Eight wonderful weeks / Individual Tour Peru
For the first time we booked our holidays with a internet tour operator, a supplier we didn't know anything about before. So we were really curious if everything would work out well in the end. Our concern turned out to be completely unnecessary! Inkatrotter designed an individual program for us that considered all of our wishes and suggestions, we couldn't ask for anything more.
We were in Peru and Bolivia with Inkatrotter for eight weeks, and there was nothing we could have complained about! The quality of the driver and guide as well as the hotels and the (private and public) transportation exceeded our expectations most of the time. We were picked up at the hotel always on time and were brought back safely in the evening. We didn't have to worry about anything.
Special thanks to our bolivian driver Pepe who guided us 15 days throughout Peru. He had a very good knowledge of English and was very competent in terms of History, Archaeology and Arts. He knows his country very well and didn't ask a single time for the way. He was eager to fulfill our wishes every day and even 1000 photo stops didn't bother him. To avoid road blockades by striking workers he risk a broken car and brought us back into the city on adventurous secret tracks. To get out of the city three days later without passing the annoying blockades, he went to the bus station the night before (in his spare time) and he caught up news where the blockades will be. So we could leave the city in the morning without any trouble.
The bolivian-chilean border was closed due to the early onset of winter and nobody knew what to do next, he stayed up all night to get information on the trafficability of the road. In the mornig he was totally happy to inform us that the border was open again and we could continue our journey as scheduled (including our flight back to Europe)!
You can't ask for more. We want to thank Katja Bastek and the peruvian and bolivian partners for this extraordinary journey! The organization was excellent. Due to our extreme positive experience we can recommend Inkatrotter without any doubts.
Susanne & Markus
Highlights of Peru by Bus
I wanted to give a short feedback regarding our tour to Peru:
1. Everything went absolutley well, the drivers and the guides were punctual to the minute, everyone was really friendly, courteous and helpful. Things went perfect.
2. Good value for money. We knew what accomodation itself would cost if we booked seperatley. With all the entrance fees (especially Machu Picchu), the transfer costs and all the services of Inkatrotter we would have paid much more than we finally did with the package if we had organized the travel by ourselves.
3. Overall, we were happily surprised about the perfectly organized trip and the well developed touristc infrastructure. And apart from that, I didn't even mention the attractions and impressions.
I can give you just the very best grade, say thanks a lot for the unforgettable trip and recommend the company to everyone!
Bus Tour "Inca Trail"
As we are back in Germany now, we wanted to say thanks again for the incredible trip. Everything went very well starting with the first contact in Germany, to organization till the point of progress in Peru. It was important to us not to travel like a typical tourist and learn a little about the native habits, facilities of transportation and food. And our expectations were exceeded.
Alltogether the trip was adventurous and I would highly recommend english and ideally some spanish knowledge to ask some questions during this wonderful tour. The trip was super organized, the selection of hotels excellent (just Oropax and even europeans sleep well) and the shuttle service was great, I never had to worry, even in a delay, and the assistance through guides was awesome.
On top I'd like to say thanks for your flexibility and that you always incorporated our last minute changes - even on site.
Inge Malter and Philipp Bergeron
We wanted to give a feedback to Inkatrotter, after we returned happily from our South America trip. We became such big fans of your bus tour "Peru at a glance" that we probably do another trip next year with your comapny in Mexico.
We found it very pleasant that there were always guides who welcomed us, that the hotel rooms were always available and even when the bus had delay there was always information about what's next and on top recommendations what to bring (Titikakalake)
We have to say though, without any english or spanish knowledge, the trip would have been very hard. Hereby thanks to Livia and her care in Cusco.
Horst and Rita Rommele
Peru and Galapagos Islands
After we finished our adventurous trip we want to say tank you very much again! You arranged a unique tour which was full of highlights. There was always friendly staff who picked us up from the airport and brought us to our hotel. All accomodations were well selected and were high quality. Also the guides were really professional and had good language knowledge. The Galapagos-Cruise will always be unforgettable for us and exceeded our expectaions.
Shortly, you did a great job and we are so happy to have chosen Inkatrotter. If there is any potential customer having doubts do not hesistate to give me as a reference.
Jules and Ursula Hüppi
Small Groups Andean World Peru
My daughter and I booked this wonderful 13-day tour through Peru and everything worked out perfectly, starting with the organization, timing, great hotels and sightseeing, everything was great.
The journey with the highlight Machu Picchu, the giant inca site on a height of 3500 meters, will always be unforgettable to us. We really enjoyed our holiday and we can highly recommend Inkatrotter, with its prices at a reduced rate than travel agencies in Germany.
Seat in Coach Trip
The tour to Cusco was great. I was and I still am totally impressed by the organization: everywhere I went, the people always welcomed me (Livia took heartwarming care of me - even if I could not always understand her english 100% ;-) ) Or someone had my name written on a list. That gives you the feeling of security and safety and opens your eyes to country and people.
The guides were different:
Cusco was absolutely great, the guide gave us lots of backround information, had a fine sense of humor with a good sense of our group.
Sacred Valley didn't please me. The Guide asked for punctuality and was even late himself. In the morning we did a shopping tour which was a pity because we only got to see the market in Pisac (and another one before). The information about Sacred Valley were in a TV presenter style and just a little informative. It got better in Olleytetambo but at some point he exaggerated a bit. That was pretty disappointing compared to the great first day. It was also too bad the group had to be split up for lunch and ate in three different restaurants because they booked in different agencys. That was a pity because we just made contacts and it also took much more time than necessary.
Staying in Urubamba was a good idea which saved time.
Machhu Picchu was, of course, great. The Guide was good, not overly informative compared to the literature (Peter Frost) but that okay.
Even if some things sound critical, I was very excited, took heaps of photos and met very nice people. A very awesome trip. Thanks for the great organization and everything else.
custom made tour
I'm back in Germany now. I would like to say thank you in this way for the perfect process of the holiday. The arrangements were first class, the supervisors on site as well, everything went like a clockwork!
Peru small groups
After we were very happy with our trip to Mexico in November 2009 with Mextrotter we flew to Peru with Inkatrotter in November this year.
And we liked this journey as well. It was well organized, the guides were very nice and helpful, the group size was 5 (!) which made the trip very enjoyable. Money for value is really good. That was certainly not our last trip with you!
After we had a highly successful trip to Mexico 2 years ago, the current trip to Peru was perfect again. There was not a single thing to complain about. We were astonished by the perfect and smooth organization of all details. That was a luxury travel to a very reasonable price. Our recommendation is guaranteed. Thanks a lot to your team.
Peru in Small Groups
Most of the hotels were located in city center and offered good comfort. On a height of 3800 meters, Puno and its thin air made us some trouble and the exhaust emissions of cars didn't make it any better, nearly all travellers were struggling more or less with the symptoms of altitude sickness which we had not expected. Our Coca-Tea, which we drank every morning, helped us a lot. Additionally to the tea, I took Ginko tablets three times a day (herbal supplement of Ginko Bilboa Tree) and I had just little complains. The itinerary was chosen very well, the sleeping altitude is rising just slowly from Arequioa to Punto. The day trip to the Lake of Titikaka, Uros Islands with its friendly natives and the beautiful Taqule Isle was great! Cusco and Machu Picchu were finally our favourite highlights.
Small Groups Andean World Peru
Thanks a lot for the organization of the tour, everything worked out perfectly. I did not expect everything running like a clockwork ;-) Please pass my gratitude also to the guides and Livia in cusco (Livia was present each morning and on top she brought me to the airport). I definetely recommend Inkatrotter to all my friends. Keep it up.