June 2009

Hi Nina…

Thanks for following up. We had a great time in Peru, and your staff was all fantastic. Elga was a wonderful and very educated guide and Pompeio (sp?) a careful and cheerful driver. Also, as you may have heard, Eduardo performed a miracle at the airport on Thursday and got us on the last flight out of Cusco after our flight had been cancelled and we had been told that the last flight was full. Not sure how he did that but we were very appreciative!

The whole trip was very well planned and designed. We enjoyed all of it and appreciated the pacing and diversity of experiences. Meeting your friends in Calca and joining them for a delicious lunch was lovely and we enjoyed the hotel in Ollantaytambo which was very comfortable, quiet, and so convenient to all the interesting sights around Ollanta. We ate at an excellent cafe on the main plaza in Ollanta (called Hearts) which provides its profits to children’s charities – you might want to add that to your options for guests? And of course, Machu Picchu was a special highlight – truly a magical spot and we so appreciated Elga’s experience and passion about the Incan history and culture. We also loved Cusco and were glad to have experienced it at the end of our trip, in part because of the altitude but also because we got a lot more out of the museums etc after having seen all the sites the museums referred to.

I’m forwarding to you separately a few photos of our trip, including our lunch with Rafaela and her family (very special; I believe we are now honorary godparents of their youngest daughter!)

I can’t think of anything to suggest for improvements. I will let all our friends know about your company if they are considering a trip to Peru, and if we return, we will be in touch again!

Best wishes.