Ollantaytambo Fortress Tours

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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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Address: Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Sacred Valley of the Incas tour and Machu Picchu

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit popular sites such as Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo while also experiencing a traditional weaving workshop. After a peaceful night in Aguas Calientes, get an early wake up call to catch the sunrise at Machu Picchu and take a guided tour of the area before heading back to Cusco.
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Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo

From the salt ponds of Maras to Ollantaytambo's Inca fortress, the Urubamba Valley has much to explore. This day-long tour from Cusco visits the main sights of Peru's Sacred Valley and offers a wonderful glimpse into Andean life. Visit Chinchero—an Andean village with incredible mountain scenery, see Moray's impressive terraced ruins, and learn the interesting history of this unique region.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas from Cusco

See the top attractions in Peru’s renowned ‘Sacred Valley’ during this 8-hour private group tour from Cusco. Discover the Inca ruins of Pisac, shop for bargains at the town’s famous handicraft market, and experience the ancient Inca complex at Ollantaytambo.
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Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco

Uncover the fascinating architecture and culture of the ancient Incas during this 8- to 10-hour day trip covering the highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley from Cusco. Check out the market in Pisac, stopping on Sundays to observe its famous mass. You’ll also visit the Inca settlement at Ollantaytambo and explore the ruins of its fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysterious structure composed of giant 12-foot (3.5-m) stones. Your Sacred Valley tour also includes a guide, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour with Hotel from Cusco

Peru’s Sacred Valley is dotted with archaeological ruins dating back to the lost civilization of the Incas, but reaching them all by public transport is difficult. On this comprehensive 2-day tour, see the best of the Sacred Valley with overnight accommodation and all travel included. Explore top sites of interest including UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo , and Pisac with your guide, and gain insight into the region’s rich heritage.
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2-Day Machu Picchu Tour

Spend two days exploring Machu Picchu and the surrounds from Cusco. Journey through the Sacred Valley and take the train to Aguas Calientes, staying overnight there to relax in the hot springs. All transportation from Cusco, guided tour of Machu Picchu, and overnight in a 3-star hotel included.
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Sacred Valley Private Tour: Chincheros, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq

Explore the highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley, a region just outside Cusco that once functioned as a spiritual, political and agricultural hub for the ancient Incas, on this full-day trip. Learn about the timeless traditions of Andean textile design at a weaving center in Chincheros, then head to Ollantaytambo, home to an impressive collection of Inca-designed farming terraces. You’ll also see the Inca city of Pisac, home to an impressive collection of ruins and a bustling market. Your Sacred Valley excursion also covers lunch, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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3-Night Cusco: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman

Tick off more of Cusco’s ancient wonders in less time on a comprehensive 3-night tour, ideal for first-time visitors and travelers with limited time in Peru. Visit the archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo Fortress, take a sightseeing tour of Cusco’s historic center, and spend the day at Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and New7Wonder of the World. Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off, 3 nights accommodation, and select meals are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Full-Day Tour of Moray Salinas de Maras and The Sacred Valley from Cusco

The Sacred Valley is home to some of Peru’s most historically significant sites of interest, with Incan settlements dating back thousands of years. On this full-day tour, reach key attractions including Moray and the Salinas de Maras by private vehicle, and learn how the Incas worked the land to survive and thrive. With pickup and drop-off at your Cusco hotel, cover the ground with ease and see the sights in one day.
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6 Day Machu Picchu Express LAND

Enhance your experience of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley on a 6-day tour that eliminates the need for advance planning. Rather than trying to arrange transfers and activities yourself, you’ll let a guide take care of arranging your entry and transport Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Moray. Plus, you’ll receive an insider’s perspective during a Cusco city tour. Included accommodation, select meals, and entrance fees make for a seamless experience.
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2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco

For any traveler visiting Peru, the Sacred Valley and World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu are must-see sights. Combine the two on a 2-day tour from Cusco, which includes transport, entrance fees, and one nights accommodation. Visit the archeological site of Pisaq Potato Park, ascend to the vertiginous Ollantaytambo Fortress, and spend the evening in the quaint town of Aguas Calientes. Plus, you’ll take a 2-hour guided tour of iconic Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, on day two.
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4-Day Tour of Cusco Including Machu Picchu

Discover the best of Cusco and its surroundings during this 4-day comprehensive tour. Visit sites such as Qorikancha, Saqsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Dive into the history of Peru and the Incas and admire the beautiful views of Peru’s countryside as you tour each location. This tour is inclusive of all accommodation, tours, and transfers.
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3 Shared Tours of Cusco:City Tour, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu with Guide & Bus

Take this comprehensive overview 3-day tour of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and book your own tickets and accommodation. This 3-tour package covers the highlights of each location with transportation included in the Cusco and Sacred Valley portions. Listen to informative commentary from your guides at each location and learn about the history of Peru and the Incas as you wander around the landmarks.
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Small Group Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour Including Pisac Ruins from Cusco

The Urubamba River forms the Sacred Valley, former heartland to the Inca Empire. Well-preserved temples and palaces here speak to the fertile valley’s importance where farmers still grow crops on near-vertical terraces. This full-day round trip guided tour from Cusco - part archaeology, part history, part culture, will immerse you in the Andean way of life. Peruse vibrant markets for traditional handicrafts, explore the former Inca villages of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, observe weaving techniques as a local alpaca farm, and step back in time at the Chinchero Ruins.
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Sacred Valley Pisac Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Full-Day Tour

Discover Peru’s ancient past and vibrant present on this tour to the Sacred Valley, the traditional town of Pisac, and Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Plus, visit a colonial temple, learn how local villagers use plants to dye alpaca wool, and enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant in Urubamba.
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Sacred Valley Private Tour from Cusco with Moray and Pisac

Don’t let limited time in Peru stop you visiting the magnificent Sacred Valley. See more of the region in less time on a private full-day tour from Cusco, ideal for travelers short on time. With a private guide, you’ll visit Pisac, home to the Pisac Indian Market and Inca ruins; marvel at the archeological sites of Moray and Ollantaytambo Fortress; and learn about pre-Inca industrial processes at Salineras of Maras. Lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Sacred Valley Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco 2-Day

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is perhaps most famous for UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu, but the region holds far more cultural and historic treasures than this. On this comprehensive guided 2-day tour, explore sites of interest including Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo, and Pisaq Market—with accommodation, some meals, and all transport covered—and marvel at world-famous Machu Picchu.
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Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 5-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of the Incas during this 5-day, 4-night trip covering Cusco, the surrounding Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Explore Cusco’s numerous landmarks, including its colonial main cathedral and the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. You'll spend another day visiting the numerous Inca sites and Andean culture of the Sacred Valley in towns like Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Your trip culminates with a full day exploring the jaw-dropping UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, including a guided tour, before wrapping up with one more free day back in Cusco. This Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu excursion also includes a guide, four nights of accommodation, entrance fees and meals as per the itinerary.
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Private Ollantaytambo, Pisac Ruins Tour with Farm Visit, Gourmet Picnic Lunch

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of two Inca sites in the Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Learn about the ancient history of the Inca people from a guide's informative commentary throughout the visits. Stop at a local farm to try fresh-grown produce on a farm tour, then refuel with a gourmet picnic lunch. This private tour for just you and your party includes private round-trip transportation from Cusco.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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8-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titcaca

Get a comprehensive overview of Peru’s landmarks on this 8-day tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca. Enjoy both private and shared tours throughout the week as you discover key landmarks such as the Sacred Valley, Inca archeological sites, the city of Cusco, the islands of Uros and Taquile, and of course, the famous Machu Picchu. Learn about Peru’s rich history and culture as you explore the country.
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6-Day Fascinating Highlights of Peru from Cusco

Discover some of Peru’s most fascinating regions during this 6-day highlights tour. Take a city tour of Cusco, visit the archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley, and walk through the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Then, head to Puno to explore the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca, and the unique islands of Uros and Taquile, to discover their unique cultures.
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6-Day Private Tour to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Discover the best of Peru on this private 6-day tour to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Explore Cusco city and the archeological sites of Pisac, Moray, Chinchero, Maras, Ollantaytambo, and the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Get a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of Peru from before the Incas to present-day from your guides. Absorb the Peruvian culture and enjoy memorable experiences exploring the country.
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6 - Day Exploring Cusco

Discover the great city of Cusco and its surroundings during this comprehensive 6-day tour. Explore the landmarks of the city, the archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pisac, Moray, Ollantaytambo, and the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Learn about the history of Peru and the Incas during the sightseeing tours and admire the beautiful scenery of Cusco and The Sacred Valley.
  • Duration: 6 days
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Sacred Valley, Pisac and Chicón Mountain in One Day from Cusco

If you’re interesting in Peru’s Inca Empire then don’t miss this full-day tour of the Sacred Valley from Cusco. Over the course of just one day, you’ll travel through Urubamba Valley, visit Pisac Indian Market, and ascend to the top of Ollantaytambo Fortress, an Inca archaeological site. Plus, you’ll enjoy a traditional Peruvian lunch beneath the snow-capped  Mt. Chicón. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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