Carmen, we are back in Oz with a couple of days, what a trip we had all thanks to you and your wonderful team at Giardino Tours. Let me start with the Inka Trail, the guide – Alfredo was excellent also the seven porters we had were so kind and helpful, the cook dished up the most wonderful food, the trip on the trail ran so well, the only issue I would have is that we were not made aware by the tour operator in Cusco of the amount of porters we would have before we set off  and when it came to the tips we had left ourselves short, we had enough money to cover all the tips but we had no local currency left for ourselves – perhaps the tour operator in Cusco should make people aware of the costs before the trek.  The Amazon was amazing, our guide Yuri was very interesting, we had a local guide named Fernando who did the activities with us and he was the best you could ask for – such a lovely guy.  Next came Puno – the hotel was good, and the trip out to the island was very interesting, unfortunately we had lots of rain and it was very cold, but we met some lovely local people and their children.  The guide in Bolivia – Nemeses was really good, his English was excellent and he could answer any questions we asked him, he was with us to La Paz – he was always on time when meeting us and took us to some very interesting places  – the salt flats were great, it was a long journey by bus and train – we stayed in Uyumi on Xmas night – the hotel was basic, but it was ok, our driver and guide were very nice we travelled a long way with them in the 4 wheel drive. The bus trip back to La Paz was pretty scary as with the heavy rain it kept getting stuck in the mud, we had a fantastic driver who brought us all safely to La Paz.

To summarise:  Carmen you did a wonderful job – our tour was so well organised – the people we dealt with were so friendly, we felt very safe in Peru and Bolivia. You have done your company a great credit and I would have no hesitation in recommending Giardino Tours to anyone here in Australia.  You live in a beautiful part of the world – you are very lucky.  Again many, many thanks for the wonderful time you gave us as a family in Peru and Bolivia. I wish you every success in the future and please do contact me if you intend to travel to Australia we would love to have you come and visit us in our home.

Kindest Regards,

Elly Murphy

Program Peru and Bolivia 19 days