Just returned from a 10 day trip to Peru. Je...
May 3 - May 13, 2023
Just returned from a 10 day trip to Peru. Jessica at Kim Kim was amazing throughout the booking process and all the way along. She was very attentive to our numerous questions and had great suggestions for hotels and timing of the entire trip.
We did the Cusco City Tour, the 4 day Inca Trail trek, Sacred Valley Tour and Rainbow Mountain hike. Edy was our local guide throughout and was fantastic- personable, kind, always prompt, and very knowledgeable. Edwin was our chef for the trick - unbelievable what he was able to cook while camping and our 9 Quechuas (porters) were all super sweet. It is incredible what they carry and how they run the trails.
The trek is challenging - but very doable if you are in shape. We only did a little bit of training - and oh, the views!!Spectacular - especially the view of Machu Pichu from the Sun Gate. And our last camp site was up high in the mountains - just gorgeous.
Rainbow Mountain is touristy - but really not that bad. We had reservations about how touristy it would be but the hike and views from the summit are well worth it. OUr drive was 2.5 hours there from Cusco and 3.5 hours back (traffic in Cusco is heavier at the end of the day). They break it up with breakfast on the way there and lunch on the way home so it didn’t seem that long.
I would highly recommend Peru for both a cultural and a hiking experience. We had no troubles at all with any political protests and felt safe the entire time - even walking in Cusco at night.
The hotel was convenient, being right across the road from the airport. It was a good place to stay for a quick overnight due to our flight times.
The Casa Andina Premium Cusco was a fantastic hotel with great service, good food, a lovely room, and a quiet location. Highly recommended.
The hotel was fantastic, and we wish we had more time to spend there. The location was great, right beside the train station.
We tent camped during the Inca Trail trek. The experience was good, despite the rain.
Cusco is an amazing city, although the altitude is intense. We definitely noticed it in our hotel, but overall, it was an enjoyable experience.
The Cusco City Tour was very good, and our guide was fantastic. We had him the entire time, which was a great experience.
The Inca Trail trek was great, despite the rain. We had porters, who were essential, and all our meals were included. The only downside was the boxed breakfast on the last day, which was not very good. We recommend bringing your own snacks.
The Sacred Valley Tour was fantastic, and the lunch at Mountainview was incredible. The view and the food were both amazing.
The lunch at Mountainview was unbelievable - both the food and the view were incredible.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek was better than anticipated. Although touristy, the actual hike was picturesque, and the snow on the mountains made it even more beautiful. We had a headache afterward due to the altitude, but it was worth it.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We were glad to host you while in Peru and happy to hear you had such a lovely time.