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“Lares Trek with Alpaca Expeditions”
Review of Alpaca Expeditions

Alpaca Expeditions
Ranked #1 of 582 Outdoor Activities in Cusco
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Owner description: Alpaca Expeditions is an experienced culture and adventure travel company that creates customized tours for travelers visiting Peru. We will work with you to create the trip of a lifetime, whether you dream of trekking through the Andes on a 4 day climb to the lost city of the Incas or conquering the heights of Macchu Picchu through the indulgence of a luxurious train, let us make all your dreams come true. Alpaca Expeditions is the only company using satellite phones to operate adventure trekking tours to Machu Picchu as your safety is more important to us.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just arrived back from the Lares 4D/3N Trek with Alpaca Expeditions. The trek itself encompassed amazing scenery, challenging climbs (which were very satisfying to complete) and lots of interaction with locals including Llama! The trip exceeded our expectations.
As for the Alpaca Expeditions crew, our guide Javier was outstanding. He was very organised, attentive, went above and beyond and was also very funny. He stopped to provide medical assistance to a local boy who had cut his foot while running to see us. He took us up the highest climb (over 4600m) while stopping many times to ensure everyone was coping. He has a very good grasp of English making it easy to converse and was very knowledgeable in everything the trip took in. Enough cannot be said about the chef Alex also. What he could achieve on a hot plate is second to none and was ably assisted by the soux chef. The horsemen worked tirelessly to ensure tents were pitched and facilities were ready for our arrival at each camp. We understand this company also gives back to the local communit and is making steps to sustainability with its treks, so it's nice to think that we were supporting the local communities. We cannot recommend this company enough. Many thanks for the memories of a life time.

Jane & Graham NZ

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 4day/3night Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu with some friends and it was absolutely incredible! The entire Alpaca team is top notch and instantly made us feel like family. From the guides, to the porters, to our chef (Raymundo) and even the drivers, we had a great experience with each and every one of them. Our guides, Henry and Isaac were beyond amazing and made sure our entire group were always feeling well and happy on our journey. They were incredibly knowledgeable, informative, and had us laughing each and every day! The gear was clean, organized, and well cared for. The meals were all fantastic and we felt like we were dining at a restaurant for every meal. They were also very conscientious regarding our groups food allergies.
If I could give 6 stars to this team, I would! They are that good!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished the 4d/3n Lares trek and I have to say, Alpaca really does everything within their power to guarantee you have the most enjoyable and memorable experience.

Our guide Oliver was incredible! He is approachable, laid-back, and absolutely brilliant. He taught us so much about Peruvian culture, Incan history, medicinal uses of various plants, and much more!! I had no idea I would learn so many interesting facts while hiking in the breath-taking mountains.

THE FOOD. Truly gourmet. Our chef (Virgilio) and sous-chef (Julio) are culinary geniuses. Each meal was a seemingly endless caravan of mouth-watering dishes - all made in a make-shift kitchen tent! Nothing short of miraculous.

The porters (Francisca and Yurema) and horse-men are total rockstars. They not only carry all of your bags/food/equipment along the trek, but they set up your tent for you before arrival, provide warm water to wash your face in the morning, make sure the bathroom tent (this is luxury camping, y’all) is clean, etc. Basically anything you could think of that would make the trip better - they’ve already thought of it and done it. Amazing, amazing people.

Last but not least, Alpaca’s customer service is impeccable. I corresponded with Monica before the trek and she always responded to any of my inquiries within the hour, and made all necessary arrangements prior to the trek. Upon arriving in Cusco, Diego really took hands-on customer service to the next level. He ensured that all my needs were met and his personal interest in his customers deeply touched me. Very satisfied!

All in all, Alpaca is an outstanding company and you will have the trip of a lifetime if you book with them!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did the inca trail with alpaca. Everything about it from start to finish was ran like a swiss watch. They had plenty of porters (chaskis) for our team of 11. We could never wrap our head around the amount of food they cooked for every meal. They also make accomodations for different diets. Also, it was my understanding that Alpaca does their long day on day 2, instead of day 3, which would be much preferred because it gives you day 3 to chill in the afternoon before your middle of night hike to the sun gate the next day. Our guide, Jose Soto, was an absolute delight to have as a guide. He was very knowledgeable, but most of all passionate and cared a lot about the history of his country. He also had a deep respect for nature and the benefits it provides, plus the importance in protecting and preserving places like the inca trail.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

7 stars out of 5 to Aplaca Expeditions and it’s wonderful crew! This operation works like very well oiled machine: the office staff, drivers, porters, chefs and of course the guides. We have been so lucky to have Rosel and Isaias as our guides - these guys rock! The Green Machine team kept us fed, warm, safe and entertained. We had so much fun on the trail and learned a lot. Everything was impeccably planned and executed, the food was amazing. I would very highly recommend Alpaca Expeditions for any hiking trip. Special shout out to Super Guides Rosel and Isaias!

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