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Impressive landscapes, picturesque villages, folk art and colorful handicrafts await you in the Province of Urubamba


7700 ft

Dry Season

66ºF – 70ºF

Rainy Season

67ºF – 40ºF

Known for its archaeological complexes and colonial villages, the beautiful Province of Urubamba is surrounded by green mountains and gullies.  Urubamba has one of the most pleasant climates in the Andes.

What to do in Urubamba?

Plaza de Armas (Main Square)
The plaza is surrounded by shops, restaurants, palm trees, pine trees and many other trees that provide an ideal atmosphere for a leisurely stroll.
Perolniyoc Waterfall
The waterfall is one of the main tourist attractions, accessible by a walk surrounded by beautiful landscapes; an ideal combo for the adventurous.
Inca Agricultural Terraces
These terraces are proof that the legacy of the Incas remains. You will clearly note the centuries-old farming knowledge on your walks.
Maras and Moray
The salt terraces at Maras and the circular terraces at Moray are part of the Maras-Moray tour. Bicycles and quad bikes can be rented to increase your experience.
Inkariy Museum
A private history museum located in the Sacred Valley. It is divided into different rooms that exhibits the history of the different pre-Inca cultures.
Pablo Seminario Pottery Workshop
Pablo Seminario and Marilú Behar work together in a pottery workshop where they share their styles with the public. You can breathe art in the air as soon as you enter.
Urubamba Market
The market offers a wide variety of products, including quinoa, squash, different meats, and other products not usually found elsewhere.
Valle Sagrado Brewery
Enjoy the pleasure of tasting classical, seasonal, aged and blends of high quality beer in the Sacred Valley.
Willkamayu Brewery
A tranquil atmosphere and the pleasant welcome by the brewery proprietors will make you feel at home, a perfect opportunity to enjoy this delicious craft beer.
Adventure Sports
In Urubamba you will be able to enjoy the highest bungee jumping in Latin America, canopy walks, rafting, tours on quad bikes or mountain bikes, and much more.
Horseback Riding
For horse lovers, there are long and short rides available, led by pleasant and attentive guides.

How to get to Urubamba?

To visit this must-see destination, you can arrive:

  • By road: Taxi from the city of Cusco (approximately 1 ½ hours). You can also rent bicycles.
Urubamba route

Urubamba Train Station

The Urubamba station is located within the grounds of Hotel Tambo del Inka. Please note: The Urubamba station is in a different location than the Ollantaytambo station.
  • Address: Av. Ferrocarril s/n, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 07:00 hs to 19:00 hs / Saturday, Sundays and Holidays: 07:00 hs to 19:00 hs.

 Note: only for January-April Hiram Bingham service boarding.
  • Address: Km. 75.8, Urubamba-Ollantaytambo Highway, Sacred Valley, Urubamba

Hotel in Urubamba

Río Sagrado Hotel

Rio Sagrado, A Belmond Hotel, Sacred Valley

This tranquil refuge, located on the Urubamba River, is an adventure for all the senses. You will find the ideal relaxation at this Belmond Hotel.

History and Culture of Urubamba


What is the best season to visit Urubamba?

Temperatures in the rainy season (October to April) vary between 50°F and 68°F. In the dry season (May to September) temperatures vary between 45°F to 65°F. In June and July, temperatures drop to 40°F.  However, there are also sunny days during the raining season. 

Can I get altitude sickness in Urubamba?

If you have already been in Cusco and your next stop is Urubamba, you are unlikely to suffer altitude sickness. However, you may feel dizzy or nauseous during the journey due to rough roads in certain sections. If this is your first visit, you may feel altitude sickness but the altitude in Urubamba is easily overcome by taking the journey slowly.

If I am a foreigner, what kind of power adaptor do I need for my trip to Peru?

Voltage in Peru is 220v. If voltage in your country is 110v, you will need an adaptor. The most common power outlets are Type A, Type B and Type C.

What is the currency and exchange rate used in Urubamba?
The currency in Urubamba is the Sol and the exchange rate, based on the dollar, varies daily. For information on the current exchange rate, click here.
Are all payment options accepted in the area?

For meals and shopping, it will depend on the establishment. The smallest local and family shops tend to only accept cash.

What should I wear during my visit to Urubamba?

Temperatures can drop to 40°F in the dry season. Remember to wear wool socks, gloves, a hat or cap and a coat in this season.

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