I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the trip of a life time, we've had an amazing time in Peru, all the organisation has been seamless, everybody so welcoming & helpful. Congratulation's too on your business, very impressive.
Hopefully get to see you when you're back in Wales.
All the best, and until next time ...
Jimmie was our guide. I felt he was very knowledgeable and especially appreciated his expertise in negotiating his expertise in negotiating the river and rapids. I felt very safe. He was very patient and encouraging on the Inca Trail. He left me with an appreciation for the Peruvian culture and I learned much about the history. Great guide. Also very personable.
My daughters, my grandchildren, and I took a private tour with Amazonas Explorer from July 19 to the 26th, 2019. The tour exceeded my expectations. The guide, the drivers, the cooks were polite, knowledgeable, and friendly. They made us feel safe, comfortable and pampered.
Every day was filled with excitement, wonder, and overall fun. José, our unforgettable guide, made sure of that. We toured Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay, the Inca Temple of the Moon, the concentric circle terraces in Moray, the salt pans of Maras breathtaking Machu Pichu, and Lake Titicaca. Our guide and driver in Puno were also top-notch. We were very happy with our hotels, food, and transportation. I can't say enough about the service provided by Amazonas Explorer.
If you would like to tour Peru, we highly recommend Amazonas Explorer.
Thank you for making my dream vacation a reality.
Martha, Mary, Margot, Alexia, and Niko
Excellent activities, bikes really good qualilty, picnic lunch superb, all our guides, drive, chef, fantastic. Pedro´s food was wonderful, Jorge was a safe driver who made us feel very comfortable. Jose our guide was absolutely superb, would always highly recommend. So informative, fun, the righ level of culture vs activity. Logistics were excellent and everything ran very smoothly.
Our guide Juan Carlos Salazar is a wonderful man. We connected well, he was very polite, personable, extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. Pedro the chef was fantastic and the other meals were all tasty and healthy. All equipment was in good shape and well functioning and the complimentary water bottle was a nice treat- a quality and unique bottle. We loved the quiet hikes with very few people around, the views were spectacular, the crew was great, the km104 Inca Trail approach to Macchu Picchu was very special and the Lares thermal baths were so relaxing. It was a wonderful life experience, I will remember it for always.
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!
Hi Carol and Paul,
I debriefed with our client yesterday and he absolutely RAVED about how incredible the guides, porters, itinerary and general organisation of Amazonas was.
Please pass on to your entire team how much we appreciate your hard work in making these itineraries run smoothly, in particular, Jimmy and the porters who accompanied the team.
We are looking forward to continuing this strong partnership for many years to come 🙂
Dimetrio our porter was excellent, very friendly and respectful: Julio the drive was friendly and safe. We only did the hike from km104 but it was perfect in every way. C His unbelievable knowledge and respect for the culture and history really made it a perfect trip. The 1-day hike was challenging in parts, as expected, but Chino always made sure we were safe and happy. Every part was perfect. Winay Wayna Sungate and Machu Picchu were all mind-blowing. Thank you Chino for making my wife 50th birthday the best ever and showing my sons a perfect example of a passionate and hard worker.
Our guide was a very knowledgeable, warm, charismatic individual whose company we enjoyed.
The highlight was the Inca Trail, especially when we had it to ourselves. We had a superb time due to organisation and guides
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.
I cannot put into words what this trip means to me:
One of the best times of my life. One I will relish for ever.
The food on the trail was fantastic and I cannot believe the quality and diversity of the cuisine.
The guides were wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and caring.
Thank you so, so, much for everything you did.
Chino was so amazing. By the end of the trek we felt that we had made a great friend, he was so kind, intelligent and polite and was just great with our teenage children. We went 9km and told Chino we wanted to go really fast to challenge ourselves. We made the trek in about 3 hours instead of 5. We were very happy. The difficult initial ascent from km104 was a very vigorous trek which we loved. The ruins Winay Wayna were magical and the amazing flowers, ferns, moss and vines were the best. I loved it all except the scary bus ride down from Machu Picchu to the train station. Next time I will trek down.
Carlos was awesome, very helpful, knowledgeable, informative, friendly, good company. He was thoughtful about our needs and when feeling some illness he had helpful suggestions and very professional. We felt well taken care of and highly recommend him as a guide. Pedro was an incredible cook and the meals on the trek were awesome. Food/ meals at restaurants were also great, snacks were just right and a good supply of water. We had a great size tent, sleeping bags of perfect warmth, Thermarest great, baño and shelter great and loved the water bottles we were given.
Highlights included the trekking for sure, the way Carlos introduced us to Machu Picchu when we reached the sun gate and the shared enjoyment of flora and fauna along the way. Awesome experience of completing a trek I've wanted to do for a long time and spending it with my son and such a wonderful team that felt so unified
Jose did a great job getting us safely through the tail and was very informative and knowledgeable. The scenery was spectacular.
The daily highlight was arriving at lunch to see the dining-tent set up with our cook's Leonardo's fantastic cooking.
Carlos our guide worked tirelessly for us all - a credit and a really nice guy.
Dear Carol and everyone,
My husband and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent trip to Peru! We had a fantastic trip! You guys did such a great job of organizing everything for us, from the transfers/pick ups/drop offs at our various locations, to the amazing guides, the itinerary, the hikes, the picnic lunches, hotels, etc. We felt very well taken care of and at the same time got a wonderful taste of the beauty and culture of Peru. We were able to comment on our guide Ruben "Chino" for the Machu Picchu portion of our trip in the feedback questionnaire we returned to you. We also wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed our time with Omar Quintana on the Arequipa/Colca portion of our trip. Omar was extremely knowledgeable and adept at providing us with insights into pre-Incan, Incan and Spanish cultural influences on modern-day Peru. He was also a fantastic natural guide, pointing out many birds and other wildlife, such as Vicuna. He took us on a really great hike while we were in Colca Valley. He was very professional, but at the same time friendly and sociable. He instilled a feeling of complete confidence in his leadership of our travels. We also were very happy with our driver for this part of the trip, Pablo.
We thought all of the hotels were good. Our favorite of the trip was Colca Lodge. The hotel at Ollantaytambo (Pakaritampu) seemed really beautiful and the town would have been fun to explore, but we arrived there at almost dinner time the day before our Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu so did not really have time to explore/enjoy the hotel and town. I think we mentioned in our feedback form that we probably would have preferred skipping the Salinaras (although we know other people really enjoyed this) and having a little more time in Ollantaytambo. Our hotel in Algas Calientes (El Mapi) and the Quinta San Blas hotel in Cusco, were quite nice also. Our least favorite hotel was La Hosteria in Arequipa. While the location was great, our room the first night had a leak. They switched us to another room the second night which was better. But the quality of the hotel and the breakfast was not as good as our other hotels.
Overall, we are very grateful for an excellent experience and trip and would highly recommend Amazonas Explorers to anyone planning a trip to Peru!!
Thank you so much!!
Gail and Rick
The crew were excellent all around- Julio, Diego, Enrique and of course Omar.
Thanks to Matt also for his listening to us, sensing what we wanted and linking us to a trip and guides that exceeded expectations.
We would never have been able to organise this trip without a guide. Everything went smoothly and we had a great time. Everyone was very nice and worked very hard. Food was all very good but there was more than we needed. Everyone on the trek did a great job and we really appreciate their hard work.
Jose was great. He was always on time and was very organised. He is also very knowledgeable and pleasant. He was very attentive to how everyone in the group was doing and we really enjoyed getting to know him. We knew the trekking was going to be difficult and it was. Jose did a good job letting us know what to expect and making sure everyone made it. The Inca trail was amazing and the best part was arriving to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. We have no complaints. We were especially impressed with how the trek was organised so we were able to avoid other tourists on visiting all the sites at non-peak times.
Before any more time passes, I want to tell you all how much we appreciated all of your help in making our trip to Peru truly memorable.
From our airport pick-up and initial Cusco orientation by Chino to our final transfer with Daniel, every anxiety we had was met and alleviated by your responsiveness.
Chino and Nati, we couldn't have had guides we enjoyed more; we felt in very capable hands, and you did a superb job "herding the 13 cats" that made up our group.
It felt like the group really formed into a team, and I give you all credit for creating and supporting an environment where that can happen.
We also appreciated the atmosphere of equality and respect that extended to all of our trekking support staff, and please once again extend our appreciation to all of them.
We will definitely tell friends about Amazonas Explorer when planning their trip to Peru.
Truly everything was great-excursions, food, accommodations, hospitality, organization...etc.
Our trip was well planned out, but still allowed for a lot of flexibility.
It was just the right amount of physical challenge for my 14yo son and me. We’re both fairly active people, but also wanted some exposure to culture and variety. This trip struck a great balance of all we were looking for-adventure, culture, relaxation.
Our guides were knowledgeable, patient and easy going. We felt very well cared for.
I think the high point for both of us was when we climbed up the final steps on the Inca trail at the Sun Gate and took in the view of the amazing Machu Picchu. It was truly awe-inspiring.
I also felt that our accommodations were well curated to have minimal environmental impact and our excursions allowed us to patronize locally owned establishments.
Thanks for helping us plan our unforgettable adventure.
I just wanted to take a moment to say I have just spoken with Mrs C about their Peru trip and one of the things she raved about most was all the Amazonas guides they had, she said they were all absolutely brilliant, really switched on and just got them. They absolutely loved doing the Km 104 trek (and the guide switched around the grumpy daughter in just 5 mins) and was so pleased they did things this way and they were happy just taking the train back that evening, she says they didn’t even spend that long in the ruins (she had been there 20 years before when it was obviously a lot less busy!)
She said you have a brilliant set up and she couldn’t have been more complimentary about you guys.
Thanks so much for taking such good care of them and hasta pronto!
Porters were friendly and extremely hard working. We loved them. Pedro our cook was just amazing ( could not have been better). The camping was above and beyond! The entire crew delivered perfect service. Fisher was amazing from start to finish, knowledgeable, professional, fun and motivation. He helped us have the trip of a lifetime. Would want to have him as a guide again. Every day was better than the last. The meals, the campsites, all amazing!! The champagne on the final day was such a thoughtful touch. Would not change a thing!
Paul and I arrived home from Peru last night and I wanted to let you know that we had the most fantastic time.
Our itinerary packed so much into the few days that we had available and Elias was a superb guide, he was easy company, friendly, knowledgeable and clearly loved the sites that we visited as much as we did. You are very lucky to have him as part of your team.
Special mention also for Ninos, our driver. We felt safe with him behind the wheel at all times, despite very tricky roads and he never kept us waiting. Elias and Ninos worked very well together.
Overall our trip far exceeded expectations and we loved Peru.
Many thanks for all of the organisation that made it possible.
I want to add a more personal note of thanks for a fantastic holiday. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, I thought it was well planned, superbly guided and supported by the camp crew. The four main guides were excellent and fully up to the standard I have become used to
Diego did a great job of keeping a very mixed group of cyclists safe and happy and although personally, I was hoping for a bit of single track, the mostly gravel roads allowed for some lovely free-flowing riding and enabled us to look at the scenery without too much risk of becoming part of it! I still can't believe I rode downhill for a whole day descending around 8,000 feet! If I were to change anything about the first week I would skip the second night in the Amazon Lodge in favour of some more riding.
For the second week, Jose did an equally good job. His knowledge and his pride in the history and heritage of the area really brought the trek to life. I enjoyed his sense of humour and his 'half-minutes.' Thank you also for instantly converting everything from metres to feet just for me. I enjoyed the un-spoilt open trails mixed with the final historic route from KM104 up to the Sun Gate. What a great way to get the first view of Machu Picchu and to enter it as most visitors were going. I'm pleased I did this mixed week rather than just the 'classic' historic Inca Trail. I couldn't believe I was walking at over 14,000 feet and feeling so good! if I would suggest anything to change it would possibly be to try and plan to return to Cusco straight after lunch and have a final evening as a group.
Incidentally, full marks to Jose for sorting out the problem with the train so quickly and efficiently.
We were greeted warmly by Kiki and Remy impressed us with his driving right away. We loved all 3 hotels, they were so nice and each hotel's staff was so helpful, and all had excellent showers.
The hotels all had great food but the real food highlights were the lunches and dinners during our excursions. Leo ( biking) and Romel, Gonzo and Santiago were excellent chefs!!
The logistics were phenomenal! All of our rides/ guides were always there early and we never had to worry or even think about getting from activity to activity.
All of the speciality equipment provided for rafting and biking was in great shape and clearly explained to us. It's hard to explain how perfect our days with Amazonas were. The guides were so thoughtful, caring and knowledgeable. They taught us so much about Peru and its history. From rafting to Apurimac to biking the Sacred Valley to hiking the Inca Trail to exploring Mapi, we're overwhelmed with all the beauty.
We felt like Kiki, Wilheim, Leo; Ronny, Gonzo, Romel and especially our "primo" Santiago Carlin, are family now. We loved them all. Kiki is like familia, from our 1st tour of Cusco through our 2 days in Mapi, he excelled in every area. We had stomach issues for the hike and he was so patient and thoughtful. Santiago encouraging us to "cliff" jump and just every minute of skill and knowledge he brought to the trip exploring Mapi, a sunrise based on Kiki's rec, it was perfect. Honestly nothing was bad other than our own health issues. Amazonas excelled at every level.
Each day was well planned down to every detail -we only had to enjoy ourselves. Everyone without exception was friendly, helpful and skilled. The cook Enrique should open a restaurant! Last year we were so impressed with our guide in Africa- we thought no-one could be better- but Cristo was so good with our granddaughter who needed someone to keep up with her energy. I so appreciated the depth of personal sharing from our guides, especially Cristo and Santi.
Thank you, thank you, for an amazing and wonderful experience.
I recently took this trip to Peru just wanted to pass on my thanks to all the tour guides who looked after us, in particular the tour leader Jose and Omar. They were friendly, informative and helpful from start to finish and never let our morale drop. I was particularly impressed with their English skills and knowledge not just of their own culture but ours too. While not everything went right on the trip (and it is reasonable to expect things to go wrong from time to time), Jose was able to adapt to the situation and come up with a solution quick enough that our trip was not unduly disrupted.
Please pass on my thanks to Santiago and Miguel who took us rafting and cycling.
Finally I really appreciate the quality of the food we received, so pass on my thanks to all the support staff involved in that. I did not have high expectations of the food on a camping trip and I am pleased to say that I was completely wrong. (The food we had on the cycling day was probably my best meal of the whole vacation).
Cristo was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful and good at managing a very large group. He is passionate about sharing his Peruvian culture and we learned a lot from him. Eduardo was also excellent. The highlight was the Inca Trail. Stand up paddleboarding was a blast and we loved the traditional Peruvian lunch.
The activities were all great. Bicycling, rafting, horseback riding, hiking, girls school, jungle. In my opinion the trip guides and facts were amazing. But the trip tour guide Cristo was my personal favorite and our driver was also amazing.
I was on the recent Lares trail hike tour to Machu Picchu with Jose as a guide.
This is about my 10th similar tour over 20 years in 6 countries, so I’ve seen a lot of guides.
I thoroughly enjoyed Jose as a guide. He kept a good pace without rushing the slower people. He was knowledgeable and answered questions well. He seemed to work well with other guides, locals and us. He was one of the factors that would make me consider doing business with you again.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you what a wonderful guide Ruben has been already. His stories, attention to detail and love for the land and his people is powerful. Just as important is his pride in your organization; how you treat the chefs, drives and the “my wykey” porters (no idea how to spell the word :-). It is very encouraging in a world where kindness and care are the exceptions, not the rule and it’s only day one!! ]
Warm Regards, Cathi
It was a busy trip but there was a lot to see and experience so one expects to try and fit in as much as possible. It was very well organised and well run, the staff were pleasant and very helpful. The camping and trekking was above expectation. Can´t believe we had so many helpful staff and the food was superb especially for the distance covered and terrain. Exceeded all my expectations. Our guide was fantastic- well informed and knowledgeable about all aspects of the towns and country. Humourous and interacted with the group very well. Efrain was exceptional and we really got to enjoy the trip so much with his knowledge and experiences. The best!
Some trekking days were easier than expected and others quite tough but this was expected. It was a privilege to have been on such an incredible journey. Everything was wonderful, I enjoyed the whole trip and experience.
Just a thank you for the great trip we had on the trail, with Jimmy and in the rainforest with Pepe, plus a special thanks for sorting the flight issues we had, getting out of Puerto Maldonado as we had two flights cancelled.
We truly had a wonderful trek on the Inca Trail, thanks to your company. Chino and the other staff were terrific.
Please do not hesitate to refer potential clients to us for recommendations.
Thanks so much for a trip of a lifetime.
Everything was well organised and friendly, the staff very friendly, competent and helpful. I could not have asked for a better guide. Friendly, fun, well educated, well spoken, fun to be around. The highlights were good friends- appreciating nature and beautiful country and the prepared tents with sleeping bags and inners. All the organisation was 100%
All the excursions that Amazonas organised were very good. We enjoyed the Kayaking despite the weather not being great that day. It was incredibly well organised and the guide who did that with us was fantastic. they cooked an excellent lunch cooked by the lake which was great. The salt mine was well worth a visit and was fascinating. All the hikes were a great success particularly the one ending up in Ollantaytambo at an amazing organic farm/distillery/restaurant called El Albergue where we had a traditionally cooked meal, a Pachamanca. It was a spectacular day, possibly our best.
The hike to the Sun Gate was a great success though we found it quite tough despite the fact that we are reasonably fit and had done several hikes at altitude in the preceding days. It was a great way to see the ruins but we were absolutely shattered at the end. Our guide was excellent both at explaining the local flora and fauna but also pacing us and coaching us when we were getting tired. It took us 5 hours. There were very few people on it until we got very close to Machu Picchu and we were really glad we had done it. It was a good recommendation.
The team that looked after us was very special. Signor Domingo who led the muleteers was fantastic. Edwar is a genuine man and a great guide.
Cristo was excellent. Very knowledgeable and easy pace with lots of detail- a first class guide. The kids enjoyed the chocolate museum and Machu Picchu. The climb of Waynapicchu is a highlight and the salt ponds were great. Ollantaytambo was also lovely. The bike ride was ok but it didn´t really lead anywhere to see anything, so could be improved or replaced.
Everything went smoothly – hotels of a very high standard as well as all the restaurants and services provided by Amazonas!! We all had a very good time!!
We did the Inca Trail with Amazonas Explorer. Impeccably organised trip, ethical company, and great service from a lovely team of support staff. Feedback from others in the trek group who had also done rafting and biking was good too. It was a pleasure to use Amazonas and I would have no hesitation in doing so again.
I recently spent five days with Amazonas Explorer in Peru, doing a three-day trek in the Lares Valley, then hiking the Inca Trail from Km 104 up to Machu Picchu's Sun Gate and having a guided tour of the lost city the next day. Our guide Jimmy was excellent, very skillful, personable and knowledgable throughout—we spent five days with him and I can't say enough about how he made the experience pleasant and fun (even to duct-tape-repairing my hiking shoe when one of the soles started to come apart). The trek support team was fantastic, with four-star restaurant worthy food prepared by the camp chef Paulino; our driver Ronne was great, and the other staff were also responsible and friendly. The office staff, especially Matt, was very responsive to my needs as I interacted with him to set up the trip for myself and my wife. This trip turned out to be a wonderful life-long memory and I'm grateful to Amazonas Explorer for delivering on the promise of a first class experience.
Tough going but worth it if you can handle it and are happy to do some preparation. Especially as not many people do it so it's much quieter.
These guys picked us up at the airport, gave us a quick tour around the main parts of Cusco, advised on the best place to get money changed, pharmacy, Mercado and arranged to meet up at our hotel the night before the trek started to go through the schedule and what to expect. The trek was so well organized. Couldn't fault anything.
They also took us to the airport on our final morning for the next part of our trip. We rented sleeping bags usd10/night per person and walking poles usd10/pair for the trek. Our guide arranged for us to go to the hot springs in Santa Teresa on the last camping night of our trip (80 soles return taxi from our campsite plus 10 soles entry per person). This was awesome for our tired legs!
The tents were roomy. There is a separate dining tent and a tent for El Bano the toilet tardis which got pitched lunchtime and overnight. So impressed with the food. Timo is a talented chef who should open his own restaurant. There was always a horse bringing up the rear with water on board or in case of any issues or injuries. If you are doing Choquequirao, do it with Amazonas Explorer.
I am so happy with our choice to go ahead with Amazonas Explorer. The trip was well planned, well run and our guide Edvuard was very knowledgable. The food provided over the course of the trek was excellent. The quality of the camping equipment and facilities were again excellent. Can not recommend the company enough.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you (from both Dad & I) for organising such a wonderful trip to Peru. We had the most amazing time and really can’t thank you enough for your time and generosity. Everything ran so smoothly and we both totally fell in love with Peru!
Very much looking forward to sending lots of people your way!
Thank you so much again and speak soon,
It sounds like they had the most amazing time in Peru and that their guide Efrain was a huge part in that so I wanted to pass on my thanks to yourselves and Efrain for looking after them so well! She could not speak more highly of Efrain and said she would not have made Km104 without him!
The guide (Jaime) we had during our stay at the Hacienda, Cusco and in Manchu Picchu, was excellent. He was very courteous, friendly, helpful and informative. He really made our stay in each of those places very enjoyable and unforgettable.
The other guides we had were also all good but we spent the most time with him so I particularly wanted to let you know how good he was.
We had a most wonderful holiday and I cannot praise the arrangements too highly. The attention to detail was fantastic and everything went like clockwork.
The itinerary provided a varied mix of culture and trekking, absolutely to our tastes and just what we were hoping for. The hotel accommodation was all comfortable and as described, and at just the right level – we appreciated the comfort but would have been embarrassed by too much luxury on what was after all intended to be an active outdoors holiday.
The trek gear – tents, sleeping bags etc – was all superb. Our guides could not have been better – friendly, courteous and patient, and mines of information. Jimmy gave us constant attention in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, on the Lares trek and up to Macchu Pichu.
Mauricio was equally assiduous in taking us to Colca, sharing my keen interest in photography so that I was never embarrassed to ask for a photo stop. Even the guy who saw us from and to the airport in Lima (whose name I have forgotten) could not have done more.
And everyone who assisted our short trek was also really excellent – the gourmet cooking on a single gas stove was out of this world for its quality and imagination, the best I’ve ever had on trek.
Thanks again for a brilliant holiday!
Excellent itinerary. Just right. Very good organisation, all very smooth, impressed by your dedicated staff.
Paolino´s cooking kept us happy and warm during the trekking, very impressive. We enjoyed the rafting trio ( Santiago, Neil and Victor)- great guys, hugely entertaining. Efrain was a truly outstanding guide. Absolutely passionate about the Incas, very knowledge and generally a wonderful person. The trek was harder than we though but very happy to have have been pushed. Every member of your team was fantastic, we can´think of how you could improve it. We had a fantastic time
We had a wonderful time mountain biking with Juan Carlos on Saturday. It was honestly the best mountain biking excursion I have ever been on. I would love doing that every day for the rest of my life! I would love doing that every day for the rest of my life!
Dear Matt and Carol:
I write to thank you and tell you what an amazing trip we had in Peru with Amazonas Explorer a couple of weeks ago. You and your staff could not have done a better job. As you may recall, we had two late in the game changes because two of the four of us realized they could not do the full trek. You addressed the situation with grace and flexibility and made it possible for all of us to have a great trip. Lenny and I, who did the five day Inca Trail, really appreciated Jose, our guide, and the porters, who did everything we could have hoped for. They fed us well, created a comfortable commode (the Rocket), set up our tents, and carried most of our gear. And always beat us to camp and had everything waiting for us when we arrived. Jose is very knowledgeable about the Inca sites and Inca culture, and is obviously proud of his heritage. We learned a lot from him, and he was encouraging and patient with the fact that I was slower than Lenny. I never once felt bad about being the slower one; Jose waited for me and encouraged me every step of the way. He has a great manner, a warmth of personality and sense of humor, and that made the trip very special. The porters, too, were kind and lovely, and we managed to communicate with smiles and laughter even when we lacked a common language. Carole and Connie, who hiked the first day with us, and then returned to Ollantaytambo for some Sacred Valley touring and met us later in the trip also had a fantastic time and had wonderful things to say about their guide, Nilo. I will enthusiastically recommend Amazonas Explorer to anyone who decides to visit Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley. Thank you, again.
Hi Matt, we have had the best trip with the boys in our lifetime. Both Helene and I are over joyed and grateful for the professional friendly and charming guides you provided us. These young guys were smart, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, had outstanding social skills with my sons (their age) and us old folks. Thank you
Dear Paul, Carol and Maria,
We are home again after a great two week trip through Peru! Everything was organized perfectly even with the changes needed due to the strike!
We especially enjoyed having Efrain Valles as our guide as he connected with our kids in a very special way; he shows so much care and love for Peru and the Peruvian people!
So thank you for organizing a beautiful trip for us that will provide us and our kids with great life long memories! We will be back.
Margriet & family
The trek was incredible. The organization was first class and the guides, chefs and horsemen all did a fantastic job. Loved every minute of it.
I just wanted to pass along some feedback from the client. They had a really great time in Cusco. They absolutely loved the Machu Picchu trek and one of their favorite activities was interactive with the children at the service site.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for arranging the Choquequirao trek for me. I had an absolutely amazing time. Juan Carlos and Eduardo were superb guides and kept us safe and humoured throughout. The group were also great to trek with and I feel like I have made some new friends.
Best wishes to all at Amazonas and thanks again.
Now that we've returned, I wanted to let you know again just how much we enjoyed it. I particularly want to let you know how impressed we were with the organization (including the timing of the first day start and the arrival at Machu Picchu which kept us away from the multitudes), the professionalism and excellent people skills of the guides and our wonderful crew who took such good care of us, fed us really well and clearly enjoy working for Amazonas Explorer.
I can report that we were very impressed. Of course, the canyon and the river sell themselves: spectacular scenery and a lovely time to go in May when everything is so green. But the professionalism of the operation and the high quality of both equipment and personnel was fantastic. It all ran so smoothly and was very slick. Everything from the careful driving to the expert piloting of the raft: we felt totally safe and had complete confidence in the raft. Santiago is a gem of a guide, and the two Victors were also very conscientious. We were amazed by their skills: not only on the water but also creating such an enjoyable experience on the beaches: everything was set up for us quickly, and they are also very competent chefs. Extraordinary to have pisco sours created in a wind-up liquidiser, and a full English breakfast! The kit, from tents to tables and chairs, sleeping bags etc, was top notch. (The Number 2 loo tent perhaps not necessary: we’d have been quite happy to go natural and scoop it into a bag with a bit of lime and pop it into a little box...)
I just hope Ed Sheeran enjoyed it as much as we did.
Thanks again to everyone.
Once again we have had a superb adventure with Amazonas. As you know, we work all over the world, and it is fair to say that your level of professionalism, support of your guides and porters and responsible tourism are second to none, you are our top rated ground operator.
Thank you so much for looking after our pax so well. They came back absolutely buzzing and said that Santiago and the guides were amazing and the way you looked after them was second to none.
Dear Carol and the Amazonas team
Just a short note to thank you all for the fantastic trip we all had
The care and support we received was truly incredible and we would not hesitate to offer our recommendations anytime
Pls convey our thanks to Juan Carlos and the entire team...
Their smiles and encouragement were contagious on their good will
We are coming back!!
Thanks and with our best
Jimmy was Professional and very Informed, Local knowledge and tour guide info was Exceptional He is Passionate about his Country and People. He administered Oxygen To Carol and kept an Eye on her when suffering from Altitude Sickness , he also Phoned a Doctor in Cusco several times for Clarification on her progress . Just Brilliant
Back home in North Carolina sharing my trip and pictures with my husband and remembering what a great trip it was. Thank you so much for your perfect planning and of course your selection of "Chino", the worlds best guide. He was so helpful, kind and knowledgeable.
I will keep pass you name on to anyone that needs a great travel agent.
Oh my goodness Matt- it was fabulous. Perfect for New Year’s eve- very festive and special. Really , truly, this trip was one of our best travel experiences. Everything was perfectly planned and timed, Jimmy was great, and I didn’t have to do any leg work! (except walking!) I will most definitely recumbent you guys to anyone wanting to do this this trip- thanks again.
The scope of the service it’s as complete as it can be. You joined us from the very beginning of the activity (previous day chat) until the check-in in the last hotel. It’s helpful but not oppressing.
The activity itself is unforgettable. Well balanced, not exhausting, never boring, and with enough content. Of course the incredible landscape plays its role!.
The guide (Jaime) it’s perfect for the activity. Well prepared, with a wide range of conversation and explanations about the whole treck. Helpful, funny and familiar. Congratulations for that.
So, in general, we would rate your service as excellent.
Thank you, and wish you great success!
Dear Amazonas Explorer,
How do we begin to thank you for the truly amazing experience you planned for us? With three weeks in Peru and only the barest outline of where we wanted to go and what we like to do, you filled in the blanks and gave us the trip of a lifetime! Each day was a new adventure full of wonderful sights, people and experiences. The places we stayed were wonderful and the food in Peru was fabulous, but it was your people who put the trip over the top. The execution of the plan was flawless – everyone was prompt, knowledgeable, friendly and fun to be with. They took great care of us and eliminated all the usual stress of travel. You planned for us the perfect balance of “guided” time and independence; the hiking and biking days were perfectly suited to our age, ability and the altitude. We’re telling everyone we know to visit Peru and plan their trip with Amazonas!
Robin and OJ Burns
The trek was awesome; harder than we expected (for me the uphills, for Dan the fear of heights did get to him sometimes), BUT, we persevered and did just fine. Our companions were Brits that were about 30 years old; but the group did well together. I am still amazed at the porters running up and down in their sandals with huge packs on their back. And the rafting...Jimmy and Henry, in a kayak, were obviously VERY skilled; it was the most exciting whitewater I have ever done. We ended up with the bike trip NOT to the salt mines; I'm not sure why, but the ride we had along the Urabamba was plenty interesting and wore us out anyway. Maybe he looked at our age and decided the salt mine road was too much? He didn't know yet how rugged we were
Well we are back from Peru. We had a fantastic trip! I am so impressed with Amazonas Explorers.....they were 100% reliable, friendly, well equipped and well organized. Our guide Jimmy was so great....we did have him (and a cook, driver and other helper) to ourselves for the biking, rafting, town tour and horseback tour.....though we didn't do horses because Dan was unwell so Jimmy (his driver,actually, with Jimmy) drove us to all the local sites and we walked through them, besides helping Dan with his digestive issues. He was so knowledgeable and friendly, spoke English well (and also Spanish and Quecha (?)...we couldn't absorb a quarter of all he told us about, it was so much. Perfect guide in every way.
Alice, Multisport September 2016