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Alpaca Expeditions

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Cusco, Peru
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About Alpaca Expeditions
Alpaca Expeditions is an experienced culture and adventure travel company that creates customized tours for travelers visiting Peru. We will work with you to create the trip of a lifetime, whether you dream of trekking through the Andes on a 4 day climb to the lost city of the Incas or conquering the heights of Macchu Picchu through the indulgence of a luxurious train, let us make all your dreams come true.
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Venture783085 wrote a review Yesterday
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We did the 5.5 day Salkantay trek.This was truly a once in a lifetime trip. It was challenging for any age , but at 54 yrs old , I thought I was prepared by training for 5 months. Unfortunately , the altitude kicked my butt. Our guides, Jose and Aldofo, were excellent and did everything to make our hike a success. Experiencing all the different ecosystems in 5 days was remarkable. Walking through Macho Picchu was surreal and so rewarding. I couldn’t believe I was standing in one of the wonders of the world. Attempted climbing Huayna Picchu ( the mountain in the background), but only made it halfway. It was difficult and still having altitude issues. Thanks again Jose and Aldofo!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Felicia S wrote a review Yesterday
Palo Alto, California7 contributions8 helpful votes
We decided to do the day and a half trek Inca Trail tour to see Macchu Piccu. We were so fortunate to have been assigned to our amazing guide Victor. He was so welcoming (at 5:30am!) and a terrific host and guide as we took train then got off at km 104 To begin our 9 mile trek! It was fun, beautiful and exhilarating thanks to our wonderful guide Victor. His patience and knowledge guided us ( a married retired couple ) to the top, It was one of life's most memorable experiences- The chef prepared a delicious meal at the halfway point which we ate in a tent with tablecloth! Everything was organized perfectly and we loved every minute even though some of the steepest stair climbs were rather difficult - We couldn't have done it without Victors patience and knowledge of Macchu Piccu - it was the best!!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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kimandannie wrote a review Nov 2021
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We could not have done this trip without Nilton our tour guide,Gregorio our head porter, Dionicio our chef and the many porters who accompanied us. The Alpaca Expedition is truly one of the best. We did our research on the expedition groups and finally chose Alpaca tours. The food, Nilton’s knowledge of the Inca trail, and the Porters strength all were exceptional! You will be pleased by the Alpaca Expedition! Don’t hesitate….this experience is unbelievable❤️
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Date of experience: November 2021
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thegoodgriffin wrote a review Nov 2021
Marina del Rey, California6 contributions5 helpful votes
I just returned from an incredible 4-day trek on the Inca trail with excellent Alpaca hosts. Big thanks to these wonderful people who made it such an amazing experience: Isao: Best guide - EVER - make sure to request him! With the perfect balance of professionalism and fun, Isao tailored the journey to suit our particular mix of trekkers. He took special care of each of us, and made sure we all got to maximize whatever part of the trip was most important to us individually – while also creating a warm sense of family and group experience. I can't wait to trek with him again and am already planning my next trip back. Moises: Part chef and part magician. I don't know how he was able to serve such lavish and delicious meals on the trail – I was in awe after each one. After reading previous reviews, I had very high expectations and they were exceeded. I loved the soups in particular, and all the dish presentations were delightful! Juan & Porter Crew: These people are top-level athletes and world-class hosts. They took care of all the gear and logistics, which allowed us to be carefree and enjoy the beauty of each moment. They broke down our camp each day after we had already set out on the trail – but managed to pass us carrying all our gear and had everything set up again long before we arrived at the next camp. In addition, they offered us so many thoughtful kindnesses throughout the trip; they greeted us with bowls of warm water to wash up with (morning, afternoon and evening). They woke us up with hot tea. They cheered us on as we pushed ourselves up and down the mountain. All in all, I can't say enough good things about Alpaca and highly recommend them the Inca trail trek! You will have a fantastic time! Additional thoughts & unsolicited advice: ALTITUDE: Unless you live at 14,000 feet, absolutely spend 3 days acclimating in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. There is plenty to do and it makes a massive difference. FITNESS: Think 5+ hours of stair climbing every day of the trek. There can be long stretches of going downstairs - make sure to train for that too. If you have difficulty with your knees or back I'd recommend the 1 or 2-day trek, which Alpaca also offers. GEAR: You need far less than you think you do. If I did it again, I'd only bring two pairs of wicking quick-dry leggings, and I'd leave the rain pants at home (I was way too hot hiking in them). The rain poncho they give you covers most of you, and I probably would have been fine without my raincoat. Just make sure to bring waterproof gloves - those are small and make a big difference. Instead of long-sleeved shirts, I am a big fan of arm warmers paired with a T-shirt or tank - so you don't have to take off your pack every time you want to add or shed a layer. BUGS: I didn't have a problem with them until we were actually in Machu Picchu - and then I got eaten alive. Make sure to put on the DEET and cover your legs and ankles on the last morning before you set out for the sun gate. HYDRATION: Alpaca provides purified (filtered/boiled) water for your pack morning, noon and night. You can also buy drinks at various places on the trail (though I never did). I highly advise using a pack with a CamelBack like system. This will increase your water intake and keep you better hydrated because you don't have to stop moving to sip. It's also lighter weight than most bottles. SNACKS: I was really worried I'd be hungry, so 1/2 my allotted duffel bag weight went to snacks. This was totally unnecessary. Alpaca feeds you VERY VERY WELL! They also give you a few trail snacks - but I was always too full to eat them. (There are also snack options along the trail.)
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Date of experience: November 2021
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jess wrote a review Nov 2021
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Our trip was amazing. Our tour guide, Rony, was so supportive during the difficult parts of the hike and he was knowledgeable and passionate about the Inca civilization. We learned so much and were so humbled visiting important sites. We also had amazing “glamping” accommodations. The treking chef, Alex, made us 3 incredible hot meals every day. I wish he would open a restaurant in Seattle! We had such a fantastic time with Alpaca Expeditions- I will absolutely be recommending this trip to friends and family.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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