Hotel Agusto's Urubamba
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... br> The entire city built around 1450, had been hidden in the mountains for hundreds of years after the Incas abandoned it due to the Spanish conquest. It really was set right in the cliffs hidden away from everywhere. A sheer drop into the jungle one side and the other a raging river deep down below.
We walked around the ruins that are slowly being restored and admired the architecture. None built with cement, all the bricks slotted ...
... you wanted and we even had proper plates, knifes and forks. It was a really good set up considering that the porters were carrying this all throughout the trek. Afterwards Steve and Lee had a game of football with a few of the local boys which lived in the huts next to where we had stopped. After lunch we continued the walk, it was all fairly easy so far and we passed a few smaller ruins on the way, one called Llaqtapata just after the 5km point. We eventually arrived at our ...
... these archways were used for… We reached the Inca Bridge to find that it was more so about the ease with which ‘the bridge’ could be removed that was significant about the site. It was three wooden logs laid between a significant gap in the pathway and was well and truly blocked off to prevent any silly tourists like us from wanting to crawl across it like Bingham had. Instead Josh was content to look like an explorer on one of the nearby rocks which jutted ...
... food to support himself and his wife, raising yucca, oranges, lemons, limes, papaya, tomatoes. In the rainy season he grows vegetables. His wife has a hive of bees and makes honey for the family. In their kitchen there are about twenty-five guinea pigs (cuy) that are raised for special occasions: village festivals, and birthdays. We roasted and ground coffee and made a delicious of the most freshly ground coffee I have ever tasted. I takes about 20 minutes ...
... was planned for later on. Meanwhile, we had been helped through the mud to Clara's simple mud brick house, where a welcome lunch was put on the table. Corn, lupins, a salad of chopped tomato, onion, coriander and a white cheese, plates of hot quinoa with a soy tasting sauce and more were put in front of us, along with more Muna tea. It was so fresh and delicious. Real food. We sat at on long benches at a long table, covered with intricately patterned cloth woven by ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility