Travel Blogs from Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Holy Big Stones!, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Holy Big Stones!

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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  Loved this town. Not far from the base of Machu Picchu - this town has it all.  Really diverse ethnic groups - all who come into town to the thriving market - a kaleidoscope of colors and hat styles.  The old girls sat outside the ...

Valle Segrado, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Valle Segrado

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Lots of ...

They are watching Olympics, I am chilling in Peru, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

They are watching Olympics, I am chilling in Peru

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... today (well, 15 minutes late) to pick me up to see some of the other Inca ruins in the area. The tour include Pisaq , Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero ruins. Out tour was  big enough that the guide had to walk around the city to gather all the tourists ...

Inca Trail Day 1 - Today is supposed to be 'easy', Tanca, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 1 - Today is supposed to be 'easy'

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Last night at the 'pre-trek briefing' we got to meet the rest of our Inca Trail group – Cara and Laura, two 21 year old female vegetarians from Australia – the couple of 36 year old Brits that were meant to be joining us had had to cancel due ...

Celebrating Marks Birthday., Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Celebrating Marks Birthday.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Two bus rides later along the sacred valley and we arrived in Ollantaytambo. Again another small and traditional village but much more touristy as it is the stop off point to Machu Picchu. We had some street food for lunch; chicken and potato on a stick ...

Telly Tubby Tambo, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Telly Tubby Tambo

A travel blog entry by irax

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... was about to depart and she wasn´t happy. Luckily for her, Ron the hero stepped in. We´d stopped a few minutes previously in Ollantaytambo town itself, where a load of bags had been unloaded. I asked the driver to return there to see if her bag was ...

Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Lares Day 3 - downhill walk and great ruins, Ollantaytambo onto Agua Calientes, Peru travel blog

Lares Day 3 - downhill walk and great ruins

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... sides become steeper and steeper and we see the sites of various landslides and the odd Incan terrace. We arrive at Ollantaytambo before lunch which is a smallish village with very steep sided cliffs surrounding it and old granary stores perched in ...

Inca Trail Day 1 - Walk like an Inca, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 1 - Walk like an Inca

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... 6 and 6:45 a.m.  It actually came at 7, and then we went and picked up more people.  After a short supply stint in Ollantaytambo we drove the last half hour to km 82 and got started with everything.  Travis and I bought walking sticks for 3 ...

Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Ollantaytambo

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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The Beginning of the End, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

The Beginning of the End

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... afternoon picking our way among the ruins, climbing various hillsides and going inside the structures that remained. We visited Ollantaytambo's outdoor food market, buying fruits and vegetables for use at dinner. We felt a little in over our heads with ...

Inka Jungle Trek, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Inka Jungle Trek

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... on our side of the river so we had to cross using a cable car. Now I'm very familiar with the safety standards of countries like Peru so was a bit nervous about crossing a gorge over 50 metres high in a metal cage. It was so small that we could only get ...

The Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

The Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by amyabroad

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Today we travelled through the Sacred Valley on our way to Ollantaytambo.  We stopped at a small village where we saw the process that wool goes through from llama / alpaca to a woven article and the things from which natural dyes are made.  ...

Day 6!, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Day 6!

A travel blog entry by decry

... for lunch which was a buffet at a rather touristy venue. Food not that great but ya get that i guess! Continued on to Ollantaytambo arriving in the late afternoon we visited the local inca ruins for a 45 minute tour which again hoped we would have a ...

À mi-chemin entre Cusco et Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

À mi-chemin entre Cusco et Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by cyb

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... ' la vallée sacrée à bord d'un bus touristique qui nous a menées vers des sites magnifiques, dont Pisac. À Ollantaytambo, nous avons découvert un village accueillant et relaxant entouré d'une superbe forteresse inca.  Après une ...

En el Valle Sagrado - Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

En el Valle Sagrado - Ollantaytambo

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

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... sure our tickets are indeed genuine, which we are assured, they are. From here we continue to the impressive archeological site of Ollantaytambo. The admission is included in our Cuzco Tourist Ticket, and we pick out a local guide to show us around. ...

Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Ollantaytambo

A travel blog entry by riege

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... , built the town and a ceremonial center. Around the mid-15th century, the Inca emperor Pachacuti conquered and razed Ollantaytambo; the town and the nearby region were incorporated into his personal estate. The emperor rebuilt the town with sumptuous ...

Adventures in the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Adventures in the Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by jev

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... a break from the long distance buses, this weekend we decided to explore the area closer to Cuzco so we set off for Ollantaytambo - a town with an unpronouncable name in the Sacred Valley near Cuzco.  There was a big group of us from language school ...

Off to Ollantaytambo!, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Off to Ollantaytambo!

A travel blog entry by squiresmm

... impression of these people and their talents. Alan takes us to one of the only remaining standing Incan buildings in Ollantaytambo – the Incas destroyed all the buildings in the town themselves and scarpered before the Spanish could find them! So ...

Snug in the heart of a tree, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Snug in the heart of a tree

A travel blog entry by lrm2164

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... we were more emotionally scarred than physically) before making another trip into the Sacred Valley, this time to spend the night in Ollantaytambo. We were charmed by the quaintness of the town and stayed at the raddest (yes, I just used "rad" as an ...

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chinchero, Urubamba, Peru travel blog

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

A travel blog entry by bethany

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... xxxxx Hola otra vez, hoy fuimos a la Valle Segrada de los Incas y fue increíble. Fuimos a Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero y finalmente a Cusco otra vez. ¡Un día lleno de actividades! Las ruinas en Pisac y Ollantaytambo son algo de un ...

Serenity in the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Serenity in the Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by chrisser71

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I was picked up at nine by the lovely guide, Silvia, who together with Max, the driver, would be taken me to the Sacred Valley, called this due to the abundance of crops that it was possible to grow here; in the time of the Incas as well as now. ...

Journey to Ollantaytambo / Sacred valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Journey to Ollantaytambo / Sacred valley

A travel blog entry by travellingadam

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... beautiful scenery but no adventure. We all set out on a mini bus to see the sacred valley on our way to Ollantaytambo. Wilber and Carlos our guides were able to give us loads of information and were very knowledgeable about everything. Wilber had ...

la vallee sacree des incas, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

la vallee sacree des incas

A travel blog entry by pepsouille

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nous ns levons plus tard auj, pour tt ce qui est administratif.achat des billets de train pour le macchu picchu, et de tous les sites de la vallee des incas, la carte bancaire a flambe. En allant a la gare, nous avons rencontre ruben chauffuer de taxi ...

ruine locale et train pour agua calientes, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

ruine locale et train pour agua calientes

A travel blog entry by pepsouille

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Apres un petit dej pris sur le balcon, nous decollons vers 8h pour les ruines du site Incas d'Ollaytatambo (forteresse avec assamblage de pierre et terrasse typique au Incas) c'est vraiment sympa, puis grimpette sur la montagne d'en face avec une vue ...

Day 38 - Up The High Pass, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Day 38 - Up The High Pass

A travel blog entry by saseau

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After a refreshing sleep (man, I love sleeping in a tent!), we awoke to a sunny morning. Actually, we awoke to one of our group members telling all that his trip to the toilet tent was his personal Vietnam. We wouldn’t have the portable toilet for ...

Jungle trail, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Jungle trail

A travel blog entry by fsorbie

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Had a terrible sleep, cold, and the girl above me was puking all night and morning. Got up to go to the bathroom twice before breakfast.. Not looking forward to this trip the way i feel. Stomach ache while getting ready, was all very tiresome. Had ...

Bus back to Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Bus back to Cusco

A travel blog entry by skintsaint

Speeding coach, overtaking on corners. Not sure these guys have licenses. ...

Day 5: Sexy woman and the sacred valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Day 5: Sexy woman and the sacred valley

A travel blog entry by rheadeja

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... , UK, travelling around south america for three weeks. Today we drove around the Sacred Valley, the distance between Cusco and Ollantaytambo - the fertile valley used by the Incas as a farming community. The Valley is bookended on each side by ...

Amazing horseback ride to salt mines, and Moray, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Amazing horseback ride to salt mines, and Moray

A travel blog entry by lmhbeatles

... and amazing dessert, and passed out.    We woke up at 4:30 am to go to Machu Picchu.  Evidently the town of Ollantaytambo shuts off all its electricity at night, so we had to get ready by the light of our cell phones.  We found out at ...

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