An unforgettable 4 days made even better with our great host Carlos Ccolcca who made the journey both fun and informative and the best chef we have seen in action… read more Julio Cesar and the amazing porter team we had. Highly recommend this trip especially with Carlos as your guide and Julio as your chef
Excellent!!! This 2-day short Inca Trail was definitely worth it. Tour guides Franklin and Sara were super welcoming, extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable about the area and its fascinating history.… read more They always put our needs first and were very organised when it came to transport and arrangements. Would certainly recommend this tour and Franklin and Sara because we had an excellent couple of days.
It was a great experience! I would highly recommend Trexperience, we all enjoyed the hike to Machu Picchu. Our guides Vincente and William were amazing, very helpful and good hearted.… read more Our chef Samuel cooked amazing food every day. We made many friends and we will remember this experience. Thank you!
A fun, at times challenging walk accompanied with great guides (Rosa and Russel) who explained numerous Inca sites along the way.
On top of this some of the… read more best food I’ve eaten in Peru courtesy of the chef Julio Cesar!
Would highly recommend booking with these guys for an unforgettable experience.
It was a very nice experience with our guide José Calderon. The trek was definitely worth it. After a hard day of hiking the chefs prepared us a lovely meal.… read more I’m very pleased about this adventure.
From the moment we met Robbie the night before the trek, he explained it very thoroughly and made us feel at ease that he is going to be our guide.… read more Robbie took great care of us during the trek, made sure we stay hydrated and breaks as needed. He was very informative with all the Inca sites along the way to Machu Picchu. We def learned about the history of Peru. The porters were amazing. Every meal we had were delicious, I am still thinking the soup we had every night! Each morning we were awaken with hot coca tea and hot water to wash up. At each stop site for lunch and dinner we were given fresh water and soap to wash our hands. Every moment with TreXperience were very thoughtful! To top it off, our guide Robbie made us hot espresso when we arrive to the highest peak of the trek! It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip! You definitely won’t regret if you choose TreX
Vincente Julio Deonicio Abel, the tour guide for this 5 day trek to Machu Picchu was full energy and so passionate in everything he did. I, and I can tell… read more that the group as well were so fortunate and appreciative to be around him as he encouraged us and explained all the little things that we would’ve never known while hiking and being around him. He went above and beyond to make sure that each one of us were having the times of our lives.
The chefs and porters were so humble and the food they made out of the resources available was amazing.
This trekking experience would absolutely no way be the same without Vince, the chefs and everyone involved.
Great food, great people and the best organisation of all the trips we had in Peru! Definetely worth every Penny, I would do it again! :)
We hiked past beautiful… read more scenery and though it was also exhausting and cold (bring enough warm clothing), we loved it with all the great food and conversations. Our guide was great and so was the whole team (cooks and horsemen). We were woken up with hot coffee or tea, had two matresses and a hot waterbottle to keep warm during the nights.
I can’t tell any favourit part of the tour, cause it was all great :)
Thanks a lot to Trexperience!
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.
Most amazing thing I’ve ever done, hands down. The things you see are breathtaking the mountains, stars, glacier, animals and authentic Peruvian life. Our tour guide Bernabe was incredible –… read more he was super informative, positive all the time, made us laugh and kept us going. The food was another highlight, the talented chefs Timo, Felix and Juan provided us with endless meals and snacks prepared fresh which is some of the best food I’ve ever eaten! The team cater to your every need with beautiful extra touches such as hot water bottles for bed and explaining the stars. I cannot believe how much we have squeezed into 4 days it’s awesome. I could not recommend this highly enough for anyone wanting to stretch themselves all while seeing incredibly beautiful sights. I never expected this to be so much fun, and while it is hard work it’s not gruelling at all and has left me with a sense of pride that will last a lifetime. Thank you Bernabe and the rest of the Trexperience team for a unique experience I will never forget!!
Our guide Filio was very helpful and friendly and the cooks Francisco and Rosalio were excellent. They cooked great things (also vegetarian) and even made an amazing cake!
I tend not to leave reviews but this experience warrants one. It was an amazing experience and can’t recommend it enough!! Each campsite was beautiful with great views and I… read more travelled in a group of 6 so it was possible to get to know everyone well and made the experience even more special.
Carlos Colca our guide looked after us, encouraging us and making sure we got to each campsite safely with information about the places we trekked through. On the day we went up to Mschu Picchu he was organised and quick and we were the first group to get into the site. He was knowledgeable about history of the site and was able to answer all our questions.
Our chef Celso and sous chef Abel, consistently provided us with delicious meals throughout the trek with plenty of traditional Peruvian dishes. They also provided us with daily snacks which kept us going until our next meal.
Throughout this whole experience the attention to detail and thoughtfulness was apparent. From hot water bottles provided on the first night where the temperatures dropped during the night, to storage facilities for our duffel bags on the last day allowing us to explore Aguas Calientes unencumbered before heading back to Cusco.
I genuinely can’t recommend this company and this trek enough!! You will not be disappointed and it will be an unforgettable experience!!
This tour will be the best thing you ever do!
4 days of beautiful scenery and amazing hosts. The tour guide Bernabe made the trip so special, was super friendly… read more and had lots of amazing information to share. We ate so well every day thanks to the chef Timo, some of the best food I’ve had in Peru and we even got a cake for our friends birthday!
Would highly recommend!
We had the most amazing time on this trek with the best group of 8 people from around the world. You truly become best friends and a family in 4… read more days!
We had two guides Robinzon and Walter who both were fantastic in keeping our spirits up even when morale was low due to the high altitude. They looked after us “fragile hikers” very well. Robinzon was our main guide who spoke English quite well and was able to share interesting stuff with us about Quechua people and the local flora and fauna. He had a great sense of humour and even made coffee for us on the Dead And Woman’s pass!!! What a life saver.
This was Walter’s first trip with an English speaking group and he dealt with us with the outmost care. He was so humble and lovely we really liked him.
About the porters:
For 8 people we had 16! Porters carrying everything for us! Primo was our head porter who made it to camp first everyday and claimed the best spots for our tents. These guys are the real super heroes running up the mountains with 20kg on their backs like it’s nothing. They greeted us with smiles and cheers every time we made it to camp. Whereas in actual reality they are the ones who deserve the cheering. We got hot water every night so we could wash off the dust of the road which I thought was a nice touch.
We had 1 chef, 1 assistant chef and 1 waiter with us for the whole trip. This was a great opportunity to try local foods and get to know the different type of potatoes, fruits and corn of the region.
Every day 3 x we were treated like Inkas (kings) and were served at least 3 different types of dish.
Most evening meals were washed off by a Muna tea and we had nice fresh coffee at breakfast.
About the Inka trail:
We are hobby hikers and Munro baggers in Scotland ( so in good shape) but I would say that the trek was tough going. Although, It was worth all the pain for seeing a small part of the Andes and how people in there live. And of course the mighty Machu Picchu . We dreamt about being there so many times and experiencing it and after the 4 day trek it was even more special to us. We even climbed Wayna Picchu. The only thing is that due to the second climb we were not able to get a full tour (2.5 hrs maximum) and didn’t hear about the history of Machu Picchu as much as we would have liked to. But we can read all the books about it later while browsing through our pictures.
We spent the last 3 days trekking the Inca trail and finished at Machu Picchu today with TreXperience and had the best time. Our guide Robbie and the entire crew… read more of porters and cooks took great care of us and made sure we all started and finished together. We were woken up with hot coca tea delivered to our tents every morning and well fed with some of the most amazing hot meals and multi course lunches and dinners. Robbie made sure we got up early to beat the crowds so we could have the Inca sites to ourselves to enjoy in a relaxing manner and get great photos. This company goes above and beyond and the main reason id recommend them is how well they treat their employees. They all work so hard and they voiced to be happy working for this company. It always feels nice supporting a business that takes care of their own.
Absolutely brilliant! From the briefing to the final lunch it was all well organised and although it was tough going at times it was always great fun! Our guide Edy… read more and the full team did an amazing job and I can’t recommend the trip enough! Thanks all
Trexperience really does tick all the boxes. JJ and Yoner were awesome guides and were flexible to the variety of paces within the group. JJ was very knowledgeable and gave… read more us an extensive history lesson throughout. The porters simply are not human, the trip would be impossible without them. What the chefs were capable of using camp kitchens still boggles the mind; so much variety and taste. They really do get the little details right, hot/cold water to wash the day off, hot coca tea before you even leave the tent, regular water where possible. Even if other providers are cheaper, go with this company!
We had Charlie as our tour guide and he was awesome! Really nice and friendly and very knowledgeable about nature and Incan history. I was really thankful that he stopped… read more multiple times during our hike so I could take breaks and he made sure no one was left behind (we had a mix of faster hikers and slower hikers in our group). Charlie was also a really good photographer and will take many many beautiful pictures of you! Our trail tickets only let us into Machu Picchu once (no bathrooms inside Machu Picchu), however, my boyfriends stomach was not feeling well and we needed to use the restroom mid tour, Charlie was able to talk to the ticketing counter to get us an exception so we could re-enter Machu Picchu again. We absolutely loved the packed lunch on our hike, however we did not enjoy the dinner chosen by the tour company. The restaurant they chose was low quality with limited options. We ended up going to eat somewhere else after the group dinner was over.
The views were immaculate as was the food! Rob and Sol were the best guides ever really funny and knowledgeable about the history of the place.
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
Absolutely the best experience of my life. Edy and Yoner and the whole TreXperience team were absolutely the best we could possibly imagine. We knew it would be an awesome… read more experience but they took it to the next level. Every possible thing was taken care of and made easier for the group. They whole group loved it! Beyond brilliant!
Amazing tour with great tour guides Robinson and Juvenal, great food and awesome organisation T-rexperience
We started the 4-day Inca Trail with a lot of confidence due to our guides, Ray and Juan. This was our first time to do a multiple day hike and… read more we enjoyed it so much. The landscapes where beautiful and the tour on it self was organised really well. There was always a guide in front of the group and always a guide at the end. They supported us really well during the hike. Besides the amazing views during the track we where surprised by the amazing food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chefs Raymundo and the head porter Porfirio managed everything excellent. Would recommend doing this tour with TreXperience and hopefully these guys will be your guide!
Great Trip to Machu Picchu, definitively recommended! Organization was flawless, we did not had to take care of anything (Tickets, Hotel etc). Our guide (Fernando Benavides) had all the Information… read more about the trail, the history of the inca and peru and more.
We did the city tour and Sacred Valley Tour with Christian and Elvis who were fantastic. I would highly recommend a tour with them.
I had a wonderful time exploring the sacred valley and all the Inca wonders that laid within it. Our tour guide Johnny was an excellent communicator and knew all of… read more his stuff, and was kind enough to take pictures of us anytime we asked. Our driver Elvis was always there to pick us up wherever he dropped us off, and was a very good driver. Highly recommend!
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.
It was unforgettable 4 days/ 3 nights hike with our guides Charlie and Sarita. They are knowledgeable guides and were very helpful with anything we needed. Amazing service and… read more variety of delicious food at campground (special thanks to our chef cook) . Well organized and prepared for us. We accompanied with good mood, positive emotions and lots of laughs during the trip. Thank you Charlie and Sarita for your knowledge and well prepared trip for us! I can recommend this group 100%!
I was super nervous ahead of starting the trip but wow it exceeded every expectation! They very quickly put my nerves at ease and I enjoyed every second!! We were… read more in a small group of 5 which was brilliant! The whole team including guide, chef and porters were so friendly and supportive! Special mention to Jose Luis for being so positive and upbeat throughout the trip. Little by little we did it!! I can’t recommend this trip enough with these guys.
TreXperience is a world class tour operator that puts a high priority on safety and customer service. We highly recommend them! Our family of four (with 18 and… read more 13 year old) booked the 4D/3N Classic Inca Trail.
I was recovering from a prior cold/illness before the trek began so was already at a deficit. When you add in the unpredictability of altitude sickness, anything can happen. Needless to say, I struggled significantly to make it to campsite 1. I was extremely fatigued, nauseous, coughing, and my breathing was extremely labored.
Unfortunately, I didn’t sleep well that evening, could hear wheezing and my cough seem to get much worse. Knowing that Day 2 was the most difficult, to ascend an additional 4,000 feet at a very steep incline to reach a maximum altitude of 13,795 feet, I knew my physical limitations and didn’t want to put the entire group at risk. Therefore, I decided to descend.
I expected one of the porters to accompany me down, but it was not allowed. Instead, one of our tour guides, Sarita, escorted me down the mountain and went above and beyond to assist me and my 13 year old son (who voluntarily descended to look after his mother).
My daughter (18 year old) and husband continued onward and had an amazing experience. The trek was challenging albeit quite rewarding. Taking the trail gives you incomparable views from the sun gate that you cannot get trying to do Machu Picchu on your own.
We highly recommend TreXperience and ask for Sarita and Eddie!!
Sarita was AMAZING! Her English speaking skills were exceptional. She was kind, patient, and encouraging, telling me to go at my own pace and to stay hydrated. She was always willing to help, answer any questions, and provided great background knowledge about the Peruvian culture.
After a successful descent, Sarita went even further above and beyond. She assisted us in making hotel arrangements in Ollantaytambo and Agua Calientes, booked our train and bus tickets, escorted us to the train and hotel, offered to show us the Ollantaytambo archeological site or textile markets in our downtime, and successfully reunited us with my husband and daughter as they hiked into Machu Picchu on Day 4. Sarita was able to persuade the park ranger to allow us entry to the top terrace (Sun Gate ) to capture the postcard family photo of Machu Picchu.
All of the logistics of coordinating transport, lodging, and reuniting us with the group was not expected but greatly appreciated. We were very grateful to have Sarita by our side to help us with this process. Thank you TreXperience for being an outstanding tour operator with excellent guides.
The Howard Family
Houston, Texas – USA
A transformative experience. Every step of the journey is as enjoyable as the magical destination. Charlie and Sarita were incredible guides – super informative and approachable. The food beggers belief… read more and the porters are super-human. Look no further than TreXperience as your tour provider for the Inca Trail.
We did a 4 day luxury Inca tour with Trexperience finishing at Machu Picchu. Our guide JJ, and assistant guide Filio we’re absolutely amazing!!! They made our dream come… read more true. Our head Chef, Walter cooked some of the most delicious meals we’ve ever had, much less on a mountain backpacking trip! The food was exquisite! JJ and Filio went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and all our goals were achieved, sometimes literally giving us the backpack covers off their backs! They were patient, positive, and motivating through all the challenges of this amazing trail. You absolutely must ask for JJ and Filio! They made an amazing trip absolutely outstanding. I can’t say enough good things about them or our experience with Trexperience. The Inka trail is the most beautiful and challenging trip we’ve taken to include the Everest Base Camp trail. Book your trip today with JJ and Filio, and ask for Walter as your Chef!!
Good food made by Julio Cesar
Good hike guided by Juan Jose
Got there in time
Great service all throughout. Can be customized to make sure you make… read more it to the end haha
Our guide Jose "Pepe" made this once in a lifetime trip perfect. His knowledge of the area is exceptional. He accomodated our hiking abilities and made every step enjoyable. All… read more the arrangements and transportation were first class.We highly recommend Trexperience and Jose.
JJ was our guide for the LUXURY classic Inca trail 4 day trek experience. Walter was our chef and Filio was our assistant guide. I cannot explain… read more to you enough how much this trip impacted my life. It was so memorable! We couldn’t have done it with this level of Luxury without TreXperience and their amazing team. We arrived on the 4th day at Machu Picchu thinking it would be a cloudy rainy day but the clouds broke and it was incredible. The team encouraged us and thanks to JJ and Filio we remained positive! Thank you Pachamama!!!!
This trek was MAGICAL. I went in with no expectations except to see beautiful nature and have time to hike the mountains. And what I witnessed was magical… read more in terms of the terrain. Salkantay trek by TreXpirience is so well planned and thought out. The Pacha Manga which is a traditional earth roast of vegetables and meats was one of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever had, and I’m from NYC and live in Mexico so I’m picky about my cuisine. Jorge was the head chef on my tour and he made us 5 star meals with limited resources in the middle of the Andes—it was a talent to behold. Demetrio and Julian were Jorge’s helpers and they were incredible. The entire team did everything with so much care and love and I’m grateful to have met them. Vicente my tour guide will forever be a brother, he was kind and knowledgeable and really showed us the time of our lives. I feel lucky to have crossed paths with him. If you can help it please ask for Vicente as a tour guide along with Jorge, Demetrio, y Julian. I’m a world traveler for hobby and work, and Vicente was the best tour guide I’ve ever encountered like inthe world. I can not recommend this tour and/or these guys enough.
Wow! What an awesome experience! I had a blast! Stunning scenery, challenging yet rewarding hiking, sensational food and hospitality and experienced knowledgeable guides.
Our guide, Carlos the mountain lion… read more is very knowledgeable and experienced and helped get the most out of the trek.
The hospitality shown by the hard working porters and chefs, Rollando, Javier, Martine, Alex and the rest of the team was second to none.
To get the most out of this it helps to be in shape as TreXperience explains at the outset. A truly outstanding experience i have no hesitation recommending to others.
It was a nice experience. It was a combination of sweat and tears. After all it was nice. The food was very good and beautiful places of basecamps. There… read more were beautiful views. There was enough time for pleasure and taking photos for memories.