Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2023
Our first South American trip was amazing and another win with KimKim. Liz Karen provided great service in working through any questions/issues that arose with local vendors. The Short Inca Trail was amazing and our guide Claudio was great - can't recommend enough. We likely spent one too many days in Cusco for our liking and wish we had optimized our travel time to Ollantaytambo for a day tour and just went to Machu Picchu instead of returning to Cusco and making another trip to the train station later in the week. The cooking class in Cusco was fun and we enjoyed the walking tour as well.
Great location, comfy beds and good breakfast.
Loved the location and the little courtyard. Pillows were a little hard for liking but was clean and staff was very friendly.
It's at the very end of a street once you get off the busy. Many restaurants/stores along the way. Was clean and the beds were comfy by amenities were sparse. A little bar of soap and package of shampoo were provided (we had just brought backpacks so were expecting shampoo/conditioner and a hair dryer.) Breakfast was also pretty sparse as well. Staff was friendly but could have used a little more comfort after our hiking.
Tour guide was nice but very different. He had a lot to share on the spiritual side but once we were ready to move on and not focus on that he did not pick up the hint. Great way to see the city but the beginning of the tour could have been sped up. Seeing the city from high up and then walking parts of the Inca Trail were very cool. The market was also worth visiting.
Guide was knowledgeable. Would have loved to have lunch at the restaurant next to the museum, it was beautiful.