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Urubamba

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Urubamba is a small town in Peru within the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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One hour and thirty minutes from Cusco airport by road.

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  • Chichubamba, [1]. The community of Chichubamba offers a unique glimpse into the traditional ways of Andean life that have been carried on since before the Incan Empire. The agrotour in Chichubamba is a collaborative effort between the people of Chichubamba and ProPeru, a local NGO. Together, we have created a project that supports sustainable social and economic development in Chichubamba. ProPeru initiated the idea of the tour, and has worked extensively with community members in the planning and execution of it. We hope you find your experiences in Chichubamba unique and informative!

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- Media Luna Tourism Circuit: A few minutes from Urubamba bus terminal, the Media Luna tourism circuit consists of a variety of workshops designed to provide insight into local values and customs. Each workshop is lead by a member of the Association of Media Luna and you will get to meet a medicinal plant expert, a guinea pigs farm, a weaving and natural dye artist, a 'chichera' and hike to local ruins called 'Las Challpas'. For more information : [2]

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Textiles and articrafts

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Anywhere! The restaurants around town cater to locals, and are often menu places, meaning they have a set option, arroz con pollo or lomo saltado usually with sopa as a starter, all for a reduced rate usually 3-5 soles.

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At the project Niños del Arco Iris, is a possibility to stay and sleep in the casa´s that are there for people who are interested in the project.

Niños del Arco Iris is a project, founded by a Dutch woman that gave up everything in Holland to look after the poorest children in Urubamba and surroundings. She has 17 children living with her and another 120 children that come to the project for food, a shower and education.

Also 80 young adults get education every day. There´s also a doctor and a dentist where the poorest people in the valley can go to.

for more information http://www.kuychi.org of ninosdelarcoiris@kuychi.org

Tequila club and Manhattan are the two most popular spots for drinking.

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  • Aranwa Sacred Valley (A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts), Antigua Hacienda Yaravilca, +51 1 842 050, [3]. The hotel is located in an 18th century hacienda and features an onsite art gallery. Included on the 2010 Conde Nast Hot List for exceptional hotel, service, and spa. US$175 - $350.  edit

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