Testimonials - Short Inca Trail

Eric was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and friendy. Winaywayna and the Sun Gate was amazing, and the tour of Machupicchu also really good. Service was excelent. The trip could not have been better. Many thanks to Eric.

Hanna Burnell / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
October 2010

We have had nice guides until we did this trail, Marisol, our guide, was EXCELLENT. Great English, very knowledgeable, she had to be our only guide!

Paul, Allison and Mathew Vicary / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
July 2010

Every one we had as a driver or guide made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Each guide shared a wealth of knowledge about every sight we visited. Our hotel accommodations were excellent. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime!

Linda Hupman / USA
Inca Trail 1D
June 2010

Every detail of our trip was well planed so we could focus on enjoying Peru without worrying about logistics. The hotels, restaurants you choose were very comfortable (and delicious). Thank you for EVERYTHING! So much hard work by so many people!

Sheryl Meier / USA
Inca Trail 1D
June 2010

We were a group from Langdale Holidays in the UK guided by Alberto and Julio. At Winay Wayna one of our group fell and had an epileptic fit. Alberto sent Julio on to the nearby cafe / campsite to get porters whilst he dealt very professionally with the casualty and the remainder of the group. At all times he was calm and reassuring. When the porters arrived Alberto went with them and the casualty while Julio led the rest of the group to continue the trek (the casualty was eventually OK and rejoined our activities us in Cusco.) All of the time Alberto was with us, (the next day too) he impressed us with his professionalism (particularly his pacing of the walk to the ability of the participants) and his knowledge of the Incas and their trails, and of the flora and fauna. We have been on many guided events all over the world and he is amongst the best. (I was a qualified UK Joint Services (Army, Navy, Air Force) Mountain Leader, so I know a good one when I see one!) Julio, too, impressed. When he took over we thought that he would just take us on to Machu Picchu, but he stopped many times to tell us of the local flowers and birds, and not only did his knowledge appear good, but his enthusiasm for his environment was very evident. We shall recommend Enigma to our friends, and when we return to Peru we shall use you directly. Please pass on our congratulations and best wishes to Alberto and Julio. Thanks!.

Geoff & Sarah Buck/ United Kingdom
Private Inca Trail 2D/1N
May 2010

In general, a really wonderful experience and our guide, Alberto, was very professional, patient, reliable, timely and gave us a lot of great information throughout the journey. He always made sure we were well- prepared for the day, and even helped my mother buy a pair of shoes (when hers broke during our trek) so She could enjoy the second day of her hike. An unforgettable experience! Awesome! Legendary!!

Jia En Teo/Singapore
Inca Trail 2D/1N
December 2009

An unforgettable experience! AWSOME!! LEGENDARY!!!

Jia En Teo / Singapore
Short Trail 2D/1N
November 2009

We really enjoyed this trek/program. Javier's knowledge, information, and guiding were fantastic. We learned a lot about Inca and Peruvian history and fun doing so we would highly recommend this to friends and family and would love to return and do another trail. Thank you for everything.

Neville & Jennifer Crane / USA & South Africa
Inca Trail 2D/1N
May 2009

Our guide, Ronald Velazco, is the best guide in the world. He is the most friendly person I have ever met. He was (and is) a friend, not just our guide. Thank you Ronald. By the way, the lunch boxes were fantastic

Manuela Emken / Germany
Machupicchu tour 2D/1N
April 2009

Loved my experience here. I would come back in a heartbeat, and I will recommend it to friends. Hernan is super friendly and very helpful to our group especially to me. He helped my hike up Machupicchu from Aguas Calientes, and he primed me for the hike Huayna Picchu. I will never forget it. Thank you so much Hernan and thanks Enigma

John Pham / USA
Inca trail 2D/1N
April 2009

Our guide Franklin was excellent. He was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. He guided the hike at an excellent pace and made it a very enjoyable experience. He also went out of his way to help us with tickets changes and reservations for restaurants. Overall, excellent service

Kerry Moore & Matt Holman / USA
Inca trail 2D/1N
March 2009

In comparison to other guides (with other companies) we saw on our trek, I contend Edgar for his knowledge of the area, flora, fauna and history. Exceptional I must say.

Harold Hill / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
November 2008

Can't think of anything to make it better. Edgar really made the trek and tour come alive

Colin Sharp / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
October 2008

Temperament and support of Herman was one of the most accommodating guides we have experienced in our vacations. His knowledge and ability to explain in sufficient detail was exemplary. He became as much as part of the trip and went beyond the call of duty.

Steve Penrose / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
October 2008

Erick is great. He loves his job and is good at it. He is a great tour guide who is very knowledgeable. Erick did a great job!

Joe Perez
Inca Trail 2D/1N
October 2008

Erick was excellent He was friendly, warm and informative. He gave good advice about safety. My whole group felt he was superb.

Mark Smith / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
October 2008

Hernan was the best most helpful guide we have had in one month in South America. He is the greatest. Thank you very much!!

Keith and Maggie Stocks / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
September 2008

Could not improve service, Paul was the best guide we have had on our holiday to Peru and took us on an amazing walk along the Inca Trail, going at exactly the right pace to suit us and making our walk an amazing experience I shall never forget

Joan Brewer / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
August 2008

Make sure people know how hard it is! Nothing negative. It was an excellent experience and Hernan was the perfect host. His knowledge and experience made the trek as excellent as it was.

Mike Sell / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N - Huchuyqosqo trek 2D/1N
August 2008

Franklin was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable, helpful and especially compassionate and helpful to our group member who had physical limitations. He and his assistant Mila took great time with Joe's needs. This was a memorable experience and more so because of Franklin's attention to and our group. Also we had a medical problem with one of our students who couldn't come & he made arrangements for the group leader who stayed behind to join us later.

Rebecca Spangler / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
May 2008

Great guide! Franklin is open-minded, knowledgeable + was a great person. He was very helpful in all situations + had a good sense of humor. Thanks Enigma!

Craig Steenfold / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
March 2008

Fantastic Trip! Well organized and very comfortable. Outstanding service.

Peterson Conway /USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
January 2008

None, this trip was fabulous! I would definitely do this again ass well as recommend it. Great Job. Great Guide! Buenisimo!

Omar Conway /USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
January 2008

Eric was wonderful! He was a great leader and taught us a lot about the Inca Empire. He was great during our hikes-very supportive and energetic. We really enjoyed both days with him because he was so upbeat and positive. He also knows a lot about Peru, Machu Picchu, the Incas and it really helped us understand Machu Picchu a lot more we think Eric deserves an A++++ and will recommend people to your company because of our great experience with him. Thank you!

Betsy Sandler / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
September 2007

Our trip was fantastic, the time on the Inca trail, Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu was incredible. The sites were terrific and Erick provided great information along the way, his passion and knowledge made our trip very special. While the sites and trails are amazing in their own right, Erick brought them alive and made our journey very exciting. He was also helpful in all logistical matters. Great trip!

Scott Sandler / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
September 2007

I have enjoyed the trip very much; the guide was very informative and told us things we would never have found in our guide book. A very enjoyable 2 days.

Joanna Doman / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
September 2007

From the out set Eric was very enthusiastic about the trek and nothing was too much trouble either to explain or to help. He knew all the plants and birds, was very knowledgeable about the Incas and their history. We learnt a lot about Inca history on the trek. A very enjoyable 2 days.

Terry Doman / United Kingdom
Inca Trail 2D/1N
September 2007

Our guide was excellent, his English very good and his knowledge of the archaeological sites and the flora + fauna on the hike was very good. One member of our trip was a little unwell and he tailored the trip to meet this – this was very important as we have dreamed of making the hike – and he was able to make that come true.

An excellent guide with vast knowledge of area and a pleasure to be with.

Sian Carramar and Graham Lewis / UK
Inca Trail 2D/1N
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
May 2007

Edgar was a wonderful guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, friendly, with a genuine desire to communicate and share the beauty of the Quechua culture. He made our trip a fantastic experience!

Shannon Nelson / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
May 2007

Edgar was a fantastic guide who gave a rich, passionate perspective of the Inca and Quechua culture. Everybody in our group had a terrific time and always felt safe with him.

Bryce Skaff / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
May 2007

We were lucky to have had a guide very knowledgeable in plants + animals that made the trip so wonderful. Marisol was very patient with all our questions and great interest. The Machupicchu visit took 5 hours and she never stopoped explaining all the details.

Susana and Lang van Waveren / Argentina
Inca Trail 2D/1N
January 2007

What a wonderful, delightful + knowledgeable guide.

Marisol made the trek as easy as possible in her walking pace and in her awareness of our fatigue. Her knowledge and concern for history were remarkable.

We loved Marisol!! Machupicchu was fabulous!.

Teresa, Dana, Amy and Don Altemeyer / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
December 2006

Eric is the most enthusiastic tour guide I have ever experienced. His knowledge on every question asked was 100% and while I’m not the biggest fan of hiking, he made the trip quite a delight.

Cheers!

Lisa Malinowsky / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
December 2006

Eric the guide gave us an amazing trip. His efforts, knowledge and dedication towards a perfect trip made everything perfect. I would recommend anyone coming to Peru to acquire Eric as their guide.

Richard Hanauer / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
December 2006

A wonderful trip with helpful friendly guides who were very knowledgeable!

Michael and Millie Brown / USA
Inca Trail 4D/3N
October 2006

Franklin led the trek exactly according to our fitness, which was excellent for us and enabled us to enjoy the entire hike without being too exhausted.

Very enjoyable!

Alexandra Logan and Jaroslav Bech / UK and Germany
Inca Trail 2D/1N
September 2006

I can’t correct anybody on anything. It was all fantastic and well planned. The tour guide Marisol was especially kind and she is very good at her job in my opinion. Thank you, you have been great.

Excellent service, made our holiday most enjoyable. No complaints.

Amy, Gill and Anthony Burn / UK
Inca Trail 2D/1N
July 2006

NO CHANGES! Franklin was excellent in knowledge, friendliness, flexibility and all dimensions that made our vacation the best ever! Thank you !!!

Nancy Gallini / Canada
Inca Trail 2D/1N
July 2006

Franklin was enthusiastic and generous with his time. He has great sense of the needs of each individual member of our group.

We had a wonderful experience.

Pat Iogoglia / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
July 2006

Franklin was wonderful, I wouldn’t change anything.

Carol Holliman / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
July 2006

Franklin was fabulous. Helpful, kind, always concerned that we were having an enjoyable time. When I couldn’t make the original trek, he created an alternative that was very nice.

Patty Gillette / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
July 2006

Excellent guide. Franklin was friendly, considerate, helpful and very knowledgeable about the areas we visited.

Great service, don’t think could be improved!

Thank you for making olur trip to Machupicchu so rewarding.

Karen and Adelaide Taylor / UK
Inca Trail 2D/1N
May 2006

We were very favourably impressed with all the services of Franklin. He was by far the best guide we had on our entire trip to Peru. He is very knowledgeable, organized and friendly. He established a wonderful rapport with all the members of our group. I would be pleased to give Franklin my strongest possible recommendation.

John Whitley / Canada
Inca Trail 2D/1N
March 2006

Manuel is a first class ambassador for Enigma + Peru. Very professional, with an excellent command of English. His enthusiasm did not wane for 2 days. Very polite + correct, he made the trek a most memorable experience. An asset to be treasured.

Jonathan Moseley / UK
Inca Trail 2D/1N
March 2006

Franklin´s knowledge of the flora was superior. His pace on the hiking trail was perfect. Open attitude towards all of our questions and comments. He has a kind and gentle personality, which was very comforting.

Anne and Kyle Strawbridge / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
March 2006

Excellent in all ways. Marisol was wonderful – loved my 2 days with her!

Sheila Prelle / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
October 2005

Franklin was knowledgeable, fun, energetic + a great person to be with. I truly recommend him to you’re a list clients!

Robert Griffith / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
June 2005

Franklin was outstanding. He went above and beyond the job, was flexible and extremely knowledgeable. He was enthusiastic and above all had a deep respect + love for the culture and experience.

The transportation was impeccable – always punctual and very easy.

GREAT EXPERIENCE. I would recommend this trip without hesitation.

Chere Lucas / USA
Inca Trail 2D/1N
June 2005

Gary is unique among all tour guides. He is the BEST. GOOD ENGLISH, A LOVE AND EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE of his culture, I learned so much from him. I will come again and it is my sincere hope that I will be lucky enough to have him as my guide. Gary has been the best part of my trip, not to mention the wonders of Machu Picchu.

Barton D. Dean
Inca Trail 2D/1N
January 2004

Enjoyed the tour very much. Vilma was a fantastic guide – very knowledgeable, very friendly and helpful and didn’t mean stopping for unfit people like us. Office staff was also very friendly and helpful in organizing the trip via e mail. I’d recommend ENIGMA to anybody. We had a fabulous trek thanks to Vilma and the staff at ENIGMA.

Vanessa Reynolds / Australia
Inca Trail 2D/1N
September 2003

It was very difficult to choose a tour group but our tour of Machu Picchu was worth the cost and we have had a wonderful experience even though it was cloudy.

The knowledge of the guide, Gary, was fantastic! Plants, history, humor – he was great value. Recommended that you do the 2 day if you like easy walking. Well organized.

Sarah Quayle + Owen Watson / Australian
Short Inca Trail 2D/1N
March 2003

Very flexible, we appreciated that very much! See you next year in Lares Valley! Thank you!

Katherine, Leslie and Marjorie Allen
Short Inca Trail 2D/1N
March 2003

Absolutely had a blast. Gary was a brilliant guide and could not fault him. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Many thanks to him – he made the trip!!!

All the best to both Gary and ENIGMA in future endeavours, both on the football pitch and off

Kieran Doohan / Irish
Short Inca Trail 2D/1N
February 2003

Had a fantastic trip. Lunch on day 1 was delicious, the healthiest food I have had in ages!

Gary is an excellent guide, we count ourselves very lucky to have had him! His knowledge is fantastic and he has a great sense of humour!

I shall definitely recommend ENIGMA to friends.

PS.: I even got a birthday pancake + candle. Very thoughtful!

Myriam Mooney / Irish
Short Inca Trail 2D/1N
February 2003

Absolutely had a blast. Gary was a brilliant guide and could not fault him. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Many thanks to him – he made the trip!!!

All the best to both Gary and ENIGMA in future endeavours, both on the football pitch and off

Kieran Doohan / Irish
Short Inca Trail 2D/1N
February 2003