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

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The hotel seemed a bit outdated and many things were not working (fireplaces, pool, the hot tub was quoted at $80 - US dollars- for 1 hr usage, no filtered water available for free),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

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Food
Guides, drivers and staff
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Local specialist: Johanna Fabian
Johanna
Johanna Fabian
Local specialist in Lima | 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