Peru vacation November 11 2014-8

Inca Trail: A First Time Hiker’s Thoughts

I must admit I was very worried and nervous before this trip. I've never been a hiker and have asthma... not the best combination for the Inca Trail. But this trip has been on my husband's bucket list for as long as he can remember so I couldn't not go.
Though the 3.5 days of hiking was absolutely the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 15 2014

Sore legs

Inca Trail Reservations provided us with an amazing tour guide that made the experience fun and enjoyable. The food was very good and the equipment they provided was wonderful, in good condition no rips in tents and sleeping bags were nice and warm.
The first day of the trek started off pretty easy with amazing view the entire ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel November 15 2014-1

Inca Trail – calf pain and an amazing view

The Inca Trail was absolutely amazing. It was very exhausting by the end, but seeing Machu Picchu made it all worth it. Not only was Machu Picchu incredible but the scenery along the entire Inca Trail was stunning. The atmosphere of Machu Picchu was amazing and enjoying this with our small tour group made it even better.
I would ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 13 2014-6

Machu Picchu surprise

Before my friend invited me to join him on the Inca Trail for his birthday, I had never heard of Machu Picchu or the pilgrimage to the beautiful ruins. I said 'yes' and before I knew it I was putting one foot in front of the other one on the Inca Trail. I could not have done it without the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 13 2014

Let’s go, lady

This was an amazing experience. Peru is a beautiful country and I wish I visited more places... but hiking Machu Picchu is definitely a highlight. I consider myself a hiker, but this was an ultimate test of endurance.
The entire staff, from the hard working porters (the unsung heroes of the Inca Trail) to the supportive guides and the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 13 2014-4

Lolo hike

The Inca Trail hike was the best experience of my life. Gerson picked us up by bus and drove us to our starting point for an adventure of a lifetime. From day one Gerson explained to us in details of exactly what to expect from the trail itself, altitude, culture and anything else we needed to know. He was very ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 13 2014-5

Physically, the hardest thing I’ve ever done

I don't camp and I definitely don't hike. I've never even slept outside before, in my life. I am so happy that the Inca Trail Reservations exists because it allowed me to challenge myself in ways I never thought I could or would. My body loves and hates me. The second day was the hardest thing I have ever put ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip November 13 2014-2


Everything I read on the Internet was true. This trek was physically challenging of course, but what an adventure. I'm grateful that Inca Trail Reservations was so organized and helpful when I decided to book the trip. The correspondence via email was great from the beginning to the night before the trip.
During the trek, I was amazed at ... Continue Reading

Peru trip November 13 2014-13

Old lady does the Inca Trail

My daughter convinced me to do the 4 day 3 night trail. I didn't think I could do it at the age of 62. Inca Trail Reservations really looked after me . I didn't feel rushed even when it was really hard and the climb got really steep.
The chef and porters were amazing. My vegan needs were catered ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation November 13 2014-1

Aqua por favor

An adventure of a life time, words can not express what an experience the trek was. I went into the trip with an open heart and mind without any expectations. The porters, chef and guides are so accommodating and caring. Waking up each morning with coca tea in my tent was the best way to start my day.
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Peru travel November 13 2014-7

Old lady and daughter go into the wilderness

We were very nervous about doing the Inca Trail. The first day was really easy with gentle inclines. The second day was the hardest. Getting past the Dead Woman's Peak was not easy ! It felt good to have done it.
Day 3 started uphill but once we'd reached our Peak for the day the rest was good. Our ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel November 13 2014-1

Fill it up again !

What a great adventure ! From the start our guides, Jorge and Gerson, were friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. We were also blessed with a great group of fellow travelers. We were able to learn about the history of the various Inca ruins, enjoy beautiful hiking, laugh, and make new friends.
Inca Trail Reservations provided a great hiking experience, the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel November 11 2014


Our trek on the Salkantay trail was absolutely amazing ! This was my first hike of this kind and I found the experience to be very enlightening about my physical limits and far I was willing to go to experience the beauty of this part of Peru and the culture here.
Our guide took great care to explain about ... Continue Reading

Peru trip November 11 2014

My Salkantay trek

From what I read before the trek, I thought the trek would be super hard, but I actually didn't think it was too hard. I thought I would have more trouble getting through it. The food on the whole trek was really good, I am gluten intolerant and the staff were very cooperative with this, always able to offer me ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation November 11 2014-5

This one time in band camp …

Get acclimatized for the hike. It is a much easier hike at the higher elevation and much more enjoyable doing the Salkantay tour. The food is spectacular , from the chef in the make shift kitchen by the tents. The scenery is a must to see. So many different changes in landscapes throughout the hikes.
Lots to see through ... Continue Reading