Coming into the trail I underestimated Salkantay and overestimated my abilities. I came here looking for a challenge and an unforgettable experience.
Salkantay delivered both of these. Although the first day I felt like I was nearly dying, the group and especially the tour guide never gave up on me. The Salkantay was definitely challenging but also doable. It ... Continue Reading
I was part of an aussie team to complete the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.The hike was awesome, our guide Lisandro spoke very good english and catered to everything the party needed.
He provided us with local knowledge of stories and customs. He was always willing to help and always put us first. The cooking team provided first class ... Continue Reading
Aussies hit the hills
This adventure started with our tour guide Lizandro meeting us at our hotel and take us to our bus.
He was cracking some funnys straight away so we knew is was going to be a nice laid back 5 day trek. There was only 5 people in our group so it was a small group which made it ... Continue Reading
Incas have a Different Standard of Time and Altitude
This amazing trip has taught me a number of things. Firstly, Incans have a different standard of time and altitude. Or at least according to Carlos, our guide.
I've learned that 5 minutes in Inca Time is actually more like 15-20 minutes. So when Carlos says "uphill for 5 minutes Inca time" expect a bit more. Also, when ... Continue Reading
We booked a private tour to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay track and had an amazing time. Felt like VIP's the whole time.'Chefy' our chef cooked great food, even managing to cook one of our group a birthday cake along the way.
Lizandro was fantastic and always accommodating, very patient and helpful crossing the Salkantay pass. The ... Continue Reading
Salu!!! Cheers. Oh those Aussies…
A fantastic experience! Our group was only five people and very personalised. Our guide Lisandro was extremely hospitable, helpful and knowledgable, so much so he scored the nickname "Papa-Bear".
Our chefs and horseman were also amazing contributors to our trip, always smiling and providing us with great service. Each staff member has gone over and above what they've ... Continue Reading
thank you to our tour guide, Lizandro!! Having booked a private tour it was the best decision we ever made!.
He was lots of fun and very professional, but had a cheeky side as well which made our tour the best experience of my life!! The food was so amazing and the company even better. Our tour group ... Continue Reading
Girls on the Inka Trail
This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!!!! Our tour guide Americano was exceptional and our cook Modesto made the most delicious meals every single day.
Inca Trail reservations took care of every single detail and made this experience exceptional.Our guide took the time to make sure me and everyone in the group were ... Continue Reading
Inca Trail Girls vs The Wilderness
The inca trail is a cruel and beautiful mistress. The Andes are a wonderful and majestic place, but the trail is harsh, tough and very difficult.
We are not hikers and this is not a stroll in the woods. This trail is hard and mental tough. What got us through this was our amazing guide, Americano and the porters ... Continue Reading
Survived the Inca Trail
Doing the inca trail was the hardest thing I have ever done, and I am so proud to have completed it.
The guide, cook, and porters were amazing and allowed me to complete the trail. I could not have done it without them! They were patient and positive, which is exactly what I needed to survive the inca trail! ... Continue Reading
We actually did it!
I just completed the Inka trail. It was tough! Our guide, Americano, was amazing. My travel mates and I are not experienced hikers but we made it.
He was very patient and because of that, and our own mental toughness, we made it through. This is the hardest thing I have ever done but it definitely showed me how ... Continue Reading
It was great !!!
Very funny group , very good cook !!!.
Good guide and lot of fun , trek of live days, easy start on the first day, fucking hard second day ( 260 km, 700 m up, 1'600 k down, from -6 C to + 25 C in one day), but very great emotions on the top on 4'600 m ... Continue Reading
Once upon a time
Once upon a time there was a place in Peru where a bunch of 7 people who did not know each other and spent 5 wonderful days together walking together, knowing each other and
joking in the middle of amazing mountains, stunning glaciers and wonderful nature .
They shared suggestons, help and jokes eating a lot ... Continue Reading
Tired with a good reason
the beginning was tough and I even thought I would not make it but Pachamama and the wonderful peaks around us pushed me to the top.
The last 3 days were more relaxing walking up and down, taking a bath at the hot springs and sharing good moments with the trekking mates. Food has been delicious and abundant ... Continue Reading
What does not kill you makes you stronger and happy
The trip has been amazing and I really loved the hiking. I did not think It was going to be that cold but that was fine.
The hole crew has been very nice and I was very surprised over the good food. The hot springs was one of the best things about the tour. The hiking was fun but ... Continue Reading