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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Varayoc Aguas Calientes
Great value and hospitality - met us at the station, gave us a map, clean room with shower, woke us at 4.45 am and fed us breakfast for US$30!
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Machu Picchu can never be described by photo or video - you have to see it for yourself
The Chayana Wasi hostel owner gave us some good tips for Machu Picchu while we were having breakfast. He used to be a guide on the Inca Trail so we accepted his information to be good.
A group of police officers came knocking on the hostel door asking if they could use hot showers, they had been in the area for few days and only had …
... who serenaded us with a traditional Peruvian as we hobbled down the street, our destination one of the upper terraces of the bars overlooking the square, and the rugged mountains that provided the backdrop, for lunch, where we sat and watched the world go by. Following our lunch with a view for the second day in a row, it was time to board our train, so we navigated the narrow streets once more and headed to the train station, where we were ecstatic to board a panoramic ...
... that has long been used to colour alpaca wool and cosmetics. By the end of the day we were tired from walking, and after dinner and some Coca tea (thought to help ease altitude sickness symptoms) we headed to our tents for an early night. Unfortunately we didn't sleep particularly well since we were camped on a hill, and the combination of slippy mattresses and silky sleeping bags resulted in us sliding into a cramped heap in the corner of the tent repeatedly through the ...
... And in this landscape I understood why. They had characters and a presence and were completely impossible to ignore. It was the most wonderful feeling, safe in the arms of the Apus, talking to them. Every time the sun came out I said "Hi Inti" like the sun god is an old friend of mine. As I descended the mountain after my long day at Machu Picchu I watched his light bless the mountaintops like he was talking to the Apus, checking in, having a ...