Conference Venue

IWARA2018 will take place in the Tawachaki Cafe and Restaurant, located in Plaza Araccama in front of the Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru, approximately 72 km (45 mi) by road at northwest of the city of Cusco, at an altitude of 2,792 m (9,160 ft) above sea level in the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, in the Cusco region. The event will be held in the main hall of the cafe-restaurant Tawachaki, in the highest part of the city, in front of the Fortress of Ollantaytambo. The cafe-restaurant Tawachaki is very pleasant, with an internal courtyard neighbor to a small building from the Spanish colonial era and will be closed to the public during the event. Access to the site can be done on foot or by means of moto-taxis, a peculiar type of local transportation. The drivers of the motorcycle taxis know the place well: just say the name "Tawachaki". Access to the Fortress requires a tourist ticket. Tourist tickets must be purchased in advance. There are two types of touristic ticket packages - BTG = General Tourist Ticket, which includes Moray and 13 more archeological sites to visit within the region for a period of one week at a cost of $47.00 USD per person; BTP = Partial Tourist Ticket that has a cost of $24.00 USD per person that includes Moray and more 4 archaeological sites and is valid for 2 days.


During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of the Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region and built the town and a ceremonial center. At the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru it served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance. Ollantaytambo has a train station to Machu Picchu village, at 94.40 km from this location.