Past Trips


Una maravillosa experiencia realizando el camino inca de dos días, suficiente si se quiere disfrutar del paisaje que rodea al Machu Picchu, con un final impactante llegando a la ciudadela. Elistan es un guía experimentado, simpático y atento, con muy buenos conocimimientos tanto de la cultura inca, como de las plantas medicinales y de la naturaleza de la región, que pone todo de su parte para que te lleves un muy buen recuerdo. Absolutamente recomendable escoger la opción con subida al Huayna Picchu.
By Joan Manel d for Short Inca Trail 2 Day on Oct 18, 2022
My husband and I did the 5-day Majestic Salkantay hike with Elistan, and it wildly exceeded our expectations. Elistan has been in this industry for 20 years, and literally knew every local guide we met on the trail. Elistan owns his own boutique tour company, gave us service just as luxurious as the big companies, and treated the chef and "cowboy" (whose horses carried the gear) as business partners. While we hiked and during meals, we learned so much from Elistan: He showed us rare orchids and helped us see the chinchillas camouflage against rocks. He shared so much about Peru's heritage from his perspective as someone with a blended Inca/indigenous heritage. The hike was spectacular. The first two days are high altitude (literally camping above 14,000 feet, where we could hear avalanches in the distance). The next two days were in the jungle with phenomenal views of the Andes. And the final capstone day was Machu Picchu. Elistan took care of everything. From oxygen tanks and oximeters to keep us safe, to ensuring we had the prime early morning tickets to Machu Picchu. And the food! The first day at lunch, I expected a sandwich and snacks. Our chef produced a hot three-course meal. Unbelievable to have restaurant-quality food produced on a camping stove in the middle of the mountains. We booked with Allyn Pacha based on the recommendation of a friend's friend here in California who had done a hike with Elistan. This family-run business is a true hidden gem! It was truly the trip of a lifetime, and we're so grateful that Elistan made it possible.
By Mary Ann B for Salkantay Majestic Trek on Aug 31, 2022