So you had to spend a lot of time in Aguas Calientes and was late back in Cusco. Unfavorable, too, that we only got an e-mail with the tickets shortly before the tour, which then had to be printed out, as we were already traveling at the time.

Our guide was able to shift priorities effectively as we found ourselves with less time available than originally planned. He was just right with his verbiage, extremely knowledgeable with the culture, history and archeological sites, etc. He spoke good English and was patient with our questions and desire for stops to take photos.

Everything was excellent!!!!! The guide Lindor was amazing!!!!

Great and friendly guidance

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