Casa de Luz / La Pequena Casita Hotel
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... our usual habit of midnight to bed. Today, Monday, we had a quick breakfast (the hotel knows its patrons because they start breakfast at 5) and by about 6 we join the long queue of non sleepers for the bus up to Machu Picchu. It¨s worth the effort to see the mountain in its different moods, as by 8am it is bathed in spectacular bright sunlight which evokes a different mood than the shadows of dawn. I¨m glad we do not have a tour guide because ...
... It was a fantastic place to stop. The sun was streaming down the valley to out right, glistening off the Uruvamba river at its base. To your left stood the ruin of an Incan farm. Multiple terraces which were built into the steep sides. We were given a choice, take the fork in the he road that continued directly to Machu Picchu or keep higher and take a trip through the farm terrace. The vote seemed unanimous in favour of heading to the farm terraces. Less than ten minutes later ...
... definitely had the better view; it was great watching the river. 20:45 Aguas Calientes Hotel 21:00 Machu Pichu-2,430m Peru Rail Adelas's Hostel ...
... back down again. Apparently we made good time, I guess that is seeing we are old *****. This is where the hardy souls arrive into Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail, I take my hat off to them, what an achievement!! Julie and Regan, you are my hero's', having experienced such a small,amount of the terrain, 5 days on the trail seems like a lifetime. Didn't take my camera but Terry got plenty of ...
... 5...10...20...25 - over half way! - 30...35...40 - still feeling good, don't want to stop! - 43..44..45..46..47! I turn around at the top and can't help but let out an audible "yay!" Klever quickly gets to the top and says "congratulations - you've earned your way into Machu Picchu!" He says we're only 15 minutes away from the Sun Gate.
We hike for a little more - mostly downhill for this stretch, and turn a final corner to see the Sun Gate. We walk through and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa de Luz / La Pequena Casita Hotel Aguas Calientes
Best location if you plan to get up to wait in line to climb wayna picchu!
you can literally stumble out the door to wait in line. also, if you're traveling with others, you can switch off and have breakfast/use the bathroom/take power naps.
this place wasn't the cleanest, brightest or prettiest, but it definitely did the trick. the shower was hot and the sheets were clean.
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