Machu Picchu trip June 07 2014-6

Altitude

Day 1 - Set off by bus from Cusco having met our guide Carlos we settled in for the trip to the start of the hike. An after a quick breakfast we jumped back onto the bus and got dropped off at our start point. To help us make quick time to the camp Carlos took us on some "short ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 07 2014-1

Salkantay adventure

Our long awaited adventure finally began at 4.30 am. A bus picked us up from our hostel to start an adventure of a lifetime. Day one was to prepare us for the challenging day two ahead. Carlos our guide showed us "his short cuts" up the mountain. Thankfully this only lasted for a few minutes and everyone was glad to ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 07 2014

Salkantay trek

What would you expect from a guided tour, experienced staff who are focused on ensuring that your needs are met, and that you are involved in the planning. Well that is exactly what we experienced from the time I arrived in Cusco I was looked after, with constant updating on what was to happen, and asked what I would like ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 07 2014-5

Nice adventure

Een vriend van mij adviseerde de Inca Trail te gaan doen. Helaas was deze Trail niet meer beschikbaar maar mijn zus en ik zagen ook de Salkantay Trail. Uiteindelijk ook geboekt en zonder spijt. Het was een geweldige Trail met veel overweldigende uitzichten. De organisatie was vriendelijk en gaf ons voldoende tijd vragen te stellen en gedurende de trek fotos ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 07 2014-5

Salkantay trek!

I started the 5 day 4 night Salkantay trek with no idea what to expect. Day one was an easier hike but a chilly night. Day 2 was an intense 9 hour day of hiking steep uphills and downhills. Days 3 and 4, the scenery changed and the uphills and downhills became easier.
I'll always remember the beautiful ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 07 2014-2

Double triple yay Salkantay

Ich bin überglücklich! Die Salkantay tour war super! Wir haben in 5 Tagen einen - wie ich finde - super ersten Eindruck in die peruanische Kultur bekommen. Unser Guide Carlos hat uns perfekt durch alle Herausforderungen der tour geführt. Es war soooo coool!
Nach diesem Trip hat man wirklich etwas zu erzählen. Außerdem kann man wirklich mal abschalten ... Continue Reading

Peru travel June 07 2014-6

Trek

Overall this trek was quite the adventure. There was a lot of hiking involved, with some days more challenging than others. Particularly the second day -- hiking to the Pass -- was a difficult yet rewarding hike.
The people on the trek were awesome. Carlos, our leader, was constantly encouraging us and making us smile. Everyone in my ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 07 2014-1

Trek

It was a wonderful trip to start off my summer. The first day was a great preview of what was to come. The second day was difficult but totally worth it. That day was very eventful fro, the cites to what happened to the other people, to being my birthday. It was a birthday that I won't forget. The next ... Continue Reading

Peru trip June 07 2014-4

Salkantay unforgettable

Wir (36m/31w) haben die Salkantay Tour mit Inca Trail Reservations gemacht! 4600m am höchstens Punkt. Es war traumhaft Gletscher, Dschungel, gute Wege, anspruchsvolle Abstiege.... Alles in allem gut machbar.
Der Guide war perfekt in Englisch und hat keine Fragen offen gelassen (Carlos). Auch auf schwächere Teilnehmer wurde gut Rücksicht genommen (Sauerstoffflasche und Pferde waren dabei). Die Verpflegung war ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel June 07 2014-2

Trek

Trek was great! The first couple of days were hard, but doable if you're relatively in shape and the guides were very encouraging. It was awesome to meet everyone in your group from all over the world too!
The food was very good and we got to try Peruvian dishes and there were also American/European style dishes. And ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 05 2014

Honeymoon trek

Away from lands of busy schedules and media, I was so thrilled about the planned trip. The trek was everything I expected it to be emotionally, spiritually and physically.
As our honeymoon, my husband and I found it a challenging and rewarding experience. We were both so happy and proud to be holding each other's hands atop Dead ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 06 2014

Amazing Adventure

We had an amazing time on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. It was definitely a challenge of both the physical and mental kind, but the end result once you reach the top of the summit on day 2, and again once you finally reach Machu Picchu are indescribable. Honestly I was initially a little nervous before starting. I ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip June 06 2014

Inca Trail 4 days & 3 nights

This trek is certainly not for the faint of heart... however, those who choose to attempt it are not disappointed. From start to finish, the Inca Trail was an amazing journey.
Our tour guide allowed us to travel a brief four days back in time to enjoy (and labor) a difficult and beautiful hike in the Andes just ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation June 05 2014

I can’t believe we did it!

I came into the trip thinking that it wouldn't be as difficult as it was, but it was really challenging! I am thankful for such a great group of people who were so helpful and patient with my altitude sickness! I am thankful also for Manuel, our tour guide who was encouraging throughout the whole trip.
It was ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation June 06 2014-1

Inca Trail 4 days & 3 nights

I really enjoyed the trip, especially the different landscapes, like nice valleys with rivers, the high-jungle and the dry highlands with only rocks and grass. I like the views from the higher points of the trek, you can see green hills and behind the white mountain peeks.
I wondered about the porters, because they had to carry such ... Continue Reading