Sacred Valley of the Incas: Urubamba
Old Inca town, located at the foot of the majestic Chicón
Another old Inca town, located in the fertile sacred valley, formerly an important agricultural production place of the Inca, and today a place with a beautiful countryside, with many fruit pantations.
Urubamba is situated in the skirts of the majestic snowy mountain Chicón, with an easy ascent to achieve.
Urubamba is also called the "Archaeological Capital of Peru", because of the many Inca archaeological locations that exist in the area; also called "The pearl of the Vilcanota river", for the incomparable landscapes that surround it, natural scenarios of an indescribable beauty. Indigenous communities of marked ancestral customs still exist here.
Urubamba is also ideal scenery for the practice of numerous adventure sports, as canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and horse rides. From Urubamba, good penetration routes exist to undertake adventures in the rain forest areas of Cusco.
The town is located at 72 km (45 miles) from Cusco, via Písac, and at 58 km (36 miles) by Chinchero; it is situated at 2,871 meters above sea level (9,419 feet)