Peruvian Colca Trails Testimonials
Testimonials from those who have traveled with Peruvian Colca Trails show what a wonderful friendly holiday you can experience with Andres as your guide.
Trekking through the Colca was one of the most amazing things I did during my four month journey through Latin America. I was indeed dizzied by all the companies that offer tours, but a local couchsurfing friend told me to ask for Andres Calcina. I had a most amazing time and will now tell everybody the same! Our three-day track through the Canon was all it promised to be and more. I teamed up with four other guys and together we had an unforgettable trip. Andres is incredibly friendly, laid-back and funny, but also very knowledgeable and speaks great English. He takes great care of the group, whether in terms of food and drinks, places to rest, safe walking, and many stories about the Colca Canon by the campfire at night. And all that Andres advertises is true, go with him and you will actually avoid the well-trodden paths, family huts and conventional tourist lodges, making it an unforgettable cultural experience which includes not just hiking but also hot springs, visiting a local museum to see how the people live in the canon, eat fruits from the cactus along the way, listen to the canon’s legends and get warm around the campfire. You will have the experience of being the only one hiking the canon, astonished by its beauty. If you make a trip into the Canon, go with Andres Calcina! Thank you so much!
Canada July 2013
We went horsing at the Colca Canyon with our guide Andres. It was 3 amazing days riding on Yakari’s horses: Pepe and Wapa. Andres helped us organizing our trip for months before we arrived in Peru. Since our meeting, Andres is a great friend and we hope to receive updates about his “big plan”.
USA June 2013
We did the 3 day trek in Colca Canyon and Andres was an amazing guide. He is very knowledgable and helpful and we had an excellent time on our get away! Hot springs, volcanic springs, 3AM hikes – highly recommend to everyone!!!
France Dec 2012
We did a 3 day trip with Andres some time ago, he is an excellent guide and really cares about both his clients and his environment, cannot recommend him , or the Canyon highly enough. You are sure to enjoy your trip with him.
We were a group of six friends. In September 2012, we took a tour in the Colca Canyon with Andres Calcina and everything was perfect. The guide, Andres is very
pleasant, also the driver Antonio. The tour was very well organized, the hotels were fantastic and restaurants were very good. I will recommend this company to all my friends that want trip to Perú.
Estuvimos un grupo de 6 amigos en septiembre de 2012. Realizamos con el señor Andres Calcina la excursión al Colca y estuvo todo perfecto. El guia(Andres) muy simpático,asi como el conductor (Antonio). La visita muy bien, los hoteles geniales y los restaurantes muy buenos. Recomendaré esta empresa a todos mis amigos que viajen al Peru.
Andrés es el mejor! Andrés is the best! He knows his surroundings like his own house. After all those years of having visited Peru, we are still in touch and I know that if we ever meet again it will feel like it was yesterday! Andrés, you deserve the best and I can say you are a great friend.
I did the Colca Canyon trip with Andres in 2011 & it was the highlight of my trip in Peru, previously I had done many trips and activity around the the world and I can honestly say Andres was the best guide I have ever had. His laid back and friendly attitude combine with his incredible knowlege of the Colca Canyon made it very magical trip. Before booking our trip we were told by friends to ask for Andres Calcina to be our guide & I can now pass this recommendation onto anybody who is traveling to Arequipa ‘Ask for Andres’
Andres, I would like to let you know how grateful we are for the wonderful time we had visiting the Colca canyon with you. When traveling abroad specially with young kids as we did in many countries, it’s necessary to choose carefully the people who deserve your trust. By chance, we met you and I can’t say enough how great you have been to us and how pleased we are with your service. It is really rare to find customer service today that is sincere and delivered with passion.
I am so glad we met Andres. A brilliant guide and I have to mention he was our saviour after my partner had an accident. Although he wasn’t with us when it happened, Andres met us at the hospital and took over all the arrangements for the paperwork and payments, and helped with our insurance documents and translations. He was very kind and looked after us for the whole week, cheering us both up.
I really don’t know what we would have done without him. Thank you Andres.
Andres was always kind and courteous. He listened to the different needs of the group and tried to accommodate us as much as possible to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for everyone. He had a lot of knowledge of the areas we visited and I’d highly recommend him as a tour guide. We had a wonderful adventure!