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Customer Travel Tips for Ollantaytambo

79% Avg. city rating Rated by 86 customers

Activities / excursions 87%

Restaurants / eating out 78%

Shopping 63%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 81%

Sightseeing 91%

Culture 91%

Nightlife / partying 53%

Value for money 83%

Customer Travel Tips for Ollantaytambo

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76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


08 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Might need a couple of days to get used to the altitude

Liked: Beautiful landscapes

Disliked: No

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


18 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Relax and take in the Andean Vistas and legacies of the Inca civilization

Liked: Great settings. Nice hub for some sight-seeing in Sacred Valley areas like Maras Moray, Urubamba, Pisac, Salinas and Chinchero.

Disliked: Nothing

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


03 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Yes

Liked: Everything, its culture

Disliked: No

38% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
38% Avg. rating


06 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Avoid eating in the main square, it was bad and overpriced.

Liked: N/A

Disliked: The locals really try to overcharge you, but I suppose with the blonde hair that I should have expected it.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


02 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Do the tour of the ruins in Cusco first because you get heaps of info that's useful later and be very fit to do the climb to the freely accessible ruins.

Liked: The ruins and the restaurant we ate at. Cheap access by bus to from Cusco, though we only travelled one way on it.

Disliked: It was all good

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


09 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If you're visiting Ollantaytambo in transit to Machu Picchu, as most people are, I encourage you to set aside some time to explore the local ruins for about a day.

Liked: I can't say much about the city because we only traveled in and out for our trip to Machu Pichu. It's certainly beautiful, and there seems to be plenty to do in the area, but since it's mostly a transit town the culture appears to be catered to tourists.

Disliked: We spent too little time here to report any real dislikes.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


17 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: You really only need a day, if that, to see ollantaytambo. But it is beautiful and charming!

Liked: Culture and coziness of the town

Disliked: Seems to just be a jumping off point to Machu picchu

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


09 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Be aware of overpriced set menus!

Liked: Great for a few days, loved the free ruins but decided against paying the S70 for the main attraction

Disliked: Little too touristy and expensive

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


06 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: sleep overnight in Ollanta and head to Machu Picchu early in the morning

Liked: a small village, surrounded by amazing Inka-ruins.

Disliked: very turistic

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


04 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Allow time to explore

Liked: It represents the culture of the people

Disliked: Too much traffic

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


13 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Heart cafe for some amazing food!!

Liked: The ruins are awesome!

Disliked: The congestion in the square means it takes some time to get out of there during peak times.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


07 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the site after breakfast and enjoy the freedom of there being less visitors than later.

Liked: Amazing site to visit and town not ruined by modern of Spanish development. Quiet at night.

Disliked: The huge number of tourists and coaches in the afternoon visiting the site.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


03 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Getting here by taxi is cheaper and quicker than the train if there are two or more of you.

Liked: Nice quiet town, not as touristy as Aguas Calientes

Disliked: You couldn't buy entry to the ruins alone - u had to pay for 4 sights combined which was expensive if you only had a chance to see the ruins...the other sites were in other towns accessed by bus tours

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


13 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Check out Pinkuylluna! The climb is steep, but the view is worth it. Most restaurants offer sack lunches so you can take to Machu Picchu with you (a much cheaper option than what they have at the site).

Liked: Very small but relaxing, peaceful town, friendly locals, you can walk everywhere, there's a free ruin called Pinkuylluna that overlooks the whole town, good town to stay in before heading to Machu Picchu if you don't want to stay in Aguas Calientes

Disliked: There's no nightlife, the roads are very small making it difficult for cars to maneuver (lots of honking)

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


05 May 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: If your coming this way towards Machupicchu you have to stop. For a day or two, there's a lot of Incan ruins in this town and great walks. It's a great place to get a feel of this area. ATM bcp is just on your way to the train station just out of the square, to your left. You can get a lot more money out of this machine than the global net ATM in the main square

Liked: I'm a bit of a chiller, so I like the laid back atmosphere of Ollantaytambo, plus it's a beautiful place, there's plenty of walks and treks to do around here, short and long. Or if you just want to read books on a hammock, you can't complain. There's also horse riding close by, I have not tried. Machupicchu is only 1 hour and half train ride away, and cusco 10 - 20 soles, on a bus 2 hours back in the opposite direction. We are staying for a week, because we love it so much. I found a couple of nice places to eat, there's a nice cafe bakery in the main square I can't remember the name. But it's on the corner of the main road coming into the square from cusco. Also Puka rami, was better than average. Otherwise pizzas all round.

Disliked: Restaurants, are kinda of average, but I prefer to cook myself....but hey it's definitely edible

91% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
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  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


29 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Keep more than a day for this beautiful place to really enjoy the town.

Liked: Very pretty town. Small enough to walk around in but had good restaurants and other things to do.

Disliked: No sidewalks and a lot of traffic made walking difficult in some areas.

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


08 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: do not stay at Chaska Wasi

Liked: the place is simply magic, amazing

Disliked: my hostel

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


22 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Leave time to acclimate to altitude. Go to Mercado San Pedros, Pre-columbian Museum and stay at Hostel Iskay.

Liked: Culture and people. Great sites and musems. Great shoppoing at Mercado Pedro.

Disliked: Altitude - can't schanget that!!

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
58% Avg. rating


02 Oct 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Climb the free monument/hill across the ollantaytambo

Liked: Peaceful

Disliked: None

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


01 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Don't be afraid to take local transportation! The taxis are scarier!

Liked: That it's cheaper than Cusco and Aguas Calientes.

Disliked: No

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79% Avg. city rating Rated by 86 customers

Activities / excursions 87%

Restaurants / eating out 78%

Shopping 63%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 81%

Sightseeing 91%

Culture 91%

Nightlife / partying 53%

Value for money 83%

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