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“Ruins second only to Macchu Picchu!”

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
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Small Group Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour Including...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many aspects of Inka culture represented here. This site should be given World Heritage recognition.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating Inca Tambo. We went with a taxi tours, and we regretted it, because the time to visit was not enough. Allow at least a couple of hours to hike up and explore the complete circuit. More time if you want to hike up even more. The cafés and restaurants around the ruin are very nice. Good for a 1 night stay on the way to/from Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a large site and fairly "complete"- I have spent a whole morning hiking and visiting the site and I can say it was a great experience. Too often this location is missed or visited just in passing as part of large tours sampling the holy valley sites.

Our suggestion is to spend the night in the village and start early the visit, to avoid the bulk of arriving tourist buses. If planing to shop for souvenirs in the market nearby, do if later in the day once the last of the tourist buses departed to get a better price on craft items.

Transport back to Lima - use the different collectivos from the central plaza instead of the train station (Van is 5-8 soles, smaller car 8-10 soles) rather than 15-20 soles from the station.
As in case of other holy valley sites, suggest to visit them before Matchu Pitchu - few things will excite your interest once you experience the citadel!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrei M
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

The view from the top is amazing. One has to wonder how the Incas built this place.
We were told is 400 steps to the top and as it is at an altitude of 2800m, one can get out of breath. But it is worth the climb!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

I had been here in the beginning of my time in Cusco area. I was lucky enough to visit the ruins in the morning when it was not so crowded with tourists. Even if it was for me not that easy to walk up the steps but it definitely was worth it. The view over the ruins and the valley is amazing. This place was a good starter before doing Machu Picchu.

Date of experience: October 2018
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