Hostal Don Agucho
Travel Blogs from Nasca
... on wind conditions) we paused for a simple and delightful picnic of rolls, fish, and jam. Then, we practiced our skillz in a protected section before descending the entirety. I tried standing but definitely did not master it sufficiently to descend that way. Instead, I chose to slide down in a dignified fashion on my rear.
We trained a handful of times on our little sledding hill, hiking back up each time. Epic ...
Cusco to Nasca
We left Cusco a bit late, Colin had been working on the truck, he had been putting and taking out the gearbox, apparently this had to be done several times, for various reasons (one was the wrong type, one had different gears, and one was in worse shape than the one he had taken out) so he needed to have a kip as he had finished quite late
We were supposed to leave at 7;30, but this was ...
... the airport for reasons that were never explained, during which time we got weighed and found out that I'm only two kilos heavier than Wendy. After a safety briefing from our co-pilot Senor Gutierrez we were chocks away with three Italians and our disconcertingly obese pilot. It took him three goes to heave himself up into the cockpit, to the smirks of the co-pilot who muttered el cuerpo de pizza!
I couldn't make ...
... new friend with his Canadian patch covering up his Peruvian one, and off we went.
Arrived in Nasca, and set up shop at the hostel, where we expected to stay only two nights and then off to Cusco.
First full day in Nasca started with our tour operator being a no-show at 9am. So, after this, we went straight to the competitor to book flights for later in the morning. When we returned to the hostel around 10:30am, the tour operator had just called to ...
... excitement of taking off we soared over the Nasca plains in search of the figures, seeing the monkey, parrot, astronaut, hands etc. We can't say we weren't all very relieved to have landed after spending the day before reading all of the reasons not to do the flight and tipped the pilot for bringing us back alive! It was time to hit the pool again and work on the tan we'd all lost ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility