Peru Cusco Ollantaytambo
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Four days and three nights on the Inca Trail. Nineteen of us shared the experience of the incredible scenery, arduous climbs, steep declines down often eraditic Inca stone steps, changes of temperatures back and forth through the day and the cold nights camping. We saw ruins all along the way and learned much about their history. Traveling through changes in climate several times a day we saw tropical and desert fauna, orchids, trumpet trees then wildflowers, colorful and sometimes very large hummingbirds and deer crossing the trail . The vistas were dramatic as we climbed to fourteen thousand feet. We had some of the hardest working people I have ever seen creating a camp for us every night then packing everything up and doing all again down the trail. The porters were mainly local villagers who on our last day dressed in their native clothes representing their village. For those looking for a moderate hike, this is definetly not it. But, knowing you would have the porters and guides setting up lunch and the evening camp made a difficult hike bearable.