Ollantaytambo, Peru: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ollantaytambo, Peru? If you're planning to go to Ollantaytambo, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Ollantaytambo, Peru

Based on the climate and weather in Ollantaytambo, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Ollantaytambo, Peru

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ollantaytambo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

General health necessities

Ollantaytambo is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Ollantaytambo, Peru by month

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January

If you vacation in Ollantaytambo during January, you may see that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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February

February for Ollantaytambo is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains most days.

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March

March in Ollantaytambo is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

April in Ollantaytambo is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

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May

May is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

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June

If you are traveling to Ollantaytambo in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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July

July is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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August

If you are traveling to Ollantaytambo in August, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

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September

If you visit Ollantaytambo during September, you may notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet regularly. There is frost regularly.

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October

In October, Ollantaytambo is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Ollantaytambo, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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November

Traveling to Ollantaytambo in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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December

December in Ollantaytambo can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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