We’d just like to say thank you very much for our recent holiday. Everything about the company and the country was absolutely fantastic, and we all had a wonderful time. Picking out highlights is hard. Obviously, Machupicchu was one of the main reasons for the trip, and it didn’t disappoint, in fact it was even more impressive than we thought it would be. Watching the condors over the Colca Canyon was an experience we won’t forget, and all of the countryside around that area is spectacular. Cusco is a lovely city, one that I’d like to return to sometime – there are so many restaurants we never got chance to try!
But some of the extras that we weren’t expecting when we looked into going to Peru were also highlights themselves. Visiting Umasbamba community was very interesting and it was really good to meet the local people there and see their way of life. I know that Paul, as a teacher, wants to follow up the work that you’ve been doing with the children. Ricardo was an entertaining host as he took us to his local market and showed us how to cook lunch; I’m hoping to try the lomo saltado sometime! And the rafting was great fun, none of us had ever done it before.
The best part about the whole holiday however was the personal touch. All of Kuoda’s representatives were very professional and friendly, without exception. Special mention has to go to Julio, our guide in Cusco, with his knowledge of pretty much everything related to Peru, and his good humour. We enjoyed our few days in his company, and managed to teach him a few things about English football! The personal nature of the trip was summed up when we were able to postpone our visit to Ollantaytambo ruins, so that we could watch Cusco play a home game on the Sunday afternoon, accompanied by Julio! Many thanks to him. Also to our driver, Jose Luis, who waited for us during the game! – he was superb throughout, and a great character; many thanks to him too. Luis, our representative in Cusco, was also very helpful, and always on hand if we needed him. And it was lovely to meet you at the end, Mery, and a nice touch to come and see us in the VIP lounge!
There’s lots more I could say but it would take as long as the holiday did to say it! Attached are a just a few of the hundreds of pictures we took. Unfortunately, we can’t travel quite so far a field every year, but we’d like to think that we can return to South America sometime, and if we do, we’ll certainly be coming to you!
All the best and thanks again