Testimonials - Other Treks

The service was fantastic! Keep up the great work!

Sahara Lord / Canada
Salkantay
September 2010

I really enjoyed the knowladge that Edgar shared with us. It is obvious tha he is proud of his quechua heritage and ejoys sharing this knowladge with others. He made an effort to connect with every participant, and was very helpful and supportive throughout the entire trip.

Lindsay Groark / USA
Salkantay
September 2010

The greatest part of this trek is that you don’t see other people for the first 2 ½ days. This should be protected. Don’t allow improvements” (roads, lodges, etc) to spoil the wild/untouched nature of this trek. I would not want to do this trek if things were nicer” KEEP IT ROUGH!!!

Brandon Stetser / USA
Salkantay
September 2010

I have no suggestions for improvements. It was an enjoyable amazing adventure. Marisol is extremely knowladgeable, kind, encouraging and patient. Thank you so much!!

Jan Mueller / USA
Salkantay
September 2010

Luciano es un gran guía, ayuda en los momentos que alguien lo necesita y es muy buena persona. Todos los arrieros, guía, chef, fueron muy buenos y con una predisposición excelente a toda hora. Excelente comida. El mejor guía: Luciano.

Hans / Peru
Choqueiquirao 4D/3N
August 2010

Cannot praise enough Sebas, he was supportive, encouraged us when we needed it, was the perfect host, intelligent, knowledgeable + with a great sense of humor. His obvious passion for the area and culture made the trip + tour of M.P. special. He appreciated our sense of fun and just was excellent! Pavel is a genius. I could not do in my own home what that man managed to produce in a camp kitchen. I am awestruck. Excellent.

Regina O’Dwyer / Irland
Salkantay 4D/3N
August 2010

Level of service was exceptional. Sebas did a fantastic job - 10/10

Warwick Bigle / Australia
Moonstone trek
July 2010

This adventure was by far the most enjoyable trip I have been on. The entire experience was totally unique and worth it, every aspect of the adventure greatly exceeded my expectations.

Mark Goncher / USA
Ancascocha 4D/3N
July 2010

I researched all hiking companies and choose Enigma based on website and response to questions. Enigma seemed to be friendly, trustworthy, and honest – ALL proved to be true!

Jannis Newton / USA
Lares Trail 4D/3N
July 2010

Luciano is an outstanding guide with an excellent support staff. Luciano has the true qualities of a leader. His knowledge of Peru, the archeological sites, the costumes, the language and the people are superb. Luciano is also very organized and considerate. He helped us with a difficult situation and the outcome was very good. I also commend Irimeo because he spent an entire day looking after my son and me and when returned to Cusco unexpectedly. Like Luciano, he was very professional and considerate.

Donna Dodson / USA
Salkantay Trail
June 2010

I am not sure how I would improve this hiking service. The food was excellent, and Luciano was truly amazing. Luciano is a great guide, and Sixto is a magician when it comes to cooking in the Andes. This two make a great pair, and Enigma should hold on to this two man for a long time. I wish them both the best in future endeavors, and I want to say thank you for making the best hiking experience I have had.

Jhon Ociphant / USA
Salkantay Trail
June 2010

Despite the difficulties we had with the trip (protests, strikes, etc) both the company and our guide Sebas ensured we still had the best possible trip and timings went as smoothly as possible. I cannot praise Sebas and the rest of the staff at Enigma enough. The food was excellent and Sebas’s English and knowledge was superb. Well done to all and I will make sure I recommend you to fellow travelers.

Deb Adams / United Kingdom
Lares Trail
June 2010

The service was great, our guide extremely passionate and knowledgeable about quechua culture. The chef prepared three amazing local” meals a day! And the porters were also fantastic! Making our travels and camping so easy. Our tour to Machupicchu was incredible and our guide in my opinion gave us the best tour of all. AN UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE.

Mia Malvestuto / USA
Lares Trail 4D/3N
January 2010

Guides vast knowledge of botany, history, Quechua language and culture, made this trip fascinating. They took us to local markets, I am a chef and Teo patiently explained all kinds of food stuff. Teo also incorporated some product we purchased into our excellent meals. Don´t loose him!

David Taylor / USA
Lares Trail 4D/3N
January 2010

I had absolutely amazing time – the team was above and beyond excellent, kind, helpful, and enthusiastic. I LOVED IT!!!

Elizabeth Pinkas / USA
Lares Trail 4D/3N
January 2010

Every detail was taken care of for me. Service provided by the staff was exceptional.

Stanley Lorek/ USA
Ancascocha – Machu Picchu 4D/3N
September 2009

Javier was great, very personable and knowledgeable. Elbin was fun and the food was phenomenal. The sites were amazing and the campsites were unique.

Mark Mashack/ USA
Ancascocha – Machu Picchu 4D/3N
September 2009

Milton the guide was superb and went above and beyond adapting to all individual personalities and levels of ability. He seemed to know how to get all of us over those mountains and made sure we had an enjoyable experience. We will never forget this experience and will tell all of our friends about Enigma. The chef (Hilario) was amazing. The food was way beyond our expectations; I can’t even put into words what this trip meant to us. We love Peru, all of our experiences; the staff of Enigma and of course our guide Milton. I researched all hiking companies and chose Enigma based on website and response to questions. Enigma seemed to be friendly, trustworthy and honest.

Janis Newton/USA
Salkantay 4D/3N
July 2009

The trip was fantastic. Our guide was excellent (very knowledgeable and extremely friendly). The cook was amazing, we ate so well and the meals were always diverse! The porters were very nice and extremely efficient. Organization was fantastic. We had a great team. Thank you

Angela Doolar/ Canada
Salkantay 5D/4N
July 2009

LA COMIDA: impresionante, nunca pensaría que en medio de los Andes alguien podría hacer la comida de un verdadero professional. ELGUIA: muy bien, nos centró en lo que teníamos que hacer, como caminar, estaba muy pendiente de nosostros y nos ayudó con todo…Fué perfecto. LA ORGANIZACION: perfecta, la coordinación de las horas para no caminar el máximo calor, el llegar corriendo en la entrada a Machupicchu para poder subir a Wainapicchu, todo perfecto. LA GENTE: encantadora, amable, el poder andar por la calle sin sentir miedo, eso es muy importatnte, la gente de Cusco es increíble. TODO INCREIBLE!

Ramon Piñero Araujo/ España
Salkantay 4D/3N
Julio 2009

La comida para chuparse los dedos. Comentarios de nuestro guia a traves de todo el tour. La cultura Inca. El ascenso al Wainapicchu. Las ubicaciones de los campamentos en el escenario perfecto. La gente de los pueblos, encantadora. Los compañeros de viaje. La atención de todo el equipo. La recompensa final: MACHUPICCHU. GRACIAS!

Maria Carmen Castaño Bascoy/ España
Salkantay 4D/3N
Julio 2009

Complete package! Excellent food, schedule, wouldn’t change much. Could use some more time for photography.

Carl B. Kuntz / USA
Salkantay
June 2009

Relaxing and hiking with guides and crew. It can’t be improved at all! I will gladly do this over and over again.

Kaylee Fitzgibbons / USA
Salkantay
June 2009

The trip kept getting better and better, I am more and more impressed. Everything was fantastic, I am thoroughly impressed.

Matt Jacobs / USA
Salkantay
June 2009

Everything was so incredible its hard to find what was the most impressive. This was the most fantastic experience of my life. Everyone did such a good job! Don’t let it change.

Mattheus Alexander Leonhard / USA
Salkantay
June 2009

The people were amazing! I will miss them. The views and the hiking and learning experience were unequaled by any other. I loved it all. They were very flexible, next time I would do it slower with less people but that was our choice. A+++ Amazing!

Michelle Kozubeck / USA
Salkantay
June 2009

Extremely well run and enjoyable trip. Seeing Machupicchu from afar on the descent on the third day …wow…and also the food!. Hernando was a great guide always friendly and interesting. The food and tents were first class, I had an amazing time.

James Keene / Australia
Salkantay
June 2009

The whole trip was fabulous. From the guide, porters, accommodations, food. It was all great. I wouldn’t improve anything. I thought everything was great. Would recommend this company to anyone and everyone.

Melissa Pitts/ USA
Salcantay 4D/3N
June 2009

Franklin was an excellent guide that really respected the porters , was very knowledgeable, and worked very hard to make our experience great. Everything was great, the chef and the porters had a great attitudes and smiles. Franklin was a great guide you can see that he enjoys his career very much.

Kate Van Haur / USA
Salkantay
June 2009

Very much enjoyed the trip and the people on the trip. Everyone was very helpful and fun and made the trip a great experience. David was my back of the pack-hiking partner and stuck with me through all the partner hills. I really appreciated that food, tea, hot, chocolate, was great!

Michelle Roberts/ USA
Salkantay trek 4D/3N
May 2009

It was a fantastic trek – difficult at times but well worth it. The service on the trek was wonderful – knowledgeable, supportive and fun. The morning tea at weak up was unexpected but delightful, the food was always tasty, it was even too much for us, the guide was friendly, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor, we really liked the additional time to hand out at the river on day 3. Thanks for everything.

Melissa Roberts / USA
Salkantay trek 4D/3N
May 2009

Honesty, you do not need to improve. Paul was an incredible guide; his knowledge, language and personality were all amazing. This was an experience I wish never forget.

Kelly Alsheimer / USA
Huchuyqosqo 1D
May 2009

I can not think of any way to improve this experience. Paul was an amazing guide! This was absolutely the hike of a lifetime. Thank you very, very much!

Karen Alsheimer / USA
Huchuyqosqo 1D
May 2009

Everything was amazing and first rate from Geraldine responding promptly, she was very sweet to Javier being a wonderful person – smart, witty, funny. He is got it all!!!. We would travel with him and Enigma again. We will recommend both he and Enigma to many people

Scott Ley/ USA
Salkantay to Machupicchu trek 6D/5N
April 2009

El viaje fue bastante bueno, las rutas estaban bien planeadas, las actividades fueron entretenidas y la relación con las personas fue excelente. Un gran viaje que recomendaría a cualquier persona para que lo realizara con el mismo grupo que lo hicimos nosotros

Jaime Pinto / Chile
Salkantay trek to Machupicchu 5D/4N
Enero 2009

We did not go on the booked trip (Lares Valley) due to illness. We did day trip from Yanahuara village instead (Salinas, Moray, Chincheros, Markets in Urubamba + Yanahuara) and only some trekking for 03 hours. Briefing was excellent, staff made all efforts to organized the new program for us instead of the pre-booked trek.

Katharina Hellmann / Germany
Lares Trek 4D/3N
October 2008

This trip was awesome it definitely was difficult but the staff was so helpful and encouraging during the difficult times. Thank you so much for everything, there is nothing that I would change. It was a great program.

Jackie Saballus / USA
Ancascocha 4D/3N
October 2008

I really liked the branding and the design of the Enigma company from the vouchers to the maps card the website, everything looked very professional and slick. Thank you for a great holiday

Glenn Thomas / Canada
Salkantay Trek 4D/3N
September 2008

The trip was great, thank you so much. The food was incredible and perfect, after days walking Javier was great and helped with anything we needed. Thank to everyone who helped to make our trek and Machupicchu special.

Rosanna Innes / Scotland
Salkantay Trek 4D/3N
August 2008

I wouldn’t want anything changed. But I think we left the trek a little late in life – Should have been 30 not 49

Rosanna Innes / Scotland
Salkantay trek 4D/3N
August 2008

All excellent. Not much to improve. Excellent guide and food and porters. lomo saltado was excellent. Very nice to stick to no pork no fish. We asked for some dietary requirements that were met. Very knowledgeable about the area trees, plants, villages. Excellent service. Little cold first night, but that is nature. Very friendly everyone. Guide did extra things, like taking us to a house in Ollantaytambo!

Wendy Lowe / Bahamas
Lares Trek 4D/3N
August 2008

My family and I were delighted with this trek. Edgar was a wonderful guide and played a big role in making the trek such a big success. I would like to note that we changed the itinerary of our trip at the very end to omit one day of trekking and spend two nights is Aguas Calientes because my daughter developed foot problems. I really appreciate Edgar’s flexibility in helping us to modify the trek to cope with Claire’s foot problem. Edgar was a terrific guide and my family and I thought this was a wonderful trek

William Rogerson / USA
Choquequirao – Machupicchu 9D/8N
August 2008

Hernan is a special young man with both leadership and communication skills beyond his years. He made us feel welcome from the start. All the porters were friendly and courteous to myself and my family we even played soccer on Monday morning on top of Huchuyqosqo!! We asked Hernan if we could climb Waynapicchu and he did not think twice about accommodating us. It was a wonderful trip/experience and it was mainly because of Hernan I would recommend Hernan to my friends/Family. Thank you Hernan!

Jonathan A. Karalekas / USA
Maras-Moray/Huchuyqosqo/Machupicchu
August 2008

Hernan made our trip perfect!! Hernan spent the last five days as the guide for my husband and two sons. Each time they returned home from a trek they were full of all great stories. He took such good care of my family; he is an extra special person. We feel very blessed that he was our guide. He is like family to us now, we plan to keep in touch with Hernan, and we wish him the best in all he does in life. Thank you Hernan!

Carol Karalekas / USA
Maras-Moray/Huchuyqosqo/Machupicchu
August 2008

I have been camping before, but I have never had such an amazing experience as this. From the beginning, when I didn’t even have to carry my back (thank you porters!) to the extravagant lunch tents and menus to sleeping among Inca ruins at Huchuyqosqo, every part of the trip was great. Hernan had knowledge of Inca history and the country of Peru that was so extensive that I never had a question unanswered. The whole group was very amiable and made it a very unique and personal experience, like the English-Spanish-Quechua lesson with Hernan and playing soccer with everyone at 1200ft on Huchuyqosqo, and of course the trip ended with a bay at Machupicchu and Waynapicchu. I don’t think I could have had more fun. Thank you.

Peter Karalekas / USA
Maras-Moray/Huchuyqosqo/Machupicchu
August 2008

The trip was unforgettable, I had the time of my life. Our guide Hernan was a perfect guide. He made the trip 100% better I think he is the best guide out all the other I saw on this trip. The porters were great too, they were very friendly and for in fact, we played soccer at Huchuyqosqo. Sixto, the chef, had excellent food. Marcelino was the nicest porter they were all great. We got to do many things. I enjoyed hiking form mile 104 to Machupicchu. Hernan was so great; he even decided to hike Huaynapicchu with us. In addition the porter on the hike on the Inca Trail, Hilario was great. My trip was awesome because of our awesome guide, porters and chef.

Tony Karalekas / USA
Maras-Moray/Huchuyqosqo/Machupicchu
August 2008

Organizzazione davvero perfeitta e attenzione particolare per tutte le necesita. Grazie!!! Guida veramente valida!

Maria Gabriela Bernasconi / Italia
Lares Trek 4D/3N
August 2008

Tutto organizzato alla perfezione. Treking confortevole in ogni aspetto. Somo molto saddisfetto!

Girola Beniarino / Italia
Lares Trek 4D/3N
August 2008

Organizzazione ottima con serieta attenzione alla mecenate e competenza

Giorgio Lurati / Italia
Lares Trek 4D/3N
August 2008

Marisol is an incredible asset to Enigma’s. She is professional and courteous, engaging, comforting, knowledgeable and everything else one could hope for in a guide.

Steve Feinberg / USA
Ancashcocha 4D/3N
August 2008

Wonderful, amazing trip, thank you and special thank you to Edgar! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Marisa Duran / USA
Lares Trek 4D/3N
July 2008

This was an excellent experience! The best so far in my visit to Peru. Cesar is wonderful and able to assess the needs of the group very well.

Rina Sharfstein /USA
Salkantay 4D/3N
May 2008

This trek was wonderful! Cesar is an excellent guide. He is knowledgeable and highly attuned to the needs and the interests of the group. The food was delicious and gourmet and there was a lot of it! The porters were helpful and efficient. Overall the program is well-organized, beautiful fun, educational and meaningful. I enjoyed having a small group. Thank you so much!

Courtney Higgins / USA
Salkantay 4D/3N
May 2008

Fantastic service. All the staff was great and treated us very well. The planning was perfect and everything ran smoothly.

Kagan Riedel / USA
Lares Trek 4D/3N
May 2008

Absolutely the best trip I have been on. I am usually the one guiding others in the wilderness so I appreciate Holger preparation, knowledge, leadership and social skills. He engaged well with my 21 years old son Keagan (Teo) and was very knowledgeable about medical needs.

Claude Riedel / USA
Lares Trek 4D/3N
May 2008

Thank you to everyone for this unbelievable trek. It was more than I was thinking. Continue your good job. Once again thank you!!!

Jean-Sébastien Simard / Canada
Choquequirao
May 2008

Thank you very much for all! It’s a nice trip, it’s very difficult but I am very happy. It’s a personal accomplishment.

Janie Otis / Canada
Choquequirao
May 2008

Hernan really brought this trip to the next level, with his passion for his country, people $ what he does. The food incredible and overall was 15 out of 10. *I will recommend to all my friends – Our guide took us to great campsites that were apart from the rest of the INCA TRAIL TREKERS. The popcorn snack time was great! Thank muchas gracias!

Abbey Wilson / USA
Salkantay - Machu Picchu
March 2008

Hernan was really good about keeping the group together and letting folks walk at their own pace. Meals were punctual and plentiful and varied. We were appreciative for accommodating our vegetarian diet. Porters were amazing how quickly & efficiently they set up and broke down camp. Their physical capabilities were incredible!

Robin Doug Engfer / USA
Salkantay – Machu Picchu
March 2008

Our guide was very knowledgeable and I greatly appreciate his enthusiasm towards the group and the history of the region. It was a very special experience.

Kaitlin Cruz / USA
Salkantay – Machu Picchu
March 2008

We really had a great time & learned a lot about culture. Everybody was excellent and made us feel comfortable al all times. We felt this route was very special. Hernan Rocks!

Marc Williams / USA
Lares 3D/2N
September 2007

Enigma is really lucky to have the staff that works for them. They were all professional, caring, and knowledgeable and willing to teach us a variety of things about Peru, Hernan went above and beyond to help us. He deserves a promotion. Also Geraldine was wonderful, we wanted to do the Inca trail, which was full and she suggested our Lares trek. Thank you for a wonderful experience we’ll never forget our honeymoon.

Elizabeth Burt / USA
Lares 3D/2N
September 2007

This whole section of our Peru trip has been very organized & enjoyable. Thank you firstly to Jessica for organizing the trip & accommodation for u,it was professionally managed throughout & email conversation was easy & swift. Secondly to Cristobal-he was great! Very friendly & knowledgeable & adaptable to our circumstances. Coming up Wayna Picchu despite an injured knee over & above the call a duty. Thirdly to our chef waiter & porters, they were great support & the food was excellent.

Becky Pepper / United Kingdom
Huchuy Qosqo 2D/1N
September 2007

Great friendly guide really know his stuff& gave an excellent perspective on things. I learnt a lot! Porters, cook & waiter all really friendly and helpful. All in all a very rewarding and fun trip

Can Purcell / United Kingdom
Huchuy Qosqo 2D/1N + Machupicchu
September 2007

The entire Enigma staff particularly Silver & Hernan were exceptional in their attitude and effort. Thanks to all for an incredible trip

Steve Buanek / USA
Huaran – Lares 4D/3N
August 2007

Fantastic trip. The guides were great, really took care to show us local culture whenever possible. Pushed us when we needed to be pushed but knew our limits. Very well organized

Mark Williams / USA
Huaran – Lares 4D/3N
August 2007

HUCHUY QOSQO

Hernán was an excellent guide and we had the best time

This was a fantastic day hike with an unbelievable guide! It was perfection all the way around.

Thank you!

Kristina and Tiffany Horne / USA
Huchuy Qosqo 1D
May 2007

Great experience, beautiful scenery, excellent teamwork, from porters to head guide. Food was excellent! Compliments to the chef. Carlos was the best as a guide!

Price was high, but I`m glad we took the decision to travel with ENIGMA, thanks for a professional organization, equipment + team.

All the best for the future!

Janna Vannoten / Belgium
Huchuy Qosqo Trek 2D/1N + Machupicchu
November 2006

Ancasqocha to Machupicchu

This was the best trip I have ever been on. The service and attention was incomparable to those previous. Thanks for everything.

Julien Savoie / Canada
Ancasqocha to Machupicchu 4D/3N
April 2006

You can´t improve something that is already perfect.

Emily Smith / Canada
Ancasqocha to Machupicchu 4D/3N
April 2006

I had a blast! The trip was great and the staff were incredible.

Dianna MacVey / Canada
Ancasqocha to Machupicchu 4D/3N
April 2006

My favorite part of the trip was meeting with the children and experiencing therealPeru. I did not like the tourist areas as much. It was an amazing trip!! Thank you.

Sarah Irving / Canada
Ancasqocha to Machupicchu 4D/3N
April 2006

Had a great time and will remember it for the rest of my life. I would come back again any time. Good job to everyone who organized it. Awesome trip.

Teddy Moffatt / Canada
Ancasqocha to Machupicchu 4D/3N
April 2006

To be honest, everything was just amazing. All the food was excellent and all the staff were friendly and kind. I don´t think this whole trip would be as great as right now without their help. Thank you.

Kana Watanabe / Japan
Ancasqocha to Machupicchu 4D/3N
April 2006

Thanks to all those hard working people who made this trip what it was. Your support, enthusiasm and dedication made our time here a trip to remember. Thank you very much.

Johanna Merth / Canada
Ancasqocha to Machupicchu 4D/3N
April 2006

This trip was awesome. It’s a trip for people who want to work harder. You see everything from native people running down the mountain, to pigs, horses, dogs, smiling and laughing children to stunning views over Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

Keep up the good work and keep the guides, they have a wonderful sense of humour, which I think everybody in ENIGMA has!

Kristian Berg / Swedish
February 2003

Ausangate Trek

We have been really happy to do this trek with this team. They are excellent people and will recommend them.

Marianne Pischinger et Jérome Saulnier / France
Ausangate Trek 6D/5N
August 2006

This trek was of great value. All the staff was very competent and the guide has a wide knowledge of all aspects of the way of living in Peru nowadays and before, as well as of the fauna and the flora in the mountains. We had all the explanations we needed and that’s why we quoted him as excellent.

Pierre Campion and Marielle Coenjaerts / Belgium
Ausangate Trek 6D/5N
July 2003

Lares Trek

Sergio was amazing. He made the trip what it was. The organization made it a breeze.

Letitia Midmore / USA
Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N
May 2007

Excelente !!!

Grandiosa hospitalidad y actitud. Divina comida. Excelente guía!

Daniela Guevara / Venezuela
Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N
May 2007

The entire trip was excellent. Sergio was the ideal guide for a trip like this. His knowledge of everything was amazing. Everything was much better than I could have hoped.

Keenan Bowens / USA
Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N
May 2007

Very organized operation. Awesome service and attention. Would repeat with Enigma. Awesome guide!!! Awesome cook and horsemen!!!

Bernardo Mesa / Colombia
Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N
May 2007

We had an amazing trip – Our guide was so informative and helpful. All the support staff (horsemen, cook) worked very hard and were kind and gentle.

Melissa Waggoner / USA
Lares Valley to Machupicchu Trek 4D/3N
August 2006

Everything went very smoothly, we were well informed of the specifics of the trip before it began. Everyone on our trip (guide, cooks, horsemen) was very kind, gracious and helpful.

This was not my first trip to Peru. All of the staff was exceptional, and I expected it would be that way because the Peruvian people are the warmest, most caring, lovely people I have encountered anywhere.

Javier Goldberg / USA
Lares Valley to Machupicchu Trek 4D/3N
August 2006

When it comes to style and class, there is no other choice.

Michael Ainsworth / USA
Lares Trek to Machupicchu 5D/4N
July 2006

Excellent tour guide. Very personable + enthusiastic + very knowledgeable. A lot of fun + very challenging.

I had a great time - UNFORGETTABLE.

Olivia Greenspan / Canada
Lares to Machupicchu 4D/3N
May 2006

The Lares route is beautiful and free from hordes of tourists. The route is clean and extremely pristine. One of the attractions of the Lares route is visiting villages that maintain their cultural practices. The paradox is that the presence of the tourist and all the tourists who will follow is that they bring change – the influx of the hegemonic Western civilization.

Attempting to control and negociate this cultural change is the challenge of Eco-tourism. Perhaps giving the villagers control over certain aspects of the tour would help the very difficult situation.

Ben Siegel / USA
Lares Valley Trek 4D/3N
April-May 2003

TOUR REPORT:

Guide: Gary was good humoured and was always enthusiastic and encouraging. His patience and energy were very much appreciated! His familiarity with the area and the people made the trip unique and gave us an insight into the traditional lives the Andean people led.

Service: The horsemen were friendly and efficient. It was a great relief to arrive at our campsite with the tents pitched and the cups of tea ready!!

Equipment: tents were in very good condition and mattresses were comfortable. Nice and clean.

Food: Great! Maybe too much!! The presentation and service was fantastic. Good variety.

Global expectations: The scenery made it a trip far above our original expectations. It is something we will keep with us for years to come.

We would LOVE to see the photos. Please email us!
Thanks so much!!

Corinne Roberts and Kristy Tan / Australian
Lares Valley Trek 4D/3N
February 2003

Salkantay Trek

Ces jours furent excellents. Je garderai un excellent saveur de cette semaine variée et riche pour moi. Merci à Marisol!

Bravo pour cette belle experience! Passé une très bonne semaine, enrichissante et très variée, intensive sur la marche, très bien coachée par la guide Marisol. Excellents souvernirs!

Corinne Heggli et Philippe Dubrez / Switzerland
Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 5D/4N
September 2006

From morning tea to every dish
Martin served our every wish

Genaro Genaro the cooking man
Cooked the best meals served out of a can

Victor he knew the flora and fauna
He just couldn’t show us the marijuana

Libo Libo the very best guide
Chewed so much coca his brain was fried

The porters, the porters what can we say
Without them there was no way

From Salkantay to Machupicchu
Markus, we knew we couldn’t beat you

7 (seven) friends from California
if you get lost we will show you the way

4 amigos from the East Coast
loved the rum punch for a toast

12 amigos on the Inca Trail
we knew there was no way we could fail

Silvia Baustista Group + Markus Ulrich / USA + Germany
Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 7D/6N
September 2003

The trip was wonderful, the food was fantastic – everything was better than I expected and I believe that ENIGMA must be one of the best quality tour operators in Cuzco. I will recommend very highly to my friends. Thanks for todo!

Joe Licciardi / USA
Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 7D/6N
July 2003

I have been to 27 countries in the past few years but Gary + Silvia made this one of the best experiences ever. I’ll give anyone @ home interested in coming here my highest recommendation.

Paul Bush / USA
Private Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 7D/6N
May 2003

Excellent trip. I will book again with ENIGMA!
Thank you!

Michael Smith / USA
Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 7D/6N
May 2003

The guides were awesome. They actually cared that we learn about the Inca culture, rather than if they get paid or not. They took a real interest in all of us. The food was amazing, hot, always on time. It was a pleasure to have been served by these people.

Tom Hoeasch / USA
Private Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 7D/6N
May 2003

This trip was absolutely amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors and wants a challenge. It was an awesome experience, and I am so glad that I was able to do it.

Kelley Kennedy Hutchins / USA
Private Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 7D/6N
May 2003

I thought that Gary, David, Ronald, Silvia and everyone else did a great job. I couldn’t have asked for anything else out of them. Fantastic!

John Rodstrom / USA
Private Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 7D/6N
May 2003

Sacred Valley Trek

This trip was awesome. It’s a trip for people who want to work harder. You see everything from native people running down the mountain, to pigs, horses, dogs, smiling and laughing children to stunning views over Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

Keep up the good work and keep the guides, they have a wonderful sense of humour, which I think everybody in ENIGMA has!

Kristian Berg / Swedish
Sacred Valley Trek 1D
February 2003

Choquequirao Trek

The trip was great – the guide was excellent, the food was very good and the service was superb! It was a pleasure working with this company and look forward to doing so in the future if the situation arises. Thanks.

Daniel Lopez / USA
Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N
July 2006

Wonderful food, guide and equipment – the whole staff could not have been better.

Daniel O’Brien / USA
Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N
July 2006

Ayahuasca Therapy Sessions

I did the Ayahuasca ceremony with Kush, I had done it twice before and come to the conclusion I didn’t really need it but had nagging doubts that maybe I was missing something. So I decided to give it one more try. Kush is very knowledgeable and competent. I got what I came for. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who is interested in trying Ayahuasca.

Denis Walliser / Canada
Ayahuasca Therapy session
July 2003

The therapy was very intense but released something I had been carrying for 30 years, namely fear and pain. Afterwards, I was completely calm and released. I felt I was reborn, especially when I finally vomited after 4 hours and all the suffering ended.

Simon Shaw / UK
Ayahuasca Therapy session
July 2003

This is not an easy experience, but it is a special one featuring: projective vomiting, massive shivering, visions of giants, thoughts of death, some excellent colors, and a level of self-knowledge that is at once scary and enlightening. And finally, peace. Ayahuasca is not necessarily fun but is strong and amazing – but people should know what they are getting in to when they take it.

Kush is a good man with great product, a broad knowledge of mythology + science; and he provides a comfortable, safe environment. I would recommend him.

Wendy Phillips / USA
Ayahuasca Therapy Session
April 2003

Everything is excellent!

Jakov Dorojkine / Russian
Ayahuasca Therapy Session
March 2003

Excellent experience of Ayahuasca ceremony, really good shaman (Kush).

German Safir / Russian
Ayahuasca Therapy Session
March 2003

Manu National Park

I had an amazing trip, Dante was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable and really enjoyed my time with him, the porters, the cook and the boat driver.

Nick Hammond / UK
Manu Reserved Zone - 8D/7N
March 2003

Excellent trip. We thought our guide was the best. Not an easy trip, physically, but at a level appropriate for the Primary Amazon Jungle. We saw many animals, waded through clouds of mosquitoes and streams of mud, toughed it out through the rough parts and enjoyed it throughout.

Ben Siegel and Wendy Phillips / USA
Manu Reserved Zone - 8D/7N
April 2003

We had an excellent experience working at Amara Mayo. We were looking for a place to settle down for a while, an opportunity to get more familiar with a place than simply passing through or seeing the sites. We found it at Amara Mayo.

Ben Siegel and Wendy Phillips / USA
Manu Cultural Zone – Eco-Volunteer Program 8D/7N
April 2003

Great trek, will never forget it. Especially the hospitality of the families we stayed with. Mari Carmen and Vladimir were superb hosts, as was Maldini and his family.
MANY THANKS FOR A GREAT TRIP!

James Daniel / UK
Manu Cultural Zone – Eco-Volunteer Program 8D/7N
May 2003