“Unforgettable experience with Jose & crew!”
From the start, our experience with Cusi Travel was incredible! Amy was incredibly responsive to our emails with questions. We took the Lares Hike & I could not recommend more highly!
First, when we arrived in Cusco, Cusi Travel helped us change our Cusco-based tour at the last minute and we swapped out the Cusco Face to Face tour for the Cusco City tour. Amy & Jose were really accommodating & the Cusco City tour was amazing! It set the perfect stage before our hike.
Jose gave us an abundance of information about Peru’s history and how what we saw in Cusco connected to the rest of our trip.
The hike itself was the best experience of my life. The Lares hike is breathtaking & our horsemen and cook were delightful. Jose was extremely helpful in connecting us with the local culture, communicating with the Quecha people we saw and helping us to truly understand the significance of every part of our adventure.
The food was plentiful & the tents comfortable – we went in October and experienced some hail once but were fine in the tents. As a vegan, the cook was accommodating, however if you do have dietary restrictions, I would suggest bringing a good amount of your favorite snacks with you to supplement.
The ‘service’ portion of Cusi Travel is impeccable. Our tents were set up for us, the food cooked while for us, everything was great. But bring warm clothes! It gets cold up there, a good real poncho.
Jose’s connection with the local community is what stands out the most to me. I will always remember sleeping amongst the native people and what it felt like to have Jose’s insight into their lives and how his work had them top of mind always.
Couldn’t recommend this more! Machu Picchu was amazing and definitely do Huayna Picchu. Lifechanging!