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Karikuy Tours Peru

Alonso del Rincon
Lima Lima , 01
Peru
1-888-802-4622
info@karikuy.org
www.karikuy.com

Jungle Inca Trail

We had such an amazing time with Jungle Inca trail. It was the perfect amount of hiking, adventure and fun. We had a small group which was nice for our days of walking since we all stayed together. This was definitely well worth the money as everything was planned and the hostels we stayed in were amazing. Only thing that got messed up for us was the train tickets back that ended up being a much earlier time than we had planned for. But overall amazing trip! Would highly recommend.

4 day Inca

We had 6 people in our group for the trek. We were well informed as to meeting points and briefing before the trek. Our guide Saul and our Chef were both fantastic. The chef was even able to accommodate my husband's vegetarian diet. I would definitely recommend Karikuy Tours!

Amazing!!

There are so many tour companies out there for a short Inca Trail trek and it took a lot of research before I decided to go with Karikuy. And I'm so so happy I did. This tour company was so informed and kept me in the loop on every step of the process. Our guide Gilber was so fun and had amazing stories.

Salkantay 4 days trek

Bonjour, je reviens tout juste d’un séjour en montagne avec ma copine. Nous avons participer au trek de Salkantay pour 4 jours et 3 nuits. Ce fût mémorable. Notre guide "Big Willy" nous as très bien encadré dans un groupe d’une dizaine. Il s’est montré serviable, aidant, très clair dans ses paroles, qu’il prenait soins de répéter parfois ;) Willy répond à toutes nos questions avec soins. Il nous guide de façon professionnel dans des terrains parfois pas faciles mais challengeant. Il nous enseigne les légendes, les mythes, les réalités de ces lieux mystiques, éloignés, élevé en altitude, colorés et teintés et décorés de couleurs et paysages superbes. Big Willy a été présent avec nous jusqu’au bout, au Machu Picchu et malgré la pluie ce jour là, il est demeuré très captivant et intéressant et ce, avec son professionnalisme de guide. Merci à tous, et merci Big Will pour ces beaux moments de partage.

4-day Inca Trail

I signed up for the four day Inca trail trek via Karikuy tours and had an amazing experience. I was nervous before my trip because of the multiple negative reviews. This company helped connect us with an excellent guide, porters, and cook. The day before the trek, the guide met us at our hotel to explain everything. Our guide was very friendly and spoke English well enough to do his job. Know that you will be staying in tents that are provided by the guide company. The tents were standard, and my girlfriend and I brought our own sleeping pads and bags (although these can be provided).The food was good and suitable for westerners, considering we were backpacking. I am an experienced hiker and was well prepared for this trip. You must bring your own backpack, I use 60L granite gear. I had a great time, but manage your limitations because you are backpacking, not staying at hotels or luxury accommodations. Know that the toilets are standard porcelain holes in the ground, and you will be doing a pretty strenuous hike. Mild exercise prior to the trip should be done to prepare you physically. I arrived just one day prior to acclimate to the elevation, but two days is recommended. Bring Diamox (for altitude), anti-malaria, and anti-diarrheal medications.

Machu Picchu Adventure - Inca Trail

It was outstanding. From meeting our guide to leaving us of at the train station, this was well organized and had 0 issues. My tour guide was a known legend. He is Saul aka the cocoa man. He knew every flower, every bird and every bit of history. He provided us with such rich history knowledge that it really enhanced our overall experience from Inca site to site along the 4 days of trekking. We as a group of 5 bonded so well because of how rich the experience. Inca trail is a must do. It was a life changing event for me. Thank you for everything. Keep up the great work in inspiring, challenging and rejuvenating souls.

A Picchu of Us

My wife and I booked a Full day Tour to Machu Picchu with Karikuy Tours Peru. The evening before our tour we were met at our hotel by Oscar from Karikuy who explained exactly what our tour would consist of and provided us with a printout listing in chronological order each stage and time of our tour. Our tour the following day went exactly to plan, from when we were collected by a private driver early the following morning at our hotel in Cusco, right up to returning to our hotel in the evening. The expedition train ride, shuttle bus up Machu Picchu and our Tour Guide ‘Rosemary‘ were all exceptional. In short we could not have had a better experience. Thank you all at Karikuy Tours for making our a Tour so special.

First trip to Peru

I had emailed a lot of tours before settling down to Karikuy. The itinerary was completely custom made for me. I wanted to hike and i hiked a lot. I did the 2 day inca trail with machu pichhu, Laguna humantay , Sacred Valley and cusco tour. All their guides (Briner, Dennis and Irvin) were extremely knowledgeable and professional. They were friendly and were very excited to show their country to us. Briner was my guide to Inca trail and i couldnt have asked for a better guide. He told us a lot about the local flora and fauna on the inca trek which made the trek less cumbersome. Dennis was my tour guide for Laguna Humantay, I was put with a group of spanish speaking tourist and obsiously the tour was catered to them in spanish, However Dennis, explained the same thing in English for me and extremely mindful of a non english speaker in the group. My incoming flying to Lima had been cancelled so i came to Cusco a day later, which made adjusting to the altitude a little difficult. Ana from Karikuy gave me tips on shopping for art and helping me finding a hotel close to plaza de armas. Since this was my first solos trip, I extremely enjoyed being pampered by their services. Peru has to be explored on foot and you have to do it with Karikuy. I will be back again and i will chose karikuy to see rainbow mountain, nazca and lake titicaca.

Inca Trail

We had an amazing trip! The staff was professional, very accommodating, knowledgeable! Clema was an incredible guide! He made sure everyone in the group was taken care of!! The food was AMAZING!

First trip to Peru

We had an Amazing time doing our 4 day jungle trek to Machu Picchu! We seen so many beautiful places in 4 days and our guide Everyth was so amazing to me helping deal with a some stomach issues the 2nd day of the hike! The hike was beautiful but the second day was very challenging with all the uphill and steps! So proud of myself for accomplishing this for my 30th birthday present! Thanks again for an amazing time!

Machu Picchu

This was our first visit to Peru and Karikuy made it easy and enjoyable. There are a lot of tour groups and wasn’t sure which to choose. I must say our experience with Karikuy was excellence. They met us at our hotel a day prior to the beginning of our tour to review all the details. All the arrangements were well coordinated and all our guides and drivers were prompt and courteous. The guides were knowledgeable and there English was good to very good. I would definitely recommend Karikuy if you plan on traveling to Peru

Jungle Inca Trail

This was an epic trip one we would never forget... from the moment our van picked us up from our hotel in cusco to our last hike going to machu pichu, everything was well planned and we didn't even have to do anything. Our guide Ebert exceeded all our expectations... he even called for a taxi in the middle of the jungle bec one of our friends was having a hard time. We were like. Ohh that’s possible. And yes Ebert made it possible. Let me just say We all love Ebert!!!! Lol... We were all very impressed on how well executed this travel company is. Very easy to talk to and very responsive on all inquiries. We even planned a last minute rainbow mountain hike with them and they executed and planned it real well. The people the guides and everything else is above and beyond.

A stone of ruins, a stone to ruin!

Our salkatay trek was run short when my partner had to be taken back to Cusco with kidney stones. But our day with the tour was incredible, even after, staff were attentive and considerate through and through. It’s these little things that put karikuy above the rest. We managed to get up to Machu Picchu which was also incredible but it would have been nice to have joined the tour.

A deeply connected trek

When we got to Machu Picchu, having spent a brilliant 4 days with Jesus and Willy, our two Karikuy trek guides we were greeted by a guide from another another trekking company exclaiming we had one of the best guides of them all. This, we believe was truly the case. Right from the Salkantay briefing with Vidal through to our final farewell meeting with Willy in Plaza de Almas we couldn't fault the care and connection we felt. We both hadn't acclimatized to the altitude as much as we'd have liked due to a cancelled flight into Cusco. Our fears were allayed as the guides led from behind and explained exactly how we were going to approach this magnificent trek taking into account everyone's ability and 'state' (we were the oldest couple in our group!). The knowledge of the land, ecology, culture and history was obviously deeply held by the guides. Their way of explaining properties of plants, the symbolism of the animals, the geology of this part of the Andes and importantly the ways the Quechuan and Inkas population lived were explained in an accessible and personal way. All abilities in the group were cared for and by the end of the second day, after climbing up and over the salkantay pass, at 4,600 metres, we really started to feel like a family. The food, and various accommodations kept us going (although I wished i had paid for a warm shower on the second evening!). It was reassuring to see how the tour put money back into some of the communities we were trekking through, where we were greeted with smiling welcoming faces. Finally, if you are willing to get up at 4 oclock it is well worth the slow trek up to Machu Picchu in order to get there before the bus crowds appear...we were treated to a dawn of clearing clouds...it did literally take the breath away. We can't thank the karikuy staff enough, especially our guides, Jesus and Willy, enough for the care and attention, and most importantly, the love for this land that they shared. This trek was truly the best value for money.

Salkantay trek

The Salkantay trip was amazing. It exceeded both of our expectations by a huge margin. The amount of work, effort, knowledge, organisation and passion put in by everyone involved, as well as generosity of the local people was amazing. Words actually aren’t enough. Our guide Julio was particularly outstanding in every way, he was informative, encouraging and made the whole trip fun. I will be recommending the tour and the company to as many people as possible.

Machu Picchu Day Tour

The day tour was extremely well organised and planned . Hotel briefing took place the night before to prepare us. The local driver was amazing and friendly. Tour tickets were all sorted and prepared . If you want a hassle and stress free day don’t hesitate to book these tours . Can be quite overwhelming knowing what to book and who to trust if you leave it until the day you get to Cusco.

Great experience

My brother and I booked a trip for 8 days in Peru and it was the best! Oscar met us at the airport on our first day there and he was very kind and informative. All of the excursions were taken care of which really took ther stress out of the trip. We only had one issue when we got to Aguas Calientes but it was taken care of very quickly. Everyone we talked to was very helpful. Great company!

Great tour options

Found Karikuy tours through a Google search. Wanted to do a 2 day/1-night tour to Machu Picchu including some of the Inca trail up to Machu Picchu. Nice tour. Met Oscar in Cusco. Had a misunderstanding of PeruHop bus drop-off time and when Oscar would pick us up and where we were to go. The problem was that if we were going to have to pay an extra $15 per person to have a hostel hold our stuff, breakfast and shower, we should have been told this in advance. Booo. But we ended up meeting Oscar in the Plaza des Arms at 8:45am to start our tour. That was very nice. Plaza des Arms is really chill and nice. There is even a starbucks and KFC in the plaza. Our initial tour guide for the bus/mini-van was really nice. He explained a lot about the Sacred Valley and dropped us off in Ollanyatambo to catch the Peru Rail train to Machu Picchu city. He said someone would be waiting for us at the train station. Great tour guide in Machu Picchu named Piercy. The guy who ran the hotel front desk was waiting for us when we got off of the train from Ollyantambo to Machu Picchu. And he took us to the hotel. The Hotel Humantay was just enough. They watched the bags for free and had free breakfast. Hot water was spotty to non-existent. But walking down the Inca Trail from Machu Picchu was spectacular. I recommend taking the bus up to Machu Picchu and then walking down the trail. Unless you want to take the 2 hour walk up. Best to start at 4 am. So you don't melt from the sun.