Hiking Trails in Cusco

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Hiking Trails in Cusco

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  • Eddie Garrison
    Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My girlfriend and I were not able to book the 4 day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but we had the opportunity to do the short 2 day version. Therefore, the TERRA QUECHUA PERU team organised an excellent trek and we would like to thank them for all the support, the transfers, the drivers, the good accommodation in Aguas Calientes and our guide Edwar, who provided a fantastic service along the Inca Trail, arriving at the sun gate the view is spectacular, and our guide played his flute, he made me feel connected with Machupichu, and as we arrived at sunset time the view is very nice and there are not many people, and the next day we visited the Machupicchu Citadel and we also had the experience of doing the Huaynapicchu and to finish the vista dome train with show. Really incredible. I RECOMMEND IT!!!
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Brittany G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Felipe was my guide on a recently completed tour of the classic 4 day Inca Trail hike culminating in a visit to Machu Picchu. This trip had been a dream of mine for a long time, and Felipe was a phenomenal guide. I won't say the hike was easy, but I knew that in advance. Felipe provided me with so much support and encouragement, and I am embarrassed to say that he even provided me with his headlamp on the last day because mine didn't make it to my luggage bag. He is a wonderful guide that will tell you stories, make you laugh, and provide you with solid and comprehensive information during your trek. I wholeheartedly recommend Felipe for any excursion you might be planning in Peru.
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • Roxane
    San Diego, CA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful hike with amazing views of valleys, mountains, and glaciers. The Perolniyoc waterfall is incredible and highly recommended, also the view of the Sacred Valley and Veronica Mountain from Inti Punku is incredible.

    During the entire route, we didn't see another person, which was beautiful and we enjoyed our walk thanks to Orange Nation Peru. Our guide Grober was exceptional and very knowledgeable about the place.
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • Bryan B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Claudio is class. Simply no other way to put it. From the moment I arrived to the drop off at the airport he handled everything. So smooth and effortless on my part. Peru is one awesome place but Claudio made it an unforgettable experience.
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Alejandra RaCo
    Cusco, Peru11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved the place, it has a beautiful view and the mountains are impressive. Recommending to all people who love mountain landscapes.
    Written 17 January 2023
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  • Nicolas R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gonzalo era súper guía de el tour. El nos organizo todo el trip. De llegada hasta el final.

    Gonzalo was great. He organized the entire trip for us. It was a great experience.
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Luvs2TravelAnywhere
    New York City, NY6,683 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Inca Fortress is another amazing piece of architecture near Cusco. It is mind boggling how they were able to build this.
    Written 16 December 2015
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  • Breno B
    Sao Paulo, SP3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have done the 4 day Inca Trail with Ali and it was amazing. He is a really great guide. The whole tour was incredible. He explained all the places that we pass. All the experience was great. For sure I recommend e very tour with Ali.
    Written 3 December 2023
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  • Stacy H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eddy and his team were very knowledgeable about the area. The 5 day trip to Salkantay was organized and I felt safe as a solo female traveler. This has been and will always be one of my most memorable trips because they made it a special and positive experience.

    I traveled to Cusco in 2011 at age 21 and went on the 5 day 4 night Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. I was in a group of about 10 people, some couples, some solo travelers like me all from different parts of the world. We were picked up in a bus in Cusco and pick up was on time and organized. My trekking poles ended up getting left on the bus, and this company purchased new poles for me which I was thankful for since the poles were borrowed. We had bilingual 2 guides, one in front and one in the back with each day of the trek. The sherpas/porters carried our heavier gear ahead and we were able to hike comfortably with our backpacks. The hikes were very tough, and there were options throughout each day to bail, for example to go by horse or to take a bus to the next stop for the night. The guides were very knowledgeable about the area. I remember the guide stopping us on the trek and telling us to wear mosquito repellent moving forward, and he was so right. I missed a spot on my wrist and the mosquitos found it. Anyway, the guides even took the time to take us to a hot spring and to a beautiful outlook area. The guides were also very patient. I remember my feet would hurt so badly toward the end of the hike each day, and they would stick with me in the back. This has been one of my most memorable trip, thanks to this business for making it such a positive experience. Eddy is a local in the area and cares about his customer well-being and safety.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Ajith W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We decided this 10-day trip late January and Exploor came up with a great plan satisfying all our needs and interests. Everything from airport/hotel transfers, all stays at hotels and villas, all tours and food were exceptional. We had the best guides for all tours, they were extremely knowledgeable of the Peruvian culture and history. Peru is a beautiful country to visit with rich culture, great charming people and amazing food to enjoy. Thank you Exploor, you made this trip one of our best.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • lynm415
    San Francisco, CA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UNFORGETTABLE. Thanks to Tierras Vivas, who made our Cusco trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The communication I had with Pamela from the start made the process streamless. Pamela ensured we got the most out of our four days in Cusco. Mary, the Operations Manager, met us at our hotel on the day of our arrival. She reviewed the detailed logistics for our day trip to Machu Picchu on Sunday, April 7. Our Sunday began at 5 AM when our driver picked us up at our hotel. For the next 1.5 hours, our trusted driver, Efran, drove us to the train station to catch our reserved Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. Our trusted guide, Miguel, awaited us when we exited the train station. For the next three hours, Miguel guided us through the ancient city with his knowledge of its history. Miguel was respectful and fun and took great photos of us. He knew all the best lookout for great pictures, a total plus. We were also blessed with the most beautiful weather. I've heard and read from other visitors' reviews that the weather is unpredictable. Mother Nature was kind and let us have the most magical day.
    Written 17 April 2024
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