Join us from 30 December 2023 all the way until 14 January 2024!
This exceptional and truly unique tour brings YOU to the famous living Inca city of Ollantaytambo to spend 2 full weeks ringing in the New Year with Ollantaytambo’s traditional Wata Qallariy festivities including the historic game of Sinkuy, only played in Ollantaytambo on New Year’s Day! You’ll also be guests at the festivities surrounding the Ephiphany, celebrated for an entire week with 3 central days in Ollantaytambo as Bajada de Reyes, a major event with pre-Columbian roots and over a dozen traditional dance troupes. We’ve got lots more in store as well with workshops and demonstrations by master artisans, trips to amazing sites and landscapes, and more amazing food than you can shake a stick at! With special shopping experiences and guided tours, there’s so much to do and see, taking you far beyond the standard tourist experience and letting you really discover your home away from home.
Once you’re registered, join us for optional monthly Zoom sessions and round-the-clock exclusive chat and email list to get to know each other, ask us any questions you may have, and learn more about our team, places we’ll go, and what we will see!
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ACCOMMODATIONS: Settle in to your home away from home with everything you need
Our comfortable, modern rooms feature top quality beds, en-suite bathrooms with super hot water and high water pressure, and views of the mountains and archaeological sites. You’ll be an easy and scenic half-kilometer walk from the heart of the action, as well as restaurants, shops, cafes, multiple markets, and the locations where the patron saint fiesta takes place. We also provide high speed unlimited fiber optic internet, common space to socialize, and unlike many places in Ollantaytambo, are accessible by car for ease of luggage management.
MEALS AND MORE: From simple to spectacular, we’ve got the bases covered
A daily breakfast buffet lets you select your own favorites from a range of fresh fruits, cereals, breads, spreads, local coffee, teas and infusions, juices, and explore traditional Cusco breakfast options. Group meals (lunches or dinners depending on the day’s schedule) are cooked from scratch by our gastronomy team with over 60 years of experience. Since we cook from scratch, we can accommodate your dietary needs, including many medically-ordered dietary considerations. You won’t be hungry or disappointed! We’ll also be taking you to experience some of the finest dining Cusco has to offer.
VISIT THE WONDERS: Visit the sites you’ve heard of — and the ones you haven’t!
The Cusco region is filled with amazing archaeological sites and wonders of the world (and you’ll be able to see some from your own guest room) but we’ll also go visit up close! Everyone’s heard of Machu Picchu — a short train ride from Ollantaytambo — but there are so many more spectacular places not all visitors get to go see! Explore with us and you’ll go home with experiences that’ll leave your friends amazed and you wondering when you can come back and see even more of Cusco.
SHOP RESPONSIBLY: Source your souvenirs and gifts with confidence
Sometimes tourists we don’t even know will ask us how they can tell if something is high quality, if it’s authentic, if it’s traditional, or whether purchasing it provides a living wage for local makers. We deeply understand these confusions and concerns, and this is why we make sure you know what you need to know to feel genuinely good about where you spend your hard-earned money. You’ll be able to buy direct, request things made to order, talk with actual makers, avoid fakes and scams, and know you’re paying fair prices for you and fair wages to artisans.
HEALTH & SAFETY: What you’re wondering and what you need to know
There are a number of things to consider when planning international travel these days, especially to high altitude or remote locations. You may also be wondering about accessibility.Our team is available by email to answer specific heath questions, and our tour will be accompanied by a licensed and practicing medical doctor who has assisted us in drafting our guidelines. Before you register, we can also schedule a video call to discuss accommodations, and before you travel, we will supply detailed info on local laws and conditions (for example re COVID-19).
HIGH ALTITUDE: Should you worry? Is this extreme adventure? Can you do this?
Our home base at lower-altitude Ollantaytambo allows for a gentle acclimation process, as does our schedule. Our team has over a century of experience leading tours & expeditions.There’s plenty of adventure, but we’ve made a plan that is easy on the body with no long hikes or major exertion, and we’ve made sure everywhere we go has excellent sanitation. Before you travel, we’ll tell you everything you need to know and make our medical crew available to discuss your personal concerns.
PRICING & PAYMENT:We offer flexible deposit and payment plans to meet your needs
ONE PERSON : $3995 includes everything from your arrival in Cusco until your departure! $1895 until August 30
COUPLE: $5995 includes everything for both travelers, in a room with one king bed! $2850 until August 30
ONE PERSON, MONTHLY PAYMENTS: $699/month* through December 10
COUPLE, MONTHLY PAYMENTS: $1199/month* through December 10
* if booking monthly payments, early bird pricing applies to your first payment if booked before August 30
Base pricing includes:
Shared room with private bath
Lunch or Dinner
Special Occasion Meals
Luggage Handling Logistics
Machu Picchu includes:
Train to/from Machu Picchu
**CANCELLATION: You may cancel up until 10 November 2023 and receive a refund of all but your original deposit or the equivalent amount of 15% of base price, less any processing fees for your payment type. You may sell your spot including any remaining fees at any point prior to 10 December 2023. We require a photo of your passport in order to reserve your entrance to Machu Picchu, no later than 15 November 2023. Machu Picchu day trip is not refundable once purchased for you on 15 November 2023.
***TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your dates of travel, provide advance medical forms, and agree to comply with all local and national public health protocols as well as those in place at time of travel to ensure the safety of other tour members and personnel. Failure to meet these requirements may result in Peru denying you entry and Abby’s Yarns cannot be held responsible. Failure to comply with these terms will result in expulsion from the tour without refund.