Over the 5d and 4n trek we traveled from Cusco through the Salkantay pass and to Machu Picchu. The first day was mostly flat with an after lunch climb up to a glacial lake. It was good training for the second day which was by far the most difficult, involving an ascent of over 800m up the Salkantay pass. From ... Continue Reading
Trekking in the mountains
This was an amazing trip. We had a lot of fun, a wonderful experience. We did not take recommended amount of time to acclimate in Cusco so the first few days were quite tough on us. But once we hit the peak on our second day, it was a lot more enjoyable.
The accommodations were quite generous and the ... Continue Reading
Our Salkantay trek was just amazing! We had a wonderful small group of only 6 people. On our way to Machu Picchu we saw lots of interesting things, other groups, beautiful landscape, animals and so on. On the top of the Salkantay pass the weather unfortunately was very foggy, but nevertheless it was a great experience !! ... Continue Reading
Hiking to Machu Picchu
If you are looking for an authentic hiking experience of Machu Picchu, the Salkantay trek is a great way to go.
In 5 days you can hike the 2nd highest mountain in Peru, visit two beautiful lakes, camp in 3 different scenic areas, and visit the historic site of Machu Picchu.
On the trek I saw a variety ... Continue Reading
Peru, a very interesting place
This trip was excellent. All the daily and different tours were very well organized, the tours guides had a lot of information about the places and its history and answer all our questions. We loved all the hotels where we stayed, the personnel working in each hotel did their best to offer an excellent service. In 17 days we went ... Continue Reading
Dane on the Inca Trail
I think the Inca Trail has been very interesting. At the beginning, my girlfriend and I, were a bit concerned whether we could do the trek. Did we need porters ? Would we get altitude sickness ? Thankfully, all went well thanks to our excellent guides, Jimmy and Edwin. I personally think that the trek, the first three days, were ... Continue Reading
An amazing trip
The Inca Trail Reservations was a good choice. The food was fantastic and there was plenty of it. The tents were ready when we arrived to the camp and the guides were cool letting us go at our own speed and spoke really good English. The porters were so strong and fit, running with our luggage.
Our group was ... Continue Reading
The spiritual road to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was the first thing which made me interested in visiting Peru. After a lot of planning me and my best friend booked tickets to Peru and immediately afterwards we booked the Inca Trail because we know we had to book it in advance. In the first 10 days of our trip we visited Lima, Ica, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, ... Continue Reading
Once upon a time I went to Peru and I was planning to do the Inca Trail. At first I saw half the country and it was really amazing. After sightseeing in Lima, me and my buddy Tim planned on going to Ica where we saw the beautiful oasis. After Ica we went to Nazca to see the amazing Nazca ... Continue Reading
Machu Picchu for beginners
These three anecdotes summarize my experience as a beginner who conquered the Machu Picchu and Inca Trail experience!
First, I have never hiked in my life. I was beyond intimidated by the thought of hiking 42 km in the Peruvian Andes. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I joined a group of experienced hikers - who became my friends ... Continue Reading
Trek to Machu Picchu
We took the Inca Trail Reservations tour. The day before the trip we had a briefing at their office. Next day our adventure started. We were picked up by Hilton from our hotel. After the bus drive we arrived at the 82 km point. The guidance was very good. The guides spoke English pretty well.
Food on the way ... Continue Reading
Fun in the Inca sun
Well where to start. I wanted to do this trek for three years. Time and time again things didn't work out and now I think I know why. This group; both the Inca Trail Reservations and the specific group I was assigned, was who I was meant to do this trek with.
Everything was professionally organized, the group I ... Continue Reading
The Inca Trail was so good! I thought it would be very tough but I got trough. The guides are very good, they keep you safe and teach you a lot about the Inca culture which is so interesting. The surrounding is great and the views just amazing.
If you finally make it to the Sun Gate and Machu ... Continue Reading
I signed up for the Inca Trail not knowing what to expect and it turned out to be an amazing adventure. Hiking the Inca Trail was a true physical challenge. I was lucky to have been placed in a group of wonderful people with a very passionate guide (Edson).
I recommend Inca Trail Reservations as a tour company. They ... Continue Reading
Day 1: Woke up early and was excited for the trip. It was colder than I expected but the weather heated up and it was a very nice trek. There was a part that was up hill and it was more difficult than I expected. Great views, though.
Day 2: Day two was very difficult but it was ... Continue Reading