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Inca Trail

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Machu Picchu
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Type: Hiking Trails
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have to first give a shout out to Alpaca Expeditions and our awesome tour guide Ruben!! Everything about Alpaca was professional and well-organized. I went with 3 friends (we are three females in our early 30s) at the end of July 2014. Alpaca (and our guide) picked us up at our Cusco hotel at 4:30am in a van and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I am a relatively experienced hiker and this is one of the best. Day 2 of the hike is the toughest virtually the whole day spend ascending to over 4000m but the sense of achievement is unbeatable. The only complaint I would have about the trail is there are no eco-toilets/long drops on trail which means disgusting bathrooms at each... More

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pauanui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I completed the 4 day 3 night trek and at aged 66 I am pretty chuffed that I did it. Probably the hardest thing I have ever done but the satisfaction of finishing far outweighed the physical pain. Booked through Intrepid and they were great. Meals & accomodation were good and our porters made sure we were as comfortable as... More

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northern california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Did the one day trail, which was exhilarating.Totally awesome the job the Inkas did constructing these trails. Our superb guide ran incredible commentary, with history and culture lessons, as well as upbeat, motivational encouragement. There weren't many birds or small mammals, but our guide did know those we saw and heard, as well as medicinal and other plants. But despite... More

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Caldy, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

unbelievable. very hard trekking in parts, better than the pics or reviews can get across. rough camping as in mountains so don't expect a mattress at night!! lol. Far far more than just Macchu pichu on the route. some scary cliff paths , no health and safety barriers here lol. Some parts like being on a set of Tarzan. greatest... More

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This hike is not too horribly long ... plenty of steps and / or steep places with no barriers at some points. Go all the way to the bridge! Be ready to see spectacular views. They make you sign in and out of this hike ... I guess so you don't get lost?

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Vitcos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Arturo Medina is a good friend who supported booking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu twice. This is one of the most amazing routes in the world and the citadel is renowned for being one of the Wonders of Modern World. A place everyone should visit at least once in his lifetime. And I hope I can go there one more... More

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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did this through Audley Travel and was fantastic. I knew I wasn't up to the 4 day trek so plumped for the 'easier' option. My husband and I are 52 and 50 respectively and reasonably active. We did however, walk a lot for 6 months before this in order to make sure we were as well prepared as possible... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Absolute best way to do "Machu Picchu"! After experiencing the lamentable way that Machu Picchu is run (way too many people and a complete disrespect for the heritage site by travellers - UNESCO needs to threaten to pull status if things don't change) I was very happy that I got to experience ruins that, while they certainly can't match Machu... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The idea of hiking the Inca trial sounded romantic. What a mistake. There were people everywhere. There was toilet paper everywhere. Our dudes had to hurry ahead to get a campsite before some other group got it. It was a very difficult hike due to the altitude and not enjoyable due to the crowd. , I recommend the train.

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