Machu Picchu travel October 07 2014-6

Breathtaking, literally !

I've tried to find the words that do this trip justice... And all I'm left doing is wiping the last words out and restarting ! Victor was an excellent guide - there were only positive thoughts on this journey and as a result, awesome weather. Jorge kept an eye on any stragglers and the porters were amazing - couldn't have ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 09 2014-2

Holiday of a lifetime

So before I came I was apprehensive about camping and trekking again, its been a while, we have a young family. Where can I start to explain the experience I have had ?. From the briefing to the last day I have found it all five star standard.
The guides were very informative and it was so good to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 09 2014

Chico time

Let me tell you about me and my family, we had an amazing time on the Inca Trail.
We had the chicos from Brazil who where amazing, the South African chicos where amazing too, the American chicos where awesome, the Dutch chico kept us entertained, the English chicos where cool, then there was Jorge the step daddy chico who ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 09 2014-1

Ball breaking

This trip had been planned for over nine months. We did a lot of research and thought we were prepared for the upcoming hike. To our amazement this was a lot more than we expected. The first day was a great hiking day (let me say the weather was fantastic) it was what I expected, enjoyed the landscape.
The ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 09 2014

Great company

Machu Picchu was a bonus, the four days trekking was the real treat. We had brilliant weather, which of course is not guaranteed nor promised, this made the views absolutely stunning especially on the third day. The second day was tough but I felt a real sense of achievement once we settled back at camp with hot chocolate and popcorn ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 07 2014-7

Inca Trail team

This was an amazing awe inspiring adventure. I found the whole trip to be well organized and well planned. The guides were friendly and informative and inspired all the hikers to become part of one team. The strength and fitness of the porters impressed me but the size of their packs also left me with some sympathy.
I have ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 09 2014

Believe the hype

After so much hype I was concerned that the Inca Trail would not live up to expectations.
I could not have been more wrong.
This is the most beautiful hiking I have ever done !
Believe the hype !
Inca Trail Reservations were great, the food on the trail was amazing.
It was better food ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 09 2014

Difficult but enjoyable

Hike was perfect, as hard as I anticipated. I definitely had to mentally prepare, the second and third day were very difficult. 3000 steps is hard on the body, but the good thing is you never feel rushed.
They were with us every step of the way along the whole trail. Big ups to Victor for going back to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 07 2014-3

Exhilaration every day

October 2014. Hiking the 4 day Inca Trail... a dream come true. I knew it was going to be tough but didn't realize I would struggle to get enough air as we ascended so many stairs and ache as we descended many more but the exhilaration I felt as I reached the destination each day was worth the discomfort ! ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 09 2014

Best group

Awesome. The organisation did everything they needed to do. The booking went very smooth (all info via email fast answer back), info meetings before the trail, the whole Inca Trail (4 days) awesome support and information about ruins and nature. The guide Victor spoke very good English and funny as well.
I recommend to do some training before this ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 07 2014-3

Great guides, fantastic food

I had an incredible Machu Picchu experience. I went on the Salkantay tour and my guides were Americo and Pepe. They were both absolutely awesome. Very good with keeping us all positive and happy even when the trek was super difficult. They were both very knowledgeable and offered us great information with every place we visited. They also answered all ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 07 2014-8

Push your limits

Day one started with fear and trepidation of what was to come as our van crested through the Rocky Mountain range but it was Pepe and Americo who reassured us that we would make it through the five day trek that would test our strength and push our limits.
On day one as we trekking in the Andes I ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 07 2014-2

Salkantay fun

This was a challenging and rewarding experience for me that really showed me the real authentic Peru. The tour was action packed and well organized. The tour guides were wonderful and were concerned about my safety. The people of the tour were also amazing.
The food was well made and thoughtful. It was my birthday during the tour and ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 07 2014-6

Excellent Salkantay experience

This was an excellent trek for the price point. It was perfect for both avid campers wishing to be a bit pampered or those who don't necessarily have all the gear. It was nice to fill a full day with hiking and activities then to arrive at camp with tents already set up and food prepared for you.
Even ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 07 2014

Amazing experience

I had a wonderful experience with Inca Trail Reservations / Salkantay.org. I did a lot of research before choosing a company to go with and Salkantay.org had great reviews and I had a friend used the company a year ago and enjoyed her experience as well.
I thought that the service, food and equipment was all very good. I ... Continue Reading