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... longer after they "got that photo". It makes me sad that there are people who only care to say they have done something rather than learned about it and made the most of the experience. I was really tired and honestly didn't want to walk all the stairs within the ruins but it was so worth it to learn about the incas who lived there and see all the architecture in the site. In classic Kendahl fashion I couldn't go through the ruins without being a bit of a **** disturber. I ...
... at every rest point. We kept overtaking a group of American men in their 60s. - The last part of the climb up to the pass was hard but had incredible views of all the surrounding valleys. - Harder was walking down hill which we ran down as it meant our legs seized up less. - Arrived at the camp site way before the rest of the group so sunbathed for a few hours. Beautiful campsite with a stream running down the side. - The deaf couple took ages ...
... Before drinking, itīs customary to spill a bit on the gorund to say thank you to pachamama - mother earth.
It was interesting hanging out with a different type of tourist. Doris and her husband took photosof everything and everyone - a habit I felt at times was intrusive, even rude, but they always paid their subjects. I asked whether they found people open to having their picture taken: "Sometimes they are a little shy, but giving them money makes ...
... that the sunny conditions we had been experiencing turned to rain. We could see the weather closing in down the valley as the clouds were collecting on the hills around us. Unfortunately for us the rain didn't let up very much for the rest of the day. As lunch time approached we made our way to our lunch stop. We were greeted by some of here Porters who had set up a communal dining tent, and a kitchen tent and had already prepared us lunch. So we dutifully washed up ...
... also figured out that a tapered trapezoidal shape was the logical way to spread the weight of the lintel, while at the same time reducing its length.
The Temple of the Condor morphs out of a natural rock formation that was taking shape millions of year ago, the Inca merely coaxed the rock into the form of the outspread wings of the bird in flight. Unfortunately, the picture does not show the ...
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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 wonīt 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)