Urubamba

A River Town Among Andean Peaks

Urubamba Gateway in the fortification wall more» «less

Gateway in the fortification wall Gateway in the fortification wall In the verdant Sacred Valley of the Incas beneath the watchful eye of snow-capped peaks lies the friendly town of Urubamba. Endowed with good restaurants and tourist facilities, it's a great base for exploring the surrounding mountains with their spectacular scenery and Inca ruins. The town serves as a transportation hub, thanks to its location in the center of the valley, and is an hour's journey from Cuzco. The Urubamba River flows past it to the south.

Urubamba is the valley's largest town and it boasts a handsome main square, colonial church and sizable non-tourist weekend market. At the workshop of the famous ceramicist Pablo Seminario you can buy pre-Columbian-inspired pottery and if you happen to visit in the first week of June you'll see the town come alive during the El Señor de Torrechayoc festival. There are some Inca ruins nearby as well as the traditional village of Chichubamba where visitors can participate in agrotourism.

The mountains overlooking Urubamba hold some stunning Inca sites and reward hikers, bikers and horseback riders with magnificent views of the Chicón glacier. Heading south of the river you'll first come to the village of Maras, half an hour's walk from the Inca ruins at Moray. Moray consists of terraced sinkholes reminiscent of Greek amphitheaters that the Incas built as an agricultural laboratory. Further on there is an Inca salt mine called Salinas, where a salty spring was diverted to flow into thousands of shallow salt pools. The pools are white with salt deposits and form a dramatic contrast with the surrounding landscape.

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Huayna Capac s/n, Chichubamba, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
Located in the hamlet of Chichubamba at the outskirts of Urubamba, El Huerto Paraiso is a rural hotel set in Spanish colonial-style...
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Carretera Calca Km. 60.5, Huarán, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
The nearby rushing Urubamba river and majestic glacial peak of Pitusiray are just two of the reasons why the Qawana Boutique Lodge was...
from USD 59 per night
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Route Pisac-Ollantaytambo Km 60.2, Huaran, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 10.0
Nestled in a small farming community in the heart of the Sacred Valley, The Green House Bed & Breakfast is an exceptionally homey and...
from USD 64 per night
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Sector Pucará s/n, Yanahuara, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 8.0
In a scenic secluded corner of the Sacred Valley in between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, La Hacienda del Valle is a place where tourists...
from USD 95 per night
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Qerocancha s/n, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 10.0
Posada Las Casitas del Arco Iris is located in a tranquil countryside setting next to Urubamba, and features ecological grounds with a...
from USD 80 per night
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Prolongación Jirón Grau s/n, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.0
Wake up to sunlight streaming through your window at the Amaru Valle Hotel. Full of color and warmth, each guest room has a...
from USD 40 per night
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Carretera Pumahuanca s/n, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
In the midst of impressive archaeological ruins in the heart of the Sacred Valley, the Casa de Campo Urubamba hotel offers travelers...
from USD 40 per night
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Calle Arenales 105, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
The La Quinta Eco Hotel is an ecological paradise in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here, luxury has a social and environmental...
from USD 110 per night
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Calle Pacacalle s/n, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
Agusto's Hotel, located in the picturesque valley town of Urubamba, is a great location for exploring all the Sacred Valley has to...
from USD 78 per night
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Querocancha s/n, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
A group of cozy adobe cabins nestled among gardens and forest in the hills above Urubamba, the Las Chullpas Eco Lodge is a quiet lodge...
from USD 34 per night
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Calle Camino Real s/n, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
The Valley and Life Cottages resort offers elegant, fully furnished and equipped vacation rental cottages on the outskirts of Urubamba,...
from USD 90 per night
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Rumichaca s/n, Carretera Urubamba-Ollantaytambo Km. 72, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Idyllically located on a riverbank just west from the town of Urubamba, Mystical Adventures Hostel and Campsite offers accommodations in...
from USD 13 per night
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