Machu Picchu trip July 02 2014

Inca Trail

This trip was very exciting. The four days and three nights on the Inca Trail was very tiring. However, it was also rewarding with the fantastic views and amazing archaeological sites that would not be reached by any other way except by foot. Overall I enjoyed this trip immensely.
Machu Picchu was more beautiful than I could have ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 02 2014-4

Salkantay Trek

Overall, we had a wonderful experience on the Salkantay trek. Our tour guides were wonderful, informative, and knowledgeable. The hikes were absolutely beautiful and a perfect amount of challenging but not too difficult.
I especially loved the hike up to the lake and the hike up to the summit by the glacier. The view of the glaciers were spectacular. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 01 2014-9

Salkantay 5 day trek

Before this trek, I was a little worried about going on this trek, mainly because of how difficult the trek sounded, along with my altitude sickness that I had. Then, our guide came to our hotel to give us a very detailed briefing.
On the hike the next day, I was feeling very bad with my altitude sickness; however, ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 02 2014-2

Salkantay trek

Juan Carlos was an amazing guide and we had a fantastic experience! Meals were tasty, staff were courteous, and I would recommend this trip to others.
Each step of the trip was well planned and the entire group was well taken care of.
That being said, altitude sickness is real! If you want ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 01 2014-4

Adventurous trek

It was a challenging but amazing experience. Long days hiking were rewarded with great vistas and consistently good food, always with soup, salad, and an entree.
The mountains views were breathtaking, but my favorite part of the trail was the descent through the cloud forest, with a wide range of birds, flowers, other vegetation, and raging rivers.
The ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 01 2014-5

Salkantay 5 day

I had a great time on this trek. The amount of hiking was manageable and well spaced, and the views, of course, made even the most strenuous days well worth it.
We had two fabulous guides who were extremely helpful and encouraging. Carlos and Martin were always willing to go the extra mile to help, even offering to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 01 2014-7

Salkantay five day trek

Amazing trip. The description of the days of hiking provided by the company was very good.
Day one was a chance to brush off the cobwebs and shake out our legs. Day two was incredibly hard and highly rewarding. Astonishing scenery, glaciers, steep cliffs, tough paths and a very windy pass. Day three was gentler, and rewarded with hot ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 01 2014-6

Great Salkantay trek

Over this trip we spent 3 days in a tent, had 15 meals, and all the nights were great and the food was delicious. Every morning we got a wake-up call and a warm cup of coca leaf tea. We really appreciated all of it.
The guides were amazing. We had Carlos and Martin who helped me the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 01 2014-3

Salkantay 5 day trip

This trip was the best !! We spent 4 days with some of the nicest people you can find and the guides were so helpful and kind to us the whole time !! Everyone was so bright and funny and made the hardest parts of the hiking trip so much more enjoyable !!
The guides were helpful and taught ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 30 2014-2

Salkantay tour

Creo que ha sido una de las mejores experiencias de aventura que he tenido en mi vida.
Los guías son muy amables y están dispuestos a ayudar en todo momento.
El primer día es corto pero es interesante porque uno conoce e interactúa con gente de varias nacionalidades. El día termina con la visita a una laguna en ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 01 2014

Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is an extremely challenging yet rewarding experience. The scenery is fantastic and the service is impeccable. When you arrive at your site each day the tents are set up and the food is waiting for you on the table.
Our guide was awesome. He was encouraging, entertaining and quite professional. In addition, he took the time ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 01 2014

The highs and lows of Machu Picchu

Despite my battle with a stomach bug or whatever I had, our guide Manuel made sure I made it through to the end. It was definitely a challenge. Dead Woman's Pass gave me a run for my money but there were porters available to carry my pack when I couldn't. It was exhausting and emotionally draining but incredibly rewarding.
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Machu Picchu vacation July 01 2014-3

Climbing adventure

This was one of the most challenging activities I've ever done. Day one and three were challenging but didn't come close to day 2. I experienced some altitude symptoms and had huge support from Manuel and the family I climbed with.
I got to know my group very well and can definitely say that I gained some new ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 01 2014

One to remember!

This trek was definitely one to remember! Quite a tough adventure but once we hit the top of that mountain and the finish line at Machu Picchu it was well worth the climb.
Many thanks to Inca Trail Reservations and Manuel for coordinating the trek for us. They made it very easy to get up early each morning ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 30 2014-4

A trail of two halves

I was worried when I first arrived for the Inca Trail as I was feeling unwell and had put far too much in my bag! But after struggling through the first day, barely lifting my eyes from the path in front of me, everything changed. The walk mirrored how I felt. Just as my health improved the walk changed from ... Continue Reading