We loved visiting Peru!!!
Peru | Oct 21 - Nov 6, 2022

Terri
Terri N.
Tempe Junction, AZ | Reviewed on Nov 08, 2022

We loved visiting Peru and learning about the country and culture! Our favorite places were Tahauyo Lodge in the Amazon rain forest, Cusco and Lake Titicaca in Puno. Our guide in the rain forest was Juan. He was so knowledgeable about all the plants and animals in and around the rain forest. We saw so many amazing animals including: pink dolphins, pigmy marmosets, emerald tree boa, sloth, river otter, peacock bass, caiman and LOTS of awesome birds. Juan was amazing and taught us so... read more

We loved visiting Peru and learning about the country and culture! Our favorite places were Tahauyo Lodge in the Amazon rain forest, Cusco and Lake Titicaca in Puno. Our guide in the rain forest was Juan. He was so knowledgeable about all the plants and animals in and around the rain forest. We saw so many amazing animals including: pink dolphins, pigmy marmosets, emerald tree boa, sloth, river otter, peacock bass, caiman and LOTS of awesome birds. Juan was amazing and taught us so much! Cusco was our favorite city. The people were so kind and genuine in and around town. We especially loved spending Halloween with all the sweet children around the city square. They were so lovely in their costumes and so polite when we were handing out candy. Great Halloween in Cusco! Our guide in Puno, Willie, was fantastic! I especially liked how he would tell us things in English and Spanish to help us learn. His passion for his country and culture were contagious. He taughus a lot about the local people and history. We especially enjoyed our trip on Lake Titicaca and exploring the islands. Such a beautiful place! Overall, we were very happy with our travel and accommodations. When we did have some minor challenges, Anne was responsive and helpful in getting things sorted. We would highly recommend a trip to Peru and the use of Peruvian Soul to coordinate it.

Hotel Reviews
Double Tree Iquitos
Iquitos

Comfortable hotel, excellent service! Our room was well appointed and comfortable. The staff was helpful and professional. The restaurant staff was very accommodating with my vegetarian requirements. We enjoyed our stay.

Authenticity & Character
Local decor
Location
Near the square
Staff
Accommodating and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean, comfortable room
Tahuayo Lodge

Lovely staff and a lodge with basic comforts. The staff was very friendly and flexible. Great food and beverage options. The rooms were comfortable with nice linens, hot and cold water and lights. Nice common areas. Excellent guide (Juan) and lots of great options for excursions. Clean and basic, perfect for exploring the Amazon rain forest.

Authenticity & Character
Great, basic lodge
Location
Away from civilization
Staff
Super friendly and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean, comfortable room
Innside Lima Miraflores by Melia Hotels International
Miraflores

Nice, comfortable hotel. Great bed and linens. Nice breakfast. Helpful staff.

Authenticity & Character
Nice decor
Location
Near shopping and restaurants
Staff
Helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lovely, comfortable room
Inotawa Lodge

Nice staff and good food. The lodge itself needs repairs and upgrades. There was no warm water or shampoo in the bathroom. The mosquitoes were horrific and the room had so many openings in the walls and floors, that they (and other bugs) came right in. The common areas need to be screened in, so you can eat and relax without cockroaches and mosquitoes intruding. The stairs up to the lodge and pathways were in need of repair and were difficult to walk on. The guide, Joaquim, was great. The boat excursions were enjoyable, but the forest excursions were difficult to enjoy because of the swarms of mosquitoes. We liked the people and loved seeing the animals, but the lodge needs some improvements.

Authenticity & Character
Lodge needs some work
Location
Away from civilization
Staff
Friendly and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Add screened in areas, make repairs, offer warm water and shampoo in rooms
Los Portales Cusco
Cusco

Lovely, friendly staff. Comfortable room and common areas. Excellent food and service in the restaurant. Super close to the square with lots of shopping and restaurants. Nice place to stay!

Authenticity & Character
Lovely decor
Location
Close to the square
Staff
Friendly and professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable room and common areas
El Mapi by Inkaterra
Lima

Beautiful hotel, nice location. Comfortable room, nice restaurant and common areas.

Authenticity & Character
Lovely decor
Location
Close to train station, shopping and restaurants
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable
Intiqa
Puno

Lovely, helpful staff. Comfortable room. Nice breakfast and common areas. Convenient to lots of restaurants and shops.

Authenticity & Character
Cute decor
Location
Close to restaurants and shops
Staff
Super friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable
Activity Reviews
Inotawa Lodge 1/3: Boat Journey to your lodge & Nightwalk
Tambopata

Pleasant, comfortable ride. Nice lunch on the way to the lodge.

Quality of Experience
Food
Awesome, local lunch!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly staff
Transport
Journey to Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve from Iquitos City
Iquitos

Pleasant ride, nice staff. We got to see the pink dolphins on the way…added bonus!

Quality of Experience
Pleasant ride
Food
No food provided
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Professional staff
Transport
Endless possibilities in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve
Iquitos

Amazing excursions tailored to our needs. Our guide, Juan, was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, professional and friendly.

Quality of Experience
Excursions, staff and food
Food
Great vegetarian options, lots of fresh fruit and veg
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly and helpful
Transport
Urban food tour at Lima Historical Center
Lima

Great overview of Lima. Tough tour for a vegetarian, not many options.

Quality of Experience
Food
More vegetarian options
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledge and friendly
Transport
Comfortable
Inotawa Lodge 3/3: Leaving Tambopata
Tambopata

Comfortable ride.

Quality of Experience
Food
No food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Inotawa Lodge 2/3: Las Torres Claylick & Tres Chimbadas Lake
Tambopata

Loved the trip to the lake! We saw monkeys, river otters and beautiful birds. Best part of the lodge experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Cusco City
Cusco

Missed our connection to Cusco, so arrived later than anticipated. Our guide, Cesar, was very friendly and helpful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sacsayhuaman & Cusco Guided Hike
Cusco

Loved the visit to the ruins and the textile place. Beautiful experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lunch at Chuncho Restaurant
Sacred Valley

Nice restaurant! Great staff and food. Enjoyed watching them make the Uchucuta dip.

Quality of Experience
Food
Uchucuta dip was awesome!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pisac Archaeological Site
Sacred Valley

Beautiful ruins and valley. We loved the cultural stop with the painting and music. Loved learning about the different instruments and uses. Very nice family and environment.

Quality of Experience
Painting
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ollantaytambo Fortress
Peru

Beautiful ruins and valley.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Machu Picchu Exploration
Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

Wish we would have had the whole day, because the weather was wet and foggy in the morning and we couldn’t see the ruins very well.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The train on the way back was MUCH nicer than the one on the way there. I would use the nicer train both ways.
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Peru

The day with stops ended up being 12-1/2 hours. WAY too long in a car. Our guide, Willie, was awesome and we really enjoyed all of the stops along the way, it was just a really long day.

Quality of Experience
Food
They weren’t prepared for a vegetarian.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sailing in Lake Titicaca, Taquile, Luquina & the Uros floating Islands
Puno

Wow! What an amazing day. This was one of our favorite things about the trip. The floating islands are incredible. We enjoyed meeting the people and seeing how they live. Taquile was absolutely stunning. We enjoyed visiting and meeting the folks there. Lovely lunch experience.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sillustani tombs
Puno

Fascinating ruins! We enjoyed learning about the history and meeting the local people.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anne Godoy
Anne
Anne Godoy
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Terri,
I truly appreciate your review and nice workds. It was lovely to meet you and be part of your adventure!