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Ollantaytambo is one of the most impressive villages in the Sacred Valley and Peru. The Inca architecture, immense terraced cornfields, lively traditional culture and beautiful scenery make Ollantaytambo a great place to enjoy and learn about the Andean world. It is centrally located in the Sacred Valley, the main train station to Machu Picchu is here, and Maras, Moray, Pisaq, as well as the Patacancha valley can all be visited from here by car. For those that prefer to get around by foot, there are numerous day hikes in the area that include hikes to Socma waterfalls, pre-Inca ruins of Pumamarca and the Inca Quarries above Cachicata. Whatever your itinerary for Peru may include spending your first few nights in Ollantaytambo is a great idea, it is located at 9000 feet, significantly lower than the city of Cusco, making it a good place to acclimatize. The numerous historic sights in the area, beautiful walks and hikes and living culture will provide more than enough for the curious, while river rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing and horseback riding are among the numerous activities available for the adventure traveler.