“I did the 4 day, 3 night classic Inca trail . I booked it as part of a longer trip to Peru INCA TRAIL. The Inca Trail was everything I expected & more. It was physically & mentally tough but the support I received from the amazing porters and CEO (Gerson) was fantastic, and, of course, the coca tea!! I have to admit I was very close to turning back on day 1 in the morning as I found the initial hill very hard and two people from another group had given up and were walking in the opposite direction back down to the start, it was a tough moment. However, I ploughed on, and dropped my pace and took regular breaks to catch my breath and was rewarded with stunning views and scenery, and making it to the Sun gate early morning on day 4 to see Machu Picchu appear from the clouds was a simply magical moment in my life. Although I was prepared for the infamous squat toilets, I was surprised to find there were some flush toilets along the route and locals selling drinks & sweets on the first 2 days too.”
“Since Chile is a very long country, we had to spend almost two full day just for transfer form one point to another which was a little bit tiring. I do enjoy the trekking in Patagonia and Atacama dessert although it was not that "easy" as I thought. Besides the distance, you have to deal with the "extreme" weather condition. I think it's a really special experience although I got a really serious cold during the trip.... Last but not the least our tour guildes and local manager are really great and professional. I did really enjoy my trip!”
“Fantastic trip! Heather helped arrange a custom 4-day hike of the Inca Trail for me and a friend. The arrangements were excellent. Our guide, Elias, met us at our hotel in Cusco the evening before departure. All our questions about logistics and what to expect were answered. Elias was very knowledgeable. All along the trail we learned about pre-Incan and Incan society and culture. From our porters, and Mario (our cook -- he even made and frosted a cake for desert our last night), to the food and the arrangements, everything had been well-planned for a great experience. Seeing the clouds and mist clear from Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate was a wonderful experience, and the highlight of the trip.”
“We enjoyed our trip to Machu Picchu immensely. Our guide, Hubert, was simply outstanding. He was so good that we took another vacation with Adios Travel this past August to the Galapagos Islands, and that trip was also incredible. I can't recommend Adios Travel enough...they are outstanding.”
“We added city tour in Lima before flying to Cusco. In Cusco we met our guide who cared about us for 6 days.
Ancient ruins, snowy mountain peaks, local women in traditional clothes and tall hats - everything was amazing. All hotels bear local flavor. The food has been excellent, the sights amazing, the people lovely. One recommendation: learn at least some Spanish - it would be very helpful.”
“Counting on your fingers top 5 best things you've done in life, this one will be first. The Trail is filled with orchids and birds, sights and senses everywhere, pertinent and immediate, surrounded in earth's wonder. But too it's a personal victory, a sense of elation when you arrive. When its over and your back in civilization the littlest mundane things, like a full fledged toilet, seem remarkable! It opens your eyes.”