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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 …
... the two hour walk back to Hidroelectrica to take on our final day so we were able to have a lazy start, making the most of the two English channels we had on the TV in our room. Although we were supposed to be picked up by the minibus at 2.45pm at Hidroelectrica it was sticking to the Peruvian time that we have become accustomed to, so it wasn't until 4pm it finally arrived, meaning we got back into Cusco, after some hair raising foggy switchbacks, at 10 that ...
... and tired legs we began the second climb of the day after a demonstration of how to chew coca leaves to combat the altitude by JJ. The stairs were as unforgiving as the first, but as we neared the 4000m/13123ft pass we were rewarded with far reaching views from Paul's favourite ruin, Runkurakay. This circular ruin was compact, but set atop a commanding viewpoint of the valley, snow capped peaks and the cascade falling hundreds of feet from Dead Woman's Pass. It was truly ...
... protestation about not being able to carry purchases back to the UK, a new jumper just had to be purchased by Heather with an added justification of it being her birthday tomorrow. For lunch we had a creole buffet at the Rustica club in central Burranco. Here we were entertained by guitar, drums, singing and dancing. It was an incredible experience as at 3pm the place was full and rocking as if midnight but with people from 8-80 all in participative mood. In the evening ...