Hotel Casa Cartagena & Spa

Pumacurco 336, Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru
Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by pdr1

Can somebody tell me what is a reasonable taxi fare from Cusco airport to Ollantaytambo. My hotel in Ollantaytambo is charging me USD 45. Is that correct/reasonable? Or do you think I am being charged too much.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by marcelo15

that is definitely reasonable. considering that the petrol in peru is more expensive than in my country.
anyway, hope you enjoy peru.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by dansak

It is tooo much, if you go by yourself, you will get a cheap price.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by pdr1

Thanks for your replies.

dansak: Should I book a taxi at an office inside the Cusco airport? Or should I just go outside the airport and get a taxi? What would be a reasonable price for this Cusco to Ollantaytambo trip.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by cgf

I remember I PAID about 70 PEN (August 2008 - today 70 Novo Sol = 22 USD) from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco at my hotel. I saw also some minubus, the price was about 30/35 PEN. One thing I noticed is the leg from Cusco to Ollantaytambo by train is more expensinve (and quicker) then if is done by taxi. I would also suggest almost a day at Ollantaytambo area.
You can ask at any taxi in Cusco, you do not need to book it in advance, one or two driver may say no as it take long, but sure someone will say yes. To be sure you can contact DIRECT the drivers the day before.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by cgf

errata corrige:
I noticed is the leg from Cusco to Ollantaytambo by train is more expensinve (and LONGER) then if is done by taxi.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by dansak

PDR1:
It could be expensive if you book a taxi at an office inside the Cusco airport.
If you go outside the airport and go to the "estacion de buses que van a Ollantaytambo" = bus station which goes to Ollantaytambo, it woulbe really very cheap.

Last year I have done it, in that place you can take a car (can travel only four persons). I paid around 10 US dollars (per person). I don't know if right now the prices are the same.

SANDRO.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by sakuyaini

Hi Sandro,
Your reply is helpful for me too, as I am also looking at how to get to Ollantaytambo from Cusco airport... so are you saying that outside of Cusco airport I can find the bus station ? I just have to walk out of the airport and I will see the bus station ?

Thanks
Maria

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by KAYJAME

I know this information is late for your previous question, but will hopefully be of some use for future searchers. You should pay no more than s/. 15 ($5) to get from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. That would be the price on a private van with no more than 6 other passengers, or you could find a taxi to take you for the same price. I took a 3 hour van ride from the beach back to Arequipa for the same price. Tourist often get ripped off if you go through hotels or agencies. There is a street off Sol Ave. called Rosaria. If you walk 3 blocks to the west, you can find services taking you for that much. You could even hop in a combi if adventurous for s/.3. Travel is cheap, don't get taken advantage of.

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by dansak

Hi Maria

The bus station is not closer to Cusco airport, just take a cab, it costs 3 or 4 US dollars, it lasts no more than 15 minutes.
Good trip Maria

SANDRO

Re: Taxi fare from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?

by sakuyaini

Thanks for the information Kayjame and Sandro !!

Travel Tips for Cusco

Boleto Turistico

by chrissyalex

The boleto turistico will be one of the most important things you will purchase in Cusco. This ticket allows you admission to sixteen of the most important sights in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. You cannot get into some of the churches or museums without this ticket. The cost is only $10 US for adults and $5 US for children and students. This is a bargain,even if you only visit half of the sites on the ticket. You can buy this ticket at one of the many tourist offices in Cusco. I purchased mine at my hotel upon arrival. Be sure to carry it with you at all times. You may be strolling around and come upon one of the included sights in your wanderings.
The boleto allows admission to the following attractions: La Catedral,Iglesia de San Blas,Museo de Arte Religioso,Municipal Palace Museum,Museo Arqueo Logico de Qoricancha,Museo de Santa Catalina,Sacsayhuaman,Q'enko,Puca Pucara,Tambomachay,Pisac, Ollantaytambo,Chinchero,Pikillacta, and Tipon. The ticket is a cool thing to put in your scrapbook because your name is on it and there are full color pictures of all the attractions.Also, the places you visited are marked on the ticket.

Women Carry Their Children Everywhere!

by AKtravelers

In the Sacred Valley, it is very common to see women carrying their young children on their back, wrapped in a colorful shawl. It seems that children are never far from their mothers in this area of Peru. The amazing thing is that, for all the many children we saw, we only heard one cry -- the child of our horse guide's aunt. It must be a great way to build the mother-child bond.

A spirtiual retreat to Sacred Valley-Ollataytambo

by angelab_nyc

Ollataytambo- located half way between Cusco & Aqua Calientes. It is on the same train line you take to Macchu Picchu. You can stay overnight on your way back to Cusco. More ruins to see in this area and white water rafting on the Urubamba River. Visit the Ceramicas Seminario to see crafts created and great selection of pottery/frames/plates to take home& they ship to the USA. Stay At Wilka Tikka Lodge- a Yoga/meditation retreat. Several rooms with crystals and yoga classes. Serene gardens ...and a nice staff that will prepare your meals-

Bartering instead of Bargaining at Pisac Market

by AKtravelers about Pisac Market

Like most of the market areas in Peru, bargainig is expected at Pisac Market. However, we added a different twist to it by introducing some American commodities into the equation. From a previous trip to Morocco where a pack of chewing gum sealed a carpet deal on favorable terms, Andrea realized that American clothes and school supplies might be valued in Peru. She bought some children's clothes on sale and brought them with her to Pisac and Aguas Calientes. Her instincts were proved right.
The predominantly female vendors were very eager to trade their wares for children's clothes -- after all, this would save them a long trip to Cusco. And when their children became fond of an item, the bargaining power swung toward Andrea. Hearing kids say "I want it! I want it!" made it hard for the mothers to resist. WE got some great deals in exchanging clothes for souvenirs.
We found that the vendors in Cusco's market didn't want to bargain. With clothes full of American goods so close, they preferred our cash. Alpaca goods (sweaters, blankets, rugs), plates, ches sets, jewelry.

Great local food.

by VolsUT about Don't know the name

This resturant is located on a side road of the main square and Im sure is much like the others in the square area. The resturant prides itself of the varieity of potatoes and its Alpaca Stakes. The restrant looks old and the kitchen is in an open area behind the tables, a typical thing in Peru.

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Address: Pumacurco 336, Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru