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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... and at top speed was extremely scary.
We suffered a few injuries caused by diving off at high speed to avoid ploughing into others and numerous burns from the faster runs. But nothing too serious. The rest of our time we spent by the palm tree ringed lagon partying with other travelers at our favourite bar - Huaca****ingchina!
Next on the itinery was Cusco for our pre booked Inca Trail ...
Our Cruz del Sur bus was one of the TourPeru versions meaning it's standard seats (no extra reclining of legroom) but as the journey to Ica was only 4 hour 20 minute this wasn't an issue and it was comfortable enough. We watched (struggled to hear) 2 movies (gravity & common) in English with Spanish subtitles. This was broken up by one if the dodgiest sandwiches I have ever tasted for lunch - 2 tiers of cheese then a purple substance. ...
... tickets for our next journey on Sunday. We then took the offer of a taxi to Huacachina although once outside, the car was not a taxi. We took the gamble that we weren't going to be mugged or robbed and the guy turned out out to be quite helpful with knowledge on things we should do while we are here.
The taxi headed out of the city and into the desert towards the little oasis village of Huacachina. After about 15 minutes we very abruptly took a left ...
... booking system online and managed to get us seats in the downstairs area with airline style seats. It was all rather hassle free and just what was required after a night in the police station in Lima.
I had been advised against staying in Huacachina, (“its just become loud and dirty”) the desert oasis where I had stayed in 2009 and had been recommended to stay in Ica itself in a new area next to the sand dunes and close to the ...
A boat trip to Islas Ballestas and Rico & Holly was too sick to go so they stayed in bed. When I returned, I mention that they haven't missed out anything exciting as there were only seals, birds and some penguin. I helped to pack for Rico and Holly and we jumped onto the Bus and headed to Huacachina, Oasis of Ica. Thankfully it isn't too far for Rico and Holly. There is downside of this tour bus ...