Machu Picchu travel March 10 2015-4

Eloychambo

This has been a great experience. I have never experienced anything like this adventure. It challenged me physically and mentally however I overcame it. I am really proud of the group and myself for taking on this challenge. While our peers were on some beach during spring break we were hiking treacherous paths. We completed a four day hike on ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 10 2015-7

Queen of the mountain

I am overall pleased with my experience hiking Machu Picchu ! Carlos was an excellent tour guide. He started off the tour by introducing himself and Ronny and making sure we all understood as a group that we are a family. They made sure to encourage us throughout the trail and always gave high-fives !
Carlos educated the group ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 10 2015-2

Seahawks epic adventure

The entire trek was a fantastic experience that was life changing. The beginning of the experience was difficult involving lack of communication between the owner and our professor. The owner needs to work on communication and letting people know about changes in advance as well as better communication about tipping porters.
Once on the experience however, it was absolutely ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 10 2015-1

I could do it !

Carlos and Ronnie were great guides. We could not do it without them. The food was spectacular. The hike was difficult, especially downhill. I don't know what I will tell Pachacutec in the next life. I am so happy no one had any injuries on the trip !
We actually hiked the trip in three days. We must be ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 10 2015

King Patcha-Mama of the mountain

Overall, I had a great experience hiking the Inca Trail. The hike was tough, but I felt that I did my best and enjoyed it every step of the way. This was my first time in Peru and it was such a great experience. I like how friendly everyone has been here.
King of the Mountain (Carlos) was a ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation March 10 2015-9

Accidental trip

The hike to Machu Picchu was difficult, but I could not be happier that I finished the hike. We ended up doing the hike in three days instead of four due to conditions at the camp site, which made the accomplishment even more great. I thought that I would be huffing and puffing the entire way, but I ended up ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel March 09 2015

The wonderful adventure

When I knew I was leaving for Peru for the Inca Trail, I started watching YouTube to get acquainted with what I was about to do. However, none of that prepared me for the real deal. I had never experienced nature at her entire beauty. Everything was wonderful and everyone was helpful along the way.
I met many wonderful ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 09 2015

The experience of my life

"You've come a long way baby" This specific advertising gimmick of the Virginia Slims cigarette reminds me of my adventure through the magnificent Andes mountains. It was my life dream to make this trip and it finally came into fruition.
It may be my last time that I can undertake such a challenging trip, but the experience and adventure ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 09 2015-1

An experience of a lifetime

As a first time lone traveler at the young age of 22, I was initially nervous about what to expect on my journey. However, after meeting my guides and tour group, I couldn't have felt more at home. Though physically demanding at times, this trek proved to be more beautiful and self-fulfilling than I could have ever imagined.
My ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 09 2015-2

Peru 2015

This trek certainly would have been 5 stars had it not been for a few factors. Namely, the hiking level of the trekkers was vastly different, which led to a horrible mismatch in timing.
I realize that this is not a fault of the trek organizers per se, but in the future, it may be helpful to either match ... Continue Reading

Peru travel March 08 2015-4

Amazing trek

The Inca Trail has been on my traveling agenda for some years. The Inca Trail Reservations company and in particular the diligent staff that accompanied us throughout the four day hike made the adventure one hell of an experience.
Personally the trek itself was not as strenuous as the guide books described it. The only two parts that were ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 08 2015-3

Who laughs when climbing 4000 ft ?

Our group did. What an amazing adventure that pushes someone who isn't a hiker to do what they thought they could never do. We couldn't have done it without the guidance of Paul. Extremely knowledgeable, funny, personable, all while caring for all of us. He set the expectations for each day, and at important spots would share the history.
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Peru vacation March 08 2015-2

We conquered the trail

I would not have wanted the trip any other way. Our guides and porters were amazing. I enjoyed the fact that several nationalities were represented in our group. Even though our group included 5 of my best friends, we grew close to the Swedish men that accompanied us. It was fun to compare backgrounds and cultural experiences.
I also ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 08 2015-3

Where’s James ?

Originally, I thought that this would be a casual stroll with a backpack through the jungle. I couldn't have been more wrong. The trip was very physically demanding especially the second day. The food was great throughout the trip and each meal seemed to never end.
The guides and porters were more than enjoyable. Also, the other guys on ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel March 08 2015-10

Rewarding hike

I enjoyed the time that I had on the trip. The staff was very helpful, and we're very helpful for us. My favorite memory was completing the entire Inca Trail in 3 days instead of 4. We had to do this because a campsite was closed due to weather.
We had to hike for a total of twelve hours ... Continue Reading