Machu Picchu vacation July 05 2014

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu has been on my girlfriend's bucket list for since we moved to London 2 years ago. So once our visa finished in London we started looking into companies. This was one of our first companies that came across our radar. After reading lonely planet about how the porters are often mistreated, it was important to us to find ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel July 05 2014

Un sueño hecho realidad

Me gusta la montaña y para mi era una ilusión hacer el Camino Inca, las sensaciones han sido muy agradables, hacerlo con mi mujer ha sido una experiencia maravillosa. Quiero agradecer a los organizadores las atenciones que nos han dispensado en todo momento.
Desde el primer momento nos hemos sentido arropados por los guías, reconfortados al llegar a ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 05 2014

Inca Trail 4 days & 3 nights

Very professional and well organised company. Communication on the lead up to the trip was quick and answered all my concerns.
When we turned up for the actual trek, our tour guide Raul was very experienced and patient - able to deal with a tour group with differing expectations. He was very respectful towards the trail and knowledgeable, ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 05 2014

Inca trail 4days 3nights

The trail was an adventure of a lifetime. Even the rain was a good experience. I would definitely recommend this trip to other adventurers like me.
The food that we were served was really shocking because it was comparable to restaurant food. First day at lunch we were served with an appetizer, soup, main course and then some "mate ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 05 2014

Inca trail 4 days 3 nights

The trail was amazing. There were so many beautiful sights to see and the ruins are so cool. The second day is a little hard, but it is so worth it. The food was really good and the porters were very nice to us.
Machu Picchu looked amazing and beautiful. We didn't get to see the sunrise on Machu ... Continue Reading

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Beauty and the Beast

My Machu Picchu adventure had been an amazing one. The glacier view was breathtaking as well as the scenery along the way! However, the trek was challenging, just like a monstrous beast getting in my way to get to the "beauty".
Besides that, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Juan Carlos and "Pepe" who were our tour ... Continue Reading

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Salkantay trail

The trip has been very pleasant with Juan Carlos and his team of supportive crew members. The trip itself is a 5 days / 4 nights. The first day trekking to Mollepata was amazingly breathtaking, literally.
A good recommendation - bring your altitude sickness pills as you will feel everything from nausea to headache pains. Another recommendation - ... Continue Reading

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Mid life crisis in the Andes

As an adult in his mid 50s, I suddenly realized I was exposed to something bigger than I had initially expected.
This is an activity that needs to be completed by reasonably fit adults. My ignorance was my savior.
Throughout the journey I had very specific goals.
1) Make it to the top of the ... Continue Reading

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Salkantay: truly breath-taking

Our five day, four night trek with Salkantay.org / Inca Trail Reservations, was simply amazing. Juan Carlos and his team helped made the extremely challenging trek to be as accommodating as possible. Although the trek went through a variety of weather patterns, overall, the trek was just literally and figuratively breathtaking.
This is one heck of a trek, but ... Continue Reading

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Salkantay trek – pushing yourself to your limits

The Salkantay trek was my first major hike. It was exhausting and difficult, but an amazing experience with awesome people. On my first day, I suffered from altitude sickness. My sincere thanks to John and Phil who made me feel better by providing me with warm clothing and medication.
Our cooks and horsemen were great, and so ... Continue Reading

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Five days of awesome !!

The Salkantay Trek was an unbelievable experience that allows you to see Peru and the greater Cusco region in all its glory! The guides, scenery and the experiences are truly unique and unforgettable. I highly recommend the trek to anyone who wants lifelong experiences and who want push themselves physically in a group environment.
Throughout the five ... Continue Reading

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Surviving 5 days of hiking

The tour was very informative. The food provided on the trip was amazing , which included spaghetti, pizza, caramel cake, and all types of soup that kept us warm throughout the trip.
There was lots of opportunities to take scenic photographs. The most amazing part was the glacier tour. It was a very strenuous hike but well worth the ... Continue Reading

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Salkantay trek 5d/4n

The tour was overall very organized. For the most part we were relatively on time but the first two days of the trip felt slightly rushed because the itineraries were very packed. Having the second guide to make sure all the slow pokes make it to camp was a bonus. The remainder of the trip was at a much more ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 02 2014

Inka Trail

The 4 days 3 night hike was amazing. The staff and guide took good care of us. We were especially impressed by the food and services provided during meal times. We are also appreciated the knowledge of Incan history, plants, etc. by our guide Americo. Although the trek was strenuous, the staff and guide made everything easier than it could ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 02 2014

Inca Trail

This trip was very exciting. The four days and three nights on the Inca Trail was very tiring. However, it was also rewarding with the fantastic views and amazing archaeological sites that would not be reached by any other way except by foot. Overall I enjoyed this trip immensely.
Machu Picchu was more beautiful than I could have ... Continue Reading