Ok, so for our hike of the Inca trail, we hire the red army and no, this is not a Japanese army.

This is Llama Path –  a guide company, and the most amazing team of men I have ever seen. Our Inca trail group is made up of five hikers, a guide and eleven Porters! Read More

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 us who have gone before… 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 Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia I realised some help was needed. 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. 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 Machu Picchu. 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 camping spot Winaywayna – where the luxury of a shower and cold beer awaits – bliss.

Part 1 is here if you want to read it first. Read More