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Vegetarian Peru Adventures - Day Tours

Cusco, Peru
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This private 2-day deluxe tour will take you to the condor's natural habitat in the Apurimaq canyon near Cusco, Peru. Providing a great place to bird watch from with fabulous scenery, great nature hike, and stunning views. At the end of the day, a hearty gourmet meal with fresh garden ingredients awaits you at the cozy Andean Spirit Lodge near Limatambo in a warm subtropical valley. The accommodation is in spacious bungalows with private attached facilities. Wake up to splendid views of the snowy peak of Mount Humantay. This is a great place for bird watchers as several endemic owls have been spotted in the garden as well as many other bird species, including Groove-billed anis, crimson-mantled woodpeckers, American kestrels, black-backed grosbeaks, and white-bellied hummingbirds to name a few. On the way back to Cusco, you will also visit some "off the beaten track" Inca ruins, like the ushnu of Tarawasi and the mysterious ceremonial complex of Killarumiyoq.
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Kippy Gallagher wrote a review Feb 2020
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I highly recommend Oda, Armando and their tour company for anyone - couples, single people and families with older children - who is looking for an authentic, adventurous, vegan- or vegetarian-based tour of Peru. We had the time of our lives with them. We visited Lima, Nazca, Cusco and Machu Picchu and were taken care with such love and attention. This is a VERY special company, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ellie v wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
My Mum, sister and I visited Peru just after Christmas for a trip guided by Oda. We had such an amazing time in the most breathtaking places. We managed to fly over the Nasca lines, see Condors (and other spectacular wild life), squeeze in a day trip to Ollantaytambo, visit lesser known ruins and visit Machu Picchu. When it came time to catch our train to Machu Picchu we got word that the river had risen over the railway tracks which forced us to go back to Cusco. We were very disheartened by this, especially my sister who had been looking forward to this the most. However, due to Oda and Armando visiting the offices at 4am the next morning we were able to get new tickets (free of charge)!!! They were able to arranged a trusted driver to come pick us up and we were exploring Machu Picchu in no time!! Regarding the food, Oda made sure we always had something vegan and delicious to eat. The catering at their Spirit Lodge was especially unforgettable as were the hammocks were one could simply relax. The cats and dogs there added to the homey feel. Overall, it was an unforgettable trip which would not have been nearly as successful without Oda and Armando’s guidance.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Nancy A wrote a review Jan 2020
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My husband and I scheduled a 12 day Christmas holiday in Peru with Vegetarian Peru Adventures. Our itinerary included visiting ancient sites in the middle of Lima; Inca sites and city tours in Cusco; museum visits; the Ollantaytambo ceremonial site; Machu Picchu; visits to the warm springs of Cconoc; the Maras Salt Pans and the Moray agricultural terraces and 4 nights at the Andean Spirit Lodge over Christmas. This was my second trip to Peru with Oda as my guide. I had on a previous trip to Peru been enriched by her extensive knowledge of Peruvian culture and history, and her joy in sharing it, and I was looking forward to my husband, who is a history buff, experiencing that. However, my husband became very ill with altitude sickness and pneumonia on the 3rd day of our trip in Urubamba. This focus of this review is on the highly skilled and knowledgeable care we received from Oda and Armando, and the expert assistance they had at the ready in the event of an emergency. Plans going sideways and illnesses during a treasured trip are things we tend to not want to think about, but it is in these clutch situations that a tour operator's years of experience of trip planning and guiding, and established working relationships with local supports can avert disaster. Oda was very clear headed and immediately responsive. She was concerned, but very calm and reassuring. The physician she called came very quickly to our room and provided excellent immediate and follow up care. My husband spent the remainder of the trip recovering, with the physician checking in on him more than once. Oda and Armando graciously made many accommodations and changes to our schedule and activities to assure that my husband and I both enjoyed ourselves. Relaxing at the Andean Spirit Lodge for a few days, sitting by the fire in the evenings with kitties on his lap was pretty much what the doctor ordered. Oda and Armando's care, support and hospitality were absolutely exemplary!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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b d wrote a review Nov 2019
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania186 contributions120 helpful votes
We worked with Oda Seedhouse of Vegetarian Peru on designing a package that fit our desired itinerary. She is extremely patient, responsive and flexible. She put together a package which included pickup and drop-off at Cusco Airport, 5 nights in her Andean Spirit Apartment spread over a 2 week period, two and a half day private tours of Cusco and surrounding areas with arrangement for a 4D/3N Inca Trail package in the middle of all this. During the 2.5 days of private tours, we saw a lot (Cusco Cathedrals, various Inca sites and the Sacred Valley, the Salinas de Maras Salt Flats as well as visiting some markets and an Alpaca store). She is also very flexible – after the Inca Trail, we wanted to cut the next full day’s tour short a bit since we were embarking on a 5D/4N tour of Manu rainforest the next day and wanted some more free time. She accommodated us and even took me to an electronics store since the adapter for my computer was not working and I was in desperate need to recharge my computer (it would have taken me several hours to find a place which sold this). I eat a vegan diet, but my wife is mostly vegetarian. Not being familiar with Peru and the many different options, I was a bit anxious about finding places to honor my Vegan diet. Oda made sure I ate vegan on her tours and also suggested ‘safe’ restaurants where we could have dinner on our own. Her recommendations were great. Although the 4D/3N Inca Trail trek was with a mixed group of 16 people with a reputable partner tour company, she made sure that my vegan diet was honored. Other vegetarian diets were also honored. The two apartments we stayed in (one for 4 nights and 1 for one night) were spacious, clean and comfortable. They were right next to each other, but only the one had access to the laundry. She provided breakfast items, such as muesli (with almond milk), bread, fruit, coffee and assortment of teas. She also stored our excess luggage for us when we went on the overnight tours. Oda is of German origin but she’s been in Cusco for over 30 years and is extremely knowledgeable about Inca civilization and the different philosophies on how things evolved. She is very personable and perceptive. We also enjoyed meeting her partner Armando who is a Peruvian artist/sculpture. The personal driver (Faustino I believe) was also a very pleasant gentlemen. With her focus on our needs, her vast knowledge of the area, and her attention to detail, our stay and tours could not have gone better. Thanks, Oda!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Laura K wrote a review Sep 2019
Portland, Oregon26 contributions
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I can not recommend Veggie Peru enough! Oda and Armando customized a tour for my mom and me (both vegan) that included all of the must-see sights in and around Cusco. Every detail was attended to and we could not have hoped for more. We ate so much delicious and healthy food at every meal! Oda and Armando truly care about animals and the environment - it's clear this is not just a business, but a heart felt life's work for two amazing, compassionate individuals. Thank you Veggie Peru for a once in a lifetime adventure!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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