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Inca Trail

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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a private tour and was well worth it. Out group consisted of 4 people - but 3 were ages 64, 66 and 75! The guide was so good and everyone made it to the top and through the ruins! I wish that I...More

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

This is not for someone who is out of shape. With some very big days and enormous vertical ascents and descents you need good kit, strong knees and legs and a big heart. But saying all that it is one of the most amazing and...More

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

The Inca trail had always been on my bucket list for 25 years and so I headed to Peru 🇵🇪 on my own and have just had the most amazing 2 weeks with the highlight being 4 days trekking the Inca trail to Machu pitchu...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank struth2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hard hike and I do recommend training for this hike. It is brutal. Not as much the hike itself but the altitude and the hike, with all that I'm glad I did it. I went with G Adventures and they did an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found Local Trekkers Peru online before we went to Peru. It was a blessing that I found Alberto and team. They gave us good rate, good explanation pre-arrival. For a group of 5 females travellers like us, we made the classic Inca trail to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the Inca trail hike, however after 4 days it was sad that people who just caught the train to Machu Picchu got better and earlier access under less duress. If you want to do an amazing hike with great views go for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tigerbr0
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a fantastic experience, we used Intrepid as our tour and were well looked after. You need a reasonable level of fitness to complete, make sure you have correct shoes, clothing etc.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Chris L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Seriously, if you don't enjoy this trip their is something wrong with you, we did the 4 day hike up the mountain and took the back door into the park.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Joe M
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We decided to take the one-day hike on the Inka Trail that ends at the Sun Gate entrance to Machu Paccu. You get off of the train from Ollantaytambo at km104. This is a special ticket event so plan ahead. Guide is required. Maria met...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Brad B
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Wow! Thanks to Marcia an Inca descendant with Intrepid for one of the most memorable treks I have done. This is a fantastic part of the world & a must for any adventurer, Marcia is so passionate about her heritage & is full of knowledge....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rhanda S
December 16, 2018|
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Response from Brad B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I answered to Zoe not Rhanda!
September 9, 2018|
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Response from Bostonx26 | Reviewed this property |
Jules, We used SAS. It is a very established company that is in every top 5 of best trekking companies in Peru. We really enjoyed our experience with them. Food was GREAT! We trekked in August (Dry season). I would suggest... More
Joanna W
August 30, 2018|
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You can check on online weather sites for historical weather advice. My wife and I did the 4-day trek two weeks ago, thinking that it's the dry season and historically there are only two days of rain in August. We got two... More
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How to plan the Cusco time (3 Replies)
Hello we are a Norwegian couple going to Peru this summer. Our main objective is climbing and trekking in teh Huaraz area. But we have to take a trip to MP as well :-) We have the time from 2nd of july (arrive in the morning) and leave 9th of july, in the evening. Any good plans? Inca trail is booked out. Thinking of Lares or Salkantay We would like to see what Cusco have to show us. we would like to se some inca ruins and history in the area and of course MP and Huyana P. ...More
June 10, 2014|
Response fromAlex G|
you don't have much time. How many days is the trek in Huaraz? after that you can bus to Lima and fly to Cuzco and from there take a train to MP. I don't think you have time for much else than maybe a quick view of Cuzco and some ruins around it. Just going to MP is an ordeal, unless you do it as a day trip.
Inca Trail at 3 months pregnant? (6 Replies)
Has anyone got experience or any advice on walking the four day Inca Trail while pregnant? I booked the trip before discovering the good news and am not sure if I should tackle the walk. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Kaley
October 16, 2005|
Response fromxochitl|
I would NOT recommend it. You will be far away from any medical facility and if something goes wrong you will have no medical help.
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Has anyone chosen the train over the hike and regretted it? (42 Replies)
I'd love to hear from anyone who had doubts or regretted the route they chose! I'm planning on Lima/Cuzco/Machu Picchu trip next year and will likely book with Gadventures. My initial plan was to do the Inca Trail but after researching I decided the thought of a strenuous hike, possible altitude sickness and camping in a cold tent without access to decent plumbing was really not my style. I finally decided that when i'm ready to book I would skip the hike and choose the tour with the train...More
October 24, 2012|
Response fromSNoMan24|
Hi, I was pretty much in the same boat, my girlfriend and I will be heading to Peru in May of next year. We will only be in Peru for just over two weeks so we didn't want to take up 4 full days on the trail so we were leaning towards taking the train. However, we noticed that a lot of tour companies offer a two day trek. It's basically 1 day of hiking on the trail with a night in Aguas , then the following day touring the citadel of Machu Picchu. It seems like a good compromise and it's the...More