Hatuchay Tower Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Carretera Puete Ruinas Mz. 4, Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru
Hatuchay Hotel - Machu Picchu
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Costs 106% more and rated 17% lower than other 3.5 star hotels

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Photography Tour/Workshop in Peru

by Dave&Char

Discover Peru with Dave & Charlotte
Photography Tour/Workshop

Through their award winning lifestyle photography Dave & Charlotte have traveled the world extensively, following their passion for new cultural and spiritual experiences.

Join them on this adventure of a lifetime visiting the key highlights of Peru in 7 days! Starting in Lima, travel to colonial Cuzco, the Inca heart, and explore the museums, markets, restaurants and ruins of the ancient Inca capital. Next, visit the picturesque sites and towns of the Sacred Valley; from traditional Ollantaytambo, take the train to Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu. Rise early to view Machu Picchu in the morning light, and enjoy a guided tour of the site before heading back to Cuzco by train. A once-in-a-lifetime trip!

October 17th Lima
Welcome to Peru! On arrival in the Lima airport you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Stay at the Casa Andina Classic or similar.
October 18-19th Cuzco (B)
Take a morning flight to Cuzco in the heart of the Inca Empire. Spend the rest of today at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude and visit the city on your own. In the evening meet with Dave & Charlotte for a briefing of what is in store for the next week. The following day the group will meet with Dave & Charlotte and you will enjoy a private tour of Cuzco a photographers paradise! This private tour will allow you to take your time at each place. Steeped in history, Cuzco is the ancient Inca capital laden with massive stone structures and a network of trails leading to significant archeological sites. Stay at the Casa Andina San Blas or similar.

October 20th Sacred Valley (B, L)
Take a guided tour through this lush river valley and discover the rich history of Sacred Valley. Along the scenic journey visit the town of Ollantaytambo and the popular market town of Pisac for colourful handmade crafts. Visitors will overnight in an intimate setting overlooking the spectacular Sacred Valley. Stay at the Sonesta Posadas Sacred Valley or similar.

October 21-22nd Aguas Calientes (B)
Ride an early morning train as it winds by the Urubamba River and ascends to the final destination, the Inca town of Aguas Calientes. Reputed for its thermal hot springs, visitors can relax and enjoy the sights and splendour of this last town before Machu Picchu. Stay at the Hatuchay Tower or similar. With an early morning start, visitors embark on a guided tour and learn about the mysteries of this ancient city that continues to perplex archeologists. Explore the various districts, architecture and the intricate road system leading to the ancient city’s historic buildings. In the evening return to Cuzco. Stay at the Casa Andina San Blas or similar.

October 23rd Depart Cuzco (B)
Today you will have an included flight from Cuzco to Lima in the afternoon where your tour will end.

Please note:
October 19,20 & 22nd will be full workshop days. On the evening of the 22nd Dave and Charlotte will provide their feedback.

Flight Details:
Continental Airlines 3147 17OCT TORONTO HOUSTON 744A 1011A
Continental Airlines 590 17OCT HOUSTON LIMA 345P 1019P
Continental Airlines 591 23OCT LIMA HOUSTON 1130P 604A
Continental Airlines 2140 24OCT HOUSTON TORONTO 1005A 214P
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SPACE IS LIMITED ON THIS TOUR! To secure your spot in the workshop please contact GAP.

Price per person: $ 3637.00 CND + Airline Taxes approximately: $242.00 CND
*Based on Double Occupancy


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Forum Posts

travel cusco to lima

by mcneil01

Hi, im planning to do the inca trail begining of march 2010 (as heard its shut feb) and i need to get down to santiago to catch my flight to new zealand (not yet booked yet as not sure how long will take me). does anyone know about any buses cusco to lima to get internal flight down or overnight bus? or does anything (flight/buses) go from cusco direct to santiago?

Re: travel cusco to lima

by nhoolb

For the bus check the website of Cruz del Sur.
For airlines check the airlines: TACA, LAN, StarPeru

You may want to check my Peru transportation pages where I explain it all, including websites.

Re: travel cusco to lima

by paulc12

just read your post, i´m in cusco at the moment and they said on the radio today that the trail will be closed until the beginning of april! just thought i´d let you know so you can contact your travel agency and confirm everything with them. it´d be shocking if you got that surprise when you arrived, just like i did haha.

in saying that though it might open earlier so if at worst you´re stuck in cusco its not the worst place to be. so much cool stuff to do besides the famous inca trail i have discovered. it was kind of a blessing not doing it because we´ve seen a lot of less popular just as cool stuff. for cheap.

as from cusco to santiago (chile i assume?) if you have extra cash try and get a flight to lima and a flight down, otherwise you´re gonna spend about 36-48hrs (probably longer)in bus transit. not fun.

of not buses leave for lima all the time they´re around $40-$50 us, pay a little more and get a good bus you´ll thank yourself. its an overnight bus takes around 14hrs.

hope this helps good luck!

Re: travel cusco to lima

by nhoolb

Don't bother-the poster never came back to check if his question had been answered.

Moreover the info about the closing of Machu Picchu has been all over the forums already.

Travel Tips for Cusco

Try your hand at Sapo

by JessieLang

Sapo is a common bar game. You throw small weighted disks onto something that looks like a tall nightstand. There are holes in the top, and compartments in the drawer underneath are assigned point values. You get the highest scores if you can get the disks into hard to hit places on the top, such as the open mouth of a small frog statue.


by lashr1999

Coming back from Ollantaytambo and heading back to Cusco we decided to ask our guide if he could take us to a Chicharia. The guide said he knew of one and would take us there since we were a good group.

What is a Chicharia, you may ask. It is a place that sells chicha which is traditional corn liquor that people in Peru drink. Chicha sort of tastes like the liquid in a can of corn with liquor in it. It is cloudy, tart, has a big foamy head and gets it’s color from the corn being used to make it. Our guide said to find a traditional Chicharia look for a broomstick with red ribbons, flowers and corn attached to it. Newer ones have signs to tell you chicha is served there.

When we first entered the yard area of the Chicharia we were each given a coin. We were told that Peruvians play a game to pass time. We were supposed to throw our coin into the mouth of a pig statue from far away. None of the people in our group got it in.

When walking around the yard area we saw an area which housed guinea pigs. We were told that on special occasions cuy (guinea pig) was served with the chicha. When I saw what a guinea pig looked like at this place, I no longer had a desire to eat one. They looked kind of like a fuzzy tribble or mouse. I would forever equate eating cuy with eating a poor Peruvians family pet, after that.

Next, we went into a room with a few wooden benches and tables. There were a few older ladies holding pitchers of chicha. Our guide told us that the recipe for chicha is passed on by oral tradition from mother to daughter. We were each given a glass and pitchers of chicha were handed around. Before we drank, we were told we had to give thanks to the earth god for giving us the chicha to drink. This is done by spilling a little chicha in four corners in the form of a square. I drank a cup or 2 after that. We encouraged our guide to chug a pitcher of Chicha. He did so after we cheered him on.

The view from Hostal Resbalosa

by SirRichard

From the terrace of the Hostal Resbalosa ((Resbalosa street, 494) you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Plaza de Armas and some other roofs of Cuzco.
You don't have to sleep there to enjoy it, you can go and have a coffee there, or even just enter the place and go to the terrace, take the photo and leave, nobody will stop you.

dont miss the pisco

by salem666 about sumaq misky and nicks sports bar

it costs a little more to eat there, but the kitchen is open and the portions are big. when we were there, we had to wait for half an hour, which wasnt a problem as they have a very comfortable bar on the side of the restaurant, but better if you book a table. a good selection of local and gringo food. the bar alongside has 4 tellies showing evry sport you could ask for. massive england is playing as the owner is english and is very happy when england wins, so happy to buy us a drink when we were there!!!!!!!!!!!! cuban mojito with 7 year havana club in a long glass


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 Hatuchay Tower Hotel

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Address: Carretera Puete Ruinas Mz. 4, Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru