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Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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.

Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands & Sacred Valley - 16 Days

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

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

ALMOST STRAINED AT THE TRAIN STATION
Peru | Oct 27 - Nov 1, 2022

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Youngsoo R.
Los Altos, CA | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Everything was good except the driver who drove me and other 8 passengers . First the driver didn't wait us at the train station with our names flags. I had to call Dario for assistance. It was a TERRIBLE ARRANGEMENT every passengers felt. We all felt being SYSTEMATICALLY AND INTENTIONALLY CHEATED, almost !

Then he refused to take us back to our hotel. He didn't speak English, or pretend he doesn't know any phone number to call. What a lie. How he knew we were waiting for being picked up... read more

Everything was good except the driver who drove me and other 8 passengers . First the driver didn't wait us at the train station with our names flags. I had to call Dario for assistance. It was a TERRIBLE ARRANGEMENT every passengers felt. We all felt being SYSTEMATICALLY AND INTENTIONALLY CHEATED, almost !

Then he refused to take us back to our hotel. He didn't speak English, or pretend he doesn't know any phone number to call. What a lie. How he knew we were waiting for being picked up at the train station !! We had to insist to bring us to the hotel and SIT in the van for 10 minutes. Finally he drove me to my hotel. He knew which Marriott ( out of three in Cusco) he supposed to go ? He knew it to begin with !!

I am SERIOUSLY worry about other passenger ( all young girls from Denmark). I have considered to call the local police.

Kimkim is ultimately responsible for my case at least. I will post this experience to public to aware !!

Hotel Reviews
Palacio del Inka Cusco
Cusco

Wonderful place and wonderful staff

Authenticity & Character
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Conveniently licaat near tge center of Cusco
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Camping
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Classic Inca Trail 1/4 w/ extra Porter Service
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Wonderful
Guides, Drivers and Staff
I thought Dario was my guide. Roberto was ok but I don't like to being switched to ther guide without any prior notice
Transport
Groupal Classic Inca Trail 2/4
Peru
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Groupal Classic Inca Trail 3/4
Peru
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Groupal Classic Inca Trail 4/4: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Peru
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Hi Youngsoo,
Thank you very much for your comment, this helps us to improve our services. Once again, we apologize for the unpleasant experience you had with your transfer, we’re certain that with the private transfers we’ll include from now, this won’t happen again. Even so, we’re very glad to know that you had a good experience with your hotel and during the trek (Guides, food and the rest of the transfers). We’re very happy that at the end when we had communication you accepted our sincere apologies.
Best regards.
Liz.

I was so impressed with our trip, and I thank...
Peru | Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2022

Susan
Susan B.
Pierceton, IN | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

I was so impressed with our trip, and I thank Liz Karen. When I decided to visit Peru, I looked into a group tour from a big company. But my husband discovered KimKim, and we contacted them. Liz Karen did a phenomenal job putting together a trip customized to the things we wanted to do. We also were happy with the pricing, which was less than the big company group tour I had originally planned.

Hotels were moderate-quality as requested, and we were happy with them overall. Each offered us... read more

I was so impressed with our trip, and I thank Liz Karen. When I decided to visit Peru, I looked into a group tour from a big company. But my husband discovered KimKim, and we contacted them. Liz Karen did a phenomenal job putting together a trip customized to the things we wanted to do. We also were happy with the pricing, which was less than the big company group tour I had originally planned.

Hotels were moderate-quality as requested, and we were happy with them overall. Each offered us an included breakfast daily. The Lima Arawi was an easy 15 minute walk from from the coast and the big Larcomar shopping area.

Casa Biru in Cusco was a favorite. We loved the courtyard inside it and sat there often. We made friends with the gentleman who ran the little shop between the courtyard and the street. We ate at the attached Bistro 390 restaurant and loved the reasonably-priced delicious meals, as well as the included daily breakfasts.

Susanna Inn in Aguas Calientes struggled a bit with a toilet that was stopped up when we arrived and quite a bit of noise at night (shouting, trains right outside the window). However, it was right by downtown and the breakfast there was amazing -- the best on our trip. The view from the breakfast room was right out on the river; beautiful.

Liz Karen put together a great group of guides for us. Rafael/Ramon? in Lima was nice, told us a LOT about the city's history, and helped us find a good ATM to use during our tour. We learned so much from him. David took us the Sacseyhuaman and told us much about its history. He was intelligent and cared about tailoring the tour to our interests. Daniel did a good job at the Moras Salt Mines and Moray, although this tour was less good than our others due to half or more of the narration being in Spanish (our group had Spanish and English speakers). Adriel, who took us to Pisac and Ollantaytambo, was the true star of the trip. WOW he knew a lot, and also was super alert to everyone's needs throughout our day, dropping people various places where they needed to be. I never saw him on his phone, etc. during the day. Ibrahin at Machu Picchu told us so much about the landmark (the reason for the trip to begin with) and again tailored the tour to our expectations. He also took several excellent photos for us and recommended spots that were goot for photography.

As far as memorable places -- Machu Picchu of course; I also loved Ollantaytambo which was impressive too but which I had never heard of. I loved shopping the markets and I loved Cusco a lot. The Peruvian people were so friendly and helpful. I also loved the women around town dressed in traditional clothing and with alpacas and lambs for photography. Another thing we did that I enjoyed was attend the evening program of dancing and music. This was included on a ticket we had and was an easy walk from our hotel.

Each driver was there on time (a couple of times they were 5 minutes later, but the came quickly after). It was so nice not to have to worry about getting where we needed to go or needing to navigate an unfamiliar city.

We totally loved the trip and would recommend KimKim and Liz Karen to others. Gracias!

Hotel Reviews
Arawi Miraflores Express
Lima

Excellent included breakfast, 15 min. walk from the coast and Miraflores shopping area.

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Casa Biru Hotel Boutique
Cusco

Our favorite; loved the friendly staff, the coca tea always available, the cute Peruvian courtyard with many plants, the delicious included daily breakfast. We also enjoyed eating at the attached restaurant Bistro 390 for dinner one night -- delicious, and great prices. Maria who works in the restaurant was so friendly each day at breakfast. We also came to know the gentleman who tends the plants as well as the little store inside the entrance to the courtyard. The room itself was comfortable and nice. Location is a 5 minute walk from the historic city center. Loved it.

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Susanna Inn
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

Great location, right in downtown. WONDERFUL breakfast looking out on the river. Room toilet was clogged and had noise at night. Room was clean.

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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Hi Susan,
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review!
I am very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip! I'll share this with all our guides and team.
Please take care and if somehow we can help in the future, just let me know. I will be always happy to help!
Kindly,
Liz.

Peru adventures
Peru | Sep 22 - Oct 2, 2022

Sarah
Sarah H.
Grand Rapids, MI | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

Our trip was very well organized. All of our concerns regarding acclimating to high altitude were addressed. When we decided we preferred to stay at a lower altitude than Cusco, Liz took care of rearranging our accommodations & tour to fit our desires. All of our transfers between airports, cities and tours were well planned and we felt very well taken care of. Jorge, our guide in the low jungle at our resort, Muyuna, kept us on our toes exploring the plants and animals of the rainforest.... read more

Our trip was very well organized. All of our concerns regarding acclimating to high altitude were addressed. When we decided we preferred to stay at a lower altitude than Cusco, Liz took care of rearranging our accommodations & tour to fit our desires. All of our transfers between airports, cities and tours were well planned and we felt very well taken care of. Jorge, our guide in the low jungle at our resort, Muyuna, kept us on our toes exploring the plants and animals of the rainforest. The sounds of the rainforest, the night hikes, swimming in the Amazon River, watching for pink dolphins, and fishing for piranhas are some of the highlights of the low jungle/rainforest experience. We enjoyed the continuity of spending time with our Cusco to Sacred Valley driver Michael, as we toured Sacred Valley the following day. Our 1 day Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu was an amazing experience with our guides Jamie and Nester. They took care of our meals and our health as we completed the challenging trek arriving at the Sun gate to enjoy the awesome experience entering into Machu Picchu from above. We completed our tour of Peru with an amazing journey to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain with Edwin. A delicious breakfast & lunch were prepared special to accommodate our vegetarian requests at the private restaurant, Tullpu. Paul, was always available to answer questions through WhatsApp regarding flight delays & reminders for tour briefings. I highly recommend KimKim for Peru travel. We will look to them for our next international vacation.

Hotel Review
Muyuna Lodge
Iquitos

Our stay at Muyuna was one of the highlights of our Peru trip. The care for the environment and people of the rainforest was evident throughout our stay.

Authenticity & Character
Environmentally conscientious organization in whole
Location
Love the sounds of the rainforest & the beautiful natural surroundings
Staff
Jorge was an amazing & attentive guide who helped us explore the animals and environment with care and respect, not taking advantage in the least.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amazing meals, lodging, and facilities
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for taking the time to leave your happy experiences!
It was a pleasure to be part of your trip to Peru. We are happy to know you had a great time here! I'm sharing the review with the rest of our team.😊
Please take care!
Kind regards.
Liz.

We had a fantastic trip to Peru.
Peru | Sep 23 - Oct 1, 2022

Delia
Delia V.
South Bradenton, FL | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

We had a fantastic trip to Peru. KimKim was wonderful; all our trips were organized in a professional way, the drivers were always on time, the cars were clean, the guides were great. I would especially like to thank Sofia, our guide in Lima, who shared her knowledge of the country's history as well as her personal experience of living in Lima7 All the tours were very interesting and we would recommend the tour and the company to our friends. read more

We had a fantastic trip to Peru. KimKim was wonderful; all our trips were organized in a professional way, the drivers were always on time, the cars were clean, the guides were great. I would especially like to thank Sofia, our guide in Lima, who shared her knowledge of the country's history as well as her personal experience of living in Lima7 All the tours were very interesting and we would recommend the tour and the company to our friends.

Hotel Reviews
Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel
Lima

It's a very nice hotel, very conveniently located to everything we want to see while in Lima. The personnel is outstanding. Thank you!

Authenticity & Character
Location
It's close to everything
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rumi Wasi
Cusco

It's a very cozy beautiful hotel that is located close top the downtown area. It's beautifully decorated. The included breakfast was good. Our windows faced the street and it was pretty loud at night. neighbors were talking for a couple of hours and that was disturbing.

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Susanna Inn
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

A beautiful place close to the train station and the main market. If you're reading this, you should know that their check out time is 9AM which in understandable; nobody goes to Machu Picchu for an hour or so. I am grateful that our guide told us of a storage room where we left all our luggage while on a tour. You have to pay! Have local money with you!

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Tierra Viva Puno
Puno

A very nice place in a great location: close to the downtown area. We enjoyed our stay.

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Activity Review
Private Lima City Tour & San Francisco Catacombs
Lima

Lima is a beautiful city, we had an amazing guide that showed different areas of the city and told us a lot about the capital's history

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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Delia,
Thank you very much for the great comments!
It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Peru. I'll share your review with all our team 😊
Kind regards.
Liz.

Peru
Peru | Aug 19 - Aug 27, 2022

Susan
Susan M.
Sun City West, AZ | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Our trip was amazing. All of the hotels were nice. Our drivers were always on time. The guides were very good. I would use Kim Kim again! read more

Our trip was amazing. All of the hotels were nice. Our drivers were always on time. The guides were very good. I would use Kim Kim again!

Hotel Reviews
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno
Puno
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inti Punku MachuPicchu Hotel & Suites
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Pisac, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero tour
Cusco
Groupal Uros & Taquile Floating Islands on the Great Titicaca Lake
Puno
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Hi Susan,
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review!
It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Peru. We are happy to know you had a great time here!
Please take care!
Best regards.
Liz.

Wonderful Peru experience
Peru | Aug 7 - Aug 15, 2022

jeff
jeff g.
Yuma, AZ | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Had an incredible experience in Peru, and KimKim played a huge part. Whether arranging pick-ups from the airport, finding amazing hotels. assigning incredible tour guides, or making adjustments on the fly, the KimKim experience left me feeling confident that my trip would be time well spent. I especially enjoyed working with tour guides Javier in Macchu Picchu, Luz in Cuzco, and Sophia in Lima. Each was kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with KimKim again. Thanks... read more

Had an incredible experience in Peru, and KimKim played a huge part. Whether arranging pick-ups from the airport, finding amazing hotels. assigning incredible tour guides, or making adjustments on the fly, the KimKim experience left me feeling confident that my trip would be time well spent. I especially enjoyed working with tour guides Javier in Macchu Picchu, Luz in Cuzco, and Sophia in Lima. Each was kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with KimKim again. Thanks again to Liz for the excellent trip plan!

Hotel Reviews
Hilton Lima Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Dazzler Miraflores
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hilton Garden Inn Cusco
Cusco
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Lima
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Hi Jeff,
Thanks for taking the time and leave us your comments, and thanks also for trusting us with this adventure, too. Iam sharing this with all our team.
Hugs from all the Andean Travel Experience family!
Liz.

Great experience touring Peru!
Peru | Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2022

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Irvinderpal G.
Santa Clara, CA | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

Liz Karen did a great job organizing a wonderful trip to Peru. Liz was patient in answering all my questions during the process and there were no surprises when there. All guides/drivers were on time, hotels and trains were as communicated. Quick support was available, and can highlight that when I had to use it twice the response was efficient and took care of the matter. Will recommend! Thanks

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

Hi Irvind,
Thank you so much for the great comments! I'll share your review with Paul and the rest of our team. I was very glad to help you with your trip and to meet you 😊!
Please take care and if somehow we can help in the future, just let me know. I will be always happy to help you!
Kind regards.
Liz.

Highly recommend KImkim’s local agency use!.
Peru | Jul 17 - Jul 29, 2022

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Deborah S.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Trip was great. All vendors on time to pick us up. Ease in booking on website. The rock climbing/ zip line trip was phenomenal and the guides were patient with me (never climbed and bit of fear of heights)
Liz was great.
The only thing I would say was that it might have been a bit better with more transparency of individual pricing and more discussion of options but that might have improved had I done even more research on my own as well. read more

Trip was great. All vendors on time to pick us up. Ease in booking on website. The rock climbing/ zip line trip was phenomenal and the guides were patient with me (never climbed and bit of fear of heights)
Liz was great.
The only thing I would say was that it might have been a bit better with more transparency of individual pricing and more discussion of options but that might have improved had I done even more research on my own as well.

Hotel Review
Tika Wasi Casa Boutique
Cusco

Pretty cool up on a hill with a great view. Lovely staff. Tough if not in great shape or with altitude sickness. Nice breakfasts. Slow wifi and hard beds.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Amazing view - high up on steep hill
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Groupal Ziplining & Via Ferrata in The Sacred Valley
Peru

Amazing adventure and view. Very patient with me (never climbed/mild fear of heights) Delicious lunch

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Hi Deborah,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a 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.
Thank you for the head ups, this helps us improving our service.
Please take care!
Best regards.
Liz.

Flawlessly executed itinerary
Peru | Jul 9 - Jul 24, 2022

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Gregory S.
Reston, VA | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Liz Karen from Andean Travel experience prepared my itinerary after a brief back and forth while Paul Zegarra served as my POC while in Peru for 16 days. Liz's recommendations were perfect for my solo trip that involved numerous activities, excursions, lodging locations, airports, domestic flights, pick ups/drop offs, etc. The lengthly itinerary was executed flawlessly without incident. Accommodations were great. No doubt this feat required a great deal of "behind the scenes" coordination... read more

Liz Karen from Andean Travel experience prepared my itinerary after a brief back and forth while Paul Zegarra served as my POC while in Peru for 16 days. Liz's recommendations were perfect for my solo trip that involved numerous activities, excursions, lodging locations, airports, domestic flights, pick ups/drop offs, etc. The lengthly itinerary was executed flawlessly without incident. Accommodations were great. No doubt this feat required a great deal of "behind the scenes" coordination and communication before and during my journey. Regardless of the time of day, Paul was available via WhatsApp and answered all questions I had regarding the itinerary. He provided the assurances needed to eliminate the usual worry. Everything flowed flawlessly including 3 - day excursions from or in Cusco, a 5 day trek to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay Trail, and a river cruise on the Amazon and into the rain forrest. Peru and the trip exceeded expectations. Easy to recommend the kimkim platform and Andean Travel Experience.

Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Lima

Conveniently located across the street from the Liam airport Good security Free shuttle leaving/arriving every 15 minutes Comfortable and clean rooms Attentive staff Great breakfast Good room service

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Rumi Wasi
Cusco

Great location...short walking distance to main plaza Excellent service oriented hotel manager and staff. Very friendly. Multilingual. Clean and quiet room Balcony for breakfast with wonderful city view

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Domes

Not a hotel. Dome structure intended for campers. Very comfortable. Included pad for sleeping bag. Convenient to Lake Humanatay.

Inti Punku MachuPicchu Hotel & Suites
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes

Good location Courteous staff Comfortable room Clean

Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Cusco

Very nice hotel Nice room Great courtyard Very good breakfast Helpful and courteous staff

Double Tree Iquitos
Iquitos

I believe this is probably to best hotel in Iquitos Centrally located Helpful and courteous staff Room was clean Breakfast was good

Jungle Experiences La Perla
Nauta

Wonderful experience Nice cabins with large window for exceptional views of the scenery Exceptional staff very willing to help Great food...full meals 3 times per day Very nice open area up top and cozy lounge area with small bar Dining room well appointed Service was outstanding

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Hi Gregory,
Thank you so much for the great comments, I am very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip!
We were very glad to help with and during your trip to Perú! I'll share your review with Paul and the rest of our team.
Please take care and if somehow we can help in the future, just let me know. I will be always happy to help!
Kindly,
Liz.

Kimkim team was amazing, we had a great exper...
Peru | Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2022

Jigna
Jigna s.
Peru | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Kimkim team was amazing, we had a great experience with them. They were punctual, organized and very responsive to our needs. We didn't have to worry about anything during our trip to Peru, they took care of everything tickets, reservations, rides, drop off and pickup.. Highly recommend them.. read more

Kimkim team was amazing, we had a great experience with them. They were punctual, organized and very responsive to our needs. We didn't have to worry about anything during our trip to Peru, they took care of everything tickets, reservations, rides, drop off and pickup.. Highly recommend them..

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Hi Jigna,
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review!
It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Peru and to meet you. We are happy to know you had a great time here!
Please take care!
Best regards.
Liz.

Amazing Peru Trip!
Peru | Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2022

Bhavesh
Bhavesh S.
Park Ridge, IL | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

We had an awesome time in Peru. The planning was just perfect! Every single day, the driver was "on time" for pickup. The guides (both for group and private tours) were really good too. The online itinerary - brief and detail was very accessible and kept us informed of our plans.

I want to thank Liz for all her help in preparing for this trip including all the different activities. We spent more time in Cusco/Machu Picchu which actually turned out to be the best part of the trip. Our... read more

We had an awesome time in Peru. The planning was just perfect! Every single day, the driver was "on time" for pickup. The guides (both for group and private tours) were really good too. The online itinerary - brief and detail was very accessible and kept us informed of our plans.

I want to thank Liz for all her help in preparing for this trip including all the different activities. We spent more time in Cusco/Machu Picchu which actually turned out to be the best part of the trip. Our Cusco hotel was close to the town center, so a walk away from all the delicious food places! (Although there was some construction around our hotel, which made the walking a little tough - especially with bags, but we had help from hotel and driver both to carry our bags). We spent a day in Juno and Lima and I think they were adequate for our preference.

I would highly recommend anyone in future to book with Kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno
Puno

Very good hotel in Puno with great views - the staff was great and a good selection for food in dinner and also breakfast!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Lake View
Staff
The waiting staff was very good
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Loved the hotel - very big rooms, good breakfast and close to everything.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dazzler Miraflores
Lima

Very nice hotel in Miraflores - big rooms and great amenities.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa San Blas Boutique
Cusco

The hotel is good - location is great - staff is very helpful - the rooms are a little smaller in my opinion. There was construction on streets around this hotel, which did cause some discomfort when bringing our bags.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to Main Square
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

Great hotel for one night - right across the airport. Perfect if you wanted to get some rest before heading off from Lima to other cities next morning.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Cusco City Tour
Cusco

Enjoyed this City tour as you get to see multiple places in Cusco.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu)
Peru

The reason to go to Peru! We were there EARLY, and were able to see everything! The guide was great and it helped to have a private tour. Got plenty of photos and very informative historical tour!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Palcoyo Trek
Cusco

This was probably the only experience that was subpar for our family - we left at 5 am in morning and the car did NOT have heat - we froze for the first hour and the breakfast place was very cold too - it warmed up when we got to the mountain - around 9 am but our body was very cold by then. The trek is simple and mountain views are great - although rainbow mountain is NOT as vibrant as you see in the videos/photos! It could be due to the time of the year. The food place was also not good - breakfast was terrible - lunch was ok. The guide was awesome - the only reason I am giving 3 stars to this trip - she helped us through the altitude sickness and kept encouraging us to make the trip through the

Quality of Experience
Food
The place breakfast choices
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Awesome guide!
Transport
Need heater in the car! We had a car with no heat for 3 early morning hours!
Groupal Uros & Taquile Floating Islands on the Great Titicaca Lake
Puno

The tour was perfect - enjoyed the cultural experience on Uros floating islands. Got a very good experience for Lake Titicaca! The weather was also perfect to be on the lake!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town
Peru

Pisac was ok - more of a shopping tour - however, Ollantaytambo was really good! Need to watch out for the climb. The train to Machu Picchu is a comfortable ride. Maybe travel agent should provide the option to the customer about 360 train (understand it will be more expensive)

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Mines Tour
Cusco

It was interesting to see the Salt Mines and then the Moray Terraces.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Route of The Sun: {{start_location}} - {{end_location}}
Peru

The bus ride was very smooth and the stops kept coming. The alternate to this is taking the direct train from Cusco to Puno, however, this tour offers a few stops/activities on the way - which I felt were interesting. The lunch place was also good.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Lima City Tour & San Francisco Catacombs
Lima

Best part was visiting the Catacombs - first time experience ... the main square was shut down by the cops due to some political demonstrations, so did not get the "full" experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

Hi Bhavesh,
Thank you very much for your great comments and head ups. I'll share this with all our guides and team. I'm happy to know your guides made your trip such a great experience.
Re the hotel and Palcoyo, your comments help us a lot, for sure we'll change to other hotel our further travelers and ask the driver to turn the heater on before the tour starts.
I wish you all the best in the future, please feel free to contact me in the future if needed.
Kind regards.
Liz.

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

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Sharmada N.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

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.

Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arawi Miraflores Prime
Lima
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arawi Miraflores Express
Lima

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Biru Hotel Boutique
Cusco

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.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room, staff, and location
Susanna Inn
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Mines Tour
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (Private Guided tour in Machu Picchu)
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Vinicunca trek
Cusco
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

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.

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

Monica
Monica T.
Mountlake Terrace, WA | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

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 😊😊😊

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

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

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Marije v.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

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

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!

Tips for future travelers

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance from center yet very quiet area and car free patio
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds and towels
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

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.

Tips for future travelers

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.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Groupal Palcoyo Trek
Cusco

Great and long day-very worthwhile! Great tourguide.

Quality of Experience
Food
tasty
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
larger buss please
Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town
Peru

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.

Food
very extensive lunch- salads
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco
Peru

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

Quality of Experience
More time guided tour please
Transport
Train was great experience
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

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

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Britt S.
Burlington, VT | Reviewed on May 16, 2022

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!

Hotel Review
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima

Very cool and unique vibe with great food and drinks.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Tour to Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco
Peru
Private Lima Peruvian Food Tour in Artsy Barranco
Lima
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Huacachina Adventure: Buggies & Sand Boarding
Huacachina
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Pisac & Ollantaytambo tour: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town
Peru
Quality of Experience
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.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Groupal Ziplining & Via Ferrata in The Sacred Valley
Peru
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Danny was great!
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on May 16, 2022

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.

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

Jeff
Jeff O.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

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.

Hotel Review
Yawar Inka Hotel
Cusco

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Groupal Quad bikes tour in Moray + Maras & Zip Line + Via Ferrata
Cusco

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

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on May 03, 2022

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

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Vinu T.
Randolph, NJ | Reviewed on Apr 05, 2022

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 !

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Apr 05, 2022

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.

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

Priya
Priya K.
Kensington, NY | Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

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.

Activity Review
Private Tour to Lima highlights & Food Tour
Lima Int. Airport (LIM)
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

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.

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

Sachin
Sachin V.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

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.

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
Local specialist in Cusco | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

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

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Swetha B.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

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!!

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

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Galina R.
Bella Vista, AR | Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

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.

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

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Jean M.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

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.

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

Carlos
Carlos D.
Lake Ridge, VA | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

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

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

Arrchana
Arrchana L.
Frisco, TX | Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

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!

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

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Shari G.
Hilo, HI | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

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!!!

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Peru
Peru | Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2019

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Steven G.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Sep 02, 2019

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.

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

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Maxine B.
Stratford, CT | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

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!

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

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Sue C.
Camillus, NY | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

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.

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

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Lan A.
Union City, CA | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

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!

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

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

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Mirtha O.
Honolulu, HI | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

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!

Local specialist: Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca