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Liz Karen L. J.

Peruvian delicious food, unique culture, and fascinating history are part of me! And as a good cusqueñian, I am very proud of my culture and heritage.

I have lived and worked in the USA and made many friends there. Before that having worked on cruise ships in the past, gave me the opportunity to visit many places around the world too!

I traveled all around Peru from North to South and fell in love with it more and more, so I decided to settle in Cusco, my birthplace.

With all these life experiences I know the importance of quality services. I have discovered my passion for traveling and love helping others find their perfect journey.

My goal isn't just to design trips but to create a passion to travel in my homeland.

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started working at a young age in tourism while I was finalizing the university. I felt fascinated with all the stories my clients shared about their trips, and I wished to go abroad, so I decided to work and travel around the world! I didn’t hesitate when I had the chance to work on a cruise ship! After this amazing experience, I had this unique opportunity to work in the USA and went happily. There I made many friends and enjoyed my time. At my return from all my travels, I felt I needed to visit my homeland so I did and just fall in love all over again with Peru. I decided to settle down here and now I am happy to be able to help others with perfect and unique customized trips!"

Liz Karen is part of the following groups: 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.

An alpaca at Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain 
Gourmet Experiences & Outdoor Adventures in Peru - 10 Days

Learn to make ceviche, hike through rainbow-colored hills, taste pisco at a historic Peruvian winery, and ride a zip line through the Sacred Valley on this exciting 10-day journey through Peru. Offering a mix of gourmet experiences and thrilling outdoor activities, the trip starts in Lima, where you'll sightsee and go on a foodie tour in bohemian Barranco. Then you'll travel down the coast to Huacachina to try "surfing" on massive sand dunes and tour family-run wineries. Continue on to Cusco, day-tripping to the Sacred Valley for a rock climbing and zip-lining excursion. Travel to Machu Picchu at dawn to explore the lost city of the Incas, then spend the last day of the itinerary hiking around the colorful landscapes of Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. With fresh air, delicious food, and insights into Peru's history and culture, this trip is a traveler's favorite.

A relaxing sunset in the Amazon
Inca Ruins, Peruvian Wineries & the Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days

From the ancient city of Cusco to the lush waterways of the Amazonian rainforest, this diverse 10-day trip showcases Peru's fascinating culture and magnificent landscapes. Begin with a brief stay in Lima, where you'll have time for sightseeing before continuing to the wine-growing region around Ica and the massive sand dunes of Huacachina. Then you'll catch a flight to Cusco and explore the ruins of the Sacred Valley. Explore Macchu Pichu on an early-morning excursion and hike around the vibrant Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. You'll wrap up the trip with a few days in the Amazon, spotting wildlife, learning about indigenous cultures, and boating along jungle rivers.

Cobblestoned streets of Cusco
Highlights of Lima, Cusco & the Sacred Valley - 9 Days

Divide your time between Lima and Cusco — with a quick side trip to Machu Picchu — on this outdoorsy 9-day itinerary around Peru. These two cities have plenty of historic sights and cultural attractions to explore, from pre-Inca ruins and colorful food markets in Lima to the quaint streets and ancient temples of Cusco. But they're also excellent places to base yourself while making excursions into the surrounding areas. Zoom around the Sacred Valley on a quad bike, trek through vibrantly hued hills at Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain, and enjoy a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, where you'll spend the night before venturing up to Machu Picchu at dawn.

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.

Sunrise over the Uyuni Salt Flats
Cultural Highlights and Natural Wonders of Peru & Bolivia - 10 days

This 10-day itinerary introduces travelers to two South American countries—Peru and Bolivia—and their top cultural and natural attractions. In addition to stops at classic sights like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, the trip takes you off the beaten path to see lesser-known destinations. Visit a crimson-hued lagoon, observe wildlife at a remote flamingo habitat, ride a cable car high over La Paz, see the desert that inspired the work of the great Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, and hike with llamas in a quiet mountain landscape: these are just a few of the experiences you'll enjoy on this unforgettable adventure.

Recent trip reviews for Liz Karen

Well-planned and safe tours · Peru - Jun 8 - Jun 18, 2022

Traveler: Sharmada N. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

The entire trip was well-organized and the staff, local guides and teams were helpful and kind. Most of the hotels were quite good but its worth mentioning which rooms you would like before booking. Casa Biru in Cusco had really good services and their team was very warm and welcoming. The family-run souvenir shop at the hotel's entrance was lovely too.
As for the tours itself, the transport was very comfortable, the guides (Janet, Edwin, Jacqueline and another person whose name I didn't... read more

The entire trip was well-organized and the staff, local guides and teams were helpful and kind. Most of the hotels were quite good but its worth mentioning which rooms you would like before booking. Casa Biru in Cusco had really good services and their team was very warm and welcoming. The family-run souvenir shop at the hotel's entrance was lovely too.
As for the tours itself, the transport was very comfortable, the guides (Janet, Edwin, Jacqueline and another person whose name I didn't catch) were friendly and quite patient, nice and honest about the history of the places we visited, the culture and other interesting facts. They also made sure we could get some good photos and views while walking around each site, and did their best to ensure our safety while trekking in the high altitude.
Liz and Paul, who were in charge of planning and organizing the trip were the absolute best. They helped us plan things until the last minute and made sure to help us even during issues we face during our immigration at the airport. Really glad to have picked their services for our trip.

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Holiday Inn Lima Airport

Lima

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Arawi Miraflores Prime

Lima

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Arawi Miraflores Express

Lima

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The room had no ventilation, the bathroom had a bad odour and not enough lights in the room either.

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Casa Biru Hotel Boutique

Cusco

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The hotel and room was really good. The breakfast was quite basic though and the attached restaurant doesn't really have good food. Would recommend trying other places for food instead.

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Susanna Inn

Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

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Groupal Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Mines Tour

Cusco

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Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu)

Peru

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Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town

Peru

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Groupal Vinicunca trek

Cusco

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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sharmada,
Thank you for taking the time and leave us your comments. I am sharing this with all our team, they will be glad to read it.
Re the hotel, I´m sorry to know this and for sure we'll ask for better rooms and/or choose another one, you comment help us a lot.
Please take care and if somehow we can help in the future, just let me know.
Kind regards.
Liz.

Monica

Peru trip-Inka trail · Peru - Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2022

Traveler: Monica T. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Wonderful experience. Working with Liz made the difference. She picked up great hotels, booked great day trips, arranged all the pick up / drop off activities with good knowledge of the area. The Inka trail adventure lead by Javier Clemente was another success 😊 thank to the entire team (lead, cook, cook helper and all the porters, friends).
Thanks again for a great vacation 😊😊😊

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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Monica, Silviu and Otilia,
It's really moving to read your review, I was very glad to meet you all and hope to see you some time in the future. I`ll share this with our guides and team.
I wish you all the best, and if you decide to come back sometime, feel free to contact me.
Kindly,
Liz.

A week well planned and spent in Peru- Sacred Valley and Amazonia · Peru - May 27 - Jun 3, 2022

Traveler: Marije v. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

A week well spent and planned in Peru- starting from Lima, going to Cuzco, day trips, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain- all day tours were great and memorable. Some days were quite long- this had to do with my limited time (1 week) but all in all the week went well and all excursions worked out and no delays anywhere. I would have liked to have a more extensive tour at MP and if would have known my tour was combined with a small group that just had 2 hours time.

All guides, excursions... read more

A week well spent and planned in Peru- starting from Lima, going to Cuzco, day trips, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain- all day tours were great and memorable. Some days were quite long- this had to do with my limited time (1 week) but all in all the week went well and all excursions worked out and no delays anywhere. I would have liked to have a more extensive tour at MP and if would have known my tour was combined with a small group that just had 2 hours time.

All guides, excursions started prompt- hotel and airport pick-ups always very punctual- this is a great advantage of KimKim. Also having an operational manager available per whats-app is super.

I would definitely recommend the Rainbow Mountain tour- its a long day, but very worthwhile. And include the Amazonia in your trip- I stayed at the InkaTerra and that was such a lovely experience.

The itinerary is very helpful- you know day by day what to expect and there were no unexpected changes. Also all the flights were booked and with the LATAM app its very easy to check-in and board the plane.

All in all a great week.

Hotel Reviews

Casa San Blas Boutique

Cusco

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Very quiet location and quiet hotel- people respect each other and at night you can sleep really well. Great breakfast and good beds and shower- nice touch was the warm water jug in bed on night one. Other nights I did not get this, yet it was cold. Wifi signal very good and would definitely recommend this place if you look for a eco-friendly hotel with a personal touch- very attentive staff!

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Very close to the hotel is a great organic restaurant- walk down 1,5 blocks for a great meal.

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Walking distance from center yet very quiet area and car free patio

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Puerto Maldonado

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In the middle of nature- amazing rooms, they have all the luxury you need and the location is fabulous. There is a lot of good detail such as the oil lamp in the bathroom at night, flashlight, hammocks in your room with great view, space for safe storage, great bed covered by mosquito net. The excursions were great and not rushed at all. Food was wonderful- buffet for breakfast as well as a menu for eggs, pancakes, lunch and dinner a la carte and wide variety of tasty options. Nice lounge area in the main building.

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Yes- the hotel should instruct visitors more about keeping quiet and be aware that rooms are " open" and just be mindful and respectful to all guests and not scream.

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Groupal Palcoyo Trek

Cusco

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Great and long day-very worthwhile! Great tourguide.

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tasty
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larger buss please
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Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town

Peru

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Great day- enough time to do both and then take the train to Aguascalientes. The guide was knowledgeable. We spent too much time at the silver shop.

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very extensive lunch- salads
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Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco

Peru

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I wish Kim Kim would have offered me a more extensive tour than just 2 hours at MP. Please ask your travellers before just booking something. The guide was wonderful

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Train was great experience
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More time guided tour please
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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Marije,
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a good review!
We are happy to know you had a great time while you were here! It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Peru and to meet you.
We added to our descriptions that the shared guided tour in Machu Picchu lasts 02 hours, thank you for the head ups, this helps us improving our service.
I wish you all the best in the future, please feel free to contact me in the future if needed.
Best regards.
Liz.

An amazing trip · Peru - May 5 - May 14, 2022

Traveler: Britt S. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

We had such an amazing trip to Peru, thanks to KimKim. Our local specialist, Liz, listened to our preferences to build a memorable itinerary. We had a great mix of food/culture and adventure, between Lima, Huacachinca, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. On the trip itself all of the guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and provided private tours that felt very special. Our trip required a lot of logistics (I.e., many vans, buses, trains, and planes), and each transfer felt seamless and safe.... read more

We had such an amazing trip to Peru, thanks to KimKim. Our local specialist, Liz, listened to our preferences to build a memorable itinerary. We had a great mix of food/culture and adventure, between Lima, Huacachinca, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. On the trip itself all of the guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and provided private tours that felt very special. Our trip required a lot of logistics (I.e., many vans, buses, trains, and planes), and each transfer felt seamless and safe. Highly recommend!

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El Mapi by Inkaterra

Lima

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Very cool and unique vibe with great food and drinks.

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Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco

Peru

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Private Lima Peruvian Food Tour in Artsy Barranco

Lima

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Groupal Huacachina Adventure: Buggies & Sand Boarding

Huacachina

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Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town

Peru

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Pisac & Ollantaytambo were gorgeous, but our guide did not seem very knowledgeable so we missed out on all the history and other information that would have brought it all to life.

Groupal Ziplining & Via Ferrata in The Sacred Valley

Cusco

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Danny was great!
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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Britt,
It`s really moving to read your review, I`ll share this with all our guides and team. I am thrilled to know this trip was memorable for you.
I wish you all the best in the future, please feel free to contact me in the future if needed.
Best regards.
Liz.

Jeff

What an amazing adventure! · Peru - Apr 9 - Apr 17, 2022

Traveler: Jeff O. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

When we started planning our trip to Peru we were overwhelmed by all the options we had and all the places we wanted to see. By working with Liz Karen she was able to pick the best of the best options for our family. Every detail was planned from the minute we arrived in Lima and included the most amazing tours and excursions including private tours of Lima, Cusco, Machu Pichu, and a rock climbing/ziplining adventure over the Sacred Valley in Peru. Our guides were knowledgable and friendly... read more

When we started planning our trip to Peru we were overwhelmed by all the options we had and all the places we wanted to see. By working with Liz Karen she was able to pick the best of the best options for our family. Every detail was planned from the minute we arrived in Lima and included the most amazing tours and excursions including private tours of Lima, Cusco, Machu Pichu, and a rock climbing/ziplining adventure over the Sacred Valley in Peru. Our guides were knowledgable and friendly and there was not a detail missed. Liz even arranged for us to be Covid tested on the final day so we had a simple entry back into the United States. The amazement of the trip was matched with a resonable cost and excellent accomodations along the way. Our family had an amazing adventure and if you are smart you will book your next adventure with KimKim and let them plan every detail of your next adventure.

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Yawar Inka Hotel

Cusco

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Excellent accomodations, clean and conformtable rooms, and the staff was friendly and welcoming.

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Groupal Quad bikes tour in Moray + Maras & Zip Line + Via Ferrata

Cusco

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The adventure was so amazing the guides made us feel comfortable throughout even though the adventure was challenging and scary.

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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jeff,
Thank you so much for the good vibes and the great comments, I am very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip!
I wish you all the best in the future, and if you decide to come back sometime, feel free to contact me.
Kind regards.
Liz.

Amazing Trip to Peru (Lima, Iquitos, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu) · Peru - Mar 23 - Apr 2, 2022

Traveler: Vinu T. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

We just got back from an amazing trip to Peru. 11 days, 10 nights and all planned and executed to perfection by Liz and her team. If you are looking to visit Peru, Liz and the KimKim team are your go to team. They made our trip comfortable, punctual, with guides that were fluent in English and very knowledgeable about everything. Our first guide in Lima was Massiel who was very good and showed us around Lima and helped us with the local logistics. Our second guide in Cusco and Sacred Valley... read more

We just got back from an amazing trip to Peru. 11 days, 10 nights and all planned and executed to perfection by Liz and her team. If you are looking to visit Peru, Liz and the KimKim team are your go to team. They made our trip comfortable, punctual, with guides that were fluent in English and very knowledgeable about everything. Our first guide in Lima was Massiel who was very good and showed us around Lima and helped us with the local logistics. Our second guide in Cusco and Sacred Valley was Alexandra. We've been to over 16 countries and used so many guides and Alexandra was the best. Very personable, knowledgeable (knew all the great spots to eat especially with 2 vegetarians on the trip). Our final guide who came with us to the Inca trail was Joel and he was an expert in everything Inca (food, flora, fauna, Machu Picchu). All these guides were also excellent photographers, finding the right spots for some amazing pictures and memories. All the drivers who accompanied the guides were also very good, getting us on time and safely. Finally the person behind all this was Liz. From the day we landed, she was on Whatsapp with me, making sure we were in good hands. Great experience and will be using them again !

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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Vinu, thank you very much for your review! Detailed reviews like these are so helpful for other travelers thinking of taking a trip with us and so motivating for us to read! I´m sharing your post with Alexandra, Massiel, and Joel, they will be so happy to read it. I was very pleased to help you with your trip and to make it memorable, thank you very much for your comments about me.
I wish you all the best in your future journeys and if somehow we can help in the future, just let me know. I will be always happy to help!
Kindly,
Liz & Andean Travel Experience team.

Priya

Very good and knowledgeable guides. Loved th... · Peru - Mar 22 - Mar 22, 2022

Traveler: Priya K. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Very good and knowledgeable guides. Loved the city tour and food tour. read more

Very good and knowledgeable guides. Loved the city tour and food tour.

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Private Tour to Lima highlights & Food Tour

Lima Int. Airport (LIM)

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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Priya, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review!
We are excited to read you had a great time while you were here! It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Peru.

Sachin

Thanks to Liz & KimKim for an AMAZING trip! · Peru - Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2021

Traveler: Sachin V. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Thanks to Liz! for an AMAZING trip!
For this once in a life time trip, we entrusted Liz at KimKim.com to plan our trip. This is our second trip with KimKim and I have to say just amazing.! This trip was postponed 3 times due to the pandemic and Liz made it seamless. Planning our trip, she kept up with all the changes and challenges thrown at her even with flights were cancelled intra, she moved to private car transport. During the trip the arrangements seemed flawless to us. Even when... read more

Thanks to Liz! for an AMAZING trip!
For this once in a life time trip, we entrusted Liz at KimKim.com to plan our trip. This is our second trip with KimKim and I have to say just amazing.! This trip was postponed 3 times due to the pandemic and Liz made it seamless. Planning our trip, she kept up with all the changes and challenges thrown at her even with flights were cancelled intra, she moved to private car transport. During the trip the arrangements seemed flawless to us. Even when mother nature threw a curve ball causing train delays on a late evening, Liz had arranged for car transport to get us to our hotel. Our family loved the 7 day trip to this magical place called Peru, but with Liz's experience and guidance the trip was flawless, enjoyable without worry and perfectly managed. Thank you Liz and KimKim.com! Truly loved it.

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Liz Karen L. J., local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sachin,
It was very moving to read your review. Thanks for taking the time and leave us your comments, and thanks also for trusting us with this adventure, too. It was personally rewarding to read this, I am sharing this with all our team.
Hugs from all the Andean Travel Experience family!

Perfect Spring break vacation - PERU!!! · Peru - Mar 4 - Mar 11, 2020

Traveler: Swetha B. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Not sure where to start but this trip was pre-planned way ahead of time to accommodate our vacation and kids spring break for 2020! And NOT to forget our 15th wedding anniversary.
Liz! You have just been awesome through past 5months beginning with planning in mid November from Dallas, TX till completion of our tour in March & send us off safely back home town. Thanks for that awesome resort @ Paracas & amazingly beautiful views at tiny hotel @ Ollantaytambo.
Alexandria was the best guide we... read more

Not sure where to start but this trip was pre-planned way ahead of time to accommodate our vacation and kids spring break for 2020! And NOT to forget our 15th wedding anniversary.
Liz! You have just been awesome through past 5months beginning with planning in mid November from Dallas, TX till completion of our tour in March & send us off safely back home town. Thanks for that awesome resort @ Paracas & amazingly beautiful views at tiny hotel @ Ollantaytambo.
Alexandria was the best guide we had through the tour. Regardless of us having altitude sickness we made an attempt to take the tour later than the usual time in Cusco. The moment we met her she made us feel at home through the day & tour. She is just amazing, left us with beautiful memories.
Gabriel was equally good at Agus Calientes and up until Machu Picchu! He made sure kids were comfortable & answered every bit of those silly questions they had.
Gloria was too good during our stay at LIMA hotel. Took us around the city & gave us a tour around the musical water fountain. Kids had a wonderful time
And all of this wouldn't have been possible without you Liz & team kimkim amidst the virus fear. I would highly recommend and in future would travel the world with you all!!

Kimkim team has provided excellent service. A... · Peru - Mar 10 - Mar 15, 2020

Traveler: Galina R. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Kimkim team has provided excellent service. All scheduled activities were in time, shared guided tours were well organized and well performed. Did not have any problems while visiting Peru. Thank you and special thanks to Liz / my coordinator, who put whole package together. She even brought me a Bday gift, which was very kind of her.

One week in Peru · Peru - Feb 8 - Feb 15, 2020

Traveler: Jean M. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

I want to give a lot of credit to the organizers of our trip. Everything went like clockwork. People picked us up and ferried us exactly when they said so. All our guides were so nice and very well informed about their culture and history. Magaly, Rony, Maria and Julio were all great. We loved all the hotels especially in Cusco at San Blas where they warmed our sheets with hot water bottles.
We packed a lot in in one week and everything we visited was awe inspiring. Nazca lines, Machu... read more

I want to give a lot of credit to the organizers of our trip. Everything went like clockwork. People picked us up and ferried us exactly when they said so. All our guides were so nice and very well informed about their culture and history. Magaly, Rony, Maria and Julio were all great. We loved all the hotels especially in Cusco at San Blas where they warmed our sheets with hot water bottles.
We packed a lot in in one week and everything we visited was awe inspiring. Nazca lines, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo and other Inca sites were fascinating. We were lucky with good weather as well. Thank you for making it all a memorable experience.

Carlos

Wonderful Experience from our Trip to Peru · Peru - Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2020

Traveler: Carlos D. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

My wife and I used Kimkim for our honeymoon to Peru. Their services, prices, availability of their staff and willingness to accommodate our travel arrangements were beyond wonderful. Booking our trip and mapping each stop, the length of the stay for each city, the mode of transportation through Peru, and the tickets for attractions and local flights was very easy and comprehensive. Across Peru, their team was friendly, on time, extremely knowledgeable about every site we visited and so very... read more

My wife and I used Kimkim for our honeymoon to Peru. Their services, prices, availability of their staff and willingness to accommodate our travel arrangements were beyond wonderful. Booking our trip and mapping each stop, the length of the stay for each city, the mode of transportation through Peru, and the tickets for attractions and local flights was very easy and comprehensive. Across Peru, their team was friendly, on time, extremely knowledgeable about every site we visited and so very flexible. We loved the hotels Kimkim selected for us and were happily surprised by the meals they arranged to welcome us in Cusco and on the way to Machu Picchu. We absolutely recommend this company to anyone planning a trip abroad and will use them again in the future.

Carlos

Arrchana

Great family trip to Peru! · Peru - Nov 22 - Dec 2, 2019

Traveler: Arrchana L. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

We used kimkim travel for a recent trip to Peru over 9 days. Our initial apprehension about planning a trip with 6 adults and 6 kids ( ages 3 through 10) was unnecessary, since Kristy and Liz took all our constraints into consideration, and helped put together a great plan for the group. We had a variety of places we wanted to visit - the rainforest, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lima, Cusco. Apart from international flights ( that we booked ourselves) and 2 days in Lima, they helped... read more

We used kimkim travel for a recent trip to Peru over 9 days. Our initial apprehension about planning a trip with 6 adults and 6 kids ( ages 3 through 10) was unnecessary, since Kristy and Liz took all our constraints into consideration, and helped put together a great plan for the group. We had a variety of places we wanted to visit - the rainforest, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lima, Cusco. Apart from international flights ( that we booked ourselves) and 2 days in Lima, they helped plan activities, domestic transport, flights, hotel bookings and tickets to attractions. Highly recommended for travelers ( especially families with young children) who do not want to struggle with local language challenges, ticket availability at attractions, and local transport needs. Special shout out for the accommodation plans - all the hotels / lodges we stayed in were comfortable, and suited our requirements well! (Hotel Dazzler in Lima, Hilton Garden Inn in Cusco, Del Pilar in Ollantaytambo, and family run lodges in Manu National Park)

Cusco Journeys ( Jaime and Lucho) picked us up from Cusco and gave us a great experience over 2 nights and 3 days. They ensured we had good local immersion - home cooked meals ( breakfast and dinner), taking us to "non-touristy" locations and helping us to shop local as well. The kids had a great experience at an animal rescue center, and looked forward to the interesting details Lucho shared about various birds. Jaime took us through the local culture and history and provided interesting anecdotes about events. We thoroughly enjoyed their company!
Suggestion for improvement for this part of the trip : Wish we had been warned beforehand about the bad roads + long drive to Manu national park. We were on the road for the better part of 2 days, and though we had a good experience at the end, would have prepared better if we had known earlier.

Andean Travel handled our trip through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Alexandra, our guide through the Sacred Valley, answered all our questions very patiently, and she was a treasure trove of information! Also, she was a great hit with the kids since she brought them locally made dolls. Javier was our guide at Machu Picchu; in place of the usual 2 hour tour, he was with us for 4 hours and made sure we didnt miss any aspect of the historic location. Excellent experience!

All in all, would highly recommend Kimkim since they work with the best. Would definitely use their services again!

13 Day Peru trip was FANTASTIC! · Peru - Oct 29 - Nov 10, 2019

Traveler: Shari G. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Our 13 day trip to Peru was fabulous! This is the first time I have used any kind of travel service and I will use one again. The activities planned were exactly what we wanted, the multiple, multiple transfers were seamless, the guides were wonderful, and the entire experience was great.

Liz made all the arrangements and the few times that I had questions she was available to answer. A welcome surprise that she arranged for us was a cooking class. That is not something I would have done on my own and it was fun and the food was fantastic.

I highly recommend Kimkim and Liz!!!

Peru · Peru - Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2019

Traveler: Steven G. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Everything went like clockwork with our trip, no snags at all with all of the connections and transfers, etc. Our guides were all excellent and the recommended hotels were all excellent. We hope to return to Peru someday and will definitely be contacting Kimkim for our next trip.

Maxine

Sue Considine - Invoice for Friends (Couple). · Peru - Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2019

Traveler: Maxine B. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Oscar was an outstanding guide for four days. Our itinerary originally included an early morning horseback ride to Rainbow Mountain. We just weren’t up for it mentally or physically and tried to get in touch with our KimKim representative by email but we’re unsuccessful. We did not realize that because it was a Sunday we needed to call. That should have been made clear to us.

Otherwise, all was great!

Sue

fly from lima to cusco, visit machu pichu in 4 nights, 4 days staying in nice hotelss · Peru - Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2019

Traveler: Sue C. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Overall, it was a great experience.
I was particularly grateful for our guide Oscar, and regret that he was not our guide at Machu Puchu.
I now know that I would need 2 full days in Cusco BEFORE rainbow mountain and would plan more down time for recovery between tours. The schedule was too aggressive for me and my needs.

Trip to Peru · Peru - Jul 3 - Jul 17, 2019

Traveler: Lan A. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

The overall experience is ok,but I wonder if something urgent happens and I need some help,who should I turn to? There were several times I failed to contact the travel agent and when I turned to Kimkim I find the contact person and number is the same number I have and have failed to get in touch.Besides the quality of some local guides needs improving. Everyone seems to tell his own stories. We don’t know who to believe.
Thank you!

Trip to Peru · Peru - Jun 6 - Jun 22, 2019

Traveler: Mirtha O. - Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.

Kimkim did a great job organizing an amazing Peru experience for my family of five and our extended family. We had children ranging from age 4 to 14 and they all had a great time seeing the classic Costa, Sierra, y Selva of Peru. All of our guides were knowledgeable and helpful. Alejandra in the Andean portion and Oscar in the Amazonian portion were especially fantastic! We had numerous family members joining and leaving at different times and the organizational team at Kimkim didn't miss... read more

Kimkim did a great job organizing an amazing Peru experience for my family of five and our extended family. We had children ranging from age 4 to 14 and they all had a great time seeing the classic Costa, Sierra, y Selva of Peru. All of our guides were knowledgeable and helpful. Alejandra in the Andean portion and Oscar in the Amazonian portion were especially fantastic! We had numerous family members joining and leaving at different times and the organizational team at Kimkim didn't miss a beat! Everyone made their connections and got to experience the portion they chose without having to stress over the details. Thank you all!