Peru trip January 21 2015

No rain no pain

Just finished a 3 night 4 day trek with Inca Trail Reservations and loved every bit of it. It is certainly tough and should not be taken on lightly but unlike a lot of treks the history along keeps you impelled and intrigued. You have to be very careful on the trek in rainy season as the path becomes very ... Continue Reading

Peru trip January 20 2015

A personal experience

It all started with a briefing on the night before the hike to inform us the requirements and the plan for the trip. After signing the disclaimer I must admit it was a little scary thinking of all the things that could possibly go wrong. However, Victor re-assured us that if we take our time and keep focused everything will ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel January 20 2015-2

Turtle team in Machu Picchu

O passeio foi sensacional. A agencia de turismo me buscou no hostel. Foram passando em otros hostels para buscar outras pessoas. Éramos: eu (brasileño), duas colombianas, um Casal holandés, um americano e um australiano. Tinham dois guías acompañando Nosa trilha, então um explicava as historias em ingles e o outro em español, assim todos ouviamos como preferíamos.
Toda a ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation January 20 2015-2

Overwhelming sceneries

The Machu Picchu trip was tiring bonding, thrilling and very satisfying. I've done different trips in different countries, but the sceneries I've seen here were overwhelming. The feeling of ending a trip well organized with our guides, porters and cook and the friends made on the way is great.
Coming home twice a day in the tent set up ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel January 20 2015-1

Extreme nightmare turtles the best

Hello, I have survived, yeaaa, todo comenzó con una idea loca de hacer el Inca Trail, de ganas de sufrir en palabras de otras personas porque holidays y having fun no es caminar por 4 días. Sin embargo, que puedo decir, ha sido una experiencia maravillosa y excitante.
Los paisajes, bosques montanos, encontrarse con la madre naturaleza, conocer más ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 20 2015

Do not look up !

The first time I experienced Machu Picchu was seven years ago by train only. If you're thinking about visiting, I highly suggest trading the train experience, and doing the four day trek with Inca Trail Reservations. Considering this was my first multi-day trek, and at a high altitude, I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it.
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Peru trip January 20 2015-3

Inca Trail turtles

My compliments to the porters and Victor and Francis. Everything was above my expectations. Excellent food. Tents well prepared. Wake up tea in the morning. Even tables and chairs in a real dining place. The whole climbing and walk was a challenge for me and exhausting. But the reward was Machu Picchu and the huge mountains surrounding it.
Many ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 20 2015-1

Hermosa tortura

Quiero agradecer por este momento tan especial que me llevó retar mi cuerpo y mi mente para lograr este hermoso desafío. Vale totalmente la pena realizarlo. Soy una Amazona y lo logré ! A los guías gracias por regalarnos su tiempo y paciencia, cada una de las explicaciones reflejan el conocimiento y amor por la cultura Inca.
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Machu Picchu travel January 16 2015

A friendly trip to Machu Picchu

Overall, my "Caminata" to Machu Picchu was fantastic. All of my expectations were met and more ! The guides, Marco and Raul, were more than friendly and helpful; they were also incredibly knowledgeable about all Inca ruins, history, and traditions. On our last day, they even knew to wake us up a little bit earlier to get an early start ... Continue Reading

Peru travel January 14 2015-4

Much amaze, many “awesome”

I was so happy to be able to do the Machu Picchu hike this January. To explore the Andes mountains by exploring the Inca Trail, seeing many fantastic ruins and old buildings along the way, was a dream come true.
I was afraid that the hike would be too hard, and that I would have to give it up. ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 14 2015-1

Receiving an overdose of vitamin D

I have heard many stories about this historic wonder from friends and online. I was excited and apprehensive about this trek because of the long distance that we have to cover in four days. However attending the information session helped with my fears - Juan Carlos was very helpful and provided many helpful tips for the hike. He went through ... Continue Reading

Peru trip January 14 2015

Wandering a Wonder of the World

I started this trip not being too sure of what to expect. I can say honestly that I was quite unprepared, and not even sure of my own itinerary. However upon arriving in Cusco, Inca Trail Reservations were very well organised, informative and helpful. As soon as we arrived in their office, they informed us of our itinerary for the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 14 2015-2

Shorty who finished the hike

This was definitely one of the most amazing and memorable trips I have completed in my life. This was actually my first: hike, sleeping in a tent, not showering for a few days and continuously walking four days straight without Internet.
The first day was more difficult than expected due to carrying my pack. However, second day was most ... Continue Reading

Peru trip January 07 2015

Achieved a life goal

Amazing experience ! Life goal of trekking to Machu Picchu achieved. Our guides Raul and Grober were fantastic, knowledge of the area and information shared with us was invaluable ! The trek was very challenging and the guides helped me all the way to achieve my goal of reaching Machu Picchu.
The porters are an inspiration, carrying all our ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip January 07 2015-1

Tough but terrific

This was a truly fantastic experience ! A hard slog but very well worth it ! The guides were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and very attentive to our questions and needs. The porters are incredible and deserve all the praise they get. The chef on our tour was a genius, able to make different soup and dishes for every meal that ... Continue Reading