Peru travel December 31 2014

“The Trail”

Okay, so you decided to go to Peru. Maybe some of your friends went recently and you heard it was amazing, maybe you are fascinated by other cultures and wanted to understand a new one. Whatever your reason you took the plunge, booked the trip, clicked the button. The next thing you should do is book a hike on the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel December 31 2014

Never a camper, now a camper and hiker

Before hiking the Inca Trail, I had camped in a tent all of 1 time and had never really hiked before. 4 days later, I conquered the Inca Trail, made 8 new friends, and camped in a tent for 3 nights.
I had an amazing time. Our guides, Manuel and Pepito were great. They were always looking out for ... Continue Reading

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Soy Candy

My experience with Inca Trail Reservations was definitely one I will never forget ! Our guide became our family and when we weren't huffing and puffing along the trail we were laughing and smiling ear to ear.
The food was better than any restaurant we went to and was always ready just in time ! The tents were spacious ... Continue Reading

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Weak in the knee

This was the adventure of a lifetime. I can't imagine a better trip to take. Manny and Pepe were the best guides and I learned so much. The Inca Trail was amazing and it was so beautiful. They took such good care of all of us.
Everything was top notch and the service was incredible. The food was so ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel December 31 2014-6

Inca adventure

I had an amazing adventure on the Inca Trail. I am incredibly grateful for the guides who led us through this epic journey. Manny and Pepe were very generous, and their pride for Peru and the Inca culture was apparent. They are truly ambassadors for this great country.
The trail was a challenge, but rich in experiences, culture, ... Continue Reading

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Oh, my knees !

I met my favorite person ever on this trip. Her name is Kelsey and she is awesome, beautiful, and super smart. Other than meeting my favorite person, I really enjoyed hiking the Inca Trail and seeing Machu Picchu. It was the hike of a lifetime which I had as number one on my "bucket list."
The trail itself ... Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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