Machu Picchu travel July 02 2014-5

Beauty and the Beast

My Machu Picchu adventure had been an amazing one. The glacier view was breathtaking as well as the scenery along the way! However, the trek was challenging, just like a monstrous beast getting in my way to get to the "beauty".
Besides that, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Juan Carlos and "Pepe" who were our tour ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 02 2014-2

Salkantay trail

The trip has been very pleasant with Juan Carlos and his team of supportive crew members. The trip itself is a 5 days / 4 nights. The first day trekking to Mollepata was amazingly breathtaking, literally.
A good recommendation - bring your altitude sickness pills as you will feel everything from nausea to headache pains. Another recommendation - ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 02 2014-3

Mid life crisis in the Andes

As an adult in his mid 50s, I suddenly realized I was exposed to something bigger than I had initially expected.
This is an activity that needs to be completed by reasonably fit adults. My ignorance was my savior.
Throughout the journey I had very specific goals.
1) Make it to the top of the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 02 2014-1

Salkantay: truly breath-taking

Our five day, four night trek with Salkantay.org / Inca Trail Reservations, was simply amazing. Juan Carlos and his team helped made the extremely challenging trek to be as accommodating as possible. Although the trek went through a variety of weather patterns, overall, the trek was just literally and figuratively breathtaking.
This is one heck of a trek, but ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel July 02 2014-3

Salkantay trek – pushing yourself to your limits

The Salkantay trek was my first major hike. It was exhausting and difficult, but an amazing experience with awesome people. On my first day, I suffered from altitude sickness. My sincere thanks to John and Phil who made me feel better by providing me with warm clothing and medication.
Our cooks and horsemen were great, and so ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel July 02 2014-6

Five days of awesome !!

The Salkantay Trek was an unbelievable experience that allows you to see Peru and the greater Cusco region in all its glory! The guides, scenery and the experiences are truly unique and unforgettable. I highly recommend the trek to anyone who wants lifelong experiences and who want push themselves physically in a group environment.
Throughout the five ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 02 2014-1

Surviving 5 days of hiking

The tour was very informative. The food provided on the trip was amazing , which included spaghetti, pizza, caramel cake, and all types of soup that kept us warm throughout the trip.
There was lots of opportunities to take scenic photographs. The most amazing part was the glacier tour. It was a very strenuous hike but well worth the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 02 2014-1

Salkantay trek 5d/4n

The tour was overall very organized. For the most part we were relatively on time but the first two days of the trip felt slightly rushed because the itineraries were very packed. Having the second guide to make sure all the slow pokes make it to camp was a bonus. The remainder of the trip was at a much more ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 02 2014

Inka Trail

The 4 days 3 night hike was amazing. The staff and guide took good care of us. We were especially impressed by the food and services provided during meal times. We are also appreciated the knowledge of Incan history, plants, etc. by our guide Americo. Although the trek was strenuous, the staff and guide made everything easier than it could ... Continue Reading

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