Remarkable: my experience with KimKim and Andean Travel to Peru
Peru | Aug 15 - Aug 24, 2023

Sarah C.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 27, 2023

I had never booked a trip with a travel agency before and after this experience I will definitely do it again! kimkim and the Andean Travel team took care of all of our needs from the planning to execution of our Peru experience.

From the beginning Ruth and Liz helped me to choose adventures that suited our family. They also gave me options for saving money along with way. But most of all, the work that they did behind the scenes - the work that we only saw the outcomes of - was incredible! All of our transportation and flights and hotels and guides we so well coordinated.

Everyone that we met was wonderful and we will keep in touch with many of these people!
Our guides:
Eloy for Cusco - has wonderful calming energy that helped us to connect to our experience, environment and the remarkable history of the area on a more spiritual level.
Juan Franco for Machu Picchu - was a wealth of information and a fabulous photographer! He told us the story of Machu Picchu like a puzzle, adding new pieces at every stop.
Luce for Palcoyo Rainbow mountain - was always looking out for our safety and making sure that we adjusted well to the altitude of our climb. She also helped us to give thanks for our experience with a mountaintop ceremony.
And finally Francisco at Muyuna Lodge went out of his way to ensure that we got the best Amazon experience in the short time that we had available.

Lizbeth, who was our contact via WhatsApp during our trip was always available to help, offer suggestions and ensure that we had everything that we needed when we needed it from entrance tickets to boarding passes.

Each driver along the way impressed us with their ability to navigate Peruvian roadways - which in itself was no small feat!

I can’t wait to book my next trip with KimKim!

Hotel Reviews
Chakana Boutique Hotel
Machu Picchu, Cusco

We enjoyed our very short stay at Chakana. We had a quick overnight stay on our way to Machu Picchu. Our departure was very early the following morning and the kitchen staff graciously packed us a fulsome and delicious breakfast to take with us. They also stored all of our belongings for us until our tour was over. The strange thing was that the window in our room opened into the elevator shaft and if our curtain had a gap at the corner, anyone on our floor could peek into our bedroom. Good thing we were too tired to do anything but sleep!

Authenticity & Character
There are hand painted murals on every floor. Very artsy and fun!
An easy walk to everything Aguas Calientes has to offer.
Everyone was wonderful and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Britania

Very nice hotel, close to everything that we were interested in seeing. This hotel was our first introduction to Peru. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the staff was helpful and the location was great for walkers like us!

Authenticity & Character
An easy walk all over Miraflores
Very helpful staff packed us a bagged breakfast when our departure time was earlier than their breakfast hours.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sol Natura Hotel

Beautiful hotel, close to everything Ollantaytambo has to offer. Kind and helpful staff. Delicious breakfast options. Great views from the room. Beautiful, greenhouse-like courtyard with games and tea.

Authenticity & Character
Close to everything in the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo
Cleanliness & Comfort
Muyuna Lodge

Amazing experience! The connection of this lodge to the people of Yanayaku make this experience one to remember. The staff feel like family because they are, by blood, by village or by love of the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest.

Authenticity & Character
Such a cool environment. Expect to sweat. Embrace it!
The remoteness of the location means that there is so much biodiversity in the region. Even just sitting in the hammock on our porch we saw Lizards, monkeys, geckos, frogs, and remarkable flora.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Private Mystic Walking Tour to The Temple of the Moon & Cusco City
Private Mystic Walking Tour to The Temple of the Moon & Cusco City

Our guide Eloy was fantastic! His tour put us in the mindset of the ancestors who once walked through the streets and temples of Cusco. He shared rituals and offerings with us as a way to help us understand the design of the temples that we visited. Our walk into Cusco followed part of the Inka trail and as we progressed the city unfolded before our eyes! We wandered from old to new, along cobbled roads learning about the different stone work and the transition from the ancient to the modern city that it is now. We ended at the San Pedro market where Eloy helped us navigate the isles, learn about the many offerings of the market and enjoy fresh fruit juices and bread.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Ruth Arias