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 knowledgeable 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.