Guides were brilliant. Very knowledgeable. The Choquequirao trail was brilliant and the guide Jimmy was perfect- pushing us along and making sure we were safer. Brilliant!
Graham, May 2018
I was astounded by the varied meny and what the cook produced. The personnel were all friendly, polite and very good at their jobs. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly with a sense of humour, professional at all times. He instilled confidence. Choquequirao was a little harder than expected due to the altitude. Everyday was an experience/ an adventure. All our sense were stimulated.
Runa, May 2018
We originally wanted to trek the 4 day Classic Inka Trail but when we missed out on permits 2 years running, we decided to look at other options. We decided to combine the 3 day Lares trek with the 2 day 104 km trek to Machu Pichu, Recommendations from Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor led us to Amazonas Explorer-what luck!!
Matt dealt with our questions efficiently and patiently. Once in Cuzco, our guide Eduardo was amazing, always arriving promptly with a big, warm smile. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Peru's Inca history, flora, fauna and food. He cared for us (Bruce, myself and our Canadian buddy Linda) like we were his children.
Our wonderful support team, including Braulio (our skilful, safe and happy driver) and our incredible cooks and porters were all fantastic. Nothing was too much for them and their care in everything they did was evident. All meals were amazing-tasty, plentiful and along with tables, chairs,tents-even linen napkins-was all beyond expectation.
We rate Eduardo and his team 10 out of 10 .We can highly recommend Eduardo and Amazonas Explorer(AE). They'll look after you with utmost care the entire trip. Their employees were very happy to work for AE and were treated and trained well .AE is very environmentally aware and engaged in various measures and projects to protect the environment.
If you want to arrive at Machu Pichu on a path less travelled, combine the Lares and km 104 treks. On the Lares trek, it was mostly just us and the alpacas.
She had the most amazing time and she couldn’t find enough superlatives for their guide Jose. They said he really did make their time in Peru!