Jesus - A Super Great Travel Agent!!!!
Peru | May 31 - Jun 27, 2022

Kenneth
Kenneth G.
Jul 27, 2022

My wife and I took our two children (aged 11) for a month-long trip to Peru. Fortunately, I stopped trying to do things on my own and called kimkim who connected me to Jesus Martel. I told Jesus this was meant to be a trip of a lifetime for our kids and spent a lot of time planning with Jesus. In the end, this trip really exceeded our expectations! We wanted a good balance of archeological sites and fun activities. Jesus made great suggestions. Quite simply, we couldn't have planned... read more

My wife and I took our two children (aged 11) for a month-long trip to Peru. Fortunately, I stopped trying to do things on my own and called kimkim who connected me to Jesus Martel. I told Jesus this was meant to be a trip of a lifetime for our kids and spent a lot of time planning with Jesus. In the end, this trip really exceeded our expectations! We wanted a good balance of archeological sites and fun activities. Jesus made great suggestions. Quite simply, we couldn't have planned such a great trip on our own. We always felt safe and had great guides who were very knowledgeable and always willing to accommodate our needs and preferences. We liked all of the hotels and I felt we got excellent value for money. Jesus was very professional and always checking in with us. Everything was taken care of; Jesus helped us with restaurant recommendations and reservations, internal air travel, he even arranged for me to see a tailor and I had a couple beautiful suits made. Working with local guides helped us feel connected to Peru and local people. We learned so much on this trip, but we also enjoyed our time together as a family; everything happened so seamlessly. We will definitely use kimkim again. My thanks to Jesus and all of our guides. I've traveled quite a bit in my life, but this was the best trip ever.

Hotel Reviews

Hotel El Tambo

Lima

Very friendly staff and great location.

Authenticity & Character
Liked the paintings and decor.
Location
Near Kennedy Park.
Staff
Laundry service was great! Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were decent sized and breakfasts were good.

La hacienda Bahía Paracas

Paracas

Amazing hotel with great amenities in a beautiful setting. Restaurant was fantastic!

Authenticity & Character
Very large rooms - hacienda style buildings with nice modern features. I liked the photographs and other art work in the building and the private museum had some great artifacts and artwork.
Location
Beautiful view! We liked walking on the beach.
Staff
Always available and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kids loved the pool.

Casa Andina Standard Trujillo Plaza

Trujillo

Very nice hotel with very friendly staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location right off the main square.
Staff
Helpful and friendly. We left some items behind which the staff sent on to our next hotel in a different city at no cost.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were large. We liked the electric kettle. Restaurant was good.

Casa Andina Select Chiclayo

Chiclayo

Great hotel for families.

Authenticity & Character
Nice modern building - rooms were well proportioned and we liked the electric kettle.
Location
Great location - walking distance to many shops and restaurants.
Staff
Helped us to retrieve our items left at our previous hotel in a different city at no charge.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable beds and nice restaurant.

Posada Amazonas Lodge

Puerto Maldonado

My wife and kids had a great time. The room was comfortable with one open wall, which looked out into the forest. The activities were interesting and fun and we never were disappointed with the wildlife we observed.

Authenticity & Character
Very authentic - perhaps too authentic (no power for part of the night), but my kids loved it!
Location
Flora and fauna on all sides!
Staff
Very helpful - arranged to have laundry done, even though that wasn't part of their regular service. The guides were amazing - we would have missed a lot of incredible wildlife without our eagle-eyed guide.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Not a resort - but we spent all our time outdoors trekking through the forest.

Casona yucay

Cusco

The hotel was formerly a historic family hacienda. The gardens were very nice and the staff very pleasant.

Authenticity & Character
The grounds and views were fantastic.
Location
Beautiful views from our room.
Staff
Hotel and restaurant staff were helpful and friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We liked having a family room with two bathrooms.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu

Great location. Somewhat expensive, but we were first in line to enter Machu Picchu, as the entrance was less than five minutes away.

Authenticity & Character
Nice amenities, we liked the little porch area outside our room.
Location
Can't beat the location.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Breakfast buffet was really good!

Intiqa

Puno

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Standard hotel, but quite comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Bathtubs are always welcome.
Location
Right near town center.
Staff
We enjoyed trying some different foods, like quinoa porridge, recommended by the staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Jesus Martel
Jesus
Jesus Martel
Local specialist in Lima | Jul 27, 2022

Dear Kenneth, thank you very much for such extended reviews and details. Having you in Peru with us was really wonderful as we know you really enjoyed this long and beautiful trip. Each of us made our best to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end. I am so so happy you could do all activities very smoothly and that we could have your suits finished on time! This was something very new for me, but we could do it all perfectly on time. I wish you all the best and thanks... read more

Dear Kenneth, thank you very much for such extended reviews and details. Having you in Peru with us was really wonderful as we know you really enjoyed this long and beautiful trip. Each of us made our best to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end. I am so so happy you could do all activities very smoothly and that we could have your suits finished on time! This was something very new for me, but we could do it all perfectly on time. I wish you all the best and thanks again for trusting us. It was a big pleasure meeting you and your nice family.
All my best,
Jesus, Kim Kim & Peruvian Soul team