Suan (The MTB trip, 2017) says:

I really appreciated the personal service Katy and her team rendered. They were always responsive with advice, useful information and good humor and made me feel assured I was in good hands. Our guide Abel taught us new biking skills, and gave us new confidence handling the different terrains in Peru. We enjoyed magnificent scenery, met the locals, had great company and shared lots of laughs. Thank you, Aspiring Adventures, for a very memorable time.

Lin Koh (2017) says:

The trip was well planned and we were really well cared for by the guide, driver and cook. Communication was prompt and it was always reassuring to know that when we had questions, there was always a reply that came quickly.

Neale P (The Classic, 2017) says:

Aspiring Adventures demonstrated to us that they understood the importance of customer care, in fact expectations were surpassed at every turn.

James B (2017) says:

Aspiring Adventures delivers on all of their promises. Ronald was a great guide and mountain biking coach! First class bikes. It was also easy to change details as the trip progressed, even changing route so Patti was able to "mountain bike" after feeling so ill she considered going home.

Fiona P. (The Classic, 2016) says:

If you are looking for a real insight into local culture and history, Peru Classic has it all. Something for outdoor adventurers, foodies, history buffs, shoppers and amateur anthropologists; as well as time to explore on your own. We had a ball. Thank you Steve, Katy and the team.

Wen S. (The Family trip, 2016) says:

It was an amazing trip, one of the best I've ever taken (right up there with my trek across Asia in 1990-91), and I'd have to say without question the best we've taken with the kids. I can't emphasize enough how much we appreciated Aldo and Oscar as guides, each great in his own way. Aldo is such a gentle spirit, an "old soul" in the true sense, and I especially loved what he taught us about Inca/Quechua spirituality and reverence for Pachamama. I think we all felt a bond with Aldo very quickly, and by the end he was part of the family. I felt no qualms trusting him with my children's safety on the trail, or anywhere else, which tells you everything you need to know.

Nick M. (2016) says:

Tailor made our trip and got it just right. They listened to our needs and fulfilled them. Amazing sites and experiences, food and hotels all excellent. You listened to our needs and matched the trip very well. Many thanks!

Andrea A. (Epic Adventure to Machu Picchu, 2016) says:

This was a private trip, which was important for us, as we're not into big groups. We appreciated Luis's experience and knowledge and his total handling of every single detail. We're pretty adventurous travelers - usually handling all details ourselves. But the luxury of doing no planning and having our very own guide was pretty addictive.

Alex S. (2016) says:

All the details were taken care of, the hike was beautiful, food was delicious & plentiful, and Justino, our guide, was great. He really made us feel well taken care of and was especially nice to our 10 year old Mateo. We can’t say enough great things about your team and would wholeheartedly recommend the tour to anyone.

Chris S. (Mountain bike trip: Chinchero, Moray and Salineras, 2016) says:

We’re now back in the UK after a great holiday, and we really enjoyed our day cycling in the Sacred Valley. It was certainly the highlight of the trip for us both, and the picnic worked like a dream! Ronald was a superb guide and the route was a perfect blend. Thanks for all your help in planning it for us.

Jill C. (The Classic, 2016) says:

A great introduction into the life and environment of the Peruvian people and their history. Machu Picchu was also amazing, and having Aldo get us to the best spot for the sun to rise over the mountain and light up the alter in the sun temple was something I will remember forever.

Carey W. (Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, 2016) says:

We arrived home just a couple of hours ago and I wanted to make sure that I reach out to you and let you know about our wonderful experience. We gave a rave review on Trip Advisor, but I wanted to make sure I wrote you personally to let you know that we really thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Luis was brilliant! He was so kind and funny and helped us understand so much more than we ever knew. He was charismatic and sociable with us, really the perfect tour guide! Ronald was a great driver as well. I mean, we rode a lot around Peru as passengers and Ronald was by far the best. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that Luis is the best, Roni is awesome and the tour was absolutely amazing. We had THE BEST TIME, and thank you very much!!!

Kay L. (2016) says:

From the very first email and phone call Steve and Katy were warm, reassuring, understanding, above all professional and obviously extremely well informed. A huge thank you to our guide Aldo who must be the kindest, most patient man on the face of the earth (and probably the best informed on the Inca empire too!) Everything on this trip was just wonderful, so much so that it has changed maybe forever my view on international travel I am already thinking about where our next family trip will be! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Don M. (2015) says:

The most incredible, awesome and challenging experience of a lifetime. A great way to experience the real Peru and its people.

Anne M. (The Classic, 2015) says:

The Peru Classic was such a great way to travel, learn about the amazing history and have plenty of fun and adventure along the way. Luis was great with the kids and we really appreciated his knowledge and passion for Peru, its history and indigenous culture. Thanks for giving our family an experience that we'll never forget.

Bob W. (2015) says:

Our group by nature has very high expectations, and Aspiring Adventures exceeded them. From personalized and entertaining tours of various Inca ruins, to hands on community involvement in Patabamba, to a magical trek via the Inca Trail, and finishing with an Amazing Race through Cusco City, Aspiring Adventures took a very complex concept and morphed it into a world class experience for our entire organization. I'm very impressed with the entire team that served us at the highest level. FIVE STARS!!!

Steve B. (2015) says:

The Inca Trail hike was beautiful and so fascinating and our Aspiring Adventures guides and crew were great. The mountains near Machu Picchu were as beautiful and majestic a setting as anywhere I have ever seen. The entire experience was amazing. This was our second South American expedition with Aspiring Adventures and we will definitely use them on additional adventures soon.

Rob and Mary R. (The Classic, 2015) says:

Great company with great staff who really know what they are doing in Peru - if your taste is for an adventure experience then these guys can really do that.

Michelle W. (The Classic, 2015) says:

Aldo's passion and love of his country, his culture, his knowledge of history and his role as a guide was of the highest standard. His innate sense of timing enabled us to experience the absolute most we could at every location and activity we participated in. Rob and I were not keen to climb Wayna Picchu and we told Aldo this. However due to the quiet and confident manner in which he interacted with our group, we had the confidence and trust to know that if Aldo thought we could climb Wayna Picchu everything would be fine and so it was. That experience and satisfaction was one none of us will ever forget. Aldo is a brother to us.

Natalie P. (2015) says:

Our trip was customised to our requirements, and surprised us every day with non-typical tourist experiences. Homestays were a big highlight. I really feel Aspiring Adventures know what they are doing, and produce everything they say they will and more. Vastly exceeded all expectations. Highly recommended.

Toni and Paul B. (The Classic, 2014) says:

Paul and I have travelled to many parts of the world but this Holiday has been the most exciting, adventurous and inspiring we have ever had. Our guide, Aldo, has been the most knowledgeable, considerate, thoughtful and helpful person we have travelled with. Katy your choice of restaurants and accommodation has been outstanding. We have seen the best of Peru thanks to your company and I have already got a few friends who are thinking of doing this tour!

Deanna B. (The Quyllur Rit’i trip, 2014) says:

Aspiring Adventures allowed me to experience Peru in an authentic, non-obtrusive, bold, adventuresome way. It wasn't a run-of-the-mill "tour"... it was an experience that truly changed me and my life. I cannot recommend Aspiring Adventures enough.

Bonnie J. (Jungle trail to Machu Picchu, 2014) says:

Aspiring Adventures had delightful, helpful, knowledgeable guides that made every effort to see to our comfort and satisfaction! There was much more to see and do than I anticipated. I gained a much greater appreciation of the culture and history of the Peruvian people.

Dave P. (2014) says:

The level of personal attention was far better than other guided trips I’ve taken in the past. Organization, flexibility, communication are key words to describe the pre-trip experience. You helped us make the connection with the 'real' Peru, not the one that tourists generally see. If all of your guides are remotely as good as Aldo you are very lucky.

Sonya P. (The Bike trip, 2014) says:

The overall experience exceeded my expectations. Awesome people, awesome food, awesome experience every where I went. Loved it. I got to stop and marvel at llamas sitting in the middle of the road, and to share friendly greetings with locals along the way. Enjoyed scrumptious picnic lunches and marveled as giant condors flew over head. Enjoyed every second and feel I got to experience the 'real' Peru. This trip was totally the whole package. Thanks so much Aspiring Adventures.

Hayley P. (2014) says:

I have never done a trip with a tour group before and I was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I had imagined long white buses full of people taking terrible pictures out of windows. I loved that we were a small group, could decide where to go, where to stop, where to eat, etc. This is definitely the way to do it because the trip was more meaningful and personalised and we got to know each other and were able to spend more time with Aldo asking questions and telling stories.

Anne-Marie E. (The Bike trip, 2014) says:

I will never forget the experiences on your awesome bike trip in Peru. Every day was full of a new treat of adventure and the fantastic weather just made it all so much better. Thanks to Saiber, an excellent guide who was passionate about his job and answered all our many questions. Also to Ronald and Kike our safe drivers. Great to meet up with you Katy, (and Nina) in Peru. You made us feel so welcome. The homestay was a special occasion which we both will remember fondly so thanks for adding this to our itinerary. Fantastic trip and will highly recommend your tour company to friends.

John Clarke (Mountain bike trip: Lares hot springs, 2014) says:

We had THE BEST TIME BIKING! EVER! SO MUCH FUN!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Wally J. (Jungle trail to Machu Picchu, 2014) says:

I had a wonderful time in Peru with Aspiring Adventures. We traveled from high in the Andes to close to sea level in the Amazon rainforest. The cultural experience was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My eyes were opened to a people and culture I never knew existed. I recommend this trip to anyone who really wants to experience an adventure.

Brandon B. (Jungle trail to Machu Picchu, 2014) says:

I have fallen in love with Peru. I have commented to many since being home that I want to go back. Our guides, Luis and Ronald, were very knowledgeable, patient, kind, and interested in making our experience the best possible. The trip by far exceeded my expectations and I would gladly recommend Aspiring Adventures to all interested.

Blake E. (The MTB trip, 2014) says:

I was amazed by the beauty of the countryside that we rode through. The bikes were great and very well maintained. The guides (Luis and Ronald) were wonderful. I can't remember a time in which I've had guides that were so helpful, friendly and fun, as well as informative. They were always there to ensure we all got the most out of our trip. Overall, I would recommend that if you are in the market for a mountain bike adventure through the beautiful country of Peru, and a visit to Machu Picchu, then this trip is to not be missed. I had a wonderful time!

Cheryl J. (2014) says:

We had a great time! Alex was such a great guide, and so nice and flexible.Thank you for all your help, it was such a great day!!

Ryan L. (The MTB trip, 2014) says:

Aspiring Adventures really helped make my whole trip both exciting and relaxing. All the details were thought through and the guides were incredible.I had first considered bringing my own bike, but glad I didn't bother -- the rental bikes were solid machines, actually better than my own bike, and Ronald maintained them excellently throughout the trip too. I can't recommend biking in Peru enough, especially when you do it with an Aspiring Adventures crew.

Steven B. (2014) says:

I am confident and very happy to say that it was 100% worth going through Aspiring Adventures, they were professional, gave me value for money and were very accommodating. My guide Luis was very knowledgeable of Inca history, Peruvian culture, local cuisine and had a detailed explanation to any question I had which allowed me to learn so much throughout my journey. My experience of Peru through Aspiring was made absolutely awesome! I will never forget it.

Brad R. (2013) says:

We have taken small/personal trips in Costa Rica and Namibia previously. I have had guided experiences with work in Egypt and India. Aspiring Adventures was definitely at the top of all aspects. Katy created a fantastic, personalized experience utilizing high quality transport, nice accommodations and food, and great and well educated guides at a reasonable and competitive price. We will definitely utilize them in the future for memorable, stress-free personalized adventures.

Will F. (2013) says:

It has been my first experience with a pre-planned trip, and I must say I really enjoyed every minute of it (and have already recommended it to my parents). The biking was well thought and gave the option for more difficult and challenging terrain to the more skilled bikers while still giving me, a first time rider, the ability to learn the 'trade' on the fly. The archaeological sites were wonderful too, and built up from simple to Machu Picchu in a great way that introduced us to Incan style and history.

Jon D. (The Bike trip, 2013) says:

Looked after very well and a great experience. The guides were awesome! There wasn't anything I could pick that needed to be improved on. Have had an excellent adventure, amazing insight into Peru native culture and amazing mountain biking - feel renewed and remotivated and will definitely go on another Aspiring Adventures tour in the future.

Mike N. (The Bike trip, 2013) says:

Excellent, couldn't have asked for more. Great mountain biking, guides and organisation were excellent, and gastronomic experience far exceeded my expectations. Had an amazing adventure.

Bruce M. (2013) says:

Went on a mountain biking ride with these guys today. Fan-bloody-tastic!
The guys running the show were brilliant, their advice was spot on and they know how to ride. Brilliant trail and they choose to suit your level. Views you'll never get to see.
You're in Cusco, you ride a bike, then you call these guys! Forget buying that llama jumper, live a bit.

Martha S. (The Naghol trip, 2013) says:

What was the highlight? Before I went I was sure it would be the land diving. Now I would have to say, hiking up an active volcano and looking down into it! That was simply incredible! Staying on Hideaway Island was another of my favourite parts… and the kayaking, and snorkeling, and the sunrises and sunsets. Every day was different and every day was a highlight. It was the best organized tour I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on quite a few.

Steve B. (2013) says:

Our group of international trekking friends booked a private trip with Aspiring Adventures to trek the Torres del Paine Grand Traverse and kayak in glacial waters on the Serrano River in southern Chile. We had an outstanding and memorable experience. This trip was fantastic and Aspiring Adventures did a wonderful job of planning and executing. We are already arranging our next Peru (or maybe New Zealand) trekking trip with AA.

Rob and Lynne K. (The Bike trip, 2013) says:

Hi Steve and Katy, thanks for a wonderful trip, we had a great time and would recommend Aspiring to anyone considering visiting South America. Special mention to Luis and Ronald (Charlie one and Charlie two). They went the xtra mile for us, two fine young men!

Stan and Sue L. (2013) says:

A magnificent trip from the Galapagos Islands to Machu Picchu and all the places in-between, moving from one mind expanding activity to the next. We were very impressed by the way our guides quickly knew our names and judged the character and needs of individuals. Aspiring Adventures will bend over backwards to provide you with the type of adventure you are seeking!

Keren W. (2013) says:

Absolutely the trip of a lifetime. I was stunned by the diversity of Vanuatu. Why are there not more tourists? Mountains, beaches, jungle, caves, waterfalls. Snorkeling with tropical fish in perfect clear water. Working up a sweat with a jungle hike then diving into a waterfall to clean up! Staying with locals in a jungle village! I can’t think of anything you could have done differently, or any way this trip could be improved on. Just, thank you!

Lucia P. (2013) says:

Aspiring Adventures are second to none. Right from my first inquiry about the trip, to post-trip communication, Steve was one hundred per cent on the ball, friendly, responsive and professional. After all those emails it was great to meet him in person in Vanuatu, and I’ve never had a better guide, he was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and tireless. I am still singing the praises of the trip and recommending Aspiring Adventures to everyone who will listen!

Kaye P. (2013) says:

I thought that the care and consideration taken by the guides was excellent. Also the depth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm of the guides was great. I found the people warm and friendly, and loved being part of the community in the home stays, and I loved learning about the history and culture.. The itinerary was excellent and was kept to plan throughout the trip.

Wayne and Pam L. (2013) says:

The scenery was stunning and the places we visited exceeded my expectations. The staff and guides from Aspiring Adventures were First Class, making our trip to South America a wonderful experience full of culture and history.

Pam and Don L. (2013) says:

A very well organised tour using professional, caring guides that had a great grasp of the local culture and history, leaving us with lasting knowledge and memories. Sally was outstanding in organisation and care - I'm sure we couldn't have had a better guide! We had a wonderful adventure and enjoyed the culture and countryside of Peru - awesome!

Joe M. (2013) says:

The scenery was just outstanding. The local people were friendly and helpful. Our guides, Cem and Guido had excellent leadership skills and were very attentive to our needs. You seem to be a well organised company and compared to other guided trips I've taken, you rate at the top!

Susan P (2013) says:

Thank you again for a truly wonderful trip. We loved everything about it...the beautiful sights, delicious food, wonderful accommodations, fun activities that appealed to every age in my family and of course our phenomenal guide Aldo who went above and beyond always. The trip was beautifully planned and everything went smoothly. Appreciated Katy's brilliant insights. Best wishes to you and thanks again so much for the trip of a life time.

Mingma Sherpa (2013) says:

I highly recommend Aspiring Adventures to book your adventure trip - well organised and professional staff. Our guides were extremely professional, taught us so much about the region.

Michael and Lynda R. (The Paucartambo trip, 2012) says:

Wow! It's hard to express how amazing our trip in Peru was! The festival at Paucartambo is sensational - we'll remember that experience for a long time to come! Thanks Steve and Katy for putting everything together - we simply couldn't have done it without you.

Sally Y. (The Bike trip, 2012) says:

So..........what can I say........Really was one of the best trips ever!!! I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Elder and everyone else for a really amazing trip. I have to say you have a really great bunch of people over in Peru who have helped us experience a trip of a lifetime. Once again thank you and keep in touch!

Nicki B. (The Bike trip, 2012) says:

Experience was awesome... guides were fantastic and so was the rest of the group. As a novice I was welcomed, encouraged, coached and supported by all. Really enjoyed the whole package!

Kerryn B. (The Inti Raymi trip, 2011) says:

What I loved most about the trip was that we were really active the whole time. I've done other organised tours where the "hiking" turned out to be a lame walk (no pun intended) from the car park to a lookout with a bunch of other tourists, but on our trip we really got out and explored properly. It was more the kind of trip I'd have organised for myself if I'd had the time.

Stephen L. (2011) says:

An amazing experience! The cultural experience of 'out of town' Peru is a bonus to see whilst enjoying the great activities. Big thanks to Ronald for making this such an enjoyable trip and providing very thoughtful and personal attention during the whole trip. And not forgetting Steve for the awesome attention to detail and regular contact leading up to the trip.

Dairne K. (2011) says:

A trip of a life time, so much more than your average tour company and so many opportunities to experience Peru like the locals do. I did and saw things 9 out of 10 tourists may never experience. Thanks Aspiring Adventure for making my trip so memorable I highly recommend this trip.

Riccardo B. (Southern Adventure, 2011) says:

It wasn't just another interesting trip to another country. I can't forget New Zealand because there I had the chance to experience kiwi life and to share it with all the great people I met during my southern island adventure. Among them was Steve: speaking of him simply as a reliable guide wouldn't pay justice. So, if like me, you're going to meet him somewhere around the world just smile: you have found a good friend.

Kathryn R. (Over the Andes to Machu Picchu, 2011) says:

Thank you again for orchestrating our awesome trip. It was great to be able to get off the beaten track and into the crevices and get a real understanding for the place (without it feeling like a drag). It has to be said, your passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail is second to none - all of it combining to give us fun, adventure and insight.

Susan T. (The MTB trip, 2010) says:

The trip was wonderfully organised by Steve and Katy. The excursions chosen had mountain biking and sightseeing combined and were truly wonderful. I would not hesitate to go on another Aspiring Adventures trip and would heartily recommended them.

Geoff P. (The Classic, 2010) says:

I earned Machu Picchu, I conquered Titicaca, I connected with the locals, I sampled authenticity, food, drink, life and it left an indelible mark on me I will have with me for life. Travelling with Aspiring will open this door for you to see and feel travel the way it's meant to be.

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