Peru vacation September 20 2014

Manuels trip of a life time

I would have to say that this trip was ultimately amazing, could not ask for anymore. The scenery was astounding as I hadn't seen anything like it before. Having not been a regular hiker, the challenge was tough, but also rewarding and also interesting, as our guide Manuel was knowledgeable, friendly and a fun loving guide to help guide me ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 20 2014

Super champion Inca bonanza

The Inca Trail with Inca Trail Reservations has been the highlight of my travels ! From start to end, our tour guide Manuel has been informative, helpful and very funny. He kept us going with a positive attitude when the trek was getting difficult and kept us organised on those early mornings.
The Andean food cooked by Simon, the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 20 2014

Manuel’s magic mystery tour

Best 4 days of my trip so far ! The whole experience was brilliant from start to finish, the scenery was stunning throughout from ice capped mountains to thick jungles and Manuel was very informative and passionate about everything he was telling us. It was tough at points, especially day 2 to Dead Woman's Pass, but I got a great ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 19 2014

Inca Trail Reservations

Juan Carlos our guide was a wonderful guide. The trip was wonderful too and all the porters and cooking and other guides were caring and careful of our needs. Machu Picchu was all I expected, and well worth the effort of the walk.
I found the organization of the trail well done as I believe there is 500 people ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 19 2014-2

One step at a time

We were well looked after. Didn't know what to expect and was quite apprehensive. Would I be fit enough to do this at 49 years old? Needn't have worried. Guides were great - they knew when I needed a rest and I never felt hurried. Had loads of time to enjoy the spectacular views and explore Inca ruins on route. ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 19 2014-4

Amazing Inca Trail

At the end of September we went on the Inca Trail with our guides and our porters. The first day was an easy one with interesting facts about Inca ruins, history and the vegetation. The trail lead us through plains and also rainforest which was a real change to the dry mountains.
The second day was the hardest but ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 19 2014-1

Exhausting but rewarding

Hey ! I went to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail for four days in the end of September and I have to say that I was surprised how cool it had been ! We were walking in a very nice group of people of every age from many different countries.
First day was quite easy to walk, and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 19 2014-3

Great experience

It was an exhausting, but fun experience. The first day started out alright, just a good way to start a trip like that, because it was not too exhausting and there were not too many uphill parts.
The second day was by far the hardest, but afterwards everyone was glad to finally get lunch and some rest from going ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 19 2014-4

Look up or down in trepidation

As a fifty-something, with a bit of a beer belly, I was a bit anxious about fitness levels for the trip. Rightly so ! It was hard ! But it was so worth it, our guides were very knowledgeable and effective.
Yes, it was hard work, but we were looked after, we were able to take a break ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 19 2014-1

Inca Trail

It was very challenging. On most days I pulled up the rear but got a lot of support from the guides which I greatly appreciated. While I've had the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu via train in the past I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful adventure stepping in the footsteps of the Incas.
I was definitely emotionally, ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 19 2014-1

Mister traveler

Wonderful, challenging journey with great guides and lots of fun travel companions from many countries. Great camaraderie. More stairs than most people will walk in a lifetime. I wished I just packed less. Wasn't a mountaineering expedition, though the elevation made it feel like one.
Elevation gain on second day is similar to hiking Mt. Si near Seattle, but ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 19 2014-3

Inka Trail

We had a great experience from the beginning. The communication was great and Mabel was great at answering our questions and helping with suggestions. The meeting in Cusco was very informative and helpful.
Juan Carlos was great ! It is obvious he loves history and sharing his knowledge. He was great at keeping us informed and knowing what was ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 19 2014-1

All and more

This truly was an adventure of a lifetime. We had a fantastic experience on the Inca Trail . The trek was challenging but worth every step. The sites along the way were breathtaking and the ruins were amazing.
We encountered some rain and clouds along the way. While our views were obstructed our spirits were high. Our guides Juan ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 18 2014-8

Sendero incaico

Ha sido una aventura dura y exigente, pero a la vez maravillosa y algo que recuerdas para toda tu vida. Merece la pena intentarlo y formar parte del grupo de personas que consigue finalizar este trek de manera exitosa.
Estoy muy agradecido a Salkantay.org por la impecable organización teniendo en cuenta la dificultad que conlleva desplazar a un grupo ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 18 2014-4

Anstrengend, kalt… mit einem Wort: genial!

Alles fing ganz harmlos an mit einer kurzweiligen Fahrt im Bus zum Startpunkt unserer ersten Tour. Die erste Wanderung war ebenso schön wie entspannt. Darauf jedoch folgte die kälteste Nacht meines Lebens. Der nächste Tag hat jedoch für alles entschädigt.
Alles in allem war es eine tolle tour: perfekte Organisation, tolle guides, die nicht nur viel Spass und Zusammenhalt ... Continue Reading