The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is located to the north of Cusco at the farthest end of the Sacred Valley, very close to Machu Picchu. Its name comes from two Quechua words: “Ollanta”, the name of a soldier from the local ethnic group who served with the troops of Inca Pachacutec and who became well-known for falling in love with an Inca princess; and “tambo”, which means a place of rest.  Read more