Machu Picchu vacation July 20 2014-3

Surviving Camino Salkantay

It was an amazing trek up to an overwhelming altitude as well as down to the unknown and highly interesting jungle. I would like to highly recommend this trek to anybody who is interested in a big variety of landscapes.
Everybody who likes to explore both the Peruvian mountains and (at least) part of Peru's jungle by a five ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 20 2014-8

Carlos King of the Mountains

We did the Salkantay hike. Hopefully you will be guided by the King! Carlos is the man. Very well run trek. The guides were excellent - very professional and experienced.
Beautiful scenery which changed daily. The trek is physically tough and the altitude makes it harder. But the views at the Salkantay pass make it worth it.
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Machu Picchu travel July 20 2014-7

Salkantay route

We had an awesome trip over the mountains through the jungle to Machu Picchu with a wonderful view on the Salkantay and orchids on the way - tough but totally worth it! Met great people and collected many impressions of Peru.
Thanks to "the king of the mountains" and his awesome team... especially Hugo the cook who prepared meals ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 20 2014-2

Inka Trail adventure

First of all, an amazing experience! Machu Picchu was even more breathtaking than anticipated. The Inca Trail was also breathtaking, but in a very different way... The OMG this is brutal, can't breath, exhaustion kind of way. But I did it and thanks to our guide and the amazing porters, so did everyone else. I couldn't be happier.
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Peru vacation July 20 2014

Inca trail warriors

This was an incredible physically and mentally challenging trek to Machu Picchu, but with the help of our very patient guide Ramiro and fabulous porters/chefs we arrived on time, uninjured, and in one piece! The first day was fine, the second day (Dead Women's pass) was the hardest, it even hailed and it's dry season (the showers are super cold). ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 20 2014

Inca Trail !

We had a wonderful trek through the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! It was tough but beautiful, sunny and freezing, warm and friendly. The scenery is breathtaking - so many stunning views of mountains, rainforests, caves, ruins and our favorites, llamas. We got to see many llamas up close!
Our guide Ramiro and our porters were terrific! They took ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel July 19 2014

Inca Trail

It was a great experience overall. The trek on the way to the Inca ruins was magnificent. Great scenery on the way. The tour guides were knowledgeable on Inca history. The porters and cook did a magnificent job. This trek was definitely worth taking in the 4 days that it was stretched out.
Machu Picchu was the place it ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 20 2014-5

Cold but beautiful

Physically tough sometimes but fantastic reward. Experience we will remember the rest of our lives. The group was great. We enjoyed every day of the trek. We'll recommend this back home. It's a great experience to be standing at an altitude of nearly 5,000 meters.
The food we got every day was absolutely delicious. The scenery on the third ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 20 2014-6

Trek

A very challenging but worthwhile adventure. Beautiful nature, friendly people. Reaching daily objectives was very satisfying, very pleased that I went on this trek!
The food was good, healthy and nutritious so we could last for hard days of trekking. Both our main guide Carlos as our second guide Marco were friendly and helpful. Tents were set up ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 18 2014-6

In the words of Miley “its the climb”!

I have never been a fan of organized tours and always preferred to explore myself but I have to say this trip with Inca Trail Reservations has completely changed my mind. Starting with the briefing we were honestly told about each day of the trail and what to expect. This really helped me prepare mentally, there was no sugar coating ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel July 18 2014

Inca trail baby

What an amazing adventure!! I was a bit apprehensive going into the trail as I'm not much of a hiker but the guides Juan Carlos and Marco were fantastic. They were very enthusiastic and motivating and always keen to make our experience the best possible. Every time we reached a summit or camp at the end of the day they ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel July 18 2014-2

Peru adventure

Going to Machu Picchu has been a dream of mine, and the tour was as good as expected. One of the best things about four day, three night tour was the range of landscapes, different each day and very interesting!
The guides and porters of Inca Trail Reservations did a great job. The setup of camp was quick and ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 18 2014

Dean’s Machu Picchu adventure

The Inca Trail was one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life and one of the most challenging! Everything about the trail was very good. The varied micro climates, the animals, the vegetation and the Inca buildings were amazing and made for a good mix to break up the challenging trail walking at times.
The food ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 18 2014-3

The stairway to Machu

Four days, three nights. Sounded simple 6 months ago when I booked it. Want the extra mountain climb at the end? Yes please!
Four days later and they've gone and booked our goodbye meal in a first floor restaurant, the cruel masters.
As we reflect on the trip it has been an incredible, emotional experience "a real up ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 18 2014

Great trek!

Great guides, great porters, great food! The guides had a great knowledge of all Inca things, and were passionate about sharing it. They also kept us informed at all times about what was ahead the following day.
The porters did an amazing job carrying our things (we had an extra half porter), and setting everything up; whenever we arrived ... Continue Reading