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  • Address: Ollantaytambo, Peru
  • Hours: 7am - 6pm

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Ollantaytambo Fortress

Inca street and town planning at its finest is preserved in the village of Ollantaytambo, surrounded by neatly terraced hills.

Soaring above the town’s cobbled streets, which have been lived in since the 13th century, is the massive Inca fortress and the monolithic stones of the Temple of the Sun. Built by Pachacuti in the 1400s, the huge complex features fine stonework and a ceremonial temple hill area topping the stepped, fortified terrace.

Climb more than 200 steps to the top for fabulous views and an up-close look at the impressively hewn masonry. You’ll also see the remains of several temples and ceremonial fountains.

To see where the huge blocks of stone were quarried from the mountainside, follow the 6km (3.5 mile) trail to the quarry on the other side of the river - the water was diverted to flush the stones down to the construction site.

Ollantaytambo was the site of a rare Inca victory over the conquistador forces in 1536, led by Manco Inca, the leader of Inca resistance. The museum here will tell you more about the incident and the eventual repercussions.

Practical Info

Ollantaytambo is in the Sacred Valley, 25 minutes from Urubamba by road. Cusco is 60km (37 miles) away, 2.5 hours by road.

Trains running between Cusco and Aguas Calientes (for Machu Picchu) stop at Ollantaytambo, the halfway mark along the route. The town is a starting point for the four-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu.

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Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco, Cusco, null
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Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 183 Reviews

Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day excursion from Cusco. Travel to the scenic town of Pisac where you'll visit the local market and see ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 8 - 10 hours

From USD $78.99
Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco, Cusco, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

If you are limited to one day, or even if you are not, this is a great way to see most of the archeological sites from the ancient Incan civilization located ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore Peru’s Urubamba Valley on this day trip from Cusco! Visit the Andean village of Chinchero, see the former salt-producing town of Maras, view the ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.99
Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour Including Buffet Lunch from Cusco, Cusco, Day Trips
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Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour Including Buffet Lunch from Cusco

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Venture through the southern Sierra in Peru and travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this 12-hour tour. Observe incredible Incan ruins, traditional ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Machu Picchu by Train Full-Day Tour, Cusco, Day Trips
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Machu Picchu by Train Full-Day Tour

Visit grand Machu Picchu on this day trip from Cusco. Travel across Peru by bus and train, with fantastic views along the way. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $562.50
Full Day Tour: Sacred Valley, Chinchero Textile Center, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo from Cusco, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Tour: Sacred Valley, Chinchero Textile Center, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo from Cusco

Enjoy a day in the Sacred Valley of Cusco having the opportunity to learn about the Inca textile designs in Chinchero town made in baby alpaca using Andean ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $213.33
Private Tour: Sacred Valley Biking Adventure Including Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Sacred Valley Biking Adventure Including Ollantaytambo

Explore Peru's Sacred Valley by bicycle during this 7-hour private tour. Begin your day with a visit to a llama farm, then ride to Urubamba for a traditional ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.00
Small Group Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour Including Pisac Ruins from Cusco, Cusco, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small Group Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour Including Pisac Ruins from Cusco

With luxury service on this small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people, visit the highlights of the Sacred Valley on this 10-hour tour. Stop at the most ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Full-Day Tour of Ollantaytambo from Cusco, Cusco, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full-Day Tour of Ollantaytambo from Cusco

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Step back in time during this private, full-day trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo — a strategic military, agricultural, and religious site in the Sacred Valley ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Full-Day Private Tour of Sacred Valley and Kantu Andean Textile from Cusco, Cusco, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Private Tour of Sacred Valley and Kantu Andean Textile from Cusco

The Sacred Valley is one of the most important and beautiful sites of Cusco. We'll start this excursion visiting the archaeological center Pisaq including its ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

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