Peru travel August 21 2014

Machu Picchu

From the moment we arrived in Cusco we were in contact with the Inca Trail Reservations, they were able to answer all our questions, which was a big help as it was our first trip to South America. The staff was very very accommodating. Our guides were experts in all Inca thing, they were easily able to answer all our ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 21 2014

Inca Trail

I had a fantastic experience - some truly great memories. The online booking process was very straightforward and the Inca Trail Reservations employees were always quick to respond to any queries or emails which I sent them.
When we arrived in Cusco we were contacted by the company to make sure that everything was in place and that we ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 21 2014

Machu Picchu trek

To begin, the porters, guides and hikers were all amazing. A big thank you to each and every one of them. Day one of the trek was reasonably simple, however day two was a killer. Seeing the porters fly past you and having the guides there to cheer and lead you on was absolutely amazing.
Our guide Gerson was ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 21 2014-2

Inca Trail 4d / 3n

I had a fantastic 4 days! The guides were informative and always encouraging. I was told before the trip that the porters would be our heroes and they couldn't have been more right. It was inspiring to see them running past us down the mountain. We had such a great group, we bonded instantly and it was nice to experience ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 20 2014-9

An epic MP trek

Trekking to MP (Machu Picchu) along the Inca Trail was a tough journey which presented many challenges: sleep, physical, emotional & a need to examine ones sense of self.
My guide was a chico more than a guide - well versed, patient & warm at the same time very professional & astute with his trekkers.
The trek itself ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 20 2014-8

Epic

It started off with a pre dawn pick up in Cusco. As my brother and I waited in our recently purchased Peruvian attire we were herded into a local's taxi, at which point we were welcomed with a lovely smile from a local man and as we began to roll down the cobbled road he turned to us with a ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 20 2014-9

Salkantay trek

This was the most spectacular adventure of my life. From the moment we left Cusco I knew I was in for quite a ride. With the help of my fantastic friend Americo, who also happened to be my guide, I was brought to the most beautiful parts of the world.
The trip to Soraypampa was a great way to ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 20 2014-4

Auf den Spuren der Inkas

Der Gedanke einmal den Machu Picchu zu sehen, hat mich schon lange verfolgt. Als die Idee reifte den Inka Trail zu laufen, haben mich alle fuer verrueckt erklaert. Ich selbst war mir nicht ganz sicher ob ich das schaffe. Jetzt bin ich zurueck und bin maechtig Stolz auf mich!
Der erste Tag war perfekt um warm zu werden. Am ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 20 2014-1

Inka Trail

The Inka Trail trek was one of my Peru highlights! The first day was kind of training day, very calm and not hard, the family got to know each other, it was a good team. The guides were very friendly and had eyes and ears for all our questions. The first camp was nice, too! Thanks to the excellent sleeping ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 20 2014-2

Inka Trail 4 day / 3 night

Overall, this was a fantastic experience!! While there were definite challenges, especially at Dead Woman's Pass, this excursion was extremely rewarding! Juan Carlos and Cesar were amazing guides who were very helpful and informative about the historical sites we visited along the trail.
The porters are also worth mentioning, specifically since they inspired a family-vibe with all their hard ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 20 2014-5

Salkantay trek rules

Once I arrived in Cusco I knew we would have an amazing time. It was beautiful. the drive to the beginning of the trek was long, and I was ready to begin hiking! Hiking was difficult but lots of fun. Walking to Humantay and seeing it get bigger and bigger was amazing.
Americo, our guide, was very knowledgeable about ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 20 2014-6

Salkantay trek

The Salkantay trek has been an experience I will never forget. This was my first real hiking / camping experience. I had read many blogs, but still had no idea what to expect when we were picked up early in Cusco.
Our first day was filled with amazing views of the Humantay Glacier, as well as an amazing visit ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 17 2014-1

Salkankay

Ich wusste ja gar nicht, wieviel ich an einem Tag wandern kann. Jetzt weiß ich es! Nach einem Aufwärmtag mit einer eiskalten Nacht zwischen Gipfeln, Pferden und anderen Wanderern, hoch auf 4630 Meter hochgewandert zum Fuß des Salkankay: Eine unbeschreibliche Erfahrung! Völlig fertig aber glücklich, außer Atem und erschöpft steht man vor diesem riesigen Berg und ist einfach nur glücklich! ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 17 2014-3

Wind und palmen

Ohne einen Vergleich zu haben, kann ich den Salkantay Trek sehr empfehlen. Wir haben die 5-Tage/4-Naechte-Variante gewaehlt. Der erste Tag, die Wanderung nach Soraypampa, war sehr entspannt und belohnte uns mit toller Aussicht und einem rau-unwirklichen Campingplatz.
Am zweiten Tag stand schon der mit Abstand ansrengendste Aufstieg an: die Ueberquerung des Salkantay Passes. Wir stiegen 700 Meter auf - ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 17 2014-1

Salkantay war wahnsinn

Der Salkantay Trek war unglaublich. Ich kann ihn jedem empfehlen. Um mit unserem Guide zu beginnen, wir verbrachten 5 Tage mit Carlos, er war grossartig. Abgesehen von seiner guten Laune und Energie konnte er uns wirklich viel ueber die Landschaft, Natur, Pflanzen und seine Inkavorfahren berichten. Niemals fuehlte man sich gestresst von ihm um weiter zu gehen, wenn unsere Gruppe ... Continue Reading