Salkanay Trek with Kenko Adventures


Wow where to even start. This is the only TripAdvisor review I have ever written, and for a reason. Elvis aka the Rainmaker was that good. Elvis Presley might be the king of rock and roll, but Elvis is the king of the Salkantay trek. 

We did a 4 day trek with Kenko through the Salkantay Pass route, it was amazing and Elvis as a guide was amazing. First, even before the trek Elvis picked us up from the airport personally, gave us some tips about Cusco, and briefed us thoroughly about the upcoming trek. Once the trek actually started he catered to every one of our needs. My travel partner struggled a tiny bit with altitude for instance and Elvis was sure to encourage him all the way through the pass. Furthermore, Elvis was patient and answered all our questions throughout the four days we trekked together. Whether are questions were about the mountains, his culture, the Incas, or just what he thought about Paolo Guerrero (Peruvian soccer player). He also was very receptive to our feedback, for instance I really wanted to visit the Salkantay lake, he made sure we made it and did a badass ridge trail that I loved. Another example was that I wanted to walk from Aguas Calientes to Macchu Picchu (instead of taking the Bus), Elvis was sure to explain how that route worked. Furthermore, at Machu Picchu Elvis navigated the tourist mob exceptionally well. He knew where to get the best photos, how to avoid crowds, executed panoramic photos that capture subjects twice with exceptional skill (no easy feat!), and was very knowledgeable about Machu Picchu itself.

I could keep going, but I hope its clear that Kenko is perfect choice for any activity in the Cusco area. Elvis adds a personal and customized touch that is rare for any tour company, you will not regret booking with Kenko. 

P.S. Elvis is the rainmaker because literally every time we were walking it did not rain, and then when we stopped for lunch or something it would rain (we did the trek in April, shoulder season). The guy is amazing!

Andre G

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