Quillabamba Things to Do
go to the cordillera the vilcabamba
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
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.Related to:
- National/State Park
- Family Travel
0 Hotels in Quillabamba
Mariachis at polleria
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.
One scenic yet scary road
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.
Quillabamba Local Customs
You should call them papa or mama
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.
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)
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