Our Salkantay trek began with a relatively short acclimatization trek, including a hike up to the Umantay Lake. For me, this was the most challenging day as I'm pretty unfit and needed time to get back into the habit of walking! I didn't know what to expect on the way up to the lake, but the beautiful turquoise water was ... Continue Reading
Meeting at the offices in Cusco at 5:30am set the tone of early mornings for the trip!
The entire trip was delightful from start to finish. We were very fortunate with our fellow travellers, who were all interesting people to spend time with. The food was excellent, the campsites were in beautiful locations, if a little over run ... Continue Reading
I awoke from a twisted slumber; a point of irritation on every limb, a fight for survival from the most ancient of creatures reminded me of the truth of our adventure: we were not the only ones partying on the mountainsides near Machu Picchu. Gnats are everywhere and they hate you.
Inca Trail's "Salkantay trek" allowed me and 8 ... Continue Reading
This was a wonderful experience, with a great guide, horseman and cooks.
The campsites were very good, although the the last one was noisy from music and shouting, which was not good as we had a very early start.
Carlos made the whole experience so enjoyable. He was very caring and looked after all ... Continue Reading
Our Salkantay Trek was fantastic, a really brilliant experience.
Carlos was an amazing guide, friendly, enthusiastic and very well informed about the flora, fauna and culture of everything that we saw. He really looked after us (Along with the other support staff, who were also great) - he made our experience fun and truly enjoyable.
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Nicole horseshoe team
Booking this trek was done via email and was extremely easy I was emailed with all details that I needed and was very thorough with instructions I was also assisted with a hotel room after the trek and airport transport.
This trek has been amazing since orientation with Carlos. Carlos was amazing and really made this trek ... Continue Reading
Our Salkantay adventure has been a pleasure from beginning to the end.
The email correspondence before the trip was thorough and very professional.
Carlos is an absolute joy as a guide, he is so knowlegeable about Perú and its history and culture.
All of the accommodation was fantastic, along with horseman and the two cooks.
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Be prepared for anything!
Salkantay trek is the most intense, adventurous and worth-while experience I've ever had !!
Day 1 Is beautiful. We walked past two glaciers and even ventured up to a glacial lake which was hard, but breathtaking - definitely worth the extra effort.
Day 2 Is hard! Be prepared for snow!
Day 3 Is easier though, plus we ... Continue Reading
A memorable adventure
Our guides from INCA TRAIL RESERVATIONS were friendly and knowledgeable about the trek, natural sites and Inca ruins that we passed along the way.
I only wish that the last day we were given tea service or breakfast (I saw many other tour companies provided this) before heading to the last check point to wait 1.5 hours until ... Continue Reading
Salkantay trek: it’s not whether you can, but whether you want to!
The booking process was easy to follow and the communication was timely and clear.
Our guide, Juana, was outstanding! She was knowledgeable, helpful, and she set clear goals for us to prepare us for the long trek.
The trek was difficult the second and fourth day especially , but the end result was so rewarding !!!! .The views ... Continue Reading
Biggest adventure of my life! On Salkantay trek you get to see the real side of Peru, local people and lots of animals. People are very friendly and take best care of their team members!
During the whole trip, we got great food freshly prepared on spot by our great personal cooks. Horsemen and their horses were so kind ... Continue Reading
My trip with the sexy lamas
The Salkantay trip was the best trip of my life. Juana, our guide and her crew were super friendly and very helpful. I learned a lot about the inka history and their culture. The places and the landscape We have seen during our 5 days trip were simply amazing.
The equipment such as the tents were very good. The ... Continue Reading
Just keep walking… we’ll be there in 20 minutes.
The tour was very well organized with our guide, cooks, and horsemen. The scenary was breathtaking.
The company was wonderfulm like a family that looked out for each other, and the meals were expertly prepared, ready as soon as we arrived to the sites.
This was a once in a life time trip one that i had ... Continue Reading
Mosquito hell that is worth it
challenging but spectacular trek . Food was very good , considering everything was trekked in .
A small group size was really great since it allowed us to be spontaneous with activities.The group was a great mix and a lot of fun .
The Mosquitos were unbearable and communication could have been a little better , but overall ... Continue Reading
The great trek
We had a great time on the trek. The booking and organizing was really easy and convenient.
There was easy email communication, but sometimes there were too many emails. It was great to have a small group, it made the feel really personal and we quickly bonded with each other, which would not have happened in a larger group. ... Continue Reading