Hello, Alvaro and staff,guides,porters,cooks,mules and horses wranglers,drivers. It is exactly one week since we got back from Peru, and I still cannot help thinking about the fantastic multi-sport trip that you guided us through. The rafting and cycling combined with archeological visits was a great idea. But the trek was probably the most challenging and memorable. You were right: the night sky at Salkantay Pass was spectacular, as was the view of the snow-capped peaks in the moonlight.
My only regret is that I did not bring an extra coat to put over my fleece and thermals so that I could stay outside longer to enjoy the constellations and Milky Way. We want to thank you for being such a great guide and staff and performing a few miracles for us. Bob still managed to complete the trek even if his shoes fell apart on day 2, thanks to the rope tying expertise. To cope with the shoe-related delay, you managed to get us into a small homey campsite nearby to avoid having to trek several more hours in the dark. And at Machu Picchu, you got us tickets to go into Wayna Picchu even though they were sold out. Lastly, you were always with your antenna out, and your mind was always recomputing, with thoughts on how to make our trip better. I could almost hear you think! So I was not surprised that you heard about the sudden landslide on the train tracks way before it was announced to the passengers, and we were able to immediately get off the the next station and rent a vehicle, instead of being stuck for hours. Amazing! And after all this, we are now friends, and hope you will stay in touch. We certainly will recommend you to all our friends and hope to return some day ;-). Abrazos, Viva