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Even though you do not visit the Saqsayhuaman ruins, you are in Saqsayhuaman park and riding free with the wind in your hair overlooking stunning views. I really enjoyed this tour. We visited a small ruin called the Temple of the Moon and Spirit Mountain. My guide Grimaldo was great! There was only one other girl on my tour so instead of being on a tourist tour it really felt like I was just hanging out with friends.
This was a fun experience of horseback riding, but be warned it is not exactly as advertised. You only get to go to and explore the Temple of the Moon. The main ruins you'd want to see in the area, Sacsayhuaman, you just drive by and don't ride or walk through. Still, it is a fun experience to ride around the mountains with beautiful views. I'd recommend it for those interested in seeing the countryside, but if your purpose is to visit the ruins, this is not the tour for you.
Our guide offered to take us to the Factory afterwards, which I would recommend. This is a store selling all alpaca items, and they do an interesting demonstration to help you differentiate between real and fake alpaca fur. Just don't buy here, because they will tell you it's cheaper than anywhere else in Cusco, but it is about 5x as expensive as buying authentic stuff from one of the local stands near the main plaza. This is really useful for learning to differentiate so you can buy authentic stuff elsewhere.
Very knowledgable guide Javier and tour flowed smoothly
Absolutely awe-inspiring!!! Firstly, I must commend the company for ensuring smooth, timely movements during the trip..We were met at the airport at the luggage carousel, by the incomparable Andres- such a genuine warmth, and an absolute font of information.
We were unfortunately hampered by the effects of altitude, and were forced to cut short the Cusco tour, though again, we were met at the hotel as previously agreed, and joined a small group to begin the tour of the church. This is the one thing I'd perhaps change...allowing guests a full day to become acclimatized should they be susceptible to altitude sickness, rather than scheduling activities several hours after arrival. Fully recovered on day two, we were again on schedule, in the capable hands of Mr. Timothee, comfortably, taken to the train station for the journey to Machu Picchu.. I must make special mention of Messrs. Andres and Timothee, who allowed us opportunity to stop along the way to revisit highlights of the Cusco tour -Sacred Valley-which we'd missed the day prior. Seamless transition along the journey, was apparent throughout...comfortable, scenic train transfer, again, being met immediately upon arrival by our excellent guide Javier.
I guess there several things I would say to convey our satisfaction with the tour...The destination is spectacular..beautiful vistas, opportunities for immersion in a culture whose history dates back more than 5 thousand years. The staff involved in presenting the destination to the traveler are special.. warm, informative, with genuine passion for their home and interest in sharing this with visitors. The attention to detail, in ensuring the itinerary was followed, certainly added to our peace of mind, placing ourselves fully in the staff's capable hands.
Tremendous..thanks Andres, Javier, Mr. Timothy
It's impossible to describe the experience of being at Machu Picchu...Awe-inspiring, -struck, -some
This was a well organised tour and we would thoroughly recommend it. Both the pick up and transfer services in Cusco and the Machu Picchu guide were outstanding. A great way to see Machu Picchu if you are short on time and want the highlights.
We had used Viator for day trips but never a multiday trip and had some trepidation about that but we were pleasantly surprised The rep.from Valencia Cusco Travel, Andres, did a good job of briefing us, was knowledgeable and was a great people person! Everyone showed up on time, and it ran smoothly. We had good guides for Cusco and Machu Picchu. Other people joined us for different parts of our small group tour which was fun.
This was an excellent and well-organized tour. The long bus ride from Cusco to Puno was filled with interesting facts and information. Most of the stops were good, but the one at Pukalani wasn't needed in my opinion. The hotel in Puno was great, and all aspects of the lake tour were great.
We had a wonderful time with Valencia Travel. The service and food on the trail was fantastic. The porters did a terrific job in all respects. Alex, our guide was friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable. It was not easy. Three of our group were retired and aged but we persevered and made it to Machu Picchu. The second day on the trail was very hard. We arrived well in advance of our trip and were acclimated to the altitude. To be honest, the sights and ruins along the trail were superior to the destination of Machu Picchu. There were just too many people there for me. I would advice anyone who is physically able to visit Machu Picchu in this manner, rather than taking the train and then the bus. ENJOY!!
We were leery of the long bus ride from Cusco to Puno but it was very pleasant and the time went fast. There were just enough stops to keep you interested and our tour guide was fantastic. His name was Enrique and we all called him Ricky. There was no one waiting for us when we arrived at the bus depot in Puno and he stayed with us and called Valencia until someone showed up. He definitely took that extra step. After being in Cusco for several days Puno was a little disappointing but the boat ride to Uros Island and then Taquile Island more than made up for it. The floating islands were amazing and I am still telling stories about them a month after. We then flew back to Cusco from Juliaca. We did not have to retrace our steps with a long bus ride. They have a very nice, new airport in a city I would not recommend stopping in or even passing through. Valencia Travel took very good care of us throughout.
Gabriel was an AMAZING guide! He was super chill, spoke english very well and had much knowledge of the region. I've also never ridden such a well behaved horse. And the temple of the moon was not very touristy - seemed off the beaten path, My only piece of advice is to not wear super tight jeans! I split mine straight down the bum the first time I got on my horse! LOL
This is a great tour of Cusco that takes you to most of the significant sights around Cusco in four hours. The guide was fantastic!