Machu Picchu can only be fully appreciated after hiking the Inca Trail . It's difficult but without the hike you miss beautiful Inca sites, unbelievable scenery and the opportunity to meet friends from all over the world who encourage you and share in the pain and joy of crossing Dead Woman's pass.
The feeling you get after hiking for four days when you see Machu Picchu is indescribable. Our tour guide, Cesar, shared is knowledge of the flora and fauna, but more importantly, added to the trek by sharing his knowledge of Inca history and culture.
The trek would not have been the same without him. Not only was he a great guide but a kind and patient person.