Edwin was a great guide. Super friendly and helpful. Great accomadation and activities all very well organised. Thank you so much!
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.
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
I had an incredible experience! It was a challenging yet extremely rewarding adventure. You get to pass through so many different terrains, each one with a spectacular view. Thanks to… read more Guide Nilo, Chef Zenobio, assistants Herbert and Alberto for making this an experience beyond my imagination (think 5 course meals, help when your spirit is down but you need keep going). I also had great co-travellers!
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This was simply an amazing experience. Our tour guides were fantastic. Edy is so knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture of the Inca society, you can’t help but… read more be excited about it. Yoner’s happy disposition kept spirits up even during the most challenging sections. I learned more on this trek than I ever expected to. Rolando, the head chef on our tour, made delicious food every time, and made not one but two cakes (one was vegan) to celebrate the birthday of one member of our group. Everyone, from the porters, to the waiter (Jesus), to the chef, to our tour guides, made this a wonderful experience I will never forget.
We had an outstanding experience on the 5-day Lares to Short Inca trail with Juvenal as our guide, Lorenzo as our chef, Joao as assistant chef, and Toribio as our… read more porter. We were a small group (3) and the entire crew took incredible care of us to share the magical culture and scenery in the Sacred Valley. Please see the end of the review for a note on preparing for the altitude and general hike difficulty.
First and foremost, we thank our amazing guide, Juvenal, for bringing his in-depth knowledge for and love of the culture and people in the highlands of Lares. By communicating with local people (in Quechua), Juvenal was able to deliver an unparalleled experience of the incredible lifestyle, culture, and practices of the native people here. We were extremely moved and honored to share beautiful moments with the wonderful people of the highlands.
Juvenal also shared in-depth knowledge of the Inca and pre-Inca civilizations throughout the trek, and especially on the way to the stunningly beautiful and jaw-dropping ruins at Machu Picchu. The short Inca trail was an excellent way to reach Machu Picchu through the Sun gate (stunning view from here) in a single day’s hike.
We are so grateful for all of Juvenal’s knowledge and warm spirit. He makes a point to treat all people (not just us, but local people, the rest of the crew etc.) with kindness and respect. We couldn’t ask for a better guide for our experience. Thank you Juvenal!
Our head chef, Lorenzo, and his assistant Joao were absolutely incredible as well. Lorenzo blew our minds with how delicious (and even aesthetically pleasing) he could prepare meals while camping at 13,000 feet. My partner is vegetarian and he prepared an elaborate collection of nutritious and tailored meals for her along the way. He even prepared special meals when we both were struggling a bit with the altitude. Thank you Lorenzo and Joao!
Finally, our porter, Toribio, never ceased to impress with how quickly and safely he transported the our and the crew’s gear with his team of mules. It is astonishing how well he and his mules move through such a difficult landscape. Thank you Toribio!
We could never have anticipated how incredible and enriching this experience would be for all three of us. Not only did we see some the most incredible views of our lives, but we also learned and experienced an extremely rare and beautiful way of life that the native people of the highlands carry on. Their strength and kindness will stay with us for our entire lives.
A quick note on the demands of the trek itself. The three of us (ages 29-32, active and relatively experienced hikers) found the Lares portion very challenging due to it being at an altitude that none of us had hiked in before. We also made the mistake of not giving ourselves ample time to acclimate to the altitude in Cusco before starting the trek (and also tried to do it without altitude medication etc.). The coca tea/leaves helped to an extent but we absolutely recommend taking time (2-3 days) to acclimate in Cusco and taking altitude medication if you (like us) are not used to hiking at altitude. That way, nothing (besides the usual challenges of a difficult hike) gets in the way of your experience.
Even besides the altitude, this is a very challenging trek, so make sure you are comfortable with steep inclines/declines and heights in general before hiking the Andes. If you are up for the challenge, it is absolutely incredible!
Thank you Juvenal, Lorenzo, Joao, Toribio, and all of the beautiful people we met along the way for an unforgettable experience!!
Juan Luis was great. All details were what we expected. I learned so much and the experience was once in a life time.
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!
The whole trek was made by the incredible staff, our tour guide Vincente was amazing at making everyday perfect. We had a few issues within our group with people getting… read more sick but he went out of his way to make sure we were looked after. The chef Julio went above and beyond with the food it was incredible and especially with me and my partner being vegetarian. The 2 porters Abel and Deonicio were attentive, the hard work they put in to make sure everything has arrived to camp, they prepare everything for your arrival they work so hard.
Even our horse man Ali was the best.
The tour itself is great beautiful surroundings and scenery, the trek to salkantay was difficult but worth it.
We had a couple of changes to our plans but for the better, we ended up going to the hot springs and zip lining and it was THE best experience, the zip lining is insane, i am so glad Vincente added this into our tour.
Unfortunately the views from Machu Picchu was foggy but the knowledge Vincente had about Inca history was second to none.
Carlos Ccolcca and Joao Sanchez were fantastic guides and really supportive and created fantastic positive energy through our 4 days. Super informative, very friendly and kept us wonderfully… read more on track and organized so we never felt rushed on the trail. Our chef, Julio Cesar, cooked meals that rivaled reassurance meals while on the trail. We even got a cake on the last night and a couple of beautiful sculptures and flambés.
Couldn’t recommend this experience more! 10 stars out of 5!
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.
Everything was well thought of to the smallest details.
The guides were knowledgeable and from the local community of the Inca region.
I like that they have two… read more women guides to accommodate an all women group mentored by a very passionate charismatic male guide who empowered them to take the lead throughout the trail.
The porters were beyond helpful, they were pleasant and encouraging with their smiles and high spirit as they worked hard to set up the tents and attend to all our needs, a group of 9 women.
The food is another level of camp food. We were well fed. We wouldn’t have gotten that quality of food in a standard restaurant: from The variety to quantity of food and the presentation. I could go on and on. In short, you can’t go wrong with food with Chef Julius Cesar and her assistants. Every day and night was a different dish. We even asked for the recipe to attempt to make it at home.
I will miss everything about this experience. Thank you Jose, Rosa, and Lordes. Truly you made a beautiful experience unforgettable.
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.
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!
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.
This trip was one of my best experiences. Spectacular sceneries and beautiful Inca sites on the way. Trexperience team was awesome. Our tour guid, Robinzon, was very knowledgeable about the… read more Inca’s history and the nature and gave us a lot of cool tips along the way. He had a really good sense of humor as well.
My friend and I have chronic knee pain so we walked slowly and were always behind the rest of the group. Robinzon was very patient, always walking behind us, assuring us to go with our own pace, always saying "step by step, go with your own pace and enjoy the hike!" :)
Our chef, Julio Cesar was amazing. I don’t even know how he could manage preparing and cooking 2-3 different types of food so quickly. Both the taste and the presentation of the meals were great.
Every step of the way was scheduled nicely and went on plan. I would highly recommend Trexperience.
I had the best trek ever! Carlos Ccolcca (our guide) and the head chef ( Rolando) were so amazing! We couldn’t have done it without them! Carlos was very knowledgeable… read more and took very good care of us. They cooks made phenomenal food! I was never disappointed with it. They even made the food look artistic! We saw a lot of different views of nature, from the icy mountains, to desert, to jungle. And to top it off at the end, Carlos was our guide at Machu Picchu as well. If I could give more than 5 stars I totally would!
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!
Our trip with TreXperience was so special. Not only were we encouraged and supported by our guides Edy and Yoner all along the way, learning so much about the Inca… read more trail and it’s history, keeping us smiling and laughing. We were also blown away by the quality of food for each meal by our chef Rolando, so well fed with so much variety and catered to all dietary requirements.
The views of the doing the trail alone were breath taking and I felt a real sent of accomplishment completing the 4 days. I highly recommend this trek, it’s truly been once in a life time.
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!!
Our guides were Pepe and Filio. They have done a wonderful job! They not only motivated us to hike on but also explained a lot about the culture and nature.… read more It was very interesting. Moreover they managed that we were the 1st team to arrive at Macchu Picchu!
Sinci our chef cooked over the 4 days a variety of dishes. All of them were delicious and we even got a cake as dessert for our last dinner.
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!!
The guides Robinson and Sol were very caring and looked after us very well. They explained a lot and also told us fun stories in the evening.
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 landscapes, great guides, lot of knowledge and history. This is an must have in any Peru trip.
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
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.
JJ and Yoner never stopped working to make sure that our Trex Experience surpassed our expectations!!
The chef was amazing and even baked cake on our last night…at a… read more campsite!! Wow!
The porters carried everything for our glamping trip and did a great job organising all the details required to make sure we had everything we needed.
Thank you soon much for such a great trip. I strongly recommend this company and especially the guides!
Jose, the tour guide was an absolute standout. I was on a no-fuss business trip and had the weekend to acclimatise in Cusco. My colleague and I were after… read more a tour which was efficient, took us to all the right places and required minimal effort on our part – this was that tour.
From the moment Jose picked us up at our hotel, we were treated with the best logistically organised and informative tour we could have hoped for. This was made possible by Jose, given his extensive 13 years experience across the continent as a tour guide he made our journey easy and stress-free. He also taught us how to take the BEST Iphone pics (as a value-add) and was more than happy to share story and a laugh.
What a delightful, stress-free tour. There is no way we would have been able to see what we did in the time with as little stress were it not for Jose and this tour. Well worth it and will be recommending to others.
The experience was amazing from start to finish! My crew, including Edy the tour guide, Vanessa the masseause, the head chef and assistant chef, and three porters were so incredible… read more and they were all working so hard throughout the trip to make sure everything went smoothly. The porters were hustling the whole time I don’t even know how they were carrying so many things throughout the trip and still beat me by like over an hour and got everything set up. The logistics were 100% perfect and I could not have asked for a better experience. And ending with Machu Picchu was just the perfect ending to the trek.
I’m also a foodie and the food was A+ on this trip!! I literally don’t even know how they cooked all the food with basically no electricity on these camp sites.
If you can afford it I’d go for the Luxury experience which has the massage available for three of the nights, which is just perfect for a long day of trekking. Also for the luxury experience they don’t cheap out on things like the hotel or restaurants. They were all amazing and I have stayed at / eaten at many of the best hotels in the world.
This was a life changing experience and I will remember it forever!
The tour was simply amazing, 2 days of seeing beautiful nature and thanks to our awesome guide Jose Luis we really had the time to enjoy the views and get… read more some great photos. Also Jose Luis was like a walking encyclopedia and shared with us his knowledge about the culture and history of the place as well as the flora and fauna. All in all a great experience which i would highly recommend to anyone in Cusco.
This was one of the best trips of my life! Stunning scenery, challenging hikes and we were so well looked after. Edy was one of the best tour guides ever,… read more so kind and patient and made us feel completely comfortable and at home. Our porters were amazing carrying everything we needed and cooking great food every day even with sweet touches like being woken up with coca tea each morning or bowls of warm water outside our tent morning and evening. Sara was a wonderful tour guide as well- so funny and kind and very knowledgable. We had an amazing time- 10/10 would recommend!
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.
The entire trip was amazing! Our guide Jose Calderon was a very caring and humorous person with ample experience in guiding tours like this. The food was also amazing, the… read more cooks followed the group everywhere and always prepare perfect food considering everyone’s preference (like vegetarian/vegan). Super nice experience!
Had the best experience with TreXperience with Robbie and the rest of the crew. Pros: delicious warm filling meals and snacks for the trek, professional team who made sure we… read more were taken care of and put safety first, and most importantly we all made it!! Amazing views with an even more amazing team to lead us there!
The experience overall was beyond my wildest dreams, the views were breath taking and the crew was absolutely fantastic. From our guides Jose Calderon, Rosa Huilloa, Lourdes Soto who made… read more us enjoy every strep of this journey with their care, insightful information, and amazing attitude. We began as strangers and seem to have become somewhat like family by the end of this experience! The porters who were the hidden heroes who setup our camps before we even arrive and have everything planned out. And ofcourse, the food was amazing! Thanks to our chef for catering to our every need and dietary restrictions and providing us with the most delicious meals!
Will definitely miss this experience of a lifetime.
The scenery was amazing and the culture knowledge offered by Eddy our tour guide was excellent. He demonstrated a deep understanding of Incan and Quechua culture.
Food was fantastic.… read more Great group friendship. Would recommend.
It is a journey that you just can’t explain! You have to experience it! Being in the Andres! Wow! Our guide (Carlos), horsemen (sorry I can’t… read more think of their names), chef (Rolando), sous chef, waiter (Martin and Haviar) – the team was incredible!!!! These guys deserve all the credit! It is amazing what they do!!!! Up early, bed late, waiting on us! Then, they literally run up the mountain with our gear on their backs to set up camp and prepare the next meal!
Carlos was wonderful and gentle with me when I struggled with the heights and the body pain. He even helped carry my daypack.
I couldn’t have asked for a better support team!
I’ll admit this was a gruelling trek, but the feeling of walking into Machu Picchu and all the history and culture along the way was so much better than taking… read more the train and bus in for a day trip. Half our group almost didnt complete the trip, two had sore knees from downhill steps, one had a sore back and altitude sickness, and a teenager burnt himself out on the first day throwing up and diarrhea. But our guides, Eddie and Rosa were excellent. They really cared about the group and lived the Quechuan culture of Family. Eddie was extremely passionate about the history and culture and Rosa was always smiling and laughing. porters from Pisac were also amazing. They ran around furiously after tirelessly hiking up and down dead womans pass to set up tents and mattresses for those that were struggling so they could get some rest. One of the group that was sick fell into some bushes and got small burrs all over his sweater. One porter spent half an hour picking the burrs out while he got some rest. Way above and beyond. Thank you Juvenal for all that you and your porters did for us. As most people say, the food was also excellent. Chef Raymundo made some amazing dishes and his fruit art was incredible. There was honestly way too much food. More than our group could possibly eat. If you want a truly unique experience and that once in lifetime experience of walking into Machu Picchu after a well earned trek, then do this trek. You definitely cant go wrong with TreXperience.
I highly recommend this experience. Nilo was our guide and he was super nice and informative. The rest of the crew was Celso, Juan and Victor and everyone… read more was very accommodative. The food was great – I ate better in the mountains than I do at home lol. The views are amazing. It’s an unforgettable experience.