tourhq

Connecting travellers to guides around the world

tourhq
Choose Currency
Walk in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo

The town of Ollantaytambo was built by the Incas over 500 years ago, and continues to be inhabited today by locals who follow much of the same traditions that their ancestors used to. Starting from the beautiful main square, this Online Experience will take you deep into the culture and history of this town and its long-drawn tryst with Inca history and culture. You will explore the streets, ruins, canals, houses and other historical traces that follow the legacy of Ollanta, the Inca commander after whom the town was named.

1 Review
From Ollantaytambo
Online Experience
45 min
South America
Upto 8 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the narrow streets of Ollantaytambo
  • Explore the legacy of Ollanta, the Inca Commander the town is named after
  • Visit a local family home and learn about ancient Inca traditions and practices
Description

This Online Experience will take you deep into the heart of Ollantaytambo, a town built by the Incas over 500 years ago that remains inhabited by their successors to this day.
Start at the small but beautiful main square to learn about Ollanta, the Inca commander after whom the town was named and whose statue occupies a prominent position in the square. We will then walk down the narrow, pebbled stone streets and witness the ancient water canals and the ruins along the mountains, all testament to one of the greatest civilisations South America has ever seen. Take a look at the ancient granaries and storehouses that made the town such a powerful location at its peak and allowed, in part, for the Incas victory over the Spanish Conquistadors. Also witness the beauty of the Temple Hill and the terraces on which various local crops are grown - such as the Coca, a local staple that is also notorious elsewhere in the world as the raw material used in the production of cocaine.

Visit with a local family at their hundred-year-old home, and learn more about local traditions, such as the practice of hanging skulls on the walls and having guinea pigs roaming about the floors. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 25 USD per screen or as a private tour for 100 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Diego Valle

I have been a certified professional tour guide in Cusco - Peru for more than 14 years. I am a father of 3 and live in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

I love a good story and the Incas have left many mysterious ones behind. Be ready to hear from me about history, folktales, culture, traditions, and scientific theories too. I am fluent in English and Spanish and have many stories of Peruvian life in the Andes to share that I'm sure you will find fascinating.

Tour Reviews
  • kevin phun

    Diego is a subject matter expert of Ollantaytambo in the most obvious fashion.
    He knows some of the folks in the village allowing access into a private home and he knew their space like the back of his hands.

    While he's not the most humorous or most energetic guide, he made it up with ingenuity, short sweet and succinct explanations of what we saw.
    The questions from the participants were expertly answered and he proved he had a sleeveful of humour indeed.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.