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“Go in the morning to avoid the crowds!”

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed January 14, 2013

These Inca ruins are second only to Macchu Pichu. Best time to visit is in the morning to avoid the busloads of tourists, and to get the clear views of the mountains.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

I visited Ollantaytambo as part of a group on our way to Machu Picchu. The ruins themselves were fairly small but still a must-visit should you be in the area. If you've already seen several ruins in the country before visiting Ollantaytambo, you will definitely be in burnout mode.

Here are a few of my pointers: #1 If you're looking for something unique and non-commercialized, you've probably come to the wrong place. There is a market just outside the entrance to the ruins and homes literally just outside the walls. Obviously the town was built around the ruins, but the result is that the ruins feel urban rather than serene. #2 The market just outside looks like tourist central and can feel somewhat overwhelming at times. My hotel was within walking distance, but I watched as bus loads and bus loads of tourists were shuttled in and could feel the frenzy in the air. Some people wouldn't care, but it took away from my personal experience. #3 There are some interesting structures on the hill across from the ruins and I learned they are granaries where ancient Incas stored their food. You can access the granaries via a separate route and I highly recommend you do so, should you have the time. #4 There are a few other souvenir shops and restaurants within walking distance of the ruins. It wouldn't be a bad idea to walk around and see what else the area has to offer.

Thank appetite4trvl
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

This temple is a few hours from Machu Picchu and has simple access through the ancient town, but the roads can get clogged on busy days. It is a straightforward place to visit, lacking the complexity of Machu Picchu.

Thank rubybellissimo
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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

I felt at peace & truly amazed when I visited this sight. Seeing it the next morning when no one was around was even more impressive.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Way too many tourists. Tour guide is very imposing on your freedom to look around. Costs a lot and tour guids are not truthful about the history. They are there to make you believe what the peru government wants you to know. Read up on the history befor you go so you can feel the true spirit of the ruins.

Thank Wayne T
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