Machu Picchu vacation September 07 2014-9

Difficult but good

We booked this trek and arrived in Cusco at noon the day before the hike so we didn't have much time to acclimate to the hike. We were also the least prepared of the group.
This was a difficult hike even by the veteran hiker's standards. But the guides were very supportive and accommodating so we were able to ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 07 2014-21

Worth the rocks

This was a fabulous adventure ! We have yet to see Machu Picchu, which is the ultimate goal, yet we feel complete already. The Salkantay trek is a fantastic adventure - beautiful, educational, challenging, and tremendously fun.
My husband and I are in our early 50s. Yes, we were the oldest on the trek. Most of the other travelers ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-16

Our amazing adventure

This trek was one of the best experiences of my life. The guides were so nice and very informative about the Peruvian culture and natural life. The cooks were very talented and made very yummy food ! There was more than enough at meal time but it is a good idea to bring energy bars for along the way.
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Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-18

Unforgettable moments

The trip has been fantastic. The Salkantay trek is a much more challenging trek than I thought having climbed Kilimanjaro and the Atlas Mountains. I assumed that it would not be as hard and I wish I had trained more as the difference here is that you start the trek at a higher altitude than the others and so the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 07 2014-14

My first trek

Once upon a time I decided to go on a trek and hence ended up in Salkantay ! Although not a starter trek it was an awesome trek and would definitely recommend it to anyone. We had beautiful views, amazing waterfalls, great summit, lagoon, jungles... The best part of the trek was the Salkantay pass and another 15 min walk ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 07 2014-17

My long walk, 50 plus

For the 50 and older crowd, this is a long, arduous trek. It is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to test your fitness. Our trek totaled 42 miles, and was a great experience. The terrain was quite varied from alpine meadows to the jungles. Water was everywhere including great waterfalls and a glacial lake.
The peak elevation ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-15

La Muerta

Coming into the trek having never hiked before, you could say that I bit off a little more than I could chew. The first day was one of the easiest, and yet I found quite a bit of difficulty doing it. From then onward though I was able to accommodate my needs appropriately, and the guides were very pleasant in ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-3

Are you ready to conquer the Salkantay Trail ?

It was such a great experience and I can only recommend it to anybody who would like to challenge himself while enjoying the beautiful nature and culture of Peru.
The guides and as well all the other people on the trip are so lovely and they do everything to make your trip unforgettable. Especially, because I am lactose intolerant ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 07 2014-16

Once in a life time experience

The trip was a one of a life time ! The guides were so nice and helpful, the trail could be very difficult at times but they were there to help you every step of the way. The sights were breathtaking and truly amazing. The food was great, every meal and the locals nice.
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Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-14

Amazing adventure

A truly amazing trek. The guides where very professional and nice. The trip would have not been the same without them. I would recommend everybody that is interested to have nice adventure to go with Salkantay.org - Inca Trail Reservations. You won't be disappointed.
The food was also really nice and the guides did their best to make sure ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 07 2014-14

Over the mountain and through the jungle

We highly recommend this memorable adventure across the Salkantay pass and through the high jungle to the impressive approach to Machu Picchu ! This trek features remarkably diverse landscapes, from cold high glacial passes to warm humid jungle trails. What a perfect way to see the ancient land of the Inca.
Prepare appropriately for the temperature and altitude and ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 07 2014

Great views, great food, and a few stairs

The trip was great ! Of course the highlight of the trip was arriving in Machu Picchu. It is truly spectacular, and not something you will ever forget, but you have amazing views the whole hike. You are hiking with towering mountains on all side most of the way. The sweat and hard work is so worth it when you ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 07 2014-7

Up in the mountains

I got on the Inca Trail not really knowing what to expect. We've been picked up early in the morning to start the trail. The following days we have experienced a one time adventure. Accompanied by a caring but also easy going guide we went to our limits climbing the Death Woman's pass, we have passed many astonishing ruins and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 07 2014

Step by step

Crossing the bridge the adventure started. A good night sleep after a wonderful first meal by our cook team. Up and up, step by step, that was the challenge ! But together with the team we made it. Then down down down, again step by step. The magnificent weather and view made it all a lot easier.
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Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-11

Cuchihuato ! My Peruvian family

When I first learned about Machu Picchu, I was in 3rd grade and it was just another magical place that my history book had brought to my attention. I really had no expectations, other than the normal sentiments a new place would bring. When the morning of my family's adventure came to be a reality, Juan Carlos met us at ... Continue Reading