An agricultural experiment of the incas
From Urubamba you can take a taxi (all the way or to maras and then walk (see sport tip)) to Moray. This is a very strange place. The incas have build it for agricultural experiments. There are different temperatures on the different levels.
This is defenately one not to miss. It's very different from the other incaruins.
Entrance fee was 10 soles/$3 if i'm not mistaking.
Close to Urubamba there is a place called Salinas. This is a place where people gather salt. It's a very strange yet beautifull place. There is an entry fee (I think it was 10 soles/$3)
You can get there by taxi or walk (check my sports tip out for directions (more or less))
In Urubamba make sure to check out the agrotourism project in nearby Chichubamba. The project is a cooperation between the residents of Chichubamba and the NGO ProPeru to help improve the economic state of the community. The project allows visitors to take part in small interactive demonstrations that demonstrate hw resident of the Andes live today, and how they lived many hundred years ago. The members giving the demonstrations were extremely knowlegable, friendly and incredably eager to show me their work. Plus as a bonus at some stations you get free samples. It is a nice change to learn about the actual people of Peru, rather than just those that live 500 years ago whose culture we know little about.
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The office for this place is located in Cusco at the Plaza de Armas. From there on the day you are scheduled for your adventure you will take a tour bus to Urubamba which is about one hour away.
At the camp you will get your gear (wet suit, helmet, ores, everything) and you will be taken to the part of the river where you will begin your adventure.
After the rafting which is for a couple of hours you will come back to camp, change, shower if you'd like or enjoy the sauna. Then you will be given tea or coffee while you await a wonderful lunch. They said it was going to be a box lunch but it was more of a barbque. We had hot soup, grilled chicken with fries and salad. It was very good and filling. Then they took us back via bus to Cusco.
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