An Amazing Trip to Peru: Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu.
Jul 12 - Jul 21, 2023
This was my first trip using Kimkim. I was unsure of how to book a successful trip to Peru from Los Angeles. I was very quickly contacted by Jessica who worked with me for a couple of months to hammer out a wonderful itinerary. This included several changes to dates and travelers but there were never any problems with updating the arrangements.
I would like to be clear that this trip was absolutely amazing. Everything Jessica booked for us was wonderful. We had great accommodations and knowledgible and fun tour guides throughout the trip with all of our transfers and driving handled. (We did need to book our own air travel but Jessica was very up front about that so it was no problem).
We even had some problems come up (a strike in Peru that would limit road travel) and Kimkim hopped on it to make sure our days in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu went well. This was Kristy who jumped in and got us moved to a hotel that would not disrupt our trip. Even better, that day we took a fairly exclusive alternate tour which was still super fun and interesting. Kimkim's communication and initiative made that possible and we are very appreciative.
I would recommend this group again and again. It made for a fun and painless trip that was truly memorable.
This hotel is wonderful. It's a little upscale but totally worth it. We only stayed for one night but it was a perfect relaxing stay before we toured Machu Picchu the next day.
This is a very nice hotel with great rooms and a great vibe. It's attached to a farm where they grow a lot of their own food, roast their own coffee, and distill their own booze - and you should definitely go check that out. We very much enjoyed staying here. I need to take one star off the review only because it is located essentially in the train station. This makes it extremely convenient to travel up towards Machu Picchu (which is great!) but we had two issues: 1) the trains make a lot of noise - not enough to keep us awake but enough to wake us up once or twice, and 2) one night there were a lot (a literal mass) of people trying to board the last trains and this made it difficult to get to the hotel. I should note that #2 was likely due to a strike planned for the next day, so is likely rare, but I don't know. Personally, I would still suggest staying here but these are things that might annoy some travelers.
Great hotel. It's within walking distance of most things in the city center. The breakfast is nice and they allowed me to partake even though I'd arrived on a redeye and was there before check-in.