Becoming a porter
I started the hike with mixed feeling. Wasn't sure if the hike would be watered down for the mass tourists or an intense hike to weed out the beginners. I was pleasantly surprised to find the trip was a physical challenge for a seasoned hiker and backpacker, but with conveniences that allowed me enjoy the views and experience. Other than ... Continue Reading
Carlos the smart burro
Well done, well done, well done yes great time thank you all are groovy, really enjoyed learning about the culture and history Carlos provided thorough and passionate interpretive sessions as appropriate. I enjoyed the light hearted fun typical of South Americans. We got lucky with the weather and Pachamama took good care of us.
The trail is aggressive and ... Continue Reading
Trekking with the King
I have traveled 6,000 miles purely to visit Machu Picchu and I was not disappointed ! The trek was amazing and I think we encountered just as many emotions as weather conditions. It was hard work in places but well worth the effort to see the amazing views.
The staff on the trip were amazing. The porters were ... Continue Reading
My expectations of the trail, guides and entire experience was better than what I imagined. The reward of accomplishing this challenge is quite amazing. Carlos, King of the Mountain and Jorge, made the adventure entertaining, informative, and a once in a lifetime trip ! When feeling exhausted, we just had to say "Inca Power" to keep going.
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Inca Trail with the King of The Mountain
The 4 day Inca Trail with Inca Trail Reservations was excellent value for money ! Carlos our tour guide was excellent in his spoken English and was extremely knowledgeable throughout out tour. The porters and especially the cook excelled themselves, keeping us very well fed.
The tour was more than I expected which was down to our guides, Carlos ... Continue Reading
4 great days
I was a bit nervous before going on the trail about its level of toughness. In the end it was well doable even though not easy, but we were also rather lucky with the weather. I spent 4 great days on the Inca Trail and can absolutely recommend it.
You should definitely bring a pair of walking sticks with ... Continue Reading
Mustaches on the run
Funny guide Lizandro, friendly and porters, excellent food and great nature. All in all it was an unforgettable experience ! We had a small group of six people from Europe and South America and a lot of fun ! The weather was quiet good for this time of the year (March) with rain at night and sunny days.
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What a hike !
I really appreciated the whole trail. Especially the warm and welcoming atmosphere Lizandro was creating. We had lots of fun without being on a rush - even the porters were great and I really hope they enjoyed it too. Organization couldn't have been better.
I feel like I gained weight on the track because food was so nice. On ... Continue Reading
Guidance and coordination of the trip was very well done. Being 65 and attempting the climbed at the altitudes we were at was too optimistic. By the time I struggled into Aguas Calientes, I care very little about seeing Machu Picchu. I only recommend this for people who are in very good physical shape.
Going in the rainy season ... Continue Reading
Man from La Mancha
This was a great experience throughout. The professionalism and quality was beyond expectation. It was very difficult for me at 65 years of age. My guide, Carlos was very helpful and was able to get me a horse for a portion of the way, however, at 6' 4", I looked like Don Quixote on his horse.
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What an accomplishment
This four day hike was what I expected and more. Being from Colorado in the US, I've grown up hiking my whole life. This was a totally different experience. Tons of vegetation, amazing views, and hard work for an amazing payoff.
The porters, food and accommodation/tents were comfortable and always well prepared for us at meal times and ... Continue Reading
Four days on the trail
The journey over the last few days is definitely one that I will never forget. The night before the trip, our tour guide, Juan Carlos, first briefed us on what to expect and I must admit that I was quite anxious. Upon meeting our porters the next morning, however, I felt more at ease. Their warm demeanor and kind smiles ... Continue Reading
One sick hike !
We had a great guide, great porters, and a great group to hike with ! All the staff were kind and patient - super hard workers. The food was amazing - no one told us that the chef would be professionally trained?? Or that we'd be offered hot coca tea in our tents during wake up?? Or tea time before ... Continue Reading
Best selfies ever
A fantastic experience that we will remember forever. Lots of hard work but lots of rewards. We had a great group of only six people and had a lot of fun along the way. Coca tea in the morning, popcorn for happy hour each day, even a cake to celebrate on the last night !
We were very well ... Continue Reading
Porters we love you
Day of the Inca Trail ! I have dreamed for many years to come to the Inca Trail after my father had done the same trek a few years ago. I am traveling alone and every new experience can always go either good or bad which can very often depend on the people you spend the trip with.
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