El Albergue Ollantaytambo

El Albergue Ollantaytambo is a family-owned boutique hotel that offers exceptional hospitality, sustainability, and community engagement.

Originally opened in 1925 under the name of Hotel Santa Rosa, El Albergue is a historic and romantic hotel, located in the Ollantaytambo train station little more than an hour away from Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco. At El Albergue, their gardens are visited by hummingbirds and engulfed by the aroma of fuchsia, passionflower, peaches, and avocado trees.

 

During their stay, guests may spend days visiting the archaeological sites of Ollantaytambo, Pisaq, and Moray, enjoy river rafting, biking, horseback riding, and immerse themselves in the beauty, cuisine, and culture of the Andes – or simply relax in their hammocks and sauna.

 

Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, El Albergue Ollantaytambo is a family-owned boutique hotel that offers exceptional hospitality, sustainability, and community engagement. Their commitment to these values is reflected in every aspect of the hotel, from the on-site organic farm to their support of education and conservation. At Hotel El Albergue Ollantaytambo, they believe in the importance of preserving the Sacred Valley and making a positive contribution to the community. Through their commitment to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), they tirelessly work to minimize their environmental impact and create a fair and equitable environment for all.

 

Highlights & Activities

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Pachamanca Lunch and Farm Tour
The Pachamanca, which translates to "earth oven" in the Quechua language, is a traditional Inca meal cooked on hot rocks. The Pachamanca Farm Lunch includes a tour of our hotel and organic farm as well as a visit to our Cañazo (sugar cane liquor) distillery and coffee roasting facility.
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Destilería Andina
Also located on the El Albergue Farm, the distillery is active most days and you can try to drop in for a visit between the hours of 10 and 4. We recommend you reserve a Distillery Experience where you’ll make your own Andian Elixir to your taste and take it home – we also recommend you combine it with a pachamanca lunch on the farm.
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Cafe Mayu Roastery
In this activity, we start by providing a detailed explanation of the coffee production, processing, and roasting processes. After the explanation, the participants go on to prepare their own bag of roasted coffee. In this process they select the best quality green grains; Then they will accompany our expert roasters in the roasting of their coffee beans, participating and learning from the entire process.
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Kuska School and Cultural Center
Located on the El Albergue Farm, Kuska School is the district’s first alternative school serving over 50 students ages 4 to 12. Kuska has a strong emphasis on sustainability and conservation. Kuska School is now in the process of starting the Kuska Library and Cultural Center which will serve the children of the greater Ollantaytambo Community. El Albergue is one of the primary supporters of Kuska.

Regenerative Impact

At El Albergue Ollantaytambo, they consider that taking care of our planet is a fundamental responsibility. They are proud to actively commit to environmental protection and sustainability.

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In 2020, El Albergue initiated the Valle Sagrado Verde (VSV) program, dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the natural environment in the Sacred Valley. Over the past four years, in collaboration with local communities and the Ollantaytambo Municipality, VSV has achieved remarkable milestones, including the planting of almost 100,000 trees and the establishment of over a dozen fire prevention brigades. Recently, VSV has expanded its efforts to encompass Natural Area Regeneration, further enhancing its impact on the region. Today, VSV stands as a prominent environmental organization in the Sacred Valley, spearheading conservation and sustainability initiatives.
For almost 50 years El Albergue has been part of the Ollantaytambo community providing support – economic and otherwise – to the local government organizations, schools, communities, local police and health centers. Through these relationships El Albergue has El Albergue is part of the local tourism planning team and strives to provide continued improvements for visitors and residents of the region. El Albergue is also one of the largest employers in the village, providing over 80 jobs in the community. Furthermore, El Albergue is committed to supporting local enterprises with a dedication to purchasing almost all of its produce and supplies from local farmers and companies.
El Albergue is one of the largest employers in the village, providing over 80 full-time jobs in the community. Workers and their families are insured and receive full benefits in accordance with all regional and national job regulations. El Albergue is committed to the growth and empowerment of its workers, providing training, educational opportunities and access to capital through a rotating zero interest micro-loan program.
They understand that the quality of the food they serve is essential to their guests’ experience. That’s why they take pride in cultivating organic food on their 3 acre farm, adjacent to the hotel. The El Albergue Farm is not only a source of fresh organic produce but also a training ground for locals interested in learning more about sustainable farming. That which they cannot produce themselves El Albergue sources from local farmers and producers supporting numerous families in the process.
El Albergue is the first hotel in the Cusco region that is Carbon Negative. El Albergue goes above and beyond in its efforts to offset the negative effects of its carbon emissions. In addition to their own work in conservation and natural area regeneration through Valle Sagrado Verde, El Albergue has partnered with Regenera to offset its carbon emissions by supporting the Indigenous community of Shipetiari in the Amazon Basin in their efforts to preserve over 50,000 acres of pristine amazon forest.

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Hotel Location

El Albergue Ollantaytambo

El Albergue is a historic and romantic hotel, located in the Ollantaytambo train station little more than an hour away from Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco.

Hotel Address

Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

Closest Airport

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (Cusco)

Travel Time From Airport

a 1 hour and 40 minutes drive

RT+ Membership Perks

  • Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 night minimum stay as a RegenerativeTravel+ member
  • Complimentary Pachamanca Farm Lunch value of $47 per person
  • Guided tour of our farm, Kuska School and our own Native Tree Nursery accompanied by one of the leaders of the Valle Sagrado Verde Natural Restoration program.

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