We got back to Australia on the weekend. We had a wonderful time in Colombia…what an amazing country.
Juan our guide in Bogota was a lovely guy, very enthusiastic and keen to help. We loved the Salt Cathedral in Bogota. And Park 10 hotel was a wonderfully friendly, well appointed hotel.
Ana, our guide in Medellin, was the star performer. She was so fantastic with a wealth of knowledge about where to eat and all sorts of things including explaining how the banknotes are changing! We loved El Penol, Guatape, the cable car and a 13 course meal at a gastronomy restaurant recommended by Ana. Again the hotel was perfect. Lovely room, lovely location.
Cartagena was a lovely city too. The hotel, Bantu, was a wonderfully quirky boutique hotel which we loved.
We were in Cartagena for 2.5 days. Our guide from Medellin had recommended a lovely restaurant in Cartagena so she provided pastoral care even beyond her domain!
Finally, as I predicted, we really did not like Baru Island. The resort was just too big. Wristbands had to be worn at all times, we had a lanyard to wear with the room key, tickets for our towels and had to queue up at 8am if we wanted to eat in one of the specialist restaurants. The food was adequate but not exceptional. A smaller resort would have been better…the Decameron just treated us as one of 1000+ guests they had to keep under control. Please understand I am only trying to offer constructive criticism and we really did love Colombia and are grateful for what you organised.
Thanks again, we would certainly recommend Peru Trip Advisors to others.
We are in Dallas heading home. We want to thank you for arranging a wonderful Perú experience. All the arrangements were wonderful.
We left Peru knowing that we will return and when we do, we will be calling you.
We ate at a wonderful restaurant in San Isidro. It is called Dondoh and is located at 999 ConquistadorES Ave. We highly recommend. We talked to a couple last night and they liked it better than Maido.
Try the unique potato salad and noodle salad. Desserts were not bad either.
Mike and Deb Bendall
We had a wonderful time in Ecuador and Bolivia. The Galapagos Islands were fantastic! We loved Refugio Los Volcanes in Santa Cruz and consider it one of the highlights of the whole trip. We learned a great deal and met many wonderful people everywhere we went. Two of our guides were truly exceptional, Eduardo in Uyuni and Iver in Santa Cruz.
I have made it home on schedule and have started to go through all the photos I had taken on my journey. But I must write to thank you and all the people at Peru Trip Advisors for a wonderful vacation.
I understand how difficult it is to arrange an itinerary and get everything to work as planned but you did a fantastic job.
Everyone and everything worked better than I could have hoped. From meet and greet to transportation,hotels,restaurants,tours and guides all worked as planned. I am so glad I decided to visit Peru it is such a beautiful and fascinating country. Once again I thank you for a memorable trip of a lifetime.
We had a great tour of Peru and Ecuador.
We appreciated your individualized attention to details. For example: developing an itinerary for us based around the travel dates that were set by my free air miles, putting us in an airport hotel after our 18 hour flight so we could get some sleep, getting us the special pass allowing us to go to the top of the mountain at Machu Picchu...
Booking with your agency, as opposed to a package tour from a travel agent in Canada who had never been to Peru meant we got the best value for our our time and money.
I am recommending your services to close friends who are planning a trip next year.
Thanks so much
We had a wonderful trip in your country. When I think back on it, every part of it was amazing.
The Lares Adventure part was great….Johann, the tour guide, was exceptional and the accommodations and choices of activities each day were exactly what we wanted. We loved the group that we were with.
And our trip to the North turned out to be for me the most interesting part of the trip. I tell everyone I talk to about our trip that if they go to Peru, they need to go visit Trujillo and Chiclayo. The ruins up there (Chan Chan, El Brujo!) and the museums changed a lot of my ideas about how American civilizations started.
Both of our guides were very informative and professional. We learned a lot from them and enjoyed just talking with them as we traveled from place to place. As you said, the towns themselves are not at the level of Cusco or Lima tourism, but the hotels we stayed at were quite good and we spent our evenings there. We even watched the Peru/Argentina soccer game in the bar at our hotel in Chiclayo cheering along with everyone.
We have a lot of great memories of our trip. Thanks to you and your organization for setting this up for us.