the Salkantay Trek as an amazing way to see Peru

by: , American -
May 19, 2013

I went on the Salkantay Trek with my good friend, and we had an amazing time together! We were picked up from the airport by the staff, which was highly appreciated. The Trek staff also gave an orientation session prior to the trek which was very informative and helpful. We felt very well prepared before leaving.

During the trek, we got lots of wonderful information from our guides. It was great to practice my Spanish with the guides and the Spanish-speaking trekkers. The pace of the trek was great for me - it was certainly challenging, but I was never pressured to go too fast (or too slow!). The cooking staff were wonderful. Our breakfasts always gave me enough energy to power through the tough days ahead, and lunch, teatime, and dinner were always great.

Being a vegetarian, I very much appreciated the great veggie meal options that were always available. One amazing thing about the trek was the way the climates changed as we hiked along. We went from freezing cold 15,000 foot high mountains to the humid and warm jungle! We also had the opportunity to do lots of different fun things besides hiking, such as relaxing in hotsprings and zip-lining through the jungle.

Overall, I would definitely recommend the Salkantay Trek as an amazing way to see Peru and a great way to get to Machu Picchu.

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