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

Get in

One hour and thirty minutues from Cusco airport.



Perfect place for starting a journey to the Southern Andes.

Pisac's sunday market is colorful but it has lately become rather touristy. (- please note that Pisac is another town than Urubamba, I duno if it was out of confusion that this fact was mentioned here. Wikipedia says Urubamba has an ordinary, non-touristy fruit and vegetables market that's good.)

Among other options are Ollantaytambo fortress, Chinchero as well as diverse adventure activities.


Textiles and articrafts


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.


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


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