Our trip is about to happen, we leave on the 4th of Dec for a month in Peru! I'm still wondering about where we should stay in the Sacred Valley. We plan to be there for four nights prior to MP (with our two boys 9 & 12). I currently have a reservation at the Sonesta in Yucay. (I looked at Kuychi Rumi but it's quite a bit more expensive so chose not to stay there). I've also looked at Ollantaytambo but it seems so much further from all the other towns.
The questions are: what is the town of Yucay like? Are there restaurants, shops and people, or is it just a suburb, so to speak, of Urubamba. Will it be a good base for us to visit all of the Sacred Valley sites? Will we have to use taxi's to get anywhere or is there good bus service that isn't too expensive to see all the surrounding towns and sites?
I need a little perspective on this. Thanks for helping me out with this last piece of the puzzle.