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Urubamba valley –

the sacred valley of the Incas

The Urubamba valley between Pisac and Ollantaytambo – the sacred valley of the Incas – was highly valued by the Incas because of its geographical and climatic conditions. With the fertile soil that produces the Urubambatalbest corn kernels in Peru, it was the Inca Empire's main food supplier. Impressive buildings by Pisac, Qenko, Tambomachay, Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo still bear witness to the importance of the valley for the Incas. At the upper reaches the river is called Vilcanota, this name comes from the quechua word Wilcamayu and means «sacred river».

Geographical location

35 km northeast of Cusco.


Altitude

Pisac 2980 m, Calca 2929 m, Urubamba 2870 m, Ollantaytambo 2850 m.

UrubambatalAverage temperature

January: 14,5 °C, February: 14,4 °C, March: 14,5 °C, April: 14,3 °C, May: 13,4 °C, June: 12,3 °C, July: 12,2 °C, August: 13,2 °C, September: 14,0 °C, October: 15,4 °C, November: 15,3 °C, December: 14,6 °C.

 

Average high and low temperature

January: 21,2 °C / 7,8 °C, February: 20,9 °C / 7,9 °C, March: 21,2 °C / 7,8 °C, April: 21,9 °C / 6,8 °C, May: 21,6 °C / 5,2 °C, June: 21,2 °C / 3,5 °C, July: 21,0 °C / 3,5 °C, August: 22,2 °C / 4,2 °C, September: 21,8 °C / 6,3 °C, October: 23,3 °C / 7,6 °C, November: 22,8 °C / 7,9 °C, December: 21,4 °C / 7,9 °C.

 

Average rainfall

January: 101 mm, February: 98 mm, March: 77 mm, April: 36 mm, May: 10 mm, June: 3 mm, July: 7 mm, August: 7 mm, September: 14 mm, October: 32 mm, November: 55 mm, December: 87 mm.  

Source of statistical data: es.climate-data.org/.

Photo: ANDINA.



Travel programs:
Machu Picchu   PTW-CUS008

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Urubamba valley

4 days / 3 nights

Citytour in Cusco; Full Day Tour Urubamba Valley with Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo; by train to Machu Picchu.

     
Rundreise Erlebnis Peru   PTW-PER001

Experience Peru

12 days / 11 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Manu   PTW-PER002

Experience Peru + Cloud Forest of Manu

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Manu mountain forest, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Tambopata    PTW-PER003

Experience Peru + Tambopata Rainforest

16 days / 15 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Tambopata jungle, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Paracas und Nasca    PTW-PER004

Erlebnis Peru + Paracas and Nasca

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Nasca lines, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     
Peru in Kürze    PTW-PER005

Peru in a few days

7 days / 6 nights

Round trip: Lima, Pachacamac, Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.











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