Peru travel December 31 2014-6

We started and finished as a family

Anyone can come to the city as a tourist and take the train to Machu Picchu, but experiencing the first view of the ancient city in the morning from above after a challenging four day hike really made the trip special.
Inca Trail Reservations organized every aspect of the trip and provided a service that far exceeded my expectations. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation December 30 2014-1

Machu Picchu adventure

The Machu Picchu adventure was aching feet, clumsy walking and very early mornings, however it also meant fantastic views, exciting archaeological sites and tasty Peruvian food every evening. Passing the Sun Gate early in the morning in sunshine was a good award for the effort of walking up and down the Peruvian mountains !
We booked our adventure with ... Continue Reading

Peru travel December 28 2014-1

Experiencia Camino del Inca

Esta experiencia me ha hecho descubrir el poder de la mente para lograr metas y el valor de las cosas cotidianas a las que damos poca o ninguna importancia.
Creo que tomé la decisión del Camino del Inca por desconocimiento, jamás pensé que fuese tan difícil como fue, ni me tomé el tiempo de averiguarlo en el afán ... Continue Reading

Peru travel December 28 2014-4

Mi testimonio Inka Trail

La caminata fue increíble, difícil y muy exigente. Sin embargo vale la pena. Es una experiencia que te cambia la vida. Aprendí de cuanto soy capaz de dar.
Todo esta muy bien planeado, los guías son unos maestros y te apoyan para que no te rindas y sigas adelante y el premio: las vistas de las montañas, las construcciones ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel December 30 2014

Marco Picchu

We booked the Inca Trail tour for the New Year's Eve of 2015 already in April 2014. Inca Trail Reservations came up as one of the most favored options after several hours of browsing. Now, after taking the hike, I do not regret the decision of going with Inca Trail Reservations.
Even though we went during the rain season ... Continue Reading

Peru trip December 28 2014

Become a stair master

A true adventure. It is very tough but even more rewarding. It was amazing experience overall. The staff was amazing in every way. The guides were friendly and insightful. The porters are super human tough and the food at the campsites are restaurant like. No joke !
An unforgettable experience that I can see myself repeating in time... Minus ... Continue Reading

Peru trip December 28 2014-3

The Incas loved stairs

I wouldn't necessarily call myself outdoorsy but this trip might have changed that. Yes, there were tons of stairs and there were really rough patches of hiking but overall I was happy and relaxed throughout the trip. The guides take time to point out interesting spots and plant life.
I always felt I was in good hands. The ... Continue Reading

Peru travel December 27 2014

I did the last day

I broke my foot in Lima three days before the hike and was devastated that I couldn't make it with my husband, sister, and brother in law. However, I went with my mom and aunt to Machu Picchu to meet up with my family and the rest of the group.
I walked through Machu Picchu on crutches and Jimmy ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 27 2014

Will you survive the Inca Trail ?

Inca Trail is one of those things that you do once in your lifetime... It is 10 times more difficult than what you think it is. If you are not in shape, do not do it ! You will be climbing a million of rock stairs from 500 years ago. They are hard and steep ! I thought going up ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation December 27 2014-1

Went during wet season

The guides and porters were absolutely fantastic. The only thing that kept it from being a five star review was not their fault at all... it was mine for going during wet season. We had about two of the four days with rain, which can make things not as fun.
I would do this again and would definitely use ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel December 27 2014-2

Go big or go home

This was a very well organized tour. From the time we purchased the ticket online, an employee from Inca Trail Reservations contacted us and addressed all our questions and concerns. In Cusco we had an informative orientation meeting that took care of all our last minute questions.
The hike itself was well organized planned out. The porters were very ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 27 2014-1

“Peruvian Flat”

We had a great trip despite the weather and unexpected difficulty. We pretty much knew what we were getting into as far as the weather with it being the rainy season but we weren't sure when we'd be back in Peru and didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to do the Inca Trail and see Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu vacation December 27 2014-3

Machu Picchu

The trek was very fun ! I had a great time. The guides were amazing and told us lots of information and were very nice. The hike was beautiful and I only have a few suggestions. Smaller portions because there was a lot of left over food. I was worried about wasting food because that is not environmentally friendly.
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Peru trip December 27 2014-1

Awesome Machu Picchu

Six months ago we were planning a trip to Argentina when our daughter told us she would rather go to Peru and see Machu Picchu. Much to her dismay we booked a four day trek through Inca Trail Reservations to hike 25 plus miles to go to Machu Picchu the hard way.
We had terrific guides and Edwin did ... Continue Reading

Peru trip December 27 2014-2

The freezing games

The hike started out great, the first day was fun and not to difficult although my sister (Eden) was sick the night before, she was feeling better. The second day started up hill rather soon into the hike. It was hard but I adapted to the difficulty. At the top we were not expecting such a long down hill. That ... Continue Reading