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Anne Godoy

I fell in love with Peru with its landscapes, culture, food, and people! Not only for what I learned in college but because of what I had seen.

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

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Peru. If I'd have to choose one, definitely 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 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. 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
Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands & Sacred Valley - 16 Days

You will start this 16-day adventure in Ecuador's stunning Andean capital Quito, and get to visit the centre of the world. Next you'll fly to the wildlife-rich Galapagos, possibly the planet's best-preserved national park, travelling around the islands by yacht. You complete your South American journey in Peru, first in historic Lima and then by experiencing the beauty and history of the Sacred Valley as well as Machu Picchu citadel, one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Sactus on Incahuasi Island
Highlights of Perú, Bolivia & Chile - 14 Days

Explore the best of three countries on this comprehensive 14-day itinerary, with cultural visits, archaeological sites, and more. Start in Peru for explorations of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, then head to Lake Titicaca to see the floating Uros Islands and visit the indigenous communities. Continue to Bolivia's Uyuni Salt Flats to see massive flocks of flamingoes, then end the trip on Rapa Nui — home of the iconic stone moai.

Rapa Nui Statues
Highlights of Perú, Bolivia & Chile - 16 Days

Explore the best of South America's cultural sites on this comprehensive 16-day itinerary. Start in Peru, where you'll explore ancient Inca sites & set sail on Lake Titicaca. Transfer to Bolivia for a three-day adventure in the Uyuni Salt Flats, then end your trip on Rapa Nui for an in-depth exploration of the culture that built massive stone moai.

One of the Peruvian Amazon's magnificent butterfly species unfurls its wings
Machu Picchu & the Amazon Jungle - 5 days

This 5-day trip takes you straight to the respective highlights of Peru's Andes and Amazon regions. Flying from Lima to Cusco, you first travel through the beautiful Sacred Valley to South America's most famous sight, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. You then switch jagged peaks for steamy rainforest as you fly to the southern jungle city of Puerto Maldonado, then travel by boat down the Madre de Dios River to one of the region's most luxury lodges, where you will be based for jungle activities including dugout canoe trips and canopy walkway adventures.

The salt flats of Uyuni
Highlights of Peru and Bolivia - 14 Days

This sweeping two-week tour of Peru and Bolivia takes you to several of South America's most breathtaking natural wonders and cultural attractions. Start with sightseeing in Lima and Cusco, then explore the ruins of Machu Picchu and hike around photogenic Rainbow Mountain before heading to Lake Titicaca. You'll visit the lake's floating islands and learn about indigenous traditions before crossing over to Bolivia. Then enjoy several days discovering the otherworldly landscapes of the salt flats of Uyuni, visiting the ancient Andean ruins at Tiwanaku, and riding high above La Paz in the city's modern cable car system.

Recent trip reviews for Anne

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

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 by Melia Lima Miraflores
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.

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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!

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

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

S
Sue S.
Australia | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

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

All local guides were excellent. Julio Quispe was outstanding!

Hotel Reviews
The Lot Boutique Hotel
Lima

Communication was a hard

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

Room was clean & location was excellent

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

No problem

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very convenient
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa San Blas Boutique
Cusco

Clean but tired

Authenticity & Character
Location
Convenient but could be problem as it’s narrow one way up
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
Puerto Maldonado

Just superb location & enjoyed every seconds

Authenticity & Character
Location
So peaceful
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
From {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} via Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Must sees in Lima
Lima
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Hi Sue,
It was really nice meeting you, also. Thanks for taking the time to leave the review. I am glad you enjoy your time with Julito and that overall you enjoy your time in Peru.

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

Nickie
Nickie S.
Forest Lake, MN | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Terra Andina Mansion Colonial
Cusco

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

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully redone
Location
Close to walk everywhere
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Tambopata Research Center
Tambopata

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

Authenticity & Character
Well it definitely brought you into the jungle. If you do not like bugs, this is not the place for you.
Location
It was fun to go a couple of hours into the Amazon
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfort great, lots of bugs in room. But that is where you are
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Hi Nickie, thanks for such a review. It was lovely to meet you, and I am really glad you have such a great time in our country, but most of all that you get to experience our culture!

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

Li
Li K.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

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

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

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Hello Li!
I am glad you could take your time and leave your comments about it. It was a pleasure for us to be part of your and your son's birthday memories!
Despite the unforeseen incidents, we glad you have a wonderful time in our country!
Hope to see you soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hi Shari!
I am happy you could have a nice time with us! It was a pleasure to be somehow part of such an important date. Thanks again for trusting us. I wish you the best on your future journeys!

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

Tea
Tea C.
Croatia | Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

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

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Hi Tea & Dom,
I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time with Blanca, Gaby & Elizabeth! Finally, is people who end up making our trip so memorable!

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

J
Jen L.
Redwood City, CA | Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
Puerto Maldonado

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

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

Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Andenia Sacred Valley
Calca, Valle Sagrado

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

Authenticity & Character
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Machu Picchu

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

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Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
Cusco

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

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Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno
Puno

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

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Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Hi Jen,

Thanks a lot for this thoughtful and detailed review. I have shared it with my partners and suppliers. and we have made sure to take into consideration future travelers!

I was very pleased to meet you personally. If you decide to come back, please let us know!

Best,
Anne

Peruvian Soul is Awesome!
Peru | May 19 - May 30, 2022

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Loranne R.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

This was a trip of a lifetime that was made possible by Peruvian Soul! Our main guide, Julio Quispe, was absolutely the best person to show us around Cusco. He is so knowledgeable about Incan and Peruvian culture and history. Julio is the most incredibly patient and sweet tour guide anyone can ask for. He anticipated our needs, gave us great advice for acclimating to the altitude, cheered us on during our hike, and always did it with a smile on his face. He constantly checked in on us to... read more

This was a trip of a lifetime that was made possible by Peruvian Soul! Our main guide, Julio Quispe, was absolutely the best person to show us around Cusco. He is so knowledgeable about Incan and Peruvian culture and history. Julio is the most incredibly patient and sweet tour guide anyone can ask for. He anticipated our needs, gave us great advice for acclimating to the altitude, cheered us on during our hike, and always did it with a smile on his face. He constantly checked in on us to see how we were feeling and making sure we were having a best experience in Peru. Eddie, our guide in Machu Picchu was excellent as well. He was also very patient with us during our hike up Huyana Picchu. Our entire experience with the Peruvian Soul team has been an amazing one. Every detail thought out prior to us coming so that we could have an amazing memorable trip did not go unnoticed. We loved our experience!

Hotel Reviews
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Such a beautiful hotel! Very thoughtful and great staff

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
Urubamba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mariel Hotel
Miraflores
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Sandboarding at Paracas Desert
Paracas
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Andean Ceremony at Viacha Community & Hike Downhill to Pisac
Peru

Julian and his family were so welcoming. The lunch his family prepared was so delicious and the backdrop to the lunch was so beautiful

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Gourmet Picnic at the Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Raul is awesome!!
Second visit to Machu Picchu and Hike to its viewpoints
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Eddy is awesome!
Transport
Vinicunca, The Rainbow Mountain
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Urban food tour at Lima Historical Center
Lima
Maras Salt Ponds
Peru
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2022

Hi Loranne!
It was nice to meet you all once you arrive, and I am truly happy you have a great experience in Peru with us. We were thrilled to plan everything for you and your friends.
I wish you the best on your future journeys!

Best Trip of my Life!!
Peru | Mar 18 - Mar 27, 2022

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Sayla M.
Blackfoot, ID | Reviewed on May 05, 2022

I was so impressed with the trip that Anne organized for us. We had various things that we wanted to do, and she was able to accommodate all of those things! The places we stayed were beautiful and comfortable and truly added to the experience of visiting the marvelous country of Peru. We also hit a couple of snags during our trip, and Anne was able to help us think of the best solutions to work around our dilemmas.
The only thing that I would have appreciated was more information on... read more

I was so impressed with the trip that Anne organized for us. We had various things that we wanted to do, and she was able to accommodate all of those things! The places we stayed were beautiful and comfortable and truly added to the experience of visiting the marvelous country of Peru. We also hit a couple of snags during our trip, and Anne was able to help us think of the best solutions to work around our dilemmas.
The only thing that I would have appreciated was more information on travel/passport requirements before paying for the trip. They gave us the info we needed after we paid, and only then did we realize that my husbands passport would have to be renewed before we could go on our trip. This resulted in about a delay while we waited for my husbands passport, which although it wasn't the end of the world, was a bit disappointing.
Regardless, I could not have been happier with the service received through kimkim with the help of Anne. If you are wondering if they are a good choice, the answer is yes! Thank you so much for such an amazing experience!!

Hotel Review
Pamuri Andes Lodge
Huancavelica

I loved staying here! It felt like camping but with a bed and warm water!! They have beautiful facilities and my only regretting with staying here, is that we didn't stay here longer!

Tips for future travelers

I would recommend that you bring someone who speaks Spanish with you, as its in a part of Peru that doesn't see many foreign tourists. Also be aware that if you fly into Jauja (the closest airport) you may need to be slightly flexible with your trip plans. Our flight was cancelled and then our new flight was delayed. So be aware of that if you choose to come here!

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Staff
Mateo was wonderful! He was very friendly and helpful during our stay. He also spoke English which was a big plus!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Second day at Hacienda Concepción: Sandoval Lake & Canopy Walkway
Tambopata

There is nothing that can compare to the beauty of experiencing the jungle firsthand. Touring the lake and going on the canopy walkway was absolutely incredible and I would do it again and again if I could!

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Food
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Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Hello Sayla!

Thanks for taking the time and leave such a detailed review. We really appreciate all the feedback, and I have talked about sharing more information in advance, please make sure we have been doing that and we'll continue doing that.

It was really nice meeting you, I hope all your family enjoyed your time here!

Best,
Anne

Put Peru at the TOP of your Bucket List!
Peru | Apr 2 - Apr 10, 2022

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Karin G.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Our family has traveled to many places, and we have never used a trip planning service before, much less had guides! Anne was incredible. She answered all of our questions promptly, gave us recommendations for everything - favorite candies, where to eat, what to eat to taste Peru, and what to pack. She listened carefully to all of our needs. We are a family of four - 2 adults, and 2 kids ages 11 and 13. We wanted to share this experience with my widowed 71 years young mother, since she sadly... read more

Our family has traveled to many places, and we have never used a trip planning service before, much less had guides! Anne was incredible. She answered all of our questions promptly, gave us recommendations for everything - favorite candies, where to eat, what to eat to taste Peru, and what to pack. She listened carefully to all of our needs. We are a family of four - 2 adults, and 2 kids ages 11 and 13. We wanted to share this experience with my widowed 71 years young mother, since she sadly lost her travel partner years ago. While Mom worked on physical therapy for her knee, Anne worked on our plans. She rearranged events to make them all fit into our time span of 9 days. We had a long list of "must do's" and Anne made them all happen without a single glitch. She was there the moment we arrived at the airport with a driver. Then during our first morning, she walked us through parts of Lima, where we found a fabulous brunch and money exchange. Anne made sure we understood our entire plan for the week, and helped us secure our luggage with the hotel so we could go sand boarding and sledding in the Chilca dunes. From there, we went to the Amazon, then Ollantaytambo, Cusco, and of course Matchu Picchu and Aguas Calientes. Because of our ambitious travel plans, Anne made all of our connections happen. We took all modes of transportation - boats, zip lines, busses, vans, cars, planes, and a train. We felt completely safe and comfortable the entire trip. We never had to worry with ticket lines, or even keeping up with tickets. Our tour company and our guides handled it all. All of our hosts at hotels, lodges, and boutiques were courteous, accommodating, and made us feel at home. The food was incredible. We are all so disappointed in fruit and nuts now that we are home - Peru spoiled us forever. Our guides - Anne, Luis, and Jesus - made us feel like family and taught us more than we ever knew we should know about Peru's people, beautiful land and resources, culture, history, and current events. Their love and enthusiasm for their country is infectious. I have been recommending Anne, Jesus, Luis, Peruvian Soul, and KimKim to all of my friends and family since we returned less than a week ago. I've bored all my friends and family with all of our postcard photoshopped looking pictures. I still cannot believe the trip we had - it really seems unreal. Our next trip will definitely start with KimKim. Hopefully we will return to Peru soon - and when we do - I'm going to What's App Anne directly and tell her we're ready for part 2!!

Hotel Review
Dazzler Miraflores
Lima

Courteous, clean, great atmosphere, location, and lovely food. Try the ceviche!

Authenticity & Character
Bar and restaurant area had a fun vibe - romantic, but also family friendly. A difficult balance.
Location
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Everyone was courteous and genuinely tried to help us with anything we needed.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Lunch at the Shores of Piuray Lake
Peru

First, it is really difficult to choose a favorite on our trip. But this one is near or at the top because it felt like we were the only ones for miles around, and we were at someone's property for a nice lunch. The food was incredible, authentic, and varied. We were able to talk with the women who cooked the meal and see the way food was prepared. There were some adorable alpacas and other farm animals just casually hanging out near the shore while we ate. The setting was breathtaking, unreal, and quiet. During a trip when you're seeing and processing so much at once, it was nice to sit for a moment and be still and appreciate your environment and the people who live here.

Quality of Experience
Food
Off the charts. Fresh, tasty, and beautiful presentation
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Jesus was an incredible guide! I felt like we were all in one family, and he was like a brother or cousin just taking us around his towns. Robert was an excellent driver - no idea how he could navigate all those roads!
Transport
Timely, clean, and safe at all times.
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Hello Karin!

It was really moving to read your review, I will make sure to share this with all our guides and my team. I am thrilled that you and your family could enjoy a lifetime trip to our country, and you could understand why are we so passionate about it!

I love each one of your pictures and seeing you all happy, it's just priceless. If you uploaded some to your social media please feel free to tag us at @peruvian.soul!

It was lovely to meet you, and really hope to meet you again soon! Wish you the best on your future journeys.

Anne

Recently came home from a wonderful vacation in Peru...
Peru | Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2022

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Marlene A.
Sterling, IL | Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Recently came home from a wonderful vacation in Peru, and everything about it was FANTASTIC!!!! The tour was crafted perfectly for our group, and despite some obstacles outside of anyone's control, our guide was quick to course correct and ensure that we still enjoyed every second of our journey. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our tour guide Julio. He is extremely knowledgeable, very patient, and fun to be around. I learned so much about Peru because of how thorough Julio was.... read more

Recently came home from a wonderful vacation in Peru, and everything about it was FANTASTIC!!!! The tour was crafted perfectly for our group, and despite some obstacles outside of anyone's control, our guide was quick to course correct and ensure that we still enjoyed every second of our journey. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our tour guide Julio. He is extremely knowledgeable, very patient, and fun to be around. I learned so much about Peru because of how thorough Julio was. Our driver Roberto was just as good, and made sure that we made it to all of our destinations safely, and on time. We spent most of our time in Cusco, but I must say that our time in Lima with Ximena was a blast, and we learned so much about the food and culture. Last but not least, Anne crafted an itinerary that gave us the most rewarding experience in Peru, and we have created memories that will last a lifetime.

Hotel Review
Aloft Lima Miraflores, a Marriott Hotel
Lima
Activity Review
Discovering Machu Picchu and hiking to it's viewpoints
Peru
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Hello Marlene,

Thanks for your kind words. I am truly happy that you could meet Ximena and Julito, and that despite some inconveniences, you could get to explore our country! It was a pleasure to be somehow part of your lifetime memories, if you come back to Peru, please reach out!

I wish you the best on your future journeys!

Anna arranged our trip in a few days! We rea...
Peru | Mar 18 - Mar 26, 2022

Yuri
Yuri L.
Cooper City, FL | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Anna arranged our trip in a few days! We really didn’t know if we would have time to get a good feel of Peru in 9 days but Anna made it all possible.
Excellent tour recommendations and personalized approach to fit our needs. We traveled with our 15 yo twin boys and the journey was surely unforgettable for us and for them.

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Anna arranged our trip in a few days! We really didn’t know if we would have time to get a good feel of Peru in 9 days but Anna made it all possible.
Excellent tour recommendations and personalized approach to fit our needs. We traveled with our 15 yo twin boys and the journey was surely unforgettable for us and for them.

Thank you

Hotel Review
Posada Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado

Everyone must experience nature this way! This plaice really makes you fell like you are close to something higher than yourself…

Authenticity & Character
Location
Fantastic views
Staff
Attention to detail
Cleanliness & Comfort
Considering you are in the jungle, the lodge is so well kept!
Activity Review
Boat Ride to your Rainforest Lodge at Tambopata National Reserve
Tambopata

Spitting the animals and just taking in the nature

Quality of Experience
Food
Delicious local specialty rice wrapped in green leaf
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Hi Yuri!
It was nice getting to meet you while you were here. We are happy we could help you have a memorable trip to Peru and could meet your expectations. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review as well!

Incredible experience!
Peru | Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2021

Anna
Anna R.
Napa, CA | Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

This trip was one to remember! Anne planned the best itinerary for us! We spent about 3 days in Lima, 2 days in Tambopata, and 4 days in Cusco/Machu Picchu. The days were early and long so if you're able to have a longer trip, do so. But we saw everything we wanted to see in Peru anyway!

Everyone throughout our trip (guides, drivers, hotel staff) were wonderful. Carlos, our driver, and Julio Quispe, our main guide, were highlights! We would recommend the Casa San Blas Boutique hotel... read more

This trip was one to remember! Anne planned the best itinerary for us! We spent about 3 days in Lima, 2 days in Tambopata, and 4 days in Cusco/Machu Picchu. The days were early and long so if you're able to have a longer trip, do so. But we saw everything we wanted to see in Peru anyway!

Everyone throughout our trip (guides, drivers, hotel staff) were wonderful. Carlos, our driver, and Julio Quispe, our main guide, were highlights! We would recommend the Casa San Blas Boutique hotel (Cusco) and Posada Amazonas Lodge (Amazon). Both were fantastic! Hotel Casa Republica (Lima) was our least favorite. A bit loud with construction and the rooftop bar and outdated. Good breakfast though!

We enjoyed booking through KimKim for such a complex trip and are planning to use KimKim to book our trip to Israel! Thank you so much Anne!

Hotel Review
Posada Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Hands on Cooking Class at a Chef's house
Lima

Such a fun experience learning how to cook some authentic dishes and visiting local markets. Would recommend this activity!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Hi Anna,

It's so nice to read your review, it seems like you were here yesterday. I will share the review with the rest of the team and partners. It was a pleasure to help you with this adventure!

I wish you the best in your futures trips!
Anne

Peru Honeymoon
Peru | Nov 15 - Nov 26, 2021

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Allie E.
Louisville, KY | Reviewed on Feb 09, 2022

Anne was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. She was very quick to answer our questions during the planning process, and provided us with numerous options that fit within our budget. Most importantly, we really valued the type of activities she planned for us. We got to interact with the communities and experience the culture firsthand. I feel sometimes that travel agencies will only focus on “Instagram moments” and that is not what we experienced at all. Our tour... read more

Anne was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. She was very quick to answer our questions during the planning process, and provided us with numerous options that fit within our budget. Most importantly, we really valued the type of activities she planned for us. We got to interact with the communities and experience the culture firsthand. I feel sometimes that travel agencies will only focus on “Instagram moments” and that is not what we experienced at all. Our tour guides were wonderful, and we learned SO much (and still got great pictures as memories!).

For upcoming travelers, here are some places we really enjoyed: Machu Picchu, private lunch at the plantation outside of Lima on our way back from sandboarding, the rainforest (we only stayed two nights and wish we would’ve stayed 3), the local market in Cusco, and our extended stay in sacred valley.

Additionally, even with traveling during covid Anne made us feel comfortable and prepared throughout the trip. We loved that she met us in Lima on our first day! It helped us feel more prepared and comfortable walking into our 12 day trip.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we could not have asked for a better honeymoon. In 12 days, we went from the coast line, to the desert, to the rainforest, and ended our trip in the mountains. If you are looking for a great adventure - Peru is it!!

Hotel Review
Posada Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Ollantaytambo Fortress
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Thanks, Allie for taking the time to leave such a nice review!
I am happy I get the chance to meet you and also be part of your honeymoon adventure. We live for these moments, and to inspire everyone to explore the soul of our country!

MAGICAL PERU
Peru | Dec 30 - Jan 7, 2022

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Kelly F.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Jan 29, 2022

Wow!! What an amazing journey! Anne and the entire Peruvian soul team was just amazing. We already had a trip planned to Southeast Asia that got derailed because of the Omicron variant of Covid. We were able to book an amazing trip through Kim Kim and Peruvian soul To South and Central America. We began in Peru and it was absolutely magical! We started in the rainforest in Tambopata National Reserve. Our guide and lodging were great. We saw all kinds of insects, animals and birds. From... read more

Wow!! What an amazing journey! Anne and the entire Peruvian soul team was just amazing. We already had a trip planned to Southeast Asia that got derailed because of the Omicron variant of Covid. We were able to book an amazing trip through Kim Kim and Peruvian soul To South and Central America. We began in Peru and it was absolutely magical! We started in the rainforest in Tambopata National Reserve. Our guide and lodging were great. We saw all kinds of insects, animals and birds. From there we went to the sacred valley and saw the ruins of Ollantaytambo and the Moray terraces. From there we went to Machu Picchu and our minds were blown. Our guide along the way, Julito, was extremely knowledgeable, professional, warm and kind. In Cusco I suffered some altitude sickness and he took the best care of me. I felt like I was in very capable hands. I grew to love the people, culture, history and nature of Peru during my stay there, We will be back one day for sure! Thank you to the entire team!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for taking the time and sharing your experience From all my team, I wanted to thank you, too not only for trusting us but for being flexible while planning and through all the trip!

Hope to have the chance to meet in person next time!

My overall takeaway: TAKE THIS TRIP.
Peru | Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2021

Suzanne
Suzanne P.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

My husband and I used Peruvian Soul through KimKim.com for our two-week Peru honeymoon, which included Lima, Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Tambopata in the Amazon.

My overall takeaway: TAKE THIS TRIP. Here’s why:

Peru has so much to offer. We had a new adventure every day. The people, culture, history, food, drinks, architecture, animals, views etc. are so fun to experience. We never felt unsafe, lost, or unprepared. The travel agency prepares you before the trip and we tried to be smart... read more

My husband and I used Peruvian Soul through KimKim.com for our two-week Peru honeymoon, which included Lima, Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Tambopata in the Amazon.

My overall takeaway: TAKE THIS TRIP. Here’s why:

Peru has so much to offer. We had a new adventure every day. The people, culture, history, food, drinks, architecture, animals, views etc. are so fun to experience. We never felt unsafe, lost, or unprepared. The travel agency prepares you before the trip and we tried to be smart travelers anyway.

Peruvian Soul, booked through kimkim.com, will make your trip so EASY and SPECIAL. The itinerary made for us by Anne based on what we wanted was perfect and we were given freedom to make changes as needed. The inter-country travel is all taken care of by the agency which is a huge help; i.e. you don’t have to buy separate tickets from Lima to Cusco to the Amazon – just your flight to Peru and back. We had private vans for transportation provided and private tour guides. We could have, but ended up not needing one taxi. All of the tour guides, especially Julio, are professional, extremely knowledgeable (trust me – we asked a lot of questions), and passionate. They knew all of the best photo-ops, every available bathroom, times in between bathrooms, and had good tips along the way like when we needed COVID masks, bug spray, extra water etc.

Kimkim.com made it easy to communicate with Peruvian Soul, our travel agency. It’s easy to make payments on the site. The itinerary is easy to look through, and our travel agent was always quick to respond if we had questions. The itinerary is great to print out before your trip so you can be organized as well.

COVID in Peru: up until we finally took our flight to Peru we were monitoring the COVID situation to make sure we were safe/eligible to travel. As of Sept 2021, the Peru govt. had a mask mandate in all public places including outdoors. All markets, restaurants, tourist stops were required to take visitor temperatures and give hand sanitizer out. These requirements really didn’t end up being big deal, and it was really nice having the peace of mind that we were being safe, and Peruvians were being safe. Peruvian Soul also coordinated an antigen test for us our last day in Peru so we could return to the U.S., which was also a huge help since we speak limited Spanish.

All in all, you will not regret this trip and fall in love with Peru just like we did.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dear Suzanne,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and left those kind words to each of us.

I am pleased that your honeymoon was perfect. And thanks again for letting us be part of your memories!

It was a pleasure having you and help you through all your trip around Lima, Cusco & The Amazon.

Bauer trip - Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley July/August 2021
Peru | Jul 29 - Aug 7, 2021

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Erin B.
Lafayette, CA | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Well, I am honestly speechless . This was a trip that was two years waiting and it finally happened . Anne , our coordinator through Peruvian Soul was with myself through the whole thing . She was patient with the rebooking due to Covid and so kind with everything . She knocked it out of the park as far as I am concerned , she listened to what I wanted to see and experience as well as my 14 year old twins in tow . From the moment of arrival everything was planned to drivers … food ( food to... read more

Well, I am honestly speechless . This was a trip that was two years waiting and it finally happened . Anne , our coordinator through Peruvian Soul was with myself through the whole thing . She was patient with the rebooking due to Covid and so kind with everything . She knocked it out of the park as far as I am concerned , she listened to what I wanted to see and experience as well as my 14 year old twins in tow . From the moment of arrival everything was planned to drivers … food ( food to table , delicious), adventures , the scenery , the stories behind the adventures and just the memorable experiences I was getting to have with my two kids . You can’t make it up as memories I made are for a lifetime and so blessed .
Not to mention our amazing , cultured Cusco born , funny , smart and had an infectious smile Julio guide who was with us for 6 days as we ventured i to thé scared valley . He made everything better even if my kids were being «  typical teenagers »:). He is a complete asset to Peruvian Soul as well and should be acknowledged for that. He told us stories that aren’t in books , it was a beautiful history lesson of Peru , it’s people and culture . I am still chuckling over some of the stories and probably always will . He took us up to where I wanted to go so bad and that was the Andean ceremony I wanted to be apart of as well as my kids . It was life affirming and beautiful in so many ways to be able to experience what I did that day .
I could go on and on but Peruvian Soul is top notch and gets it completely ! I would fully and already have recommended the company .
Cheers,
Erin Bauer

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
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Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Hello Erin!
Thanks for your kind words. We are really grateful to be part of this life adventure. It was personally rewarding to read this, I am sharing this with Julio, too.
Hugs from all the Peruvian Soul team!

Journey to Macchu Picchu
Peru | Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2021

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Ehi b.
Lawrenceville, GA | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Anne and Peruvian Soul have set a standard for travel agency service that is going to be very hard for anyone else to meet. From the very beginning Anne was there for us despite all our changes and concerns of travelling during COVID, she made sure that we were at ease and well informed every step of the way. Although I have never been to Peru we travel extensively around the world and have never had a trip go so well without one single hitch. The tours were perfect. Our tour guide, Cesar... read more

Anne and Peruvian Soul have set a standard for travel agency service that is going to be very hard for anyone else to meet. From the very beginning Anne was there for us despite all our changes and concerns of travelling during COVID, she made sure that we were at ease and well informed every step of the way. Although I have never been to Peru we travel extensively around the world and have never had a trip go so well without one single hitch. The tours were perfect. Our tour guide, Cesar almost became like a family member, his photography skills were impeccable. I really don't know how to thank this team for the priceless memories they have given my son and I, but everyone that books a trip with them after reading this review will be adding a grain of gratitude towards them for me. Thank you so much Anne, Cesar and the team at Peruvian Soul. Well done Diego for putting such a great team together.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Hi Ehi!
It was very moving to read your review. Thanks for taking the time and leave us your comments, and thanks also for trusting us with this adventure, too. Since the very beginning and the first time we talked, you were always nice and communicative, which helped me a lot to tailor this trip for you.

We hope to meet you again someday!

Amazing trip!
Peru | Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2021

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Lynda R.
Napa, CA | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2021

We usually plan and book our own travels, but Peru was new for us and we didn't have the time to do all the research. We found Kimkim and let Anne do our planning for us. She was amazing and thought of everything. From corona virus protocols to perfect hotels to having drivers ready for us. She worked within our budget and didn't seem put off at all when we requested changes. She book Julio as our tour guide in Cusco. He was extremely knowledgeable, terrific English, and very patient... read more

We usually plan and book our own travels, but Peru was new for us and we didn't have the time to do all the research. We found Kimkim and let Anne do our planning for us. She was amazing and thought of everything. From corona virus protocols to perfect hotels to having drivers ready for us. She worked within our budget and didn't seem put off at all when we requested changes. She book Julio as our tour guide in Cusco. He was extremely knowledgeable, terrific English, and very patient with my lack of adjusting to the altitude.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2021

Hi Lynda,

Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind words. We are excited to read you had a great time while you were here!

It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Peru.

The trip to Peru was fantastic. Cesar! Cesar! Cesar!
Peru | Feb 28 - Mar 7, 2020

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Steve S.
West Bloomfield, MI | Reviewed on Mar 10, 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

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 planner. She had so much patience helping me put this trip together. We changed our plans multiple times and Anne never seemed annoyed with changes.
Lastly, in the Lima portion of our trip, our guide Sheila on our day to Ica was exceptional. She was so friendly and warm and knew so much about the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with her.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hi Steve!
It was really nice to meet you, and spend some time with you and your family just a little bit. Overall, I am really happy to know that your experience was great. I already let Cesar know your comments, and also could also see your incredible photos. I am glad that even though we needed to change the plans a bit, your adventure was still unforgettable!
If you decide to visit again just let us know!

Amazing customized trip across Peru in 7 days...
Peru | Sep 8 - Sep 14, 2019

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Orson C.
Rocky Point, NY | Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

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.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

Thanks Orson, for taking the time and left a few words. In Peruvian Soul, we are happy that everything went as planned and that we could exceed your expectations. It was really nice that I get the chance to join you in Paracas. If you decide to come and visit Peru, don't hesitate to contact us again!

Wonderful Experience
Peru | Jan 11 - Jan 19, 2020

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Colm K.
Verona, WI | Reviewed on Jan 21, 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.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Hi Com,
Thank you. I am glad we could meet and exceed your expectations. Also, it was great that we could meet once you were here in Lima.

If you decide to visit Peru again, please don't forget to say hi 😊.
I wish you all the best on your future journeys!

Amazing Peru, Great arrangements !
Peru | Nov 14 - Nov 29, 2019

Manoj
Manoj V.
India | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dear Anne,
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

Dear Anne,
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 could always adhere to the timing.
The best part was the Guides who were well informed and good people, who shared lot of information and gave us insight into the places as well as into other matters as well
Peru is quite a large country and offers many different options. The tour generally required a reasonable fitness since on many days you end up walking quite a few kilometers
The altitude issue was well planned , starting from lower to higher in gradual way which helped
All in all we had a very good trip and coming all the way from India was totally worth it
Thanks Anne, the support team of peruvian Soul, other agencies and all
Regards
Manoj M Vaidya

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Hi Manoj!

Thanks for taking the time and leave these comments. We really appreciate it. I am happy that you get the chance to explore our country and get to see its diversity and highlights, especially because you have flown from so far. I really hope you could meet the real soul of Peru!

It was also great to meet you and your family in person! Julio says hi, and also thank you for your company. Wish you the best on your future journeys!

Best,
Anne

A beautiful and memorable trip
Peru | Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2019

Larry
Larry K.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Nov 11, 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

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 cultures.
Anne, who was our tour director, was very flexible in designing our trip as we had to postpone the trip 3 weeks before the scheduled date and reschedule for a month later. We decided to add a few more days to our trip after the postponement, and Anne graciously and gracefully added to our itinerary seamlessly. She also arranged for us to go to places a little off the beaten path such as Aspero, (which I highly recommend as the tour there gave us so much insight into the Caral culture.)
The only thing KimKim asked us to do on our own was to buy plane tickets to and from Lima to Cusco. Somehow LATAM got my wife's last name wrong, assuming that it was my own, and supplied us with bogus passport numbers. (The customer service agent at LATAM said the bogus numbers were due to us having purchased the tickets in the United States. This does not make sense to me.) It took my wife and I three hours talking to the LATAM central office to correct these difficulties. Given that at least the bogus passport numbers were predictable and the assumption about my wife's last name probable, KimKim might take it upon themselves to purchase these tickets for their customers to obviate these difficulties. However, that only made plain to us what a marvelous job the personnel at KimKim had done in making our trip comfortable, delightful, and extraordinary.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Hi Larry,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. I am really happy that everything went great and that you had a great time with Jorge and Juan! I know that Peru could be a little bit overwhelming. Here in Peruvian Soul, we wanted to thank you again for trusting us with this adventure. It was a pleasure for me to be a part of this memory!

I am sorry you had that issue with LATAM and maybe if you decide to come back to Peru, I will make sure to help you with domestic flights, too!

It was really nice to meet you in person and hope to meet you and Dian again, very soon!

Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail & Amazon Adventure - 9 Days
Peru | Sep 14 - Sep 24, 2019

Amanda
Amanda C.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Oct 10, 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

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 Anne was able to find a place efficiently that helped me feel better quickly. Thanks Anne again for putting this awesome trip together!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Thanks Amanda for your time and for trusting us your trip to Peru. It was really nice to meet you and also be part of this experience and help you have a wonderful time while being here. Maybe if you decide to come back and keep exploring, we will be happy to help!
Wish you the best on your future journeys!

7/10 Days in Peru: 5 Unique Itineraries
Peru | Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2019

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Jesus R.
Willow Grove, PA | Reviewed on Oct 07, 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

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 in Cusco and getting us to Macchu Picchu and all stops in between! Freddy gave us a wonderful Cusco city tour and Eddy personally walked us through Macchu Picchu taking special care with my Mom throughout the entire tour - lots of steps! We felt very well cared for and although I have been to Cusco and Macchu Picchu a few times, I still learned new things during our tours. The trip was well coordinated and most everything went very smoothly.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

We are glad that you enjoy your experience in Peru, and get to share time with all your guides. Thank you for letting us help to organize your trip, and even though we don't get the chance to meet in person, it was really really nice to talk to you and provide everything you need.

If sometimes, you return to Peru, we will be happy to help you again!

Trip to Peru
Peru | Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2019

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Krista M.
St Louis, MO | Reviewed on Sep 26, 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

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 so kind and encouraging to us when we struggled on the 1-day Inca Trail Hike. We had a wonderful adventure -- a lifelong dream come true!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Hi Krista!
I am really happy to read this and to know that your trip to Peru went great! It was really nice to get the chance of meeting you in person! If sometimes you decide to come again, I will be more than happy to help. Wish you the best on your future journeys, and thanks for taking the time and leave your comments about your experience!

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Ausangate Mountain - 12 Days
Peru | Sep 9 - Sep 21, 2019

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Ranjani R.
Bellevue, WA | Reviewed on Sep 25, 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

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 anything via a travel agency - and I was very pleased with the experience. Thanks Anne, Julio and Alfredo - for a wonderful trip.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Thanks for your kind words! It was a pleasure to plan such a unique experience through Cusco. I will share all your comments. Julio had a wonderful time, he told us, you help him live again all those university adventures he used to do when trekking with their friends!
If you ever come back, we will happy to help again!

Trip to Peru
Peru | Jul 27 - Aug 21, 2019

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May Y.
| Reviewed on Sep 05, 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

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 ancient city of Chan Chan by the coast was beautiful, and all the gold at Lord Sipan's museum. Kuelap was impressive but very hard to get to, the major airport at Jaen has one or two runways I think. We loved Arequipa and our trip to Colca canyon to see the flying condors. Our guide Luis made this part of our trip memorable. Our girls loved that we stopped by local shepherd's pen to see all the llamas and alpacas before they start grazing for the day. Driving in Peru was thrilling and spectacular. The different sceneries were amazing from the coastal desert to the altiplano and the high peaks of the Andes. The crowds at Machu Picchu was as amazing as the sight itself. The mini Inca trail to the sun gate then the real site next day was perfect for us. The amazon jungle was a perfect ending for our trip. We were amazed by the beautiful lodges we stayed at deep into the jungle. The wild life we saw was wonderful and the food was excellent. The biking with tasting food at Lima was so interesting as well.

This is now the third trip we have done using KimKim. We have never been disappointed and will continue to use them in the future.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2019

Hi May!

Thanks for taking the time and leave us a review. We always value the feedback. I am really happy to know that you had a great trip with your family and that you get to experience Peru in all its colors. From north to the South! As you said, Peru is definitely a great country to enjoy scenic drives and so diverse landscapes. I hope you take back home some memories with you!

From my side, it was a pleasure to meet you twice here and know that everything went well!
Wish you the best on your future journeys!
Anne

Macchu Pichu eexcursion
Peru | May 24 - May 30, 2019

Andres
Andres J.
Jersey City, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 18, 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 :)

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Hi Andres!
Thanks for taking the time and write something about your experience, it was really nice to meet you and I am glad I could help with your trip to Peru

If sometime you decide to visit Peru again, just let me know and I will be happy to prepare another adventure for you two!

Best on your future Journeys

Anne!

Peru father daughter adventure
Peru | May 21 - Jun 4, 2019

Jenna
Jenna N.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Jun 16, 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!!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Hi Jenna!
Thanks so much for trusting us and for the nice comments.
We were so happy to having being part of your trip adventure in Peru, always taking care of every details in ways that you have the best experience possible along the stay.
Hope to be able to help you with your future plans to Peru and also invite your friends and family to explore the richness or our beautiful country!
All the best from Peru!
Anne, Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul

Iquitos off the beaten Path
Peru | May 18 - May 26, 2019

Darby
Darby C.
Glenwood Springs, CO | Reviewed on Jun 03, 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

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 kept us organized & comfortable throughout the trip. He was also a very kind and ethical person who cares very much about the rain forest environment & shared that passion with us. This made our trip very special.

The Lodge and Research Center were very clean, comfortable and the staff at each location were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was also excellent. The staff at these locations on he Tahuaya River work well as a team to make sure their guest have a wonderful experience in the Amazon Basin & they succeed!

One final comment about Anne. Anne really went above & beyond in her assistance to my friend and I before the trip, and throughout the entire trip. Anne is a top rate local specialist in Peru. She did everything necessary to make our trip perfect. Thank you Anne!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2019

Thank you so much Darby for all your words!
I am glad that I could help you and assist you during your trip to the Amazon, it was a pleasure and it's so nice to know that you had a good experience and that everything turns out the way it's supposed to 😊. I am glad that Juan has contributed to this wonderful once in a lifetime experience, I will make sure to let him know this.

If sometimes you decide to return to Peru, I will be more than happy to help you and maybe this time we get the... read more

Thank you so much Darby for all your words!
I am glad that I could help you and assist you during your trip to the Amazon, it was a pleasure and it's so nice to know that you had a good experience and that everything turns out the way it's supposed to 😊. I am glad that Juan has contributed to this wonderful once in a lifetime experience, I will make sure to let him know this.

If sometimes you decide to return to Peru, I will be more than happy to help you and maybe this time we get the chance to meet eache other and grab a cup of peruvian coffee 😊👌

Wish you the best in your future journeys from Peru!

Anne

Iquitos off the beaten Path
Peru | May 18 - May 26, 2019

Leann
Leann J.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Anne was always available, friendly and did an outstanding job for us!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Thank you Leann for your kind words 😊
It was a pleasure for me to help you and Darby with this last part of your adventure through Peru!
If you come anytime soon, I will be more than happy to help you again, and maybe this time we get the chance to meet each other 😊
Kind regards,
Anne

Trip to Peru
Peru | Apr 19 - May 3, 2019

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Adrian V.
Romania | Reviewed on May 07, 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

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 willing to help with anything, but Julio seemed less commercial than all :).
Thanks to Anne, Julio and to everybody that contribute to a memorable experience in Peru.

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on May 08, 2019

Dear Adrian,
Thanks so much for your kind words and that you are willing to visit again our country. Whenever you are ready we will more than happy to help! I will let Julio know about your kind words, and I agree that he truly represents the soul of our country.
It has been a pleasure to help you plan this trip and make it a memorable experience, it was also great to meet you, even just a little bit, hopefully we can meet again soon!
Wish you the best on your future journeys! 😊😊

Machu Picchu & Short Inca Trail - 5 Days
Peru | Mar 15 - Mar 21, 2019

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Maria Isabel d.
Guatemala | Reviewed on Mar 24, 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

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, and very patient...she ensured that every detail of our trip went spectacular, THANK YOU Anne!! Cesar, our very friendly and knowledgeable guide provided us every possible detail to make each experience memorable, including his help taking beautiful pictures for us. Roberto, our driver, in addition to being responsible for safely driving us to every destination, provided us a peek inside the quechuan traditions and practices through his marvelous stories. He even had the very special detail of sharing with us a quechuan tradition the day of our birthday! THANK YOU Cesar and Roberto, our two new peruvian friends!

Finally, we want to thank Peruvian Soul for the delicious chocolates left for us at our last hotel room, it was a beautiful birthday surprise!

It was our very first experience booking a trip through Kim Kim and we had an EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! We would DEFINITELY recommend Kim Kim and will DEFINITELY book through Kim Kim again. Thank you Kim Kim for making our birthday trip to Peru such a memorable life experience!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Hola Maria Isabel and Ricardo!

I hope you are doing absolutely great. Unfortunately, I hadn't been able to see this incredible review for these months, but I am finally able to give you an answer. I am really happy to know that everything great and to be part of your experience with your husband and help you to have an unforgettable week in Peru and also contribute to a memorable birthday.

It was also really nice to meet you in person, I am glad to know that Cesar and Roberto were really... read more

Hola Maria Isabel and Ricardo!

I hope you are doing absolutely great. Unfortunately, I hadn't been able to see this incredible review for these months, but I am finally able to give you an answer. I am really happy to know that everything great and to be part of your experience with your husband and help you to have an unforgettable week in Peru and also contribute to a memorable birthday.

It was also really nice to meet you in person, I am glad to know that Cesar and Roberto were really really nice with you, Cesar told me it was a pleasure to show you Peru for those days. Also I am happy to know that you enjoyed your chocolates 😊.

I am happy that your first experience with Kim Kim was great, I wish you all the best in your future journeys and if somehow we can help in the future, just let me know. I will be always happy to help!

Best from Peru!
Anne

Peru - Mark's 50th birthday
Peru | Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2019

Mindy
Mindy B.
New Orleans, LA | Reviewed on Mar 11, 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

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 adventurous than I anticipated (still super glad I did it though). During the ride back to Lima, Diego heard us talking about how we were interested in seeing the Barranco neighborhood, so he took us on an impromptu and walking tour there.

But the person who made our trip absolutely over the top perfect was Julio Caesar. He is so kind, knowledgeable, and just an absolutely wonderful human being. We loved the women's textile collective, the salt mines in Maras, the circular terraces in Moray, Ollantaytambo Fortress, the Andean Pacamana lunch, and the outdoor market in Cusco. But the absolutely best part of our trip was the day we went to Machu Picchu. It was beautiful, spiritual, and life-changing.

Thank you again kimkim - we are already talking about where to go on our summer vacation and we wouldn't dream of planning it without you!

Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Hi Mindy
Thank you for taking your time and leave this review for us. I would also like to thank you and Mark for trusting us on this experience through our country.
It was a pleasure since the beginning helping you making this ideal trip real. Diego, Julio and myself agree that has been a pleasure get to know you and sharing your enthusiasm with us and your passion about this country and traveling, too! We will always remember you 😊

We wish you the best on your future journeys, and no doubt that through Kim Kim you will always have the best possible experience 😊😊