Machu Picchu vacation August 31 2014-3

Worth the pain

As I write this, my legs and feet barely move but I don't need any time for reflection to know that the experience has been well worth the physical demands. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and an amazing opportunity to shut off the world, challenge yourself physically (and mentally!), and embrace new culture and history.
The trek was very scenic ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 31 2014-3

Great challenge and experience for an outdoor adventure amateur

I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Salkantay.org - Inca Trail Reservations, the Salkantay trail, and our guide, Lito. The trail itself is incredible, with breathtaking scenery from snow capped mountains to jungles. The tour itself was exceptionally well run. Our guide was well informed, spoke great English, and went above and beyond to make sure we ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 11 2014-2

We’ll make it if He carries us

It was absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a difficult trek, look elsewhere.
They carry your stuff and do almost everything you could want them to do. I'm 20 and backpack so it was quite easy, but for my dad who is in great shape for a 60-year-old, the trip was difficult due to the high altitude.
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Machu Picchu vacation August 30 2014

Incrivel

Eu nao tinha ideia do que iria encontrar nesta incrivel experiencia!! Foram quatro dias desafiando os meus limites!! O choque de realidade comecou quando coloque a mochila nas costas e atravessei a ponte sobre o Rio Urubamba ... a caminhada do primeiro dia foi leve, porem, chegar ao acampamento e so encontar uma torneira para todo o grupo foi meio ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 30 2014

Superação do sedentário

Para mim o caminho Inca foi uma escolha por impulso via um convicted de um casal de amigos. Não Swabia expat amente o que me esperava. O primeiro dia foi um belo passion em um camino de terra com album as rochas laden do o belíssimo Rio Urubamba. As paisagens exam fantásticas e a caminhada foi agradável.
O segue ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 30 2014

4 dias diferentes

Minha experiencia na trilha inca foi muito boa. Meu objetivo era de desenvolver a paciencia e a calma, paois para mim isso e o mais dificil. Comviver com pessoas diferentes e aprender a ser mais tranquila.
Meu primeiro dia foi de surpresa, estava bem mas vi que precisava ter um melhor desempenho fisico.
O segundo dia foi terrivel, ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 20 2014-11

Inka Trail

Dear team,
Thank you very much for amazing four days. I had a great time hiking the Inka Trail, even though it was hard at some points as the Dead Woman's Pass.
The service including the porters, the food as well as the guides was truly outstanding and I did not miss anything during that time.
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Machu Picchu travel August 20 2014-11

Der alptraum meines sommers

So hatte ich mir meinen Urlaub nicht vorgestellt! Erholung sollte es sein, eine schoene und gemuetliche Zeit wollte ich mir machen. Nix da. Meine Freundin Dagmar hat mir einen dicken Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht und uns auf dem Inka Trail eingebucht!
Es war eine harte Zeit. Ich habe gelitten. Schlafen im Zelt, Riesen-Rucksack schleppen, immer nur hinauf auf ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 29 2014-6

Inca Trail a grace of nature

Nature as it is best with the coolest guide ever, funny stories, history stories, real stories , relaxed rhythm and great ad-hoc group ! Sooo happy to have had the privilege to walk on Inca Trail and in this formula !
Sun and rain and clouds and subtropical forests where you expect them the less, stunning stone masonry in ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 29 2014-7

Utmaningen

Att vandra i Peru, en upplevelse utan motsvarighet, ett minne utan like. Inkaleden som jag har lyckats att vandra tillsammans med en underbar grupp ledda av trygga och mycket erfarna guider. Har nu en kunskap om det gamla Inkariket men det finns mer kunskap att ta till sig.
En kultur med mycket mystik och naturen som prisas stort. Trappa ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 29 2014-8

Dizziest heights ever

I am fortunate enough to have traveled to many parts of the world including Nepal, Angor Wat in Cambodia, the temples of the Yucatan Peninsular, safari in Africa and all of the major cities of Europe. Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu just surpassed all of these experiences.
The journey is a great blend of incredible nature and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 26 2014-8

Rekindle your faith in humanity

If your heart has succumbed to cynicism, if you think that the world has no real mystery or adventure, then you owe your soul a trek along the Inca Trail to the wondrous city of Machu Picchu. Your perceptions, preconceptions, and assumptions will be turned on their head.
The physical challenge merged with impossibly beautiful surroundings connects you to ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 29 2014-4

Epic hiking adventure

My Inca Trail experience far superseded my expectations. From day 1 our guide Paul was absolutely amazing at explaining the history of Incas as well as showing us how to pace ourselves for maximum enjoyment of this great historic trail while explaining the land and landmarks which are important to the ancient civilization.
I learned so much about this ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 26 2014-4

Del’s tired opinion

I signed up with Inca Trail Reservations based upon the recommendation of a friend's friend and I have not been disappointed in any aspect of the trek of the Inca Trail or the arrangements Mariella and Mabel made for the Galapagos Islands next week. But, I will focus on critiquing the past week.
Paul, our guide was marvelous. He ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 26 2014-9

Best trip ever

This was by far the hardest hike I have ever done, but it was also one of the most life changing. Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail are so beautiful but what made this experience even better was our tour guides Paul and Hilton.
Paul's passion and humor made this experience even more valuable. Paul's knowledge of the Incas ... Continue Reading