Apu Salkantay demands mental and physical strength. The adventure is well worth the challenge. I recommend this expedition to anyone that is physically fit. The experience will leave you feeling accomplished and stronger than ever. Prepare yourself by training, sessions on the stair master would be my recommendation.
Arrive in Cusco several days before departing on the trek to ... Continue Reading
We got engaged !
I was very nervous going into this trek because I had never done anything like this before. At the briefing it was nice to meet the others and go through every day hour by hour. Americo and Pepe were extremely nice and did a wonderful job making all of us feel very welcome.
The food was amazing everyday and ... Continue Reading
The Salkantay trail was one of the highlights of my three month trip around South America, the guide Raul made the experience one of the funniest I had during my trip. With the group being made up solely of males, it included its fare share of banter in which Raul was the one egging us on.
The trail itself ... Continue Reading
Experience of a lifetime
I thought the day trips to all of the Inca ruins would have prepared me for Machu Picchu. But as Machu Picchu comes into view, it takes your breath away. The trip was all that I had hoped for.
Carlos was an excellent guide; imparting great knowledge of the region and history of the Inca civilization. Pepito was wonderful ... Continue Reading
Conquered the Inca trek !
What an amazing experience doing the Inca trek, words can do no justice how great it is. Carlos (the king of the mountain) was a fantastic guide and the porters were incredible. We came home after a long day of trekking to a full 2 course meal and tents all set up and a friendly welcome.
I was lucky ... Continue Reading
Conquered the Inca Trail
Had an amazing experience. Had a great trip leader, Carlos the King of the Mountain. We were very fortunate to have a great team with porters, cook, etc. They are truly phenomenal. The views and experience is sensational. I can see why it is a wonder of the world !
Don't expect glamorous toilet conditions but in truth it ... Continue Reading
See Machu Picchu
This idea going to Machu Picchu grew about 6 months ago. After seeing the advertise about Peru and the possibility of doing the Inca Trail, we decided to do this. This is just something that you have to do, to really understand the Inca history. After spending a couple of days in Cusco and getting sick due to the altitude ... Continue Reading
Rise and shine ! Every morning has the challenge of getting up very early. But with the wonderful service from the porters. I got a strong cup of coca tea. Delivered to my tent. Get dressed fast for my epic day of hiking. Little didn't know the challenge it would be. But in the end I feel renewed and more ... Continue Reading
Ladies of the night
The first briefing was great, very informative and you knew what you were getting into before you started. Paul made sure everybody was well prepared with the appropriate equipment before we started.
1st day was very easy and a good warm up day for what was ahead. We hunted for tarantulas that night and found at least 10. 2nd ... Continue Reading
Sueño hecho realidad
Desde los quince años que deseo venir al Machu Picchu. Después de muchos años pude lograrlo y eso para mi significo uno de mis grandes logros. En estos días acompañada por mi esposo, que es mi compañero de todas mis aventuras, vivimos unos de nuestros mejores momentos.
Ademas la experiencia de vivir en carpa y en grupo por cuatro ... Continue Reading
Truly an amazing once in a lifetime adventure. I have dreamed of hiking the Inca Trail for a very long time and it was everything I hoped for and more. I think I am pretty fit and did find the trek more difficult than anticipated. The elevation was a challenge for me. Our guides Paul and Marco were amazing.
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4 days of fun 4 days hell
After waiting what seemed like months to do a trip that I have dreamed about since I was a kid I was not disappointed, anyone thinking of attempting this trek be prepared to slog it out for the next 4 days, this is no easy task ! We were teased the first day with 10 km of walking which took ... Continue Reading
Fue un sueño cumplido. Quiero destacar la atención recibida por nuestro guía Marcos y el gesto de los porteadores que en el segundo tramo por habernos retrasado nos fueron al encuentro con una bebida caliente y un sándwich. Excelente servicio del chef, realmente parecía estar en un muy buen restaurante.
Me ha costado un esfuerzo físico muy importante poder ... Continue Reading
Canadians can hike
My boyfriend convinced me to come to Peru with him to hike Machu Picchu. I was super nervous about the hike, since I hadn't trained and never been at high altitude. But I said yes. We packed every medication we thought was necessary, but at the end, we only needed Tylenol and Advil for the headache and joint aches from ... Continue Reading
Easy train and lazy legs
Seriously, I have such a deep respect for the Peruvian people and their incredible hard work and motivation ! I have never seen such amazing architect combined with engineering tradition and especially hard work in such short period.
The amazing part for me was to see the passion and hard work of the Inca Trail Reservations staff and employees ... Continue Reading