The Brooks and their grandson just returned from our trip "Best of Peru: Machu Picchu and the Amazon" and shared their highlights and photos with me.
"Despite the grueling one-day hike for two 70-year olds on the Inca Trail, I think we all agree reaching the Sun Gate and seeing Machu Picchu below was a definite highlight. The euphoria of standing at the Sun Gate left us feeling a real sense of accomplishment and awe. We enjoyed the Sacred Valley, especially the special lunch on our first day under the tent with exquisite cuisine and a magnificent view. We learned so much from Ruben Cornejo who was our guide for 4 days in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu. We cannot say enough good things about him. Our driver, Darwin, was also top notch, an excellent driver and a very pleasant person.
We would highly recommend this itinerary; we really came back to the U.S. with a much greater knowledge and appreciation for Peru and the amazing Inca peoples and culture." - The Brooks