Peru trip December 19 2014-10

Well chosen

These guys were great, took phenomenal care of us from day one. Extremely professional and patient as well as accurate with their information. When it would be easier to rush and prod, they smile and encourage. I had a knee problem unexpectedly and they were supportive and helpful beyond what would be considered expected or reasonable.
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Peru travel December 19 2014-2

Champ trip

When we had our first meal, we thought it'd be simple ham and cheese sandwich but no, it was a delicious meal. Champ food. When we told our guides we were deaf, they didn't ignore us. Instead, they made every effort to write down us information and checked on us if we were ok. Champ guides.
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Peru trip December 19 2014-3

Stairs !

When my wife and I were planning our trip to Peru we had a hard time picking between the train to Machu Picchu and a trek. We finally decided to trek it; picking a tour company was much harder. After a lot of research we decided to go with Inca Trail Reservations and we couldn't be happier.
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Machu Picchu trip December 19 2014-11

Miracle weather in the rainy season

Amazing 4 day trip with amazing guides and an amazing group. We were so lucky with the weather even though it was during the rainy season. One quick thing though, prepare extra batteries because it is not given that you can recharge phones and cameras on the way... and get clothes that dry easily !
When I come again, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation December 19 2014-7

The lucky trip

We were very lucky to have awesome guides ! They made sure we were okay and high fives us when we needed the encouragement. Not only that, we were also beyond lucky to have the weather cooperate with us, a rarity in the rainy season.
Our porters were awesome, they cooked gnarly meals and kept our stomachs filled ! ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation December 19 2014-4

Not for the faint of heart

I was pretty worried about doing the Inca Trail because I felt that I was pretty unfit but the guides and porters were great and definitely made the experience better than I had anticipated. It was challenging, but at the same time luxurious.
The food was amazing. Each meal that was provided was so filling and delicious. And while ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation December 19 2014-2

Carlos’s crazy gang

From the word go, Carlos and the rest of the team at Inca Trail Reservations created a team atmosphere within the group. This helped us to initially bond and make new friends. These friendships also helped to joke and urge each other on in times where the walk was a bit taxing. The guys were also extremely helpful to those ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation December 19 2014

Conquering Machu Picchu with the king of the mountains

Our trek started with a very informative meeting with Carlos 'The King of the Mountains'. We were given an informative talk detailing the plan for the 4 days ahead. We also had opportunity to ask as many awkward questions as possible for Carlos to either dodge or claim he didn't understand... In reality he answered them all.
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Peru vacation December 18 2014-4

Unforgettable experience

The Inca Trail was a great experience. I highly recommend using a porter for day two though (unless you are Lebrun James). Our guide was really amazing, Raul was really knowledgeable about both the flora and the fauna and the history of the Inca empire.
We saw a lot of ruins, but the best was definitely at the ... Continue Reading

Peru trip December 18 2014-3

Oh my Christmas

What a great hike ! Over four days, we trekked through beautiful mountain scenery, ancient ruins, and temperate jungle of the Inca Trail. Raul, our guide, was phenomenal. He provided us with great insight along the trail and was very knowledgeable about Incan history and culture.
Our cook, Ivan, was also great. He cooked both traditional Peruvian as well ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation December 18 2014-1

Thank God for porters

Hiking Machu Picchu has always been a dream for me and my friends. Not only because it's a wonder of the world, but because we weren't sure if we were going to be able to survive. With Inca Trail Reservations, we had the experience of our young lives.
Raul was a patient and knowledgeable tour guide who went above ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip December 18 2014-1

Aztecs & Mayans

The Machu Picchu trip was fantastic ! A physical challenge, great views, and very educational. Our guide Raul was a lot of fun and provided stops at a good pace. He gave us good insights on Incan culture that went beyond what is typically learned. The food was given at a good pace and exceeded expectations.
The porters worked ... Continue Reading

Peru travel December 18 2014

Sexy South America trip

So good. Raul was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable about Inca culture and history. He prepared us well for every hike and made everything as easy and painless as possible. Also, Raul was a great guy and became a good friend of everyone in our group very quickly.
The hike to Machu Picchu was a great ... Continue Reading

Peru trip December 14 2014

We made it past Dead Woman’s Pass

We organised our trek very last minute and of the various tour operators we contacted, Inca Trail Reservations were by far the most helpful and responsive. Their online booking system was extremely easy and clear and the personal online space to which they uploaded our various tickets was really helpful.
As for the trek itself, our guide, Carlos, ... Continue Reading

Peru trip December 14 2014-1

Fly to Machu Picchu with your own team Condor

Whilst you shouldn't underestimate how difficult the hiking can be (especially for the hiking novice such as me !), the support and help of the tour guides, porters and the rest of the walkers makes it an unforgettable experience that is well worth the effort - the first view of Machu Picchu makes everything better !
Self-named Team Condor ... Continue Reading