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Anne Godoy

I fell in love with Peru's landscapes, culture, food, and people—not only because of what I learned in college but also because of what I had seen.

That passion and love drive me every day to help others explore and have life-changing experiences. I find so much joy in sharing and helping others discover Peru's soul—a soul full of ancient culture, nature, and uniqueness!

Also, I do love helping people.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Peru. If I had to choose one, the Cusco area and surroundings must be, especially off-the-beaten-path activities in the most visited destination.
Still, I have planned trips for all over Peru northern and southern, and love planning for families, honeymooners and group trips."

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 shared the same passion and values."

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 a few days in the middle of the jungle. 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! "

Anne is part of the following groups: Peru Travel Agents, Peru Family Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Anne

Excellent itinerary from KimKim
Peru | May 15 - Jun 1, 2024

Bernadette
Bernadette M.
Ireland | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2024
We had a fabulous holiday in Peru. Very happy with the service provided by KimKim and I would definitely recommend them to others considering this trip. Our guides, accommodation and drivers were excellent on the whole and we felt the itinerary was very well planned out. Read more

We had a fabulous holiday in Peru. Very happy with the service provided by KimKim and I would definitely recommend them to others considering this trip. Our guides, accommodation and drivers were excellent on the whole and we felt the itinerary was very well planned out.

Hotel Reviews
Lima 18 Boutique
Miraflores

Fantastic hotel. Lovely room, with lots of storage space and a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was one of the best we’ve had travelling through Ecuador and Peru over 6 weeks!

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Close enough to the centre but in a quiet area so we got plenty of sleep!
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Los Portales Cusco
Cusco

Lovely stay in the centre of Cusco. Surprisingly quiet in our room although we were at the front of the hotel. Food was good and staff were all very friendly.

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Acolpacha - Tambo Boutique
Arequipa

Fabulous hotel! A little walk from the centre but the advantage was that it was very peaceful. Staff were very nice and we would have to give a special thank you to Juan in the bar/restaurant. He was one of the most helpful members of staff we came across during our 6 week South American adventure! Our room was really lovely. Very comfortable bed, good shower, lots of space for our belongings, no noise from neighbouring rooms, stutters made it nice and dark at night and we really slept well. Lunch and dinner in the restaurant were excellent and great value. Our experience at breakfast was a little haphazard but I think it was down to the inexperience of the staff and the language barrier. Food quality was not a problem, just trying to communicate simple needs like toast and butter!

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La Casa de Mamayachi
Arequipa

Fabulous peaceful location and the view from the garden was stunning! Rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. We slept really well. The gentleman at Reception was very helpful and spoke good English. We found the public areas very cold, but our bedroom was warm. Food was not good.

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Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno
Puno

Absolutely beautiful hotel. Staff, room, food all 10 out of 10!

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Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Urubamba

Stunning location and decor. Food was absolutely wonderful. Our room was really comfortable and all the staff were very kind.

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Hatun Inti Boutique Machupicchu
Machu Picchu

We enjoyed our stay here. Lovely room overlooking the river at the back of e hotel. The staff were all friendly. Breakfast was adequate and the evening meal (included with our booking) was very tasty. Right in the centre of Aguas Calientes so handy location wise I don’t think you could ask for more!

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Activity Reviews
The Short Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo to Wiñaywayna
The Short Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo to Wiñaywayna
Peru

Wow! This was one tough climb! I knew it was going to be a challenge, but nothing can quite prepare you for the ascent over the first few hours. Glad I did it for the sense of achievement, but it’s definitely something people need to give serious thought to before signing up for it! For me, this was the only way to see the view from the Sun Gate ( I now know it’s possible to do this again from Machu Picchu site) and to be honest, the view of the site was not as mind blowing as I had expected. It was so sunny and so far away that I couldn’t really appreciate it. If I had the choice now, I would have skipped the 1 Day Trail and just walked to the Sun Gate from Machu Picchu.

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Must sees in Lima
Must sees in Lima
Lima

We enjoyed our visit to the Larco Museum and it was worthwhile having a walk in the historic centre. I don’t think there would have been any advantage in staying any longer in Lima. One full day was enough to see the essentials.

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Walking city tour in Arequipa
Walking city tour in Arequipa
Arequipa

Beautiful city. We loved wandering about here and the Monastery of St Catherine was superb!

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From {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} via  Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve
From {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} via Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve
Peru

Long journey but the scenery was lovely. The visit to the hot springs was the least enjoyable part of our holiday in Peru.

The Condor’s Cross View Point
The Condor’s Cross View Point
Colca Canyon

Stunning scenery and great to see the Condors flying.

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Sailing in Lake Titicaca: Taquile, Luquina & the Uros floating Islands
Sailing in Lake Titicaca: Taquile, Luquina & the Uros floating Islands
Puno

One of my favourite days! The Uros Islands was great, but Taquile was even better. Stunning place!

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Pass by Pisac Market & an Andean camelid Farms
Pass by Pisac Market & an Andean camelid Farms
Sacred Valley

Nice to see the Camelids all together, although the tapestries were by far the most interesting thing at the location. Pisac was fabulous. Really enjoyed the stop there and would happily visit again if we had the opportunity.

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Soft hike from Pachar to Ollantaytambo
Soft hike from Pachar to Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley

Loved this day. The walk was very pleasant and Ollantaytambo was really interesting.

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 Pachamanca: Traditional Andean Underground Cooking
Pachamanca: Traditional Andean Underground Cooking
Sacred Valley

Very interesting activity! We both enjoyed it.

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Maras Salt Ponds
Maras Salt Ponds
Sacred Valley

Fascinating place. Our guide made it very interesting and we appreciated his knowledge.

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Lunch at Unu
Lunch at Unu
Sacred Valley

Lunch was magnificent! One of the tastiest and varied meals we had in Peru. Highly recommend it to others.

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The Short Inca Trail: Morning at Machu Picchu
The Short Inca Trail: Morning at Machu Picchu
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Loved our visit to Machu Picchu. It’s one of the most fabulous places on earth! Nothing can prepare you for the experience of standing there with all the magnificent mountain peaks around you.

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Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Jun 12, 2024
Hi Bernadette 🎉
What a great trip you planned through South America, and we are glad your trusted Peruvian Soul and Kimkim for your Adventure in Peru. ✈️ We loved all your pictures, especially the ones in Machu Picchu. Christian did such a great job, and he was happy to know you had a memorable experience as well. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review; it truly helps us improve.
Congratulation again on completing the short Inca trail! Regarding, the hike to sungate...
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Hi Bernadette 🎉
What a great trip you planned through South America, and we are glad your trusted Peruvian Soul and Kimkim for your Adventure in Peru. ✈️ We loved all your pictures, especially the ones in Machu Picchu. Christian did such a great job, and he was happy to know you had a memorable experience as well. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review; it truly helps us improve.
Congratulation again on completing the short Inca trail! Regarding, the hike to sungate from Machu Picchu Citadel, we wish it was available before, but it was something inaugurated recentely 💪🏽, probably in response to similar feedback, giving more travelers the chance to get those amazing views. 🤗
Thanks again for your time, it was a pleasure to craft this trip for you and your husband!
Best regards from Peru

The travel itinerary for our trip to Peru was pure magic
Peru | Mar 11 - Mar 22, 2024

Beatrix
Beatrix P.
Loveland, CO | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024
The travel itinerary for our trip to Peru was spectacular, full of so many extraordinary and special places, excursions, experiences, food, alpacas & people! Pretty much everything went off without a hitch. Our guides were all knowledgeable, organized, attentive, friendly, helpful and prompt. Very professional!
Peru is an absolutely beautiful country with amazing history and an incredible culture.
I did feel like we were a little unprepared for some things and perhaps that’s on us!...
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The travel itinerary for our trip to Peru was spectacular, full of so many extraordinary and special places, excursions, experiences, food, alpacas & people! Pretty much everything went off without a hitch. Our guides were all knowledgeable, organized, attentive, friendly, helpful and prompt. Very professional!
Peru is an absolutely beautiful country with amazing history and an incredible culture.
I did feel like we were a little unprepared for some things and perhaps that’s on us! Inkaterra Resort in the rainforest is magical (excursions, lodging, staff, food) but be prepared for no AC in extremely hot & humid temps, fans and electric off mid day for several hours and from 10pm-4am each evening. No wifi. Still worth it! Also, Definitely take plenty of bug spray :)
For the 8 mile Inca trail hike into Macchu Picchu it was quite a bit more difficult than expected and we had to carry all of our things on our backs for the overnight (thankfully we had backpacks), along with enough water for the full day. We had to borrow 2 hiking sticks each from our guide as there was a great deal of climbing and descending very uneven and sometimes wet and slippery terrain. Took us about 8 hours. Totally worth it however and a must do if you can!
There were lots and lots of street peddlers in many areas, predominantly Cusco, that were pretty aggressive with their selling techniques and stray dogs and puppies in various states of well being almost everywhere we went (except for Lima). A few were almost hit by our driver! That part of things was a bit stressful.
On our last day there we were scheduled to go to Rainbow Mountain but read it was a 3 hour drive there, a difficult 4 mile round trip hike to the mountain in very high elevation, followed by a 3 hour return drive. We also heard that at the present time it was covered in snow so not visible anyway. Luckily we researched that on our own and were able to cancel it and book an easier and more laid back excursion that was much closer to Cusco for our last day. If we’d gone through all of that and been unable to see the mountain we’d have been very disappointed. We are in our 50’s with a few health issues and were a little surprised with the strenuousness of some of the activities that it wasn’t fully explained or discussed (what the excursion entailed and if we were capable of it). Other than those few things to be aware of, so you do not make the same mistakes we did - we highly recommend this trip! Extremely special indeed. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this a delightful and memorable trip for us.

Hotel Review
El Albergue Ollantaytambo Boutique Hotel
Cusco

Absolutely beautiful inside and out. Even smelled amazing! They provided us with green mandarin oranges daily and there was a wet bar available in the room. Conveniently located right by the train but that only added to the charm. Laundry service available for an incredible price, restaurant on site as well as resident pup. Staff was attentive and friendly. Breakfast included daily and incredible boxed lunches provided for our Inca Trail hike.

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Absolutely beautiful inside and out. Beautiful gardens, balconies, stunning woodwork.
Location
Convenient
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Friendly, attentive
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Very clean and comfy
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Apr 08, 2024
Dear Tracey Thank you so much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about your recent trip to Peru. We're thrilled to hear that your itinerary was filled with spectacular experiences, remarkable sights, and encounters with our country's vibrant culture. Your kind words about our guides truly warm our hearts. We take great pride in ensuring that our team is knowledgeable, organized, and attentive, and it's lovely to hear that they enhanced your journey with their... Read more

Dear Tracey

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about your recent trip to Peru. We're thrilled to hear that your itinerary was filled with spectacular experiences, remarkable sights, and encounters with our country's vibrant culture.

Your kind words about our guides truly warm our hearts. We take great pride in ensuring that our team is knowledgeable, organized, and attentive, and it's lovely to hear that they enhanced your journey with their professionalism and friendliness.

We deeply appreciate your understanding regarding some of the unexpected challenges you encountered during your adventure, especially at Inkaterra Resort and on the Inca Trail hike. While we strive to communicate the level of difficulty beforehand, we understand that with the passage of time, some details may fade so we have taken more measures and provide more information into day descriptions.

Your insights about street vendors, stray animals, and the strenuousness of certain activities are invaluable for us to continuously improve and provide a better experience for our guests. We'll certainly take your feedback into consideration for future travelers.

It's heartening to know that despite these challenges, your overall experience was still incredibly special and memorable. We're delighted to have been a part of creating those cherished moments for you.

Once again, thank you for choosing to explore Peru with us. We hope to welcome you back someday for more unforgettable adventures!

Warm regards,
Anne

🌟 A Journey of a Lifetime: Peru Adventure with Anne 🌟
Peru | Mar 7 - Mar 15, 2024

Tabitha
Tabitha A.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024
Embarking on a journey to Peru is a dream for many, but with Anne's expertise and meticulous planning, it became an unforgettable reality. From the moment we decided to explore this enchanting country to the very last day of our 9-day expedition, Anne's passion for travel and attention to detail shone brightly, ensuring every aspect of our trip was nothing short of perfection. Anne's dedication to crafting a personalized itinerary tailored to our preferences was evident from the start. She... Read more

Embarking on a journey to Peru is a dream for many, but with Anne's expertise and meticulous planning, it became an unforgettable reality. From the moment we decided to explore this enchanting country to the very last day of our 9-day expedition, Anne's passion for travel and attention to detail shone brightly, ensuring every aspect of our trip was nothing short of perfection.

Anne's dedication to crafting a personalized itinerary tailored to our preferences was evident from the start. She took the time to listen attentively to our interests, weaving together a diverse tapestry of experiences that showcased the rich cultural tapestry and natural wonders of Peru. In addition, we were celebrating my 30th birthday, and each tour guide and hotel we were paired with took the extra time to recognize this special occasion. It made me feel very special!

Our adventure began in Lima, where Anne's thoughtful selection of accommodations provided us with a luxurious haven amidst the bustling capital. Her recommendations for must-visit landmarks and hidden gems allowed us to delve into the city's vibrant history and culinary delights with ease.

As we journeyed onwards to Cusco, the heart of the ancient Inca Empire, Anne paired us with an amazing local tour guide - Miguel. Miguel's expertise truly shone. Miguel led us through the cobblestone streets, sharing captivating tales of the city's storied past, We loved how connected Miguel was to his culture/history. From exploring the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu to wandering through the colorful markets of Pisac, every moment felt like a discovery guided by an expert hand.

One highlight of our trip was the breathtaking trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Anne's meticulous planning and Miguel's wonderful hospitality. Both ensured our safety and comfort throughout the journey, with comfortable accommodations, and gourmet meals that fueled our spirits as we traversed the rugged terrain.

Anne's passion for sustainable travel was evident in every aspect of our journey, from supporting local artisans to choosing eco-friendly transportation options. Her commitment to responsible tourism not only enriched our experience but also ensured that the communities we visited thrived in harmony with nature.

Throughout our 9-day odyssey, Anne's unwavering support and attention to detail surpassed all expectations. Her warmth, professionalism, and genuine love for Peru left an indelible mark on our hearts, turning a mere vacation into a transformative adventure of a lifetime.

In summary, Anne's expertise as a travel planner is unparalleled. If you're seeking an extraordinary journey filled with authenticity, adventure, and unforgettable memories, look no further than Anne to guide you on your next Peruvian escapade.

Hotel Reviews
Iberostar Selection Miraflores
Lima

Very friendly staff, great food/drink menu, and amazing beds/pillows!

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Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel
Cusco

This hotel is an old colonial house. From the second you walk in you can feel/see history. The location is perfect you are streets away from the main city square of Cusco- mins from shops, restaurants, and bars. The staff at this hotel are very attentive - bringing in fresh tea and treats along with or bags when checked in. I would love to stay here again!

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
Urubamba

This hotel makes you feel like you are a queen tucked away by the beautiful landscape. The view is breathtaking. In addition, the staff went out of their way to set up meals we ordered for room service, called 1.5 later to clean it up, and offered breakfast packs for us to take for our 6am journey to Machu Picchu without an extra charge. Amazing staff and management!

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Activity Review
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Peru

Miguel was an amazing tour guide and we feel lucky to have been paired with him. He was friendly kind, and warm. It was great having him to walk us through Macchu Pichu because he was a fountain of knowledge about the site itself and Peruvian history. We admired how connected he was to his culture. I couldn’t say enough good things about him, his knowledge, and his hospitality. 1000% would recommend him!

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Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Mar 22, 2024
Dear Tabitha, It has been an absolute pleasure to read this detailed review. We worked very hard with each local partner to make sure this was the best birthday trip ever, and it's great to know that you felt special everywhere. I thought about Miguel once you decided to travel with us, he is indeed a really nice guide and I knew you were going to be a good match, I shared with him this and he was so happy. I hope you also like the small present we leave in Lima for you, and that you can... Read more

Dear Tabitha,

It has been an absolute pleasure to read this detailed review. We worked very hard with each local partner to make sure this was the best birthday trip ever, and it's great to know that you felt special everywhere. I thought about Miguel once you decided to travel with us, he is indeed a really nice guide and I knew you were going to be a good match, I shared with him this and he was so happy.

I hope you also like the small present we leave in Lima for you, and that you can cheers back home about the great memories you created in Peru.

We wish you the best in your future journeys, wether you decide to come to Peru again or travel with Kimkim around the world!

Un abrazo desde Lima, Perú!
Anne

The Soul of Peru with PeruvianSoul
Peru | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

KELLIE
KELLIE S.
Ann Arbor, MI | Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024
Our journey with PeruvianSoul through the heart of Peru's culinary and cultural delights was an absolute delight. From the vibrant streets of Lima to the serene landscapes of the Sacred Valley, every moment was filled with unforgettable experiences. Our adventure began with a walking food tour through the charming streets of Barranco. Led by the knowledgeable Marcus, we explored hidden culinary gems while soaking in the artistic ambiance of the area. The ceviche we sampled was a... Read more

Our journey with PeruvianSoul through the heart of Peru's culinary and cultural delights was an absolute delight. From the vibrant streets of Lima to the serene landscapes of the Sacred Valley, every moment was filled with unforgettable experiences.

Our adventure began with a walking food tour through the charming streets of Barranco. Led by the knowledgeable Marcus, we explored hidden culinary gems while soaking in the artistic ambiance of the area. The ceviche we sampled was a revelation, showcasing Peru's culinary prowess and leaving us craving more.

Arriving in the Sacred Valley, we were treated to a picturesque lunch on the shores of Piuray Lagoon, a moment that quickly became a favorite for Jim. The stunning scenery paired perfectly with the delicious cuisine, setting the tone for the rest of our journey.

Exploring the Moray Terraces, Maras Salt Ponds, and Ollantaytambo provided fascinating insights into the region's rich history and natural wonders. However, it was our visit to the Amaru community that left the most lasting impression. Welcomed with open arms by Pedro and his family, we experienced genuine hospitality as we learned about their traditions and sampled local delicacies.

Of course, no visit to Peru would be complete without witnessing the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu. The ancient ruins left us spellbound, offering a glimpse into the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Inca civilization.

Throughout our journey, we were fortunate to have the expertise of Kevin, our skilled driver, and Miguel, our passionate guide. Kevin navigated the winding roads with ease, while Miguel's wealth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm brought each destination to life. His attention to detail ensured that every aspect of our trip was seamless, leaving us feeling cared for and well-informed.

The personalized touches from the PeruvianSoul team truly set our experience apart. From remembering special occasions like my birthday to surprising us with thoughtful treats, their genuine care and attention to detail were evident at every turn.

In conclusion, our adventure with PeruvianSoul surpassed all expectations, leaving us with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the soul of Peru. Thank you to the entire team for an unforgettable journey. We cannot wait to return and explore more of this incredible country.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Feb 29, 2024

Hello Kellie & Jim,
We want to thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Each member of our team is thrilled to know you enjoyed your journey with us. Overall, we're glad Kevin and Miguel made your trip seamless, and our personalized touches added to the magic. Thank you for letting us be part of your adventure, and we can't wait to welcome you back to explore more of Peru's incredible soul! Safe travels!

Best Trip Ever to Peru with the Best Planning by KimKim, Peruvian Soul and Anne!
Peru | Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2023

Rachita
Rachita A.
Harrisburg, PA | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023
The entire trip was planned so well by Anne and the entire Peruvian Soul company. My tour guides Nancy and Daniel were super friendly and knowledgeable about the different parts of Lima, Ollyantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Cusco. It was so nice to have the trip planned out with different excursions and plans already made, including all the transfers in super comfortable shuttles with great drivers, tons of leg room and space to spread out. Anne even came to the airport pickup to help me... Read more

The entire trip was planned so well by Anne and the entire Peruvian Soul company. My tour guides Nancy and Daniel were super friendly and knowledgeable about the different parts of Lima, Ollyantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Cusco. It was so nice to have the trip planned out with different excursions and plans already made, including all the transfers in super comfortable shuttles with great drivers, tons of leg room and space to spread out. Anne even came to the airport pickup to help me acclimate and answer any questions along the way to the first hotel. The hotel's chosen by Peruvian Soul were the perfect hotels! From Luxury in Lima at Hotel B, to a convenient stay at Sumaq in Aguas Calientes and the centrally located Wnydham in Cusco, I enjoyed every stay.

Peruvian Soul was also very on top of the communication throughout the entire trip. I had multiple points of contact whom I could ask questions to or get any updates during my stay. The best part of working with Peruvian Soul, Anne and KimKim was the flexibility. I wanted to make a change to the itinerary during the trip and they were able to cancel a tour and get me into a different experience, literally overnight. So responsive and everything was run on time and super smoothly. I would highly recommend using KimKim and Peruvian Soul for anyone planning a trip to Peru.

Muchisimas gracias a todo los personas que me ayudan durante este viaje!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel B
Lima

Beautiful boutique hotel in the bohemiam Barranco neighborhood. Close to many restaurants, stores and art galleries. Great beds and water pressure in the bathrooms. Beautiful and delicious breakfasts included as well as afternoon tea and snacks every day. Great bartenders and food at the on-site restaurant. Very nice rooftop bar with a view to the Pacific Ocean as well. Definitely stay here for luxury, ambience, service.

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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Machu Picchu

Great one night stay at this luxurious hotel. Recieved a welcome drink as I checked in and the bed was just so comfortable. Dinner at the restaurant was a gourmet three course experience and breakfast buffet the next day was also delicious. I loved the marble bathroom with the amazing rain shower and Locitaine products. Highly recommend staying here for a night or two during your Machu Picchu visit.

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Costa del Sol Cusco by Wyndham
Cusco

Very well located right near the main Plaza de Armas in Cusco city. Beautiful property with an inner courtyard to sit and enjoy the ambiance. Breakfast buffet was nice and full with an assortment of Peruvian and American specialities. While the room was a bit on the smaller side, it was well appointed and functional.

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Activity Reviews
Walking food tour at Barranco
Walking food tour at Barranco
Lima

This was much more than a food tour as we visited art galleries, historical sites and shops as well as eating different traditional Peruvian foods along the way. I enjoyed my day with Nancy learning about the history of Barranco and it's food.

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Must sees in Lima
Must sees in Lima
Lima

I had a great time on this tour with my guide, Nancy. We had plenty to talk about and see, and I felt like I really got to understand the city better. Nancy was personable and chatty, which made the day even more enjoyable.

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Ollantaytambo Village and Inca Site Exploration
Ollantaytambo Village and Inca Site Exploration
Peru

I enjoyed this whole day, even though the guide was a bit delayed due to traffic. The driver was accommodating and we met up with the guide shortly after. I loved the lunch in Ollantaytambo and the tour of the Inca ruins, although it was a bit of a hike. I felt a little underprepared for the physical exertion, but overall, the day was fantastic.

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Lunch at Chuncho Restaurant
Lunch at Chuncho Restaurant
Sacred Valley

I really enjoyed the lunch at Chuncho Restaurant. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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Morning Visit to Machu Picchu
Morning Visit to Machu Picchu
Peru

Machu Picchu was a memorable experience, although I wished for a bit more history or explanation of the site from the guide. The one-on-one tour was great, but it felt a bit impersonal. It could have been improved with more engagement from the guide.

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Cusco Walking City Tour with San Francisco Church
Cusco Walking City Tour with San Francisco Church
Cusco

I really enjoyed the walking city tour of Cusco. Being a private tour, we were able to tailor the day to my interests which included visiting an additional cathedral and shopping for specific souvenirs. The flexibility and personalization of this tour were top-notch.

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Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Oct 30, 2023

Hello Rachita,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was lovely to meet you and help you plan this memorable trip to Peru and to know that you had a great time throughout all your stay it's priceless.
It's always good to know you had a great time with your guides, they are always happy to receive these comments. Regarding last-minute changes, we are always there and try to help as much as we can!

I wish you the best in your future trips, and hopefully, we meet again!

Used kimkim to customize a 12 day trip to Pe...
Peru | Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2023

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Terry W.
Pearland, TX | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2023
Used kimkim to customize a 12 day trip to Peru with time in Lima, Paracas, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Puno and loved every minute of it. Anne organized every transfer, guide, ticket, hotel, etc… and everything went perfectly. As a well seasoned traveler who usually does all the organizing and bookings myself, kimkim saved us hours (if not weeks) of work on this trip. All our guides were fantastic - kind, professional, intelligent - and made sure we were taken... Read more

Used kimkim to customize a 12 day trip to Peru with time in Lima, Paracas, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Puno and loved every minute of it. Anne organized every transfer, guide, ticket, hotel, etc… and everything went perfectly. As a well seasoned traveler who usually does all the organizing and bookings myself, kimkim saved us hours (if not weeks) of work on this trip. All our guides were fantastic - kind, professional, intelligent - and made sure we were taken care of at all times. Most notably, we spent a good amount of time with Gabrielle and Sondro in Cusco (they were exceptional!). Eddie at Machu Picchu and Willy in Puno also took great care of us. Kimkim made great hotel choices - excellent locations, services, and amenities and their suggestions on activities in Peru were spot on! Would definitely use kimkim again! Love love love!! Thank you for the wonderful holiday!❤️

Hotel Reviews
La Hacienda Bahía Paracas
Paracas

This resort is really a special place… we were only there for one night but I wished it was for more. It was beautiful to start, right on the ocean and the nature preserve which includes the bird sanctuary but the grounds alone were stunning. Seems there’s something for everyone- water activities, playground, spa, a gym, fine dining, and a fantastic museum!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy access to town but stunning surroundings what can I say, this place is special…
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Urubamba

This place was beautiful! It’s a former monastery surrounded by mountains with a chapel and courtyards and grounds so pretty and flush with flowers, I think I must have taken 500 pictures here alone! It is peaceful and serene here, just lovely! There are several restaurants, a cafe/ice cream shop, bar, etc… location is great for seeing sites in and around Sacred Valley.

Authenticity & Character
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Oct 30, 2023

Hello Terry,
I am so happy to read that your experience went perfectly and you had a great time in Peru with us. All our team here always do their best with the details, and the guides we work with are very knowledgeable and excellent people. I am glad to know that you ended up enjoying our hotel recommendations. If you ever come back to Peru, maybe you could stay longer in Paracas. Thanks again for trusting us with your trip. We wish you and your sister the best!

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Peru | Sep 1 - Sep 13, 2023

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Mike G.
Highlands Ranch, CO | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2023
The Lares Trek was awesome! Our team was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Our guide carried us all the way through to Machu Pichu! The Amazon adventure was Awesome as well. Our guide was also very knowledgeable and professional. Same with Rainbow Mountain with Jesus! Very disappointed with the Xima hotel. Not a 4 star hotel. The room was dirty and bath room floor had feces on it! We would like our money back for the Xima hotel stay Read more

The Lares Trek was awesome! Our team was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Our guide carried us all the way through to Machu Pichu!

The Amazon adventure was Awesome as well. Our guide was also very knowledgeable and professional.

Same with Rainbow Mountain with Jesus!

Very disappointed with the Xima hotel. Not a 4 star hotel. The room was dirty and bath room floor had feces on it! We would like our money back for the Xima hotel stay

Hotel Review
Xima Exclusive Cusco
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Oct 10, 2023

We are really happy your overall you experience with our services went well, and that we can help you while you were here. We will consider your feedback, and we send it to the hotel.

Thanks for trusting us!

Anna did an AMAZING trip! She really listened ...
Peru | Mar 31 - Apr 8, 2023

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Marina K.
Maplewood, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2023

Anne did an AMAZING trip for us! She really listened to what we wanted and tailor made our trip to be perfect for our family. She delivered EVERYTHING she promised and we had NO bad surprises while in Peru. Even when we decide on a very last minute change to the itinerary, she handled it very promptly and was very nice about it. Overall, AMAZING JOB!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Aug 02, 2023

It was a pleasure to be part of your family adventure. I am glad you had a wonderful time. If you ever come back to Peru, let us know!

One for the books
Peru | Jun 21 - Jul 4, 2023

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KEISHA T.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023
First Anne has been so exceptional in getting this trip organized for me. She and I have been communicating for 3 yrs. She even took time out to meet me at the airport. I couldn't of asked for a better organization person on my team then Anne. Then there is Nancy, who not only explained details of Lima and the historical aspect of this wonderful city. She also accomplished me t get my first Peruvian tattoo. I will never forget her. My buddy Guido, who showed me Cusco in a person... Read more

First Anne has been so exceptional in getting this trip organized for me. She and I have been communicating for 3 yrs. She even took time out to meet me at the airport. I couldn't of asked for a better organization person on my team then Anne. Then there is Nancy, who not only explained details of Lima and the historical aspect of this wonderful city. She also accomplished me t get my first Peruvian tattoo. I will never forget her. My buddy Guido, who showed me Cusco in a person touch. By giving me details of the churches that I'm sure most will never know, to introducing me to Cusco beer and spending incredible amount of time just making me feel at home. None of them will ever be forgotten... My team to hike Ausangate and rainbow mountain were incredibly patient and so professional with me. Always made me feel like family without a question. I want to thank everyone including Jesus in making dream come true. For making my bday one for the books with the warmth I felt all through my journey.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied on Jul 19, 2023

Hi Keisha,
It was a pleasure getting to meet you and also work with you. I am glad everyone in my team takes good care of you. They send their regards!

Maybe in the future, we get to see each other again. If you ever come back, let us know!

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
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Replied 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!