Client Testimonials – Peru Trekking, Hiking, Climbing & Tours
Here is some feedback that we have received from Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash trekking and climbing clients dating back to 2005 when we started our company
Many of our clients have such a great time with us that they come back. You will see from the feedback below that there are several clients who are coming back for a second or even third trip with Peruvian Andes Adventures!
Some clients have indicated that they will be happy to provide a recommendation about our service by email. Do not hesitate to Contact us if you would like some email addresses for a personal reference.
Brian / USA / 9 day Cordillera Huayhuash Trek May 2018:
Trip Advisor Posting: Best trekking experience I’ve ever had
Every year, my wife and I trek somewhere in the world for a week or two, always self supported. This year we decided to do the Huayhuash Circuit, but do it with a guide. After talking to four different outfits in town, we decided to go with Peruvian Andes Adventures. We were blown away by the service of all their staff. They were very easy to deal with in the planning stages, providing lots of detailed information about the area, the trek, the logistics, etc. We were very particular about the itinerary and they work with us to make our specific desires happen. On the trek, we were blown away by the service of the guide, the cook, and the donkey drivers. Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable, friendly, and bent over backwards to ensure we were happy. We are both in excellent shape, so he worked with us each day to add extra mileage and tweek the route to do some harder hiking. Our cook made the most amazing Peruvian food, and it may be the only trek where I gained weight. While some other folks walking with other companies were complaining about all the soup they had to eat, we were having bacon wrapped filet mignon and fresh trout caught by our guide. I highly recommend Peruvian Andes Adventures for any of your trekking needs in the Huaraz area. You won’t be disappointed.
Brian & Sarah on Cerro San Antonio
John / USA / Alpamayo Trek & Pisco Climb 15 days June 2018:
Peruvian Andes Adventures is a first class operation from start to finish! Their depth of staff and associates ensures first class, well trained people are supporting your trek or climb. PAA’s careful selection of people and quality of training shows through. Equipment is good quality, and the addition of the PAA reflective fly for their tents made sub-zero nights very comfortable.
Food / Cook – unquestionably the best trekking food I (and my colleagues) have had. Fresh fruits and vegetables… 10 days into a remote trek with no re-supply! Great variety! Great taste! The food was an important contribution to successfully completing the trek and climb. PAA does both the big and the small details right. Everyone is focussed on ensuring your adventure, trek or climb is done safely and with the greatest chance it will be successful. I give PAA my highest recommendation!
Carolyn / Canada / 11 day Cordillera Huayhuash Trek June 2018
Trip Advisor Posting: Top notch trekking experience
My recent experience on the 11 day Huayhuash Circuit trek was incredible. When I started inquiring about trips many companies either didn’t respond or took a week or more, but right from the first prompt email Peruvian Andes Adventures was professional and thorough. Yes, you will pay more than with some companies but the high quality service and absolutely amazing food is well worth the difference. Anne provided complete and accurate info and answered my questions quickly. Our guide David is very knowledgeable in the history, flora, fauna and peaks. It’s amazing how he remembered the exact elevations of all the peaks we saw! Our cook, Giovanni, was absolutely incredible! I really can’t say enough about how amazing the food was. The trail lunches were luxury and all dinners were three course and fabulous. They catered well to my vegetarian diet as well. Marcos was a great assistant, always ready to help with a smile. Our donkey drivers were super efficient and always had camp ready when we arrived to site. The office staff were very helpful in anything requested, including renting me a -18C sleeping bag and hiking poles (all great quality). We were incredibly lucky with the weather (not a drop of rain the entire time!) which always helps morale on a long trek, but if we had experienced poor weather the staff were well equipped to make our time as comfortable as possible. If you’re looking for a great trekking experience, with amazing service and incredible food, look no further!!
Marianne / Australia / 13 day Alpamayo Trek to Ulta July 2018:
I have been on many treks, but I have rarely seen a trek that well organised. Our guide was more than helpful at all times and the cook provided better meals than we had in any restaurant in Huaraz! I enjoyed this trip 100%. Many thanks to all
Carrie / USA / Quillqueyhuanca to Cojup Trek July 2018
Trip Advisor Posting: I joined a trek to Quilcayhuanca Cojup as a solo traveler and had an outstanding experience! From the moment I contacted Peruvian Andes
Adventures, I was provided with extensive information about the trek, traveling to Huaraz, and how to prepare. They were flexible with last-minute itinerary changes and from the moment I arrived in Huaraz, PAA helped me prepare to be successful on the trek. During the trek, our guide did an amazing job pacing clients with very different fitness levels. Additionally, each day, we looked over the map and decided as a group on the specifics of our route. The guide kept us all in good spirits, provided excellent information about the route, plants, history of the area, etc. Everything was exactly as advertised and beyond! Our cook was amazing, the food incredible, and every detail of the camp was taken care of by each member of the PAA team. Considering I did a second trek with a highly recommended (albeit cheaper) company the week after, I can absolutely say it was worth the extra money for the confidence I had in PAA. I have already begun conversations and planning for my next trek.
Connor / USA / Logistical Support for Ishinca Valley Climbing July 2018
Trip Advisor Posting: Excellent Service, detailed and honest
PAA helped organize an 8 day climbing trip to Ishinca valley. Their responses were prompt and very detailed. I appreciated that they almost over communicated what was included/not included. There were absolutely zero surprises, no “extras” popped up out of nowhere etc. Hisao takes pride in his operation and by talking to a few people while we were out, has an excellent reputation from clients to those that work for him. We also stayed at the Morales Guesthouse, which is clean and friendly. They picked us up at the bus station and gave excellent service from there. When we book our next trip, it will be with Peruvian Andes Adventures.
Carrie / Australia / 8 day Cordillera Huayhuash Mini Trek July 2018
(This is Carries second trek with us)
Peruvian Andes Adventures delivered a professional & satisfying Huayhuash mini trek experience. The standard of service – door to door, the quality of equipment and food, attention to detail was all of a very high standard. On the trek the hygiene was superlative! On the trek the attention to details & to our needs was spot on. Thank you to Marco and especially the “porter” Pedro for looking after me when I wrenched my ankle. I would not have made it out of the Huayhuash without a mule and the extra attention provided by the medical man at Laguna Jahuacocha was effective.
Kontsatino / Germany / Climbing Course + Summits 6000m Challenge 12 days August 2018:
I am really thankful for everything that I learnt from you guys in the last 12 days. I loved how you were professional and fun at the same time! Keep up that good work
Gunter / Switzerland / 5 day Santa Cruz trek August 2018:
Trip Advisor Posting: 5-day St. Cruz Trek with 5 star service by an excellent team
When going to the high mountains you should choose an excellent team and
agency as conditions may change quickly. The Peruvian Andes team was joyful, professional and harmonic. The food, the equipment and the service in general were excellent. The tents remained dry during the one day rain and snowfall (not even having condense water in sub-zero temperatures) and my shoes dried under the cooking range. So we continued without suffering and the sun came out again the next morning.Thank you for having given us such a good time in that fantastic scenery. A client from Switzerland
Yue and Marius from the UK / Santa Cruz trek then Climbing Instruction on Vallunaraju May 2017
Dear Anne and the Peruvian Andes Adventures Team,It’s been a week now since we came back from Peru and we still constantly think about our two-week vacation. It was an amazing time in Huaraz and we thoroughly enjoyed our trekking and climbing experiences in Cordillera Blanca. Every detail of our trip was executed perfectly and we are really grateful and impressed. We wanted
to thank you, Hisao and all for creating such a memorable experience for us. We will definitely recommend you to our friends if they are considering exploring Peru. We look forward to coming back in the future for more trekking and climbing with you. Kind regards, Yue and Marius
Matthew from the USA / 14 day Cordillera Huayhuash Trek June 2017:
“Overall this has been my greatest experience with any travel agent anywhere, ever. The attentiveness and kindness of staff, flexibility whole dealing with medical issues, everything was amazing. I’m going to join Trip Advisor just to post about you guys and please feel free to use me as a reference for any prospective clients”
John & his family from the USA / 10 day Alpamayo Base Camp Trek June 2017:
“our family had an incredible experience with PAA and Morales Guesthouse. The whole team did an outstanding job helping our family to learn about Peru and have a very rewarding, adventurous experience. Thank you! Hisao and the Morales Guesthouse team made our stay most pleasant. Thank you again.
Rosa from Switzerland / 10 day Cordillera Huayhuash trek & Climbed Ishinca July 2017:
“thanks to everyone at Peruvian Andes Adventures for all their help and support – in particular Anne for the detailed pre-trip information and for answering our many questions – Amy from the Huaraz office for always being there and never losing her smile. Jorge who prepared and presented 5 star meals in the wilderness. Hisao and Iber for leading us to the summit of Ishinca and Heimer for guiding us in the Huayhuash trek. We believe we couldn’t have made a better choice among all the trekking and mountaineering companies than Peruvian Andes. I was very lucky finding you on the internet”
Alessandro from Switzerland / Santa Cruz Trek & Climbed Yanapaccha & Alpamayo July 2017:
Dear Anne, It is now a month that I have returned from fulfilling the lifelong dream of standing on the tiny summit of the “Most Beautiful Mountain in the World”. My old body has now fully recovered from the stresses and strains of the expedition and my mind keep going back to those wonderful days. Everything went exactly as planned; and service, places and peoples far exceed my highest expectations. I am sure you know already that you can be very proud of all your team members; however, it doesn’t do any harm to repeat it here. They are competent, efficient, reliable, passionate, helpful, kind and a true joy to interact with, i.e. the best ambassadors Peru can desire! Health, family and commitments permitting, I am already scheming a return to take care of some unfinished climbing business together with my Alpamayo Dream Team of Wilder, Tonio, Iber, Vanessa, Augustin and Ampelio.
I am deeply grateful to you and Hisao for the perfect organisation of this grand adventure and please convey my best regards and my most sincere thank-you to the whole PAA team.
Cari saluti e a presto! Alessandro
Judith from Germany / Cordillera Huayhuash Mini Trek August 2017:
Dear Anne, Dear Hisao,
On behalf of our group I would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the excellent organisation of our trekking tour in the beautiful Cordillera Huayhuash.
First a big thank you to *Anne* for taking care of our trip prior to its actual start. The pre-departure information was compiled with meticulous precision and attention to detail. Communication went smoothly and our questions were always answered immediately. You always advised us individually and most competently. Our German tour operator could certainly take a leaf out of your book!
Special thanks go to *Hisao* for the exceptional commitment to locating our lost piece of luggage, for the time and effort you invested! All of this does not go without saying, and we appreciate your untiring dedication all the more.
*Mayumi *spoilt us with three delicious meals a day, she was always friendly and in good humour, her laughter cheered us up immensely. On my birthday she even brought a cake along, and we will never forget enjoying the Pisco Sour at an altitude of 4,200 m! Lunch en route was always very tasty and beautifully presented. On our return, we had dinner at Mayumi’s, which was an extraordinary experience, as was her hospitality. Our special thanks for this and our kindest regards to our hostess!!!
We would also like to commend *Rodolfo* for his unflagging support, he was at all times very polite, helpful and in good spirits, a fantastic porter! Personally, I would also like to thank him for his active assistance during the more difficult parts of our descent on the last day!
*David*, too, did a good job, he is a professional, experienced guide…
All in all it was a successful tour in an exceptionally beautiful landscape, accompanied by a friendly, professional and highly competent team. We will definitely recommend Peruvian Andes Adventures to other interested travellers.
Tamsin / UK / 10 day Cordillera Huayhuash Trek September 2017
……..(Tasmin requested a Vegan diet) ….. “Giovanni always making sure that I had protein at every meal! And of course the jars and jars of peanut butter!! Also I appreciated the hand sanitiser being used by Peruvian Andes as it offers a sense of security that the staff are taking care to be clean in an environment where that’s challenging. When completing the feedback form we said that other clients can contact us. If you have anyone with dietary requirements, please send them my way. I have been vegan for 16 years and I have always carried emergency nuts/peanut butter when relying on others to provide a balanced meal. I can’t believe that over 10 days I didn’t touch my emergency supply! Each meal was nourishing and tasty! If only we booked a trek for weeks, not days!
Abby Butler from the UK/ Quillqueyhuanca Cojup Alpine Trek May 2016
From start to finish The service provided by Peruvian Andes Adventures has been brilliant! The information given before the trek was thorough and useful. All questions were answered quickly and informatively. I really liked the trek briefing – it was a useful guide as to what to expect on the trek. Eli our guide was excellent, kind and very supportive to those struggling on the tougher days. He was also flexible throughout the trek e.g. offering to take those that wanted to a view point. His daily briefings were good. The food was excellent. Jorge really spoilt us. He catered to dietary needs brilliantly with providing balanced meals.The porters were always helpful and very kind. Overall I cannot thank everyone enough for their hard work – it made a great trip truly exceptional and we are all incredibly greatful!
Cheryl / Leader with a group from Mountaineers Club Seattle (second trek with us) / Cordillera Huayhuash 13 Day Trek May 2016
…The guides, cooks and all other crew members were OUTSTANDING – always professional, very helpful and responsive, clearly knowledgeable.
All services were timely and professional. I would recommend Peruvian Andes Adventures to anyone coming to Peru – top notch all around!
Sharon Carlson / USA / 13 day Cordillera Huayhuash Trek May 2016
*Everyone worked hard to make this trip a success for us…. Food was very good. They all made sure I had gluten free meals. They let me know all the time what food I can or cannot eat. Overall, I am very pleased with the entire trip. Everyone was super helpful and pleasant to be around. I would do another trip with your organisation.
Lily Leung / USA / (second trek with us) / Cordillera Huayhuash 15 Day Trek May 2016
The crew / staff/ guides were great. They made special attention for dietary changes and Marco (guide) was very generous with his time in teaching me Spanish in his free time. We had great weather. The landscape and the views each day were exceptional. The trek was physically challenging but well worth every sore muscle, ache and cold nights. Hisao, Anne and the rest of the staff were also extremely helpful before & after the trek in all my questions and needs.
Andrew / South Africa / family with Two Children / Santa Cruz Ulta Trek 7 days August 2016
The food was excellent! And more than expected. Having Pizza, trout and other great food on the walk was appreciated. Being able to have horses for the while time for our children was exactly what we needed to complete the trek and without them we would not have been able to complete the whole trek. Nestor and team were very good on the trek and kept a very manageable constant pace, but still giving us enough time to enjoy the views while walking and having time to relax at camp. Thanks for a fantastic trip!
Michelle/ New Zealand / Santa Cruz Ulta Trek 6 days + Tours in Cusco & Titicaca August 2016
An exceptional team delivering an amazing adventure! Every need was anticipated and I can’t speak highly enough of this unforgettable experience. The food, the scenery, the people ….. Unfaultable!! Thank you to the Peruvian Andes Team. I would highly recommend this company without reservation.
Forest /USA / Climbing Instruction 3 Days Yanapaccha / August 2016
The services provided on the trek far exceeded my expectations. The porters Jhon and Maximo were incredibly friendly. The chef Thono made great food. Jorge (guide) was extremely knowledgeable and very outgoing. I fully enjoyed every art of the experience. The staff at Morales Guesthouse were spectacular and helped with every detail that we could think of. Thank you all for a wonderful experience.
Edmund / Leader of a group of 10 from Bavaria / Alpamayo Trek + Climbed Alpamayo, Pisco , Ampato and Cusco, Machu Picchu & TiticacaTours July 2016 (Third trip with us)
Dear Anne, dear Hisao, since a few weeks we ar back home and everybody is very happy about our time in Peru. My dear Anne, we want to say a very very big THANK YOU especialy to you… You must have spent so much time about planning our tour, we are very impressed and very much obliged about that…. Everything has worked perfect. Every bus connect, every mountainguide, cook, porter , driver and so on worked perfect. They worked hand in hand and together and — we had the feeling, they had fun together and also with us. We had also the feeling, to be welcome every time, this was a very good feeling, wow… Also on tour, we felt that everybody took care on us. Every cook did his best, the meals were always tasty and always more than we could eat. Every porter, bus driver, donkey driver and particulary the tour guides worked wonderful. The trekking guides Eli and Mayumi, the mountain guides Marco, David and Wilder gave us a very save feeling, especially Wilder while climbing Alpamayo. Also a very nice time we spent in Morales guest house, thank you to Yovana and the other girl, it was very heartly. So we can say, this was a perfect tour and the time was too short, thank you for the very professional and heartly execution of all you made. Muchas gracias to everybody, hasta luego !! So I only can say thank you from myself for the group for the very nice time, we hope to see you again !! best regards, best wishes to you, your families and all the members of the agency heartly greetings Edmund and Lissy for the group
Di Westaway / Australia/ Climbing Expedition August 2016
Just want to thank you, Hisao and the whole expedition team for an awesome adventure in the Peruvian mountains. Their attention to detail was exceptional and they took great care of us at every moment. The food was fabulous and porters devoted. We learned a lot from our guides, particularly Carlos, who is a passionate and professional teacher. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Peruvian Andes Adventures as an awesome travel company who really understand the needs of wild women climbing and trekking in Peru.
Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday.
CEO. Wild Women On Top
Corrina & Russ / Canada/ Alpamayo Circuit to Ulta May 2015
I would like to comment what a great team your company is – from Anne answering my numerous emails & recommending this trip – to Heimer our knowledgeable guide – to the chef (Jorge & Antonio) who made gourmet meals with amazing presentation – to the friendly efficient donkey drivers. We had high expectations for our trips in Cusco by XXXXX set the bar very high but Peruvian Andes Adventures surpassed the expectations. It was great to see the whole crew Guide, cook & donkey driver working together to get the tasks done & always laughing together & having a good time
Tom & Karen / Huayhuash Trek 12 days June 2015
Tom/ Overall comment, excellent committed team with guide, cook & two donkey drivers doing everything to make our excursion fun, interesting, comfortable & safe. My wife & I had an experience that makes us want to return to this region of Peru & bring friends and family to join us on an excursion with Peruvian Andes Adventures. David our guide is a walking encyclopaedia of flowers and mountains. His knowledge of mountain weather & trails kept us safe & prepared each day. His gentle pace allowed our bodies to adapt to the altitude & still arrive at lunch or campaments on schedule. He was extremely patient with our passion for photography (1114 photos on my camera) where stopping for flowers or landscape was very frequent. He waited & answered our many questions. Mayumi – our dedicated, entertaining & talented cook I think of as “The Buddha of Abundance” or simply “Buddha of Happiness”. She invented, concocted, prepared & delighted us every meal & snack with a varied fresh & delicious menu…. We were amazed at this womans abilities, an orchestra of knives, spoons & pots. Fabulous! Our highest praises to you (Mayumi). “Jimmy & Roger” – not being able to become more acquainted with these two respectful, even deferrable young men was largely due to my poor Spanish. Nevertheless, I am very pleased with their expertise with the animals, all of which appeared very healthy and cared for, and their support of camp selection and tent pitching. Their water collection, fishing expertise and just being the silent/quiet organisation behind the scenes every day for our comfort & enjoyment. I could go on with my praise and enthusiasm but that will suffice. From the moment Aimee met us at the bus station, we felt like royalty. Your services are world –class and so is your landscape scenery. I truly hope to return to experience more of it in your guiding hands. Ciao, Tom
Karen/ All aspects of our Huayhuash hike exceeded our expectations & left us committed to return again to include other trekking peaks & other treks with Peruvian Andes Adventures…. Having the luxury to carry a small day pack made hiking at higher altitudes much more comfortable. Arriving at camp to a tent ready for occupation was fantastic. Not to mention hot water for bathing and a teatime snack added to our delight. Having tea delivered to our tent for wake-up followed by warm bathing water is more than many hotels have to offer. Imagine “room service” in the mountains. We were absolutely delighted by the entire experience from pick up at the bus by Amy, to the pre-briefing by Eli. And Annes email communication met the mark for clarity and timeliness. A 5-star event in all aspects.
Alan / Canada / Huayhuash Trek 15 days with climbing Pumariniri& Diablo Mudo June 2015
Hi Anne, Its over a month since we completed our trek and I wanted to follow-up with you to let you know how much I enjoyed the trek. I can say, without hesitation, that the level of service from Peruvian Andes Adventures was superb – really, the highest I have encountered on any of my treks around the world. Willie, our guide, impressed us with his warmth, friendliness, expertise and his passion in sharing ‘his’ mountains with us. Of special merit was the food prepared by Yovanni – unbelievably fine eating! The additional support from Ana and Crisaldo and their unwavering happy presence made the trip so pleasant. I have left a positive review on Trip Advisor that I hope reflects the totally positive experience.
All the best, Alan
Joe & Peggy (second trek with us) Huayhuash 15 days with climbing June 2015
This was our second trip & the great experience & customer service was a key factor in our returning. The team supporting us this year was extraordinary. At 25 years old Willi was a phenomenal guide – his maturity, positive attitude & ability to remain unflappable & calm under stressful situations (a landslide that blocked a road on the way to camp 1) was amazing. We’ll long remember his sense of humour, broad smiles and laughter. Yovanni (our cook) was exceptional. He created wonderful & gourmet meals throughout our 15 day trek with very limited resources. His dishes could easily compete with the best restaurants in Huaraz. Crisaldo& Ana were delightful to work with, Crisaldo in particular took on many extra duties (including carrying the climbers gear to the peaks & actually climbing & providing support for the Diablo Mudo ascent. Ana was always positive and we loved her laugh. Oliveria,Rudolfo&Cristeli (donkey drivers) always made sure we arrived early & had the best of campsites available. Like all of the other team members they were polite &accommodating. As always – we enjoyed Hisao, Ami, Yovana & staff in MGH Guesthouse here in Huaraz. Congratulations on the expansion. Rooms are beautiful!
Kyoko / Japan / Climbed Maparaju & Chopicalqui August 2015
I was really happy that we succeeded in the summit of Chopi. The guide Wilder was very friendly and helped us so much. The meals were very delicious. We asked you to use very limited oil for our meals & it was perfect. Wilder helped me when I felt very difficult to pass a large crevasse, & then I could pass it easily. Sunrise on the summit of Chopi was above my expectation – so nice! This trip will be my best memory. Thank you very much for everything. So I would like to say again to Wilder & the staffs that I was so happy with succeed in Chopi& all the trip with them
Steven / USA / Alpamayo Base camp Trek 8 days August 2015
This was one of the best trek vacations we have taken. The food was outstanding. We have never had such a high calibre of meals on a camping vacation. Our guide (Heimer) was extremely sensitive to our needs & accommodated our requirements. We even got Spanish lessons!
Robin / USA / Santa Cruz trek August 2015
People: Our guide, our chef, our donkey drivers were all & each amazing. Their level of concern & personal attention was outstanding. I enjoyed spending meals with them and would trek with the same crew again – hands down!
Communication: Anne was awesome. She helped us send $$ when we had problems, she sent us excellent pre-trip information. Thanks to her, we were exceptionally well prepared
Convenience: The door-to-door service is reasonable and impeccable. Thank you for covering all parts of our journey. We felt well taken care of and valued (not sold to!)
Denise & Kevin / USA : Santa Cruz Ulta Trek + Ishinca Climbing / May 2014second trip with PAA
Denise: Everything was outstanding. Rodolfo, Cesar, Iber& Marco were all excellent. A special thanks to Hisao for letting us delay the climb one day to wait for better weather. We will miss you all. Kevin: Everything from first contact to end of trek was handled superbly. Not much to add from previous positive reviews. You run a great operation. Hope to see you soon
Jakob / Canada / Climb Pisco & Yanapaccha / June 2014
Olga & I both had a great time. The guides did a good job at adapting to our novice level, helped us accomplish our objectives. Roberto the porter was especially attentive, & helped Olga a lot with her heavy backpack
Lilian (UK) & Chiara (Canada) / Huayhuash Trek 15 days / May 2014
I can hardly fault any of the trek. It was completely spectacularly superb!The guide Jorge was outstanding, gracious and totally professional. He never once lost his cool and was very patient with all our abilities and needs.. The cooks provided great food – absolutely outstanding. I was so surprised at how fresh the food was – I didn’t even think we would be getting fresh fruit. It was so much I had to turn food down because I was so well fed! And the hygiene was top quality for the environment. Finally – the donkey drivers Anhill&Suddam were rapid, professional and very useful. They always got the best spots! Again, I had NO bad comments and thank you for a lovely two weeks.
…… I would love to return for another trek and highly recommend this company. Thank you for a wonderful experience
Walter / Mountain guide from Italy/ leader of a small group climbing Vallunaraju & Alpamayo /July 2014
Dear Anne, We are back in South Tyrol now for quite some time and are back in our jobs…. We like to remember the great time we had in Peru and would not want to do without it again. It was a special vacation for the three of us and a fantastic experience both in Huaraz as well as in the mountains. Please send our regards to Hisao and especially to Jorche – the thoughtful, helpful, and funny mountain guide – as well as to Antonio, who cooked delicious food fors. Thank you very much for the good organization because everything worked out perfectly.
Irene / UK / Santa Cruz trek /June 2014
This is the best trek/walk I have done. I only have positive comments. Eli seemed to find the perfect pace for me and it was a pleasure to have him with us on the trek. The food was great and with the help of Cesar’s “special tea” the stomach bug which I had at the beginning of the trek seemed to disappeared. All the team were cherry and made us feel welcome. The organisation from Lima, day treks, Morales Guesthouse etc has been first class and the advice to take warmer sleeping bags and pole made my trek easier. I would recommend your company to anyone and everyone.
Carole & Diane / Australia / Climbing Instruction Course / August 2014
I have travelled on many treks and this trip by far exceeded my expectations. Excellent guides & cook, service was fantastic. Giovani is a CHEF, not a cook. He makes exceptions food. This is a selling point – fresh local produce to keep climbers fit & healthy while climbing
“Climbing Vallunaraju with Peruvian Andes Adventures was awesome. The guides were exceptional & the food nutritious & delicious. I can’t wait to come back to climb Alpamayo with Carlos & Wilder”
Di , CEO Women on Top
Paulo / Leader of Group of 16 people/ Huayhuash Mini Trek / July 2014
(Second trek with us)
Dear Anne and Hisao,
It took longer than I expected, but here I am getting back to thank you guys for the wonderful time we had and also to make a few comments about our trip. Once again we were delighted with the excellent service provided by Peruvian Andes and are looking forward to get back!
The first person I would like to praise is Anne, who has been always patient and helpful through all the process of organizing this trip. Managing such a large group of ever changing requests is not easy and she mastered it!
I would also like to thank Hisao, the guy who made it actually happen. As always, everything worked just perfectly, and we know that’s thanks to him.
On the Trek, once again Nestor was a great guide. He managed very well such a diverse group, taking care of the weakest and letting the the strong ones burn their energy. The cooks did a wonderful job in feeding us with always delicious food and even washed some of our clothes after a muddy walk in the rain. Roberto and Marcelino deserve a very special note, as they not only did their job very well, but always did it with a smile in their faces, and that makes a big difference. The camps were great, very well located.
Bob / UK/ Santa Cruz trek / July 2014
Hello Anne, Hisao and Eli, we have been back in England for a few days now and wanted to contact you to express our gratitude and thanks for making our Santa Cruz trek such a great experience. It was clear that every aspect of the organisation and execution of the trek had been carefully examined and refined, the end result of which was a truely most memorable journey.
The standard of the equipment was first rate, we particularly liked the four man tent for the two of us and the snug sleeping bags. In our experience with other trekking companies in the Cusco area, this is an area where compromises are made by them to maximise profits. The standard of the food was excellent and a never ending source of amazement to us with what can be done with a solitary gas ring. Mayumi always put a smile on our faces with her happy persona. Eli was always patient, understanding and accomodating when we found the going tough and needed a breather. We never felt rushed or under pressure so were able to fully appreciate the amazing scenery. Our first visit to this part of Peru has most certainly been something to savour. The Morales guest house was also superb. Comfortable and reasonably priced with friendly staff, it was a great place for us to rest both before and after the trek.
Special thanks to Eli for suggesting pictures to me that I would have missed otherwise. We will treasure these always and remember you all with fond affection.
Carlos / USA / Climbing Instruction & Climbed Ishinca & Urus September 2013
At all times I felt welcome, attended to and very safe. Without any reservation I will highly recommend Peruvian Andes Adventures to everyone. You all far exceeded my expectations with your professionalism & sincerity in everything you all did. I sincerely thank each of you for your tireless efforts. Carlos
Sharon / Canada/ Cordillera Huayhuash Trek July 2013
(Second Trek with us)
I am a repeat customer with great reason. My first trip with Peruvian Andes I found the service to be not only professional but pleasant. Peruvian Andes has found workers who love what they do and this transfers into the way they deliver their service. I had high expectations for the second trip and those expectations were met. Thanks for terrific memories.
Sam & Birdy / USA /Santa Cruz Llanganuco Trek July 2013
… I couldn’t believe what wonderful meals were possible out in the middle of the mountains. I enjoyed watching Cesar preparing the meals in the cook tent & eating as a family group … Due to the superior quality of your services I will be very pleased to highly recommend Peruvian Andes Adventures to anyone interested in having a wonderful experience.
George / USA / Family of Four – did Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu + Santa Cruz Ulta Trek 06 days
Both our treks were superb with wonderfully professional service that were unmatched in our many years of adventure travel. The pre-trip planning communication with Anne & Hisao all the way through the many details of our itineraries were excellent. Our special vegan meals requests were graciously and deliciously prepared with fantastic Peruvian flavours. Our guides were outstanding. We also wanted to comment on the inventive style and superb quality of our cooks. Everyone in your organisation was extremely professional & delightful to work with. I wanted to send a special thank you to Anne, Hisao, Eli & Bryan
Graham / Group of 9 from Canada / Cordillera Huayhuash trek June 2013
It was Grahams second trek with us:
Hi Anne, Another great trip completed with Peruvian Andes Adventures! everything went as planned , no nasty surprises or incidents , Hisau took good care of us as did all the guides, cooks and staff . Food was amazing ! our whole group of nine enjoyed the total experience . Also thanks for your kind hospitality at Morales Guesthouse , you made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Thankyou again for your attention to detail which ensured another successful trek in Peru . I know you’ll be getting repeat customers from some of the nine I can’t pick out any highlight as every day had one ! For me , having this opportunity to spend time with my son meant a lot . Best wishes for successful trekking season. Best regards Graham
Asher / Group of 10 from Israel / Cordillera Huayhuash Trek with Cuzco & Machu Picchu Tours August 2012
Dear Anne, It is time to send u a GREAT THANK YOU!!! For a wonderful tour and trek we had with Peruvian Andes Adventures. It is all about people and service and u (as a company) proved to be one of the best companies, if not the best, we have ever trekked with. And as u know we have trekked all over the world in all 5 continents.
Your service start with the offer………. I was convinced to go ahead with your company from the start of communication because of the fast, reliable, supportive, knowledgeable and added value information u brought to the table. The information regarding the tour is extensive, going into details of who is going to wait, where, tickets, vouchers, needed telephones and any other detailed information that made our life easier, confident, with no hesitation who/when/what should be done.
And then was the service in Peru. Great, excellent, supportive – all those words cannot express the service you are providing!!!! It is more than that!!!!
The people who were supporting us in Lima and Cusco tour were very high level, solved any issue very fast and with a smile. All ground services (hotels and train) was more than great!!!!
The service and people in the trek were the best I’ve trekked with. Very professional service. tents and all other equipment in the trek was high level. Nestor was so good.. not only as a trek guide but as a person who care about the people. Looking after us like we are his kids…. and giving us the confident we have somebody to lean on.
The cook and the team – what can be said more than we asked to reduce the food. Because the food was so good and so many dishes per day, we started to gain weight instead of losing.. The camp build and carry was excellent.
Anne, we are your best ambassadors in Israel. Anyone who will ask regarding tour in Peru will get only one Company name – Peruvian Andes Adventures.
Ethel & Charlie from Scotland / FOURTH TREK WITH US / Alpamayo Circuit August 2012
Our fourth year to Huaraz and another great trek. … Rodolfo..(guide) As always he is very professional and courteous and keeps to a nice slow pace which is excellent for us. Mario & Alfonzo also work very hard to ensure that we have everything that we need. Alfonzo did a great job of drying Charlies boots after he waded across a river in them. You offer a first class service from the first inquiry to the completion. We have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone interested in coming to Huaraz. Keep up the great work.
Bob & Mike / Canada / Cordillera Huayhuash Mini Trek with Cuzco & Amazon Tours May 2012
(Second trek with us)
Anne: I wanted to thank you and the all the staff at PAA for a memorable trip on the Cordillera Huayhuash Mini Trek in May. The views were amazing, the hiking breath taking and the weather superb. Mashua, Marco and Cesar did an outstanding job. Cesar’s cooking was excellent as expected. This was my second trip with PAA having done the Santa Cruz trek in 2007. You did a fine job booking the rest of our trip to Cusco, Macchu Pichu and then Puerto Maldonado. We also enjoyed the Morales Guesthouse in Huaraz. Johanna took good care of us. I told my friends that your service is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Thanks again. Bob & Mike – Canada
Tom / USA / Climbed Ishinca & Tocllaraju / June 2012
(This was Tom’s second climbing trip with us)
… I will try Chopi or Huascaran in a couple of years. I am going to Mt Rainier this January for a winter skills seminar. I dont know if I can return to Peru next summer but
definitley the yeat after. Your trips are nice and I cant imagine climbing Peru with anyone else.
Ethel & Charlie / Cordillera Huayhuash Trek / August 2011
This is our third walking holiday with PAA we completed the huayhuash trek thanks to the patience and professionalism of Rodolfo who is a wonderful guide. Marco worked hard supply of food provided by Alfonso was excellent and the last us going. The two donkey drivers worked delight in the background. It was an experience that will not be forgotten. Thanks to everyone for a great time.
Bob / Canada / Cordillera Huayhuash Trek July 2011
Peruvian Andes is a top trekking company to rival all others. Great staff who are all courteous, knowledgable, and attentive. The food was the best I have eaten on the trek and I was very appreciative for the attention given to my dietary needs.
Group from Tropical Classrooms / Climbing Instruction Course on Yanapaccha June 2011
Awesome awesome trip. Rodolfo, the cook, porters and drivers were great. I have zero complains I would recommend this trip 100% Excellent at everything!! Exceeded expectations in every way.
Great guide, cook, etc. food was unbelievable.
Michel & Friends / Canada / Alpamayo Base camp Trek July 2011
We were pleased with the professionnalism and kindness of, all the staff accompanying us. All of them were working hard long before the sun rise and after the sun set, were dedicated to offering us the best service, and ready to provide assistance and help in case of need. Cirillo and Javier, in charge of the mules and the equipment, had a daily challenge: to get the tents ready before our arrival at the campsite. Giovanni and Iber, the cook and his assistant, were preparing very tasty and healthy dishes which we enjoyed a lot. The food on the trek was abundant with a lot of vegetables and fruits (some peruvian fruits which we discovered and enjoyed). Some desserts, like chocolate cakes, were a real pleasure after a long walking day at 4000m and over. We still wonder how they can manage to cook such good dishes in a tent. Our guide Elva, was also quite knowledgeabe about the area, and always available to answer our questions. Since we did not follow exactly the original trek plan, she had to make decisions, and we must admit she made the right choices since we saw a lot of extraordinary landscapes and even the sun set light on the Alpamayo (and shot hundreds of photos). Also the guides we had for the four day treks we did, the people we met at the office, the drivers, etc., all of them were friendly and efficient. Finally, our special thanks to Anne Thomson for answering our mails as quickly as we were able to write them. Her answers were detailed and very helpful. If we had to come back for another trek, we would surely contact Peruvian Andes again as we would recommmend this company without hesitation to any people willing to make a trek in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca. Best regards, Suzanne , Daniel ,Michel
Loie and her family / Santa Cruz trek July 2011
Internet interactions were very personalized to my questions so from the beginning I had trust in PAA. This was outstanding. We loved it. We were awed by the mountains. Our guide keeps a good pace that worked for all us. The food was delicious. Morales Guest House was perfect for the highest before and after the trek. I would recommend Peruvian Andes Adventures anyone coming to Peru.
Jon / USA / Alpamayo Base Camp Trek August 2011
(Second Trek with us)
Anne,,Thank you for all the documents. All are in order. I’m always excited to return to Huaraz and a group of 6 is a very nice size. As usual, Peruvian Andes seems to be way ahead of other tour groups not only in the service but in the information provided to your clients. I particularly appreciated the advice about the bus travel and avoiding the food. Staying healthy is of primary concern and it wise to avoid any questionable food.
Graham / Canada/ Alpamayo Base Camp Trek June 2010
Hisao, To let you know I arrived home safely last night after a memorable and amazing time in Peru . The trek will be forever in my memory. I can’t say enough about the attention to detail by you and your staff which made for such a successful and safe time. The extra effort by yourself regarding the bus journey to Lima, arranging for Paul to meet me and obtain the airline ticket to Cusco Thank you again.
Keiko / Group of 4 ladies from Japan / Santa Cruz Ulta trek May 2010
Dear Anne, Hisao & Eli,
We are now back in Japan!
We could fully enjoy the trekking in Cordillera Blanca!! All of us were always well and could walk joyfully with good acclimatization!! It completely owes to good Guide Nestor!! Without him we would not be able to succeed walking!! His guiding is perfect!! We also enjoyed talking with Nestor!! We also enjoyed all food & dishes the good cook Cesar served!! His soupe is so good!! He served different dishes every day inspite of the remote high mountain area!! Fresh fruits & food in the high camping area were surprising to us!! Assistant guide Grisaldo was always helpful and the rescue horse (which carried our backpack) made it possible that we could safely walk all the way!! The donkey drivers also worked very well helping some of us folding the sleeping bags into the bag!! Everything above given to us were perfect!!
Anne, we, four, really appreciate your kind, sincere and quick reply which made our trip so successful one!! (My English is not good enough to express what we feel.)
Hisao, We really thank you for your good company which is systematically well organized by you & Eli. We love PAA as well as Cordillera Blanca! Again, thank you.
Jon / USA / Cordillera Huayhuash Trek / July 2010
Anne, I just wanted to let you know what a fabulous trip we all had. It certainly was the best ever for me – it was my 6th trekking trip in Peru. In the past, I traveled with XXXXX and your organization was far and away the best. The food was fabulous thanks to Caesar’s talents. Everything else was first rate including the 15th day we traveled back to Huaraz from the last camp site. Thanks again for all your support and I certainly will talk up Peruvian Andes Adventures to my friends in Boulder Co. Don’t hesitate to have potential clients email me if they have any questions. JON
Jay / USA / Climbing Instruction & Summits / June 2010
(this was Jay’s second trip with us)
Thanks to Hisao & the whole crew for a fantastic trip! Rodolfo is a skilled & professional guide – we had two excellent climbs. Jorge is a tremendously good cook, I loved all the meals. I particularly want to thank Peruvian Andes Adventures for allowing me to change my itinerary on the fly, that flexibility is very much appreciated. Also thank you to Anne for doing an excellent job of organising my trip – the logistics were flawless.
Greg / USA / Huayhuash Trek / June 2010
(this was Gregs 2nd trek with us)
As it was in 2008, this years Cordillera Huayhuash trek was again outstanding. 5 star platinum plus service with every possible thoughtful detail considered & perfectly delivered. The best possible professional service.
Anne / Canada / Climbing Expedition / July 2010
The guide Wilder was absolutely FANTASTIC! Jorge the cook is AWESOME!, the best cook in town, he takes care of my food intolerances. Very kind, helpful & smiley porters, they do a great job & very useful. I’ll send you a lot of my friends and patients. I’ll recommend your company for the professionalism, the high level of safety in the mountains, the excellent food & the good organization of all – we never wait!! Thanks a lot.
Scott / Santa Cruz trek / June 2010
Great trip, very good food very knowledgeable & experienced guide. Top notch – worth every penny.
Elizabeth & Peter Schmid Agency / 9 people / Switzerland/ Huayhuash Trek and ClimbingPisco & Tocllaraju July 2009
(Second Group Tour with us)
This is the second time we have trekked and climbed with Peruvian Andes Adventures. No Comments !!!!! Just SUPER !!!!
John / Switzerland / Huayhuash Trek July 2009
The trek was well organized, the food good – varied and abundant. The guide Marco is very professional and looks after you for every problems. Thi is the third time I do trekking with Peruvian Andes and next time I come in Huaraz I shall certainly take again the same agency. Best regards, John
Wes & Stan / USA / Climbed Tocllaraju, Aretesonraju & Huascaran June 2009
(Second climbing expedition with us)
Guide and staff were well trained & very professional. This is our second positive experience with Peruvian Andes Adventures. The second experience was even better than the first. We would have no hesitation using Peruvian Andes Adventures again.
Berne & Karen / New Zealand / Climbing Instruction & Summits August 2009
(Second Trek with Us)
Over all three of our climbing adventures al staff, guides, cooks, porters & donkey drivers looked after us wit great care & consideration, even in our moments of terror and triumph in the snow. Due to our lack of Spanish it was great to have guides with such good English. It made it easier during the instruction and any incidents that occurred.This is our second trip with Peruvian Andes Adventures. Top Marks! A special thanks must go to all involved to make our second trip here one not to forget.
Will & Debra/ USA / Santa Cruz Trek August 2009
(Second Trek with Us)
It was a fantastic experience from start (arranging the trek) to finísh. Anne was very helpful in making all our travel and trek arrangements in a timely manner & patiently reminded us to fill out necessary forms. Hisao met us at the guesthouse upon arrival and welcomed us back. He filled us in our trek and helped us obtain our necessary rental equipment. Edita was a skilled trek leader who successfully met the needs of people of varied interests & capabilities. Since we were all interested in photography, she made sure we were up early & to the sites with the best views before the clouds came in. Mayumi & Marcellino were so much fun and excellent at their jobs as were the donkey drivers. Huayhuash was our first trek with Peruvian Andes Adventures and we enjoyed it so much we came back. The caring and efficient staff make us want to come back again.
Tim / USA / Huayhuash Trek July 2009
(Second Trek with Us)
I was most pleased with the food. It was of high quality, fresh, varied & delicious. The guide David was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and fun, He was helpful as well. All in all, I was very satisfied with the entire trip, which is my second trek with Peruvian Andes Adventures and I would use this company again and would recommend you to others. Thanks for a great trip!
Paola / Leader of a Group of 13 from Italy/ Huayhuash Trek June 2009
Dear Hisao, . Once again, thank you so much for the nice experience we had in Perù and the marvellous hiking we did around the Cordillera Huayhuash. Everybody of our group was very impressed by the excellent organization of your agency and the kindness of all your staff. The guides, the cook and his assistants, the donkey drivers took very good care of us. The food was delicius (this is true twice as we are Italians) and the cooks really surpriced us many times with unbelivable dishes. I also very much appreciated your attention and sensibility for the enviroment. Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huyhuash, but also all the surrounding landscapes are marvellous places of nature, and any effort to protect them are extremely important. Do not hesitate to give my e-mail address if sombodybody shoul wish information about our experience in Perù with your agency. It would be a pleasure for me.
Barbara & Sam/ USA/ Cordillera Huayhuash Trek June 2008
General Comments: Your company was wonderful to work with, from initial emails right down to the last day. A couple examples: we are vegan and the meals involved quite a bit of extra work, but this was done every meal with care and inventiveness. Also: Eli was willing to rework the itinerary, and it resulted in a markedly better trip. He and the crew went way out of their way to ensure that we had the best trip possible. If we are back in this area we would definitely go with Peruvian Andes again and we would certainly recommend it to others.
Harry / Canada/ Cordillera Huayhuash Trek June 2008
General Comments: I have done a fair amount of trekking with different groups, and Peruvian Andes Adventures are by far the best company that I have ever hiked with. Absolutely outstanding in every way. I already have, and will continue to recommend your company to any of my friends who may be hiking or climbing in Peru. The guide and all the crew were absolutely outstanding in every way. They worked very hard, everything was set up for us, and all the food was just great. Having a hot drink brought to our tent first thing in the morning was a really nice touch. Anne was absolutely great in providing all the information that I needed to plan my trip, and she was also very helpful with other details like accommodation and transportation. HARRY V
James / New Zealand Kiwi/: (spent a month trekking & climbing in September).
“Thanks guys for showing me such a great time! I was spoilt rotten and really appreciated both the flexibility and attention to detail of all the organisation and things you did for me to make my trip such a great experience. Right from when I first got off the plane in Lima, to staying at the guesthouse, each day of the hikes, tours, Santa Cruz trek and the 3 climbs you put on for me, till the very end. My first experience of Peru was not only a memorable one because of the people I met and awesome things I did, but you also helped make it such an easy and safe one for a kiwi gringo with no ability to speak any Spanish! I was impressed with all of the staff and how friendly and helpful they were to me and other clients, and how professional each of my guides and their assistants were during the month of my stay. I came to Peru unsure of what it would be like; I met some cool people, saw some amazing sights, and was fortunate to have a few successful summits to top it all off! By the time I left, I not only had an awesome time but also made some new friends. I’d love to come back sometime and would have no hesitation recommending PAA to anyone for both value for money and a great time!Cheers James!”
Donna – USA / Huayhuash trek & Climbing Pisco 2007
Just a heart-felt Thank You to all the guides and staff – Anne, Hisao, Eli, Henry, Walter, Cesar, William – who made my vacation in the Andes such an enjoyable adventure! You take extraordinarily good care of your clients, so we can simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash. I would love to return someday … perhaps to climb another summit? J Best regards, Donna
Edmund – 10 people Germany / climbed Tocllaraju & Huascaran 2007
Dear Anne, dear Hisao, I´m sorry, that my feedback is done so late, but I was so busy the last months, that I wanted to go back to Peru immediately. I hope, that a few guys of my group had more time to answer as me. Almost, if I remember to the time in your land, I begin dreaming. We had different adventures, horse riding in trance, accident about the crevasse, and at last a big success about climbing Huascaran. The most important remembers are the persons, that made all this adventures able. And this are you, Hisao and his friends. We have to thank you again for doing such a good work for us. All the time we were best attended and felt never left alone.
John 5 people – Australia / Huayhuash trek 2007
This was the first time that any of us had done a fully catered hike. We were spoiled rotten, and loved it. You provide a first class service, which was obvious to us when we looked at the level of equipment and service provided to other groups we encountered. Many thanks for a wonderful experience. John, David, Kathy and Ian
Roland (Canada) Huayhuash trek 2006
Hola hisao … thanks to you, I made my plane and arrived back in the US after a memorable trip to the peruvian andes … I will always remember your generosity of spirit and extreme kindness to have escorted me from huaraz to lima when it appeared that campesinos had blocked all roads and that travel to lima was impossible … your deep sense of responsibility to help a visitor to your country is much to your credit and very gratefully appreciated … my trip with peruvian andes adventures would have been special even without your noble gesture … you have made it extraordinary … thank you so very much … gracias mi amigo … roland
Rosalie : Leader of a group of 60 plus years olds from USA / Santa Cruz trek 2006:
Peruvian Andes Adventures was conducting several treks simultaneously but we felt we were the most important group. From the owner, Hisao, our guides and crew, Anne, Mijumi, Maria and Jose to our donkey drivers, Xavier and Jose the emphasis was on making us feel welcome in their beautiful country and everything was done to give us the very best experience. We thank you for making this marvelous adventure possible, and look forward to returning someday to Peruvian Andes Adventures and another trek. Anne was an excellent guide and assisting her and responsible for meals were Majumi and Maria and Jose. We felt well taken care of from the beginning – our health and well being were paramount. Anne’s advice on when to ride the horses, to take a day hike to acclimatize, breathing and conserving strength at altitude was practical and well taken. Maria and Mijumi had helpful tips for riding that horse. The donkey drivers and Jose worked hard setting up camp, tents with our thermorests were always ready when we came into camp. Hot water for washing was available morning and afternoon and greatly appreciated. Thanks again for everything you did. Everyone agrees it was the best trek ever and we all want to come back. Best regards, Rosalie
Terry (USA) – Huayhuash September 2005 – joined a group:
Hi Eli,Hisao,Mayumi,and Rolando, Thanks so much for a spectacular trip to the Huayhuash. I had a great time. Great food, equipment, organization, and great care of all of us. Being an older woman on my own,I was very comfortable and content all the time. Thanks again to all of you for everything. Feel free to use these comments. Best wishes to you all, Terry.