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Jesus Martel

I discovered my passion for traveling when I was a child. Working in the travel industry has enabled me to pursue my passion, experience all that my country has to offer, and share my love for travel with others. I hope to have a long life to finish exploring Peru and its cultural and historical treasures. I'm very proud of my country, its people, its traditions, and all of its wonders.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All destinations all over Peru. I mainly specialize in cultural activities and off-the-beaten-path experiences that allow our travelers to really connect with our rich nature, our people, and our culture!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started my adventure of traveling in Peru when I was a child. Many years later, I started working in tourism professionally when I joined the Peruvian Soul team. Working in travel has given me the opportunity to reinforce and apply all the previous knowledge and passion I have for my country."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I remember a time when I had the pleasure of traveling with a group of 5 students to Cusco, an emblematic destination in Peru. We all shared great moments learning about the history of Peru and the Incas. I learned from them and could also share my knowledge with them about Peru."

Jesus is part of the following groups: Peru Travel Agents
See Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain on a two-week adventure
Undiscovered Peru: Hiking Cusco to Apurimac - 15 Days

Peru's untouched landscapes and native species are wonders to discover on this active 15-day itinerary that travels beyond the tourist circuit by foot, car, raft, and horseback. Start in Cusco to learn about the former Inca capital, and then explore the countryside outside the city. Navigate Apurimac River rapids and sleep under the stars, hike to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, a natural wonder, and explore Choquequirao, a mountainous Inca site that's larger than Machu Picchu.

Cusco city center
Peru Cities & History: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca - 11 Days

Explore Peru's coast, mountains, and southern region in this 11-day trip. Start in metropolitan Lima, then continue to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, to explore archaeological sites and the stunning Sacred Valley. Visit the famed Machu Picchu citadel, then keep going south to Lake Titicaca—South America's largest lake—to explore cultures who predate the Inca by millennia. Take a tour onto the lake to see the floating reed islands, textile weaving, and ancient stone ruins. Whether by plane or bus, you will be amazed at how quickly the landscape changes as you discover Peru.

Kuelap ruins in northern Peru
History & Culture of pre-Inca Peru - 11 Days

From the coast to the mountains, explore Peru's pre-Inca cultures and ruins in this 11-day itinerary. Start in metropolitan Lima, then visit Pisco on a day trip to take a spectacular flight over the iconic Nazca lines. From here, head north up the coast to Trujillo to discover the Mochica pyramids, the mud-brick city of Chan Chan, and the Tucume pyramids of the Sican people. Drive inland through the cloud forest into the Amazonas region to see Gotca waterfall and Kuelap fortress, a walled Chachapoya structure known as the "Machu Picchu of the North". With over 5,000 years of architecture and civilization to experience, this trip is a must on any traveler's list.

Trek along ancient Inca trails to reach Machu Picchu
Peru's Sacred Valley: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu Trek - 10 Days

Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Peru's Sacred Valley on this active 10-day adventure. After a tour of Lima, you'll fly across the Andes to the ancient capital of Cusco—your gateway to the land of the Inca. After exploring remarkable sites like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Moray, lace up your hiking boots and set out on a three-day trek along the iconic Lares and Short Inca Trails to Machu Picchu.

Views of the water in the Amazon
Best of Peru's Nature: Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain & The Amazon - 6 Days

Catch the best of Peru's natural highlights on this whirlwind 6-day itinerary. Start in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca, before spending the day exploring the Machu Picchu citadel. Enjoy a hike on the famed rainbow-colored soils of Rainbow Mountain, then transfer to the Amazon for three days at an eco-lodge, exploring the rainforest and its wildlife.

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.

Recent trip reviews for Jesus

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

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

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

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

Hotel Review
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción
Puerto Maldonado

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

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Activity Reviews
Urban food tour at Lima Historical Center
Lima

Johanna did an excellent job and went beyond our expectations.

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

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

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

Beautiful everywhere, everything

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Moray Terraces
Peru

Don't miss this!

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

Come hungry!!! Very good food!!!

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

Hard to describe how wonderful this was!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peru Trip
Peru | Oct 8 - Oct 18, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings from Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

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

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

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

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

Hotel Review
Inotawa Lodge

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

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

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

Greetings from Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

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

Kenneth
Kenneth G.
| Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Hotel El Tambo
Lima

Very friendly staff and great location.

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

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

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

Very nice hotel with very friendly staff.

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

Great hotel for families.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Authenticity & Character
Bathtubs are always welcome.
Location
Right near town center.
Staff
We enjoyed trying some different foods, like quinoa porridge, recommended by the staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dear Kenneth, thank you very much for such extended reviews and details. Having you in Peru with us was really wonderful as we know you really enjoyed this long and beautiful trip. Each of us made our best to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end. I am so so happy you could do all activities very smoothly and that we could have your suits finished on time! This was something very new for me, but we could do it all perfectly on time. I wish you all the best and thanks... read more

Dear Kenneth, thank you very much for such extended reviews and details. Having you in Peru with us was really wonderful as we know you really enjoyed this long and beautiful trip. Each of us made our best to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end. I am so so happy you could do all activities very smoothly and that we could have your suits finished on time! This was something very new for me, but we could do it all perfectly on time. I wish you all the best and thanks again for trusting us. It was a big pleasure meeting you and your nice family.
All my best,
Jesus, Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

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

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Lynne C.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
La Hacienda Bahía Paracas
Paracas
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tambopata Research Center
Tambopata
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casona yucay
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
INNSiDE by Melia Lima Miraflores
Miraflores
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
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Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dear Lynne, thanks so much for such nice and detailed reviews on your Peru trip experience. We are all very happy to have exceeded your travel expectations and that you had a wonderful time with your son. We all did an amazing job with plenty of details in order for you to have a lifetime trip in oír country! You are always more than welcome to our beautiful Peru, stay in touch!
Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

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

Shaney
Shaney G.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dear Shaney, thanks so much for such nice and detailed reviews on your Peru trip experience. This motivates us to continue providing the best possible experiences to our clients and always go beyond expected! We all did an amazing job with plenty of details in order for you to have a lifetime trip in oír country! You are always more than welcome to our beautiful Peru, stay in touch!
Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dear Tyler, thanks so much for sharing your reviews with us! This will help us a lot in inspiring other travelers to come to our country! Our staff in general always does their best to offer a warm and great service to our clients. Edwar Montalvo is a great guide and I am very happy he could show you the best Cusco has to offer. I thank you very much on behalf of Peruvian Soul and the Kim Kim team for trusting us. You are always welcome in our country!
We remain in touch, take care!
Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

We had the experience of a lifetime in Peru! ...
Peru | Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2022

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Kira C.
Perrysburg, OH | Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

We had the experience of a lifetime in Peru! Jesus was so helpful in planning our trip with the restraints that we gave him. He worked with us on fitting all of our desired excursions in our timeframe. There were occasional delays in response time, but communication overall was very timely. Some of the transportation/timing details were not entirely clear to us at times. For me, the more details the better, so I would've appreciated being told things like where our driver would be waiting for... read more

We had the experience of a lifetime in Peru! Jesus was so helpful in planning our trip with the restraints that we gave him. He worked with us on fitting all of our desired excursions in our timeframe. There were occasional delays in response time, but communication overall was very timely. Some of the transportation/timing details were not entirely clear to us at times. For me, the more details the better, so I would've appreciated being told things like where our driver would be waiting for us at the airport or what time we might expect to have free time to grab lunch on a given day. One big thing I was missing was transit time, as we often didn't know if we'd be in the car for 30 minutes or several hours until we actually got in the car and asked. I suggest always bringing extra snacks and water in case you're out and about longer than anticipated!

Here is how we spent our time in Peru!
1 free day in Lima: We walked around Miraflores and went to Museo Larco. The museum had lots of pre-Inca and Inca relics, which were so beautiful and fascinating. We had some trouble waiting on Uber rides and having them canceled, but we eventually got to where we wanted to go.
1 day in Cusco with walking tour: The flight from Lima to Cusco was short and sweet. We met our guide, Fredy, who would be with us for the rest of the week. The tour around Cusco was so interesting! We went during Holy Week, so we also got to see a huge gathering of people in the plaza celebrating. We got really good drinks at Museo del Pisco!
1 day exploring Incan ruins on the journey to Machu Picchu: Lots of really big rocks in really cool formations! One of our favorite parts of the whole trip was feeding the llamas, alpacas, and guanacos at Sulca. We got to participate in a traditional Inca dining experience called "pachamanca", which was so unique. When we finally got to Aguas Calientes outside of Machu Picchu, our hotel was right on the bank of a roaring river. We had a great dinner at Julian a couple doors down!
1 day at Machu Picchu: No words can describe this incredible experience. The views were just breathtaking! Afterwards, we explored Aguas Calientes a bit more and ended up renting swimsuits to go into the hot springs.
1 day hiking Palccoyo (unable to do Rainbow Mountain as originally planned): It was about a 4 hour drive to get here, which we didn't know until getting in the car. We also had to switch plans because Rainbow Mountain was closed due to disagreement among the communities. The hike was no joke in terms of elevation! The views were well worth the physical exertion, though. We had a beautiful picnic by a stream afterward, which was so lovely. When we got back to Cusco, we had dinner at Uchu, which was AMAZING!
1 free day in Cusco prior to departure: We got to explore more of the city and just take it all in before leaving :)

Hotel Review
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

Being right on the river was so fun! Super convenient location right near the train and bus stops.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Machu Picchu Exploration
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Fredy shared so much rich history with us as we took in the iconic views!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The bus trip is a bit unsettling at some points, but the bus drivers seem like they really know what they're doing.
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Hi Kira, thanks so much for your kind reviews and comments. We are very happy to have welcome you to our country. We take your reviews with plenty of gratitude as it helps improve more! Also happy to have met you the day you arrived in Cusco and despite the busy week in the city, you had explored Peru in a very nice way.
Hope to welcome you in the future again, stay in touch!
Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

Trip of a Lifetime
Peru | Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2021

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Savana H.
Linton Hall, VA | Reviewed on Mar 02, 2022

I cannot even begin to express how incredibly thankful my boyfriend and I feel to have found Jesus's team at KimKim for our trip to Peru. From our very first message with Jesus to the second we landed back in the U.S., we had just an amazing experience. In part due to the rich history and culture Peru has to offer, but mostly because of the wonderful people we met along the way. We had private transportation everywhere we went (Carlos, Jose, and San), who were always friendly, accommodating,... read more

I cannot even begin to express how incredibly thankful my boyfriend and I feel to have found Jesus's team at KimKim for our trip to Peru. From our very first message with Jesus to the second we landed back in the U.S., we had just an amazing experience. In part due to the rich history and culture Peru has to offer, but mostly because of the wonderful people we met along the way. We had private transportation everywhere we went (Carlos, Jose, and San), who were always friendly, accommodating, safe, and very hard working, and we were also paired with the best tour guides we could have ever asked for! Guido and Abel in Cusco both will be lifetime friends, they were incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and caring.
We were given all of the flexibility in the world by Jesus's team, which really helped keep the stress of a big/long trip at bay. We opted to arrange our own sleeping accommodations with the exception of a few nights, one of which we stayed with the sweetest local Andean family. Each day, we were able to choose within reason the time we wanted to start our day, there was never any rushing to be anywhere at a particular time. Every single day was a new adventure and we learned more than we were ready to! We spent 11 long days in Peru, but we still didn't want to leave. We miss the people, the food, the sites, but we are so thankful for the friendships and memories we made!

Activity Reviews
Machu Picchu Exploration
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Journey through the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain: {{start_location}} to {{end_location}}
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

Thanks so much for your kind comments, Savana! We are very happy to know you had a wonderful trip experience in our country. We feel very proud of our guides and staff as they were able to exceed your expectations! You are always welcome to our beautiful country.

Peruvian Soul and Kim Kim team

Impressive with how every detail was attended to.
Peru | Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2021

Sheldon
Sheldon S.
Peoria, IL | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Everything provided by Kimkim Travel (through Peruvian Soul in Peru) was perfect. I had some nervousness about using an agency since I usually travel independently, but with my wife and my advancing age, and her mobility challenges, I decided it was the best option for a trip to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. I was impressed with the attention we got, and the adaptation to our needs. First, communication, online and with whatsapp: Jesus must sleep at his keyboard, since every time I... read more

Everything provided by Kimkim Travel (through Peruvian Soul in Peru) was perfect. I had some nervousness about using an agency since I usually travel independently, but with my wife and my advancing age, and her mobility challenges, I decided it was the best option for a trip to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. I was impressed with the attention we got, and the adaptation to our needs. First, communication, online and with whatsapp: Jesus must sleep at his keyboard, since every time I had a question, concern, or panic, he responded, usually within minutes, although occasionally when at night, it was the first thing in the morning. Likewise, Carlos, who handled airport pickups/dropoffs, and Julio, our personal guide for 4 days from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back, were equally responsive and helpful. Beyond communication, Julio was a font of knowledge, adapted the tour to our needs, attentive, and facilitated numerous accommodations for my wife that made our Machu Picchu experience possible. In Lima, we also enjoyed the services of Abraham for a few hours, and were pleased with his manner and helpfulness as well. The trip provided by Kimkim/Peruviansoul was well designed as a private conducted tour, very fairly priced, and conducted without a hitch. All the personnel were reliable and excellent. The hotels were great.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

The staff were helpful is so many ways, the breakfast was excellent, the location convenient, and the rooms comfortable. We were in two different rooms at the beginning and end of our stay in Peru. Our first room did have a serious problem with the bathtub-it flooded the entire bathroom when it drained, and it was hard to convey the urgency of the situation to the front desk.

Authenticity & Character
It was a beautiful older facility which was immaculately restored
Location
Staff
They were the highlight of our stay
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Casona de Yucay
Ollantaytambo Urubamba

Beautiful and well kept. Excellent bathroom facilities. Hotel facilities were in excellent condition.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

It was nice, excellent bathroom and hot water, comfortable beds, amazing view. Too bad we were only there for 10 hours, a short overnight. It was a comfortable short walking distance to the bus to Machu Picchu

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Really our stay was too short to rate this
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza
Cusco

Very comfortable, good bathroom facilities, awesome breakfast. Only flaw was that staff in the early morning made noise in the courtyard which easily carried into the rooms and disturbed sleep.

Authenticity & Character
Location
A moderate walk to attractions, shops, and the main square
Staff
see comment above,
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dear Sheldon,

Thanks so much for such kind comments. We really feel very happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Peru along with your wife. We really made our best from the time we received your request until your departure from Peru, and I'm very happy you felt safe and comfortable with our services provided. For us, it is very important to always give the best possible experience to our clients as well as be careful about details and most important, guarantee the best tour guides such as... read more

Dear Sheldon,

Thanks so much for such kind comments. We really feel very happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Peru along with your wife. We really made our best from the time we received your request until your departure from Peru, and I'm very happy you felt safe and comfortable with our services provided. For us, it is very important to always give the best possible experience to our clients as well as be careful about details and most important, guarantee the best tour guides such as Julio and Abraham, with whom you could venture to the most precious sites during your trip! Thanks again for trusting us and we really hope to have you or your family, friends in Peru sometime in the future!

Stay in touch! Thanks for all your kindness.

Jesus, Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

FABULOUS experience in Peru with Peruvian Soul!!
Peru | Dec 29 - Jan 6, 2020

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Randi B.
Bayside, NY | Reviewed on Jan 08, 2020

Our experience with kimkim and the Peruvian Soul team led by Jesus was fantastic! Jesus suggested a wonderful itinerary based on one conversation! We started with a bike tour in Lima and hit the most beautiful sites around the Sacred Valley and Cusco with knowledgeable and skilled guides. Alexis expertly led us on the one day Inca Trail and Machu Picchu and took us to stunning sites around the Sacred Valley. Besides hiking, we did stand up paddle boards on Piuray Lake, horseback riding around... read more

Our experience with kimkim and the Peruvian Soul team led by Jesus was fantastic! Jesus suggested a wonderful itinerary based on one conversation! We started with a bike tour in Lima and hit the most beautiful sites around the Sacred Valley and Cusco with knowledgeable and skilled guides. Alexis expertly led us on the one day Inca Trail and Machu Picchu and took us to stunning sites around the Sacred Valley. Besides hiking, we did stand up paddle boards on Piuray Lake, horseback riding around Apu Wanakaure (thank you Javier for being so patient with me), and wandered the narrow lanes of Cusco. We went to evening dance shows and fabulous restaurants. The finale was a visit to Rainbow Mountain!! We recommend going up by horse ;)
Many thanks to Jesus for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. We recommend him highly!! This was an unforgettable trip!!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Hi Randi!!
Thanks so much for such kind comments.
We really feel very happy to hear you a had a wonderful time in Peru and could make the most of your time in our country.
For us, it is very important to always provide the best possible experience to our clients as well as be careful about details and most important, guarantee the best tour guides such as Alexis and Javier, with whom you could venture to the most precious sites during your trip!
Thanks again for trusting us and we really hope... read more

Hi Randi!!
Thanks so much for such kind comments.
We really feel very happy to hear you a had a wonderful time in Peru and could make the most of your time in our country.
For us, it is very important to always provide the best possible experience to our clients as well as be careful about details and most important, guarantee the best tour guides such as Alexis and Javier, with whom you could venture to the most precious sites during your trip!
Thanks again for trusting us and we really hope to have you or friends/family in Peru again in the future!
Stay in touch!
Best,
Jesus, Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

Our trip to Peru was marvelous, in particular...
Peru | Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2019

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Paul B.
FL | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Our trip to Peru was marvelous, in particular because our needs were catered for in every way beforehand by Jesus. Careful questions and answers resulted in an itinarary that proved to be well put together and balanced. The guides, in both Lima and Cusco, were very knowledgable re the local history and cultures informing us each step of the way what to look for and why. All the hotels were well managed, clean and comfortable. All transport went smoothly and on time; Air, Rail, Road and... read more

Our trip to Peru was marvelous, in particular because our needs were catered for in every way beforehand by Jesus. Careful questions and answers resulted in an itinarary that proved to be well put together and balanced. The guides, in both Lima and Cusco, were very knowledgable re the local history and cultures informing us each step of the way what to look for and why. All the hotels were well managed, clean and comfortable. All transport went smoothly and on time; Air, Rail, Road and horseback!
Difficult to single out highlights from so many but; the three lunch locations on the cycle tour with Luis, the day at Machu Picchu with Julio and a days horse ride with Javier were voted the top three by us. Julio in particular gave us so much insight to Peruvian culture for which we will forever be grateful.

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Hi Paul!
Thanks so much for such a nice and detailed review.
During these years, we´ve been working a lot in order to improve our services and thus provide the best possible trip experience for our clients, this is why we feel very happy to know the positive results and the nice comments you have regarding all the good job our staff has done!
We all thank you so much for trusting us and for your kindness from the day we met up at Lima hotel until I said goodbye at Lima airport hotel It was a... read more

Hi Paul!
Thanks so much for such a nice and detailed review.
During these years, we´ve been working a lot in order to improve our services and thus provide the best possible trip experience for our clients, this is why we feel very happy to know the positive results and the nice comments you have regarding all the good job our staff has done!
We all thank you so much for trusting us and for your kindness from the day we met up at Lima hotel until I said goodbye at Lima airport hotel It was a great pleasure to talk to you pre/post tour!
I hope you come back to Peru at another time so you can explore more of the highlights of our country and can horseback to the Apu Wanakaure, which, unfortunately, you could not do. Good reason to come back! Luis, Julio, and all the staff are really glad to have offered you a great time!
Stay in touch and wish you all the best to you!
Kind regards,
Jesus, Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team

Amazing Honeymoon in Peru!
Peru | Oct 9 - Oct 17, 2019

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Brittany F.
Brooklyn, NY | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

My husband and I visited Peru for our honeymoon in October. Jesus and his team at Peruvian Soul planned the perfect trip! We began our trip in Lima, traveled to Paracas, and then returned to Lima before making our way to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Having all of our transfers and transportation pre-arranged by Jesus/Peruvian Soul allowed us to relax and focus on enjoying the sites and culture.

Peruvian Soul’s tour guides and affiliated tour experts provided invaluable... read more

My husband and I visited Peru for our honeymoon in October. Jesus and his team at Peruvian Soul planned the perfect trip! We began our trip in Lima, traveled to Paracas, and then returned to Lima before making our way to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Having all of our transfers and transportation pre-arranged by Jesus/Peruvian Soul allowed us to relax and focus on enjoying the sites and culture.

Peruvian Soul’s tour guides and affiliated tour experts provided invaluable guidance, insights, and local experiences to enhance our trip. In Cusco and the Sacred Valley, we had the same guide for several days, Julio. His spirit and pride in the local culture and history is contagious! Our Andean Wedding was one of the special highlights that Peruvian Soul and Julio coordinated for us. It was truly a spiritual, unique, and unforgettable moment that connected us with the beautiful landscape and living history of the Andean people.

Another highlight was hiking Machu Picchu. Even though it was raining, our guide Eddy brought a positive attitude to the day and showed us a great time. We also recommend people see the less visited Paracas and Ballestas Islands, where we had a helpful guide, Alexander. This area is very remote and filled with beautiful vistas of deserts and wildlife, such as penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and terns. In Lima, we enjoyed exploring what is a modern, cosmopolitan capital city. The food was awesome throughout Peru, but especially in Lima. For a high-end treat, Kjolle located next to the famous Central restaurant, our dinner there was one of the best meals of our lives.

Each day in Peru brought a new adventure. Now we know why everyone recommends to pack layers—each day we experienced a wide range of temperatures. Also, note that the sun is very strong even on chilly days.

Overall, we had an amazing honeymoon and would recommend Peruvian Soul to anyone visiting Peru for the first time!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Hi, Brittany!

Thanks so much for such extended and beautiful reviews! This motivates us to improve our services every day and continue creating memorable trip experiences to our clients.

We are really happy to know you had a wonderful visit to Peru and were comfortable with the activities, professional tour guides and friends. During the tours, a guide becomes a friends and always shows the best of our country with lots of passion and dedication.

Julio and the other tour guides were... read more

Hi, Brittany!

Thanks so much for such extended and beautiful reviews! This motivates us to improve our services every day and continue creating memorable trip experiences to our clients.

We are really happy to know you had a wonderful visit to Peru and were comfortable with the activities, professional tour guides and friends. During the tours, a guide becomes a friends and always shows the best of our country with lots of passion and dedication.

Julio and the other tour guides were undoubtedly amazing and met your expectations sharing knowledge, passion and lots of details with you which makes us very glad as you were in very good hands.

I hope you had a phenomenal time with your husband and that you can come back someday again to our country for visiting other destinations from the many our country has to offer you both. You are always welcome here in Peru, so hope to be part of your new travel plans!

Greetings from all the team and I wish you the best!!
Jesus, Peruvian Soul & Kim Kim team

Lima, Islas Ballestas, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lima, Mancora Beach
Peru | Jul 19 - Jul 31, 2019

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Neil N.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

Jesus organised my family the trip of a lifetime. I went with my wife and 5 children over 3 weeks. We arrived in Lima then went to Paracas, on to Cusco and The sacred Valley, then back to Lima and on to Mancora for some beach time.
All the local guides were excellent that Jesus organised. All transport was of good quality and prompt.
All went perfectly thank you Jesus !

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Hi Neil!
Thank you so much for your kind comments.
It was a pleasure to meet up with you in Lima and talk a little bit about your trip itinerary.
This was definitely a very nice family trip adventure, which included adventure, history and beautiful landscapes that you will always remember!
Thanks again and we hope to be part of your future trip plans.
Have an excellent day!
Best regards,
Jesus, Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team!

Trip to Peru
Peru | May 25 - Jun 10, 2019

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Matthew C.
Irvine, CA | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

My daughter and I really enjoyed our trip. The connections were seamless and always on time. The best part of the trip were our guides. They were all well informed, interesting, and just plain fun to hang out with. I would highly recommend Kim-kim.
Matthew

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Hi Matthew!
Thanks for your nice comments for Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul did a great job planning a great trip for daughter and you! We are happy to hear you had an awesome time in Peru! For us, our clients are much more than just travelers but we love to have this special connection of friendship and show them the soul of our country! Hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we did and come back to Peru some day in the future!
All the best and hope to keep in touch,
Best regards,
Jesus, Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul team

One Week in Peru: 5 Great Itineraries
Peru | May 12 - May 17, 2019

Bethany
Bethany E.
Seville, FL | Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Booking our trip to Peru through kimkim could not have been easier! With the help of Jesus, we planned a custom trip to accommodate our time constraints and so we could see exactly what we wanted to. All of the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We definitely recommend kimkim and will be using them again in the future!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2019

Hi Bethany!
Thanks so much for your kind comments regarding the nice family trip you had in Peru!
It was a pleasure to meet you and your family in order to talk a bit about your whole trip in Peru!
I also feel very glad to have been part of your trip adventure, which was perfectly designed to make the most of your stay in few days.
I hope to be part of a new trip in Peru for you, your family or even friends in the future as well!
All the best from Peru!
Jesus, Kim Kim and the Peruvian Soul team

Peru - mostly Cusco/Sacred Valley/Machu Piccu
Peru | May 16 - May 24, 2019

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Mike B.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Wow!!! What a great experience we had in Peru using KimKim! It was a bit overwhelming to try to figure out hotels, excursions, local guides on my own, so I started looking for help online. Finding KimKim and especially our local contact Jesus made ALL of the difference. We had a FANTASTIC trip with a great itinerary of hotels and activities. We did a half day of zip line, we visited the salt pools. Of course we had a fabulous day at Machu Picchu. One surprise - the horseback riding in the... read more

Wow!!! What a great experience we had in Peru using KimKim! It was a bit overwhelming to try to figure out hotels, excursions, local guides on my own, so I started looking for help online. Finding KimKim and especially our local contact Jesus made ALL of the difference. We had a FANTASTIC trip with a great itinerary of hotels and activities. We did a half day of zip line, we visited the salt pools. Of course we had a fabulous day at Machu Picchu. One surprise - the horseback riding in the hills above Cusco was a huge hit with the family.

I highly recommend Jesus and KimKim. The communication during the planning phase was outstanding. Jesus even helped us recover a Kindle that my wife left in a hotel. He went above and beyond to make our trip special and unfortgettable.

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2019

Hi Mike!
Thanks so much for your kind comments regarding the nice family trip you had in Peru!
It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and being able to help you plan this trip to Peru along with choosing a great selection of activities which you will definitely remember forever.
Hope to be part of a new trip adventure you all have in the future as well!
All the best from Peru.
Jesus, Kim Kim and the Peruvian Soul team

Machu Picchu & Amazon Jungle - 8 Days
Peru | Apr 19 - Apr 27, 2019

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Deb M.
Staten Island, NY | Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019

Due to craziness at work, I had zero bandwidth to pull together any of the details for our trip to Peru. Thankfully, Jesus of Peruvian Soul took care of everything. He put together a lovely itinerary for me and my 9 year old that balanced our respective needs, helped us connect with the history and beauty of the Andes, and allowed us to explore the natural wonders of the Amazon. He arranged all of our hotels, site tickets, and in-country flights. Every detail was well-communicated. Transfers... read more

Due to craziness at work, I had zero bandwidth to pull together any of the details for our trip to Peru. Thankfully, Jesus of Peruvian Soul took care of everything. He put together a lovely itinerary for me and my 9 year old that balanced our respective needs, helped us connect with the history and beauty of the Andes, and allowed us to explore the natural wonders of the Amazon. He arranged all of our hotels, site tickets, and in-country flights. Every detail was well-communicated. Transfers were seamless. And the little extras were much appreciated. For example, during our last day in the jungle, I realized that I would need to figure out a way to make productive use of a 6 hour layover in Lima the next day to get fresh clothes and a hot shower. Jesus found a hotel near the airport that provided these services at a very reasonable cost. Thank you, Jesus, for an amazing adventure!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on May 03, 2019

Dear Deb,
Thanks so much for your kind words and such nice comments.
We always try to do our best in order to exceed our clients´ expectations and feel pretty happy when receiving reviews like this one.
We are all very happy that you and your son explored Peru and its iconic destinations such as Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Tambopata National Reserve, where you could admire the beauty of our rich biodiversity.
You are always welcome to Peru! Hope to be able to help you plan a... read more

Dear Deb,
Thanks so much for your kind words and such nice comments.
We always try to do our best in order to exceed our clients´ expectations and feel pretty happy when receiving reviews like this one.
We are all very happy that you and your son explored Peru and its iconic destinations such as Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Tambopata National Reserve, where you could admire the beauty of our rich biodiversity.
You are always welcome to Peru! Hope to be able to help you plan a future trip plan to Peru and any of its incredible places to visit!
Thanks again and wish you all the best! Greetings for Rocco!
Jesus, Peruvian Soul & Kim Kim!

Trip to Peru
Peru | Nov 17 - Nov 25, 2018

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Julie R.
New Braunfels, TX | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Our trip to Peru is one of our top 5 trips ever taken (and we have done a lot of traveling). In large part the reason this trip was so good is because of the excellent itinerary, seamless transitions and transportation to each of our destinations, and wonderful accommodations. We started our trip in Lima - we arrived in the morning after an evening flight from the states. We were picked up from the airport and taken to our hotel. From there we were on our own to explore the city which... read more

Our trip to Peru is one of our top 5 trips ever taken (and we have done a lot of traveling). In large part the reason this trip was so good is because of the excellent itinerary, seamless transitions and transportation to each of our destinations, and wonderful accommodations. We started our trip in Lima - we arrived in the morning after an evening flight from the states. We were picked up from the airport and taken to our hotel. From there we were on our own to explore the city which was easy to do. We stayed in the Miraflores neighborhood and explored that region on foot. We took a taxi to the historical part of the city. Taxis were easy to hail. On day 2 we flew from Lima to Puerto Maldonado where we explored the Amazon basin. We were met at the airport by our hotel greeting party and were taken by boat to our lodge - Inkaterra. Here we stayed in delightful cabins equipped with hamocks (as well as beds of course) where we could lay down and relax and watch the river flow by. From the hotel we were able to do several excursions led by our excellent guide, Michel. We saw all kinds of rainforest flora and fauna, walked across rope bridges in the rainforest canopy and learned about the food and medicinal gifts of the rainforest. We spent about 2 full days in the rainforest and one more would have been good but we were on a tight 9 day schedule. From the rainforest we headed to the mountains. We landed in Cuzco and then were taken down to our hotel in Urumbamba - lower elevation to help with adjusting to the altitude. The whole family took Diamox before getting to Cuzco and we all avoided altitude sickness. We stayed in a fabulous hotel called Sol y Luna. On our second day in the sacred valley we took part in the Llama pack project. This involved trekking and herding llamas up the side of a mountain. After a breathless but beautiful hike, we stopped for lunch with the llamas which was delightful and then trekked back down the mountain. This experience was incredible and I would highly recommend it to any travelers to the Sacred Valley. The local llama herders who were with us have some llama/alpaca wool souvenirs to sell. If you are interested, make sure you have plenty of cash for the larger items (the prices are a bit high). The next day was spent exploring the other wonders of the sacred valley to include Inka farming site at Moray and the salt flats of Maras. Our guide Danny did a fantastic job teaching us the history of the Inkas as well as modern Peruvian culture. From the sacred valley we took the trip to Machu Picchu. The train ride to Ollantaytambo was very scenic and a small snack and drink were served. After a night in the hotel we boarded a bus and headed up the death defying road to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu itself is indescribable and even more beautiful than pictures suggest. Danny again served as our guide through the site and let us take our time to take it all in all the while explaining to us one of the most amazing and mysterious civilizations of the world - the Inkas. That afternoon we made the trek back to Cuzco and spent the last day of our trip exploring this beautiful and culturally enchanting city. We were sad to leave this amazing country. All ground transportation was planned by Jesus. I bought the intra-country airline tickets (cheap) but Jesus helped me determine which flights to choose so the itinerary would work well. Reading the guide books, I found a trip to Peru intimidating but Kimkim and Peruvian Soul made it easy. The hardest part was deciding what we wanted to see - with only 9 days to see it.

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Hi Julie,
Thanks so much for your kind words. They motivate us to continue working on creating the best trip experiences possible for our travelers and innovating so our clients have a trip of a lifetime.
I appreciate you trusting us and the work we do and hope you come back to Peru some time in a near future.
It was a pleasure to be part of your wonderful family adventure to our country!
Wish you the best for you and your family!
Greeting from Kim Kim and Peruvian Soul team!
Jesus Martel

5 Days in Peru: 5 Different Itineraries
Peru | Dec 14 - Dec 20, 2018

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Stephanie B.
Miami, FL | Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

I would say that the service received by Jesús Martel was beyond great. He coordinated a fantastic itinerary for our 6-day trip to Peru. Whenever I had a question, he replied immediately. If I needed a change in the plan and no matter how many questions I had, he replied promptly. In addition, he has a pleasant, positive and upbeat outlook and I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. ¡Un millón de gracias, Jesús!
One of the guides who took us to historic downtown Lima and to... read more

I would say that the service received by Jesús Martel was beyond great. He coordinated a fantastic itinerary for our 6-day trip to Peru. Whenever I had a question, he replied immediately. If I needed a change in the plan and no matter how many questions I had, he replied promptly. In addition, he has a pleasant, positive and upbeat outlook and I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. ¡Un millón de gracias, Jesús!
One of the guides who took us to historic downtown Lima and to the horseback riding tour is named Rodrigo. He was very knowledgeable about everything and pointed out many sites and anecdotes.
Diego Zimmerman was with us all the way when we requested a change in hotel. He is also polite and easy-going when confronted with our request!
I love, love, Peruvian Soul and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I wouldn't have known about them if it wasn't for kimkim.
Thank you all!

Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2019

Hi Stephanie!
We are really glad to know that you enjoyed your trip a lot!
This was by far a trip of a lifetime and we invite you to come back to Peru again some day! We will be more than glad to help you arrange another trip experience for you and your son or with your husband!

Wish you a very nice 2019 full of great experiences!
Warm regards from Lima,
Jesus