In our opinion, the BEST way to get to Machu Picchu is by hiking the Salkantay Trek. This 3-4 day trek in the Peruvian Andes leads you to Humantay Lake, over mountains, through jungle, and eventually brings you to the gateway to Machu Picchu; Aguas Calientes. Although there are multiple ways to get to Machu Picchu, taking the scenic route is always our preferred method, and we think this video makes it clear why we prefer to take the long way 🙂

We did this trek with Peruvian Paths and Adventures, and you can see in the video how much we enjoyed our trip! You can check out Peruvian Paths and Adventures here:

Not only was the food excellent and the guide incredibly knowledgeable, but having a team available to organize and help our group as needed was invaluable! We really can't say enough good things about Peruvian Paths and Adventures and recommend you check them out for any adventure you want to do in Peru!

If you are wondering how to get to Machu Picchu, or are debating between the Inca Trail and the Salkantay Trail, we hope you find this video helpful! After watching the video we hope you agree that the Salkantay Trail is absolutely gorgeous and is a route to Machu Picchu that deserves some consideration. One of the major perks of the Salkantay Trail is that if you need a bit of extra help, there are horse and van options along the way that ensure everyone can make it to Aguas Calientes safely. As you can see in the video, these options helped our group have an awesome trip and made sure we had the energy needed for our visit to Machu Picchu!

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== Chapters ==
0:00 The most beautiful trek to Machu Picchu
1:20 Humantay Lake with our new travel companions
3:27 Bubble dome room tour
4:47 Bubble dome dinner
5:18 Taking on the Salkantay Pass
10:25 Splitting up and hiking through the jungle
12:10 Learning how to eat granadilla
12:56 We lost Nicole's parents
14:33 Coffee and hot springs instead of hiking
14:53 Final hiking day begins with dogs!
16:22 First views of Machu Picchu
18:15 Sneak peak of Machu Picchu

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Hey there! We are Nicole and Mico, full-time travel vloggers searching for adventures all around the globe. In March 2021 we quit our jobs, sold our belongings, and hopped on our first ever one-way flight leaving our home country #Canada. We believe #travel builds understanding that reaches across culture, language, and boundaries, and we want to share our experiences as we create connections all over the world. If you like learning about unique places, new cultures and different foods, then come follow our adventure as we explore all our beautiful planet has to offer.

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