October 22, 2011

Urubamba Villas in the Sacred Valley, Peru

If you are going to Machu Picchu, I highly recommend taking a couple of days away from the well-worn tourist track to spend in the Sacred Valley, just one hour outside of Cusco. It's an enchanting rural valley of villages, markets, and exquisite ruins. There are a few resort-type places to stay, but if you prefer your luxury with some home-spun character, consider staying at Urubamba Villas.

Urubamba Villas is a small community of seven villas set back about a mile from the road. It's private, secure, and the gardens are gorgeous. Our villa, Villa Tere,  was so chic yet rustic and crafty-charming. It had a living room, kitchen, small and loft bedrooms with baths, and a beautiful master suite. Plus a garden with a view of the Andes (!) and hammock. Sigh...

We played a lot of scrabble by this fire:

We discovered that the villas are actually privately owned vacation homes. The charming boutique travel agency we used Kuoda Travel, booked Villas Urubamba. Here's something we didn't realize: our stay included a housekeeper who cooked us delicious breakfasts and dinners everyday!

The Sacred Valley:

Link to Urubamba Villas

Link to Kuoda Travel

1 comment:

  1. The Incas called this the Sacred Valley because it was there that they developed a rich agricultural society, and built fortresses and different complexes, like Pisac and Ollantaytambo, each place with thousands of stories to tell. Adventures in the Sacred Valley

    From Ollantaytambo you can take the train to go to Aguas Calientes to spend the night there and visit Machu Picchu. We would be pleased to help you with any of these arrangements.