Our guide Pedro was terrífic! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and pointed out birds, flowers along the trek and was a lot of fun!.
It was difficult to manage the elevation on day 1 and 2, but Pedro's encouragement helped me to complete it. I would highly recommend this trek to anyone interested in seeing Machu Picchu. Ruth was great to work with as well during the planning phase, setting up all of my bus and train tickets, transfers in and out of Lima, Ica, Nasca, Puno, Cusco and Puerto Maldonado. Thanks for a trip of a lifetime :)