In the heart of the sacred valley of Incas, Ollantaytambo is a 45 miles away from Cusco. If you plan to visit the wonderful Incas' vestiges of the past, here is a good starting point.
The sacred valley if a major tourist destination in Peru, not to say the first. With nearly 1.2 million visitors in 2013, Macchu Picchu is the biggest attraction. As the valley is lower in elevation from Cusco, weather is warmer and more pleasant to stay and rest.
Ollantaytambo was built in the late 15th century and several building made over colonial times. Located along the Patakancha River and surrounded by mountains, the road passing by this town goes to the site of Macchu Picchu to the west and Pisaq to the east. From all tours you may purchase in Cusco, Ollantaymbo is generally the main starting point for the fourth-day, three-night hike called the Inca Trail.