We had an amazing experience with Juana on the Inca Trail . She was so enthusiastic and explained everything so well. We highly highly recommend doing the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu. It's challenging, that is for sure, there are lots of stairs but the accomplishment is so worth it!!
The food was great, healthy and well balanced. Love the warm tea every morning delivered straight to the tent door. Our only concern was the mats. We had to fold our sleeping bags under us to get any cushion at all. But you will be so tired it won't really matter too much!! This small discomfort is a very little price to pay for the unforgettable experience!!