Welcome to Pisac to Urubamba
A visit to the community of Patabamba offers a fascinating participative demonstration of the weaving process, all the way from picking the plants to making dyes, to shearing sheep and setting up a loom – with explanations of the meanings of colors and patterns. There are also excellent trekking options. Campsites and homestays are available with advance notice. Prices vary wildly, depending on group size and transport needed. Both Journey Experience (www.thejoex.com) and Chaski Ventura (www.chaskiventura.com) offer visits.
In Huarán, country inn Greenhouse offers respite replete with dogs lounging on their pillows and hammocks in the lush garden. Large rooms are well-appointed and afford complete privacy. As green as its name, it features solar panels, composting and recycling, uses recycled river water for gardening and offers guests water refills. There's a healing room with massage, acupuncture and reiki offered. Family dinners (S70) gather guests around a common table. To get here, you can grab a bus between Pisac and Urubamba or grab a taxi (S15) from Urubamba.
Also in Huarán, adventure tour operator Munaycha comes highly recommended. Among other trips, it guides Lares treks, as well as more local options, and a variety of mountain bike trips. We have heard rave reviews about trek-bike combinations to Huaipo Lake near Chinchero.
Buses running between Pisac and Urubamba pass regularly.