Apu Lodge Blog

Tips, Trips, and Stories For Travelers

Christmas in Ollantaytambo

My Christmas memories of Ollantaytambo will always feature trips to the communal oven, where on most other days of the year we buy our bread for the breakfasts at Apu Lodge. There are ovens like these in most villages in the Andes, because most people dont have ovens...

Solstices in Ollantaytambo

The Winter and Summer Solstices (around Dec 21st and June 21st respectively in the Southern Hemisphere) are fascinating times to be in Ollantaytambo. They were important dates in the Inca calendar and lots of Inca temples and sites have special features to mark the...

Hidden Gem – Quellorakay Ruins

Ollantaytambo is a wonderful Inca town that offers a lot of different activities which most visitors are not aware of.  One of these secret sites is the Quellorakay Ruins, hidden south from town. The ruins offer a great view, interesting architecture, and more private...