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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Loved the proximity. We could see the ruins from our hostel. The ruins are easily accessible from the town. Early in the day you can have them to yourself. Later, they are over-run by the big bus tour groups.

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank Jordan C
Reviewed January 28, 2012

You can almost feel the presence of the ancient Incans! This is a very well preserved site. There is a lot of climbing involved to fully experience Ollantaytambo. Though there is plenty to see and explore if you are not able to climb to the...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank BWBradford
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Very interesting! We hired a local guide for maximum enjoyement.

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank DianeDean
Reviewed January 21, 2012

This site is just wonderful. It has spectacular terraces and some buildings in good condition. The view is stunning and the stonework is highly skilled Inca workmanship.

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank tombillinge
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Go early to avoid the crowds. Most people focus on the main terracing and views from high up, but there are some nice fountains and areas to explore at the river level too.

Date of experience: December 2011
2  Thank Chris S
Reviewed January 7, 2012

These ruins get really packed around 15:00. If you are not in a tour group, avoid them around this time for a more relaxed, personal experience.

Date of experience: January 2012
2  Thank Wayrachaki
Reviewed January 2, 2012

The ruins IN Ollantaytambo are an outstanding introduction for a trip to Machu Picchu. Paul Palma is a great local guide to any sites in Ollantaytambo or anywhere else in the Sacred Valley or Cusco.

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank janicewriting6
Reviewed January 2, 2012

The hike looks intimidating, but it's worth it to go to the top to see the temple. Great viewi from above. Make sure you see the quarry the Incas used located way up on the neighboring mountain.

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank AlliBalli
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Other than Machu Picchu (of course), the ruins of Ollantaytambo were our favorite we visited. We found the large map and at the entrance gate quite helpful in orientating ourselves, as not all ruins we visited provided this information. Very few tourists were exploring the...More

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank Betsy G
Reviewed December 17, 2011

This is my favorite ruin. This is the one place the Inca defeated the Spanish, but got to enjoy their victory only for a short time. It is here, with a little bit of an imagination and a lot of wonder, you can feel their...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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April 13, 2018|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
We did not hire the guide, but they are not expensive and can give you lots of good information as well as suggestions of other sites to visit. If I recall correctly, the guides charged about 80 soles for a tour of the site. More
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Georgefromont | Reviewed this property |
I do not think you can enter that early, but couple of hours should be enough. We hired a private car (100 soles) to take us to moray and salt pits. Lots of cars on street and can negotiate price. It would be another 10... More
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Josh217233 | Reviewed this property |
Private guide gives insights not readily apparent if not fully aware of the depth of history attached to site, go with the guides