Exploring Urubamba with family

Our Cuzco adventure with kids couldn’t be complete without visiting Sacred Valley. On our visit, we stayed in Urubamba, the little gem of Sacred Valley.

Sacred Valley is fertile farmland on the heart of the Inca Empire located in Ollantaytambo and Urubamba Districts. It was Inca’s properties and Inca’s people settle up there because of their very important maze production.

We stayed in Urubamba for a day before taking our train to Machu Picchu.  This little town is less “touristy” than Ollantaytambo but still close by to the train station.

Our itinerary with kids in Urubamba:

a super cute hotel that inspires the boys to play with the little flutes that they got at Cuzco

We arrived in a small town in the evening. It was fascinating to me, the streets were so small for the cars that it made hard to manipulate to get in. The reason is that the size of the street reminded the same size since the Colonization. Our car was too big for them and it almost got stuck. Exciting!

Our little hotel was located on this little Urubamba streets
visiting Cusco - Urubamba
The little town surrounded by mountains

Next morning, after a good breakfast provided by the hotel, we have so much fun exploring Urubamba’s local market with the kids. During our visit to the market, they got to make new friends and played with local kids and dogs. At the market, boys found a toy store, and you know how boys are when they see a ball, right? They beg us for a ball and we got one with they played around until we left and donated it to the local kids.

I found good spices and local tea

At the market, we were able to find great tea and Maca. After a nice stroll back to the hotel we left to Ollantaytambo.  

I feel that visiting Urubamba was a real Andean’s experience for the kids, it was a  town very laid back. You don’t find a bunch of tourist walking around, just working on trading or selling agriculture products. We love this!

 

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