We went on the Bamba Experience 4-Day Trek and it was such an incredible experience! We were a small group of 7 people, so it made the experience seem very intimate and we were able to learn so much about the culture of Peru. Our guide, Freddie was awesome -- he had so much knowledge to share and stories to tell which really made a difference. The meals that we had on the trip were awesome some of the best food we had during our 2 weeks in Peru. I would recommend getting the superior service because it helps to give a bit of your weight to the porters when doing the trek. All around an incredible trip that I would take again. Definitely recommend this to anyone!
My daughter's boyfriend got sick and the tour agency accommodated for them to go to Machu Picchu anyway. Responsive to my phone calls. I will recommend.
Awesome! Our tour guide, Francisco, was incredibly knowledgeable and a generally fun person! We lucked out with weather, so all the views were amazing and the hike was very enjoyable. The first day, seemed to be the guide feeling out the group with frequent rests and explanations of flora and fauna. The 2nd day the guide lets you go at your own pace, as it is the hardest day. You hike over 'Dead Woman's Pass' at something like 13,600ft. The views are amazing. The next 2 days have some climbing but nothing you can't handle after experiencing the 2nd day.
We opted for the superior package, which is worth it if solely for not having to lug your sleeping back and mattress pad on the hike.
Some recommendations for the hike.
1. Baby Wipes! a good way to freshen up, as there are no showers. There's some streams and stuff if you want to brave the COLD water with a bar of soap.
2. Bring your own Toilet paper. It isn't provided.
3. Make sure you have a head lamp and it works! I had to hike from 2am-5am on the last day with my iphone flashlight because a rented a crummy headlamp that quit on me and wouldn't turn back on.
The trek, iteself, was fantastic. The hand-off of detailed reservations between Viator and the tour operator was not 100 smooth. My reservation for the upgrade package was fine, but one of the other hikers did not have her upgrade equipment. It all worked out in the end OK.
The trek tour leader, the porters, the campsites, and, especially, the daily food was SUPERB!!
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