Peru vacation Jun 07 2012-1

the greatest adventure of a lifetime!

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the greatest adventure of a lifetime! My wife and I have been planning our trip months in advance. After seeing Machu Picchu it exceeded our expectations. We traveled with two other friends from the United States and we stayed at Stay with Us Hostal in the two rooms above the office which ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation Jun 08 2012

Salkantay 4 day/3 night hike

When I signed up for the Salkantay 4 day/3 night hike, I had no idea what to expect. I did not know a lot about what Peru was like and did not have a lot of experience with hiking or camping. However, the guides that Salkantay.org used were very knowledgeable and helpful for inexperienced hikers like me. My guide, Herbert, ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip Jun 07 2012-2

I survived the Inca Trail!!!

I survived the Inca Trail!!! 49 kilometers and 13,776 feet above sea level! I did it! This was the hardest and most amazing thing I have ever done in my entire life! It was so much fun! Inca Trail reservations were very helpful in organizing our entire trip including the trek, hostal before and after the trek, and ride from ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip Jun 07 2012

Hiking the Inca Trail

Hiking the Inca Trail was so worth it. It was a grueling 4 day trip that was breath-taking every step of the way. The weather was enjoyable even when it was raining or a blazing sun. The variety of weather was fantastic and made for refreshing moments during difficult physical endeavors. At the top of Dead Woman´s Pass it snowed ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 31 2012

My trekking experience with Salkantay.org

My trekking experience with Salkantay.org was one I will never forget. I was going to book the famous Inca Trail when I realized that it requires booking months in advance. Fortunately, I found another trek to Machu Picchu--the Salkantay trek. I came across Salkantay.org and began the process. Booking was easy, and questions were promptly answered.
Once the ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 31 2012

Salkantay trek

Salkantay trek was a pleasant surprise for us. I am so grateful that the inca trail had already sold out, because we would have missed this amazing trek through glaciers, rain forests, deserts, and jungle. The staff at salkantay.org was accessible and helpful throughout the booking process they were in contact since we booked the trek and it was very ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 26 2012

An amazing experience

The Inca Trail is an amazing experience, and arriving at Machu Picchu at the end of it is something that you´ll never forgotten. The key to enjoying the trek is to:
a) be prepared in terms of the gear you take along, as little as possible is best, so it´s important to take only the essentials and clothing that ... Continue Reading

Peru trip May 24 2012

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu May 24, 2012

I thought the Salkantay.org tour operators were great. Our Trek showed us an expanse of various different climates, and micro climates that would make anyone be put in awe! Our guide Jose was incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and happy. He seemed to really care about our tour group as a unique experience of his own to get to know us rather ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation May 22 2012

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu May 22, 2012

Inca Trail reservations were very friendly and helpful since I first made the reservation. Maria would email me right back when I sent her a question or request.
The drivers were nice and courteous when driving to and from airports. The hotel in Lima was nice and so was the one in Cusco. I loved the hotel in ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 22 2012

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu May 22, 2012

The overall experience was very good. We were able to experience a significant number of historical Quechua-Inca sites and learn about the native culture. The most interesting topics were the incredible architecture and methods of rock shaping in the most difficult of terrain.
The guides are very knowledgeable about the history, there are some communication issues....some ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 20 2012

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu May 20, 2012

Hello together,
my Name is Michele and we start the tour on 20 May 2012 and we booked the tour via internet . The Salkantay Trek was amazing . It is very hard and we did with Macchu picchu around 100km . I will not forget this tour , it was really a big adventure . The guide ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 19 2012-2

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu May 19, 2012

It's always been a goal of mine to visit Machu Picchu. Along with 5 other friends, we braved the Inca Trail to visit one of the New Wonders of the World.
The Accommodations: The porters and guides made camping comfortable and easy. The strong and able porters carried our luggage, camping gear, and food. By the time the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation May 19 2012

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu May 19, 2012

Just came back from the four-day Inca Trail trek and had an amazing time! Other than some porter issues in the morning that resulted in some delays on the start of our trek, everything else went well. The trail was definitely more strenuous than I had expected and the altitude didn´t make it any easier. However, all of our guides ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel May 19 2012

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu May 19, 2012

I greatly enjoyed my trek to Machu Picchu. I appreciated how knowledgeable my guides were and how informative Carlos was throughout the trek. I would certainly recommend this trek to others as well as tell them that I had a very enjoyable time with the Inca Trail Reservations tour group. The entire trip was full of amazing scenery and the ... Continue Reading

Peru travel May 05 2012

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu May 05, 2012

I´ve been on many tours in many places and I´ve had many different guides and tour companies, so I can say with confidence that Inca Trail Reservations are very competent. Our guides Raul and Hans were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job maintaining a positive team spirit throughout our entire adventure. The food was amazing and our porters had ... Continue Reading