Machu Picchu vacation May 15 2014-1

Inka Trail

So finally back in a restaurant near Machu Picchu.
My feet are in bits, my backs aching like mad and my legs feel like I have done 3 marathons, but my god it was worth it!!!!
The Inca Trail was the hardest thing I have ever done physically and mentally. It was a lot harder ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 14 2014

Salkantay, 14th May

I booked on the Salkantay trek with my sister as a reunion of nearly two years - and what an amazing reunion it was!
Amazing scenery - from glacial lakes, high snow capped mountain peaks, cloud forest jungles and of course the Inca ruins! We saw amazing flowers, fruit (passion fruit, oranges and avocados) and most amazingly hummingbirds flitting ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 14 2014

Sisters trekking to Salkantay

I met my sister in Peru and we came on the Salkantay trek - the first time I'd seen her in 2 years! This trek has the most beautiful scenery - it changed from hour to hour as we climbed up mountains, stumbled back down again, crossed waterfalls, meandered through jungles full of orchids, hummingbirds, and maracuya.
All the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 14 2014-1

5 day Salkantay

The Salkantay Trek was full of beautiful scenery of mountains and nature. Our chef Beltran took great care in preparing our meals including soups which were delicious. Our guide Carlos helped us all make it through the trek safely and motivated us through the hard parts.
For future I would recommend more detail about the trip in regards ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 14 2014-1

Salkantay Trek

It was a challenge for sure!! The campsites were better than anticipated and the chef and horseman were AMAZING!!!
Beltran made us delicious food and moves so fast! It was fun to take sure and adventure with a great group. Carlos is a great guide and kept our motivation up throughout the trip. There were times I thought ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 04 2014

Salkantay Trek of a Lifetime

This was a fantastic, yet challenging trek. The cooks prepared delicious meals, the horsemen carried all of our gear and supplies, and the guides were very friendly. Be prepared for a challenging 2nd day, as well as cold weather the first's not as easy as it looks or sounds!
I personally think the 4 day is ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 09 2014

Salkantay Trail

Our experience was more than we had ever expected. Our guide Hilthon was excellent. Hilthon took us at a good pace, was so very informative of traditions, history, rituals, plant life, and animals.
The service was excellent - from the pick ups and transfers to airports and hotels, meals, and the pre-hike orientation. We found this tour to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 09 2014-2

Salkantay Trek

This went above and beyond of what I had in mind, I have done some hiking before but this was an entire new experience from the amazing views which would go from stunning glacier lakes to dense beautiful jungle, once in a lifetime experiences with locals and other hikers and our guide who was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
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Machu Picchu trip May 11 2014

Salkantay trekking adventure

This is the best trekking experience in my life! Hiking in Andes has been a long time dream! The views of Salkantay mountain, the transition to the jungle, the hiking in Machu Picchu and the Inca cultural heritage have made this trip unforgettable.
This is more than a hiking trip! It is also a history lesson of the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 11 2014

Inca Trail

I was quite nervous about completing the trail as I have heard how taxing it can be, however our guide Americo, was amazing. He was there from the initial stages of the briefing till we finished and were on our way back to Cusco. He helped us throughout the trail and encouraged to go at our own pace so we ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 11 2014

Inca Trail

Had an amazing time on the Inca Trail. Though it was the toughest experience of my life, our guide Americo made it enjoyable and manageable through the whole journey and helped at every opportunity, for which I am very grateful.
The porters were also all fantastic and the food was of an excellent standard. It has been an unforgettable ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 10 2014-2


The trek was exceptional, it was flexible for the novice hiker as well as experienced.
The first day was a nice easy hike to our campsite which ended up being inside a tarp building that protected our tents from the elements. After lunch at the camp site we hiked up the hill to a small lake that came ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 10 2014-1

Salkantay trek extraordinaire

This trek was seamless from the beginning! The planning between the organization and the hands on locals in Peru worked great.
I cannot say enough about the guide and his helpers on the trail. Raul, our guide, had 5 English speakers and one Portuguese which he handled with grace making certain we all understood.
I cannot ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 10 2014-2

Salkantay trek

This was an amazing trip for my 20th anniversary. The views were spectacular, Raul our guide did a great job of giving us the unique history and rich cultural perspectives. He did a great job of keeping a diverse group of hikers together.
This was physically challenging and it was so refreshing to get to camp and have ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 09 2014-2

Inca Trail 4D\3N

What an amazing experience! Definitely recommend the 4 day Inca Trail over a quick visit to Machu Picchu for those who like trekking. The trail is exceptionally beautiful and well kept too.
Inca Trail Reservations did a good job at organizing our 4 day trek - pick-up from hostel, transport to start of Inca trail, food, camping equipment ... Continue Reading