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  • Kathie
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inca Trail 4 Days with Local Trekker Peru.
    With my family of 6, we did the Inca Trail in the middle of June this year, and let me tell you, it was the best family trip we did so far. Who is writing, at the beginning was very afraid and doubted about doing this route, but Alberto, the Manager and the man behind the messages, quickly put us in confidence and made us feel safe from the first contact. He was clarifying our doubts one by one. and during the trekking we had our guide Raul, and the truth is that we could not have asked for a better guide, very experienced, knowledgeable about this route and life in the Andes and above all he gets along well with the locals. Raul even encouraged us to continue in the most difficult parts, especially the second day, where we reach 4200 meters above sea level. We also had a group of men who made this whole journey possible, I mean Cristobal and the porters, who carried all the equipment that makes this walk possible. Cristobal our chef, made us happy all the time with the food, which was abundant, rich and fresh, even at the last dinner he prepared us a farewell cake. We were simply satisfied and surprised how Cristobal was able to do so many things with so little and especially in the middle of nowhere. For all that I describe above, I recommend Local Trekkers Peru to those who are looking for a local, genuine and competitive operator that provides a quality service for what is paid for.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • LeslieS
    San Diego, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jorge from Orange Nation is the best guide ever!
    The most beautiful hike of my life! W did the Classic 4 day Inca trail which measures roughly 28 miles (45km) starting from Km-82 trailhead. It's a challenging hike in terms of elevation and endurance. Very well maintained trail, luckily it did not rain, so there was no chance to slip. Would HIGHLY recommend hiking poles as there are innumerable stairs to climb up and also climb down. The poles saved my knees. The whole hike was an absolutely incredible experience with beautiful scenery of the Andes and the Inca ruins (and llamas) along the way. Thank you Orange Nation Peru, specially our guide Jorge for the great service.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Simpson(39)
    Ilford, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Left me in Wonder !!
    Amazing !! One of those experiences I would do again. I paid to use the bus to go up to Machu Picchu. You then have to pay for a guide ,you can negotiate a price in the town , or prebook . Regular bus service to go up and come back . Well worth the journey .
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 5, 2023
  • dan v
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Inca Trail in Family with Local Trekkers Peru
    My family and I, we just finished the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and we did it with Local Trekkers Peru. The person in charge of making this dream come true and after a long time of planning was Alberto, the manager of this company. We decided to go with them because they are 100% local and, in the end, we were not wrong. Everyone at Local Trekkers, including our guide Raul, our cook Timoteo and our 10 porters, did everything possible for us to enjoy this route to the fullest. Throughout the hike we learned a lot, about life in the Andes, the culture, the ecosystems and above all the history of the Incas in each archaeological site we visited, and once in Machu Picchu we could never have asked for a better ending. Together with Raul's explanation, our ending was something we will remember forever and surely something to talk about at every family dinner. Thanks to the entire Local Trekkers team for this incredible family experience, to Alberto for his predisposition in each message, to Raul for his professionalism and to Timoteo and the porters for their human warmth.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Elsa M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEST GUIDED TOUR
    I have been waiting for this vacation for a very long time. I wanted to be a very special and Sams Travel made it possible. We did the Inca Trail and our tour guide was Raymer. He was excellent, he had great knowledge of history, very enthusiastic, Patience specially with us taking photos, he also know the best spots for us to take photos. He is also a great photographer. When we were planning to schedule our tours, Sams travel answer all our questions promptly and gave me all necessary information. I truly recommend them they were the BEST.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Valqui
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Inca Trail with Local Trekkers Peru
    My friend and I just returned from finishing the Inca Trail to MachuPicchu, although it is true that it is the rainy season, but we also had 2 days of lots of sun. We did it with Local Trekkers Peru, and let me tell you that we would not have chosen better, Alberto the Manager was in charge of accommodating us in a group of 8 people in total. He provided us with sleeping bags and hiking poles. The entire tour was very well planned, our guide Wuilber was phenomenal throughout the entire journey, our cook Timoteo was a genius in the kitchen and of course I couldn't fail to mention our porters who are directly responsible for making this route possible for tourists. I thank Alberto and his entire team at Local Trekkers Peru for making this hike something extraordinary. highly recommended.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 3, 2023
  • samuelw598
    Kalispell, Montana1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    4 days, 3 nights trek to machu picchu
    It's difficult to imagine getting a more knowledgeable tour guide for this trek than Gabriel. He is local and was a seemingly bottomless font of information about the archeaological and cultural history of the Inca Trail, and gave us a truly immersive experience. Even invited our small group to participate in a ceremony to welcome the new year. The food was preposterously good, Chef Fernando is a master of backcountry cooking. Llama path is known for treating its porters well, and it shows. Would heavily recommend.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 2, 2024
  • Martin Mateo C
    San Diego, California3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike to Machu Picchu with 69 Explorer
    Choosing the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was the best decision we could have made, the entire experience was excellent, the views, the story told by our guide Jose from 69 Explorer Peru was great. Getting to Sun Gate was not easy at all but the views were truly incredible, there are no words to describe how beautiful it is! The second day's tour was somewhat short but worth it, I would recommend adding circuit 2 to have a better experience. Thank you 60 Explorer Peru for the great adventure!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 21, 2024
  • Guy G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the effort
    Walking into Machu Picchu is a life affirming experience. Don't get me wrong the walk in is tough. For small people the Incas built very tall steps! We consider ourselves reasonably fit but would not have managed the four day trek. Fortunately, Machu Picchu deserves the hype. We were worried that it couldn't possibly be that amazing. The effort in getting there is paid back many times over. The tour said that the group would be up to 12 but we were lucky and it was just the 3 of us, plus guide. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and informative. The timing of the trek worked well for us and we were pleased to have the opportunity to revisit Machu Picchu the following day.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 22, 2024
  • Gert J
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Action trek peru is the best
    We did a private 4d/3n inka trail with action trek peru and it was amazing. We usually trek independently, so this was a completely new experience for us. The staff from action trek peru silently adapted the trek to our preferences rather than forcing ilus into a run of the mill experience. We were sensibly matched with a perfect guide (odon). The food (joel) on the trek was -unexpectedly- some of the best we ate while in peru. Many five start establishments would find the staff’s attention to detail hard to match. We can heartily recommend them and we will certainly consider another trek with them.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 27, 2024
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Brian B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
My parents and I had an amazing experience hiking with Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days. We did it with “Local Trekkers Peru” and at the end of all, we believe that we decide for the best Inca Trail Operator. since everything was very well organized from beginning to end. Alberto Mr. Alberto The Manager had no trouble opening a fixed start date for us in addition to giving us a special price as a family, in addition to being very cordial and very fast answering emails and sending the information we needed. Our guide for the Trek was Raul and he was better tan we could hoped for. He was friendly, informative, and hospitable; he tried to make the journey as seamless and memorable for us as he could. We never felt in danger with him and we learned a lot about the culture and landscapes. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu itself was amazing especially the last day with the reward of having done the 40 kilometers and appreciating one of the 7 wonders of the world. Thanks to Local Trekkers Peru, for making this experience something we will remember forever, we would absolutely recommend this trekking company!!!
Written December 18, 2021
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Carlos
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We have booked a private trek with VV Tour, it was the best decision, we had plenty of time for everything, especially for exploring Winaywayna Inca City, our guide David was the best with all his information about the Inca history.
Highlight: No matter when you arrive, the Sun Gate is a spectacular entrance to this amazing site; Machu Picchu. Then we explored Machu Picchu for ver 2 hours with our guide in the late afternoon (less crowded).
*** We do highly recommend being in shape because the hike it's challenging, especially when you HIKE the 1-day option.
Written June 3, 2020
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Kathie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
With my family of 6, we did the Inca Trail in the middle of June this year, and let me tell you, it was the best family trip we did so far. Who is writing, at the beginning was very afraid and doubted about doing this route, but Alberto, the Manager and the man behind the messages, quickly put us in confidence and made us feel safe from the first contact. He was clarifying our doubts one by one. and during the trekking we had our guide Raul, and the truth is that we could not have asked for a better guide, very experienced, knowledgeable about this route and life in the Andes and above all he gets along well with the locals. Raul even encouraged us to continue in the most difficult parts, especially the second day, where we reach 4200 meters above sea level. We also had a group of men who made this whole journey possible, I mean Cristobal and the porters, who carried all the equipment that makes this walk possible. Cristobal our chef, made us happy all the time with the food, which was abundant, rich and fresh, even at the last dinner he prepared us a farewell cake. We were simply satisfied and surprised how Cristobal was able to do so many things with so little and especially in the middle of nowhere. For all that I describe above, I recommend Local Trekkers Peru to those who are looking for a local, genuine and competitive operator that provides a quality service for what is paid for.
Written July 8, 2023
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EVANG J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
For me and my friends, to know Machu Picchu, it was something that we talked about as children, fortunately this year we agreed to make this great dream possible. We decided to do it even more challenging, so we decided to do a trekking so that the reward upon arriving at Machu Picchu is even more wonderful. We booked the classic Inca Trail to MachuPicchu the agency we used was Local Trekkers Peru, Because of all the companies we asked, they were the fastest responders and the safest and most genuine that they seemed, they took care of everything, we just asked for something and they made it happen. They were in charge of getting in advance the spaces for the Inca Trail, the entrances to Machu Picchu and the Huaynapicchu Mountain, and they provided us with the best human team possible to make this dream come true, Our guide Nestor was the best guide that any of us could ask fo, he is very well informed, friendly, knowledgeable of culture, I would spend all my comment on nestor but I'll leave it there, thank you very much friend. Our cook, Exaltación, was also great in the kitchen, always cheerful and cooking with great enthusiasm and passion, his food was very delicious.

Finally, there were the porters the main protagonists of this movie, the porters that Local Trekkers Peru sent with us were very nice and gentle guys, they were in charge of loading all the things that make this trip possible, and thanks to them we could enjoy this trek very well. One of the reasons why we chose to travel with Local Trekkers Peru was that it was very important for us to use a 100% local company so that the benefits are in the same country, so throughout the trek we realized that Local Trekkers Peru They are really a local company and the most important thing is that they provide work to the local people besides the people who work for them, it is seen in their attitudes and in their faces that they are very happy working for this company.
That is why without any doubt, I recommend this company for any suggestions you may have when making a tour or trek in the region of Cusco.
Written August 15, 2022
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Canod819
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Machu Picchu was a great experience for me and my brothers, we made the Inca trail 4 days with Local Trekkers Peru, and it was the best decision since there are thousands of websites offering the same ones cheaper than others and some more expensive than others, but they gave us a good price since we were 6 in the group all family. Nobody else joined our group so we were able to complete this amazing walk without any problems and at our own pace.
The ruins along the Inca Trail and especially Machu Picchu are Incredible, it is amazing to think how the Incas could build such buildings with a very advanced architecture for the time.
Each explanation of our guide Roberto left us perplexed and very amazed. We had a great experience knowing MachuPicchu through the Inca trail, so I highly recommend this trek and I also recommend Local Trekkers Peru as your trek operator with them you will not have negative surprises but yes a great Experience.
Written October 5, 2022
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Ruby K
Sligo, Ireland465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I did the classic 4D/3N with the company Gadventures, it was absolutely incredible, from start to finish gadventures arranged everything fantastically and I would highly recommend them.
Now for the hike itself I can honestly say it is the most wonderful experience of my life, everyday the scenery is so breathtaking and just gets better and better.
Arriving at Machu Picchu after hiking for 4 days just adds to the experience and makes it even better. I had high expectations when planning this trip and it completely exceeded my expectations. The hiking is hard in parts but completely doable with a reasonable level of fitness and you get a real sense of achievement completing each day.
We were provided with great food each day and the company was great.
I would highly recommend the Inca trail to anyone considering doing it you will not be dissapointed.
Written May 23, 2022
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Jason Windson
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Terra Quechua Peru did an excellent job of covering all the details for my husband and I on the 2 day Inca Trail, the price was affordable. Our guide, Luis, spoke good English and was informative in explaining the historical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the ancient native peoples. We were inspired and amazed by his knowledge of the ruins throughout the hike.Machu Picchu, is a tremendous wonder the tour became more and more interesting I liked more about the "Intiwatana" or sundial, each place had its magnificent reviews that impact you. This tour was one of our best experiences.... I would take any trekking experience again with Terra Quechua Peru.
Written December 22, 2022
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Edzon C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We 6 of us did this tour with Bioandean Expeditions Thanks to a recommendation of a friend of us, we did have a great adventure along this trek our guide Manuel and all the crew supported us along this way.
WE definitely recommend this unique trek that ends at Machupicchu was full of ancient archeological sites and full of nature. We saw a spectacle bear and the cock-of-the-rock, which, is the national bird of Peru.
Machupicchu is a breathtaking place, It is a Must in your life
Written March 22, 2023
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Valqui
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
My friend and I just returned from finishing the Inca Trail to MachuPicchu, although it is true that it is the rainy season, but we also had 2 days of lots of sun. We did it with Local Trekkers Peru, and let me tell you that we would not have chosen better, Alberto the Manager was in charge of accommodating us in a group of 8 people in total.

He provided us with sleeping bags and hiking poles. The entire tour was very well planned, our guide Wuilber was phenomenal throughout the entire journey, our cook Timoteo was a genius in the kitchen and of course I couldn't fail to mention our porters who are directly responsible for making this route possible for tourists.

I thank Alberto and his entire team at Local Trekkers Peru for making this hike something extraordinary. highly recommended.
Written December 3, 2023
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Cathrine N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
If you are going to do the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, you must book with the blue team of Local Trekkers Peru. We contacted them from home, with a single message and in less than 10 minutes, Alberto The Manager responded kindly and since then our trust with him grew and we ended up booking this great adventure with them. Our experience during the trek was amazing it was above and beyond our expectations. I still feel the emotion of when we arrived at Machu Picchu. Raúl, our guide, was a very professional and knowledgeable guy about this route, he knows a lot about the Inca history, the flora and fauna of the place and above all the ancestral culture of the Peruvian Andes. We learned a lot with him. The food was amazing, in charge of our great Chef Timoteo, the food was plentiful, very delicious and each plate beautifully decorated. Timotteo even baked a cake for our group member’s birthday. This detail was very special for this person, which is worth highlighting. Thank you very much Timoteo for feeding us during these 4 days. I would also like to thank all our porters, who were always in a good mood and were a great help, transporting all the logistics that make this trek possible.
Thank you Local Trekkers Peru, for this amazing experience. we felt so comfortable and encouraged the whole time, and we left with unforgettable memories. I highly recommend this trek and this company for the Inca Trail.
Written April 12, 2023
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