From Ollantaytambo, it's about 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west to Cusco - Machu Picchu and 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast to Cusco.
Go exploring while you are here. Start by visiting the Ollantaytambo Terraces.
When it comes to getting the best from your precious vacation time, it's worth remembering that Ollantaytambo is merely the beginning; Cusco features an abundance of fabulous things to see and do. Aguas Calientes, is 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, while Machu Picchu is situated 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east.
Cusco is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Ollantaytambo. This regional center has a great selection of tourist attractions, including Cusco Craft Center, Pukapukara and Cusco Museum of Popular Art. UNSAAC Yale International Center, Tambomachay and Plaza Tupac Amaru a few of the other popular places worth investigating for those who have time to spare.
The most rewarding places for travelers to visit when they discover a place they have never been are the ones that provide a window into the local culture. Don't skip Cusco 's art museums, mansions and theaters. For a budget outdoors activity that everyone will like, take the time to head to the region's fascinating farms, open-air markets and open-air museums.
There can be times when one of the better ways to get a feel for a place is by using the knowledge of the locals. This region offers a range of culinary tours, guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours. Have you ever wondered if you'd be brave enough to try paragliding? The Cusco area is a good place to give it a go.
As you conclude your time in Ollantaytambo, pack your travel bag and bid Ollantaytambo "Adiós" (farewell).