Machu Picchu vacation September 04 2015

Team American Incas

I loved the premeeting before the trip, it really helped to make me feel prepared.I also appreciated the daily overviews of what we should expect for the following day.
The trip itself was spectacular, everything from the views to the challenge itself, but also the guides were very encouraging in helping us find the motivation to finish each day ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 04 2015-6

Hakunamatata

The hike and the entire crew were great! We really enjoyed victor's knowledge of the inca and Quechua people enhanced our experience.
I think the only improvement is possibly we needed to carry our sleeping pads. Orr than that the food was surprisingly better than I expected. The cook always tried to class up our camp food which was ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 04 2015

Hacuchu!!!!

This was my first trek in South America and I had been looking forward to it for three years. Booking the reservations was an easy experience, aside from of course the long lead time required to make the booking.
After the booking we received several emails explaining the process and expectations to help guide us to ensure we had ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 04 2015-1

Inca-credialbe

The overall experience was great! I consider myself to be in good shape, but this was a challenging hike for sure.
However, the guides were extremely helpful and knowledgable. The trail was unforgettable with numerous historical stops. Each site came with a story, which the guides delivered expertly. My party consisted of 10 other hikers also made the trek ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 04 2015-7

hakuchu!!

The trip started very early with the bus that came to pick us up from our hostel which was nice.
The first day was hard but fun. I really liked the many stops and how it was considered 'training' for the second day. I wish I had known how hard the trek actually was because that might have influenced ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 04 2015-1

The Incan Empire Strikes Back

This was easily the most challenging experience of my life. I suffered through altitude sickness and dehydration. It was completely worth it. It was such a gift for Victor to share his country with us. He was one of the most knowledgable tour guides I could have asked for. The porters took care of us in more ways than I ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 04 2015-2

Hiking gone wild Inca style

Hello adventurers. The inca trail hike is not for the faint of heart.
The sites sounds and people are incredible and I would never take this adventure back. You should know that if you are not an experienced hiker or if you are used to a lower altitude hire a Porter!! The hike was very difficult on the first ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 03 2015

Epic Adventure!!!

Saw sights I never dreamed I would see! Cities in clouds and ancient temples! Not only did I see the sights of the Inca's but I made new friends along the way! My every need was anticipated, from three course meals down to spare walking poles to save my knees! I felt safe and comfortable and learned more than I ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 03 2015-1

Loved every minute!

We came in with high expectations and had them exceeded!.
The food was good, Lisandro was very helpful and informative, the group was very fun, and the scenery was amazing! We loved seeing the Peruvian landscapes and learning from our guide. We especially loved the comradery between the guides and the group. Lisandro was very helpful and went out ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 02 2015

Crazy Wilde Condor

We started this adventure as a group of 15 people with Chachi and Elis and ended as a "family" :-)
I liked the way they tried to build up this group with this family spirit.
For me this trail trip was a good experience and I enjoyed to be in the Peruvian nature.
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Peru travel September 02 2015-2

Condor’s pee … eehhh?!

Wednesday 2nd of September our adventure started: Salkantay trekking for 5 days (and of course 4 nights). With a mixed group of 15 persons and 2 guides: Lisette and Jesus (alias Chachi). The weather was good and we were enthusiastic to start. With some Agua Florida (also named condor's pee) on or hands, in our hair and with the (good) ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 02 2015-1

Salkantay trekking

We did a 5 day trekking to the Salkantay. Some days before we left we had a short briefing which was very useful. That day we got the sleeping bag, walking sticks and bag that we rented with us so we could pack properly in our hotel. During the trip there where horsemans, cooks en 2 guides (group of 15 ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 02 2015-3

Wild Condor Tour – way to heaven

It was a pleasure to make the tour with Chachy. We've seen a lot and to reach the peak was like to reach the heaven. The hot springs have been great and we are really happy, that we have reach our target.
Tomorrow we go to Machu Picchu and it's a pleasure for us as well.
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Peru vacation August 31 2015-2

T; Fluke & Jono’s Adventure

The Salkantay Inca Trail tour was a fantastic adventure. From our initial briefing in Cusco the tour was well orgasined with everything we needed provided. The food was excellent and a highlight of the tour.
Our tour guide Carlos was an enthusiastic character. Throughout our tour he was a constant source of information on the local environment. There were ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 31 2015-1

An Aussie adventure in Peru

We met our tour guide early in Cusco on the first morning and were blown away with his enthusiasm and optimistic attitude which quickly infected the group.
The beautiful scenery commenced on the drive and continued throughout the trip. Our guide was extremely knowledgable about the history of the Inca empire and the local flora and fauna; he was ... Continue Reading