Jose was amazing! I wasn't sure how this tour would end up. But we actually had such a good day. The lunch alone, at this beautiful place was worth all the money we spent for the excursion.
Excellent. Guide and driver, Janet ans jimmy, was the greatest.
Great tour. Lots of stuff to see and do during the day.
Absolutely fantastic. Impressed by the sites, logistics, and overly impressed by the guide. Lunch included in the tour is in a beautiful and picturesque restaurant by the river Urubamba. Good food and service.
Tour was very disorganized at the beginning. They told us we would be picked up at our hotel at 7:15am as we were the furthest away, but we were actually the closest to the meeting point for their buses. They did not pick us up until 8am, so we were very annoyed that we woke up 45 minutes early for no reason. The tour is of Sacred Valley Urubamba Valley which includes Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Our guide was good, but did not ever smile and was not very friendly. There is a lot of time sitting on the bus as you have to travel to the valley. I wish we had more time in Pisac to be able to walk to the Temple of the Moon. Ollantaytambo was magnificent, but I also wished we had some more time to walk around and explore. We also stopped at the Pisac Market obligatory commercial stop at a jewelry store which they disguised as a bathroom break and had time for shopping. We also stopped for lunch at a hotel in the valley buffet lunch, which was excellent. Our guide also made an extra stop at Chinchero by request make sure you request this as the views to here are magnificent during the rainy season to see locals make the alpaca stuff we felt bad for not buying much there, but the quality of their stuff did not feel as nice as in stores such as Sol Kuna. They returned us to our hotel last stop at around 5:45pm.
We were not dropped-off at our hotel although it was included in the package. We were told by the tour guide that our hotel was too far. After asking them to take us to their office so they can hire us a taxi, since they hired a taxi to pick us up from our hotel, they said that they could drop us off at the office but that the office was closed. With no options left, we decided to get a taxi and pay out of our pockets, but unfortunately 5 taxi drivers did not know where the hotel was. Eventually, I ended calling the hotel so that they can hire us a taxi back to the hotel. After about an hour we were at our hotel very unhappy. I ended paying for a taxi and a phone call to our hotel.
The locations we visited during the tour were really nice. We did it after doing the 4 day trek to Machu Picchu. The last place we visited on the tour was a little house/shop in which some very sweet indigenous woman gave us a demonstration on how they make and dye their threads. They even sang a song. It was definitely the highlight of the tour. It's too bad that being left out somewhere in the city to find my way back to the hotel ruined the rating of this tour.
The tour was great and highly recommended. The tour operator practices were less desirable. Started late, had to change bus, disorganized, and ended over an hour late. Did not return us to hotel as per agreement.
shopping at the market and watching the artisans create
Spectacular tour with knowledgeable well spoken guides, and one of the best group lunches (at Tunupa) I have ever had. I cannot brag on this type of operation enough.
Guide was excellent and well organized. We had to sit separately on the bus because we were the last ones that were picked up from the hotel. It would be more enjoyable if they can seat family members together.
Experienced and knowledgable guide
Our guide Frank was very knowledgeable and went way above to help us changing our train tickets and making sure we had a good time.
Very nice tour, good buffet lunch and credit to our tour guide Freddy,
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