Machu Picchu travel June 09 2014-1

Salkantay 5 day 4 night adventure

Before starting this trek I was truthfully nervous for what was up ahead. I packed for all 4 seasons but was not ready for what was up ahead. What I mean by this is, this trek is tough, and something I could not have prepared myself for was all the sights up ahead.
Every step I took was ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 09 2014

Sexy Llama Adventure aka The Salkantay Trek

This trek was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. And it was awesome. Seriously awesome. Everyone should go do it. You will feel amazing after and will definitely be the coolest one in your group of friends. Every single moment offers a spectacular view that you definitely don't have wherever you're from.
Our guide Ramiro ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 09 2014

Sexy Llama Adventure

I had an amazing time on the Salkantay trek!! Two friends and I signed up not really knowing what to expect and we were blown away by the breathtaking scenery, knowledgeable and helpful guide, and excellent kitchen and transport staff.
Hiking for long hours in high altitudes was definitely challenging, but well worth it. I would recommend this ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 09 2014-2

Salkantay tour

We did the four night Salkantay trek in June. Our guide was Romero. Throughout our trek, we were thoroughly impressed with the food prepared by Simón and Damián. Romero was a very helpful, considerate and friendly guide that worked diligently to ensure we had a pleasant experience.
Over all, I would highly recommend booking through this company. If ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 10 2014-12

Salkantay, I did it

I walked the Salkantay and have to say that is a great trek with a lot of breathtaking sights (sometimes literally).
Walking in so many places (mountains, forest, rivers, open fields, old paths...) just in so few days was wonderful and defiant. Some moments we can fell ourselves in other world, with different people from everywhere.
During the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 07 2014

Inca Trail 4 days & 3 nights

I had a wonderful time on the Inca Trail ! I saw many of the ruins and beautiful landscapes during my journey. It was amazing to see these buildings up close and personal! The guides were very helpful and informative! I learned of the many traditions and beliefs of the Incan culture.
The porters were awesome and worked ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 07 2014

Salkantay trek 4d

Thanks to Inca Trail Reservations / Salkantay.org, I was able to have an amazing hiking experience in the Peruvian Andes. When I first booked, the company was very helpful in answering my questions and preparing everything that I needed. I also had them book me domestic flights and hotels to get to Cusco and they were able to get me ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 07 2014-4

Salkantay Trek

After our 2 hour bus ride to the starting point we were finally off. Carlos took us on our first "short cut" of the hike. The so called short meant straight up the mountain. Luckily it was only for about 10 min. Once at the top we had an easy walk to the first camp site, with the most amazing ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 07 2014-6

Altitude

Day 1 - Set off by bus from Cusco having met our guide Carlos we settled in for the trip to the start of the hike. An after a quick breakfast we jumped back onto the bus and got dropped off at our start point. To help us make quick time to the camp Carlos took us on some "short ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 07 2014-1

Salkantay adventure

Our long awaited adventure finally began at 4.30 am. A bus picked us up from our hostel to start an adventure of a lifetime. Day one was to prepare us for the challenging day two ahead. Carlos our guide showed us "his short cuts" up the mountain. Thankfully this only lasted for a few minutes and everyone was glad to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 07 2014

Salkantay trek

What would you expect from a guided tour, experienced staff who are focused on ensuring that your needs are met, and that you are involved in the planning. Well that is exactly what we experienced from the time I arrived in Cusco I was looked after, with constant updating on what was to happen, and asked what I would like ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 07 2014-5

Nice adventure

Een vriend van mij adviseerde de Inca Trail te gaan doen. Helaas was deze Trail niet meer beschikbaar maar mijn zus en ik zagen ook de Salkantay Trail. Uiteindelijk ook geboekt en zonder spijt. Het was een geweldige Trail met veel overweldigende uitzichten. De organisatie was vriendelijk en gaf ons voldoende tijd vragen te stellen en gedurende de trek fotos ... Continue Reading

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