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This trek is challenging, but well worth it. I went in the rainy season, to avoid the crowds, and was rewarded by beautiful weather, and many times when I was alone on the trail. Chose you guides carefully, as they will make the trek either...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank walster75
Reviewed 2 days ago

Date of Inca Trail hike: 12/16/18 to 12/20/18 Duration: 5D/4N The actual Inca trail hike was 4D/3N from KM82 to Machu Picchu. I added an extra night to climb Wayna Picchu and Huayna Picchu the next day. If you have time, I'd highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie U
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a four-day Inca Trail last december, we chose Local Trekkers Peru, after seeing the good comments in this forum, we were a family of 6 people. Just sending an email was enough. Alberto the manager responded quickly, and always answered quickly all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the Inca Trail. Doing the trail over the course of four days in December (and finishing on Christmas Day) was truly incredible. Each day offers something different from trail quality to views to new Incan ruins. While we did have some clouds...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible trek from 82km to MP. Used Wayki trek and couldn’t be happier. Ask for Luis to guide. He is the best there is Not an easy walk. Day two and three are very difficult with many many steps up AND down at altitude. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ZekeLife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been thinking of doing this trip for 40 years. The fact I now have a Peruvian friend who was there before and after allowed me to do this track. Most of the other treckers were 20s and 30s but I did manage it....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hazelp597
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Physically challenging but totally worth it! December is the rainy season in Cusco but it mostly rained at nights (maybe we were lucky). The landscape is beautiful and there are several archaeological sites along the way. I reccomend using a tour company but be sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jgabriel1206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful 2 days 1 night trip - started with car to the train for 2 hours, train ride for an hour, then walked for ~5 hours through the most amazing landscape and jungle with the tour guide providing historical context. Then through Sun Gate to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nadyab680
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hike from km 104 to Machu Picchu. We got to see 2 Incan sites on the way to Machu Picchu. Although 20 or so people got off the train with us, the groups soon separated and the 2 of us were just with our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Inca trail 4 weeks in advance with cachilife.com which also hosts an excellent podcast. We were not sure how hard and rewarding the trail could be. We booked a private tour (only 2 people) which was perfect because it gave us a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cosmopolitan797962
January 13, 2019|
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Response from Colliedog58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi with us - booked through Audley Travel it was all part of the price of the overall holiday - you can do a four day trail camping etc or just the one day I would advise you to book early as they only allow a small amount... More
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Alecia D
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Becky F | Reviewed this property |
Hi!! We used G Adventures and LOVED them. Great guides with lots of information about Cusco and the history of the Incas. We stayed at the Hotel Prisma before and after the trail and it was lovely and close to the main... More
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from Mumsieonthego | Reviewed this property |
I reiterate all the encouragement from above! We were a group of 4 ranging in age from 52-61 and we all did fine. We all have an average amount of hiking experience but I would not call us avid hikers by any means. Poles are... More
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CKC70
Toronto
Another Diamox question (2 Replies)
From what I can understand by reading other Diamox topics on this forum, I believe you are to start taking it 2 days prior to reaching altitude and continue until you return to sea level. Here is our rough itinerary, it follows the gringo trail: Lima - Nazca - Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Puno - SV - Inca Trail - Cusco - Lima So does that mean I'll need enough Diamox to cover every day between arriving in Arequipa until leaving Cusco? The reason I'm posting this question is because my...More
February 22, 2010|
Jamadalama
Washington DC, District of Columbia
ATV tour day before/after Inca Trail Cusco? (0 Replies)
I have one full day in cusco the day before Inca Trail and one full day after the Inca trail. I was hoping to find someplace to rent an ATV for a day since I know Cusco does not have any wildlife for pictures. If anyone knows any one day ATV rentals besides Eric Adventures let me know.
February 05, 2013|
Jassine1
Hermitage
Advice on 1 month itinerary that includes 12 days in Cusco r (8 Replies)
I posted on the Peru forum re 1 month itinerary in Peru, but have had no replies, so I thought I would post on this forum, as my most important question concerns the Cusco region and acclimatization. I am trying to finalize the itinerary so I can request dates for the Classic Inca Trail asap. I see a lot of itineraries head south down the coast to Arequipa, then Puno before going to Cusco. I would prefer to do Cusco and the Inca Trail earlier in the trip if possible. Would the following...More
November 26, 2015|
Response fromLyle W|
The overall plan looks fine, as for the Jungle visit I would just do one, and you will find far more options from Puerto Maldonado (I have been to both). Spending more time at one location will allow you to get deeper into the Jungle and will greatly increase your chance of seeing wildlife. One question about taking the train, why did you choose this option? Unless you are a serious train enthusiast I would advise against it, the train from Cusco to Puno costs as much or more than a...More