Our group of 4 adults trekked the 2 day Inca Trail-Machu Picchu adventure. We had a wonderful time. Cusco Native placed us in a plush 4 star hotel in Aguas Calientes after the Inca trail hike. A perfect end to a great hike. Our guide was energetic and knowledgeable. He stayed longer on both days because the women in our group wanted to take thousands of pictures. We got a group discount for 4 people which most of the other companies did not offer. We paid the deposit online. Renato (the owner) stayed in contact with us the entire trip. Believe it or not your cell phone will work the entire hike. We never felt abandoned.
Im sure the 4 day hike is nice but our group felt satisfied with the shortened 2 day hike and we were able to spend more time in Cusco and a few days in Lima. I recommend not bringing all the supplies for every kind of situation that your imagination dreams up. Your guide will bring emergency supplies. Just bring a good walking stick, sun screen, poncho, and lots of water. The altitude sickness is also overrated. None of us felt anything. (we are all in our 40's)
When to arrive in Machu Picchu it is as magical as everyone says it is.
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