Category Archives: Inca Trail

Trip Report: Peru with Machu Picchu, Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley

Traveler: Tina C. Travel Dates: July 18-August 4, 2014 Destination Visited: Machu Picchu, Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley We decided to go to Peru last fall, as we had laid out plans to undertake 3 days in the … Continue reading

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Exploring Lima: A Welcomed & Unsuspected Surprise

We arrive back in Lima in the evening and embrace the humidity and heat that greets us as we exit the plane; such a dramatic contrast from the cool, misty days and nights in the high Andes, just a short … Continue reading

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Introduction to The Luxury Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek

Trekking in Peru is one of the best and most sought-after adventure opportunities in South America. To elevate your trekking experience, there are currently two lodge-to-lodge luxury trek options to Machu Picchu: The Salkantay Trail and The Lares Trail. Both … Continue reading

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An Introduction to The Luxury Lares Lodge to Lodge Trek

Trekking in Peru is one of the best and most sought-after adventure opportunities in South America. To elevate your trekking experience, there are currently two lodge-to-lodge luxury trek options to Machu Picchu: The Salkantay Trail and The Lares Trail. Both … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Hiking The KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak

Check out our latest video of Gretchen and Diego, from the Adventure Within Reach Team, completing the KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak! Stats: KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike: Total distance: 13 … Continue reading

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PART 2: Hiking The KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak

In the morning we arise early and visit the central plaza of Aguas Calientes and a small local market. The surrounding mountains, blanketed in jungle, seem to seamlessly merge with the town. Spindly fingers of mist hang low at this … Continue reading

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PART 1: Hiking The KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak

The sound of the rain on the ceramic roof shingles wakes us before dawn this morning. We quickly gather our things together and meet our enthusiastic guide, Claudia, on the train platform. As the royal blue and gold Peru Rail … Continue reading

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5 Hidden Gem Treks in South America (Plus one bonus trek!)

If you are hoping to broaden your adventure portfolio this year, then I am here to help! This year I am extremely excited to share several new treks throughout South America for travelers looking for truly unique, rare and enticing … Continue reading

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Difference Between the Salkantay and Lares Lodge-to-Lodge Treks

Trekking in Peru is one of the best and most sought-after adventure opportunities in South America. To elevate your trekking experience, there are currently two lodge-to-lodge luxury trek options to Machu Picchu: The Salkantay Trail and The Lares Trail. What … Continue reading

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Peru’s Craziest Hotels

Sleep hanging from the side of cliff, in the roof the Amazon canopy or surrounded by some of the most awe-inspiring peaks of the Andes! For true adventure-seekers, check out our top three most unique and craziest hotel experiences in … Continue reading

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