Town & Country
Inkaterra’s Urubamba Villas, Peru
By Sarah Doyle
An exquisite sojourn exists deep in the heart of Urubamba, an ancient village in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas. Surrounded by the sheer cliffs of the Andean mountains, fragrant lavender buds, and a patchwork quilt of agricultural countryside, Inkaterra's Urubamba Villas offer contemporary accommodations that seamlessly preserve the vibrant flavor of Peru’s culture.
Operated by eco-travel pioneer Inkaterra—best known for its multi award-winning boutique hotel at Machu Picchu—each of the four adobe-style villas is adorned with expansive, wood-beam ceilings; intricately-woven textiles; and local handicrafts; and comes equipped with a maid and personal chef who specializes in the local cuisine. For breakfast, golden quinoa pancakes with passion fruit syrup are often the meal of choice; in the evenings, savory alpaca, cuy (guinea pig), or a rich, quinoa risotto may be on the menu.
For those wishing to venture beyond the villa gates, a private bilingual guide can be arranged to lead you through the traditional, Quechua-speaking region, where an ancient marketplace, the archaeological ruins of Pisac, and Ollantaytambo—the gateway to Machu Picchu—are only minutes away.