Karl reached his breaking point (which doesn't take much) while setting up camp in the jungle, calling it "the lowest point of my life." Surrounded by insects and snakes, Karl wouldn't even leave his tent at night to pee and questioned why anyone would want to camp out in the Amazon. "Why would I go to the jungle?," he asked the camera. "Never watched Tarzan and thought I want to go there on holiday."
After his trek through the Amazon, Karl arrived in Cusco, which is at such a high altitude (about 11,200 ft) that most hotels offer oxygen tank rentals, or they actually pump oxygen into the rooms. Of course Karl wasn't impressed by this and was even less impressed by his reason for being there, to hike the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu. After hiking the Inca Trail, Karl was so tired and cranky that he refused to go all the way to Machu Picchu and stopped at a look out point, figuring seeing it from a distance was good enough.
Abercrombie and Kent offers a tour from Machu Picchu to the Amazon, without the tents or exhausting hikes. Participants take in the Amazon from the luxurious MV ‘Aqua’ on the Amazon River after visiting Machu Picchu at sunrise (via train). For more information about this trip or other Peru adventures, visit AbercrombieKent.com.