Peru travel Aug 31 2011

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 31, 2011

My friends and I decided to go on the Salkantay Trek based on recommendations by friends of mine, and we were not disappointed. The trek was a once in a lifetime experience that we wouldn't have wanted to miss.
The trek was well organized, and we really felt taken care of by Joel, the guide, and the rest of ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation August 30 2011

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu August 30, 2011

Before trekking the Inca Trail, I was a bit of an “indoor girl.” I had never even been camping at home in the states. This experience was also my first in South America, so I was in the dark about what to expect from my vacation. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised, because I had one of the most ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip Aug 29 2011

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu August 29, 2011

I and my sister hiked the four day Inca Trail with Inca Trail Reservations this August, and I can say that it was definitely one of the coolest experiences in my life. I expected the trek to be physically grueling and very painful, but while it was physically challenging, it was a lot better than I expected. The landscapes that ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 29 2011

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu August 29, 2011

I did the four day and three night camping Inca Trail. The views were fantastic, especially once the true Inca trail started from ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’. Highlights were Machupicchu, which you can't fully appreciate until you arrive on the last day and view the great size and beauty of it.
The food was really well prepared and the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 20 2011

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu August 20, 2011

Everything about the trip was great! The food was really good every day and there was always enough to go round everyone..
The actual Inca Trail itself was amazing, I really enjoyed every day of it.
The porters provided great service and were very friendly. I was surprised at their stamina and speed at taking everything ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 24 2011

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu August 24, 2011

Hi Isabel,
Thank you for your patience with the circumstances surrounding the hurricane and for your patience in accomodating our different schedules for the trek. The Inca Trail was a fun and memorable experience and I can safely say my friends and I do not have any complaints. The food was great, and our guide Roberto provided many ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 27 2011

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 27, 2011

We had a terrific Salkantay trip with our guide David, cooks, Ballentine, and Roy, and horseman Miguel. David introduced us to the beautiful Andes, told the history of our trail and its people, and shared his knowledge of Machu Picchu with our small group.
The food was delicious and always presented with a smile from Ballentine and Roy. ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation Aug 22 2011

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 22, 2011

One of my life time dreams has been to visit Machu Picchu. I researched all options and getting to Machu Picchu through the Salkantay trek was the option that captivated me the most. I contacted many agencies but I was completely impressed with assistance of the Salkantay trek agency represented by Maria Chacon. From the beginning, they helped me to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip Aug 20 2011

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 20, 2011

Salkantay Trek- 20th August- 24th August 2011.
The Salkantay Trek was fantastic! I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors, amazing scenery, a bit of adventure and isn't too afraid of heights (at times!)
The guide (Alain) was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about traditional medicine and plants, the landscape and Inca culture as ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 20 2011

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu August 20, 2011

Our trek with Inca Trail Reservations was quite an experience. Amazing nature and magnificent ruins, in addition to the great and healthy food makes this trek unforgettable. The guides were knowledgeable and always smiling. During the trek we gained enormous respect for the porters and chef, for doing an amazing job carrying all the tents, chairs, cooking equipment and so ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 19 2011

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 19, 2011

The Salkantay Trek was definitely an adventure that I will never forget. I could not think of a more beautiful way to experience the trip to Machu Picchu.
The Salkantay Trek was great. It was challenging, but a lot of fun. It was definitely an experience that I will never forget.
- Caroline, USA
- Colby, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 20 2011-1

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu August 20, 2011

I just got back from my Inca Trail and I can honestly say that it actually exceeded my high expectations of what it would be like. The trek was very varied and the first day was quite easy and it allowed you to get used to carrying your bag over some easier terrain. Then the second day was the hardest ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 18 2011

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 18, 2011

My experience on the Salkantay trip was exactly what I was looking for. For 3 days we hiked through the beautiful Andes mountains. First we climbed up to the peak of Salkantay at 15,000 feet, so close to the snow-capped mountains you felt like you could reach out and touch them. Then we way our way into the forest and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation August 14 2011

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 14, 2011

Our trek was great! The customer service was outstanding, both before and during our trek. Our guide, Milton, was excellent and very well informed. The food was delicious and our cook, Wilbur's culinary skills always pleased our taste buds and hungry stomachs. Our horseman, Wilbur, was helpful, hardworking, and went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation August 14 2011-1

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 14, 2011

The Salkantay trek was everything one could want in an Andes adventure. This company provides excellent personal service and everything was above and beyond what we expected. The food was absolutely delicious and all of our arrangements were very well handled. Our guide, cook, and horseman were always courteous, fun and eager to please. The scenery was breath-taking and the ... Continue Reading