Travel Blogs from Cusco
... with water, that some things are too good to pass up. The water was as crisp and cold as I expected it to be, and I swam to where the water was falling and stood under it for only a minute. I can only describe it as a second baptism. Walking away from it, I've never felt more refreshed and cleansed in my life. It made the hike back totally worth it. Later that night, a small group and I got to prepare dinner for the field station, and it was a lot ...
... have survived wars, earthquakes etc etc. They look like a giant tetras puzzle. I had a good few hours here wandering around.
My second trip took me down into town. Cusco was originally an Inca city & when the Spanish came along they were rather taken by the design so kept most of it. The main plaza is smaller than it would have been in Inca times & is now dominated by the Cathedral. There are Spanish sites a plenty here & you could quite easily be wandering around ...
... under 2 hours walking left Thankfully. Best laid plans and all that, we woke to rain and fog at 3:30am. Got down to the checkpoint and waited with all the other groups of Trekkers. At 5:30 we were off to the Sun Gate. Apparently it was supposed to be fairly flat, only it was Peruvian flat which means that it was up and down. Not only that we had to go up the Monkey Steps which seemed to go on and on and very steep. When we get to the Sun Gate the cloud, mist and rain ...
... inca steps, per Marian's count to reach the town of Machu Picchu. The climb was tough but worth the reward. Our guide brought us round and then left us free to take photos of the ruins. After breakfast, apparently because we are gultens for punishment we started our accent of Machu Picchu mountain. This was another 1.7km of steep steps which equated to a 1 hour 20 minute stair master workout from hell in the heat!! This seemed twice as tough as the earlier climb but when we ...
Yaaaawn ... Stretch ... I don't know if it is the altitude or whether it is being on the road for so long, but we have definitely struggled to keep up the momentum of our travels in Peru, our pace of life slowing down as we start the final weeks of our trip.
For the majority of our time we have been upwards of 3,000 metres above sea level (m.a.s.l.), with the highest point at 4,800 m.a.s.l (to put this in perspective, Ben Nevis is a small hill at just ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Marcelinos Cusco
Other places to stay in Cusco
Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $212
- The best hotel in town
- Excellent Hotel
- Excellent location & accommodations. Would stay there again.
Calle Palacio 136, Cusco | 5 star hotelfrom $340
- Loved This Hotel!
- Incredible hotel, what a place
- No hot water or air conditioning
Av. Pardo 1080, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $101
San Augustin 239, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Novotel is a great hotel
- Great location
- Very nice place to crash in Cusco
Av. El Sol 1010, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Maruri 390, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Plazoleta de Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $130
- Servizio impeccabile
- Excellent service
- Awesome Service
Santa Teresa 335, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $74
Calle San Augustin 371, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $82
Ave El Sol 395, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $96
Santa Teresa 344, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $106
- The Restaurant is a sleeper!
- Location, comfort and price can't be beat.
- Construction noises
El Sol 954, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Tocuyeros 533, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $101
- Stay more than one night!
- A charming botique hotel
- Excellent Choice in Cusco
Portal Espinar 142 , Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Great location, lovely hotel
- When is ' secure' not secure! Only at the Casa Andina Plaza...
- Una relación calidad-precio excelente
El Sol 602, Cusco | Hotelfrom $80
Puente Del Rosario 128, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Santa Catalina Angosta149, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Portal Espinar 108, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Calle Union 184, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $58
- Feel ripped off
- Absolutely Beautiful
- Hotel agréable
Calle Chihuampata 278, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $85
Hipolito Unanue 155 , Cusco | 2 star hotelfrom $66
Av. Garcilaso 233-285 , Cusco | Hotelfrom $67
Calle Garcilazo 150, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $77
San Blas, 119 Alabado , Cusco | Hotelfrom $84
Av Tullumayo 418, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $82