Machu Picchu trip July 11 2015-5

Victor and the Amigosh

We arrived at Cusco two days before the start of the trek. We went to the office for a briefing about the Salkantay trek. Victor explained everything in great detail.
The first day of the trek we got picked up at our hotel very early, we drove to the start of our hike.The first two day we ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 11 2015-4

Amigos did the Salkantay

we booked the Salkantay trek a couple of months ago in Belgium. I was really looking forward to the trek. When we arrived in Cusco I got very sick so I coudn't start the trek. But the office of Salkantay trek arranged me a bus so I could join my friends the thirth day.
I started the trek ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 11 2015-7

Salkantay with the pacha mama amigosh

we started the trek at 11 july at a sunny morning. Victor presented himself, the horsemen and the three cooks. after that we presented ourselfs.
I immediately saw that it was a very cool group. Victor called us the pacha mama group what meant mother earth. he learned us a few quecha words. the treks we did were very ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 11 2015-3

Salkantay with the amigos

Before I went to Cusco, I really didn't looking forward to the Salkantay. Luckily, we had an appointment with the guide before the trek.
Our guide was Victor, and he was really nice. My sorrows went directly away. He explained the trip very well, we knew every detail. The trip itself, was very nice. I dont have the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel July 11 2015-1

The pachamama family

The trip was amazing: we really liked it, especially the guide and the group. we were one family, 6 people from belgium, 2 from scotland and 3 from america.
The food was also very good, the cooks always spoiled us with lots of food. I loved the happy hour, lots of popcorn and coca thea. It was hard but ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 15 2015-8

Wow! The best adventure ever!

we start the adventure me, my sister Chantal and my son Felix-Antoine. We did not know what to expect. Wow! Felix was is element, always the firt making challenge with our guide PAUL the best of the best! And chantal as usuel was always taking care of everyone as Sanji!.
All of the group was fantastic!.Special thanks to the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 15 2015-6

The ride of my life

We arrived with my sister, my nephew and I the day after we landed.we had 3 flights in our bodies we were tired but we said its just a Little walk big deal usually with my big pride.
I can do anything but when I met gravity ohh !! watch out this wasn the quality that I needed to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 15 2015-4

The great adventure

At first, I just want to say that this experience was one of my favorite ever !!! I'll never forget all the work and effort that I put in this trek.
I met many good people. We laugh a lot during the climb and our guide was the best I've ever had. We felt in good hands with him ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 15 2015-5

Altitude ain’t no joke

This was my first intense hike. I struggled (mostly because the altitude makes it difficult to function) but I was able to pull through it.
The trail is not easy and is highly physically challenging. Fortunately, my tour guide was really knowledgeable and was able to make appropriate recommendations in order to help me stay healthy, while continuing ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 15 2015-4

Nearly Died

Coming into the trail I underestimated Salkantay and overestimated my abilities. I came here looking for a challenge and an unforgettable experience.
Salkantay delivered both of these. Although the first day I felt like I was nearly dying, the group and especially the tour guide never gave up on me. The Salkantay was definitely challenging but also doable. It ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 11 2015-2

Aussie adventure

I was part of an aussie team to complete the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.The hike was awesome, our guide Lisandro spoke very good english and catered to everything the party needed.
He provided us with local knowledge of stories and customs. He was always willing to help and always put us first. The cooking team provided first class ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 11 2015-1

Aussies hit the hills

This adventure started with our tour guide Lizandro meeting us at our hotel and take us to our bus.
He was cracking some funnys straight away so we knew is was going to be a nice laid back 5 day trek. There was only 5 people in our group so it was a small group which made it ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 08 2015-1

Incas have a Different Standard of Time and Altitude

This amazing trip has taught me a number of things. Firstly, Incans have a different standard of time and altitude. Or at least according to Carlos, our guide.
I've learned that 5 minutes in Inca Time is actually more like 15-20 minutes. So when Carlos says "uphill for 5 minutes Inca time" expect a bit more. Also, when ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 11 2015-2

amazing tour!

We booked a private tour to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay track and had an amazing time. Felt like VIP's the whole time.'Chefy' our chef cooked great food, even managing to cook one of our group a birthday cake along the way.
Lizandro was fantastic and always accommodating, very patient and helpful crossing the Salkantay pass. The ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 11 2015

Salu!!! Cheers. Oh those Aussies…

A fantastic experience! Our group was only five people and very personalised. Our guide Lisandro was extremely hospitable, helpful and knowledgable, so much so he scored the nickname "Papa-Bear".
Our chefs and horseman were also amazing contributors to our trip, always smiling and providing us with great service. Each staff member has gone over and above what they've ... Continue Reading