Destinations,  Peru,  South America

Peru Land Of The Incas

Peru seems to be on everyone’s travel plans the last few years and there’s a good reason for it! Our trip to Peru seemed to pop out of nowhere like most trips that we tend to go on. South America was always on my list of places to visit and Peru seemed like a perfect spot to start our journey through the Gringo Trail!

The highlight of our trip to Peru and the main reason we went to visit Peru was to make the trek to Machu Picchu and see the ancient Inca city. We originally were not sure how we would do this but knew we would need some sort of guide company since it is a multi day journey and we didn’t want to just hop on a train there. Half the fun is the adventure, right?!

This is when we heard about Lorenzo Expeditions from a close friend of ours who had just gotten back from Peru. Like any modern millennial, we jumped on Trip Advisor and searched forums to see what others thought and we where impressed by them to say the least. Looking back I am glad we made the decision to go with Lorenzo Expeditions and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to make the trek to Machu Picchu.

The company offers many different packages for all levels of hikers and backpackers. They do not just get you from point A to point B, but actually take you along amazing hiking trails, bike riding, culinary experiences and some very interesting hostels. If you are looking for to just land at Machu Picchu then this is not the company for you. But if you are looking to work your way to Machu Picchu and gain some amazing experiences and stories while seeing some of the most amazing scenery I have seen, then this is for you!

I will be going in depth on the guide company we used and detail every step of the way from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back. This will include detailed reviews of each stop along the way, as well as the activities that Lorenzo Expeditions set up for us such as cycling down a mountain and white water rafting outside of Aguas Calientes, Peru. The trip should be on everyone’s bucket list and one that should be taken as soon as you can. While it is demanding it is not out of the realm of possibility for the most average fitness level adults.

While there are quick and easy ways to get to Machu Picchu such as the Peru Rail, that offers a straight train ticket from outside of Cusco to Aguas Calientes (the town outside of Machu Picchu and home base where you stay at), that just isn’t what we wanted. The train ride is a great experience on the way back after the Inca Trail but the experience of hiking the Peru Jungles and seeing the country side just cannot be beat.

I look forward to share in detail the entire Peruvian adventure and ways for your to maximize your time there! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Have you been to Peru? Did you hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

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