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Andean Travel Experience, creates unique programs in Peru and Bolivia, with the leading hotels, guides, and transportation. We design unforgettable travel experiences for our clients and generate satisfaction for our strategic partners and for the communities where we develop our activities.

Andean Travel Experience is part of the following groups: Bolivia Travel Agents, Peru Travel Agents

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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 Andean Travel Experience

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

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Irvinderpal G.
Santa Clara, CA | 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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Aug 01, 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
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Amazing view - high up on steep hill
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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
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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | Aug 01, 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 | Jul 26, 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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Staff
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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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Jul 15, 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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Jul 08, 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.

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Staff
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Dazzler Miraflores

Lima

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

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Staff
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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.

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Activity Reviews

Groupal Cusco City Tour

Cusco

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

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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!

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Guides, drivers and staff
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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!

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Guides, drivers and staff
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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)

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Groupal Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Mines Tour

Cusco

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

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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.

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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.

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Local specialist: Liz Karen L. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Jun 27, 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
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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.

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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.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room, staff, and location

Susanna Inn

Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
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Staff
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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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Jun 22, 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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Jun 15, 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
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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.

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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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | 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
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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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | May 03, 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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | 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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Mar 25, 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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Mar 25, 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. J.
Liz Karen
Liz Karen L. J.
Local specialist in Cusco | 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 | Mar 19, 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. J.

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

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Galina R.
Bella Vista, AR | 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. J.

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

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Jean M.
Dallas, TX | 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. J.

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

Carlos
Carlos D.
Lake Ridge, VA | 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. J.

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

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Arrchana L.
Frisco, TX | Dec 13, 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. J.

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

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Shari G.
Hilo, HI | 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. J.

Trip to Peru
Peru | Sep 22 - Oct 4, 2019

Kendra
Kendra M.
Houston, TX | Oct 06, 2019

Liz was our travel agent and she did a great job. Everyone at Andean Travel was really helpful. They provided additional guidance when we had a situation.

All our guides and drivers were great. The guides were all very knowledgeable and were able to answer our questions. I really loved the Machu Picchu tour with Javier? and the Sacred Valley tour with Ruth. They ensured that we had a truly unique experience.

I also really appreciated that we did not have to wait for transportation. All the drivers were waiting for us when we arrived in an area.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Trip to Peru
Peru | Sep 22 - Oct 4, 2019

Doretta
Doretta C.
San Antonio, TX | Oct 06, 2019

Àll our drivers and guides were wonderful ! I admired our guide at Machu Picchu! He told personal observations that were not found in books! All the personnel were patient and kind! They were knowledgeable and considerate of our health and well being! As I’m presently on my last bus ride home, I can honestly say that I would recommend this service to anyone ! I need more time to find all our guides names to thank them personally - but I’m so happy to experience the beauty of Peru with the assistance of your staff and all the tours we took! Thanks to all!

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Peru
Peru | Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2019

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Steven G.
Phoenix, AZ | 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. J.

Planned perfectly
Peru | Aug 13 - Aug 18, 2019

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JMETRIA A.
Raleigh, NC | Nov 07, 2019

Our trip was planned perfectly. We were very pleased with everything. The process was easy, the local tour guides were all very wonderful!!! We had Alexandra with us the majority of our 6 days in Peru and Franco was our guide up Machu Picchu. Alexandra is the best and when we come back we would request her to be our personal guide if she's available. Although I really really liked Franco it felt like he was a little overwhelmed as he had multiple tours during the time we were there. Still a... read more

Our trip was planned perfectly. We were very pleased with everything. The process was easy, the local tour guides were all very wonderful!!! We had Alexandra with us the majority of our 6 days in Peru and Franco was our guide up Machu Picchu. Alexandra is the best and when we come back we would request her to be our personal guide if she's available. Although I really really liked Franco it felt like he was a little overwhelmed as he had multiple tours during the time we were there. Still a great time and both took awesome pictures for us and of us. We really appreciate them capturing these moments. The hotels that we stayed in were excellent and in the perfect locations. We stayed at Aranwa for our first and third night in Cusco, Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique in Ollantaytambo for Machu Picchu and Antiqua Casona San Blas in Cusco. It was one or two of the hotels I suggested and had changed after receiving Clara's suggestions and after I agreed to the itinerary because I researched where we wanted to stay and the type of hotels we wanted to stay in. Do not agree to any itinerary prior to researching your hotels. We were charged for each change, a service fee which I feel is a little much, so I warn you prior to agreeing to any itinerary do your own research first on hotels and rooms to ensure you are comfortable where they are suggesting you stay. I didn't and we were charged additional fees. Just a warning because their suggestions might not be what you really want and you won't know until you research.

Our tour was laid out so perfect we didn't experience much jet lag at all. Peru is our most favorite place to visit and we are very excited to return. This was our first time in this beautiful country and it's already top of our list. Going through KimKim was a little scary I must say as it was our first time using an on-line travel platform but it was the perfect platform to use for me as I was able to send my questions and receive responses that I could easily find again. I would definitely use KimKim again.

The only problem I had which was not KimKim at all is that our local travel agent Clara left the agency (That's why I gave her 3 stars) and we weren't told. I would send messages upon messages and I was getting a little scared that I had lost money because I got nothing in return. I contacted KimKim, they got in touch with the local agency and we were assigned to Liz who was great at responding but the local agency should have done a better job communicating that Clara had left. Other than that, I think if we had Liz from the very beginning or if we had known that Clara was leaving and a proper and speedy transfer was done it would have been a 5 star review for the local specialist.

I am really satisfied at Andean Travel who was the local agency. They are professional and offered the best layout for our first tour of Peru. They met us on time at the time we agreed on each day. The drivers were all courteous and the tours awesome.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

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

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Maxine B.
Stratford, CT | 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. J.

Sacred Valley Highlights - 5 Days
Peru | Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2019

Brad
Brad N.
Fort Worth, TX | Aug 12, 2019

This for me was a trip of a life time which was a total of 18 days with my daughter celebrating her graduation from High School. Kim Kim handled our 7 days in Peru and 11 days in Colombia. The time in Peru was magical. The highlight of the entire trip was Alexandra who was our guide in Peru for 2 days. I've been traveling for 20 years on international trips and Alexandra was by far the best guide i've ever encountered. Her ability to interact with myself and my daughter was wonderful as... read more

This for me was a trip of a life time which was a total of 18 days with my daughter celebrating her graduation from High School. Kim Kim handled our 7 days in Peru and 11 days in Colombia. The time in Peru was magical. The highlight of the entire trip was Alexandra who was our guide in Peru for 2 days. I've been traveling for 20 years on international trips and Alexandra was by far the best guide i've ever encountered. Her ability to interact with myself and my daughter was wonderful as she relayed to us the customs of local people and the influence of Inca culture. Her ability to recant history and it's influence on previous cultures and current live styles of those who choose a modern path along with those who desire to live an indigenous lifestyle of the past. She was funny, engaging, caring, recommending places to eat and sites to see later when the guided tours were over enhanced out time substantially. Alexandra was more than a guide, she became a life long friend. We loved everything about our trip to Peru. Kim Kim hit a home run in our book. I will be back!

Local specialist: Clara Gies

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 | 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. J.

Explore Peru and Bolivia - 11 Days
Peru | Jul 21 - Aug 6, 2019

Denisse
Denisse G.
Puerto Rico | Aug 11, 2019

El equipo de KimKim y los especialistas superaron mis expectativas del viaje. El servicio de guías y personal de transportación son impecables. Todo corrió de manera organizada y a tiempo. Definitivamente satisfechos con los hoteles recomendados durante el viaje. Los guías eran muy amables y con mucho conocimiento. Muy agradecida por el excelente servicio de los guías David, Ruth y Mario en Peru y afortunados de contar con Aida y Gerson para el tour del salar de Uyuni en Bolivia. Definitivamente volveré a utilizarlos en mi siguiente aventura.
Gracias Kim Kim!!

Local specialist: Clara Gies

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

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Lan A.
Union City, CA | 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. J.

Trip to Peru
Peru | Jun 29 - Jul 6, 2019

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Sujata A.
Thomasville, NC | Jul 08, 2019

It was great experience. Carla was great, all the guides were very knowledgeable and all the transportation on time for pickup.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

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

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Mirtha O.
Honolulu, HI | 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. J.

The Best of Peru - 10 Days
Peru | May 28 - Jun 8, 2019

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Jose B.
Mexico | Jun 10, 2019

Edson and Liz were my local specialists. They both offered great advice and help during my trip to Peru.

Local specialist: Edson Chacón

Machu Picchu & Amazon Jungle - 8 Days
Peru | May 25 - Jun 1, 2019

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Theresa R.
Saratoga, CA | Jun 07, 2019

Back from our 9 day trip to Peru. It was an amazing trip with fantastic sights, food, and experiences.

Clara/Liz from Andean Experience did a great job planning the trip and setting up the hotels, tours and transfers. Some of the highlights of the trip
- Transfers: we had many of them and every single one of those went amazingly smoothly. All the drivers were helpful, courteous, punctual and drove clean vehicles
- Great tour guides: Alexandra, our tour guide in Sacred Valley was very... read more

Back from our 9 day trip to Peru. It was an amazing trip with fantastic sights, food, and experiences.

Clara/Liz from Andean Experience did a great job planning the trip and setting up the hotels, tours and transfers. Some of the highlights of the trip
- Transfers: we had many of them and every single one of those went amazingly smoothly. All the drivers were helpful, courteous, punctual and drove clean vehicles
- Great tour guides: Alexandra, our tour guide in Sacred Valley was very knowledgeable and made the day very interesting. Jackson, our guide in Posada Amazonas was also very friendly, helpful and informative. Jamie, our guide for the Inca trail hike and Machu Picchu was very encouraging when the going got tough.
- Paul, our co-ordinator in Cusco met with us and explained our itinerary. His restaurant recommendations were spot on and he made restaurant reservations when needed. Nice!
- Clara and Liz were available for questions during our planning and very helpful in suggesting itineraries and activities. Glad they Clara got us on the Short Inca Trail hike!!

Things that could have been better
- Chinchero was a canned experience showing just one weaver. Felt it was setup mostly for selling their products. It could be removed from the itinerary.
- Hotel in Ollantaytambo didn't have working showers. Location and garden was great but the room and shower were sub par.
- We could have gotten a warning about the access to Posada Amazonas. We were taken by surprise when we were faced with over 100 stairs to access the resort; it was strenuous for the grandparents (over 80yrs) in our group (rest of group was perfectly alright with them).

Overall, loved the sights and experience in Peru. Inca trail, salt ponds of Maras, Ollantaytambo ruins, WinayWayna ruins are spectacular. The eco experience at Posada Amazonas was unique and well worth the time spent.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Huaraz & Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking - 9 Days
Peru | May 27 - May 30, 2019

Neil
Neil C.
Pittsburgh, PA | Jun 06, 2019

We had a fantastic trip to Peru and really appreciate all of the help from our coordinator, Liz Karen. We had unexpected delays with our incoming flights and Liz was able to help change our itinerary! She was a pleasure to work with.

In country, our guide's name with Extreme Adventures was Ronny Pillco Farfan - he was absolutely awesome! He was fun, knowledgeable, accommodating, and was a great guide for our trek.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Huaraz & Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking - 9 Days
Peru | May 27 - May 30, 2019

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Kellen C.
Pittsburgh, PA | Jun 05, 2019

The Sankaltay Trek was an unbelievable experience! Our guide Ronny was very good and accommodating to our group and did an amazing job! Our chef Grimaldo and Manuel also did an incredible job for us and together, the three of them made the trip wonderful! The trek itself was beautiful, the scenery was pretty incredible. We had a beautiful day for our Machu Picchu tour and were able to see everything! Overall wonderful trip.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

7 Days in Peru: 5 Unique Itineraries
Peru | May 24 - Jun 2, 2019

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Sameer B.
Franklin, TN | Jun 03, 2019

The trip to Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu was planned meticulously. Paul, our coordinator was on top of things and whenever I reached out to him, he was extremely responsive and supportive. All in all, the trip was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed it. So many beautiful memories. The planning and follow-through were top notch. Restaurant reservations and recommendations were spot on. Hotel Sumaq, Aranwa, and Casa Andina were awesome!! Guide in Cusco - David was fantastic. Guide... read more

The trip to Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu was planned meticulously. Paul, our coordinator was on top of things and whenever I reached out to him, he was extremely responsive and supportive. All in all, the trip was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed it. So many beautiful memories. The planning and follow-through were top notch. Restaurant reservations and recommendations were spot on. Hotel Sumaq, Aranwa, and Casa Andina were awesome!! Guide in Cusco - David was fantastic. Guide to Machu Picchu, Marco saved me from me, by carrying my backpack for a quarter of the hike!

Here are some things to consider for refinement:

Novotel in Cusco - nice location but the room size, layout and sofa bed were not very good.
Dazzler - nice hotel but the front desk was not very well informed, consistent or helpful.
Lunch for Hike - we ended up carrying a lot of unnecessary load. If they are providing protein bars, chocolates, and juice, it might be best to ask people to bring their own favorite brands. Should send bananas. Luckily, my guide shared their's with me.
Allergy information - even though we shared our daughter's allergy information, this wasn't passed down or communicated very well downstream.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Trip to Peru
Peru | Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2019

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selek t.
Mechanicsburg, OH | Mar 11, 2019

I really enjoyed this trip. In general it was organized very well. Hotel during sacret Valley tour can be better.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Trip to Peru
Peru | Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2019

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OLGA e.
West Bloomfield, MI | Mar 11, 2019

I had a wonderful trip in Peru. Everything was very well planned and executed. The accommodation and transport was good.
I would highly recommend this adventure.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Peru: Luxury & Elegance of the Sacred Valley - 9 Days
Peru | Jan 5 - Jan 14, 2019

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Matthew W.
United Kingdom | Feb 07, 2019

I can definitely recommend the trip that was organised for me by Clara (and others).

- All communication was prompt and easy.
- Every single transfer/pick up was bang on time. This I thought very impressive given I had so many of them! Not once was I left waiting at all. That is obviously comforting when you are travelling alone.
- The itinerary was very well spaced out, not too much, not too little. It was nice to have a little bit of down time, especially in the Sol y Luna Hotel... read more

I can definitely recommend the trip that was organised for me by Clara (and others).

- All communication was prompt and easy.
- Every single transfer/pick up was bang on time. This I thought very impressive given I had so many of them! Not once was I left waiting at all. That is obviously comforting when you are travelling alone.
- The itinerary was very well spaced out, not too much, not too little. It was nice to have a little bit of down time, especially in the Sol y Luna Hotel which was absolutely magnificent.
- All of the hotels that were booked for me were excellent.
- All of the tour guides were great company in their own unique way. All really friendly and knowledgeable.

Tips for improvement.

I can only think of two tips whereby the trip could be made even better. Hopefully these tips will benefit future travellers.

- I was booked on a horse riding activity ( I am a novice). The guides were fantastic, the horses were fantastic and the scenery was just incredible. My tip here however is that a novice such as me would be better served riding for say 2 hours/half a day. The ride I was on was an all day affair and the terrain very challenging. The guides conceded that the difficulty level was high. Having checked my iPhone, I believe I clocked up something like 28km's! It was an awesome experience without question, it just needed to better reflect my ability level.
- This tip relates to the amount of time spent in Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes). I saw Machu Picchu itself in the morning (absolutely fantastic) leaving me the afternoon to explore the town in the afternoon and evening. I wasn't booked to leave the town until around 4.00pm the next day. If that departure can be moved forward in the day, you would get to enjoy more of Cusco (I arrived at approximately 8.00pm that night).

Many thanks once again to Clara and the entire team. I would absolutely recommend this company.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Machu Picchu & Amazon Exploration - 6 Days
Peru | Jan 11 - Jan 20, 2019

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Satish B.
Los Angeles, CA | Jan 26, 2019

Excellent experience overall! Everyone involved was great, from initiating the planning process with Clara to working through problems with Paul.

All of our guides were top notch and very knowledgeable. Everyone was prompt and went above and beyond our expectations to ensure we had a great trip. Would definitely recommend KimKim to anyone wishing to travel without the stress of planning.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Lima, Machu Picchu & Amazon Jungle - 10 Days
Peru | Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2019

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Pradeep Nayak U.
San Jose, CA | Jan 03, 2019

This was our first time we booked an entire trip using kimkim. At first we were very skeptical of how this worked, however after reading a variety of reviews by other travelers, different travel blogs we decided to go with it. Clara helped plan a perfect Peru adventure for us. We let her know what our budget was, what kind of hotels we preferred and what kind of itinerary we wanted. In the end, she came up with a plan which worked best for us!
In terms of communication, Clara did a... read more

This was our first time we booked an entire trip using kimkim. At first we were very skeptical of how this worked, however after reading a variety of reviews by other travelers, different travel blogs we decided to go with it. Clara helped plan a perfect Peru adventure for us. We let her know what our budget was, what kind of hotels we preferred and what kind of itinerary we wanted. In the end, she came up with a plan which worked best for us!
In terms of communication, Clara did a magnificent job. We had all the information we needed for our trip from who will be picking us up, contact numbers, what time we had to wake up for a particular activity etc. She also swiftly responded to all our questions and concerns.

I would highly recommend booking your next vacation on kimkim, let them know whatever your requirements are and you will have a wonderful experience like we did.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Lima peru by day and night
Peru | Dec 14 - Dec 15, 2018

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Gregg A.
Albany, LA | Dec 26, 2018

Our guide Gino and the driver were fabulous. Our tour was for two full days and one night with transfers to and from our cruise ship. We combined every tour the cruise ship offered, added a few stops, had a very clean comfortable private coach and paid a reasonable price. Every aspect of the tour exceeded our expectation. Great job by Kimkim arranging the tour when other companies could not. The selection of driver and guide were nothing short of outstanding. Too many attractions for me to... read more

Our guide Gino and the driver were fabulous. Our tour was for two full days and one night with transfers to and from our cruise ship. We combined every tour the cruise ship offered, added a few stops, had a very clean comfortable private coach and paid a reasonable price. Every aspect of the tour exceeded our expectation. Great job by Kimkim arranging the tour when other companies could not. The selection of driver and guide were nothing short of outstanding. Too many attractions for me to comment on but one that stands out was the Peruvian horse show. The site for this show was beyond words. A suggestion for Clara is to always send guests to this horse farm. Gracias to all!

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Peru & Colombia
Peru | Dec 9 - Dec 16, 2018

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Christina M.
United Kingdom | Dec 20, 2018

Great trip organized by Clara. All the tours and guidres were simply amazing and added up to the whole experience!

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Explore Peru and Bolivia - 13 Days
Peru | Sep 9 - Sep 21, 2018

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Jason P.
United Kingdom | Oct 02, 2018

I would like to wish everybody that made my trip so memorable a HUGE thank you. Thank you KimKim for the ease of which you made booking and organizing my recent trip to Peru and Bolivia.

I had been wanting to do this trip for a long time but had previously been put off just thinking of all the organisation it would take. One day I happened to type in to google 'Peru and Bolivia' and their 11 day itinerary popped up, which was exactly what I wanted to do and see. Once I contacted KimKim... read more

I would like to wish everybody that made my trip so memorable a HUGE thank you. Thank you KimKim for the ease of which you made booking and organizing my recent trip to Peru and Bolivia.

I had been wanting to do this trip for a long time but had previously been put off just thinking of all the organisation it would take. One day I happened to type in to google 'Peru and Bolivia' and their 11 day itinerary popped up, which was exactly what I wanted to do and see. Once I contacted KimKim they transferred me to the Wonderful Clara who was AMAZING. She was quick to respond to all my questions and happy to swap and change out the Itinerary. When we were there the tour operators, drivers and guides could not have been more helpful. The only time we had to wait was when I was an hour early for a meeting! Seriously they were never late and the trip worked like clockwork. I spoke to some other travelers who were only complaining about their tour company.

Thank you KimKim and a MASSIVE thank you to Clara and her team. You made the holiday so enjoyable. I definitely recommend KimKim and if going to Peru ask for Clara she's wonderful.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Jason - London

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Trio to Peru
Peru | Sep 8 - Sep 15, 2018

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Lorena B.
Brazil | Sep 28, 2018

This was a 5 Star trip, very well organised by Clara, it all went so well it even surprised us. All drivers were there on time, every step was very well sorted out.
Just to give a small suggestion for the next time, I would leave a bit more free time as we couldn't relax or have some more time off to just enjoy the places such as Cusco. The tour including Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo was like a rally...we had 7 minutes to explore Pisac- it was either walking around or going to the... read more

This was a 5 Star trip, very well organised by Clara, it all went so well it even surprised us. All drivers were there on time, every step was very well sorted out.
Just to give a small suggestion for the next time, I would leave a bit more free time as we couldn't relax or have some more time off to just enjoy the places such as Cusco. The tour including Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo was like a rally...we had 7 minutes to explore Pisac- it was either walking around or going to the toilet...one choice...and Urubamba was really a road restaurant only. Whereas for Ollantaytambo which was an amazing place, both the ruins and the town we just had some time with the guide and no time to explore and feel the beautiful town. We had to rush to the station to go to Aguas Calientes. It maybe too much for one day...maybe just Ollantaytambo is such a rich experience that there was no need to see the others and to have a lunch at a road restaurant.
Apart from this suggestion, I must say I had a great time, Clara booked us Cicciolina, wich was a great choice of restaurant in Cusco, and also was there for all we needed. I will certainly reccommend the agency and Kim Kim.
Do you have a Brazilian version of the site?
Many thanks
Lorena

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Machu Picchu
Peru | Sep 1 - Sep 8, 2018

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Anubha B.
Reading, MA | Sep 14, 2018

We had a great time in Peru. We had no issues with transportation and the hotels were great. Clara did a great job and I really enjoyed the tours and Machu Picchu hike and visit. One of my most memorable vacations for sure.

We only had an issue with the amount of events scheduled in our itinerary. By the last two days, we were burned out. Also, prior to booking, we weren't told about the times of the outings. For example, some treks started at 3 am and we were not made aware until it was too... read more

We had a great time in Peru. We had no issues with transportation and the hotels were great. Clara did a great job and I really enjoyed the tours and Machu Picchu hike and visit. One of my most memorable vacations for sure.

We only had an issue with the amount of events scheduled in our itinerary. By the last two days, we were burned out. Also, prior to booking, we weren't told about the times of the outings. For example, some treks started at 3 am and we were not made aware until it was too late. I'd recommend that if you could send the itineraries with the times on it before people book it would make it easier. If I had seen that, I may have changed some of the events or noticed that it may be too many events for me.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu
Peru | May 4 - May 21, 2018

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Robyn S.
Australia | Sep 28, 2018

We had an amazing trip, all of our guides made us feel welcome and our experience will be lasting forever. I will highly recommend your services to my friends and will also engage your services again on another trip to South America. The price was right and the level of accommodation was perfect for the trip. Maybe a tent each would of been a little better after a long days hike. We also enjoyed the company of the photo crew, they were amazing. We were promised a copy of the photos and film of the trip, but have not received this. Thank you for your services on behalf of our group.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Ultimate Guide to Machu Picchu: Everything You Need To Know
Peru | Jul 25 - Jul 28, 2018

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Jorge L.
Belize | Sep 28, 2018

The whole trip was amazing. Alexandra and Julio were very knowledgeable guides and both went out of their way to make our trip as pleasant and fun as possible. Machu Picchu was amazing and our guide made sure we got the best shots which is priceless taking into account how packed it was. Clara was super helpful and always ready to answer any questions and accommodate changes in our schedule. Thank you guys for making our trip to Peru such a memorable and special experience!!

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Southern Peru Adventure
Peru | Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2018

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Sally B.
Salt Lake City, UT | Jul 31, 2018

Or southern Peru trip was wonderful. The petroglyph field of Toro Muerto was amazing and the weather for the trip could not have been better. Our favorite places were the area surrounding Colca canyon (such as Sumbay Caves, Mollenpunko Caves, the viewpoint of the volcanoes, the reserve with the wild vicuñas and all the wildlife, including the wild flamingos) and the canyon itself with the Andean condors. Another favorite was Puerto Inca, staying at the hotel with the private beach... read more

Or southern Peru trip was wonderful. The petroglyph field of Toro Muerto was amazing and the weather for the trip could not have been better. Our favorite places were the area surrounding Colca canyon (such as Sumbay Caves, Mollenpunko Caves, the viewpoint of the volcanoes, the reserve with the wild vicuñas and all the wildlife, including the wild flamingos) and the canyon itself with the Andean condors. Another favorite was Puerto Inca, staying at the hotel with the private beach surrounded by beautiful cliffs and lots of Inca and pre-Inca ruins. Our driver, Luis, did a wonderful job driving and taking care of the car and our guide, Alberto, picked fun places to break up the trip, such as olive stands and small churches. Our guide did seem more interested and engaged in the history around Arequipa and Colca Canyon. Towards the end of the trip he was more interested in his phone than the places or sites so we would explore the areas on our own mostly. Alberto did, through a friend, arrange a last minute change for us in our itinerary as we did decide to fly over the Nazca lines, which was very nice of him to offer to do so. Our guide for Lima, Narda, did an excellent job explaining the history, cultures, trends and politics of all of Peru and was very knowledgable on every subject. She did an amazing job and the driver, Juan Carlos, was excellent and very kind. Narda also pegged all of the food we would like to try and brought us to small food markets and food fairs that were amazing. Our itinerary was full of things to see and fairly fast paced so we did see a lot and most of what was on the itinerary. Clara did a good job arranging the trip at the last minute for us and there was only one miscommunication between us that was ironed out fine in the end. She fit in everything that I wanted to see and we ended up seeing almost all of it. There were some delays in communication over Kim-Kim but I realize that I would also go dark for periods when planning this trip because I was traveling during the time. Recommend the dinosaur footprints attraction more for children - but I am from an area with many dinosaur footprints so it is not such a novelty for me. It would have been nice to have more information about who the guides and drivers would be and how the transfers between places would happen but I also realize that I did not expressly ask for this information.

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Salkantay Lodge-to-Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
Peru | Jul 11 - Jul 23, 2018

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Brenna M.
Brooklyn, NY | Sep 28, 2018

Everything was well organized and really personalized as well. I loved every minute of this trip. Thanks to Clara and the team for organizing such a fantastic experience!

Local specialist: Clara Gies

Peru in 10 days
Peru | Jun 24 - Jul 8, 2018

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Teresa W.
Palo Alto, CA | Sep 28, 2018

Clara and her entire team were outstanding to work with. They went above and beyond expectations to insure our trip unfolded without a hitch. We had an air travel problem that left us stranded, so a team member came and picked us up, and took us to temporary lodging. Behind the scenes, Clara took care of the chain reaction from the problem, so the trip continued along smooth for us--without a wrinkle in our general enjoyment. Her team also fixed a problem that I created. It was a misread of... read more

Clara and her entire team were outstanding to work with. They went above and beyond expectations to insure our trip unfolded without a hitch. We had an air travel problem that left us stranded, so a team member came and picked us up, and took us to temporary lodging. Behind the scenes, Clara took care of the chain reaction from the problem, so the trip continued along smooth for us--without a wrinkle in our general enjoyment. Her team also fixed a problem that I created. It was a misread of the itinerary in which I had wash done that I would have not been able to pick up. Her team picked up the wash and had it ready at a hotel in time for me to avoid losing a significant amount of my clothes. Our experience with Clara as our travel agent was excellent. She picked well thought-out details that enhanced our experience. Most of all, we could count on her to be there when we needed her. Bravo Clara, and thank-you for the stellar planning of a memorable trip to Peru!

Local specialist: Clara Gies