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Ollantaytambo Ruins Tours

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Perched at the northern end of Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Ollantaytambo Ruins were once the administrative center of the Inca Empire. It was also the site of a rare Inca victory over the Spanish conquistador army in 1536. These days, the remarkable ruins are the most common starting point for visitors to the legendary Inca Trail.

The Basics
Learn the secrets of Inca urban planning at its finest in this well-preserved archeological park, much of which has been rebuilt according to its original construction. The massive Inca fortress soars above the village’s cobbled streets and the monolithic stones of the Temple of the Sun built by Pachacuti in the 1400s. The complex has many outstanding features, including a ceremonial temple above the fortress and masterful Inca stonework throughout.

There are many options for exploring the archeological park: private or group tours include day trips from Cusco or multi-day tours combined with visits to Lima, Machu Picchu, and various towns in the Sacred Valley, such as Chinchero, Moray, Pisac, and Maras—each with their own worthy attractions. Active adventures include tours through the exquisite scenery on mountain bikes and ATVs. Many tours include transportation, entrance fees, accommodations, and guides; check individual tours for details.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins is a must for archaeology and history buffs, and first-time visitors to the Sacred Valley.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be walking a lot on uneven stones. The best view—a panorama of the remains of several temples and ceremonial fountains—is atop 200 steps.
  • Because of the high altitude, be sure to stay hydrated and take it slow. Chewing on coca leaves or drinking coca tea helps alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, so remember to dress appropriately: sweaters for colder months and a rain poncho for rainy season.
 
How to Get There
The Ollantaytambo Ruins are about 12 miles (19.2 kilometers) from Urubamba, and 37 miles (60 kilometers) from Cusco. Trains running between Cusco and Aguas Calientes (for Machu Picchu) stop at Ollantaytambo, which is the halfway mark along the route.

When to Get There
The archeological park is open from 7am to 6pm daily year-round. Arrive early for a less crowded visit. Dry season in the Sacred Valley is from May to October, and rainy season generally spans January through April.
 
Behind the Scenes
Follow the 3.5-mile (6-kilometer) trail to the quarry on the other side of the river to see where the Incas procured the immense stone blocks for their construction. Ever the ingenious builders, they diverted the river to flush the stones down to a construction site.
Address: Ollantaytambo, Cusco Region, Peru
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo Admission Ticket

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo Admission Ticket

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This entrance ticket give you access to visit Ollantaytambo Archaeological Complex, Pisac, Chinchero and Moray Archaeological Complex!
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  • 1 day
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$26.35
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2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

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Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit key sites such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and discover their individual archaeological sites with your guide. Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu, and rest up before catching the sunrise at the famous Inca citadel the next day.
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  • 2 days
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$479.00
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$479.00
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Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu with Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu with Lunch

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One of the New7Wonders of the World, UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu ranks among Peru’s most impressive sites of interest. On this tour, reach Machu Picchu with ease from your Cusco hotel, with entry fees, lunch, and all travel tickets included. Visit Machu Picchu as your private guide brings the site’s Incan history to life, with free time to explore further at your leisure.
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  • 12 to 16 hours
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$389.75
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Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo

Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo

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Experience more of Peru’s Sacred Valley in just one day than you would on most tours during this comprehensive full-day excursion ideal for travelers with limited time in the region. Alongside a small group and local guide, visit Maras, Moray, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo in an unconventional order to avoid other tour groups and enjoy a more intimate experience.
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  • 12 hours
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$81.03
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Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, Awanacancha & Ollantaytambo Tour

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, Awanacancha & Ollantaytambo Tour

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Uncover the fascinating architecture and culture of the ancient Incas during this full-day tour covering the highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley from Cusco. Check out the market in Pisac, stopping on Sundays to observe its famous mass. Then 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, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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$43.00
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The Best Private Sacred Valley Tour

The Best Private Sacred Valley Tour

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We know very well every place of this tour, since we have been grown in this area and we studied over 3 years to get a guide license. as well, our vehicles have all the permits to operate. We know when and where to go first to avoid the crowds. We want you enjoy the beauty and peace of each place, but some times it is not possible, specially when you want to start and finish in different places, even though, we could fix it managing the starting time. Our tours are PRIVATE, so we are very flexible. We can stay in each place as long as you want, but do not forget that we have to be inside of the last archaeological párk before 4pm. We are honest, it means we are always going to tell you the true about the sites, places to eat, shops, etc. We are no gonna make you waste your time in shopping places, unless you want to get something, we will advice you. You can bring your own snaks or we can stop in a restaurant for lunch, if there is time.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$107.70
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Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo Private or Small-Group

Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo Private or Small-Group

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This is the perfect day trip for those looking to experience a mix of culture as well as natural beauty. Learn the ancient textile techniques of Chichero weavers, the salt mines of Maras, farming Terraces of Moray, discover the handmade process of the sacred drink of the Incas 'Chicha' and the Citadel of Ollantaytambo will take your breath away. Don't forget that if you book with advance time a VSA photographer will be part of your adventure. (coordinate the details by message) Why Visit South America? -This tour is a private or 6 small group adventure. -We connect with the communities: We visit a local house where premium handmade textiles are produced where the locals teach you the manufacturing process step by step. Also, we visit a local Peruvian bar where they produce the famous drink of the Incas 'Chicha' -Enjoy local gastronomy! Our guide will help you choose among the best restaurants in the Sacred Valley to enjoy a different gastronomic experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$148.72
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$148.72
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2 Day Sacred Valley Tour & Machu Picchu

2 Day Sacred Valley Tour & Machu Picchu

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Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour, one of the most famous tourist routes in all of Peru. We will visit Machu Picchu Citadel, knowing its history and its wonderful architecture, spend the night at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town). • Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour from Cusco. • Visit the archaeological sites of Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo. • Watch the sunrise over the famous Machu Picchu and learn about the Incas. • Enjoy personalized service.
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  • 2 days
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Sacred Valley Private Tour: Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq

Sacred Valley Private Tour: Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq

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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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  • 1 day
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$109.00
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2-Day Private Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

2-Day Private Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

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Maximize your time at Machu Picchu and in Cusco and the Sacred Valley during this 2-day, 1-night private tour. Spend your first day getting to know the wealth of Inca sites and typical Andean towns scattered throughout the Sacred Valley as you visit Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo, continue in the evening to Aguas Calientes.. You’ll spend your second day enjoying a private guided tour of this spectacular mountaintop UNESCO World Heritage site before returning back to Cusco that night.
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  • 2 days
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$921.83
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Full-Day Tour of Moray Salinas de Maras and The Sacred Valley from Cusco

Full-Day Tour of Moray Salinas de Maras and The Sacred Valley from Cusco

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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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  • 1 day
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$143.59
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Sacred Valley of Incas (Day Trip)

Sacred Valley of Incas (Day Trip)

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas is home to beautiful villages like Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. Take a day trip out of Cusco, try the local cuisine, and get to know these hidden gems - discover their history, culture, and mystery.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Ollantaytambo, Pisac Ruins Tour with Farm Visit, Gourmet Picnic Lunch

Private Ollantaytambo, Pisac Ruins Tour with Farm Visit, Gourmet Picnic Lunch

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Sacred Valley Pisac Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Full-Day Tour

Sacred Valley Pisac Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Full-Day Tour

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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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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Sacred Valley with Maras-Moray Group Tour

Sacred Valley with Maras-Moray Group Tour

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This tour is designed for travelers who do not have much time to visit, for this reason the route of the valley is combined with moray and salt mines, so you can always do all these visits in 1 day. PLACES OF VISIT: Chinchero, Moray, Salineras, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Pisac. AVAILABILITY: Every day. DURATION OF TOUR: 07:00 a.m. at 7:00 p.m. FREQUENCY: All year NUMBER OF PEOPLE: Minimum 2 paxs and Maximum 8 paxs (personalized service)
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Transfer to Ollantaytambo with stops in Chinchero, Salt Mines and Moray

Transfer to Ollantaytambo with stops in Chinchero, Salt Mines and Moray

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"FOR THIS TOUR, MINIMUM 02 PEOPLE NEEDED" 1.- You choose where, when and at what time we go. 2.- No need to wait for a group. 3.- Without pressure of itineraries. You have control of your tour we will always be available for you to take better photos, shop in a Market, stop at a restaurant, etc. 4.- Native drivers who know a lot about the history of the Incas. 5.- Experience, creativity and a lot of patience in each visit. 6.- We collaborate with taking photographs and recommending suitable sites for better photos. 7.- Comfort, security and punctuality on each trip.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$41.03
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Sacred Valley Full Day with Buffet Lunch - Group Tour

Sacred Valley Full Day with Buffet Lunch - Group Tour

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Sacred Valley group tours are popular for a good reason—in just a day, you visit top sights such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo in just one day. Choose to end your tour here for easy next-day access to Machu Picchu, or continue back to Cusco, stopping in Chinchero on the way.
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  • 10 hours
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$38.00
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2d-1n The Best of the Incas Sacred Valley

2d-1n The Best of the Incas Sacred Valley

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Explore the wonders of Peru’s Sacred Valley on an exhilarating 2-day small-group excursion from Cusco. Stroll through the traditional town of Pisac to discover the captivating colonial history of the region and visit the workshop of a local artisan. See the ancient Inca salt mines at Maras that are still in use today, and walk around the mysterious ruins of Ollantaytambo to see the Temple of the Sun. This tour is limited to 15 travelers for a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 days
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$207.00
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6-Day: Machupicchu, Humantay Lake and Rainbow Mountain Private Service

6-Day: Machupicchu, Humantay Lake and Rainbow Mountain Private Service

These days you will visit the most important places of Cusco such as: City tour Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu that is a wonder of the world, Rainbow Mountain and Humantay Lake
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  • 6 days
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$910.00
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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco with Moray and Pisac

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco with Moray and Pisac

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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 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. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 9 hours
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Machu Picchu Tour 4 Days

Machu Picchu Tour 4 Days

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Explore the best of Cusco and the Sacred Valley on this comprehensive 4-day tour. Visit key archeological landmarks such as Saqsaywaman, Qorikancha, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo and learn about the history of the ancient Incas. Visit the famous citadel of Machu Picchu in the early morning and explore the ancient ruins with a tour and on your own before heading back to Cusco.
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  • 4 days
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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

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Visit one of Peru’s most famous areas, aside from Machu Picchu, on this 10-hour day trip to the Sacred Valley from Cusco. Pass through the ancient Inca sites of Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay, and explore the Inca site of Pisac. Along the way, visit a Peruvian weaving house, and see a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques. Plus, this tour operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide.
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  • 1 day
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$38.00
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Cusco, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 5-Day Tour

Cusco, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 5-Day Tour

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Sample highlights from the ancient Inca civilization during this 5-day, 4-night, excursion covering Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. See Inca structures like Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha in Cusco, the check out the historic Inca settlements of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Finish the trip on a ‘high note’ with a visit to the mountaintop city of Machu Picchu.
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  • 5 days
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8-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titcaca

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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  • 8 days
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2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco

2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco

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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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  • 2 days
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ollantaytambo Ruins can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 244 Ollantaytambo Ruins tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ollantaytambo Ruins costs USD 26.35. Guided Ollantaytambo Ruins tours start around USD 26.35 per person. See all 244 Ollantaytambo Ruins tickets and tours on Viator.
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