Kimkim Trip Reviews for Peru

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Read 332 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

I'd like to thank and congratulate KimKim for...
Peru | Jan 10 - Jan 18, 2023

Patrick
Patrick M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Feb 05, 2023

I'd like to thank and congratulate KimKim for your help and excellent organization during our trip to Peru.
When an alternative set of plans was suggested, as a result of problems in Machu Picchu, we were a little apprehensive.
The trip to the lodge in the Amazon was wonderful; and our guide, Rey, was a delightful character, with a wealth of knowledge about all things Amazon; his English was excellent, and he got his message over with ease and humour. He is a great ambassador for this... read more

I'd like to thank and congratulate KimKim for your help and excellent organization during our trip to Peru.
When an alternative set of plans was suggested, as a result of problems in Machu Picchu, we were a little apprehensive.
The trip to the lodge in the Amazon was wonderful; and our guide, Rey, was a delightful character, with a wealth of knowledge about all things Amazon; his English was excellent, and he got his message over with ease and humour. He is a great ambassador for this region.
The flight to Nasca was also memorable, if a little disorganized. My main comment would be that heavy banking in the flight caused motion sickness in most of our party; something that might have been highlighted beforehand. Between this and the long delay in take-off, we were unable to avail of the wine-tasting and sand buggies. A pity, but not the end of the world.
Overall we were very happy with KimKim's cooperation and flexibility during our trip.
Thanks.

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Feb 07, 2023

Hi Patrick,
Thank you very much for the great comments!
It was a pleasure to help you with your experience in Peru. I'll share your review with all our team 😊
Kind regards.
Liz.

We returned from our South American trip a few days ago,
Peru | Jan 10 - Jan 18, 2023

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Mary M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Feb 01, 2023

We returned from our South American trip a few days ago , I’m still processing the experience. I however do wish to commend Kimkim on their handling of the difficult circumstances which arose in relation to our Peruvian leg of the trip. Kim Kim’s communication with Stuart stands out for particular praise. Stuart was kept informed at every step , group concerns and questions were answered promptly and addressed appropriately. I was also very impressed with Kimkim’s nimbleness in reorganising... read more

We returned from our South American trip a few days ago , I’m still processing the experience. I however do wish to commend Kimkim on their handling of the difficult circumstances which arose in relation to our Peruvian leg of the trip. Kim Kim’s communication with Stuart stands out for particular praise. Stuart was kept informed at every step , group concerns and questions were answered promptly and addressed appropriately. I was also very impressed with Kimkim’s nimbleness in reorganising our schedule. The Amazon rainforest / jungle stay was a more than satisfactory alternative to Machu Pichu and the guide, Ray, proved a real winner. A gentleman , a fund of knowledge and a joy to be with. He also went the extra mile to handle a tricky luggage problem. A lone bag was tracked and made its way safely upriver 24 hours late. Thanks Ray and team in Iquitos for that. The day in Cusco while long and somewhat arduous was unmissable due in large part to the infectious mess of the guide , Ali. A breath of fresh air , a superb communicator , very personable , a real asset to the Kimkim suite of guides.
Overall what could potentially have been an anticlimactic experience was handled magnificently by Kimkim along with our tireless , unflagging and ever patient friend Stuart.
Best wishes to all at Kimkim and indeed to all our Peruvian friends . Hopefully the present Political difficulties will be peacefully resolved and a prosperous way forward found for all .
One small caveat , the Lima walking tour was , in my view , underwhelming. The guide was perfunctory and somewhat uninformative. Lima as a major world city and centre of Spanish Empire building was underserved.
That said it was the first day of a big trip and as a group we were possibly tired and somewhat lethargic. Benefit of the doubt !!!!!

I'd like to thank and congratulate KimKim for your help and excellent organization during our trip to Peru.
When an alternative set of plans was suggested, as a result of problems in Machu Picchu, we were a little apprehensive.
The trip to the lodge in the Amazon was wonderful; and our guide, Rey, was a delightful character, with a wealth of knowledge about all things Amazon; his English was excellent, and he got his message over with ease and humour. He is a great ambassador for this region.
The flight to Nasca was also memorable, if a little disorganized. My main comment would be that heavy banking in the flight caused motion sickness in most of our party; something that might have been highlighted beforehand. Between this and the long delay in take-off, we were unable to avail of the wine-tasting and sand buggies. A pity, but not the end of the world.
Overall we were very happy with KimKim's cooperation and flexibility during our trip.

A last-minute trip to Cusco was facilitated by KimKim also, during which we spent the day with our fantastic guide, Ally. She was a breath of fresh air, enthusiastic and brimming with information about her home region. We were bowled over by her personality and her ability to inform us so completely; she was great company.

Hotel Reviews
Pacaya Samiria Lodge
AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores
Lima
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima
Activity Reviews
Private Lima City Tour & San Francisco Catacombs
Lima
Private Round transfer to a Restaurant in Lima
Lima
Private Market Tour & Cooking Class with a Peruvian Chef
Lima
Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge 2/3
Iquitos
Private Full Day Transfer to Pisco Aerodrome & Huacachina
Lima
Private Walking Cusco City Tour
Cusco Airport (CUZ)
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2023

Hi Mary,
Thanks for taking the time to leave your happy experiences!
It was a pleasure to be part of your trip to Peru. We are happy to know you had a great time here even during the unrest! I'm sharing the review with the rest of our team, guides, office team, and suplliers.😊 They'll be happy to read it.
I'm sorry you lost the Winery tour, however still happy to know that you enjoyedthe rest of the tour.
Please take care!
Kind regards.
Liz.

Amazing experience! Highly recommend Kimkim and Kristy
Peru | Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2023

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Tamri G.
Bellevue, WA | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

I would like to thank Kimkim and Kristy especially to make our trip a reality. We were booked to travel to Peru in December but had a last minute cancellation due to political unrest in Peru. However, Kristy was able to create our itinerary within a week for Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest and Ecuador that enabled us to keep our travel dates. We spent 4 nights in Galapagos, 3 nights in the Napo Wildlife Center and 4 nights in Quito most of which were due to transit and travel. We visited 2... read more

I would like to thank Kimkim and Kristy especially to make our trip a reality. We were booked to travel to Peru in December but had a last minute cancellation due to political unrest in Peru. However, Kristy was able to create our itinerary within a week for Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest and Ecuador that enabled us to keep our travel dates. We spent 4 nights in Galapagos, 3 nights in the Napo Wildlife Center and 4 nights in Quito most of which were due to transit and travel. We visited 2 islands in Galapagos - Santa Cruz and La Isabela. Santa Cruz is populated and had a feel of a touristy beach town, La Isabela was beautiful and remote. Our hotel was right on the beach and we were able to find some time to relax and enjoy the scenery. Most of the days start early at 6 or 6.30am with guided tours or travel logistics between Islands or to and from Quito. Our guides were very proficient about the local wildlife, flora and fauna. Kids enjoyed snorkeling, we toured lava caves apart from visiting the Tortoises, Iguanas and Sea Lions that are in abundance. My favorite part of the vacation was the Napo Wildlife center that required a 2.5hr motor boat ride from Coca to the cultural center and then a 2hr paddle boat ride to the Wildlife center. The hiking in the rainforest, watching caimans, giant otters, macaws, rainforest canopy were an experience of a lifetime. Thanks to all our guides, especially Jose in the Napo wildlife center to make our trip an unforgettable experience!

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Hi Tamri,

Thank you so much for leaving a review of your experience! It was my pleasure helping you navigate the situation in Peru and helping you plan a new trip to Ecuador. So glad it all worked out and you enjoyed your time there. I will pass on your message to our team there as well. We hope to help with your trip to Peru in the future! I look forward to staying in touch.

Best,
Kristy

A trip to Peru turned to an incredible trip to Ecuador!
Peru | Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2022

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Jacob S.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023

We had planned a trip to Peru but with just a few days until arrival, a state of emergency was declared in the country. At a moment's notice, Jesus and the KimKim team were able to get refunds and organize a whole new trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in just 3 days.

Despite the short notice, the trip they put together was incredible. Our guides, Kathy in particular, were knowledgeable, friendly, and punctual, and did an incredible job showing us the whole country. In Galapagos,... read more

We had planned a trip to Peru but with just a few days until arrival, a state of emergency was declared in the country. At a moment's notice, Jesus and the KimKim team were able to get refunds and organize a whole new trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in just 3 days.

Despite the short notice, the trip they put together was incredible. Our guides, Kathy in particular, were knowledgeable, friendly, and punctual, and did an incredible job showing us the whole country. In Galapagos, every step was well organized and handled for us. The trip couldn't have been easier and less stressful for us - even though behind the scenes we had no time to plan.

I couldn't imagine trying to book this on my own and then needing to undo it and plan a new trip - it would've been impossible. Having Jesus and KimKim gave us the safety blanket we needed in planning and their plan made the trip so amazingly smooth - we couldn't be more grateful and hope to do it again!

Activity Review
Join a day hike to the The Rainbow Mountain
Cusco
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Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Dear Jacob, thanks so much for such nice comments. We are happy to have been able to organize the last-minute journey to Ecuador! We are sure you had an excellent trip experience exploring the best of Quito and the Galapagos Islands. We hope you retake pans to Peru in a near future, and you will see the wonders our country has to offer!!
Stay in touch, all the best from Peru.
Greetings from Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul team

Francesca and Kimkim - highly recommend!
Peru | Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2022

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Noam A.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

Francesca was fantastic!

She was exceptionally quick, responsive and accommodative during the planning stages of our trip to Peru. We've worked with various travel planners at other companies and working with Francesca was definitely the smoothest experience we've had.

Francesca and her team really shined when our Peru trip had to abruptly be changed. Due to a presidential coup and a state of emergency, we had to cancel our Machu Picchu plans and quickly figure out a new itinerary. ... read more

Francesca was fantastic!

She was exceptionally quick, responsive and accommodative during the planning stages of our trip to Peru. We've worked with various travel planners at other companies and working with Francesca was definitely the smoothest experience we've had.

Francesca and her team really shined when our Peru trip had to abruptly be changed. Due to a presidential coup and a state of emergency, we had to cancel our Machu Picchu plans and quickly figure out a new itinerary. Francesca jumped in and did her best to secure refunds for the Peru services that were cancelled and then was very helpful in securing new logistics and plans for a trip to Mexico instead...all on very short notice and during peak Xmas season.

Many thanks to Francesca, her local agency team and Kimkim!

Local specialist: Francesca Garofolin
Francesca
Francesca Garofolin
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

Hi Noam and Rachael,

Thank you so much for choosing to travel with us, it was my pleasure to help you navigate the situation in Peru. I hope to be able to help you in the future and see you back in Peru to finish your Machu Picchu trip!

Solo Peruvian Adventure
Peru | Dec 2 - Dec 12, 2022

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Paul S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Anne, and the Peruvian Soul team organised my first solo South American trip at very short notice, with impressive attention to detail, coordination and planning. I was equipped with the right information prior to the trip, communication with the team was excellent throughout and the trip was speculator. The guides were welcoming and knowledgeable, especially Julito. I will cherish the memories for a long time to come. read more

Anne, and the Peruvian Soul team organised my first solo South American trip at very short notice, with impressive attention to detail, coordination and planning. I was equipped with the right information prior to the trip, communication with the team was excellent throughout and the trip was speculator. The guides were welcoming and knowledgeable, especially Julito. I will cherish the memories for a long time to come.

Hotel Review
Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima
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Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Thanks Paul for taking the time to leave the review, despite the short time, I am glad you had a great experience here with us! We may never know but if you come back let us know!

Fabulous time in Peru with kids <3
Peru | Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2022

Anne
Anne D.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

We took a trip to Peru (primarily Sacred Valley) over Thanksgiving with our 3 kids and our friends with 2 kids and had an absolutely lovely time. Our guide, Justino, and the driver, Ruben, were A+. Knowledgeable, flexible, fun, kind--all of the things that help make a trip comfortable and safe and delightful, they provided us with. This is our second trip to have taken with a "kimkim" vetted team and we have had special, memorable experiences. Very grateful. Highly recommend. read more

We took a trip to Peru (primarily Sacred Valley) over Thanksgiving with our 3 kids and our friends with 2 kids and had an absolutely lovely time. Our guide, Justino, and the driver, Ruben, were A+. Knowledgeable, flexible, fun, kind--all of the things that help make a trip comfortable and safe and delightful, they provided us with. This is our second trip to have taken with a "kimkim" vetted team and we have had special, memorable experiences. Very grateful. Highly recommend.

Hotel Reviews
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
Cusco

Beautiful colonial style. Well appointed rooms and lovely breakfast and food amenities. Can't beat the location.

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Aranwa Sacred Valley
Urubamba

Well appointed and a stunningly beautiful property.

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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Machu Picchu

A special retreat, well appointed, clean, beautiful, staffed with kind and hospitable people. The food is delicious, the grounds are stunning.

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Belmond Miraflores Park
Lima

This hotel was perfection. It is beautiful, service oriented and has a lovely location. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. We felt extremely well taken care of.

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Activity Reviews
Moray and Salineras with optional ATVing
Peru
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Machu Picchu!
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
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Paddle on Lake Piuray
Peru

Very special and unique experience. We loved everything about it.

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Experience Peruvian village life
Peru

It was very special.hospitable and accommodating. We loved getting a glimpse into highlander life--the kids got to dress up in traditional clothes and get a sense of what life is like for people. Beautiful day.

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Local specialist: Patty Macedo
Patty
Patty Macedo
Local specialist in Cusco, Peru | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

Thanks for your complete review Anne! Fantastic to hear your trip exceeded all expectations - We are glad to hear you enjoyed the restaurants on your trip and that you had a nice experience at the village. Thanks again and we hope to see you again sometime!
Kind regards,

Aspiring Adventures team.

The Guide Flor was very informative and very ...
Peru | Nov 30 - Dec 7, 2022

Susan
Susan J.
Pearland, TX | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

The Guide Flor was very informative and very helpful. So were the drivers, the hotel staff. Very memorable trip and for overall safety.
Thanks a lot read more

The Guide Flor was very informative and very helpful. So were the drivers, the hotel staff. Very memorable trip and for overall safety.
Thanks a lot

Hotel Reviews
Hostal Corihuasi
Cusco

Very comfortable and safe place, very courteous staff and helpful

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Safe and comfortable
El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Cusco

Safe and clean

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Local specialist: Jessica Danker
Jessica
Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

So glad to hear you had a lovely time in Peru! Thanks again for choosing Miski Travels!

We had a wonderful trip to Peru. The booking ...
Peru | Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2022

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Runita M.
Omaha, NE | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2022

We had a wonderful trip to Peru. The booking process and working with Johanna on the trip plan was enjoyable and she provided the best suggestions. We had some delays due to the airport incident and Johanna was even more amazing to work with during the rebooking/cancellation process. She was always available and willing to help. Our trip would not have been a success if it wasn't for her and Kristy who went out of their way to accommodate our changing plans. A big thanks to Johanna and... read more

We had a wonderful trip to Peru. The booking process and working with Johanna on the trip plan was enjoyable and she provided the best suggestions. We had some delays due to the airport incident and Johanna was even more amazing to work with during the rebooking/cancellation process. She was always available and willing to help. Our trip would not have been a success if it wasn't for her and Kristy who went out of their way to accommodate our changing plans. A big thanks to Johanna and Kristy from all of us.

Hotel Review
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

Although the hotel's location was ideal the rooms itself were very small and the hotel was very blah. Unfortunately, we happened to stay here on the night of our 25th wedding anniversary and were very disappointed. The light in the bathroom was so dim that we could hardly see anything in there. The front desk staff was not helpful either. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone planning to stay in Cusco.

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Activity Reviews
Dinner Cooking Class
Cusco

We enjoyed the cooking class the lot. Chef Jesus was very knowledgeable and fun to work with. The setting of the cooking class was very nice as well I would highly recommend to other travelers in the area.

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Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

We had a great time with Patricia!! Her knowledge of Peruvian history, culture and food is very impressive. We enjoyed all the restaurants she took us too. Especially the one where we learned to make coconut ceviche. Very well planned and fun for all.

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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2022

Hi Runita,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Peru despite the airport closing and other hiccups along the way.

We hope to welcome you back in the future to check off some of the places you missed!

Best,
Johanna

Our trip to Peru
Peru | Nov 20 - Dec 1, 2022

Zvonko
Zvonko D.
Slovenia | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

Liz prepared very nice initial plan and we were able to further tune traveling plan according to our wishes.
Liz and her team did a great job executing the plan without delays or mistakes. We appreciated that when we had some unexpected problems because of two days strike of transportation workers in Peru, Liz and her team successfully modified the plan to get the best possible outcome out of our trip.
We are quite experienced travellers, so we liked that plan was divided to organized... read more

Liz prepared very nice initial plan and we were able to further tune traveling plan according to our wishes.
Liz and her team did a great job executing the plan without delays or mistakes. We appreciated that when we had some unexpected problems because of two days strike of transportation workers in Peru, Liz and her team successfully modified the plan to get the best possible outcome out of our trip.
We are quite experienced travellers, so we liked that plan was divided to organized visits and also some free time, when we were able to explore around on our own.

Hotel Reviews
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Perfectly located small hotel in the old part of Cusco.

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Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

Walking distance from the airport. Quite noisy because of permanent traffic. Basic room. Nice bar.

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Aranwa Sacred Valley
Urubamba

Beautiful surroundings, nice room, good food. Very remote location.

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GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca Puno
Lago Titicaca, Puno

High quality hotel. Beautiful location, but remote (out of town).

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Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores

Great location, very nice new hotel.

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Activity Reviews
Private tour to Awanakancha, Pisac Sites & Market
Peru
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Private tour to Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras & Chinchero
Sacred Valley
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Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu)
Peru
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Private Mystic Walking Tour to The Temple of the Moon & Cusco City
Cusco

A new experience for us.

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Shared Uros & Taquile Floating Islands tour
Puno

Very nice, we were lucky with weather.

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Private Lima City Tour and Larco Museum
Lima

Very good and knowledgable guide!

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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2022

Hi Zvonko,
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review!
It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Peru. We are happy to know you had a great time here even during the strike. I'll share this with all our guides and team.
Please take care both of you and if somehow we can help in the future, just let me know. I will be always happy to help!
Kindly,
Liz.

I was satisfied with everything. Guides and d...
Peru | Nov 20 - Dec 1, 2022

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Tatjana D.
Slovenia | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

I was satisfied with everything. Guides and drivers were allways on time. The Andean was very helpfull, too. However, we had to make small changes because of strike and therefore missed some more time in Aguas Calientes. The team arranged all the changes because of strike. I already recomended Kimkim and Liz Karen and her agency to my friends. read more

I was satisfied with everything. Guides and drivers were allways on time. The Andean was very helpfull, too. However, we had to make small changes because of strike and therefore missed some more time in Aguas Calientes. The team arranged all the changes because of strike. I already recomended Kimkim and Liz Karen and her agency to my friends.

Hotel Reviews
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima
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Aranwa Sacred Valley
Urubamba
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Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca Puno
Lago Titicaca, Puno
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores
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Activity Reviews
Private tour to Awanakancha, Pisac Sites & Market
Peru
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private tour to Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras & Chinchero
Sacred Valley
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Transport
Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu)
Peru
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Private Mystic Walking Tour to The Temple of the Moon & Cusco City
Cusco
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Shared Uros & Taquile Floating Islands tour
Puno
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Private Lima City Tour and Larco Museum
Lima
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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2022

Hi Tatjana,
Thank you very much for your comments, I am very happy to know that you recommended us to your friends!
We were very glad to help with and during your trip to Perú and even the strike I'm happy to know that you were satisfied with our services!
I will be always happy to help!
Kindly,
Liz.

Peru
Peru | Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2022

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Nigel G.
Bermuda | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

All of the arrangements made by Johanna were flawless. Hotels, tours, transportation all impressed. We had a very relaxing time knowing what was happening at each stage. The scenery and activities were fantastic and did not disappoint. read more

All of the arrangements made by Johanna were flawless. Hotels, tours, transportation all impressed. We had a very relaxing time knowing what was happening at each stage. The scenery and activities were fantastic and did not disappoint.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
Paracas
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Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima
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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado
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Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima
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Activity Reviews
Paracas National Reserve Tour
Peru

Who knew a desert could be so interesting? Spectacular scenery right on the Pacific coast and so much variation. The little museum was well worth a visit.

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Ballestas Islands Tour (Paracas Luxury Hotel)
Paracas

Our scheduled tour to the island had to be changed at the last minute as harbour authorities suspended trips due to water conditions. We were given a longer tour of the harbour area and closer islands and it was fantastic. Plenty of wildlife and interesting scenery.

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Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

The boat ride to the lodge was a lovely way to begin the experience and view the river. The lodge itself was rustic but very comfortable and totally in keeping with the environment. The organisation of the activities was faultless.

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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Jungle Excursions (referential - options are à la carte)
Puerto Maldonado

There were many excursions available and we did at least 2 a day with a lovely guide. Wellington boots were issued for those trips that were muddy. We saw lots of wildlife. and our guide also explained the importance of the various plants to the local population.

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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Jungle Excursions (referential - options are à la carte)
Puerto Maldonado

Very flexible arrangements and the right blend of activities and relaxation.

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Inkaterra: Depart Puerto Maldonado to Lima, Fly home!
Peru

The transfer back to the airport was flawless, and we were able to get in a morning tour as we had a late afternoon flight.

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Arrival in Lima-overnight at Airport Hotel
Peru

Airport hotel was right at the airport - so easy to access. Typical airport hotel, but comfortable and convenient.

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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

Hi Nigel,
So glad to hear you had a great time in Peru and enjoyed your tours!

We hope to welcome you back in the future,
Johanna

Kim Kim - Trip to Peru
Peru | Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2022

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Pavithra R.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Dec 03, 2022

Kim Kim did a great planning for our 11 days trip to Peru. When we had to reschedule our Machu Pichu trip, the team did a great job in rescheduling. The airport pickup everywhere was on time and the team addressed our queries/concerns immediately. The local guides were amazing and very friendly. Especially our guide in Cusco, Flor, she is the best! Overall it was a pleasant experience with Kim Kim.

Local specialist: Jessica Danker
Jessica
Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

It was great planning this trip for you, and I am glad that you had such a good time. Thanks again!

Outstanding!
Peru | Nov 9 - Nov 18, 2022

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Jen T.
Herndon, VA | Reviewed on Dec 01, 2022

We recently used Kimkim to put together a 10 day trip to Peru. I usually love to put together travel itineraries, but in this case, I just didn’t have enough time to do it justice. I haven’t used a travel agency before and was a little nervous, partly because I hadn’t used this type of service before, but also because I am a very picky traveler and like to avoid typical tourist experiences. This led to quite a few requests and questions on my part that Jessica very promptly answered. She... read more

We recently used Kimkim to put together a 10 day trip to Peru. I usually love to put together travel itineraries, but in this case, I just didn’t have enough time to do it justice. I haven’t used a travel agency before and was a little nervous, partly because I hadn’t used this type of service before, but also because I am a very picky traveler and like to avoid typical tourist experiences. This led to quite a few requests and questions on my part that Jessica very promptly answered. She walked us through each step of the planning to make sure that we were able to accomplish everything that we wanted to do on this trip. I felt like she really listened to our requests and was able to create a trip that was perfect for us. She set us up with amazing tours and experiences that had not even been on my radar. Our particular favorite was Edwin from Cusi Travel who took us through the Sacred Valley and through Machu Picchu. He was a wealth of information and was able to make the history come alive. Jessica’s support did not end once the itinerary was put together, but continued throughout the trip. She helped us set up additional transportation and negotiate travel delays that arose with a shut down airport in Lima and ensured that we were not delayed any longer than necessary. I was incredibly happy with the support that Jessica and Kimkim provided and the caliber of experiences that they set up for us. I will definitely be using them again.

Hotel Reviews
Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Novotel Cusco
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Lima City & Gourmet Lima Food Tour (PM tour)
Peru

Outstanding. One of the highlights of our trip. Our tour hit some great locations, and our guide was full of information about Lima and its cuisine, including some great historical information.

Quality of Experience
Great variety. Delicious!!
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very informative. Lots of fun.
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour: Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo
Peru

Excellent experience that really augmented our understanding and experience of Peru. Our tour guide, Edwin was the highlight of our trip. He provided a great mix of current information and historical facts. He made the history and region come alive.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pachamanca Lunch at El Albergue Farm in Ollantaytambo
Peru

So fun! Great experience both learning about Pachamanca, but also more about the El Albergue farm.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

A once in a lifetime experience that did not disappoint!! Absolutely magnificient! While I expected this from the location and site, it was made even better by our outstanding tour guide Edwin from Cusi Travel. His descriptions and fact about Machu Picchu made the trip far more meaningful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jessica Danker
Jessica
Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

So happy to hear that you had a great time on the trip! It was a pleasure working with you and thank you again :)

Amazing Peru!!!!!!!!!
Peru | Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2022

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sue n.
West Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

My husband and i just came back from a weeklong and activities-filled vacation from Peru. I could not be more thankful that we went along with Martina's agency. Being busy all the time-she has really been my brain throughout this trip. She created a trip for me, and my husband based on our likes, and it was perfect! Huge shoutout to the rest of her team. Gwen was always one step ahead of us in terms of our day-to-day activities. our drivers and guides were absolutely wonderful. We couldn't... read more

My husband and i just came back from a weeklong and activities-filled vacation from Peru. I could not be more thankful that we went along with Martina's agency. Being busy all the time-she has really been my brain throughout this trip. She created a trip for me, and my husband based on our likes, and it was perfect! Huge shoutout to the rest of her team. Gwen was always one step ahead of us in terms of our day-to-day activities. our drivers and guides were absolutely wonderful. We couldn't ask for more. Yuri and Yefry ,Juan Carlos and Percy -they were all professional and knowledgeable. Special mention to both Angel and Edgar-they were there during my toughest time battling through altitude sickness and they went above and beyond to take care of me. Even my husband said that they looked and sounded really concerned for my wellbeing.
With that being said, Cusco was wonderful. A very clean city, I might add. Machu Picchu was extraordinary. But i really enjoyed Palcoyo Mountain. If not for the harsh condition up there, i could've have stayed there all day. Peru is beautiful. We can't wait to go back!!!! Martina, expect am email from me one of these days. We'll do this again!!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel Reviews
Llipimpac Guesthouse
Cusco

A very quaint hotel in the middle of bustling Cusco, you instantly feel at home and relaxed in this hotel. The front desk person-i forgot his name is just oh so respectful and charming. They take good care of the place.

Location
Sol Natura Hotel
Ollantaytambo

I like the hotel set up..They have some sort of indoor garden/oasis in the middle of the hotel, surrounding the rooms. Rooms were big enough and clean. Just a tad bit noisy since our room was right by the entrance and we can hear conversations when people walk by our room but when nighttime comes, it's really quiet Good location too--right across good restaurants and walkable train station.

Casa Vivencial Raqchi homestay

Very authentic Peruvian stay with the local family. Obviously, the comfort is not the same with the hotel but one night of immersing yourself with the locals and they are embracing you and welcoming you to their home--it's an experience in itself.

Casa Vivencial Llachon Homestay Ruben
Puno

Loaction is very good. Overlooking Lake Titicaca. Another first-hand experience with a Peruvian family. They helped me get tucked in bed as this was when i got really sick with altitude sickness. Room was comfortable enough. We just didn't have any hot water for the shower.

Activity Reviews
City Tour Cusco
Cusco

Cusco is surprisingly very clean. I loved all the architectural design. It's a bustling city but still relaxing..

Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Ollantaytambo

Amazing structure of Machu Picchu--just amazed as how intact it is despite hundreds of years that has passed. and how the people brought all those rocks on top -surrounded by the Andes Mountain is beyond my comprehension. It is a legitimate wonder of the world.

Palcoyo excursion
Cusco

Now this is what i call a marvel...I've seen mountains but not colorful mountains. I would want to go back if i can. I just can't stop appreciating how wonderful it really is. I got sick with altitude sickness, but it was really worth it.

Activites at Llachon, Lake Titicaca : Uros, Textile Workshop and Hiking
Llachon

Another amazing day with the floating villages. Very ingenious of using totoro reeds to build a floating village. How cool is that? Looking at those people--i didn't see any stress in their faces. Do they even know what stress is? They just looked very content in how they live their lives. It was just relaxing sitting with them and just looking at how calm and content they looked.

Local specialist: Martina Capel
Martina
Martina Capel
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Dear Sue,

Thank you so much for this amazing feedback !

I can see that you fell in love with Peru - I absolutely understand :) I'll be there for you whenever you want to discover some more regions of our beautiful country.

In the meantime I wish you a good re-adaptation to daily life and a happy holiday season coming up.
Warm regards,
Martina

This was our first trip using KimKim planning...It was unforgettable...
Peru | Nov 9 - Nov 17, 2022

Tatyana
Tatyana K.
Safety Harbor, FL | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

This was our first trip using KimKim planning for our 10th anniversary in Peru including Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu.
To our pleasant surprise, it turned out that all excursions were private, and therefore we were always in the safe hands of all the friendly, very knowledgeable team members Amy, Edwin, Richard, Flor and all the excellent drivers who made our trip wonderful, enjoyable and unique.
We would never have figured out how to plan this trip on our own. Joanna, our agent, has... read more

This was our first trip using KimKim planning for our 10th anniversary in Peru including Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu.
To our pleasant surprise, it turned out that all excursions were private, and therefore we were always in the safe hands of all the friendly, very knowledgeable team members Amy, Edwin, Richard, Flor and all the excellent drivers who made our trip wonderful, enjoyable and unique.
We would never have figured out how to plan this trip on our own. Joanna, our agent, has selected hotels, guides and wonderful plan.
Thank you so much to all of you! We love you !
Highly recommended.
Tatyana & Peter

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Abittare Hotels
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
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
Cusco City Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour: Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo (Pachamanca lunch)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Train to Aguas Calientes
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
South Valley Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco- Free Day to Explore
Cusco
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
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Hi Tatyana,
So glad to hear you and your husband had a wonderful time in Lima and had a memorable anniversary trip.

We look forward to hosting you again!

Best,
Johanna

Very good service from peruvian soul and the ...
Peru | Oct 21 - Nov 2, 2022

Aditya
Aditya S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Very good service from peruvian soul and the choice of tour guides. We had an amazing trip to peru bolivia and chile. Only minor issue was type of room provided in uyuni, but was sorted next day once I told Anne about it. I would definitely recommend Kimkim/peruvian soul for journeys to peru and Bolivia.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Hello Adi,
Thanks for leaving some nice words, I'm happy you enjoy your time here with us and happy that we could meet! Wish you the best in your future journeys

Peru with Aspiring Adventures
Peru | Nov 6 - Nov 13, 2022

Kathy
Kathy T.
Palm Springs, CA | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Patty and her team at Aspiring Adventures in Peru took care of every detail for our 9-day journey. From airport transportation to our guide/driver team of Aldo and Paul (a.k.a Paul-do), we were shown the incredible history of the Inca civilization through hiking, climbing, and food. Aldo encouraged us to keep climbing to the very top of Waynupicchu, and we're so glad that we did. What an amazing accomplishment and view!

Local specialist: Patty Macedo
Patty
Patty Macedo
Local specialist in Cusco, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Hi Kathy,
We're happy to see that you had an excellent time in Peru. We will share your feedback with the tema! Thanks again for travelling with us, and we hope to share another adventure with you someday :)

Best

Patty

Amazon & Cusco Adventure
Peru | Nov 1 - Nov 9, 2022

Ciarra
Ciarra N.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

My husband and I booked our whole trip with KimKim and had an amazing time. We spent 4 days in the Amazon of Puerto Maldonado and 5 days in the Cusco and Sacred Valley area of Peru. Our travel was fairly smooth. There was one point when our flight was changed but Johanna helped us and made sure the Hotel would still be able to pick us up to bring us to the lodge in the Amazon jungle that night. It was so amazing to have everything already worked out, and we never had to wait for rides or our... read more

My husband and I booked our whole trip with KimKim and had an amazing time. We spent 4 days in the Amazon of Puerto Maldonado and 5 days in the Cusco and Sacred Valley area of Peru. Our travel was fairly smooth. There was one point when our flight was changed but Johanna helped us and made sure the Hotel would still be able to pick us up to bring us to the lodge in the Amazon jungle that night. It was so amazing to have everything already worked out, and we never had to wait for rides or our tour guides; they would always be ready for us! Our tour guides through Cusi Travels were also amazing and very knowledgeable and passionate. Flor was especially helpful to me and treated me like her own daughter. I don't speak much Spanish and I didn't really need to as all my guides and drivers were English speaking. I would highly recommend, as this was my second time to Peru and I learned so much more then the first trip I took there! Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

Very clean and comfortable place in the jungle. We never saw a single bug in our riverside bungalow! The hammocks were the best to relax in. The food was amazing! So were the drinks. I think more excursions could be offered, as we did virtually all of them. We wanted to do the fishing trip for piranha however they needed more people to go so we were able to to. I will say that the bungalows are very loud so there is no sleeping in, as the birds chirp very loudly and the bungalows are very close together and also close to the river with loud boats going by at times. I love the bird sounds though! We didn't get to see all the wildlife we wanted to, but we saw lots of monkeys!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mamasimona Cusco
Cusco

A nice cheap place to rest your head. We didn't spend too much time here. The floor boards were very squeaky when you walked around and the floor was slanted. There was also no shampoo or conditioner in the shower. The bed was comfortable though and the room was tidy. Service was quick as well checking in and out. It was nice and close to the Plaza De Armas.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mamasimona Ollanta
Ollantaytambo

Very cute hostel in the heart of Ollanta. Just a 5 minute walk to the town center. Very clean and staff were so nice. I loved how our room had a balcony overlooking the creek and mountains, and we could eat breakfast in the beautiful garden area. No shampoo or conditioner in shower though.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Gringo Bill's Boutique Hotel
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

Great location but too many stairs! It was a bit hard to find since it was down a back alley. It was like a maze of stairs getting up to the 6th floor, also no one spoke much English. The room was beautiful though and the shower was amazing and hot with shampoo. They held onto our bags after check out while we were at Machu Picchu.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

We arrived and got a huge sandwich snack, then went on the twilight River excursion to look for caimans. We saw about 5 or 7 white caiman! Very cool for the first night. We also still had time for dinner when we got back.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Jungle Excursions (referential - options are à la carte)
Puerto Maldonado

We had 3 excursions today. We started early with a boat ride to Lake Sandoval. We saw so many monkeys on the way to the canoe. Then we canoed around the lake and saw caiman, parrots, bats and monkeys. We can back and had lunch and rested in our hammocks. Then we did the canopy walkway which was very cool climbing up high and walking across the bridges. You got the see a different view of the jungle, but we didn't really see any wildlife. We had dinner after that, then did the night walk into the jungle. We love tarantulas and got to see about 5 of them come out of their dens! We also saw some lizards, possum, rat, other bugs. It was a long day but very cool!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Jungle Excursions (referential - options are à la carte)
Puerto Maldonado

We did two excursions today. We started with Gamitana Creak in the morning. We saw monkeys, turtles, caiman, birds and piranha. I loved the canoe trip. We came back for lunch, and afterwards did the Hacienda Conception tour. This was more educational about plants. It was very buggy and mosquito filled even with bug spray. We saw monkeys and some birds but not too much else. We came back for happy hour and dinner.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Inkaterra: Depart Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Peru

We woke up at 3:30am and paid extra to see the parrot Clay Lick. We saw hundreds of macaws and parrots and had a great breakfast on the boat. When we got back we were ready to check out and pay, and we boated back to PEM airport. I believe I was infected with a small parasite at some point this day, perhaps I talked too much and swallowed river water. Later that evening I got sick and had a fever. Luckily I had antibiotics with me.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

I wasn't able to explore, as I got sick with a fever and couldn't walk around much or eat. I went to bed nice and early!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru

Flor was our guide and she was amazing! She took her time since I wasn't feeling well, and made sure I stayed hydrated and ate some soup. She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate when speaking about her ancestors and the temples we visited. I learned so much more than the first time I came to Cusco 6 years ago. She also took us to a shop just outside of the main city area with great deals for alpaca clothing shopping. She was able to be flexible with the plan and stop for us if needed. It was an amazing day!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru

We had Flor as our guide again and the same driver, and both were excellent. Very flexible with the plan and stopped where we needed. Very patient with us as we shopped at the market in Pisac. When we were about to start the hike up the temple in Ollantaytambo, I spotted my host family from 6 years ago in the market and Flor let us stop to catch up. Also turns out my host mother is her Aunt! It was a very wonderful feeling to have family here. Then we continued our tours and had a great time. Flor took some great photos of my husband and I, thank you For!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru

I've taken the train to Aguas Calientes before, but it wasn't like this! We were on the train with only about 6 other people and it was so comfortable. The views were breathtaking on the way, and they even had us all go to the observation deck for drinks at the bar, dancing and a live band. We also got to go outside on the back deck of the train to watch the tracks roll on by and get some fresh air. Also gave us great snacks.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

We met our tour guide at 7am for our 8am tour of Machu Picchu. Richard was very cool and knowledgeable. A little preachy at times but he gave us good information. This was my second time to Machu Picchu and I get a bit of a different story from each tour guide I have! The clouds covered the city at first, and the clouds are always my favorite part! Then they disperse and show you the hidden city and it's amazing! It wasn't too crowded either.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru

No issues on our trip to the airport and flying back to Lima.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Gourmet Lima Food Tour (PM tour)
Peru

Lima was awesome! Kimberly met us in Miraflores and took us around for drinks and food. Food was amazing and we were so stuffed by the end of the night we couldn't finish! It was so nice to have everything prepaid for and we could just get up and leave when we needed, and Kimberly had already paid. She was so fun to eat and talk with! A walk at the end of the night down the streets was my favorite part. I want to come back and see more of this city!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Hi Ciarra,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It is so nice to hear that you had a wonderful time back in Peru and that you were able to see your host family! very exciting!! I'll be sure to share this review with the rest of my team.

We hope to welcome you again in the future!
Johanna

Kimkim Peru Review:We had a very good trip t...
Peru | Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2022

Stewart
Stewart G.
Saratoga Springs, NY | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Kimkim Peru Review:
We had a very good trip thanks to the team of Johanna at Kimkim along with Amy and Flor at Miski Travels. Johanna kept us informed constantly and was very responsive to our questions.

All the hotels were very nice; the places were beautiful and the staff were good.
All of the drivers were excellent; professional, careful, on time.
Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to... read more

Kimkim Peru Review:
We had a very good trip thanks to the team of Johanna at Kimkim along with Amy and Flor at Miski Travels. Johanna kept us informed constantly and was very responsive to our questions.

All the hotels were very nice; the places were beautiful and the staff were good.
All of the drivers were excellent; professional, careful, on time.
Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to learn about unfamiliar foods and she did a good job and I’m glad she included the fish monger. I loved all of the stops that were included and the last stop for a large meal was so good I wish I had a doggy bag for leftovers.
I have to say that calling it a “cooking class” is a stretch. I would be fine if it were not billed as such and just listed as the other stops.

Our guide to Cusco and Machu Picchu was Flor Bocangel Zuñiga and she was amazing. Are all private tour guides this good? I’m not sure because I did glance around to other tours and their guides and saw a bit of a difference. I think we had the best guide.

Flor was friendly and personable but also professional. She seems to truly enjoy her job so that makes everything better. She told us a bit about her life which gave gravitas to the information she provided for the area and for the sites.
She informed us of any policies and guidelines when applicable.
She also kept us safe; She kept an eye on us and did not let us stray to far. She let us know of any safety issues or concerns.

She was persistent in accommodating us a number of times. At one point we wanted to change our train tickets out of Aguas Calientes and it took perseverance on her part and a bit of time but she got it done. Another day we wanted to switch visiting one site to a different day - no problem.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant.

Location
Close to the walkway along the coast (paseo ruta del sol).
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was clean. Bed was comfortable
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado
Urubamba

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant. It was great to have a balcony to enjoy the view.

Location
Staff
Professional, helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa del Sol
Machu Picchu

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant.

Location
Close to everything but quiet. Balcony looked out onto the river.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was clean. Bed was comfortable
Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Cusco

Very nice place. Quiet rooms. Excellent staff. Good Restaurant.

Location
Close to restaurants, pharmacies and main square.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was clean. Bed was comfortable
Activity Reviews
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to learn about unfamiliar foods and she did a good job and I’m glad she included the fish monger. I loved all of the stops that were included and the last stop for a large meal was so good I wish I had a doggy bag for leftovers. I have to say that calling it a “cooking class” is a stretch. I would be fine if it were not billed as such and just listed as the other stops.

Quality of Experience
Food
Food market was great. Lots of fruits and veggies I had never seen before. Amy provided a box with a nice selection of fruits to try. She described and explained them all. Also great to make a stop at the fish monger.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion (Circuit 1, 2, 3, or 4)
Peru

Our tour guide, Flor made the trip special. She has a great amount of knowledge about the site and made sure we got to see as much as we could.

Quality of Experience
Having our own guide was such a luxury and so worth it.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Flor is from the area so I think she was able to provide some additional info and nuance to the tour. At one point she stopped to chat to one of the workers at the site. They spoke in their native language, Quechua (the true name of the people and place rather than "Inka").
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Hi Stewart,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. I'll be sure to let my team know!

We hope to help you again in the future!

Best,
Johanna

We loved visiting Peru!!!
Peru | Oct 21 - Nov 6, 2022

Terri
Terri N.
Tempe Junction, AZ | Reviewed on Nov 08, 2022

We loved visiting Peru and learning about the country and culture! Our favorite places were Tahauyo Lodge in the Amazon rain forest, Cusco and Lake Titicaca in Puno. Our guide in the rain forest was Juan. He was so knowledgeable about all the plants and animals in and around the rain forest. We saw so many amazing animals including: pink dolphins, pigmy marmosets, emerald tree boa, sloth, river otter, peacock bass, caiman and LOTS of awesome birds. Juan was amazing and taught us so... read more

We loved visiting Peru and learning about the country and culture! Our favorite places were Tahauyo Lodge in the Amazon rain forest, Cusco and Lake Titicaca in Puno. Our guide in the rain forest was Juan. He was so knowledgeable about all the plants and animals in and around the rain forest. We saw so many amazing animals including: pink dolphins, pigmy marmosets, emerald tree boa, sloth, river otter, peacock bass, caiman and LOTS of awesome birds. Juan was amazing and taught us so much! Cusco was our favorite city. The people were so kind and genuine in and around town. We especially loved spending Halloween with all the sweet children around the city square. They were so lovely in their costumes and so polite when we were handing out candy. Great Halloween in Cusco! Our guide in Puno, Willie, was fantastic! I especially liked how he would tell us things in English and Spanish to help us learn. His passion for his country and culture were contagious. He taughus a lot about the local people and history. We especially enjoyed our trip on Lake Titicaca and exploring the islands. Such a beautiful place! Overall, we were very happy with our travel and accommodations. When we did have some minor challenges, Anne was responsive and helpful in getting things sorted. We would highly recommend a trip to Peru and the use of Peruvian Soul to coordinate it.

Hotel Reviews
Double Tree Iquitos
Iquitos

Comfortable hotel, excellent service! Our room was well appointed and comfortable. The staff was helpful and professional. The restaurant staff was very accommodating with my vegetarian requirements. We enjoyed our stay.

Authenticity & Character
Local decor
Location
Near the square
Staff
Accommodating and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean, comfortable room
Tahuayo Lodge

Lovely staff and a lodge with basic comforts. The staff was very friendly and flexible. Great food and beverage options. The rooms were comfortable with nice linens, hot and cold water and lights. Nice common areas. Excellent guide (Juan) and lots of great options for excursions. Clean and basic, perfect for exploring the Amazon rain forest.

Authenticity & Character
Great, basic lodge
Location
Away from civilization
Staff
Super friendly and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean, comfortable room
Innside Lima Miraflores by Melia Hotels International
Miraflores

Nice, comfortable hotel. Great bed and linens. Nice breakfast. Helpful staff.

Authenticity & Character
Nice decor
Location
Near shopping and restaurants
Staff
Helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lovely, comfortable room
Inotawa Lodge

Nice staff and good food. The lodge itself needs repairs and upgrades. There was no warm water or shampoo in the bathroom. The mosquitoes were horrific and the room had so many openings in the walls and floors, that they (and other bugs) came right in. The common areas need to be screened in, so you can eat and relax without cockroaches and mosquitoes intruding. The stairs up to the lodge and pathways were in need of repair and were difficult to walk on. The guide, Joaquim, was great. The boat excursions were enjoyable, but the forest excursions were difficult to enjoy because of the swarms of mosquitoes. We liked the people and loved seeing the animals, but the lodge needs some improvements.

Authenticity & Character
Lodge needs some work
Location
Away from civilization
Staff
Friendly and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Add screened in areas, make repairs, offer warm water and shampoo in rooms
Los Portales Cusco
Cusco

Lovely, friendly staff. Comfortable room and common areas. Excellent food and service in the restaurant. Super close to the square with lots of shopping and restaurants. Nice place to stay!

Authenticity & Character
Lovely decor
Location
Close to the square
Staff
Friendly and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable room and common areas
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima

Beautiful hotel, nice location. Comfortable room, nice restaurant and common areas.

Authenticity & Character
Lovely decor
Location
Close to train station, shopping and restaurants
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable
Intiqa
Puno

Lovely, helpful staff. Comfortable room. Nice breakfast and common areas. Convenient to lots of restaurants and shops.

Authenticity & Character
Cute decor
Location
Close to restaurants and shops
Staff
Super friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable
Activity Reviews
Inotawa Lodge 1/3: Boat Journey to your lodge & Nightwalk
Tambopata

Pleasant, comfortable ride. Nice lunch on the way to the lodge.

Quality of Experience
Food
Awesome, local lunch!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly staff
Transport
Journey to Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve from Iquitos City
Iquitos

Pleasant ride, nice staff. We got to see the pink dolphins on the way…added bonus!

Quality of Experience
Pleasant ride
Food
No food provided
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Professional staff
Transport
Endless possibilities in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve
Iquitos

Amazing excursions tailored to our needs. Our guide, Juan, was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, professional and friendly.

Quality of Experience
Excursions, staff and food
Food
Great vegetarian options, lots of fresh fruit and veg
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly and helpful
Transport
Urban food tour at Lima Historical Center
Lima

Great overview of Lima. Tough tour for a vegetarian, not many options.

Quality of Experience
Food
More vegetarian options
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledge and friendly
Transport
Comfortable
Inotawa Lodge 3/3: Leaving Tambopata
Tambopata

Comfortable ride.

Quality of Experience
Food
No food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Inotawa Lodge 2/3: Las Torres Claylick & Tres Chimbadas Lake
Tambopata

Loved the trip to the lake! We saw monkeys, river otters and beautiful birds. Best part of the lodge experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Cusco City
Cusco

Missed our connection to Cusco, so arrived later than anticipated. Our guide, Cesar, was very friendly and helpful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacsayhuaman & Cusco Guided Hike
Cusco

Loved the visit to the ruins and the textile place. Beautiful experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lunch at Chuncho Restaurant
Sacred Valley

Nice restaurant! Great staff and food. Enjoyed watching them make the Uchucuta dip.

Quality of Experience
Food
Uchucuta dip was awesome!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pisac Archaeological Site
Sacred Valley

Beautiful ruins and valley. We loved the cultural stop with the painting and music. Loved learning about the different instruments and uses. Very nice family and environment.

Quality of Experience
Painting
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ollantaytambo Fortress
Peru

Beautiful ruins and valley.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Exploration
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Wish we would have had the whole day, because the weather was wet and foggy in the morning and we couldn’t see the ruins very well.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The train on the way back was MUCH nicer than the one on the way there. I would use the nicer train both ways.
Scenic Journey to from {{start_location}} to {{end_location}}
Peru

The day with stops ended up being 12-1/2 hours. WAY too long in a car. Our guide, Willie, was awesome and we really enjoyed all of the stops along the way, it was just a really long day.

Quality of Experience
Food
They weren’t prepared for a vegetarian.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sailing in Lake Titicaca, Taquile, Luquina & the Uros floating Islands
Puno

Wow! What an amazing day. This was one of our favorite things about the trip. The floating islands are incredible. We enjoyed meeting the people and seeing how they live. Taquile was absolutely stunning. We enjoyed visiting and meeting the folks there. Lovely lunch experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sillustani tombs
Puno

Fascinating ruins! We enjoyed learning about the history and meeting the local people.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Terri,
I truly appreciate your review and nice workds. It was lovely to meet you and be part of your adventure!

ALMOST STRAINED AT THE TRAIN STATION
Peru | Oct 27 - Nov 1, 2022

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Youngsoo R.
Los Altos, CA | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Everything was good except the driver who drove me and other 8 passengers . First the driver didn't wait us at the train station with our names flags. I had to call Dario for assistance. It was a TERRIBLE ARRANGEMENT every passengers felt. We all felt being SYSTEMATICALLY AND INTENTIONALLY CHEATED, almost !

Then he refused to take us back to our hotel. He didn't speak English, or pretend he doesn't know any phone number to call. What a lie. How he knew we were waiting for being picked up... read more

Everything was good except the driver who drove me and other 8 passengers . First the driver didn't wait us at the train station with our names flags. I had to call Dario for assistance. It was a TERRIBLE ARRANGEMENT every passengers felt. We all felt being SYSTEMATICALLY AND INTENTIONALLY CHEATED, almost !

Then he refused to take us back to our hotel. He didn't speak English, or pretend he doesn't know any phone number to call. What a lie. How he knew we were waiting for being picked up at the train station !! We had to insist to bring us to the hotel and SIT in the van for 10 minutes. Finally he drove me to my hotel. He knew which Marriott ( out of three in Cusco) he supposed to go ? He knew it to begin with !!

I am SERIOUSLY worry about other passenger ( all young girls from Denmark). I have considered to call the local police.

Kimkim is ultimately responsible for my case at least. I will post this experience to public to aware !!

Hotel Reviews
Palacio del Inka Cusco
Cusco

Wonderful place and wonderful staff

Authenticity & Character
Location
Conveniently licaat near tge center of Cusco
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Camping
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Classic Inca Trail 1/4 w/ extra Porter Service
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Wonderful
Guides, Drivers and Staff
I thought Dario was my guide. Roberto was ok but I don't like to being switched to ther guide without any prior notice
Transport
Groupal Classic Inca Trail 2/4
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Classic Inca Trail 3/4
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Transport
Groupal Classic Inca Trail 4/4: Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Hi Youngsoo,
Thank you very much for your comment, this helps us to improve our services. Once again, we apologize for the unpleasant experience you had with your transfer, we’re certain that with the private transfers we’ll include from now, this won’t happen again. Even so, we’re very glad to know that you had a good experience with your hotel and during the trek (Guides, food and the rest of the transfers). We’re very happy that at the end when we had communication you accepted our sincere apologies.
Best regards.
Liz.

Peru perfection!
Peru | Oct 16 - Oct 25, 2022

Lissa
Lissa J.
Maryville, TN | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Jesus was a good coordinator: responsive and easy to communicate with. In Lima, Johanna gave us a great gastronomic tour that was really an overall cultural tour. We enjoyed the food, the sights, and the company. Our Sacred Valley guide, Daniel (Danny), was excellent. He really knows a lot about the area. He was always on time, took us on some unplanned side trips that were so fun, and made everything easy and interesting. He was good with explaining our schedule and never left us wondering... read more

Jesus was a good coordinator: responsive and easy to communicate with. In Lima, Johanna gave us a great gastronomic tour that was really an overall cultural tour. We enjoyed the food, the sights, and the company. Our Sacred Valley guide, Daniel (Danny), was excellent. He really knows a lot about the area. He was always on time, took us on some unplanned side trips that were so fun, and made everything easy and interesting. He was good with explaining our schedule and never left us wondering what was next. When we were just too tired, he changed gears and gave us some downtime. He was able to make the trip fun and still be professional and get us where we needed to be on time.

Hotel Review
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción
Puerto Maldonado

Wow!!! Excellent food, friendly staff, comfortable accommodations with amazing jungle views and sounds.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Urban food tour at Lima Historical Center
Lima

Johanna did an excellent job and went beyond our expectations.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lunch at the Skylodge, Via Ferrata & Zip Lining
Sacred Valley

Julio and Daniel were perfect guides. We had a blast!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Julio and Daniel best guides on the trail!
Transport
Wilbur - amazing driver!
First afternoon at Hacienda Concepcion
Peru

Beautiful everywhere, everything

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Moray Terraces
Peru

Don't miss this!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Daniel and Wilbur - perfect team
Transport
Enjoy an Andean Pachamanca
Sacred Valley

Come hungry!!! Very good food!!!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wilbur - best driver
Machu Picchu Exploration
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Hard to describe how wonderful this was!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Train was fun
Ollantaytambo Fortress
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Daniel and Wilbur made everything interesting, fun and safe
Transport
Sacsayhuaman & Cusco Guided Hike
Cusco

Daniel knows just everything about Cusco. He is happy to tell you about it, or he is happy to let you look on your own. Perfect guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dear Lissa, thanks so much for such an extended review and nice words. All our staff made their best efforts to provide you with the best possible experience. You are always welcome to come back to Peru for experiences more of our rich and beautiful culture!
All the best from Peru, have a nice day!
Jesus

Jesus was good. We didn't actually have any i...
Peru | Oct 16 - Oct 25, 2022

Lissa & Roy
Lissa & Roy J.
Maryville, TN | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Jesus was good. We didn't actually have any interaction with him other than meeting him at the very end of the trip. Daniel was our rockstar. He hosted the brunt of the trip and was incredible. Knowledgable and kind. read more

Jesus was good. We didn't actually have any interaction with him other than meeting him at the very end of the trip. Daniel was our rockstar. He hosted the brunt of the trip and was incredible. Knowledgable and kind.

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2022

Dear Lissa and Roy, thanks so much for your kind comments. Our team did their best to provide a lifetime experience for you. Thanks for trusting us! Hope to see you again in the future.
Greetings from Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul team

Trip of a Lifetime
Peru | Oct 8 - Oct 18, 2022

Karen
Karen P.
Colorado Springs, CO | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Where to begin. I'll start with Jesus, since we spent almost two years planning the trip and Jesus worked with us throughout this entire process. It started before covid, then had to be postponed, and then planning had to start anew. Jesus worked with me the entire time. I can't tell you how many times, I changed the itinerary we wanted, the number of people who would be going, and the age of the people who were going. Each time Jesus modified and adjusted the itinerary to fit our wants and... read more

Where to begin. I'll start with Jesus, since we spent almost two years planning the trip and Jesus worked with us throughout this entire process. It started before covid, then had to be postponed, and then planning had to start anew. Jesus worked with me the entire time. I can't tell you how many times, I changed the itinerary we wanted, the number of people who would be going, and the age of the people who were going. Each time Jesus modified and adjusted the itinerary to fit our wants and needs. When I wasn't sure about the cost, he helped us adjust our plans accordingly. When we changed dates, he helped us with the new planning. When the number of travelers kept changing, he adjusted the accommodations. When the age of the travelers changed, he adjusted the activities. When we wanted to add new ideas or change ideas, Jesus went along with the flow. He never, not once, said he couldn't get us what we wanted. It was amazing and unlike any other travel plans I'd ever made. And I travel a lot. When we finally got to Peru, we were met by Abraham right out of the airport, all our transportation and needs were met. When we went to Puerto Maldonado, we were met by Bastian who was our guide during the four days in the Amazon. Bastian was the friendliest, most knowledgeable, most helpful guide ever. He was an expert on all things 'Amazon'. He went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of our visit in the jungle making sure we could see as much of the local wildlife as possible. He told us all kinds of things about life in the jungle and the community of the people who live there. He had a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun to hang out with. He even trekked through the pouring rain to retrieve my sister's jacket she'd accidentally left behind at one of the sites we'd visited. Then we got to Cusco and we met our new guide, Julio. He was just as amazing as the previous ones. We traveled to Ollantaytambo and Urubamba. We did a beautiful hike and had a traditional Peruvian meal that was amazing. Unfortunately, the following day was when the majority of party got sick. This also coincided with the day we were traveling to Machu Picchu. If it hadn't been for the diligent efforts of Julio, half of us would have missed this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We were seen by doctors, given an IV cocktail for each of us that was severely sick, and provided a modified tour of Machu Picchu. It was rough, but Julio did a lot of juggling so we could make this happen. Back in Cusco, many of us were feeling well enough to do a little sightseeing around the city, which was incredibly beautiful. Again, our guide, Julio was extremely knowledgeable of the area, and again, he and Jesus met all our requests. Even the occasional odd ones. My daughter and friend wanted Tarot Cards representative of the local region, Jesus went around the shops till he found some and directed them to where these could be purchased. He even offered to buy them and be reimbursed. There were so many little ways that the guides went out of their way to be accommodating, regardless of how obscure the request was. One request from two of our travelers was a spiritual-based excursion, and Jesus got this immediately scheduled. He set up a laundry service mid-way through our trip. I don't typically use travel agents. I prefer to book for myself; however, I can't begin to imagine trying to navigate this trip on our own. We'd never been to South America before and were not familiar at all with the region. Having these expert, friendly, helpful guides made all the difference in the world. It made everything so easy. As I said, I don't typically use travel agents; but given this experience, I will use this company in future travels. Thank you so much to Jesus, Bastian, Abraham, and Julio. You are all incredible!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dear Karen, thanks so much for trusting us and for such extended and beautiful reviews. This motivates us to continue working hard every time to provide lifetime experiences to travelers coming to Peru. All our staff did their best for you to have a remarkable trip experience in our country. You were all very special to us, and each specific request you had for us was like a nice challenge for each of us. We hope to have you back in Peru in the future. Thanks for your kindness! Stay in touch!
Greetings from Kim Kim and the Peruvian Soul team

Awesome trip! Very well organized! So many aw...
Peru | Oct 16 - Oct 22, 2022

Kelli
Kelli J.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2022

Awesome trip! Very well organized! So many awesome guides and locations! Loved it all!!!!

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review Kelli! So happy to hear you had an amazing time in Peru.

We hope to help you again in the future.

Best,
Johanna

Wonderful experience!
Peru | Oct 10 - Oct 21, 2022

Jennifer
Jennifer T.
Concord, NH | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2022

From planning and booking to execution, this was a first class of experience. There was never a moment when we were unsure of what would be next, or how we’d get there and with whom.

Anne provided exceptional travel planning/coordination, and our tour guide (Miguel Aspur) was absolutely phenomenal - top notch.

We would definitely recommend Anne and Miguel to anyone, without reservation. read more

From planning and booking to execution, this was a first class of experience. There was never a moment when we were unsure of what would be next, or how we’d get there and with whom.

Anne provided exceptional travel planning/coordination, and our tour guide (Miguel Aspur) was absolutely phenomenal - top notch.

We would definitely recommend Anne and Miguel to anyone, without reservation.

Hotel Reviews
Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa San Blas Boutique
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Posada Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Misminay Community and hike to Moray
Sacred Valley
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lunch at Chuncho Restaurant
Sacred Valley
Quality of Experience
Delicious food!
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ollantaytambo Fortress
Peru

Miguel gave us a fantastic overview of the ruins and history

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Boat Ride to your Rainforest Lodge at Tambopata National Reserve
Tambopata

Pick up from the airport was seamless. They scheduled a brief stop for us to pick up refreshments on the way to the port. On the way, Johan took the time to explain about the area and point out wildlife on the way to the lodge.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Activities-a-la-carte at Posada Amazonas Lodge
Tambopata

We were able to identify which activities we were most interested in. The groups were put together based on age range so that ability to complete activities were fairly evenly matched among the group members. There were plenty of options to choose from.

Quality of Experience
There was plenty of activity as well as plenty of downtime to enjoy some peace and quiet to recharge.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Leaving the Amazon Rainforest
Tambopata

We had clear directions on when and where to be, left on time and arrived to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Very efficient.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 1/4: Piscacucho Km 82 to Huayllabamba
Inca Trail

This was a great warm up day. Easy hiking while adjusting to the altitude.

Quality of Experience
Food
Paulino made some excellent trout!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4/4: Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu
Peru

In spite of the spotty so-so weather, this trek to the sun gate and into Machu Picchu was beautiful! Miguel encouraged us to soak in the view of the ruin from afar and mentally prepare for our arrival. Miguel helped us to prioritize the order of taking in the site so that we were not caught up with the bulk of visitors.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Hello Jen!
Thanks a lot for your kind words. We are happy, we get to be part of this once in a lifetime experience. Congrats again, wish you all the best in this new stage

Peru Paradise 2022
Peru | Oct 11 - Oct 19, 2022

Kimberly
Kimberly A.
Hampton, NE | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Where do I begin? I have traveled all over the world and this is the hands down, this has been the best experience ever. Johanna listened to me and worked with my list and created the perfect first time experience.
The hotel selections were intimate boutique hotels that made me feel safe , as a solo traveler and they offered special touches and amenities. They were also located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and cultural events.
The tours were AWESOME because of my... read more

Where do I begin? I have traveled all over the world and this is the hands down, this has been the best experience ever. Johanna listened to me and worked with my list and created the perfect first time experience.
The hotel selections were intimate boutique hotels that made me feel safe , as a solo traveler and they offered special touches and amenities. They were also located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and cultural events.
The tours were AWESOME because of my guides. Kimberly in Lima with the food city tours was a delight. Once I arrived in Cusco, Sonya was my guide for 3 days and was INCREDIBLE! She made my experience at Machu Picchu perfect.

I love that I didn’t have to think about the details (transportation, etc) and could just relax and fully experience Peru.

Hotel Reviews
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Boutique hotel that pays attention to details. Professional and accommodating staff. Relaxing atmosphere

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Ollantaytambo
Peru

Day 3 with Sonya and this day was the BEST!! The previous days with her prepared me well for this day. She also did a great job with photos for since I traveled solo.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru

Day 2 with Sonya and she is still INCREDIBLE!!! She knows the history well and she laid a great foundation for Machu Picchu portion. Professional, knowledgeable and personable.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

Tour guide, Kimberly was a delight and very personable

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Historic Center & Larco Museum
Lima
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru

Sonya, my tour guide with Cusi tours is INCREDIBLE!!! She knows the history well and she laid a great foundation for Machu Picchu portion. Professional, knowledgeable and personable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru

I can’t remember my guide’s name but he was wonderful. It was the first time I drove an ATV and he prepared me well. It was an awesome experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lunch at Mountainview
Peru

The food was delicious and beyond amazing and the view of the Andes Mountains made it a perfect setting. Really enjoyed chatting with Maria the owner and learning the history of this restaurant and hotel

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru

The driver was prompt and got me to the airport in plenty of time to make my connection.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Hi Kimberly,
It was a pleasure getting this trip planned for you, I'm so glad to hear you had an amazing time in our country. I'll be sure to pass on your review to the rest of our team.

We hope to help you again in the future!
Johanna

Machu Picchu 22
Peru | Oct 8 - Oct 18, 2022

Denise
Denise W.
Colorado Springs, CO | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Our guides were Jesus, Abraham, Bastian and Julio. They were all highly accomodating, incredibly friendly, very knowedgeable, so hardworking and immensely kind. I cannot praise them enough! I very much enjoyed meeting all them, their service made such a difference in our trip. It made being there considerbly less anxiety provoking, it's like have a friend nearby who can and did help us every step of the way. I will recommend KimKim to everyone!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dear Denise,
Thanks so much for such kind words. We all did our best for you to have a memorable trip experience. We are all very happy to have had you in our country exploring the best it has to offer.
Hope you combe back some day in the future.
Greeting from Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

Peru Trip
Peru | Oct 8 - Oct 18, 2022

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Theron C.
Colorado Springs, CO | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Abraham who met us when we arrived in Lima was very helpful. He showed around Lima and answered all our questions and provided whatever we needed.

Bastien who took us to Inotawa Lodge was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Amazon. Whenever you asked a question about a plant, animal he had the answer. He took really good care of our group.

Julio met us at Cusco was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the Incas. His funny antidotes when... read more

Abraham who met us when we arrived in Lima was very helpful. He showed around Lima and answered all our questions and provided whatever we needed.

Bastien who took us to Inotawa Lodge was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Amazon. Whenever you asked a question about a plant, animal he had the answer. He took really good care of our group.

Julio met us at Cusco was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the Incas. His funny antidotes when telling a story which relates to the history of the region made it so much more interesting to following along.

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Hi Theron! Thanks so much for your nice reviews and comments on this wonderful trip. All of us made the best for you all to have a remarkable trip in our country exploring the best it has to offer. Hope you come back in the future! Wish you all the best!

Greetings from Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

Time of my life!!
Peru | Sep 30 - Oct 17, 2022

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William B.
Pace, FL | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

I have never used a travel agent before so I was unsure about how to get everything started, plus with all the scams it made it a little nerve racking because of the amount of money your spending you don’t want to get ripped off. Jesus took charge and planed an outstanding trip!!! I had 6 places I wanted to see and it was planned so well that I was never not informed about the things we were doing or what was going to happen the next day. There was never a time that I was waiting on anyone or... read more

I have never used a travel agent before so I was unsure about how to get everything started, plus with all the scams it made it a little nerve racking because of the amount of money your spending you don’t want to get ripped off. Jesus took charge and planed an outstanding trip!!! I had 6 places I wanted to see and it was planned so well that I was never not informed about the things we were doing or what was going to happen the next day. There was never a time that I was waiting on anyone or anything!!! Jesus did everything he said he would do and he always made sure the guest had everything they needed!!! If it’s your first time planning a trip or you would like to have a hassle free trip…. Call and ask for Jesus!!!

Hotel Review
Inotawa Lodge

This place will blow your mind!!! When you stay here you know you are in the rain forest. Open air room hammocks and wildlife up close and personal. The rest of the lodge gets even better, the wood work in the lodge is amazing, big Dinning area and a Bar that’s right aBat in the middle of the Amazon jungle!! The staff is truly top shelf. Never once was left wondering what was going to happen , the guides together with Senior Caesar kept everyone informed and we were never sitting around waiting to get started.

Authenticity & Character
The exactly what I thought a lodge looked like in the Amazon. Very cool!
Location
It was the Amazon!!!
Staff
When out of their way to makes sure the guest did not need anything.
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was clean and comfortable.
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Dear William, thanks so much for such extensive and nice reviews. It was a real pleasure to have you in Peru with us exploring the best of our country from the coast, and Amazon to the highlands. Our guides really do their best to offer the best possible experience in each place. Thanks again for trusting us and allowing us to design a great trip proposal for you!!

Greetings from Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

Great combination of Peru and Bolivia
Peru | Oct 2 - Oct 9, 2022

Terje
Terje R.
Norway | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Thanks to Jessica for tailor making our perfect trip in Peru and Bolivia. Machu Picchu was great, of course, but most suprising was the lovely Train trip from Cusco to Puno. Beautiful landscape, hordes of lamas, and a fantastic stop at a market on 4319 m. Bolivia and La Paz was also very exciting. Copacabana was also surprisingly interesting, we were lucky to arrive just before a local parade. Uros floating islands were nice, but a bit touristy. read more

Thanks to Jessica for tailor making our perfect trip in Peru and Bolivia. Machu Picchu was great, of course, but most suprising was the lovely Train trip from Cusco to Puno. Beautiful landscape, hordes of lamas, and a fantastic stop at a market on 4319 m. Bolivia and La Paz was also very exciting. Copacabana was also surprisingly interesting, we were lucky to arrive just before a local parade. Uros floating islands were nice, but a bit touristy.

Hotel Reviews
Taypikala Lago
Puno

The standard of the hotel was good, but it’s too far away from everything. We should have stayed in Puno. May be the most disappointing on our tour.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Casona Hotel Boutique
La Paz

Nice hotel, very good location next to the cathedral plaza. Good breakfast with good view.

Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Half Day Tour of La Paz
La Paz

Exciting tour, great views from the gondola and exciting to see the moon valley. Colorful Witch Market. Very helpful guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private transfer from Puno to La Paz with visit to Isla del Sol
Bolivia

Copacabana was a surprisingly beautiful, and we were lucky to see a parade of farmers. Once in a lifetime happening, according to our guide. Isla del Sol tour was very similar to Taquile Island tour. That was disappointing, since we were told it’s a bigger and different island.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour (Terje)
Peru

Great view of the city. But not much from in the city itself. I would have appreciated a walking tour of the centro.

Quality of Experience
Include a tour of the city itself
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
Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

Great experience. May be expected Uros Island visit to be longer and a bit more personal experience. We were just arriving, looking and left. May be we should have taken the over night tour.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley: Pisac Market & Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Puno: Free day
Puno

The train from Cusco to Puno was one of the greatest and surprising experiences. Luxury train, good food, beautiful landscape and lama hordes outside the train, and the highlight, a stop at a market on 4319 m.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
No guide.
Transport
Recommending everybody to take this train.
Local specialist: Jessica Danker