Villa Elisa Boutique
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... had a great catch up before I returned to the hostel to call Dad for his birthday!
The next day we went whitewater rafting on the Chili River. This we did with a French/French-Canadian couple Mauve and Clement, and although it was good fun I found that it wasn't as adrenaline-pumping as I'd hoped it would be - next time I will aim for a higher classed river! It certainly lived up to it's name however - we jumped in, and the waters were absolutely frigid!
... museum of the Ice Maiden Juanita. Juanita was discovered at the top of Ampato volcano after the ice cap melted due to the eruption of neighbouring Hualka Hualka volcano. Her body was completely preserved in the -20C weather at the summit and researchers were able to get samples from her organs, skin and muscles. It is thought that Juanita was an Incan princess because she was sacrificed at the summit ...
... We were fortunate enough to catch the start of Easter services with people filing in for mass and a concert outside in the main square. We had pizza in a rooftop bar overlooking the Plaza de Armas. We were each given a poncho to wear, since we were sitting outside and it gets cool at night. Can't wait to explore more ...
... t end up buying anything lol. Next we went back to the hotel to restaurant nod watch the sunset from the top of our building. Supper was at a place called Zig Zag where we both tried alpaca meat. It was such a fancy restaurant and so so tasty all of it! I wish fancy restaurants like that cost the same back home. Our meal was expensive for this place but nothing compared to expensive at home. It was more like a normal priced meal at home! Then it was bed ...
... we were fortunate enough to spot condors soaring over the canyon. It was an amazing sight to see these large birds with three metre wing spans gracefully gliding above us.
After making it back to the bus, Matthew was exhausted from the hike and in need of a rest. On the drive back to Chivay we stopped at two pre-Incan terraces and a small town where we were able to buy more water and powerade.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility