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Inca Trail

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Hiking Trails
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A truly remarkable experience hiking high up in the Andes. At the end of the grueling 4 day hike, you enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (this perspective provides the iconic view that we have all seen of Machu Picchu). The combination of relief at having completed the journey coupled with the exhilaration of witnessing a truly remarkable and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is simply no better way to see Machu Picchu than doing the trail. We were a young couple and did it with Condor Travel. The guides were absolutely excellent. Darwin was the "lead guide" and he made the trail that more enjoyable. An absolutely excellent host. The porters however are in a different league. What they do for you... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The views were more spectacular than you can imagine, but I wanted to make a few notes. First, don't expect to shower for several days. Next, the bathrooms are literally a hole in the ground, and the feces are piped out of the back of the buildings in some places. Finally, I discovered some porters watching women while they use... More

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had an Awesome time back in May of 2011. Wouldn't give up the experience for anything. Amazing trail, incredible ruins, beautiful view, and llamas scattered the whole way through. Even got to see some wild chinchillas! Highly recommend this trip if you love hiking.

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Tokyo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Definitely the best way to get to Machu Picchu. The guides are kind and knowledgeable, served food was great too. Hike gets tough on the second day but overall, it is worth it. You will have more application for Machu Picchu.

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Cusco, Peru
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

DO NOT BOOK MACHU PICCHU TREK WITH PERU GOLDEN!!!!! We booked a 4 day Inca Jungle Tour in Cusco with a company called Peru Golden. Our bikes did not work properly, our room at one of the hostel we stayed in had mold and we did way less zip-lining than the other tours. The worst part was though that they... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is one of the most amazing experiences of my life... camping in the clouds and hiking to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, you get to appreciate how the Incas lived and how the actually made such amazing structures in the mountainous wildreness!

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Haiku
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We should have known better not to do this trip. We originally wanted to go with Lorenzo who is highly recommended, he is a little more expensive but has the best safety gear of any tour. When we decided we wanted to go with him, he said the trip wasn't possible it was raining too much and there would be... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Inca Trail 4 day/3 night is an amazing trip - something anyone with interest in ancient cultures should see!! I did a lot of research into companies, not wanting to go with a poor company, and Andina seemed like a great fit for us - not too pricey, but also recommended. However, we were farmed out to a much... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My family and I went to the Inca trail for spring break. Because we went in late march it rained everyday, so be prepared for bad weather. For me it was the best trip in the world and I would love to go back. My brother though got very sick because of the altitude. I would say it is necessary... More

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