Loved the guides and loved the Inca Trail . My favorite ruins were the Winaywayna. Machu Picchu was awesome but crowded.
I really liked the adventure of hiking to all these ruins that can only be reached through the inca trail. The food was way better than I expected to be eating on a hike, it actually felt like I was eating in a restaurant every meal.
I thought the ceremony for porters at the end was awkward at best. I am glad to tip these hard working people, but I wish I would have been able to meet them previous to the ceremony. Also since the ceremony is held at night i could barely see their faces and introductions were awkward. I would have liked to meet the porters and cook earlier to the tipping ceremony.
A suggestion I might have is that for some meals a few available porters join so that we can at least learn their names. I understand communication might be hard but I would have liked to know some of the fellows that were working so hard for me. I think a more personal experience would receive larger tips as well.
Overall fantastic experience though !. I would recommend this company and trek to friends!.