La Quinta Eco Hotel

Arenales St. # 105, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Urubamba

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... be climbing from 3600m to 4200m to pass over the dead women’s pass.


We were greeted early in the morning with a warm glass of Coca tea and a smile delivered to us in our tents. We packed up, had breakfast and were off up the rocky trail. Now out of the last village, the trail becomes rougher and with more steps. The previous trail was built more recently and with more modern equipment as the villagers us it. Today we start the traditional Inca ...

The long walk to wetness

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin

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... we woke and packed our things ready for Machu Picchu, the finale of our hike. It was a pretty bad start to the day, as Lynds had contracted a tummy bug, and started the day by throwing up in a plastic bag outside of the tent. This was certainly not "glamping"!

We left camp by 4:10am, waited an hour at the checkpoint to be allowed into the Machu Picchu area, then walked the 6km in the darkness, through slippery jungle paths. The toughest part ...

A day in transition

A travel blog entry by msudenveralumni

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... legos . . . we talked about it all. Now we’re literally moving on to Cusco, the former heart of the Incan empire.

We leave Lima by plane and fly to Cusco. The one-hour flight will take us quickly to a
location that would require a 24-hour car ride.

Yes, flying is a good call!

Understanding the terrain of Peru helps put the commute in perspective.

The desert coast is followed by the Andes highlands, then the valley, more mountains, and ...

Mysteries of Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by ricflack

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... them to the summer and winter solstice. We also learned that the Incas worshiped mother earth. We sat the Sun Temple where stones were laid on top of natural mountain rock with the stones representing heaven, the natural rock represented mother earth and, below the natural rock was a cave representing the underworld.

There were dwellings and a whole bunch of terraces. It was quite a ...

Our first amazing views of the Andes Mountains

A travel blog entry by brettandjulie

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... Paul Simon lived here in the 1960’s and the town was the inspiration for his hit song.

Chincero is at an altitude of almost 13,000 ft. We zig zag up the Andes and have some beautiful views of the countryside. The people in this area speak the Quechua language. November through April is the rainy season so the hills and farmland are starting to look green and farmers are preparing their crops.

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This hotel, located on Arenales St. # 105, Urubamba, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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