Arco Iris Del Puente Lodge
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Monday 2nd March
We wake up at 4 am and by 4.30 am we are at the hotel reception. You are not allowed to take big bags into Machu Picchu, so we have to leave one of our bags in the hotel. But the receptionist is nowhere to be seen although there is a sign saying that reception opens from 4.30 am. Slightly unhappy about leaving our bag in a unsecured hotel lobby with the front door wide open, we do so as we don’t have another option. Carlos left us ...
... climbing. And kept climbing. And climbing and climbing. There were a few small farms growing some potatoes, but mostly it was llamas and alpacas. We met quite a lot of people going into Lares for the day. Today (Sunday) is the big day for Carnaval so they were all heading in for the celebrations and dance competition. Also it's market day in lares so it's a win win! The llamas are clearly my favourite. I just think they're so cute and their expressions have such attitude it ...
... as every I hoped it could be, it is one of those spine tingling moments this is a very special place.
the cloud is very low clinging to the surrounding hills so the views are often obscured but this does not deter us from walking to the Inca bridge ...
... we made it to our lunch site on the mountain face overlooking Aguas Calientes city, a couple of Inca terraces and the original trail Hiram Bingham took when he discovered Machu Picchu (This trail is no longer used because porters were being bit by snakes). While we waited for the others in our group, Bre and I had a small siesta on a mountain ledge. At this point, I definitely knew something was off as I was feeling really tired (but hey we had just hiked for 2.5 days at ...
... gourmet delight we continued on our way to the ruins. These ruins were also very impressive. At the top lies the Inca citadel high above the village on a triangular plateau with deep gorges on either side. The most impressive feature is the agricultural terracing which sweeps around the mountain in huge curves. Also of interest was one of the gorges which you could look across ...