Urubamba is called La Perla del Vilcanota, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 78 kilometers from Cusco and 4 kilometers from Yucay.
The traveler can access Urubamba from Cusco by private car, hiring a taxi or minivan.
The trip starts from Cusco, lasts about an hour and a half, and accesses two routes. By the north, via Chinchero at kilometer 28 to Urubamba at kilometer 57. Another option is to go in the Northeast via Pisac at kilometer 32 to Calca at kilometer 50 and then reach Urubamba.
Urubamba is of indescribable beauty, and to its landscape are added the two snowy, Chicón and Pumahuanca.
Although Urubamba has been one of the leading agricultural sites during the Inca empire, it is today a center for business investments that have built lodges, category hotels, country restaurants, spas, healing centers, and astronomical observatories.
Urubamba is the place par excellence in Peru for those who like organic food. The restaurants prepare their dishes with vegetables and fresh fruits recently harvested from the plantations and orchards they own in the Urubamba Valley.
Also, the traveler will find different options for adventure tourism: trekking, cycling, canoeing, horseback riding, paragliding, and balloon flights.