Everything was perfect. Jesus handled all th...
Peru | Jul 6 - Jul 14, 2022

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Tyler P.
Fairview Heights, IL | Jul 21, 2022

Everything was perfect. Jesus handled all the detailed planning and when we traveled with Peruvian Soul, Edwar had everything handled on the practical side of things. We loved our trip and highly recommend Peruvian Soul for traveling to Peru! Just make sure you pack for all kinds of weather--we were hot when hiking the Inca Trail, and Rainbow mountain was cold and windy. Luckily we had it covered and were prepped by our tremendous guides. read more

Everything was perfect. Jesus handled all the detailed planning and when we traveled with Peruvian Soul, Edwar had everything handled on the practical side of things. We loved our trip and highly recommend Peruvian Soul for traveling to Peru! Just make sure you pack for all kinds of weather--we were hot when hiking the Inca Trail, and Rainbow mountain was cold and windy. Luckily we had it covered and were prepped by our tremendous guides.

Hotel Reviews

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Cusco

The accommodations were our favorite for our whole trip. We had adjoining rooms with our teenagers, and the view of the river was phenomenal. Great restaurants were a very quick walk, and the breakfast was fantastic. Only negative was that the bottled water in the rooms was not complementary... 10 sol for 1/2 Liter so we just walked down to a different vendor and got 2.5 Liters for 8 Sol.

Authenticity & Character
Adjoining rooms were a huge plus.
Location
Fantastic view of the river.
Staff
Staff seemed very good, but we didn't interact with them very much.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Shower water pressure was awesome!

Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport

Lima

REALLY convenient to be able to walk to our flight in the morning. We got coupons for a welcome drink, which made our evening much more relaxed!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were nothing special... just standard hotel rooms. The early morning breakfast was terrible. We had an early flight and we were told the breakfast would be available at 4:00am. When we got down to the restaurant the only thing that was available was scrambled eggs, cheese, ham, and bread. So... we made breakfast sandwiches. I'm sure there were many more options later in the morning, but we expected the breakfast to be full-up when they said it opened at 4:00.

Tierra Viva Cusco Centro

Cusco

This was a really cool hotel. We loved that the rooms opened up to a courtyard, but our room with the king bed was really small. Our teenagers got a room with two twin beds and it was huge! Staff was friendly, and breakfast was good. We also got a take-away breakfast one morning and it was also very good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Really close to Cusco main square and the local markets.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were really cool old-world, but ours was small.

Urban Larco Hotel

Miraflores, Lima

We liked this hotel a lot, but we were not able to get adjoining rooms with our teenagers which was troublesome. Location was good, and one of the rooms even had an ocean view.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort

Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba

Urubamba

We loved the hotel - grounds were very well kept and quite serene. Our spa visit was unimpressive, because it wasn't ready for us when we showed up at the appointed time, however, the staff made amends and were very accommodating when we told them about our disappointment.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Not much to do outside the resort, but we traveled to other destinations so it was fine to stay here.
Staff
Staff was very attentive and they worked hard to make sure we were happy.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We loved the rooms and the facilities. Restaurant was really good too.
Activity Review

The Short Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo to WiƱaywayna

Peru

We (the adults in our party) loved this hike. Even though it was challenging due to the hot weather at the start, the pinnacle of the monkey staircase and the reveal of Machu Picchu was well worth it. Our teenagers were not as pumped about the hike. 7.1 miles of uphill climbing on uneven rock stairs was a little too much for them. We like to think they were made stronger because of the experience!

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Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima | Jul 21, 2022

Dear Tyler, thanks so much for sharing your reviews with us! This will help us a lot in inspiring other travelers to come to our country! Our staff in general always does their best to offer a warm and great service to our clients. Edwar Montalvo is a great guide and I am very happy he could show you the best Cusco has to offer. I thank you very much on behalf of Peruvian Soul and the Kim Kim team for trusting us. You are always welcome in our country!
We remain in touch, take care!
Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team