I am going to be in Peru for around the end of Sept/beginning of Oct 2005 and am wanting to do the Inca Trail and Machu Pichu.
I have been looking into companies
www.sastravelperu.com and www.unitedmice.com and both seem great.
Any recomendations and advice you can give me???
There is a previous posting aboutwhich companies are best so you can try and find that..
I did the trail last week with united mice, i thought it was absolutely amazing how they maintained a better quality than i was eating in restaurants every mealtime!
The one benfit with untied mice is that on the 2nd day you do more wlaking so on the 3rd day you can chill out at the end and see some ruins compared with SAS who are good too but do more walking on the 3rd day and many are too tired to actually be bothered to see the ruins, AND you can watch the sunset wiith united mice and if you are lucky as i was, our guide showed us the fireflys, AMAZING!
UNite dmice ruled and i would reccommend them to others, in my opinion, the 3rd night and sunset was better than macchu picchu, so go with united mice!!
Getting the most out of the trip is important, so going with United Mice seems better if we get to see most ruins. Thanks I will take a look at the other thread...if i can find it.
Also about what time did you arrive at Machu Pichu? Do you get there before the crowds at 10:30am? So the place is kinda less busy? and then you have the day to spend there if you wanted?
On the 4 day trek, all companies camp at this huge campsite together.
Everyone leaves for Macchu Picchu at 4.20 am, get to the sun gate for sunrise at about 5.30 and have a good few hours to walk around before the masses of annoying tour groups in the 50´s start to get there at about 10 - 11 am.
Be ready for an early start!
Does anyone know what I should expect to be paying for the 4 days "classical" Inca trail?