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Travel Blogs from Peru
Belated Happy Birthday Alison! Hope you had a great day!
With a 2:45 wake up it was the earliest morning we´d had so far while in Peru. We managed to sleep a little on the bus, but arrived for breakfast at around 6:30 in Chivay - a small town within the Colca Canyon region. Not the most impressive breakfast by a long way, but what do you expect when it is free?!
After another hour we headed to Colca ...
1. Everyone is at least an hour late for everything!!! Its very annoying! Colombians were only a few minutes late, whereas the Peruivans were at least an hour late.
2. Really cold here in the evenings but sunny during the day.
3. They think that Sugar puffs are granola.
4. People not as friendly as the Colombians.
5. Cusco and Arequipa are lovely cities.
6. Service in restaurants, hostels ...
... it is a luxury hotel which Fred and I thought was rather disrespectful as it belittled and played no attention to the horrendous past of this evil establishment. After the house we headed to Paracus. This is a sea side town with lots of activities!! Peru Hop gets you some discounts so we were staying in a three star hotel for hostel prices. That afternoon we went quadbiking for an hour. Not surprising for those who know me well! We both hung at the ...
The day has arrived for our overnight journey to Machu Picchu. We have packed our small overnight bags, leaving the rest of our luggage behind at the Eco Inn in Cusco. Now at 7:30 in the morning we have taken off in our small bus while Alvaro narrates the journey ahead. As we head towards an even higher elevation in the Andes mountain range it is easy to understand why the Inca conceived of these mountains as deities of great power, worshipped them ...
Today we boarded the van and drove a kilometer up the mountaintop of Cusco to the archeological site of Sacsayhuaman, the head or eye of the Puma, a fortress site where the Inca retreated and during a six-month-long siege, rolled immense boulders down into the city as it was occupied by the Spanish.
Immediately we are struck by the vast expanse of the space and how the enormous Cyclopean ...
Other places to stay in Peru
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $226
- Great Hotel
- Love the JW Marriott
- Home away from home in a complicated city
Cercado de Lima, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $160
- This hotel is in a scary area
- So noisy
- Good Location
San Isidro, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $163
Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $212
- The best hotel in town
- Excellent Hotel
- Excellent location & accommodations. Would stay there again.
Lima Central, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $48
- Liked the old fasion style
- Faded glory
- Still A Grand Hotel + Machu Picchu The Highlight
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Un excellent hôtel
- Ausgezeichnetes Hotel
- Me encantó el Melia
San Isidro, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $172
San Juan De Lurigancho, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $133
Lima Residencial, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Great Hotel
- Servizio fantastico
- Great Service
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $158
Isla Esteves s/n, Lago Titicaca, Puno | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Callao, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $217
Miraflores, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $129
Calle Palacio 136, Cusco | 5 star hotelfrom $340
- Loved This Hotel!
- Incredible hotel, what a place
- No hot water or air conditioning
Plaza Manco II 123, Yucay - Urubamba, Yucay | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Av. Pardo 1080, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $101
Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo, Paracas | 4 star hotelfrom $128
San Augustin 239, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Novotel is a great hotel
- Great location
- Very nice place to crash in Cusco
Av. El Sol 1010, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Plaza Bolivar s/n, Selva Alegre, Arequipa | 2 star hotelfrom $103
Jr. Independencia 485, Trujillo | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Lima Este, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $97
Calle La Gruta 304, Arequipa | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Lima Residencial, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $292
- Toller Platz - ein Besuch lohnt sich
- Great Hotel, Great Service - Stay at the Park
- Great place to visit
Calle Jerusalen 603, Arequipa | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Lima Residencial, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $73