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Urubamba Travel Guide

City of Urubamba

Urubamba is the name of a town as well as of a river and I have chosen it as the basis for this report not only because it gives its name to the river but it is where two roads from Cusco meet The Urubamba Valley is also known as “El Valle Sagrado de los Incas”, or the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

It is a laid back valley near Cusco with a very pleasant climate perfectly suited for farming. Ancient ruins, gentle mountain slopes and scattered farming towns define the valley. The same properties that make the valley attractive for today’s tourist were also the reason why the Inca chose this valley for their permanent settlements.

The valley also served as a gateway to the jungle and was easily defendable by Ollantaytambo to the northwest and Rumicolca to the southeast.

Many Travellers or tourists chose to visit the Sacred Valley as part of an organized day tour.


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