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

Machu Picchu travel October 02 2014

Painfully good

The 4 day trek was incredible ! It starts on the 1st day with a relatively easy hike. Lots of "Inca flat" stretches that just serves to "trick" you and get your hopes up that this trek will be easy. You wake up on day 2 to a very real surprise that this hike will be very serious and is ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 02 2014-6

Every step I can’t !

On 2nd October was the day I began the Inca Trail, I wasn't sure what to expect but I knew how amazing the views would be along our adventure. After meeting our group, guides and porters we all set off for day one, it was an amazing day up and down the mountains, fantastic views and lots of information from ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel October 01 2014

Proud of myself

Well, I can definitely say that it was an adventure. The Inca Trail was both, more and less difficult than I expected. It was less difficult in the sense that, before the trek, I honestly was not sure if I would make it. I have asthma and have never been hiking at this kind of altitude before so I was ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation October 01 2014

Good job, “excellente”

I have wanted to see Machu Picchu for so many years and decided this was the year to make it happen. By happy coincidence we were matched to Inca Trail Reservations who went above and beyond what we hoped for. From the briefing through to the final lunch together the service has been outstanding.
I am a slow walker ... Continue Reading

Peru travel October 01 2014

Really pretty sites

Had a really good experience on the Inca Trail. The people I met were great and the staff were brilliant. I thought everyone worked really well as a team. The food was great I don't understand how they did that and I felt really looked after. It was so good not having to worry about tents.
I really enjoyed ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 01 2014

Walk of a life time

Had a wonderful time trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Although it was hard work, it was very rewarding getting to Sun Gate and seeing Machu Picchu for the first time. The guide was amazing, helping us whenever needed and he was full of information.
Also the food... wow, so much food. We were fed like kings and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation October 01 2014

Hakuchoo Inca Trail

The Inca Trail for me was awesome, with great people. The itinerary was perfect in the way it broke up the walk in its sections. The first day which was a little warm up helped us get to know our team and prepared us for what was to come. The walk itself was hard but very fun. Victor was a ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip October 01 2014-1

Excellent service

From bridge to city the experience was splendid. Very impressed with the service provided by the staff, the food was that of a five star hotel. The chef uses his limited resources wisely to create a multitude of terrific dishes every meal time.
If it wasn't for the near vacuum of the atmosphere I would seriously consider doing it ... Continue Reading

Peru trip October 01 2014

Getting knowledge of Inca culture

Had an excellent time, Victor is a brilliant guide. His knowledge of the Incas was second to none and he was very accommodating with my special requirements. After watching the porters run past me each day I have a new respect for them, such unbelievable fitness and strength.
I can't speak highly enough of Victor, the food, the porters ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 30 2014-3

Full of energy

It is weird to write a review of the Machu Picchu adventure without actually making it to Machu Picchu yet, but the trek so far has been excellent.
Each day involved a new, unique environment. From the highest point adjacent to Mount Salkantay (4600 m) to the humid cloud forest , the views and scenery were spectacular. To compliment ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 30 2014-1

Machu Pikachu

The Salkantay trip was absolutely wonderful. I prefer this trek to the Inca Trail because it was less crowded. It was great having space to walk by myself sometimes. I don't think I would have enjoyed walking with so many other people on the trail.
Raul, our guide was awesome. He was fun and relaxed, and was also very ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 30 2014-6

Fun all the way

I highly recommend the Salkantay Trek ! It is a fantastic adventure including rigorous hikes, delicious food, and wild parties. My group participated in fun activities like swimming in hot springs and zip-lining.
It is a great way to go on a trek without having to worry about all the details involved with camping. The cooks set up your ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 30 2014-4

Sharing with my new family

What a fantastic adventure ! I would recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for a challenge and reasonably fit. Email correspondence with the reservation office was prompt and very helpful. Once I arrived in Cusco there was a meeting that explained the general scope of the trek and meet our guide.
Raul was a great guide, very ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 30 2014-8

Disco and Chuchaqui

I have had the best trail ever ! Even before arriving at Cusco, I was impressed by the very quick responses via email and when I decided to change my tour dates the last minute, that was no problem at all. The briefing before the trail was excellent and the guide, Raul, is really great. He is not only very ... Continue Reading