We came into Peru only seeing pictures of Machu Picchu. We also had no idea what we would see at the Inca Trail . We were absolutely blown away.
The sights were beyond anything I have seen and the services provided by our guides and porters were top notch. Not to mention the food that was made blew our minds every day. I had no idea that it was possible to make that cuisine on the trail !
I would highly recommend this trip and would say it made seeing Machu Picchu so much more worth it. You really get to travel the same trail the Incas did.