Hi Alvaro, Made it home. It was a long 1 1/2 days to get back, seemed to take FOREVER. I had wanted to say a few things to you before you left the airport, but it never seemed like the right time, what with all of the rushing and confusion and so many people standing around us. I had finally found my words but never got the chance to use them. Oh well, such is life. Mostly I wanted to tell you that I think you have a gift and I would not like to see you give up your dream. You took such good care of Lois and me, it was amazing, really. Not many quides would put that much work and energy into two middle aged women! I can't imagine what kind of trip/journey we would have had if you hadn't been the one quiding us. Thank you! I sat next to a gentleman on the plane who was also returning from Cusco and Machu Picchu. When I told him all of the things we had done, he kept saying. ``we didn't do that, we never saw that!`` You really did show us a lot. I am writing this also so that you don't get the last word or have the chance to disagree with me!. ha ha. Thanks again, your friend, Mary
USA | 2012-02-07 | email@example.com
Hi Alvaro; I just wanted to write and thank you again for facilitating an amazing trip for us to Peru. It was so much more than I had hoped for, in so many ways. Your hard work and attention to detail made our trip a journey that I will remember forever. You also have a great team that made the trip so great. Malena is such a magical person and is a fantastic masseuse, the porters, Anastacio, Lorenzo, Martin, Simon, Apolinar, Felix our cook, and Aurelio our driver. We were also very impressed with how environmental your company is, very impressed! Thank you for working towards a better planet. Our trek on the Inca Trail was the highlight of our trip but every day you seemed to have something wonderful planned for us, special for us. How lucky we were to have you as our quide. I hope our paths cross again, Your friend, Mary Lukes
USA, Washington state | 2011-11-01 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Miami | email@example.com
It is great to hear from you and I hope you are well. We thought that you and the staff,David,Nestor,Noel, Leo probably ran out of time for your plane flight in Puerto Maldonado and that was why we did not get to say goodbye to you. We looked in the boys' backpacks and found your Machu Picchu pictures. We can mail them to you if you will email us your address. Thanks again for your excellent work guiding us through Peru. We are still excited about this trip. It was a great adventure for us and we will always be grateful for having met you and having you as our guide. Just email us your address and we will mail the Machu Picchu photos to you.
E.E.U.U | 2008-07-27 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Buenos dias! Llegamos a los Estados Unidos hoy después de haber disfrutado mucho en tu país. Gracias por todas tus atenciones. Por lo pronto te aviso que el libro que ordenamos en la librería que se iba entregar en el hotel no llego antes que nos fuimos de Cusco. Lo bueno es que encontramos el mismo libro en el aeropuerto en Cusco en nuestra idioma. Pero como ya habíamos dejado el libro pagado, quiero que vayas tú a conseguir un libro para ti mismo usando el crédito. Mañana te mandare por correo electrónico una copia de nuestro recibo para que vayas a escoger un libro para tu uso. Nos fue muy bien en Ica y Nasca, pero todos nosotros estuvimos de acuerdo que el guía y en todos los otros lugares que visitamos, no se compararon con tu entusiasmo y intelecto. Te agradezco todo que hiciste para mi familia y mi papa. Nunca esperaba poder bajar a mi papa a ver a Machu Picchu y por esto, te agradezco con todo mi corazón. Me disculpas mi español escrito. Espero que puedas entender que intento a comunicar. Entre amistades te tengo muchos consejos y platica en general, si me permites en emails en el futuro. Yo pienso que te entiendo bien, porque si te acuerdas, soy de otra época (aunque no lo siento)! Sin más por el momento, me quedo a tus órdenes. Entre amistades te tengo muchos consejos y platica en general, si me permites en emails en el futuro. Yo pienso que te entiendo bien, porque si te acuerdas, soy de otra época (aunque no lo siento)! Sin más por el momento, me quedo a tus órdenes Mary (Maria) L. Carranco
E.E.U.U. | 2008-04-07 | email@example.com
I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you did to make our Inca Trail experience so great. We had a wonderful time and will never forget you, the porters, or the trail itself. I particularly appreciated your interest and knowledge of flowers, history, and archeological sites. Hope you and Dianna are having a good week of rafting.
E.E.U.U | 2002-01-07 | AWidmer@cu-portland.edu
Hello there! thanks again for the great trip- you have a great staff and team workers? I am home after a very long day- I hope you are well-love ao (andrea).
USA | 2001-11-09 | Aottesen@aol.com
Just a note to say again how much I appreciated having all of you as our guides. There could be no better introduction to the people, places, and culture of Cuzco and the surrounding area. You are a star! I have been home over a week now but my thoughts and dreams are still in Peru. I was so sorry to miss the last night. It sounded like great fun, but I was especially sorry that I did not have the chance to say goodbye and thank you personally. I left an envelope with $45 in it for you. Did it reach you safely?. There's a chance I may come back next summer with my daughter. If our plans work out, I'll let you know. With sincere thanks and best wishes.
United Kingdom | 2001-11-26 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I am one of the people who was with the Women's Travel Group during Christmas. I want to let you know that we all thought that you were an excellent guides team. Your knowledge and enthusiasm really made the Cuzco/Machu Picchu part of the trip fun and interesting. In fact, I think that you are the team who we will use to judge all other guides. I think I would like my next trip to be more physically challenging. There is a Womens Adventure Travel site on the Web that sounds interesting. I don't know when I will come back to Peru, but if you have any interesting tours that come up, please let me know. I enjoy the natural world as well as the history of its people. Thanks for your great work!
Canada | 2001-01-31 | email@example.com
I wanted to let you know that we all arrived home safely and to thank you again for helping us to have such a wonderful trip. You really did make it special for all of us. It was very hard to come back, I had serious thoughts of staying in Peru but I am not sure what I would do with myself. I do plan to come back and I hope to be able to see you all on my next trip. Trekking the Inca Trail is truly a life changing experience. I am hoping that it will be the start of a more happier time in my life. I brought a small piece of Macchu Picchu granite home with me as a symbol of a new start. I hope this message finds you safe and happy. Take care of yourself and stay in touch.
E.E.U.U | 2000-07-14 | ButlerDM@aol.com
Good evening, I am writing this on Sunday evening, almost a week since we left Peru. I am sure you know that we all had a wonderful time, a wonderful experience and just a lot of fun. I want to make sure that you know what we all thought of you. It was a joy having you as our guide and friend. I hope you understood that I was being very serious when I said that you are a ``really nice human being`` There are not too many nicer compliments I can think of. You anticipated all of the important moments and showed care and understanding beyond your years. You were fun to be with. You are the quintissential example of what a guide should be. I honestly hope that our paths will cross again.
E.E.U.U | 2000-05-21| IrvMSI@aol.com
Hey Peruecoadventures and cultural trips, This is Ty from the 4 day Macchu Picchu trek. How's it going? Just wanted to write to say thanks again for the enthusiastic and well informed trip. Anyways, keep up the good work and hope your next trips go well. Drop a line when you get a minute.
Venezuela | 2001-04-25 | firstname.lastname@example.org