Re-trace the steps of 10 time alumni traveler, John, and his son Robby, who recently returned from a stellar father-son journey into the high Andes and along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
“We are loyal to Wildland, having taken ~11 trips with you over the past 10 years. You always do a great job for us!
Gretchen did an outstanding job of putting together an itinerary that met our needs and ensured our satisfaction. As usual, you handled all the details perfectly.
We enjoyed virtually everything - Cusco has the history, the excitement, the food and the cultural attractions; the Sacred Valley helped immerse us in the Inca culture and exposed us to fabulous ruins, the Inca Trail was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that was both challenging and supremely rewarding. I would not have changed a thing.
Our guide, Fisher did a great job throughout. He was knowledgeable about the culture and history, enthusiastic about the historical sites, very positive throughout the trek and extremely pleasant company. Joseph (our driver) was outstanding and went out of his way to make us comfortable and was an extremely careful driver. Yuri, who led our bicycle tour in the Sacred Valley was very professional and positive and fun to hang out with. Kenner was very efficient in handling our airport transfers.
The accommodations that stood out to us were: Inkaterra Urubamba in the Sacred Valley and Palacio Manco Capac in Cusco. Inkaterra Urubamba was outstanding - a beautiful property amid spectacular surroundings. We enjoyed the Palacio Manco Capac, even though the hike home after dinner was a challenge each night - very nice staff, historically significant and pleasant property.
The meals on the trail certainly exceeded our expectations considering the challenges. The included hotel dinners and restaurant lunches were all very good.
This itinerary really presented us with the chance to 'get away from it all' for a few days while experiencing beautiful natural surroundings and an uplifting physical challenge, which made this a great trip. In order to fully enjoy all aspects, it pays to be in good physical condition and to spend a few days at high altitude before engaging in strenuous activities. That's what we did (largely at Gretchen's suggestion) and it really worked.
It was a great trip! Thanks for putting it together for us.
Your friendly Peru expert,