Machu Picchu vacation May 22 2015-5

Team Cóndor Trek of a Lifetime

The Salkantay Trek was the experience of a lifetime!!! We had the most amazing group of 11 people from all over the world. Our guide, Lizandro, was fantástico from the get go and spoke great English.
Our first day of trekking was the "easy day" and we made it to our camp in around 5 hours and then ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 22 2015-1

tough independent woman

Overall this was a great trip. the first day is a warm up - hot but manageable with lots of breaks. the lake at the top of the hill is gorgeous, and worth the tough trek up.
The altitude the first couple of days makes it hard to breathe, even if you don't suffer from altitude sickness. the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 22 2015-2

salkantay and back

This Trek is definitely worth doing. Quite varied landscapes, all of which are worth a photograph or ten. Our Guide was quite informative and seemed to know quite a bit about the local flora, fauna and trades.
The first Day is a good introductora training Day. A small way of incline and then it levels out for the rest ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 22 2015-6

Late but always on time

Things seems to run late in Cusco, maybe they like sleeping in, but you don't worry they will pick you up.
The first day is warm hike that will get you acclimatized to the altitude. You"ll find it really tough on your lungs if your not used to it, don't run i tested it out and nearly passed ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 22 2015-3

Team cóndor

Great time on this 5 day trek. Spent 4 days trekking through the mountains with a great group of people up Aguas Calientes. Had great equipment for tenting at night and ate the best food daily.
Highly reccomend this trip to anyone, it was hard on the muscles though and good footwear was needed. Travelled through cold and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 22 2015-3

play hard work hard

Really fun trek lots of amazing views. met some amazing people that made the 5 days so much fun and made the really hard bits easier :).
The food was really good every meal, we even got popcorn waiting for us when we had finished trekking for the day. We also got woken up with hot tea every morning. ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 22 2015-2

Head literally in the clouds

The Salkantay trek was the perfect adventure. I had high expectations going into it, and it far exceeded. The staff were exceptional, always going the extra mile to ensure the group's comfort and enjoyment.
We met amazing people along the way that kept us laughing the whole time. The trek was both physically and mentally challenging, exactly what ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 22 2015-2

High and hungry!

Such a great time! Met some awesome people and felt well taken care of throughout the trek. The food was amazing, the hikes were challenging, and the guide/cooks/horseman were incredibly helpful.
I would recommend this trek to anyone looking for a rewarding and more isolated alternative to the classic inca trail. I won't forget this experience, and got ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 21 2015-1

The adventure with señor americano

We had a really good time,both together and as well with the porters, the cook and of course our guide. It was hard ,mostly the second and the third day, but the guidance and the beautiful nature god us through. It was really interesting with the facts and info about the incas, and the sites we visited was really worth ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 21 2015

I survived!!!

Great start on day one, we began with a nice easy trek and got to know the people in our group. At the campsite we enjoyed a lovely meal and prepared for day two.
Day two was a big challenge with lots of uphill trekking but the amazing views from dead woman's pass were totally worth it. Totally exhausted ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 21 2015-3

Great trip

This was a great way to end our trip in South America! I did not know what to expect, when we booked the Inca Trail, but I am very happy that we did it.
It was definitely a challenge since I had not expected the difficulty of the trek. But the whole group managed with support from the guide. ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 21 2015

Amazing views and tired legs

A great four days. Day one is a great start and the dinner was lovely. Great to arrive to tents put up and happy hour! Day two is a hard climb but worth it to get to the top. Much colder on night two but we were warned! Day three was the longest day but beautiful views so very worth ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 20 2015-11

Reach 4600m with Inca Trails !

Je recommende le trek de Salcantay pour les personnes qui sont a la recherche des elements suivants : une aventure a travers les highlands du Perou, un challenge en terme de hiking et de trekking (attended vous a des reveils plutot tots ainsi qu'a de longues heures de marche) ainsi qu'a une experience eprouvante mais inoubliable !!.
Le Salkantay ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 16 2015

Stinky feet

We decided to do the city tour first which I highly recommend. Downtown Lima's historic district is a must see. Miraflores also has an awesome cat park for all the cat lovers. Bring treats.
Before the trek I suggest some hiking experience. High altitude sickness really hit me. I do not recommend this trek for first time hikers. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 20 2015-2

Long Legged Slow Man

Salkantay Trek was absolutely amazing. The day hiking over the pass was incredible and exceeded my expectations. It was very difficult but as long as I walked slowly I didn't get so winded and it was much easier than I thought it was going to be.
It was a delight to walk through so many ecological zones in one ... Continue Reading