Holiday review by Ms. Linda Chandler
Name: Ms. Linda Chandler
Date of trip: 04/08/2013
Number of people: 2
Our chef, Daniel, on the Inca trail coming out in his chef\'s whites with a decorated birthday cake for my friends 60th birthday. He then repeated this amazing feat with a second cake for my 60th birthday 3 days later ......and all the porters singing Happy Birthday to us....one of the most memorable birthdays ever...made turning 60 not feel quite so bad....although I actually felt about 100 at the time!
I'd taken my iPod in case I needed some motivational music to help me complete the Inca trail but was enjoying the scenery and serenity too much to need it....until the last 2 hours of the climb to Dead Woman\'s pass! So I had it on shuffle and with about 100 stairs to go "stairway to heaven" came on...so thanks, Led Zeppelin, that last few minutes got me to the top
As I've never taken a tour before, I didn't really know what to expect. ...and I loved every minute. It was so great to have such brilliant service from initial enquiry, booking and then through to meeting such lovely, helpful people from start to finish. The guides especially were of exceptional quality...great personalities, language skills and knowledge base.
Trip was great overall value and the Inca trail was one of the best experiences of my life.
Paul was the best ever...very helpful, knowledgeable, and always responded promptly to emails
Edison was absolutely the best guide we could have hoped for on the Inca trail. Great knowledge, language skills, sense of humour but also very aware and empathic to our needs. I'll never forget him.
Jose Antonio, in the jungle, also of a very high standard. Great language and knowledge and brilliant at spotting highly camouflaged wild life!
Social & Environmental Responsibility:
Our chef on the Inca trail gave a speech where he thanked us for coming to his country and enabling them to work hard for their families...very genuine and moving . The porters all seemed to be happy to be working and said they enjoyed their jobs.