Melissa S. from Gainsville, FL; traveled to Peru
I am writing to thank you for booking such a fantastic trip to Peru for me. All of the details were taken care of, so that all I needed to do was show up and have a great time.
The hotels were outstanding, particularly Los Portales in Cuzco and La Hacienda in Paracas. The Hotel Ferre in Lima was a little bare bones, but I imagine that it's difficult to find budget accommodation in Miraflores. It met my minimum criteria of being clean and in a safe area, and in addition the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Thanks again for such a great vacation! I would definitely recommend your service to others and you will probably hear from me again in the future.
Abby M. from Aventura FL; traveled to Argentina & Peru
I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and expertise with planning our trip to S. America.
It was an amazing journey from start to finish. All of your tips and suggestions were right on point.
The local operator is an amazing company. I cannot say enough good things about them. They were there at every point. Even at the train station in Peru they found us standing there and made sure we were standing in the right spot for our train car. Our guide Yashira was unbelievable. She made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and remembered everything we wanted to buy and made sure we could cross everything off of our list. She was truly a wonderful guide which added to our experience. And our driver Miguel was a true gentlemen. He always made sure we had help out of the van and always seemed to appear right away with the car when we were finished with our site visit.
Thank you again for everything you did for us. You made S. America a trip to remember.
Carrie H. from Aventura FL; traveled to Argentina & Peru
The trip was awesome, thank you for all the work you did. I had a great trip and everyone we worked with at destination was great.
Ivy Y. from New York, NY; traveled to Kenya & Tanzania
I'm having the best time of my life...
I can just die right now and I will be satisfied! The game drives are out of this world. I've seen everything including leopard, cheetah, rhino cheetah hunting just really beyond my imagination. Also went on a hot air balloon ride and have made lots of new friends. Thank you for everything!
Catherine L. from Littleton, CO; traveled to Peru
We had a phenomenal time in Peru, thanks to your expertise in planning our trip. Thank you for helping to create such a memorable experience for all four of us. We were very happy with the professionalism of Lima Tours, especially our tour guide Elizabeth in Cusco.
In Lima, a particular highlight was the SOS House--our boys even played soccer with the children there. The water/light show was also a big hit.
The hotels were all wonderful, especially the food at the Inkaterra in Aguas Calientes. The scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley was amazing. Our only regret is the distance between our hotel the Aranwa and Ollantaytambo. Aranwa was very nice but it was deserted and fairly isolated. That being said, it was our 9 year old's favorite hotel! We thought we would share this feedback and would be happy to serve as a reference for you
Judy M. from Atlanta, GA; traveled to Peru
Hi Eitan, the trip was great. It was a great family vacation. The weather was perfect, we enjoyed all the activities, and the food.
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The guides were terrific. We especially loved Fernando our Machu Picchu guide. And Wille really made the rafting fun. But all were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, warm people who really went out of their way for us.
The hotels were all very nice – even the airport hotel in Lima was better than expected. We loved Sol Y Luna. The others were pretty noisy tho.
I thought the hike was awesome. I am glad we had poles — it was more steps than I imagined. Of course Machu Picchu was great. My husband and son both think they are photographers so they had a field day looking for the perfect shot. We also all loved the salt mines and Ollantaytambo and the rafting.
On the way to the Lima airport we each rated the trip on a scale from one to ten (ten being the highest). It got three 9's and one 9 and a half.
Thanks for all your help!! Judy
PS. It was really nice of you to surprise me with the cake — my kids were more embarrassed than I was!
Isabella S. from Westfield, NJ; traveled to Peru
... our trip to Peru was wonderful, the 4 of us loved every minute of it. We enjoyed everything, the itinerary was perfect (I think we could have added a day of rest in the middle), we loved the food, tried everything, we had wonderful guides specially Willian who we had for 3 days. Everyone was very nice and the hotels were amazing, our favorite was El Monasterio. The trains were very special, the scenery was amazing and Machu Picchu was just incredible. I took over 1000 pictures! I still can not believe I went white water rafting, it was so much fun and our "coach" and "rescuer" were amazing people.
Barbara O. from New Orleans; LA; traveled to Argentina
Yes, we're back. ;( New Orleans is hot and miserable, but we have lots of great reminders of Argentina in the wine cellar helping ease our transition, one bottle at a time!
I think the highlights include our time at Cavas Wine lodge and at the estancia. We would have preferred a few more nights in each place!!!! ;) Outstanding food, wine, and what views!!!! Cavas was a truely exceptional place and we look forward to returning in a few years. The estancia was warm and inviting, the staff very friendly, and the horses very tolerant. After nearly 3 weeks in Argentina, we'd packed on a few pounds... those poor horses must have suffered beneath our empanada-filled bellies! Nonetheless, Clay and I enjoyed a long ride on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Oh, and the wineries we visited were awesome!!!!! Better than Napa!!!! :)
Thank you again for arranging a great introduction to Argentina! We can't wait to go back!!!!!
Andrew G. from Seattle, WA; traveled to Peru
Peru was beautiful. We had a fantastic time. Alas, we did not eat any Cuy :) but we found the food to be delicious, the people to be warm and friendly, and the architecture and terrain to be beautiful.
Aside from the fun we had experiencing all that Peru had to offer, I have to say, that the local company was great. They were so helpful and it was so nice to be able to just know that someone would pick us up and get us where we needed to be, but then leave us alone. Also, the amount of tours vis a vis free time was perfect. We really enjoyed that most tours were only a couple of hours, highlighted the high points of what we were vesting, and then otherwise we were left to just enjoy where we were on our own.
Maxine B. from Palm Harbor, FL; traveled to Peru
Thanks! We were in our own bed by 1 this morning! What a wonderful trip. Thanks for your efforts in the plan. We loved every day.