This article was posted on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 12:18 pm and is filed under .
Our 18 days in Peru and Ecuador recently were amazing and your company was able to put together exactly the itinerary we wanted. We began with Wasai Tambopata eco-lodge in the jungle; had a few days to acclimatize to the altitude in beautiful Cuzco; visited the Sacred Valley; took the train to Machu Picchu and stayed overnight in Aguas Calientes; rode the bus up over the Altiplano to Puno; saw the floating islands on Lake Titicaca; flew from Lima to Quito; and ended with a wonderful 5-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands on the excellent catamaran, Archipell II. This whole trip encompassed different altitudes and weather and although we were on the go most of the time, it was what we wanted, in order to see and do as much as possible while there. Our photos of colorful costumes, incredible Inca ruins, colonial cities, bizarre lifestyles, rugged Andean scenery, red rivers in the jungle, and fantastic animals will always give us fond memories of this part of South America.
As you know, we DID have one anxious time when no-one was there to meet us upon arrival in Lima. We eventually found our vouchers had been left at the airport hotel check-in desk. I think this was just a mis-communication, but you said you would investigate with the agent there to make SURE that doesn’t happen again. It was a little disconcerting at first to be at the mercy of so many different tour operators and guides in all these different locations, but once we got used to this system, we relaxed, and all other connections were without incident and made on time. The people in Cuzco were especially helpful.
I think anyone contemplating such a holiday has a personal responsibility to do careful research in guide books or on the internet FIRST, to check out weather patterns, testimonials about hotels, day tours, money, tipping, baggage weights for internal airlines, medicines needed etc. The more one knows about what to expect, the smoother the trip will be.
We found the immediate response you gave by phone or e-mail to any questions we had was excellent! We would gladly use and recommend your company in future.
Barbara & Harry