Ollantaytambo Travel Guide

Activities & Events

Look for houses with red plastic bags hanging outside on posts. These houses are where locals go to drink chicha, a local brew made out of corn. It is a great way to experience the local flavor, provided that you speak enough Spanish to communicate with the other chicha drinkers. It is advisable that you look for a place that serves things other than chicha, as some people find the taste unpleasant. However this is an acquired taste and can be overcome easily. Chicha, unlike masato made in the rainforest is not made by mixing with saliva as erroneously stated in the entry that this is correcting. Careful with the chicha, however - it is sometimes made under unhygienic conditions and it could make you quite sick.

Visit the Old Town unique in all of Peru, this part of Ollantaytambo was built by the Incas over five hundred years ago is inhabited to date. Entering an Inca cancha or courtyard is like travelling back in time.
KB TamboA hostel, restaurant, mountain bike, and adventure tour office rents mountain bikes by the day and arranges tours. If you're lucky, KB himself will lead the tour; if you get this opportunity you should jump on it, and be advised you're likely in for some serious adventure.
Chicha Tours http://www.chichatours.com/, the best way to experience Chicha (described above). Led by two quirky expats, they'll take you to the best and safest chicherias in the Sacred Valley while teaching you about the history and production process of this unique beverage. A fun and informative way to experience the local culture first hand.
Awamaki Weaving ProjectCalle Convencion s/nAwamaki is a small non-profit organization that works to support Quechua women weavers from remote, rural communities in the Patacancha Valley.Awamaki runs a small-scale sustainable tourism initiative to support this project, conducting tours to the Quechua communities where it works, and coordinating workshops in traditional Andean crafts. Tours to the community of Patacancha offer the chance to experience and learn about Andean indigenous culture, while also contributing to its survival and to the well-being of rural indigenous women and their families. Awamaki also works to promote sustainable tourism with families in town. They can arrange homestays in Ollantaytambo or even in the indigenous communities where they work. For bookings and inquiries please contact tours@awamaki.org or stop by the Awamaki fair trade store in Ollantaytambo.

source: Wikivoyage

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  • Ollantaytambo Lodge

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  • Hotel Inka Paradise

    This resort has 3 floor(s) for the ease of their guests. Utilizing area shuttle, airport transportation and free train station pickup you can easily get to and from the h...

  • Nustayoc Lodge

    This resort has 2 floor(s) for the enjoyment of their guests. Do not stress about getting breakfast when you stay at this hotel as a result of the free breakfast obtainab...

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