The Road to Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo

During the road trip to Machu Picchu, we were in elevation about 11,000 feet. Remember where we all took precautions for altitude sickness. Well…….we had one Leo who had it bad. The Virgo had it mildly. The other Leo had no symptoms. Me…none! However, I got car sick. 😥🙁😟 Yep, the road trip did me in. If you recall, I wrote that the roads are unpaved, bumpy, and winding. After the luxury capsules, my car sickness kicked into high gear. Now you probably thinking, it was altitude sickness. Nope! After lunch, we stopped in Ollantaytambo and I proceeded to climb the ruins.

Ollantaytambo is a village in the Sacred Valley. It’s known for the Ollantaytambo ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside. Major sites within the complex include the huge Sun Temple and the Princess Baths fountain. Oh, by the way, the elevation in Ollantaytambo is 9,160 feet and I got car sickness. SMH!

Anywho, when we got to the Ollantaytambo ruins, we had one question – to climb or not to climb? Only 2 of us made the climb which was not strenuous.

And the view was spectacular

Also, if you look closely at the mountains, you will see buildings.

Yep, these are buildings. Also, there is a trail that to climb up.

We stopped for a mini laughing break

And we made it to the top!

Now the hard part going down.

Well, it is time for our next and final stop — the train station for our ride to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu).  But before I go, why not let me put a similar trip together for you.   Give me a call!

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