My apologies for not replying to this email earlier...as you can imagine getting into the swing of things again after our trip has...... MoreSuze Gilbert USA, April 2013» Luxury Inca Trail Trek; Peru
My apologies for not replying to this email earlier...as you can imagine getting into the swing of things again after our trip has taken some time. Our experience in Peru was absolutely WONDERFUL!! From the places we stayed and visited to the food we ate to the people we met, it was wonderful. It is hard to pinpoint just one highlight of the trip, but our time on the Incan trail was certainly one of our favorites. It was truly amazing to see the sights and be able to experience this incredible part of Peru. We are so thankful that we upgraded our hike to the luxury trail because it allowed us to move at a slower pace than the other hikes and really enjoy our time. Our tour guide on trail was Jose' Silva and he was phenominal. His knowledge of the trail and the history as well as his love for his country was a joy...he also had a fantastic personality which made our time with him fun! The crew of porters who cared for us were amazing and kind men who made us very comfortable throughout the journey. We would most certainly do this again, and we would not change a thing. We also enjoyed our tour in Cusco. The company who toured us was great--they were well organized and it was obvious they knew what they were doing. When I have more time, I will send some photos of our time in Peru. We would most certainly work with Andean Trails again. We appreciate you taking the time to answer all of our questions while we were planning. We were very prepared as we followed your packing list exactly, and we think our trip was amazing due to your knowledge of the treks.
"Speaking for myself, the Ausangate trip, end to end, was superb and was easily my high point. The uniqueness of the trip, the quality...... MoreAllan McClure, July 2014, Scotland» Peru Self-Guided & Inca Trail; Peru
"Speaking for myself, the Ausangate trip, end to end, was superb and was easily my high point. The uniqueness of the trip, the quality of the walk, the height of the lodges, the warmth of the fellow guests, the genuine helpfulness and friendliness of the staff and guides all combined to make something extremely special and that I don't think could be repeated. "The Green House was also top quality and was an inspired choice. I'm not sure there was a low point as such as the holiday in it's totality was truly fantastic but they really need to do something with the toilets on the Macho Picachu trail. "Organisation was faultless. The accomodation varied from good to superb. The food was certainly a surprise and was of a much higher standard than expected. The guides were both top class and the overall organisation was exemplary. "Could not be any better, from intial conversations, which were many, to the booking process, the pre takeoff information and all aspects within the Peru interior. "Tom provided a service way beyond that expected from a travel company. In fact to expand on this, he was so helpful many years ago when we originally looked into travelling to Peru that i was determined that should we take the plunge then it would be through Tom. Much appreciated indeed." "I believe the money paid to the local communites allow them to continue a number of things. It provides wages for guides, cleaners, housekeepers, chefs etc and allows them to stay in the mountains rather than having to move to townships but also through tourists buying direct from source the locals can carry on traditional customs like weaving/knitting/fishing etc thus prolonging their heritage. "I believe the Uros tribes are expected to die out/move to the mainland shortly so it was a privilege to have seen and met them while they still stayed out on the floating islands. "The tourism monies has helped prolong their existence thus far, I believe."
We had a fantastic trip. ...... MoreJohn Lavery, Patagonia In Style» Patagonia Luxury Holiday; Argentina
We had a fantastic trip. All the land arrangements fell nicely into place. We can’t fault the overall organization, so thank you to you and the Andean Trails team for putting our holiday together for us. We had a great time.
Safe and sound back in the UK, sadly back at work but it was a great trip. ...... MoreMark Ackroyd» Climb Volcanoes of Ecuador; Ecuador
Safe and sound back in the UK, sadly back at work but it was a great trip. The weather was good to us and we had fantastic views from most of the summits. A fantastic experience that I would happily recommend to anyone interested and has left me with a taste for more. We were also lucky to catch the end of Carnival with the end of our trip which was an unsuspected bonus!I would like to make a special mention of our guide Wilson, who did a great job of looking after us and keeping us entertained. He really went out of his way to make sure that we had everything we could want and again would recommend his skills, experience and company to anyone interested in walking in Ecuador. Many thanks.
Just to let you know that I had a great trip and thanks a lot for your help! The guide is very experienced and approachable.Chin Yuan» Blue Paine, trekking holiday in Paine; Patagonia
Just to let you know that I had a great trip and thanks a lot for your help! The guide is very experienced and approachable.
Hemos vuelto! ...... MoreMeryl MacDonald, UK, Jan 2014» Luxury Inca Trail Trek; Peru
Hemos vuelto! Had a fabulous trip. I was sooooo well looked after. Your contact in Cuzco is top class. The guide, porters and chef were lovely and I felt like the queen of Sheba having them to myself! The Pueblo Hotel at Agua Calientes was heaven after 4 days of trekking. We both had a massage at the pueblo village the next day and it was wonderful ( I had the hot stones as every part of me was aching!!). Manuel the guide was excellent and worked round us both and how we were feeling. And when we got to the Sol y Luna the following night we had the best meal of our entire trip!! So, Kathy, I think you can gather by my email we were very happy with your company and I really cannot think of any negatives!!
We had the most fantastic trip – Peru is such a rich country in terms of natural beauty and diversity, ancient archaeological and...... MoreDebbie Farnaby» Inca Explorer; Peru
We had the most fantastic trip – Peru is such a rich country in terms of natural beauty and diversity, ancient archaeological and anthropological history and culture. We were busy the whole time in order to cover what we did and there was still so much we missed – we would have loved to see some of the sites further north and up the coast from Lima (Chan-Chan etc.) The organisation and advice we received was brilliant. We had done a lots of pre-reading and were very interested in the history which helped us to appreciate it more. To everyone involved – a very big THANK-YOU for making it such a special trip. We found all the hotel staff very friendly and accommodating. Any request was done with a smile and any problem was fixed with a smile. Well done to the hospitality industry in Peru.
Well, we're back from our family trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. It was everything we hoped and more! ...... MoreM Williamson» Galaven; Ecuador
Well, we're back from our family trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. It was everything we hoped and more! The highlight of course was the Galapagos. Again, it far exceeded expectations. The food (on Galaven) was good, the guides were great, and the other passengers were wonderful to meet and spend time with. And the animals -- we saw them all, both above and below the water. All in all, a spectacularly successful holiday that was enjoyed by the whole family and will be remembered fondly forever. Thanks so much for all your help in putting it together!
Our trip was fantastic. We loved it and the hiccoughs only added to the experience. Many thanks for all your work...... MoreAndrew McArthur» Trek and Kayak Paine W; Patagonia
Our trip was fantastic. We loved it and the hiccoughs only added to the experience. Many thanks for all your work in setting up the trip and ironing out the creases when they appeared. As our friends did for us/you, I would not hesitate in recommending Andean Trails to anyone else planning a trip to Chile. Thank you.
We will recommend your company (already have) and would use Andean Tours again without hesitation.Rosalie Maughan, Tailor Made Ecuador» Abraspungo Valley Trek; Ecuador
We will recommend your company (already have) and would use Andean Tours again without hesitation.