great experience in Peru - May 21 - Jun 1, 2022

Traveler: Todd V. - Local specialist: Martina Capel

We had a complicated custom itinerary involving many different guides and drivers that was put together very quickly (and at a very reasonable cost) through Phima Voyages, going from Lima to Cusco to the Parque de la Papas to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu (including a 1-day trail hike), the Rainbow mountains, Lake Titicaca and various sites in between. All the guides and drivers were excellent (and very multilingual), the handoffs between them were smooth, and when troubles arose (e.g. an airport closure) they put together an alternate plan to get us where we needed to go with minimal fuss. There was always a helpful agent on call over whatsapp if we had any questions. It was a top-notch operation and an amazing experience. The Parque de la Papas is less visited, but if you are interested in traditional agriculture, cultural heritage, and biodiversity (and are also acclimated to the altitude and comfortable with a very rural homestay) I can't recommend it enough.

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Martina Capel, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Todd,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your trip. We love to show our travellers the less visited sites, to take a little more time and to get a closer experience about life in Peru. Therefore we work with different communities and rural entrepreneurs (such as the Parque de las Papas, but also at Lake Titicaca). Your trip has a direct impact on our local partners !

It was a pleasure creating your personnalised itinerary to Peru. I will pass on your comments to everybody involved.

Thanks for travelling with us and KimKim.
Warm regards,
Martina