Machu Picchu travel June 28 2014-3

Survived !!

As we started off this grand adventure with Inca Trail Reservations, I was scared to death of the 42 km that lie ahead! However, right from the start our tour guides Gerson and William helped the group feel pumped up for the four day hike to Machu Picchu !
The greatest moment was when the entire group finished ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 28 2014-2

Our first Inka Trail

A very nice, special trip with nice people. With little sleep and a lot of walking up and down, awesome views, interesting history and good Peruvian food. All well worth it, despite the muscle pain afterwords!
"Mountain side" will be remembered for a long time, as well as our international group of clearly tough trekkers, porters and guides, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 28 2014-3


Eine kleine katze ging mit ihren zwei katzenfreundinnen auf grosse wanderung. Leider haben zwei kleine caczen schlechte milch geschlabbert, deswegen ging es ihnen nicht so gut. Die tour hat sich aber gut um sie gekuemmert und fuer die eine cacze sogar ganz besondere milch besorgt -> alle drei haben es geschafft.
Vielen dank fuer die gute organisation, das super ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 28 2014-1

Trip to Machu Picchu

Die trekkingtour war super. Das essen (sowohl frühstück als auch lunch teatime und dinner) hat sehr gut geschmeckt und war sehr abwechslungsreich. Die landschaft und die ecological sides waren sehr interessant und informativ und die gruppe war sehr nett.
Alle waren hilfsbereit und gesprächig und es war ein guter mix aus menschen unterschiedlicher länder. Außerdem war die strecke gut ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 28 2014

Machu Pichu

We started in Km 82, went up 3 mountains, passed by a mule, lamas, went through clouds, all this in 4 days. Saw the beautiful archaeological sites, trees, orchids, flowers, etc. Amazing experience, great staff, and also props, to the cook who made us a cake in the middle of nowhere on the trail.
The landscapes and views ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 27 2014

Salkantay beautiful experience

Es un viaje único que lo recomiendo a toda persona que este dispuesta a tener una experiencia física y mental.
El primer día es un anticipo de lo que se va a caminar el resto de los días, ahí es donde uno se aclimata con la altitud, el frío, se familiariza con lo que hay alrededor. Almorzamos en una ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 27 2014

Fun in Peru

The tour was a lot of fun. The tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hike is a true test of one's stamina and desire to complete a difficult, physical challenge while taking in scenery that is awesome. One must be prepared to endure for extreme cold and extreme heat while adjusting to the increase in altitude.
I ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 27 2014-1


From the start, communication via email was great. Mabel answered our questions with both urgency and accuracy. The pre-trek information session was very thorough and informative, and the supplies (sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tents) were quality.
The first night was supremely cold, colder than expected. Wake up calls were early, and our guide Americo and the cooks greeted ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 27 2014-2

Salkantay trek

This adventure was a fantastic life experience. Overall I was greatly satisfied with the experience (and we haven't yet made it to Machu Picchu!) Some suggestions and observations.
1) Tipping - it would be very helpful to make the tipping expectations known ahead of time. I travel on a budget and did not realize how many ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 17 2014-1

Amazing trek

This trek was amazing. My guides, Victor and Hilton, were very nice and took care of me even when I got altitude sickness on the second day. This trek is much better than the Inca Trail because you need to have an adventurous mindset to make it.
The second day that takes you to the summit is hard ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 25 2014-3


I had a fantastic time on this trek. The hiking was challenging, but Carlos was accommodating and helpful for those of us who are slower hikers. He helped us all move along at the rate we needed to hike without making us feel rushed. He encouraged everyone to hike at his or her own pace and to enjoy the scenery. ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 25 2014-2

Salkantay trek

This was an overall amazing experience. The trek was well paced because the first day helped me warm up for the hiking in the days to come and the second day was by far the hardest. After that, the following days still involved a lot of walking, but the walks were much easier.
The campsites were comfortable and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 25 2014-3

Salkantay Trek

We have just arrived back from a fantastic 5 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. Our tour guide, Carlos, made the adventure exciting and fun.
There are some really challenging parts of the trek (especially for someone who has never trekked anywhere before!), but Carlos enthusiasm and encouragement made it so much easier. Machu Picchu is amazing and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 25 2014-1

Salkantay trek 5D/4D

We had an absolutely fantastic time during the trek, mostly due to our guide Carlos who was so enthusiastic and encouraging throughout! Parts are very hard going and he motivated us through them. Also when it transpired that our Machu Picchu entrance had been booked for 2 months later (August not June!) he went out of his way to ensure ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 22 2014-2

Salkantay Trek

Great trekking experience! The trip was well-planned and they guide gives lots of information in the pre-trip meeting (they tell you exactly what you need to pack, what you'll need each day, etc.) There was more than enough food at each meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) but if you are a hungry hiker, bring extra snacks for the trail.
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