Peru travel December 27 2014

I did the last day

I broke my foot in Lima three days before the hike and was devastated that I couldn't make it with my husband, sister, and brother in law. However, I went with my mom and aunt to Machu Picchu to meet up with my family and the rest of the group.
I walked through Machu Picchu on crutches and Jimmy ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 27 2014

Will you survive the Inca Trail ?

Inca Trail is one of those things that you do once in your lifetime... It is 10 times more difficult than what you think it is. If you are not in shape, do not do it ! You will be climbing a million of rock stairs from 500 years ago. They are hard and steep ! I thought going up ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation December 27 2014-1

Went during wet season

The guides and porters were absolutely fantastic. The only thing that kept it from being a five star review was not their fault at all... it was mine for going during wet season. We had about two of the four days with rain, which can make things not as fun.
I would do this again and would definitely use ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel December 27 2014-2

Go big or go home

This was a very well organized tour. From the time we purchased the ticket online, an employee from Inca Trail Reservations contacted us and addressed all our questions and concerns. In Cusco we had an informative orientation meeting that took care of all our last minute questions.
The hike itself was well organized planned out. The porters were very ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 27 2014-1

“Peruvian Flat”

We had a great trip despite the weather and unexpected difficulty. We pretty much knew what we were getting into as far as the weather with it being the rainy season but we weren't sure when we'd be back in Peru and didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to do the Inca Trail and see Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu

The trek was very fun ! I had a great time. The guides were amazing and told us lots of information and were very nice. The hike was beautiful and I only have a few suggestions. Smaller portions because there was a lot of left over food. I was worried about wasting food because that is not environmentally friendly.
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Peru trip December 27 2014-1

Awesome Machu Picchu

Six months ago we were planning a trip to Argentina when our daughter told us she would rather go to Peru and see Machu Picchu. Much to her dismay we booked a four day trek through Inca Trail Reservations to hike 25 plus miles to go to Machu Picchu the hard way.
We had terrific guides and Edwin did ... Continue Reading

Peru trip December 27 2014-2

The freezing games

The hike started out great, the first day was fun and not to difficult although my sister (Eden) was sick the night before, she was feeling better. The second day started up hill rather soon into the hike. It was hard but I adapted to the difficulty. At the top we were not expecting such a long down hill. That ... Continue Reading

Peru travel December 27 2014-3

A wild adventure

The Inca Trail was a very challenging trek but the team was very supportive and fantastic meals every day definitely helped. Few events match waking up on the mountainside at 3 am to finish the hike to Machu Picchu as the sun comes up.
Edwin was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to provide the history behind many of ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel December 25 2014

We made it

What a trip ! Really a dream experience for my daughter and I. We loved it, including all of difficulties, the altitude, tired bodies, all of it. The experience together was so wonderful.
The trail was more than I had expected, the scenery was diverse ranging from dry and rocky to incredibly high passes, mornings of sun, afternoons of ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 25 2014-1

Mother / daughter bonding

What a great trip ! The Inca Trail has been on my mom's bucket list since I can remember so once we committed to doing it and she put in her training, she did it ! What a huge accomplishment. So proud of her, at 69, completing the 4 day trek.
The first day was smooth, the second was ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 24 2014-8

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hej och ha, da har Man varit i Machu Picchu ! Vadret var help fantastiskt. Kom nagra droppar regó en stund men de gjorde ingenting, var nastan bara skont.
Kan recommend era en fin plats pa vag upp for de fantastiskt Huayna Picchu. Dar kan Man sita och relax a i solen, utsikt och en masa svettiga manniskor ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 24 2014-6

Good experience

This was an awesome trek, there were many good friends made as well as incredible guides and awesome porters, I can not express enough gratitude as to how many great memories we made. It was difficult at times and it was amazing at times.
This was better than I thought. The guides were very good and I think it ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation December 24 2014-6

Greatest four days

The Inca Trail was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience something special. The porters are remarkable, what they managed to do will forever stay with me. The food and service were both great considering the circumstances. I am in debt to these hard working men.
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Machu Picchu vacation December 24 2014-2

Christmas adventure

This is an amazing trip and adventure. We did it over Christmas time, that is considered kind of rainy. We had some rain, but we were lucky and had mostly rain in the night and sun during our hike. The fourth day, when we arrived at Sun Gate, we saw an amazing sunrise shining over Machu Picchu.
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