Peru travel September 18 2014-5

Supper: Salkantay saltado

I thoroughly enjoyed my time doing the trek with entertaining and knowledgeable guides: Paul and Marco. It was very well organised - right down to the coca leaf wake up call ! The food was delicious and made up for the very early mornings.
The trekking was hard at times but it was all worth it when we were ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 18 2014-4

Hard walk, good views

Well I have had the most wonderful time with the tour guides Paul and Marco. The first day was spent enjoying a truly beautiful trek through the mountains with a little drizzle and rain. I particularly enjoyed the explanation for using the coca leaves. Paul explained that you should take only a few leaves in both of your hands ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 18 2014-3

Freezing first night followed by an amazing trip

Mules, amazing views and some cold nights - if I had just three words to describe our trek those would be my first choice. But of course there was much more to it: cheery guides Paul and Marco waking us up with a fun "waky waky" and a hot coca tea made the start to the day, although mighty early, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 18 2014

You little Ronnie Coote… You little beauty !

Bloody outstanding. Paul, our guide was a fair dinkum larrikin. He could spin a great yarn and kept all us folk giggling like schoolgirls for 5 days. Day 1 hike was pretty laid back until we got to camp after a few hours of leisurely trekking and meeting new mates. Then we did the optional hike up this huge hill ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 18 2014-6

Hard a$$ trek

This trek is probably the hardest thing I have done in my 48 years, don't underestimate the effects of altitude !
The trek is well organised and very well run by our guides Paul and Marco. The walking starts early in the mornings 5.30 and is full days... Not for the softies who enjoy a lie in ! ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 18 2014-7

Trekking away

Wow ! ... What a great but hard trek. It was very challenging but the guides were very understanding. The first day there is a long trip by bus, which in its own, was interesting. The sights you see while traveling to the first check point of the trek was brilliant. Humantay lake was breathtaking so definitely worth the extra ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 18 2014-6

Salkantay Trek

I had a very enjoyable time doing the Salkantay trek. I had tough times and amazing times. The views and experiences you go through make everything worth it.
Great contrast of weather conditions and show how the mountains change so quick. You get to see real world of the Peruvians living in the mountains which is realistic and great. ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 18 2014

Altitude atitude

I had a great time on this trek, albeit a tough one. It's an amazing trek and pushes you to your limit. Fantastic views ! From snow capped mountains, rivers to jungle and rainforest. Extremely full on.
All of the crew are very helpful - sort your bags etc, good food provided and lots of hot drinks which ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 18 2014

Leg aching, ball aching, amazing trek !

The trek has pushed me from my highest to my lowest and back, stronger. Loved every minute of it but wouldn't do it again soon as it pushes you very hard but you come out the other side victorious and smiling ! Amazing sights and landscapes, great pictures and feel very proud to have achieved this.
From frozen ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 15 2014-9

A dream come true

I had dreamed for many years about visiting Machu Picchu. My daughter had visited a few years ago and had suggested doing the Salkantay tour. My traveling partner / friend decided to book with Inca Trail Reservations - and from the beginning we knew we had made the right choice. Ruth helped us out with every detail and was ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 15 2014-7

Hike to Machupicchu

I thoroughly enjoyed trekking with Inca Trail Reservations - The trail was spectacular, the group was amazing, the guide was well informed and very personable, the food was good (though more vegetables and fruit would have been appreciated, less rice).
The sleeping arrangements were very comfortable, mind you I would have appreciated a thicker thinsulate or foamy. Our ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 17 2014-1

Salkantay trek

It was an amazing experience. After meeting our group and our cook and assistant cook we drove to the starting point of our trip. The first day was easy and we arrived at our campsite. Then we did an afternoon walk, it was very hard but good for the next day.
Victor helped us to get to the ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 17 2014-3

Salkantay adventure

I had a great time doing the Salkantay trek. The trip was challenging. Right now my feet and knee really hurt. We went up to 4600 meters high with nice views. The height brought a challenging aspect to the hike. I am in good shape but had difficulties with the altitude.
The paths are beautiful and the trek is ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 17 2014-1

Up and down

This was a great adventure. Great guide, great food, great people. I really appreciated our hard working guide as well as the hard working cooks and horseman. I am amazed by how they do this trail over and over and keep such a cheerful disposition.
I enjoyed the trek as well. My favorite day was day two. I enjoyed ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 17 2014-1


Awesome trip. Unlike anything I've ever seen before, you spend two days in high elevation with beautiful views of Humantay and Salkantay mountain. After that, you descend into the jungle climate and your surroundings take a 180. You hike through lush forests full of different plants and flowers with hummingbirds all around.
Highly recommend, very challenging but also ... Continue Reading