URUBAMBA

Urubamba was created by government decree on June 21st, 1825. Since November 1839 it has been called "Benemérita Ciudad de Urubamba" when the Marshal Don Agustín Gamarra from Cusco, was the president of Peru. In 1962, it was labeled the "Archaeological Province of Peru" in recognition of its great architectural complexes found in the region such as Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras, Andenes de Yucay, Chicon, Pumahuanca, Huayllabamba, Urquillos and Machu Picchu.
Urubamba is located northwest of the city of Cuzco, and is bisected by the River Vilcanota, that flows through this area. It takes its name from the Urubamba River. Urubamba is currently enjoying significant commercial activity due to its strategic position in the Cusco region. Local and foreign investors have been investing in tourism and new construction, thus bringing prosperity and development to this beautiful city.
The Urubamba Valley is one of the most fertile in the country. Farmers produce the best corn crop in the world and abundant fruit trees produce peaches, cherries, quince and strawberries.

RECOMMENDED TOURS IN URUBAMBA

SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Home to many Inca archaeological sites. The hills around the Valley are covered with ancient agricultural terraces, while the Valley itself is dotted with colonial villages where the people of the Andes live traditional lives, based on agriculture, and continue to wear traditional dress. Visit the village of Pisaq, with its colorful local market, and the impressive Ollantaytambo town, which is the last remaining example of an Inca settlement in Peru.

  • Duration 
  • Full day
  • Activity Type 
  • Culture and archaeology
  • Transport 
  • Bus
  • Level 
  • Easy

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OLLANTAYTAMBO AND THE CACHIQATA ROCK QUARRY
The rock quarry of Cachicata, will give you the chance to get impressive views of Ollantaytambo archaeological site, the pyramid sundial (Pakaritampu), Veronica snow capped mountain, and the fertile valley itself.

  • Duration 
  • Full day
  • High Light 
  • Soft Adventure
  • Total distance  
  • 9 km / 6 miles
  • Highest Point
  • 3050 m / 1065 ft
  • Level  
  • Moderate 

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PISAQ RUINS AND PISAQ MARKET TOUR
Is one of the most important of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and is constructed in the highest part of a mountain and includes hundreds of agricultural terraces, temples, living areas, and store houses; all of which were constructed with both fine and coarse architecture. The main square in the actual town is alive with craft sellers, to buy reasonably priced articles.

  • Duration  
  • Half day or full day
  • Activity Type 
  • Soft adventure
  • Transport  
  • Bus
  • Level  
  • Moderate

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CHINCHERO + MARAS AND MORAY
Beautiful town to learn about weaving techniques in the highland region and to witness series of circular terraces in Moray, all built as concentric rings to be used for agricultural research making crop experiments. The salt mines consist of over 4,000 small water pans, built on a mountain slope and filled with salt water that flows from a nearby saltwater spring.

  • Duration   
  • Full day
  • Activity Type  
  • Culture
  • Transport  
  • Bus
  • Level   
  • Easy

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LARES VALLEY 2D HIKE
Recommended for those who want to experience a little touch camping in high elevation, and walk over the mountains in the Peruvian Andes.

  • Duration
  • 2 days
  • Level   
  • Moderate to strenuous 
  • High Light    
  • Nature
  • Total distance    
  • 22 km / 14 miles
  • Highest Point  
  • 4670 m / 15410 ft

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