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Inca Trail

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Machu Picchu
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Type: Hiking Trails
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Ulverstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have just completed the 4 day trek with my 2 teenage daughters through G Adventures. It was a trip of a lifetime. Difficult but the crew made it possible. While there are many tour companies advertising themselves as sustainable they are not all- some overload their porters past regulations and don't provide proper gear. I was grateful that G... More

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It was an incredible experience, when I look back at our pictures it seems like a dream. My traveling companions and I are in our late 20's and early 30's and we carried our own packs (10-12 kg). It was our first multi day trek like this so we were hesitant on the degree of difficulty but we did it!... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Very professional agency with high quality equipment and guides. We had Wilfredo as our guide. He was always professional and is very passionate and knowledgeable in Quechua and Inca culture and history. The food was good and plentiful, and as vegetarians we were well looked after. The rented sleeping bags were very warm but really bulky - they take up... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The journey is filled with classic views of lush landscapes.I advise choosing different sides in going and coming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Inca Trail adventure that I shared with my six other friends was made memorable due in part to Wayki Trek and our guide, Josce Candia. His hospitality, generosity and sense of humor made our trip so epic even though it was a very challenging hike. Wayki Trek prides itself on taking care of its customers. My friends and I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We booked this adventure as a trip of a lifetime. To hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu had been on our radar. For this review, we need to separate the actual hike, the awesome scenery and the reward of arriving at the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu in the morning at first light from the less than stellar company... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Inca Trail is an incredible experience. Even if you are not a regular hiker/runner/exerciser you could be able to do it, provided you give yourself time to acclimatize to the elevation first and take things slow. The tour operator you go with will have a big impact on how enjoyable the 4 day trek is. Do you research -... More

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I enjoyed the hike but be warned - it's not easy! The second day was the worst for me, my legs felt like lead and I had to keep stopping to try and take a deep breath! The toilets are awful tho, really bad. The last day is so long as you wake up at 3am but it's all worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Thoroughly recommend doing the Inca Trail. There is a sense of achievement at the end of it when you get to Machu Picchu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had dreamt of doing the Inca trail for about 10 years. Somehow the trail beat my lofty expectations and has left me picking this as the highlight of my South American adventure. The trail itself was beautiful but you could feel the Incan civilsation all around you. Machu Picchu itself had such a great energy and there were so... More

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