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It’s out of my expectations! Our Travel planner made a perfect travel plan for us: we expand the 11 days tour to 14 days and it made us have more time to enjoy! Also, every tour guide, every representative, and every driver are so nice My mom is a senior and she has the history of mountain sickness, however, during this time she conquered it through many people’s help! We really have a great time and fascinated in the days in Peru. If anyone who wants to visit Peru, Giardino would be your best choice!
My family (traveling with our 13 year old daughter) just completed our 2 day Classic Colca Canyon/Colca Valley tour. We started in Arequipa (a very beautiful city). We highly recommend this tour company, especially our tour guide, Luis Angel, and our driver, Percy. Luis Angel is amazing!! He is so kind, knowledgeable, and very funny. Percy is a great driver. We felt safe the entire time, especially given that the roads can be bumpy and curvy. We learned so much about the area, the culture, the biodiversity, and the geography. We stopped at great places along the way, and the restaurant choices were very good. We opted to stay at the Colca Lodge (definitely recommend!) In addition, our pre-tour experience was great too. It was very easy to book our tour and the agents helped answer questions and give advice throughout the whole process.
We had an amazing time, and would recommend this tour company, our tour guide Luis Angel, and a visit to the Colca Canyon to all our friends.
This part of our Peru trip was amazing! Fun and informative tour of Arequipa and Colca valley! The ice cream stop was actually my favorite yummy dessert in all of Peru!!! Louie customized our tour and seemed to be having fun along with our group. We loved our time spent in Peru! Thanks again Louie!
We had an amazing one day trip to El Colca Canyon in December 2022. The bus driver and tour guide were exactly on time and took us from Arequipa to Coca Canyon. The tour was done in Spanish as my sister and I are fluent; but they also had options of giving tours in other languages at your requests. We had many different stops with different amazing views and we did a ~3 mile hike. Icing on the cake was we got to see 3 condor birds which were so majestic! Julio & Gerber were so kind and thoughtful throughout the day asking if we need anything throughout the day. Julio was a great driver and we learned so much from Gerber! We only wish we could’ve taken one of the longer trips; but we still felt like we got to see and do so much for 1 day!
We have been working with Giardino Tours for years and they have always been outstanding… They will always help us in the best possible way and their service and guides are impeccable. They will sometimes go out of their way just to accommodate our needs. When I think of Peru, I think of Giardino. We have more than partners, we have friends… Big thank you for everything!
We had an exceptional tour with Giardino Tours while in Arequipa and Colca Canyon, thru to Puno. The tour was booked through the tour company so we were not sure what to expect. Both were group tours but the first ended up being just my husband and I and the colca canyon tour only had 5 people. We were lucky enough to have the same guide for both tours. Antonio is amazing. His passion, love, and knowledge of his city and country is infectious. Without Antonio it would have just been another tour. We did many tours in the two weeks we were there and Antonio was the best guide by far.
Our family of 4 (two boys age 12 & 15) just completed the most fantastic 3 day Colca Valley Trek with guidance from our super guide Gerber from the Giardino Tour Operator in Arequipa.
Gerber was very knowledgable of history and nature and we learned a lot on the way, while having fun and in the most amazing suroundings. He was also good at guiding us to mange the physical challenges of the trek – both kids and parents, as we were all new to trekking in high altitude. Is was a great adventure for our family that we can definitely recommend for others to do!
Luis Angel is the perfect tour guide. Personable and so knowledgeable! Ascentio was a great and safe driver and we could not be more happy with our tour of Arequipa and the Colca Canyon these last 2 days. We would highly recommend Luis and Ascencio and this company. Top notch!
My husband and I travel extensively, we are the type of traveler that prefer the personalized service of a boutique hotel, rather than big hotel chains. We appreciate details and know the difference between a good service and an excellent service. When we were planning to spend New Year´s Eve of 2020 in Arequipa, Peru, our first trip outside NYC after COVID, I planned it carefully, and to organize our stay and tours in Arequipa and Colca I was talking to a “luxury” travel agency recommended by friends. But after talking for a few days with no clear answers to my very precise questions, my instinct told me they were not very knowledgeable of what they were offering. And luckily, I found Giardino Tour Operator, a boutique agency with an office in Arequipa. (not like other “luxury” ones that coordinate your trips from Lima, with no local office in Arequipa, no true knowledge of the city, and who end up relying on locals they hire for each situation). In Giardino I received immediate and accurate response to my questions, I was offered truly the best possible alternatives, at fair prices (it was half of what the other agency asked for and it was two times better. I am not joking), with care and attention to detail.
Karla was attentive and really commited to making our experience, the best possible. So were our fantastic guides. I rarely write reviews about services, unless really good, that is the case with Giardino. If you are planning to travel to Arequipa, this is definitely the agency to rely on. And If you are not planning yet to travel to Arequipa, you should consider it, fantastic city, with history, art, architecture, great cuisine, wonderful landscapes.
We are definitely planning to return. And will put again our trip in the hands of Giardino Tour Operator for sure.
Gracias nuevamente chicos!
Gerber Machicao was our tour guide to Colca Canyon. He was not only knowledgeable, but kind and accommodating to any our demands. He gave us tips on how to avoid getting sick with the altitude to enjoy our trip and we followed everything he said. No one in my family got sick and we had the most wonderful time. Gerber gave us enough time to enjoy the condors and finished with a wonderful hike where he showed us the different types or birds, flowers and plants. If you have a tour coming up in Arequipa do not hesitate and ask for Gerber. Giardiano tours was great in booking tours for us at the last minute. They all do the best so you can enjoy what Peru has to offer. Thank you Gerber and Giardiano tours out trip was amazing. ❤❤
We certainly recommend hiring Giardino Tours, going to Colca canyon and the Andes, we would recommend requesting Ramiro and Derly as the crew.