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CLIENTS TESTIMONIALS

The Community Trek and Machu Picchu with Andina Travels

The Community Trek and Machu Picchu with Andina Travels was everything I anticipated and more. The Community Trek was physically and mentally challenging but the team at Andina Travels - Yamil, Pierro and Rueben were always there to help and keep my spirits high.  Reaching the highest peak on the trek was ultimately a wonderful and ecstatic experience for me - it was one of the highlights of trek.  Staying with community was another highlight of this trek - meeting local people from these amazing Andes Mountains.  Walking into areas with no other tourists and very few people was truly very special.  It was great to get to camp and find our tents up and lunch, a cup of tea or dinner on the go.  All the team the mule handlers, cooks and guides where all there to help us achieve our goal of walking in these mountains.

Machu Picchu was a life changing experience for me.  Yamil as a guide gave an informative and interesting tour of this ancient ruins, allowing plenty of time for viewing, photos or just taking in the energy of the place.  In the afternoon I had enough tie to walk up to the Sun Gate and feel the energy of the Inca Path and the Sun Gate whilst viewing Machu Picchu ruins from above.

Thank you for an amazing and life challenging experience.

Shirley Motteram

I recently went on the journey through the Andean mountains with Andina travel company for four days.  It was the greatest experience and the journey of a lifetime.  It was more than I had ever expected or imagined it to be.  I would not have been able to make it through those 4 days without the amazing staff: the guides, wranglers, and cooks.

The knowledge that the guides bestowed upon us was something you could never appreciate as you would reading it out of a textbook.  They were so knowledge on all events, and I was blown away by how precise they were on dates and timelines.  They were also so patient with us which was exactly what we needed.  Some of us would fall back on the hike especially when hitting the first summit because we had trouble breathing (we live below sea level and were attempting a 14,000 ft pass).  They encouraged us, waited with us, and kept on a great face the whole time.  They had a general concern about each and every one of us, got to know us, and were the greatest of motivation.  I would not have made it to the top without their assistance and kindness.  They made the hike even greater than I thought it would be, and I left feeling like I gathered a whole new perspective on that region and the lives and beliefs of the local people.

The cooks and wranglers were awesome.  They busted butt to give us the best experience while camping possible.  I thought I was going to be living off dehydrated food for four days, but was pleasantly surprised.  I ate better those four days than when I do at home.  They had warm cooked meals three times a day, multiple courses at each.  They woke us up every morning with hot tea or coffee, and also had tea time when we arrived to the campsite each day which was such a great way to end a long hike.  I don't care for either, and I was so excited when they busted out the hot chocolate.  I was definitely a happy camper.  The wranglers had everything set up so nicely and arranged in a perfect manner.  One day around lunch time a hard hail began to come down and the wranglers were ready with our lunch tent set up.  Even amongst the storm, they still were bringing in hot food and water for us.  They were such hard workers.

The experience was amazing from the views to the mental, emotional, and physical challenge it was to complete the hike.  However, it would not have been on that level without the ease and support of the Andina workers.  They made the experience as smooth on us as possible so that we could enjoy our time taking in the sights, getting to know the other travelers, and adjusting to our short but sweet mountain life.

I am so thankful to Andina for opening my eyes.  My friends and I who journeyed through Peru with them are already wanting to go on another adventure, and we wouldn't choose anyone but Andina to lead the way.  Great people, great times, greatest adventure.

Ashlyn Blanchard

Paracas/ Ballestas/ Nazca - Arequip - Puno/ Machu Picchu

Estimados,

Una vez más, quisiéramos agradecer a todo el Equipo Andina Travel por su profesionalismo, su apoyo, su excelente organización y por el servicio personalizado en la concepción de nuestro viaje a Perú.

Muchas gracias
Saludos cordiales desde Bogotá

Esther & Dominique

Peru Tour

You've probably heard things like this before, but Cusco and Machu Picchu may be the most powerful travel experience of my life.  The trek was hard -- physically and mentally -- but well worth every belabored breath, every drop of sweat (and there were many), every quiver of vertigo.  When I came around the small bend after the "killer stairs," as my brilliant guide Paul called them, he hadn't prepared me for what I was going to experience.  There, stretched below me, off into the nearby distance, was Machu Picchu.  If I'd had any breath left it would have been swept away.  Okay, so a tear or two streaked down my face, but the collision of exhaustion, exhilaration, and an undeniable energy for the place and spirits of before, whacks you in the head and heart in a way that, again, no view or hike or excursion has for me.  It was remarkable.  A perfect moment.  And to top it off, we ended up being alone at the sun gate (Intipunku) for quite some time to enjoy it solitude.  In fact, Paul gave me the space to do a few sun salutations (I've recently taken up yoga) inside the gate peering at Machu Picchu the entire time.  Amazing.

They (Andina Travel) seem to be a small company with their act largely together.

Paul Cano Callanauba, the guide, was like a prophet from the heavens.  He is so intelligent and inspired, that his understanding of me was nuanced, sophisticated and attentive.  THIS is exactly what someone, like me, needs when you're venturing quite a ways outside your comfort zone.  I had complete confidence in his trekking skills because of his preparation and empathy both.  Beyond that, however, I have never learned more in a more delightful way than I did with Paul in two days.  His knowledge of history -- Peruvian, Andean and Inca traditions and mythology -- is extraordinary; but his ability to relay this information in an accessible and interesting way is even more impressive.  He knew when to educate, when to ponder, when to play and when to have silence.  Paul is one of the most emotionally intelligent people I've ever met.  We had a perfectly delightful experience and shared accomplishment.  Really grand."

Steven Bosacker

Combination Tour - Lima / Cusco / Inca Trail / Day Tours

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful time my daughter and I had in your beautiful country, Peru, last week. Your company is a class A operation and all the arrangements you made for us were perfectly executed. From the moment that we landed at the airport in Lima at 11 pm on Saturday night and we saw a friendly man holding our name to the moment we were returned to the Lima airport 12 days later, every minute was well organized with friendly and knowledgeable guides and drivers. The hotels, day trips and especially the hike on the Inca Trail were well planned and made our trip unforgettable.

I want to especially recognize and thank Ralfi our Inca Trail guide. Ralfi was extremely knowledgeable, considerate and patient with us. He took the time to explain Inca history and ruins, and stopped to introduce us to any new flower or plant that we came upon along the trail. The porters were friendly and Charles’s food was as good as any restaurant while taking into account our dietary requests.

Thank you again and please don’t hesitate to use me as a reference to any potential client. Good luck and Happy New Year!

Arie Behar
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Lares Valley Trek

Hello! My name is Nicholas LeRoy, I was a client of yours who went on the Lares Valley hike back in September. I wanted to write you for two reasons.

First, I wanted to tell you that I was extremely satisfied with the
services that your company provided. I was blown away by the hospitality, timeliness, organization, cooking, and overall friendliness of everyone involved. Both Jason and I were extremely pleased that we chose the LaresValley hike over the Classic Inca trail. We ran into many others who were dissapointed with the traffic on the Classic Inca trail and wished that they had tried something different. Thanks again for the great job, and keep up the excellent work. We will definately recommend you to anyone whom is looking to hike near Cusco.

Second, I am wondering if it would be possible for you to send me Jorge's email address? We took a few pictures and some video on the trip and we would like to email them to him. Jorge was our guide on the Lares Valley hike. I would definately recommend him to anyone who is taking the hike as he is knowledgeable and friendly.

Thanks again for the excellent job!

Regards,

Nick LeRoy

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Just wanted to say thanks for the great trip in Peru. We had a great time with our guide Maribel. The 1-day Inca Trail was better than we thought. What impressed me most, was how flexible you guys were with putting together our itinerary. We didn't have a lot of time to work with, but you guys put together a perfect itinerary to hike the Inca trail, see Machu Picchu, and see a little of the sacred valley. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know if the price we paid was expensive or cheap, but it was definitely worth every penny. Thanks

Jared Callister

Lares Valley Trek

I recently went on the Lares Trek with a group of 13, as part of a World Challenge Expedition, and wanted to extend my thanks to all involved, in particular the guides Guillermo and Betsy. The trek was a truly life changing experience, and defiently the best part of my trip. I found it incredibly well organised, with the briefing the day before highly useful (thanks to Lucio.) The travel to and from locations was comfortable, for which we were very grateful following some of the other coach journeys taken over the month! I was also impressed with the high standerds in camp, as well as the excellent food we were provided with 5 times a day, It is so much easier to wake up at 5 am if there is a cup of tea waiting for you. The guides themselves were professional and friendly at all times, providing encouragement and support to all who needed it, and they ensured the group arrived safely each afternoon. Overall,i felt the trek was arranged to the highest standards i could have hoped, and my feelings of apprehension quickely changed to excitement. I had a fantastic time, and hope to trek with Andina again.

Anne-Marie Plumb (Leader WCE)

Lares Valley Trek

I write in relation to the Lares Trek trip that we had with Andina sa part of the Wold Challenge. The guides were Cesar and Luis and the Cooks Walter and Santos

Transfer and briefings were excellet as was the food and the performance of the guides, Their conncern for our safety was excellent and they were aware of people who were tired in the group. Camp set up and hygiene were superb.

Overall the service was excellent. Thamk you for an excellent trip.

Chloe Tredgett

Tambopata Research Center

Dear Leslie
I am writing to thank you for a wonderful trip that was arranged with your kind assistance.
On Friday, we, 7 israeli travellers, arrived at Puerto Maldonado for a 6 day trip. Each day was a wonderful and exciting experience for us, the organisation and also the type of trip and the beautiful sights and sounds of the jungle which is so different from that of the Amazon River.

I am writing to thank our wonderful guide Rosia, which apart from her excellent professional knowledge and experience and explanations, the most important characteristic is her kindness and caring from this young girl, who is the age of our grandchildren she took care of us and was like a mother to us…..we wish that all your guides are like her, I do not want to use the expressions that we told her personally, as I do not want the other guides to get jealous….. I am sure that all your other guides are of the same high level !!

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Dear Leslie,

Just wanted to send a quick note thanking you for all your help with the trip. We were really impressed with the organisation. Edwin was a great guide and all the porters were fantastic. Edwin went out of his way to make sure our time at Macchu Picchu was wonderful.

Anyway, thanks again.

Fred Biggar

Lares Community Trek

Hello Leslie.

Writing to let you know, that the duffle-bag I bourght in your agency arrived well in Denmark, and to thanks you once agian very much for letting me buy one!! - I´m a very grateful and happy woman :-))

Also thank you very much for the "community trek" (with Dragoman in the begining of March). It was an unforgettable experience, and so perfect, the nature, the guides, the help from local people. I will never forget, and ofcource I tell a lot about it, and your agency here in Denmark!

I´m pretty sure I´ll be back to do it again or one of your other trips......

Take care,
happy, but freezing and snowing thourghts from, Rikke :-))

Classic Cusco-Machu Picchu

Leslie,

I wanted to send a note thanking your organization for the great time we had in Cuzco/machu Picchu. Everything went very smoothly with Lois and Carlos and our guide Marybel. Several times Carlos went out of his way in providing excellent service. He provided necessary information and made sure everything was going to our satisfaction. We were very impressed with him and everything Andina Travel did with us.

Thanks again,
Dale Oakeson

Lares Valley Trek

Management - Andina travel,

I would like to Congratulate and Thank our guides Guillermo, Paulo and the team for a fantastic 4 days trekking through the Pumahuanca Lares Valley.

Their professionalism and euthusiasm inspired the group to continue on - despite personal difficulties that some individuals faced. They took the time to attend to the needs of individuals in a manner that displayed the highest degree of professionalism - whilst still managing the needs of the group as a whole.

I really appreciated learning about the area that we visited - Guillermo has a wealth of knowledge that he was happy to share. Thank you!

Our cooks / porters provided scrumptious meals - and loads of it - and were more than willing to allow us to learn more about them - Thank you!

Completing the trek for me was a personal achievement - it was an absolute pleasure to have shared this experience with your guides and crew.

Thank you once again,

Charlene Vella
Sydney, Australia

Ausangate Circuit Trek

Excellent service provided by Luis and his team in particular Walter (Cook) and francisco and Raimundo (Rangers from Tinki). I can recommend this service to anyone who want to enjoy the spectacular Ausangate range under the professional service and guidance of an experienced and very friendly team.

Luis is an outstanding and very competent professional guide who makes this client feel safe and confortable.

Klaus Baumuller.

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Choquequirao To Machupicchu 10 Days

27/05/2008

Dear Ricardo

I just wanted to drop you and the Andina team a line to thank you very much indeed for a brilliant trek from Cachora to Machu Picchu via Choquequirao recently.  Rolf Broggi Vargas was a brilliant guide and Charlie, Gustavo and his muleteers were absolute stars – they were all consummate professionals who worked incredibly hard to ensure we had an excellent trip – which we did!

Many thanks again and I’ll certainly be recommending your services to other people!

Best wishes

Jerry Baston.

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Classic Inca Trail to Machupicchu.

Dearest Luis, Smith, Ingrid, Kike, Balthazar and Ismael.

I'm writing on behalf of RMHC and all of us who participated in the Classic Inca Trail last month to say a huge thank you for making our trip utterly unforgettable!

From the first day everything was perfectly organised and executed. As guides you were all Incredible patient and motivating (I know I would not have made it up those mountains without you keeping me going) and as people you were great fun and wonderfull company throughout the tour.

Your knowledge of the area and it's history made the trip so much more meaningful and I believe we all came away having fallen a little bit in love with Peru and it's people.

Also, please pass on our sincere thanks to all the amazing porters and chefs who made the trip even more special. We really appreciate all their hard work and the smiles they showed us each day.

Once again, thank you for allowing us to experience the trip of a lifetime. Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.

Kindest Regards.

Sian and all the RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES Inca Trail Team.

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Quillatambo to Machu Picchu trek- MIND BLOWING!

It was amazing to be so at one with the Andes whilst in a small group and away from the crowds! We were looked after by locals, mules and your wonderful guides. A big special thanks to Jimmy whos passion and love for the Andes, the peruvian people and culture was infectious.

I would highly recomend this trip to anyone going to the Andes and would love to come back to do it all again. It was a once in a life time trip for me and your company helped make those dreams happen and gave me memories I will treasure forever.

Thank you.

Charlotte (Traveller, November 2013)