Hi Carmen Rosa,
Thank you and Karla for all the help arranging and supporting our Peru trip.
Here are some comments on our trip to Peru:
Driver Ralph was very pleasant for our drives to/from the Lima airport.
The Larco Tour was a highlight for us. Great guide (Sarah), the only negative was the long commute in traffic (1hr each way). The guide at the museum was excellent. Again, we wished we had more time as we could easily spend another hour in the museum.
The Allpa Suites hotel was a good choice and the staff were great. Our room was very comfortable.
Arequipa city tour – Our guide Hadig? was good, we got a good overview of the city and enjoyed visiting the market. Monasterio de Santa Catalina was a highlight for us, as the tour was very interesting. Casa Andina Standard was a great choice.
Colca Canyon tour – Our guide Elar? was great, as was our driver. We really enjoyed the tour; this tour was a highlight. The buffet lunch at (Casa de MamaYama) was excellent.
The Lake Titicaca Islands tour was very interesting, the local cultures and traditions are fascinating. Taquile Island tour was very interesting and a highlight. The lunch was also very good. Tierra Viva Puno Plaza hotel was good and staff were friendly and helpful, but our room on 2nd floor faced a noisy street.
Puno-Cusco: Nice tour bus and good guides.
Cusco: City tour was good. Tierra Viva Salphy Hotel was excellent, staff were very friendly!
Scared Valley tour: Good tour, the lunch at Tunupa was wonderful. We enjoyed the Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins and would recommend both.
Inca Trail Hike & Machu Picchu: Our guide Beto was excellent. His english was good and knowledge of history, the environment and the area was great. Arriving at the Sun Gate and the view of Machu Picchu was definitely a highlight of our trip.
Having the cellphone was nice and provided reassurance the trip would go well. We really enjoyed Peru and your wonderful organization and the helpful staff made it very pleasant.
Overall we had a great trip.
Don & Nancy Piercy
Program “Golden South- April 2019”