"My family and I had a great time on the trip to Peru and the Galapagos - I really enjoyed the tour guides in Peru who were very professional and informative, and the Galapagos was unforgettable. If only we had had more time to experience more of the islands.
I thought the visit to Misminay was a very nice touch as well - my mom had a lovely time bonding with the villagers in particular and the food was very good. The hike to Huayna Picchu was certainly not easy, but worth it. We didn't have an issue with it, but I think that some travelers might benefit from knowing that the hike to Huayna Picchu itself is strenuous, while the additional circuit to the Temple of the Moon (which we also did) is also difficult, as correctly advertised. I definitely wouldn't do it if it had been raining, but we lucked out and it was sunny on that day.
The restaurant you recommended in Cuzco - Cicciolina - is excellent as well. Definitely would encourage anyone to visit that place. The city tour that Ernesto gave us was also great - he had a lot of great insights we wouldn't have known.
In terms of the Galapagos and Ecuador, Guayaquil is obviously not a place with lots of tourist sights, but I think Felix did a good job and the tour of the Las Penas area was quite interesting. I'm not sure if it would have been useful to have the hotel located in an area such as downtown though, as there weren't many eating options around the Wyndham except for Las Penas which is more bars than restaurants. The Galapagos obviously was great, and the Isabela II is a wonderful ship. 3 people in one room would've been tight though, but we got lucky as the boat wasn't at capacity and so the boat had an extra room for us."
"Back safe and sound. We enjoyed the trip immensely and everything went smoothly as planned.
Galapagos: All personnel were friendly, courteous, and helpful. Our naturalist was
exceptional. Ship was old but well maintained. Public areas were clean and updated, passenger
cabins could stand a remodel. Good food great service.
Quito: Our guide was outstanding. Personable, prompt, knowledgeable, helpful - you name it.
Hotel itself was okay but not very centrally located for walking to shops or restaurants.
Atacama: This was the most unexpected surprise of the trip. The facilities, services, personnel, and
programs at the all inclusive Alto Atacama resort were beyond 5 Star. You would be doing your
clientele a grave injustice if you placed them in any other resort in this area. The Atacama itself was
diverse and beyond amazing. So many unique things to do and see. It is a beautiful place to see.
Well worth the effort. (Alto Atacama Matias Alamo Lodge Manager for reference.)
Easter Island: Beautiful island, outstanding artifacts, friendly people. Tours were well conducted,
informative, and enjoyable. Tour guide was knowledgeable, helpful, and personable.Staff at hotel
were exceptionally courteous and accommodating. Hotel itself, beautifully located on the ocean,
clean, well kept, but older.
Linda and I loved the trip and are very pleased with you and your services."
"Every guide has been amazing. Very knowledgeable about the country and all spoke great English, which made it easy. All drivers were friendly, amazing drivers! Yampu got us into the right hotels, loved them all. There has not been one glitch on our trip. The whole trip was wonderful thanks to Yampu."
"Our guides were professional, knowledgeable, and personally warm. Our Cusco guide did an especially good job of bringing the Andean culture alive. Drivers were all punctual, friendly, safe and ready to be helpful when necessary. Yampu did a very good job of planning: hotels, guides, drivers, restaurants, and tours.
Thanks again to you and your colleagues for doing such a good job of handling all the arrangements!
"Overall the trip was a success all went according to plan which is very good given the number of locations etc. we enjoyed the three countries. We enjoyed Costa Rica the most with lots of wildlife sightings there and friendly people, but Mexico was close behind and apart from the Mayan ruins which lived up to expectations we did see quite a lot of wildlife there too."
"I am home again after the most fantastic trip. Of course my feet have not touched the ground yet, so much to do & mail a meter high. My heartfelt thanks to you especially, but also all the crew both on the ground & manning the desks.We were never let down once. Always a smiling face in the foyer or standing at the airport gate. I don't know how you pulled it all off especially with our last manic changes. It was hard work at times I will not deny it. The last 2 weeks were tight & we were both very tired, but getting to Machu Picchu was a highlight & completed the lifetime package. We stood there in awe. I will get Jenny to send you a photo to prove it, she is better at photos than me.I am so glad I booked those 5 nights in BA at the end & enjoyed the Tango show, shopping & galleries, high tea at a posh hotel. I will not hesitate to recommend both you & Yampu. I hope we cross paths one day or certainly when I return to that magical part of the world I will contact you."
"I hope this email finds you happy and well. I am so sorry, I have been meaning to call you for so long to give you feedback on the trip to Central and south-america late last year, but as John Lennon once said Life's what happens while you're busy making other plans. My heartfelt apologies. Overall, due to your wonderful expertise, the trip was fantastic. Thanks for your troubles, and needless to say, we'll be in touch when we're ready to hit Latin America again."