Peru vacation May 14 2014

It is all about the journey

The view from the trail is unbelievable. Hiking along the trail includes forest and high elevations well above the tree line. It is a physically demanding hike that is very rewarding.
Experiencing the adventure along the trail was more than we expected, that said we could not have done it without our porters who had the camp all ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 14 2014-2

Take the trip of a lifetime with Inca Trail Reservations

This trip can be summed up with the saying "It's the journey that matters not the destination". I thought that the end of this trip would be the high point, I was wrong. The Machu Picchu ruins where amazing, but hiking along the Inca Trail with our knowledgeable guides and amazing porters was the true highlight of my trip to ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel December 09 2013

Awesome Time

My trip on the Inca Trail was a once in a lifetime experience! I suggest that if you even think you may want to do this, you do it! Nothing makes you appreciate Machu Picchu itself more than finally seeing it after 4 long days of trekking towards it.
Carlos (our tour guide) was fantastic! I recommended him ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 18 2014-7

How Peru kicked my a$$!

Adventure can be defined in infinite ways. For me, it must include trying something out of your comfort zone and seeing a new way to see the world, or a new perspective on something ordinary. The Salkantay trek encompassed all these things and pushed me towards my limits.
Knowing the physical portion of any endeavor only ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 18 2014-2

Vivas las montañas!

The Salkantay Trek is one of the most enduring but rewarding trails available in Peru. It not only tested your physical but also your mental capabilities. I really urge folks who are contemplating this trip to go for the full 5 days experience.
The food was authentic, the guides were passionate about their work, and the people you ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 15 2014

Machu Picchu

Well I would like to say this Inca Trail was one of the most enjoyable trip I have ever been on. It was very challenging at times but what a great achievement.
The views and the ruins were amazing!!! The first day was a gentle introduction and the second and third day got harder!! The weather was good ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 15 2014

Inca Trail 4d/3n

Wow!!! This tour was fantastic courtesy of the main man Americo this guy is a legend! Throughout the trail he provided us with great information and any questions we had he was more than happy to answer and explain. Myself and the 3 other guys felt we formed a great relationship with him and the trail wouldn't have been as ... Continue Reading

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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