A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo
Looking for something else to do while on your trek to Machu Picchu? Try spending some time in Ollantaytambo. Located about 2/3 of the way to Machu Picchu from Cusco, Ollantaytambo is the Sacred Valley’s other hotspot for parking your llama and checking out Incan ruins.
The NYT has the lowdown on ways to explore the village and its surrounds via foot, horseback, or even mountain bike, as well as where to party the night away, or at least until 2 a.m.
I passed through Ollantay four times this year but didn't have a chance to stick around. It definitely looks like it'd be worth it, though can get quite hectic in the afternoons when all the tour buses roll in.
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