Hostal El Santuario

Road Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by amdouet


... new members were going to miss sunrise. Turned out we had plenty of time to find a nice viewing spot and for Freddy to give us a brief history of the area. He finished just as the sun was starting to peek over the mountaintop. Then we quietly watched the sun slowly rise and bathe the mountain side we were on with the day's light. Many pictures were taken. We were happy that we had the new arrivals after all. We all would have chosen to skip sunrise ...

The hike to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by lucieinsa


... us with a guide - Edgar, who was ace - two porters to lead the horses carrying our main packs, and two chefs (these guys were superb - 3 course meal every mealtime!).

'Training' aka stupidly steep trek up a hill and back to see an amazingly clear blue lake at the base of the mountain. Lunch, then on to the campsite - another 2.5 hour hike away. Altitude at this point is around 4000m, the campsite is at 4,400m. Lee starts suffering with a debilitating ...

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by leanneworth

Our next trip was to the main attraction... Machu Picchu. The journey to get there is a little hard in itself as you need to get the bus to Ollyantaytambo, pay for the train to Aguas Cliantes and then another bus to Machu Picchu- all expensive but all necessary! We went the night before to try and avoid the crowds and stayed in Aguas Caliantes which was a small town catering around all the tourists. At 5.30am, the queue was ...

Sexy Llamas & The Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde


... guys make 20kg weight look effortless. David tried one on for size once for a laugh, but struggled a few steps. Although this was all a bit of a jolly, there are cheaper companies who do not have porter luggage weight restrictions. It's really sad to see and these are proud men who would rather not accept a tourist's offer of water, food or a helping hand. Except one I met. It was nearing the end of day two, the toughest and longest day. I'd been speeding down the ...

Salkantay trek - 4 days on the way to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by reframed.abroad


... people and was abandoned when the Spaniards arrived in Peru, who never found it. No one really knows what the city actually was to the Inca empire but there are many theories.
While all the credit of discovering Machu Picchu goes to the American Hirma Bingham who got there in 1911, the German Augusto Berns discovered in the 1860s already but didn't capitalize on it.
However, it was a fantastic experience to stroll through the ...

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This hotel, located on Road Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, is near Temple of Ollantaytambo, Gate of the Sun (Intipuncu), Intihuatana Stone, and Moon Temple.
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