Machu Picchu trip April 20 2015-1

Hui’s adventure

This is my second time traveling abroad. My first time was in Spain. I did some light hiking there, and I liked it. So when I heard there is a hiking option for Machu Picchu, I jumped on it with my friend.
I did not do much training specifically for this trip. I believe that any normally built ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 20 2015-1

Life experience

Three of us came from New York to hike the Inca Trail and see Machu Picchu. We were not used to high altitude and experienced sickness. Therefore the hike became quite challenging for us. I was breathing really hard going uphill, especially on the 2nd day. When the height reached 4000 meters, I had to rest once every minute.
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Machu Picchu travel April 17 2015-3

4 day Inca Trail

I had a very good experience with Inca Trail Reservations. All was very well arranged, friendly porters, every day great breakfast, lunch and dinner food was excellent and a very nice and enthusiastic guide. All this made the trail for me unforgettable. It was a hard job but thanks to all I made it and I am very happy for ... Continue Reading

Peru trip April 18 2015-2

King of the Mountain

For me, every adventure in a new place is about the people who I am with, and those who I meet. The highlight of my trip was our incredible guide, Carlos ("King of the Mountain"). His local wisdom, coupled with a sharp witty sense of humor and ability to build camaraderie made the adventure complete. I also happened to be ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation April 16 2015-2

Best birthday ever

When I realized I was having a birthday and would no longer be "in my twenties" I wanted to do something epic. I could not have had a better adventure to ring in my "dirty thirties". This trek was amazing. I could not think of a better way to really see this sacred place.
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Peru vacation April 18 2015-3


The trek overall was challenging, motivating, and exciting, all at the same time. I didn't know what to expect coming in. The hiking part was challenging, at times, but not overwhelming. The heavy downpour and mud on days two and four were tougher to overcome. Especially on day 4, since the trail itself isn't on a road that's easy to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation April 18 2015

Trailing behind but finished on top

From bus to foot, grass hut & tents, magical vertical mountains, rain & cold winds, mud paths, rock trails going straight up, glacial views, new friends and great food. This trek was a life challenge of endurance and self belief. Sharing this with my daughter made this adventure perfect.
Our first day was meeting new faces, short hike to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 16 2015-7

A challenging reward

The Salkantay trek is just plain amazing. From the highlands to high mountain passes, from the cloud forest to the jungle valley, the ever changing climates you experience are awe inspiring. I fell in love with the county, the people, the trees, flowers, birds, butterflies and yes, even the rain.
Glacier dips to start the trip, hot spring to ... Continue Reading

Peru trip April 18 2015

Adventure of a life time

I didn't know what I got myself into ! At first the hike was starting off easy, but then we had to hike up to the lake. That was start of the altitude issue. Being by the ocean, I am not use to the altitude. It was a struggle, but when I got up to the top it was all ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 17 2015-2

Incredible Inca Trail

My friend Heather and I hiked the Inca Trail with Inca Trail Reservations in April 2015 and couldn't have had a better experience. Booking the trip was easy, we booked online back in January and our contact, Patricia was wonderful. She provided us with lots of useful information and was always quick and happy to respond to any questions we ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 17 2015-4

Great time at Machu Picchu

I had a great time on the Inca Trail. Our guide Raul, was great. He was funny, informative and good to talk to. He would let everyone go at their own pace, and just tell us when the next point to regroup was, so that we could take pictures or he would tell us about the Inca site we were ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 18 2015-2

Wonderful trip

This was far beyond my expectations. Inca Trail Reservations was a great company to deal with. They responded immediately to my questions. The airport pick up was without a hitch. The hotel was very comfortable. Meeting Ronnie for our orientation meeting was very informative. Our morning pick-up was smooth.
During our hike Ronnie kept us informed about what we ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel April 18 2015-4

Great trip !

Wonderful trip ! Porters worked hard to make sure everything was done right and on time. Our guide, Ronni, was very pleasant to work with and patiently answered our hundreds of questions. The third day on the trail is when I really began to appreciate the skill of the Incas stone work. Our guide made us feel like we were ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip April 18 2015-5

Worth every minute

The trip overall was amazing and such a good experience. The planning that was put into the trip and camp sites was great. Everything was very well organized and put together. The porters were always on time to greet us in the morning or after a long hard day. The food was delicious and always cooked to perfection.
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Peru travel April 18 2015-3

Great company !

I would like to thank you for your good planning, Maura was waiting for us at the bus station and got us to the hotel. Ronni met us for our orientation meeting that evening and was very thorough explaining what to expect of our hike. He was on time to pick us up in the morning. He was an excellent ... Continue Reading