Inca Trail
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  • Andrews KaulbackStead
    Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
    2 day Inca Trail Highly recommended!
    I had a great time visiting the Machu Picchu ruins and the mountain for two days and one night.TERRA QUECHUA PERU did an excellent job, everything was very well organised and the team really took care of everything (e.g. airport pick up service, local tips in Cusco, morning pick up, transportation, etc.). As we walked along the trail, the guide Martin Llanos really took the time to tell us about the Inca history in very good English, we also had time to take pictures or just enjoy the stunning surroundings, I would definitely repeat and totally recommend doing the 2 day Inca Trail with them.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 19, 2023
  • Teri I
    1 contribution
    Inca Trail with Friendsand with Local Trekkers Peru, July 2023
    My friends and I just finished the 4-day Classic Inca Trail with Local Trekkers Peru, and we had an incredible experience. Alberto the Manager was in charge of providing us with an excellent team of people, in which we highlight Roberto our great guide, who knows in depth the culture and history of the Incas, it was exquisite to have done the Inca trail with Roberto. And not to mention our Master Chef Timoteo, a very cheerful and funny man and above all a professional in the kitchen. It was incredible to see how Timoteo surprised us every day with different dishes, very abundant and above all very well decorated. Bravo Timoteo!!! Finally, thank all our 10 porters, without whom the Inca Trail would surely not be possible for tourists like us. And of course, if you want to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, do it with Local Trekkers Peru, they are 100% local and they know what they are doing, you will not regret it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Maya S
    2 contributions
    Inca Trail July 17 to 20
    Oouf where to start. The Inca Trail was a wonderful, extremely demanding moment for my sister and me. I am so grateful to have had the chance to do this expedition with such an amazing team. From the porters who run all the way to arrived before us so that when we arrive at a camp after a day's walk, everything is ready for us. Or when they all gather together to applaud us each time we arrive at dinner or camp. We won't lie, this hike is demanding, but the little encouragement each time one of our porters passes in front of us, encourage us not to give up. And our incredible guide Yeicob… during all the hike he was extremely careful of us. Whether it was when he was waiting for us despite our slowness, when he repeated all the history of the archaeological sites in English for us, when he made us laugh or when he encouraged us to continue. I could go on for a long time but he made our experience more than just an experience. My sister and I had noticed that we had chosen a great agency to do this Trail. Because yes, many agencies offer this service but I can say that ours was a favorite. All the memories with which we leave, ouff. It was a family during these 4 days and we realize it especially when it's over and we cry because we don't want to leave them. I can't thank enough the porters and our guide for these 4 days. I also want to thank the incredible chef who during these 4 days made us incredible and delicious dishes! Thank you AB for this experience!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Millie Havens85
    San Francisco, California1 contribution
    Inca Trail highly recommended
    I never imagined what I would experience with my boyfriend on a trek like this. The experience with TERRA QUECHUA PERU on the 4 day Inca Trail itself was wonderful, the company delivered what they said they would. There were no surprises or strange things, the trail has beautiful views that make you want to stay longer. This was my first trekking experience and I made it, our guide Guido was excellent, he explained in detail the history and information of each place we went to, he was always friendly and attentive to our condition. The whole team was incredible, both porters and cooks, they were always attentive and maintained an attitude of service and friendliness unmatched. The moments of rest were really pleasant, the food was always very complete and delicious.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • noemie b
    1 contribution
    Outstanding Classic Inca Trail with Local Trekkers Peru
    My friends and I, we did the classic Inca trail in mid-August of this year, after researching on the Internet among many operators, we decided on Local Trekkers Peru and it was a very good decision, Alberto the Manager, he complied with us with everything offered during our conversations, without any surprises. Everything was very well organized from the pick up at the hotel in Cusco on the first day to the transfer to the airport on the last day. During the trek we really enjoyed the company of Wilbert our guide, the exquisite and abundant food of Cristobal and the good energy of all our porters. we could never have asked for a better staff for this trek. Thank you, Alberto, for sending us good people and above all passionate about what they do. If you are looking for a genuine, reliable and above all local operator, this is the right agency as its name says. the service they offer will surely exceed your expectations as it did with us. good luck to everyone.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Mark B
    3 contributions
    Amazing Adventure
    We completed the 4 day Inca Trail at the end of August. We were a party of eight, all in the 50 - 60 age range and we did it with no great issues. It was very hard, and required a decent level of fitness and a very positive mind set, particularly on some of the steeper climbs up uneven steps....... We went with Explore who followed a great itinerary, arriving at Machu Pichu at 2.30pm on the 4th day. We had great campsites, away from the crowds, as we had a slightly different itinerary, camping 400m down from Dead Womans Pass after day 2 and completing 3 passes on our hardest day (3). We spent a very enjoyable night in Machu Pichu town at the ned of the trek and went back up for a proper guided tour the next morning. Our tour leader Darwin was a star and the porters were just incredible, we were so full of admiration for them. We acclimatised at altitude for 7 days in Puno and Cusco before starting the trek, as a result nobody had any altitude issues at all. I spent quite a lot of time in the Alps over the years, but nothing can prepare you for the spectacular scenery, on such a grand scale, as you get in the Andes. Highly recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 7, 2023
  • keenen Faris
    Manitou Springs, Colorado1 contribution
    Short Inca Trail from 2D-1N to Machu Picchu
    This was a perfect substitute for the usual Inca Trail. We booked it with Terra Quechua Peru and the company was very quick to take all the necessary steps to book this trip. The guide, Jhon, was very kind and friendly and went out of his way to make this the trip of a lifetime. We were introduced to many remote Inca sites that can only be visited by walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Visiting Machu Picchu was an extraordinary experience. I highly recommend it, Terra Quechua Peru is without a doubt the best company we have walked with and we certainly had the best time of our trip to Peru.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Elsa M
    4 contributions
    BEST TOUR GUIDE
    We did the Inca Trail with Sams Tours, our tour guide was Raymer. He was excellent, very informative, knowledgeable, patient, as well reliable, and great photographer. He help us take many good photos and also go extra mile to help with our request he knew exactly where the goods spots were. He made our Inca Trail experience an amazing one. thank you RAY! Oscar and Elsa
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • michael k
    4 contributions
    Great locally owned company
    The team are all from Peru which is amazing to be supporting locals. I can only echo what the reviews before me have said. The overall experience with Local Trekkers Peru was outstanding and we are so happy we booked with them. I agree with my fellow reviewers that it can be very hard to chose a guiding company for Macchu Picchu as there are lots of companies and the styles of the guides can very widely. We had Robert, who was an extraordinary guide; proud of his culture and eager to share it, respectful of the quiet and contemplative nature of hiking yet friendly amd conversent when it made sense. He kept a great team spirit in the group while catering to everyone’s needs (and speeds) on thr trail. We literally couldn’t have asked for a better experience…:and the pictures! He knew all the good spots and helped us take thr pictures of a lifetime to remember the trip of a lifetime. Our cook and porter team was also world class and went above and beyond. I will also sus remember the incredibly delicious and well presented meals we had each and every mealtime. Look no further- these guys are the best in breed!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Owen Linden Hammet
    Romania2 contributions
    Unforgettable trip and an incredible experience for us
    We had a great time with Terra Quechua Peru during our short hike on the Inca Trail 2D-1N, the trip was perfectly organised. The trek was challenging at the beginning, but overall it was doable and very enjoyable. Our guide Jose made sure everyone had a great time, provided a lot of information and was always open to answer questions, the lunch was very good, and the hotel very comfortable for a good rest, we had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the regional nature, the Inca culture and of course about Machupichu. We are very grateful for this experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 18, 2023
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Wlfier
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Aug 2021 • Family
We just came back from an amazing experience during the Inca Trail to Machupicchu with the team of Local Trekkers Peru, our guide Lobo, our cook Timoteo and our porters were very helpfull. Lobo has a great knowledge of the environment he could explain us a lot about the mountains, the locals and about the Inca culture, we learned a lot with him. We definitely had a good time and enjoyed the wonderful views during this trekking. Lobo really succeed in giving us the best time of our lives. Timoteo cooked the best meals that we tasted during our stay in Cusco, beautifully decorated and plentiful for everyone in the group. We were 6 people in total, all family. We planned this walk in 2019 to do it in 2020 but with the pandemic, all plans changed radically, but fortunately Alberto, the person behind Local Trekkers Peru He gave us the opportunity to change our travel date for this year 2021 even for the entire year 2022, but we decided to do it this year since we saw that things in Peru and especially in the world are improving. Alberto together with the Local Trekkers Peru Team, did a great job
they really deserve a 5 star rating both for the reservation process, the flexibility of changing the date and for the operation throughout the hike. Do not hesitate to contact them you will not regret!!!.
Written September 28, 2021
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kw566t
2 contributions
Jun 2022
My friends and I booked a classic 4 days Inka Trail with Local Trekkers Peru and it was incredibly very well arranged, they were ver helpful throughout the booking and made the whole process a breeze.

During the Trail our guide Hendri was outstanding, we had some great laughs together and he really looked out for us when we got sick. He handled all of the campsites, food orders and found us the best campsites along the way. Always with a big smile and a sense of humour. also he is very well informed about the Peruvian Andes, he always told us some stories about the Incas, once in Machupicchu, he took us to another level with his explanation about this amazing Inca city Thanks Amigo!!!.
Local Trekkers Peru, They take great care of his clients, they provided us with enough porters to make this trip easier, and let me tell you that these guys will take all our admiration since without them none of this amazing experience would have been possible, they were the owners of the show. Also we had enough food for our group very well prepared, tasty and varied, Cristobal our cookman was Fantastic he was always in good mood, thanks to him we don’t worry at all about food, he is a genius.

Finally I can't recommend this company and these guys highly enough. Seriously, look no further.
Written July 30, 2022
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Mom4XChevyChase
Chevy Chase, MD64 contributions
Dec 2021
In 8 days of seeing all of the best that the Cuzco and the Sacred Valley have to offer, our best experience, by far, was the one day hike on the Inca Trail from KM104 to Machu Picchu. Our outstanding Peruvian experience was expertly planned by the amazing team from Peruvian Soul (HIGHLY recommend!). We decided to do the hike at the last minute (instead of taking the train to Machu Picchu) and the Peruvian Soul team got the permits, guides and tickets and made it happen. They wisely recommended 2 guides - one for our very fit four kids ages 19, 18, 16 and 16, and another for mom and dad (ages 57 and 59 and not super hikers). The kids, who grumbled about having to “work” so hard on vacation ultimately loved the experience, supported one another and really bonded on the hike. The parents struggled at times but our incredibly patient guide got us through and we are so grateful that he did. It is definitely NOT easy, but it is doable and so very worth it! We gained a strong connection to majesty of the Inca Trail in a way that can only be accomplished by pushing through it- all the ups, downs, steps and altitude.
Written January 1, 2022
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Trine Miiller D
1 contribution
Dec 2022
We did the Classic inca trail with Local Trekkers and we could not have asked for a better experience! Alberto, the main man of this company, is very helpful and kind during the reservation process, during the walk and also after returning home, he was always aware of everything and everything promised was fulfilled. Our guides were Wilber and Daniel Kirki who went out of their way to make sure everything was well organized during the trek. The tea times, the campsites, the times and rhythms of the hike were very well managed by these two guys In addition to being very professional in their work, very well informed, they have a lot of knowledge of history, landscapes, and especially Machu Picchu, the two of them were the perfect pair without contradicting each other. Mr. Timoteo was our cook and we were never so well served during our entire stay in Cusco, up to five different dishes served at each lunch and dinner, he truly is a master chef. finally thank our porters whose names I remember some of them (Rogelio, Walter, Exalta, etc.) without them this would not be possible.

I highly recommend both the Inca Trail to MachuPicchu and Local Trekkers Peru company for everyone who is looking to organize this great hike.
You won’t be disappointed!!!
Written January 7, 2023
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A Hauxwell
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
I had heard about Local Trekkers Peru online from those who had previously went with the company and had spoken highly of them. I am so glad I had chosen to do my 4D/3N Inca trail with Local Trekkers Peru as the level of professionalism is unmatched.

After completing the hike, it’s apparent just how much effort goes into the planning, preparation and execution before, during and after the trek. All I had to do was provide my details, and the rest was sorted for me from permits, to all modes of transport, all food and gear, and so much more!
A big special mention to the fabulous team who had made a dream of visiting Machu Picchu a reality: Our wonderful guide, Wuil, who explained in the greatest detail the history of Inca’s in Peru and the fantastic landscape as we trekked through it over the four days. His patience, encouragement and positive attitude was a delight.
Paulino our chief porter and the entire team of porters who assisted us over the duration of our trek. Always very positive and encouraging despite being the backbone of the trek and literally carrying the weight- these men are superhuman!
And our wonderful head chef, Cristobal, who worked tirelessly every day to ensure that not only were we incredibly full for each meal but each and every dish was different from the last- tasted incredible and true Peruvian cuisine. He even managed to bake a chocolate cake in the jungle on the last night.

1000/1000 for Local Trekkers, if I am ever lucky enough to visit for a second time I will choose them over and over again.
Written January 24, 2024
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Jack Hounsou
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
We just completed the 4 day Inca Trail with my friends and it was a fantastic tour, Terra Quechua Peru company is highly recommended, perfect organization, and adequate schedules without loss of time but without stress or rushing, our guide was wonderful, always positive and spoke English fluently. He was very knowledgeable about biology, altitude sickness, history, religion and all things Inca. Dennis was our chef who prepared amazing four course restaurant quality meals for every lunch and dinner. We never went hungry and everything was delicious.all the staff and porters at Terra Quechua Peru had ready smiles and endless patience, I highly recommend Terra Quechua Peru for your next adventure.
Written October 22, 2022
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chistensen adan5
Canada1 contribution
Nov 2022
We recently completed the 4 day Classic Inca Trail with Terra Quechua Peru, providing the most incredible experience imaginable. They provided adequate information before each day and were genuinely concerned about our well being.
Our tour guide Aldair was amazing, there was nothing about the Inca Trail that he didn't know and even gave us some recommendations for the rest of our time in Peru. ! We felt he went above and beyond the duties of a tour guide.
The porters do a fantastic job of carrying our stuff, organizing a campsite and ensuring our stay is perfect, they all deserve a medal! Also, unlike other tour operators, Terra Quechua ensures that you do not exceed the maximum weight limit.
Food .... . where do we start! ! It was amazing. One day we had fresh fruit and pancakes for breakfast, lunch we had the best guacamole I have ever tasted, followed by soup and rainbow trout, we arrived at camp after a long day at tea time which consisted of a snack like popcorn and hot drinks and then at night we had dinner, which was always amazing and the portion sizes were enormous!
The hike was challenging and you definitely need a shower at the end, but it's worth it! Highly recommended.
Written November 16, 2022
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Kent Williams R.
Southern Romania, Romania1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
Terra Quechua Peru did impeccable planning for our group of 5 for the 2 day trek to Machu Picchu. All the details were clearly communicated, which was amazing.

The first day was a challenging full day hike to get to the Inca ruins before walking the last part of the Inca Trail and ending the day with a view of Machu Picchu. We then took the bus back to our hotel. The second day we took the bus back to Machu Picchu, where we watched the sunrise before taking a grand tour of the city. We also decided to do an additional activity, climbing Huyana Picchu for a different view of the city, the whole experience was great, and I would not hesitate to do it again.

We also recommend Terra Quechua Peru to book your Peru adventure, as they are local, which is a big plus!
Written December 6, 2023
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Maya S
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends

Oouf where to start. The Inca Trail was a wonderful, extremely demanding moment for my sister and me. I am so grateful to have had the chance to do this expedition with such an amazing team. From the porters who run all the way to arrived before us so that when we arrive at a camp after a day's walk, everything is ready for us. Or when they all gather together to applaud us each time we arrive at dinner or camp. We won't lie, this hike is demanding, but the little encouragement each time one of our porters passes in front of us, encourage us not to give up. And our incredible guide Yeicob… during all the hike he was extremely careful of us. Whether it was when he was waiting for us despite our slowness, when he repeated all the history of the archaeological sites in English for us, when he made us laugh or when he encouraged us to continue. I could go on for a long time but he made our experience more than just an experience. My sister and I had noticed that we had chosen a great agency to do this Trail. Because yes, many agencies offer this service but I can say that ours was a favorite. All the memories with which we leave, ouff. It was a family during these 4 days and we realize it especially when it's over and we cry because we don't want to leave them. I can't thank enough the porters and our guide for these 4 days. I also want to thank the incredible chef who during these 4 days made us incredible and delicious dishes!
Thank you AB for this experience!
Written July 30, 2023
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Miller Stefan
United Kingdom2 contributions
Dec 2022
Hiking the Classic Inca Trail has always been a dream for my wife and me. Finally, we decided to take on the challenge, we booked the 4 day Inca Trail with TERRA QUECHUA PERU. It was great to get all the personal help from them to choose the best trek, Our guide Diego, the chef and the porters did not disappoint us. The hike was challenging but worth it, we did not feel pressured on the hike. The beauty of the Andes was breathtaking and it was a lot of fun. Walking through the Sun Gate and admiring the unparalleled majesty of Machu Picchu was indescribable. Every part of our hike and tour of Machu Picchu was made very special because our guide expertly shared the history and stories of its people. I felt very fortunate to have gone with this company. This tour was the highlight of my trip. Thank you for an amazing trip :)
Written December 12, 2022
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