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Urubamba

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Urubamba

Urubamba is a small town in Peru within the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Get in[edit]

One hour and thirty minutues from Cusco airport.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • [dead link]Chichubamba. The community of Chichubamba offers a unique glimpse into the traditional ways of Andean life that have been carried on since before the Incan Empire. The agrotour in Chichubamba is a collaborative effort between the people of Chichubamba and ProPeru, a local NGO. Together, we have created a project that supports sustainable social and economic development in Chichubamba. ProPeru initiated the idea of the tour, and has worked extensively with community members in the planning and execution of it. We hope you find your experiences in Chichubamba unique and informative!
  • 1 Plaza de Armas, Jirón Palacio and Jirón Grau. Centrally located plaza.

Do[edit]

Perfect place for starting a journey to the Southern Andes.

Urubamba has an ordinary, non-touristy fruit and vegetable market that's good.

Buy[edit]

Textiles and articrafts

Eat[edit]

Anywhere! The restaurants around town cater to locals, and are often menu places, meaning they have a set option, arroz con pollo or lomo saltado usually with sopa as a starter, all for a reduced rate usually 3-5 soles. If you are craving American style fair, try The Muse, right off the main plaza. Try their camote chips, superburger, and brownie with icecream.

  • El Huacatay, 620 Girón Arica, +51-84-201-790. You'll feel like you're a guest in the owner's home. entrées, $8–$11.

Drink[edit]

At the project Niños del Arco Iris, is a possibility to stay and sleep in the casa´s that are there for people who are interested in the project.

Niños del Arco Iris is a project, founded bij a Dutch woman that gave up everything in Holland to look after the poorest children in Urubamba and surroundings. She has 17 children living with her and another 120 children that come to the project for food, a shower and education.

ALso 80 young adults get education every day. There´s also a docter and a dentist where the poorest people in the valley can go to.

for more information http://www.kuychi.org of ninosdelarcoiris@kuychi.org

Sleep[edit]

  • Aranwa Sacred Valley (A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts), Antigua Hacienda Yaravilca, +51 1 842 050. The hotel is located in an 18th century hacienda and features an onsite art gallery. Included on the 2010 Conde Nast Hot List for exceptional hotel, service, and spa. US$175 - $350.
  • 1 Las Chullpas Eco Lodge (Peaceful stay in the sacred valley), Querocancha S/N, Urubamba (http://www.chullpas.pe/location/), +51 84 201568. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 11:00. Great place to enjoy in quietness all the great surroundings in the Sacred Valley US$40 - US$80.

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