Having been someone who normally does all the organizing, planning, and guiding on trips with family and friends I know the time, effort, and patience that is involved. When my partner presented me with the initial idea of booking with a tour company, I balked and grumbled, but gave in and glad that I did. Valencia Travel does an amazing job at a very reasonable price. My partner and I felt cared for and attended to during our entire stay and I admit it was rather nice to relax for a change and not worry for anything. Hard thing for a planner with a tiny inner control freak to do, but it happened and I have Valencia Travel to thank for it. :)
Excellent Salkantay hike with our guide Santiago, whom I HIGHLY recommend, and our trek team including chef Cirilo who can do amazing things with camping cooking equipment. Franco, our assistant guide, was a paragon of patience and good humor.
**Thoughts for Salkantay - though it was a challenging trek, we are glad we went that route as it allowed for horses and, at times, vehicle transportation. If you in any way doubt your ability to trek, then keep that in mind! It also has less people on it than the traditional Inca trail does.
Beautiful landscape, delicious food, and wonderful tour operator.
Trip of a lifetime :)
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