the End of Day 4

So we spend about 5 hours seeing the sights in the Sacred Valley, then we board our Train for another 1 1/2 hr ride to our Hotel in Aguas Calientes.   This was one of the lower cost trains but the seats where comfy and they gave you snacks on the way.

We had to stop a few times to let people off (where I don’t know it was DARK) and to let other trains pass.  Very Narrow area for streets and trains, I am SO glad it was dark and I couldn’t see 🙂

So we get to Aguas Calientes, and it takes a while for us to find our Hotel Staffer who will walk us to our hotel, now I knew from the reviews it was going to be up a hill, but it was a 15 minute WALK UP a hill!  Luckily they helped us with our luggage up the hill and to our room.

We get there and while trying to catch our breather they are like “I see you only reserved 1 room but there are 3 of you”, so I am like no and yes….I pull out my folder and give them a copy of the TWO ROOMS we reserved!

So my son got a nice room on the ground floor, unfortunately, it was a busy walkway and he told us the next day very noisy as you can here everything.

Our room was awesome, it was also at the TOP of the 5th Floor with NO elevator….by the time we climbed up to our hotel, then to our hotel room I was DONE for the night

The room was huge with a balcony, and they could see I was done, so they brought up tea to our room N/C, and they brought breakfast up the next AM.  I took advantage of the tub.

so stayed in and got everything ready for Machu Picchu the next day while son and hubby went to look for water, atm and food.



Day 1ish – Arrive in Lima

Day one … we fly out of LAX, around 1.40pm, since we decided to do carry on’s only this trip we figured we would have less time in line.  So my husband wanted to leave 30 min or so later, I wanted to leave at the same time, we left about 15 min later and stopped for Sandwiches on the way, since neither of them will eat any airline food, Ever!

Traffic was fine until we got to the airport, then it took like 40 mins to finally get inside and dropped off, needless to say, it was a little stressful, but, Avianca flight was late (this happens on EvErY Flight) so we made it with about 10 min to spare.

Now the cool thing about Avianca is you can Bid for Business Class.  So since we were flying in legs, we skipped the first half,(LA to San Salvador) and we won the second half, (San Salvador to Lima)much wider seats and better legroom, AND we got our meals on Real plates and utensils, and we got a cool desert, AND a goodie bag with ear plugs, socks, chapstick and L ‘Occitane hand creme, and other misc goodies.

We ended up getting in around 1am in the Morning, so we had to reserve the hotel for that night so we didn’t have to wait until 1pm to check in.  We got a Suite for us and a Single room for our son.

What we didn’t expect was the HUMIDITY, WTF, come on… it was in the 70’s but pretty sticky, had to wash clothes the first day out, at least they dried so we could reuse them quickly.

Lima money is Sols, exchange was about $1 equals $3.27 sols so it was a very economical trip for eating, drinking, sightseeing and souvenirs.

Here are some pics of our room, notice the SQAURE toilet, and the GLASS wall of the tub! Although it was a jacuzzi tub and it came in handy after walking all over the next day.


So we just went to bed the am we got there and got up around 9am the next day. I can honestly say, taking the Business Class for the last leg, helped the next day not be so brutal.