"The trip was fantastic. The 2 boys and i had a great time. The may have been the high point despite a bit of rain. Diego is the...... MoreSusan Lloyd, US, May 2014» 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Peru
"The trip was fantastic. The 2 boys and i had a great time. The may have been the high point despite a bit of rain. Diego is the best guide on the Inca Trail. I didn't feel too well (alitude) on day 2 and he took fantastic care of me. "I know so much now about the ruins and orchids and plants and the porters and cook he put together were flawless. A wonderful experience. Our hotel in Cusco was beautiful and in a super location up in San Blas. I would recommend it to anyone traveling to Cusco. "Thank you again Tom. The boys and I will always remember this trip."
The Atacama stars were all I was hoping for. Some excellent shooting starts and clear nights. Good tours of flamingos, geysers and...... MoreGeoff Austin» Atacama Luxury Adventure; Chile
The Atacama stars were all I was hoping for. Some excellent shooting starts and clear nights. Good tours of flamingos, geysers and ancient forts there too.
Trip was amazing and went like clockwork - thanks so much for all your help and advice. Will certainly recommend your company to...... MoreTrish Smith» 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Peru
Trip was amazing and went like clockwork - thanks so much for all your help and advice. Will certainly recommend your company to others.
We both felt our South America holiday was the highlight of 2012, and it was easy to see why people travel halfway across the world to...... MoreRic Brackenbury» The Inca Trail & Galapagos Islands; Ecuador
We both felt our South America holiday was the highlight of 2012, and it was easy to see why people travel halfway across the world to see the sights of Peru and Ecuador. Our highlight overall was probably the Galapagos cruise and we never guessed how fascinated we’d become by the landscapes, the island and sea animal life, and the history of the islands. However the Inca Trail was also every bit as good as we expected; we were very glad we decided to take the extra day in Macchu Picchu as there really was all too much to take in on the first day and the weather was much better on the second. From an organisational point of view, it was such a relief that everything worked; as we were trying to pack so much in to a tight timescale it seemed risky that had anything gone wrong it could have been difficult to get back on track. We felt in safe hands throughout. In particular Jesus in Cusco was a very good host and made us feel welcome straight away. All the information given out beforehand was very comprehensive and I can’t think of anything on the ‘we wish we’d known that before leaving’ list.
Brilliant accommodation: beautiful boutique hosterias, excellent guides, perfect organisation. Never any delays, never felt messed...... MoreGihan Abuella, Tailor Made Ecuador» Altar & Glacial Lakes; Ecuador
Brilliant accommodation: beautiful boutique hosterias, excellent guides, perfect organisation. Never any delays, never felt messed around...impeccable.
I think only one work can describe our trip and that is ‘spectacular!’. ...... MoreEmily and Luke Van der Waals» Peru In Style, with Inca Trail; Peru
I think only one work can describe our trip and that is ‘spectacular!’. Both of us want to sincerely express our thanks and grattitide for everything you did to make our trip as incredible as it was. From beginning to end, everything worked like clockwork, we just seemed to moved seamlessly from one stage to the next. When it comes to the trek, we wanted an adventure and that is exactly what we got! Our guide Lobo was outstanding! Incredibly knowledgable, fun, patient and inspirational in lots of ways, he contributed massively to our huge enjoyment of the hike. He was always keen to ensure that everyone was safe, happy and well fed! The food was 5 star, we were in a group of 8 and we could not believe that night after night the chef prepared the most incredible meals, both of us agreed that we ate better at 4,000m than we did at sea level! The porters who supported the trek were also outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, everything was done with a smile and every single porter was quite literally olympic in their efforts to make sure everything (dining tent, food, toilets etc) was timed perfectly to be ready as soon as we arrived to camp. The views were breathtaking, the hiking fantastic and a good challenge, the weather perfect and we met some incredible people on our journey and that was before we even made it to Machu Picchu - which was everything we hoped it would be and more! You will be glad to hear that I also managed to pack within our weight limit too… another achievement for me! Neither of us can speak highly enough of our trip. It really was one of those holidays where you come back with you heart still in the place you left. I have already been raving to all my co-workers about the trip and recommending Andrean Trails- you certainly made a good impression! The highlight was going to sleep on the second night camping and seeing the cloud sit below in a huge gulf of a valley with the mountains rising from the clouds under an incredible carpet of stars! Certainly no low points on this trip! It was 5* - I really cannot rate anything higher - we were seriously impressed by everything! Thanks so much again Alan, we really did have the dream trip - thanks for everything you did to make it happen!
Good bits - pretty much everything! We would happily recommend Andean Trails to anyone. ...... MoreDavid Whitcombe, UK, July 2013» Peru Family Adventure Holiday; Peru
Good bits - pretty much everything! We would happily recommend Andean Trails to anyone. Particular positives: Quick and straightforward immigration, pleasant, friendly efficient airport hotel, great rooms and lovely helpful staff. Really efficient and attentive guide (Juan Carlos) - really knew his stuff - history, landscape, activities and wildlife. Great days out (4 guides to 4 of us for river activities; driver and guide for others) - we particularly liked the driver (Walter) who was always where he needed to be and had usually got the awning up and picnic ready. Casa Andina PC at Sacred Valley was lovely - a great base and very comfortable. Really enjoyed the day hiking near Ollantaytambo and the guided exploration of the town. Train ride was spectacular and comfortable. Dawn at Machu Picchu was special.
I can’t imagine a better photo group leader than Bruce. Even though I’ve been on about a dozen photo tours all over the...... MoreRoger Pool» Bolivia and Chile Altiplano Photography Safari; Bolivia
I can’t imagine a better photo group leader than Bruce. Even though I’ve been on about a dozen photo tours all over the world, Bruce is by far the best. Of course he knows his photography and takes beautiful pictures that inspire us continually. More importantly, he gets us to those same locations at the right time of day so we can try our hand at emulating his success. He knows the area thoroughly, updates his information by asking questions of locals throughout the trip, and is ready to quickly shift gears if the weather or some other condition dictates a better photo location. His attention to detail doesn’t stop at photography. The trip ran like clockwork because he was careful to make sure that all logistical elements were not only properly arranged but double-checked at the final moment. Bruce is not only a great photography tour leader but a great guy - lots of fun with many stories and lively conversation.
The trip was outstanding. ...... MoreEmma Richards. Oct 2013» Mary Anne; Ecuador
The trip was outstanding. I think the last day was possibly the best, all through the trip there was something new to see around every corner but there was almost an explosion of wildlife that time. The Mary Anne was first class and the guides were also outstanding. Knowing that we were on a locally owned and operated ship was great (it felt as though the trip benefitted the local economy in that respect).
We had a great time but for sure this is one tough but wonderful trek. ...... MoreJulian Turner» Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Trek; Peru
We had a great time but for sure this is one tough but wonderful trek. The 9hr coach from Lima to Huaraz was a nightmare so we cheated and flew back in 50mins. The bags came back on the bus though! Everything went smoothly so MANY, MANY thanks.