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!
Had an amazing experience getting to know the history and culture of the city, as well as our Tour Guide! Vincent was an amazing tour guide. He dove into the… read more true history of Cusco and the Incan Empire.
He really took care of our needs. My dad got tired along the way and Vincent was still able to provide a fulfilling tour both on foot (for myself) and by van (for my dad).
We had somewhere to be directly after the tour and him and Donny, our driver were kind enough to offer driving us straight there after the tour!
Not only was our tour filled with breathtaking views and informative lessons, it was welcoming and filled with even better people! I would highly recommend this to others.
This company "suggests" that everyone should tip 80-100 sols to each porters and 10-15% of the tour fee to guide as a tip after booking. it’s not right to… read more inform that after booking. Even though each tour company said that tips are not included. but I have asked people who booked other travel agencies and there is no "suggestion" on how much to tip.
The tour fee is 700 US dollars per person. Even if each person gives minimum 10% as the tips(70USD), our group was 16 people, then that is 1,120 US dollars for the tour guides for 4 days working. I think that’s too much. I’m totally fine with the tips for porters, because they really did hard work. but giving 70 USD for our tour guides? Nope
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!
Can’t thank Trexperience enough for this trip. I’ve been waiting a long time to see machu picchu and it lived up to it and more, all thanks to Maritza in… read more particular, our fantastic guide who made it the amazing experience it was. The porters, chefs, horsemen did such an IC redible job too!!
Amazing experience, combination of hiking in amazing mountains lead by our tour guide Nilo. Getting to know a peruvian culture, which Nilo explained. Also eating superb food prepared by… read more chef Vasilio and su chef Eusebio. The food was extremely good. :) I have taken the possibility to have most of my load carried by horses which were lead by Frank. I have to recommend this tour, it’s perfect experience.
Our tour was amazing! Elvis, our tour guide was fantastic. He took care of our group of 10 people the entire journey. He was very experienced and we learned a… read more lot from him. The food was delicious, thanks to the chef Raymondo. The head porter Rubin organized and had everything we needed and more. We recommend these people to anyone looking to visit Peru and walk the Inca trail.
Lucyna and Grzegorz Klepadlo
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.
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.
This was the most impressive excursion I have ever participated from start to finish.
The journey you take is breathtaking right from the start it passed all my expectations.
This… read more was all thanks to ( Carlos Ccolcca ) the tour guide who guided us all through the 31 miles of mind blowing sights and Inca ruins , he was very well spoke which helped me been from the UK , his undertaking of the tour and Knowledge was over whelming such a credit to the company ( Trexperience) his chief ( Julio Cesar ) produced the most amazing ,flavoursome dishes from early morning to Happy hour to the evening it was a pleasure from start to finish and much needed with accomplishing the passes through this magical Inca Trail.
Credit aswell to the porters who accomplished the whole trail with all are equipment and your personal belongings to make your excursion as comfortable as possible.
Thanks Carlos and the team made this life achievement the best experience it could of been for me.
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 trip was amazing experience! Everything was really well organised. The night before the adventure we had a meeting when everything about the tour was explained and all questions were… read more answered. Campsites were really great equipped, with our own toilet, good tents and proper sleeping bags (up to -10deg, so we didn’t get cold at night). And food at the campsite is as just great! Lunches and dinners with a few courser, breakfast full of options like pancakes, fruits, eggs. Everything was super delicious! Our guide JJ was incredibly amazing. He explained us everything about Incas culture and habits. He told us story of each temple we passed. Fully recommend to experience the Inca trail with this company!
Did the Inca trail with Jose Luis, Filio, and Senche (the chef) – what an incredible experience!
Knowledgeable and entertaining guides, amazing food and the huge team of porters… read more took care of everything so all we had to worry about was the hike! Really couldn’t have asked for a better experience, they gave us every opportunity to stop and take photos and were so patient with my aching legs.
We haven’t done any multi day hikes before so were incredibly nervous but Jose and the team immediately put us all at ease and we didn’t feel rushed for one moment. A truly gorgeous hike and a great hike with the best team! Thank you Trexperience!!
We had awesome time with great food from Rolando and very knowledgeable guides Soledad and Robinson and very hard working porters lead by Toribio.
Amazing experience from start to finish. Our tour guide Vincent did an outstanding job and kept us safe and informed the whole time. The whole staff was professional… read more and super hard working.
My wife and I did a private 4 day tour where we had a private guide, 5 porters and a cook. My wife was 6 months pregnant, but was able to hike the whole thing with no issue. It can be a bit challenging, but as long as you acclimate like 3-4 days before in Cusco or the sacred valley you will be fine.
We booked 4 months out and they maintained god communication. They were flexible on meeting up 2 days before the trip to give us the overview and the duffels we would pack. Of note you can put more weight in your duffles as the trip progresses, because as you eat food the overall load of the porters lightens.
The first day is easy. The staff pitches camp for you in full each day. And they set up a private dining tent. The second day is challenging since you do about ~4200 ft of elevation change. There are a lot of steep stone steps after you come down from dead woman’s pass. Poles help a lot, but your knees will be sore after. The third day is some good ascent, but not as bad as the day before, but be prepared for a long day with lots of steps down, it is insanely steep, the last day is easy and Machu Picchu is great.
Lunch in Agua Caliente is good, but you have to wait a few hours for the train, it only runs once in the afternoon. We got an hour massage to kill time and sally enjoyed it.
As a recommendation I would say the more time you have to acclimate the better, the altitude can take down strong men. Also read about the area in advance and learn about Inca history, it makes it much more enjoyable. Bring extra to tip the guides and staff. You will have an immense amount of respect for what they do by the end of trip.
You will not regret booking this hike.
Fantastic experience with our excellent guide Robby. My boyfriend and I had an amazing time on this trek. It is hard but it is worth it! Our guide was kind… read more enough to let us maintain our pace ahead of the group. At one point he even ran to catch up with us ( rest of the group was 30 minutes behind) to give us directions and ensure we were fine! I would definitely recommend this trek & this company! Support local !
Great trip, food was really tasty thanks to the chefs. The trail and inca ruins were amazing. Thank you to the porters for all their hard work which made the… read more trek easier and more enjoyable. Also thank you to Sol and Robynzon for being great tour guides.
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.
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!
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.
A supposedly straightforward 3 hour private guide for Machu Picchu ended up being very challenging and was anything but straightforward before it even began.
First off, there was a… read more strike that prevented us from getting to Aguas Calientes the day before the scheduled activity. This resulted in plans being changed. Then, my personal hotspot was acting up so I had spotty internet access when not in our hotel. As a result, communication with the company to arrange for a meeting place became almost impossible. Tom (Travel Advisor) was very patient in dealing with me and our agonizing back and forth emails especially since I also didn’t have WhatsApp so there was no way I could directly communicate with our guide Nohemi. To add insult to injury, the people in charge of the buses that go up the mountain wouldn’t let us get on the bus until just 40 minutes before our scheduled entry time. The long line meant that we didn’t get to the entrance until just a few minutes before our 12 noon entry time.
Nohemi was patiently waiting for us at the entrance of the citadel when we finally showed up. We appreciated her patience with all the issues we’ve encountered. And she did a wonderful job giving us insights about Machu Picchu – she answered all our questions and dispelled false notions that we’ve had. Moreover, she also served as our de facto photographer. She offered to take our photos at every opportunity and knew how to frame shots. She’s very personable and certainly knows her stuff.
The tour was conducted at a very leisurely pace and we never felt rushed. She gave us every opportunity to just gaze at the marvel before us and soak it in. It took us close to 3 hours from start to finish and we felt that the time was ample enough to really enjoy the experience.
When the tour was over and we returned to Aguas Calientes, Nohemi still volunteered to take more pictures of us there and then when we asked her for restaurant recommendations, she not only gave us one. She personally walked us to the restaurant and spoke with the staff there to tell them about our preferences. THAT, was above and beyond what was necessary.
Overall, I highly recommend this company.
This was an incredible experience. Edy and Yoner were fun and welcoming and made the trip a blast. They were great at providing information about each site and the culture… read more of the locals. I could not have imagined better your guides. Rolando’s food was literally to die for. I could not believe he was able to make some of the dishes in the middle of such a long trek. Jesus, our waiter, made every dinner feel like home and was lovely and attentive. Profirio and his team of porters went above and beyond expectations I didn’t even know I had. They work so hard and made everything perfect. All of the sites were beautiful and Machu Picchu is unmatched. It cannot be described in words how amazing this experience was. I HIGHLY recommend Trexperience and this group of individuals. Simply the best!
I did the two day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu excursion with Robinzon as our guide. I am 43 and in good shape (HIIT workouts 2-3 times per week… read more and typically a 5K run each week). The trail wasn’t too bad, although parts could be challenging. I completed the trip in tennis shoes.
Robinzon was AMAZING!! He went at our pace (my 67 yo mother was with us) and was very patient. He was also very knowledgeable about history, flora, and fauna. Robinzon made sure we knew what was going on for each part of our trip and that we were taken care of- even checking in on mom the day after our trip! He took great pictures of us to document our experience. I wouldn’t have wanted any other guide- Robinzon was great!!
I have hiked quit a lot, but this experience is different and unique with porters and chiefs services. I highly recommend it to anyone who don’t mind outdoor living… read more for a few days. More specifically, here are what I like and some thoughts
1. The porters are working very hard for very little, and they are very attentive, eager to please if we need anything. I would suggest to bring a lot more changes to tip them.
2. Our guides, Carlos and Joao are very personable and fun, knowable and experienced. I have enjoyed the interaction with them greatly. I wish I asked them a lot more questions, cultural and personal.
3. The chief ( Julio) and meals are excellent, I am amazed how did he manage to produce the meals with beautiful presentation under such primitive conditions? Again, the porters bring in everything include cooking stove, pots and pans, propane etc Tip is: be prepared to eat three square meal a day!:-)
1. Company could ask us to indicate the t-shirt size ahead of time online to make it easier for the guides.
2. I would like to stick to the same sleeping bag and pillow, so a system to put our name there would be helpful.
3. For travelers, I wish I read more about the history so I can learn even more from the trip.
It was a wonderful experience, the trail/place and the people have touched me deeply, and I’d do it again!
The total experience was amazing. The people, the history, the culture. The work ethic of all involved. The knowledge and patience of the guides. It was a once a lifetime… read more experience. We were made to feel as family not customers.
What A Trip!! Russell and Rosa were such excellent guides for this classic Inca Trail trip. We learned so much history along the way while being challenged with breath taking… read more hiking trails. The support staff and Julio Cesar our chef made the trip even more amazing with delicious local Peruvian dishes and comfortable camping experiences. I made great friends along the way despite knowing individuals for only 4 days. Machu Picchu is the icing on the cake as you enter this beautiful scenic ruin city. I promise you will not regret booking a trip with TreXperience!!
We had the most amazing time with the best tour guide, Charly. Charly is a man of multiple trades – he is so knowledgable about the history and culture of… read more the Inca Trail. We also found out that he is also a great photographer and a published author.
Although the Inca Trail is challenging, Charly was patient with each climber who climbed at different speed.
In addition, he introduced us to the Peruvian culture such as explaining us about the drinks that the porters were drinking.
We also had the best cook, Carmelo. He was amazing with his skills and creative with his dishes. I was always impressed by the meals.
Then, there were the impressively strong porters who were so friendly and welcoming.
It is so amazing to hear the great things that this tour company does for the porters like insurance and being the one of the first companies to employ women.
I honestly believed that we picked the best tour company. Go with a local company like this one!
Nature, Inka’s elements with all their history, great food and a lot of fun. I think this is the best away to get to machu picchu!
Thanks to our guides… read more NILO and YONER I had the opportunity to better understand the Inka colture and to have a lot of fun! These 2 guys are incredible! As well as the chef’s team that provided us such great food, also the dishes for the vegetarian were incredible. I raccomando you
Amilcar, the chef; Elmer the suis chef y Mozo Hernozo a frat waiter!
I suggest also to do the inka trail and not other trails because of alla the Inka elements and because once I get to machu pichu, I swear, it will taste different than just taking a bus or a train in one day!
It was an amazing experience. Our guides William and Vincent were absolutely wonderful, provided us with great support and lots of useful information.Big thanks to William for always staying back… read more with us. We highly recommend this activity to everyone
This trip was a long time bucket list and it was MAGICAL. Our guides, Edy and Joao and team were knowledgeable about history, flora, fauna, anything we asked. They were… read more patient with varying trekking abilities within our group. The kindness and hospitality of the entire team was extraordinary. I will remember the beauty of the trip and people for a lifetime.
But the small things…
Because I asked, experiencing a Quechua ceremony as we started our final day to Machu Picchu was truly special.
We mentioned a significant birthday of one of our group. We didn’t ask for anything special but a birthday cake and singing from the entire team was a special memory. The food was amazing on the entire trip but how does a two-layer decorated cake appear from a cook tent!?!
Thank you Edy and Joao and the entire team!
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
We had a fantastic time hiking the Inca Trail with Trexperience – genuinely cannot fault the tour, the food (which was incredible, some of the best we had in peru… read more and great for vegetarians) and our knowledgeable and lovely tour guides, Vianna and Johan. The organisation of the trip was 10/10 and we felt so lucky to experience it with such a great tour group. If you’re looking for an ethical tour company that treats its staff (including porters and chefs) well, then look no further and book with Trexperience! I was moved to hear the stories of each member of staff and it was great to be introduced to them all on day 3 of the hike.
The only thing which i think could be improved is the clarity around how much to tip before attending – the recommended tip overall worked out around £150 per person which we hadn’t understood and therefore hadn’t brought with us beforehand, so we then went to a cash point. Of course its entirely discretionary whether and how much to tip, however more clarity before the trek would have been really appreciated so we didn’t turn up shortchanged.
Stop and look no further. This is 10000% the tour you need to book! After loads of research and having an amazing 12/10 experience, this is the tour to take.… read more You wouldn’t believe the attention to detail to every little thing from logistics, food, camping and everything in between, these guys have it taken care of! I’m a seasoned hiker and they take care of all of the mundane details so that you can fully enjoy the hike. Mickey and his team are unbeatable!
Great tour led by a great guide, Fernando Benavides! Fernando was always well informed, had the logistics figured out and was very accommodating throughout the entire trip.
This was an amazing trip that was incredibly well run and thoughtfully arranged! Everything dramatically exceeded expectations, particularly the Trexperience team. Our guide Carlos Colca was helpful, knowledgeable and facilitated… read more a great group dynamic that was important as a solo traveler who had never done a group trip like this before. The chefs Celso and Abel worked nonstop preparing incredible three course meals in tents at 13k feet. Could not be happier or more impressed with how everything went. No prob-llamas.
Salkantay Pass, Coffee stop in Lucbamba, Humantay Lake, and of course Machu Picchu were amazing.
Main tip is to acclimatize before travelling, not fun at high altitudes.
Our guide, Filio,… read more was incredible, knew things about every plant, taught us some Quechuan and always made sure we were doing ok.
What an incredible experience!! From the food, to the porters who carried everything up and down the mountains, to our wonderful guide, Edy, every detail was amazing. I highly recommend… read more this trip. Prepare yourself though, as you definitely need to be in relatively good shape to handle the full day hikes. We arrived every late afternoon to our tents already set up by the porters and the food already getting cooked for dinner. What a treat! We learned so much from Edy about the history of the Incan civilization, and I cannot describe the light hitting Machu Picchu for the first time. Machu Picchu was breathtaking. I wouldn’t have changed a thing! You’ll have the full experience doing this four day trek.
Great trip lead by eddy & jonah! The trek was better than Machu Picchu which is saying something!!
Special thanks to the chef & porters from Pisa region who… read more were excellent!!
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!