Machu Picchu travel June 29 2014-1

Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights

I have just completed the Inca Trail 4 days and 3 nights with Victor as our guide. I can honestly say this is one of the best things I have ever done in my life, from day one Victor has given us the information and motivation we need to complete each day.
The views and tracks are unbelievably breathtaking ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 28 2014

4 day Inca Trail

June 29, 2014 - July 01, 2014. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu via Inca Trail Reservations
We booked the tour in March and were lucky to get the permit. It was a great four days and the guide, tour operator, cook and porters were very accommodating! It was well planned and we visited five historical sites before getting to ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 28 2014-3

Der Weg ist das Ziel

Am Anfang unseres Abenteuers waren wir wohl alle ein wenig naiv, nichtsahnend was uns wirklich erwarten würde... der erste Tag ging dann erst mal gut los. Nach einem nicht all zu anstrengendem Tag hatte ich schon richtig Lust auf die Herausforderung der nächsten Tage. ganz einfach war es dann aber doch nicht. 1000m Aufstieg bis zum Pass der Toten Frau ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 25 2014

Just Do It

Day one started off very rough, but slowly got better as the trek progressed. Carlos, my tour guide, was the absolute best. He was a gentle, funny, yet very active man who encourages all of us throughout the trek.
The food was superb, as well as the service of the horsemen. On day 4 when you have the ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 25 2014

Salkantay Trek

It was a very exciting adventure that I would highly recommend. The tour guide, the food, the scenic beauty all combined to form a very memorable experience. It tested my endurance and surpassed my expectations.
I enjoyed my time with the other hikers, sleeping in tents, and braving the elements. Our guide, Carlos, was very encouraging, and often made ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 28 2014-1

Inca Trail

My overall experience of the 3-night, 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was amazing. We had a great group of trekkers, knowledgeable guides, hard working porters and a great cook = a recipe for success !
Machu Picchu really would not have been the same without the trek. Experiencing the Inca Trail and its archaeological sites, seeing the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 28 2014-4

We did it !!

Although I've been excited for this trek for a long time, I was very scared! Gerson and William helped us to stay motivated and know that we could do it! The hike was very hard, but rewarding.
Starting day two I was nervous to see how the day would go, but we started off with words of encouragement ... Continue Reading

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