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Sacred Valley Day Trips From Ollantaytambo

Tours From Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is one of the Inca towns located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It sits at 2,700 meters (8,000 feet) in altitude. Located 80 kilometers (42 miles) northeast of Cusco and 40 kilometers from Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo is a picturesque town and a great example of the way the Incas planned their cities. For many travelers, Ollantaytambo is the last stop before visiting Machu Picchu. Although in the last 5 years Ollantaytambo has also become a safe shelter for those seeking to acclimatize to the altitude, since Ollantaytambo is much lower than Cusco in altitude. So this led us to think that you might like to do some interesting activities in Ollantaytambo while you acclimatize. Therefore we’ ve put together a list of the most popular attractions to see in Ollantaytambo. 

Best Ollantaytambo Tours & Day Trips For 2023

Experience just the perfect mix of local living, learn about the alpaca weaving and dying process in Chinchero, explore through the Sacred Valley tour some of the most impressive ruins in the area, including the Ollantaytambo Archaeological Park, Pisac ruins, Chinchero, Moray, Maras Salt Mines.

Book activities, guided tours and day trips from Ollantaytambo.

  • Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo 
  • Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour from Ollantaytambo
  • Pisac and Alpaca farm tour from Ollantaytambo
  • Misminay Farming activities and Maras Moray tour from Ollantaytambo
  • Rainbow Mountain tour from Ollantaytambo
  • Humantay lake Day trip from Ollantaytambo

Don’t see the tour you want? No problem! Our tailor-made tour experts will help you arrange the perfect itinerary of the Sacred Valley starting from Ollantaytambo

Why you’ll love our Ollantaytambo tours

We have carefully crafted these unique itineraries to offer you the best of the Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo. Choose the one that best suits you and if you want to modify the itinerary no problem, we can also do it your way!

  • Explore over 6000 artisanal salt ponds in Maras Salt Mines.
  • You’ll learn all about the alpaca weaving and dying process in Chinchero.
  • Get a deeper sense of Incan arquitecture at Ollantaytambo fortress.
  • Witness the incredible farming terraces of Moray.
  • Discover the ruins of Pisac and take a look at the local market.

Important information

Our tours from Ollantaytambo now offer free cancellation if your plans change. We will not ask you to pay in full, we only receive a minimum deposit of the total cost of the tour.

  • Book your spot for 40 US dollars and pay the rest in CASH the day of the activity!
  • Cancellation policy: If you cancel our tour more than 48 hours before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of the total amount of the reservation . After this time, or in case of no-show for the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund. (Our free cancellation policy only applies to day tours not to the Machu Picchu tour).

Best Tours in Ollantaytambo Perú

Looking for tours in Ollantaytambo? Make the most of your stay in Ollantaytambo and explore as much as you can, take a glance at our most recommended things to do in Ollantaytambo.

Machu Picchu Tour From Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu Tour From Ollantaytambo

This day trip is ideal for those staying in the Sacred Valley and don't have plenty of time. This is a private full day trip from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. See the lost city of the Incas in just one day.
Destinations
Cusco, Machu Picchu
Trip Style
Adventure, Hiking, Ecotourim
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Range
07 - 70 Years old

Free Cancellation

From
USD $ 299.00
per person
Tour Length
Customizable
Yes!
Physical Level
Easy
Max Altitude
3300 msnm
Ollantaytambo & Maras Moray Tour From Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

Ollantaytambo & Maras Moray Tour From Ollantaytambo

With this day trip from Ollantaytambo you will discover incredible places such as Ollantaytambo, Moray ruins and Maras Salt Flats. We will also pass the snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes.
Destinations
Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo
Trip Style
Cultural
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Range
05 - 70 Years old

Free Cancellation

From
USD $ 69.00
per person
Tour Length
Customizable
Yes!
Physical Level
Easy
Max Altitude
3500 msnm
Pisac Ruins, Pisac Market & Alpaca Farm

Sacred Valley

Pisac Ruins, Pisac Market & Alpaca Farm

Destinations
Cusco, Machu Picchu
Trip Style
Adventure, Hiking, Ecotourim
Languages
Spanish, English, Portugues
Age Range
12 - 70 Years old

Free Cancellation

From
USD $ 79.00
per person
Tour Length
Customizable
Yes!
Physical Level
Easy
Max Altitude
3300 msnm
Half Day Tour to Maras Salt Mines & Moray ruins from Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

Half Day Tour to Maras Salt Mines & Moray ruins from Ollantaytambo

Start your day in Ollantaytambo exploring the ruins of Ollantaytambo and then visit the Salt Mines and Moray
Destinations
Cusco, Machu Picchu
Trip Style
Adventure, Hiking, Ecotourim
Languages
Spanish, English, Portugues
Age Range
12 - 70 Years old

Free Cancellation

From
USD $
per person
Tour Length
Customizable
Yes!
Physical Level
Easy
Max Altitude
3300 msnm
Rainbow Mountain Hike From Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

Rainbow Mountain Hike From Ollantaytambo

If you wish to do the Rainbow Mountain hike from the Sacred Valley, then this one day tour might interest you
Destinations
Ollantaytambo, Rainbow Mountain, Cusco
Trip Style
Adventure, Hiking, Ecotourim
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Range
10 - 60 Years old

Free Cancellation

From
USD $ 89.00
per person
Tour Length
Full Day
Customizable
Yes!
Physical Level
Difficult
Max Altitude
5.200 msnm
Trek to Humantay Lake From Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

Trek to Humantay Lake From Ollantaytambo

If you are in the Sacred Valley either in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba do not miss out on visiting one of the most beautiful turquoise lakes in Peru. Take a day trip to Laguna Humantay on a private day trip.
Destinations
Ollantaytambo, Humantay
Trip Style
Adventure, Hiking, Ecotourim
Languages
Spanish, English, Portugues
Age Range
12 - 70 Years old

Free Cancellation

From
USD $ 89.00
per person
Tour Length
Customizable
Yes!
Physical Level
Easy
Max Altitude
3300 msnm
2 day Short Inca Trail from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley

2 day Short Inca Trail from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

Travel to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail, explore the archaeological sites on your way to the Sun Gate and stay in a comfortable 3 star hotel, and finally visit this 7th wonder of the world
Destinations
Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu
Trip Style
Adventure, Hiking
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Range
10 - 70 Years old

Free Cancellation

From
USD $
per person
Tour Length
Full Day
Customizable
Yes!
Physical Level
Easy
Max Altitude
2900 msnm
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8 Ollantaytambo Tours and Things to Do From Ollantaytambo

One of the main draws to Ollantaytambo is the still leaving Inca culture, which is a blend of Quechua traditions and Spanish influences. Give yourself a chance to experience and appreciate this culture by taking one of our day tours from Ollantaytambo. Our tours from Ollantaytambo are carefully designed for you and your group, we offer half day tours from Ollantaytambo as well as full day tours from your hotel or Ollantaytambo train station, our tours can cover all the places in the Sacred Valley such as: Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Moray, Maras Salt Mines and Pisac ruins or we can also cover part of the Sacred Valley.

And if you have not yet visited Machu Picchu we also offer you our full day tour to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo.Scroll down to learn more about our guided day tours from Ollantaytambo Peru and see what you can do while staying in the town of Ollantaytambo.

Sacred Valley tours from Ollantaytambo

8 Ollantaytambo Tours and Things to Do From Ollantaytambo

One of the main draws to Ollantaytambo is the still leaving Inca culture, which is a blend of Quechua traditions and Spanish influences. Give yourself a chance to experience and appreciate this culture by taking one of our day tours from Ollantaytambo. Our tours from Ollantaytambo are carefully designed for you and your group, we offer half day tours from Ollantaytambo as well as full day tours from your hotel or Ollantaytambo train station, our tours can cover all the places in the Sacred Valley such as: Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Moray, Maras Salt Mines and Pisac ruins or we can also cover part of the Sacred Valley.

And if you have not yet visited Machu Picchu we also offer you our full day tour to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo.Scroll down to learn more about our guided day tours from Ollantaytambo Peru and see what you can do while staying in the town of Ollantaytambo.

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Things to Know Before Visiting The Sacred Valley

Why Stay in Ollantaytambo?

Ollantaytambo is an ideal place to acclimate to the altitude in the Sacred Valley

If you live at a lower elevation, then a visit to Cusco will take your breath away. I mean, literally. When you travel to a place higher than you’re used to living. , altitude sickness is a real risk. Ollantaytambo is situated at a more reasonable altitude of 2800 m (about 9200 feet) above sea level. You may still experience altitude sickness, but the impact of the altitude will be much less severe than in Cusco.

Pros of staying in Ollantaytambo

  • Adorably quaint town.
  • Near Machu Picchu.
  • The ruins are located near your hotel.
  • You don’t have to worry about rushing to the train station as it is only 10 minutes away from your hotel.

Cons of staying in Ollantaytambo

  • If you are staying near the train station you are likely to be disturbed by train horn sounds during the day.
  • Not many travel agencies provide tours from Ollantaytambo.
  • More geared towards tourists than local residents.
  • Far from Cusco and the airport.

How to get to Ollantaytambo

There are two ways to reach Ollantaytambo from Cusco by bus:

  • By the Pisac route:

You can reach Ollantaytambo from Cusco without missing out on exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Visit Pisac and the Alpaca farm on your way to Ollantaytambo.

  • By Chinchero route:

Explore the ruins of Chinchero, Moray and the Salt Mines either of these two routes is worthwhile as both allow you to explore the Sacred Valley on your way to Machu Picchu.

Ollantaytambo ruins

The archaeological site was discovered from the time of the Spanish conquest, although it was also destroyed like most temples in Cusco, although many believe that Ollantaytambo was built by the Incas. We believe that there was an earlier civilization that developed high technology which made the job of transporting and cutting the stones easy, if you visit Ollantaytambo it is easy to notice that there was a major destruction perhaps before the arrival of the Spaniards because it is still possible to find broken well carved stone blocks, spread everywhere as if a cataclysm would have occurred thousands of years before the Incas.

Pisac ruins

The archeological complex of Pisac is located on top of a mountain, the hill was sculpted by the agricultural terraces like a bird, it is believed that this bird was a partridge still well known by the inhabitants as Pisaq’a, and many archeologists believe that this would be the real name of the ruins of Pisac in the time of the Incas. The ruins of Pisac are divided by several sectors or zones, there is a zone dedicated only to agriculture, another dedicated to the production of crafts, ornaments, things made in silver and gold this sector is also known as the sector of the artisans since it was found more than 10,000 pieces of pottery, silver, gold, get to know more about this unique place on a private tour from Cusco or Ollantaytambo.

Moray

Moray was a place designed to adapt and domesticate certain plants at different heights, although it was known as an amphitheater by the Spanish perhaps by the circular shape of their terraces, this site and many that are still under investigation were built over 600 years ago. It means that they are not from the Inca era, during the tour in the Sacred Valley, we will be providing you with all the information. Do not miss exploring the magical place of Moray.

  • Our Sacred Valley tours can be operated  only as a private tour.
  • The trip is organized in detail by an authorized and experienced local company.

Frequently asked questions about Ollantaytambo Tours

The Ollantaytambo has two well-defined seasons: dry and wet. The temperatures are warmer during the day and drop at night.

The dry season runs from April to October. The sun is typical during these months with a minimal probability of rain. Temperatures drop greatly at night) the heat of the day dissipates quickly when the sun goes down.

The rainy season begins in November and ends in March. Clouds dominate the sky during these months. Although Ollantaytambo receives less precipitation than any other region in Cusco. Light morning showers are typical and the afternoon and evening hours can bring heavier rains. The heaviest rains are generally from January to February.

The Ollantaytambo train station is a 10 minute walk from the town’s archaeological complex. It has sanitary services and a free luggage deposit where you can check your bags until the time of your train journey. In the waiting room there is free Wifi, if you travel with Peru Rail you will find the wifi password in your ticket. You must be at the train station at least 30 minutes before the train departs.

¿Are you in Ollantaytambo? and you are looking to do some activities such as visiting the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Maras Salt Mines, Moray, Pisac ruins, Humantay LakeRainbow Mountain. You may have heard that all tours depart from Cusco.

in Come See Peru we offer you the best trips from Ollantaytambo, completely personalized and tailor made for you, take a look carefully to our best tours in Ollantaytambo that you will find to take while you are in Ollantaytambo.

Don’t worry; Not all tours depart from Cusco. We will help you arrange your trip from wherever you are.

Most travelers feel out of breath when arriving in Cusco (3,399 m), especially during physical activity. Ollantaytambo is much better for adjusting to the high altitude than Cusco. Since Ollantaytambo (2,792 m) is at a lower altitude which will help you to acclimate quickly.

Start your tour from Ollantaytambo, if you wonder what tours you can do from Ollantaytambo the answer is all. Don’t let your location limit you to enjoy your trip in Cusco.

Take a private tour from Ollantaytambo. Our private tours are organized in such a way that you can see most of the place you´re visiting , Our full day private tour in Ollantaytambo gives you the chance to enjoy in just one day what you would otherwise see in two or more days.

Private tours are an excellent option for both a family, group of friends or an individual couple that wish to explore from where they are. Whatever you need, we can deliver it! Our drivers and local tour guides stand out due to their knowledge and quality of service who also carefully plan every detail in order to offer you the best possible experience during the tour.

Of course yes, all our tours from Ollantaytambo can end in Ollantaytambo or Cusco, just let us know when you make your reservation. About the cost, the cost does not vary, it is the same cost as if you would stay in Ollantaytambo after the tour.

You can make your reservation for any Ollantaytambo tour no later than 24 hours in advance.

Of course! we also offer pick up from Cusco airport, this is an additional service or if you wish we can start the tour at your arrival in Cusco and visit the highlights of the Sacred Valley on the way to your hotel in Ollantaytambo at no cost.

Our tours in Ollantaytambo usually start at 9am and end at 4pm to 5pm at your hotel.

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