Everything about this trip - from our awesome guide, Edgar, to the delicious and plentiful food on the trail - was exceptional. I was mainly drawn to this trek because of Machu Picchu, which was incredible, but the guide's attention to detail, the trek up Salkantay Pass, camping under the Southern Sky, the visit to Freddy's coffee farm, and the people I met on the trip almost overshadowed the visit to Machu Picchu. Our guides kept morale high when the trek got more difficult and were all local to the area so they knew a ton about the culture and history.
Great to know that 10% of the trip also goes back to local entrepreneurs in Peru, and that OneSeed pays all of the guides and support staff a fair wage as well. You could really see how grateful the entire staff in Peru was to be working for OneSeed.
What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
We stopped by a brewery which sells a fermented corn beverage which I think was called Chicha. We had the option to try it (or not) and it was actually really good! The brewery also raised Guinea Pigs, 'cui,' which are roasted and eaten on special occassions. I did not try cui on the expedition, but did have a chance to try it in Lima after the trek. It was actually pretty good!