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cusco to ollantaytambo Bus
Cusco and Ollantaytambo are separated by 71.8 km, it is a short trip of approximately 1 hour and a half. There are 2 ways to get to Ollantaytambo, the first is from the north (town of Pisac) and the other, a little shorter, from the south (Chinchero town).
The town of Ollantaytambo is a must stop if you want to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu. In addition, before reaching the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will see the banks of the Urubamba River and other beautiful landscapes.
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Cusco or Cuzco (both graphical symbols are acceptable according to the RAE, Real Academy of the Spanish language) is the main destination that you can get to know on your trips through Peru. Learn more about it in this section.The legend tells that Cusco was founded by 2 ancestral patriarchs, who, due to the design of the deity Sun, emerged from the Titicaca lake with the mission of putting in order the Andean men’s life. They would be the beginning of the vast Incan Empire, which as time goes by would reach its maximum glory consolidating as a powerful State. In 1911 the American explorer Hiram Bingham would refind the incan citadel to the world’s eyes with the discovery of Machu Picchu. From that day the growth of Cusco has been exponential, turning to be one of the most visited worldwide tourist destinations and favourite place for national and foreign tourists to “discover” the beauty of the Machu Picchu citadel on its travel to Cusco.
Ollantaytambo is an Inca archaeological center and a town located in the south of the country, in the Cusco department. It is the capital of the Ollantaytambo district, located in the Urubamba province. It is located northwest of the city of Cusco (at approximately 80km). The Ollantaytambo archaeological complex is considered a religious, agricultural and military center of the Inca time. Many people admire the architectural beauty of the place, which amazes for its original style and size. Specialists think that this military complex was built to protect the capital of the Inca empire from invasions.