Our plan this morning was to take a taxi to the collectivo station and then catch a collectivo to Ollantaytambo. But we got in the taxi and he offered to drive us to Ollantaytambo for 120 soles or about $35 dollars. The collectivo plus taxi ride would have been about 30 soles but what the heck! As far as I am concerned it was totally worth it. It was about a two hour ride and the taxi was vastly more comfortable than a collectivo would have been.
Upon arriving we discovered that today is the annual town birthday fiesta. There were people everywhere and dancing and a parade and military units and school kids and representatives from every local town. We got a table and a beer and people watched for a long time
There is going to be music and drinking and dancing all night. Luckily the hotel we are staying at, Hostal Samanapaq is a ways from the main square.
There are ruins on the side of the mountain right on the edge of town. We will explore them tomorrow.
2 thoughts on “Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Saturday, October 29 2016”
What fun! Did you know the celebration was going to take place or was it serendipity?
Serendipity! It was pretty spectacular!