It was a wonderful trip. Peru is such an interesting country, with so much variety in geography and culture within relatively short travel times and distances, so even though it was my third trip there I thoroughly enjoyed being reacquainted with some things I had seen before and found countless sights and experiences that were new and exciting. For Anne it was all new and fascinating.
The work that we had asked you to do was to stitch together several excursions into a seamless whole, with efficient hand-offs from one segment to the next. We made it from end to end as planned and with a wealth of adventures and memories.
We felt very well prepared for all the components of the trip, thanks in large part to the very comprehensive information packets that you sent our way, so thanks again for the great itinerary you put together and all the time you spent to communicate it to us.
You deserve high marks for organization, communication and vetting your resources in Peru. We'll happily recommend AWR!
Steve M. and Anne C.
OMG....so so fun. It was an incredible trip. The rainforest excursion was amazing, and the 5 day Inca trail hike was SO incredible...just beautiful everywhere. The whole trip went very smoothly, everything was great. Thank you so much for everything you did, I'm grateful!!
For future clients I think you are doing a great thing recommending the 5-day version of the Inca Trail hike. The classic 4 day that most people do doesn't explore as many ruins and the overnight camp sites are inferior. I also think my group encountered much less people traffic as well, since our route was staggered by a half day I think. Plus being able to experience Machu Picchu over a day and a half and spending a night in the town was really fun.
Thanks very much for your assistance with all!
We are back, I am actually back at work and wanted to send you a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!! There were a massive amount of moving parts to our trip and each one orchestrated beautifully. We were treated SO well and were amazed at just how wonderful everyone was. Each person that greeted us was so nice and so helpful and truthfully seemed to care that we were safe, informed and were enjoying our stay.
Every day we would say, “how can this get better.” Every day it DID get better. The timing of each excursion was perfect. Every day the trip just kept getting better and better with the final climax of the zip lining. One word of caution though, I would consider the zip lining that we did nearly “extreme.” The climb was difficult and at the end we actually rappelled. We definitely weren’t prepared for that! I would add a caveat to people that book that excursion that they need to be in shape and not afraid of heights. I was terrified!! It was a total blast but we were lucky that we had the proper shoes and were in shape enough…and didn’t die. LOL!
Thanks again for such a wonderful trip!!!
We had a great time on our trip to Peru. You guys did a really good job setting it up, the transfer agents and guides were the best. We're busy trying to decide where our next trip will take us.
The overall trip exceeded our expectation (5).
The train to Machu Picchu was great (5).
Our guide, Thomas, made the tour through the Scared Valley an experience we will not forget (5).
Yemmer was our guide at Machu Picchu. Yemmer's knowledge of the area exceeded our expectations and he especially helped out by adjusting his schedule to meet ours as Tamie was really tired after the first day. (5)
Robert E. and Tamie B.
I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Peru. Your work on ensuring all of the details were nailed down is much appreciated — everything went off without a hitch. Even the weather (only rain at night)! Our guide, Harry Sallo, was just terrific, so we'd love for you to relay that to the higher-ups at his company down there. Please relay my thanks to Robin as well. The advice on doing the alternate trek was spot on – we loved not being with all of the other tourists on the Inca Trail. Many, many thanks! I've already recommended AWR to a friend who is thinking about a trip down there…
AWR did a wonderful job with all of their coordination of our trip. The drivers, transfer agents, and especially the guides were everything we could have hoped for. We felt very fortunate to have had Holger Mallorca for our guide in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. It felt like traveling with a very knowledgeable and experienced Peruvian friend! We learned so much and had a lot of fun along the way – perfect!
The Inca Trail trek was awesome! We only saw a few porters at the campsite, otherwise we were totally alone on the trail. It was a bit challenging for me, but we did it faster than most.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu