Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley

Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 2,792 meters  above sea level.

During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, built the town and a ceremonial center. At the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru it served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance.

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2 responses to “Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley

  1. These pictures are beautiful! Very impressive!! And you guys are losing weight, what are you eating 🙂

    • It’s the massive amount of coca leaves we are consuming !!!!! Arrghhhh. Just kidding, just walking around alot and running after llama’s. Not much fast food places around either.

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