Machu Picchu travel March 17 2016-1

Challenging, rewarding trek

We did 4day/3night Salkantay trail. It was a great adventure despite a lot of rain!! Our guide Johanna was brilliant she looked after everything so well to make sure we had a good time.
She was knowledgable about the flora and fauna along the trek,and taught us a lot about the History of the Inka people. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip March 15 2016-8

Blisters, Sprain, and Tight Cheeks

Coming to Peru was a new adventure for me. New culture, new food, and new sleeping arrangements. But it was well worth the new experience. I was on a five day four night Salkantay trek, almost 22 hours of hiking, along with three hours of horseback riding around the seven snakes. The horse ride was pretty scary, seeing as though ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 15 2016-2

Sexy lama

The experience was eye opening. I've never been able to visit a region with so much history and so much culture.
The tour guide was thorough and very informative that made the experience that much better. The landscapes I was able to witness were both breathtaking and beautiful. I never even got to mention the food. I love trying ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 15 2016-9

Tall Brit in the land of the inca’s

My partner and I joined the Salkantay trail tour with high expectations and they certainly were satisfied!! We set off with a group of American undergrads and their professors, which turned out to be an absolute blast!! Not only was it very challenging with steep uphill climbs but it was so has to be the highlight of my time ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip March 15 2016

A lot of walking, a lot of scenery, and even more to eat!

If you are looking for an adventure to add to your life story, then this is the trip you are looking for. This trip will push you to grow mentally, emotionally, and physically by the end of every day.
Right from the start you dive into the world of the Incas as the amazing tour guide gives an immersive ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation March 15 2016-7

No poles and no blisters

As one of the two token Brits on the trip I had a great time! I have been traveling South America for 2 1/2 months and this is definitely one of the highlights of the trip!.
The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the hikes themselves were really fun and not too challenging! Paul and Jimmy were great ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip March 15 2016-6

The closest I ever got to heaven!

Before coming to Peru, I was so excited! Then I got worried that I couldn't do it. I thought I might die early, but the tour guides were so amazing that it was such a great experience and I would do it again in the future after I finish graduate school.
I ate GREAT food, I rode ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip March 15 2016-2

Blisters overload

My experience on the Salkantay trek was one to remember for the rest of my life. I was challenged physically (many, many blisters!!) mentally and emotionally over the course of this amazing adventure.
Each day I was excited to learn more of the multifaceted Peruvian culture and history and each day my thirst for adventure and knowledge ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation March 15 2016-5

Awesome food

Probably one of the most challenging experience of my life! The acclimatization to the high altitude was something difficult to deal with, and I was tested physically mentally and emotionally.
Se com and third day's stood out as they turned out to be the longest. However, Paul and Jimmy were both excellent when it came to knowledge of the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation March 15 2016-4

Spider Monkey

This trip was most definitely the most exciting/coolest/epic/informative trip I have ever taken.
The tour/trek guides were the best guides that I have ever had for any type of experience. The whole staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. The highlights of this trip for me were Salkantay pass, the glacier lake hike and the opportunities to have conversations with ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel March 15 2016-1

Is there toilet paper in there?

This experience is one of the craziest things I've ever done in my like, probably the craziest.
It was nothing that I expected but it was what I believe to be the most amazing thing I've ever done. I found myself struggling quite often especially on the second and forth day. However through the pain I experienced on the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation March 15 2016-1

A Haiku for Apu Salkantay

Adventure and awe Challenge, contemplation Spiritual trek.
I highly recommend the Inca Trail company for the 5 day Salkantay trek. Paul was an amazing guide for an outstanding experience.
He shared a wealth of information and great humor, starting with a city tour that included a Cathedral and Saksaywaman, and a second day ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 15 2016-6

Is there pork in this?

This trip truly was a trip of a life time. The salkantay trek was filled with views about history, archeology, and spirit. Our guides made our group, most of who we didn't know each other, a more close knit group that made the trip even more warm. I don't eat pork and our whole the team made everything accommodating to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip March 15 2016-9


What a trip! Flora, Fauna, stunning scenery, and great guides: Paul and Jimmy. I was not prepared to be so impressed by such a beautiful country. Breathe taking scenic-rewards were earned through challenging terrain and difficult altitude difficult.
Highlights included the Cusco City Tour, historical sites around Cusco, and Paul's informative and hilarious commentary.
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Peru travel March 15 2016

Burnt lower lip

The Salkantay was amazing !!! I have been to base camp Everest, Tibet, but I thought this trek better. Fabulous sunshine, fabulous views of the mountain.
On the seven snakes switch back I hung out my lower lip to scoop up oxygen. This resulted in my only injury. No worries. I will stop kissing for a week . ... Continue Reading