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Address: Cusco, Peru
Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
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5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco

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Inca Trail with Alpaca Expeditions

I spent the winter living in the Sacred Valley. After a number of months, a friend came to visit and we did a trek on the Inca Trail. Before planning the trip I had plenty of time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I spent the winter living in the Sacred Valley. After a number of months, a friend came to visit and we did a trek on the Inca Trail. Before planning the trip I had plenty of time to chat with other travelers and meet locals, guides, and porters. In the end, I chose Alpaca and was not disappointed. Those that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was the most fantastic, beautiful hiking experience I have been on. Every minute was exciting and the memories from time spent on the trail will last a lifetime. The 2D/1N option that many companies offer is perfect if you don't have time in your itinerary for 4 days, or simply don't want to camp for 3 nights. We trekked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Through the Sun Gate to Macchu makes a great arrival feeling. I have never had altitude issues before, the webs between my fingers were vibrating, like hitting you funny bone. Strange sensation. Macchu makes everything worthwhile. The longer trip is for those without altitute issues, but affects your breathing also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This trail is stunningly beautiful, full of history, and a magical experience. I know that many people have written about its beauty so I thought I would provide some info that might help you if you have decided to undertake this adventure. If you are still deciding whether or not to give it a try I hope this review encourages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Peru Treks was recommended to me by a friend, and they did not disappoint! I had Manny and Pepito as my guides, and they are a hilarious pair. They were very personable and considerate of everyone's needs. Don't let your walking speed be an issue! Everyone meets at the same checkpoints anyway so there's absolutely no rush. The 3 nights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We came with sky-high expectations of The Inca Trail, and they were surpassed. The four day trek is rough at times: very steep, cold, wet and windy. Or boiling hot, wet and windy. But all the way through it is utterly spectacular - the views of the Andes and glaciers; the wonderfully restored Inca ruins; the microclimates and wildlife you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I did the 5 day 4 night hike with my mom, it was an incredible experience. We did a private tour because we didn't want to worry about having to go at a groups speed since we are not experienced hikers, which we ended up appreciating. Day 2 is the hardest because it is a step uphill then a steep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I hiked the 4-day trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu back in 2001. If you don't hike on a regular basis, I'd highly recommend that you build up your endurance by hiking with at least a 5-lb backpack up rocky hills to prepare yourself for the demands of this trek. Thankfully the superhuman porters carry most of your load, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

So, thought you'd just take a walk up a hill? Think again! This was an awesome adventure. Went with "Xtreme Tourbulencia" and they were Excellent!!! Guide's name was Joe and he knew his stuff! The porters were unbelievable. Camp was always ready for us and kept neat & tidy. Food was v good and the cook did all he could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We, a group of 7(including 2 young adults and a 14 year-old), hiked the Inca Trail (Jan 1-4, 2015) with Sun Gate Tours and had a wonderful trip. We selected them based on reviews found on Trip Advisor. We are a fairly easy going family group from the USA and UK who eat most things, don’t mind getting a little... More 

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