Exceeding expectations all around. As a solo traveller I always felt welcome and well taken care of. The meals were both varied, typical and tasty. Our guides, Charlie and Sara,… read more were very nice and professional. Never once felt lost or left behind. Our group was young and could hold their own in hiking and joking around.
We had a very positive experience with TreXperience. The company did an excellent job at keeping us well-informed about what to bring and expect for the trip as well as… read more updating us with changes to the region’s rules and regulations in light of COVID (mask requirements, COVID testing/vaccination protocol). There was a mandatory briefing the night before the trip to allow us to meet our tour guide, review the itinerary and give us an opportunity to ask any questions which I thought was very helpful.
The TreXperience team for my group consisted of tour guide Nilo Uscamayta, chef Celso, sous-chef Juan, and horseman Victor. I highly recommend this team – every single member worked so hard at making us feel welcome and as comfortable as possible on this journey. Nilo was very patient, empathetic and knowledgeable – some of us struggled during parts of the trek with injury or illness, and Nilo was very patient even though we moved slowly. He always encouraged us to move at a comfortable pace. He always asked how we were feeling and if there’s anything he could do to help. Nilo was very knowledgeable and was consistently giving us interesting information on the landscape, culture and history of the region. He also knew the best spots in Machu Picchu to capture beautiful photos and was always enthusiastic to take photos for us.
Every meal prepared by chef Celso and sous-chef Juan was impressive. They are truly talented to be able to prepare delicious meals with just a few tools and without a working kitchen. They even found out that it was my friend’s birthday and whipped up a personalized cake for her! The Pachamanca meal was very interesting and really demonstrated the passion that the chef and sous-chef have for cooking. Our horseman, Victor, was very attentive and always made sure that our belongings were readily available and that the campsite was setup before we arrived.
If you are considering doing a guided trek to Machu Picchu, I highly recommend this tour with TreXperience. Some parts of the trek may be difficult, but it is manageable and very scenic. You will have a very memorable time, especially if you are lucky enough to have the team that we had. Don’t think about it anymore and just book it :) !
I booked my trip with Trexperience and absolutely loved it! Our guide Charlie and Sarah were excellent! They were super friendly, supportive when it got tough and were constantly providing… read more information about the different historical sites you see, plants, and animals.
The porters and chefs are incredible and support the trip in crazy ways by bringing your duffle and campsite equipment to multiple checkpoints. The food was amazing and blew me away, especially since you’re in the jungle and mountains. They are able to produce such an amazing meal every time, even baking a cake for us on the last day! You’ll never go hungry trust me.
Overall I really recommend TreXperience for anyone looking to travel to Machu Picchu, the staff from top to bottom were fantastic and make the experience stress free!
Thank you Charlie and Sarah for being such amazing guides!!
What else can be said. Amazing views the entire trip, physically demanding at times definitely need to be in good shape, however it was absolutely worth it. This is an… read more experience I will carry me for the rest of my life. Eddy and Sol were the best tour guides anyone can ask for, always helpful, willing to lend a hand at all times, they treated all of us on the trek like family. The food was fantastic, the campsites were great, the experience is something that I will forever remember. Thank you so much
What an excellent trip! The scenery, the guides, the group we were with and wow!: the food!
All great and what a life changing experience!
Trexperience is a… read more 100% Peruvian company, support local!
It was an amazing experience!! Two awesome guides, Edi and Sol who make the all experience magical! 4 hard days but totally worth it. Beautiful team and an unforgettable adventure!… read more Trexperience all the way!
Our guide Luis was helpful and had always interesting informations for us. He patiently tried to fulfill all the wishes of all guests. He was like a friend and we… read more would go with him again anytime.
The food that the chef prepared with the team was delicious and satisfied all special requests.
We had such great 4 days with our group! Our guides Robinzon and Soledad made sure we were having the best time, looking after us, motivating us, telling us some… read more history and legends. Robinzon went out of his way to get us the best viewing spots, the best places to camp, rest, etc. He was always positive, joking, keeping our spirits up :) and special thanks for a coffee at the mountain top! Soledad was very caring, tranquil, patient and was tending to our needs. Thanks a lot guys! It’s been a pleasure to get to know you and you made our experience so much better!
The porters and chefs were amazing! Camp was always ready when we got there, they were helpful and willing to assist if needed. Can’t praise the chef enough who in some magic way managed to create such amazing dishes, with decoration, imagination put into them! Bravo!
Thanks a lot to the whole crew!
Great tour with Sarah & Charlie in the Andes! They took great care of our entire group and were encouraging and supportive even on the harder parts of the trail.… read more Food was incredible and the services by the porters (warm water for washing, comfortable tents/sleeping quarters, snacks before hikes, drinks after hikes, etx) were amazing. Transportation to/from the hike was also super easy and helpful. Overall a great team and company to go through for the hike! An incredible experience – once in a lifetime.
We hiked km104 to Machu Picchu with 1 night in Aguascalientes. Vincent was our guide & he was awesome! He had a lot of good knowledge and shared good information.… read more He helped us take pictures and answered all our questions.
We had a great tour with Trexperince on the Inca trail. Tour guides (ours was Vincent) are knowledgeable about history of the area and also very helpful in ensuring tourists… read more have a fun, safe, and comfortable experience. Ample information was provided to be prepared for the trip and navigate the transportation. This was also a fun way to meet new people from all over.
The experience was demanding physically but totally worth it ! fantastic nature and inca sites. Herbert and Soledad were very good guides attentive and kind and gave us a lot… read more of information about Inca culture.
The whole trip was very well organised and the food was incredible.
Thank you for making this journey enjoyable.
I went on the Classic Inca Trail 4 day 3 night hike. We had two absolutely amazing guides Sarah and Charlie. They went above and beyond to make sure we… read more had everything we needed to be comfortable and have a incredible time. I expected to eat well but the food exceeded my expectations! I thought we ate like kings and queens! I didn’t bring gloves because it was hot during the day in Cusco but I wish that I had because we ended up in an ice pellet storm on day 2. It was challenging but SO rewarding!!! I am so glad I chose to see Machu Picchu this way instead of the train and bus. Seeing it through the sun gate was fantastic! I did train before this hike and would recommend doing that because it is much harder to hike at altitude! Overall I had the absolute time of my life!!! Would highly recommend Trexperience and would do it myself again!
Overall, a great trip. The hike is beautiful, food is amazing, and the guides are great. They do so much to make your trip as focused as possible on the… read more hikes and views. The tents are pitched for you, the cooks are fantastic, they provide equipment, and the guides have lots of knowledge. You learn a lot as well. The hike itself is quite hard, even if you are decently active. That is cause of the altitude. Day two is very challenging but the third day is amazing.
Awesome trek with a an even better guide Robbie! Very accommodating to all athletic types and informative about everything along the way taking the time to point out interesting things… read more and provide detailed info about the sites along the way.
My tour guide was Agustin and he was amazing! He was on time, flexible and very informative! When we got off the train, Augustin had my name written on a… read more piece of paper waving it to make sure we could see him! We arrived at around 12:20pm but we were a little hungry, so we asked him if it’s possible we could eat. He agreed and told us to enjoy 1 hour for lunch then the tour would start afterwards. The tour didn’t finish until 5pm-ish so just calculate the time he spent with us. He took his time with us and there were only two of us in our private tour. So he really went into the details. He also took amazing pictures of us!! I would definitely ask him to be my tour guide again when I come back to Peru! And yes, he got a well deserved tip! ;)
It was an amazing trek! Everything was well organized and we had two excellent guides: Juan Felix and Maribel. They made the trek an exciting, informative and fun experience. Also… read more the chef Julio Cesar was great! Best food I have ever eaten in Peru – prepared in the Andes in the middle of the nature.
Guides were professional and cared about the participants’ needs. Chef prepared a great variety of meals which were very tasty. It was an amazing tour with great people and beautiful… read more views. I fully recommend it.
My husband and I booked this trek with another couple. It was great from start to finish. Our guide, Nilo, was very knowledgeable and patient with us, especially when we… read more were struggling with the altitude or with the trek itself. This was a challenging experience but a rewarding one. The chef, Celso was the best. Every meal was perfect. He even made me a birthday cake for my 40th bday, which was so thoughtful. The sous chef, Juan was great too and was always around to help. The horseman, Victor, worked hard preparing the campsite for us every day.
Everyone on this team worked extremely hard to make sure we were all happy. I’m very glad we booked this trip and had the team that we did!
We had an excellent trip with our guide Edwin and his team from TreXperience. I couldn’t wish for a better guide. He was always ready to help and had so… read more many laughs together. While walking he also checked on us many times to see how we were doing. My girlfriend was a bit afraid about the difficulty of the trek (because of her bad knees), but with Edwin by our side, this worry was quickly gone. Also the chef, sous-chef and the horseman were incredible. They did everything to make it comfortable for us and to bring very good food to the table. Thank you for this experience. This would not be possible without you!
Incredible experience. Every aspect of the trip was of the highest quality. The food was amazing, the accommodation was comfortable, the porters were hugely helpful and the tour guides Charly… read more and Sara were fountains of knowledge. I would highly recommend Trexperience for anyone looking to do the Inca Trail over 4 days.
My husband and I booked this tour for our honeymoon and I can honestly say it’s been one of the best experiences of our lives.
Amazing views, amazing food,… read more amazing people!
You get to journey through some beautiful landscapes – originally walked by the Incas – and see environments including grassland, cloud forest and jungle.
The group size is perfect (around 14 people) so you have time to talk to and get to know everyone.
At night you camp in the beautiful mountains and you don’t even have to put up your tents – there’s a team of amazing porters who do it all for you and your camp is ready and waiting when you arrive.
Speaking of the amazing porters, this includes a number of talented cooks who prepare you breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a mix of both traditional Peruvian and European food and it is absolutely delicious! (My husband and I had been suffering from travellers’ tummy before the hike, but this food put us right.)
The chefs even prepared an amazing cake and marshmallow birthday surprise for one hiker in the group, and on the last night my wife and I were presented with not one, but TWO chocolate cakes to celebrate our honeymoon!! Amazing!!
What makes you feel even better is that Trexperience is an ethical company, which treats the friendly team of porters well, makes sure they are paid properly and doesn’t make them work ridiculous hours, ie four day treks back-to-back. There are some porters along the trail who look absolutely EXHAUSTED and it does feel uncomfortable. However, with Trexperience you can be confident that in this company they are treated well.
Each day begins with an early breakfast before you start your hike. Day one is pretty easy, while days two and three are more challenging – some steep up and down hills.
However, if you haven’t done a hike before please don’t worry, all you need is good stamina, a positive attitude, and the will to succeed!
You walk through some BREATHTAKING landscapes and are constantly surrounding by mountains which are beautiful come rain or shine.
There’s waterfalls, wild animals, gorgeous flowers, and historical sites along the way.
Another point; if you are struggling, you can take as much time as you want and one of the hike leaders will stay with you.
All this, and I haven’t even mentioned our super tour leaders or Machu Picchu!!!
We had two tour leaders for our trip who had bounds of energy, enthusiasm and humour.
Each day, to break up the walks, our guides Erisban and Manolo would stop us for a rest and tell us about traditional Incan beliefs and customs. It was really interesting and a great way to learn about history as Erisban and Manolo are descended from the Incas.
They are very passionate and you could tell that they loved introducing their culture to us.
They were great fun to be around, always laughing and joking with the group, while they could always put you at ease if you were worried.
Thank you Manolo and Erisban – you were super!
The fourth and final day is the the highly anticipated two hour walk and visit to Machu Picchu.
The team wakes up very early and embarks on a beautiful hike to ‘Sun Gate’ – the viewing point opposite Macchu Picchu.
Here you can celebrate the completion of your journey, take in the awe inspiring scenery and (of course!) take celebratory selfies.
A visit to the Incan super-town really is a once in a lifetime experience and leaves you in awe of what was achieved hundreds of years ago.
After your visit, you take a bus (hooray!) down from the mountains to enjoy some llama burgers (seriously!) and some shopping before taking the panoramic train back to Ollantaytambo. A beautiful way to end a superb trip.
In conclusion, this is a once in a lifetime trip that you simply must do if you are planning on visiting Machu Picchu – and there’s only one group to do it with: Trexperience!
Thank you guys for an amazing honeymoon and unforgettable memories x
Had the most amazing time. Not only we’re the trek’s views amazing but the guides themselves were great. I was very sad to leave the trip. It was such a… read more great experience and would definitely recommend!
We did both a half day Cusco city tour and a full day Sacred Valley tour with Jhony and it was absolutely awesome! Jhony did a fantastic job taking us… read more to all the best spots and explaining all of the history and culture. He is the last Great Inka King! I can’t say enough good things about him or our experience. Highly recommended!
Alex was excellent for tailoring out trek experience both to our interests and to physical abilities of our group. In fact, one person the last day was in bad… read more shape from the altitude and Alex made sure that she was well taken care of.
You must request Jhony (pronounced Johnny) for the tour! We did a full tour with him in Sacred Valley and half day tour in Cousco. A joy to work with.… read more He spoke clear English and was fully knowledgeable. I appreciate humor and he had the best personality! You can’t go wrong with him as your guide!
Truly one of the most incredible experiences of my life! My husband and I booked the private 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu through Trexperience because of the great reviews,… read more and they exceeded every expectation. We were lucky enough to have Vincent as our guide – he was the best! He was a wonderful storyteller, a patient and encouraging guide, and very flexible with personalizing the experience for us. He had an answer for every question we had, and would occasionally ask us questions that we wouldn’t know the answer to – resulting in some of the most ridiculous jokes I’ve ever heard. Vincent also had a true respect and reverence for his history and traditional Inca customs, it was a beautiful experience to learn from him. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide to lead us to Machu Picchu!
Before starting the trail, we decided to stay overnight in Ollantaytambo to have a later wake up time (7AM pickup instead of 4AM, highly recommend). We decided to go with the private tour instead of a group because we wanted to go at our own pace, and honestly it wasn’t that much more expensive than the group tour – especially worth it when we considered the level of effort to get out there in the first place. We started the day on the Panoramic train to KM 104. Try to get seats on the side by the river. It’s beautiful from every angle, but that was definitely the place to get the best views. After getting off the train, we crossed the bridge and were greeted by an Andean Motmot! Such a lucky bird sighting! We were also fortunate to do the hike at the end of April, there were thousands of different orchids blooming on the trail.
Right away, you encounter the Inca Site of Chachabamba, directly across the river. It’s a great start to the trail before the ascent. The first half of the hike up to Wiñay Wayna was entirely uphill, it’s challenging but definitely doable. For reference, my husband and I are in our early-30s and moderately fit – we exercise regularly, but nothing can really prepare you for the altitude. Definitely stay in Cusco a couple days, drink lots of coca tea, and do what you need to do to adjust. After about 2.5 hours, we entered into a shaded area with a beautiful waterfall that we took a nice rest at. About 20 minutes from there, we reached Wiñay Wayna! This site alone is seriously worth the effort, it’s unbelievable from every direction. From there, the trail becomes a lot easier. Not as much continuous incline, Vincent referred to this part as "Inca flat" (basically quick ups and downs for the remainder of the hike). After one last push up a couple of daunting staircases, we reached the Sun Gate! It’s a surreal and spiritual experience, I can’t really put into words how special it was to see Machu Picchu in the distance. A little bit more walking from Intipunku, and we arrived at the bus station to be transported to Aguas Claientes.
The next morning, we woke up early and hopped on the same bus to be taken back to Machu Picchu. We had reserved tickets to climb Huayna Picchu, which we were feeling a bit nervous about, but I am so glad we did it. Honestly, the view at the top was worth every single stair to get up there. There were so many beautiful orchids, butterflies, and birds that provided great incentive (an excuse) to take rests on the way up. A true highlight of the experience! We still had plenty of time in Machu Picchu itself to see all of the temples and walk through the ruins. When our time was up, we said goodbye and hopped on the panoramic train in Aguas Calientes to return to Cusco in time for dinner and an early night of sleep.
This experience provided me with two of the best days of my life, and I could not recommend it more highly. A huge part of our experience was sharing it with Vincent, and I would absolutely recommend traveling with him if you can. We’re already planning on coming back to do the 4-day trail with him in the future! Until then, my husband and I will cherish the memories made on this unforgettable trip.
Favorite part? Everything. I wouldn’t change a single thing about this trip. Charlie, Sarita, and our chef, sous chef, and porters were just such an attentive and caring team. And… read more this is in addition to being on an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. And did I mention the food? Holy smokes! Better than any food I had in Lima or Cusco (or in most places, really). I could not recommend this trip more—start to finish (even with some pretty intense, high altitude hiking) WORTH EVERY PENNY.
We just finished the 4D3N Inca Trek and TreXperience took the best care of us. Robbie and his team made sure the whole family finished the trek. They encouraged us… read more along the way and kept a pace that wouldn’t overexert us. He knew all the cool spots to take breaks and he made sure we started early to beat the crowds. The cooks spoiled us with the most amazing food and the porters setup our tents so they’d be ready to slumber in once we got to our sites. I recommend this company to anyone wanting to go on their next Incan adventure!
We just completed the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes and have only positive things to say about TreXperience and the team who looked after us! Every detail was well… read more thought out with little surprises along the way beyond what was listed as ‘included’ in the tour – which I won’t ruin in a review!
The food/catering is absolutely delicious and it’s incredibly impressive what our team Amilca, Cecilio and Elmer put together on the side of a mountain. Thank you all!! The meals really were a highlight. The team look after the majority of your equipment – ours was quickly transported from campsite to campsite by the team of horses and our capable horseman, Wilbur.
Group sizes are kept small (smaller than many other operators) so we all got to hike at a pace we were happy with. Our group was 5pax and quickly became "familia" on the trip!
Lastly a special mention to our guide, Adolfo who was brilliant throughout. He kept motivation high and provided lots of information throughout, drawing on his 15 years of experience to teach us about the inca civilisation, as well as wildlife (flora & fauna) through the trek. Gracias Adolfo.
Despite having a cloudy day at Machu Picchu with poor visibility and no ‘vista’, we all reminisced on the panoramic train back towards Cusco that the journey with TreXperience really did outweigh the destination (Machu Picchu) for us. 100% recommend.
Had a brilliant time on this trip. The guides Juan Felix and Maribel were incredibly nice, fun, informative and helpful throughout.
Chef Julio Cesar worked very hard to cater… read more to a variety of dietary needs in our group and did so while serving excellent food throughout the trip.
The porter team also worked tirelessly for us.
Overall had a fantastic trip and would 100% recommend
I have spent an absolutely amazing (and exhausting) 4 days hiking the Inca Trail with Trexperience. I travelled with friends to Peru so that we could complete this challenge together… read more and the experience did not disappoint. Our guides Charly and Sarita have been attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and have truly made this adventure for us! We have been supported by a fantastic team of porters and have been spoiled by incredible food from the chefs. This is the first time I have attempted something like this, and I would 100% recommend Trexperience to anyone wanting to expand their horizons and see more of the world’s rich history.
What an amazing adventure! Our guides, Robinson and Soledad, were wonderful, fun, and informative. The whole trip was magical, spanning the moss-covered cloud forest to the unforgettable Inca ruins! I… read more felt so welcome and, as a vegan, every meal they prepared for me surpassed my expectation, delicious and creative – couldn’t recommend this company and this adventure more!
Our trip was absolutely amazing! Vicente was the best guide we have ever had on a tour. We brought our 8yr old on the trek, and a day… read more later, he also misses Vicente. He was equal parts fun and easy going as he was organized and professional. The entire group was truly fantastic. Jorge, Demetrio, and Julien were brilliant with meals. It was really restaurant quality food in the middle of a mountain. Everything was made fresh and traditionally. Thank you so much to Vicente, Jorge, Demetrio, and Julien for making every single moment of this trip memorable.
We did the 1/2 day city tour of Cusco and full day Sacred Valley tour with Johny. He was very knowledgeable about the culture and history of Peru. He was… read more extremely helpful in so many ways (e.g., restaurant reservations, tips and tricks for the Inca trail, communication about subsequent components of our trip with Trexperience, etc). He was a delight to be around!
Great guides, really friendly and good fun. Porters were incredible & made amazing food!
The guides spent a lot of time explaining the history, their culture and showing us… read more the best viewing spots.
Had an amazing time on the Inca trail! Our tour guides Felix and Maribel went above and beyond. Felix was a fountain of knowledge and had answers to every question,… read more but beyond that was fun and friendly and was always ready with a joke and a smile. Maribel was so lovely and caring and full of positive reinforcement. The food was amazing with the staff preparing special dishes for Mother’s Day and a honeymoon – thank you to Julio Cesar! All in all a great trip :)
Our hosts Vannia and Jonah were incredible. They both were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their work. The food was definitely the highlight of this tour. Very well prepared and… read more of high quality. The porters were amazing, always there to assist and help. I recommend this trip as a must, it’s one you should not miss out on experiencing. Thank you To all the team involved, till next time.
The Inka trail was a really nice experience! The nature is amazing and I liked the physical challenge a lot. Our guides, Heberth and Sol(edad) were the best and answered… read more us every question. The food was also excellent during the trekking – compliments to the chef Rolando. A big thanks also to the porters (Santos was the organiser) who did an incredible job for us.
I only give a rating of four because the work of the porters is very hard and I felt actually pretty bad that they had to carry that much.
Vicente our guide was phenomenal. So knowledgeable and a genuine kind soul that was such a great guide. We brought our 8yr old along and everyone was so great with… read more him. Jorge, Demetrio and Julian were so friendly and made the trip so much better. The only thing better than the huge amount of restaurant quality food was the incredible sites and views.