Travel Blogs from Cusco
Inca Trail, done that. The Inca trail is one of those iconic trips for travellers. Last time I was in Peru I didn't have time to walk it, so wussed out on the train. This time I walked, for 4 days.
I have to say I was worried. After spending lots of the last 3 months travelling with little proper exercise. Fortunately I didn't find it too …
Arrived in Cuzco after two spectacular drive days from Arequipa.
Watched the countryside change from the desert north of Arequipa, to scrub and as we neared Cuzco it becomes much greener with lots of signs of architecture. Driving through the National Park there were lots of Vicuna. They are well camouflaged but not shy (coming right down …
Pretty much a driving day today. We left at 6.30am to make sure we met driver Alex in time. He'd stayed in Arequipa last night with the truck and we had a minibus take us to colca canyon. We stopped en route at the high point of 4,900m and then again to look at llamas and alpacas. It was then pretty much a solid driver to Cuzco arriving at around …
Another sunny, dry and warm day.
Had breakfast at 06.30 because impossible to sleep with noisy group in breakfast room.
At 08.00, walked across the old town to where Catherine, a fellow Games-Maker in the Riverbank Arena at the London Olympics, was staying for a few days with her daughter and the latter's boyfriend. Arranged to meet them …
Sunny at first but then ascended into clouds.
Left Quince Mil at 08.00 and slowly climbed the Andes through some spectacular scenery.
Reached the peak of the road and the pass at Abra Pirhuayani at 4725 metres having climbed over 4000 metres during the morning.
Stopped to take a final group photo with Cameron and snow-covered …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Comfortable bedrooms with lots of blankets, duvet, and BBC World on TV. Noisy rooms if happen to be near the breakfast room. WiFi and terminals available. Average breakfast. 10 minute downhill walk to Plaza de Armas. Laundry, luggage storage & safe deposit services.
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