Kimkim Trip Reviews for Peru

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We had a fantastic trip to Peru.
Peru | Sep 23 - Oct 1, 2022

Delia
Delia V.
South Bradenton, FL | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

We had a fantastic trip to Peru. KimKim was wonderful; all our trips were organized in a professional way, the drivers were always on time, the cars were clean, the guides were great. I would especially like to thank Sofia, our guide in Lima, who shared her knowledge of the country's history as well as her personal experience of living in Lima7 All the tours were very interesting and we would recommend the tour and the company to our friends. read more

We had a fantastic trip to Peru. KimKim was wonderful; all our trips were organized in a professional way, the drivers were always on time, the cars were clean, the guides were great. I would especially like to thank Sofia, our guide in Lima, who shared her knowledge of the country's history as well as her personal experience of living in Lima7 All the tours were very interesting and we would recommend the tour and the company to our friends.

Hotel Reviews
Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel
Lima

It's a very nice hotel, very conveniently located to everything we want to see while in Lima. The personnel is outstanding. Thank you!

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It's close to everything
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Rumi Wasi
Cusco

It's a very cozy beautiful hotel that is located close top the downtown area. It's beautifully decorated. The included breakfast was good. Our windows faced the street and it was pretty loud at night. neighbors were talking for a couple of hours and that was disturbing.

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Susanna Inn
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

A beautiful place close to the train station and the main market. If you're reading this, you should know that their check out time is 9AM which in understandable; nobody goes to Machu Picchu for an hour or so. I am grateful that our guide told us of a storage room where we left all our luggage while on a tour. You have to pay! Have local money with you!

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Tierra Viva Puno
Puno

A very nice place in a great location: close to the downtown area. We enjoyed our stay.

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Activity Review
Private Lima City Tour & San Francisco Catacombs
Lima

Lima is a beautiful city, we had an amazing guide that showed different areas of the city and told us a lot about the capital's history

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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Our trip planned by Johanna was fantastic! T...
Peru | Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2022

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Julie G.
Saratoga Springs, NY | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Our trip planned by Johanna was fantastic! The hotels were all lovely, the food tour in Lima led by Amy was lots of fun and our drivers were all friendly and safe drivers. The highlight of our trip was our guide for Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Flor was an amazing guide-knowledgeable, resourceful, accommodating, considerate, and fun! Without a doubt she made our trip an experience of a lifetime! I have already recommended Kimkim to family and friends planning adventures around the world!

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

All local guides were excellent. Julio Quispe...
Peru | Sep 9 - Sep 25, 2022

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Sue S.
Australia | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

All local guides were excellent. Julio Quispe was outstanding! read more

All local guides were excellent. Julio Quispe was outstanding!

Hotel Reviews
The Lot Boutique Hotel
Lima

Communication was a hard

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Very convenient location
Staff
Trying hard but Poor English
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heating system was very poor
Tierra Viva Arequipa Plaza
Arequipa

Room was clean & location was excellent

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La Casa de Mamayachi
Arequipa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Good view
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Clean but bathroom (shower don’t work)
Tierra Viva Puno
Puno

No problem

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Very convenient
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Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
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Casa San Blas Boutique
Cusco

Clean but tired

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Convenient but could be problem as it’s narrow one way up
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Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
Puerto Maldonado

Just superb location & enjoyed every seconds

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So peaceful
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Activity Reviews
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Peru
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Must sees in Lima
Lima
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Local specialist: Anne Godoy

Our trip to Peru was amazing!
Peru | Sep 5 - Sep 17, 2022

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Kori H.
Akron, OH | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Our trip to Peru was amazing! Everything was perfectly organized.

Martina did a great job upfront ensuring that all of our excursions , hotels, and travels were booked and coordinated. She did a great job of listening to our requests and altering our itinerary to ensure that it was everything that we wanted. She was kept in great contact before and during the trip!
Lionel was our main contact once we got to Peru, he was very helpful providing us all of the detailed information we needed... read more

Our trip to Peru was amazing! Everything was perfectly organized.

Martina did a great job upfront ensuring that all of our excursions , hotels, and travels were booked and coordinated. She did a great job of listening to our requests and altering our itinerary to ensure that it was everything that we wanted. She was kept in great contact before and during the trip!
Lionel was our main contact once we got to Peru, he was very helpful providing us all of the detailed information we needed and ensuring we got from place to place. Our trip included 6 flights, 5 hotels, and over a dozen excursions, EVERYTHING was planned to perfection.
All drivers and tour guides were extremely professional and really made our experience the best that it could be. We loved exploring everything that Peru had to offer. Some of our favorite experiences included sand boarding and camping in the desert, visiting Machu Picchu, hiking to scenic waterfalls, and exploring the amazon via jungle cruise!

I typically do not like booking with travel agents, but I would book with Kimkim again in a heartbeat!

Hotel Reviews
Villa Barranco - Ananay
Lima
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Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa
Paracas, Pisco, Ica
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Desert Camp
Huacachina
Authenticity & Character
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Sol y Luna
Urubamba
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Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco
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Delfin III Amazon Cruise
Iquitos
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Local specialist: Martina Capel

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectac...
Peru | Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2022

Nancy
Nancy B.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectacular! Johanna, Edwin, Miguel and guide Valeriano all made us feel welcome and looked after us like honoured guests. The sites we visited were breath taking and beautiful. Machupicchu, Rainbow Mountains, Maras salt flats and Incan ruins to name a few were the highlights of our trip. All of our hotels were lovely , very comfortable and full of Peruvian flair and hospitality. Gotta try the Guinea pig!!!! read more

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectacular! Johanna, Edwin, Miguel and guide Valeriano all made us feel welcome and looked after us like honoured guests. The sites we visited were breath taking and beautiful. Machupicchu, Rainbow Mountains, Maras salt flats and Incan ruins to name a few were the highlights of our trip. All of our hotels were lovely , very comfortable and full of Peruvian flair and hospitality. Gotta try the Guinea pig!!!!

Hotel Review
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Thank you to all for the beautiful and restful stay especially Edwin

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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

An amazing travel companion!
Peru | Sep 7 - Sep 15, 2022

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Elizabeth S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

What a great find kimkim has been. I wanted to plan a trip on somewhat short notice and was going alone, so the options were a bit overwhelming. Johanna and kimkim made this incredibly easy — from planning a great itinerary to communicating the entire way through my trip to ensure everything went smoothly. I felt very cared for and had an amazing adventure in Peru with a great balance of solo exploration adventure, guided activity for historical context, and people helping manage pickups/drop... read more

What a great find kimkim has been. I wanted to plan a trip on somewhat short notice and was going alone, so the options were a bit overwhelming. Johanna and kimkim made this incredibly easy — from planning a great itinerary to communicating the entire way through my trip to ensure everything went smoothly. I felt very cared for and had an amazing adventure in Peru with a great balance of solo exploration adventure, guided activity for historical context, and people helping manage pickups/drop offs. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

Well designed, good location, and excellent service. I had a lot of nice touches, like a spontaneous upgrade I didn’t request, the lobby holding my bag for me while I stayed a night at Machu Picchu, and all around lovely hospitality. Only note is the acoustics are about what you might expect of older construction— you can hear people walking around pretty clearly. Truly charming hotel though.

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The space heaters were an excellent touch!
Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado
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Such knowledgeable guides who made the entire stay there feel like wilderness camp.
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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

Perfect Peruvian Bucket list
Peru | Aug 19 - Sep 6, 2022

Nickie
Nickie S.
Forest Lake, MN | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Our trip was incredible! Anne did an excellent job in listening to what we were looking for. The food tour in Lima was an excellent way to start our adventure. It was like A to Z in Peruvian cooking ending with a Pisco sour. Yum! The accommodations were all in convenient locations to walk around the cities. The restaurant recommendations , we were never disappointed. Julio was one of my favorite guides as he loves his culture and was so informative. He just really gave us a first... read more

Our trip was incredible! Anne did an excellent job in listening to what we were looking for. The food tour in Lima was an excellent way to start our adventure. It was like A to Z in Peruvian cooking ending with a Pisco sour. Yum! The accommodations were all in convenient locations to walk around the cities. The restaurant recommendations , we were never disappointed. Julio was one of my favorite guides as he loves his culture and was so informative. He just really gave us a first class history tour of Peru. The dinners in m people's homes allowed us to see first hand the farming as well as the hospitality the Peruvians show. Lake Titikaka was lovely with the beautiful people sharing a long heritage of culture and the pick up at the hotel by boat was so nice not to have to take another shuttle.
But the best part of our trip was hiking the Inca trail with Richard. The pied piper of Peru. Altho the hike was tougher than we thought it would be, Richard shared his love of his culture all the way along, the porters were so helpful and the cook outdid himself.
Ending in the Amazon was like the dot at the end of a perfect sentence.
No detail was spared. 5 stars to a great company. You helped make our bucket list trip truly a trip of a lifetime. Hats off!!!!

Hotel Reviews
Terra Andina Mansion Colonial
Cusco

This hotel is a must! Located in a central location to the marketplace. Close but not too close. Fantastic breakfast included and real coffee made to order! Tea in the evenings. Very clean and comfortable. Great internet.

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Beautifully redone
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Close to walk everywhere
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Tambopata Research Center
Tambopata

Very nice hotel located in the jungle. Very fun daily excursion. The guides are amazing. They find bugs and animals everywhere.

Authenticity & Character
Well it definitely brought you into the jungle. If you do not like bugs, this is not the place for you.
Location
It was fun to go a couple of hours into the Amazon
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Comfort great, lots of bugs in room. But that is where you are
Local specialist: Anne Godoy

Kristy is a highly experience that offers superior service and advice.
Peru | Aug 26 - Sep 5, 2022

Helen
Helen L.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Kristy was meticulous and attentive in planning the trip and setting up our itinerary. Kristy's advice and expertise was accurate and thoughtful in all phases of the trip. The trip was executed smoothly and our trip was immaculate in all aspects. Every leg of our trip was serviced with tour professionals. My group couldn't have been happier with our experience and would highly recommend using Kristy and her team. The service level provided was far superior to any other travel agency I... read more

Kristy was meticulous and attentive in planning the trip and setting up our itinerary. Kristy's advice and expertise was accurate and thoughtful in all phases of the trip. The trip was executed smoothly and our trip was immaculate in all aspects. Every leg of our trip was serviced with tour professionals. My group couldn't have been happier with our experience and would highly recommend using Kristy and her team. The service level provided was far superior to any other travel agency I have worked with. It was a pleasure being in Kristy's care.

Hotel Reviews
Atoq San Blas Hotel
Cusco

The hotel was meticulously clean and the hospitality was top rated. We looked forward to the excellent breakfast service each morning. The hotel concierge ran down to the main boulevard twice to bring our luggage up the hill and all the stairs which was amazing. We felt at home and so well taken care of during our stay. The views from the hotel of Cusco were breathtaking.

Authenticity & Character
The San Blas has nice a charming atmosphere with old world charm.
Location
That it was in San Blas and away from the main square and hustle and bustle. Got to love the stairs and hill :)
Staff
The staff provided top notch service in cleanliness, breakfast service and being so accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotlessly clean during COVID
Katari Hotel
Arequipa

Nice hotel in the main square which had old world charm. It was enjoyable to see that the hotel retained the historic aspect and culture.

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Casa Andina Premium Puno
Puno

The hotel had it's own dock and this was special surprise that we didn't have to leave the premises for our Uros island tour. The restaurant food was delicious and had a great selection to offer.

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Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs
Yanque

The Colca Lodge had nice amenities with their own domesticated Alpaca and Llama area. The hot springs, although we didn't have a chance to use the facilities, was nice to have on premises. The layout and views of the grounds were enchanting.

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Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Location was close to bus and train, clean and convenient. Had the best sleep during the trip at the hotel. The staff was very welcoming.

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Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Lima

The hotel was at a nice location and the staff was very helpful in explaining the amenities and services offered. The rooms were immaculate and relaxing. The exercise room had the right balance of cardio and weights. The staff was helpful in procuring cab rides and safeguarding/storing our luggage. If the hotel room is available before check-in, the hotel staff should allow earlier check-in.

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Activity Reviews
Arequipa to the Colca Canyon
Colca

The drive to Colca Canyon gave us a chance to see the scenic landscape of Peru and the wildlife along the way. This was also an opportunity to acclimate to the varying altitudes during our itinerary. Antonio from Giardino Tours was outstanding in explaining the historical and cultural aspects of Peru. Hector was an excellent driver during the ascent and descents so we didn't get car sick from the winding roads.

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Colca Canyon & Puno Arrival
Peru

Arriving in the morning to watch the condors soar was spectacular. The drive to Puno was quite long and slow due to slow traffic.

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Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

Spectacular views of Uros island and understanding how the local people lives was the highlight of both Uros and Taquile Island. Jose was amazing in bonding with the locals and how welcoming they were. The food on Taquile was simple and delicious. All the locals were so welcoming and friendly.

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Food
The lunch on Taquile was simple and amazing.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The captain was nice.
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Huayna Picchu- Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Amazing and picture perfect views of Machu Picchu. Every picture was perfect. Best to see the citadel first before climbing Huayna Picchu so the fog can lift and you can get a spectacular view of the citadel from Huayna Picchu. The climb is tough but doable and watch out for the nasty mosquitos. Sonya was engaging and thorough in the history of the ancient Incan empire and Machu Picchu which added to the experience. Sonya guided us away from the crowded touristy spots to enjoy some of the quieter sites.

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Local specialist: Kristy Tizon

Peru
Peru | Aug 19 - Aug 27, 2022

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Susan M.
Sun City West, AZ | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Our trip was amazing. All of the hotels were nice. Our drivers were always on time. The guides were very good. I would use Kim Kim again! read more

Our trip was amazing. All of the hotels were nice. Our drivers were always on time. The guides were very good. I would use Kim Kim again!

Hotel Reviews
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno
Puno
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Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel
Lima
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Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza
Cusco
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Inti Punku MachuPicchu Hotel & Suites
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes
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Activity Reviews
Groupal Pisac, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero tour
Cusco
Groupal Uros & Taquile Floating Islands on the Great Titicaca Lake
Puno
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Jessica planned such an amazing trip with the...
Peru | Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2022

Natasha
Natasha J.
Ozone Park, NY | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Jessica planned such an amazing trip with the limited time we had! We especially loved the floating Islands and interacting with the locals. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and we absolutely loved and adored them. Peru was so stunning and we are so happy that we had Jessica to plan this to our liking where we didn’t have to worry about calling a taxi, or what we would have to do on certain days. read more

Jessica planned such an amazing trip with the limited time we had! We especially loved the floating Islands and interacting with the locals. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and we absolutely loved and adored them. Peru was so stunning and we are so happy that we had Jessica to plan this to our liking where we didn’t have to worry about calling a taxi, or what we would have to do on certain days.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Puno
Puno

This was such a beautiful hotel in prime location of the plaza and food however the water was turned off late at night and didn’t turn back on until after 5 am. We had some early mornings and we ran a bit late because we didn’t know

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Gringo Bill's Boutique Hotel
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

This was at a prime location with food and pharmacies however the hot water wasn’t working upon arrival for one room and the water would stop working after some time. There was a dead bug in one room but other than that the hotel was fine

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Tierra Viva Cusco Centro
Cusco

This hotel was stunning! It was also really walkable to restaurants and was beautiful definitely one of our favorite stays of the trip!

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Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

This was a great hotel right off the airport that had a restaurant with food which was great since we had a super late night flight

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Local specialist: Jessica Danker

Best of Peru
Peru | May 5 - May 11, 2022

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Justin D.
Port Chester, NY | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Absolutely incredible trip with perfect logistics and an amazing guide and team on the ground!

My wife and I had an unforgettable week in Peru which was planned perfectly by the Miski team! I recommend Miski to everyone who asks about our trip. I could not thank the Miski team enough for their ability to create a perfect trip based on our preferences.

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon

Lima, Parachas, Ica, Cusco, Machu Picchu with teens!
Peru | Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2022

Tiffany
Tiffany H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Carlos in Lima was super knowledgeable about all of the different Peruvian foods, felt like I got an herbalist lesson along with an amazing historical overview of the culinary scene in Lima. Absolutely Wonderful.

Jaime was so kind and kept everything in order and expectations managed for the trip through Parachas and Ica.

Edwin in Cusco and the Inca trail and Machu Picchu I really cannot say enough. His knowledge of Incan history and his capacity to tell it through a captivating... read more

Carlos in Lima was super knowledgeable about all of the different Peruvian foods, felt like I got an herbalist lesson along with an amazing historical overview of the culinary scene in Lima. Absolutely Wonderful.

Jaime was so kind and kept everything in order and expectations managed for the trip through Parachas and Ica.

Edwin in Cusco and the Inca trail and Machu Picchu I really cannot say enough. His knowledge of Incan history and his capacity to tell it through a captivating story was priceless. He clearly loves his job and feels passionate about his work. He was so supportive of my kids (12 and 16) throughout and kept them in mind- captured their attention and made all of the trekking doable. 5 stars.

The Mountain View experience in Maras in the sacred valley was a once in a lifetime experience. A hidden gem. So glad we had this adventure up there.

The river rafting, rock climbing and zip lining were incredible. So much fun for the whole family and all of the guides were so kind and supportive. Both of the adventure companies were amazing - top rate.

The only improvement I would make would be the hotel in Urubamba. The hotel was a bit removed from town and out dated. Not a big deal - just some feedback. I wish we had had a chance to stay in Oyantaytambo. Next time!

Hotel Reviews
Cooper Hotel Boutique
Cusco

Cooler hotel was more than hospitable. Small and intimate, unpretentious, and the breakfast was amazing - made to order in the most amazing sun room. Fantastic location. Delicious teas. Super kind staff.

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Close to the town square
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San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba

The hotel seemed a bit outdated and many things were not working (fireplaces, pool, the hot tub was quoted at $80 - US dollars- for 1 hr usage, no filtered water available for free),

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The hotel was a bit removed from town
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Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Beautiful hotel with comfortable quarters for a family of three. Decent breakfast, coffee shop on site. Great location.

Authenticity & Character
Fantastic Peruvian ambiance
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Close to the water and between Barranco and San Isidoro
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Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

Clean, environmentally sound, free filtered water. Wish we had been able to spend a little longer there.

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Activity Reviews
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

This tour was a fun and easy way to get a good flavor of Lima. Carlos was incredibly knowledgeable about the medicinal value of all Of the rich variety of fruits and vegetables the Peruvian cuisine offers. His love for Lima and for food were infectious. Highly recommend. It was great for my 12 and 16 year old as well!

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Vegetarian friendly
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Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru

While this could have felt like a long day of travel instead it felt like a great adventure broken up into the most diverse experiences. I can’t believe all we saw and experienced in one day. From a boat ride in the morning, learning about bird fertilizer that was used even during Ican times! Penguins, sea lions, and more… to an amazing lunch and wine tour and tasting, to dune buggy riding and sand boarding in the desert! It was a packed day full of fun. The comfy van was a great transport to and from. Highly recommend, especially if you have kids!

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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

Wonderful Peru experience
Peru | Aug 7 - Aug 15, 2022

jeff
jeff g.
Yuma, AZ | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Had an incredible experience in Peru, and KimKim played a huge part. Whether arranging pick-ups from the airport, finding amazing hotels. assigning incredible tour guides, or making adjustments on the fly, the KimKim experience left me feeling confident that my trip would be time well spent. I especially enjoyed working with tour guides Javier in Macchu Picchu, Luz in Cuzco, and Sophia in Lima. Each was kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with KimKim again. Thanks... read more

Had an incredible experience in Peru, and KimKim played a huge part. Whether arranging pick-ups from the airport, finding amazing hotels. assigning incredible tour guides, or making adjustments on the fly, the KimKim experience left me feeling confident that my trip would be time well spent. I especially enjoyed working with tour guides Javier in Macchu Picchu, Luz in Cuzco, and Sophia in Lima. Each was kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with KimKim again. Thanks again to Liz for the excellent trip plan!

Hotel Reviews
Hilton Lima Miraflores
Lima
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Dazzler Miraflores
Lima
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Hilton Garden Inn Cusco
Cusco
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El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima
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Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Lima
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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

An incredible family trip to Peru!
Peru | Aug 3 - Aug 16, 2022

Julia
Julia M.
East Norwalk, CT | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

What a trip to Peru! It was an incredible family holiday. Even more so for not having done an adventurous trip before like this with our children (16, 14 and 11) mainly because of their age and then covid. I soon realized that I needed help planning this as there was such a lot or organize and (although I normally like to plan holidays myself) it was clear that I definitely needed help with this.

Martina was so helpful ... we went through each part of each day. We added places and... read more

What a trip to Peru! It was an incredible family holiday. Even more so for not having done an adventurous trip before like this with our children (16, 14 and 11) mainly because of their age and then covid. I soon realized that I needed help planning this as there was such a lot or organize and (although I normally like to plan holidays myself) it was clear that I definitely needed help with this.

Martina was so helpful ... we went through each part of each day. We added places and activities that I knew I would like us to do and Martina made suggestions for those I didn't know or wasn't sure about. She put together an amazing itinerary for us. We were very busy but it was thoroughly enjoyable and very importantly manageable and fun for my kids.

I really also appreciated the support from the team in Peru. Information was provided for each day in advance (tickets, guide names, transfer details) and all the work was done for me and arrived via What's App on my phone .... which was so easy! Everything went very smoothly (which I think would not always be the case in Peru!) and the services provided were excellent ... very helpful as our Spanish is extremely limited.

I definitely would plan a holiday with Martina again!

Hotel Reviews
Pisac Inn
Pisac

Loved this cozy hotel. Food was amazing!!!

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Desert Camp
Huacachina

Incredible experience! Beautifully set up for us. A great adventure. Also, the sand boarding and buggy ride before were so much fun!!!!

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Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima

Such a luxury! A real treat for the the beginning and end of the holiday.

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Waman Hotel Machu Picchu

Can't recommend. Basic rooms, noisy all night. Awful breakfast. Our only bad experience.

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Everything.
San Agustin Paracas
Paracas
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The view, the pool, the location. A little threadbare generally but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Tika Wasi Casa Boutique
Cusco

Very pretty hotel ... cozy and very authentic. The staff were incredibly helpful with everything. Breakfast was good. Very nice to have coca leaf tea any time you want it! We were very happy to go back there after our travels in the Sacred Valley.

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Tika Wasi Valley
Sacred Valley

Very pretty hotel. Very convenient location.

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Activity Reviews
Sacred Valley tour : Chinchero, Maras and Moray by bike
Peru

Great fun family day! Yuri was an excellent guide.

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From Paracas to Huacachina Sand duning and buggy
Paracas

Such a fantastic experience! Thoroughly enjoyed all of it ... the buggy ride, the sand boarding and the camping. All of our family loved doing this and we will always remember it!

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From Lima to Paracas, visit of the Paracas Reserve
Lima

This was really good ... stunning actually. We had traveled to Paracas to see the Ballestas Islands and I didn't really have much expectation for this reserve but it was actually incredibly beautiful and I'm really glad we went.

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The view! The guide was also excellent.
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From Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and overnight in Aguas Calientes
Peru

The train ride from Ollyantaytambo to Aquas Calientes was great ... the views were amazing. The guide we had in Machu Picchu (Ana) was absolutely excellent. There was a small protest (very peaceful though) going on which she swiftly navigated us past and straight onto a bus up to Machu Picchu. We LOVED Machu Picchu. Ana's English was excellent. She was patient with our children mucking about (!!!). She had lots of information which was fascinating. Hotel Waman not great. We loved the hike to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain. Our 11 year old found it the easiest, funnily enough! It was much harder than expected but totally worth it and something we will never forget. The views from the top were out of this world! So glad we did this. The train ride down was HILARIOUS! There was dancing and a fashion show. So much fun!

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Visit Pisac archaeological site and market
Pisac

I didn't get to see very much of this as I wanted plenty of time in the market! What I did see was very interesting and I had an excellent guide ... Milton .... whose English was just incredible.

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Visit of Islas Ballestas
Peru

This was good ... lovely to see the penguins jumping in the water.

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Local specialist: Martina Capel

An Active Peruvian Family Adventure!
Peru | Aug 3 - Aug 9, 2022

Melanie
Melanie M.
Oakland, CA | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

(Our local specialist was Katy)

Our family recently returned from the most memorable journey in Peru. Katy spent many months planning a trip that was exactly what we hoped for - very active and very informative! Our guide, Aldo Sanchez, was a wealth a knowledge on all things Inca and Peru related. His English was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. The first five nights we stayed in local accommodations along the way and each stay provided deeper insight into Peruvian culture.... read more

(Our local specialist was Katy)

Our family recently returned from the most memorable journey in Peru. Katy spent many months planning a trip that was exactly what we hoped for - very active and very informative! Our guide, Aldo Sanchez, was a wealth a knowledge on all things Inca and Peru related. His English was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. The first five nights we stayed in local accommodations along the way and each stay provided deeper insight into Peruvian culture. In addition to the wonderous hikes of Macchu Picchu, Huayana Picchu, Huchuy Qosqo, and a snowy Rainbow Mountain, we enjoyed paddle boarding with David on Lake Piuray, experiencing Lamay with Franco, Marta, and Matthew and climbing through the endless Inca and pre-Inca ruins. We will remember this incredible adventure forever! Thank you to the amazing team at KimKim for your attention to every detail and exceeding all expectations!

Hotel Review
Llipimpac Guesthouse
Cusco

Llipimpac Guesthouse is situated in the heart of Cusco, a perfect spot for taking in this beautiful city. The staff was overly accommodating and the rooms were spacious and well-equipped. The courtyard and breakfast rooms were very charming, and a made-to-order breakfast was served on beautiful Peruvian pottery. Great location and exceptional staff.

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Local specialist: Patty Macedo

Peru - a fantastic experience
Peru | Aug 4 - Aug 11, 2022

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Saikiran K.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Johanna and her team did a fantastic job in setting up a great trip for first timers like us. They were thoroughly patient and ever helping in last minute schedule changes. An experience we will cherish for ever.

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

Spring Break 2022 in Peru
Peru | Apr 14 - Apr 24, 2022

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Li K.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

We traveled to Peru over Spring break 2022. Kimkim set us up with Anne at Peruvian Soul. From start to finish, Anne was super thoughtful and thorough. She knew we have a 12 year old and planned the trip so that it was fun for him too. During the trip, the train to Machu Picchu couldn't run for 2 or 3 days, and Anne quickly rebooked the hotels and activities. That's something that we could not have done, had we been on our own. We were fortunate to be set up with Peruvian Soul, and to be set... read more

We traveled to Peru over Spring break 2022. Kimkim set us up with Anne at Peruvian Soul. From start to finish, Anne was super thoughtful and thorough. She knew we have a 12 year old and planned the trip so that it was fun for him too. During the trip, the train to Machu Picchu couldn't run for 2 or 3 days, and Anne quickly rebooked the hotels and activities. That's something that we could not have done, had we been on our own. We were fortunate to be set up with Peruvian Soul, and to be set up with Julio, who was with us about half the trip. Two thumbs up to kimkim and Peruvian Soul for an unforgettable experience. We wish them the best success in their business.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy

Peru is great. Just looking forward to going back there!
Peru | Jul 25 - Aug 2, 2022

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Anthony T.
Wilmington, MA | Reviewed on Aug 06, 2022

The trip was very well organized. Thank you Johanna!

Flor Zuniga was our guide for Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, a great person overall and an excellent guide.

Lima Gourmet (Kimberly) and Berrios Travel (Juan) were our operators for the food tour and the day trip to Huachachina. Both were excellent and made the trips memorable.

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

Excellent travail de la part de Luisa... MERCI
Peru | Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2022

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Isabelle R.
France | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

Luisa est une jeune femme pleine d'entrain de joie de vie communicative qui a su être à notre écoute et nous a concocté un planning de voyage au Pérou vraiment parfait et surtout correspondant à nos envies déterminées à l'avance.un grand merci donc à Luisa pour ce voyage plein de découvertes. Nous recommandons vivement et même plus encore. read more

Luisa est une jeune femme pleine d'entrain de joie de vie communicative qui a su être à notre écoute et nous a concocté un planning de voyage au Pérou vraiment parfait et surtout correspondant à nos envies déterminées à l'avance.un grand merci donc à Luisa pour ce voyage plein de découvertes. Nous recommandons vivement et même plus encore.

Activity Reviews
Must sees in Lima
Lima

On a découvert Lima dans d'excellentes conditions voir privilégiées

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Drive towards Paracas
Lima
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Overflight Nazca Lines
Peru
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Drive back to Lima from Paracas
Paracas
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Welcome to Cusco City
Cusco

On a eu le bonheur de rencontrer Guido, notre guide local qui a été fantastique,communicatif, plein d'humour,un vrai coup de coeur pour Guido

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Cusco Walking City Tour
Cusco
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Moray circular terraces and soft hike to Maras salt mines
Peru

Exceptionnel

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Lunch at the Shores of Piuray Lake
Peru

Un endroit bien secret et authentique

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Chinchero Village
Peru

On y fait nos achats,on a passé un très très bon moment

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Ollantaytambo Fortress
Peru

Guido, toujours Guido était là pour nous donner toutes les informations nécessaires et répondre à nos questions

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Enjoy an Andean Pachamanca
Sacred Valley

Beaux souvenirs

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Il est temps de remercier très chaleureusement notre chauffeur, discret, très sympathique et excellent conducteur
Machu Picchu Exploration
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

L'endroit est juste magnifique et magique

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Dommage guide pas du tout à la hauteur de nos attentes
Transport
Local specialist: Luisa Lafaix Raffo

Great experience touring Peru!
Peru | Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2022

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Irvinderpal G.
Santa Clara, CA | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

Liz Karen did a great job organizing a wonderful trip to Peru. Liz was patient in answering all my questions during the process and there were no surprises when there. All guides/drivers were on time, hotels and trains were as communicated. Quick support was available, and can highlight that when I had to use it twice the response was efficient and took care of the matter. Will recommend! Thanks

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Highly recommend KImkim’s local agency use!.
Peru | Jul 17 - Jul 29, 2022

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Deborah S.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Trip was great. All vendors on time to pick us up. Ease in booking on website. The rock climbing/ zip line trip was phenomenal and the guides were patient with me (never climbed and bit of fear of heights)
Liz was great.
The only thing I would say was that it might have been a bit better with more transparency of individual pricing and more discussion of options but that might have improved had I done even more research on my own as well. read more

Trip was great. All vendors on time to pick us up. Ease in booking on website. The rock climbing/ zip line trip was phenomenal and the guides were patient with me (never climbed and bit of fear of heights)
Liz was great.
The only thing I would say was that it might have been a bit better with more transparency of individual pricing and more discussion of options but that might have improved had I done even more research on my own as well.

Hotel Review
Tika Wasi Casa Boutique
Cusco

Pretty cool up on a hill with a great view. Lovely staff. Tough if not in great shape or with altitude sickness. Nice breakfasts. Slow wifi and hard beds.

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Amazing view - high up on steep hill
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Activity Review
Groupal Ziplining & Via Ferrata in The Sacred Valley
Peru

Amazing adventure and view. Very patient with me (never climbed/mild fear of heights) Delicious lunch

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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Martina and her team were amazing. They made ...
Peru | Jun 9 - Jun 17, 2022

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Catherine D.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Martina and her team were amazing. They made me a custom made trip in a short amount of time. I really recommend their treks as I had one of the most stunning hiking experiences in my life. They are friendly and helpful and knowledgeable.

Local specialist: Martina Capel

Jesus - A Super Great Travel Agent!!!!
Peru | May 31 - Jun 27, 2022

Kenneth
Kenneth G.
| Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

My wife and I took our two children (aged 11) for a month-long trip to Peru. Fortunately, I stopped trying to do things on my own and called kimkim who connected me to Jesus Martel. I told Jesus this was meant to be a trip of a lifetime for our kids and spent a lot of time planning with Jesus. In the end, this trip really exceeded our expectations! We wanted a good balance of archeological sites and fun activities. Jesus made great suggestions. Quite simply, we couldn't have planned... read more

My wife and I took our two children (aged 11) for a month-long trip to Peru. Fortunately, I stopped trying to do things on my own and called kimkim who connected me to Jesus Martel. I told Jesus this was meant to be a trip of a lifetime for our kids and spent a lot of time planning with Jesus. In the end, this trip really exceeded our expectations! We wanted a good balance of archeological sites and fun activities. Jesus made great suggestions. Quite simply, we couldn't have planned such a great trip on our own. We always felt safe and had great guides who were very knowledgeable and always willing to accommodate our needs and preferences. We liked all of the hotels and I felt we got excellent value for money. Jesus was very professional and always checking in with us. Everything was taken care of; Jesus helped us with restaurant recommendations and reservations, internal air travel, he even arranged for me to see a tailor and I had a couple beautiful suits made. Working with local guides helped us feel connected to Peru and local people. We learned so much on this trip, but we also enjoyed our time together as a family; everything happened so seamlessly. We will definitely use kimkim again. My thanks to Jesus and all of our guides. I've traveled quite a bit in my life, but this was the best trip ever.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel El Tambo
Lima

Very friendly staff and great location.

Authenticity & Character
Liked the paintings and decor.
Location
Near Kennedy Park.
Staff
Laundry service was great! Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were decent sized and breakfasts were good.
La hacienda Bahía Paracas
Paracas

Amazing hotel with great amenities in a beautiful setting. Restaurant was fantastic!

Authenticity & Character
Very large rooms - hacienda style buildings with nice modern features. I liked the photographs and other art work in the building and the private museum had some great artifacts and artwork.
Location
Beautiful view! We liked walking on the beach.
Staff
Always available and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kids loved the pool.
Casa Andina Standard Trujillo Plaza
Trujillo

Very nice hotel with very friendly staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location right off the main square.
Staff
Helpful and friendly. We left some items behind which the staff sent on to our next hotel in a different city at no cost.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were large. We liked the electric kettle. Restaurant was good.
Casa Andina Select Chiclayo
Chiclayo

Great hotel for families.

Authenticity & Character
Nice modern building - rooms were well proportioned and we liked the electric kettle.
Location
Great location - walking distance to many shops and restaurants.
Staff
Helped us to retrieve our items left at our previous hotel in a different city at no charge.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable beds and nice restaurant.
Posada Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado

My wife and kids had a great time. The room was comfortable with one open wall, which looked out into the forest. The activities were interesting and fun and we never were disappointed with the wildlife we observed.

Authenticity & Character
Very authentic - perhaps too authentic (no power for part of the night), but my kids loved it!
Location
Flora and fauna on all sides!
Staff
Very helpful - arranged to have laundry done, even though that wasn't part of their regular service. The guides were amazing - we would have missed a lot of incredible wildlife without our eagle-eyed guide.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Not a resort - but we spent all our time outdoors trekking through the forest.
Casona yucay
Cusco

The hotel was formerly a historic family hacienda. The gardens were very nice and the staff very pleasant.

Authenticity & Character
The grounds and views were fantastic.
Location
Beautiful views from our room.
Staff
Hotel and restaurant staff were helpful and friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We liked having a family room with two bathrooms.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Machu Picchu

Great location. Somewhat expensive, but we were first in line to enter Machu Picchu, as the entrance was less than five minutes away.

Authenticity & Character
Nice amenities, we liked the little porch area outside our room.
Location
Can't beat the location.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Breakfast buffet was really good!
Intiqa
Puno

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Standard hotel, but quite comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Bathtubs are always welcome.
Location
Right near town center.
Staff
We enjoyed trying some different foods, like quinoa porridge, recommended by the staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Jesus Martel

We loved our Peru trip!
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 17, 2022

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Richard W.
Glen Avon, CA | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

We loved our Peru trip! From start to finish, Kristy went above and beyond in helping us plan it and in helping us resolve any issues that came up. Kristy was readily available and quick to help. She helped us resolve easily a couple hotel reservation issues that came up and in even helping us find a lost tablet that our kids left in a hotel. We loved all our guides and stops along the way but we were particularly impressed with our guide Maycol at Lake Titicaca. It was our daughter’s... read more

We loved our Peru trip! From start to finish, Kristy went above and beyond in helping us plan it and in helping us resolve any issues that came up. Kristy was readily available and quick to help. She helped us resolve easily a couple hotel reservation issues that came up and in even helping us find a lost tablet that our kids left in a hotel. We loved all our guides and stops along the way but we were particularly impressed with our guide Maycol at Lake Titicaca. It was our daughter’s birthday while we were there and he went above and beyond in planning a birthday party for her, getting a cake, and giving her a personal gift that required personal time and effort from him. Peru is a beautiful country with wonderful people and kimkim helped us see it all!

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon

Flawlessly executed itinerary
Peru | Jul 9 - Jul 24, 2022

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Gregory S.
Reston, VA | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Liz Karen from Andean Travel experience prepared my itinerary after a brief back and forth while Paul Zegarra served as my POC while in Peru for 16 days. Liz's recommendations were perfect for my solo trip that involved numerous activities, excursions, lodging locations, airports, domestic flights, pick ups/drop offs, etc. The lengthly itinerary was executed flawlessly without incident. Accommodations were great. No doubt this feat required a great deal of "behind the scenes" coordination... read more

Liz Karen from Andean Travel experience prepared my itinerary after a brief back and forth while Paul Zegarra served as my POC while in Peru for 16 days. Liz's recommendations were perfect for my solo trip that involved numerous activities, excursions, lodging locations, airports, domestic flights, pick ups/drop offs, etc. The lengthly itinerary was executed flawlessly without incident. Accommodations were great. No doubt this feat required a great deal of "behind the scenes" coordination and communication before and during my journey. Regardless of the time of day, Paul was available via WhatsApp and answered all questions I had regarding the itinerary. He provided the assurances needed to eliminate the usual worry. Everything flowed flawlessly including 3 - day excursions from or in Cusco, a 5 day trek to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay Trail, and a river cruise on the Amazon and into the rain forrest. Peru and the trip exceeded expectations. Easy to recommend the kimkim platform and Andean Travel Experience.

Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Lima

Conveniently located across the street from the Liam airport Good security Free shuttle leaving/arriving every 15 minutes Comfortable and clean rooms Attentive staff Great breakfast Good room service

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Rumi Wasi
Cusco

Great location...short walking distance to main plaza Excellent service oriented hotel manager and staff. Very friendly. Multilingual. Clean and quiet room Balcony for breakfast with wonderful city view

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Domes

Not a hotel. Dome structure intended for campers. Very comfortable. Included pad for sleeping bag. Convenient to Lake Humanatay.

Inti Punku MachuPicchu Hotel & Suites
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes

Good location Courteous staff Comfortable room Clean

Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Cusco

Very nice hotel Nice room Great courtyard Very good breakfast Helpful and courteous staff

Double Tree Iquitos
Iquitos

I believe this is probably to best hotel in Iquitos Centrally located Helpful and courteous staff Room was clean Breakfast was good

Jungle Experiences La Perla
Nauta

Wonderful experience Nice cabins with large window for exceptional views of the scenery Exceptional staff very willing to help Great food...full meals 3 times per day Very nice open area up top and cozy lounge area with small bar Dining room well appointed Service was outstanding

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

The perfect trip
Peru | Jul 5 - Jul 17, 2022

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Lynne C.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

So much effort and attention to detail went into the creation of a perfect trip for us and our boys! Each guide was unique and all were knowledgeable, engaging, and talented. Thanks to Angel, Guido, and Johan for sharing their knowledge and passion with us!

My son and I had an amazing outdoor experience; we hope to return to Peru in the future to do more hiking! read more

So much effort and attention to detail went into the creation of a perfect trip for us and our boys! Each guide was unique and all were knowledgeable, engaging, and talented. Thanks to Angel, Guido, and Johan for sharing their knowledge and passion with us!

My son and I had an amazing outdoor experience; we hope to return to Peru in the future to do more hiking!

Hotel Reviews
La hacienda Bahía Paracas
Paracas
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Tambopata Research Center
Tambopata
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Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima
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Casona yucay
Cusco
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INNSiDE by Melia Lima Miraflores
Miraflores
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Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco
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Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
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Local specialist: Jesus Martel

Our trip planner, Jesus through Peruvian Soul...
Peru | Jul 5 - Jul 17, 2022

Shaney
Shaney G.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Our trip planner, Jesus through Peruvian Soul, was amazing! We had to change the itinerary several times in order to accommodate the things we wanted to see and the time we had. Jesus made it work for us! He communicated with us the whole time during trip planning, and kept up with us and the tour guides throughout our trip tó make sure everything was what we expected and more! We had a lovely stay at Tambopata Research Center and learned so much about the Amazon! Our tour guides, G and... read more

Our trip planner, Jesus through Peruvian Soul, was amazing! We had to change the itinerary several times in order to accommodate the things we wanted to see and the time we had. Jesus made it work for us! He communicated with us the whole time during trip planning, and kept up with us and the tour guides throughout our trip tó make sure everything was what we expected and more! We had a lovely stay at Tambopata Research Center and learned so much about the Amazon! Our tour guides, G and Johann were also some of the best tour guides I’ve ever had! They were both native Peruvians who were both passionate and very knowledgeable about their country! They answered all of our questions, and both were so good with our 14-year-old boys. G went way out his way to help me get my phone back from leaving it at Machu Picchu!! And Johann enjoyed his first sandboarding trip with us!! His sweet mother made us homemade chocolates to celebrate!

All of our hotels were very nice, clean and beautiful!! We loved the charming character of the hotels we stayed at in Cusco! The food was amazing, and we got up graded to private tours of the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain range and Machu Picchu!

Jesús also surprised us with an upgrade to a beautiful hotel in Paracas right on the beach! For our last night in Peru, I was able to walk along the beach at sunset with wild flamingos feeding inThe waters.

I left a piece of my heart in Peru and will come back to visit it someday! ❤️❤️ Thank you to Jesus, G and Johann for make these memories possible!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel

Fabulous Trip
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 17, 2022

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Joni G.
Richardson, TX | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

We had a fabulous trip! It was so nice to have everything planned and run so smoothly. Having all the ground transportation planned in advance was really nice. The vans were so comfortable and the drivers were great! We loved all of our tour guides.
Edwin our guide in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu was very knowledgeable and professional as well as friendly.
We especially liked Michael in Puno. He really went the extra like for us. Everything was wonderful. When we did run info a... read more

We had a fabulous trip! It was so nice to have everything planned and run so smoothly. Having all the ground transportation planned in advance was really nice. The vans were so comfortable and the drivers were great! We loved all of our tour guides.
Edwin our guide in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu was very knowledgeable and professional as well as friendly.
We especially liked Michael in Puno. He really went the extra like for us. Everything was wonderful. When we did run info a problem Kristy was on top of it and worked things out. Thank you so much for such a great trip!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Clean, large rooms, great food!

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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

Absolutely gorgeous property. Beautiful lodge, wonderful food, amazing top notch staff! The rooms were splendid! Love the hammocks!

Authenticity & Character
Everything
Location
In the rain forest!
Staff
Went above and beyond to accommodate our needs.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Super clean!
Rumi Wasi
Cusco

Cold

Authenticity & Character
Old but well cared for
Location
Walking distances to the main plaza
Staff
Went above and beyond
Cleanliness & Comfort
Was very clean
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado
Urubamba

Lovely large property

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close the everything you want too see in Sacred Valley
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

Not as clean as all the other hotels we stayed at.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right next to the train station
Staff
Very accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness and smell
Quinta San Blas by Ananay Hotels
Cusco

It’s old and so it just had that old smell but was nice

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to everything
Staff
Very accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean
Casa Andina Premium Puno
Puno

Beautiful views of Lake Titicaca

Authenticity & Character
Location
On the lake
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room smelled but was clean
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Lima

Absolutely fabulous! Great location! Clean big rooms!

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Amantani Homestay
Isla Amantani

For a Homestay I was surprised how nice this home was. We had private bedrooms and bathrooms. The host family were as kind as they could be. They went the extra mile to help us celebrate a birthday with a band, dancing, a cake, so much fun! Great food during our stay as well .

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully decorated
Location
Overlook Lake Titicaca
Staff
So kind and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Wonderful
Activity Reviews
Lima Free Day to Explore
Peru
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Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

Lots of wild life they made sure they went the extra mile so we could see plenty of wild life

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Sacred Valley Tour
Peru

Salt Mines super cool All the ruins amazing

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Maras & Moray Tour from Sacred Valley
Peru

FABULOUS

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Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru

Great views! Clean and comfortable

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Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Stunning! Sacred! Amazing! Fantastic!

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Arrival in Puno & transfer to hotel
Puno

Amazing tour guide

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Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

Super interesting

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Amantani Island Cultural and back to Puno (Day 2)
Peru

You need to do this ! I was hesitant and kind of dreading this but it was so amazing. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to stay with a local family. Nicest people you will ever meet.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Puno to Lima
Puno
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Kristy Tizon

Everything was perfect. Jesus handled all th...
Peru | Jul 6 - Jul 14, 2022

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Tyler P.
Fairview Heights, IL | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Everything was perfect. Jesus handled all the detailed planning and when we traveled with Peruvian Soul, Edwar had everything handled on the practical side of things. We loved our trip and highly recommend Peruvian Soul for traveling to Peru! Just make sure you pack for all kinds of weather--we were hot when hiking the Inca Trail, and Rainbow mountain was cold and windy. Luckily we had it covered and were prepped by our tremendous guides. read more

Everything was perfect. Jesus handled all the detailed planning and when we traveled with Peruvian Soul, Edwar had everything handled on the practical side of things. We loved our trip and highly recommend Peruvian Soul for traveling to Peru! Just make sure you pack for all kinds of weather--we were hot when hiking the Inca Trail, and Rainbow mountain was cold and windy. Luckily we had it covered and were prepped by our tremendous guides.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

The accommodations were our favorite for our whole trip. We had adjoining rooms with our teenagers, and the view of the river was phenomenal. Great restaurants were a very quick walk, and the breakfast was fantastic. Only negative was that the bottled water in the rooms was not complementary... 10 sol for 1/2 Liter so we just walked down to a different vendor and got 2.5 Liters for 8 Sol.

Authenticity & Character
Adjoining rooms were a huge plus.
Location
Fantastic view of the river.
Staff
Staff seemed very good, but we didn't interact with them very much.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Shower water pressure was awesome!
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

REALLY convenient to be able to walk to our flight in the morning. We got coupons for a welcome drink, which made our evening much more relaxed!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were nothing special... just standard hotel rooms. The early morning breakfast was terrible. We had an early flight and we were told the breakfast would be available at 4:00am. When we got down to the restaurant the only thing that was available was scrambled eggs, cheese, ham, and bread. So... we made breakfast sandwiches. I'm sure there were many more options later in the morning, but we expected the breakfast to be full-up when they said it opened at 4:00.
Tierra Viva Cusco Centro
Cusco

This was a really cool hotel. We loved that the rooms opened up to a courtyard, but our room with the king bed was really small. Our teenagers got a room with two twin beds and it was huge! Staff was friendly, and breakfast was good. We also got a take-away breakfast one morning and it was also very good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Really close to Cusco main square and the local markets.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were really cool old-world, but ours was small.
Urban Larco Hotel
Miraflores, Lima

We liked this hotel a lot, but we were not able to get adjoining rooms with our teenagers which was troublesome. Location was good, and one of the rooms even had an ocean view.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
Urubamba

We loved the hotel - grounds were very well kept and quite serene. Our spa visit was unimpressive, because it wasn't ready for us when we showed up at the appointed time, however, the staff made amends and were very accommodating when we told them about our disappointment.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Not much to do outside the resort, but we traveled to other destinations so it was fine to stay here.
Staff
Staff was very attentive and they worked hard to make sure we were happy.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We loved the rooms and the facilities. Restaurant was really good too.
Activity Review
The Short Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo to Wiñaywayna
Peru

We (the adults in our party) loved this hike. Even though it was challenging due to the hot weather at the start, the pinnacle of the monkey staircase and the reveal of Machu Picchu was well worth it. Our teenagers were not as pumped about the hike. 7.1 miles of uphill climbing on uneven rock stairs was a little too much for them. We like to think they were made stronger because of the experience!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jesus Martel

Great adventures in Peru
Peru | Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2022

Sheri
Sheri L.
Laconia, NH | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Great adventures from the Amazon to the mountains. We visited the Tambopata for the first 4 days of our trip. There is something magical about macaws flying over head while you fish for piranha as a family of river otters play in the water a short distance away. Once we left the Amazon, we met up with our guide, Orlando and driver, Paul. We especially enjoyed our time with Orlando and Paul. They were always looking out for our family to have an amazing time. We can't believe everything... read more

Great adventures from the Amazon to the mountains. We visited the Tambopata for the first 4 days of our trip. There is something magical about macaws flying over head while you fish for piranha as a family of river otters play in the water a short distance away. Once we left the Amazon, we met up with our guide, Orlando and driver, Paul. We especially enjoyed our time with Orlando and Paul. They were always looking out for our family to have an amazing time. We can't believe everything we experienced in the two weeks in Peru. The food was amazing, Orlando knows all the good places! One of the highlights of the trip was our home stay in Raqch'i. The family was welcoming and happy for us to experience their community. We were so honored to be a part of their family for the night. We all had a great time dancing by the fire. Our hike on Rainbow mountain was the most challenging part of our trip. Orlando had us take it slow, with lots of breaks.

Local specialist: Katy Shorthouse

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was ...
Peru | Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2022

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Amna H.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was unfamiliar with it because of its custom tour feature. I did not want to go with other existing tours as they involved hiking or the duration of the trip was too long. At same time I did not want to plan the trip myself and go to an unfamiliar country with an unfamiliar language by myself. With Kim Kim's custom feature you have the freedom to change your trip however you please.
In my case my local expert was Johanna from Miski Travel and it was... read more

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was unfamiliar with it because of its custom tour feature. I did not want to go with other existing tours as they involved hiking or the duration of the trip was too long. At same time I did not want to plan the trip myself and go to an unfamiliar country with an unfamiliar language by myself. With Kim Kim's custom feature you have the freedom to change your trip however you please.
In my case my local expert was Johanna from Miski Travel and it was a pleasure to work with this agency. I started my trip plan very last minute about 3 weeks prior to our departure. Johanna and her team were very patient with me and we made changes until few days before our trip. We even missed our flight from Lima to Cusco and had to change our Airport pick up just 1 hour before and they were helpful in rearranging our ride. We also had a very nice tour guide Edwin who even travelled with us from Cusco all the way to Agua Calientes where Machu Picchu is which was very reassuring and made us very comfortable travelling to another city.
Overall, I had a very good trip and it was a good idea to work with Kim Kim and Miski travel. If I had to mention an improvement I would have liked to see the breakdown on pricing. We were only given a total price per person, but I wanted to see what I was paying for. Other than that I had an awesome time!

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

This hotel was absolutely beautiful. Their staff was very friendly and helpful. Although, it was very cold there they gladly fulfilled our request of wanting another heater and set of blankets without charge. Had a great stay here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and great interior
Inti Punku MachuPicchu Hotel & Suites
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes

I had a very bad time in this hotel. The hotel had no running water and our card key would not work. Overall I felt uncomfortable during my stay here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Could be a little mor clean and have running water
Activity Review
Sacred Valley Tour w/ lunch in Ollantaytambo + train to Aguascalientes
Peru

It was a good selection of places to go.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

Unforgettable Birthday trip!
Peru | Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2022

Shari
Shari K.
Mesa, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Anne did an amazing job organizing and executing my trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday trip! All of my guides and drivers were very hospitable and knowledgeable. The lodging in each destination was great as well. read more

Anne did an amazing job organizing and executing my trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday trip! All of my guides and drivers were very hospitable and knowledgeable. The lodging in each destination was great as well.

Hotel Reviews
Susanna Inn
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Terra Andina Mansion Colonial
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room got very cold. I had to ask for a second heater.
Amazon Planet
San Francisco

Great staff! They were very friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms are spacious and private. The showers were hot. The ceiling in bathroom could use dusting and rugs could be vacuumed, but was not an issue. The room also had multiple outlets. The net over the bed did a good job of keeping bugs out.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Anne Godoy

Johanna:Every single aspect of my trip was ...
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2022

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fabian c.
Stockton, CA | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Johanna:

Every single aspect of my trip was top notch. I was very impressed with the professional attitude and knowledge every person involved in my trip showed. I will definitely recommend KimKim to my friends and family when it comes to vacationing abroad.
I am looking forward in booking my next trip. Please thank Luis, our guide in Cusco, he went above and beyond.

Thank you
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Johanna:

Every single aspect of my trip was top notch. I was very impressed with the professional attitude and knowledge every person involved in my trip showed. I will definitely recommend KimKim to my friends and family when it comes to vacationing abroad.
I am looking forward in booking my next trip. Please thank Luis, our guide in Cusco, he went above and beyond.

Thank you

Hotel Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Aranwa Sacred Valley
Urubamba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

Luis, our guide, is an expert on taking care of people. Thank you, Luis

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Carlos is a pro
Transport
Market and Streets Food Tour (evening)
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Historic Center & Larco Museum
Lima
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

Kimkim team was amazing, we had a great exper...
Peru | Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2022

Jigna
Jigna s.
Peru | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Kimkim team was amazing, we had a great experience with them. They were punctual, organized and very responsive to our needs. We didn't have to worry about anything during our trip to Peru, they took care of everything tickets, reservations, rides, drop off and pickup.. Highly recommend them.. read more

Kimkim team was amazing, we had a great experience with them. They were punctual, organized and very responsive to our needs. We didn't have to worry about anything during our trip to Peru, they took care of everything tickets, reservations, rides, drop off and pickup.. Highly recommend them..

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Amazing Peru Trip!
Peru | Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2022

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Bhavesh S.
Park Ridge, IL | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

We had an awesome time in Peru. The planning was just perfect! Every single day, the driver was "on time" for pickup. The guides (both for group and private tours) were really good too. The online itinerary - brief and detail was very accessible and kept us informed of our plans.

I want to thank Liz for all her help in preparing for this trip including all the different activities. We spent more time in Cusco/Machu Picchu which actually turned out to be the best part of the trip. Our... read more

We had an awesome time in Peru. The planning was just perfect! Every single day, the driver was "on time" for pickup. The guides (both for group and private tours) were really good too. The online itinerary - brief and detail was very accessible and kept us informed of our plans.

I want to thank Liz for all her help in preparing for this trip including all the different activities. We spent more time in Cusco/Machu Picchu which actually turned out to be the best part of the trip. Our Cusco hotel was close to the town center, so a walk away from all the delicious food places! (Although there was some construction around our hotel, which made the walking a little tough - especially with bags, but we had help from hotel and driver both to carry our bags). We spent a day in Juno and Lima and I think they were adequate for our preference.

I would highly recommend anyone in future to book with Kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno
Puno

Very good hotel in Puno with great views - the staff was great and a good selection for food in dinner and also breakfast!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Lake View
Staff
The waiting staff was very good
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Loved the hotel - very big rooms, good breakfast and close to everything.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dazzler Miraflores
Lima

Very nice hotel in Miraflores - big rooms and great amenities.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa San Blas Boutique
Cusco

The hotel is good - location is great - staff is very helpful - the rooms are a little smaller in my opinion. There was construction on streets around this hotel, which did cause some discomfort when bringing our bags.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to Main Square
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

Great hotel for one night - right across the airport. Perfect if you wanted to get some rest before heading off from Lima to other cities next morning.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Cusco City Tour
Cusco

Enjoyed this City tour as you get to see multiple places in Cusco.

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Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu)
Peru

The reason to go to Peru! We were there EARLY, and were able to see everything! The guide was great and it helped to have a private tour. Got plenty of photos and very informative historical tour!

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Transport
Groupal Palcoyo Trek
Cusco

This was probably the only experience that was subpar for our family - we left at 5 am in morning and the car did NOT have heat - we froze for the first hour and the breakfast place was very cold too - it warmed up when we got to the mountain - around 9 am but our body was very cold by then. The trek is simple and mountain views are great - although rainbow mountain is NOT as vibrant as you see in the videos/photos! It could be due to the time of the year. The food place was also not good - breakfast was terrible - lunch was ok. The guide was awesome - the only reason I am giving 3 stars to this trip - she helped us through the altitude sickness and kept encouraging us to make the trip through the

Quality of Experience
Food
The place breakfast choices
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Awesome guide!
Transport
Need heater in the car! We had a car with no heat for 3 early morning hours!
Groupal Uros & Taquile Floating Islands on the Great Titicaca Lake
Puno

The tour was perfect - enjoyed the cultural experience on Uros floating islands. Got a very good experience for Lake Titicaca! The weather was also perfect to be on the lake!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town
Peru

Pisac was ok - more of a shopping tour - however, Ollantaytambo was really good! Need to watch out for the climb. The train to Machu Picchu is a comfortable ride. Maybe travel agent should provide the option to the customer about 360 train (understand it will be more expensive)

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Mines Tour
Cusco

It was interesting to see the Salt Mines and then the Moray Terraces.

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The Route of The Sun: {{start_location}} - {{end_location}}
Peru

The bus ride was very smooth and the stops kept coming. The alternate to this is taking the direct train from Cusco to Puno, however, this tour offers a few stops/activities on the way - which I felt were interesting. The lunch place was also good.

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Food
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Private Lima City Tour & San Francisco Catacombs
Lima

Best part was visiting the Catacombs - first time experience ... the main square was shut down by the cops due to some political demonstrations, so did not get the "full" experience.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Wonders of Peru
Peru | Jun 15 - Jun 28, 2022

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Tea C.
Croatia | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Exempting the natural beauty of Peru, nice people and cuisine, the highlight(s) of our trip were our local guides: Blanca in Lima, Gabi in Cusco and Elizabeth in Arequipa. Those ladies were absolutely amazing. Their knowledge, attentiveness and understanding were only matched by their kindness. Thank you ladies for a trip we will surely not forget. Thanks go also to Anne who was working behind the scenes. Tea and Dom

Local specialist: Anne Godoy

A most magical adventure!
Peru | Jun 6 - Jun 20, 2022

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Jen L.
Redwood City, CA | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

I'm deeply grateful to Anne for arranging our beautiful trip including a couple of extra-special homestay experiences while we traveled a fairly typical route through gorgeous Peru.

We had wonderful local guides including Gaby who shared her passion and knowledge in the Sacred Valley. Eddy, in Machu Picchu was very accommodating to my bad knee, and patient as we navigated the terrain there. Richard, who was our guide on and around Lake Titicaca was also very thorough and passionate as a... read more

I'm deeply grateful to Anne for arranging our beautiful trip including a couple of extra-special homestay experiences while we traveled a fairly typical route through gorgeous Peru.

We had wonderful local guides including Gaby who shared her passion and knowledge in the Sacred Valley. Eddy, in Machu Picchu was very accommodating to my bad knee, and patient as we navigated the terrain there. Richard, who was our guide on and around Lake Titicaca was also very thorough and passionate as a guide. Our drivers were all amazing--I always felt safe! One thing that stood out on this trip compared to others I've taken is that our guide was allowed and interested in participating in our adventures. I really appreciated and enjoyed that they broke bread with us, as I wanted to know our guides as much as the places they were teaching us about.

I would happily work with Peruvian Soul in the future! Thank you, Anne for showing up at midnight when we arrived in Lima to welcome us and make sure we made it to our hotel!

As a super-planner, I wish that especially toward the end there was daily communication about how plans were coming along. I was nervous at times as our trip was coming near and I wasn't sure if hotels or train were confirmed, for example. A bit of reassurance would have been helpful. That said, it all worked out, so I know I can trust Peruvian Soul going forward. :o)

There were some problems with the Kimkim platform sending me alerts that I had a new message which hampered communications with Anne, so I tended to rely on Whatsapp. I hope Kimkim can work through this bug/experience issue.

If I had one wish, I would wish that I had some guidance on shopping. I didn't ask for any upfront, so I don't know what information might have been offered, and as such it's not a ding on Peruvian Soul by any stretch. I learned the hard way that there are a lot of touts selling "original" art, that is not original. I also should have saved every bit of money to spend on Taquile island where there are gorgeous, authentic textiles at fixed prices. I see an opportunity for a shopping guide to be added to the other helpful guides provided for the trip.

Thank you for facilitating such a memorable trip! <3 <3

Hotel Reviews
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
Puerto Maldonado

Beautiful. Considering the remote location, the experience was wonderful. We spent 3 nights and the food selection quickly became repetitive. The lack of electricity during certain hours wasn't a problem until the last day when it was pouring rain and as mostly had to sit in the dark. Our guide was stellar! And we had a small group of folks from around the globe who we bonded with and are connected with as friends. :o)

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

Serves it's purpose as an easy place to stay after a late-night flight arrival with an early morning departure. Staff was very friendly, especially considering how much turnover there is in folks staying there.

Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Andenia Sacred Valley
Calca, Valle Sagrado

Lovely, small hotel in the Sacred Valley. Gorgeous gardens! Rooms were clean and very comfy. Every morning the doves came to the tree outside our window presumably out of curiosity. So sweet. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Dinner menu was limited, and understandably so, but some variety from night to night would be appreciated given there aren't other restaurants within walking distance. One caveat is to bring earplugs in case there's a concert across the street, which there was when we were there. With earplugs not a problem at all, but if I didn't have some, I would have had a hard time sleeping.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Machu Picchu

Swankity Swank! The nicest of the Inkaterra properties we stayed at. Worth a splurge if staying in Aguas Calientes FOR SURE. Built on a former tea(?) plantation, the location is gorgeous. We saw so many different types of orchids and birds. Take advantage of the free walking tours (tip your guide!). Dinner menu was extensive and delish.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
Cusco

Really lovely hotel super close to the main square. They have an amazing art collection. The rooms are gorgeously over the top with heated marble bathroom floors. We stayed in two rooms and neither have direct sunlight, but rather face into a corridor, but not the end of the world since we were generally waking up before dawn anyway. The restaurant is DELICIOUS! I don't understand why more people didn't dine in for dinner. Even when we were the only customers, the food was amazing and very reasonably priced. Honestly, better food than we had at the Inka Grill for example. Staff was wonderful. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno
Puno

Not sure how this place is rated a four-star hotel. I'd rate it a 2-star. The hotel is super well located for Lake Titicaca with a private pier making it excellent for embarking on a lake tour; but not close to anything else. Also, alpacas and wild guinea pigs grazing outdoors was pretty cool. Staff was super responsive, but also felt a little desperate for tips. The hotel rooms are meh. Concrete walls with outlets poorly situated for practical use. Tub didn't drain. Wall heater fired heat at one bed and not the other. The dining room completely lacked ambiance and smelled weird. Food was awful all around from breakfast to dinner. Had to pay for drinking water. Wouldn't stay here again unless I had no other options. Thankfully, it was only a 10 soles taxi ride into Puno proper for a yummy dinner, and staff was kind to call the cab for us.

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Local specialist: Anne Godoy

Well-planned and safe tours
Peru | Jun 8 - Jun 18, 2022

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Sharmada N.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

The entire trip was well-organized and the staff, local guides and teams were helpful and kind. Most of the hotels were quite good but its worth mentioning which rooms you would like before booking. Casa Biru in Cusco had really good services and their team was very warm and welcoming. The family-run souvenir shop at the hotel's entrance was lovely too.
As for the tours itself, the transport was very comfortable, the guides (Janet, Edwin, Jacqueline and another person whose name I didn't... read more

The entire trip was well-organized and the staff, local guides and teams were helpful and kind. Most of the hotels were quite good but its worth mentioning which rooms you would like before booking. Casa Biru in Cusco had really good services and their team was very warm and welcoming. The family-run souvenir shop at the hotel's entrance was lovely too.
As for the tours itself, the transport was very comfortable, the guides (Janet, Edwin, Jacqueline and another person whose name I didn't catch) were friendly and quite patient, nice and honest about the history of the places we visited, the culture and other interesting facts. They also made sure we could get some good photos and views while walking around each site, and did their best to ensure our safety while trekking in the high altitude.
Liz and Paul, who were in charge of planning and organizing the trip were the absolute best. They helped us plan things until the last minute and made sure to help us even during issues we face during our immigration at the airport. Really glad to have picked their services for our trip.

Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arawi Miraflores Prime
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arawi Miraflores Express
Lima

The room had no ventilation, the bathroom had a bad odour and not enough lights in the room either.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Biru Hotel Boutique
Cusco

The hotel and room was really good. The breakfast was quite basic though and the attached restaurant doesn't really have good food. Would recommend trying other places for food instead.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room, staff, and location
Susanna Inn
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Mines Tour
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Vinicunca trek
Cusco
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

We loved everything about our Peru trip and w...
Peru | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2022

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Natalia Q.
Coral Springs, FL | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

We loved everything about our Peru trip and would definitely recommend and use kimkim for our next adventure!

Johanna from Miski travels was our coordinator and she exceeded our expectations. She paid huge attention to detail and her customer service was on point.

Sonia was our local tour guide and we loved that she was very passionate about her country; super fun to work with. read more

We loved everything about our Peru trip and would definitely recommend and use kimkim for our next adventure!

Johanna from Miski travels was our coordinator and she exceeded our expectations. She paid huge attention to detail and her customer service was on point.

Sonia was our local tour guide and we loved that she was very passionate about her country; super fun to work with.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel El Tambo
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Plaza
Cuscom

Breakfast can definitely improve

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba

Breakfast can definitely improve

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Via Ferrata & Ziplining
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

Peru trip-Inka trail
Peru | Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2022

Monica
Monica T.
Mountlake Terrace, WA | Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Wonderful experience. Working with Liz made the difference. She picked up great hotels, booked great day trips, arranged all the pick up / drop off activities with good knowledge of the area. The Inka trail adventure lead by Javier Clemente was another success 😊 thank to the entire team (lead, cook, cook helper and all the porters, friends).
Thanks again for a great vacation 😊😊😊

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

great experience in Peru
Peru | May 21 - Jun 1, 2022

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Todd V.
Chapel Hill, NC | Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

We had a complicated custom itinerary involving many different guides and drivers that was put together very quickly (and at a very reasonable cost) through Phima Voyages, going from Lima to Cusco to the Parque de la Papas to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu (including a 1-day trail hike), the Rainbow mountains, Lake Titicaca and various sites in between. All the guides and drivers were excellent (and very multilingual), the handoffs between them were smooth, and when troubles arose (e.g.... read more

We had a complicated custom itinerary involving many different guides and drivers that was put together very quickly (and at a very reasonable cost) through Phima Voyages, going from Lima to Cusco to the Parque de la Papas to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu (including a 1-day trail hike), the Rainbow mountains, Lake Titicaca and various sites in between. All the guides and drivers were excellent (and very multilingual), the handoffs between them were smooth, and when troubles arose (e.g. an airport closure) they put together an alternate plan to get us where we needed to go with minimal fuss. There was always a helpful agent on call over whatsapp if we had any questions. It was a top-notch operation and an amazing experience. The Parque de la Papas is less visited, but if you are interested in traditional agriculture, cultural heritage, and biodiversity (and are also acclimated to the altitude and comfortable with a very rural homestay) I can't recommend it enough.

Local specialist: Martina Capel

A wonderful exploration of Pre Inca sites
Peru | Jun 1 - Jun 14, 2022

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Marie-Paule L.
Washington, D.C., DC | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

I had a fabulous experience exploring the pre Inca archeological sites of northern Peru. Martina from Phima Voyages and Sheila at its Chachapoyas office checked very often if all was going well without being intrusive. They made some minor changes at my request and were very gracious about it. My guides (Jorge in Caral, Julio in Trujillo, Sheila in Chachapoyas ) were exceptionally well informed and great company. As for the drivers all were very prudent and handled bad roads and long... read more

I had a fabulous experience exploring the pre Inca archeological sites of northern Peru. Martina from Phima Voyages and Sheila at its Chachapoyas office checked very often if all was going well without being intrusive. They made some minor changes at my request and were very gracious about it. My guides (Jorge in Caral, Julio in Trujillo, Sheila in Chachapoyas ) were exceptionally well informed and great company. As for the drivers all were very prudent and handled bad roads and long drives with extreme competence. I never felt unsafe (Jorge, Eusebio and my driver from Leymebamba to Cajamarca, an expert on driving in dangerous curves while keeping an interesting conversation going).
All places were extremely interesting and I was particularly impressed by Chankillo, a great alternatve to the visit in Sechin which I could not do( Oscar was a very good guide on the site).

Many thanks for a great experience all around.

Local specialist: Emeline Delpuech

One of the most memorable trips of our family! Everything is well planned. Johanna is very h...
Peru | Jun 3 - Jun 11, 2022

Hazel
Hazel P.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Everything is well planned. Johanna is very helpful, respectful and very knowledgeable in everything .
She surprised me with her ability to answer questions and call any time of the day.
My family enjoyed our trip to Peru. All the amazing places that we wanted to see, we’ve visited at no time! Our tour guide Luiz of Cusi Travel is very helpful and smart! He was always ready to provide us his hiking sticks to help us while hiking, he was very helpful. . He kept us focus to what he was... read more

Everything is well planned. Johanna is very helpful, respectful and very knowledgeable in everything .
She surprised me with her ability to answer questions and call any time of the day.
My family enjoyed our trip to Peru. All the amazing places that we wanted to see, we’ve visited at no time! Our tour guide Luiz of Cusi Travel is very helpful and smart! He was always ready to provide us his hiking sticks to help us while hiking, he was very helpful. . He kept us focus to what he was trying to explain to us. We leaned so much about Peru because of Luiz . Our visit to Salt Mines we’re fantastic! The person ( I forgot his name) who tour us and guide us at Mountain View was very nice. We enjoyed our food and the people ate fantastic at Mountain View. Our ATV ride was awesome the view of the mountain is so awesome and the Llmas and the Alpacas are so cute. We love everything about our Peru trip. We will definitely refer Johanna and Kimkim to our friends and family. Thank you guys for making our Peru trip so memorable! Machu Picchu, Cusco, Maras, Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain, Perurail, and the Peruvian people we will never forget you. ❤️❤️❤️

Hotel Reviews
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

The location is great! Very convenient, near to train and bus station, restaurants, market and everything! The breakfast is great. The view from the breakfast table is very nice. Clean and very accommodating.

Tips for future travelers

You would love to stay at this hotel. It’s conveniently located to anything. The hotel is clean and well maintained. The staff is helpful and trustworthy they gave us back the things that we left in our hotel room. So very kind of them!

Authenticity & Character
The hotel is beautiful and clean. The paintings at the lobby is nice. The restaurant and the hotel lobby are well ventilated and nice.
Location
Perfectly located at the center of Machu Picchu town .
Staff
Ahhh,,,, the staff are wonderful and very helpful at all times!
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room and the totality of the hotel is great. Well maintained.
Casa Andina Standard Cusco San Blas
Cusco

The hotel is always clean. The staff are very helpful and respectful. The location is so great! It very near to the center of Cusco. Walking distance to everything. The hotel breakfast was nice. I love that it is very near to the Plaza where restaurants, grocery store, transportation, money changers and so on … everything you need is just steps away. Here you can meet and see local and be amaze of their community.

Authenticity & Character
The totality of it.
Location
Staff
They are always ready to serve you and welcome you anytime of the day.
Cleanliness & Comfort
I love that our room is always kept clean everyday. You will be surprise that when you come home after a long day of journey, you will be welcome with your room so organize and clean again.
Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
Urubamba

The hotel is beautiful! The breakfast is great! The staff is very welcoming. I love the architecture of the hotel it’s very homey. And the view is so wonderful! You are surrounded by the magnificent view of teh mountains !

Tips for future travelers

I am not so sure if this hotel is near to any restaurants, busy streets, etc. because we only stayed for a night but who cares, a day or 2 of quietness is great for our body.

Authenticity & Character
I like the architecture and the design of the rooms. It’s wonderful and clean.
Location
Surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Tranquility of this place is heavenly.
Staff
The staff are very welcoming and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Well maintained. Very clean. The garden is beautifull.
Activity Reviews
Cusco City Tour
Peru

Everything that we experienced here is priceless! The people, the food, the city is so wonderful!

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide Luiz is very patient and knowledgeable with everything, the whole family enjoyed his story of how rich the history of Peru and richness of Peru itself. Our driver is amazing. He drives careful and cares about his passenger hai his van. Our mountain view guides are great as well. He was very calm and gracious to us. The staff at mountain view restaurants are very friendly and the food was so yummy. We love the view of the mountain and the alpacas. We love how we are surrounded by the goats, alpaca and the Llmas while eating. They are so cute and friendly animals!
Transport
Starting from the airport transports to our tour drivers and vans were fanstastic! From beginning to end is wonderful!
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

We had a great experience. Peru ha so much to see and learn. Cusco is beautiful! It was an amazing experience. The people , the food, the richness of their history there is so Much to absorb and learn. Our whole family was amaze by the beauty of it and the surprised by the charm of Peruvian people.

Quality of Experience
Everything! As in everything!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver ( I forgot his name) is great. Our tour guide Luiz and our driver were fantastic ! They are lovely people. We are like family! We created friendship during our stay. Our trip have become memorable because of them and to all people we met and helped us starting with the 2 people (a man and a woman) who welcomed us from the airport and they were the ones who transported us back to the airport at the end of our trip. So helpful of them to return our passport when we accidentally left them in the van, totally my fault., argh!
Transport
On time all the time! The drivers and the staff are very patient, helpful. I was surprised by the ability of our driver ( I forgot his name) he is one of the best driver I’ve met in my whole life. I even joke my husband that he met his counterpart, he is as good as him when driving. He drives carefully and cares about his passengers and his van.
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru

The mountain view experience is so wonderful! The staffs are friendly. The food is so yummy! Our tour guide is so helpful and friendly and very respectful to their guests! The place is beautiful and the mountain view is so amazing!!! It’s like you are in a postcard. It so wonderful here.

Quality of Experience
Wonderful
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide is very helpful. He is a wonder person and very friendly and sincere in what he is doing. I can tell that he loves what he is doing. And very proud of his district..
Transport
Our ATV tour/ ride is one of teh highlights of our Maras tour. Wonderful experience.
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fu...
Peru | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2022

Irma
Irma Q.
Pompano Beach, FL | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fueron muy excelentes, puntuales, amables y serviciales. Para mí fue muy memorable visitar machupichu, rainbow mountain, el valle sagrado, la vía Ferrara, en fin todo. Su organización y puntualidad fue muy sorprendente. Disfrutamos a millón. read more

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fueron muy excelentes, puntuales, amables y serviciales. Para mí fue muy memorable visitar machupichu, rainbow mountain, el valle sagrado, la vía Ferrara, en fin todo. Su organización y puntualidad fue muy sorprendente. Disfrutamos a millón.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel El Tambo
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Plaza
Cuscom
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport