The guides were great

The trip for my 31-year-old daughter and me was arranged by Mark Green at Marisol Mosquera’s agency, and it was wonderful. Everything ran very smoothly in terms of representatives of the agency and guides meeting us and taking care of us. The guides were great, especially our guide Javier in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cuzco. Machu Picchu was the top experience. I have a very bad knee (I’m getting a knee replacement next week) but with the help and encouragement of Javier and my daughter, and a walking pole arranged by Mark, I was able to do much more there than I would have expected. We climbed really high and then took a hike that involved even more climbing. We also loved the 48-hour Andean Explorer train, which took us to Lake Titicaca. We hadn’t even heard of the train but Mark suggested it. The hotels were all really good, except for the one in Arequipa, but there was not much choice there. We liked Colca Canyon, which we also had never heard of before this trip. It was a very full and interesting itinerary for just 11 days, but that was right for us.