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I simply do not have enough wonderful things to say about our experience. From beginning to end, we were taken care of and made to feel like family. Every single person on our hike went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time and I will be forever grateful to Jennifer and our amazing chef Gustavo. For those who are physically able, the Inca Trail is absolutely worth the experience. You will eat incredibly well, have a chance to be surrounded at all times by scenic vistas and observe and experience Inca ruins that those taking the train will never see. Thank you, Jennifer, for taking care of my and my buddy. I know that we ended up moving very quickly but you and the team were with/ahead of us the whole time. Truly superhuman. For anyone reading this, the 3D/2N trip we took is the exact same path as the 4D/3N. You just move a lot faster. For those who are athletically capable and maybe are trying to conserve a day on your trip, this is for you. Be warned, this is not an easy hike. You will be challenged no matter how good of shape you are in.
Abbiamo trovato questa agenzia /tour operator cercando su internet con ampio anticipo. Al nostro arrivo a Cusco abbiamo incontrato Jolanda, la nostra guida, in hotel. Subito ci è sembrata professionale e simpatica. La sorpresa è stata che non c'erano altre persone nel gruppo. È stato praticamente un tour privato. Ciò nonostante non ci è mancato nulla. Anzi! Jolanda è stata sempre attenta a che tutto funzionasse a dovere senza mai perdere la simpatia. Ha illustrato sia la parte naturalistica che culturale del Camino Inca in maniera completa. I 5 portatori: una squadra perfetta! Andres, il capo e il cuoco è stato bravissimo nel preparare in spazi risottissimi e con l'attrezzatura che veniva portata a spalla, delle colazioni, pranzi, merende e cene eccezionali; buone di sapore e belle alla vista. Praticamente un mago! Dirigeva con sapienza i suoi aiutanti: Percy, Leoncio, Clemente e Juliàn. Un gruppo ben affiatato che rideva e sorrideva mentre lavorava. Raccomandiamo questa agenzia assolutamente anche perché si è dimostrata capace di risolvere perfettamente una nostra difficoltà finale, rendendo possibile anticipare di qualche ora il rientro in treno a Cusco. L'aiuto e il supporto di Jolanda anche in questo caso sono stati determinanti. È importante ricordare che il trekking di 4 giorni non è un vacanza comoda: non c'è acqua calda corrente (ma ti viene fornita dallo staff in piccoli catini x lavarsi), i bagni sono quelli degli accampamenti quindi bisogna veramente adattarsi, la salita è in salita e la discesa è in discesa. Bisogna arrivare preparati. Una bellissima esperienza! Grazie!
Had a great experience and great time hiking with Marco our tour guide for the salkantay-Inca 6 day trek. We managed to tackle some intense uphills and steep downhills as well as some fun activities like zip lining and soaking in the hot springs. Our chef prepared an abundance of food for us everyday. Overall an awesome experience and I would definitely recommend this hike to those who love great scenery as well as historical ruins.
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trek on the Inca Trail. I’ve already left a 5 star review on TripAdvisor but wanted to send you a personal note. Everything was perfectly executed and we had no problems.
Our guide, Jennifer, was terrific! Such an amazing person and a great leader for our trip. I hope you consider giving her a raise or a promotion in the near future. Any company would be lucky to have someone like Jennifer working on their team.
I would also like to commend Andres and Mateo on the porter team. They were so thoughtful and cared for my father who struggled a little bit during the trip. Great guys. Pedro is an excellent chef too, but I’m sure you know that already.
One minor thing that I wanted to bring to your attention was the quality of the air mattresses. One was leaking air and should probably be replaced, just letting you know.
Lastly, I have two friends who have reservations with Tierras Vivas on the Inca Trail later this month. Their names are Kalpana Ganti and Arun Mikkilineni. I’m sure the team will take great care of them.
All the best and looking forward to another reservation with you in the future.
Dear Charles, Thank you for your review.
We took the short 2-day Incan trail to Machu Picchu. Yolanda was our guide and she was amazing. She was really patient and sympathetic with us dealing with the altitude(we are from sea level). She was a great and very informative guide and we couldn't imagine doing the hike without her. The hike itself was one of the most amazing journeys of our life. My wife and I did the hike as part of our honeymoon and it made for an unforgettable experience. The group we were with were also great people and now friends. All in all, this was living out a life long dream. Tierras Vivas was very helpful in the booking of the trip and guiding you through the process. I would highly recommend this tour group for your Machu Picchu experience. Thanks again Tierras Vivas and especially Yolanda!
We just completed the 6 day Salkantay to Inca trail trek. We had a fantastic time! Our tour guide, Marco spoke very good English and was very accommodating, knowledgeable and fun. He always communicated with us and let us know what was happening. The food was plentiful and tasty. Overall a great experience.
Una experiencia muy buena que cumplio las expectativas, ademas el personal muy amable.
Una experiencia única. Gracias a Tierras Vivas pudimos pasarlo excelente. El servicio que nos brindó la guía Yolanda, el cocinero y el equipo de porteadores fue impecable. Recomendable sin dudas.
We've just completed the 5 day Salkantay trek. We were lucky enough to have Jennifer as a guide for just the two of us. Jennifer spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about Peruvian history, culture and daily life. We learned so much from her and she never tired of answering all our questions. The trek was well organised from the pre trek briefing, to the tasty meals cooked along the way and the transport to and from various locations. Miguel the horseman was very helpful and Hermo managed to produce amazing meals in challenging conditions. The weather unfortunately was not great but Jennifer always briefed us well each evening so we were prepared for anything and everything the following day. We experienced everything from extremely hot weather to snow as we travelled over the Salkantay pass.
The trip overall was excellent! since the start I found the trip be well organised. .
The food was excellent and abundant camp was always set up ready to go and the equipment was of a high quality.
The guide was great, Alibeth was informative and entusiastic
May 18 began the Salkantay trek.
We had some amazing and wonderful 4 days and the last day in Machu Picchu was very beautiful and impressive. The full experience was worth it because of Washington, he helped me through difficult moments along the way.
It was wonderful
downhill mountain biking
hostal: very good
trek was great!!!
hostel was clean and good
food was fantastic
guides were brilliant!
Heber and Guido were great very funny and always happy
breakfast was very good
guides were great
lunch was ok.
The Salkantay Trek was beautiful, and Lourdes was a great leader, Alex met me in la plaza, he was very nice and we went to a great place to accomodate me. We had a smouth trip to aguas calientes, thank to him, great accomodathere in aguas calientes,.Alex took me around town, and showed the intercity on the bus. I just wish the briefing was earlier as I said, but it is ok . thanks for the great trip!
Biking - loved it!
my tyre did burst but I know that was absolutely nobody`s fault!
hostel - brilliant!
Guide - fab! both of them were very funny, informative and positive
Walk - not too bad, loved the cable car and bridge
lunch - great.
hostel - absolutely fine!
hot springs - loved them
guides - Eber- very informative
Guido- just great.
dinner - the best!
Breakfast - really nice, loved the pancakes!
walk - good, loved the scenery
it was unfortunate that the mountain / ladder walk was not available - but again nobody`s fault
lunch - really good, especially soup and lemon juice!
Guide : Eber and Guido were brilliant guide, very informative, friendly and helpful.
we loved the trip!
The trek was a fantastic time and I had wonderful experience hiking the Salkantay trek complete to Machu Picchu here the highlights of the trek.
Day 1st:- good, The 2nd day really good, guides were very encouraging supportive during the hard parts. In Santa Teresa we could have hada better hostel the more better bathrooms. The 3rd day good food and service. Day 4th Hiking to Machu Picchu and guided tour.
Day 1, Bikes worked fine, Guides were nice, hostel was great, food was super. Day 2-3 Food consistently good, except for breakfast option for fruit salad an the 3 days, the portion size was so big, In Machu Picchu were good. guides really wanted is home a good trip. I recommend this company.
For all 3 days the guides were really friendly more informative, the breakfast were excellent, very good for energy for trekking. Overrall, above expectation, I am very happy we chose this company. Day 1, Mountain biking really good, enjoyed it a lot, lunch excellent, hostel very good, dinner very good. Day 2, Lunch was excellent, hostel good, dinner very good, trekking was really good more interesting. Day 3, lunch good, nice more big, hostel excellent. I am very happy we chose this company.
Day 1- Biking Excelent fun, very good guide realy knowledgeable and the activity we were doing the bikes broke, and the her, very good fun, nobody fault about the goodbikes. Accomodation was great more food was delicious. Day 2 Hiking - the trek was good and the a good pace that all the group could keep up with nobody or few behind which was great. guide was also good as the kept everyone going!! food was great- excellent!! Hot springs were good. Day 3 Hiking very good doing the trek, the very knowledgable about Inca history, lunch very good especially the cream. Day 4 Hiking to Machu Picchu.
Day 1, I really enjoyed the hike downhill biking, both guides introduced them selves in a friendly manner, and they were quite pleasant and capable, the entire trek a few people had some problems with their bikes, but this can only be expected with this kind of riding the most. The rooms were also nice and confortable. Day 2, The walking was a bit tiring going uphill, but it was enjoyable the Lunch was good, and he was very informative about Incan history, and very helpful, the hot springs were great. dinner was good, and the rooms were good. Day 3, A nice relaxed walk along the train tracks, the ladder climb was unfortunately closed, but cant do anything about that. All in all, great experience,great guides... Thank you.
The first day of eat trek was great. Edwin made us feel very welcome, It wasnâ€™t bad at all. It was nice and easy, The Second day was chilling but Edwin kept telling us to take our time did we would make it. The Third day was better than the second day. Not as challenging but not that easy either. The hotel was very nice and comfortable. Day 4 on the way to the top was very challenging but very worth it , It was amazing through the whole treck Edwin told us all kinds of information about Peru. That was one of the best part. Telling us about this country, he food was it we same we did not expect to eat like such king. Tea time was also such a bonus The pop corn was Great , we got way more than we expected, we will refire this company more Edwin to all our friends more Family.
Day 1 , I really enjoyed the hike downhill biking,both guides introduced them selves in a friendly manner, and they were quite pleasant and capable, the entire trek a few people had some problems with their bikes,but this can only be expected with this kind of riding the most. The rooms were also nice and confortable. Day 2, The walking was a bit tiring going uphill, but it was enjoyable the Lunch was good, and Her was very informative about Incan history, and very helpful the hot springs were great. dinner was good, and the rooms were good. Day 3, A nice relaxed walk along the train tracks, the ladder climb was unfortunately closed, but cant do anything about that. All in all, great experience,great guides... Thank you.
Trek, the best guide Edwin! good at organizing everything, explaning good atmosphere, laughing, we had a great time! Edwin cooks after everybody, takes with everybody, the group is in good hands, thank you. the trek was amazing, so beautiful and so many different scenarioes. a lot of respect to the horsemen and cook; they worked really hard to made the camps and prepare delicious food!! Everything was perfect.
we were very satisfied with the organisation of the agency Tierras Vivas, especially the person in charge in Cusco was friendly, helpfull and wele organised. We all very enjoyed on days in Peru, it was a confortable trip.
Thank you for the wonderful and adventures 2 days. Edmar, a very friendly guide sweet person, made us feel very confortable on the trip. Truly enjoyed every aspect on the trip the schedule although seemed a little too tight.
Thank you for the wonderful and adventures 2 days Edmar. A very friendly guide sweet person. made us feel very confortable on the trip. Truly enjoyed every aspect on the trip the schedule although seemed a little too tight.
Very friendly, pacient, and well organized trip. Good knowledge of the trek and detailed and though guidance. Trip planned well but a little tight on schedule.
I had a fantastic time on this trek!. I have not hiked very much and the whole team made it easy to keep going much very enjoyable during difficult parts of the trek. Edmar was very friendly more welcoming her always checked with each person how we were doing more made sure we were prepared for each day. He did sometimes walk a little far ahead of us on the trek, but he would wait when we took our breaks, I really enjoyed our time with him more would absolutely recommend him for another trip. Ticher was such a wonderful cook as well I was stuffed after every meals-these was sometimes almost too much food, my favorite meals were the saltado,stuffed peppers, and the pancake more out meal for breakfast, the variety of food was amazing and I enjoyed every meal. Tierras Vivas has been a great tour company, I would use them again in the future.
Overall I am very happy with the trip. I was impressed by the quality and proper organisation. Especially the cook (Amilcar), they made the difference that made the trip amazing, great food!. Edwin was a great guide, he gave clear information and was also great company, we had so much fun. It was great that when we arrived at the camps that everything was ready for us, these guys work so hard to make, the trek fantastic for us. Muchas Gracias!
Salkantay Trek. the best guide, Edwin! good at organizing everything, explaining good atmosphere, laughing we had a great time! Edwin looks after everybody, takes with everybody, the group is in good hands, thanks!! The trek was amazing, so beautiful and so many different scenaries, a lot of respect to the horsemen and cook,they worked really hard to made the camps and prepare delicious food!!. Every thing was perfect.
First sentence of start, this is no competition. Relax and take your time from Edwin. That was really good for taking out the pressure of the first steps. He is real good informed and try to explain every Inca related issue. It makes the trip very interesting. Very good group attitude and the fun is staying in focus. Good recomendations for the tours. The tour was really great!!! Cook Amilcar, perfect, every time. Horseman, really helping and very nice!
The Salkantay trek with Tierras Vivas, Edwin was very helpfull and clear (good information every day) Equipament was good. Some of the zipps of the tent need replacement I think though. The lodging was better than expected, during the first three night. In Aguas calientes it is a bit basic for a hotel. All in the guide was super and equipment was good. The Food, our food was great, the chef Amilcar, was Super!! And he did a lot of work. Keep it up!. The Horsemen tents and lugage were realy and taken care of very well.
Thank you for a great trek.
TrÃ¨s bonne expÃ©rience le trek nous a plu par sa diversitÃ©, nous avons Ã©tÃ© trÃ¨s bien servi. La cuisine nous a bien plu car elle etait locale et en bonne quantitÃ©. Les explications tout au long du trek Ã©taient intÃ©ressantes.Par contre nous aurions souhaitÃ© avoir une Ã©tape plus longue le 3 Ã¨me jour.
My colleague and I went on a 3 days / 2 nights, Cusco/ Machu Picchu tour with Tierras Vivas in June 2011. We had the most amazing experience and our guide Janet, looked after us very well. On the first day we were taken on a city tour with surroundings in Cusco which was very informative and interesting. On the second day we went to Machu Picchu by train and this beautiful site I would recommend everyone that got the chance, to visit at some point in their life. Janet took once again very good care of us and made sure that we had a fantastic day! On the third day before flying back to Lima our guide Janet brought us to the local market in Cusco, this was also a highlight of the trip and was great to experience.