Between Ollantaytambo and urubamba, before Visiting Machu Picchu

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    Ollantaytambo and Urubamba

    Ollantaytambo (2,792 masl) and Urubamba (2,871 masl) are two of the most important towns in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco, Peru. Both districts are home to important tourist attractions such as the Ollantaytambo fortress or the Church of Santiago Apóstol de Urubamba. Also, because these sites are a must before visiting the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, many people choose to stay there instead of the city of Cuzco. Which of the two to choose? Both places are highly recommended. Learn a little more about them and make the best decision on your trip to the Inca Citadel.

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    Temperature in Tambomachay

    Being so close to the city of Cusco, its climate is similar, having two marked seasons during the year. The rainy season lasts from October to March, with temperatures between 4 ° and 22 ° C, during this season Tambomachay and its surroundings are dressed in an intense green accompanied by the flora typical of the high Andean landscape. The dry season and its icy frosts generate cold mornings and sunrises with temperatures below zero degrees, the days are mostly clear with a radiant sun and temperatures of 23 ° at noon; during this time the landscape takes on the typical pale yellow tone typical of the Andean winter.

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    Flora in Tambomachay

    Tambomachay represents a great biodiversity of the mountains of the same meaning because the last remnants of native forests of Chachacomos and Wayruro Cusco are located in its territory, the Andean lily or michimichi, the ñucchu, the kantus, the llaulli, parat´ stand out among the native flora. ika, the lloque, waranhuay.

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    Fauna in Tambomachay

    As part of the Andean Biodiversity, it represents a variety of native fauna: the Guallatas, the Killichu or Andean Kestrel, the gulls or quellwa, the hummingbird or q’ente, the chaiñas or hummingbirds, llamas and alpacas.

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