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.
Maureen L. from Larchmont, NY; traveled to Peru
Thanks much! Our trip was absolutely wonderful -- nice balance between activity,culture, & history. Peru is really a magnificent place for families. And the guides/hotels that you selected were first rate all around. I was amazed at how seamlessly everything went ... especially with all of the people who met us at the airports and hotels and got us to where we needed to be. It was truly a trip that we will never forget. We know who to contact when we put together our next trip! Thanks for everything!
Jeannie M. from Alpharetta, GA; traveled to Peru
Thank you for your welcome home note! We had a really fantastic time, with wonderful guides, drives, hotels, excursions and food!!! We had no glitches, everything went very smoothly and you really did an amazing job with all the plans. We especially enjoyed the Hacienda lunch in the Sacred Valley. I can't think of a single thing I would have changed!! Thank you so much for helping us have such a special mother/daughter time. Please let me know if you would like to know more. I would be happy to serve as a recommendation, should you ever need one!
Thank you again! I'll be calling next time I plan a trip!!
Kenneth N. from Bethesda, MD; traveled to Peru
The trip was spectacular. One the best we have ever had. It was made even better by the wonderful tour guide ... Erik F. who was a real gem. We would recommend it to anyone who feels physically up to it. The hotel in Cusco was exceptional, too.
Eileen C. from Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA; traveled on a College Group Trip to Peru
We had an absolutely phenomenal time. I travel a lot in groups and this has been by far the best experience! All our guides were so informative, flexible and helpful. Maggie, Victor, Andrea and Jose were all over the top amazing. Thank you for everything! I hope to make more travel arrangements with your company soon.
Tom P. from Bradenton, FL; traveled to Peru
Eitan: Just a quick note to tell you how much Donna and I enjoyed our recent trip to Peru. Everything about our three week Peruvian adventure was exceptional...from the extensive in-country travel itinerary you recommended and coordinated on our behalf; to the fabulous hotel accommodations provided throughout our visit; to the knowledgeable, flexible and language friendly tour guides and transfer agents standing by to meet us at each location on the agenda...we could not have asked for more support. This was truly a once in a lifetime trip for both of us and we thank you and Spiced Destinations for making it such a magnificant and worry free experience.