350. Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Why Ollantaytambo, Peru

 Not as famous as Machu Picchu or Cusco, but equally deserving of a visit.


Ollantaytambo, Peru is located just northwest of Cusco in the valley of the Andes. Despite its location though it sits at 9,160′ (2,792m).

How To Get Here

By Train

You can take the train on Perurail to Ollyantayambo from Cusco or Aguas Caliente.

By Plane

Cusco has its own airport, the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). It’s best to book departing flights in the morning as the afternoon flights are sometimes weight restricted due to the altitude.

The following airlines has service to the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cusco:

Amaszonas (Z8), Avianca (AV), LAN (LA), LC BUSRE (W4), Peruvian Airlines (P9) and , Star Peru (2I).

The closest international airport is the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Peru, home of LAN (LA). From here you can take a flight to Cusco (CUZ).

The following airlines has service to Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM):

Aeromexico (AM), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), American Airlines (AA), AviancaTACA (AV), British Airways (BA), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Iberia Airlines (IB), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LATAM (LA), LC Peru (W4), Peruvian Airlines (P9), Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas (PU), Sky Airline (H2), Star Peru (2I), Spirit Airlines (NK), TAM (JJ), TAM Mercosur (PZ), TAME Linea Aerea del Ecuador (EQ), Tara Air (TA) and United Airlines (UA).

By Bus

There are buses available from Cusco. You may also take what called a collectivo which is a mini bus.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

You won’t find any of the large chain hotels here in Ollantaytambo, what you’ll find are small lodgings and inns with a local feeling which is very quaint.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

There are lots of places to eat here in Ollantaytambo. Just walk around and find a place that suits you.


==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do


Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo, Peru

==>> Here is a list of more organized things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here are some trip ideas from my partner Viator.

Additional Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: Peruvian Sol (PEN)

Peru Tourism Board



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