Peru travel October 25 2014

The hardest four days of my life

I was greatly unprepared for the trek, not knowing much about what was to come, having no hiking boots or poles, or even a proper backpack. The weather was on the cusp of wet season so was very temperamental. I have bad knees for my age so had real problems with them, and contracted a bad case of gastro which ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 25 2014-1

Epic experience

Now, where to start? The experience of the Inca Trail is a very very memorable one. It is very hard work but overall so worth it to reach the end. The first day is just a tease of what is in store for the following 3 days. The 2nd day is by far the hardest and was very much a ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 25 2014-5

The road that was hell-Dorado

The 4 day Inca Trail trek was the hardest adventure I have done so far in my life. The climbs were steep and lacking air made it nearly impossible to continue, the downs jolted my bones and reverberated through my whole body. The weather was sporadic and hard to dress too without having to stop and change every 10 meters. ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 24 2014-2

4 days, 3 nights

One of the most amazing experiences of my life. Although strenuous, it is worth it to push yourself to see all of the amazing sites, meet some amazing people from other places around the world and share a trek experience together.
The food prepared was over the top and the guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyable - Raul. Strongly ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 24 2014

Salkantay trek 4d/3n

Every site was amazing, seeing so many different views in our four days was incredible. Everyone was treated like family and all of the people included were so great and supportive. The meals were amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Thank you Raul and we appreciate all of your patience with us as well as ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 23 2014

“Picchu not Pichu”

We have been planning to hike the Inca Trail for many years and did lots of research finding a good company. We are so glad we decided to hike with Inca Trail Reservations. They were great ! Our guide Carlos was knowledgeable and engaging. His explanations of the Incan history, culture, and many ruins were thorough and interesting. He led ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel October 23 2014

Hiking with the King of the Mountain

There's something incredible about hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Its memorable, beautiful, and a once in a lifetime experience that I'll never forget.
We hiked with an awesome guide, Carlos, King of the Mountain. He was amazing in every way - knowledgeable, a great teacher and leader, and became not only a guide but a friend. Along ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 19 2014-3

Andes of Peru

Americo was our tour guide in the Salkantay trek and Damian was cook, we have good experience in Peru, we walked in Salkantay trail to Machu Picchu in 4600 msnm and we walked under the rain, the weather was unpredictable in the Andes.
The second day was a challenge, for us was a hard day but is an unforgettable ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 19 2014

Amazing adventure

I had an amazing time in the beautiful nature. It was a great adventure and I'm very happy I had this experience. Our guide was great, he told us a lot of information and took good care of us. Also the cooker did a great job, every time very good meals.
Sleeping in tents was new for me, but ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 19 2014-2

Great tour and unbelievably good food

With Americo as a guide and Damian as a cook we definitely had the best tour ! The food was unbelievable and Americo a great guide. We preferred explanations in Spanish and so he explained everything twice in Spanish and in English !
The itinerary was really good, just one improvement (in my opinion) would be to walk to ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 18 2014-1

Hakuchu Machu Picchu

Sublime experience from the beginning till the end with a great group and even better guide (Victor) ! We really looked forward to this trek and experiencing one of the 7 wonders - and were not disappointed.
The weather was all from hot sunshine to cold rain which just made the trek even better and more adventurous. A big ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 18 2014

Inka Trail for the win

Such a great experience ! I would recommend everyone to walk the Inca Trail before visiting Machu Picchu. Beautiful views, though trekking, great Peru history, a lot of rain and much fun ! I had not expected the trail to be this hard, and I cannot describe how happy I am for my squat-work out before going to Peru.
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Peru vacation October 18 2014

One of the 7 Wonders of the World – check

I planned a year long trip around South America and doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was at the top of my bucket list. I just finished the trek a few hours ago and although my legs are aching, it was worth it !
The scenery was beautiful; the ruins incredible; the company so much fun; and the ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 18 2014

Ending my backpacking adventure on a high !

After travelling the world for the past five months, I decided to finish my adventure on a high (literally) the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu before heading home to London. I have a little bit of experience with hiking but this was my first time hiking at altitude and over a period of days rather than hours. Victor, our tour ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 18 2014-2

Very much worth it

Despite some rainy, cold moments, the trek was very much worth it. Make sure you're in good shape for the 4-day trek because there will be some pretty harsh segments. Luckily there's plenty of coca tea available during the eating moments to ease the pain of the altitude-sick.
Unexpectedly, but happily we had some of the best food we ... Continue Reading