A wonderful Trip!
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2023
We had a great time! The guides and drivers we had in all of the places we went (Paracas/Ica, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lima) were all great people, and we got to a few of them more personally. Everything went pretty much according to plan, and there was only one planned activity that we were unable to do (wine-tasting). Our guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu (Emilia) and driver in Lima (Jean Carlos) were especially friendly and helpful! We were also fortunate to have great weather the whole trip.
Thank you, Kim-Kim! We will remember this trip for a long time!
Wonderful hotel! The staff were friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere and decor of the hotel were fantastic! The restaurant breakfasts were great, and the hotel room was clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay there again and would happily recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Cusco!
Unfortunately, this hotel did not meet our expectations. We arrived late in the day and were tired. The room was sizable and clean, but the beds were too small and the mattresses too hard. They were uncomfortable to sleep in. Their hotel restaurant was okay, but felt a bit small and tight. It didn’t really have any charm. The one redeeming feature is that it is located in the Ollantaytambo train station, so it was very easy for us to catch out train the next morning to Machu Picchu and to arrange to have the hotel keep some of our things until we returned from there.
Nice hotel! Centrally located in Miraflores within walking distance of the shopping district and waterfront. Nice view from the room. The swimming pool on the rooftop was very nice and relaxing to be in! The room was clean, spacious and comfortable.
Arrived very late at night (early morning) due to a flight delay. Bug we were met by the driver and taken to our hotel quickly.
It was great! The trip down on the bus was a bit long , but we were able to rest and sleep a bit. We were met by the guide/driver (Luis) and he was very helpful. We were hungry and he kindly took us to a nearby restaurant to eat something. He also arranged for us to look around Paracas, which was nice. The flight to Nazca and the lines was fine, but viewing the lines was sometimes challenging to see, and I got motion sick during part of the flight. We were happy to get the experience of going there and seeing the lines!
The estate is beautiful, and the meal we had there was great! The tour was interesting, the guide knowledgeable and spoke English well, but we had been hoping to visit a winery and because of poor planning, we weren’t able to visit the winery but instead a Pisco distillery. It was okay, but not the same as if we had visited the winery.
Great experiences - visiting a community textile factory in Chinchero, great lunch and scenic trip to Ollantaytambo, visited Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo. The only problem was that the beds in the hotel room were not comfortable.
Excellent weather, a great guide, fascinating ruins. It was a great experience. Even the train trip there and back was a lot of fun!
It was great! Emilia was a great guide and really helped us to understand what we were seeing.
A good flight. No problems at all.
It was interesting! We saw many things and the bus guide was helpful. The bus was a bit hot and we should have brought more water with us.