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Inca Trail

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I tried to make a booking for the Inca trail with this company 7-8 months before my intended date. The lady was quick to respond and said they'll find a group where they can insert me. I emailed them again 3 months later and she...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mackeyboy446
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a LONG hike but worth every turn. You think it will never end around every mountain turn but you can't take away the sites or the views you see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kortneewaller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip is grueling but doable in 6-7 hours. Your body needs the time to acclimate to the high altitudes you will be hiking and sleeping at. If you are super fit and think you won’t have issues you might be right but if your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ericandemma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, me and my family, 3 adults and 2 children 08 and 12 years old, made the great Inca Trail to Machupicchu. We planned this trip under the guidance of Alberto, the manager of Local Trekkers Peru, the trek company we used for this adventure.He...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank erazp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our 2-day Inca Trail trip to Machu Picchu through Adios Adventure Travel, which is a reputable and amazing company to work with. They made booking easy, they were very prompt with communication, and our guide was incredible knowledgeable and fun. I could not...More

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

Be prepared for stairs! Up and down. Altitude is a problem, so be sure to acclimate. Amazing scenery and Incan ruins all along the trail. Our guide, Chino, was very knowledgeable and patience. Don't waste your time trying to find good food in town, because...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BSutterfield
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 December 9, 2018 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
1  Thank grantm1205
Reviewed November 28, 2018 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
1  Thank struth2014
Reviewed November 24, 2018

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
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December 27, 2018|
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Response from seattaxi | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I are both 56 and we did it ok. I would rate us as medium fitness for our age, We walk occasionally at home but it is flat where we live (UK, East Anglia ) so the climbs were not something we normally have to... More
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December 16, 2018|
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Response from Bostonx26 | Reviewed this property |
SAS travel for the Inca Trail. They are great and their office in Cusco is only a couple of blocks off the main square! Have fun RNelson
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
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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