FD Chinchero Market & Ollantaytambo


| September 24, 2019

Full day excursion to Chinchero market and Ollantaytambo. The picturesque Andean village of Chinchero lies to the northwest of Cuzco and the drive offers magnificent views across the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Situated at 3,700 m above sea level, Chinchero has a well-preserved Inca wall in the main square and a colonial country church that has interesting frescoes on the portico. Visit the small market, which is held every Sunday and Wednesday, and is considered by many to be one of the most colourful markets in the Cuzco area. Lunch will be at a restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Continuing west along the valley visit Ollantaytambo, a small town built around a superbly preserved Inca fortress. The fortress guarded the entrance to this part of the valley and protected it from possible invasion from the lower jungles. The central part of the ruins is the Intihuatana group of temples and rock outcrops which reveal the most magnificent Inca masonry. The design and foundations of the majority of the buildings in the town also date from the Inca era, when Ollantaytambo was a strategic military, religious and agricultural centre. Share:
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