How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
Photos of Nustayoc Lodge
TripAdvisor Reviews Nustayoc Lodge Ollantaytambo
Travel Blogs from Ollantaytambo
... on the side of the hill. These were used to create micro climates to be able to grow different types of crops. Being a civil engineering I cannot stop admiring this defeat of engineering.
We spent close to an hour in Pisac before heading North to the town of Urubamba where a revitalizing lunch awaited us. The road from Pisac to Urubamba was seeded with colourful towns where "chicha" (a corn based alcoholic beverage) was on the ...
... iconic postcard vista that we have all seen.
Meandered amongst the ruins for several hours – so
fascinating. Masonry for the dwellings of the Inca elite and for religious
buildings was very different to masonry used on other housing. Perfect cuts and
no mortar. Something that amazed me was the lack of windows – there were many
niches which I had originally thought ...
... runners from all over the world came to run with their usual high performance gear, in this case including a second runner carrying oxygen tanks just in case of altitude sickness. The fastest runner completed the same trail we are hiking in 6 hours and five minutes. That's insane! But, in the marathon by the locals, one man completed it in 3 hours and 45 minutes!!! It's no wonder the Inca people were able to deliver messages so quickly. We also have decided that we want ...
... through certain windows and land on the altar of the temple of the sun. Within the temple there was a carved chakana, or inca/Andean cross, symbolizing the past, present, future; snake, puma, condor; and three roles the people had is society. Even though I've been here before it's still just as impressive to see the Inca construction. Massive blocks of granite were moved from a quarry 7km away, carved/sanded into complexly fitted geometrical shapes and laid in a ...
... day ended and I passed out in less than 5 minutes.
Waking up to roosters and barking dogs at 4 am wasn't a good start in the day. My legs were full of sandfly bites and super itchy. The cold shower I've had didn't really help.
After breakfast we learned about food and harvest in the jungle. Including coffee, which tasted really really good and chocolate produced with honey instead of sugar.
Before heading to our day ...