Best Trip Ever to Peru with the Best Planning by KimKim, Peruvian Soul and Anne!
Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2023
The entire trip was planned so well by Anne and the entire Peruvian Soul company. My tour guides Nancy and Daniel were super friendly and knowledgeable about the different parts of Lima, Ollyantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Cusco. It was so nice to have the trip planned out with different excursions and plans already made, including all the transfers in super comfortable shuttles with great drivers, tons of leg room and space to spread out. Anne even came to the airport pickup to help me acclimate and answer any questions along the way to the first hotel. The hotel's chosen by Peruvian Soul were the perfect hotels! From Luxury in Lima at Hotel B, to a convenient stay at Sumaq in Aguas Calientes and the centrally located Wnydham in Cusco, I enjoyed every stay.
Peruvian Soul was also very on top of the communication throughout the entire trip. I had multiple points of contact whom I could ask questions to or get any updates during my stay. The best part of working with Peruvian Soul, Anne and KimKim was the flexibility. I wanted to make a change to the itinerary during the trip and they were able to cancel a tour and get me into a different experience, literally overnight. So responsive and everything was run on time and super smoothly. I would highly recommend using KimKim and Peruvian Soul for anyone planning a trip to Peru.
Muchisimas gracias a todo los personas que me ayudan durante este viaje!
Beautiful boutique hotel in the bohemiam Barranco neighborhood. Close to many restaurants, stores and art galleries. Great beds and water pressure in the bathrooms. Beautiful and delicious breakfasts included as well as afternoon tea and snacks every day. Great bartenders and food at the on-site restaurant. Very nice rooftop bar with a view to the Pacific Ocean as well. Definitely stay here for luxury, ambience, service.
Great one night stay at this luxurious hotel. Recieved a welcome drink as I checked in and the bed was just so comfortable. Dinner at the restaurant was a gourmet three course experience and breakfast buffet the next day was also delicious. I loved the marble bathroom with the amazing rain shower and Locitaine products. Highly recommend staying here for a night or two during your Machu Picchu visit.
Very well located right near the main Plaza de Armas in Cusco city. Beautiful property with an inner courtyard to sit and enjoy the ambiance. Breakfast buffet was nice and full with an assortment of Peruvian and American specialities. While the room was a bit on the smaller side, it was well appointed and functional.
This was much more than a food tour as we visited art galleries, historical sites and shops as well as eating different traditional Peruvian foods along the way. I enjoyed my day with Nancy learning about the history of Barranco and it's food.
I had a great time on this tour with my guide, Nancy. We had plenty to talk about and see, and I felt like I really got to understand the city better. Nancy was personable and chatty, which made the day even more enjoyable.
I enjoyed this whole day, even though the guide was a bit delayed due to traffic. The driver was accommodating and we met up with the guide shortly after. I loved the lunch in Ollantaytambo and the tour of the Inca ruins, although it was a bit of a hike. I felt a little underprepared for the physical exertion, but overall, the day was fantastic.
I really enjoyed the lunch at Chuncho Restaurant. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant.
Machu Picchu was a memorable experience, although I wished for a bit more history or explanation of the site from the guide. The one-on-one tour was great, but it felt a bit impersonal. It could have been improved with more engagement from the guide.
I really enjoyed the walking city tour of Cusco. Being a private tour, we were able to tailor the day to my interests which included visiting an additional cathedral and shopping for specific souvenirs. The flexibility and personalization of this tour were top-notch.