San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel
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... drive from our hotel We disembarked at station '104 km'- we could tell we were in for a challenge when only us and another British family left the train here! Here we met Emilio (our guide) and began the most incredible walk of our lives... Now this walk was most definitely not easy, and we really struggled at times, but it was undeniably worth it purely for the views. This 'Inca trek' took us through ...
... That is about the time you can lean your seats back and put your trey table down on the plane without getting in trouble. That...is AWESOME!!! Yep...I'm aloud to say it, now you can too. It was breathtaking, and I don't just mean because of the altitude. After about 20 minutes and a history of the Inkas by our guide, we started a 3 hour downhill trek in pouring down rain. I lost my smile, but I kept my humor! After a rainy lunch, we trekked for another 3 hours, 1.5 in the rain, ...
... for breeding, others for eating. Learnt about the process of preparing them for the table. They are boiled in a caldron over a hot fire – Errol pondered over the fate of the cutie he'd just met.
Next was a bit of a hike to the next farm, where I learnt about the many different plants and herbs that are used to treat a myriad of ailments. At the end of the demonstration, my host offered to make up a liniment for my arthritic knee from rosemary ...
... would have taken incredible workmanship using the techniques available then); the residential and farming area of Machu Picchu; and...more llamas!
Machu Picchu (meaning 'old peak' in Quechuan) actually refers to the large mountain behind the city, as when Hiram Bingham (the city's rediscoverer) was led to the site by a young indigenous boy, he thought the boy was referring to the city when he was pointing and exclaiming 'Machu Picchu', but was ...
... 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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSan Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel Urubamba
Friendly staff but something left to be desired if you are looking to have some piece and quiet.
Piscco Sours were fabulous!
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