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Inca Trail

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Hiking Trails
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Darwin, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Probably the highlight of my 2 months in South America. No one else booked for my tour so I was by myself with the tour guide, chef and 4 porters. Bit odd at the start but was an amazing adventure. Was able to interact far more with everyone due to such a small group. Tour guide was brilliant, chef was... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just returned from a two week trip to Peru where my husband and I hiked the classic 4 day 3 night Inca Trail. WOW. The hike is indescribable. The hardest thing I have ever done in my life yet the most rewarding. We had an awesome tour guide, Hernan from Adios Adventure Tours and amazing porters and chef. Without this... More

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Nellysford, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We booked our Inca Trail hike with Quechuas and it was fantastic! It exceeded all of our expectations and created a memory of a lifetime for our family. I was really nervous about the hike and choose Quechuas because of the video of the Dads with their kids. I have an 11 and 14 year old and I wasn't sure... More

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing trek. It is difficult due to altitude but a few days in Cusco prior to the start helped us acclimate to the altitude a bit. The reward at the end was incredible!

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Plano, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We just got back from our trip of a lifetime hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I highly recommend Quechua Expeditions. We were on a small group tour with another family of three for a total of 7 hikers, our guide Carlos and 11 porters/cooks. Carlos is passionate about Peruvian history/Incan history/culture/nature which he effectively communicates. My husband and... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It goes without saying that the Trail is incredible and Machu Picchu superlative. But my review is about whether you should do it. Full disclosure: my husband and i are in our early 60's and consider ourselves "moderately fit," with plenty of hiking and xc skiing in the beautiful Pacific NW where we live. And we completed the Trail and... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I wans't bothered about doing the Inca Trail - people had told me it was packed, crowded, eroded bla bla bla. People - what were you talking about! The Inca Trail is gorgeous, very scenic, even when it's raining, it's famous, there are lots of ruins along the way and historically it is very important. For our group, it wasn't... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just finished a trip around Central and South America, and doing the Inca trail stands out as one of the absolute best experiences (and I had a lot of amazing experiences)! Wow! We did a 7 day tour with (the actual trail was 4 days/3 nights though), and cannot recommend it enough. I guess tripadvisor won't let me rave about... More

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Hjoerring, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

wow... what a trip. To start with... i am a bit on the heavy side and my fitess level is not on its best. So we took the 1 day hike (16km) to machu picchu. And im glad we dident take the 4 days hike. The 1 day hike is perfekt. You get to see all the highlights. Winay wayna... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Trained ages for this trek and wasn't disappointed! Took it easy with our guide Fredi who stopped at ruins along the way. Ashame it rained 2/4 days. Travelled with Peak tours and the porters are amazing, they are who make this trek possible!

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