Machu Picchu vacation March 20 2015

4 great days

I was a bit nervous before going on the trail about its level of toughness. In the end it was well doable even though not easy, but we were also rather lucky with the weather. I spent 4 great days on the Inca Trail and can absolutely recommend it.
You should definitely bring a pair of walking sticks with ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 20 2015

Mustaches on the run

Funny guide Lizandro, friendly and porters, excellent food and great nature. All in all it was an unforgettable experience ! We had a small group of six people from Europe and South America and a lot of fun ! The weather was quiet good for this time of the year (March) with rain at night and sunny days.
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Machu Picchu vacation March 20 2015-1

What a hike !

I really appreciated the whole trail. Especially the warm and welcoming atmosphere Lizandro was creating. We had lots of fun without being on a rush - even the porters were great and I really hope they enjoyed it too. Organization couldn't have been better.
I feel like I gained weight on the track because food was so nice. On ... Continue Reading

Peru travel March 17 2015-4

Salkantay survival

Guidance and coordination of the trip was very well done. Being 65 and attempting the climbed at the altitudes we were at was too optimistic. By the time I struggled into Aguas Calientes, I care very little about seeing Machu Picchu. I only recommend this for people who are in very good physical shape.
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Machu Picchu travel March 17 2015-2

Man from La Mancha

This was a great experience throughout. The professionalism and quality was beyond expectation. It was very difficult for me at 65 years of age. My guide, Carlos was very helpful and was able to get me a horse for a portion of the way, however, at 6' 4", I looked like Don Quixote on his horse.
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Machu Picchu trip March 19 2015-2

What an accomplishment

This four day hike was what I expected and more. Being from Colorado in the US, I've grown up hiking my whole life. This was a totally different experience. Tons of vegetation, amazing views, and hard work for an amazing payoff.
The porters, food and accommodation/tents were comfortable and always well prepared for us at meal times and ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 19 2015-2

Four days on the trail

The journey over the last few days is definitely one that I will never forget. The night before the trip, our tour guide, Juan Carlos, first briefed us on what to expect and I must admit that I was quite anxious. Upon meeting our porters the next morning, however, I felt more at ease. Their warm demeanor and kind smiles ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 19 2015

One sick hike !

We had a great guide, great porters, and a great group to hike with ! All the staff were kind and patient - super hard workers. The food was amazing - no one told us that the chef would be professionally trained?? Or that we'd be offered hot coca tea in our tents during wake up?? Or tea time before ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation March 18 2015

Best selfies ever

A fantastic experience that we will remember forever. Lots of hard work but lots of rewards. We had a great group of only six people and had a lot of fun along the way. Coca tea in the morning, popcorn for happy hour each day, even a cake to celebrate on the last night !
We were very well ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel March 18 2015

Porters we love you

Day of the Inca Trail ! I have dreamed for many years to come to the Inca Trail after my father had done the same trek a few years ago. I am traveling alone and every new experience can always go either good or bad which can very often depend on the people you spend the trip with.
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Peru travel March 17 2015-2

Victory music: Necessary

As beautiful as the trail is, sometimes you find yourself walking alone and in need of a little musical inspiration. Make sure you have your pump up playlists for the trek, but most importantly: Have a Victory Playlist for when you reach the Sun Gate. It's about an hour journey from The Sun Gate to Machu Picchu and after 4 ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip March 17 2015-3

Llamas !

I had a very special time. I will definitely remember moments from this trip for a long, long while. Beautiful outdoors, lovely food and lasting memories. What's not to like? The cook, porters and guide made us forget when we got a little chilly or a little tired. They were supremely patient with us when members of our group needed ... Continue Reading

Peru trip March 17 2015-1

Blame it on the altitude

Wonderful staff ! A great adventure that I would highly recommend. But everyone must go with Americano, Bertram, Adrian, and Santos ! They made the whole trip enjoyable and really looked after us. Melanie's birthday cake was an incredible gesture. And Americano really got me through the trek by helping any time I needed it. He knew when I needed ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation March 16 2015

With nice trail and people

I meet to real nature and kindly people, culture and Inca's history. I wanted to walk the Inca Trail and my dream is realized. I wish to come back with my friend and family. just do it. Inca Trail wants you. Inca Trail is fantastic !
잉카제국의 오랜 역사를 늘 지켜봐온 잉카의 길 ! 아직도 살아 있는 이 ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip March 16 2015

Experience of a lifetime

It was a very good experience. I really enjoyed every day. Landscapes were beautiful. Meals were delicious. Some parts of Inca Trail are difficult from physical point but when you over come them you can feel big satisfaction.
We were lucky to have perfect weather for that kind of exercises, even some rain was interesting experience. When at the ... Continue Reading