Travel Blogs from Urubamba
... over Huayana Picchu and the ruins (the famous picture you always see doesn't actually feature Machu Picchu) it something I expect will remain with us forever. Much like the first time you lay eyes on the Taj Mahal or Angkor Watt. Our guide did a great job of explaining the clever way the incas based all round the sun and the moon and seasons. Looking out over the ruins and imagining in the 1400's inca people cultivating and living ...
I cannot believe this week has now come and gone. There I sat for weeks stressing about my strength and ability to be able to do the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and after five days of hard as hell trekking, I actually finished it. I would like to say that I did it all on my own, but that is far from the truth. I did only use my own two feet and an occasional walking stick and every now and then hugging the side of a big, giant rock, but it was more than that. I did it with ...
... little worse for wear with a small dose of diarrhoea and an upset tummy, and Nancy very kindly prepared some chicken soup for me. What is it with chicken soup when you're sick? It seems to be a miracle cure.
While enjoying this soup in the pretty dining building, I was amused to watch Nancy feed Chloe the alpaca a bottle of chamomile tea outside the door. Chloe is only five months old and still needs to be bottle ...
... breakfast. Shortly before beginning the day's walk I had to shoot behind a rock to be sick, and it was obvious it would be a tough day for me. We left at around 6am, hiking for 3 hours over frozen mud and streams before making the high pass in the mountains at close to 5000m. The scenery here was stunning - we were surrounded by the snowcapped Andes, highland lakes (including Yanacocha - Black Water), waterfalls, llamas, and a beautifully barren ...
... just as the sun was coming up. - Headed down for a picture spot and then Pable have us our 2 hour tour of the sites. The sun temple which gets the sun directly through it's windows only on the summer and winter solstice, the bedroom of the chief priestess who they know is a woman as they found hair combs in the room, the temple of the condor and the rock which shows that they knew the compass points. - Got the bus down the hill and went to Aguas Calientes, hot springs ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kuychi Rumi Urubamba
KR: Kool Relax
Again it was great staying at Kuychi Rumi. Although the name in Quechua stands for "Rainbow Stone", My wife and I also think it stands for "Kool Relax." The colors, smells, tastes, sights and friends. Everything conspires and forces you to forget stress, aches and pains. Photographs you may have seen of this place do no justice to what it is; you have to live it! At night we recommend star gazing. What a sky! Last but not least, Claudia and Carlos are great hosts and will make you feel you've always known them.
Feeling at home
Carlos and Claudia :
I would like to thank you one more time your generous attentions, your professionalism and the love with which you have treated us at all moments. Everything came out marvellously well, something which we could not have achieved without you. What you have created in the KR is something extraordinary- You have not only constructed a beautiful place with a great conection to nature,but it is also an ambiance with energy full of love and harmony, a place where one feels like being "at home" from the moment one arrives. This is not only my feeling, but its the feeling of my whole family, and the credit is all for both of you that have a natural charisma to treat each person like a special friend. Thanks !
The highlight of our trip
Kuychi Rumi is the only one place to stay while visiting the hidden valley and Machu Picchu. Claudia and Carlos are the perfect hosts. There gracious hospitality and willingness to share there knowledge of the history, people and customs of Peru will make you feel welcomed and 'cared for'. Our time with at Kuchi Rumi was the highlight of our trip.
An Oasis in the Valley
This place is an oasis--totally soulful and a feast for one's senses. If a place could be designed for perfect sleeping, this place would and is it. From our window, we heard a natural spring trickling, the air was fresh and cool,and the crackles of a waning fire from the rustic stone fireplace were the components. Then to rise to the sight of the lovliest garden of random colors and sizes and shapes and smells is once again the perfect blend, but these for a day's start. The host and hostess, Claudia and Carlos, are only another example of the soulfulness of this wonderful place. Their affection for earth, their home, their country, and each other is contagious. Peru is far from my country, the USA, but it and K'uychi Rumi will never be far from my heart.
Greatest place to stay
It was my wife's 50th birthday and we went to see Machu Picchu.
Carlo & Claudia made the trip for us. Great friends and a beautiful place to stay. We originally signed on for 2 days and stayed 8 touring the valley and ruins. I hope it doesn't get too popular because we want to stay there when we go back
Mark & Martha
Unforgetable Experience in Cusco
K'uychi Rumi is a MUST if you are going to be visiting Cusco. This lodge is incredibly beautiful, comfortable, and authentic. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they assisted us with all our travel planning and accomodations. It was an awesome experience!
My favorite place in Peru
I go to the Kuychi Rumi every time I can. I live in Lima Peru but when I need to rest I take a plain and go to Urubamba. I am a real fan of the Kuychi Rumi. If I want to be alone this is the perfect place. If I want company Carlos and Claudia are always in good disposition and entertaining conversation besides their constant good sense of humor. I am planning to go this september because there is a special ceremony taking place on the 22nd. this same ceremony will take place in different parts of the world at the same time and the same day. If you want to know more about it enter (---)
Kuychi Rumi is a must if you are visiting Cusco. Take my advice you won´t regret it.
Must Experience it!!!!
Pictures and words will never convey the beauty of this paradise tucked in a corner of the mountains. This was the perfect place for my trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu-truly an unforgettable experience. I found the comforts of home away from home yet the architecture and ambiance made me feel I was living in Inca times. Claudia and Carlos are not only perfect, warm, fun and helpful hosts, they know the area and the people. I would have missed many little-known archeological treasures and extraordinary natural spots that they told me about. Claudia and Carlos have a welath of information and can meet every need-a tour guide, meals, white-water adventure, a quiet spot to meditate, the best angle to view a sunrise, the date of a festivity, etc. I hope to go back soon to explore the many spots I was not able to visit, to relax and enjoy my friends at K'uychi Rumi.
When I show friends pictures from K'uychi Rumi, I have to add that pictures and stories do not do it justice. Once you enter those walls you are in a magical place like no other I have ever been to. There are animals to play with, beautiful flowers, and even hummingbirds. Carlos and Claudia could not have made our trip to Peru any easier, or more majestic. They took care of everything we would ever need. It's also a perfect, central location to all of the sites. I hope to go back someday, and I know all of my travelling companions feel the same way.
On a real positive note, I must say that the Kyuchi Rumi place was superb. The people who own and run it were so nice to us and really looked after us. The place was lovely - the cottage / house things was great: spacious and well designed and decorated. It was only for an evening and a day but we found it to be so restorative and peaceful there. A really pleasant feel. We would recommend it whole heartedly to anyone. We were sad to leave ! We were also able to use it as a base for a good day out.
(BRADSHAW 09/10 AGOSTO)