The Inca trail was harder than I expected, but was made as easy as possible by numerous apparently super human porters.
The food was plentiful,and often better than in Cusco. I dont think that I will ever understand how the cook managed to make a pizza half way up a mountain! Each day we arrived to a perfectly set up camp, and it was always entertaining to see porters sprinting sections of the Trail that I struggled to walk whilst wearing 25kgs on their backs.
Raul and Carlos, our guides, were informative and helped bring the Incan history to life. The trail itself is stunning; the range of landscape and topography is vast for such a small distance, and, whilst I assumed that Machu Picchu would be the highlight, there were several Incan sites on the way that are just as beautiful and often nearly deserted.
Reaching Machupicchu on the fourth day felt like a real achievement. I would highly recommend Inca Trail Reservations .