Just returned from a fabulous time in Cuzco. After much research, my husband decided on Alpaca Expeditions. Unfortunately, by the time he decided, the passes for the Inca Trail were sold out. We decided to do an alternative hike to Huchuy Quosqo. Our driver Adrian, guide Isaac and porter Iban met us on time at our hotel. We drove to the trailhead and hiked for about a total of 14 kilometers that day. The terrain, plants, villages and encounters with mountain people and animals was priceless. Our approach to the Huchuy Quosco ruins was fantastic. There is a grassy trail and steps to the ruins area which made you feel like you were making a discovery as you saw the ruins for the first time.
Our guide Isaac was very attentive and informative. Besides being a guide for many years, he also grew up in the Andes, so his knowledge and experience gave us a quite an education. We ended our hike in Lamay, drove to Ollantaytambo for dinner and then a train to Aguas Calientes. The next day Isaac was our guide for 2 hours at Macchu Picchu as well. He gave us great information to help us understand the history of the Inca Empire.
Our last day we booked a private tour to Chincero and Maras Moray. Our driver was Adrian and our guide was Isaac again. They again met us on time at our hotel and made sure we were back in time to transfer to the airport.
Also, one day we did a Sacred Valley tour. Alpaca handled having us join a group tour. We were met at our hotel by Abel and escorted to the Plaza de Armas to join the group. The whole experience was seamless.
From emails with Bonnie to in person contact with Raul and interactions with Isaac, Iban, Abel and other staff, the whole experience with Alpaca was great.
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