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... stomach bug which was not ideal. The ascent started in the pitch black but Lucy was well prepared with her head torch (Ash not so much!) and in our group of 7 we slogged away for the first hour. We then started to overtake other groups who had started earlier than us and it gave our confidence in our fitness a real boost. We plodded along and then the fatigue started to kick in, the mountain was never ending! We finally got to the top and we were one of the first groups there in 1 ...
... in funny dresses doing a dance which to me was pretty stupid but oh we'll. We also went to a lookout of the mountains which was a really beautiful view. Next on the agenda was an alpaca farm which was pretty funny. The tour guide warned us (in Spanish) that one of the alpacas spits and not to take his photo or look I to his eyes. When the only guy in the group who spoke no Spanish got spat on, I couldn't help but laugh at him and his grass and snot covered iPad.
... vegetation and irresistible bright blue swimming pools is a shocking contrast to the dry red walls of dust and rocks that have guided us down throughout the day. Greeted by a heavily anticipated swim, I definitely wasn't disappointed by this aspect of the tour and the feeling of the water engulfing my tired body was heavenly.
The next morning we begin the 3 hour ascent out of the canyon at 5am. Still with an empty stomach, I make my way slowly up the 8km climb with ...
... climbed to the summit, freezing cold, wearing only sandals and a cloak, feeling the effects of altitude. She fasted for at least a day before she died and was given chicha to help put her to sleep. She was then positioned in the foetal position before being fatally struck on her right temple & was buried with all of the various offerings. Our last night in Arequipa, we ate at an amazing restaurant called Zig Zag, with food being served on sizzling volcanic ...
Today we are climbing El Misti. We got picked up about 9am and headed towards the volcano which took around 1 hour. It's a gorgeous warm day so we were feeling pretty excited.
When we got to the volcano we put on our 80 litre backpacks and started the walk. The walk was a lot tougher than we had anticipated. It was either on volcanic ash or rocks and constantly steep uphill. Walking on the ash was a bit of a one step up, two steps down scenario as it was pretty deep and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsQueen's Villa Hotel Arequipa
Fab hotel where we spent 3 days enjoying the lovely gardens and pool. 10 min walk from town . Breakfast was good too! Would stay here again
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