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TravelPod Member ReviewsEcopackers Cusco
Lovely hostel in an old building, with this inner court and arcades to shelter from the rain. great bar and restaurant, very comfortable beds, regularly a musical night. Great place! Yes I missed one little thing: showers were well warm, except if you had a bad timing: they could be almost cold!
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Thankfully my bag DID arrive the following morning, and we were able to board our 22 hour bus to Cusco late that afternoon. We were extremely surprised and delighted at the luxury of the Cruz del Sur bus, which featured big comfy reclineable chairs and even touch screens on the bag of the chair in front, so we were able to watch movies to pass time …
My first days here, take it calm and easy, we are at 3500 m and clearly I have to get used to the altitude. But i am not the only one, we all do.
The hostel offers free hot water and coca leaves all day, so, like everybody else, I drink my coca tea. I am doing good. Some people wake up at night short of breath, I just wake up with my …
... of starters and coca tea! The next morning, I was still feeling bad - so I stayed in bed and tried to sleep it off. In the afternoon we strolled around town, visited the cathedral. In the evening we went to the briefing for our 6 day trek. We met our guides and the 9 other people on the trek. 7 Americans & 2 Canadians. All the talk was of altitude and the weather. With a 7am pick up, it was another light meal & an early ...
... we have been on!).
So how was it? One day one we kicked off with a fantastic buffet breakfast and were each provided with matching tour group T-shirts (nice touch!). We then drove 3-4 hours through the beautiful Sacred Valley and continued uphill to a 4400m elevation high-pass. It actually began snowing as we shivered our way through our 'bike briefing', slapping on Terminator-type body armours, gloves, shoulder and knee pads and darth-vader type helmets. With ...