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Galaxia Expeditions

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Address: Parque del Periodista Mza. unica, Huaraz, Peru
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+51 43 425355
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

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Santa Cruz trek

I signed up through Alpes hostal for a 4-day Santa Cruz trek with Galaxia. Despite the weather (rainy season) I had a good experience. Our guide Huberto was great and helped my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was "Charlie", or Carlitos, who was clearly hungover on the morning of our bike trip. The bikes were already loaded into the small taxi when we arrived, so we couldn't check them for quality or size. We had to first stop by Charlie's house so that he could change into his biking clothes and get breakfast, then we... More 

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Thank Grace S
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I signed up through Alpes hostal for a 4-day Santa Cruz trek with Galaxia. Despite the weather (rainy season) I had a good experience. Our guide Huberto was great and helped my friend and I with our backpacks on the 2nd day because we were struggling with the altitude. The food was overall simple but sufficient (though we did run... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have nothing but positive to say about Aldo Herrera and the good folks at Galaxia Expeditions. My son and I wanted to hike the Santa Cruz Trek in October 2016, which is the beginning of the rainy season in the Cordillera Blancas. We investigated several guide companies. Some didn't answer my emails and others were ridiculously expensive. Galaxia was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My trek with Galaxia Expeditions was amazing! A fantastic guide, cook and donkey man. Most donkey men have to walk all the way back to the start of their trip with the donkeys after the trek but Galaxia looks after there staff and has organised an alternative. The tents and sleeping bags were great, tents already set up at camp... More 

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Thank Renee M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel booked a four day Santa Cruz hike for me. The agency was Galaxia Expeditions. The price was good/low. Overall I won't recommend it due to: 1) Food As lunch they give you a bag with: one bread, one fruit, one chocolate bar and some biscuits. Breakfast varies from bread, pancake and a kind of oat meal. Diner is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I won't lie, I was worried about using this agency, but we took a risk. It's important ti understand the huge difference in price between this agency and others. I paid around 300 soles for the Santa Cruz trek whereas with others it could be double or more. The equipment was solid, no leaks in the tent. Sleeping mats and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Gear: 4 stars Food: 1 star Guides: 2 stars Price: 1 star Pro tip: Negotiate the price. I found out on the trek from my group that I had overpaid the highest in the group at 400 soles or $120 USD. Most everyone else paid 310 soles. The gear: The tents were legit and kept the rain out. I had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We did the trek with our guide Eddi and his team. They were just amazing. Perfect food and a lot of fun! We really recommand that company and its team members. It really couldn't be better. Thank you very much for these perfect four days!

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

So we were interested in the Santa Cruz trek since we heard it is a 4 days trek which was exactly what we wanted. We were comparing many agencies because there were some aspects that were very important to us: ~The group aspect - we wanted to know how many people are going and what is the maximum so the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This was the second trek I had completed in Huaraz and this agency was just awful. It was mainly the conduct of the agency staff on the trek that made it such a disappointment. In the evenings the staff would drink a lot so much so you could smell it on them in the mornings. The guide continuously made inappropriate... More 

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