Peru trip October 01 2014-1

Experience of a lifetime

I thought the day trips to all of the Inca ruins would have prepared me for Machu Picchu. But as Machu Picchu comes into view, it takes your breath away. The trip was all that I had hoped for.
Carlos was an excellent guide; imparting great knowledge of the region and history of the Inca civilization. Pepito was wonderful ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 05 2014-1

Conquered the Inca trek !

What an amazing experience doing the Inca trek, words can do no justice how great it is. Carlos (the king of the mountain) was a fantastic guide and the porters were incredible. We came home after a long day of trekking to a full 2 course meal and tents all set up and a friendly welcome.
I was lucky ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 05 2014

Conquered the Inca Trail

Had an amazing experience. Had a great trip leader, Carlos the King of the Mountain. We were very fortunate to have a great team with porters, cook, etc. They are truly phenomenal. The views and experience is sensational. I can see why it is a wonder of the world !
Don't expect glamorous toilet conditions but in truth it ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 02 2014-15

See Machu Picchu

This idea going to Machu Picchu grew about 6 months ago. After seeing the advertise about Peru and the possibility of doing the Inca Trail, we decided to do this. This is just something that you have to do, to really understand the Inca history. After spending a couple of days in Cusco and getting sick due to the altitude ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 02 2014-2

Ouch !

Rise and shine ! Every morning has the challenge of getting up very early. But with the wonderful service from the porters. I got a strong cup of coca tea. Delivered to my tent. Get dressed fast for my epic day of hiking. Little didn't know the challenge it would be. But in the end I feel renewed and more ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel October 02 2014-21

Ladies of the night

The first briefing was great, very informative and you knew what you were getting into before you started. Paul made sure everybody was well prepared with the appropriate equipment before we started.
1st day was very easy and a good warm up day for what was ahead. We hunted for tarantulas that night and found at least 10. 2nd ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 02 2014-15

Sueño hecho realidad

Desde los quince años que deseo venir al Machu Picchu. Después de muchos años pude lograrlo y eso para mi significo uno de mis grandes logros. En estos días acompañada por mi esposo, que es mi compañero de todas mis aventuras, vivimos unos de nuestros mejores momentos.
Ademas la experiencia de vivir en carpa y en grupo por cuatro ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 02 2014-10

Paulita

Truly an amazing once in a lifetime adventure. I have dreamed of hiking the Inca Trail for a very long time and it was everything I hoped for and more. I think I am pretty fit and did find the trek more difficult than anticipated. The elevation was a challenge for me. Our guides Paul and Marco were amazing.
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Peru trip October 02 2014-2

4 days of fun 4 days hell

After waiting what seemed like months to do a trip that I have dreamed about since I was a kid I was not disappointed, anyone thinking of attempting this trek be prepared to slog it out for the next 4 days, this is no easy task ! We were teased the first day with 10 km of walking which took ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 02 2014-4

Mision cumplida

Fue un sueño cumplido. Quiero destacar la atención recibida por nuestro guía Marcos y el gesto de los porteadores que en el segundo tramo por habernos retrasado nos fueron al encuentro con una bebida caliente y un sándwich. Excelente servicio del chef, realmente parecía estar en un muy buen restaurante.
Me ha costado un esfuerzo físico muy importante poder ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 02 2014-10

Canadians can hike

My boyfriend convinced me to come to Peru with him to hike Machu Picchu. I was super nervous about the hike, since I hadn't trained and never been at high altitude. But I said yes. We packed every medication we thought was necessary, but at the end, we only needed Tylenol and Advil for the headache and joint aches from ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 02 2014-7

Easy train and lazy legs

Seriously, I have such a deep respect for the Peruvian people and their incredible hard work and motivation ! I have never seen such amazing architect combined with engineering tradition and especially hard work in such short period.
The amazing part for me was to see the passion and hard work of the Inca Trail Reservations staff and employees ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 02 2014-7

P*ssy Train

I was very nervous about the Inca Trail as I had heard many horror stories of how tough it would be. We met our team that where all doing the Inca Trail and I was immediately put at ease as our guides and fellow Inca Trail walkers were all lovely.
During the days the moral was very high and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 02 2014-1

Inca stinker

Starting off at mile marker 82 we set about the first days trekking which was "Inca Flat" which basically means up and down for a while. Camp on the first night was pretty cool as we went tarantula hunting around the campsite, we found a few around the walls.
The second day was the hardest as we were up ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 02 2014-8

Easy Peasy

Not ;) Hiking this incredible mountain has been a dream of mine ever since my daughter hiked it eight years ago. This year my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and Darryl (my husband) surprised me with a trip to Peru where we could experience the majesty of the Andes together. I must admit I could never have ... Continue Reading