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Me and my family had a great time along the Inca Trail 4 days, we were in contact from home with Alberto the manager of the company, who helped us plan the best trip we had as a family, he answered quickly all our emails....More
It's a nice hike full of vista points.
- The 2nd day is really a strenuous hike. You will gain around 3600 ft in like 4 to 5 miles. So try to keep your pack as light as possible.
- If you want to hike...More
Great views of the Sacred Valley. Interesting to watch people hiking along the paths. There were storage buildings on the sides of the mountains. Just imagine bringing stones from one mountain to Machu Puchu.
We trekked the Inca Trail with Ian Taylor Trekking but did a 6 day trek with an additional 2 day's in the wilderness starting near and passing by Salkantay. The first 2 day's we met no one except a Condor- it was an amazing experience!...More
This trip was a good way to dive into the Inca culture. We had a Quechuan guide, Rosi, which made the trip extra special. Be prepared for harsh toilet situation, but please honor the environment and don't go in the woods. 500 people per day...More
The most amazing thing I've ever done! I trained for it and it paid off, yes the hills/stairs were tough but not unbearable. I would do it again in a heart beat. There were even more bathrooms along the trail than I had expected, although...More
I found Local Trekkers Peru online before we went to Peru. It was a blessing that I found Alberto and team. They gave us good rate, good explanation pre-arrival. For a group of 5 females travellers like us, we made the classic Inca trail to...More
Loved the visits/stops along the Trail, Pisac/Ollantaytambo, the sites, ruins, vista and scenery! Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about the areas/history, overall, a wonderful experience
Hi!! We used G Adventures and LOVED them. Great guides with lots of information about Cusco and the history of the Incas. We stayed at the Hotel Prisma before and after the trail and it was lovely and close to the main... More
Hi!! We used G Adventures and LOVED them. Great guides with lots of information about Cusco and the history of the Incas. We stayed at the Hotel Prisma before and after the trail and it was lovely and close to the main square. We were within walking distance of many things. Our group of friends took diamox for altitude sickness before and during our time in Peru. It worked very well. Also we doubled our water intake. Probably 4-5 liters a day while in Peru. We liked just walking around Cusco and seeing the shops/people. We walked up to Sacsayhuaman and Cristo Blanco on one of days in town and found a lovely little bakery on the way and a plant museum. It was fun exploring!!
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I reiterate all the encouragement from above! We were a group of 4 ranging in age from 52-61 and we all did fine. We all have an average amount of hiking experience but I would not call us avid hikers by any means. Poles are... More
I reiterate all the encouragement from above! We were a group of 4 ranging in age from 52-61 and we all did fine. We all have an average amount of hiking experience but I would not call us avid hikers by any means. Poles are essential as listed above.
Continue with your training, try 4 consecutive days in a row of mountain hikes, 3-4 hours each. We used G adventures, another great company.
Machu Picchu is amazing but the best parts for me were the sites along the 4 day hike.
Bring chewing gum to treat the porters in the morning - they love that!