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> The Inca Trail - 2008, Anyone done it recently
veromarcos
post Feb 29 2008, 05:04 PM
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We are planning on doing the Inca Trail end of March - start of April.

Anyone done it in 2008 for updates on state, prices, etc. Is March - April high season there?

Will check around travelpods also but would be useful.

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post Mar 2 2008, 01:02 AM
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Hi,

This will save you a little time. Here are the Travelpod blogs for Inca Trail:
http://www.travelpod.com/cgi-bin/keyword2....rd=inca%20trail

March and April is at the tail end of the rainy season. Everything is as green as can be. If you don't get rained on, it can be the best time of year to travel.

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post Mar 2 2008, 12:49 PM
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Excellent! What would we do without the Travelpod team :-)

Out of curiousity how are pods classified into "best first". Is it for the individual entry or generally for all the information on the travelpod?

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post Mar 4 2008, 04:45 PM
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Hi,

If you are talking about how does a travel blog become a featured travel blog. The selection process isn't an exact science but there are some rules that we follow when we make the selection. If your travel blog fits these requirements, you can request that it evaluated by our team, and we will gladly review the travel blog.

To request a feature, use the "Feature Request" link next to the travel blog you would like us to evaluate once you login to TravelPod.

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Like I said, it's not an exact science but if you meet all of the above requirements, send us an email and we'll look over your travel blog and maybe... we'll feature it too!


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post Mar 4 2008, 04:47 PM
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No, he's talking about the search results.

Here's an example: http://www.travelpod.com/blogs/0/Turkey.html

It says Sort by: Best first...How does the website know which one is the best?


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post Mar 5 2008, 10:20 AM
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I was asking more in the direction of Starlagurls reply, but your reply interesting to read also.
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I was asking more in the direction of Starlagurls reply, but your reply interesting to read also.


Search results are sorted based on whether or not the entry has been featured as well as the associated trip score.
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post Mar 9 2008, 05:34 PM
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Its great how they have split the costs of the Inca Trail.

Thanks.

We have now booked with a company called Andex. Will keep this forum posted of result.
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post Apr 8 2008, 10:00 AM
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Just finished the Inka Trail with a very positive experience, and a bit more information on Tour Operators for anyone needing it:

We booked with "Andex Travel" which is one of the agents that appears on Travelpod information when you look at Peru information.

We paid USD 295 per person with everything included and it was a very good deal.

However Andex Travel is based in Lima and therefore subcontracts with Cusco Explorers. Only agencies with offices in Cusco can buy permits for the Inca Trail, so BUY WITH AGENTS THAT OFFICES IN CUSCO to avoid paying commissions.

Our group was of 9 people. 3 of them had bought directly with Cusco Explorers and got the same service (except bus M Picchu to Aguas Calientes which is 6 dollars) for USD 250.

That is probably the cheapest you can get, or should get. Any cheaper means they are not paying the porters sufficient, and that is just not correct.

The guide was called William (plus Warthong and Olividio). Good english, excellent food, great explanations and attention.

Everyone uses the same campings so toilets are a common problem (mostly dirty). Showers only on the third day.
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post Apr 8 2008, 10:23 AM
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That's good, glad you had a good time, maybe except for the dirty toilets!


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QUOTE(jacquesl @ Mar 4 2008, 04:45 PM) *


To request a feature, use the "Feature Request" link next to the travel blog you would like us to evaluate once you login to TravelPod.



Where is this "Feature Request" link exactly, I can't find it.
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post May 6 2010, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE(darrenhough74 @ May 6 2010, 09:21 AM) *

QUOTE(jacquesl @ Mar 4 2008, 04:45 PM) *


To request a feature, use the "Feature Request" link next to the travel blog you would like us to evaluate once you login to TravelPod.



Where is this "Feature Request" link exactly, I can't find it.


In the last update that link was removed and now you just have to send me an email and tell me you would like one or more of your blogs to be considered to be featured.

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