Machu Picchu vacation January 06 2015-7

Help, I can’t breathe !

Where to start.... Here goes my adventure. We met with the self proclaimed "The King of the Mountain" who gave us our overview of the upcoming trip.
Day 1 started with good hike to our campsite. We met our new friends and quickly got acquainted. Day 2. There's nothing that can describe the challenge of this day. No amount ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 06 2015

Family on the mountain

I had an amazing experience on my 4 day adventure to Machu Picchu with Carlos and Rony.
Carlos was a knowledgeable and friendly guide who did an amazing job building camaraderie and kept a positive attitude despite the poor weather. Rony was an amazing asset to the group, as he was always smiling and was easy to approach for ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 06 2015-5

Inca Trail adventure

Our group of 6 guys started planning this big adventure several months ago. We chose Inca Trail Reservations based on recommendations that proved to be true. Thanks to the staff helping with the arrangements, guides and porters it was more of a great adventure than we could have ever predicted.
Each day we were challenged and rewarded. Trekking up, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation January 06 2015-10

The real deal !

By far, the hardest and most rewarding trip I have taken to date. Day 2 is exactly what you've heard and more. If you like to push your limits like I do, this is the trek for you. If you have seen photos of Machu Picchu or the Andes, there isn't a picture that can capture the sheer size or ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation January 06 2015-4

Southern boys meet mountains

I sit here roughly an hour after completing the four day Inca Trail hike with five other friends from Pensacola, FL. I read a book on the Spanish conquest of the Incan Empire prior to the trip that educated me on the country's history but I was unprepared for the Incan Trail hike.
I figured that a ton of ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 06 2015-8

First hiking ever

This was my first hiking trip ever. I didn't know what to expect and didn't know how to prepare myself. Arriving to Cusco and the high altitude was hard. Unfortunately we just had a couple of hours to adapt.
The first day was soft. We had a great day to enjoy hiking and get to know the "family". ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel January 06 2015-7


Train, train and train ! I totally took this trek for granted. I am not sure why I was not warned properly from the people I know that have done this trek. However it has turned out to be a thrill and a huge sense of accomplishment. The combination of relief of completion and the sheer awe of the site ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation January 06 2015-12

The king and Ronnie deliver

Had always heard about Machu Picchu as an amazing place to go but did not want to go unless I went with the right group. Was fortunate to tag on with a group of five really cool dudes at the last minute and the trip was on ! Our fearless leader Wayne planned the trip fortunately choosing Inca Trail Reservations ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation January 08 2015

Memorable trip

It was an absolutely mind-blowing day. We started off in Cusco early in the morning; the 1.5 hour train ride through a very rural town was very memorable, especially with special open windows on the ceiling.
The 6 hour hike itself, I'm not going to lie, was not easy. But the beautiful scenery of Inca ruins and archaeological sites ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip January 08 2015

Gorgeous trail

To begin with, the morning train to Aguas Calientes with see-through windows on the ceiling allowed us to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way to Aguas Calientes. My daughter and I were a little worried about the weather but contrary to our expectations, a bit of rain and fog made the scenery going up to Machu Picchu absolutely gorgeous. ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 04 2015-4

Onde os fracos não tem vex

Uma aventura diferente das demais. Quando você começa a Trilha Inca percebe que não algo para simples turistas. Somente os apaixonados por aventuras, paisagens naturais e que gostam de reais desafios podem fazer. A cada sítio arqueológico alcançado, a cada nova montanha avistada percebe-se que todo o esforço vale a pena.
O primeiro dia na Trilha Inca é facil, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation January 04 2015-1

The Incas Be-Trail

Well, it was the most awesome thing I did until today but I wanted to challenge myself with something great and difficult to test my strength, resistance and my will to do something.
So these four days were hard, because of the fast change of the weather, the heavy change of inclination of the mountains and the pressure ... Continue Reading

Peru trip January 04 2015-6

A long way down

The long road to Machu Picchu was intense and painful. My back hurts, my feet are numb. All my clothes are wet and dirty, and the one thing that I desire most right now is a hot shower that might pour away all that sweat from my body. Was it worth it ? Totally ! I got this amazing t-shirt ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 04 2015-5

Sacred place

I was very excited and looking forward to the trail the days before we finally took off. I was ready for an adventure ! The first day we started with a very nice "going for a walk" hiking level, beautiful views, ruins and landscape, no rain and not even too long, but the second day I didn't expect to get ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation January 04 2015-2


Only after finally arriving to Machu Picchu, and seeing it inundated with freshly showered tourists straight off the bus, did I fully appreciate the significance of the Inca Trail adventure. I got to arrive to Machu Picchu the way the Quechua did, through the mountains.
I didn't know what I was getting myself into for that second day of ... Continue Reading