Machu Picchu vacation October 29 2014

Meeting lord Apu on the Salkantay trek

I signed up for an adventure and I got it ! I had become bored and complacent with my cushy life in LA. I had writer's block and I knew the only way to cure it, was to get off my lazy butt and do something awe inspiring. And, although I had my trepidations, (I almost ended canceling the trip) ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 29 2014-1

Loco Salkantay

It was a great trek with awesome and diverse landscapes. Our guide Carlos is crazy but in a positive way. He made it a nice five days and so did the cook and the mule driver. We were very lucky with the weather, although of course it has been very cold the first two days. Harto frio en la noche ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 29 2014

Best trip

I had a great time walking the Salkantay trek. Loved all days. Food was wonderful, always enough. We were very lucky with the weather. First day it was hot and the mosquitoes already attacked. Make sure to pack enough sunblock and insect repellent.
Second day was though, had a lot of problems with the altitude despite spending three days ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 29 2014-6

Everyone say, “sexy lama !”

Glamping at its finest ! Buckets of water to wash your hands before every meal; amazing three-course meals for lunch and breakfast; "tea-service" delivered to your tent every morning; meals under the protection of a tent (especially nice when raining); friendly porters to carry tents and food and set up and tear down camp every day (including lunch stops); cake ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 29 2014-5

Oh la la

My trek of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was memorable to say the least. Our group had a fantastic guide, Carlos, who was there to help us through all of the ups and the downs (literally and figuratively). He was extremely knowledgeable and helped the group learn all about the significance of the places we visited. This knowledge helped ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 29 2014-4

The Inca experience

The Inca Trail was an amazing experience. The trip was very well organized. We received all the information that we needed prior to arriving in Cusco. Before leaving on the trip we attended an in-person orientation where we were able to ask questions about our trip.
Once we were on the trail, Carlos, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 29 2014-4

Once in a lifetime Inca trek to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Reservations is a fabulous company to guide you on the 4d/3n Inca Trail trek. The company was good at communicating beforehand (also, it has thorough info on their website), when we needed to add a sleeping bag and when one of our group could no longer go, they were easy and accommodating. Our flights also changed due to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 29 2014-6

Great hike

Our hike with Inca Trail Reservations lasted 4 days and delivered everything it promised and more. Our guide "Carlos" was kind, patient and encouraging in the hard parts.
The porters are amazing athletes who zip your belongings up and down the mountain with amazing ease. They are humble shy amazing people. Treat them well if you decide to make ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 29 2014-2

Amazing hike

It was a great trip but I am great that I didn't know the height of the mountains before... But with a lot of water and a good team spirit we made it all.
Carlos was a super guide and motivated me all the time. The feeling of the nature was amazing ! And the porters and the cook ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel October 29 2014-3

Glamping in the jungle

I don't know where to start... Here we are, at our last lunch together as a family, after four amazing days on the Inca Trail !
An amazing experience with lots of hiking, altitudes, lots of coca tea, porters (unbelievable what they carry) twisted ankles, views you cannot describe but also tracks where you should not look down, awesome ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 29 2014-2

What a magic tour !

The trail was just great, exhausting, but many amazing moments. People were very nice, as well as our guide Carlos who built up the right team spirit and was always able to motivate us, even if it was raining.
The porters did an unbelievable job carrying all the equipment up to 4200m and down again. We sometimes even felt ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 24 2014-1

Machu Picchu via Salkantay

Het was een geweldige ervaring. Een prachtige tocht met enorme verschillen wat betreft natuur. We hebben sneeuw gehad maar ook 25 graden. De berg klim naar de top was een enorme ervaring. Raar om te merken wat hoogte doet met je ademhaling en longinhoud. Het was erg leuk om het te doen met een groep.
De accomodaties waren goed ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 24 2014-2

I would do it again

It was a great experience. We saw snow on the Salkantay mountain and there was heat in the jungle. So the trail got everything. The camping was good and the food along the way even better. They really arranged everything good.
The group we were with was great, it was mixed and that was good. The experience of climbing ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 24 2014-3

Great experience in Peru

Awesome and very luxurious camping adventure ! Very friendly and professional guide (Raul), incredible food (guacamole, lomo saltado...), snacks on the way, horses which carried our main bags. Sure, a little more expensive than other tours, but I don't regret it because of all the extras we got in exchange !
A lot of information about fauna and flora, ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 24 2014-3

Cool trek

I had an fantastic time on the Salkantay Trek ! Our group was really cool (9 people) and we had the best cook ever. Unbelievable what is possible to create with only a pan ! It's kind of luxury trek because you don't have to carry your bags, you don't have to built up your tent, you don't have to ... Continue Reading