You asked that I email you a review of our trip. Most of this was covered at dinner or on the phone, but here is a summary.
1. Guides & drivers make the vacation. All of Kuoda guides and drivers were excellent. They communicated well, were very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with. The Klein guides were also very good, but Kuoda was a step above.
2. Vehicles are also very important. The vehicles were all very good, roomy and comfortable. The one exception was a couple of the flip-up seats (for rear access) were very uncomfortable on long drives.
3. Machupicchu, Sacred Valley and all of the Inca ruins we visited were great. Nazca lines were also great but it was a very long day driving – flying would have been better. Colca valley was beautiful – they did a good job helping us acclimatize to the altitude.
Klein overall did a nice job. The tours around Quito were very nice as was our guide Aleyandria. Hacienda Pinsaqui in Cotacachi was wonderful. Galapagos were great. The only thing we didn’t care for was the Chaski Train (long, dusty, constant fumes, repetitive scenery)
4. We were also very pleased with the job you did arranging the time with the Shaman, which was a late request from us. When our flight was delayed from Cusco to Lima, Kuoda also did a great job arranging tour of Cusco market and a beautiful lunch overlooking Cusco.
Overall, Kuoda did an exceptional job! I am very happy we found you. We will be sure to recommend Kuoda whenever possible.
Thanks for making it a great vacation!!