Had a great trip with karikuy tours during our family backpacking trip to Peru. They organised our nazca lines trip which was all excellent. I would have organised a lot more trips through them to save myself hassle if I had known how good they were.
Our tour with Karikuy was amazing! originally we were only going to book Machu Picchu jungle trek but decided to do a custom two week tour through Peru. Everything was perfect all the sights and cities we wanted to see were included and all our accommodation, transport and tours of local attractions. It made it so easy and was a nice break from having to organise everything ourselves. We basically showed up at each stop there was always a friendly tour guide waiting with good english. The price was fantastic and the accommodation was always clean and in a good location. Machu Picchu was the highlight we had an amazing tour guide and a nice small group. we had so much fun we wanted to do it over again when it had finished. Cannot recommend this agency highly enough.
Had a great time on my trip which included the tourist bus from Cuzco to Puno and a lake Titicaca cruise, followed by the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. the whole tour was great, Guides to pick me up at all locations except where a bus was nearly 2 hours late, so I got a taxi and the fare was refunded the next day. I would recommend Karikuy tours to anyone.
Julio booked my trip to Corto Maltes Amazonia Jungle Lodge near Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and he made the process completely effortless for me. This was a relief, as I had tried to book the lodge myself for days with no luck. One phone call to Karikuy, and it was taken care of immediately! All I had to do was show up! I am so grateful to Julio and his team for the incredible vacation they were able to provide for me. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I have Karikuy to thank for it!
We booked our vacation with Karikuy without any clue around the service quality. Julio always responded very quickly to our questions. Our vacations started in Lima then we went to Ica, Nazca, Arequipa and finally Cuzco. We always had somebody waiting for us at the airport our the bus station. The hotels booked by Julio were clean and comfortable. We spend great time in Peru without being worried for hotel, pick up or visit...etc. Thank you Karikuy and Julio for everything!
We booked package 5d/4n in Corto Maltes Amazonia through Karikuy.It was really good choice to go with Karikuy. Everything was perfect. We would recommend to everyone to go with Karikuy they are one of the best!
My fiance and I booked this trek (over the Inca Trail) because it was the road less traveled by tourists. It was phenomenal! Our guides and horseman were simply the best and took care of everything. It was just us, the mountains, the locals and llamas. A dream. The hike is tough, but so worth it. We can't wait to go back and do another!
Choosing Karikuy was the best choice I could've made when visiting Peru. I was looking for an Andes adventure and Julio customized the perfect itinerary that included an Inca trek to Machu Picchu with mountain biking, hot springs and zip lining as well as amazing evening and city tours in Lima and Cusco. It was great meeting so many people in the different tour groups and all of the guides throughout the trip were very professional and a lot of fun as well. You can tell Julio only works with the best. The local families I stayed with on the jungle trek, mountain biking at 4k meters in the Andes and seeing Machu Picchu at sunrise are experiences I'll never forget. Thanks Karikuy!
Amazing how much we got to see and experience in just one week!
My boyfriend and I booked our tour to Peru for the holiday season only three weeks before arriving there, and Julio was very accommodating while working with us under rushed circumstances. We were so impressed with each tour guide we had during our trip! Each day we said, "This is our favorite day so far...no wait, THIS is our favorite day, etc." We chose The Inti tour package and it's amazing how much we got to see and experience in just one week! Since the package was very affordable, we didn't feel bad about spending money on the local art and souvenirs. There was a very smooth transition from one leg of the trip to the next. A very thoughtfully planned tour! I have already recommended Karikuy to others I know who wish to visit Peru soon.
Affordable and dependable organization with a big heart...
Five women friends from Sitka, Alaska traveled to Peru to tour Machu Picchu. We booked our trip with Karikuy and were so pleased with being able to tweak our trip until it included everything each of us wanted to do. Julio was always quick to respond to questions and requests. Considering all the different areas and activities we experienced our travels were smooth and experiences rewarding. Karikuy is an affordable and dependable organization with a big heart.... so I recommend it heartily.
I wanted to take my husband to photograph the beauty of Peru and it soon became a trip my best friend was coming on including a friend of hers! I wanted to plan this trip as best I could, my best friend suggested a visit to Lake Titicaca. Unfamiliar with this region, I did a lot of researching on getting there from Cusco and what touring companies were available. After dealing with a few vendors, I came across Karikuy and what a blessing! Tours were outlined clearly, payment was easy and best of all, Julio the founder and pretty much the CEO, answered every email, every question, so quickly and so friendly that you would think it was a long time friend of yours assisting you with booking the trip! Fantastic customer service! The tourism company partnered with Karikuy at Lake Titicaca was excellent, knowledgeable, entertaining and fun. Alex, our tour guide was thorough and caring of his guests and even spoke several languages to accommodate other foreign travelers and help them gain a better understanding of what they were seeing and visiting. Don't hesitate or have a doubt with Karikuy. Julio knows what he's doing and he's doing it well! Thank you so much for the experience!
KARIKUY Was able to help me organize my Volunteer groups visit to Machu Picchu at short notice and get an amazing priced group rate that included Airport Pick up, Hotel, Tour, Guide and return to Airport. I was impressed with their organization and promptness. Most affordable on the web and totally legit. I will definitely use them next time I visit Peru.
A thank you note to Karikuy for all arrangements in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, 4 days Inca Trail to Machu Pichhu, Puno - Lake Titicaca and Nazca Lines. Julio was very prompt and diligent in responding to all questions and made sure all transfers/hotels were safe and comfortable. I highly recommend Karikuy for travels to Peru. 3 cheers to Julio and Karikuy! Thank you again.
My daughter Kristin always does something memorable for her birthday. This time she decided to celebrate in Peru and asked me, her father, to come along. I said okay, however, she had to make all the arrangements. After some research, Kristin decided on booking with Karikuy. Kristin worked with Julio to plan and organize our nine (May 11-19) days in Peru. With me in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kristin in Buffalo, New York and Julio in Lima, Peru, coordinating this trip was not going to be easy.
As it turns out, Julio did it all and then some! From the moment my daughter began working with Julio setting up the tour until the time we departed Lima to head home, the level of service that Karikuy provided us is unsurpassed! Julio was always quick to answer emails and customize our trip the way we wanted it! We always had someone picking us up at the airport and hotels ensuring we got to where we needed to go. We even had folks briefing us on the following day's itinerary. We definitely made the best choice by choosing Karikuy.
Our arrival in Lima was late in the evening. However, Aaron was there to greet us, take us to our hotel and provide us detailed information on the following day's flight on Peru Air to Arequipa. Aaron made us feel comfortable. In Arequipa we did an afternoon tour of the city and the following day we did Class IV white water rafting in the Chili River!
We took the tourist bus to Puno with stops along the way. At Abra La Raya, the highest elevation on the tour at 14,232 feet (higher than Mount Fuji), we felt like being on top of the world!
We spent a couple of days in Puno, a port city in Lake Titicaca (12,507 feet elevation). We took a boat ride to visit the people of Uros that live on floating islands made of reeds (papyrus). Unbelievable! Our next stop was on the island of Taquile. We climbed to the top of the island, an elevation of 13,284 feet for the best fresh trout lunch ever! A very memorable day which is also Kristin's Birthday!
Every day is an adventure! Even the bus to Cusco was exciting with stops along the way to visit many archeological ruins, churches and museums. In Cusco we had just enough time to have dinner and have an early turn in to prepare us for the hike to Machu Picchu!
We got on an early bus that took us to the train station to ride on the historic Peru Rail to kilometer 104. It was like going back in time! We met our guide Juana in kilometer 104 where we began our two day Inca Trail hike. Juana is amazing! Best guide ever! She explained everything from the history of the Inca people to naming flowers and orchids along the trail! The hike to the Lost City of Machu Picchu was the highlight of our visit. We trekked for 16 kilometers (about six hours) going up and along a mountain to the Sun Gate for our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. It was definitely breathtaking!
This trip was the best ever! If I were to compare this with all the other trips I have taken, this would be on the top of the list. If you haven't been to Peru you are missing out. I would recommend this to all my friends and family! I recommend Karikuy! It is an affordable and the level of effort is five star! The most memorable experience my daughter and I will never forget! There is so much more to write about of our trip. We had so many great experiences. Why wait till retirement…go now!
When we decided to book our trip to Peru, we thought we would just wing it and hope for the best. But once we started researching and found the trips offered by Karikuy and the ability to customize your itinerary, we thought it was too good to be true. Julio helped us decide the best trip to suit what we wanted and he executed it flawlessly! It was comforting to know we'd always have a guide to pick us up at the bus station or airport and take us to our already booked hostel. And Julio always picked the best possible tours and hostels at an affordable price. Every day was a new and fun adventure but the Jungle Inka Trek was definitely the highlight of our trip.
There's no other way to book a trip to Peru than going with Karikuy. Affordable, reliable and very knowledgeable about travelling in Peru. Thanks Julio! You gave us a trip of a lifetime!!
Booking with Karikuy tours was a great experience.
Booking with Karikuy tours was a great experience. Julio was very helpful and answered all of our questions prior to booking. We chose a private 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and received a great price. Unfortunately, last minute one person in our group was not able to join so there were only three of us attending the trek. We did however feel very safe with our guide, porter and chef. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome to their country and in showing us their culture. The trek itself was an amazing experience with beautiful senery changes and views. I would definitely recommend Karikuy tours again and our Porter, Percy. Also, The extra cost to make it a private tour seemed well worth it if you can afford it as some other groups just seemed too large in size.
Thank you Karikuy Tours for making our Trek in Peru special!
Our overall experience with Karikuy has been very good. We did the jungle Inca trail, the Titicaca (Puno, Uros, Amantani (overnight) and Taquile) and then one night in Arequipa. The one problem we had was with pocket money. We never knew how much pocket money in cash would be necessary. For example on the islands of lake Titicaca we wished that we had more money to buy stuff from the families and such. Otherwise everything worked out well, we especially enjoyed the jungle Inca Trail with our fabulous gang and very good guide! Thanks.