Sacred Valley Day 1

Our first stop on our motor bike tour,  Chinchero Church

Our first stop on our motor bike tour, Chinchero Church

 

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Some of the beautiful mountains on the road.

Some of the beautiful mountains on the road.

Moray Incan agriculture site.

Moray Incan agriculture site.

Mateo's favorite steps of the Incans

Mateo’s favorite steps of the Incans, llama leggings and all

Down in the lowest circle, where the lowest temperature crops could grow.

Down in the lowest circle, where the lowest temperature crops could grow.

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Surrounded by awesome!

Surrounded by awesome!

 

Maras Salt ponds

Maras Salt ponds

 

Tasty Salt

Tasty Salt

Thes salt ponds have been around for hundreds of years, all this salt comes from the smallest salty stream

Thes salt ponds have been around for hundreds of years, all this salt comes from the smallest salty stream

After we finish at the salt pools we head down to Urubamba. We booked a hostel for the night. This hostel had no reviews on Hostel World it could be awesome it could be horrible. We also thought we would stay in a tent at the hostel, it was cheaper and we like tents. To wake up in the Andes in a tent would be awesome. We arrived in the town of Urubamba, and found our hostel. It was tucked away off the main road, down a dirt road. This place was perfect for Mateo and me, all of the facilities were outside individual rooms, the kitchen, living area, bathroom and the recreation area. It was cold, colder than Cusco, this is the highest elevation we have been at, still no elevation sickness. Our host Juan Carlos served us cocoa tea right way, tastes similar to green tea. The he served us some traditional Peruvian corn beer, tastes similar to kombucha, it didn’t taste like it had a significant amount of alcohol in it. Juan Carlos also thought that it was too cold to sleep outside and put us into one of the hostels rooms they had for no extra cost. We would be the only guests for the night! It felt so much like being in a cabin in the woods high up in the mountains. Juan Carlos and his wife Judith opened their hostel only 8 months ago, he did work for a hostel in Cusco. His small hostel is in competition with the big hotels in Urbamaba, there is only one other hostel in town. I think they will do great. We took the motorcycle a short distance into town and explored until it was dark. We had a delightful dinner with Juan Carols and Judith. Motorcycle riding really took it out of both of us, my butt hurts and my back too.

Hostel hang out with a cap fire inside

Hostel hang out with a cap fire inside

Mateo and I with our hosts Juan Carlos and Judith

Mateo and I with our hosts Juan Carlos and Judith

Mountain Flowers

Mountain Flowers

2 Comments

  1. Mary July 28, 2014

    Such beautiful pictures! The mountains are amazing. The hostel is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lori Gunter July 29, 2014

    Love your comment, “Surrounded by awesome!” That is the truth! Your pics are amazing & I’m sure it was 10 times better in person. Wow! Thanks for sharing your adventure. Safe travels! I’m meeting your Grandma Carol for lunch this weekend. I’m sure she will be telling me all about you & Cassandra. She is so proud of you girls :)

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