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Tours From Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is one of the Inca towns located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is 80 km from the city of Cusco and sits at 2,700 meters in altitude. It is a popular destination because it is close to the starting point of the Inca Trail and near Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo also boasts impressive ruins that take around a full day to explore, which are some of the most amazing Inca ruins in the area – certainly better than Machu Picchu. Learn more about the town , the ruins and the day trips that depart from Ollantaytambo below.

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.

Climate in Ollantaytambo

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.

Where’s the Ollantaytambo train station?

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.

Day tours & Day Trips from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

¿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 Lake, Rainbow Mountain. You may have heard that all tours depart from Cusco

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

Why travelers should head straight to Ollantaytambo? 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.

Recommended Private Day Tours in Ollantaytambo

Our recommended private day tours that you can take during your stay in Ollantaytambo:

  • Tour to Machu Picchu by train from Ollantayatmbo
  • Moray ruins and Maras Salt Flats plus Chinchero Inca site from Ollantaytambo (Optional ending in Cusco)
  • Tour to Pisac ruins and Alpaca farm plus Cochawasi animal sanctuary (Optional ending in Cusco)
  • Tour to Ollantaytambo ruins plus Maras Salt Mines and Moray ruins culminating in Ollantaytambo
  • Day trip to Rainbow Mountain
  • Day trip to Humantay Lake
  • 2 day Short Inca Trail from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

All our tours can end in Ollantaytambo or Cusco, our tours are flexible enough to your needs and desire to travel. With this in mind we are sure you will enjoy your trip even more.

Machu Picchu Tour From Ollantaytambo

If you are planning to go directly to Ollantaytambo when you arrive to Cusco because of the altitude sickness and you wish to visit Machu Picchu? then this tour is for you, if you haven’t bought your train tickets or your entrance to Machu Picchu yet. Don’t worry; we will organize the entire tour from the hotel pick up to the tour in Machu Picchu, for this you need to make the reservation at least 1 month in advance, and if you want the tour finished in Cusco we can also arrange it. Travel without limits. Let us make what you’ve dreamt about possible.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Sightseeing tour, Cultural experience.
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: From customer´s Hotel in Ollantaytambo
  • MODE: Walking tour
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: Full Day
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer´s Hotel located in Cusco or Ollantaytambo.
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy

for more information please contact one of our travel specialists by clicking on the button below.

Moray Ruins & Maras Salt Mines From Ollantaytambo

Take a day tour from Ollantaytambo and don’t miss out on visiting these must-see places. We pick you up very early, wait! actually when you are ready to go. Our idea is not to stress you out so you choose what time you want to start the tour, our first visit is the Salt Mines in Maras where you will appreciate the great work made by men more than 1000 years ago. Afterwards we go to explore the archaeological site of Moray, here we will take a short hike to explore the site and get the best pictures. At the end of the tour we will take you back to your hotel in Ollantaytambo or if you wish the tour could also end in Cusco.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Sightseeing tour, Cultural experience.
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: From customer´s Hotel in Ollantaytambo or from Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • MODE: Walking and by a private car
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: 7 hours
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer´s Hotel located in Ollantaytambo or Cusco.
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy

If you want to know more about this tour please click on the button below

Day Tour To Pisac Ruins & Alpaca Farm / From Ollantaytambo

Explore Pisac and its surroundings as well as the religious sector which is not very visited by tourists. On this day tour we will learn about the Andean philosophy so as to learn about the constructions made thousands of years ago, after our exploration, we will visit the Alpaca farm where we will be able to learn everything about them adn also take some pictures with tem as well as to visit some local families that produce alpaca clothing.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Sightseeing tour, Cultural experience.
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: From customer´s Hotel in Ollantaytambo or from Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • MODE: Walking and by a Private car
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: 7 to 8 hours
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer´s Hotel located in Cusco or Ollantaytambo.
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy-Moderate

The day tour to Pisac can end in Ollantaytambo or in Cusco if you plan to return to Cusco, for this please when making the reservation specify where you wish to be dropped off

Day tour to Ollantaytambo ruins Plus Maras Salt Flats and Moray Ending in Ollantaytambo

Start your day in Ollantaytambo exploring the ruins of Ollantaytambo and then visit the Salt Mines and Moray, we pick you up early to take the time to explore each of the places without rushing at your pace, one of the benefits of taking a private tour is that the tour is flexible and can be customized according to your travel schedule.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Sightseeing tour, Cultural experience.
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: From customer’s Hotel in Ollantaytambo or from Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • MODE: Walking and by a private car
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: 7 to 8 hours
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer´s Hotel located in Cusco or Ollantaytambo.
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy-Moderate

During the tour you will visit the following places:

  • Ollantaytambo’s ruins
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray Inca site

The price of the tour per person  for a group of 2 people is $ 100

To secure the tour reservation you must make a deposit of 40% of the total cost of the tour, the balance must be paid in cash before starting the tour

What is not included in the tour?
The tourist ticket
and the tickets to the Salineras
Lunch
Tips

Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo To Cusco

If you have just visited Machu Picchu and stayed in Ollantaytambo. We can arrange a tour of the Sacred Valley culminating in Cusco. There are 2 types of tours departing from Ollantaytambo and going to Moray, the Salt Mines and Chinchero as well as departing from Ollantaytambo and heading to Pisac with the Alpaca farm.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Sightseeing tour, Cultural experience.
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: From Customer’s Hotel in Ollantaytambo or from Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • MODE: Walking and by a Private car
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: Between 10 – 11 hours
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer’s Hotel located in Cusco or Ollantaytambo.
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy-Moderate

Super Sacred Valley tour From Ollantaytambo

If you want to visit the Sacred Valley on your return to Cusco, and want to visit as many places as possible during the tour, then click here and explore the must-see attractions during the Sacred Valley tour.

Visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Moray, the salt mines and Pisac, make your reservation now! and secure your adventure after your visit to Machu Picchu.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Sightseeing tour, Cultural experience.
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: From Customer’s Hotel in Ollantaytambo or from Ollantaytambo Train Station 
  • MODE: Walking and by a Private car
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: Between 10 to 11 hours
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer’s Hotel located in Cusco.
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy-Moderate.

For more information contact one of our travel specialits and get a quote.

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, we pick you up between 2:30am to 3:30am from your hotel in Ollantaytambo or from Urubamba and head to Cusco, the journey by car will take us 4 to 5 hours to reach our destination.

Then we stop in a quaint village for breakfast, after that we continue to the beginning of the hike exactly to Cusipata village from where we start the hike. After reaching the Rainbow Mountain we will descend for 1 hour and go for lunch to finally return to Cusco, if you wish to be dropped off in Cusco we can do so as well if you want the tour is finished at your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Trekking.
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: Customer’s Hotel in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba
  • MODE: By Car and Hiking
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: Between 11 to 12 hours
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer’s Hotel located in Cusco.
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate-Difficult

To know more about the prices and details of the Rainbow Mountain tour from the Sacred Valley please contact one of our specialists by clicking on the button below

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 from where you are, we will pick you up and take you on our private transportation. Due to the high demand from many of our tourists staying in the Sacred Valley we want to offer our tour to Humantay Lake from the Sacred Valley. Enjoy a full day trip of adventure and beautiful views and return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley or in Cusco. Contact one of our specialists and book your trip now!

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • TOUR TYPE: Trekking
  • TOUR STYLE: Private Service
  • PICK-UP: Customer’s Hotel in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba
  • MODE: By Car and Hiking
  • SCHEDULED TOUR: Between 11 – 12 hours
  • END OF THE TOUR: Customer’s Hotel located in Cusco or Ollantaytambo.
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate

Trip Summary

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Explore the Sacred Valley.
  • Visit Chinchero.
  • Moray ruins.
  • Pisac ruins.
  • Ollantaytambo Inca site.
  • Maras Salt Mines.
  • Alpaca farm.
  • Local Family.
  • Pisac Market.
  • Animal Sanctuary.

Trip Details

  • Duration of the tour: 1/2 day tour /full day tours.
  • Guide service in Spanish or English.
  • Visitor is picked up from his hotel.
  • Private car throughout the tour.
  • Quick and safe payment by paypal
  • Private tours
  • Customized tours

Things to Know Before Visiting The Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley tours

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 living 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 living 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.

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.

Highlights.- 

  • 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.

Prices

IMPORTANT:

Our Ollantaytambo Tours  are run only by ComeSeePerú Tours as a private tour. 

If you want to know more about our  prices please  contact us at info@comeseeperutours.com

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