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Inca Trail

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #4 of 101 Attractions in Cusco
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Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: The Inca Trail winds through the Andes Mountains, the classic route being a 4-5 day trek from Cuzco to Macchu Pichu. Concerns for overuse and erosion... more »
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Buellton
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Andes Mountains and the Inca trail. Challenging and steep stone stairs on the trail. Extremes in temperature, hot and cold.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I did the 4 days with my husband and kids (11 and 16) The second day is the hardest one because is up, up and up then you have to go down of course. Drink a lot of Coca tea to help you with the altitude. The scenery is awesome, it's a challenge but worth it. We had a great... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful trail dotted with so many historical/archeological sites. With the proper guidance from an experienced local guide, any person who is physically fit will be able to hike the entire trail without much difficulty. No need to be afraid of the high altitude, or the "strenuous" climb. Enjoy!

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Truro, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I hike all over the world, and am used to being flexible, and research trips, this agency seemed to have more good reviews than bad, The dates worked so I chose them. WRONG CHOICE. They confirmed things Huya pichu tickets, porters, sleeping pads , meals,- all were screwed up. Campsites, water supply all wrong. REALLY poor guide and assistant. Good... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

No one ever warned me about how tiring this trek is (or how unfit I am). This is not an easy, every-day, hiking trek. The most difficult part is the altitude, which makes every step all the harder. In the four-days, I found the second day, where we made over the first pass, the hardest. We climb to 4,200m in... More

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Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not for the faint of heart, this trail dates back to the days of the Incan foot traveller. It is an athletic endeavour, but one well worth undertaking. To walk the same path as one of the greatest civilizations of the new world is indescribable. Be prepared for warm days and very chilly nights. "Roughing it" with a guide is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Inca trail almost outshines Machu Piccu the experience of getting there was even more amazing that our arrival!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must-do trek for those who like the open space and wonders of the world. The sights that you see are hard to put in words but everyday you will say Wow at least a dozen times....as well as Ow as the hike is not for the faint hearted. Well worth it though

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The staff and the hike were great! Great food, hospitality and good comfort (chairs, tables, matresses, tents.) Though the trail is very expensive and on top you should account several hundred dollars in tippings (going by the recommendations, that is) The hike is tougher than advised, we were surprised. Quite a few had to turn around and head back on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely the best part of our trip to Peru! The trail is tough, but doable. And you see so many interesting sites along the way. We did enjoy Machu Picchu, but we liked the journey there even better!

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