Machu Picchu trip April 21 2015-5

Energy from coca tea, good nutrition, and great company

From the very start, the trail guide company was very courteous to my needs. I'm vegetarian and when I reserved my spot for the Inca Trail, I was extremely ecstatic that they offered options that suited my needs. There was enough food, each meal, to eat two meals. The coca tea delivered each morning to our tent, provided excellent energy ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel April 21 2015

4 days and 3 nights to Machu Picchu

Wonderful Adventure ! Grueling, challenging, and amazing ! Worth every minute and more. Every time you look around is a fantastic mountain view, steep cliffs, countless waterfalls, and wildlife. The Inca Trail group was fantastic. Well organized, surprisingly excellent food for the conditions, 3 meals a day, and water is provided, and they even had a birthday cake for one ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 21 2015-1

Great adventure trek

Having never been to Peru before and not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Inca Trail Reservations. All the staff was very polite and helpful. By the time the trek started everyone was geared up for the journey !
We met many new people from Italy, USA, and Brazil. The group was great ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 21 2015-4

Trekkin the Trail

Not knowing quite what to expect, I was pleased by the Inca Trail experience. First off, the food was excellent. The chef cooked excellent meals along the way and we never went hungry. The porters are amazing and I could not imagine carrying the amount of weight that they do. With a 20 pound pack, I had sore shoulders by ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 20 2015-3

Susan’s adventure

I am Susan and live in New York. It was a great experience doing this Inca Trail. I can explore Inca culture and gain more Inca society knowledge during this trip through my travel guide, Americano. I challenged myself and gain life experience by finishing this Inca Trail. I love their service and everything related to this trip. Food is ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 20 2015-1

Hui’s adventure

This is my second time traveling abroad. My first time was in Spain. I did some light hiking there, and I liked it. So when I heard there is a hiking option for Machu Picchu, I jumped on it with my friend.
I did not do much training specifically for this trip. I believe that any normally built ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 20 2015-1

Life experience

Three of us came from New York to hike the Inca Trail and see Machu Picchu. We were not used to high altitude and experienced sickness. Therefore the hike became quite challenging for us. I was breathing really hard going uphill, especially on the 2nd day. When the height reached 4000 meters, I had to rest once every minute.
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Machu Picchu travel April 17 2015-3

4 day Inca Trail

I had a very good experience with Inca Trail Reservations. All was very well arranged, friendly porters, every day great breakfast, lunch and dinner food was excellent and a very nice and enthusiastic guide. All this made the trail for me unforgettable. It was a hard job but thanks to all I made it and I am very happy for ... Continue Reading

Peru trip April 18 2015-2

King of the Mountain

For me, every adventure in a new place is about the people who I am with, and those who I meet. The highlight of my trip was our incredible guide, Carlos ("King of the Mountain"). His local wisdom, coupled with a sharp witty sense of humor and ability to build camaraderie made the adventure complete. I also happened to be ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 16 2015-2

Best birthday ever

When I realized I was having a birthday and would no longer be "in my twenties" I wanted to do something epic. I could not have had a better adventure to ring in my "dirty thirties". This trek was amazing. I could not think of a better way to really see this sacred place.
Through rain and shine this ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 18 2015-3

Orale

The trek overall was challenging, motivating, and exciting, all at the same time. I didn't know what to expect coming in. The hiking part was challenging, at times, but not overwhelming. The heavy downpour and mud on days two and four were tougher to overcome. Especially on day 4, since the trail itself isn't on a road that's easy to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 18 2015

Trailing behind but finished on top

From bus to foot, grass hut & tents, magical vertical mountains, rain & cold winds, mud paths, rock trails going straight up, glacial views, new friends and great food. This trek was a life challenge of endurance and self belief. Sharing this with my daughter made this adventure perfect.
Our first day was meeting new faces, short hike to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 16 2015-7

A challenging reward

The Salkantay trek is just plain amazing. From the highlands to high mountain passes, from the cloud forest to the jungle valley, the ever changing climates you experience are awe inspiring. I fell in love with the county, the people, the trees, flowers, birds, butterflies and yes, even the rain.
Glacier dips to start the trip, hot spring to ... Continue Reading

Peru trip April 18 2015

Adventure of a life time

I didn't know what I got myself into ! At first the hike was starting off easy, but then we had to hike up to the lake. That was start of the altitude issue. Being by the ocean, I am not use to the altitude. It was a struggle, but when I got up to the top it was all ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 17 2015-2

Incredible Inca Trail

My friend Heather and I hiked the Inca Trail with Inca Trail Reservations in April 2015 and couldn't have had a better experience. Booking the trip was easy, we booked online back in January and our contact, Patricia was wonderful. She provided us with lots of useful information and was always quick and happy to respond to any questions we ... Continue Reading