Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 7-Day Lima and Cusco Tour with Overnight at Machu Picchu. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The tour operator was great. They do all the legwork and planning. All you have to do is show up. There was enough time at each location for them to take us around and show us the "must-see" sites, and enough time for us to do our own thing. Note: Viator will take forever in getting back to you if you have any questions, so I'd suggest just contacting the tour company directly.
What a great way to travel. You set up all the hotels and transportation and we sit back and enjoy! Loved meeting all the knowledgeable guides. The group sizes varied, but never more that 4 others. They set the wake up calls!!! Would do it again tomorrow!
The B..e..s..t!!! I already recommended this tour to my friends. The tourist guides/driver are all knowledgeable, courteous and on time. On the 1st day, we didn't go to San Francisco Church and Barranco (outside Lima). Not enough time, I guess! But, today was very touching when Ursula (guide) and I went to visit the room in Sto. Domingo Church where St. Martin de Porres healed the sick people. I felt he was there and I can't stop crying. I was blessed! 2nd day was free so I joined the Temple of Pachacamac trip. On the way, we stopped in Barranco suburb. 3rd day, we didn't go to the Cathedral of Cusco. I wish, we didn't spend too much time in the market. The rest of the itinerary was ok.
This tour was absolutely worth my time and money! It was safe and I was well informed about all transportation and tours ahead of time. There was also plenty of leisure time to book other tours and/or entertainment. The hotels were satisfying with a breakfast that all can choose from. What made the trip was the people, culture, food, history, and of course spending the night in Aguas Calientes to experience Machu Picchu at sunrise! What an experience for my timeline! See for yourself...
From the first meeting at Lima airport through to the final parting at Lima airport we were very well looked after. At all stages of the trip we were escorted by knowledgeable and friendly representatives and all meetings, collections and appointments were on time - even at 04.50 in the morning! The trip was absorbing and interesting and I felt we had a good overview of the Incas and the territory. Perhaps the first day of free-time in Lima could have been more fully utilised but it's a small point. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. Thank you.!
Viajes Pacifico did an excellent job. I was 100 % escorted during my trip with messages at the hotel everyday of my next day's activities and time of pick up.
I had a few doubts about my trip, specifically the plane trip from Lima to Cusco. It was stated that the price of this trip was not included, but did not say I had to make my own arrangements. Messages to Viator were in vain, I only got messages that they received my enquiry and someone would answer me, which they never did.
Only after I called Viajes Pacifico directly to their Lima office my doubts were cleared. I only had three days before my trip to get a reservation for Lima-Cusco-Lima.
Another thing is that nobody told me it was winter down there.
Being from a tropical country, I expected it to be warm, so I only packed my shorts and t-shirts. I almost froze there.
Peru is a beautiful country and people are very sympathetic. Food is out of this world.
If I ever go again, I will deal with Viajes Pacifico directly
The hotels were not as good as I had expected. The Lima hotel did not hace air conditioning, and the temperature was 86 degrees fahrenheit. The Cusco hotel was located on the edge of town. The hotel in Aguas Caliente was very good, and the tour of Machu Piccu was fine. All other aspects of the tour were pretty good, although the Lima tour was short. I would recommend that people taking this tour spring for the better hotel package. And when in Cusco, stay near the central square.
the tour guides were great and all went on time. Was concerned when at times our name was not on the board for airport pick up. They also took our schedule and stated that would be returned and that did not happen. We used an internet to obtain us a copy. We have used your company before and going to again in Apr. The guides are great. Thanks for a great experence. Pat the wife of Jim
Peru was great. Machu Picchu is a experience of a lifetime, Lima and Cusco have their charms. The history and culture of these cities are really thought provoking. The drivers and guides are competent.
The problems? The guides were not the same throughout the week, and most importantly we didn't know the details and time of the next days events. So if you wanted to add some independent activities, you couldn't easily do them yourself. Cusco is very high altitude and many people had altitude sickness. You may want to get some medications to help with that. Local remedies are possible but unclear how helpful they were.
One huge problem with this package is that the price of Lima to cusco roundtrip is not included. They do list this under the exclusions but they need lots more instructions like buy it way ahead of time before the cost of this domestic peru flights goes up. Get ready for some ticket shock. US to lima is pretty expensive even for coach and lima-to-cusco is 1/2 the price of the international flight even though it is a short 1.5 hr flight. So understand what this trip costs besides the tour price! The hotels were ok. Expect machu picchu to be less advanced than cusco and lima hotels.