We loved our trip to Salkantay 5D/4N. We booked with Karikuy based on the testimonials. It was very well done and they took care of all our needs during the trip. Being a vegetarian on the trek was not a problem. Our guide Nilton was very knowledgeable, always positive, friendly and overall he was terrific. our group was also wonderful. Had a blast. We would be happy to recommend Karikuy to friends and family. Hope to come back and visit soon!
My partner and I did the Inca Trail in May 2016. We booked with Karikuy and they were really prompt at replying to emails and gave detailed answers to our questions, no matter how many we asked! Karikuy also gave us a detailed guide to Peru, with tips as well as recommendations for hostels/restaurants. Whilst you do not walk the trail with Karikuy, they ensured that our tour was organised and met us beforehand to brief us which was really great. We loved our experience and would not hesitate to book through Karikuy again. Thanks!
We booked a customised tour with Karikuy with the Jungle Inka trail treck, followed by a tour to lake Titicaca and the Uros floating islands.
I was unsure at first because i had never heard of this tour company. After reading several reviews and watching a video someone had made of there Jungle Inka trek we were sold. When booking the tour it was such an easy process, with prompt responses and all questions asked - it was off to a great start. The jungle inka trail trek was a highlight of my life - it was the best tour we had ever done. We were lucky and got the best tour guide ever - Aurelio! He was full of knowledge and had passion for his job - after spending the 4 days with him, we didn't want to part with him and we all ended up crying when the tour ended - after such an amazing journey with him we felt lost when he left. Everything was perfect about this tour from the accommodation, the people, the adventures and the amazing food - i could not say one bad thing. My favorite part was staying in the house in the jungle where everything they fed us was off the land, they roasted there own coffee and even made there own chocolate. We were very lucky with our group size there were only 6 of us and we made up 4 of those people - so it felt very personal. Machu Picchu was incredible and the breathtaking views they would leave us speechless along the way. I would recommend this tour company to everyone and i would do it all over again in a heart beat! I would love to come back to Peru and explore more and we will defiantly be using Karikuy tours. Thank you for the amazing journey that i will never ever forget!
Thank you Julio - it was truly amazing! Words do not even explain how amazing this trip was.
We just returned from our 2nd trip to Peru. This time we explored the Amazon rain forest, Paracas Reserve & Ballestas Island. Despite the late reservation on our part, Julio was able to put together a fantastic itinerary. All accommodations & guides exceeded our expectations.
Will definitely use Karikuy again for the 3rd time.
Ten of us, six from UK and 4 from Canada booked a tour of Peru with Karikuy. Julio arranged all of our complete package personalized to our needs. We had 6 on the first leg of the tour and the rest joined us at Arequipa. The whole tour was arranged with care and when our flight was delayed by a day Julio re-arranged everything at short notice. Our guides and porters during the 4 day Inca trail were excellent. They catered for individual needs- various members of the group had various dietary requirements and all of them were met without any problem. Following the Inca trail we spent 2 days in Puerto Maldonado and it was fantastic and very relaxing. Our only problem was the cancellation/delay of the flight back from Puerto Maldonado due to heavy rain. Julio was very helpful throughout and helped us to get some refund from Star Peru. We will highly recommend Karikuy for any one wanting to tour Peru.
Wow. This trip was so incredible. Peru is a beautiful country. The sites, people, and food are fantastic. Julio planned a custom tour for us, at a very reasonable rate. Better than if I had planned it myself. Everything went as planned except for one small hiccup. Once addressed it was dealt with very professionally. Our itinerary included Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno (Lake Titicaca) and Eco amazonia in Puerto Maldonado. Every location we encountered was so unique and special. We can't even pick which was better than the next. We dealt with Oscar for the bulk of our tour in Cusco and surrounding areas and he was incredible. Always on time, courteous, informative, professional. But, he was not the only person who was this way. Every person we encountered along the was way was top notch. We highly recommend Karikuy. We would do it all over again.
My fiancée and I chose Karikuy so we could take a break from planning on our travels and have a stress-free organised trip to just completely enjoy the great sights Peru had to offer... and that is EXACTLY what we got- a smooth and seamless trip! Karikuy were brilliant from the outset. Julio planned a custom 12 day itinerary for us and gave us a number of options to help keep it within our budget. It can't have been too easy with us constantly changing our minds but he was always very helpful and responsive to our emails. Over the 12 days of our tour the transfer and other services were excellent. We started off in Lima, then onto Ica, where we had a great time sandboarding, then flew over Nazca lines in a private plane. We caught a comfortable overnight bus to Cusco, where we stayed a couple of days to acclimate, then got picked up for our 4 day Jungle Inca Trek. The trek was really amazing with an awesome guide and good accommodation. The food included was great too. And of course, Machu Picchu and the Machu Picchu mountain was incredible! Our final destination was Lake Titicaca in Puno. There was always someone to meet us and explain everything we needed to know at each destination. Even when there were a few hiccups (as expected in South America), Julio and his team always solved them quickly and professionally. I would definitely recommend Karikuy to other travelers, as they offer top quality service at an affordable price. Thank you Karikuy for an unforgettable Peru experience!
As a photographer I had heard many great things about Peru. When I arrived it was an explosion of sights and things to shoot. I must have taken over 5000 photos :) I found Karikuy on Google and did some research, they seemed like an average company at first but from my first correspondance with Julio my plans were quickly put on paper with a detailed itinerary they created for me based on what I wanted to see and do. I mentioned the photography and they let me know the most photogenic places to visit, although I don't think you can go wrong in Peru, even Lima with it's mood and overcast skies provides great shots of the cathedrals and colonial buildings. The price of the tour is what really hooked me as it was more then reasonable, Paypal checkout helped me ease my mind about fraud as I have had an account for Ebay. My only disappointment was that I did not get to hike to Huayna Picchu as it was sold out. I recommend you book these admissions as far in advance as possible. Other then that the tour was very proffesional and the guides were great. Email correspondance was always quick with their main office, they also have an emergency cell line. I got a bit sick with the altitude but Karikuy guides helped me through it and I recovered. Their attention to customers was very much appreciated as I traveled alone. Wholeheartedly recommend Karikuy for your trip to Peru, Oscar in Cusco is just a pleasure and Julio is a great at putting together a great trip. Thank you for everything!
When I contacted Karikuy I asked for more then a tour, I was looking for a spiritual experience. I had heard there were many places like these in Peru but I also knew I was asking for a lot, however this company did not disappoint and the experience changed me forever. I started my tour by arriving in Lima and trying some of the best food I have ever tasted. God so many different dishes to choose from! The I went to Puno and Lake Titicaca where I spent a night with a local family on Amantani to see their way of live. There are things we truly take for granted in life and spending some time here really opened my eyes as well as the amazing views of the lake. From Puno I went to Cusco to catch my flight to Puerto Maldonado and Corto Maltes Lodge where I had an Ayahuasca session which of course was unforgettable, I believe I came out a different person after that but thats another story unto itself. Having some free time after this experience to reflect on the journey I then traveled to Cusco and to Machu Picchu which is just something heavenly. It is as if you are not on earth, I couldn't even begin to describe this place. TV or magazines can't even come close to having you witness this place in person, it really feels like you are on another planet it is so alien. Anyways I am glad I chose Karikuy, they gave me the experience I wanted and much more, I am not the same person as I was before this trip and I am very grateful for that. Thank you and a big hug to all the staff at Karikuy Tours.
Bucket List: Check
Peru and Machu Picchu were tops on my bucket list. After our oldest son graduated from college, we booked a trip with Karikuy to experience Peru and celebrate his Engineering degree. Karikuy did a great job squeezing in a lot of Peru in 9 days including Lima, Amazon, and of course Machu Picchu and Cusco. Multiple airports, hotels, and tours without a hiccup. Always a Karikuy guide where they were supposed to be. 9 days is too quick to enjoy Peru would be my only downside. Vistadome train ride back from Machu Picchu, hike up Machu Picchu mountain above the ruins, a night in Cusco mixing Pisco sours behind the bar at Pisco de Museo, and seeing the stars and milky way from the Amazon in pitch black on the river were highlights but the food was amazing, the people terrific. Need to go back.
Trip was good. Got to see many great sites in Peru, Machu Picchu was my favorite. We got to see the ruins at sunrise and wow, incredible. Karikuy is very good company and easy to book, price was even better. All services were good and customer service very good. We create our itinerary fast and easy and Karikuy send us price and information. Very good service and will recommend.
I just got back from my trip to Machu Picchu and it was fantastic. The incredible scenery, the food, the people, what more could you ask for, Peru is an incredible country. From our arrival in Lima to our departure from Cusco we were made to feel at home, our guides were very warm and informative and anytime we had any questions Julio was just an email away with information and guidance. I travel a lot and it is hard to come by companies this well run, and it is only a small company and local which is great because we got a very good price overall. All I can say is you will not be disappointed. Thank so much Karikuy and Viva Peru!
Thank you for organizing this trip for me and my group, the experience was very enjoyable from booking to execution the guides were mostly on time, the hotels were great and the guides very informative. Our group enjoyed trying new foods and learning about the history of the areas we visited. Our itinerary was well planned and we got to visit the most we could in our 9 days in Peru. I am very grateful to have found this small company with a huge heart, thanks again for such a wonderful journey.
Traveled with a group of friends to Peru to do the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu and what an adventure it was. This was one of the hardest treks I have ever done in my life but the scenery made it all worth the plane ticket alone. Karikuy is a great tour company and took care of us from the moment we arrived in Lima. Their guides are very friendly, some speak English better then other but there is no language barrier and they know what travelers want to see and do. Our guides even partied with us in Cusco after the trek! If you are undecided about traveling to Peru, go now! there is so much to see and do, did I mention the food is amazing! Best trip ever hands down.
I booked a 4 day Jungle Inca trail tour for my parents, boyfriend and myself. It wasn't the tour we original had our hearts set on but Karikuy tours convinced me that we would not be disappoint and they were right! We had the most amazing adventure; cycling, hiking, rafting and zip-lining our way to Machu Pichhu. Our guide was wonderfully knowledgeable about the area and the ruins, he went above and beyond to make sure that we were safe and having a good time. The food on our tour was excellent! We always had enough to eat and got to enjoy some amazing Peruvian food. We were all so impressed by our tour and seeing other travelers along the way we knew we picked the best tour company. We will be sure to recommend this tour and our guide, Edgar to friends and family visiting Peru. A wonderful experience had by all and memories to last a lifetime!
- The Sanderson crew from Prince Edward Island, Canada
Just completed a great 10 day trip. Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco, Macchu Pichu - traveling alone but easily connected with a tour in each site. Pick-up and transfers worked seamlessly. Julio was quick to respond to my one phone call question and one email while I was there. Great trip. I'd recommend Karikuy highly.
Read some reviews online and was hesitant at first, but once I got in contact with Julio it was a breeze organizing my trip to Peru. Me and my GF Katie had a great time from visiting the Islas Ballestas and Lake Titicaca to Cusco and Machu Picchu. We recommend you also spend some time in Lima as the food is the best. Karikuy was very responsive to our requests when putting together the itinerary, we had a custom itinerary put together and were very pleasantly surprised by the price. We are recommending to all our friends and family back home. Thank you for an truly memorable experience we will never forget!
Karikuy is the #@$! OMG so glad to have found them online, they did an awesome job at putting together an itinerary for me and my mates. We did the Jungle Inca Trail it was a crazy adventure all the way to Machu Picchu! Great guides, great food and company. Recommended to all my mates, you could not make a better choice! Thanks Julio and the team over at Karikuy!