Machu Picchu travel April 13 2015-1

Trip was definitely not llama

This trip was so amazing ! Probably one of the best trips I have been on. Juan Carlos did an amazing job guiding us through the various my piles of mid and rocks along the trail. The first and second days were definitely the hardest. The food was excellent. The chef Damien was very friendly and very creative - he ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 13 2015-5

Far from llama !

This was a great adventure ! The hike was definitely challenging. The second day is the most difficult. You have to be prepared for the various climate changes. However, the trek was well worth it. The views were spectacular. The service was amazing.
The food was so fresh and delicious. There was always a good variety, and they really ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 13 2015-3

La hoja de coca no es una droga

This trip was absolutely amazing. Juan Carlos was the best guide that we could have had. There was amazing food along the whole trip. Our cook was phenomenal his name was Damien.
The trek was a little bit difficult on days one and two however you can make it. All you need is a bunch of cocoa leaves and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel April 13 2015-4

Yo Llama

Signed up for this trip at the last minute after not being happy with another group's sketchy pre-trip info and policies, and was so happy we did. Everything was very well coordinated from start to finish. We got plenty of information on the itinerary and packing suggestions, and a prelim info session in Cusco.
Our guide was wonderful, and ... Continue Reading

Peru travel April 13 2015

Espetacular

Salkantay, com um bom guia e um bom chefe de cozinha ė espetacular. Uma experiência inesquecível e de enorme aprendizado. Cada um no seu ritmo e sempre com pensamento positivo. A caminhada cansa, mas a paisagem ao final, os detalhes e cada explicação tornam a trilha um desafio espetacular.
Cada flor explicada, cada acampamento em que ficamos e ao ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 13 2015-2

Como se llama

This trip was great from start to finish. Our adventure began in Cusco with a thorough orientation. We met our guide with a prompt and friendly pick up from our hotel after a free transfer from the airport.
Our guide was knowledgeable about the trail, the culture, and the history of the areas. He did a great job of ... Continue Reading

Peru travel April 12 2015

I have an Inca’ling you will love it

In one sentence the tour was everything I expected and more ! Having done the 4 day tour, the views each day were incredible, with 6 different Inca sites before we even got to Machu Picchu. Being woken up at 5:30am each morning with a coca tea and a cooked breakfast was a great start to the day, and there ... Continue Reading

Peru trip April 12 2015-1

Even Frodo would be envious !

This trip was everything we hoped it would be ! We were a little apprehensive when Googling for Inca Trail companies and, after reading some reviews, chose Inca Trail Reservations. We were not disappointed ! The pre-trip service was excellent as we were regularly updated regarding our train and trail bookings and the staff were always available via email or ... Continue Reading

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 !
I ... Continue Reading

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.
Well day ... Continue Reading

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
Day ... Continue Reading

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.
The porters all deserve medals. ... Continue Reading

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