Peru trip May 27 2016-1

One Big Happy Family

We had such an incredibly wonderful time trekking our way to Macchu Picchu! The entire group was amazing.
It was a truly awesome to spend time getting to know everyone and bond throughout the entire journey. Sharing these memories and making new and lifelong friends, we really did become one big happy family. By far, my absolute ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 27 2016-3

Machu Pichu the Salty way

The excursion was expected to be an adventure, an experience, a challenge and an high expectation.
The morning pick up was earlier than planned, the reason was to avoid the on going construction on the highways leaving Cusco. Good planning. We picked up the Trekkers, we picked up the cook, we gathered the assistants. Our assistant tour guide, Fran ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 27 2016-4

Apu Salkantay

From the moment my group of five adventurers participated in the trek informational presentation, we knew that we would enjoy our five days on the Salkantay trail. Our other trail mates were just as eager as us to befriend one another, and our guide Victor put us all at ease with his years of experience and his witty sense of ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 25 2016-5

30th Bday

This trip has absolutely blown my mind. A friend and I wanted to do something adventurous and this topped the picks.
It was tough but super awesome. It is the biggest challenge I have ever had, mentally and physically. The altitude is no joke. We met some great new friends that we shared this experience with and they made ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 25 2016-1

Inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth

A friend and I traveled to Peru to celebrate our 30th birthday in an adventurous way. The 5 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu did not disappoint.
The views were incredible and unlike anything I could have ever imagined. From snow covered mountains to zip-lining over the rocky river, the scenery was breathtaking. Altitude is no joke and I ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 27 2016-5

Just keep breathing

These past few days have been very memorable. Our tour guide, Victor, did an excellent job creating a positive and supportive group.
We went from 20 strangers to 1 familia. On our first day, our trip was delightful. The hike up to the lake was challenging for me, even without my pack. On the second day, I am really ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 27 2016-3

How far is it?

The treK was amazing. My only criticism is that day two was too long. We were forced to hike very fast to make it back to camp before dark.
Other than that, everything else was great. Victor was a great guide, the food was delicious and the camp sites got progressively better. I loved "happy hour" Although I loved ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 27 2016-6

Don’t Stop, Except for Chocolate

This trip has been an amazing experience. I met great people and was able to challenge my body and mind. The views from our hike were breath taking.
The food was delicious, every meal was different and extremely satisfying. Our staff worked so hard to haul our things, cook for us, guide us and ensure our safety. The ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 27 2016

I can’t feel my feet

This was an adventure of a lifetime. The crew was fantastic, the trails were challenging yet beautiful views along every step.
Coming from roughly sea level to to the highest point on day 2 of the Salkantay mountain trek was a challenge but thank you to altitude medicine, it was possible. This trek had many options that were ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 27 2016-5

What goes up must come down

It was amazing. Amazing, amazing, amazing. The food was absolutely wonderful and the hike was absolutely magnificent but the best part about the trip was The people.
From the porters to the cooks to the guides and of course the other trek members, everyone was such a blast to be with. Everyone supported one another through the entire ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 27 2016-6

Views

This was an amazing adventure and I cannot wait to tell my friends back home about my life changing experience.
From the well-educated tour guides to the morning coca leaf tea, it was a joy to be a part of this amazing group of people. The second day was by far the toughest day of the trip but ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 27 2016-3

Victor is da bomb !!

Experience was so great! A variety of experiences: I rode a mule, chilled in the hot springs, zip lined And oh ya, trekked!.
Definitely recommend the Salkantay trek over the other trails you go through different terrains! Definitely recommend taking advantage of all the activities they offer for the full experience! Zip line was so cool better than I ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 27 2016-1

Thank you diamox

Had a blast on this trek! This was my first time camping outside and Victor did his best to make the whole adventure so much fun.
I had a lot of trouble adjusting to the altitude but Victor assured me it was normal and offered options to adjust, I.e. Taking a horse up to the highest point :) The ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 27 2016

Blisters galore

These boots were made for walking, that's just what they'll do, one of these days these boots will Trek on the Salkantay Trail!!!!!!! And they did just that. what a fun adventure with old friends and new.
The most incredible views I have had the pleasure and privilege of walking in, through and around. The crisp heat of ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 27 2016-2

Mannish Gambino

This trip was hard. It was definitely challenging and will push the casual tourist(me) to the limit.
That being said, going on this trip was one of the best decisions I have made so far. I met some of the coolest, most interesting people from all kinds of different places, ages, and walks of life. I got to see ... Continue Reading