Hatun Wasi Urubamba
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Although the reason for our stay in the Sacred Valley was to help us adjust to the high altitudes there were many interesting things to see and do. After overnight lows in the upper 30s, we began our day with a raft trip along the Urubamba River. With water and air temperatures both in the 50s, I wasn't looking forward to getting wet, but had to …
As soon as we stepped outside the Cusco Airport, the small town charm was unmistakable, no high rises, no speeding cars, no smug. We were in colonial Cusco and en route to our first stop: a quick demostration of how to tell fake alpaca clothing from real alpaca.
Our final desitnation was the Urubamba and we did a couple stops in the way …
We reached Ollantaytambo via rafting. Yes, we are crazy enought that we decided to wake up at 7AM in a very cold Peruvian day to take a raft down the Urubamba river towards Ollantaytambo.
After our hour adventure in a level 2 river, the sun had come up and temperature had risen soem 10 degs but because of we getting wet, I was still …
... photo but get waved away. Not a problem, I smile and walk on. I wonder how I would feel if a tourist aimed a camera at me on a Sunday afternoon back in Sydney.
It is now I realize I have made a dumb mistake, as I attempt to take a picture of the statue in the middle of the square I get "card full" message. I have left spare card back at the hotel. Karen goes back to the car and gets her trusty pocket camera out and saves the day. To be honest she takes some better ...
... We checked into our hotel for a lovely hot shower and a change of clothes. Of course I didn't bring another pair of pants, so Narelle went to the hotel shop & bought me some hiking pants (with the zip-off legs). I certainly looked the part & now blended in with the majority of tourists in the town. We celebrated the occasion with a couple of bottles of wine (Chonco y Toro Diablo Cellar, Cab Sav), dinner in the hotel and an early ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Great rustic- villa feeling hotel with very accomodating staff.
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