Machu Picchu vacation May 04 2015-7

Let’s go faster!

Visiting Machu Picchu has always been one of the items on my bucket list. This trip has been amazing! The company is extremely organized - the chef cooked great food every night, the tents were comfortable and camps on the way were also good.
The Salkantay trail is a challenging hike, but it is definitely a trip worth taking. ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 04 2015-3

My A$$ Got Kicked

The Salkantay Trek was really tough but super rewarding and AMAZING. This has definitely been one of the best experiences of my life. I've always been afraid of heights and this helped me push myself more than ever before.
The views were super varied and breath taking - we got to climb through landslides and across rivers! I ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 04 2015-5

High Times

A wonderfully challenging adventure. My head aches, my stomach is upset, and everything else is sore and dirty, but my spirit is high.The altitude sickness and exhaustion were but a slight damper on an unforgettable experience.
We saw pristine glacial lakes, marched with horses across high rugged plains strewn with ancient boulders, saw the snow capped peak of Umantay ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 04 2015-2

Fast short and painful

We had an amazing walk and a fun time with our guide and our company. I really enjoyed the summit day and the fourth day where we hiked up to see Machu Picchu from across the way.
The food was great and the assistance from our horsemen and cooks was excellent. I would recommend this tour to many ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 02 2015

Nice trek

We spent 4 days trekking from the Salkantay to the Machu Picchu. It was quiet challenging for me. We were a small group 7 persons, so it was ok. The organization was nice but we were not always well informed (especially during the briefing).
The food was excellent (thank you very much Raoul & his assistant). Marco is ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 02 2015-1

salkantay marcos

It was very difficult for me but I was lucky to climb on a horse . I find the rhythm too quick and difficult to look at the landscape and I took few photos.I think this trekking. it seems to me very poor and in our actual mentality ,but it' s not my way of thinking .
Many things ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 02 2015-1

Note from the president

I had a good experience with Inca trail reservations. I had plenty of contact before the trip to make sure my questions were answered. The campsites were well kept and had all the necessities for the trek. Equipment like tent and sleeping bags were good quality. The food was excellent.
Our guide was very knowledgable about the history, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 26 2015-2

Coca tea all day, everyday

Though there are a number of different treks that arrive at Machu Picchu, options for a relatively rugged experience are limited. This particular trek was the best of both worlds - breakfast, lunch, and dinner all exceeded expectations whilst the trek itself was more challenging than you might imagine.
Ramiro is a highly capable guide and the supporting staff ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel April 26 2015-1

Fun time with Ramirito

What can I say about my Salkantay adventure with Ramirito, Raul and Daniel ? They are the best. They are some crazy beast mode Peruvian backpackers. They made the trip enjoyable despite the crazy elevation gain on the second day. My hat is off to them.
I would also like to say thanks to all the horses that helped ... Continue Reading

Peru trip April 26 2015-1

Raul is a sexy oso

The trip was run by excellent staff who were knowledgeable about local flora and fauna as well as local history. Ramiro was a great guide. He was friendly with a good sense of humor. He out the focus on our experience while maintaining flexible and positive.
Raul was an excellent chef whom I would hire myself if I had ... Continue Reading

Peru trip April 26 2015-2

Salkantay trekkin

My trek with our guide Ramiro and the gang was a great experience. Ramiro's explanations, commentary, and jokes made it easy for us to quickly feel comfortable around each other. He also had the best recommendations for us for small things like when to take the bus up to Machu Picchu, go to the hot springs, etc.
Our other ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 26 2015

A trek on the wild side

OMG. This is not a trek for the weak hearted ! It is quite beautiful and I enjoyed myself thoroughly, but I was not prepared for how much physical and mental strength I needed to commit to completing this trek. Of course, this was my first trek of any kind, and at high altitude I think that added another variable, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 26 2015-4

Perry perusing Peru

I just finished the five day, four night Salkantay trip and it was fantastic and exhausting. The first two days were a lot of walking and I'm very sore, but Ramiro our tour guide, Raul, our cook, and Daniel, our horseman took care of us.
There was excellent food, good times all around, and we were kept safe from ... Continue Reading

Peru travel April 22 2015-5

Plot Twist – Waldo finds himself

I'd like to give a shout out to Google for recommending Inca Trail Reservations. Upon booking this trip, I had no idea what to expect. To sum it up, this is five-star camping at its finest. Ramiro exceeded expectations with his energetic and Sherpa-like personality.
Huge thanks to Raul for the incredible food. Seriously, the food was one of ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 24 2015-7

Puma pride

So, my story goes like this... One cold day in Edmonton, Alberta, my (very adventurous) best friend (very easily) convinced me to join her on an epic 4 day, 3 night trek to Machu Picchu. In my mind, this would be a nice little break from real life. Little did I know, a group of travelers that shared the same ... Continue Reading