Absolutely amazing. Spectacular. Splendiferous.
Peru | Aug 29 - Sep 15, 2021

Jesse N.
Loveland, CO | Oct 22, 2021

This was an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience! Everything that Aspiring Adventures did for us was fantastic - all of our needs were either anticipated (in style!) or someone bent over backwards to meet them at the drop of the hat. I don't think we could have possibly been in better hands.

Our guide for the main part of the trip, Orlando, is one of my new favorite people. He was super knowledgeable about everything on the trip from astronomy to archaeology to Andean spiritual beliefs to geology and everything in between.

If you want a challenging (and we aren't a group that shies from a physically demanding hike in Colorado) and rewarding trek, the one we did is a tall (but awesome) order.

If you're wondering if you should book a trip with Aspiring Adventures, I say you should for sure. They only thing at all (and I really mean the only thing) I would have changed about the trip was our little jaunt at the end to fly over the Nazca lines - it ended up being a ton of driving for not a ton of Nazca line time. This was more of a function of COVID-19 than Aspiring Adventures though since the Ica airport was closed. Our guide for this portion out of Lima, Arturo, was great and did his best to make it fun even though some of us mostly just slept in his car.

Local specialist: Katy Shorthouse
Katy Shorthouse
Local specialist in | Oct 22, 2021

Thank you Jesse! I'm so glad you felt well taken care of .... after waiting THAT long to take a trip, I know your expectations must have been pretty high, so it's brilliant to know we managed to surpass them!
Anything, even the Nazca lines, could be an anticlimax after such a long hike through the remotest Peruvian mountains, and the continuing closure of the Ica airstrip certainly didn't help the cause! It's lovely to think that is literally the only thing you would change about your trip.
Meeting the three of you was a great pleasure, and I hope to see you again someday!
Cheers, Katy