Machu Picchu trip May 10 2014-1

Salkantay trek extraordinaire

This trek was seamless from the beginning! The planning between the organization and the hands on locals in Peru worked great.
I cannot say enough about the guide and his helpers on the trail. Raul, our guide, had 5 English speakers and one Portuguese which he handled with grace making certain we all understood.
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Peru vacation May 10 2014-2

Salkantay trek

This was an amazing trip for my 20th anniversary. The views were spectacular, Raul our guide did a great job of giving us the unique history and rich cultural perspectives. He did a great job of keeping a diverse group of hikers together.
This was physically challenging and it was so refreshing to get to camp and have ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 09 2014-2

Inca Trail 4D\3N

What an amazing experience! Definitely recommend the 4 day Inca Trail over a quick visit to Machu Picchu for those who like trekking. The trail is exceptionally beautiful and well kept too.
Inca Trail Reservations did a good job at organizing our 4 day trek - pick-up from hostel, transport to start of Inca trail, food, camping equipment ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 08 2014

My week with Carlos and the Mountains

This was my first big hike going in, I was pretty worried about whether I could make it. The second day of the walk was one of the most challenging I've had, but with a great group of people and our guide Carlos I made it though and look back as one of the best of my trip.
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Peru vacation May 08 2014

Salkantay trek 5D/4D

The trip was amazing!!! The mountains were breathtaking, the scenery wonderful, the trek beautiful. The guide Carlos was excellent and made the trek wonderful, he was very enthusiastic and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better guide.
Day 2 was hard but the scenery amazing. Day 5 when we arrived at Machu Picchu was a very amazing ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 06 2014

Salkantay to Machu Picchu

Everything was taken care of from the time I arrived at the airport in Cuzco to my departure. I had a great time on the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu.
Carlos was an awesome guide and helped me through any problems I had on the way. Carlos was very knowledgeable about Inca culture and history and gave a ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 09 2014

Inca Trail, 4 days, 3 nights – again please!!

Thank you, Inca Trail Reservations, for the amazing 4 days in the Inca Trail! Just now, 10 min after my return from Machu Picchu, I still struggle for words that describe this great adventure. The Trek itself is beautiful (yet quite demanding at times! Especially the 2nd "unforgettable day"), the food is unbelievably surprising and the group was just lovely. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 06 2014

Bucket list!

This trek was so much fun! I have wanted to complete the Inca Trail for years and this was one of my bucket list. I really enjoyed Inca Trail Reservations. They were very organized and everything ran perfectly smooth.
I was also very impressed with the treatment of the porters. Inca Trail Reservations porters had great shoes and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 08 2014-2

The trip of a lifetime!

I had been wanting to hike the Inca Trail since a friend completed the two day hike a decade ago. I decided this year was the year so I found Inca Trail Reservations to help me fulfill my goal.
I found them very easy to work with. Fanny, our travel coordinator, was very responsive with any questions, responding ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 06 2014-1

ITR can do it all for you … except the hiking

The short version: You need to take this trip. And you need to do it with Inca Trail Reservations.
The meals prepared by our chef, ON THE TRAIL MIND YOU, were unbelievable. Our tour guide did a great job of creating a sense of team among nine trekkers from four different countries. And the porters, the heroes of ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 07 2014

Inca Trail adventure

We had a great time on the trek. The views are spectacular and the team took great care of us.
We had individualized attention for each of our paces and real-time commentary on what we were seeing and doing. The trek is challenging but there were hikers of all levels participating from all over the world. I would ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 07 2014

Inca Trail

We had a great time on the Inca Trail. It's tough and physically challenging but the views get better every day and are spectacular.
The porters are superhuman freaks who can run the ridiculously rocky and steep trail with a ton of stuff on their backs. They start after you each day, pack up the tents, cooking gear ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 05 2014-8

Salkantay Trek Adventure

This was a great experience that allowed me to meet so many different people from all around the world and gain insights into what their cultures are like.
Our guide, Richard, taught us a lot about Peruvian culture while new friends from Switzerland, Ireland, England, and much more taught us even more culture!
With an awesome group, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 05 2014-10

Salkantay Trek!

When the tour guide for our trip, Richard, told us from the start that we would become family by the end, he was right! After hard days of trekking through the picturesque Peruvian mountainside, we all got to know each other very well and bonded through this wonderful experience.
The guides, cooks, and horsemen were great. Richard explained ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 05 2014-4

Salkantay to Machu Picchu

The trip start with a long bus ride from Cusco, about 2 hours long. It start with a moderate hike for about 2 hours. We hike to a lake after the lunch. Lunch time was late so prepare to have some snacks in your bag.
The hardest part was second day, where we ascend 800 meters then descend 1000 ... Continue Reading