Ollantaytambo Excursion

Archeological Site & Town


Enjoy a breathtaking one-hour scenic drive through the heart of the Sacred Valley to the Inca town Ollantaytambo. Visit Ollantaytambo’s magnificent archeological site, learn about the Llama constellation and explore the town that was built in the shape of a corncob. Enjoy a prearranged picnic or a nice lunch out in a restaurant recommend by your guide. Return to Pisac Inn with an optional visit to the small and infrequently visited Unu Urqo archeological site en route to Pisac; or stay on your own to overnight in Ollantaytambo, or catch the afternoon train to Machu Picchu.

  • Duration: 5 – 7 hours (start at 9 am at Pisac Inn)
  • Availability is limited; no daily schedule. Prior arrangements are absolutely required.
  • Altitude: ranging from 9,700 ft. (town of Pisac) to 9,160 ft. (Ollantaytambo)
  • Description: High altitude walking requiring moderate physical exertion at ones own pace.


Travellers Private Service (per person)
1 traveller $150
2 travellers $85
3 travellers $75
4 travellers $65
5 travellers

6 +



What is included:

  • Professional English speaking Andean specialist guide
  • Transportation in private vehicle

What is not included:

  • Entrance fees – You will need to purchase the Boleto Turistico, upon entering the first site you visit. The Complete Ticket costs 130 soles per person (approx. $50), includes entrance to 16 various sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and is valid for ten days. The Partial Ticket costs 70 soles per person (approx. $30), includes entrance to three sites, and is valid for two days. You must pay the Ministry of Culture in soles; they do not accept dollars and credit cards.
  • Lunch is not included; you can order a picnic lunch from Cuchara de Palo restaurant for 30 soles (approx. $11) the night before, or go out for lunch at a restaurant recommended by your guide.
  • Gratuities/tips

Recommended: Wear comfortable clothes for high altitude, open-air hiking. Bring layers for drastic temperature changes; be prepared for extreme sun, cold and possible rain. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested; hiking boots are not necessary. Bring sunblock and sunhat, and plenty of drinking water in your daypack.