This was one of the cooler ruins that we saw, along with pisac and sacsaywaman. If you plan to see at least 3 places, invest in the general tourist card, 130 soles, otherwise, for each ruin you visit, if it takes more than 1 day,...More
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This is a must-see as a precursor to Machu Picchu. In contrast to MP, we saw ancient ruins that have been partially destroyed by the Spanish colonizers. Even so, the ruins are enchantingly beautiful, the views are breathtaking and a trek to the top will...More
These stunning ruins deserve your time. Try to go early to avoid the mad rush of bus tours that come into town starting late afternoon. You dont need a guide to explore these ruins. They are easy to navigate and not very challenging to walk...More
This is an extensive and very interesting site. You can climb up and see views and there are also little gems lower down.
A favorite stop when we were in Peru if only because the ruins sit above a lovely city with a view of the valley. The ruins are well preserved and there is much to see in the park. A bit of a climb to the...More
Known as the starting point for the famous Inca Trail, Ollantaytambo has more to offer, most importantly the beautiful temple ruins towering over the village. Inca terraces lead to a small ridge where the ruins are located. You will be rewarded with stunning views of...More
Try to visit the ruins in the morning. Most buses go in the afternoon and it can be very crowdy. You can hire a guide at the entrance with other tourists and share the price.
The ruins were impressive though I enjoyed trekking up the mountains on the other side of Ollay to seethe ancient granaries even more. Go early in the day if possible to spend a couple of hours as the afternoon brings the bus loads tourists and...More
I can only imagine how many other amazing places are out there similar to this and barely known outside of Peru or at the very least the ones not as familiar with the subject other than having knowledge about Machu Picchu! This one to me...More