Photography in the Streets of Ollantaytambo

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Looking for something a little different? At Impactful Travel, we specialize in crafting custom itineraries tailored to your unique travel desires and ethical values.

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Bring your photography skills to the next level while roaming the picturesque streets of Ollantaytambo! 

To start this tour, meet up with the artists at Ollantaytambo’s Main Square in the Sacred Valley. From here, you will start walking through the landscape setting of this Inca Town. Making our way through the cobbled streets and mystical passages, you can appreciate the Inca architecture. 

Throughout the tour, you will be given expert information to improve your photography skills, no matter if you come just with your phone or with your camera. You will learn notions of composition and documentary photographic design, basic rules of photography and how to make use of light, shadow and perspective. Ollantaytambo, with its narrow streets, is the perfect spot to take advantage of light and shadow. 

Chicha time!

At the end of this tour, we will visit one of the most representative chicherías. The tradition of making chicha (a drink consisting mainly of corn) used to be strongly anchored to the culture of Ollantaytambo. Nowadays, more and more chicherías here are closing, which is why we want to revive this tradition. We will show you the process of preparing this sacred drink of the Incas and talk to you about the history and traditions behind the Andean cuisine of the area. A great way to end all the learning about photography in Ollantaytambo!

Did you know? Ollantaytambo, and the Sacred Valley in general, are great places to slowly get used to the altitude because they sit less high than Cusco. Have a look at our Cusco Day Tours to find more experiences in the Sacred Valley and then Cusco itself. 

Why is this experience Impactful?

The experience, as a whole, is most sustainable culturally and socially, rather than in an environmental way.

By participating in this tour you will help with the preservation of an antique practice, whilst supporting a local network of artists, families, and women. As the preparation of chicha has a deep relation with the role of women in the community, this tour aims to have a positive impact on the “chicheras” life. You can be sure that all the people involved in this tour are very well paid. Fairtrade and good salaries are a priority here!

But, we can also mention that discovering Ollantaytambo on foot won’t generate emissions or waste.

Read here how the Sustainability Score was elaborated


Price Includes

  • A class of basic documentary photography
  • A demonstrative workshop about the making of the ancestral chicha

Price Excludes

What to Bring

Frequently Asked Questions

About Photography in Ollantaytambo

Do I have to pay the full price if I participate with my children?

Yes, our artists are remunerated per person that participates, so no discounts apply for children.

Is this a private excursion or will I share the experience with other travelers?

There might be up to 10 people participating in this tour. 

General questions

For questions about booking a tour, prices, preparation for your trip, health and safety or other themes, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can’t find your question & answer, email us and we’ll add it!

Your Travel Designer

Berenice Diaz

Berenice is a visual artist and cultural manager, who founded the creative laboratory of Cusquenian artists “Totemiq” in 2016. Her “Totemiq Experiences” project, is dedicated to creating pieces of contemporary Peruvian art and design linked with concepts of syncretism, and valuing the popular traditional techniques of cusquenian art. She likes to create tourist experiences based on local artistic production, integrating tradition, contemporaneity and living culture.

Berenice always finds a way to keep her busy creating innovative proposals, looking to bring tradition and modernity together. The experiences Berenice offers us to share with our travelers are always fun, and nice to relax during sometimes frantic vacations. 

(Fotografía para Ruway de Gustavo Vivanco)