If you are planning on going to Peru then Karikuy is the way to go! I was able to experience the mystical Incan ruins, wild Peruvian nightlife, and catch some secret local hotspots thanks to our guide Julio. It is possible to backpack independently but if you travel with Karikuy you will be sure to have a knowledgeable and reliable guide. I rate the trip an A+ and plan to return in the future.
Earlier in the year I took a wonderful trip throughout multiple locations in Peru with friends. The people who I went through to set up the trip were helpful and hands-on along the way. Costs were extremely reasonable for travel fare, food, accommodations, etc. Along the trail leading to Machu Picchu I was doubly impressed by how well we were taken care of by friendly guides, cooks & porters. I have no complaints and took back countless memories. Thanks Julio!