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

Peru travel September 30 2014

Inca gold

The trip was awesome ! Raul was a great guide. Trekking on the Salkantay was great. The trail was not too crowded and we didn't see too many other groups. The food was amazing ! not only was it delicious, but the presentation was amazing (swans and turtles).
The staff always had the camp set up and ready when ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 30 2014-4

Pleasing environment

Professional and organized tour operation. Raul was a very patient, attentive and mesmerizing guide. He held my hand in the scary bits and always had extra tissues when it was cold. The cooks made delicious meals with elaborate decorations. Nothing better than a vegetable turtle to greet you after 12 km of hiking in rain.
When I started the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 28 2014-4

Salkantay 5 day

I had an amazing meet with the mountains. At the start we had rain, but it was not really cold. The first day was beautiful, but I was tired.
The second day with the trek to Salkantay mountain was great, an adventure. On the Salkantay pass was really cold and snowy. On the downhill we had rain, it was ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 28 2014-5

I survived !

We have just completed the Salkantay trek and it was truly incredible ! Exhausting but incredible. Our guide Juan Carlos was fantastic - hugely patient when the going got tough, hugely informative about the trail and the Incas and great fun to be around. Huge thanks to Marco, the chefs and our horseman too - a fantastic team ! The ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 28 2014-3

Inca Trail

Je me suis preparée durant plusieurs mois pour faire l'inca trail et je ne le regrette pas, c'est une aventure incroyable. La veille, je n'ar pas rèussi a dormir tellement j'etais excite par cette aventure. Nous etions un groupe de 8 personnes et tout le monde etait tellement sympa, le guide aussi, on a bien rigolé. je rêvais depuis longtemps ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 28 2014-1

Walking an ancient trail

On the Inca Trail I was exposed to the culture of Peru. It was an amazing experience that tested me to the core. The scenery and ruins were incredibly beautiful and well worth the while. It was amazing how the porters would clear up after we left then run past us and set up for the next meal or night. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 28 2014

Inkan delight

Food glorious food. I thought I would be losing weight on this adventure but Inca Trail Reservations put on an excellent banquet every lunch and dinner. Breakfast wasn't that bad either. Every meal seemed to have different dishes from Peru. Amazing how the best food eaten in Peru was on this tour at the remote Incan campsites.
Carlos our ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 28 2014-1

Incan magic

The famous Inca Trail organised through the Inca Trail Reservations company, no less. A well organised preparatory meeting with appropriate information set us up for an excited early start, a long bumpy ride, and two tired and hungry kids. Porters, eager vendors, green rolling hills backed with mountains and bustling organisation greeted us on arrival. After a quick passport check ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 28 2014-1

The Machupicchu thing

Legs aching, stomach growling, head aches far from going away three things that are imminent when going on this four day journey. It is hard to forget this life changing experience and even harder to do it in four to five hours like the ancient Incas but it is no problem when your guide is Carlos (the king of the ... Continue Reading