Peru travel June 07 2014-5

Salkantay trek!

I started the 5 day 4 night Salkantay trek with no idea what to expect. Day one was an easier hike but a chilly night. Day 2 was an intense 9 hour day of hiking steep uphills and downhills. Days 3 and 4, the scenery changed and the uphills and downhills became easier.
I'll always remember the beautiful ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 07 2014-2

Double triple yay Salkantay

Ich bin überglücklich! Die Salkantay tour war super! Wir haben in 5 Tagen einen - wie ich finde - super ersten Eindruck in die peruanische Kultur bekommen. Unser Guide Carlos hat uns perfekt durch alle Herausforderungen der tour geführt. Es war soooo coool!
Nach diesem Trip hat man wirklich etwas zu erzählen. Außerdem kann man wirklich mal abschalten ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 07 2014-6

Trek

Overall this trek was quite the adventure. There was a lot of hiking involved, with some days more challenging than others. Particularly the second day -- hiking to the Pass -- was a difficult yet rewarding hike.
The people on the trek were awesome. Carlos, our leader, was constantly encouraging us and making us smile. Everyone in my ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 07 2014-1

Trek

It was a wonderful trip to start off my summer. The first day was a great preview of what was to come. The second day was difficult but totally worth it. That day was very eventful fro, the cites to what happened to the other people, to being my birthday. It was a birthday that I won't forget. The next ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 07 2014-4

Salkantay unforgettable

Wir (36m/31w) haben die Salkantay Tour mit Inca Trail Reservations gemacht! 4600m am höchstens Punkt. Es war traumhaft Gletscher, Dschungel, gute Wege, anspruchsvolle Abstiege.... Alles in allem gut machbar.
Der Guide war perfekt in Englisch und hat keine Fragen offen gelassen (Carlos). Auch auf schwächere Teilnehmer wurde gut Rücksicht genommen (Sauerstoffflasche und Pferde waren dabei). Die Verpflegung war ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 07 2014-2

Trek

Trek was great! The first couple of days were hard, but doable if you're relatively in shape and the guides were very encouraging. It was awesome to meet everyone in your group from all over the world too!
The food was very good and we got to try Peruvian dishes and there were also American/European style dishes. And ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 05 2014

Honeymoon trek

Away from lands of busy schedules and media, I was so thrilled about the planned trip. The trek was everything I expected it to be emotionally, spiritually and physically.
As our honeymoon, my husband and I found it a challenging and rewarding experience. We were both so happy and proud to be holding each other's hands atop Dead ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 06 2014

Amazing Adventure

We had an amazing time on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. It was definitely a challenge of both the physical and mental kind, but the end result once you reach the top of the summit on day 2, and again once you finally reach Machu Picchu are indescribable. Honestly I was initially a little nervous before starting. I ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 06 2014

Inca Trail 4 days & 3 nights

This trek is certainly not for the faint of heart... however, those who choose to attempt it are not disappointed. From start to finish, the Inca Trail was an amazing journey.
Our tour guide allowed us to travel a brief four days back in time to enjoy (and labor) a difficult and beautiful hike in the Andes just ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 05 2014

I can’t believe we did it!

I came into the trip thinking that it wouldn't be as difficult as it was, but it was really challenging! I am thankful for such a great group of people who were so helpful and patient with my altitude sickness! I am thankful also for Manuel, our tour guide who was encouraging throughout the whole trip.
It was ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 06 2014-1

Inca Trail 4 days & 3 nights

I really enjoyed the trip, especially the different landscapes, like nice valleys with rivers, the high-jungle and the dry highlands with only rocks and grass. I like the views from the higher points of the trek, you can see green hills and behind the white mountain peeks.
I wondered about the porters, because they had to carry such ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 02 2014

Lito’s adventure

The Salkantay tour was a great tour! We have been through jungles and over high mountains, with an experience guide, which told a lot of stories (some of them even true), we experienced a lot and became a great group of people.
The best parts of our tour probably was either the beautiful lake we visited on the ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 02 2014

Tha Saga of Salkantay

The Saga started with an early bus ride to a small town with a forgettable name. After our lunch there, we started the serious business: walking. The first day wasn't too bad, all though we still felt the vail of altitude on our lungs. After we got to the first camp, we went to bathe in a lake cold as ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 02 2014

Carlos king of the mountains

I have just completed the four day, three night Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It was a great challenge and an amazing experience that I will always remember. Although it was hard work at times, particularly when suffering with altitude sickness, the sight of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate on the morning of the last day made it all ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 31 2014

Machu Picchu trek

Our four day trek to Machu Picchu was amazing. Our guide, Grober was obviously so passionate about his heritage, as well as making sure we had an enjoyable time.
I could not speak highly enough of him or of Domingo, the cook as well as all three of the porters. The food was great and was always filling, ... Continue Reading