“The absolute best!”
We booked Cusi Travel for the 4 day Inca Trail Hike in December 2013 (we spent NYE 2014 on the trail!). The fact that they are Peruvian owned and operated was the primary reason we chose them and we were a bit concerned that the quality of the tour would be lower based on the fact that they are small and on the newer side. Not only did the quality exceed our expectations with fabulous tents (that didn’t leak one bit even in heavy rain), great food (even for vegetarians!), and excellent gear (for us AND the porters), but our guide Amorosa was also amazing! His knowledge of the trail, the Quechua people and Inca history really made the trip special. As a lesbian couple that ended up being the only two people on the trip with 5 male porters and a male guide, it was truly amazing to feel so comfortable and welcomed. They were funny, friendly and just plain wonderful to be with. It was the highlight of our trip to Peru, which was the highlight of all our many travels around the world, and not just because we saw Machu Picchu. Cusi Travel really made the trip special for us. It took a great trip to an exceptional one with their fantastic service and love for what they do. That they help the community they come from makes them even more wonderful. They love Peru and you will too after spending some time with them!