Machu Picchu trip May 07 2014

Inca Trail

We had a great time on the Inca Trail. It's tough and physically challenging but the views get better every day and are spectacular.
The porters are superhuman freaks who can run the ridiculously rocky and steep trail with a ton of stuff on their backs. They start after you each day, pack up the tents, cooking gear ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 05 2014-8

Salkantay Trek Adventure

This was a great experience that allowed me to meet so many different people from all around the world and gain insights into what their cultures are like.
Our guide, Richard, taught us a lot about Peruvian culture while new friends from Switzerland, Ireland, England, and much more taught us even more culture!
With an awesome group, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 05 2014-10

Salkantay Trek!

When the tour guide for our trip, Richard, told us from the start that we would become family by the end, he was right! After hard days of trekking through the picturesque Peruvian mountainside, we all got to know each other very well and bonded through this wonderful experience.
The guides, cooks, and horsemen were great. Richard explained ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 05 2014-4

Salkantay to Machu Picchu

The trip start with a long bus ride from Cusco, about 2 hours long. It start with a moderate hike for about 2 hours. We hike to a lake after the lunch. Lunch time was late so prepare to have some snacks in your bag.
The hardest part was second day, where we ascend 800 meters then descend 1000 ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 05 2014-6

So much fun

I decided to do this trip spontaneously and I don't regret it at all. The vistas are incredible, the Inca sites are inspiring, and the trail is challenging enough to feel accomplished.
The service was outstanding. The food was always good. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. They also had a great sense of humor. The porters worked ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 05 2014-5

4 day Inca Trail trek

I had the opportunity to participate in the 4 day Inca Trail trek in Peru and can honestly say that this experience blew my mind!!!
There were so many beautiful things to see along the way and every day there was some sort of Inca ruin or incredible mountain range view to keep your eyes occupied and build ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 05 2014-2

Inca Trail Adventure!

I had a blast hiking the Inca Trail with Gerson as our guide. The trail itself was doable though challenging in some places.
Taking 4 days to hike to Machu Picchu made getting there so much more rewarding. Gerson was an awesome guide. He was extremely patient with our energetic group, answered all of our questions, had a ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 05 2014-3

The greatest hike of my life!

I always wanted to come see Machu Picchu. When I signed up for the Inca Trail I didn't know what I was getting into. This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.
Doing the Inca Trail hike taught me many wonderful things. I have a better appreciation for our past civilizations and I love the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 05 2014-1

Inca Trail adventures

There are now words to describe this experience. It was one of the most challenging but rewarding things I have ever done!
Our guide, Gerson, was so perfect and cool. The porters carried all of our stuff the entire time so we didn't have to. The cook was amazing! The food was so freaking good. We were able ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 05 2014

Ultimate trek

I've traveled quite a bit, but never have I experienced such an amazing adventure. Trekking through jungle, mountain peaks, terraces and Inca sites all added to this experience.
The porters and tour guides were professional and honest. The group of people we were with were super fun and also added to the trip. I would definitely come back ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 05 2014-2

Inca trail adventure 2014

We loved our adventure on the Inca Trail with Gerson. He was the best guide I have ever had. He was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He truly was the best, most skilled guide I've had.
Anna Maria and Juan Carlos were excellent guides and Raul was a great cook. Best trip I've been on! the food was ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip May 05 2014-1

Inca trail

The trip was once in a lifetime! The whole thing was planned so nicely!
The porters were so sweet and humble. The food was delicious. We honestly felt like we were royalty because they treated us so good! We can't thank you enough!
Our guide was absolutely amazing! He was so knowledgeable and fun. He deserves ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 05 2014-1

Inca trail adventure 2014

I did the 4-day hike on the Inca Trail with 8 great friends. Our guides Gerson, Juan Carlos and Ana Maria were the best! Our cooks and porters were awesome too!
I hike around the United States all of the time. I live in California and recently hiked Half Dome which is a great hike but the Inca ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 05 2014-7

Mountaintop Adventure

The trip started with high expectations and I was not disappointed! Every detail was covered by the tour provider.
While the trek was challenging at times, it was stunning the entire way. The history of the Incas only enhanced the magnificence of their structures. My travel buddy and I opted to hike up Huaynapicchu and found the extra ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 05 2014-7

Totally worth it!

I decided to hike the Inca Trail because I had friends who had done it and raved about it. I hiked Kilimanjaro a few years ago and it was a top notch experience. This experience was fabulous but it didn't quite meet Kili standards.
The food was magnificent. The porters worked extremely hard and our guide was impressively ... Continue Reading