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“Downhill Mountain Biking on Chachani is Awesome!” 5 of 5 stars
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Peru Breathtaking Trips Day Tours
Avenida Aviacion 904-A | Cayma, Arequipa, Peru
+51 959 079 993
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Owner description: Peru Breathtaking Trips Offers a wide array of tours such as biking, sandboarding, trekking and more in different places like Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Puno and more.Day long , half day or multiday tours. Taylor made tours as well.
Vancouver, Canada
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“Downhill Mountain Biking on Chachani is Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This trip was a blast. We started at 4,700M and biked for 45 kilometers all the way down. My girlfriend and I were different levels, but the guides could accommodate both of us. We were provided snacks and water on the trip, so we had energy the whole way. Even though both of us experienced some altitude sickness in Cusco, we both felt fine the whole way down Chachani.

The mountain biking has a nice casual (but fun) path down the roadway and a steeper "shortcut" route.

Wilmar was a great host and met us in our hotel (Sonesta Posada) the night before to go over details with us. Tito, the guide was also great at showing us (me - as my GF took the roadway down) the cool shortcuts where we could really fly. It is best to have some downhill mountain biking experience for these. Although the "shortcuts" are not the level of the Whistler bike park, they are still fun enough to get the adrenalin up. I even bailed once.

A cautionary note that even on the roadway you can get some real speed and it can be bumpy at times. My GF did not have a ton of experience, but she still did great. It would be advisable for you to have at least biked down a bumpy dirt path before.

You should do this trip for a few reasons:
1) The view is incredible.
2) You can tick off "biking down a volcano" from your bucket list
3) Might as well get your adrenaline up.
4) If you are experienced enough to go, and don't go, you will regret it.

One last note: If you are going to Machu Picchu, you should also spend some time in Santa Teresa at the Eco Quechua Lodge. (http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g3463634-d1646226-Reviews-Eco_Quechua_Lodge-Santa_Teresa_Sacred_Valley_Cusco_Region.html)
This is the best Eco Lodge you can imagine.

Cheers,

Paul & Tammy

Visited April 2013
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WilmarDiaz, Gerente at Peru Breathtaking Trips Day Tours, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Hello:
thanks for the review and for sharing your experience with other travelers.
You're right. Downhill there means a lot of fun.
Cheers,
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“An exhilarating day of sand boarding awesomeness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My fiancee and I had heard amazing things about sandboarding and been dying to try. we found wilmar on trip advisor and contacted him based on his amazing reviews. he was very prompt in responding and made the whole process so easy! he and his brother picked us up at our hotel and were amazing guides (with impeccable english! but they let me practice some spanish too :). i was nervous to try the boarding since i had never done anything like it before, but they were so patient and before long i was tromping up to the top of the dunes, loading my board up with wax, and barreling down the dune! it was a blast and i would do it again in a heartbeat. my one bit of advice: do the half day, and go in the morning! in the afternoon the sand gets blazing hot, so our last run down was a little steamy!

Visited December 2012
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WilmarDiaz, Gerente at Peru Breathtaking Trips Day Tours, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Hello Ashley:
I want to say Thank you for writing the review, and for those comments,
Hasta Luego.
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“Colca Canyon 1 full day Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Myself and my wife have done 1 full day trip to Colca Canyon, in a few words I can just saw that It was such an amazing experience, Wilmar guide us in this trip, we had a lot of fun.. I strongly recommend you to pick him on your visit do Colca Canyon. It was a shame because we didn't have time to do 2 or 3 days visit, but overall we could cover that, we so glad to have spent our time in Arequipa.

Visited February 2013
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WilmarDiaz, Gerente at Peru Breathtaking Trips Day Tours, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Hello Renato:
thanks for the review.
Next time you can spend 2 or 3 days on this area. And It will be very nice helping you again.
Grato,
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Cusco, Peru
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“Sandboarding Arequipa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Went sandbaording for a half day outside of Arequipa. Amazing experience. Wilmar is a great guide and completely fluent in English. Some of the most fun I had on tour in South America. Completely safe. Wilmar's brother takes pictures the whole time you are guaranteed to get some great shots for your scrapbook. The tour offers two different hills, one of which is a canyon with stunning views. Do this tour!!!

Visited March 2013
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WilmarDiaz, Director General at Peru Breathtaking Trips Day Tours, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Hello Jeremy:
Thanks for the review, is goog to know that you liked that tour.
I hope you got all the sand out of yur body and clothes.
See you next time.
Buena Suerte amigo.
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Toronto, Canada
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“Colca Canyon visit with a great guide!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We were picked up by our guide Wilma from Puno and travelled by mini-van to the Colca Canyon for a private tour for a couple of days. There were 3 of us in the group, and we had just finished the 4 day Inca trail a couple of days before, and now continued to embark on the southern part of our travels in Peru.

(For those travelling from Puno to Arequipa who want a more flexible schedule than the bus services offered, hiring a car service as part of the package as we had could be a good option, especially if there are a few in the group to split the expense.)

Along our 5-6 hour journey, Wilma regaled us with interesting historical and cultural anecdotes about the people, and the flora and fauna from every region. We immediately appreciated his English proficiency as we learned that he spent several years at a university in Arequipa to earn his tourism degree, which made interacting with him a pleasure.

After a night’s rest at our Hotel (Colca Lodge), we were picked up the next morning and driven to see the condors, at La Cruz del Condor. Fortunately, we were blessed with the ideal condor gliding weather, as we were able to see 3 or 4 condors in a matter of less than an hour, and some flew within several feet of us. After lunch and returning to the hotel, we went on a light guided hike to Yanque. As we were still suffering from the effects of the strenuous Inca trail, Wilma was very accommodating and understanding during our hike as we definitely took less than a thunderous pace!

The next day, we headed back to Arequipa, and en route we dropped into Chivay for a quick visit to the main square and the market.

Even though we only had a couple of days at the Canyon, with the help of Wilma, we were able to soak in some of the culture and marvel at the unending stunning vistas. Certainly, our time was much enriched by our humorous and affable guide, who was always quick with a smile or story. Spending time interacting with him at our lunches and bus rides became as much of a highlight as any other sites on the trip!

So, without hesitation, I highly recommend Wilma and Peru Breath taking Tours to anyone planning a trip to Peru.

Buen Viaje!

Visited December 2012
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WilmarDiaz, General Manager at Peru Breathtaking Trips Day Tours, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Hello Traveldor:
It was a pleasure being your guide on that trip we did.
I also want to say "thank you" for writing the review"
Hasta Luego
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