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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Inca Trail 4d and 3n
We had an excellent time, the food was amazing and the service was the best possible. Manuel and Janet took care of our every need. When my bag broke, Manuel made it got fixed for me right away. The trail was tough and we could not have enjoyed it without our awesome guides.
The sights were great to ... Continue Reading
Inca Trail 4 days & 3 nights
This trip was amazing! Our guides and porters took such great care of us. It was so neat to stay at someone's home in one of the villages along the trail. Thankfully a local guy agreed to join us and carry our bags the 2nd day. Thank God because I got sick from the altitude and would never have made ... Continue Reading
Camino the Inca June 2014
I had a great group, Janet and Manuel were fantastic. We started off with an easy walk off course from km 82, not long after we were already set by a nice lunch made by the cook Damian. We were in a small group and we headed off together.
Next morning the great porters Mario and others gave ... Continue Reading
Machu Picchu and Peru adventures
We had a wonderful trip and were very pleased with our guide, Americo. He was very knowledgeable regarding the history of Peru including Inca and pre-Inca cultures. Additionally, he also taught us many aspects regarding the geology, flora and fauna we were exposed to on our trek.
The food, equipment and staff were all exceptional. We chose to trek ... Continue Reading
Our experience on the Inca Trail was very fun. Our guide was very enthusiastic and talkative, he gave us lengthily informational talks at each of the places we stopped and along the trail if we had any questions.
The porters who carried our things were also very friendly and smiley. Although most of them spoke no English and ... Continue Reading
Putois and other unusual words in French
Had a fantastic time with our multilingual group sharing stories of blisters, aches and pains but loving every minute. Especially enjoyed the giggles over card games in the evenings and the company and support of our two fantastic guides.
The first day proved relatively easy in comparison to the hills and climbs of the next days. The guides ... Continue Reading
Trekking the Inca Trail
An experience not to be missed! The guides, cook, and porters were all amazing and deserve so much praise. I had altitude sickness for the first two days but still made it and I can tell you it feels great.
Expect a lot of steep hills and steps - up, up, down, down, and up again. Your fellow ... Continue Reading