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Review of Intense Peru

Intense Peru
Ranked #9 of 483 Outdoor Activities in Cusco
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Owner description: We are an experienced online travel agency and tour operator in Peru. We’ve been creating authentic and unforgettable trips for individual travelers and groups for nearly a decade: from heart-pumping hikes to Machu Picchu to luxurious cruises in the Amazon River, we will design an experience that is right for you
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Intense Peru provided great service on our recent trip to Peru. Their recommendation of La Hacienda in Paracas and Casa Andina Private Collection in Lima were perfect choices for us. Luis put together our transportation and sightseeing requests to Ballestas Island, Nasca lines and sand duning and they were executed expectly by our driver Nestor. When we called Intense Peru in desitnation to ask some questions they were available and helpful. I would recommend Intense Peru to anyone going to Peru. Their service was excellent, they reommendations great and their price was unbeatable.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We used Intense Peru after seeing all the positive reviews on Tripadvisor (love this site!) for a 10 day trip to Lima, Cusco/Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.... with 9 people! From the beginning, the agents were quick to respond and with reasonable priced itineraries. We had an amazing time and can't begin to rave about how professional, accomodating and absolutely perfect the trip turned out to be! Our tour guide for the majority of the trip, Holger, was knowledgeable, punctual and an absolute gem! The agency also books all transportation in comfortable vehicles with prompt drivers. Everything with smoothly...the agency even made alternative plans for one traveler who got sick. You will not be disappointed!

1  Thank lucychenorama
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We saw the great reviews that Intense Peru had received on tripadvisor and decided to go with an agency in Peru rather than a US company to arrange our trip.
This agency exceeded all of our expectations. They were so responsive and knowledgeable while we were planning the trip that we felt that everything would go fine. We dealt with Lizbeth and she was fantastic and responsive before and during the trip. We decided to add a shamanic ceremony to our experiences in Peru and Lizbeth arranged this for us while we were already in Cusco. That ceremony was just icing on the cake to a very magical vacation.
Our guide was Jose and he made the history and culture of the region come alive for us. We had our own gude and driver and they were always on time every time they were scheduled to meet us. We had a separate guide and transportation at Machu Picchu and that also went like clockwork. The hotels were excellent as was the food and our days were packed with as much activity as we wanted. I really cant say enough about this company except that we will be coming back to Peru and hope to work with Lizbeth and Jose again.

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I just got back from 12 days in Peru- and it was a wonderful experience. Intense Peru did an excellent job of organizing and navigating this trip for us. I was a bit nervous about all of the airport transfers and pickups- but we were never let down. Everything went smoothly and all of our drivers and guides were always there promptly. We were given phone calls at our hotels and clear instructions of times and itineraries. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly- from the email booking process through the drivers and guides. The highlight of our trip was the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. We had the MOST EXCELLENT guide in William Quispe- such a wonderful person and so knowledgeable and caring of our health and comfort. He made the trek so interesting and we also laughed alot! The porters were also so wonderful and hard-working. I am very happy that we chose Intense Peru for our trip. It was an amazing experience!

Thank screamflickchick
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Just got back from spending almost a week in Peru and will have to say that Intense Peru did a great job in organizing a fantastic trip for me and my 8 other friends.

The first day we landed in Lima and had a nice high-quality multi-passenger vehicle with private driver waiting for us at the airport where we were taken to our hotel in Lima. After a bit of time to rest, we had a day tour in Lima which was guided by Sonia who was very knowledgeable and helpful. The next day we flew to Cusco where we met our next guide Holger and our driver Roberto. I will say that Holger was a FANTASTIC guide and certainly made our trip very memorable. Holger showed us around Cusco the second day and the Sacred Valley the third day, telling us all about the history of the towns and the incas and local living. The fourth day Holger accompanied us through the 1-day hike from the base of the valley all the way to the top of the Sun Gate and then down Machu Picchu. It was a fantastic day with unforgettable sights and views -- our trips to Cusco and Sacred Valley helped prep us for the hike that day so we definitely have Holger to thank for that. The fifth day we went back to Machu Picchu to see the wonderful sights during the morning and had some free time to just soak in the scenery.

Later that day we traveled back to Cusco where Holger saved the day yet again when our Bus (not Intense's bus, but rather Rail Peru's bus since we couldn't take the train all the way from Aguas Calientes to Cusco direct due to damage from a mudslide) broke down just at the edge of Cusco and he took control of the situation, got us a private van to pick us up and take us back to our hotel while he waited with the bus to get our luggage. Now that's going the extra mile!

Not to mention that earlier on the trip one of our friends came down with some food poisoning (dont drink the tap water, uncooked veggies or any home-made candies!!) and he was able to coordinate a private ride for him to get to the next hotel and not stay in the van the whole time!

Overall, Intense Peru was very well organized, very communicative and extremely helpful. They also had the best guides for us and after looking at other tour company vehicles, they picked out the newest and most comfortable looking vehicles to take me and my friends around! I was very impressed with their itineraries and would definitely recommend them to anyone interested in seeing Peru without any headaches or concern. If I had to plan a trip to Peru, I wouldn't try to do it on my own -- trying to coordinate transportation is very difficult to do on your own for a big group plus add in reserving hotels, local flights, and all of the museum/park tickets etc and you really do get a lot for your money with Intense!!

1  Thank Rombo1286
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