El Carmelo Hotel and Hacienda
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Carmelo Hotel and Hacienda Ica
Gorgeous hacienda with a great pool and a little zoo. Great food. Everything is very clean. Awesome sleep and hot shower. Little disappointed regarding the selection of wines, just red wines.
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... chocolate ice cream with nuts, and are almost as good as the Manifico ice creams in Bolivia). We have decided to leave Huachchina today and head to Lima. The plan is to spend one night in Lima if we have to, but we don't have any accommodation booked and don't know if we will be able to get from Lima to the jungle because of the long independence weekend. The four of us took two taxis to The Flores bus terminal in Ica and ended up at two different terminals. It turns out we were ...
... of free ice cream - win! The ATM in this tiny town wasn't working so were all running out of money but managed to scrape together enough to book our tour to Islas Ballestas for the next day, leaving us looking at the street food vans for a cheap-as-possible dinner! We went for dinner with a group of Israelis from our hostel who thought it was Shona's birthday and bought her an ...
... thing that people come to Huacachina for is the sandboarding and dune buggy tours that every hostel in Huacachina offers, as well as a lot of places in Ica. We had previously signed up for a tour for that same afternoon we arrived and we were pretty excited! The dune buggys that are used are huge! They bigger ones fit 12 to 14 people. They do have smaller ones that fit around 5 to 8 as well, but I'll delve into that later.
So this first tour we did was on ...
... headed for our last activity booked via Banana Adventure - vineyard tours.
We went to two tours and each consisted of a walk around the grounds before a tasting session. It was really interesting to learn about the history of the vineyards, the variety of wines and traditional Peruvian pisco and the many different components in the creation of both.
Once the tours were over and we had stumbled back to the hostel, it was time to catch the bus to Cusco. ...
Lima - Paracas - Huacachina - Nazca - Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Cusco - 5 to 11 May by Martin
There are several ways to get from Lima to Cusco. You can take a direct bus for 18 hours, you can fly or you can take a week and go the scenic way with Peru Hop. Ben chose to have some more time in Lima and took the direct bus while I opted to go for the Peru Hop option.
Peru hop is basically a travelling hostel, technically you can get off ...