Around the World: Inca Trail from Ollantaytambo- Peru

Many visitors to the Sacred Valley travel to view the stunning ancient city of Machu Picchu, which is only reached through hiking the Inca Trail or by train from Cusco. Many of the building foundations in old town Ollantaytambo were built by the Inca, and the majority of the Inca canchas, or blocks, are still intact, making for an irresistible walk.

The Ollantaytambo ruins and the Ollantaytambo Fortress is another glamorous side of the Machu Picchu route. Ollantaytambo Peru is just 60 miles northwest of Cusco, and its snowcapped mountain surroundings make for a most greeting card picture ever.