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“Choquequirao to Machu Piccu”
Review of Apus Peru

Apus Peru
Ranked #37 of 519 Outdoor Activities in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Apus Peru specializes in sustainable, unique travel experiences in the Peruvian Andes. We explore places no one else goes! Treks depart on demand, or with groups listed on our website. Routes feature Ausangate, Ancascocha and Choquequirao, and our cultural treks combine attractions such as Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail and Salkantay with seldom-visited ruins, remote indigenous communities, festivals and more. Amazon trekking and tours in the Sacred Valley and Cusco are available, along with adventure activities.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

There are a dizzying number of tour guides in Cuzco. After researching the various options we chose Apus Peru and were not disappointed. They don't sugar coat any aspect of the trek. You will know what you are getting into. Expect the unexpected every step of the way: that is what adventure is all about. For example; we had rain on 5 of the 7 days we hiked and this was the "dry season". Our trek was drastically altered when one of the contracted muleteers backed out of his commitment. Apus Peru came to the rescue and came up with alternate plans that allowed us to see the major sites we expected to view and added others we didn't expect to visit. Our guide, Jose, struck the perfect balance of being there when we needed him, yet not becoming overbearing. Joseph was our cook and he was nothing short of amazing. Delicious food with a great variety and still he met our somewhat peculiar dietary requirements. The rapport the staff has established with the local villagers was clearly evident. Our chance to interact with Peruvians living in remote mountain locations was at least as thrilling as seeing the famous archeological sites. We were impressed by the depth of respect that employees of Apus Peru demonstrated for the environment, the cultural heritage of Peru, and the people who live along the trails we hiked. This was by far the most physically demanding trip I have ever taken. It was worth the effort. It was worth the expense. Apus Peru was first class from beginning to end.

2  Thank Fred J
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

I did the 4 day Inca Trail with an added night in Aguas Calientes to climb Huaynu Picchu on the 5th day with my two sisters and my father and we had am amazing trip! Apus Peru impressed us across the board: really great communication as we planned for the trip, a good pre-trip briefing when we arrived in Cusco, the best possible guide we could have hoped for, terrific porters, and great t-shirts to boot! We loved the trip and can't say enough good things about Apus Peru. Domingo was our guide and he was just incredible: so knowledgeable about history, flora/fauna and trekking! He was incredibly patient, funny and encouraging. The food on the trek was amazing and my whole family definitely recommends Apus Peru.

Thank 00dckel
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful 3 weeks trip in Peru, all organised by Apus Peru according to our wishes: visit of Pisac, Moray and Salineras, Ollantaytambo, indigenous village of Rumira Sondermayo, Macchu Picchu, Four ruins and Cuzco city tour, 5 days Choquequirao trek, Puno and Titicaca lake and finally 3 days at Heath River lodge in Puerto Maldonato .Apus Peru arranged the stay in Puno with Allways Travel and the trip to Puerto Maldonato with Inkanatura. The entire holyday was perfectly organised, the pick ups were always on time, waiting for us with someone from the administrative staff making sure that we catch the bus, the train or the plane. Many thanks to Amanda, Mandy, Hector, Vladimir and all the staff in the office who with success prepared the trip of our dreams.

Domingo Atao was our guide for the visits around Cusco and for the Choquequirao trek. He is a fantastic guide, very friendly and always in good mood, willing to share his knowledge about Inca history, Peruvian culture and nature. He’s very professional and has an extensive experience in hiking. Trekking Choquequirao with him was a real pleasure, making this experience unforgettable and the highlight of our holydays!

Our cook Mauro and his helper (muleteer) were brilliant, preparing us amazing meals with few infrastructures, every day a new 3 courses menu with different platters of delicious and elaborate dishes. One of us had some food intolerance and Mauro adapted the food accordingly. The muleteers were friendly and hard working.

Apus Peru is a very professional and efficient company and we highly recommend them.

Thank CatherineB928
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

From pllanning up to the very end of the tour all was perfect- the tour plan,hotels, guides, transportation and being responsive to all our needs.

Thank udimat
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We are a family of four - 48, 45, 17 and 15. We spent five weeks in Ecuador and Peru this summer and the Salankatay and Inca trail with Apus Peru was the best part of our vacation. The trip itself was amazing and the staff from APUS Peru met us with genuine warmth and dedication. Our guide Willie (Zachara) was great - knowledgable, polite, forthcoming and funny.He planned each day perfectly and kept us well informed. Mauro the cook was great and the food unbelievable for a trip where eveything had to be carried. The mule-drivers and porters were smiling and easy-going. APUS Peru is highly reecommended.

1  Thank Jo H
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