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Kristy Tizon

Kristy is a Peruvian-American who is originally from Los Angeles but now calls Lima, Peru her home. Growing up as a Peruvian-American, she was able to experience the best of both worlds. Her passion for travel and for Peru, led her to launch Miski Travels. Where she plans customized trips for travelers looking to explore Peru the local way.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in all things Peru! From the city of Lima, where I currently live, to Cusco where you can visit the ruins of Machu Picchu, to the Amazons where you can explore the jungle. I am also your go-to-girl on restaurant recommendations. After all, Lima is the gastronomical capital of Latin America. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I grew up visiting Peru and would fall more in love with the country with every visit. In March 2016, I wanted a change and decided to make the big move to Lima, Peru. I thought, what better way than to work as a Travel Coordinator and help people plan their trips to a country so close to my heart. I would consider myself a local now and will only recommend the very best in Peru! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I've been to Cusco 4 times now and in 4 different travel styles, from staying at hostels to staying at the JW Marriott. The one Cusco experience I will never forget is spending New Years Eve in this magical city. It was filled with people ready to bring in the New Year. Fireworks illuminated the sky in the Plaza de Armas, a sea of people walking around the plaza wearing yellow to bring in luck for the New Year. We spent the weekend hiking Rainbow Mountain, ATVing through the Sacred Valley and then hiking to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain mountain. It is a trip I will never forget. Cusco is a magical place filled with great energy and it's one of my favorite places in the world. "

Kristy is part of the following groups: Peru Travel Agents
Ishinca Valley in the Cordillera Blanca
Explore Mountains & Lima - 6 Days

From metropolitan Lima to the remote Peruvian Andes, this 6-day adventure brings you to the heart the action. Start in Lima— the capital of Peru—then take a scenic bus trip to Huaraz, a mountain town popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the city's history, then head into the mountains to see stunning glaciated peaks, bright blue mountain lakes, and Peru's highest mountain—Mt. Huascaran, which towers at 22,205 ft.

Paved Inca Trail
Jungle, Mountains, & Machu Picchu - 9 Days

If you have an adventurer's heart, this 9-day exploration of Peru's jungles and mountains is perfect for you. Start in Lima and enjoy a diverse mix of architecture, world-renowned restaurants, and eclectic neighborhoods. Continue to Cusco—the capital of the ancient Inca empire—and explore narrow cobblestone streets, colorful markets, and ancient ruins. Get a rush of adrenaline as you bike, raft, and trek through Peru's mountains on your way to the Machu Picchu ruins—the iconic 15th-century royal Inca citadel. Continue to the Amazon rainforest for an unforgettable stay in a nature lodge deep in the jungle.

Glacial lake in the Peruvian Andes
Andes Exploration: Huaraz & the Cordillera Blanca - 5 Days

From metropolitan Lima to the remote Peruvian Andes, this 5-day adventure brings you to the heart of the mountains. Start in Lima— the capital of Peru—then take a quick flight to Huaraz, a mountain town popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Spend a day exploring the city's history, then head into the mountains to see stunning glaciated peaks, bright blue mountain lakes, and Peru's highest mountain—Mt. Huascaran, which towers at 22,205 ft.

Rainforest in Manu National Park
Sacred Valley & Manu National Park - 14 Days

From metropolitan cities and ancient Inca ruins to remote jungle lodges, this 14-day exploration of Peru's history and nature is perfect for the adventurous traveler. Start in metropolitan Lima then continue to the imperial Inca capital of Cusco. Explore 15th-century archaeological sites, zip line through the Sacred Valley, and spend a day exploring Machu Picchu before continuing to the Amazon rainforest. Spend 4 days deep in the Manu National Preserve exploring the jungle and seeing rare wildlife. With luck, you might see the reclusive jaguar—king of the Amazon.

Restorative yoga in the Sacred Valley
Restorative Wellness in the Sacred Valley - 7 Days

Rejuvenate, awaken, and connect in Peru's Sacred Valley during this 7-day intentional wellness trip. Start in Lima's eclectic art neighborhood of Miraflores, then head to ancient Cusco and your cozy bungalow retreat in the Sacred Valley. Connect with your body and soul through ancient meditation practices and energizing yoga practices, ending your trip with a visit to the famed Machu Picchu ruins. 

Nazca Lines in Peru's Nazca desert
Peru's Cultural Highlights & Nazca Lines - 9 Days

From Lima to the Nazca Lines to iconic Machu Picchu, this 9-day adventure brings you to Peru's cultural and historic highlights. Start in the metropolitan city of Lima, then head south to Paracas. See the massive Nazca Lines by airplane tour and try your hand at sand boarding on the nearby sand dunes. Explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley, visiting ancient Inca ruins and bustling textile markets, and experiencing local culture. End with a visit to the famed 15th-century imperial Machu Picchu ruins located high in the Amazonian cloud forest.

Recent trip reviews for Kristy

Kristy is a highly experience that offers superior service and advice.
Peru | Aug 26 - Sep 5, 2022

Helen
Helen L.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Kristy was meticulous and attentive in planning the trip and setting up our itinerary. Kristy's advice and expertise was accurate and thoughtful in all phases of the trip. The trip was executed smoothly and our trip was immaculate in all aspects. Every leg of our trip was serviced with tour professionals. My group couldn't have been happier with our experience and would highly recommend using Kristy and her team. The service level provided was far superior to any other travel agency I... read more

Kristy was meticulous and attentive in planning the trip and setting up our itinerary. Kristy's advice and expertise was accurate and thoughtful in all phases of the trip. The trip was executed smoothly and our trip was immaculate in all aspects. Every leg of our trip was serviced with tour professionals. My group couldn't have been happier with our experience and would highly recommend using Kristy and her team. The service level provided was far superior to any other travel agency I have worked with. It was a pleasure being in Kristy's care.

Hotel Reviews
Atoq San Blas Hotel
Cusco

The hotel was meticulously clean and the hospitality was top rated. We looked forward to the excellent breakfast service each morning. The hotel concierge ran down to the main boulevard twice to bring our luggage up the hill and all the stairs which was amazing. We felt at home and so well taken care of during our stay. The views from the hotel of Cusco were breathtaking.

Authenticity & Character
The San Blas has nice a charming atmosphere with old world charm.
Location
That it was in San Blas and away from the main square and hustle and bustle. Got to love the stairs and hill :)
Staff
The staff provided top notch service in cleanliness, breakfast service and being so accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotlessly clean during COVID
Katari Hotel
Arequipa

Nice hotel in the main square which had old world charm. It was enjoyable to see that the hotel retained the historic aspect and culture.

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Casa Andina Premium Puno
Puno

The hotel had it's own dock and this was special surprise that we didn't have to leave the premises for our Uros island tour. The restaurant food was delicious and had a great selection to offer.

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Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs
Yanque

The Colca Lodge had nice amenities with their own domesticated Alpaca and Llama area. The hot springs, although we didn't have a chance to use the facilities, was nice to have on premises. The layout and views of the grounds were enchanting.

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Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Location was close to bus and train, clean and convenient. Had the best sleep during the trip at the hotel. The staff was very welcoming.

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Location
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Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Lima

The hotel was at a nice location and the staff was very helpful in explaining the amenities and services offered. The rooms were immaculate and relaxing. The exercise room had the right balance of cardio and weights. The staff was helpful in procuring cab rides and safeguarding/storing our luggage. If the hotel room is available before check-in, the hotel staff should allow earlier check-in.

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Activity Reviews
Arequipa to the Colca Canyon
Colca

The drive to Colca Canyon gave us a chance to see the scenic landscape of Peru and the wildlife along the way. This was also an opportunity to acclimate to the varying altitudes during our itinerary. Antonio from Giardino Tours was outstanding in explaining the historical and cultural aspects of Peru. Hector was an excellent driver during the ascent and descents so we didn't get car sick from the winding roads.

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Colca Canyon & Puno Arrival
Peru

Arriving in the morning to watch the condors soar was spectacular. The drive to Puno was quite long and slow due to slow traffic.

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Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

Spectacular views of Uros island and understanding how the local people lives was the highlight of both Uros and Taquile Island. Jose was amazing in bonding with the locals and how welcoming they were. The food on Taquile was simple and delicious. All the locals were so welcoming and friendly.

Quality of Experience
Food
The lunch on Taquile was simple and amazing.
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
The captain was nice.
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Huayna Picchu- Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Amazing and picture perfect views of Machu Picchu. Every picture was perfect. Best to see the citadel first before climbing Huayna Picchu so the fog can lift and you can get a spectacular view of the citadel from Huayna Picchu. The climb is tough but doable and watch out for the nasty mosquitos. Sonya was engaging and thorough in the history of the ancient Incan empire and Machu Picchu which added to the experience. Sonya guided us away from the crowded touristy spots to enjoy some of the quieter sites.

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Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Hi Helen,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy you and the rest of your travel group had a great time in Peru. It was truly a pleasure to help you navigate your way through the country. I hope you left with some wonderful memories. Please keep in touch for any future travels.

Take care and thank you again for trusting us with your trip!

Saludos,
Kristy

Best of Peru
Peru | May 5 - May 11, 2022

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Justin D.
Port Chester, NY | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Absolutely incredible trip with perfect logistics and an amazing guide and team on the ground!

My wife and I had an unforgettable week in Peru which was planned perfectly by the Miski team! I recommend Miski to everyone who asks about our trip. I could not thank the Miski team enough for their ability to create a perfect trip based on our preferences.

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

It was such a pleasure to have you for your trip to Peru. Thank you so much for choosing to boom with us. Come visit us again!

We loved our Peru trip!
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 17, 2022

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Richard W.
Glen Avon, CA | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

We loved our Peru trip! From start to finish, Kristy went above and beyond in helping us plan it and in helping us resolve any issues that came up. Kristy was readily available and quick to help. She helped us resolve easily a couple hotel reservation issues that came up and in even helping us find a lost tablet that our kids left in a hotel. We loved all our guides and stops along the way but we were particularly impressed with our guide Maycol at Lake Titicaca. It was our daughter’s... read more

We loved our Peru trip! From start to finish, Kristy went above and beyond in helping us plan it and in helping us resolve any issues that came up. Kristy was readily available and quick to help. She helped us resolve easily a couple hotel reservation issues that came up and in even helping us find a lost tablet that our kids left in a hotel. We loved all our guides and stops along the way but we were particularly impressed with our guide Maycol at Lake Titicaca. It was our daughter’s birthday while we were there and he went above and beyond in planning a birthday party for her, getting a cake, and giving her a personal gift that required personal time and effort from him. Peru is a beautiful country with wonderful people and kimkim helped us see it all!

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Hi Richard,

Thank you so much for your review! I am so glad you had a wonderful time with your family and glad we could help recover the kid’s iPad. We hope you visit Peru again in the future. Take care!

Saludos,
Kristy

Fabulous Trip
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 17, 2022

Joni
Joni G.
Richardson, TX | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

We had a fabulous trip! It was so nice to have everything planned and run so smoothly. Having all the ground transportation planned in advance was really nice. The vans were so comfortable and the drivers were great! We loved all of our tour guides.
Edwin our guide in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu was very knowledgeable and professional as well as friendly.
We especially liked Michael in Puno. He really went the extra like for us. Everything was wonderful. When we did run info a... read more

We had a fabulous trip! It was so nice to have everything planned and run so smoothly. Having all the ground transportation planned in advance was really nice. The vans were so comfortable and the drivers were great! We loved all of our tour guides.
Edwin our guide in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu was very knowledgeable and professional as well as friendly.
We especially liked Michael in Puno. He really went the extra like for us. Everything was wonderful. When we did run info a problem Kristy was on top of it and worked things out. Thank you so much for such a great trip!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Clean, large rooms, great food!

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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

Absolutely gorgeous property. Beautiful lodge, wonderful food, amazing top notch staff! The rooms were splendid! Love the hammocks!

Authenticity & Character
Everything
Location
In the rain forest!
Staff
Went above and beyond to accommodate our needs.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Super clean!
Rumi Wasi
Cusco

Cold

Authenticity & Character
Old but well cared for
Location
Walking distances to the main plaza
Staff
Went above and beyond
Cleanliness & Comfort
Was very clean
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado
Urubamba

Lovely large property

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close the everything you want too see in Sacred Valley
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco

Not as clean as all the other hotels we stayed at.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right next to the train station
Staff
Very accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness and smell
Quinta San Blas by Ananay Hotels
Cusco

It’s old and so it just had that old smell but was nice

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to everything
Staff
Very accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean
Casa Andina Premium Puno
Puno

Beautiful views of Lake Titicaca

Authenticity & Character
Location
On the lake
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room smelled but was clean
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Lima

Absolutely fabulous! Great location! Clean big rooms!

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Location
Staff
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Amantani Homestay
Isla Amantani

For a Homestay I was surprised how nice this home was. We had private bedrooms and bathrooms. The host family were as kind as they could be. They went the extra mile to help us celebrate a birthday with a band, dancing, a cake, so much fun! Great food during our stay as well .

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully decorated
Location
Overlook Lake Titicaca
Staff
So kind and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Wonderful
Activity Reviews
Lima Free Day to Explore
Peru
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Guides, drivers and staff
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Into the Amazon: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

Lots of wild life they made sure they went the extra mile so we could see plenty of wild life

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Sacred Valley Tour
Peru

Salt Mines super cool All the ruins amazing

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Maras & Moray Tour from Sacred Valley
Peru

FABULOUS

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru

Great views! Clean and comfortable

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
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Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Stunning! Sacred! Amazing! Fantastic!

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Arrival in Puno & transfer to hotel
Puno

Amazing tour guide

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

Super interesting

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Guides, drivers and staff
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Amantani Island Cultural and back to Puno (Day 2)
Peru

You need to do this ! I was hesitant and kind of dreading this but it was so amazing. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to stay with a local family. Nicest people you will ever meet.

Quality of Experience
Everything
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
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Fly from Puno to Lima
Puno
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Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Hi Joni,

I am so glad you all had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for taking the time to review the hotels and activities. We really appreciate it! We hope you come back to visit us again. Take care! :)

Saludos,
Kristy

What an amazing experience!!
Peru | Jun 5 - Jun 12, 2022

Amanda
Amanda H.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

My husband and I knew we wanted to go to Peru for our honeymoon, but we weren't sure how to make the most of the time we had on our own. I found Kristy through Kimkim.com, and she was amazing from start to finish! She helped us to find the best balance of all the things we wanted to do within a budget that worked for us. She also got us connected with some really great guides through Lima Gourmet (Sylvia is a gem!) and Cusi Travel (Edy and Jose Luis are the best!). Our guides were very... read more

My husband and I knew we wanted to go to Peru for our honeymoon, but we weren't sure how to make the most of the time we had on our own. I found Kristy through Kimkim.com, and she was amazing from start to finish! She helped us to find the best balance of all the things we wanted to do within a budget that worked for us. She also got us connected with some really great guides through Lima Gourmet (Sylvia is a gem!) and Cusi Travel (Edy and Jose Luis are the best!). Our guides were very knowledgable and we are grateful to have gotten to see Peru history and culture from their local perspective.

We cannot recommend Kristy enough - we'll be talking about this trip for years to come!

Hotel Review
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima

What an extremely welcoming staff! We were delighted to have the opportunity to dine in at the hotel restaurant and take a soak in the hot pond at the spa!

Tips for future travelers

If you can swing it, stay more than just one night! We wish we had had more time to spend here!

Authenticity & Character
What a beautiful and thoughtfully designed property!
Location
It's very centrally located in the town for easy access to trains, busses, nightlife, and shopping
Staff
They were very friendly and accommodating! There was a slight mix up with our reservation due to a miscommunication and they were so gracious and helpful through it all!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our room was so cozy and comfy!
Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Hi Amanda,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy you had an amazing time on your honeymoon. It was such a pleasure helping you navigate your trip to Peru! We hope you come visit again in the future.

Take care! :)
-Kristy

Highly recommend Kristy and team
Peru | Apr 3 - Apr 7, 2022

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Bala L.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

I am so glad that we found Kristy through kimkim. From the beginning, Kristy has been extremely helpful and patient as she answered all of our questions about a trip to Peru. Clearly, she has a lot of knowledge about the country. She was always trying to get us the best experience within our budget and came up with various options for us. Whenever there was a curve ball (postponement due to Omicron variant, transportation strikes in Peru), Kristy and team were prepared to adjust things as... read more

I am so glad that we found Kristy through kimkim. From the beginning, Kristy has been extremely helpful and patient as she answered all of our questions about a trip to Peru. Clearly, she has a lot of knowledge about the country. She was always trying to get us the best experience within our budget and came up with various options for us. Whenever there was a curve ball (postponement due to Omicron variant, transportation strikes in Peru), Kristy and team were prepared to adjust things as needed. We are very thankful for the peace of mind and security we were able to get knowing that we were relying on experts on the ground and didn't have to worry about going to a new country where we barely spoke the language. Special shout-out to Cesar in Cusco who was an amazing guide for us. This team always went above and beyond what we expected from them. Fully deserved 5-stars.

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

Machu Picchu was the dream destination in Peru. Kristy and team made it work for us in spite of having to change tickets at the very last minute due to circumstances beyond our control. We ended up doing a day-trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Our local guide, Cesar, made sure that the day was as comfortable as possible and allowed us enough time there to enjoy the unique beauty and history of the place.

Quality of Experience
There's a reason Machu Picchu is one of the seven modern wonders of the world!
Guides, drivers and staff
Extremely helpful guides and staff who were patient and gave us our time and space to enjoy the experience.
Transport
Transportation was taken care of by our guides and was as comfortable as possible.
Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Hi Bala- Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure helping you navigate this trip and I am so happy you were able to get to Machu Picchu despite the challenges we came across. I hope you left Peru with some wonderful memories. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! :)

Kristy at Kimkim was absolutely a dream to wo...
Peru | Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2022

Kristy
Kristy M.
Kearns, UT | Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Kristy at Kimkim was absolutely a dream to work with. We kept changing plans and she kept working things out for us even when we go on the trip. We had last minute train & bus rides we wanted and with a quick text to Kristy she made all arrangement’s. Kristy kept in touch with us throughout the entire trip & made this trip fabulous. We wanted adventure and she did that as well. Thanks for a wonderful trip to Peru we would recommend Kristy and Kimkim to anyone. read more

Kristy at Kimkim was absolutely a dream to work with. We kept changing plans and she kept working things out for us even when we go on the trip. We had last minute train & bus rides we wanted and with a quick text to Kristy she made all arrangement’s. Kristy kept in touch with us throughout the entire trip & made this trip fabulous. We wanted adventure and she did that as well. Thanks for a wonderful trip to Peru we would recommend Kristy and Kimkim to anyone.

Hotel Review
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

Great location for a late flight in to Peru. Very convenient.

Activity Review
Sky Lodge Adventure
Peru

What a wonderful adventure. I am 58 years old and out of shape. The team at the Sky Lodge were patient and helped me do the via ferratta to the sky lodge where they had a wonderful dinner for us and great accommodations in the pod. Would recommend this to everyone.

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Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Hi Kristy- Thank you so much for trusting us with your trip to Peru! It was such a pleasure to put this together for you. I am so happy you left with wonderful memories. Please come visit us again soon!

We had an incredible experience
Peru | Dec 25 - Jan 8, 2022

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Isaiah N.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

We had an incredible experience working with Kristy from the very beginning.

Kristy answered all of our questions and was always very attentive when we were debating between places to go or activities to partake in. She was very knowledgeable about the country and the various activities to do and places to visit.

Our experience in Peru was incredible. All of the details were taken care for us and it was very simple to figure out where and when we needed to be throughout.

Finally, all of... read more

We had an incredible experience working with Kristy from the very beginning.

Kristy answered all of our questions and was always very attentive when we were debating between places to go or activities to partake in. She was very knowledgeable about the country and the various activities to do and places to visit.

Our experience in Peru was incredible. All of the details were taken care for us and it was very simple to figure out where and when we needed to be throughout.

Finally, all of our guides and drivers were great. We REALLY loved Edy in Cusco, who went above and beyond multiple times to help make our tours and stay that much more enjoyable.

Hotel Review
Second Home
Barranco, Lima

Incredible hotel. We loved the Mirador room - it had a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and was centrally located in Burranco.

Tips for future travelers

None

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Activity Review
ATV tour- Moray and Maras Salt Flats
Peru

Amazing views and really beautiful experience.

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Food
Guides, drivers and staff
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Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Thank you so much for choosing to travel with us! We hope to see you in Peru again. :)

Amazing trip to Peru (and felt 100% safe during COVID)
Peru | Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2021

Christine
Christine C.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2021

We had an incredible 10-day trip to Peru. Kristy & Miski Travels crafted a wonderful itinerary for us, and we got to explore the Amazon, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Macchu Picchu / Aguas Calientes, and Palccoyo (Rainbow Mountain). Kristy was extremely helpful in answer all of our questions, particularly around COVID requirements and protocol. We showed up at the airport prepared with the affidavit of health that she informed us about, and were able to use the at-home rapid testing kits that she... read more

We had an incredible 10-day trip to Peru. Kristy & Miski Travels crafted a wonderful itinerary for us, and we got to explore the Amazon, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Macchu Picchu / Aguas Calientes, and Palccoyo (Rainbow Mountain). Kristy was extremely helpful in answer all of our questions, particularly around COVID requirements and protocol. We showed up at the airport prepared with the affidavit of health that she informed us about, and were able to use the at-home rapid testing kits that she told us about in order to get back home to the US. Peruvians were incredibly diligent and respectful about keeping masks on, and we felt very safe while there. Around Cusco & Macchu Picchu, our guide José taught us an incredible amount about Incan history, architecture, religion, and more. We are so excited about everything we had learned, seen, and eaten, and can't wait to go back again someday!

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Christine! I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Peru. We can't wait to have you back someday! :)

Incredible trip, amazing country.
Peru | Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2021

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Eli D.
El Cerrito, CA | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Incredible trip, amazing country. Kristy was great with helping promptly for various hiccups etc on the way. José was an absolutely phenomenal guide in the Cusco area, teaching us so much about the Incas and the local culture and customs. His English was fluent so conversations were had easily. The ecolodge in the rainforest was all-inclusive and pampered us, as well as took us on many tours and etc that were great, although our particular guide (Hugo) didn't speak English super well and was also kind of uh... boring, so I felt there could have been some improvement there.

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Hi Eli- Thanks so much for your review and your feedback on your trip with us! So happy you left with such wonderful memories of Peru. I will definitely look into speaking with the Amazon lodge about their guide, Hugo, as we do want to make sure you are getting assigned guides that are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. It was such a pleasure helping you and Christine plan this trip and hope you make it back to Peru in the future. Take care! :)

See the Best of Peru
Peru | May 26 - May 31, 2019

Tiffany
Tiffany Y.
Taiwan | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Our trip to Peru was amazing! Kristy was super helpful and very organized. This was the first trip I could finally not worry about how to get to the next destination and what kind of train or plane we have to catch. From getting us to and from airports, to different scenic destinations, to our numerous hotels, Kristy and her team were always spot on. Our local guide was also very thoughtful and looked after us very well. They made sure we were never too tired and gave us numerous... read more

Our trip to Peru was amazing! Kristy was super helpful and very organized. This was the first trip I could finally not worry about how to get to the next destination and what kind of train or plane we have to catch. From getting us to and from airports, to different scenic destinations, to our numerous hotels, Kristy and her team were always spot on. Our local guide was also very thoughtful and looked after us very well. They made sure we were never too tired and gave us numerous recommendations on restaurants and merchandise. We were able to go to at least 4 different Inca sites and we were able to do a whole circuit around Machu Picchu in less than 4 hours! All the hotels that Kristy booked for us were in great locations and were all very clean and comfortable. Thank you Kristy and to everyone who helped us with this trip. We will definitely be booking through Kimkim again!

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Hi Tiffany- Thanks so much for your kind words! It is so great to hear that you had an amazing time during your time here. Please come back and visit! :)

Trip to Peru
Peru | Apr 20 - Apr 27, 2019

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Schemilda A.
Brooklyn, NY | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Our trip to Peru was exactly how we wanted it. Kristy was amazing, easy to reach. She was always checking on us to make sure we were fine. The trip was well planned and well organized. We visited the places we wanted and the excursions were perfect and beautiful to experience. The locals are so friendly, warm. and loving. Peru is a place we would definitely recommend, book your trip with Kimkim.

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Hi Schemilda- Thank you so much for your feedback! I love seeing your photos. It was a pleasure putting this trip together for you and hope you come to visit Peru again. :)

Trip to Peru
Peru | Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019

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David F.
Laingsburg, MI | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

First, I want to say our trip was awesome! Using Kim Kim for our travel earlier this month, is one of the wisest things we’ve ever done with travel. They took care of all the details flawlessly and even some that we hadn’t even contemplated. Kristy, our travel assistant was wonderful in planning details to match our travel interests. Our trip started out as a suggested itinerary and she helped us tweak it to fit our needs and interests. The time of year that we traveled, played well as a less... read more

First, I want to say our trip was awesome! Using Kim Kim for our travel earlier this month, is one of the wisest things we’ve ever done with travel. They took care of all the details flawlessly and even some that we hadn’t even contemplated. Kristy, our travel assistant was wonderful in planning details to match our travel interests. Our trip started out as a suggested itinerary and she helped us tweak it to fit our needs and interests. The time of year that we traveled, played well as a less crowded, off-season travel time. Our local guide at Machu Picchu was named Luis. He was exceptional! He knew the answer to all our questions, provided us space to enjoy the experience, and was fun to be with. Another great arrangement by Kim Kim.🙂 We encountered a small change in our travel plans and received a small cash refund, before we even left Peru! We couldn’t have asked for a better planned vacation to Peru. Next year, we’ll see what Kim Kim can do for us again.

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Hi David- thank you so much for your feedback! So glad you had a great time here in Peru. Please let us know of any future travels, kimkim will be happy to help. :)

Amazon jungle
Peru | Mar 20 - Mar 29, 2019

Dilip
Dilip M.
Norfolk, VA | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

All arrangements was very good
Great guides both place
All other staff van driver
Host wear very nice
Over all all your staff or subcontractors very helpfully people we knowledgeable
Very friendly and helpful

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Hi Dilip, thank you so much for your feedback! It was a pleasure to put your trip together. It was also really nice to spend some time with you and your group in Lima. I hope you left with life-long memories. Please keep in touch for any future travels to Peru!

Amazon jungle
Peru | Mar 20 - Mar 29, 2019

Bharat
Bharat S.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Great job by all but best from Emilia for Machu Pichu Least impress with service provided for Rainbow
Overall great experience

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Hi Bharat! It was a pleasure putting this trip together for you and your group. Thank you for your feedback, I will definitely look into your comments. Hope to see you in Peru again someday! :)

Cultural Highlights of the Sacred Valley
Peru | Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2018

Susan
Susan D.
Bellingham, WA | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2019

Trying to plan our trip to Machu Picchu and the sacred valley online was confusing and stressful but Kristy smoothed out everything for us. She arranged transportation and provided us with an extremely knowledgeable guide, David. He was widely read and taught us about so much of the history of the Inca and pre-Incan peoples of the area. Our visit to Peru was much richer than we would have had on our own. We will use the KimKim team again.

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2019

Hi Susan - Thank you so much for choosing to book your trip with us! So glad you had a wonderful time and I love seeing your photos. We hope you come back to visit us again! take care and safe travels! :)

Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu
Peru | Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2018

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Raj R.
Flint, MI | Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Stars More than 5
Prompt
Exactly as what is needed
Timely arrivals

I would recommend to anyone.

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Hi Raj- Thank you so much for traveling to Peru with us. I am so glad you had a great time. Come back and visit again. Take care! :)

Peru Highlights Adventure - 8 Days
Peru | Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2018

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Sonal T.
Miami, FL | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

We recently came back from Peru - we are a family of four (kids are 3 and 5). Kristy was absolutely spectacular. She was responsive and communicating with us throughout our trip. She quickly and efficiently resolved little hiccups along the way. In Lima, our tour guide David was amazing! He was incredibly knowledgeable and more than willing to accommodate variations in our itinerary. From Cuzco to the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, we had the same guide - Flor. I cannot put into words... read more

We recently came back from Peru - we are a family of four (kids are 3 and 5). Kristy was absolutely spectacular. She was responsive and communicating with us throughout our trip. She quickly and efficiently resolved little hiccups along the way. In Lima, our tour guide David was amazing! He was incredibly knowledgeable and more than willing to accommodate variations in our itinerary. From Cuzco to the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, we had the same guide - Flor. I cannot put into words how wonderful she was. She has a 5 year old daughter, and was able to anticipate the needs of our children to a tee. Not only was she an amazing tour guide, but she was more than willing to act an extra set of hands for our children. Even now, they still ask for Tia Flor! We were nervous travelling with young kids, but thanks to Kristy and her team, everything was well organized and seamless. Thank you so much for an amazing vacation!

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Hi Sonal- Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy you guys had a wonderful time in Peru and it was my pleasure helping you put this together. I will pass on the message to David and Flor, I am sure they will be delighted to hear that you had a great time. :) Please come back and visit again! Take care

Trip to Peru
Peru | Nov 7 - Nov 7, 2018

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Sandra R.
Davenport, FL | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018

David was excellent would definitely recommend him and the company.

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018

Hi Sandra- Thank you! I will let David know as well, so glad you enjoyed your day tour with him. Hope you come back and visit again soon!

Peru
Peru | Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2018

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Michelle D.
Springfield, MA | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2018

Edy was the best!! Local tour guide made the trip an awesome experience.
Kimkim company meet our needs but there would have been less travel stress with increased communication form the company. More emails, quick call or check in would have been easy to do and made our travels much better.

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2018

Hi Michelle- thank you so much for your review and for choosing to book your trip with us. I am so glad you had a great time in Cusco and loved Edy!

One Week in Peru: 5 Great Itineraries
Peru | Sep 15 - Sep 22, 2018

Lindsey
Lindsey D.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Kristy was absolutely incredible! From planning the trip, to the level of communication we received during the trip, I felt well taken care of throughout the whole thing. Kristy was able to create a custom experience for a trip to Peru for my friend and I. No matter what we threw her way (new locations, different sights to see), she was able to revise our itenerary quickly each time while giving us real-time feedback on what she would recommend.

During the trip, my friend and I truly felt... read more

Kristy was absolutely incredible! From planning the trip, to the level of communication we received during the trip, I felt well taken care of throughout the whole thing. Kristy was able to create a custom experience for a trip to Peru for my friend and I. No matter what we threw her way (new locations, different sights to see), she was able to revise our itenerary quickly each time while giving us real-time feedback on what she would recommend.

During the trip, my friend and I truly felt like we were VIP. When we arrived at each destination, there would be someone waiting for us to take us to our hotel. It was completely stress-free! The majority of the tours were private, meaning my friend and I could ask all the questions we wanted. We felt like we got the most out of each experience. The tour guides were so friendly and passionate about the history behind each sight or destination.

I would highly recommend traveling through KimKim (as long as all the agents are as incredible as Kristy). It takes the stress out of planning, booking and traveling throughout a foreign country.

5 stars all around :)

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Hi Lindsey- Thank you again for choosing to book your trip with us! So glad you had an awesome time in Peru. We hope to see you back here again! :)

One Week in Peru: 5 Great Itineraries
Peru | Sep 15 - Sep 22, 2018

Katie
Katie H.
Boston, MA | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

I had the most incredible trip to Peru! Kristy was amazing to work with from the planning stages to preparing for the trip, to every detail during the trip! For planning, Kristy listened to what we wanted to get out of our trip and planned the perfect, custom itinerary. She was quick to respond and listened to our needs and helped us stay realistic when we were trying to cram too much into our time in Peru.

During our trip, everything was seamless and stress free. We had amazing guides the... read more

I had the most incredible trip to Peru! Kristy was amazing to work with from the planning stages to preparing for the trip, to every detail during the trip! For planning, Kristy listened to what we wanted to get out of our trip and planned the perfect, custom itinerary. She was quick to respond and listened to our needs and helped us stay realistic when we were trying to cram too much into our time in Peru.

During our trip, everything was seamless and stress free. We had amazing guides the entire trip! From David & our food tour in Lima, to Lucas & Efrain who took us to the Ballestas Islands and Huacachina and lastly Edwin, who was an expert on all things in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu. Every guide was well-informed, fun and adjusted everything to fit our needs.

Our hotels were are all in great locations, they were all cute & fun to stay in. Transportation was also a breeze, with Kristy doing an amazing job making getting from A to B so easy. Someone was always greeting us with a smiling face.

Kristy was amazing to work with. It was an incredible trip & would 100% recommend working with Kristy to anyone who is traveling to Peru!

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Hi Katie! Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you and Lindsey had a great time during your time in Peru. We enjoyed having you travel with us. I hope you left Peru with long lasting memories. Hope you come visit us again in the future! :)

Lima and Cusco
Peru | Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2018

Lourdes
Lourdes E.
Springtown, TX | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Everything was so awesome ..I'm so glad I met Kristy. She is did a great job:)

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Hi Lourdes! So glad you and your family had a wonderful time in Peru. Peru and I miss you guys already. Come back to visit soon! :)

Lima and Cusco
Peru | Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2018

Thomas
Thomas E.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Our family’s trip to Peru was amazing, and a lot of the success is owed to our specialist Kristy. She was fully involved in our trip planning and spoke with my wife multiple times to answer all of our questions and help plan out a custom package. Upon arrival, she met us at the airport and ensured that every step of the way was taken care of. While in Peru, Kristy was always just a phone call away - she went above and beyond multiple times to ensure that our trip was smooth and a success. In... read more

Our family’s trip to Peru was amazing, and a lot of the success is owed to our specialist Kristy. She was fully involved in our trip planning and spoke with my wife multiple times to answer all of our questions and help plan out a custom package. Upon arrival, she met us at the airport and ensured that every step of the way was taken care of. While in Peru, Kristy was always just a phone call away - she went above and beyond multiple times to ensure that our trip was smooth and a success. In several instances, she came to meet us to help and to ensure that our trip was the best. I can’t say enough good about the kimkim experience and our specialist Kristy - I am grateful for our experience.

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Hi Thomas! Thank you so much for choosing to book your trip with us and thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure helping you and your family plan your trip to Peru. We can't wait until you guys visit us again. Take care! :)

Lares Trek + 2D Inca Trail
Peru | May 16 - May 19, 2018

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Chris L.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

My entire trip to Peru was incredible thanks to the help of Kristy and the rest of the Miski Travels team.

Kristy is an incredibly organized and smart professional. Her deep relationships with the local vendors in the area is an immediate value-add for her clients. In addition, her english/spanish translation is invaluable for english-speaking travelers. She was able to organize everything from travel, entertainment and restaurants to trips outside of Lima such as the famous Manchu Picchu... read more

My entire trip to Peru was incredible thanks to the help of Kristy and the rest of the Miski Travels team.

Kristy is an incredibly organized and smart professional. Her deep relationships with the local vendors in the area is an immediate value-add for her clients. In addition, her english/spanish translation is invaluable for english-speaking travelers. She was able to organize everything from travel, entertainment and restaurants to trips outside of Lima such as the famous Manchu Picchu tour and Paracas.

I highly recommend those traveling to Peru to leverage the expertise of Kristy and the Miski Travel team. Their high-touch service is worth every penny.

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Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

Hi Chris! Thanks so much for booking your trip with us and for your kind words. We are so glad you had a wonderful time in Peru and hope you left with some great memories. We hope you come back to visit again! :)

Trip to Peru
Peru | May 8 - May 21, 2018

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Christine B.
Las Vegas, NV | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2018

Christy did a super good job accommodating all my special requests and last minute changes. We were supposed to fly into Lima but a delayed United flight caused us to miss our connection in Houston. I found a flight into Quito that put us there two days earlier than we planned to visit this city. Christy quickly fixed things, had a pick-up waiting for us at that new airport and had a hotel room waiting for us. Another memorable person was David who took us on an all-day food tour in Lima. He... read more

Christy did a super good job accommodating all my special requests and last minute changes. We were supposed to fly into Lima but a delayed United flight caused us to miss our connection in Houston. I found a flight into Quito that put us there two days earlier than we planned to visit this city. Christy quickly fixed things, had a pick-up waiting for us at that new airport and had a hotel room waiting for us. Another memorable person was David who took us on an all-day food tour in Lima. He has a great fun loving personality for a tour guide. He will teach you how to make a Pisco Sour and Ceviche, tour a market and have lunch with a great view of the ocean. Other tour guides in Equador and Peru seemed to want to tell us lots of details about each city, suburbs, and counties. Things like population and square meters. I'm not sure maybe they need to know such information to pass their Tour Guide Exam. We finally mentioned to one that we were more interested in learning about the culture, history, flora, and fauna. The tour got a little more interesting at that point.

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Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting with you Christine! Thank you for traveling with us. Hope you left with wonderful memories of Peru and that we will see you back soon! :)