Machu Picchu vacation July 09 2014-5

Incredible Inca Trail

What an awesome experience. From the beginning our guide Manuel was very thoughtful and patient. All the team made sure we had everything we needed to go through the hardest parts of the trek. The road was long and hard, but with the encouragements of our guides, and the smart planning, we made it!
The food was very good ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 09 2014

Camino Inca

Camino Inca has been a wonderful experience for my mom and I. I was fortunate to meet a group of wonderful team members and wonderful tour guides who supported each other like a family.
Thanks to Manuel, I learned so much of the Inca's culture and its history. He was very patience with all of us, I appreciated it ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 08 2014-1

Love life on the Inca Trail

I truly enjoyed my experience on the Inca Trail! My four day three nights adventure was a once in a life time opportunity.
From walking over mountains, through the rainforest and most importantly through the clouds, viewing glaciers, dining in our tent, being waited on hand and foot by our porters and humored by our guides, it was without ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 08 2014-6

Best trip ever

I had such an amazing time, a four day three night adventure is something I will never forget!
From a nice easy start on day 1, followed by a 5 hour uphill hike on day 2 with an easy 2 hours trek down, followed by a rough nights sleep in the freezing cold on day 2, day 3 brought ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 08 2014-2

Machu Picchu 4 day 3 night trek

This was by far the best adventure I have ever taken part in! From start to finish everything was simply amazing. I have seen so many amazing views that I would not have observed otherwise - the glaciers, the rainforests, Dead Woman's Pass - simply breathtaking!
Arriving to the Sun Gate took my breath away. That first view ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 08 2014-5

Mount Doom

The adventure was very rewarding but very hard. I was very prepared equipment wise but my physical strength and stamina was not up to par. The first day was not too bad.
The trek was mild but it was very unfortunate that it rained hard. It got humid and very hot. Walking around was difficult and slippery. Second ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 08 2014-1

Machu Picchu

I really enjoyed the 4 day 3 night Inca Trail. We first met with our guide the night before our departure for a briefing of the trip ahead.
We were collected from our hostel at 5.30 am Tuesday morning. The first day of trekking was easy to moderate. The 2nd day we started trekking at 5.30 am. This ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 08 2014-5

Machu Picchu adventures

I had a fantastic time on the Inca Trail this July! I chose to spend 4 days, 3 nights out there and it turned out to be the perfect amount of time as far as distance hiked per day and the time spent 'roughing' it in the wilderness.
The second day on the trail was by far the most ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 08 2014-3

Fun in the sun

The hike with Inca Trail Reservations was overall a great experience. The place was very accommodating for all parties and the food, sights, and company were very enjoyable. I am unsure of the limitations / restrictions for national parks in Peru, but more time and freedom to explore the sights would have been appreciated.
Day 2 was very difficult ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 08 2014-6

Inka trek

The beginning of the adventure started good, mainly flat so it was easy, then we had nice lunch under a tent that the porters made for us. Food was delicious. Then it rained so we had to run to next camp site. We were all wet in the tent and trying to get settled in.
Second day was ... Continue Reading

Peru travel July 08 2014

Inca madness !

What a fantastic 4 days ! A time which will never be forgotten ! Really enjoyed the whole experience, except for day 2, that day I thought I might have been going to die !! We had a fantastic group with very nice leaders.
The food was amazing and we were never ever hungry ! I don't know who ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation July 07 2014

The first of 7 wonders

It started as a joke between 2 friends... But soon became a reality.
Neither of us have really done much hiking but we figured if we were going all the way to Machu Picchu, then we wouldn't take the easy option of the train!
We booked the trip with Inca Trail Reservations because they ... Continue Reading

Peru trip July 06 2014-8

Salkantay to Machu Picchu

In the morning, the trip starts at 6 o'clock in Cusco. They pick us up with a bus to Mollepata. The guide Carlos (King of the Mountains), introduced us to the chefs and the horsemen. The first day was a training day and we went to a nice place, Umantay lake.
The second day was a hard day, because ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip July 06 2014-1

Salkantay trekking

Since I was I small child I wanted to visit Machu Picchu and this summer I finally fulfill my dream. Doing the Salkantay trek was a really great experience. The program was very good and the organization of the trip was without any mistakes.
We were in a group of 10 people and our guide Carlos was great. ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation July 06 2014-7

Salkantay 5 days / 4 nights

The evening before the trip started, the guide came to our hostel for a briefing, which was very helpful, as we had the important information.
The 1st day was a training day with a first hiking to Umantay Lake, which was amazing with the Umantay in the background.
The 2nd day was the hardest one with hiking ... Continue Reading