Urubamba Travel Guide

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Urubamba Things to Do

  • Whitewater rafting

    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...

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  • Agrotourism

    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...

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  • 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...

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Urubamba Restaurants

  • Oreo Shake!

    Just a couple of blocks from our hotel, this friendly place is greatI had a quinoa stir fry which was awesome and a divine Oreo milkshake for desert!Bill for two of us was 58 soles (£14)A great find

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  • Local with Asian and Mediterranean...

    El Huacatay is located a few blocks from the main square, in a narrow dusty side street where absolutely nothing happens... But don’t get fooled, it is a great place! There are tables outside in a small cosy garden, but we had a late lunch at the restaurant and sat inside because of the hot afternoon sun... The dining room only has a few tables and...

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  • Fill up on chicken

    Wallpa Wasi is an all-you-can-eat restaurant that serves rotissery chicken, salad and French fries. Their salads are safe to eat. It is a large restaurant with a rustic interior. They do have a bar.They are open Tuesday to Sunday; closed on Mondays

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Urubamba Shopping

  • Pottery with history

    Pablo Seminario , a well-known ceramic artist, makes modern pottery in pre-Inca styles. The designs have been carefully researched. He has lectured at the Smithsonian, and some of his pieces are in the Chicago Natural History Museum. Items are for sale at his home studio. Almost anything made from ceramics. He makes everything from dinnerware to...

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  • Ceramics in Sacred Valley

    Seminario Ceramics is a great place to stock up on new ceramics and artwork from Cusco. The store in Urubamba has a much wider selection than the store in Cusco. You can even select what you like and have them ship it up to the Cusco store so it doesn't break on your trips around the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

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Urubamba Local Customs

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    While in the Sacred Valley, I saw many thatched roofs topped with ceramic ornaments known as Torito de Pucará which are two bulls with a cross between them. These are placed on the roofs of dwellings, buildings and sometimes even churches to bring good luck, fertility (of crops and livestock) and prosperity. The Torito de Pucará, in its simplest form just two bulls and a cross, can be quite elaborate with scenes created with snipped and painted tin.
    I saw Torito de Pucará ornaments in elaborately and colorfully painted versions in gift shops and souvenir stores.

    The town of Pucará, as you might already have surmised, is the center of production of these bull roof decorations and is interesting in its own right. Situated off the main highway running between Puno and Cuzco, town of Pucará is found northwest of the shores of Lake Titicaca sitting at the breathtaking elevation of about almost 13,000 feet. With only between 1500-2000 inhabitants, it is also famous for the archaeological site of Pukara as well as its vibrant modern pottery-making tradition. The Pukara Archaeological Project (www.pukara.org) estimates that 80% of Pucareños are potters with the side occupations of growing high elevation crops and raising of livestock. A day trip to Pucará might find you visiting pottery workshops as an attraction in Pucará or visiting the Pukara Lithic Museum

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Urubamba Sports & Outdoors

  • Raft the Urubamba

    The Urubamba River is a main tributary of the Amazon. Not all of the river is navigable, but the only rapids on this stretch were Class I, which is easy. After a quick lesson from Carlos, we all paddled. It's a very scenic trip through the canyon. The canyon walls are 1300 ft. above the river. We passed a lot of Inca terraces along the way, and...

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  • Walk to Moray and Salinas

    From Urubamba we decided to do a walk to Moray and Salinas (see things to do tips).First we took a taxi to the road to Maras (you can also ask to drive all the way to Maras (if you're a sissy haha) Then walk to Maras, from the plaza the armas there are indicators to Moray. You can take two ways. Or you walk on the road(longest and a bit boring) or...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    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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