My husband and I have hiked and biked and camped on six continents. The hike to Machu Picchu on the Inca trail has to be one of the most amazing hikes we have ever taken.
Usually we travel independently and do not book tours. However hiking the Inca trail and seeing Machu Picchu is such a complicated project that we decided to book through Travel and Healing. We were amazed at how much care they took to make sure our trip was exceptional. Right from the beginning Aracely,the trip manager, contacted us directly on WhatsApp. She answered all of our questions, and made sure she booked exactly what we wanted. She took care of everything from entry papers to the trail, to train and transport, to our hotel and our amazing guide, Coco. During our trip she was available at any hour to make sure everything was going well. She even made last minute arrangements when our train did not work out on the return.
Our adventure began with a traditional blessing from a Quechua priest. Coco, our guide, was also Quechua and as we hiked, he explained a lot about their culture and the beliefs that have been passed down from Inca times. This made the hike along the stone steps and paved Inca trail, through amazing Inca ruins so much more meaningful. Coco's cheerful attitude, encouragement and great knowledge about the mountains, nature and Inca history along the trail made the trip extraordinary.
I cannot recommend Coco and Travel and Healing more highly. If you want a company that cares about you and works hard to make sure your trip is exactly what you want, rather than feeling like a number in a herd of people, then this is for you.