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Johanna Fabian

When you become an expat in your birth country, you learn different tricks - you are not just a traveler but a local as well. This has given me a great appreciation for different cultures and has fed my love for traveling.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in Lima, Cusco and weekend getaways from Lima. Living in Peru for 7 years has given me the chance to know where are the best places to get out of the big city and all the spots in Lima and Cusco that are popular with both locals and foreigners. In the last years I've learned first-hand all Lima and Cusco have to offer, all of which I hope to share with our travelers. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"7 years ago I joined a study abroad culinary program in Peru. Here, my curiosity began to burst. Not only did I want to travel everywhere In Peru but I wanted to learn about different cultures and different food and techniques the world has to offer. Now no matter where I travel, making a stop at a local market is at the top of my list! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2012 I went to Iquitos with a couple of German friends, we camped out in an indigenous community in the middle of the Amazon, it was not at all glamorous, but one of the most memorable trips. I got to learn so much about how the community lived, their culture, their food, and their reality. It was both eye-opening and life-changing. "

Johanna is part of the following groups: Bolivia Travel Agents, Peru Travel Agents
Boats on Lake Titicaca
Journey to the Amazon, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca - 13 Days

Explore the Amazon jungle, the ancient city of Machu Picchu, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, and more on this exciting 13-day adventure through Peru. You'll get oriented in Lima before heading into the rainforest for several days of wildlife spotting and excursions on the jungle river. Then transfer to Cusco to explore the ancient Inca capital and the nearby Sacred Valley. Discover Machu Picchu at dawn before traveling onward to Puno. You'll spend a few days traveling around Lake Titicaca, visiting islands and learning about indienous cultures, at the end of the journey.

A llama relaxing near Machu Picchu
Explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu - 5 Days

Make the most of your time on this 5-day tour that focuses on one region of Peru. You'll base yourself in Cusco for most of the trip, sightseeing in the historic capital of the Inca Empire and day-tripping to fascinating destinations in the nearby Sacred Valley. Explore the archaeological site of Pisac, the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo, the striking terraces of Moray, and the innovative salt mines in Maras. No itinerary in the area would be complete, of course, without a full day exploring the "lost city" of Machu Picchu. All of that and more await on this short but sweet getaway.

Trek through the Sacred Valley to reach Machu Picchu
Peru's Sacred Valley: Cusco, Socma Trek & Macchu Picchu - 10 Days

This adventurous 10-day itinerary combines the highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley with an unforgettable three-day mountain trek. Flying from Lima, you'll cross the Andes to reach the ancient Inca capital of Cusco—gateway to the wonders of the Sacred Valley. Tour remarkable Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac Citadel, and the salt mines of Maras, then hit the trails and hike through spectacular mountain scenery to reach the crowning glory of 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.

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.

Rainbow Mountain in the Andes
Mountains of Peru: Colca Canyon, Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountains - 10 Days

Explore the best of the Peruvian countryside on this ten-day adventure trip. Start in the capital city of Lima, then catch a domestic flight to Arequipa — the base for all adventures in Colca Canyon. You'll spend a few days exploring the condor's home, then transfer to Machu Picchu for the Sacred Valley highlights and a hike up the colorful Rainbow Mountain.

Recent trip reviews for Johanna

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

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

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

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

Hotel Review
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

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

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Activity Reviews
Dinner Cooking Class
Cusco

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

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Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

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

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

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

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

Best,
Johanna

Peru
Peru | Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2022

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Nigel G.
Bermuda | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
Paracas
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Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Paracas National Reserve Tour
Peru

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

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Ballestas Islands Tour (Paracas Luxury Hotel)
Paracas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arrival in Lima-overnight at Airport Hotel
Peru

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

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

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

We hope to welcome you back in the future,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to hosting you again!

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

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

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Mamasimona Cusco
Cusco

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

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Mamasimona Ollanta
Ollantaytambo

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

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Gringo Bill's Boutique Hotel
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inkaterra: Depart Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Peru

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

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Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

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

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Cusco City Tour
Peru

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

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Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru

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

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Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru

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

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Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

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

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Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru

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

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Lima City & Gourmet Lima Food Tour (PM tour)
Peru

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

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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

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

We hope to welcome you again in the future!
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to help you again in the future!

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to help you again in the future.

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tour guide, Kimberly was a delight and very personable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to help you again in the future!
Johanna

This was our second trip where we used KimKim...would definitely use them again
Peru | Oct 7 - Oct 14, 2022

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Matt M.
Chattanooga, TN | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

This was our second trip where we used KimKim for trip planning - our first time to South America and I would never have figured out how to have planned this trip on my own - relying on local expertise for this was a must. Johanna, our agent, selected hotels, guides, and experiences I never would have found on my own - even though I'm generally the kind of person to try and plan 100% of all my own adventure travel. I kept up with how much this trip would have cost if I had planned it on my... read more

This was our second trip where we used KimKim for trip planning - our first time to South America and I would never have figured out how to have planned this trip on my own - relying on local expertise for this was a must. Johanna, our agent, selected hotels, guides, and experiences I never would have found on my own - even though I'm generally the kind of person to try and plan 100% of all my own adventure travel. I kept up with how much this trip would have cost if I had planned it on my own (even though I would never have figured out how to put it together) and the "extra" you pay for using a travel agent was totally worth the expertise, advice, and options we picked. In fact, if I had tried to save a little $$ by doing this on my own the trip would not have turned out as well - so paying for someone like Johanna / KimKim is totally worth the money.

Hotel Reviews
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

The main appeal of this hotel is proximity to the airport - and for that reason I'd be willing to stay here even if it were a 2 star hotel. Food (dinner and breakfast) was marginal, service was acceptable (but not great), and they charge you for everything (you can't drink the water in the room yet they charge high rates for bottled water - for comparison our hotel in Cusco provided free bottled water and free filtered water in both the bathrooms and lobby). With Lima being an epi-center for food and service, I would have expected more from this hotel

Authenticity & Character
It's not exactly fair to compare this to the other hotels from our trip - it's just a corporate airport hotel - but I've stayed in much nicer airport hotels.
Location
It's right next to the airport - what can I say?
Staff
Not enough agents at check-in, English was a challenge
Cleanliness & Comfort
it's a simple, clean hotel
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Great location, helpful staff, beautiful hotel / courtyard. I would definitely stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
San Blas is an area of Cusco that's super close to the main square / action. Great places to eat just a few steps outside the front door.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa del Sol
Machu Picchu

Great hotel - but you can't hold these hotels to the same standards as those in Cusco as the remote nature means their access to supplies is more challenging. I would definitely stay here again. Be sure to ask for a room that faces the river and not the city - when trains come through at night they are literally 10 feet from your window and it will wake you in the middle of the night.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

On our own - a great afternoon of exploring.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
no guides on this day - but hotel staff helpful with suggestions
Transport
super small car - you could probably save a little $$ and just take a taxi if you're comfortable with this in another country
Cusco City Tour
Peru

excellent trip - definitely a better experience as a private group as you could ask more questions to the guide and move at your own pace

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

This was OK but not the best part of the trip. We enjoyed it but with hindsight would have spent this time doing something a little different - a Sacred Valley tour with more time in Ollantanytambo. 4 wheelers not well-maintained but they worked just good enough. If you're being transported here be sure to have your guide / driver stop in Chinchero to see the locals manufacture sweaters and local materials. I wish we'd been able to spend more time here.

Quality of Experience
If you have plenty of time in your schedule, this isn't bad but if you're on a short trip I'd totally skip this.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion (Circuit 1, 2, 3, or 4)
Peru

The open circuit ticket is a great option if you can get it - allows for more options depending on crowds, weather. We had incredible weather and the experience was truly a bucket-list item. Our guide was a huge part of the expeirnece.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Cusco

Incredible experience - a long haul to get there but definitely worth the hike. It doesn't look exactly like the instagram photos you see (they've been run through Photoshop) but it's not far off - and it's truly remarkable / worth the day trip.

Quality of Experience
Food
The place we stopped to eat for breakfast and lunch was terrible - it's the pre-arranged place our operator always uses. Lots of canned food and not very authentic. There are better places along the way I'm sure (we talked to other hikers)
Guides, Drivers and Staff
EXCELLENT guide / driver!
Transport
Lunch Cooking Class
Cusco

An AMAZING way to spend the day - we would have taken 2 classes from Chef Jesus if we'd known how much fun this was.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Hi Matt,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a feedback. I have passed this along to my team so we can make improvements in the near future.
I'm so glad to hear you had a great time in Peru with your wife and how lucky you got with great weather on both days in Machu Picchu!

We hope to welcome you again!
Johanna

Great trip to Peru
Peru | Oct 3 - Oct 7, 2022

Kathleen
Kathleen W.
Chapel Hill, NC | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

I thought our guide did a very nice job. We enjoyed everything about our trip! It was challenging but doable (which is what we were hoping for) and very memorable. Definitely a once-in-a- lifetime experience. Johanna was always very responsive and helpful. I would’ heartily recommend Kim Kim to potential travelers and would certainly choose them again if the opportunity arises. Thank you! read more

I thought our guide did a very nice job. We enjoyed everything about our trip! It was challenging but doable (which is what we were hoping for) and very memorable. Definitely a once-in-a- lifetime experience. Johanna was always very responsive and helpful. I would’ heartily recommend Kim Kim to potential travelers and would certainly choose them again if the opportunity arises. Thank you!

Hotel Review
Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
2 Day Inca Trail (1/2)
Peru

It was challenging but we made it. We were lucky with the weather—not too hot, not raining! To me, making it all the way up to the Sun Gate was the highlight of the trip.

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Quality of Experience
Food
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Hi Kathleen,
Thank you so much for the lovely review, I'm happy to hear that you had a wonderful time in Peru.

We hope to help you again in the future,
Johanna

Excellent small group tours
Peru | Oct 3 - Oct 7, 2022

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Linda F.
Carrboro, NC | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

I loved the trip to Cusco & Lima. I especially liked the size of our group: just my friend and I and our guide. We completed the two day Inca Trail and Machu Picchu as well as Rainbow Mountain with our guide. We were able to go at our own pace, stop and take pictures or just rest at any time. The only change I would make is to include beverages for the meals included in the tours with the guide. I understand not including beer or wine, but at least include water. We were expected to pay cash... read more

I loved the trip to Cusco & Lima. I especially liked the size of our group: just my friend and I and our guide. We completed the two day Inca Trail and Machu Picchu as well as Rainbow Mountain with our guide. We were able to go at our own pace, stop and take pictures or just rest at any time. The only change I would make is to include beverages for the meals included in the tours with the guide. I understand not including beer or wine, but at least include water. We were expected to pay cash for beverages with our meals with our guide. It didn’t make sense that our meal was included, but the beverage was not.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza
Cusco

Very comfortable, centrally located hotel.

Authenticity & Character
The room was clean and comfortable
Location
It was located near excellent restaurants
Staff
The staff were accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was very clean and the beds were comfortable
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

While off the beaten path a bit, it was still close enough to the bus stop and restaurants. Our room had a spectacular view of the mountains and the dining room shared the same view. We saw beautiful hummingbirds visiting through the window.

Authenticity & Character
Lovely view of mountains
Location
Close enough to everything
Staff
Very attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean, comfortable room
Activity Reviews
2 Day Inca Trail (1/2)
Peru

We were able to set our own pace as it was just my friend and I and our guide. It was a wonderful experience! The only suggestion I would make is that the guide should explain/stress that there are no bathrooms at all after the train until pretty much the sun gate. This is many hours in (5 hours) and you must stay hydrated- creates an interesting paradox.

Quality of Experience
Small group
Food
The restaurant in Aguascalientes Calientes was just ok.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver (Edwin) was great. Guide (Valerio) was very good although repeated the same information a bit much.
Transport
Comfortable, well planned
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

The tour of Cusco was excellent!

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

Excellent tour!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
2 Day Inca Trail (2/2)
Peru

Day 2 of this Trail is spent at Machu Picchu and it is breathtaking. Be prepared to take lots of pictures. The guide (Valerio) was key in explaining the history and importance of the many areas here. Bring a few soles in change for the bathroom and a water bottle.

Quality of Experience
Food
We didn’t eat on Day 2 during the tour.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Cusco

Our guide (Valerio) was key on this tour. He encouraged us, was patient, checked on our progress/condition and reminded us we could get a horse at any time.

Quality of Experience
Food
We ate at the same buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch. The food was just ok. Once again, beverages weren’t included with our prepaid lunch- not even water.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Hi Linda,
Thank you so much for you review and feedback, I'll be sure to share this with my team so we can improve some things in the future.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your short Inca Trail!
Johanna

Peru - holiday
Peru | Sep 5 - Sep 20, 2022

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Shanthi V.
Singapore | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Johanna was amazing, she was very helpful throughout the planning process and was very prompt in replying to emails and messages. She was very quick in making the changes necessary and when we had to change something in Peru during our trip, it was done seamlessly.
Our guides in Cuzco and Machu Pichu were very good, they had good background knowledge and insights on the history.
Areas of improvement: In Urubamba, the driver did not speak any English and it was very difficult to communicate... read more

Johanna was amazing, she was very helpful throughout the planning process and was very prompt in replying to emails and messages. She was very quick in making the changes necessary and when we had to change something in Peru during our trip, it was done seamlessly.
Our guides in Cuzco and Machu Pichu were very good, they had good background knowledge and insights on the history.
Areas of improvement: In Urubamba, the driver did not speak any English and it was very difficult to communicate with him.
in Machu Pichu- the guide thought we were in another hotel and he went there, came to our hotel late and we had to rush to catch the bus to go to Machu Pichu.
Machu Pichu to Cuzco train: we were give seats 1 and 2 which did not recline as it was the last seats. Our seats were facing the reverse direction of the train travelling both ways (from puroy to MP and from MP to Cuzco). Ideally, since we were only 2 of us, it would've been best if we were given the 2 seats and not the foursome.

Hotel Reviews
Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Urubamba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Machu Picchu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Quinta San Blas by Ananay Hotels
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca Puno
Lago Titicaca, Puno
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Premium Arequipa
Arequipa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Hi Shanthi,
Thank you so much for your review, I'm glad you and your husband enjoyed your time in Peru. I have shared your feedback with our team so we can improve this for our future trips.

Best,
Johanna

Great trip, and great adventure.
Peru | Sep 25 - Oct 5, 2022

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Nathan M.
Durango, CO | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Great trip, and great adventure. Planned and executed very well. Plenty of organized activities mixed with ample free time. Guides were friendly and informative. Scenery was great. The home was challenging and very rewarding. All the food was great. Definitely recommend. read more

Great trip, and great adventure. Planned and executed very well. Plenty of organized activities mixed with ample free time. Guides were friendly and informative. Scenery was great. The home was challenging and very rewarding. All the food was great. Definitely recommend.

Hotel Reviews
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Loved this place. Clean. Great hospitality. Comfortable and great food

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

Servedits purpose well

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Hi Nathan,
Glad to hear you and Cara had a great experience while in Peru! We hope to be able to help you again in the future!

Best,
Johanna

Our trip planned by Johanna was fantastic! T...
Peru | Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2022

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Julie G.
Saratoga Springs, NY | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Our trip planned by Johanna was fantastic! The hotels were all lovely, the food tour in Lima led by Amy was lots of fun and our drivers were all friendly and safe drivers. The highlight of our trip was our guide for Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Flor was an amazing guide-knowledgeable, resourceful, accommodating, considerate, and fun! Without a doubt she made our trip an experience of a lifetime! I have already recommended Kimkim to family and friends planning adventures... read more

Our trip planned by Johanna was fantastic! The hotels were all lovely, the food tour in Lima led by Amy was lots of fun and our drivers were all friendly and safe drivers. The highlight of our trip was our guide for Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Flor was an amazing guide-knowledgeable, resourceful, accommodating, considerate, and fun! Without a doubt she made our trip an experience of a lifetime! I have already recommended Kimkim to family and friends planning adventures around the world!

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Hi Julie,
Our team is so glad you and Stewart had a great time traveling through Peru! It was a pleasure helping you plan this trip and look forward to helping you again in the future.

Best,
Johanna

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectac...
Peru | Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2022

Nancy
Nancy B.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectacular! Johanna, Edwin, Miguel and guide Valeriano all made us feel welcome and looked after us like honoured guests. The sites we visited were breath taking and beautiful. Machupicchu, Rainbow Mountains, Maras salt flats and Incan ruins to name a few were the highlights of our trip. All of our hotels were lovely , very comfortable and full of Peruvian flair and hospitality. Gotta try the Guinea pig!!!! read more

My 60th birthday bucket list trip was spectacular! Johanna, Edwin, Miguel and guide Valeriano all made us feel welcome and looked after us like honoured guests. The sites we visited were breath taking and beautiful. Machupicchu, Rainbow Mountains, Maras salt flats and Incan ruins to name a few were the highlights of our trip. All of our hotels were lovely , very comfortable and full of Peruvian flair and hospitality. Gotta try the Guinea pig!!!!

Hotel Review
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

Thank you to all for the beautiful and restful stay especially Edwin

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Hi Nancy,
so happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Peru for your birthday! It was a a pleasure making it happen. I'll be sure to share your review with my team.

Best,
Johanna

An amazing travel companion!
Peru | Sep 7 - Sep 15, 2022

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Elizabeth S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

What a great find kimkim has been. I wanted to plan a trip on somewhat short notice and was going alone, so the options were a bit overwhelming. Johanna and kimkim made this incredibly easy — from planning a great itinerary to communicating the entire way through my trip to ensure everything went smoothly. I felt very cared for and had an amazing adventure in Peru with a great balance of solo exploration adventure, guided activity for historical context, and people helping manage pickups/drop... read more

What a great find kimkim has been. I wanted to plan a trip on somewhat short notice and was going alone, so the options were a bit overwhelming. Johanna and kimkim made this incredibly easy — from planning a great itinerary to communicating the entire way through my trip to ensure everything went smoothly. I felt very cared for and had an amazing adventure in Peru with a great balance of solo exploration adventure, guided activity for historical context, and people helping manage pickups/drop offs. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

Well designed, good location, and excellent service. I had a lot of nice touches, like a spontaneous upgrade I didn’t request, the lobby holding my bag for me while I stayed a night at Machu Picchu, and all around lovely hospitality. Only note is the acoustics are about what you might expect of older construction— you can hear people walking around pretty clearly. Truly charming hotel though.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The space heaters were an excellent touch!
Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Such knowledgeable guides who made the entire stay there feel like wilderness camp.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for the great review. It was a pleasure helping you plan your solo trip to Peru and so happy to hear you had a great time. We hope you visit us again with your husband next time!

Best,
Johanna

Lima, Parachas, Ica, Cusco, Machu Picchu with teens!
Peru | Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2022

Tiffany
Tiffany H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Carlos in Lima was super knowledgeable about all of the different Peruvian foods, felt like I got an herbalist lesson along with an amazing historical overview of the culinary scene in Lima. Absolutely Wonderful.

Jaime was so kind and kept everything in order and expectations managed for the trip through Parachas and Ica.

Edwin in Cusco and the Inca trail and Machu Picchu I really cannot say enough. His knowledge of Incan history and his capacity to tell it through a captivating... read more

Carlos in Lima was super knowledgeable about all of the different Peruvian foods, felt like I got an herbalist lesson along with an amazing historical overview of the culinary scene in Lima. Absolutely Wonderful.

Jaime was so kind and kept everything in order and expectations managed for the trip through Parachas and Ica.

Edwin in Cusco and the Inca trail and Machu Picchu I really cannot say enough. His knowledge of Incan history and his capacity to tell it through a captivating story was priceless. He clearly loves his job and feels passionate about his work. He was so supportive of my kids (12 and 16) throughout and kept them in mind- captured their attention and made all of the trekking doable. 5 stars.

The Mountain View experience in Maras in the sacred valley was a once in a lifetime experience. A hidden gem. So glad we had this adventure up there.

The river rafting, rock climbing and zip lining were incredible. So much fun for the whole family and all of the guides were so kind and supportive. Both of the adventure companies were amazing - top rate.

The only improvement I would make would be the hotel in Urubamba. The hotel was a bit removed from town and out dated. Not a big deal - just some feedback. I wish we had had a chance to stay in Oyantaytambo. Next time!

Hotel Reviews
Cooper Hotel Boutique
Cusco

Cooler hotel was more than hospitable. Small and intimate, unpretentious, and the breakfast was amazing - made to order in the most amazing sun room. Fantastic location. Delicious teas. Super kind staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the town square
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba

The hotel seemed a bit outdated and many things were not working (fireplaces, pool, the hot tub was quoted at $80 - US dollars- for 1 hr usage, no filtered water available for free),

Authenticity & Character
Location
The hotel was a bit removed from town
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Beautiful hotel with comfortable quarters for a family of three. Decent breakfast, coffee shop on site. Great location.

Authenticity & Character
Fantastic Peruvian ambiance
Location
Close to the water and between Barranco and San Isidoro
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

Clean, environmentally sound, free filtered water. Wish we had been able to spend a little longer there.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

This tour was a fun and easy way to get a good flavor of Lima. Carlos was incredibly knowledgeable about the medicinal value of all Of the rich variety of fruits and vegetables the Peruvian cuisine offers. His love for Lima and for food were infectious. Highly recommend. It was great for my 12 and 16 year old as well!

Quality of Experience
Food
Vegetarian friendly
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru

While this could have felt like a long day of travel instead it felt like a great adventure broken up into the most diverse experiences. I can’t believe all we saw and experienced in one day. From a boat ride in the morning, learning about bird fertilizer that was used even during Ican times! Penguins, sea lions, and more… to an amazing lunch and wine tour and tasting, to dune buggy riding and sand boarding in the desert! It was a packed day full of fun. The comfy van was a great transport to and from. Highly recommend, especially if you have kids!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Hi Tiffany,
I'm happy to hear you and your children had a great time in Peru! It was a pleasure planning this trip for you, I'll be sure to let the rest of my team know about your comments.

We hope to see you in Peru again!
Johanna

Peru - a fantastic experience
Peru | Aug 4 - Aug 11, 2022

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Saikiran K.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Johanna and her team did a fantastic job in setting up a great trip for first timers like us. They were thoroughly patient and ever helping in last minute schedule changes. An experience we will cherish for ever.

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Hi Sai,
It was a pleasure to get to meet you and your family in Peru and so great to hear you had a fantastic time! We hope to help you plan another trip in the future.

Best,
Johanna

Peru is great. Just looking forward to going back there!
Peru | Jul 25 - Aug 2, 2022

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Anthony T.
Wilmington, MA | Reviewed on Aug 06, 2022

The trip was very well organized. Thank you Johanna!

Flor Zuniga was our guide for Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, a great person overall and an excellent guide.

Lima Gourmet (Kimberly) and Berrios Travel (Juan) were our operators for the food tour and the day trip to Huachachina. Both were excellent and made the trips memorable.

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

Hi Anthony,
Happy to hear you had an amazing time in Peru with your group! I will pass your message along to Flor, Kimberly and Juan.

We hope you left Peru with lifelong memories.

Johanna

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was ...
Peru | Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2022

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Amna H.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was unfamiliar with it because of its custom tour feature. I did not want to go with other existing tours as they involved hiking or the duration of the trip was too long. At same time I did not want to plan the trip myself and go to an unfamiliar country with an unfamiliar language by myself. With Kim Kim's custom feature you have the freedom to change your trip however you please.
In my case my local expert was Johanna from Miski Travel and it was... read more

I chose to go with Kim Kim even though I was unfamiliar with it because of its custom tour feature. I did not want to go with other existing tours as they involved hiking or the duration of the trip was too long. At same time I did not want to plan the trip myself and go to an unfamiliar country with an unfamiliar language by myself. With Kim Kim's custom feature you have the freedom to change your trip however you please.
In my case my local expert was Johanna from Miski Travel and it was a pleasure to work with this agency. I started my trip plan very last minute about 3 weeks prior to our departure. Johanna and her team were very patient with me and we made changes until few days before our trip. We even missed our flight from Lima to Cusco and had to change our Airport pick up just 1 hour before and they were helpful in rearranging our ride. We also had a very nice tour guide Edwin who even travelled with us from Cusco all the way to Agua Calientes where Machu Picchu is which was very reassuring and made us very comfortable travelling to another city.
Overall, I had a very good trip and it was a good idea to work with Kim Kim and Miski travel. If I had to mention an improvement I would have liked to see the breakdown on pricing. We were only given a total price per person, but I wanted to see what I was paying for. Other than that I had an awesome time!

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

This hotel was absolutely beautiful. Their staff was very friendly and helpful. Although, it was very cold there they gladly fulfilled our request of wanting another heater and set of blankets without charge. Had a great stay here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and great interior
Inti Punku MachuPicchu Hotel & Suites
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes

I had a very bad time in this hotel. The hotel had no running water and our card key would not work. Overall I felt uncomfortable during my stay here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Could be a little mor clean and have running water
Activity Review
Sacred Valley Tour w/ lunch in Ollantaytambo + train to Aguascalientes
Peru

It was a good selection of places to go.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Hi Amna,
Thank you for trusting us with your recent trip, we are so happy to hear you had a great time in Peru and hope we can help you again in the future.

Best,
Johanna

Johanna:Every single aspect of my trip was ...
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2022

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fabian c.
Stockton, CA | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Johanna:

Every single aspect of my trip was top notch. I was very impressed with the professional attitude and knowledge every person involved in my trip showed. I will definitely recommend KimKim to my friends and family when it comes to vacationing abroad.
I am looking forward in booking my next trip. Please thank Luis, our guide in Cusco, he went above and beyond.

Thank you
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Johanna:

Every single aspect of my trip was top notch. I was very impressed with the professional attitude and knowledge every person involved in my trip showed. I will definitely recommend KimKim to my friends and family when it comes to vacationing abroad.
I am looking forward in booking my next trip. Please thank Luis, our guide in Cusco, he went above and beyond.

Thank you

Hotel Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Aranwa Sacred Valley
Urubamba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

Luis, our guide, is an expert on taking care of people. Thank you, Luis

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Carlos is a pro
Transport
Market and Streets Food Tour (evening)
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Historic Center & Larco Museum
Lima
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hola Fabian,
So happy to hear you and your family had a great time in Peru, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you!
Johanna

We loved everything about our Peru trip and w...
Peru | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2022

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Natalia Q.
Coral Springs, FL | Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

We loved everything about our Peru trip and would definitely recommend and use kimkim for our next adventure!

Johanna from Miski travels was our coordinator and she exceeded our expectations. She paid huge attention to detail and her customer service was on point.

Sonia was our local tour guide and we loved that she was very passionate about her country; super fun to work with. read more

We loved everything about our Peru trip and would definitely recommend and use kimkim for our next adventure!

Johanna from Miski travels was our coordinator and she exceeded our expectations. She paid huge attention to detail and her customer service was on point.

Sonia was our local tour guide and we loved that she was very passionate about her country; super fun to work with.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel El Tambo
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Plaza
Cuscom

Breakfast can definitely improve

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba

Breakfast can definitely improve

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Via Ferrata & Ziplining
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Hi Natalia,
Happy to hear you and your family had a great time in Peru. I'll be sure to let Sonia know you enjoyed your time in Cusco thanks to her as a guide!

I wish you the best future travels,
Johanna

One of the most memorable trips of our family! Everything is well planned. Johanna is very h...
Peru | Jun 3 - Jun 11, 2022

Hazel
Hazel P.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

Everything is well planned. Johanna is very helpful, respectful and very knowledgeable in everything .
She surprised me with her ability to answer questions and call any time of the day.
My family enjoyed our trip to Peru. All the amazing places that we wanted to see, we’ve visited at no time! Our tour guide Luiz of Cusi Travel is very helpful and smart! He was always ready to provide us his hiking sticks to help us while hiking, he was very helpful. . He kept us focus to what he was... read more

Everything is well planned. Johanna is very helpful, respectful and very knowledgeable in everything .
She surprised me with her ability to answer questions and call any time of the day.
My family enjoyed our trip to Peru. All the amazing places that we wanted to see, we’ve visited at no time! Our tour guide Luiz of Cusi Travel is very helpful and smart! He was always ready to provide us his hiking sticks to help us while hiking, he was very helpful. . He kept us focus to what he was trying to explain to us. We leaned so much about Peru because of Luiz . Our visit to Salt Mines we’re fantastic! The person ( I forgot his name) who tour us and guide us at Mountain View was very nice. We enjoyed our food and the people ate fantastic at Mountain View. Our ATV ride was awesome the view of the mountain is so awesome and the Llmas and the Alpacas are so cute. We love everything about our Peru trip. We will definitely refer Johanna and Kimkim to our friends and family. Thank you guys for making our Peru trip so memorable! Machu Picchu, Cusco, Maras, Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain, Perurail, and the Peruvian people we will never forget you. ❤️❤️❤️

Hotel Reviews
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

The location is great! Very convenient, near to train and bus station, restaurants, market and everything! The breakfast is great. The view from the breakfast table is very nice. Clean and very accommodating.

Tips for future travelers

You would love to stay at this hotel. It’s conveniently located to anything. The hotel is clean and well maintained. The staff is helpful and trustworthy they gave us back the things that we left in our hotel room. So very kind of them!

Authenticity & Character
The hotel is beautiful and clean. The paintings at the lobby is nice. The restaurant and the hotel lobby are well ventilated and nice.
Location
Perfectly located at the center of Machu Picchu town .
Staff
Ahhh,,,, the staff are wonderful and very helpful at all times!
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room and the totality of the hotel is great. Well maintained.
Casa Andina Standard Cusco San Blas
Cusco

The hotel is always clean. The staff are very helpful and respectful. The location is so great! It very near to the center of Cusco. Walking distance to everything. The hotel breakfast was nice. I love that it is very near to the Plaza where restaurants, grocery store, transportation, money changers and so on … everything you need is just steps away. Here you can meet and see local and be amaze of their community.

Authenticity & Character
The totality of it.
Location
Staff
They are always ready to serve you and welcome you anytime of the day.
Cleanliness & Comfort
I love that our room is always kept clean everyday. You will be surprise that when you come home after a long day of journey, you will be welcome with your room so organize and clean again.
Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
Urubamba

The hotel is beautiful! The breakfast is great! The staff is very welcoming. I love the architecture of the hotel it’s very homey. And the view is so wonderful! You are surrounded by the magnificent view of teh mountains !

Tips for future travelers

I am not so sure if this hotel is near to any restaurants, busy streets, etc. because we only stayed for a night but who cares, a day or 2 of quietness is great for our body.

Authenticity & Character
I like the architecture and the design of the rooms. It’s wonderful and clean.
Location
Surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Tranquility of this place is heavenly.
Staff
The staff are very welcoming and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Well maintained. Very clean. The garden is beautifull.
Activity Reviews
Cusco City Tour
Peru

Everything that we experienced here is priceless! The people, the food, the city is so wonderful!

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide Luiz is very patient and knowledgeable with everything, the whole family enjoyed his story of how rich the history of Peru and richness of Peru itself. Our driver is amazing. He drives careful and cares about his passenger hai his van. Our mountain view guides are great as well. He was very calm and gracious to us. The staff at mountain view restaurants are very friendly and the food was so yummy. We love the view of the mountain and the alpacas. We love how we are surrounded by the goats, alpaca and the Llmas while eating. They are so cute and friendly animals!
Transport
Starting from the airport transports to our tour drivers and vans were fanstastic! From beginning to end is wonderful!
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

We had a great experience. Peru ha so much to see and learn. Cusco is beautiful! It was an amazing experience. The people , the food, the richness of their history there is so Much to absorb and learn. Our whole family was amaze by the beauty of it and the surprised by the charm of Peruvian people.

Quality of Experience
Everything! As in everything!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver ( I forgot his name) is great. Our tour guide Luiz and our driver were fantastic ! They are lovely people. We are like family! We created friendship during our stay. Our trip have become memorable because of them and to all people we met and helped us starting with the 2 people (a man and a woman) who welcomed us from the airport and they were the ones who transported us back to the airport at the end of our trip. So helpful of them to return our passport when we accidentally left them in the van, totally my fault., argh!
Transport
On time all the time! The drivers and the staff are very patient, helpful. I was surprised by the ability of our driver ( I forgot his name) he is one of the best driver I’ve met in my whole life. I even joke my husband that he met his counterpart, he is as good as him when driving. He drives carefully and cares about his passengers and his van.
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru

The mountain view experience is so wonderful! The staffs are friendly. The food is so yummy! Our tour guide is so helpful and friendly and very respectful to their guests! The place is beautiful and the mountain view is so amazing!!! It’s like you are in a postcard. It so wonderful here.

Quality of Experience
Wonderful
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide is very helpful. He is a wonder person and very friendly and sincere in what he is doing. I can tell that he loves what he is doing. And very proud of his district..
Transport
Our ATV tour/ ride is one of teh highlights of our Maras tour. Wonderful experience.
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Hi Hazel,
Thank you for your words, I'll be sure to share this great review with my team. I'm so glad to hear you and your family had an amazing time in Peru and that you got to learn new things about our country.

Thank you for choosing us to plan your trip we wish you the best future travels!
Johanna

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fu...
Peru | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2022

Irma
Irma Q.
Pompano Beach, FL | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fueron muy excelentes, puntuales, amables y serviciales. Para mí fue muy memorable visitar machupichu, rainbow mountain, el valle sagrado, la vía Ferrara, en fin todo. Su organización y puntualidad fue muy sorprendente. Disfrutamos a millón. read more

La guía turística Sonia y el chofer Donato fueron muy excelentes, puntuales, amables y serviciales. Para mí fue muy memorable visitar machupichu, rainbow mountain, el valle sagrado, la vía Ferrara, en fin todo. Su organización y puntualidad fue muy sorprendente. Disfrutamos a millón.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel El Tambo
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Urubamba
Urubamba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
San Agustin Plaza
Cuscom
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full Day Ica Adventure (6am)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Via Ferrata & Ziplining
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly from Cusco to Lima
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Hola Irma,
Muchisimas gracias por tus comentarios me asegurare de pasarselos a mis compañeros. Que gusto saber que tu y tu familia disfrutaron nuestro país!

Les deseo los mejores viajes en el futuro.
Johanna

Fabulous two week trip to Peru
Peru | May 21 - Jun 3, 2022

Matt
Matt W.
Mount Pleasant, WI | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

After being frustrated with the responsiveness and plan put together by a different travel agent (who we'd actually used before and liked), we turned to KimKim based on a family recommendation. Everything about our experience with KimKim was excellent.

* Within hours of the original request, Johanna had put together a custom itinerary for our 2 week trip to Peru.
* Johanna was prompt in responded to questions and changes, incorporating her ideas into our own seamlessly.
* During our... read more

After being frustrated with the responsiveness and plan put together by a different travel agent (who we'd actually used before and liked), we turned to KimKim based on a family recommendation. Everything about our experience with KimKim was excellent.

* Within hours of the original request, Johanna had put together a custom itinerary for our 2 week trip to Peru.
* Johanna was prompt in responded to questions and changes, incorporating her ideas into our own seamlessly.
* During our trip, one of the cities we were supposed to visit had their airport close for an entire week. Johanna and her counterpart Kristy responded quickly to update our trip. Additionally, because the updated itinerary was cheaper, they quickly processed a refund for us.
* Also during the trip, I tested positive for Covid. Johanna called us directly and helped us understand our options in an honest but incredibly helpful manner.

Would recommend this service to anyone. Will use again.

Activity Review
StarLodge Adventure Suites
Peru

Brian and Ramon helped us have a trip that we'll never forget.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Hi Matt,
So happy to hear you had a great time in Peru. We appreciate you being understanding through the changes with the airport closing so last minute.

Thank you for trusting us with your trip, we wish you the best future travels!
Johanna

fabulous trip with the easiest planning process
Peru | Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2022

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Alexandra D.
Argentina | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

This trip was brilliantly organised - Johanna was excellent with communication and helping us be flexible with our itinerary.

Key people that we thought were excellent:
- our taxi driver in Lima, Ernesto
- our food guide in Lima
- the tour guide at Machu Picchu, Richard

We thought the itinerary was the perfect balance of everything and really enjoyed our trip. The only thing we would have changed in hindsight is to spend one less night in the jungle and instead spend this visiting... read more

This trip was brilliantly organised - Johanna was excellent with communication and helping us be flexible with our itinerary.

Key people that we thought were excellent:
- our taxi driver in Lima, Ernesto
- our food guide in Lima
- the tour guide at Machu Picchu, Richard

We thought the itinerary was the perfect balance of everything and really enjoyed our trip. The only thing we would have changed in hindsight is to spend one less night in the jungle and instead spend this visiting Cuzco city.

Thank you Johanna and team for a fabulous trip.

Hotel Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Puerto Maldonado
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Pakaritampu
Ollantaytambo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Machu Picchu Day Excursion beginning & ending in the Sacred Valley
Peru

The guide Richard was just amazing - extremely knowledgeable

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Very well organised on our behalf
Lima City & Food Tour
Peru
Puerto Maldonado to Refugio Amazonas
Puerto Maldonado
Activities-a-la-carte at Refugio Amazonas
Peru
Depart Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Peru
Cusco transfer to the Sacred Valley
Peru
Sacred Valley Tour from Urubamba
Peru
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Hi Alexandra,
Glad to hear you had a great time in Peru and thank you for the kind words I'll be sure to share them with my team.

Thank you for choosing us to plan your trip we wish you the best future travels!
Johanna

Trip was great and planned well
Peru | Jun 1 - Jun 4, 2022

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Richard M.
Aspen Hill, MD | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

Trip was great and planned well read more

Trip was great and planned well

Hotel Review
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
Paracas
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

Hi Richard,
I'm glad you had a great and smooth experience during your weekend trip to Paracas/Ica.

We hope to see you in Peru again!

We had a great time and enjoyed all the plann...
Peru | May 15 - May 23, 2022

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Amanda S.
Highlands Ranch, CO | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

We had a great time and enjoyed all the planned activities! it was a bummer about the train strike and missing Inca trail but kimkim was able to pivot and help rework travel plans quickly. Would book with them again :) read more

We had a great time and enjoyed all the planned activities! it was a bummer about the train strike and missing Inca trail but kimkim was able to pivot and help rework travel plans quickly. Would book with them again :)

Hotel Review
Tierra Viva Cusco San Blas
Cusco

Loud street noise, we had to change rooms for the second night. Second room had a leaky toilet and the room smelled slightly of sewage.

Tips for future travelers

Splurge for a nicer spot in Cusco. Tierra viva hotels are usually perfect- clean and basic. We stayed in them almost our entire trip. However, would not recommend this one

Authenticity & Character
Basic
Location
No transportation car would drop us off directly in front of the hotel. Had to hike up a huge hill of stairs with suitcases etc. Other than that, is a short walk to main square
Staff
Nice people
Cleanliness & Comfort
See above review
Activity Review
Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru

I was disappointed in the “llama sanctuary” I wanted to interact more with the llamas and alpacas. The experience at the “llama sanctuary” is basically just walking past corrals of llamas (you can feed them though, which is fun)

Quality of Experience
Food
Buffet style so lots of choices. However, I would prefer to order my meal instead of doing a buffet
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Edwin
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Hi Amanda,
Happy to hear you had an overall great time in Peru despite the strikes and that our team was able to handle it smoothly. We hope to help you again in the future and hopefully cross off the Inca trail!

Happy travels,
Johanna

The amazing Peru trip!
Peru | Apr 24 - May 12, 2022

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Thida M.
Carol Stream, IL | Reviewed on May 20, 2022

The fantastic and unforgettable Peru trip!
We had a wonderful 19 days trip in Peru. Johanna was very patient with me, customizing the trip itinerary and the hotels to my satisfaction. We started at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion where we met several new friends. We then explored Sacred Valley, the incredible Machu Picchu, Cusco and the beautiful Rainbow mountain. The bad bumpy roads between Cusco-Ollantaytambo, Cusco- Rainbow mountain made our journey harder and very tiring. Our... read more

The fantastic and unforgettable Peru trip!
We had a wonderful 19 days trip in Peru. Johanna was very patient with me, customizing the trip itinerary and the hotels to my satisfaction. We started at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion where we met several new friends. We then explored Sacred Valley, the incredible Machu Picchu, Cusco and the beautiful Rainbow mountain. The bad bumpy roads between Cusco-Ollantaytambo, Cusco- Rainbow mountain made our journey harder and very tiring. Our guide, Raul, Cusi travel was very nice and knowledgeable.
The PeruRail train ride to Lake Titicaca was memorable as well as the visit to Floating island and Taquile island.
Most of our tours were private except the Colca Canyon tour to see the Andean condors. The group tour guide, Luis Angel was very fluent in English and has sense of humor. He explained the history by telling stories.
Dalia, the agent for domestic flights was very helpful and thoughtful, checking in every flight for us and emailing us the boarding passes. We really appreciate it since we did not have internet access all the time.
We loved the stay at Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Sacred Valley and Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs, Colca Valley. Both have beautiful breath taking views and extremely peaceful atmosphere.
The entire trip was smooth, never have to worry about picking us up at the airport or hotel except on return to Lima. However, Johanna took care of the issue right away. Kristy, the owner of Miski travel also contacted us, made us feel safe and satisfied.
I'm very grateful to Johanna, Kristy and their team, tour operators and tour guides for our amazing trip in Peru! Thank you Kimkim .

Hotel Reviews
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

very convenient. We had dinner at the hotel and was good

Location
just across from the airport exit
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado
Urubamba

Beautiful and peaceful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
Peru

We stayed there 3 nights. The tour itinerary was good for 2 days only, the 3rd day was just a stretch to make money. It was very expensive, all inclusive but the menu never changes. Not worth for the money

Quality of Experience
more tours for each day
Food
to change menu every day, do not list in the menu if not available like pork belly
Guides, Drivers and Staff
our guide, Carlos was excellent
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Hi Thida,
Thank you for your kind words I'm glad you had an overall great experience in Peru and thank you for being understanding for the delay in one of your pick-ups! We wish you the best travels in the future

Once in a lifetime trip!The overall feedbac...
Peru | Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2022

Saq
Saq M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Once in a lifetime trip!

The overall feedback for the trip was excellent. Johanna organised everything so well We couldn't have done it without her. When we initially thought of a trip we were considering booking everything separately and trying to do it ourselves but the logistics proved too difficult. Johanna was excellent and worked with us to develop our ideal itinerary. The suggestion she made were excellent and things we wouldn't have thought of were covered.
The first section of our... read more

Once in a lifetime trip!

The overall feedback for the trip was excellent. Johanna organised everything so well We couldn't have done it without her. When we initially thought of a trip we were considering booking everything separately and trying to do it ourselves but the logistics proved too difficult. Johanna was excellent and worked with us to develop our ideal itinerary. The suggestion she made were excellent and things we wouldn't have thought of were covered.
The first section of our trip was to the Amazon this was an amazing experience and the accommodation was superb. We then travel to Cusco for the inca trail. Our guide Edwin was fantastic and was so helpful and knowledgeable and really gave us a feel for inca life. He supported us on our trek as some of our group was struggling and made sure we arrived at all the checkpoints on time.
All the flights and transfers were on time.
Overall I am very glad we booked with Kimkim a 5 star service.

Hotel Review
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima
Activity Review
Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado
Quality of Experience
Food
Food was amazing not what I was expecting in the middle of the jungle
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides and very good and make everything enjoyable
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Hi Saq,
Thank you for trusting us to plan your trip and for taking the time to write a review. So happy to hear the 3 of you had a memorable trip. We hope to have you in Peru again!

Amazing trip!!
Peru | Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2022

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Kira H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Mar 13, 2022

Flor Zuniga through Miski travels was our guide for 4 days in Cusco, sacred valley and Machu Picchu. Her English is fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions. She went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible. She even walked us to dinner one night even though our tour portion was over to ensure we got there on time and safely. You can tell her customers are very important to her. She’s extremely friendly, fun to be around, and... read more

Flor Zuniga through Miski travels was our guide for 4 days in Cusco, sacred valley and Machu Picchu. Her English is fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions. She went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible. She even walked us to dinner one night even though our tour portion was over to ensure we got there on time and safely. You can tell her customers are very important to her. She’s extremely friendly, fun to be around, and all around the most amazing tour guide. I would 10/10 recommend this tour company- and make sure you request FLOR! Can’t say enough good things.

Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

so happy to hear you had a great time in Peru! I'll be sure to share this with Flor and we hope to see you in Peru again :)