Inca Trail Peru

Choosing to hike the Inca Trail in Peru is not a decision that should be made without foresight and thinking ahead. It is up to you to ensure that you are fully prepared for what the hike will involve and know what items you need to bring. Here is some advice from those of, Read More

After an exhausting five days spent on my computer researching the places and destinations that we wanted to travel to and see in South America, I was struggling to put an itinerary together from so many different suppliers and travel companies.  Given that we had only a short month in South America to tour, Read More

South America is full of gastronomical treats and cultural treasures, and you can experience both in a single cup of coca tea.  Arriving in Colonial Quito I look around our accommodation and find a generous supply of Coca tea in tea bag form. Coca Tea – Culture in a Cup was last modified: January, Read More

If you are searching the web for information about the four day Inca Trail trek you will find hundreds of travel companies offering this popular experience in Peru. However, many of these companies are acting only as agents for the relatively few specialist trekking companies that actually operate the trek of the Inca Trail to, Read More

Day 3 – Inca Trail Chaquicocha to Winaywayna – Inca Flats Our reward from yesterday’s slog is a somewhat more leisurely scenic six hour day on what is called Inca Flats. In reality the “Inca Flats” means up, down, up down, and then there is a long slow drop of 1,200 metres to the third, Read More

Inca Trail Peru

Inca Trail – Day 1 Km 82 (2720m) – Ayapata (3300m) The big day has finally arrived. We are actually going to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. There has been little preparation apart from alcohol and coffee abstination, but we are feeling confident. We wake at 3.30am on the morning of the, Read More