Whenever making travel arrangements for a group, for an unfamiliar place, you really need to count on the expertise of the people you’re working with. Mandy Kalitsis was the primary contact for our school group, coming from Mexico. We were somewhat late when we began making our plans, and Mandy sensed our urgency from the start. There was never any delay when responding to our emails. She helped us select an overnight trip, by car/van, to Paracas National Reserve from our base in Lima, Peru. We had a friendly and professional driver, great accommodations while we were there, and a knowledgeable tour guide in the reserve. She also included a boat trip to the Islas Ballestas for penguin and sea-lion watching. For our group, these turned out to be perfect recommendations, and at a fair price too. Don’t mess around with amateurs – use Majestic – and ask for Mandy!
“Accomodating, friendly, and responsive travel professionals”
My fiancée and I were lucky enough to find Majestic Peru before we started planning 3 weeks in Peru with the plan to take in everything it has to offer. Our contact at Majestic was extremely knowledgeable, having visited nearly all the places we ended up staying and other comparable options in every area. This knowledge and insight really helped us to organise a completely bespoke holiday itinerary and we honestly feel we couldn’t have got anything more out of our time there.
Every accommodation option we stayed at was above the average quality in the area and often had something notable about it, be it a focus on sustainability, great customer service, or and independent spirit different to the masses. Highlights included staying with a local family on the remote island of Taquile who were such lovely people with an amazing community spirit and such warmth. The boutique hotel in Cusco was very charming inside and out and in the heart of the old town which made it great to see lots of the cultural heritage in the area. Our amazon lodge stay was also unforgettable and we left privileged to have seen so much indigenous wildlife in the presence of knowledgeable and respectful guides.
The highlight of our trip was undoubtedly our trek from Cuzco to the Machu Pichu area. We left with our guides and chef and were extremely touched by a magical blessing ceremony conducted by a local shaman. After this unforgettable moment, we realised how Majestic’s focus on sustainability and decency extends to everything the do. Our guides were shining examples of good human beings and from the local area we trekked through and as a consequence warm, open and great company. I will never forget playing football with local children on a mountainside above the cloud line dodging rocks and livestock, and running down a steep slope to fetch the ball whenever it went over the edge. Simply amazing and those children were far fitter than I! When we got to Machu Pichu, we had the most amazing time and the experience was beyond what we thought it could be, expertly supplemented with detailed knowledge from our guide.
I could a whole load more about our unforgettable time in Peru but I could never do it justice…
What I must say is that if you want to see as much of the county as possible, in the most sustainable, good natured and spiritual way possible, Majestic Peru are definitely the leaders covering everything the rich country of Peru has to offer. Their staff are the nicest people we’ve met and we can’t wait to go back and do even more things through them!
“Couldn’t have wished for anything Better”
Wow! Ivan (head horseman) worked very hard with Toribio (cook) too!. They caught fish for us and made a cake! The care that was taken in setting up camp & in presentation of the table and food was incredible. All of the men worked hard to keep us very comfortable! A few of our things got a little wet one day & they worked very hard to dry them for us! Thank you!
Majestic Peru Trekking Staff.