Machu Picchu vacation June 27 2014-2

Salkantay trek

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

Peru trip June 17 2014-1

Amazing trek

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

Peru travel June 25 2014-3


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

Machu Picchu vacation June 25 2014-2

Salkantay trek

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

Machu Picchu travel June 25 2014-3

Salkantay Trek

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

Machu Picchu travel June 25 2014-1

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

Peru trip June 22 2014-2

Salkantay Trek

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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Peru vacation June 22 2014

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

Peru travel June 22 2014

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

Machu Picchu vacation June 22 2014

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 trip June 11 2014-2

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

Peru vacation June 15 2014

Camino Inka

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

Peru trip June 21 2014

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

Machu Picchu trip June 21 2014

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

Machu Picchu travel June 17 2014

Salkantay trek 5D/4N

Incredible trek.
The first two days were probably the toughest physically, especially as we were still getting used to the altitude, but they also had some of the most spectacular views (the lake at the bottom of Umantay mountain and the starry sky at the first campsite, the Salkantay summit, and the clouds below us at the second lunch ... Continue Reading