We had an amazing Peru trip with Arturo of Lima Tasty Tours. Arturo was the guide for my family 11 years ago. When my 80 year old mom wanted to see Machu Picchu I reached out to Arturo to plan a trip for the two of us so we could go at our own pace.
He planned an outstanding trip to Ollantaytambo, Maras, Morray, Pisac, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and ending with a Lima city and food tour, and stay overlooking the ocean. He was so accommodating when selecting hotels to stay at and really listened to our budget and what types of places we wanted to stay. All hotels booked were great. Everyone was incredibly hospitable. We had comfortable beds, excellent breakfasts, and very friendly staff.
Arturo was with us the entire trip and is a great ambassador for his country. He has a deep knowledge of Peru’s history and is full of great information about the state of the country currently. In addition, we had an amazing driver and guide in the Sacred Valley, Isaac. He, like Arturo, has a wealth of information about Peru and many personal experiences with farming, hiking the Inca trail, etc. We felt in good hands with Isaac driving and loved his enthusiasm. We also had an outstanding guide, Hector, in Machu Picchu. All three were incredibly patient and helpful with making sure my mom was able to fully enjoy all the sights at a pace that worked for her and were always next to her if she needed assistance climbing stairs that didn’t have a railing. They also helped us connect with locals to better experience their way of life.
Food was delicious everywhere we went. It really helps that Arturo is a foodie. We tried everything from guinea pig, alpaca, chicken, seafood, potatoes (they have 100s of different types), super fresh fruit and homemade fresh juices, to ceviche, corn beer (Chicha), and Pisco Sours. Yum Yum Yum!
I cannot say enough good things about Arturo and our trip. We felt completely safe and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the trip. He is an honorable man, with a great sense of humor, and a great love for his family and country. Note: 11 years ago, he was great with our children also. They were 8, 11, and 14 at that time. He felt like a close extension of our family.