Peru travel November 23 2014-3

Conoci al rey de las montañas

Intensa la energía de los Apus, la vida es una y hay que aprovechar el presente. La decisión de hacer esta aventura del Inca Trail es evidencia de que la vida hay que gozarla, retarla y disfrutarla en todo momento.
Gracias a todo el equipo de Inca Trail Reservations por su amabilidad y hacer de esta experiencia una inolvidable. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel November 23 2014-2

Eye of the tiger

I came here with the intention to visit Machu Picchu the tough way. The intention was to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. It was tough, long and tiring. But I didn't quit. I finished and arrived through strong will. Inca Trail Reservations provided me this opportunity. I feel satisfied.
Thank you for all this experience with ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 23 2014-10

Parece agua pero es pisco

Mis amigos Carlos, Jean Carlo y Marco fueron excelentes en todo momento. Muy atentos, amenos y super responsables. De seguro que esta ha sido de las mejores experiencias acampando y caminando que haya tenido. Si regreso al Perú, sin duda que lo haré un poco más liviano y de nuevo con los grandes guías que fueron estos tres caballeros.
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Machu Picchu trip November 23 2014-13

Hardcore adventure

So, apparently 30 kilos bag isn't the best for this hardcore adventure. The second day is absolutely gruesome especially if you are not used to the altitude ! I really liked the background history lessons for each of the Inca sites.
The first day was pretty straight forward for hiking, the locals have plenty of water and juices that ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 23 2014

What an experience !

Where to even start. I don't think words or pictures could do that trek justice. The Inca Trail is something you have to experience for yourself. I felt blessed to be with such an amazing group and the guides were an absolute delight. Kind and supportive. The food was amazing (even for a vegan).
It was really challenging however ... Continue Reading

Peru trip November 22 2014-3

Gorgeous Salkantay

My daughter and I chose Machu Picchu for our first vacation together. She had been living in Ecuador for a year and a Machu Picchu trek seemed perfect for two active people. I had been very concerned about the altitude because we were only able to spend one night in Cusco to acclimate. My doctor prescribed Diamox. I got no ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation November 22 2014-4

Don’t stop till you get enough

Found this website online and after researching for a couple days I decided with this one. I'm really glad I did as well.
Day 1 was pretty simple and a good warm up however day 2 was a tough 10 hour 21 km hike up the Salkantay mountain and back down again. Weather went from cold to rainy to ... Continue Reading

Peru travel November 22 2014-3

Trek yourself before you wreck yourself

After much searching online for a trek I came across the Salkantay trek and read the reviews and I was hooked. The prices were good (not too high or too low) and the responses from their secretary was very prompt and informative.
We had the briefing the night before the trek to make sure all loose ends were tied ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 22 2014-4

Trek highlights

We spent five days on the Salkantay tour. We started day one with flowers and greenery. After a short trek we reached base camp and had tents ready and a meal already prepared for us. We left our bags and trekked up a steep hill to find a stunning lake below a snowy mountain. This was possibly my favorite spot ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 22 2014

What wonderful land the God is given to the Peruvian

We started the best part of the journey by train. Poroy was our early starting point. The view was fantastic. In just a short period time, we went through from the vast Inca farm fields into the majestic Inca mountains region. We saw many beautiful streams, rivers, and snow capped glaciers.
The Andean music in the train accompany all ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel November 22 2014-1

We like to hike here everyday

We had a great hiking experience with our hiking guide in the Machu Picchu mountain trails. His knowledge of the mountain and Inca culture was impressive. We saw double rainbows along the trail. Many beautiful birds sing a song and flying "dancing" around us. Hundreds of many different flowers were extending their beautiful slim waists and arms waving to us, ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation November 19 2014-2

Pleased with this trek

I'm more than pleased with the Salkantay trek. We had a really great time, the view during the trek was amazing, and all the arrangements were great ! The food was even better than I expected, you don't have to worry about trekking hungry !
Our guide was the best. He had a lot of experience, knowing a lot ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 19 2014-3

Well organized trek

We were really happy with everything on this trek, the guide was really enthusiastic, full of jokes and very interested in getting to know everyone in our group. Even though it was hard some times, everyone was helping each other. And the food was really amazing, even the vegetarian was happy. I am really going to recommend this well organized ... Continue Reading

Peru trip November 19 2014

Spectacular scenery

The trek was an amazing experience. It's not an easy trek but I'm glad I did it. The scenery is spectacular. Make sure you trek up to Humantay Lake. Amazing ! It's a must do experience. It's towards the end of your day, you are tired and might want to stay and relax. Just take the extra hike. You won't ... Continue Reading

Peru travel November 11 2014-4

Americo, you rock !

Thanks to Americo, our wonderful guide ! Could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, thoughtful, and hilarious person to take us through the mountains and show us the many beautiful and mystical Inca sites. What a great guy, you would be lucky to have him as your guide. He went above and beyond for us many times. Mabel was ... Continue Reading