The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Urubamba

During my time in Peru, I was incredibly blessed to be able to visit Urubamba and stay in the town centre for 5 days. Urubamba is a small town in Peru, located near the Urubamba River under the snow-capped mountain Chicón. The advantages of its lower altitude and relative proximity to Machu Picchu make it popular with both high-end hotels and package tours. The nice countryside and great weather make it a convenient base from which to explore the extraordinary salt pans of Maras and the circular terraces of Moray. This post will explore a few activities that you could do in Urubamba and also a very nice resort located in the town centre. Read more

The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Maras & Moray

Maras is located 40 kilometers north of Cusco, in the Cusco Region of Peru. The town is well known for the salt mines, with thousands of above-ground salt pools, dating back to pre-Inca times. The salt mines are located four kilometers north of the town, towards Urubamba, down a canyon that descends to the Rio Vilcanota and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  Read more