El Albergue Farm, Ollantaytambo

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  • This was a really lovely experience, to tour the farm and watch & eat the Pachamanca. What a relaxing afternoon...and lots of lovely photos of the gardens and surrounding scenery. Enjoyed the coffee t...  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed the Pachamanca lunch in the organic garden of El Albergue. Stepping into the back and private garden of the El Albergue with a view of the Ollantaytambo ruins in the backgroun...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the traditional pachamanca lunch! It was awesome to see the process of heating the stones and cooking the food in the ground on the hot stones. Enjoyed a tour of the farm and the can...  more »
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  • The organic farm of El Albergue was an unexpected treat. Located just outside of the main hotel grounds, it is worth visiting. It is home to the organic gardens that provide produce for their restaurants. It is also home to the DestilerĂ­a Andina, their coffee roastery, and the Pachamanca lunch. The Pachamanca lunch experience was a fantastic way to check out the farm, distillery, and coffee roastery, and get a great lunch all in the same visit. Pachamanca is a traditional way of cooking using the earth as an oven. They use granite stones that have been heated to a very high temperature to cook potatoes, beans, and meats (chicken, pork, and lamb). The food is cooked directly on the rocks, covered with fresh herbs and wet canvas, then buried. It all cooks in just 15 minutes. This was much faster than I expected. The meat comes out with crispy skin, moist, and absolutely delicious. It is served with a salad of organic greens from their farm, a delicious vegetable bake, and a big pitcher of their house-made chicha morada (purple corn drink). The meal is finished with a shot of their anis liquor (made at the distillery) and a delicious dessert made fresh in the bakery at El Albergue. You get a chance to tour the farm, distillery, and coffee roastery during lunch. The host was gracious and well informed. It was a fantastic way to spend the afternoon. Just a note, you need to book the Pachamanca experience through the hotel at least a day in advance. The whole farm experience was one of the high points of my trip to Ollantaytambo.

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Ollantaytambo is packed with budget-friendly hostels located near the center of town and offering nice views of the countryside. Providing simple but clean and comfortable rooms ideal for backpackers, many of these establishments offer their own guided tours to nearby archeological sites. Mid-range hotels present a good alternative for travelers with kids, providing free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and access to enclosed gardens or terraces with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
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