Peru Travel Royal Tour Three...
To the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Peru Travel Royal Tour Three take us to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the province of Urubamba, a region tha was at the core of Tawantinsuyo (Inca empire) from 14th. to 15th. century.

We will visit Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, that was both a center of worship and astronomic observatory as well as the private retreat of Inca ruler Pachacutec.

Ollantaytambo is located around 80 km. NE of Cuzco, at an altitude of 2.800 meters above sea level.

The origin of the name has different approaches.
In Aymara language -Aymara and Quechua were both spoken by the Incas- Ollantaytambo comes from the word ulla-nta-wi, "place to look downwards", the word tambo was added subsequently.

Machu Picchu. Peru
Machu Picchu - Carlos Sala / PromPeru

In Quechua language instead, the name comes from the word Ollanta (Inca captain) and the word tambo, a Spanish derivation of the Quechua word "tampu", which means city that offers lodging and food for travelers.

Ollantaytambo became widely known due to a written drama from 16th. century that was represented on theater in 1780.
A love-drama story between general Ollanta (one of the Incas most famous warriors) and Cusi Coyllor, Pachacutec's daughter


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We'll continue the journey through Pisco - home of Peru's most famous cocktail: Pisco Sour - and visit the Paracas National Reserve.
We'll fly over the Nazca lines and more...

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