Quillabamba Travel Guide

  • Police day at the plaza de armes of Quillabamba
    Police day at the plaza de armes of...
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  • My adopted son Fredy and me overlooking Quillabamb
    My adopted son Fredy and me overlooking...
    by JohnMJ
  • Looking towards the Sacred Valley on road to Quill
    Looking towards the Sacred Valley on...
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Quillabamba Things to Do

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    go to the cordillera the vilcabamba

    by gonzo747 Written Jan 10, 2006

    From Quillabamba you can go to the cordillera de vilcabamba. Many lesser known inca ruins over here and some hikes that makes the inca trail look like a walk in the park (haha)
    Check out the tips on the "cordillera de vilcabamba" page

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    by JohnMJ Written Nov 12, 2005

    Just a quick moto taxi trip from the plaza de amras is the Sambaray complex. It is a beautiful and large park where the whole town seems to go on Sundays. There are three swimming pools, volleyball court, soccer field, restaurants, gardens, and the location is so picturesque, along the rapids of the Urubamba River. Highly recommend an afternoon here.

    The Urubamab River from Sambaray Me and Fredy in Sambaray
    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Family Travel

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Quillabamba Nightlife

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    Mariachis at polleria

    by gonzo747 Written Jan 10, 2006

    We were wandering around the plaza de armas when we heard music. It came for a polleria, two mariachis were playing there. Had some beers and a good time.


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Quillabamba Transportation

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    One scenic yet scary road

    by gonzo747 Updated Jan 12, 2006

    You can reach Quillabamba from Cusco or Ollantaytambo. We took a company called Ampay.
    The road from Ollantaytambo to Quillabamba is very beautiful.
    We went there in the rainy season and at one moment it got a bit scary. A waterfall blocked the road. The driver got out. We all looked at the road. I was thinking "there is no way that we gonna drive through that", but 10 seconds later the driver said a little prayer and told us to get in the bus and went for it.
    I was nervous but afterwards it was a great experience.

    One more thing: If you're leaving from Ollantaytambo it's good to make a reservation. The bus gets quite packed.

    We have to drive through that???? beautifull views from the road say your prayers!!!!!!

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Quillabamba Local Customs

  • You should call them papa or mama

    by lookingforwardto Written Apr 29, 2007

    People from quillabamba and the southern andes usually treat other people with some expressions like "papá" or "mamá" and in some cases "papi" or "mami" (daddy or mom). It is a lovely way to interact with them, Thi practice is common when you are thanking for something.

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    police day

    by gonzo747 Written Jan 10, 2006

    When we were in Quillabamba it was police day (it was somewhere in the beginning of december)
    The plaza the armas was packed with many people (most of em marching)

    dia de la policia even the kids marched

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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