Peru Tour Testimonials 2016-10-18T15:27:33+00:00

PERU TOUR TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY?

My experience of Peru through Pachamama Explorers was outstanding. I travelled alone and coordinated my itinerary with them prior to my trip. They booked all my hotels, transportation, guides and tours. I never had to call them during the three week journey. All contacts arrived according to plan, on time, smiling and speaking English – ready to connect me with transport & tours or provide me with private guides. I recommend them to anyone who wants an authentic experience of Peru, knowledgeable guides and hassle free travel. Their staff has integrity, dedication and professional manners. I am grateful for their service.
Christine V, California, USA
My husband and I used Pachamama Explorers for our Incan Trail hike this past July. We had such an incredible experience. From the prepared meals to the knowledge of our guide, we were continuously impressed by our trip. Even when one of our group members became ill, our guide and staff were extremely professional about handling the situation. I highly recommend using Pachamama for your future South American adventures. I know I will!
Michelle, USA
Pachama Explorers was outstanding from beginning to end of our trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. They handled all our arrangement seamlessly and were on hand to deal with a small emergency, working over the holiday to make sure we had a hotel and would be able to get to Machu Picchu. They also found an amazing yacht for us to tour the Galapagos for eight days. Our ship, the Golondrina I was a little smaller than some of the others, but the staff was amazing, the islands and snorkeling exquisite and our shipmates very interesting. Plus is was within our budget. Pachama was always in contact with us to make sure things were going smoothly. I hope we will be able to use them again for more explorations of Peru and the surrounding area.
Beth Barrett, California, USA
We took the 2D/1N tour to Machu Picchu in June with Pachamama Explorers and everything went extremely well. Jose was our guide and he was great. I would definitely recommend this company. It was amazing trip and Machu Picchu was the highlight! Thank you!
Karin, Ottawa, Canada
A total of 5 of us went to Peru in January, and we used Pachamama for our tour. This company provided us with pick up and delivery from and to airports and ground travel while there. The drivers and guides (2) were courteous, well informed, and spoke immaculate English. I highly recommend this travel company.
Wanderhoof, Richmond, Canada
My husband and I worked with Pachamama Explorers (Debbie Phillip) to plan a trip for ourselves and our young adult “kids” and daughter-in-law that included some time in the Amazon rainforest, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, a one day hike on the Inca Trail (for 4 of us), Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu (the hardy 4 again). The rainforest part was done in conjunction with Rainforest Expeditions and included time at the Tambopata Research Center. Our guide (Listen) was excellent (hardworking and knowledgeable) and also had a great sense of humor. The research center facility is quite nice and the food was amazing, particularly considering how remote it is. Our guide for the Inca portion of the trip was Miguel and he was also excellent with a dry sense of humor. The Inca Trail/Huaynapicchu hikers would all enthusiastically recommend both of those options. Machu Picchu lived up to its reputation (it helped that we had a very nice day for it!). The Sacred Valley was also quite interesting with impressive ruins at Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, in addition to the saltworks and circular terraces used to develop high altitude corn strains. Miguel stopped along a road to introduce to some homemade chicha, which was definitely worth a try but might be an acquired taste. Amazing food in both Cusco (Chicha and Papacho’s) and Miraflores/Lima (Central and Maido)! The hotels were generally quite nice and all had sizeable breakfasts, with our favorite being the one in Ollantaytambo. Pretty much everything on the itinerary went off without a hitch and everyone agreed this was one of our best trips.
Jean, USA
My husband and I (50’s) completed the Two Day Inca Trail Trek, which starts at km104, with Pachamama Explorers. We had an excellent guide, Edward C, who was not only very knowledgable about the ruins along the Inca Trail, all the flora and fauna, and if course, Machu Picchu, but very proud and passionate about it. He did a great job bringing Machu Picchu to life!
The rest of the service was excellent as well – from the beginning inquiries via email to drivers arriving on time, etc. Truly the adventure of a lifetime!
Mihailedes, Halifax, Canada
My mates and I did the 7 day Salkantay Trail with Pachamama Explorers. We had Milton as our guide and Richard as our chef. Milton was a gentlemen, he made sure we were safe and was very knowledgable. Richard was an incredible chef, making us 3 course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He even made us a cake one day! The sights and landscapes we witnessed were breathtaking. The actual trek itself was the single most challenging physical encounter I’ve experience but worth it when we arrived at Machu Pichu to see the sunrise on a clear and sunny day. My friends and I will never forget this moment in our lives.
David, Dallas, Texas
We contacted PMExplorers by email a couple of months before we left for Peru. Debbie suggested a great itinerary to fit in with our (quite complicated) needs. We travelled all round Peru. The trip was fantastic and made particularly wonderful by the wonderful service provided by PME. We were picked up on time and delivered to hotels on time throughout our travels. Once, when there was an internal flight delay of 24 hours, we were at the airport discussing options with the airline, when a security guard came and found us and passed us his mobile phone. It was PME on the phone, they had checked on line and discoverer the flight delay. They sent a rep round to the airport immediately to help us sort out the flights and adjust our itinerary. That was so reassuring and they acted so fast!
I would highly recommend PME to any traveller to Peru.
Robert, USA
Hernan was excellent to work with and helped to plan and organize our trip in a professional manner. There was not a single glitch in the itinerary. The people Pachamama employed as drivers and guides were on time, courteous, and very professional. The hotels were clean, professionally operated and well situated for us to explore some of the areas on our own. We could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. We definitely recommend Pachamama Explorers to anyone interested in visiting Peru.
Keith. T, Virginia, USA
I went on a bicycle tour with Jose to Moray – what a magical place!!! He knew all about the area, including how to get there, details about the site, and aspects of the nature-based spirituality of the people who built it. The ride was not too challenging, but was an epic adventure nonetheless. When we got to the bottom of the Moray terraces, the handful of tourists that were there walked out and we were left alone in the bottom of the massive structure, which Jose explained was created to represent the womb of Pachamama, Mother Earth. We laid down to rest and regenerate there in the womb of the mother, and I felt like a new man when we arose. This bicycle tour is one of my fondest memories of Peru. Gracias Jose!
The Los, Colorado, USA
We used Pachamama Explorers for our 4 day, 3 night Inca trail tour. We had a fantastic trip. Our guide Odon was knowledgeable and a great companion for our 4 days. He was especially great with our kids who were completing with the porters for speed. Neither my husband or I could keep up, but Odon certainly could. We had 7 porters, all of which were amazing. I have no idea how they could run with 60 pounds on their backs, but they did so and were cheerful about it. The food was excellent, far better than I would have expected since we were hiking and camping out. The tents were in great shape and the sleeping bags were very warm. I loved the camaraderie among the porters, guide and cook, they were always joking and laughing. They took very good care of us and we had a fantastic trip to Macchu Picchu.
Dawn, Florida, USA
My family of four – wife, daughters ages 14 and 16, and I – spent five days in Cusco and Machu Picchu.Pachamama Explorers arranged all of our land activities from pickup at the airport, purchase of passes to Machu Picchu, bus tickets from train station to Machu Picchu, and private tours. I cannot say enough good things about their service. The guides were first rate. The driver always arrived early even when we had a 4 AM departure. We had to make a last-minute adjustment, arriving in Peru one day later than expected, and Debbie was able to accommodate us on very short notice. I have a significant health problem and the guide at Machu Picchu was incredibly helpful, providing assistance to me as we hiked through the ruins. we have traveled the world and hired private tour is in the past, and Pachamama Explorers was the best we have experienced anywhere.
Bobbie, Michigan, USA
My friends and I were beyond pleased with the Pachamama Explorers company! We hiked the Inca Trail (4 days). Our interactions with the company in booking the trip was excellent. They were very responsive to questions and were super organized. The whole trip went without a hitch! Our guide was amazing and so friendly. He was great motivational support for the hard parts of the trail. We all felt like family by the end of the trip. Our porters were very speedy and took great care of us. The most surprising thing was how gourmet our food was! We were expecting typical camping food, but were eating like kings! Our group could tell that there was a difference between other companies on the trail and the Pachamama company. This company was a much higher quality than the others. Don´t choose any other company than this!
Elizabeth, Illinois, USA
Deborah Phillip and Odon (our guide) were wonderful throughout the planning process for our visit to the Sacred Valley. During the months leading up to our trip, Deborah was so helpful in deciding which sites to visit based on the time we had to visit the Sacred Valley. She was even able to arrange for our tour to end at the Ollantaytambo train station so that we could visit Machu Picchu the next day. Odon, our guide, was friendly, informative, patient, and helpful. We truly enjoyed our day in the Sacred Valley and saw all the important sites including Moray, Salineras, and Urubamba. Thank you, again, for an unforgettable day.
Scott. C, Massachusetts, USA
We took the 5 day Salkantay trek and had an amazing experience. The personnel in the office helped make our last minute booking very smooth and pleasant. They were able to secure everything needed for the trek with ease.

Our guide Christian was fantastic and extremely informative and fun during the entire trip. His 16 years of experience and knowledge of the area and history of the people is unmatched. He had answers to every question we had about the history and current culture of the land. Most importantly he was friendly and made the trek fun.

Our chef Amilcar kept us well fed with breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinner. The food he prepared was easily the best we had during our stay in Peru.

We highly recommend using Pachamama and would suggest you requesting Christian as your guide if possible.

Michael. P, Chiang Mai, Thailand
It appears everyone has thought he or she had the best Inca Trail guide ever. We will add Emilio to that list. Our entire experience with PM Explorers was fantastic. Emilio was very professional making sure each of the five of us (mostly seniors) safely completed the hike. He was very knowledgeable and could probably teach an Inca history course at a local university. From the briefing at our B&B in Cusco, to the wonderful, eager to please porters, to our 20 year old cook’s wonderful meals, Pachamama Explorers was top notch. I highly recommend making this experience of a lifetime even better by using PM Explorers as your outfitter.

Our guide Christian was fantastic and extremely informative and fun during the entire trip. His 16 years of experience and knowledge of the area and history of the people is unmatched. He had answers to every question we had about the history and current culture of the land. Most importantly he was friendly and made the trek fun.

Our chef Amilcar kept us well fed with breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinner. The food he prepared was easily the best we had during our stay in Peru.

We highly recommend using Pachamama and would suggest you requesting Christian as your guide if possible.

CyclingGeo, Texas, USA
My wife and I booked our Inka Trail trek through Pachamama Explorers. We went on the four-day, three-night trek. We booked well in advance (December for an April trip). We can’t say enough about our experience with PM Explorers. They had a very helpful information brief the day before the trip to go over the route, discuss gear, tell us about health issues, facilities along the way, how much money to bring, expected weather, etc. Everything about the trip and PM Explorer’s operation was totally professional. The guides were fluent in English an Spanish, there were nightly briefs about the next day’s weather, route, meeting points, safety, and sites. The porters were incredible and really nice. Our guide, Gerson, was the best guide we’ve had for anything we’ve ever done. He made a great trip perfect. He was always upbeat, fun, funny, informative, always making sure everyone was healthy and as comfortable as possible…he was just incredible. I don’t know how many guides work for PM Explorer; the others are probably also very good. But if you use this company, ask to have Gerson (pronounced Jason) as your guide.

The food was delicious, too. Each day included breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner. The meals were really healthy and well thought out. I’m vegetarian, and the veg alternative meals were just as good as the meat options.

All in all, our experience win PM Explorers couldn’t have been better. We highly recommend the company and would 100% use it again if possible.

Lamar Morris, Kailua, Hawaii
I decided to book tours through this company. From the moment we landed in Lima they handled everything in a most professional manner.
All vehicles used were in good condition and the various drivers were excellent throughout. They arranged all our tours and I have absolutely no complaints. Hernan was in the office and was helpful throughout. Try them, you will not be sorry.
Brian, London, UK