Tambo del Inka - Urubamba, Peru
The Tambo del Inka - one of the luxury collection properties in Peru is located in a small town called Urubamba - it’s between Cusco and Machu Picchu. When you see Urubamba you can’t even imagine that there could be a five star hotel. The first time I habe passed the city in my way to Aguas Calientes the village next to Machu Picchu from where I visited the old inka ruin. On my way back to Cusco I had the chance to stay in this wonderful hotel. The hotel was just at the main road hidden behind a big wall and an impressive entrance. When you walk in to the property you will find your self in a relaxing area with green places and a fountain.
They already expected me so it was a very warm welcome and after a short refreshment they brought me to my wonderful room. The room was a big deluxe bedroom, the vast bed- and living room area was facing a big glass window overlooking the beautiful green scenery of the resort and the Andean mountains. At the right hand side of the entrance was a huge walk in wardrobe. Right next to the wardrobe was the heavenly king size bed. The living room part was separated in a comfortable seating area right next to the window and a bis desk. In front of the seating area was the spacious bathroom with a double vanity desk an separated toilet and an big open shower with bathtub with an amazing view into the green.
After my exhausting day at Machu Picchu I decided to spend the afternoon at the pool. The pool area was separated into inside and outside and the pool was floating so you could swim outside and enjoy the view to the Andes. To get to the sauna and whirlpool area you have to pass the locker and changing room and the big fitness room. The room is quite small but very cosy with a whirlpool in each corner of the room and a sauna. There was a second small pool area with different small pools and jacuzzis wich were usable if you book a private treatment.
After an heavenly night in this amazing bed I walked down to the delicious breakfast, which was an amazingly huge buffet with an area for typical Peruvian food, which is really worth to try. It’s more like a hearty food with potatoes and the big Peruvian corn. And typical South America fresh exotic fruits they had an area with just gluten free products with a fresh honeycomb, which I really love, and right next to them was the detox area so they really care about healthy and fresh nutrition. And of course for the perfect vacation breakfast eggs Benedict and a fresh cappuccino couldn’t miss. A special thank you to the amazing service, all of them were very kind and attentive and they always address you with your name. A small gesture which makes a big difference for the guest. You feel just to be something special.
I wanted to spend my day with sightseeing so I decided to book a tour by one of the drivers in the city. The tour took around three hours and takes you all around the area of Urubamba. We started to go through the city of moray and to the Inca place in the same name. This place was for them very important, there they did research in planting crops with different soils. Further we went to a place called salinas, a place where they gain salt. They redirect the water of the highly salty spring into different pools and let it try to get the very famous Anden salt.