Machu Picchu travel September 01 2014-6

My bucket list hike

The trail I took followed the traditional Inca Trail. It led me through a beautiful Urubamba River and a number of archaeological sites. The experience is unique. It is not only the views are breathtaking, but also the scale.
Another dimension of the hike is the high elevation of the trail. It goes from under 3,000 km up to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 01 2014-4

For satan! :)

I had a very great time. We had a lot of fun in the group, and the guide was a big part of it, which was awesome. The weather was perfect the first three days. Unfortunately it rained a lot the last day, when we reached Machu Picchu :(
It was very exciting to see the Inca buildings, and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 01 2014-1

Wonderful adventure

In my opinion, this was a great tour. Especially Gerson. He was a great leader. He showed us the hidden stories behind everything.
The food was outstanding. In general and for camp food. Bravo. I was never hungry.
Camps were great. Beds were great. Walking sticks were great. Tents were great. Porters were great.
Thanks for ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 01 2014-2

Conquered

Jolly good show! Great tour, stunning scenery and an incredible experience.
The food was terrific and exceeded expectations. This was the most gourmet camping food I have ever had. Three course dinners on the trail!
Wildlife on the trail is awesome so take your time to experience the different climates and habitats. There is no rush to ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 01 2014

Gorgeous in all aspects

In my opinion, this was an amazing trip and an extremely great deal. The guides were very personable, knowledgeable and encouraging -- in every possible way. I would definitely recommend this trip to friends and family of all ages -- and all interests, whatever they may be.
Also, even though you're camping out, the meals were absolutely delicious -- ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 01 2014-6

“Excellente”

Unbelievable experience. So good, it was my second time on the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu. Gerson, our guide, knows so much about the Incas, each site, and Machu Picchu itself. Our porters were amazing, set up all our tents, gave us hot tea and clean water each morning, and fed us the most incredible food.
This is ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 01 2014-1

Incredible trip with a great guide and group

This trip with Inca Trail Reservations was incredible and exceeded my high expectations. Gerson, our trail guide, was insightful, helpful, and funny. He taught us all quite a bit about the Inca people and nature on the trail. Overall, his dedication to his work showed and was appreciated.
The porters and cooks were also incredible. The food was far ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 01 2014-3

Walleh

It was the trip of a lifetime! Everyone on the trip was so nice and helpful. The team was supportive and made the experience even more enjoyable. I will recommend this tour to anyone interested.
The second day was very challenging but everyone helped each other through and we all reached the top. The third day was the prettiest ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 01 2014

Gerson for president

The four day hike to Machu Picchu exceeded my expectations and a traveler to the area would be doing themselves a disservice to visit the site without the hike. The company took great care of us: the food was amazing, the porters congenial and strong, and the guide knowledgeable and easy to get along with.
The best experience was ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 01 2014-2

Incan trail

It was an unbelievable trip that exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend this. I took the Inca Trail on September 1st and had great weather for most of the trip. The meals were unbelievable and the sights were unforgettable.
You would think after seeing amazing sights and ruins throughout the 4 day hike, that Machu Picchu would be ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 31 2014-2

Salkantay Trek August 2014

If you're looking for an adventure and to sharpen your buns into steel, this is the trip to take. This trip is not for the fainthearted or in mere physical shape. Anyone considering the Salkantay trek should be healthy, in decent shape and can tolerate days without bathing/showering.
Some lessons learned: pack light and exchange money prior to going ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 31 2014

Authentic, intimate adventure !

If you're looking for an authentic, intimate experience, the Salkantay Trek is a fantastic choice! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we had the best experience possible. And the views!
The second day is extremely challenging both physically and mentally, but reaching the summit is incredibly rewarding. This trek is not ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 31 2014

Awesome trek

I had a blast on this trip! The hiking was fantastic and the sights were unbelievable.
The first day was short but fun, and the optional hike up to the lake was completely worth it. The second day was one of the most challenging, but rewarding, days of my life. Reaching 4600 m at the pass was well worth ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 31 2014-6

Once in a lifetime trip

This experience has exceeded every expectation. From the very well organized itinerary to the amazing team of guides, porters and cooks, every single aspect of this tour and every person involved made it an exceptional experience that I'll never forget.
Beyond the people, the actual trek itself was something that can't be captured with words or photos. Without a ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 31 2014-3

The Four Musketeers

Our trip on the Salkantay trek far exceeded my expectations. The trek was challenging but so rewarding due to Lito, a passionate, funny and smart guide; our wonderful cooks Simone and Simon; and a great group of people who were driven to finish but also enjoy the great scenery along the trek.
I loved the variety of each day ... Continue Reading