I couldn't recommend Karikuy highly enough! From the research stage, to planning and booking tours, accomodation and activities Karikuy helped us at every step of the way!
Even while we were in Peru Karikuy was working behind the scenes to ensure that our trip went to plan.
We were in Peru when the flooding tragedy recently began, and Karikuy had a back up travel plan ready for us, before we even knew there would be an issue on the roads we were travelling on.
Karikuy listened to the kind of trip we envisioned, and matched us with some really excellent local tour guides.
Even during minor hiccups on our trip due to lost baggage and a quick trip to the medical centre to remove about half a sea urchin from my foot, Karikuy ensured our tour guides knew where we were and helped us get back on track.
You can really do all the research you want yourself, but there is no way to beat the local knowledge to be gained from the team at Karikuy.
Exploring Peru surpassed my expectations - not only because of the amazing people, history and vastly changing landscapes but because Karikuy helped us plan such an epic holiday!
My boyfriend and I did the Jungle Adventure with Karikuy in March - BEST EVER! When I was looking up Machu Picchu treks I either found them way to expensive or not very fun. I also was really nervous doing 4 days of full trekking. Starting from the bike ride down the mountain, trekking, ziplining and everything in between it was amazing. Our tour guide JJ was really fun and very knowledgable. Food is great and they cater for vegetarians so my boyfriend didn't go starving. The hostels/homestays were great. I have and will continue to recommend this to everyone I know doing Machu Picchu Trek.
My brother and I completed the Salkantay Trek between March 31st and April 4th. Our guide, Aurelio, was extremely friendly, knowledgeable about the area and the local culture, and fostered a great camaraderie among our group, which consisted of 17 people from five different countries. The food and accommodations were great given the environment, and the chefs did a phenomenal job mxing up the meals from day to day. Peru was the most beautiful country I've ever visited, and the Salkantay Trek allowed us to see a little bit of everything. I've already recommended to a friend and will surely be recommending this company to several more.
I selected Karikuy Tours Peru for my Machu Picchu tour because of a number of reasons. First, they had many tour options available. Second the price was the best. Now that I have completed the tour, I'm really glad I went with them!
The communications by Claudia Timana was outstanding! She explained everything and very quickly answered all of my email questions. Also when I had a quick question, the online chat support was super helpful. The accommodations were good. All of the employees at the hostels were very helpful and friendly. The meals were amazing! Everyone one of them. The meals were preordered and I ate things I normally would not order otherwise. The tours were on time and arranged perfectly.
Finally, our tour guide Jimmy was so gracious and such a good guide. He really knows his history and culture and was passionate about the Peruvian way of life. They are proud people rich in history.
Jimmy was awesome!!!
Thanks Karikuy! You made this the best trip yet.
Peru was my 28th country to visit. So I have past tour experience to compare :)
We trekked the Salkantay Trek with Karikuy Tours on the 19th to 22nd April 2017. Our guide Caesar met us promptly at our hotel the night before and explained everything in good English and we were picked up in the morning full of confidence. The company was really professional, Caesar was so great, caring and knowledgeable and the group number was only 15 with 9 nationalities. Weather was fantastic and views amazingly class to the highest mountains and glaciers. We were not disappointed. The meals were incredible for the facilities.
We would not hesitate in recommending this company and this Trek.
I would recommended the Karikuy tours Salkantay trek to anyone who enjoys the great outdoors and hiking. You get to see the real Peru and many of its beautiful sights on this trek. It is challenging in parts but that makes it very rewarding at the end of each day. I'd say an average level of fitness would be fine to do this trek, as the guides are great and there is a one at the front of the group and one at the back, so if you want to take your time and soak up the sights and atmosphere then everyone is accommodated and can do it in their own time. In brief I would say it has great guides, spectacular scenery, and even good food provided along the way!