Villa Carmen Lodge
Travel Blogs from Peru
Cute town surrounded by 1,000 year old Inca ruins and a train station that services Aguascalientes the closest town to Machu Picchu. Good local food and friendly surroundings. We planned a stop here to better acclimatise ourselves to the Andes altitude
... and a moment of concern as there were lots of taxi touts but not our pre-arranged driver. Stepping outside thogh there was a "Laura & Barry" sign and we were soon ensconced in a Suzuki Mini SUV for the 1 1/2 hour trip - we experienced many things en route - many hairpin bends, some aggressive overtaking coming up to blind corners, many farm animals - some of which were being escorted ...
Anyway a chance to visit Machu Picchu, Titicaca, etc which
would do Gael as she never wants to set foot on the Sth American continent
anytime in the foreseeable future. But Peru, being in Sth America, nothing is
ever straight forward.
From a very interesting town called Arequipa we made our way
by tourist bus to the area of Colca Canyon. A canyon that bears no resemblance
to the other canyon in the USA but ...
... hole through to the water of the Lake below).
After visiting the floating reed Islands we went on to a "real" Island, Taquile, where the inhabitants wear a distinctive form of dress. The women wear red blouses and several multi-coloured skirts covered by a black overskirt; their heads and faces are covered by a long black shawl. The men wear black trousers, a white shirt and a short vest of varying ...
... how they cooked it on one stove in the mountains I have no idea. After lunch we left our stuff in our tents and then hiked straight up the mountain. It was very steep and as we were at 3,800m, and ascended to 4,200m, I struggled with breathlessness. I was at the back - everyone else seemed to have no problem, or perhaps they hid it better than I did.
We reached the top after an hour and 20 minutes of straight up. I was exhausted and ...
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 h˘tel
- Ausgezeichnetes Hotel
- Me encantˇ 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
Miraflores, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $129
Callao, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $217
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 | 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