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Inca Trail

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #4 of 102 attractions in Cusco
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 »
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Amazing! Definitely a challenge, but well worth it! I hiked with the Inca Trail Reservations group, and they were fantastic. Excellent food even on the trail, and the gear was in great shape. Pack light because the second day will be a huge challenge!

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I’m not the youngest ( 48 years old) or the fittest. I have an office based job and don’t really like exercise. I did do some training (Stepmaster and long dog walks) but it was tough, but so worth it. I was incredibly nervous before and I nearly pulled out but I’m so pleased I didn’t. It is the best... More

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Seoul, South Korea
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were a little unsure of this experience because we had never hiked or camped together before, but we're both athletes so we decided to go for it. Neither of us regret it for a second. This was one of the most wonderful and rewarding experiences we had in South America. We traveled with PERUTREKS- which we... More

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Darwin, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
92 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Probably the highlight of my 2 months in South America. So happy to have completed the traditional route, the trek can be quite challenging on the uphill sections, but the views and whole experience is amazing. Campsite areas are very clean and there are so many Inca ruins to stop by and marvel at along the way. Booked with PEAK... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This has to be the most physically demanding hike I have ever done. I would also describe myself more as a 5 star hotel sort of girl but the trail is so amazing that a couple of nights under canvass is worth the misery. To see Machu Pichu at the end of the trail was a very special moment. The... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We loved every part of this trip, the people the food the culture and the prices are great. We explored and hiked and dined and hiked some more. We took on the lodge to lodge Salkantay journey to Machu Pichu

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We did the 5 day full trek with Bio Bio. I had been to Macchu Picchu before, but never trekked. The climb was tough, but the scenery was amazing and it was a once in a lifetime experience! We had porters to carry the majority of our gear and set up camp, so it was more like glamping. Thats the... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I actually think there are a number of good companies, and the guide is at least as important as the company. In our case, we hit the jackpot with Eco Inka and our guide Harry. The company keeps the groups small - 6 people in our case, including 3 couples from 3 different countries and spanning more than 30 years... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did the one day hike, followed by a second day of hiking all around Machu Pichu Citadel. The one day hike was very challenging, but we are senior citizens and successfully completed it with the help of a great guide from Adios Tours. The scenery is amazing and the ruins you see along the way,are also fun. You are... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Can't say enough about trekking the inca Trail to Macchu Picchu. Once in a lifetime experience! No question you should train and work on fitness before going and acclimatizing to the altitude in Cusco for several days before starting the trek is necessary. Have small change (1 sole coins) to pay for the "Bano" (toilet) facilities, water and snacks the... More

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