Hiking the Inca Trail was the BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Inca Trail Reservations were so great with organizing the whole trip for us. They communicated everything to us clearly and efficiently. Always responding quickly to our e-mail questions.
Our guide Ramiro was so patient with us and stopped along the trail to explain everything to us. He would point out certain plants and tell us about their healing properties. He was very informed about the ancient Inca people and taught us a lot about their culture and how they used to live. We stopped at all the ruins along the way to take in the history and he would explain the background of all the sites.
Then we had the most amazing strong porters that carried ALL of our stuff (tents, food, sleeping pads...etc). They carried it all for us and set up the best camp sites. I can't forget about our chef also! We had the BEST food!!! SOOOO GOOD! We felt like royalty being served breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. And the food was different every time. We had three course dinners! Appetizers and soup and then a delicious dinner. The food was really tasty and flavorful.
I think everyone should do this trek and experience the breathtaking views of the ruins and the mountains and Machu Picchu. Do the trek! I feel that the 4 days / 3 nights was perfect. It's an experience that you will never forget. It was so great that I want to come back and do it again. (I have never said that about any hike).
I can't say enough how much I loved this adventure with Inca Trail Reservations. I highly recommend it!