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.
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.
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.
I was looking for an alternative trekking experience and came across Huchuy Qosqo +Inca Trail 4D offered by Trexperience.
I’m a solo traveler so I booked just for… read more myself and it also turned out I was the only person (still low no. of tourists in post-pandemic and everyone goes for Inca or Salkantay trek) to book this trekking on specific dates.
Trexperience therefore basically organised a private trekking for me. For the first two days it was just me, my guide Maribel, chef Samuel and sous-chef Cipriano trekking to Huchuy Qosqo. And they took such a great care of me. Maribel is a fantastic and passionate guide with great English. She was my mom, my sister, my friend, my guide, my everything for two days. She’s also super knowledgeable about all the fauna and flora in the Andes and also she knows a lot about the Inca history. I could have not wished fot a better guide than Maribel!
Samuel and Cipriano were a great company too. And they were preparing delicious food. It was a true gourmet experience! Meals were big and they prepared variety of delicious food.
Maribel, Samuel and Cipriano were like family to me and I’m so grateful for the time we spent together. The last day they also taught me how to make a traditional Peruvian bbq! :)
Oh and I highly recommend Huchuy Qosqo trekking, beautiful landscapes and views. A lot of llamas and alpacas but no tourists or crowds like on Inca/Salkantay trek.
The next two days I joined a small group of five for the Short Inca trail. Also a great experience and I recommend asking for Jose Luis (Pepe). He is fun and experienced Machu Picchu guide!
Overall I highly recommend Trexperience!
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!
Our tour guide was José Calderon. We are very pleased about him. The trek was amazing. Spectacular views and by the end of a hard day the chefs prepared us… read more a delicious meal.
Beautiful trek. Challenging but so very worth it. The landscape is incredible and so varied. Everyone on the TreXperience team was amazing. Chef Rolando cooked us some really delicious meals,… read more and our guide Carlos was awesome and full of knowledge. Definitely recommend.
Despite being a solo traveller, my guide Sara made it seem as if I went for the trip with a friend. From start to finish, she was very knowledgeable and… read more respected one’s physical limitations when you are reaching 5000m above sea level and just come off of a 4 day Inca Trail! I would imagine most companies just pick you up, take you there and then drop you back but this tour had GOURMET breakfast and lunch included prepared by the genius chef that is Lorenzo with his assistant Miguel looking out onto the mountain range. The driver James was equally incredible driving for several hours on roads that many would not dare to try.
great experience- the food was amazing and the guides were friendly and helpful. definitely worth it to see machu picchu!
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!
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!
What an exciting 4 days! Russell and Rosa were excellent and patient guides who were knowledgeable and fun the whole time! Huge shoutout to Chef Julio Cesar for the truly… read more amazing food (seriously it was like four course meals every time). Highly recommend!
For most of peeps Inca Trail is once in a lifetime experience, why not to do it with folks that care?
My girlfriend and I had an absolutely amazing… read more time on the 4 days Classic Inca trail, kudos to our guides JJ and Juan who made sure that everything is absolutely top notch and that we are getting all the knowledge about history and culture. It’s also worth mentioning Raymundo our who prepared meals better than in some local restaurants, trust me you’ll never go hungry with these guys.
One of best trip had with my family and friends visiting unforgettable Incas
Not going to forget Elvis our tour guy( one of the best ) … read more who present and educated us with all Incas history , can’t forget our cook Raymond who did tremendous job preparing food for us , as well very organize group of porters leading by Ruben I should mention also Manolo who help us any way he can
Well done TreXperience will do it again with you
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%!
If I could rate higher than five stars I would. The MOST amazing trip!!! Perfect five days of an incredible trek, everything was meticulously planned and seamless. The food was… read more phenomenal, our chefs Celso and Abel took care to make three amazing meals a day with snacks throughout the day. The food was certainly a highlight of the trip— you will not go hungry with these guys. We had a group of 6 plus five porters and our amazing guide Carlos Colca. The atmosphere was so fun, we always had something to do and the equipment was high quality, clean and comfortable. The hotel on the last night was beautiful as well. I seriously cannot recommend this trip enough.
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.
Oh my gosh! My sister and I wanted an adventure, and this DID NOT disappoint! Every day was packed full of fun and adventurous memories. Coming to Cusco,
… read more /> I was excited to experience Machu Picchu and bond with my sister, which most certainly happened. The unexpected adventures and incredibly nice people left me speechless. I’m not sure how to describe all of the bonus adventures, so I’ll just say BOOK AND GO!
* I’ll finish with this. Our tour guide, Vincent was absolutely exceptional. He was accommodating, flexible, and pleased to work with and hang with. I genuinely feel that Vincent is the reason this trip was over-the-top incredible! Thank you, Vincent! You’re the best!
Robinson and Sol were amazing tour guides!! They were so informative and helpful throughout the 4 days and made sure the whole group were having an amazing time.
The chefs… read more were amazing- best food I’ve ever eaten! There was so much food and they catered so well for all dietary requirements. The porters were so good as well, they worked so hard for us and still seemed so happy. Amazing trip overall
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 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!!
I had a great time on the 2-day Inca trail with Pepe! He provided very thorough explanations all throughout the trek and answered my many questions. With his experience as… read more both a ranger at Machu Picchu and a tour guide, we got to hear some unique stories and information about the site. During the hike there were many stops to accommodate the speed of everyone in the group. The lunch with veg option was more than enough and really yummy. The train option was epic. I highly recommend it!
Luxury – Salkantay Trail
Had an amazing experience with our lead tour guide Juan Jose (JJ) and head chef Julio Cesar.
If possible, I highly recommend requesting this… read more team when considering this tour.
This trek was very challenging and the team was very patient and accommodating as we tried our best to acclimate to the high altitudes.
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!
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.
Good English speaking guides(Edy & Rosa) who have a heart for their region and take care of you like you are their family. Four course meals that you wouldn’t expect… read more on a trek. (food by Raymundo and the porters of Písac in lead of Juvenal)
Wow everything! Manolo and Robinson are the best tour guides. Very good and abundant food all the time, very comfortable tents, very organized, cultural times along the trail and great… read more hiking team!
Very nice experience. A top team with the guide Jose Calderon and the chef Amilcar. The food was incredible good and even we have been only two people, the provided… read more us the full service. Jose Calderon made a very good tour at MachuPicchu with very detailed explanations. It was an unforgettable trip.
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.
The trip was a truly an amazing experience. The scenery was simply stunning, it is a journey that makes the visit to Machu Picchu extra special. A special mention to… read more our guide Herbeth, our cook Valentine and the rest of the team who supported us throughout. Herbeth was extremely knowledgeable, supporting and friendly, a great person and guide. And without Valentine and his excellent and plentiful food we definitely wouldn’t have made it!
Weather was excellent too but do bring warm clothes for June.
I would recommend this trip to anyone (who has good fitness) to complete this trek!
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.
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!!
We had a truly amazing experience with this company. The trail and the views were absolutely astonishing, but what made the 4 day experience great was the team.
… read more /> Robinzon and Manolo were the best guides one could ask for; they were both incredibly versed in the trail/sites, the Inka history and culture. They took the time, and gave us the time, to explore every site on the way to Machu Picchu. And on top of that, they provided us with a wealth of personal and cultural information from their own Quechua (Inka) backgrounds, which made this a truly authentic experience.
I also have to say that our porters, Grupo Pisaq, made this trip run as smoothly and as professionally as anyone hiking 4 days in extreme altitudes could ask for. The huge, added bonus were the 3 daily meals which were local flavor and on par with any top-notch Peruvian restaurant that you’d find out in "civilization". Thank you for everything!
Exceeded all expectations. A truly fantastic experience. We could not have asked for a better guide in Adolfo. He is very knowledgeable about the trek, Machu Picchu, the vegetation, culture,… read more etc. Cenovio was our chef; He is very talented as well. Delicious and creative meals. The porters and horseman were also exceptional. Some of the hardest workers i’ve ever seen. Highly recommend this team.
This was a great experience! I would recommend it to all! The inca trail was beautiful and our tour guide, Pepe, was wonderful! He gave us great information about incase… read more and their history, as well as the inca trails. The first day was a beautiful hike, which was challenging enough! The second day was all about Machu Picchu. We spent the night in a hotel, which was refreshing. I recommend this tour to anyone who is a hiker!
We had a wonderful time on the 4 day machu picchu trek – it was hard work but so rewarding. Arriving to the sun gate and seeing the sun come… read more up over machu picchu was magical and an experience I’ll never forget. The guides jose luis and filio were fantastic, knowledgable and were incredibly supportive during the hike. It was wonderful to arrive at the campsites with the tents erected, hot water waiting for us and a round of applause from the incredible porters. The food was very good and plentiful – complements to the great chef Senshe.
Most amazing experience on the 4 day Inca trail. Eddie and Yonar were our guides and Eddie was one of the most passionate people I’ve ever met. He loves the… read more Inca trail and it’s rich history more than everything. The exact type of guide you want to learn from and keep motivated throughout. Yonar is a newer guide and learning English but absolutely loved him as well. They both kept such high energy and positive attitudes throughout! The trail itself is amazing, the views and the Inca ruins along the way make seeing Machu Picchu that much more special and meaningful. The entire team goes absolutely above and beyond to make the experience great. The whole thing is so well run and organized, from getting camp set up and broken down each day to the fantastic food that is cooked. The porters were always clapping us into camp after a day of hiking after they had been then ones doing the actual hard work. Lastly the food, wow, amazing what kinda of things they can cook up there on tiny stoves. We had a wide variety of dishes with fish, beef, chicken along with traditional Peruvian dishes and they easily accommodated for those in the group that were vegan or vegetarian. Can’t recommend this company and tour enough!!!
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.
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 were briefed before our inca trail hike. It was very useful, as they explained what the 2 days were going to look like. The hike was not difficult at… read more all. During the hike we took multiple breaks, so this also helped. Our tour guide (Jose Luis) was very knowledgeable and spoke english well. All in all a great experience