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  • The Tambopata was a great trip.  Pepe Negro did a great job keeping us all entertained, safe and in one piece.  He was a great match for our group.  Rebecca and Scott are avid birders as is Pepe Negro so it was interesting receiving an avian education going down the river.  Ron was great company for another viejo.  All in all the chemistry of our group was very good.  So, it was a lucky trip to draw. Both Pepe and Efraim did a spectacular job on the technical parts of the Tambo.  Given the low to moderate water level both Ron and I gave the "monsters" IV+ to V.  I think that Pepe was glad to have four pretty competent river paddlers aboard through a lot of the stuff in the canyon.  I got some great shots of Efraim and the cargo boat coming down through monster III.  Once I am in home port and settled I will send some shots down. Edgardo did a great job getting our crew over the pass and down to San Juan del Oro and Putina for the put in.  There was some very impressive class IV mud driving that night.  It was a spectacular descent via Cuyo Cuyo and the pre-Inca terraces.  That entire drive, though challenging, is a real unpolished gem. From a fishing standpoint, Scott Hauser did land a Paco which probably went 30 to 35 lbs.  It made a delicious meal.  Other than that the fishing was pretty quiet but we certainly threw everything in the tackle box at those critters on the way down.  I did pick up some local intel about fishing the Tambo once we got down to P. Maldonado. Carol Thomas did a nice job setting me up with connections in Lima, and accomodations at both the Castellena in Lima and Casa de la Gringa in Cuzco.  Both were exactly what I was looking for.  Good job Carol. In summary, I felt the Tambopata was a great experience and a good taste of the Selva.  I gained a good respect for how easy it would be to 'eat your lunch' in that country.  A good place to have competent leadership Thanks again for a great trip.  Your group did a professional job from beginning to end.
    Joe Fullop
    Raft the Tambopata
  • Paul, When I explained to you originally that this was to be our family holiday of a lifetime, we had high expectations for a great trip. That you and your excellent staff managed to far exceed those expectations is testiment to a great and well managed company. When we describe to our friends where we visited, what we did and what we saw they are all amazed at how much could be crammed into 16 exciting days. Peru certainly has it all and we have come back with a feeling of great admiration and respect for its history, wildlife and people. We wish you and your team the very best and hope you are able to continue making families such as ours feel very special and privileged long into the future.
  • “Paul & crew at Amazonas Explorer - thanks for a fantastic Inca Trail trip last week! Everything was extremely well organized and professional, the food was great and Zac was a fabulous guide. We had a great time - thanks!”
  • Just a quick note to thank you and everyone for the support in getting ourselves organised for the holiday in Peru.  Doing the Inca explorer was tremendous and extremely rewarding for both of us.  We had a wonderful time but now understand why you need to be fairly fit especially for the first week trekkingThe Peru people we met were lovely and the guides very committed and passionate about their work.  I would like to say that both Ruben (trek) and Pepe (rafting) did Amazonas Explorer proud
    Steve and Lesley Cain
  • Carol and Paul Just got back from Peru. Amazonas did an excellent job. Spectacular! We will give you great reviews on Tripadvisor. Mauricio was the perfect guide. Thanks again, Bruce Speicher
    Bruce Speicher
    Arequipa and Colca tour, September 2015
  • My wife and I appreciated very much the quality of the guides and Douggie's unflappable good humour served us very well as did his knowledge of things Peru
    Ron Legg
  • I was recently on your 5 day inca trail and just wanted to say that our guide Edward (I think thats the spelling) was very good. He was very friendly and helpful throughout the trip and I found the trek much easier having him about. I. I also want to thank you and your team for the fantastic time we had in Peru and will definately recommend you to our friends.
    Hugh Hampsey
    Inca Trail
  • We took a tour with your company on the 30th and 1st of May just gone. We were introduced to one of the most amazing places on earth by what can only be described as one of the most amazing people on earth! Wilfredo was an excellent tour guide and we couldn’t leave South America without thanking him for his knowledge, guidance and utter mental sense of humour. It goes without saying that it is the people that make the tour and indeed Wilfredo made ours. So from Frieda and Sueanne I would like to say thanks again for a fantastic tour and the privellage of meeting such a wonderful person.
    Susanne Byford
  • While we arrived in the rainy season and the rapids were said to be not the best, we thoroughly enjoyed the one day rafting experience. Equipment was good, staff were very professional, and the river was great fun. We had options of large raft or kayaks, and used both. The lunch following was delicious, and Juan Carlos, our rafting guide, was knowledgeable, interesting, and clearly had extensive rafting and outdoor experience. Highly recommend this for families.
    John Simmons
    Raft the Urubamba
  • “We wanted to let you know just how much we enjoyed the whole experience.  Everything ran smoothly - the arrangements you made for us worked like clockwork.  Our guides were very knowledgeable and helpful.” Terry and Ellen Thompson
  • “We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Peru. The slight collywobbles about not being with other families were entirely groundless…..I can’t imagine what the trip would have been like if we had been in a larger group. All the logistics worked perfectly….all airport meets ups & transfers went smoothly, and the guides from Amazonas Explorers were excellent. We have been on a few of these family holidays now, in Europe, Africa and N America. This was by far the best trip we have done, and well worth the travelling. “  
    The Daniels Family
  • Dear Lilou, Sorry this message is a bit late, but it has taken us a few weeks to recover from the awesome trip that we took September 18th - 27th with your wonderful trekking company! While it is but a memory now, we wanted you to know just how special this trip was for all of us. On behalf of our group of five, we want you to know that Amazonas Explorer provided an extremely positive experience, from the front end planning of the trip, answering questions, booking and paying for the the trip, all transfers to and from the hotels, sightseeing prior to the hike to Machu Picchu and then the actual Inca Trail and train and bus ride on the return to Cusco, up to the final day of our trip. Everyone that we met from day one through the end was extremely professional, friendly, and treated us with respect and friendship, helping to make us feel extra special. You have every reason to be proud of the way all of your employees represented your company and your beautiful country! Our guides, porters and cooks were amazing, and did an awesome job to ensure that everyone was embraced as family, making sure we were well-fed (the meals were amazing) and as comfortable as we could be in a camping situation. I want to point out an exceptional young man and Assistant Guide that supported our group, Henry Quintano Loayza. Although I believe this was only his second time on the trail as an assistant, he was most definitely someone who stands out in customer service, leadership and compassion. There was a young lady in the group who really struggled on the hike, and Henry was quick to be there to encourage her (as well as all of us when we struggled) and made sure she was safe, often times carrying her back pack so she would be able to make it to camp each day. Henry also carried my pack several times as I struggled one afternoon on the slippery trail, and also once we made it to Machu Picchu on the trail down to the bus stop. He is such a joy to be around, always there with his quick smile and wonderful demeanor, and our group really enjoyed spending time with him. We hope that he will one day be promoted to a Lead Guide with your company, as he was a favorite among all of the hikers on the trip.   Warmest Regards, Geanine Ballard
    Geanine Ballard, Inca Trail, September 2015
  • Pilar and Geraldo were very nice, very friendly, very knowledgeable and very helpful. The transportation and lodging were excellent. The time alloted to each activity was also perfect. We weren't too rushed, and we all enjoyed the down time at the Colca Lodge in the afternoons. Kudos to your whole team for putting this together.
    Jeff Bushman
  • Thanks for an excellent I.T., everyone was chuffed to bits with the whole caboodle, and I especially appreciated the efforts you went to, to sort out the last minute hitches - made my life a lot easier!
    Pete Getgood
    Inca Trail
  • On behalf of the seven girls, I wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful and unforgettable experience in Peru. Efrain, our guide for most of the trip was always professional and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed having him as our guide.  White water rafting was so much fun! The rafting guides were great and it was nice to get to meet you in person. We were sad to leave but left with great memories and are grateful for the opportunity that Amazonas Explorer provided.
    Jennifer Block
  • We did the 1 day Bike A-salt mountain biking trip with 3 friends, and it ended up being my favorite part of the entire trip. It had beautiful scenery, allowed us to see some cool ruins, and was a very fun ride. The first half is more scenic with fireroad trails while the second half of the trip was more technical on donkey trails with some challenging terrain. Our guide, Xavier, was very friendly and enthusiastic about biking. The ride was very safe since they have a van that meets up during the ride every half hour to hour. It also carried food, water, and our stuff so we didn't have to keep it all on us during the ride. They set up an excellent lunch out on the field with shade and a delicious variety of food. Also, the equipment they rent you is all great quality. Our group wasn't the most experienced, but they tailor the trip to your skill level. Xavier also gave good tips to us on biking. We accidentally left our jacket in the van after the trip, and while I offered to go pick it up from them, they drove all the way back to our hostel the next day and dropped it off for us, great service! Highly recommend this trip with Amazonas Explorer. The price was excellent for what you get.
    Steve G.
    Bike Moras Maray
  • “Thanks for everything you did for our group, the trip could not have run smoother.” Sandy Simpson
  • Just a quick email to say thanks for all your help with our Salkantay trek a couple of weeks ago. Flor in Mollepata looked after us really well and hooked us up with a great Muleteer for the first couple of days. The weather was OK (loads of snow on the pass though!) and it was great to have the freedom of not being attached to a tour group.
    Dan Harmon
    Salkantay Trek
  • Firstly our guides were fantastic. I'd like to mention the standouts:- Cristo in Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu What can I say about Machu Picchu, totally mind blowing, I consider myself so privileged to have walked through one of the great marvels of the world, to have had my hands on the same stones that the Incas touched, to stand at the three windows and feel that I could touch the sun and the connection I felt with the spirituality of what is the essence of Machu Picchu. Totally humbling. I'm So lucky! I also realised I missed telling you about a very significant highlight. The Goose Dance, performed by Kindy students in Huilloc This was Organised by Cristo and it had a profound effect on all of us The little ones are amazing. Thank you for the best holiday imaginable in one of the Worlds greatest continents”
    Mrs Musemeci
    October 2015
  • The trip was fantastic. The quality of the service was excellent. It adds to the holiday, when you are not required to engage your brain for 2 weeks. The collection and delivery and spoon feeding amozonas did made the holiday very easy.
    Alison Boyer
  • The three days in the Sacred Valley were very worthwhile. Certainly much easier than doing the climb! Our little hacienda was slap in the middle of the Valley. It was in the village of Urubamba, (as in the river) down a dirt track set amongst farms, far away from noise or traffic or towns. A high wall surrounded the unkempt garden (which was full of indigenous South African flowers!) and at the back, a lovely orchard full of fruit trees in blossom. It made me think of the villages we slept in in the Annapurnas - remember the apple orchards at Marpha, and then the next night in orange orchards? Anyway the hacienda was run by a delightful couple who couldn't do enough for us. The accommodation was basic, but homely and most comfortable. Sue liked it so much, she stayed behind one day just to enjoy the place by herself and to write. And our guide Chino was an absolute star. He called us his beautiful super duper ladies which endeared him to us no end. Did you know that he studied history at university and was a lecturer? He said he didn't have patience with the students, so he gave that up and now he prefers guiding. He had a wealth of knowledge. Anyway every day he took us to a different Inca site, as set out in your itinerary to us. After visiting the site we would set off on a hike through hills and dale. That was fabulous - the walking part. Many times we would pass minor Inka sites, and of course, the never ending terraces were often our contour paths. Then all of a sudden we would come upon a clearing and there would be the most beautiful picnic lunch set out for us. With a gas cooker and all to make us HOT tea! And there was nobody else in sight, we were the only people on the planet. The Amazon Basin was WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Certainly one of the high-lights. Three nights there was perfect. If we were there for 2 nights, I would have felt cheated. Once again our guide was excellent. Ivan was a native from the forest - so you can imagine the wealth of stories he had to tell. He liked to refer to his grandfather who taught him all about the medicines available in the forests. So, it was a wonderful trip. Thank you for making it happen.
  • Thank you for organizing a wonderful trip with such wonderful guides.  Fun and excitement was had by all the family.
    Kathy Martyna
    Family Adventure Peru
  • We all want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for organising the trip of a lifetime for us.  Every single aspect of the holiday was immaculately organised, from the initial planning on your behalf, the expert advice given to tailor the trip to suit us, to the actual reality of being in Peru and completing the Inca Trail. Our guide Efrain was a delight – full of knowledge, full of fun and very easy on the eye which is always a plus.  Our wonderful porters were adorable and quite awesome, and the hotels, flights and transits were seamless.  The food was divine, especially the ceviche and the guinea pig, and the Pisco Sours were pretty good too. The Trail, itself, was wonderfully planned.  We mainly walked on our own which gave Efrain plenty of opportunity to show us the amazing flora and fauna, and his knowledge and passion for the history of the Inca people and the Peruvians was impeccable.  We were treated like royalty by our porters and fed like royalty too.  Big Karen got inadvertently married to head porter, Daniele, so we’re waiting to see how that works out... Lima and Cusco were both amazing cities, and we managed to see quite a lot of both of them. So we’re back home enriched with the experience and delighted in the knowledge that we have some great memories to cherish. Sorry to gush, but it really was that great.
    Sandra, Karrie, Big Karen and Sue
  • I just wanted to tell you that from my point of view the WWW trip was absolutely excellent  In addition I have to say that I was impressed by the standard of  care and attention to detail I was in my element as far as the environment was concerned, and can hardly believe that I caught sight of a jaguar as well as getting long video footage of a tapir and on another day a spider monkey. Our guides did everything possible to make the venture a success, and what I relished was the response to my enthusiasm which was to be part of it rather than just tolerate it. Had the trip been too comfortable and cossetted I would have felt cheated.  The combination of the  atmosphere of adventuring with a close proximity to nature was an ideal blend
    Vernon Cowdy
    Tambopata river rafting
  • We were so impressed with Amazonas Explorer, what a professional team. The food was great and the guide extremely knowledgeable. Doing a private Inca Trail was the right decision for us, it meant we could go at our own pace (one day of the hike took us 11 hours!). This trek in Peru was the highlight of our whole holiday; we enjoyed it even more than the Galapagos cruise.
  • It was one of the most wonderful travel trip we both had. Trek was bit trying but it was worth the effort. Beautiful scenery and wilderness was amazing on the way. All the arrangements you have done was excellent: good hotels, friendly guides and tasty food (3 course meals while camping!) can't ask more. Thanks again for helping us for such a memorable travel experience. I have attached our photo at Machu Picchu.
    Girish Desphande- Private tour- Oct 2015
  • It was a wonderful and totally unforgettable experience, so great that I am already thinking about the next time & trying to work out how to make it possible to visit your country again!
    Tana Kruger
  • Just a quick thank you for the holiday in Peru you organised. It all went off very smoothly and the organisation was excellent, I could not fault any part of it. We had a great laugh and got home safely. Thanks again,
    John Hannan
  • This was a wonderful trip. The Amazonas Explorer support crew were great, and the tour guide (Wilo) was knowledgable and courteous. He took good care of the guests. The food was delicious, and the efforts of the porters (campsite set-up, food and drink service, hygiene, etc.) were top-notch. This trip is a great way to see many archeological sites in the region that you just cannot otherwise access. So many people hop on the train to Aguas Calientes, then the bus to Machu Picchu and think they've seen it all, but you're missing so much if you don't trek the trail! The day or two in Cusco was also fun; there are many interesting sights to see there. All-in-all, this was a great experience and I give all credit to the Amazonas Explorer group -- they take care of their guests and forsee and accommodate all contingencies very well
    Connie Varner
  • I don't normally write thank you emails, but we had other guides in our 3 week Peru visit, while some were good some were terrible, they just highlighted how amazingly special Jose was and how lucky we were to have him. He's a credit to his profession and Amazonas.
    George and Thom McCall
    April 2014
  • I have worked with many agencies throughout the world but Amazonas Explorer is right up with the best of them in terms of efficiency, flexibility and quick response in a crisis. Please convey my thanks and appreciation to the team in Cuzco.
    Dick Brader
  • MY NAME IS CARMEN PALOMO AND I JUST CAME BACK FROM PERU FROM YOUR AUSANGATE TREK. I just wanted to congratulate you on a wonderful trekking expedition you put together but mostly on the people you employed. They were just amazing. Chino (Ruben) was the best at the beginning of the trip. He was so enthusiastic and proud of his heritage that made us hungry to learn more about Peru. He was a real joy to have and then we moved onto AAron, Justo (who I wanted to bring back with me) and his team. Aaron was very professional, kind and just full of energy which is what helped me at 16,000 ft. Really...... all of them were so kind to us and they were all willing to do anything to make us comfortable and happy and BOY do they work hard all day long. Please tell them what a great job they did and thank them again from all of us. Again, Congratulations on your staff.
    Carla Palomo
    Ausangate Trek
  • From October 29th to November 6th we were on an Amazonas Explorer trip in Peru with your guide Chino. Due to issues we faced at the end of that trip, we were unable to do a thorough job of completing the evaluation form so we are now adding our comments. You have probably heard about the medical crisis that occurred when we returned to our hotel in Cusco on November 5th and the role that Chino played in helping us to get through it. We could not have asked for a better guide than Chino. He helped us immensely by taking us to and from the hospital, staying with us throughout the ordeal, translating, advocating for us and offering support. This was well beyond his role as a guide and his willingness to do this really touched our hearts. As a guide, he was always friendly and courteous, going out of his way to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves and that Gordon was able to see as much as possible despite his mobility challenges. Chino's knowledge of Inca history, culture and engineering is profound and we learned so much from him. Plus, he was a lot of fun. The drivers we had [especially Percy] were also great. The trip itself was very well organized and all of the connections went smoothly. The hotels in Puno and Cuzco were fine but we did not care for the hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo. The room was of low quality and was noisy, the breakfast was not very good and the place was not at all welcoming in its atmosphere. Also, the location at the bottom of the hill was inconvenient. It was very dark with uneven sidewalks and steps and we were not able to access other parts of the town at night. Otherwise, we were very pleased with the arrangements that you made for us and would happily recommend your services to others. With thanks and warm wishes, Barbara and Gordon
    Barbara and Gordon Sykes
    November 2015 Private tour
  • Of all the days we spend in Peru, including the beauty of Machu Picchu, we most fondly remember the 3 days of adventure between Cuzco and Puerto Maldonado! When we met other travelers and Peruvian people afterwards and told them about our trip they were looking at us as if we were aliens; most of them never heard of a trip like this, but they all were impressed and it always gave us a good conversation! We hope that Carlos and Edgar made it back safely and sound to Cuzco after your farewell drink in Wasai Lodge. Please pass them our fond memories and mucho mucho thanks. We cannot express how much we enjoyed it! And thank you all for a well organized trip.Hope we have a chance to come back one day to enjoy more!
    Huub, Ghislaine, Loulou and Yasha van Luyt Breda
  • A belated thank you to everyone at Amazonas for our wonderful trip! As you hopefully heard from Edwar, everything went smoothely and we were extremely pleased with the content and logistics of the trip
    Dan Chapman
    Inca Trail
  • The holiday was fantastic, particularly Amazonas Explorers who really made Peru come alive for us. We are hoping to see our guide next year as he is coming over to run the London marathon in April!
    Gareth and Claire Davies
  • Thanks to all at Amazonas but particularly Mauricio and Efrain our guides to the Colca Valley and Machu Pichu and the Sacred Valley. The whole trip was  excellent Boutique accommodation so much better than large impersonal hotels and attention to details such as timing of arrival at sites ahead of the crowds was welcomed. Excellent natural and cultural history knowledge was displayed throughout and attention to our wellbeing energy etc was shown throughout truly memorable. Jacqui and Russell Watkinson
    Jacqui and Russell Watkinson
    February 2015
  • Thanks for a fantastic holiday, everyone at Amazonas should be congratulated for how you all looked after us all so well!
    Roger Cashmore
  • We had a great trip and Amazonas is a first rate operation.  Thank you and we may see you sometime in the future (when kids are big enough to come along…)
    Leslie Jefferson & Tony Jefferson
  • Hi Carol,
    I just wanted to provide some feedback from our trek. It was amazing! The whole team were incredible, from Percy the driver, all the porters, the cooks and especially Jimmy. It was a magical experience and most of the time we felt we had the trail and the campsites to ourselves.
    The food was incredible, (thank you Paulino and Alex), the campsites amazing and Jimmy was an awesome Guide. His knowledge of the Incan history, wildlife and fauna was impeccable.
    The communication from yourself and Thom was excellent. We have nothing to fault.
    A truly memorable experience.
    If there is a specific website such as trip advisor you'd like me to write a review please let me know.
    Thanks again,
    Rich and Wendy
    Richard and Wendy Boldock
    November 2015 Inca Trail
  • On behalf of Hennie as well I just want to thank you so much for our Peru trip that was so absolutely wonderfully organized. Not a thing went wrong. All our travel arrangements and pick ups were there in time and the transport you organized for us in Peru were excellent. The accommodation was good and very comfortable as well. So were our guides. It was an extraordinary experience for both of us and I am so glad that I went all credit should go to you. Louis was a wonderful tour leader and looked after us like his own family
    Linette Ferreir
  • Hi Dougie, We just got back from our rafting trip and it was amazing! We all had a fantastic time and did not want to get out of the raft, it was so much fun! The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful.  The guides were knowledgable, patient and a joy to be with. Lunch was delicious and well prepared. We enjoyed ourselves very much and would highly recommend Amazonas Explorer.  Thank you again for organizing and setting this up.  We are also loving the privacy and hospitality of the Urubamba Villas
    Cindy Nguyen
    Raft the Urubamba
  • Amazonas Explorers are worthy of particular mention , our guide , Efrain , was exceptional and along with a good crew made our Inca Trail Trek and visit to Machu Picchu a memorable journey . Nothing was to much trouble and the quality of meals that were prepared and presented each meal time had to be both  seen and eaten to be fully appreciated . Despite the obvious language barriers between ourselves and the crew, ( Efrain's English was excellent ) the warmth of their friendship and desire to help was marvellous.
    Alan Howard
  • This email is intended to help you with further trips going the same way as us and does not require a reply. I deem the organisation of our trip by you as a success.

    The quality of the guides stands out as being a major contributor to an interesting and successful holiday of this type. They were all good, with perfect English, excellent knowledge of the sort of things we are interested in, and  with a very good sense of humour, which made it fun. Maybe we were lucky, but please commend Cristobal (Cusco) and  Julio (Lake Titicaca) from one very satisfied client. Your hotel choices were exactly what we liked with perhaps Hotel B in Lima being the most stylish and Titilaka being the most scenic. Titilaka had Jude Law staying. It was good for us to stay there 3 days because we like islands and birds. Most other people there thought two days would do. Highlights for us were the Andean Explorer train, Macchu Picchu itself and the total experience of Lake Titicaca. I would miss out Lima.

     Thank you for your help Giles

  • We would like to say that we had a tremendous time in Peru this july-aug. the whole thing was amazingly planned & executed. The guides, the specialists Dave, Alain,  Zac, Efrain, Jaun Carlos & Tanya. They were all so knowledgeable, fun with both kids & adults, helpful and supportive. You have an incredibly professional team. Congratulations.
    David and Louise Sadler
  • Just a quick note to let you know that we all arrived back in one piece. Thank's for organising our extra days in Peru which we all agreed was brilliant and expertly carried out by Amazonas Explorer. Not one hitch did we have, which was great. Military execution at its best.
    John Dillon
  •  From the first day to the last, everything was fantastic. We never had to worry or wonder about anything. Hotels, van pick-ups, guides - you had it all covered! The boutique hotels were cute, clean and welcoming. We enjoyed not having to stay in big places or Americanized versions. We felt like we got to know local people better. Cuzco hotel was especially convenient for strolling around. As for our two expeditions, the Eureka tents were fantastic. (They are made close to where we live!). One night we stayed warm and dry in a 10 hour rainstorm! We could have never guessed the food would be as tasty and well presented as it was. Paulino, our Peruvian cook, was amazing! He made the best soups each day and kept us well stoked up for riding and hiking. This was a huge surprise and one which really added to the trip.    They ( the rides) were all great - each one was different. Riding down from the top of Manu was visually, a special treat. Xavier, our guide, couldn't have been better. He made sure we were safe, shared history and nature and made the ride fun, exhilarating and a true adventure. Each day had its own special touch. We always had something to look forward to. We hired bikes before, but never such high-end models. We both ride Scott road bikes at home, so we are familiar with their quality. Full suspension, disc brakes - these bikes put up with a lot of rough terrain and handled beautifully.   Can't say enough about Xavier. He met us at the airport, gave us a tour of Cuzco, cautioned us re. altitude, drinking and climatizing. He prepared us well, starting with an easy day and gradually progressing to more and more difficult terrain. We felt we really learned a lot about off road riding on this trip. In addition, he was a fantastic liaison between us and local villagers. We felt we were welcomed warmly wherever we went. Part of it was because of the small size of our group. He also was extremely knowledgeable re. history, culture and nature. We saw some incredible birds thanks to his knowledge. He is one of the best!! On our Inca trail hike, Eduard and Nilda were a great team. Eduard knew exactly what we would need to do to reach our goal. Nilda was patient and understanding. Their historical knowledge as we traversed the trail was outstanding and added immensely to the experience. You have chosen your guides well. They share their personal lives with us, as we do with them. They form us into a working, sharing team. They celebrate our successes as if it were their first time. They REALLY made the two adventures (biking & trekking) a special experience!!!.... Who would have guessed we'd have Mercedes vans on those bumpy backroads?!
    Carol and Jim
  • “Amazonas Explorer came recommended and I will certainly be passing this recommendation on to anybody I know thinking of visiting Peru.
    Iain McGuffie
    Machu Picchu Multi-sport
  • Apologies for the tardy response to the fabulous trip you arranged for me and Oliver. We both had a great time and I cannot thank you enough for the superb organization involved. Thank you also for the lunch and change in plans that were mades so effortlessly on the last day of our trek with Zach
    Miranda Plunkett
    Lares Trek
  • The whole trip was fantastic, very well thought out and our local guides were just incredibly knowledgeable. Pilar at Colca took us on a 2 hour walk to aim to get acclimatized, ready for our trek. This also allowed for other visitor coaches to clear 'photo points' therefore by the time we finished our walk we had these photo points to ourselves. I cannot believe that originally I was happy to omit Arequipa from my itinerary, which would have been foolish as this area was just so fascinating, so glad you advised me not to miss this part. Elijah at Puno was also very knowledgeable and very interesting learning about the Andean religion, the Uros and Taquile islands were brilliant. Chino (Ruben) on our trek was brilliant, so happy and encouraging even though it rained for 3 days of the trek!!   The nights were cold! However being woken with a cup of coca tea much appreciated each morning. Amazonas Explorer certainly know their business / locality, I can certainly recommend them. My group of fellow travellers were brilliant - we gelled within the first hour and had such humour within the group. Thank you so much for your help in co-ordinating my trip to Peru. with very best wishes Doreen
    Doreen Stephens

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