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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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Physically grueling but ultimately rewarding 4-day hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wow! We did the 4 day hike with G adventures (amazing tour company). It was the hardest thing we ever have done, we are moderately active/ In shape 30 year olds. This was our honeymoon and it was amazing. Each tour company does things differently, so keep that in mind while reading. G encourages you to pack as light as... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hands down one of the best hiking experiences of my life. We used Peru Trecks, and they were amazing. The service they provided was top notch and made the hike that much more enjoyable. If you are a hiker and enjoy the outdoors, this trip is a must. Though there are parts that are a little rough, the hike is... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This trek was the best in my life...I highly recommend this trek, I did the trek with Inkayni Peru Tours.....They give good service and gorgeous experience!! If you want to get to know amazing nature and the most exciting landscapes from Peru, hike the inka trail to machu pichu!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We did a 4day//3night Inca trail hike with these guys and it was fine. The guide seemed to be in a hurry on the final day though. Also, the guide does not completely and clearly go about explaining the Inca history as much as the other tour guides have done. I have seen other tour guides explain about Machu Pichu... More 

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Atllanta, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have done multi-day hikes all over the world, and the Inca Trail was on my bucket list. Although there are a million things I could talk about, I'll try and focus my comments on the big questions I had prior to the hike, and my reflections after. #1 – Condition. This hike is NOT a cake walk, and although... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was my big 40 birthday trip. My best friend and I booked the trip 4 months in advance ( which is a really good idea) and we trained for it not knowing what to expect and NOT wanting to fail ( a bit competitive) but also because this trip was about the journey for us. Planning and training is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I completed the Inca trail over the Christmas. It was an amazing experience and definitely unforgettable. It proved difficult but manageable especially the second day which was all up hill. It was all worth it though to finally reach Machu Picchu and take those final steps up to the sun gate and see the spectacular Inca treasure. The group we... More 

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