Thanks for your feedback on the trip. I'm glad you enjoyed the trek and that Fabrizzio looked after you on the trip. Also, the advice about the porters is very useful - although we do try our best to ensure that they are fully equipped for all conditions on the trek, a full season of working on the Inca Trail certainly takes its toll on trekking gear and donations of clothing are always welcome!
The itinerary for the trip is changing quite substantially for 2011 as a result of customer feedback, and the long day in Lima has been avoided with the change in international flights. The trip now leaves Cuzco in the afternoon of day 10 and flies to Lima with a wait of around 2.5 hours before the international flight leaves. Of course, if you want to extend the trip and explore Lima our sales team will certainly be able to book your flights to suit your requirements.
The night at the Puente Ruinas campsite will remain part of the itinerary, as it allows us to get straight to camp quickly following the trek and also means a slightly later start up to Machu Picchu the next day, but, as in previous years, we continue to offer the option to exchange this for a night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes for an extra fee.
Having stayed at the Tikawasi, I appreciate that some rooms can be a little noisier than others, even though the road outside is not a major one, but as you have recommended, a quick word with the tour leader should help if you're not happy with the room.
Thanks again for your comments on the trip - we always welcome feedback on our holidays as it helps us to continually improve the trips.
Tim Fearn (Exodus Peru manager)