Once I finished school, I learned that my country and the rest of the world had so many unique and beautiful cultures and experiences. I decided to travel around Peru to some off-the-beaten-path destinations. Honestly, I had an amazing time, and by the end of my trip, I realized that I wanted to help others have similarly life-changing experiences, that's when I decided to pursue travel and tourism professionally.
I've had the chance to visit and learn about a diverse array of people, cultures, and amazing landscapes in Peru. Now I love having the opportunity to share and help others to discover the soul of Peru, a soul that is full of ancient culture, nature, diversity, and uniqueness.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in nature and activities in the middle of the rainforest, here in Peru this would be Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado.
Also culture and community-based tourism, which you can find throughout Peru, such as Machu Picchu, Cusco city and surroundings, Arequipa, Puno, Northern Andes and some off-the-beaten-path destinations like Huancaya."
How did you get involved in travel?
"When I was a child I always dreamed of traveling and exploring new places. Later, as a teenager, I started to travel around Peru, and I knew that Tourism was the professional path I wanted to follow. I started my career, and through years of travel and professional experience, I have become more conscious of all of the wonderful things that Peru has to offer. Then I joined the Peruvian Soul team, where everyone shares the same passion about our country and wants to share their knowledge with everyone else. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit Iquitos, where the Amazon River is born. I spent few days in the middle of the jungle, where I had the chance to meet local communities, learn about different wildlife preservation projects, navigate the river, and watch the sunset over the Amazon River. Just an unforgettable and incredible experience! "
Featured trips & expertise
Travelers short on time in Peru will love this six-day tour, which takes in many of the country's most essential sights and experiences. Head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to be dazzled by its ancient Incan monuments, then to discover the secrets of Machu Picchu's ruins on a private tour. Spend some time in Cusco, one of the most historic cities in the Americas, and hike to the spectacular Rainbow Mountains, which need to be seen to be believed.
Tour the essential highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Rainbow Mountains over seven days. Starting in Lima, you'll travel to the Sacred Valley of the Inca's, where you'll find a huge concentration of ancient Incan sites, including nearby Machu Picchu. Spend a day hiking to the high-altitude Rainbow Mountains, which have to be seen to be believed. End in beautiful Cusco, a city with centuries of history and culture to be explored.
Machu Picchu and its surrounds offer a variety of seasonal outdoor activities and phenomenal festivals throughout the year. For ideal weather (bright, dry and cool), you'll want to join the many travelers that flock to the area from June to August, but almost-as-great conditions can still be had in September and October, with considerably fewer crowds. Learn more about Machu Picchu's weather, crowds, and annual events below.
On this 13-day itinerary, take in the sights and flavors of Lima and head east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point for your Amazon journey. Spend three days viewing wildlife while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge. Next, travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, with a visit to Rainbow Mountain and a short trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Explore the essential highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley with this short itinerary. Begin with two days in Cusco, touring the textile markets and ancient ruins that the ancient Inca capital is famous for. Take a guided excursion to the top sites of the Sacred Valley, and enjoy a one-day trek on the Inca Trail, ending in Aguas Calientes. Complete your trip with a full day of exploration in the Machu Picchu citadel complex, the perfect grand finale.
Experience the best-loved highlights of Peru in just six days with this efficient tour. Start with sightseeing in Lima, before getting whisked away to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. Here, you'll enjoy a tour of the city, along with the important towns and archeological sites of the Sacred Valley. Spend a full day exploring Machu Picchu with an expert guide, and finish your trip marveling at the floating islands of Lake Titicaca.
Recent trip reviews for Anne
The trip to Peru was fantastic. Cesar! Cesar! Cesar! · Peru - Feb 28 - Mar 7, 2020
The trip to Peru was fantastic. Cesar Surco, our guide post Lima, was exceptional in every way. He was patient, kind, knowledgeable and an absolute genius with the camera. He was filled with excellent recommendations of what to do (and what not to do). We were never rushed and yet, got to see and do everything. He is a true local and took us to places we would never have seen on our own. I can't stress how great he is.
Although we spent very little time with Anne, she was amazing as a... read more
Amazing customized trip across Peru in 7 days... · Peru - Sep 8 - Sep 14, 2019
Amazing customized trip across Peru in 7 days!
We had a great time with our Kim Kim team. The trip was tailored to our needs and we saw everything we wanted to during the week of our trip. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and all the transportation/tickets/other logistics were seamless. Each event/activity was thoughtfully planned. Have already recommended this to several friends.
Wonderful Experience · Peru - Jan 11 - Jan 19, 2020
From the first inception of the trip consulting with Anne to conversing with the great tour guides, especially Julio, the whole Peru experience was a wonderful experience for me and my family. Everything went off as planned: Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and back to Lima. I highly recommend KimKim and Peruvian Soul if you are considering a trip for the great culinary scene in Lima or the wonder of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Amazing Peru, Great arrangements ! · Peru - Nov 14 - Nov 29, 2019
We had a wonderful, without any glitch, well planned Holiday in Peru.
Initially we wanted to visit only Matchu Pitchu, but as we started interacting with Anne, we were encouraged to add many other places and we are glad that you suggested it!
The trip was very meticulously planned and executed. Our itinerary was shared with us with all relevant details, our tickets were printed, guides arrived on time, pick up driver arrived on time and the estimation of time was correct so the we... read more
A beautiful and memorable trip · Peru - Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2019
I have traveled in Peru on my own and my experience was that there was one difficulty after another. However with KimKim, almost everything went smoothly and our experience was beautiful. People at KimKim must have worked very hard to make the trip go so well.
The food KimKim chose was great, the hotels were wonderful, the guides and drivers showed up on time. Our guides Jorge and Juan were knowledgeable, courteous, and personable, providing us with many insights into ancient Peruvian... read more
Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail & Amazon Adventure - 9 Days · Peru - Sep 14 - Sep 24, 2019
Anne was integral in helping me plan my husband and I's first trip to Peru. She was wonderful in giving different options that fit our interests and budget. It was so great to have drivers and guides pick us up from the airport and transport us to our next destination and all of of it went seamlessly. We loved the beautiful landscapes, Peruvian cuisine and the lovely people. Cusco was a magical place to spend time in and we will not forget our Amazon experience. Even when I was sick... read more
7/10 Days in Peru: 5 Unique Itineraries · Peru - Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2019
We loved our trip to Peru. Although it was a lot of traveling we were able to visit Arequipa, Iquitos, the Amazon, Cusco, Aguas Calientes and Macchu Picchu within 12 days. Our visit to Tahuayo Lodge was a true adventure. We were able to explore and see Amazon wildlife with the help of our amazing guides, Herzog and Eduardo. The accommodations and food were great and Siomey was our friendly face at mealtime who ensured our food was always delicious. Julio Cesar took wonderful care of us... read more
Trip to Peru · Peru - Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2019
We had an absolutely fabulous trip to Peru! Kudos to Anne because all of our transfers went seamlessly and all of our accommodations exceeded expectations. We enjoyed Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, and Cusco as anticipated, but were surprised by how much we loved Colca Canyon. The bus ride from Puno to Cusco also went faster and was much more entertaining than we had imagined. All of our guides taught us so much: Alecson (sp?), Willie, Daniel, and Primo. Primo also was... read more
Cusco, Sacred Valley & Ausangate Mountain - 12 Days · Peru - Sep 9 - Sep 21, 2019
We had an incredible custom trip to Peru, organized by Anne Godoy from Peruvian Soul. Our guide for the first 6 days (Cusco, Sacred Valley) was Julio Quispe and our guide for the Ausangate portion of our journey (though Andean Lodges) was Alfredo Zuniga. Both guides were incredible. Super knowledgable, friendly, helpful and made the trip an exceptional experience. Anne was very prompt and checked on us through the entire trip. This was my first time with KimKim and my first time organizing... read more
Trip to Peru · Peru - Jul 27 - Aug 21, 2019
Anne put together an amazing trip for us to Peru. Everything was well organized. Drivers and guides were reliable, always on time and very caring. Everything was well thought of for us. We loved all the local hotels that were selected for us especially the one in Cuzco. The whole process to setup the itinerary was very easy for us and the whole trip was perfectly tailored to allow us to see all the things we wanted to see.
All the sites along the northern coast were very unique. The... read more
Macchu Pichu eexcursion · Peru - May 24 - May 30, 2019
Anne was great. Very accommodating and responsive. Whenever there were any questions she answered promptly. We would use Anne again to help plan our trip :)
Peru father daughter adventure · Peru - May 21 - Jun 4, 2019
Anne was wonderful and so caring. Made the trip seamless. She wants people to learn and explore her country not on a bus with 100's of tourists.
I would definitely recommend Peruvian Soul to future travelers! She worked with our budget seamlessly and didn't feel like a budget trip AT ALL. Kudos to her hard work! Thank you so much!!
Iquitos off the beaten Path · Peru - May 18 - May 26, 2019
The trip to Iquitos and in the Amazon for 6 days was excellent. There were a few small glitches but Anne was so responsive & was able to get everything fixed for us quickly & efficiently. The river trip was fun and the guide we had for the six days in the Amazon basin was outstanding. Juan, our guide, of Amazonia Expeditions, was exceptionally knowledgeable about all living things in the rain forest, as well as the people and cultures of the area. Juan was available to us at all times and... read more
Iquitos off the beaten Path · Peru - May 18 - May 26, 2019
Anne was always available, friendly and did an outstanding job for us!
Trip to Peru · Peru - Apr 19 - May 3, 2019
Peru is much more than anyone could expect for their first visit there. Is the first country in years for which I can definitely say that I will return. There are so many things to see, so much diversity and wonders to discover.
For the guides, I will mention only the one that from my opinion was the best prepared, and that is Julio Cesar, yes :) like the roman emperor. He has provided a lot of useful informations and was connected in a natural and sincere way. All the guides were polite and... read more
Machu Picchu & Short Inca Trail - 5 Days · Peru - Mar 15 - Mar 21, 2019
My husband and I just returned from a lifetime trip to Peru where we both celebrated our birthdays! Everything went beautifully and according to plans. The service offered by Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul exceeded all our expectations, mostly regarding our three main contacts: Anne (Local Contact), Cesar (Guide) and Roberto (Driver).
Anne who was involved in the full logistics and planning was excellent since her very first contact with us, always very friendly, very helpful, very responsive,... read more
Peru - Mark's 50th birthday · Peru - Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2019
Many thanks to kimkim and Peruvian Soul for making our vacation a trip of a lifetime!
From the minute Carlos picked us up at the airport, he was friendly and welcoming which was a perfect start to our trip. Our lunch at Maido to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday was fun and delicious. Then, we learned so much from Diego about the history and politics of Peru during our drive to Pisco to see the Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines flyover was fascinating and memorable, although a little more... read more