Machu Picchu vacation April 11 2015

#besttripEVER

This was the most incredible experience ! Everything was so well planned, Lisandro (our guide) was fantastic, and the porters were so kind and made the whole trip smooth. The food was over the top - they routinely gave us 3 course meals that were better than I cook at home, and they even baked a cake !
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Machu Picchu vacation April 10 2015

42km of hard steps

We meet on day 1 full of excitement and wonder first meeting of the group and it starts well, we are told the first day is easy but by time we get to camp, we are all thinking if this is easy how are the other days going to be, knowing day 2 is a very hard.
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Peru trip April 10 2015-1

Peru at 50

What an exhausting but utterly rewarding experience. Made all the more enjoyable with ever cheerful and encouraging porters and guides. You certainly can't do better than have Carlos the King of the Mountains.
Day 1. Gentle stroll and a gentle puff
Day 2. Heavy breathing with altitude
Day 3. Sore feet with 16 km covered
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Peru vacation April 10 2015-2

Trekking with the King of the Mountain

4 days and 45 km later we completed the Inca Trail ! It was one of the best experiences of my life and I would definitely recommend this to other people especially with Inca Trail Reservations. We were all looked after extremely well and this trip would not have been possible without the porters and of course our guides, Carlos ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 10 2015-1

What a trip !

This was my first hiking trip outside of England. It was such an amazing trip. Each day we experienced different scenery; from mountainous landscapes to bamboo filled rainforests. Our tour guides Carlos and Odi were excellent. They were very helpful, imparting lots of the knowledge about the Incas and the land along the way.
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Machu Picchu travel April 10 2015-1

Breathtaking experience

Breathtaking views and breathtaking at altitude !
Day 1 - settles you in to what to expect from the walk, giving you exposure to the different terrains (well that's what you think anyway !). Carlos skillfully guided us to the first Inca settlement and the first camp. This is the most luxurious camp with a normal loo and we ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 08 2015-3

#carlos4ever

Carlos es lo maximo ! This was the most difficult hike I have ever done and I wouldn't have made it without his support and guidance. We couldn't have asked for a more patient / kind / well humored leader for our trip. The whole team was excellent and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be ... Continue Reading

Peru travel April 08 2015-2

An unexpected journey

Having already hiked the Inca Trail I was not expecting to have such a great time on another trek. My expectations were exceeded by far. Our guide Carlos was very informative, helpful, and attentive to our group's needs. The chef Raul was an amazing cook and he very easily adjusted the menu to suit our various dietary restrictions.
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Machu Picchu trip April 08 2015-4

High class life

Most incredible experience. Carlos introduced us to the whole trip with clear accurate descriptions of everyday. Yet every single day we were overwhelmed with the amazing camping accommodations, food even specialties for vegetarian and allergies. We were taught about plant life, the common language, history, and traditions of the people in the area. Through the hardships that are natural for ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 08 2015-1

Best trip ever

Carlos had great energy at the briefing and that set us up for a great trip ! He was very knowledgeable of the flora and fauna and was so excited to reach us about it, along with Inca history and language. Everyone else, the team, was great and we felt extremely spoiled :)
Raul is probably the greatest ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel April 07 2015-2

Sexy lamas

Had a great adventure with my daughter and a family friend. The guides, cook, and porters were great. It was fun to have them cheer us in each day. The second and third days were the hardest but Rony was great in helping me get through the 3rd day which was the hardest.
It was a great experience and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel April 07 2015-4

Laughing and hiking our way through the jungle

This was a wonderful experience that is hard to put into words. Starting from the planning process, Patty was really great to work with: she gave us up dates, answered all of our questions, and helped me change my passport number on the permit after I got married. We met our guide Rony the night before the trek to hear ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel April 07 2015

Wanna go to New York or Machu Picchu ?

When I agreed to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, I had no idea about the adventure I was about to undertake. After months of not preparing as much as I should have, it was time for me to begin this journey with my lifelong friend and her mother. The night before our trek began, we met our guide ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 08 2015

Nature experience

I wrote a very excited and good review but it deleted and didn't send... So I will write it again but it will have to be shorter.
Fantastic company, everything very well organized. Had a nice lunch with a gorgeous mountain view. Most impressive was that it felt like no one else was doing our route as we didn't ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 08 2015-1

Well organised trail

The trail was well-organised and included a variety of modes of transport. Our guide was friendly and patient, as well as knowledgeable about the area. The actual hike was approximately 5 hours long - just the right length if you want a bit of physical exertion before reaching Machu Picchu !
It was a little challenging at times (a ... Continue Reading