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Miski Travels

Miski Travels started off as a passion project that quickly evolved into a new way of experiencing South America. We want everyone we meet to experience the countries we fell in love with- the culture, the people, and the destinations.

We don't want you to just visit, we want you to experience it. We've traveled throughout each destination to make sure we only recommend the best. Apart from only wanting to recommend the best, we also strive on being a responsible travel company. Working with the locals, giving back as much as we can, and adding our little grain of salt in helping these beautiful countries evolve and maintain their charm.

Miski Travels is part of the following groups: Argentina Travel Agents, Bolivia Travel Agents, Chile Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

Ishinca Valley in the Cordillera Blanca
Explore Mountains & Lima - 6 Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent Trip Reviews for Miski Travels

Amazing experience! Highly recommend Kimkim and Kristy
Peru | Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2023

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Tamri G.
Bellevue, WA | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

I would like to thank Kimkim and Kristy especially to make our trip a reality. We were booked to travel to Peru in December but had a last minute cancellation due to political unrest in Peru. However, Kristy was able to create our itinerary within a week for Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest and Ecuador that enabled us to keep our travel dates. We spent 4 nights in Galapagos, 3 nights in the Napo Wildlife Center and 4 nights in Quito most of which were due to transit and travel. We visited 2... read more

I would like to thank Kimkim and Kristy especially to make our trip a reality. We were booked to travel to Peru in December but had a last minute cancellation due to political unrest in Peru. However, Kristy was able to create our itinerary within a week for Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest and Ecuador that enabled us to keep our travel dates. We spent 4 nights in Galapagos, 3 nights in the Napo Wildlife Center and 4 nights in Quito most of which were due to transit and travel. We visited 2 islands in Galapagos - Santa Cruz and La Isabela. Santa Cruz is populated and had a feel of a touristy beach town, La Isabela was beautiful and remote. Our hotel was right on the beach and we were able to find some time to relax and enjoy the scenery. Most of the days start early at 6 or 6.30am with guided tours or travel logistics between Islands or to and from Quito. Our guides were very proficient about the local wildlife, flora and fauna. Kids enjoyed snorkeling, we toured lava caves apart from visiting the Tortoises, Iguanas and Sea Lions that are in abundance. My favorite part of the vacation was the Napo Wildlife center that required a 2.5hr motor boat ride from Coca to the cultural center and then a 2hr paddle boat ride to the Wildlife center. The hiking in the rainforest, watching caimans, giant otters, macaws, rainforest canopy were an experience of a lifetime. Thanks to all our guides, especially Jose in the Napo wildlife center to make our trip an unforgettable experience!

Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Hi Tamri,

Thank you so much for leaving a review of your experience! It was my pleasure helping you navigate the situation in Peru and helping you plan a new trip to Ecuador. So glad it all worked out and you enjoyed your time there. I will pass on your message to our team there as well. We hope to help with your trip to Peru in the future! I look forward to staying in touch.

Best,
Kristy

Francesca and Kimkim - highly recommend!
Peru | Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2022

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Noam A.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

Francesca was fantastic!

She was exceptionally quick, responsive and accommodative during the planning stages of our trip to Peru. We've worked with various travel planners at other companies and working with Francesca was definitely the smoothest experience we've had.

Francesca and her team really shined when our Peru trip had to abruptly be changed. Due to a presidential coup and a state of emergency, we had to cancel our Machu Picchu plans and quickly figure out a new itinerary. ... read more

Francesca was fantastic!

She was exceptionally quick, responsive and accommodative during the planning stages of our trip to Peru. We've worked with various travel planners at other companies and working with Francesca was definitely the smoothest experience we've had.

Francesca and her team really shined when our Peru trip had to abruptly be changed. Due to a presidential coup and a state of emergency, we had to cancel our Machu Picchu plans and quickly figure out a new itinerary. Francesca jumped in and did her best to secure refunds for the Peru services that were cancelled and then was very helpful in securing new logistics and plans for a trip to Mexico instead...all on very short notice and during peak Xmas season.

Many thanks to Francesca, her local agency team and Kimkim!

Local specialist: Francesca Garofolin
Francesca
Francesca Garofolin
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

Hi Noam and Rachael,

Thank you so much for choosing to travel with us, it was my pleasure to help you navigate the situation in Peru. I hope to be able to help you in the future and see you back in Peru to finish your Machu Picchu trip!

The Guide Flor was very informative and very ...
Peru | Nov 30 - Dec 7, 2022

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Susan J.
Pearland, TX | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

The Guide Flor was very informative and very helpful. So were the drivers, the hotel staff. Very memorable trip and for overall safety.
Thanks a lot read more

The Guide Flor was very informative and very helpful. So were the drivers, the hotel staff. Very memorable trip and for overall safety.
Thanks a lot

Hotel Reviews
Hostal Corihuasi
Cusco

Very comfortable and safe place, very courteous staff and helpful

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Safe and comfortable
El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Cusco

Safe and clean

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Local specialist: Jessica Danker
Jessica
Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

So glad to hear you had a lovely time in Peru! Thanks again for choosing Miski Travels!

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

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

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

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

Hotel Review
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

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

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Activity Reviews
Dinner Cooking Class
Cusco

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

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Lima City & Food Tour
Peru

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

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

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

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

Best,
Johanna

Peru
Peru | Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2022

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Nigel G.
Bermuda | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

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

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

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

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

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Ballestas Islands Tour (Paracas Luxury Hotel)
Paracas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arrival in Lima-overnight at Airport Hotel
Peru

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

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

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

We hope to welcome you back in the future,
Johanna

Kim Kim - Trip to Peru
Peru | Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2022

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Pavithra R.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Dec 03, 2022

Kim Kim did a great planning for our 11 days trip to Peru. When we had to reschedule our Machu Pichu trip, the team did a great job in rescheduling. The airport pickup everywhere was on time and the team addressed our queries/concerns immediately. The local guides were amazing and very friendly. Especially our guide in Cusco, Flor, she is the best! Overall it was a pleasant experience with Kim Kim.

Local specialist: Jessica Danker
Jessica
Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

It was great planning this trip for you, and I am glad that you had such a good time. Thanks again!

Outstanding!
Peru | Nov 9 - Nov 18, 2022

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Jen T.
Herndon, VA | Reviewed on Dec 01, 2022

We recently used Kimkim to put together a 10 day trip to Peru. I usually love to put together travel itineraries, but in this case, I just didn’t have enough time to do it justice. I haven’t used a travel agency before and was a little nervous, partly because I hadn’t used this type of service before, but also because I am a very picky traveler and like to avoid typical tourist experiences. This led to quite a few requests and questions on my part that Jessica very promptly answered. She... read more

We recently used Kimkim to put together a 10 day trip to Peru. I usually love to put together travel itineraries, but in this case, I just didn’t have enough time to do it justice. I haven’t used a travel agency before and was a little nervous, partly because I hadn’t used this type of service before, but also because I am a very picky traveler and like to avoid typical tourist experiences. This led to quite a few requests and questions on my part that Jessica very promptly answered. She walked us through each step of the planning to make sure that we were able to accomplish everything that we wanted to do on this trip. I felt like she really listened to our requests and was able to create a trip that was perfect for us. She set us up with amazing tours and experiences that had not even been on my radar. Our particular favorite was Edwin from Cusi Travel who took us through the Sacred Valley and through Machu Picchu. He was a wealth of information and was able to make the history come alive. Jessica’s support did not end once the itinerary was put together, but continued throughout the trip. She helped us set up additional transportation and negotiate travel delays that arose with a shut down airport in Lima and ensured that we were not delayed any longer than necessary. I was incredibly happy with the support that Jessica and Kimkim provided and the caliber of experiences that they set up for us. I will definitely be using them again.

Hotel Reviews
Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima
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Novotel Cusco
Cusco
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El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima
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Activity Reviews
Lima City & Gourmet Lima Food Tour (PM tour)
Peru

Outstanding. One of the highlights of our trip. Our tour hit some great locations, and our guide was full of information about Lima and its cuisine, including some great historical information.

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Great variety. Delicious!!
Food
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Very informative. Lots of fun.
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Sacred Valley Tour: Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo
Peru

Excellent experience that really augmented our understanding and experience of Peru. Our tour guide, Edwin was the highlight of our trip. He provided a great mix of current information and historical facts. He made the history and region come alive.

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Pachamanca Lunch at El Albergue Farm in Ollantaytambo
Peru

So fun! Great experience both learning about Pachamanca, but also more about the El Albergue farm.

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

A once in a lifetime experience that did not disappoint!! Absolutely magnificient! While I expected this from the location and site, it was made even better by our outstanding tour guide Edwin from Cusi Travel. His descriptions and fact about Machu Picchu made the trip far more meaningful.

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Local specialist: Jessica Danker
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Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

So happy to hear that you had a great time on the trip! It was a pleasure working with you and thank you again :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to hosting you again!

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

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

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Mamasimona Cusco
Cusco

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

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Mamasimona Ollanta
Ollantaytambo

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

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Gringo Bill's Boutique Hotel
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inkaterra: Depart Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Peru

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

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Fly to Cusco, Explore the City
Peru

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

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Cusco City Tour
Peru

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

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Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac - Maras - Ollantaytambo)
Peru

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

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Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru

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

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

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

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

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

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lima City & Gourmet Lima Food Tour (PM tour)
Peru

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

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

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

We hope to welcome you again in the future!
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to help you again in the future!

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to help you again in the future.

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tour guide, Kimberly was a delight and very personable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to help you again in the future!
Johanna

Great combination of Peru and Bolivia
Peru | Oct 2 - Oct 9, 2022

Terje
Terje R.
Norway | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Thanks to Jessica for tailor making our perfect trip in Peru and Bolivia. Machu Picchu was great, of course, but most suprising was the lovely Train trip from Cusco to Puno. Beautiful landscape, hordes of lamas, and a fantastic stop at a market on 4319 m. Bolivia and La Paz was also very exciting. Copacabana was also surprisingly interesting, we were lucky to arrive just before a local parade. Uros floating islands were nice, but a bit touristy. read more

Thanks to Jessica for tailor making our perfect trip in Peru and Bolivia. Machu Picchu was great, of course, but most suprising was the lovely Train trip from Cusco to Puno. Beautiful landscape, hordes of lamas, and a fantastic stop at a market on 4319 m. Bolivia and La Paz was also very exciting. Copacabana was also surprisingly interesting, we were lucky to arrive just before a local parade. Uros floating islands were nice, but a bit touristy.

Hotel Reviews
Taypikala Lago
Puno

The standard of the hotel was good, but it’s too far away from everything. We should have stayed in Puno. May be the most disappointing on our tour.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Casona Hotel Boutique
La Paz

Nice hotel, very good location next to the cathedral plaza. Good breakfast with good view.

Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Half Day Tour of La Paz
La Paz

Exciting tour, great views from the gondola and exciting to see the moon valley. Colorful Witch Market. Very helpful guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private transfer from Puno to La Paz with visit to Isla del Sol
Bolivia

Copacabana was a surprisingly beautiful, and we were lucky to see a parade of farmers. Once in a lifetime happening, according to our guide. Isla del Sol tour was very similar to Taquile Island tour. That was disappointing, since we were told it’s a bigger and different island.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cusco City Tour (Terje)
Peru

Great view of the city. But not much from in the city itself. I would have appreciated a walking tour of the centro.

Quality of Experience
Include a tour of the city itself
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

Great experience. May be expected Uros Island visit to be longer and a bit more personal experience. We were just arriving, looking and left. May be we should have taken the over night tour.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacred Valley: Pisac Market & Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Puno: Free day
Puno

The train from Cusco to Puno was one of the greatest and surprising experiences. Luxury train, good food, beautiful landscape and lama hordes outside the train, and the highlight, a stop at a market on 4319 m.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
No guide.
Transport
Recommending everybody to take this train.
Local specialist: Jessica Danker
Jessica
Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

It was great working with you to plan this trip and I am so happy to hear that you had such a good time! Thank you again.

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
Lima

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

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

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

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

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

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

On our own - a great afternoon of exploring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to welcome you again!
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to help you again in the future,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza
Cusco

Very comfortable, centrally located hotel.

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

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

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

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

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

The tour of Cusco was excellent!

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

Excellent tour!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your short Inca Trail!
Johanna

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

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Shanthi V.
Singapore | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

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

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

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

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

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

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

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

Servedits purpose well

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

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

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

Hotel Review
Antigua Casona San Blas
Cusco

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

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

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

Best,
Johanna

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

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

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

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

Best,
Johanna

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

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Helen L.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Atoq San Blas Hotel
Cusco

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

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

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

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Premium Puno
Puno

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

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs
Yanque

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

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Lima

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

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Arequipa to the Colca Canyon
Colca

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

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Colca Canyon & Puno Arrival
Peru

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

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

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

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

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

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

Hi Helen,

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

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

Saludos,
Kristy

Jessica planned such an amazing trip with the...
Peru | Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2022

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Natasha J.
Ozone Park, NY | Reviewed on Sep 03, 2022

Jessica planned such an amazing trip with the limited time we had! We especially loved the floating Islands and interacting with the locals. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and we absolutely loved and adored them. Peru was so stunning and we are so happy that we had Jessica to plan this to our liking where we didn’t have to worry about calling a taxi, or what we would have to do on certain days. read more

Jessica planned such an amazing trip with the limited time we had! We especially loved the floating Islands and interacting with the locals. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and we absolutely loved and adored them. Peru was so stunning and we are so happy that we had Jessica to plan this to our liking where we didn’t have to worry about calling a taxi, or what we would have to do on certain days.

Hotel Reviews
Casa Andina Standard Puno
Puno

This was such a beautiful hotel in prime location of the plaza and food however the water was turned off late at night and didn’t turn back on until after 5 am. We had some early mornings and we ran a bit late because we didn’t know

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Location
Staff
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Gringo Bill's Boutique Hotel
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

This was at a prime location with food and pharmacies however the hot water wasn’t working upon arrival for one room and the water would stop working after some time. There was a dead bug in one room but other than that the hotel was fine

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tierra Viva Cusco Centro
Cusco

This hotel was stunning! It was also really walkable to restaurants and was beautiful definitely one of our favorite stays of the trip!

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

This was a great hotel right off the airport that had a restaurant with food which was great since we had a super late night flight

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Jessica Danker
Jessica
Jessica Danker
Local specialist in New York City | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Thank you! I am glad to hear that you had such a lovely time on your trip. It was a pleasure assisting you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Cooper Hotel Boutique
Cusco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you in Peru again!
Johanna

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

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

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

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

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

Best,
Johanna

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

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

The trip was very well organized. Thank you Johanna!

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

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

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

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

We hope you left Peru with lifelong memories.

Johanna

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

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Richard W.
Glen Avon, CA | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

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

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

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

Hi Richard,

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

Saludos,
Kristy

Fabulous Trip
Peru | Jul 1 - Jul 17, 2022

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Joni G.
Richardson, TX | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antigua Miraflores
Lima

Clean, large rooms, great food!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado

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

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

Cold

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

Lovely large property

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

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

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

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

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

Beautiful views of Lake Titicaca

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

Absolutely fabulous! Great location! Clean big rooms!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amantani Homestay
Isla Amantani

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

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

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

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

Salt Mines super cool All the ruins amazing

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Maras & Moray Tour from Sacred Valley
Peru

FABULOUS

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Train to Aguas Calientes
Peru

Great views! Clean and comfortable

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Excursion: from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Stunning! Sacred! Amazing! Fantastic!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Arrival in Puno & transfer to hotel
Puno

Amazing tour guide

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Puno

Super interesting

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Amantani Island Cultural and back to Puno (Day 2)
Peru

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

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

Hi Joni,

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

Saludos,
Kristy

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

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Amna H.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Abittare Hotels
Cusco

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

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

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

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