Testimonials - Classic Inca Trail

I thoroughly loved this trek! I learned so much more than I even knew existed out here. Freddy did a great job of taking time to explain the history + all the sites. Also, the trek was very well organized and it was great that we did more trekking in the beginning. Finally, the porters + the chef were amazing! It was the best food + service I received on this entire trip. I would defenatly recommend this trek to everyone!

Monica Padineant / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

This has been an experience never to forget. The trail experience was challenging but rewarding in a remarkable way for me, which I will never forget, sorry to repeat myself previously. As you can see with all my A’s, no improvement necessary!

Anita Billingham / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

Thank you so much! We had such a wonderful time! The highlight of our honeymoon! Great hikes! Great guide! Great food! Great porters!

David Price Williams / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

Eric's english and knowledge was excelent. Food was incredible and porters incredibly kind and helpful. A wonderful experience, I could not ask for more! Thank you!

Courtney Vargas / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

Story time and the insight the guide gave us as week as how secluded the frst two days were at camp. This was excellent, I woul not change anything, I fell your service is vastly superior to other guide services. The small size of the group, attention to detail in regards to camp sites and overall experience was second to none! I feel that this service adheres to the integrity for the trail and Inca traditions. Thank you for one of the best trips we have ever done.

Erwin Vargas / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

The whole team was absolutly amazing. The way they helped out those of us on our gropu that were not well was just brilliant. The leadership shown by Paco and the support from the other guide was fantastic. Thank you for such an amzing experience.

Emily Hurst / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

Eric is the star! He made me feel like one of the family. Very knowledgeable, very personable, extemely unique!!! KUDOS!!! To Eric = he is the treasure of ENIGMA!! Chef is amazing, geeat food. Porters very friendly! Also best website out there. I looked at EVERY website!

Aracely Sibvey / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

We loved it. Each day just got better. Eric made sure we had the vest of everything. Jorge brought up the rear and was helpful and patient. We always knew when we were going to get to places and were very supportive. This was a fantastic trip and learned so much! Weather was perfect so nothing could be improved.

Cindee Sommer / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

Eric and Jorge were both fantastic guides! They were so patient with hikers who were struggling and always offered a smile ans high five for encouragment. Eric had the best stories and was very passionate. The proters always smiled and said hello. The family feeling in the group made it so much better!!! Loved the experience!

Shannon Merlo / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September2010

The whole trip was great. The guides, the scenery, the weather, the group! We are traveling around South America and this has been one of the best experiences I have had. The guides were great and very passionate about the whole tour, which made it a great experience. The porters work really hard and do a great job. The chefs are great and the meals were excellent!

Jamie Pepperkeli / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2010

Hola Geraldine: We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Peru and are very grateful for all your help and assistance in making our trip a memorable one. We loved our Inca trail hike with Enigma since we had two great guides (Pablo and Fabrizio), wonderful porters, and spectacular views! Your organization of our trip was also wonderful since we had no problems with any of the hotels or flights. We will certainly recommend Engima to any of our friends who are interested in traveling to Peru!! Gracias por todo! La Familia de Wong :)

Christina Wong / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2010

It was Fantastic! I would not change anything. Telling all my friends to come to Peru and hike the Inca Trail with Enigma. And try to get our guide!

Jim Thomson/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2010

The hike was very enjoyable; the guide was knowledgeable and made the whole experience more interesting. The food was tasty, and seemed to be suitable for all the members of the group. The tents were nice – and water proof – as well as always being in an excellent location. The family feel of the group made this trip especially enjoyable. Although the first 2 days of hiking were challenging, it made reaching the destination rewarding. No improvements to be made to the trip, however, I would suggest that Pablo stops scaring the female members of the group at night!

Oliver Burke/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2010

EVERYTHING exceeded our expectations! Our guide was amazing, the entire trip was enjoyable, and I have nothing but praise for our experience. If I am in Peru again, I will definitely travel with Enigma.

Lea Arnold/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2010

Every day was special, the staff was fantastic. It was perfect, no recommendations or suggestions. Gonzalo was an excellent guide, very enthusiastic and accommodating.

Rebecca Dohbins / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2010

You have earned al life long costumer. Both Lea and I had all expectations exceeded. I have a difficult time believing this was not a luxury trek, with the quality of the food, porters, logistics, and of course, a master guide. Despite the number of hikers on the trail, both our party of six and our daily treks felt private. As world travelers and avid hikers, we will definitely return and Enigma will certainly be used.

Dan Hemme / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

July of 2010 will remain in our memory as the most engaging and panoramic yet formidable trip of our lives to date. We are 60 and 68 years of age in good physical condition however the care and professional attention afforded us by Pablo, our guide, and the Enigma porters and cook, allowed us to enjoy our own levels of agony and ecstasy on this fantastic journey. We spent 3 nights on the trail and the fourth at the Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu. On day two, when we were not feeling well and struggling with the altitude, Pablo was extremely solicitous. His advice was invaluable (such as longer lunch rest and buying Gatorade along the trail) and his willingness to accommodate both our preference for pace of the trek as well as our love of photography made this experience the opportunity of a lifetime! I simply cannot find enough adjectives to explain our respect and admiration for the team that accompanied us on our trek. The porters were amazing and friendly - at one point even cheering for us as we summited our third and final pass of the trek. Our cook provided nutritious and tasty meals with the ease of performing a magic trick! And Pablo enthusiastically shared his love of the Andes and the Andean people. He willingly responded to our request to learn a bit of the Quechua language, adding in Spanish lessons as necessary and teaching us the history of the trail as we trekked. His knowledge of the flora and fauna was icing on the cake! Selections from our hundreds of photos taken on the Inka Trail will hang on our walls forever, however our hearts and minds need no reminders. We shall never forget this wonderfully excruciating experience and sense of personal achievement as we surveyed Machu Picchu from Intipunku. Thank you all for your vision to provide this opportunity to share your magnificent part of the world and for your extremely professional approach to every aspect of the adventure.

Steve and Camille Cain/ USA
Inca trail 5D/4N
July 2010

This trip completely exceeded our expectations, so thank you to the whole Enigma team for a fantastic experience!

Clare Parker / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

Pablo has the ability to choose the best timings and locations each day. Also, excellent teaching. Pablo is an outstanding guide, in every aspect. The chef and the porters also excellent! We feel very lucky to have chosen Enigma for this trek. We will recommend Enigma and Pablo and Sixto and the whole porter team to all of our friends and family. I do not have even one negative thing to say! Everything positive and even perfect. Many thanks!

Matt Dunn / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

The views were fantastic, Pablo, our guide, as great about pointing out wildlife and plants and telling stories about the area. The porters were friendly and fun and so nice to carry all the equipment and the food was FANTASTIC!

gwenyth Fisher / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

Everything was excellent as noted on our report. The guide, chef and all the porters did their jobs above and beyond the call of duty. I was sad not to spend even more time with them, since the trail was difficult for our group. But that was our fault not theirs. I hope to return to Peru again some day and use Enigma services.

Jeff Do / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

Our guide was excellent, along with the chef and the entire crew and staff of porters! Everyone went out of their way / above and beyond to make this an enjoyable trip we will remember forever. It was such a great group of people – hardworking, friendly, eager to please. Thank you!

Sarah Spillane / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

This was an incredible experience. Sebas was challenging yet supportive and patient. It was great to get to know the porters as well. Sebas took extra time to translate both ways so we could get to learn about each other lifestyles. The physical challenge met with the warm hospitality of the staff in trek and upon arrival to campsites made it all possible. THANK YOU ENIGMA! THANK YOU SEBAS!

Katherine Mackinnon / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Sebas was absolutely amazing! Funny, knowledgeable and an excellent guide. Sixto prepared some delicious meals too!.

Gordon Moran / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

Dear Enigma, Geraldine and others in the office, Three friends of mine and I just returned to the US from a once in a lifetime experience hiking the Inca Trail with our guide, his assistant, 22 porters, and 10 other hikers. Given that once in a lifetime experiences are just that, I remain amazed and overwhelmed with how incredible this experience was for me. It will take me a while to find the vocabulary to express myself well enough to be understood. Possibly I will not be able to describe it well enough to be understood, but the experience will be with me forever. Our guide's many skills made all the difference in how our group came together. His technical skills were excellent. We always hiked together as a group, which helped us feel safe; his knowledge of everything we saw was incredible; and the fact that he explained EVERYTHING to all of us in his second language was humbling. Alberto's interpersonal skills were most impressive to me, given the many different personalities, questions, needs, levels of exhaustion, concerns, etc. I have never experienced anyone who held the level of gracious integrity and respect for others under such extreme circumstances and for such a long period of time. After the long hike, our guide still had to cope with the road strike and getting us all back to our hotels safely, with everyone, including him, I imagine, feeling exhausted and some being quite angry. In my experience, Alberto kept our group together on the trail as well as emotionally. And, even though you randomly put the 14 of us hikers together, I feel so fortunate to have been placed with these particular hikers, each of whom contributed a great deal to my having a lot of fun while physically doing THE most difficult thing I have EVER done in my life. Also, his assistant was a wonderful, supportive and caring guide. From the rear of the group, he paid very close attention to how each of us was doing, noticed if we left our walking stick, or anything else behind, carried packs when needed, helped Alberto tend to injuries, the porters serve the meals and had a ready smile. Our guide and assistant both seemed tireless and attentive to our needs, those of the porters, not to mention keeping us on track with the hike. The porters were also amazing. Seeing them at the end of the day's hike waving an Enigma flag and clapping for us is one memory, among so many, that will never be forgotten. Knowing that my life really depended on them, I was very humbled by their intensely strenuous work. THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A GREAT ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT FOR ME

Carol Graybeal / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

The best was meeting the other people in he group and developing a sense of family to complete the amazing trek together. The guides were wonderful and the porters / chef made the trip much more pleasant. On top of all that you cant beat the exhilaration of seeing Machupicchu on that fourth day.

Karrin Musich / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

I have no suggestions improvements, Sebas w ate best guide and I cannot imagine what this trip would have been like without his knowledge, great attitude and enthusiasm for all we were seen hams experiencing. I am sad to say good-bye to him, the group and this experience!

Lisa Mckee / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Trekking the Inca Trail itself (so beautiful!) and Sixtos cooking (delicious and amazing he could cook like that on the trek!) I would recommend ENIGMA to everyone!

Lesley Mansur / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

I enjoyed it all, but getting to Machupicchu to watch the sun come up – UNBELIEVABLE!

Mike Clark / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Learning about the history of the trail and the Inca /Quechua culture, and the biology of the region was a memorable!

Nathaniel Lambert / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

The best was the flexibility to tailor the trip to meet our needs, the helpful attitude of the team, and the beautiful Andean Mountains. Our team provided the highest level of service. I was very appreciative of the knowledge and history our guide imparted to us. We were able to learn quite a bit of culture of the native people, and we developed an appreciation of their way of life. The trek was very well organized, and we were treated to impeccable service. Thank you to the whole team.

Sara Vrolijk / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

The guide, the staff, the journey itself, the food, and the great attitude from everyone ITS WHAT MADE THIS TRIP UNFORGETABLE It was an unbelievable experience with a great group and a great guide leader. I also love the program setup, with the longest / hardest day as the first. THANK YOU ENIGMA!

Keyne Cheung / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Mateo sharing his knowledge of the Andean civilization and his jokes / scary stories, made this trip really special. The food was fantastic! It definitely exceeded all my expectations.

Linda Quinteros / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

It’s really impossible to describe the effect, both emotionally and physically this trip has had on me. I am sure in months to come I will understand better. Alberto is the primary contributor to this, in addition to the phenomenal configuration of our group, Alberto was informative, considerate, patient, and wise beyond his years in leading us along a trail we had only read about. His respect for everyone’s needs, interests, well-being, including the porters and chefs were immense. Thank you.

Carol Greatbeal / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

I couldn’t improve the service, everyone was wonderful, I felt extremely well looked after and cared for, and it was a wonderful trip that I will always remember. One of the most touching things was the cake the chef prepared for us in honor of the fact it was our HONEYMOON trip, a lovely surprise

Lucy Shaw / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

We had the trail to our selves! Amazing landscapes and biodiversity and of course Machupicchu!

Michel Lorean / Belgium
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

The service was excellent! I really can’t think of any suggestions for improvement. Luciano was an outstanding guide – he has excellent English communication skills and vast knowledge. The food was delicious and the porters were fast and efficient. I will recommend Luciano and Enigma to all my friends.

Nicole Dews / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Over all well done! I have done a lot of similar trips, Antarctic, Kilimanjaro, Amazon, etc. Your standard is excellent and nothing was too much to ask from my first encounter at your office to Seba’s professionalism. Thanks!

Isaac Turner / Belgium
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Everything was wonderful. When I struggled the guide help me along. Sebas took time to share his knowledge of the various Inca sites, he is very proud of his heritage. I felt so special when he allowed me to see waterfalls for my birthday and the chef made me a birthday cake! What a surprise!

Stacy Stiffler / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

It was a great trip, the food was excellent! I was really surprised what the cooked managed to provide us on our trip – great performance. There was not any dish that was not excellent. Sebas, our tour guide, was brilliant. He explained us a lot about the Inca sites, history and nature, pointed out several trees and plants. He managed the whole trip perfectly, his knowledge was astonishing and hence he and his team upgraded this trip from GOOD to EXCELLENT. Thank you very much Sebas and the whole ENIGMA team.

René Guertler / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Great chemistry among the 6 trekkers and Sebas, our guide. Getting up at 6 am to discover unbelievable mountain scenery, invisible the previous night, wonderful! I really got nothing of substance that ENIGMA could do better, it was a fabulous experience way beyond my expectations.

Marc Waidelich / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

The journey made the destination all the more magical. It was a perfect vacation and a dream come true, the only thing better may be heaven, I can’t think of anything else

Many Gupta / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

Everything was fantastic! The challenge of the trek combined with the beautiful landscapes. I will definitely recommend Enigma to my friends!

Erin Nail / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

I think its testament to the familia of the guide, chef and porters that they are so giving, selfless, proud of their culture that they make the experience so special. Pablo the guide deserves a special mention – his enthusiasm is infectious and his extra surprises and the chef’s cake for us on our last night at camp, Peruvian singing and dancing were the icing on the cake. We will look back at our photos with pride and joy! SUCH FAN!!

Angelina Elliott / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

Pablo was a fantastic guide, he made sure we made it thru the trek and was really encouraging throughout. He has a great passion for the history of the trek and I enjoyed having the time to talk to him. Sixto cooked some fantastic food, I would have been impressed to see it on a restaurant!! All the porters were great, really helpful guys that made our trek a pleasure. Would happily travel and trek with the same team over again!

Stuart Smith / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

Perhaps more table room for the meals. NOT A COMPLAINT! It’s just that the food was so plentiful there was little room for the plates! EXCELENT FOOD!!! The guide was amazing, answered all questions. Everything was better than expected. I had food poisoning from a day before the trek and still managed to complete the first day. I loved the itinerary, how we avoided all the crowds, we always felt like we were the only group to be walking the trail. I also liked how the hardest day was the first, and then each day got easier. Mateo, our guide, was phenomenal, best part of the trip! We did not feel like costumers so much as (extremely well cared for) members of a really cool adventure 11/10!

Craig & Emily Ryan / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

The service was fantastic. The office staff was amazingly helpful, especially with helping my boyfriend coordinate his trip here to meet me! Pablo was fantastic and I really appreciated his expertise and enthusiasm i.e. Story time. He went above and beyond my expectations. Both he and Fabrizio, the assistance guide, carried my daypack at various points, which allowed me to actually DO the trek, they were so kind. I really can’t think how to improve the services. I am SO IMPRESSED BY ENIGMA!!!

Jennifer Heetderks / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

The way that the trek was set up in terms of campsites and length of hikes was perfect! We were alone as a group for most of the hike, until the last day, which made the trip more enjoyable. There isn’t much that I can suggest in terms of improvement. Pablo was a great guide and extremely knowledgeable of the history and sites.

Ashley Jacksa / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

Pablo was a master at teaching us the context of what we were seeing so that we could truly appreciate the archeological sites along with the beauty of the Andes. I was highly impressed by the service provided by the cook and porters as well as the whole Enigma team.

Julia Carpenter / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

This adventure was more than I expected BECAUSE of the service and competence of Pablo, Fabrizio, Hilario and the amazing porters! The information, the fun and the excitement continued throughout the entire trek!! I cannot express how much I enjoyed my time with THE FAMILY = VAMOOOUS Thank you all and tell Pablo we LOVE him ?!

Hanna Brown / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

I can’t say enough about Pablo; he is incredibly passionate about his job. He is extremely giving person and cared very much about every person on the trek. Organization was impeccable. Pablo has amazing timing and always kept our group ahead of others, he really made our group feel like a family, always asking our opinions and making decisions. He took care of several people in the group who were sick. Always had the best camping sites. Jorge, the assistance guide, was always there when needed and always helpful. The chef was amazing, the food was way beyond my expectations, always delicious and always plenty to eat for everyone, he even bake a cake for my friend Willies birthday! AMAZING! I can’t say enough about the porters, very hardworking amazing group of guys! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC TRIP!

JEFF DAMRON / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

I can’t think of anything to improve. The constant amazing coordination of our safety, the trail and the campsites were amazing. Our guide Pablo was fabulous he was extremely patient and helpful and motivating. Pancho provided delicious food I didn’t expect at all. The porters were friendly, helpful, kind, and amazingly strong, I could not believe it!

Rima Zigaltis / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

Machupicchu was always a dream and this experience with Enigma made that dream come tru…even exceeded it!

Rosalie Isla / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

I loved the small group and personal service from our group and personal service from our guide, good organization of trail!

Katie Brooks / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2010

I had expected the Inca trail to be crowded, but thanks to our program and choice of campsites we did hardly see other tourists. Besides, the guide and the food were amazing!

Prisca Leferinu / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2010

I have been longing for this trip, to do this Inca trail and arrive at Machupicchu. Everything was PERFECT! Maybe less rain!!! hahahahahaha

Bengt Bergstrom / Sweden
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2010

We're just back from our trip and I wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how wonderful the trek to Machu Picchu was. Alberto was a superb guide. Jorge was very helpful and the food was wonderful. Really, it exceeded our expectations. Katlin was also very helpful when we arrived in Cusco. She put us in contact with Alberto for a day tour that was also excellent. And you were wonderful in processing all of the logistics and getting back to us when we had questions. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Kim Daubman / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Dear Geraldine, This is Elizabeth Armstrong who trekked with Alberto from June 5 to 8. I filled out the feedback form, but I also wanted to let you know that Alberto is the best guide I have ever encountered. As I am sure you know, he is outstanding in his own right as a human being, but he is also extremely good at building team spirit in the group, guiding us compassionately and competently, informing us on all subjects from astronomy to medicine, and he has a natural skill for handling people and situations well. As far as I am concerned, my positive experience with the trek can be attributed to Alberto's presence. Please take care of him well. He certainly took care of us well. Giorgio (Gorge) was also wonderful. Though he needs more confidence in his English skills, he is a kind and attentive person who was the perfect complement to Alberto's strong leadership. We all loved Gorge and bonded with him despite our language differences. Thank you for a terrific tour.

Elizabeth L. Armstrong / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2010

Hola Geraldine, como estas? Simplemente quería mandarte un email para agradecerte por un viaje increíble. Tuve unos cuatros días impresionantes. Por favor, avísame como puedo poner mis comentarios (en ingles o en español,..o en francés o en chino!), porque realmente fue unos de los mejores viajes que tuve en mi vida. Además quiero destacar el profesionalismo de Pablo, nuestro guía. Aunque Enigma es una buena compañía en si, estoy segura que tuve una camina perfecta gracias a Pablo. Tiene una capacidad de liderazgo maravilloso, estricto y cariñoso a la misma vez, siempre con chistes y una sonrisa. Para mi, Pablo fue un guía 5 estrellas. Muchas gracias por todo.

Jessica Julmy/ Switzerland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2010

Thank you for absolutely making this a wonderful experience for Ron & I, Machu Picchu, the hike to Machu Picchu and of course, Peru, will always remain dear to us because of the wonderful sense of humor and adventure, you, Julio and the porters gave to Ron and I.

Lina & Ron Kwok/ Singapore
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

It was amazing! I think this is the best way to travel; to camp at Llulluchapampa is very good so that the climb to the first pass is in two days. I loved this trek. It was beautiful, Pablo and the porters were great and I would not change a thing. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Jamie Johnson Blackburn/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

I really enjoyed every aspect of the trip. I think the overall philosophy and mind set of the company is in the right place if I were to judge by our trip.

Jeff Blackburn/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

The enthusiasm of Pablo and the chef and porters really made the experience even more enjoyable than just the hiking in the Andes. I also enjoyed learning about the trail and different Inca complexes. We were able to go at our own pace taking pictures and were still able to feel as if we were the only people on the trail due to the program.

Heidi O’Mara / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

The guide, the chef and porters made experience real fun and gave real felt for the local culture and tradition.

Svitlana Kosiyuk/ Ukrainia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

It was absolutely perfect. Just the 2 of us, an excellent guide & team, good (very good) food, top service! The choice of camp grounds, away from the crowd and also very important to us, that nature and the environment is respected and porters are treated in a good way.

Patrick & Evelyn Arnold /Switzerland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

The views, food, time to relax and all I learned. I felt like a queen!!

Mia Mortensen/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

Geraldine, in the office, was competent and helpful and patient via email. Our porters were kind, gracious. I had heard this was the experience of a lifetime. Enigma was worth the added expense and it was largely Geraldine’s prompt, informed email replies that booked me. I had also heard that the guide can make a break the trip- Luciano far exceeded my expectations in his general attitude, knowledge and clear pride in his country, job and Cusco.

Emily Mortensen/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2009

It is honestly unimaginable to have done the Inca Trail with a better guide service. Not only was our guide extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable but also Enigma was to secure only the best campsite along the trail. In addition to the beauty of the trail, with every meal we were rewarded with and will easily describe as the absolute best food I’ve had in my entire two month Vacation in Peru. My biggest thanks go to all Enigma for making this experience a very special one indeed. Muchas gracias, muchas gracias! Live like the Incas, Travel like a King and go with Enigma!

Darren Chapple/USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

It was my first experience hiking or trekking a major trail. I don’t think I prepared myself for it appropriately but I made it with the help of our guide and family. My boyfriend and I had a fabulous trip. The porters cook and of course our guide Pablo took great care of us the entire journey! Thank you so much!

Heidi Franken/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

Excellent tour. Very well organized. The quality of the campsites is vital to the tour – do not change this. After a hard day walking in the rain, having the best camping spot raises the spirits tremendously. Pablo is awesome.

Thomas Pettit/United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

Unfortunately, I don’t have any suggestions as the whole experience exceeded my expectations by a wide margin. Pablo was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited and took great caution to keep the pace at a reasonable level for everyone. The choice or campsites was also great because it allowed for a lot of privacy and spectacular vistas. The food was extremely delicious and in my opinion the best I’ve eaten during my whole visit in Peru! , The porters were very professional and had great timing along the whole trail.

Iordan Alexiev/ Bulgaria
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

I’m impressed by the organization, timeliness, enthusiasm and professionalism in which the whole trip took place. Our guide, Pablo was very knowledgeable and engaging in the way he relayed the history about the Inca. I felt like I was in a fairy tale for four days where I saw magical places and heard interesting stories. Pablo created for all of us an amazing experience through his engaging personality and ability to tell great stories. The food also was amazing. Keep it up!!

Selena Boriana /Bulgaria
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

We were able to enjoy the walk as a team at a good comfortable pace. The service was excellent!

Porath/ Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

The accurate information regarding ruins, the knowledge regarding culture, flora and fauna, the meals and service were excellent and punctual being able to wash hands and face 3 x a day. The campsites were mostly great –well chosen! Geraldine was excellent while booking via internet, very prompt responses to our questions.

Brenda Hermann/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

Pablo, He made the trip Amazing!! It would not have been the same w/out him!! Pablo was so wonderful, as was the staff, porters, cook, etc. They all truly made the 4 days and enjoyable, unforgettable experience. I’ve never been so prepared and taken care of on a vacation, especially on a camp and hike trip!!

Jane Leader/USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

Live like the Incas, travel like a king and go with Enigma!

Darren Chapple / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

I felt like I was on a fairy tale for four days where I saw magical places and heard interesting stories. You created for all of us an amazing experience through this engaging trip.

Boriana Jelera / Belgium
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2009

Loved the experience. Pancho’s menus were fantastic and extremely interesting. Amazing what He could do given his kitchen. Edgard had great balance in the giving of knowledge and allow you personal time to absorb.

Simon & Katrina Luxton/Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2009

It was all amazing. Eric was very knowledgeable and easy to get on with. A beautiful place with great people! . The food was too fantastic – never imagined this loved of service and food.

Judith Bowers/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2009

The guide’s planning of the trek was designed to avoid the crowds. This was excellent as it meant could enjoy a very peaceful and tranquil trek and feel like we were alone in the mountains. The guide’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the mountains, plants, local culture, Inca sites, coupled with his excellent English, added a lot to the trek.

Richard Jenner/United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2009

We were lucky that we were a small group the guide was very good and suggesting slight changes to the planned stops that meant we hardly saw any other trekkers. Food was very good, better (and more) than expected. Guide was helpful and enthusiastic and was good at making sure the group stayed together and the slowest person was not left behind.

Elaine Thomas /United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2009

The whole experience is magnificent and I don’t think there is a better way to see Machu Picchu. Everything was perfect, well thought out, organized, knowledgeable and much more. I believe we had the best guide and the best porters. Everything was fantastic and exceeded expectations.

Selby McRae/ USA
Inca Trail 5D/4N
June 2009

I was able to go hiking without needing to worry about a single thing thanks to the guide, chef and porters. The porters were very friendly and played cards/ taught me new games that we played every night. Also we played soccer at one of the first camp spots. The guide and the team were enjoyable to be around and made the trip incredible. These had to be the best group of people to be around and I would gladly do it all over again. Hernan was a great guide.

Cameron McRae / USA
Inca Trail 5D/4N
June 2009

No need to improve! Very good vegetarian food, thank you!

Jenna Spry / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

Everything – The best part was the excellent service and friendship of Franklin. No need improve – very good vegetarian food- Thank you!

Jenna Spry/United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

Perfect! We had such an incredible experience. Erick was superb and I would ask for him again! The porters and cook were also topnotch! I loved every aspect of the trip and would not change a thing!

Tracy Wilson/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

Service was AWSOME! Our guide always concerned with safety, and helping us have the BEST TRIP POSSIBLE. CHEF was great!

Mary Hamby/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

Hernan made our trip outstanding. He is knowledgeable and personable. Teo is an excellent chef. He needs to write a cookbook! I had a memorable experience that will last forever. FANTASTIC 4 DAYS!

Elaine Feldman / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

I am really greatfull for the porters and guide. I was not the most capable hiker, but they all were very patient and helpful in making sure I made it to each campsite. Everythig was great, the group, the staff, chef, and guide, all made the whole trip enjoyable.

Michelle Alvarez / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

This trip was extremely organized and well managed. Our guide, Edgar, availed himself of our every need and made us feel at ease. One of our group could not make the hike and (4) porters carried her up the mountain!!! One couldn’t ask for more!.

Koti Vadlamudi / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

Edgar was exceptional and very passionate about teaching us along the way. The porters were so helpful. The chef was excellent. The views were amazing.

Shana Fogarty / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

The whole trip was absolutely amazing – such friendly supportive staff and it felt so luxurious, it was like being in a 5 star hotel, the level of service was THAT good!. Overall: AMAIZING! AMAIZING! AMAIZING! I can’t thank everyone enough, Hernan and the whole team were BRILLIANT! I have been traveling four months and this is by far the best thing I have done so far. Amazing

Katie Wood / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

I have done trekking trips before in other countries, and I am extremely happy with the service. Our guide Paul is outstanding, the food was great. I loved several of the details as waking up with the ROOM SERVICE. Always having water available, overall excellent!.

Jorge Ivving / Dominican Republic
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

The scenery and landscapes were stunning. I have been traveling for almost 12 months and seen many amazing things and done many tours and this was easily of the best things I have done the whole year. The trip, the scenery, the guide, the porters and the food totally beat my expectations. Thank you so much to Erick and everyone for making such an amazing experience. It was a highlight of my life. Thank you! .

Jeffery Lamp / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

Service was wonderful. Franklin was so knowledgeable and friendly. He constantly ask about our health and attitudes, very friendly, humorous, and patient. I would recommend Franklin to any and all. The porters were amazing, even doubling back to carry our packs and light the ay when it got dark. They were always smiling and very friendly. The meals were delicious and extremely well presented. We could not have asked for a better group of porters nor a better guide. A+++++ all around!.

Bethany Weis/ USA
Inca Trail
June 2009

Could not have imagined a better service. Javier is priceless, one of kind. Porters were wonderful and the food was great. Timing was perfect and the itinerary was ell planed out. Managed not to see any one along the trail. Will miss this group but memories will last for ever.

Thomas & Kara De Careo / USA
Inca Trail
June 2009

I wanted to send an email thanking enigma for a wonderful experience while in Peru. My friend Karrin and I were on the 4 day/3 night Inca Trail hike from June 23-June 27 with Edgar and George as our guides. Edgar was the most wonderful guide imaginable, offering so much information and with the best attitude and outlook. His enthusiasm for the culture, scenery and our experience was contagious. I cannot imagine a better guide in the country. There were moments of the trek that were very difficult but I always felt comfortable, safe, and supported by our group and guides. After returning from our hike we wanted to take a tour of the Sacred Valley and contacted enigma for information. Kathleen offered to help us extensively and helped coordinate a private day tour that only added to our already great impression of enigma. She was wonderful to work with. We loved our trip to Peru and plan on coming back and working with Enigma!. Thank you again for everything!.

Lisa Mc Kee & Karrin Musich
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2009

I don’t think its possible to improve on this experience. It could not have been more excellent or enjoyable. Thank you for making it a wonderful trip.

Susan Byrne/ South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Everything was absolutely perfect. We were treated like royalty, thank you for a wonderful time.

Erika Schwaeble/ South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Very comfortable, very informative, safe, have the feeling there are no other groups around whilst walking (very important) and staff are at hand and foot.

James Marsden/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Guides were great, chef was fantastic and porters were so helpful always wanting to help you as much as they can EVERYONE WAS FANTASTIC and made the trip really enjoyable.

Laila Marsden /Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

The tour was excellent in all respects. Erick was a wonderful guide. I was unwell on the trek and was very well looked after I appreciated this a great deal. I especially liked the fact that we walked further than most groups on the first day, it made the entire trip better as we were always alone great organization!

Carly Brown/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Fantastic experience and really appreciated everything done to make our wedding anniversary special. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Fiona & Terry Hart/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

My wife and I loved this trek. Erick was the best guide we ever had and the cooking was excellent. The service was outstanding. We definitely would recommend this trek to our friends and suggest to them to ask for Erick as the guide.

John Whetzell/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

We have trekked in Bhutan, India and now in Peru. This was the best trek ever! We were in the best hands with Erick, he is responsible, knowledgeable and very personable, his english is excellent, his care for us was superb. The food offered was outstanding – we felt as if we are in the best restaurant. Everything was clean and neat – the porters and the helpers did also an outstanding job. We might do another trek in Peru and at that time we would ask for Erick to be our guide. I should also mention the great and patient assistance from the office – Geraldine was outstanding and extremely helpful. It was a plus meeting her in person for the orientation.

Gerlinde Whetzell / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Trek was absolutely fabulous – first class in every respect. Service provided by everyone – guide, porter, cook – was top notch. Erick was a perfect guide; he made the trip something special. His knowledge and especially his enthusiasm of Inca history, the region and the people of the Andes helped make this a special experience.

James Keyes / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Ilario does a fantastic job, both cooking variety of tasty, healthy food, plus presentation phenomenal. Paul was very knowledgeable answered our questions, flexible, friendly, he was very patient with us when we suffered adjusting to the altitude. Very good experience! Highly recommend (and will) to friends.

Susan Fisher/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Great program and great people. The Inca trail portion of the trip was terrific well organized well staffed. Franklin went way out of his way to take great care of us and make the entire experience very special. This was incredibly organized and I could not have asked for anything more, an adventure that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Ward & Boni Buringrud / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Just wanted to thank you very much for an excellent trip with you on the Inca trail, Hernan was simply fantastic and a great asset to your company and the porters were great. Special thanks to Ilario for taking us on the first day to meet the rest of the group, we realize that if it wasn’t for him and the lovely lady in the office we wouldn’t have had the chance to go. A big heartfelt thank you.

Helen Selimiotis & Michael Slack/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2009

Felicitaciones a Erick, Teobaldo y a todos los porteadores, hacen un trabajo excelente, todos tienen una excelente actitud y es un orgullo poder convivir con todos ellos, les agradecemos mucho darnos esa oportunidad, ha sido uno de mis mejores viajes, Erick es un guía muy bueno. Muchas gracias!!

Aline Yarza/ Mexico
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Abril 2009

Considero que fue la experiencia más interesante y vivencia más hermosa que he tenido en mi vida. Pude aprender de este camino, que es el camino de toda la vida, que hay momentos difíciles, pero hay momentos hermosos para lograr ver la meta tan hermosa como es Machupicchu. Es una experiencia espiritual y todo esto se ha logrado por el equipo tan maravilloso que nos ha tocado, todos desde el líder Hernán; con su liderazgo y relaciones con nosotros como con los muchachos que fue excelente. Nos sentimos reyes y vimos en ellos un amor al servicio. Saben escoger un buen equipo. Mil gracias por esta experiencia..!

Yolanda Guerrero/ Puerto Rico
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Abril 2009

Absolutely marvelous experience, superb guide and fantastic cook. Super human staff, very helpful porters. All in all and excellent experience

Oren Fuchs & Shelley Atkinson/ South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Cook did a great job. Porters really worked as an efficient team always smiling and polite

Brian Woolman / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Everything was excellent. Hernan is very knowledgeable and helpful and made us feel very welcome in Peru. I could not have asked for anything additional B/C it was an outstanding 4 days. The porters were incredible and I hope they are compensated well for their efforts B/C our trip would not have been the same had they not been willing to take extra bags/items. It made such a difference!

Ali Wise/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Hernan and his team did an outstanding professional job. He has more knowledge that he shared than any professor I ever had. Outstanding job!!! Look forward to another trip with Enigma!!!. Thank you very much!!!

Will Traver/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Excelente servicio, se destaca el valor humano y la predisposición que tienen el guía como los porteadores para con el grupo.

Leonardo Brussi – Fanny Campanelli / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Abril 2009

This potentially could be a 3rd hike we enjoyed. The flexibility of our trip and guide, it was an amazing experience. Erick, Teobaldo and all of our porters were extremely kind, gracious and helpful.

Claire Clelland / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

I had the trip of a life time!. Everything was perfect (schedule, guide, cook, porters). I was very impressed with this company and if I should be so lucky to visit again I will book with Enigma. Erick is a fantastic guide and encouraged us even when we did not know if we could do it. Incredible experience. Thank you!

Jillene Casey/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

I had an excellent experience on the Inca trail thanks to Erick, Pancho, all the amazing porters, the organization of the trip by Enigma. I think this company is very wise to make the 1st and 2nd days even in difficulty (rather than having the entire 1200m ascent on day 2) and the logistic + planning really made the trip optimal. Erick was a fantastic guide – very enthusiastic about making the most of this once in a lifetime experience. Pancho was an excellent chef and the porters were all very friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great trip!

Stefanie Klaus / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Erick was personable a professional. His guidance on timing our tour/trek was the best, he made it the best for us!. He is special! I appreciate him very much!!!. The chef cooking surpassed my expectations – as a cook myself, I know the difficulty of keeping things fresh, good tasting, healthy and exciting, Pancho did all that!

Marjan Nourai / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Everything was well thought and planned, from the itinerary, the explanations (Erick stories), the great food and accommodations.

Shay Badiee / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Franklin has been a wonderful guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He is very consistent in his service. I would highly recommend him to my friends and perhaps come back for a 4 day hike led by him.

Priti Sawhney/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Eric was outstanding, knowledgeable, energetic, and so much fun. One of our best guide experiences ever. Edgar our assistant guide was extremely helpful to me, when I was having difficulty on the first day of trek.

Dennis Michael/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

First and foremost this guide, camping, service and trail FAR exceeded my expectations. Erick was absolutely fabulous. Also I booked some other tours through Enigma personally for my stay and so far they have all been great.

Christina Cowgill/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Amazing trip! Amazing guide! Timing was incredible…ahead of the masses so it felt like it was a private trail …so nice.

Tim Mark/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Can’t think of anything service was absolutely perfect. Particularly liked timing of hikes and location of camping sites for privacy. Erick is a brilliant guide. Muchas gracias por todo.

Karl O’Neill/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2009

Everything was wonderful and exciting, our guide was amazing as well as our porters. I had the time of my life and would do it again anytime

Matthew Bailey/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2009

Thank you so much for this trip. I cannot imagine anything better than doing the trip the way we did it. Erick is I think the best guide we cut get. His knowledge, kindness and awareness are amazing. The campsite was peaceful as well as the food and the porters amazing. Thank you

Lars Kayser/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2009

The best trip, informative, amazing time. Our guide, cook and porters were very helpful organized and informative. It was a great experience

Leslie Otto/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2009

Excellent trip! Especially appreciated Erick’s leadership and the willingness of the cook to adapt to special (and sometimes difficult) dietary needs. Thank so much

Ellie Roark/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2009

Excellent trek!! Edgar was a fantastic guide. The food was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The group was a nice size (7)

Christine McDonald/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2009

Muy buenos guías Erick y Edith. El Camino Inca nos resultó muy lindo y divertido. La comida abundante y riquísima

Yasmin Diamore/ Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Enero 2009

Hernan was absolutely lovely guide in all aspects. He was kind, considerate and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time with him very much. He transmitted a great love of his culture and represented the best any culture can offer. We highly recommend him us a guide and as a person

Patrica Mitchell & David Marell/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
Enero 2009

Nothing really to improve the trail, food was great. Hernan was very good and socialized with us well, he was very helpful and even helped us change our train tickets

Luke Taunt/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
Enero 2009

Hernan was excellent. His knowledge was very good and was very, very helpful towards everyone. He was also approachable. He led us well and did a fantastic job. The porters did an amazing job. It was a friendly welcoming environment to be a part of. The size of the group was perfect

Richard Demajo/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
Enero 2009

First I must say we travel ALL over the world, very fancy trips and even 21 days on Mount Everest Base Camp. We have had hundred of guides and interpreters! Without any doubt we felt Erick was the best guide we have ever had. He loves his job and it shows, He has amazing enthusiasm, and He made if exciting for us to learn. He treated the porters and cook wonderfully – He actually called them OUR FAMILY we were fortunate to have a private tour and Erick allowed us to go at our own pace. We like to move fast at times but very slow on downhill and He has the patience of a Saint, We always had the very best possible site for our tent and the porters RAN to set everything up – RAN to get us a spoon etc. I appreciated the little touches, tablecloths, silver napkin holder, sugar, bowl, chef’s hat, etc The food was absolutely amazing!!! Snacks, appetizers, everything. Thank you for a truly wonderful experience! But especially a huge thanks you to Erick! Your company is very lucky to have him, I hope am sure you treat him well, you are an excellent company

Val Jensen & Paylor Woodrow/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
Enero 2009

We had an AMAZING time, thank you so much!!!!. It was perfect – we really liked having the trail and the campsites to ourselves. The food was delicious and very filling and the porters were fast and very efficient. Our guide was the BEST! Very knowledgeable and kept a perfect pace on the walk. We loved our journey to Machupicchu. Thank to the whole team who helped us have a once in a lifetime experience.

Rebecca Freeman/ Canada
Inca Trail 3D/2N
December 2008

AMAZING!!! Worth every single step!!!

Thomas Re Heigham / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2008

Absolutely wonderful, I could not ask for anything more.

Gustav Kristian Knuth-Winterfeldt/ Danmark
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2008

Even thought because of strike we had to cut short our 4 days/3 nights Inca Trail to 3days / 2nights we were very impressed with the organization of our tour guides, chef and porters. Hernan worked very hard to make our trail very enjoyable. Thank you to Hernan. Excellent!

Eric Organ/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

I have a fabulous hike – thank to Erick. His itinerary – taking us further on the 1st – 2nd day too small + private campsites made the trip more enjoyable. Food was also FANTASTIC. Porters were wonderful, efficient

Emma Close/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

Erick was a great very enthusiastic guide. Perfect trip. Food was amazing, even when it was served in town.

Martin Voskuil/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

Absolutely excellent experience. Erick was an outstanding guide. Ilario and his assistant made fabulous food. The porters were very friendly and helpful. The organization and logistic were well prepared and though out. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

Kyle Clapperton/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

Amazing trip/trek. Erick was incredible. I could write a paragraph of praise but it still would not do Erick justice. Muchas Gracias

Jason Geiger/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

- Erick was great when I hurt my knee and quickly organized the porters to gather gear and get me down! - Edit was motherly in helping me get to Km 82 in comfort. - Overall – amazing I hope we can do this again and I can complete it. We will use Enigma in the future when I return.

Greg Yuzik/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

This trip has been amazing in every way. Porters, guide, cook food, campsites, all have been incredible well planned, helpful and positive. Thank you for making this a great trip!

Bill Behringer/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

The split up of the days was awesome. Erick walked in such a way to make sure that we were a family and always had stuck together. He was always concerned about our well being and he was amazingly helpful when my husband got hurt. The porters were amazing as well as the food. I would have liked to spend more time with the porters but I know they were busy. An amazing, incredible and valuable experience.

Rachelle Evans/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

Muy buena planificación del camino por parte del guía. Buen profesional. Gracias por todo.

Soledad Monton/ Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Noviembre 2008

It was hard, sometimes difficult, but we made it!. Great members of the family Excellent food! Interesting story times.

Johanna Sjonvall/ Sweden
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

Everything about the trip was excellent. The food was delicious and very accommodating for vegetarians. The porters were wonderful, seeming as if they go out of their way to be helpful and friendly the trek was just enough of a challenge to make me feel accomplished when making it to the next camping site. Erick was gracious knowledgeable guide. He was very good at providing the enthusiasm for the group.

Emily Winter/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2008

This was the most wonderful trip. A trip of a lifetime, I will treasure the memory. I have learnt a lot and will now read more about the Inca kings. I also felt that I had achieved a milestone in the trekking. It was the most difficult trek that I had done but I was encouraged by Belgar. It was a very calming experience. The food was excellent but too much and I felt bad leaving food considering it had been carried by the porters, The porters were very impressive.

Pauline Wilson/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 3D/2N
November 2008

Edgar was admirable. It was mainly his knowledge of birds, plants and mountains that made these trips the best-guided tour I have been on. The food was perfect although just too much in volume at the beginning.

Alan Wilson/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 3D/2N
November 2008

Flexible service plans according to changing needs and circumstances. Powerful ability to help in all hikers problems as needed. Friendly attitude and encouraging fetching in relations with all participants. THANKS!

Tari Oksanen/ Finland
Inca Trail 3D/2N
November 2008

Hernan, was an excellent guide!!!. We had an absolutely perfect adventure, thanks especially to all the porters, hard work, the cook’s feasts and Hernan’s guiding expertise, I would highly recommend Enigma and private guiding. A fantastic team, enthusiastic and kind!

Sally Wilsan/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2008

The trek far exceeded my expectation. The attitude of all the staff was amazing. I was amazed by the skill and ability of the cook to prepare such delicious food with such minimal equipment. Carlos’ knowledge and flexibility ensure that we were able to do things at our own pace and be will informed on all sights and history. I was in awe of how hard the porters worked and how friendly they were. (Even though we couldn’t speak Quechua and our Spanish is minimal at best). They were excellent!

James Higgins/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2008

Fantastic! Perfect! Franklin is an extraordinary guide! And he’s getting married! Lucky wife.

Tyler Varnell/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2008

Erick was a very knowledgeable guide. I was unable to complete the trip and he still made it a very memorable trip. I will always remember the experience.

Tomi Klein/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2008

Erick was great. We ended up not completing the trek but he was very accommodating and still made our experience wonderful.

Kodi Moore/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2008

Franklin is the best! – He is quite knowledgeable and competent. Please treat him well – he is your best asset. I will recommend him to everyone who wants to take this trip. Thank you very much¡.

Jennifer Hectov/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

I really enjoyed going to Machupicchu and the sun gate on day three. The weather was amazing and the views and photos will stay with me forever. We arrived early to the site today and beat the crowds – which was nice. All of the campsites were awesome and the food was great. Eric was very enthusiastic and encouraging throughout the entire trek. Thank you!

Nicole Hill/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

This has been a fantastic trip – we have achieved a very long standing ambition. Nilton was an excellent guide who quickly understood how fast/slow we could travel, and see a very good pace accordingly taking account of how we would fare at altitude. He had lots of subtle ways of giving us breaks when he going was tough and was always encouraging and full of praise at the end of the day. He was very informative and really knew his flora and fauna, adding our overall enjoyment of the trip, his choices of campsites meant the both of us were able to complete the trail successfully. Above all he has been a great guy to go with!

Sheila Stephens/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

It was worth charging the last camp site to see the in the evening from the sun gate, avoiding the crowd in the morning. Thank you so much we enjoyed the experience, we gained during this trail.

Tateoka Hiroshi/ Japan
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

I have been in few guided expeditions before. Eric was the best guide I have had. The organization was great.

Max Young/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime! The Inca Trail was amazing and Eric helped make the trek an excellent learning experience. I would highly recommend to my friends the Inca Trail / the Enigma experience Cheers from Australia

Adam Megnid/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

Edgar was so informative! I have learned so much on this trip! I can’t wait to read more about the Inka’s! Everything was so well planned + organized – way better than I ever imagine. I loved the side trip that Edgar took us off – great guide!!

Dawn Chau/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

Edgar was the BEST guide I have ever had in many international trips.

Giang Chau/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

Edgar was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. His enthusiasm made the learning and trekking experience awesome. The food was amazing and plentiful and the cook and porters were always helpful and smiling

Jessica Engwall/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

Personalmente creo que este viaje es un desafío personal que se lleva a cabo por la buena onda y la actitud de todo el grupo (incluidos porteadores y guías). Agradezco ese compromiso – es un camino difícil pero una buena experiencia.

Estefania/ Argertina
Inca Trail 4D/3N
Setiembre 2008

Absolutely superb trip. Erick was fantastic so knowledgeable and friendly, excellent at explaining history. Tour was fantastic. Length of days perfect. Porters fantastic, friendly, fun + so helpful. Cook amazing. Food absolutely fantastic. This exceeded all our expectations and we are so grateful to all the team

Sara Hollingshead/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

Overall a superb trip. Erick was knowledgeable about all aspects covering history, flora, and fauna. He was passionate about the area and very insightful. I would like recommending him to anyone - the perfect blend of knowledge, passion, enthusiasm and encouragement. All carries put in a safe way.

Paul Hollingshead/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2008

All my expectations were surpasses, nothing to improve, everything was perfect!

Scott Field/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 5D/4N
August 2008

Everything was fantastic. Everyone went above and beyond what anyone could have asked of them

Debra Warner/ USA
Inca Trail 5D/4N
August 2008

When I got sick day 3 of Inca Trail, the entire staff, guides, porters and chef all worked above and beyond to make me comfortable and me up the trail. I cannot think of a better crew for this adventure, everyone was friendly and more than accommodating to my wife and I. I will recommend ask and enigma to everyone I know that wishes to travel in the Andes

William H. Warner/ USA
Inca Trail 5D/4N
August 2008

I don’t think I could improve upon this outstanding trip. It exceeded my hopes and expectations and delivered even more. Everything has been slick, reliable, perfect and exceptional quality. Erick was a fantastic guide adding more to our trip than we could have hoped or advice, flexibility, friendship, knowledge and enthusiasm. The chef is a master, food better than any restaurant in Cusco. The porters are helpful, friendly and inspiring in all that they do. I have taken many trips around South America and this was the highest quality for sure. I will eagerly recommend Enigma to fellow travelers!

Illanyt Woolfson/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Service was truly excellent, both guide + cook/porters. We really liked how flexible the trip was and that it was organized so that we hardly saw any other tourists. Every campsite was quite + peaceful and we had no PROCESSION with other tourists. The guide Eric was brilliant and the food was restaurant quality even though we had special requirements (vegetarian). I would fully recommend Enigma to anybody who wants to do the Inca Trail. Thank you so much!

Nic Fildes/ Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Milton the guide was fantastic and his enthusiasm and skills were the difference between a good and a amazing experience. Francisco, the cook, prepared the best good I have had in years. Every meal was delicious and absolutely complete. Enigma, keep grabbing the best campsites! We always had the must private and selected spot, it was really key.

Ariel Lefkowitz/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

It was and amazing hike! The views and environment was beautiful! But I loved most of all the Incan sites along the trail. The guide did a fantastic job of giving us the night understanding about the Incas times. Milton’s enthusiasm and encouragement made the hike much more enjoyable

Ayla Lefkowitz/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

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No Improvements – Flawless I have trekked with leading companies in Africa, Morocco and Bhutan and this Inca Trail trek was the best of all the overall organization and attitude of all staff has been excellent. Sixto’s cooking was outstanding. Marisol deserves special recognition in all my travels site is the best guide I have ever come across. She’s professional, polite, informative, flexible, good with children, excellent at managing and leading her team and finally has a good sense of humor. I would highly recommend Marisol and Enigma.

Robinson Timothy/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Very good that Javier told us the program every night for the next day – and that he told when we get water, toiled, etc for the next hours several times a day. Very nice with greens to every meal

Charlotte Harbst/ Denmark
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

The trail/campsites were planned very well, so that the first day was the most exhausting, the next a little easier, and soon Javier was very good at telling what would happen next, on the trip, so that we knew what was coming I am going to miss being woken up by having hot tea brought to my felt. Also the food was very excellent, we were really spoiled

Ann-Sofi Benton/ Denmark
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

- Eric made the trip great! Very patient and informative. - Excellent hike. - Enjoyed format – splitting hike so that we have a little privacy. Feel like we had the Best guide!

David Olson/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Hernan is great! Extremely knowledgeable, he is a great asset to your company

Jim Evans/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

I was a receptive operator in Utah and I understand the difficulty of providing high level tourism experiences. You have exceeded our expectations. I will not recommend any company except Enigma because you are so competent

Charles and Sarah Elliott/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Guias = Muy profesionales, excelentes, con buen conocimiento y mucha empatía. Excelente. Cocineros = Una cocina muy variada y de excelente preparación. Sin duda excelente. Porteadores = Discretos y muy atentos. También excelente. La verdad es que han sido cuatro días muy interesantes, desde el punto de vista humano, de veras que he disfrutado más con estos 4 días caminando y durmiendo, que propiamente ver el Machupicchu. SIN DUDA EXCELENTE TODOS

Jordi Branera/ España
Camino Inca 4D/3N
August 2008

We had the trip of our lifetime. Erick made that Inca Trail so special! We would always come back to do another tour, all the porters as well as the cook were extremely gentile and friendly! Thank you so much!

Claudia Leloup/ Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

I work in luxury business for 15 years. This was true luxury!!. Eric was outstanding! Anticipating any of our expectations.

Jean Philippe Leloup/ Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

I hope all guides are as knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic as Erick. He taught us so much/ so many surprises – Other groups we saw had guides that acted like they did not care. Erick really cared and it showed the porters were very friendly and efficient, and the food was delicious!

Jessica Case/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Erick made the trip; other guides we saw/met were not near as good; trip was awesome (porters/cook/guide were key)

Alan Bartley/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Franklin, Edith, Francisco and all the porters made this trip truly unforgettable it was 18 months of waiting for this trip to begin from when I first wanted to take the Inca Trail and the whole team exceeded my expectations of just how magical it could be. A lifetime experience I will cherish, thanks to Franklin and his team. Thank you

Jonathan Taylor Owens/ Scotland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2008

Hernan Hermoza proved to be an excellent guide without him the Inca Trail would still be great but he managed to take it to an even better level. He is professional, kind, polite, and knowledgeable. He did not push us but also did not leave us to fall behind. A big thank you to him and you are very lucky to have him as a guide in your company.

Theodoros Agglos/ Greece
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

We had the best guide on the Inca Trail!. Hernan really helped to make these four days incredible

Parisis Kallitsantsis/ Greece
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

Great memorable trip! Thank you Franklin and Enigma!

Michael Manzari/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

This is my 4th trip with Franklin and he always exceeds expectations as tour leader, I asked (and pressured) Franklin to change campsites the 2nd night for a better experience for the group. Despite the problems He was able to change sites and please the group and me. It definitely improved the experience He put client satisfaction as # 1 goal. He did an excellent job

Dan Di Stasio/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

Eric made the trip very special. Introducing the porters as family was special. No improvements – It was great

Denise Kitts/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

Facilitation through Erick was exceptional. I would highly recommend him and entertain another trek in Peru

Jerone Nash/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

Erick was fantastic, great stories, friendly, enthusiastic, we had a great time. Porter staff did a fantastic job – everything was perfect – They took great care of us cook was great – delicious food at every meal. Thank you for a great time

Mary Ann Rockey/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

Excellent trip – Eric was a fantastic guide – very informative and very competent. Very good in planning for our family i.e. extra porters and tent.

Janice Cowen/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

Trek was everything and more than expected. Excellent staff, two tent arrangement was exceptional

Peter Cowen/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

The entire experience was phenomenal. While it was incredibly difficult; it was so rewarding. Erick was a knowledgeable and charismatic leader. I definitely will not forget this experience for the rest of my life.

Hilary O’ Brier/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

Everything was perfect – Nothing to improve!

Steve Palmer/ Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2008

This was my first time in South America, first time in Peru, first time camping overnight. This was the most extraordinary experience – I had an amazing time an awesome time. Marisol and Elvin made all of us comfortable and made sure we were happy and healthy…the food was wonderful…the mountains were beyond words, spectacular at least. Bathrooms awful but that were the only things I didn’t love. I hope to be back. Marisol’s knowledge of the history and power of the Incas and the Andean cultures along with her sense of humor specially made the trip. And it would be beneficial to point out how important that extra porter would be…

Abby Loving Gibson/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2008

Marisol is amazing the passion that she has for this program is clearly evident in the knowledge that she speaks. Both Marisol and Elvin were extremely personable and friendly and welcoming, same with the porters and cooks. The cook (Hilario) actually carried my backpack for the remaining hours and a half of the first day…because it was clear that I was dying! My only recommendation is that first time hikers should be advised and encouraged to hire an extra porter. I had an extremely difficult time with my bag, but that is my only recommendation. Everything was absolutely terrific! Thank you!

Lindsay Gressard/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2008

No suggestion. Absolutely fantastic. Hernan is a real asset to your company. He was the perfect host/guide. Very friendly, welcoming, available, knowledgeable.

Daniel Bonallack/ New Zeland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2008

Everything was excellent! Hernan was so great- he made this trip so enjoyable and he has such a wonderful/funny personality. Carlos was excellent. I was a bit slow and he stayed with me and encouraged me. He is also very knowledgeable, and is very fun to be around. I cannot say enough about the cook & porters. I have so much respect for them. I trust your company treats them well. Without them, I do not think that I could have done this. Definitely amazing people and very kind. Overall, the trip was perfect!

Anne Irene Newman/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

Alvin was an absolutely wonderful guide. Thanks to his services, energy, knowledge, attentiveness, + sense of humor, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Alvin’s natural enthusiasm is positively contagious; he’s a fun guy to be around. I truly appreciated Alvin’s attention to my own interests. I am an archaeologist and he knows that the archaeological sites of the Inca trail are of particular interest to me. Consequently, he went out of his way to show me as many archaeological sites as he could, in detail. I would gladly go on another trek with Alvin. He is an asset to your company.

Andrew Veech USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

I had an unforgettable time. Will never forget it. Thank you Enigma!

Jason Garrison/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

The trek was a wonderful experience. Marisol is a Brilliant guide from whom we learnt a lot. We particularly appreciated her willingness to be flexible and to accommodate our specific interests. We were also very impressed with the quality of catering, which greatly exceeded our expectations. And the porters were unfailingly courteous and helpful. Muchas gracias a todos!

Susan + Michael Holdsworth/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

Erick was a great guide on the Inca Trail. We couldn’t have asked for a better time. Great fun and (pain) for the effort!

Alexandra Malamud/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

Excellent trip, fun, educational. The attitude of staff-guide/porters was always friendly, cooperative. Erick was always anxious to answer all questions and address any of our comments. WONDERFUL

S. Malamud/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

Erick was a wonderful guide, friendly and fun his English is excellent. It would be nice to receive a personalized certificate at the end of the trek, because it really feels like an accomplishment (esp. at my age). This was an experience of a lifetime!

Eleonore Malamud/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

We had a great time; everything went really smoothly thanks to the great team work of the guide, porters and cooks. Thank you so much for this great experience!

Sylvie Beck/ France
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

This was an excellent trip for me. Our guide, Eric, and the porters, were incredibly accommodating, supportive and friendly. Eric was a source of support and knowledge throughout the trip. He is perfect for the job! I can only say very, very good things about him. THANK YOU ENIGMA!

Jessica Kemper/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

The trek was an excellent experience from start to finish. Mercedes was very helpful in aiding us to book the trip. All of the trek family were very warm and friendly and made the trip a memorable one indeed. Eric was an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable and professional as well as having a great sense of humor. The food was amazing-better tan the food I normally eat at home. Overall, the best trip!

Sean Rhie/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

The trek was a fantastic experience & a large part of that was the great team supporting us. It was always a pleasure to return to the campsites to a very warm welcome. The vegetarian food that was provided to me was great & imaginative &very much appreciated. Thank you!

Helena Lehos/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

The whole experience was wonderful, we couldn’t have asked for better guides – so much enthusiasm! The food & camping service surpassed all expectations.

Rosie Green/ United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2008

Erick was a phenomenal guide. He knows so much about the land, traditions, trail, culture – you name it, he knew about it. I was really sick on day 2 and he helped me gauge how I was doing all day, then stayed with me for most of the day. He was never annoying and really kept our group together. The last night we really had become a family on the trail and that was all due Erick! Great time!! I will recommend Enigma + Erick to all my friends.

Monica Van Steen – Healy/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

I really had a trip of a lifetime all of the staff & setup was fantastic! I like that everyone is kind & knowledgeable & I liked that we steeped clear of the main crowd it made the trip more personable. THANK YOU!!

Jamie Brooks / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

This trek was one of the best experiences of my life. Erick’s knowledge was unbelievable, every minute he was either teaching us something new or keeping us motivated through the trail. He was absolutely the best guide out of any other groups on the trail, and without him I do not think I would have had as good of a time. The Inca trail was hard but great. If I can ever make another trip to the Inca trail I will make sure it is with Enigma and I will make sure Erick is the guide.

Geoff Dopheide / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Nothing to improve. Best experience of my life. Best tour guide I’ve ever had. Thank you so much!!!

Jennifer Bellendir / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

The attention to detail with regard to everybody’s need was exceptional! I could not have completed this wonderful but demanding hike without the kindness and encouragement of our guides. There support is really something out of the ordinary. Thank you very much

Susan James / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

The trip was absolutely fantastic in particular the support and help shown for my aunt was above and beyond expected. Special thanks to Juan Carlos, who was always with us at the back, encouraging and supporting us. The respect demonstrated to the porters and local communities was much respected. Thank you for sharing the special place and amazing culture + history.

Danielle Butler / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Excellent trip. Eric was a good leader and I really enjoyed the history lessons. The other ruins we visited before reaching Machu Picchu was incredible as well, and also added to the suspense of reaching Machu Picchu. The food was excellent and the cook was very friendly. Thanks Enigma. No complaints al all!

Jamie Lee / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

The trip was unbelievable- I couldn’t have scripted it better. Eric was the most enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate guide with a good soul.

Michael Bellamente / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Thank you for a fantastic journey. Eric was knowledgeable, gave us time to do our own things as well as guided us through great historical sites. The food was better than restaurants in Lima and Cuzco! Eric was patient and the group was small. I really liked the staff and porters. Very excellent trip.

Heidi Spann / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

I can not think of anyway the service could have been improved. The organization particularly on the trip itself was faultless- thanks Erick, Edith and the amazing porters we were the first group on the trail every day and felt as if we had the entire path to our selves. Erick’s enthusiasm and knowledge of his subject were outstanding and I was so impressed that after so many years of taking groups on the Inca trail he could still sound so fresh and genuinely impassioned. The story of Machu Picchu and the Incas was unfolded beautifully for us over the 4 days and he felt the great significance of it all as we finally arrived at the sun gate. Edith was also very caring and supportive to us all and both guides helped to foster a great group spirit and positive atmosphere, which made the trip a unique experience. The food was also WONDERFUL, can’t think how they managed to do it all up a mountain! Thank you!!!

Jessie Hood / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

N/A I feel Hernan- Evite – and your entire staff did an excellent job and helped make my trekking experience a wonderful adventure. All who were involved should be considered for a pay raise as these gentlemen and ladies deserve more than what they get. Thank you

Anna Anderson
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

The trip was phenomenal. Hernan and Edith were fun, supportive, organized + professional. The porters were extraordinary and truly beyond human!! The food was excellent we ate very well and the service was spectacular! We were incredibly pleased with our trip the only suggestion I could make is to let the clients know a little bit more about how physically challenging the trip is. But we were over joy and very excited to be trekking with Enigma. Hernan was very knowledgeable and Edit was the perfect compliment. She always had a warm smile + a hug!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!

Kelley Otter / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Hernan was fantastic. I think we had a very difficult group and he was always happy + fun + funny. Hernan is very patient with everyone. He also takes time to talk to every client and makes sure they are happy. He is a great guide!! Edit was also fantastic. She is very friendly and makes good connections with everyone. She is always smiling and encouraging people! The food was great! Every meal was delicious and well prepared! The service was excellent. I would do the trip again just to enjoy the food! Overall the trip was perfect! I would suggest telling people that the trip is physically challenging, as it was very difficult for some people on our trip (but they did succeed!) Yo ? Hernan + Edit + Enigma!!

Joel Scadding / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Cook was excellent!! Very helpful with all food allergies of everyone on trip. Both guides very passionate about Inca history/sites – very informative. Porters were a lot more professional compared to other porters from other agencies.

Janay Will / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Wonderful trip & experience of a Lifetime. Thanks for everything! Edgar was a phenomenal guide, all the staff was great.

Camilo Echanique / USA
Inca Tail 4D/3N
April 2008

The trip exceeded my expectations on all levels from the briefing to the finale tour of MachuPicchu, I enjoyed every moment and was confident in my guide + porters. Thanks for an amazing trip

Diana Flynn / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

This was a fabulously organized trip. All of the porters were kind and courteous. The food was Excellent. Teo was amazing to give us such fabulous food every day – the set up was fantastic – There were lots of nice details like tea at 4:30 or 4:45 with snack. Hot water when we got to camp after hiking. There were very nice details, there were many more. The campsites were good-only bad part of the trip was the latrines- but that is understandable. Erick was fabulous!!! So knowledgeable, kind, gracious and we learned so much from him. I would recommend him to everyone1 I would recommend this tour company to all my friends who are thinking about coming here. Thank you!

Mary Barsanti / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Difficult to improve, in my opinion it was perfect, especially timing avoiding crowds of other tourist.

Jobn Lagerberg / Sweden
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

The Inka trail and Machu Picchu were the same for everybody – all visitors--- the difference was Edgar and your excellent staff of porters and cook (or chef) Edgar with whom we had the most contact is the reason for the unforgettable experience. He taught us what the Quechua felt, believed and saw. Edgar made this trip a spiritual and sublime experience

Charles Grant / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Dear Enigma, My husband and I have recently returned from a 3 week holiday to Peru and Ecuador. Whilst in Peru we undertook the Inca Trail (classic) to Machu Picchu with your company. Our guide for the 4 days was Erick. We cannot praise him enough, his enthusiasm, his knowledge, his attention to trekkers and care for the environment was outstanding. He treated the entire group (porters and trekkers) like family and acted as a pivotal linkman between the two. He is a credit to your company and he "made" our holiday. I notice from your website that the guides do not appear in the photo gallery. I enclose two photos, which show Erick teaching us about the Incas and sharing the joy of walking in the Andes with us. I would be grateful if our comments and thanks could be passed on to Erick.

Sue and Mark Schofield/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2008

Enigma did a great Inca Trail Tour. Marisol was incredible tour guide and the porters were very kind and I hope I can come back with them again. The food was unbelievable on tour. We will never forget it. One of our best trips ever. Thank you!

Leonard family/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2008

A wonderful experience. Tough trek but very rewarding + something I will always remember + be proud that I completed. At times when the weather was bad + the going was tough the support + encouragement I was given by Juan Carlos + Edgar was reset to none! Thank you

Patricia Favero / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2008

I really loved the trip. There were definitely moments where I was tired, but overall it was great. I got sick the first night, and everyone was VERY helpful and supportive. I was able to finish the trip! I thought that the choice in places to camp was very well thought out. Breakfast on the top of the third pass was amazing!

Louisa Eberie / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2008

Ever again it was more than a tour Hernan shared his insight about his country and costumes. He was always approachable a very warm attitude to our shortcomings in regards to our physical conditions. Anyway, after all my son and I felt very, very much looked after and the food was just good. He had a wonderful time and gained a great insight to all places we went to. Thanks to Hernan, Pancho and the hard working Porters.

Wilhelm Trappe / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2008

Marisol + her staff took very good care of us. The entire trip felt like traveling with family. Everyone was cheerful, helpful, playful, enthusiastic + warm. Every time I contacted enigma there was never confusion with who I was nor was there a delay in getting information to me, I will highly recommend Enigma to everyone I know!

Michaela Black / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2008

La verdad muy buen servicio, la atención en cuanto al servicio y la amabilidad tanto del guía como de los porteadores. Realmente muy bueno Felicitaciones

Mariela Pugno / Argentina
Inca Trail 4D/3N
Marzo 2008

No comments or suggestions the trek was fantastic Erick, Eddi, the porters and the cook were excellent. Thank you. Cheers.

Troy Lomas / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2008

Everything was perfect, especially the guides who did more than expected. They provided a team spirit, it was just perfect! I will recommend it!!!

Samuel Elbaze / France
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2008

The trek was excellent- mainly to do with the guide. He made good and appropriate judgment calls in terms of our timing and campsites. We were originally suppose stay night 3 at a campsite we arrived at 8.30 am – ridiculed. Not to mention a long trek to get to Machu Picchu on day 4 & less time to appreciate the site. Edgar determined our best interests by staying at the further campsite of Winaya. We greatly appreciated this. Thanks!! All trek staff was fantastic, hardworking and very accommodating.

Vicki Roberts / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2008

Franklin and Juan Carlos were among the most competent and professional guides I’ve ever had the pleasure to trek with. Franklin was fantastic, patient and extremely knowledgeable. I wish both Franklin and Juan Carlos the best and I will be sure to recommend Enigma to my friends and I will also write a trip report on Trip Advisor.com Thank you!

Ben Whitcomb / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2008

An extraordinary experience, made successful by great team work. About my guide, Franklin: he did well everything that guide should do, plus, he exhibited outstanding experience, judgment and supportiveness to make this adventure a success!!

James Lehrburger / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

Es un excelente servicio con personal muy preparado y muy buena actitud

Guillermo Leone / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Setiembre 2007

The porters should have a tent to rest in and sleep in so that they don’t have to wait until we’ve had dinner and gone to bed to rest in the dining tent. Overall, the trip was fantastic! Every aspect surpassed our expectations. The chef accommodated my allergy to wheat/gluten very well and always cooked separate food for me if necessary. We were all amazed that Pabel baked a birthday cake for Alan. Ernesto +Juan Carlos were the best guides I’ve ever had on a trip before. Ernesto is a fountain of knowledge about every thing! They both also have a fantastic sense of humor!

Fiona Norman / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

Fantastic service and guides. Excellent experience, many thanks to Ernesto and Juan Carlos!

Alan Boren / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

More tents for porters. Wonderful experience and fantastic time. Pabel cooked a fantastic birthday cake for my husband. That was beyond any job responsibility and was so touching for me.

Robin Boren / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

We have noting but pure and positive words to say about this trip! It was better than expected we were treated like royalty ? This trip (the whole 14 days to Peru) was a wedding gift from our friends and family. You (Enigma) were also a part of this gift. For that we’re very grateful Thank you so much Hernan for this experience! Best Regards

Lone Jornung and Morten Nielsen / Denmark
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

Excellent trek, would fully recommend this organization to anyone else, but would especially recommend the guide (Hernan) for his wonderfully encouragement, patience and knowledge which is outstanding Hernan also made a wonderful companion which really helped when the gang get tough. Everything about the trek was first class and Hernan again made it very special. The trek was excellent and the porters offered an exceptional service. All in all a wonderfully, unforgettable experience.

Jhon Gareth Jordan / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

This has been the single greatest traveling experience of my life; I can’t imagine that there is a more knowledgeable guide! The porters were top notch and I now have a found respect for what they do. Franklin was excellent! The food was amazing and I enjoyed every moment from beginning to end!!

Daniel C. Fernandez / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

Very enjoyable trip, Erick was the best tour guide I’ve had. He was very knowledgeable, informative and looked out for our best interests. He also kept the information entertaining and was fun to hang out with. The food was excellent; we finished every plate served to us. We also received a standing ovation from the porters at the end of each hike. Every one was a lot friendlier and communicative than I could have asked for.

Joseph Mayer / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

I world recommend the Inka Trail to everyone. It’s amazing, I learned a lot from this trip, I didn’t know anything about the Inka trail but after the 4-day hike I’m very impressed our tour guide explained everything. I didn’t think you need improvement. The trip was great!

Howard Yuoistira / USA – Indonesia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

This is my first trek/tour and I had a fantastic time. Our guide Erick was very knowledgeable about each site and place we visited; he made the 4 day trek very pleasant and comfortable for all of us. I truly feel that he is the best guide on the trail. Te porters were very kind and efficient. Pancho the cook made hearty and delicious meals as well as having a great sense of humor. I give this trek a 10/10, I learned more than I anticipated and have come away from this experience, a changed man.

Peter Vu / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

Thank you so much for making our trip a wonderfully memorable one. The hiking along the trail made it worthwhile! The guide was humorous and very knowledgeable of the history, Erick is the best! He has a very motivational attitude with that family caring spirit. The experience is unforgettable, fun and moving. Thank you so very much for sharing this adventure. It was too fun. Hiking on the firs day was rigorous but we eventually got better.

Paul Vu /Vietnam – USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

Enrique did a great job with guiding us through the Inca trail. He was very thorough in his explanations and made us feel at home. Although we’re a shy group, Erick allowed us to open up and be more comfortable. He deserves an A++++. Very smart man! Poncho’s food was excellent. My friends who went to Inca trail before said that the food was okay but I think he did a fantastic job. Poncho was an excellent chef.

Anne Vu / Vietnam-USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

The trip was fantastic. From the beginning, Jessica was really helpful, all of the arrangements worked perfectly. The Inca Trail was marvelous, Miguel was an excellent guide, his knowledge and enthusiasm made the trip very special, we felt privileged to get to know a little bit about this lovely country, it’s people, it’s Inca heritage, the natural surroundings. Both Miguel and Carlos made us all feel that our group was the first to accomplish the trail. I would recommend Enigma to anyone I know who is coming to Peru.

Alice Morrison / Scotland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done. The quality of information, campsites and all the porter’s help was amazing and made the trip enjoyable, interesting and comfortable. Thank you very much.

Susan Ramsden / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2007

It was a wonderful experience learning about the Inca culture. Eric’s enthusiasm, passion and knowledge of the geography, landscape and culture made it a great learning trip. I have never experienced a greater time in my life, from the moment we were picked up at the start of the trip to the end. The food and camping experience were second to none.

Teddy Sipasenth / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

This was an amazing experience made so much more amazing than I could have ever imagined by Eric and the rest of the staff. Eric was 100% excellent, informative, friendly, funny, supportive and all around great. From the beginning of the trip I felt especially fortunate to have such a Knowledgeable, fun and personable guide, and this feeling held true until the very last minute of the tour at Machupicchu. German the cook also made the trip very special, in Arequipa, Lima and Cuzco I never tasted excellent Peruvian cuisine I did in the wilderness on the Inca Trail! The quality and quantity of food was welcome surprise. All of the porters were extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks for the memories!

Kristen Bradley / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

Excellent trekking we are very very satisfied with services and personal, particularly with the guide Marisol. Nous avons admiré le cheamin des Incas si praticable et si bien entretenu.

Bernard Gygi & Cornelia Dubugnon Gygi / Suiza
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

We were in particular very happy about our guide. She was giving extremely good explanations in both English and French. Clearly the best one we had in Peru.

Helge Raun / Denmark
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and our guides Hernandez & Edgar were excellent. I don’t think I could have more enjoyable trip here in Peru

Alice Liao / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

Our guides were so kind and friendly. Any problem I had they were more that happy & willing to help. They really made the adventure pleasant and comfortable

Claire Darling / UK-USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

Excellent experience! Everything exceeded my expectations. The food was excellent as was all aspects of the service from kitchen, porters and guides. Poncho’s surprise birthday cake was a very pleasant surprise for my birthday. I could not be more please With the over all experience. Thank you!!!

Jeremy Gorensen / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

Food was excellent, much better than expected while camping. Guides were really fun, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and become part of our group.

Courtney Kos / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2007

WONDERFUL experience! Recommended by a friend, and I will recommend it myself to others. The scheduling was PERFECT. I enjoyed the less crowded campsites and not seeing many groups along the way. Accommodated lactose free diet wonderfully. Erick was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor, good leadership. We had slower hiker in the group and he and Edit accommodated him with grace and class. No regrets. EXCELLENT.

Josie Haduong / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2007

The experience was truly amazing and magical. It surpassed all of my expectations on so many levels. First of all, the itinerary was great. Appreciated how we came across few tour groups and the trek was perfectly planned. Erick definitely was excellent! He was the leader of our family. He cultivated a fun, respectful atmosphere as well as shared so much information about the Inca culture. Everything was excellent. Thank you!

Cynthia Hsu / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2007

Guide Hernan was fantastic. Cook Teo was amazing.

A great experience, fantastic guide and staff made very welcome. Thank you all at ENIGMA!

Barbara Sylvester and Graham Weil Sylvester / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2007

It was amazing! I can’t think of any way to improve it as it was the perfect trip!

Olivia Boeree / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2007

Erick was great. He did a great job dealing with the various ages of all of us on the trek. It was an amazing time. Thanks you for everything! The porters were awesome.

Jenn Dawning / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2007

Franklin was an outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable, clearly cares about the park and mountains as well as his clients. Handled problems early on with grace and professionalism. Itinerary was excellent weighting the hard days at the beginning. Teobaldo is clearly a culinary genius.

Prem Subramanian / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2007

Erick was a fantastic guide for the Inca Trail. Paul was a fantastic guide for the Sacred Valley. Geraldine was a fantastic tour organizer.

Geraldine and Toby Gitsham / Australia
Inca Trail 2D/1N
April 2007

Everything was wonderful. I absolutely loved Marisol. She is kind, funny and helpful. The food was delicious – that was the biggest and best surprise of the trip.

Emma Sommers / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Hire many guides who are like Marisol Velasco! Our first day was longer than that of most groups (more miles to the campsite), so we were ahead of the pack. I enjoyed this schedule very much.

Rebekka Brooks / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Marisol was a fabulous guide in every way. She was friendly, funny, kind and helpful in every way. Her guiding skills + knowledge were excellent, could not have been better. She got me through the trip. Her interaction with Edit, cooks + porters was excellent.

Edit was also excellent, she was extremely kind and helpful in every way. I was very grateful to have had her help, enthusiasm and “vamos Philip!Great!

Food + porters were excellent. All interactions were excellent.

Philip L. Brooks / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Great guide – Marisol was energetic, engaging, professional and punctual. The food was amazing, unique and complete. I thought the trip was very well organized, emphasizing the importance of going at our own pace.

Matthew Kanda / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

I was very impressed by Marisol. Her knowledge about the hiking, nature, flora, combined with kindness, always looking for who might need a friendly push made this trip very much an unbelievable one. She is an exceptional young woman and really fostered good relationship with the cooks, porters + guests.

Edit was a great compliment to Marisol. Her kindness, her help and willing smile made brightened the trip when it was tough. She also always was available when I needed help.

Astri Brooks / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable, tanto por el viaje en sí, como por todas las maravillosas personas que hemos conocido en el camino (guías, cocineros, porteadores, otros viajeros). Pueden estar muy orgullosos del servicio que ofrecen y de las personas que trabajan con ustedes. ¡¡¡Gracias!!!

David Pérez y Markus Frevel / España - Alemania
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Thank you. It was the best trip in my life.

Erick was the most knowledgeable guide we ever had, but more importantly, he devoted more time and personal attention than we could ever have expected, making our trip an unforgettable experience. Special thanks and gratitude to Erick! We are thinking about coming back and doing more trekking because of his excellent work.

Korkina Anne and Vladimir Rumov / Russia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Everyone was very helpful + friendly. The porters were fantastic. Hilario produced amazing food + Erick lead us with enthusiasm, knowledge + care. A great trip.

Faultless – Erick, Hilario + all the porters have been fantastic. We are looking forward to our next trek! Thanks Erick – we had a blast.

Fiona McLaren / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

I loved the tour. Very professional and very friendly.

Virginia Farcas / Romania - USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Erick is awesome!! It was an amazing hike. The food was great!! Highly recommended.

Stephanie Kwan / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Erick is the best tour guide. Food is better than home . Thanks! I really enjoyed this trip + learned a lot.

Karen Wong / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2007

Estuvo tan por sobre nuestras expectativas que no se nos ocurre cómo mejorar el servicio!!!

Queremos destacar la calidez de todo el equipo y por sobre todo la energía, passion y gran conocimiento de nuestro estimado guía Franklin, más toda la gran ayuda de Joana.

Nos encantó el detalle de la carpeta de Franklin con la cual nos clarificó e ilustró mucho.

Mil gracias, hasta siempre, los recomendaremos mucho!

Lucía Suárez y José Bianconi / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Abril 2007

Hernán fue realmente excelente. Mucho hemos viajado y muchos guías hemos tenido en los viajes y otros países y pienso que ENIGMA debe estar orgullosa de tener un guía como Hernán en su staff.

Lucía Fortin / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Abril 2007

It was great – guides, porters + chef were exceptional; they were helpful, friendly and very respectful! As well as knowledgeable. 100%!!

Justine Louise Pallister / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

Tanto Eric como Edith han sido fantásticos, pero me gustaría acer una nota especial sobre Edith, puesto que sin ella yo no hubiera sido capaz de terminar el Camino Inca y estar sentada aquí ahora viendo Machu Picchu.

Mis más sinceras gracias a los porteadores, a Eric y a Edith: su entusiasmo, dedicación y trabajo son dignos de admiración. El cocinero también fantástico: impresionantes los platos que puede cocinar en las condiciones que tiene que hacerlo y muy, muy ricos!

MUCHAS GRACIAS. SON USTEDES LOS MEJORES.

Maribel Madrid Ortega / España
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Marzo 2007

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. The whole service was excellent. The guide, Eric, was professional, knowledgeable + able to put the facts + history forward in an entertaining way, which made you want to learn more. The food was excellent and extremely well presented. The porters were efficient + everything was set up for us arriving at the campsite.

All members of your staff were extremely welcoming and are an asset to your operation.

Aileen Colquitoon
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

A fantastic experience and made so by all the effort Cesar put into it. He was excellent.

Excellent guide. Very charming, helpful, patient, extremely knowledgeable. An extremely enjoyable trip.

Allison and John Possare / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

Eric did an excellent job of leading our group and sharing his knowledge of the Inca Trail and life in the Andes.

Perfect trip that couldn’t have been any better.

Dan Tegen / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

It was a spectacular trip and everything was organized to perfection. WE had the benefit of a super-competent and passionate guide and a lovely team of support staff. The food was excellent throughout – the chef is a genious!!

I have no idea how these people can manage to make it all go so smoothly.

Beate Kampmann / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

Fue todo perfecto y muy bonito. Los guías, los porteadores y el cocinero fueron muy profesionales, muy amables y muy buena gente. Sinceras felicitaciones y muchísimas gracias por hacer esta experiencia tan bonita todavía mejor.

Eric y Edith son los mejores guías que podríamos haber tenido!

Elena Vidal / España
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Marzo 2007

My experience on the Inka Trek was amazing. The guide and assistant provided positive attitude and were always making others smile. I couldn’t have asked for a better trek.

Stephanie Hyatt / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

Both Eric and Edith have been extremely friendly, helpful + competent! There is nothing that they could do better! Was perfect! The logistics were amazingly perfect too!!! Great job! The porters, chef + food absolutely lovely!!

I did feel at times that I was a bit rushed and that I had not enough time to enjoy everything as I had to hurry to follow the group, but I also understand why that was necessary. In the end, Eric’s timing was perfect.

I consider myself very lucky for the guides and for having chosen ENIGMA and will efinitely recommend it to all.

Annalisa Bruno / Italy
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

Overall impression: it doesn’t get any better than perfect! Thanks.

Hidde Duvenvoorden and Janine van Rossum / Netherlands
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

The arrangements were excellent in every respect from the briefing to arrival at the MP P. Hotel.

Hernán is an OUTSTANDING guide. His leadership is specially good, he encouraged us all the way especially on the difficult parts. His knowledge of nature is at a very high standard. He is an entertaining companion and always helpful. Without his particular help we doubt if we would have been able to finish it.

His relations with the porters and the cook were excellent. He led them and motivated them and they provided us with excellent service. Look after them well, they deserve it.

Roger and Susan Lindsay / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2007

Perfect! One of the best trips of my life! Good guide and nice porters! Small group is very nice!

This was a very good trip. The guide, cook and porters were very professional and friendly. Thank you for making the trip a perfect journey for us.

Iwan Koleje and Anneloes v. Svourt / Holland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2007

We loved this trip. It was very challenging and Marisol always made sure we were being safe and having a GREAT time. She was always cheerful and very professional, and went above what we would ever have expected.

Sixto is a genius. We are “Foodiesin Los Angeles and he delivers high quality restaurant level meals in a camp setting. He was always warm + friendly.

We felt like a family with the porters  they were positive, helpful, friendly – we enjoyed talking with them and appreciated how hard they worked  they always put in extra effort  we noticed they always picked the BEST camp sites + put together our tents with a lot of cariño.

Tamara Rothenberg and Marc Gochman / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2006

This was one of the best experiences of my life! As a city person, the nature can be very scary. But Franklin’s professionalism, knowledge, sense of humor and attention to detail is truly commendable and impressive at the same time, considering what that had to go through to make this a successful trip. Also the porters are just unmatchable. Thank you. I will definitely be sending more of my friends to do this adventure.

Emmanuel Peninoy / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2006

A fabulous experience throughout the trek. We learned a lot about culture, the history, the geography, the flora / fauna and Peru generally. Hernan, Teo and the porter team were incredibly welcoming and made us feel special – like we were the only ones on the trail.

Rachel Sagan / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2006

I will definitely recommend Hernan + ENIGMA to my friends who are interested in trekking in Machu Picchu + Peru!

William Wicker / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2006

Great experience and will go back to the UK with high recommendations of the route, staff and company.

I think everybody did a fantastic job in providing us with a fantastic trip.

A special thanks to Hernan for being a great guide and also to the chefs and porters for such great food and service.

Machupicchu was just part of the this great experience and was soo much more rewarding to see after the trek!

The porters + chefs were very friendly and allowed us to take part in the cooking. This improved our experience and understanding of Peruvian people.

Our guide’s knowledge and language skills were far greater than expected; he was always helpful and supportive throughout the trek.

When eating, the porters + chefs could not do more to help and their service was excellent. The food exceeded our expectations and portions were more than enough.

I felt that everybody worked really well as a team and that the trek was more than just seeing Machupicchu, it was experiencing how Peruvian live, and their country. The timing into Machupicchu was fantastic, before the tourist masses arrived. The guide gave us a fantastic tour for 3 hours. Overall it was a wonderful experience, which we would highly recommend.

Nicky Sykes and Stewart Gregory / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2006

Erick was wonderful and a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He was very helpful throughout the trek and as a guide in Machupicchu. We would not have made it through the Inca Trail without him.

Erick was great! We could not have done it without him! I will recommend Erick / ENIGMA to my friends.

Karina and Matthew Everett / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2006

Vinimos de Europa con expectativas moderadas y nos encontramos con un servicio excelente y mucho profesionalismo de parte del guía (Chino), el cocinero y los porteadores. También gran generosidad.

Almudena y Alejandro / España
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Noviembre 2006

Nunca imagine que en un campamento en el medio de los Andes se pudiera montar semejante servicio de gastronomía. Excelente!!

Remarcamos la atencióna las necesidades de cada integrante del grupo de parte del “Chino…amabilidad, sociabilidad, dedicación y humildad.

Muy buena empresa

Paula y Carla Davini / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Noviembre 2006

El grupo de porteadores y el guía fueron sin duda una parte clave del éxito del viaje. Las maravillas del Camino Inca se potenciaron por la calidad de servicio del “Chinoy su equipo. Se hace difícil dar sugerencias de mejora.

Gabriel Graciosi y Alfredo Reta / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Noviembre 2006

Special thanks to Pabel – his cooking was fantastic. Every meal was a pleasure to eat + varied in its contents + imagination. He is truly a devoted + imaginative chef.

Hernan as a guide was very helpful + entertaining. His knowledge + enthusiasm inspired + touched our hearts

Zak Yames / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

We had an absolutely FANTASTIC journey with your staff through the Andes! Hernan was superfriendly + a great source of knowledge, with a very kind demeanor. The porters were just AMAZING! How they did what they do with a smile is beyond words! And your cook – Pabel – was a magician in the kitchen – the food and its variety was utterly delicious + put me to shame! We were supremely impressed + praise the team HIGHLY!!

Karen Nass / Netherlands
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

I thought the trip was excellent. I believe our guide was excellent and made the trip a pleasure for everyone. Also, the food was outstanding. The cook was very friendly and he made very creative dishes. I think I had better food on this trip than in most restaurants I have ever been to, and he did it at a campsite. Very impressive.

If I know of anyone going on the Inca Trail, I 100% recommend ENIGMA.

Kristin Russell / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Pabel was absolutely fantastic. He is clearly a head chef. Not only does he know his stuff, but he prepares the food with great style. The soups were especially perfect after each day’s long hike.

The daily plan –where to camp and how far to hike was well thought out. The campsites were good and doing the longest days first was the right idea. I enjoyed Hernan and Edit on a personal level very much everyday. I mean this beyond whatever their duties as guides are. I learned a lot from both of them about local / indigenous ways – this means a great deal to me. They are both very warm. Hernan’s passion about his culture is very evident – this is much better than a guide who would just repeat information. There is not enough space here to say all I would like to say about this.

MUCHAS GRACIAS!!

Hills Snyder / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Our guide was very patient with me despite my slow speed and low hiking ability. He offered lots of encouragement. The porters were wonderful. Our chef was outstanding. The meals (all of them) far surpassed my wildest expectations. This is a once in a lifetime experience, and thanks to our guide, the chef and the porters, this challenge was so much easier, better and more memorable. I will recommend this company in the future to other travelers and someday, I would love to do the hike again.

Sydney Clara Lowrey / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Our guide Franklin was superior in every aspect of our trip! And the porters and chef were excellent!

Daniel Palomino / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Really excellent time. A very happy team. Excellent information on animals / birds / flora + history – super time.

Frank Robertson / Scotland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

No suggestions. Everything was excellent, in particular our guide.

Also gluten-free diet was catered for superbly – thank you.

Alex Rhodes / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Really excellent. A great experience. Hernan was an outstanding guide + great company. I would recommend ENIGMA to all our friends.

David Rhodes / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

I can´t think of anything to improve the service, unless you can control the weather. I loved everything about ENIGMA – the guides, the food, the porters. Even down to giving us a bowl of warm water + soap + tea in the morning before breakfast. The little touches definitely count. I’ve never been so well looked after on a trek. Keep up the good work!

Deirdre Kelly / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

ENIGMA is an excellent group, the trip was made very enjoyable. I have no recommendations to improve the service. It was perfect. Keep up the good work. Everyone was very helpful.

Fiona Kelly / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

This was a wonderful trip! Juan Carlos + Hernan were incredibly helpful + knowledgeable and had a great attitude, making things very enjoyable.

We were so impressed by the food and the porters.

I would recommend this trip to everyone.

Kimberly Chen / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

We had a fantastic time. The guide, porters and friends we made were all fantastic. I will be recommending you to Lonely Planet.

I think once this company keeps on its toes and does not get too complacent it should go from strength to strength.

Steven Daly / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Hernan was a joy to be around! He was extremely informative and made the trek fun! He was willing to climb Wayna Picchu with me even though it wasn’t part of our tour! He comes highly recommended!

Maria Henderson / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Excellent trip, one of the best things I’ve ever done! Would recommend to everyone. Eric was a fantastic guide + made the trip that much more enjoyable because of his vast knowledge of the whole environment! If I had the money (+my girlfriend would let me) I’d come back next week!

Many thanks.

Neil Perkins / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

It has been probably the hardest thing I have ever done but I am very proud to say that I have done it. Eric + his team works absolutely magnificent.

Thank you very much.

Stuart Carss / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Thanks for the great experience. Especially Eric & Edith. Also the cook and porters did a very good job.

Marc Tienstra / Holland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Realmente me pareció muy bueno el tour, sobretodo los guías son muy Buenos y ellos hicieron que disfrutáramos mucho más el Camino Inca, pues siempre estuvieron con una actitud excelente, así que no tengo más que felicitarlos. Realmente lo disfruté mucho.

Azucena Almanza / México
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Octubre 2006

Eric and Edith and the whole 4 day Inca Trail were amazing. Thank you for this terrific experience!

Ivonne Bax / Holland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

One of the best trips ever!

Stefan Gmeinder / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

My wife + I have just finished one of the most amazing adventures of our lives. We are both over 55 years old + yet we blended in with a “familyof younger people, all European with ease + acceptance. We found the trekking a bit challenging but managed to get through with a smile on our faces.

The staff was unbelievable – the sight of the porters who had just fed us + broken down the campsite running past us, with huge sacks, is a sight I will not soon forget.

The guide was amazing in his depth of knowledge about Incan culture, Andean people and the trail itself. He was helful + caring and made the trip very enjoyable.

The food was fabulous, we loved the soups! The presentation was as good as any restaurant but done under the most adverse conditions.

We enjoyed the whole experience to the utmost!

Jackie and Richard Dana / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

I loved everything about ENIGMA. Our tour guide was absolutely amazing! He is very knowledgeable, patient, helpful and most importantly, kind + considerate. The porters went out of their way to make us feel right at home. They went above + beyond what I ever expected. It truly was an unforgettable experience and I’d definitely recommend this company without a doubt. Our cook was also magnificent – I felt truly welcomed in Peru and I leave with many wonderful memories.

I thank you and your staff for this amazing journey.

Aurora Flores / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

Fantastic trip. The porters are incredible – carrying such huge loads so quickly & with minimal equipment.

An awesome country & an awesome experience. It helps to be fit & acclimatized to the altitides: would recommend at least 3 days to adjust to altitude before commencing the Inca Trail.

John Morrison / New Zealand
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

Not much to improve. Excellent trip – so well organized + fantastic experience. Guide’s knowledge was excellent.

It appears you look after your staff – well done.

Overall excellent experience. Great match of guide + group.

Anne Hindson / New Zealand
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

Marisol was fantastic and always so positive. Even though there were only two in the group (i.e. us) we had lots of fun + really enjoyed the trek.

Our vegetarian food was excellent, so big thanks to the chefs from us!

I will definitely be recommending ENIGMA + Marisol to my friends who want to visit Peru.

Tara Jackson / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

This was one of the BEST trips I have taken! All due to our guide + porters. They were amazing.

Rochelle Smith / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

An unforgettable trip.
Very good food.
Very good guide. Excellent.
Nice staff.

Guide was excellent. Same thing for the logistic and office staff. Food was incredible! I’d like to dot his tour again only for the food.

Nathalie Jagueneau et Damien Simon / France
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2006

This trip exceeded all my expectations. It has been a life-long dream to visit Machu Picchu and thanks to our guide, Hernan, and his team of porters I was able to realize that dream in the most enjoyable way.

Hernan was knowledgeable, patient and friendly. The cook, Pancho, managed to create gourmet meals with the minimum of kitchen tools and is truly to be commended.

I have many friends in the UK and the US who are interested in visiting this area and I will highly recommend that they use ENIGMA and, if possible, request Hernan.

Anne-Marle Salmon / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

Erick is amazing. What a wonderful, fun, knowledgeable + passionate person. He really made the experience so special + it would not have been the same without him. He thought of everything + was always so organized + thoughtful.

Pancho di a great job also. The food was very good + a good mixture of protein, carbohydrates. He was also very friendly.

The other porters were wonderful – really I have nothing but good things to say about the whole experience!!.

Meghan Fennelly / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

I don’t think this trip could have been any better. It was one of my top 2 trips in my life, I loved it! The food was great , I feel spoiled! Eric was funny, kept you safe, kept you well fed, amused and positive.

Kally / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

My favorite part of the trip was Erick. He was the best. He made the trip worth while. Also the food was excellent. Erick’s speeches were very informative and I was engaged in all of them. Also, he always had a surprise for us. I felt like I was really having an adventure. I also liked the other people on our trip and I am going to miss them. I thought all of the archaeological sites were awesome and the hiking was a very nice challenge for me.

I definitely thought that the trip was worth it and without your crew, I never would have made it through and if I did it would not have been as fun.

Eric was the greatest and so were the porters and cook.

I think that the way we got the good campsites and a nice tent for meals and hot tea or hot cocoa after a long day of hiking and a lovely meal in the morning for breakfast, lunch and dinner was the best.

Thank you.

Dan Reynolds / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

Eric was amazing – he has spirit, passion and a wonderful sense of humor. The mixed ages and personalities in the group were challenging much of the time, but Erick handled it professionally and with grace.

I can’t say enough about the trek, our guide Erick, the porters, our wonderful cook.

This trip will never be forgotten – thank you for putting together a well-organized, fabulous adventure!

Kristy / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

Hernan was a great guide - very professional with a great attitude.

5-star service like hot water + tea in bed was unexpected and great! Really impressive.

Taryn McLean / South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

My sister and some friends will be traveling in Peru in the next couple of years and I will definitely be recommending this company.

Overall, this trip was fantastic. Hernan was one of the best guides that I’ve ever had.

Thank you for a wonderful memory!!

Holly Hendrix / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

You provide an excellent service. Just maintain the same high standards and you will not need any suggestions.

James Mulligan / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

We had a fantastic trip. Thank you!

Mary Roche / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

I would like to commend the whole entire Enigma Team. Without the incredible porters carrying our equipment and belongings we would never have made the steep hills of the Andes, they certainly are amazing, and we are grateful to them. After a long day, coming back to the camp was a delightful joy. “Pancho, our cook always prepared with love the most wonderful dishes, not only were they presented with the most artistic style, but the quality of the food was equal to the one found in the best restaurants.

Finally, I would like to thank Hernan, he was instrumental in this trip. His enthusiasm, humor, always ready to help, his knowledge of this country and about the trail, made this trip unforgettable.

Thank you Hernan.

Diego Salmon / Peru
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

Franklin was fantastic + a wonderful ambassador to your country + carries such pride in your traditions + believes. He showed kindness + admired the porters for their hard work.

A truly memorable trip. Many thanks Sixto, you’re brilliant.

Heather Rawlings / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

Very well organized + informative trip. The food was unbelievable + certainly not expected. I shall certainly be recommending ENIGMA. Thank you.

Lyndsey Sugden / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

Franklin’s enthusiasm for his history and his thirst for knowledge is great, he has an amazing sense of humour. He is courteous and punctual also. Well done Franklin, well done Sixto.

Dylan Lewis / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2006

Amazing accommodations, couldn’t ask for anything more.

Honestly, at this point in time, I can’t think of anything because there is truly not one thing I would change about the trip – except removing the rain from the day we arrived at Machu Picchu!

Memorable, quality.

No suggestions – everything was great.

Marc, Lauren and Shari Ginsburg / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

I had a fantastic journey – A trip of a lifetime. All my needs were taken great care for.

The people were friendly + positive.

The food was wonderful.

Eric was perfect!!

Eileen Loveless / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

No suggestions. The food was incredible, the porters amazing and our guide fantastic. Well done.

Leona Loo / China
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

We have no comments. It was perfect! Thank you!

Martina Wendt, Kathrin & Anne Schmidt / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

I thought the overall experience was terrific. Jose was an excellent guide. Extremely friendly, intelligent, very nice to our teenage children.

The food was beyond good – it was great.

A+’s across the charts. Thought I would hate it , but it was amazing. The cook, José and the porters were really, really great. I’m not sure there’s anything you could improve. Maybe you could completely get rid of all the mosquitoes in Peru….but other than that – nothing. Thank you so much.

Also – José was such an amazing guide. Very friendly and extremely smart. He was “the bomb.

I also don’t know how the porters do it but it’s really impressive and we appreciated it so much.

Annie Mudge and teenage daughter Ali Mittelberger / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

Jose was an outstanding guide with a thorough knowledge of the Incas and the local flora and fauna. The cook was also amazing.

Jeff Larock / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

Highly professional service. This was the most enjoyable trek – run by a professional company with a highly competent principal guide – Hernan Hermoza.

The structure of a big first day (17 Km) worked very well and ensured the group had the attitude that it would get progressively easier.

Deon Mahoney / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

The trip was excellent and could not have asked for better. Hernan is a caring, kind, funny, knowledgeable guide and was a pleasure to be with. Juan Carlos was also very good.

Everything was perfect apart from the walking!

Really, we always had great spots at the campsite, the food was excellent and the guides were the best we have had on any trip!

Tara Dowdell / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

This was an outstanding experience that I couldn’t have completed without the thoughtful support and encouragemente of the guides. We had a great group and the ENIGMA staff (guides & porters) helped us get as friends over the past 4 days.

Thank you! Muchas gracias!

Kate Walker / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

Everything was wonderful. We had such a great group – Marisol was supportive, helpful, funny and wonderfully knowledgeable about everything. She knew the answers to all our questions, she helped us when we couldn’t carry our bags, and she always made sure everything / everyone was OK.

It was great, I would highly recommend others use ENIGMA.

Alexandra Young Mac Callum / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

The trip was just wonderful. Marisol is so sweet, fun + intelligent. The food was a great surprise – so delicious. And the porters were so helpful and dependable.

I will recommend ENIGMA to all of my friends! Thank you!.

Sarah Bright / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

Marisol was above and beyond in every area. She was very knowledgeable both on the trail and in Machu Picchu.

The cook, Eladio, and his assistant made such an excellent food, better than I thought it would be.

Suzanne Brantner / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

Wonderful programs and experience. Eric, Pabel and the porters were excellent. The food and presentation were great. Eric was very knowledgeable and his English is perfect. I would definitely recommend this trip as well as Eric and Pabel again.

Eric was excellent! Pabel made superb food. The porters were amazing (in the good times and when one of our family members got sick). I cannot say enough about everyone’s contribution to making our Inca Trail experience memorable positive and informative.

Muchas gracias!!

Hillary, Allison, Christian Decker and Erika Mainhart / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2006

We have had a FANTASTIC time. Excellent group, excellent quality and quantity of food.

Guide is superb - Best guide we have ever had on treks. Good sense of humour, friendly, fun, helpful, knowledgeable, fit.

Very high quality rating. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Carole Lennox / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

A professional company in every manner. Very competent, well organized, excellent communication + knowledge.

Muireann O Keeffe / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

I thoroughly enjoyed the Inca Trail with ENIGMA. Eric was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable + patient at all times.

The food was superb. I don’t know how you provide such fantastic and varied meals with primitive cooking facilities on a trek. Thank you!

Rosemarie Reale / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

I sincerely believe that our trip was one of the best: the guide (Manuel), the cook and the food, the porters and overall service were excellent. After already doing the Inca Trail before, ENIGMA has proved to be above the rest.

Overall great trip. Manuel + the excellent food made it!!!.

Excellent trip. Manuel´s knowledge of the Inca history was exceptional + his leadership was top of the line. The food – quality + presentation was better than any restaurant we experienced in Peru. Loved everything about the trip! A+ to Manuel, the cook Francisco and all the porters.

Karen, Lauren, Jim and Kevin Berkemeyer / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

Excellent trip. This trip was one of the most enjoyable 4 days I have ever had. This was due to many factors:

  1. The guide – couldn’t have been better – Excellent
  2. The cook – Excellent food with great variety
  3. Porters – Excellent and extremely helpful
  4. Group – Fantastic people – now good friends

Thank you very much Eric and ENIGMA.

Tracy O Dwyer / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

I want to remark about our guide Hernan! He was very good, his attitude, his patience and his knowledge were beyond expectations. He is really knowledgeable and pleasant. We were lucky to have him, and enjoyed his enthusiasm and energy despite his illness.

Thank you Hernan for making our trip (my dream since am 9) so wonderful.

Mizrahi Family / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

I couldn´t have asked for anything more – it was absolutely FABULOUS!!! Hernan, our guide, was very knowledgeable + wonderful. Adrian was an excellent porter also. He would always pick up our stuff if we forgot it. I am so happy about this tour – you are a wonderful company + I will definitely spread the word! Thank you so much!

Oh, yes, the food was AWESOME!!!

Christine Bartles / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

Hernan was awesome, and all the staff. It was a fabulous experience and everyone added to it. The size of the group was great. Just again, Hernan was brilliant.

Elisabeth Tandy / South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

Muy bien – un viaje inolvidable, muy atentos, siempre me acordaré de ellos.

Griselda Jové Mateu / España
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Junio 2006

Eric the guide was fantastic. He is a great manager. He directed his porters and staff very efficiently. His personality and patience – exceptional.

I needed boot work twice and he pulled through fabulously. Ruben, the assistant, was very personable and exceptionally helpful.

Altogether, the program was great. Teobaldo provided the best cuisine!!!

Filomena Cabico / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

Vegetarian food was excellent! Eric and Ruben made the trip very fun and I learnt a lot! They were fantastic!

Jess Blue / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

Eric and Ruben were excellent guides, overall very happy and pleased as we had a great experience and would recommend ENIGMA to others.

Peter Billimoria / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2006

Great staff made for great trek. Even when things weren’t going great for us, we were well looked after. More than expected.

Malu and Silvia were great at providing info and accommodating our itinerary which changed several times. I would also like to note that Enigma replied to my emails – initially, it was hard to get responses from companies – this is one of the reasons I chose Enigma – because you responded, and with complete info.

Great trek – guide, cook & porters were excellent. Surprised and pleased to have a female guide!.

The trek was superb – Marisol made it extremely interesting and enjoyable. The food was fantastic and the quantity was at times too much, but that’s not a bad thing. Thanks so much.

Great guide, great food, enjoyed the porters. I was very happy to have a female guide for our group as we were all female. She was a delight. Enigma is lucky to have such a wonderful employee.

Donalea Moat, JoAnn and JaymeAnnBuhr / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

The experience was fantastic. I cannot imagine how to improve. Hernan was spectacular, kind, funny, sensitive and positive!!!.

Nancy Barickman / US
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Excellent experience, great trip from beginning to end.

As good as it can be! The guide is such a big part of my trip.

Mary Shapiro / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Really enjoyed trip. Franklin and Juan Carlos were excellent. Great knowledge and very easy to get on with, would love to go on another trip with these guys. Chef amazing, porters couldn’t be more helpful.

John Cassidy / Scotland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

We came to Peru as a family, with a long time dream to see Machupicchu. This was an excellent experience. The people, the environment, everything. I would improve NOTHING, because it is hard to improve such a great time. Thank you for making this such a great trip.

Mike Mosher / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

We thoroughly enjoyed the Inca Trail + feel proud to say that we did it and survived to the tale!

Carlos was a terrific guide with a wealth of knowledge + enthusiasm, not to mention a great deal of patience.

Thank you ENIGMA for such a terrific experience!

Patricia Philson / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Excellent trip, well organized, enthusiastic staff – couldn’t ask for a better guide and cook. Porters were fantastic, so energetic + friendly.

Everything was organized for us. We took a group vote and all decided to hike extra the last day to get the early bus up – great decision.

Thank you.

Kylie Robertson / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

It was a wonderful, my first time in Peru. Eric is very knowledgeable and is a very good guide. The porters worked hard and did a great job! The cooking was superb and quite more than I expected! The food was excellent! Joanna was lovely and very helpful as well. She will be a good leader one day! The hike was the best I have been on in a long time.

Keep up the good work, you guys are awesome.

Allan Finnegan / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Eric is an outstanding guide. It is evident that he enjoys his job & is very good with sharing his knowledge. We feel very lucky to have had such a proficient & outstanding guide & wonderful person.

Chester Gawin / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Erick is a fabulous guide – anticipated many needs as simple as stopping for a breath prior to beginning a steep climb, to asking porters to return to take our packs, meeting us on the trail so to ease our load. He is very efficient and a great planner – always staking out the best campsites. I was very impressed with his team approach – treating the porters and cook as his equals. Most important, he is a very tolerant guide – I was a very slow trekker – and he was always patient and very encouraging. Erick also has a great knowledge base of history, the archaeological sites, botany, the birds, animals. He is a wonderful young man with terrific leadership!!! He made our trek a very special adventure. Thanks!

I don’t know how to improve the excellent service!

We had the greatest time, especially made possible by the porters, cooks and guide. The Inca Trail was above and beyond my expectations. The staff were very attentive to us and learned much about life in the Andes.

Karen, Melissa and Nick Lygizos / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Can’t fault the service. Surprised everyday by food, comfort and service. Hernán is an excellent guide, very good English. Food excellent.

Steven Watkins / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Could not improve the service. Excellent.

Andrew Nutt / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2006

Excellent service, knowledge and overall experience. Food was first class, much higher than expectation. An unforgettable experience.

Amanda Warren / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

A brilliant trip, Eric couldn’t have been more helpful and entertaining. Backed up by a friendly and professional team. Top marks.

The whole trip has been fantastic. Everyone involved was very helpful and we really appreciated getting started early on the first day and missing the crowds.

Richard and Louise Langridge / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

Eric was superb.

Food was superb.

Porters were superb.

We had a fantastic time on this trek. Thank you so much and we will definitely recommend you to others.

Tom Whitehead / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

Guide had great skill + knowledge and really took care of everyone in the group. The guide + assistant guide worked very well together. The assistant guide was also very knowledgeable and had the skills and leadership to be a guide. Both also worked well with the porters and staff with a great relationship. All the staff including the porters and cooks went above and beyond for the group and made the experience excellent.

Colleen O’Neill/ USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

The quality of this trip, the genuine warmth, energy + spirit of the guides + the entire crew has been something I expect that I will always remember. Very special people. Their dedication is very moving + represents Peru very beautifully.

Millicent Cooley / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

I have trekked in Argentina, Chile, Nepal and Tanzania and I have NEVER enjoyed the team of guides, assistant guide, cook and porters as much as on this trip. Your crew is FANTASTIC! Outstanding leadership. Many difficult decisions made on this trip – excellently made!

Juan Carlos is an excellent guide and Hilario is a great cook (even made a birthday cake for us!!), and Carlos is outstanding!

I will tell my friends to book their trips through your company and to request Carlos or Juan Carlos for guide!

Thank you!

Foy Cooley / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

The guide was awesome! He was very, very patient, compassionate, flexible, knowledgeable, treated everyone with a lot of respect and genuinely loves his work + the people he guides + works with. I will highly recommend ENIGMA to my family and friends. The porters and cook were also excellent. They really cared for us and we became friends.

The assistant guide, Juan Carlos, was more than an assistant guide. He was qualified to be a guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate + really cared about us also.

The whole crew was wonderful.

Ginnie McDevitt / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

FANTASTIC TRIP minus the rain!

Excellent food: cook made extra effort to accommodate vegetarian request, which was greatly appreciated!

Group dynamic was great as age group was similar. Made it easier to keep close pace + a lot in common + thus easy to talk to + easy cohesion!

Lisa and Shannon O’Brien / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

Everything was excellent. Exceeded any expectation that I had. I would recommend ENIGMA to all m y friends. Eric was the best, could not have been better. Small group was key to great experience.

Thank you!!!.

Jacob Cohen / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

Eric was excellent.

Porters were excellent

Cook was excellent.

I would not change anything.

Naura Shaparin / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

Everything was perfect. The group size was great. Eric was brilliant, I would definitely suggest others to do a trek with him/Enigma.

Francisco’s cooking / menu were brilliant also.

We were a FAMILY!

Benjamin Gayler / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2006

The friendliness of all staff involved was brilliant, everyone was knowledgeable, always eager and ready to help when needed. Carlos + Ruben were excellent guides, both very encouraging and extremely pleasant guys. It has been an absolute pleasure experiencing the most physically challenging four days of my life due to all involved. Excellent food! Compliments to the chef!

Porters worked so hard and yet always had a smile for us! Lovely bunch of people!

Gina Casey / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2006

Our guide Carlos was excellent. Many times he went above and beyond expectations. He is an extremely intelligent, passionate and wonderful person. It is obvious that he truly loves his job. I could never have made it without him.

Ruben was also very good. He showed a great knowledge of native plants. He was very encouraging when I was so tired. The chef was very entertaining and fun. He put a smile on my face many times. I was pleasantly surprised at how DELICIOUS the food was – GOURMET!

The porters provided expert service. All were friendly and very quick to respond to any needs, I cannot believe how strong they are. Overall, an excellent group of highly skilled people. We could not have asked for anything more. Thank you Enigma.

Lorraine Granfield / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2006

Every Zimbabwean / South African that hears of the Inca Trail from me, will travel with Enigma. Hernan is outstanding – a fantastic guide with a great sense of humour – will not be forgotten. I would like to have been more objective and given some “Bsbut it would have been dishonest. This truly is and “A/ first class service. Thank you.

Mike Witcox / South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2006

Excellent trip – I was lead to believe from my friends that Enigma´s trip would be excellent and all of my expectations were exceeded.

Exactly as stated, good price and I like the fact that the porters are so well looked after (clothes, back protection, weight and packs). The food was exceptional (how do you make a pie on a camping stove!!!) and the guide, extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable – he went out of his way to assist, provide info and make our trip to Machu Picchu the best part of our 6 months in South America.

Fiona Patterson / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2006

Great company, fantastic people. A wonderful experience – a memory I will treasure forever.

Thank you very much – special thanks to Franklin with all his knowledge.

Catherine Henderson / South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2006

Could not fault Enigma. The organization of this trek with Enigma from initially booking to the trek itself, was nothing short of exceptional. Enigma was recommended by a friend and I will recommend Enigma. Franklin was an excellent guide who has a great ability to relate to all people – regardless of nationality / character. Ruben has a lot of potential and his help is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU.

Kate Dombkins / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2006

Hemos estado gratamente sorprendidos con el total del servicio. Guía, porteadores y qué decir del cocinero, Sixto Cruz. Yo me lo llevaría inmediatamente si se pudiera.

La gentileza en el trato por parte del grupo de porteadores nos ha hecho sentirnos casi mejor que en casa.

La alimentación merece especial comentario. De primera calidad. Felicitaciones.

Fernando Luis Albery / Chile
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Enero 2006

I have to say that this was one of the greatest experiences of my life. On the first day, I didn´t know if I would be able to finish the Inca Trail, but through the care and motivation of Franklin and Ruben, I did finish and I have learned something about myself thanks to them.

I hope that the company knows what great and talented guides they have in Franklin and Ruben. They are not only great guides, but they are great and caring individuals.

Scot Schumacher / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2006

It has been fantastic – Eric was the most perfect and helpful guide ever. The cook and the menus – a constant positive surprise.

Benedicte Ronje / Denmark
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2006

This was a trip in a lifetime. The mystery of the Inca Trail @ times was dwarfed by your amazing staff. Starting with Marisol. She is a wonderfully brilliant strong young woman. She brought the Inca culture alive to us. Francisco´s cooking was masterfully brilliant. I couldn´t tell if I was in a Lima restaurant on a hiking excursion. The porters were unbelievable men. Sipriano, Alejandro, Lino, Manuel, Pascual. True example of professionalism. I will go back and tell all the Social Studies Teachers of San Diego, CA, about my trip of a lifetime, and let them know how wonderful of a company you have.

Marisol was an amazing guide! She always took the time to understand our needs and met them with more than we ever expected. She is incredibly knowledgeable about everything related with the Inca Trail – history of the trail, of the Quechua people, the archaeological sites and their discovery of theories, flora, fauna and more! She always took the time to share what she found out we were interested in. She also was very sensitive to my husband being sick and did everything possible to help him be comfortable and get better.

The cook was also amazing – the food was GOURMET! The porters were perfect!.

Greg and Michelle Spielman / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2005

This was a great experience and it was due mainly to the terrific tour guides and all of the staff. My three friends and I had many issues and problems, ie. medical, strained ankles, etc. but throughout the trip, Eric, Edith and the staff have been extremely patient and supportive with us, and we are very grateful + thoughtful for this. The trip to Machu Picchu has been amazing! Thank you for the experience!

Kim Nguyen / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2005

This was a very memorable experience + far exceeded all my expectations. The trail was gorgeous, service supreme + guides kind, friendly + informative. The overall organization was beyond words.

I will definitely recommend ENIGMA to others and would use ENIGMA in the future when / if I am able to return to Peru. Beautiful country + Machu Picchu spectacular!

Alana Guadagno / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2005

I had to cancel 1 wk before but ENIGMA took excellent care of me while I was staying in Cusco w/drivers, train tickets, etc. They were really, really helpful + flexible. Thank you so much!

Deborah Saxon / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2005

La atención de todo el personal fue excelente. Nos atendieron como reyes. Felicitaciones.

Marco Fidel Sandoval Medina y Myriam Medina / Colombia
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Noviembre 2005

Well organized, met expectations + even more. Amazing staff. Great service; great food; wonderful.

Shannon Moser / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2005

Wonderful! I would recommend this to anyone. I had a fabulous time and would not have changed a thing.

Thanks for the unforgettable time!.

Ada Lay / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2005

Excellent, I enjoyed it immensely! The guides were fantastic + food fabulous!!!

Erika Honerkamp / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2005

I do not think I could improve it. I loved every minute of it. It is THE BEST service I have ever had in the world. Erick is an incredible tour guide. I wish we would have taken a longer trip. THANK – YOU! Also, cooks + porters were fantastic. It is the best food I have had in Peru. Thank you!!!

Michelle Lay / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2005

Everything was perfect. I loved the morning tea service + hot towels. It made me feel very pampered.

The porters were kind + very helpful, it seemed that they were well cared for.

Campsites were beautiful.

Carlos’ knowledge of Peruvian culture, botany, politics and English was exceptional.

I loved this trip. Pachamama siempre!

Gwendolyn Larson / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Franklin made the trek enjoyable and was extremely professional. His sense of humour made the hard parts ok. In one month of touring South America with over 8 guides, he is by far the best!

Josh Richards / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Both nancy and Ruben were fantastic guides, make sure at all times everyone was safe and happy. Never leaving anyone behind on their own.

The food was fantastic and catered for vegetarian needs extremely well.

Emma Warmington / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Our guides could not have been better. I enjoyed the experience immensely. ENIGMA is very fortunate to have such an excellent staff and Peru is a magical, wonderful country. I hope to return to it someday.

Veronica Stanfield / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Use César more. He has excellent management and communication skills with both tourists and his team, and is very widely respected by other guides on the trail. His knowledge of the wider cultural and historical aspects of Inca culture enabled me to enjoy the whole of the trail, and especially Machupicchu so much more than I had expected.

The combination of César with Goyo, the chef, could not be faulted. I do hope that they are encouraged to train other guides and chefs who undertake the Inca Trail.

Mark Seabright / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Every part of the trip within Carlos’ control was excellent. He made the trip a fantastic and memorable experience; a highlight of my travels across South America.

Kerry Lindsay / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

The people were amazing! Marisol, our guide, was lovely + adaptable + always thinking ahead. Her relationship with the chef and porters was fantastic + made our trip so enjoyable. Service was FIRST CLASS! Juan Bautista, the chef, had an amazing sense of humor + great attitude especially considering that it was pouring down rain + very, very cold for the majority of the trip. Juan directed his team of porters well + had very good communication with Marisol.

I was amazed at how well the porters worked under very difficult conditions – the weather + the amount of labor. We felt very lucky to be with our team of family for 3-4 amazing days.

We loved everything!!!

Laura + Gil Madrid / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Hernán is an excellent guide with a great sense of humor. I really like the arrangement of the campsites and how the first day is the longest / most difficult. All the porters were friendly and encouraging. Hernán did a great job managing the group, especially since there were different paces of the group. This trip was amazing and the staff definitely contributed to my enjoyment.

May Chang / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

We came on the trip with knee injuries and Hernán was always very encouraging and patient with us when we took our “time.

The idea of making the first day the hardest was great, so the second day didn’t seem so difficult.

The porters were very hard working and they got along well with each other – happy porters make great porters.

Hernán had many interesting things to say about all the Inca sites and his positive personality made the trail very enjoyable and an event to remember for a lifetime.

Thanks ENIGMA!

Alison Eaton / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Amazing experience! Every details was well thought out and attended to. Lovcd the hiking schedule. It made the trip even more enjoyable to finish early on day 3 so day 4 was even better. The porters were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed having them around the camp. The food was delicious and ample. I was impressed how people’s dietary needs were taken into consideration. Hernan was an amazing guide. His positive attitude helped to motivate the group and his sense of humor and personality were priceless.

Renee Breed / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

This was one of my best life experiences. The tour guide was wonderful, very impressed with her knowledge and organizational skills. I will suggest this service to my friends / family. Thank you.

Ania Kloda / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Fabulous tour, will remember forever! Marisol is a very special person as well as a fantastic guide. Sixto leads his team well and all are happy and good humored. Thank you.

Terence Smith / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2005

Everything was fantastic, I wouldn’t change a thing!.

Robyn Patterson / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2005

One of the best trips we have ever taken. The porters were helpful and kind to us all. The food exceeded all of our expectations. Great presentation, quality – TASTE! Franklin was as professional as any guide, anywhere we have had. His natural history and anthropology knowledge was superb. We will now measure all others against him. Trip of a lifetime!

Don Swarts / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2005

Franklin is an exceptional guide in every way! He is great with the porters + chef. He is a great communicator. He understands archaeology, botany, history + all things pertinent to the job.

Cathy Miller / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2005

I would like to thank you so much for your service – any time you would like to use me as a recommendation please do – our guide José was so knowledgeable in history that the Inca civilization really came alive for me.

Susan Lehfe / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2005

Excellent job, especially our food was incredible! The porters were very friendly and helpful. Our assistant guide was perfectly friendly + always helpful + very knowledgeable.

All in all, great experience. Would always recommend ENIGMA to friends.

Kai Engelhardt / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

It was an excellently organized and conducted tour. Despite adverse weather conditions during the first three days, everybody was friendly, helpful and positive.

Wilfried Kreisel / Germany
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

Carlos was a great guide, very friendly and helpful. He seemed to have a very good relationship with the porters who were also friendly, cheerful and helpful. The menu and food were excellent, far better than I thought it would be.

I liked the route we took, glad we had the first day as the longest. It seemed the best way to do it.

Thanks for making the trek a fantastic experience!

An excellent experience – everything well organized, efficient and handled well.

A very good choice of starting earlyon the first day and very good choice of camp sites to avoid the crowds on the trail and at sites. Made the trek much more enjoyable.

Karen and Hilary Pickering / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

Franklin Vargas has a good attitude + a great aptitude for guiding. His sincerity, care and leadership was excellent. He is extremely capable and was able to solve problems with professionalism + ease. Excellent guide. Claudia was also extraordinary. Very warm, smart + an asset!

Dan Distasio / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

Franklin Vargas was one of the best tour guides I have ever experienced. His attitude, enthusiasm and leadership set a positive, fun and extraordinary tone for the entire trip.

Our entire group was amazed at the service + friendliness of Franklin and his assistants, Juan Carlos + Claudia.

I will recommend ENIGMA to all I know visiting Peru – I would have them request Franklin for an extraordinary cultural, educational and fun experience!!

Steven Clark / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

Miguel was always helpful, knowledgeable and good humored. All of the porters were very attentive. Many of the little details like food presentation, tea in the tent in the morning, and their applause when we arrived at destinations made the trek unforgettable. All parts of the trip exceeded my expectations. As a guide, Miguel was exceptional.

Trine Bachetti / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

This trip was wonderful. Miguel and the porters were great. They were so accommodating + helpful, took the bags of the sick, were great at switching plans when needed + happily provided us with whatever we needed. Miguel was so passionate + truly interested in the experience he was sharing with us.

This was a truly awesome experience, will remember for the rest of my life.

Thank you.

Michelle Naklawycz / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

My first interaction with anyone from ENIGMA was when I called the day before I was scheduled to begin the hike nearly in tears because my backpack had gotten lost at the airport + I had no hiking gear. Andrea calmed me down, talked me through it + gave me the confidence to go out + buy some new supplies + go on the hike anyway. Later that night, I met Miguel + when he realized what had happened with my luggage, he went home + got me a windbreaker, a backpack and a flashlight to borrow. Without those supplies, the hike would have been uncomfortable, but thanks to Miguel´s thtoughtfulness (along woth his knowledge and sense of humor), I was able to thoroughly enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the Inca Trail.

I will recommend ENIGMA to everyone I know.

Maura Farrelly / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2005

I loved every minute of it. I will recommend it to all my friends.

Christian Schuler / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2005

We had a wonderful trip, which was made possible by the professionalism of all the support staff. Thank you.

Alan + Sheila Rogers / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2005

This was such an amazing pilgrimage. Renee did a phenomenal job – he is a great teacher, guide, leader and truly a very special human being. He shared his love of the earth, his spirit of kindness and compassion, and his knowledge of the Inca life. We were also grateful for each and every one of the porters + cook. The entire group provided us with a most amazing 4 days together on the Inca Trail.

THANK YOU ALL!!

Kathleen Graham / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2005

Our trip could not have been better. Manuel was key – his deep knowledge and passion for the Inca culture and Andes created a wonderful and very memorable trip. THANK YOU!! The porters and cook on the trail were phenomenal as well and we tucked out with great weather. The Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel was beautiful and the perfect finale after 4 days on the trail.

PS. Manuel´s English was excellent. We greatly appreciate his low-key style, responsiveness and fun sense of humor. We will miss him!

Allan Family (Diana, Tod, Natalie, Nicole + Tim) / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2005

Very impressed with ENIGMA’s quality of service + all of the people representing ENIGMA – they are all a credit to the company.

A fantastic journey!!! Thank you!!!

Katrina Lambert / New Zealand
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2005

Ich war sehr überrascht von der Qualität des Essens! Alle Träger und Helfer waren sehr freundlich. Sie hatten immer gute Laune.

Für mich waren es die besten Ferien die ich je erlebt habe.

Danke vorallem an Miguel, er hat uns hervorragend betreut und war sehr kompetent.

Janine Eichmann / Switzerland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2005

The whole tour was amazing. I cannot think of anything that would improve the experience. Thank you for the wonderful memory.

Lynne Mathewson / New Zealand
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2005

Amazing 4 days. The guides, cooks + porters could not have done anymore. They even made 4am starts enjoyable!! An experience I will never forget which was enhanced by the whole team.

Emma O’Donovan / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2005

I had a great experience. The guide, Franklin, was superb. He was very knowledgeable about the flora + fauna which was important to me. He was also very passionate and you could tell he loves his job. Also very humble & well-mannered.

The food was excellent. All meals were fairly prompt, delicious & presentation exceeded my expectations. Thanks for accommodating my lactose intolerance.

The porters were very helpful and catered to every whim, unnecessarily. We were treated like Queens and not used to Royal treatment. They were attentive and polite.

Thank you!

Katherine Victorio / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2005

I know I have circled excellent for everything but I really thought it was an extremely all-round excellent trip. Thank – you.

Harriet Harvie / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2005

Franklin was an amazing guide, showed through how much he loved his job and cared for the porters and the park. Lead by example picking up garbage along the way. Food was amazing. Porters super courteous and helpful! I am so grateful for their hospitality.

I felt the quality of the service surpassed my expectations.

Angie Shen / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2005

Quedé sorprendido del buen servicio, comida, hospitalidad, etc. Espero pronto volver a contratarlos. Gracias.

Rafael Marín / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Abril 2005

Well-organized. Deliver what is promised. Courteous, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Responsible.

Our guide, Franklin, was superb. As a young man, he has wisdom + people’s skills beyond his fears. I would say having him as our guide made the hike special. I don’t see how the trip could be better.

Susan Gick / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2005

What a fabulous trip! Mixture of pleasure (food!) + pain (upstairs for hours!). Very enjoyable, am so glad I did it.

Zac + Chino did an excellent job of ensuring we all made it, organizing us + keeping us entertained – cheers guys!

The porters + other staff were amazing! I still have no idea how we got the quality of food we did! The porters were incredible.

All in all a fab time! Cheers,. Muchas gracias!

Rochelle Fry / New Zealand
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2005

Excellent service from email responses for reservation. Malú spoke with my brother + was flexible with my arrival time. Very kind once I arrived in Cusco. Very organized trip. Great food. I am a vegetarian and was accommodated all around. Franklin was great with pre-trip explanation. Good knowledge during trek. Good conversation. Catered to pace of customers. I would definitely recommend ENIGMA. I came for a personal challenge and got that + a great experience.

Thank you. Gracias.

Angie Storm / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2005

Nothing could have made this trip any better. Franklin was excellent, knowledgeable about virtually everything (botanical, archaeological, etc) and patient and in tune with the abilities and desires of the group. We truly could not have asked for a better guide. Goyo was incredibly creative with the meals and was way beyond what we expected. And the porters were simply unbelievable and seemed to work together really well as a group. My highest recommendations..

John Stacklyn / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2005

The service I received was more than expected. The food was out of this world. I have enjoyed the restaurants here in Peru but the meals I received on the Inca Trail exceeded them all. Absolutely unbelievable.

Mike Worden / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2005

This is the most memorable experience that I have ever had. I would highly recommend that everyone experience this through ENIGMA.

I am very impressed by the level and quality of service provided by Franklin, Juan Carlos, Carlos and the porters!!

The passion and commitment that they have in making our experience THE BEST was clearly apparent!

Thank you!!.

Jennifer Polycarpe / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2005

FANTASTIC with loads of fun. Zach was great and very interesting. Had great fun and would do it again. Would be nicer if the trail was longer.

The most amazing thing about this trip was the enthusiasm of the guide and porters. It was truly special.

The guide, the porters and cook were exceptional. The trip was amazing and made extremely special due to our outstanding guide. The whole trip exceeded all expectations.

Thorne Family / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2005

The whole trip was first class. A tremendous experience. Five star cuisine. Very knowledgeable staff. Would recommend ENIGMA to anyone who is considering this trip. Thank you for your fantastic hospitality.

Francis Scott / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2005

Memorable trip, fantastically organized, guides, porters, cook outstanding.

I really, really enjoyed this – experience of a lifetime.

Antony Broadbent / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2005

First rate trip – guides, porters, cooks all offered great service and worked extremely hard over the past few days to ensure a great experience – would not change a single thing on the tour, timings were superb, length of walks during the day just right. Would recommend to anyone wanting to do the Inca Trail.

Simon Pritchard / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2005

The ENIGMA staff showed incredible team work, hospitality and guidance. I have never been so well taken care of so far from home. From the porters to the cook to the guide, I was impressed. I learned a great deal about the Incas Peruvian culture, as well as the Pachamama and the Andes Mountains. I will not only suggest it to my friends + family, I would also like to return + repeat the hike with my daughter when she is old enough. Please know that each member of your staff on the trail went above + beyond excellent service.

Susan Gryder / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
March 2005

Excelente todo, en especial quiero destacar la actitud de Juan Carlos quién me bancó todo el camino. Gracias por todo a los guías y a todo el grupo. Una experiencia inolvidable.

María Virginia Perrino / Argentina
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Enero 2005

Fue algo muy inolvidable que recomendaría a cualquier persona en el mundo. Gracias Carlos y Claudia por su presencia y su amabilidad y todo el resto de todo. Gracias..

Ernesto Atkinson / Guatemala
Camino Inca 4D/3N
Enero 2005

The accommodations and food were beyond our expectations. The service of the porters, cooks and waiter (Leonardo) were wonderful. Even the presentation was impressive. Carlos and Claudia were both very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the trip. Especially when I became ill, they were very concerned with my health. I would strongly recommend this trip. Thank you so much.

Christina Ramaya / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2005

“Excellent trip, excellent organisation. The porters and food were all great. The best part was that the guide made the whole trip great fun and was a really entertaining part of the team. Thanks a lot Zac!

Paul Gamble / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2004

“A spectacular experience. From day 1 we felt like a family. Percy was a terrific leader, allowing us all on the trip to truly bond and share a very spiritual experience. He went far above all our expectations. The fact that he spoke Quechua made us all feel as though we truly understood the mountain cultures. We were able to bond with the porters and each meal was full of laughter and sharing of experiences. We all felt totally comfortable with our arrangements. Even before reaching Machu Picchu, the trip was the best I’ve ever been on.

I would highly recommend ENIGMA to other travellers – particularly Percy. Thanks so much.

John Fahimi / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2004

“I have been thoroughly impressed by ENIGMA’s professional and friendly approach. From the start, Percy, our guide, called ourselves “a familyand this bonded us together. Percy is a very knowledgeable guide, as well as an entertaining and a funny man. The cook gave us food that would go down well in a top restaurant. The porters have nothing but my highest admiration, carry up to 20kg and still manage to say hello and smile as they ran past.

ENIGMA – Thank you.

Jim Fenwick / Scotland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
January 2004

“I felt myself as a guest, always secure and enjoyed the trip very much. We learned about the Incas, the nature on the trail like plants, animals, we had great meals and I was also happy to communicate with the porters, who were always ready for everything and very helpful. Thanks for this great experience.

Sarah Keller Moecklin / Switzerland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2003

“We had a fantastic time – Efrain, our guide, the cook and porters were lots of fun. I will definitely try to learn Spanish to interact with them better! Sooo much food – fantastic!!! We were the envy of other groups we met on the way!

Michelle Searle /Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2003

“The porters were all so keen and enthusiastic, friendly and helpful – we were all really impressed. The food exceeded our expectations 100-fold. Our guide was so enthusiastic about the information he was telling us and it made a huge difference.

I have no suggestions to make the trip better!

Bronwyn Fanshawe / South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2003

“Office staff was always quick to respond to any emails and very friendly and helpful when we arrived.

Libo was awesome! He had so much knowledge to share – about the mountains, the plants, the birds, the Incas, the history of the area, herbal uses and much more

Conni Bock
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2003

“We chose ENIGMA because of their reputation for good treatment of it’s porters. Really liked Gary’s spiritual angle taken on the Inca civilisation. Felt like it was something unique to our guide.

Peter Ryan / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
December 2003

“Libo was a great guide. He truly enjoyed his work and has worked hard to make his service absolutely first class. The food was fantastic – as was the attitude of the cook. No words can express our amazement about the ability and strength of the porters.

Amit Shashank / India
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“Efraín was a very good guide for us. He did a great job of teaching and leading, while being very friendly. We all enjoyed spending time with him. Juan’s cooking was wonderful. All of the porters did a great job, both by being friendly and by doing a terrific job of setting up our campsites.

Matthew Schaab / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“Libo is a very knowledgeable guide with a lot of insight and interacts very, very well with people and the environment, appreciate the time we had and all the fantastic experiences.

Libo & ENIGMA – Thank you very much!!!

Ashish Consul / India
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“Gary was by far the best guide I’ve ever had on any trip and made the best decisions with regard to which campsites to use, how far to go each day, etc. He was also very knowledgeable about all of the sites, never failing to answer or anticipate our questions. Overall a great experience.

My highest thanks to everyone involved in this trek on our behalf

John Lynn / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“This was an awe inspiring adventure, well organised, we felt we were always looked after and supported.

High recommendations to ENIGMA, to our wonderful guide, Gary, to our cook Genaro, and to all the porters who worked so hard on our behalf.

Thank you!

Aaron Paley / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“The trek was excellently planned and executed. The food was always fresh and delicious. The guides were exceptional – I cannot think of anything that could have been done better. I will definitely recommend ENIGMA for anyone interested in doing the Inca Trail. Thank you!

Duncan Smith / South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“The guide and the porters are what made my trip!

The porters and cook: Genaro, Alex, Jesus, Benito, Fortunato, Serapio, Gerardo, etc. and of course the guide Carlos are amongst the nicest people I have ever met. They were so helpful, friendly and so accommodating – they are seriously what made the Inca Trail a special experience for me.

Even though the price was a little bit above our budget, we are so glad we spent it because these guys were worth every penny!

Illisa Aji / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“This was a simply incredible experience. I’ve thought for 5 minutes on what to improve and I can’t think of anything. Next time Vilcabamba!

Karl Katz / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
November 2003

“The overall Inca Trail was truly amazing. First day hike to camp #1 was good planning. It made for and earlier 2nd day. The knowledge of Julio, our guide, and the assistance of Claudia made the trip very pleasant.

The porters were very accommodating and hospitable. Always up at the crack at dawn to set up breakfast and transport camp. And always smiling and friendly.

What can I say about Carlos and his cook staff. I could not believe what came out of the cook tent, everything was excellent and totally unexpected on the Inca Trail. Everytime we stepped in the tent we felt like we stepped into a gourmet restaurant.

Thank you for a memorable trip!

Sue Wallcer / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2003

“The entire trip was a 5-star experience. The route, the food, the guide, the porters, etc was excellent. The most pleasant surprise was the knowledge and the enthusiasm of Libo, our guide, about the Inca culture, which was more than expected. He is an emissary for the Inca culture and history, and a great representative for ENIGMA.

Garry Wallace / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2003

“I had a fantastic time and all our experiences were above my expectations. The standard of service from our guide, cook and waiter was excellent, extremely professional and friendly. Julio has a fantastic knowledge of the Inca history and shares this well. Our cook was of a 5 star standard. Our waiter was also extremely professional, polite, friendly and helpful. All the porters did a fantastic job.

Thank you.

Linda Watkins / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2003

“I can’t think of a single thing I wish would’ve been different. It was as close to perfect as any 4 days could possibly be. Keep up the good work!!!.

Brad Adams / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2003

“Overall an excellent trip. From the organization to the personalities of all the staff, everything was very impressive. I couldn’t ask for a better trip.

Tony Hewison / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
September 2003

“Guide was superlative and would recommend Enigma to other travelers. Food was exceptional. I’ve never had comparable meals whilst camping, and unlikely to in the future!

Richard Barnes-Webb / South Africa
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2003

“Thanks for everything worth every penny or sol! Carlos (the cook) was INCREDIBLE, best food of my life. Julio was fun, friendly and encouraging. I plan to come back and go to Vilcabamba. Thanks again, you are all wonderful!

Trevor Rhodes / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2003

“A fantastic trip – could not have been any better. The guide was excellent and the cook and porters were brilliant. Food was absolutely brilliant, we ate sooo well.

Fantastic trip, brilliant and well worth the price!

Sharon Womack / Australia
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2003

“Our guide Manuel and his staff were absolutely exceptional. I cannot imagine more knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and encouraging people. The trip was wonderful and definitely unforgettable, and Manuel and his staff made the trip even more special.

Michael Leibowitz / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
August 2003

“Food quality and diversity was excellent. Trek was worth it just for the sampling of Peruvian / Andean cuisine alone.

It was fortunate to have 2 guides on this trip to assist with the ill without delaying the trip for the rest of the group.

Efrain went above and beyond his responsibilities as a guide. We feel honored to have his insight, knowledge, experience and leadership. Communication skills are excellent. Victor is very hard working and earnest.

Good survey questions!

Rosemary Chen / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2003

“I don’t think this trip could be improved in any way. All involved made the whole experience extremely enjoyable and a very memorable trip. Our guide was competent, helpful and trustworthy. We felt very safe in his hands. The assistant guide was also very able, friendly and encouraging. The food was the best we have had in Peru. The porters were pure gentlemen and willing to lend a hand whenever possible.

Emer Gallagher / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2003

“The Inca Trail experience was excellent. Manuel was a wonderful guide. His English is great. Manuel was very supportive of different levels of hikers and various paces. He made every effort to provide service and a wonderful experience. The food was exceptional! Juan’s cooking was fantastic

The trip was flawless! Thanks so much!.

Sheila Powell / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
July 2003

“Excellent guide and assistant guide. Great knowledge about the places and the history of the Inca culture. Very good food and great cooking. Excellent/outstanding porters, very helpful.
Thank you very much for this great hiking around Machu Picchu.

Pieter Soenen / Belgium
Inca Trail - 4D/3N
June 2003

“ I was very impressed by the overall organization of the trip but particularly by the staff/employees. The guide’s knowledge and ability to answer questions in a clear precise manner was excellent. The attitude and enthusiasm of the porters was outstanding. They were always cheerful, friendly and helpful despite having to work long, hard hours and the language barriers

Marie Louise Allred/ UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2003

“Luis- our guide: Very knowledgeable and passionate. Explained things in detail and made the trip worth it.
Claudia: very helpful and supportive.
Juan – our cook: amazing meals and plenty of it. Felt like it was 5 stars as opposed to camping.
Porters: very friendly and always had things prepared.

James Mulhern / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2003

“We travelled with Enigma and they did a great job, everything was far better than expected.

I was a little low on the downhill and Gary was very patient and helpful, he waited for me and never rushed me. He is very knowledgeable and had a ton of enthusiasm. The cooks were very impressive, the food was great and presented very well.

The porters were very helpful and efficient.

We had the most wonderful experience and would recommend this company to anyone!

Amy Eckhart / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
June 2003

“The best trip I have ever had. I would recommend this to anyone. I am 60 years old with some “minorphysical challenges which were all tactfully cared for. I felt that everyone gave 100% to each of us. I want to come back as soon as possible.
The guide was superb; cook better than any 4-star restaurant. And the porters were marvelous.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the Inca Trail a spiritual, cultural and extraordinary adventure of a lifetime.
GRACIAS.

Diana Wiebe / Canada
Private Inca Trail 5D/4N
May 2003

“ After traveling now for 9 months straight I have been on numerous treks with service ranging from poor to very poor. However, this trek was the exception. I had a wonderful time with our group and guide. The agency Enigma was very professional and the trip was worth every penny. Thank you very much for a great experience.

Dominic Marco / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“The best trip I have ever had. I would recommend this to anyone. I am 60 years old with some “minorphysical challenges which were all tactfully cared for. I felt that everyone gave 100% to each of us. I want to come back as soon as possible.
The guide was superb; cook better than any 4-star restaurant. And the porters were marvelous.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the Inca Trail a spiritual, cultural and extraordinary adventure of a lifetime.
GRACIAS.

Diana Wiebe / Canada
Private Inca Trail 5D/4N
May 2003

“Julio was excellent. He really made the trip the best he could for us – good camping sites – background to Inca life – brilliant!
The small group was really good for us, it meant we all stayed together – good group dynamics!

Advice: porters 2nd day really useful to increase enjoyment.

Thank you very much!

Delyth Davies / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“We were very happy with the trip. Wilbert, our guide, is very knowledgeable about both anthropology and natural history. Beyond this, he has had an interesting life: musician, scholar, traveler, mechanic…we felt lucky to have him and he bonded with the group very well. Genaro, the cook, has a great future as a chef. The food was uniformly excellent and there was always more than we could eat… we didn’t even have to eat our extra snacks. The food was of the highest rating without doubt!!

Davis Baltz and Catherine Porter / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“It was really nice to have such a small group and a very knowledgeable guide. The food was much more than I had expected and the service of the porters and the crew was very personal. I hope everyone has such a great experience on the Inca Trail!

Deirdre McCreesh / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“Most important factor that seemed to separate ENIGMA from others is group size. We only had 6 people and were very lucky. If I were to choose a company for the Inca Trail, I would pay more for small group size.

Great food!

Jose Lustre / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“Excellent guide, cook and porters. Food was more than satisfactory. Size of the group was excellent. Julio and staff did all they could to make it a highly enjoyable trip.

Excellent!

Catriona Begley / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“Keep your heart in the right place & never lose sight of the ambition to provide a quality service with integrity and enthusiasm.

For me, an “Atrip would have been one with more time, maybe longer on the entire trail.
Suerte!

Sarah E. Hegarty / Ireland
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“One of the greatest experiences of my life! Excellent support team made camping easy and worry-free.

Pat Mc Gouran / Canada
Inca Trail - 4D/3N
May 2003

“Couldn’t fault porters, guide, cook – everyone brilliantly helpful + patient + friendly. Too much food sometimes! Not a complaint!

Hope to see you all again sometime!

Jacqui Vaughan / UK
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“Very well organized, excellent staff (very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable), the food was fantastic and all meals were served on time. The guides were really supportive and the porters as well. Everyone made their trip as easy as comfortable as possible.

Linda Yauk / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
May 2003

“A thoroughly enjoyable time! An experience of a lifetime.
Thank you to our guide, Gary, for his patience, encouragement, helpfulness and overall gentleness and tenderness.
Our cook and porters were outstanding and their helpfulness and cheerful attitude added to our overall excellent experience.
Meals were outstanding!
We will miss each and everyone.

Thank you for providing us with an experience we will never forget.

Jocelyn Muir / Canada
Private Inca Trail 5D/4N
May 2003

“Knowledge, friendliness, quality of service and food. FUN! Porters and guide, became friends!
I have no suggestions for improvement.
The sincerity, knowledge and expertise of the porters, cook and Gary was extraordinary. They took such good care of us and I very much enjoyed getting to know them as friends.
I also valued Gary’s approach to explaining the culture and history from the spiritual beliefs of the Incas. It made the experience more rich.
I wish you prosperity + happiness in your business!

Thank you.

Gerry Mc Cune / Canada
Private Inca Trail 5D/4N
May 2003

“Excellent trip. Well organized. Good planning. Gary has a great rapport with the porters and has an excellent work ethic. The guide can make or break a trip…he made it great. Overall though my wife and I had an excellent time, we had both been looking forward to this trip for a long time and were extremely pleased with the way Gary ran the trip. Thanks so much!!

Doug Crockett and Maryanne Robb / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2003

“Thank you so much! It was the best trip I’ve ever been on. It was such an awesome challenge.
Gary – you were so positive and enthusiastic it kept us all going. I really loved the time you took with us to share the Inca culture – I think that was my favorite part.

The food was awesome and all the cooks, porters and staff were great and really attentive.
If I’m ever back in Peru – I’ll know where I’ll be!

Thanks again so much!!

Marry Vanderkooi / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2003

“The best trip I have ever taken. Gary was outstanding and made the trip particularly inviting and enjoyable with his personal, warm and enthusiastic style. His knowledge and enthusiasm made the learning very interesting.

Thank you. Very much.

Otto Vanderkooi / Canada
Inca Trail 4D/3N
April 2003