Selected one of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013 
 

 

COMMENTS FROM OUR TREKKING ADVENTURES GUESTS

 

"Devy, I am writing primarily to let you know what a first-class organization you have developed. We were continually amazed at the quality of your staff and the well-oiled machine that keeps the schedule of activities running smoothly all the time. Abelardo is one terrific trip leader. We couldn't imagine anyone more patient, kind, supportive, encouraging and knowledgeable than he is. On the Lima side of the equation, Carmela is such an asset to your organization. She truly cares about people and does everything in her power to make your clients comfortable and happy.

Thank you for hiring the best people and making our trip such a resounding success.Thank you also for encouraging us from the very beginning to undertake this adventure. Without your continual support, I'm not sure we would have had the nerve to do the Inca trail trek, and so would have missed the experience of a lifetime. It was without doubt the most difficult thing we have ever attempted and accomplished, and it was a constant challenge for the four days of the trek to keep going and fighting through pain and other discomforts. The end result was worth everything we put into it. Thank you a million times for the memories.

P.S. The camp cook and assistant guides on the trail were incredible. Again, great staff for every aspect of the trip."

Ellen & Joe Bandsma – Canyon Lake, TX
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Devy, It was a wonderful trip from beginning to end. Your planning and attention to detail was obvious. The flights were convenient and well timed, the guides prompt and attentive and the hotels very good. I can't say enough about our experience on the Inca Trail except that I wish it has lasted another four days. The scenery was unparalleled in-so-far as my experiences are concerned. Fredy was simply great! I can say without hesitation that he was by far the best guide I have ever had anywhere. You are truly fortunate to have someone of his caliber working with you. Thanks very much for an awesome time."

Craig Roe - San Diego, CA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Dear Devy, I am sure you hear how wonderful your organization is and I just wanted to confirm how true it is. I had the most wonderful time. It was way more than I could have ever expected. Fredy was magnificent, smart, kind, caring, and accommodating to all of us and great looking. He made the trip. I have never met anyone more patient than him. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime and please thank Fredy."

Elizabeth Grenier - Charlton, MA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"We all had an absolutely fabulous time!!! Everything, every place and everyone was so wonderful. The hotels, the food, the buses and train – everything more than exceeded our hopes. Every day was filled with something new and interesting – I can barely remember what we did from the beginning.

The Inti Raymi festival was incredible – we were able to stand outside of the cathedral and have the procession just at our feet – fantastic! The festival was stunning – and we were all so glad to be a part of it. The seats were perfect – we couldn’t believe how many people were there.

Cusco is a great city – so pedestrian with so many cathedrals and shops – lots to explore. From the books, I knew about the squares in Lima – but the rest of my crew was amazed to see the Spanish architecture and the cathedral there. Machu Picchu – the town – was a favorite of all of us – very cute. They seem to be doing a nice job of renovating it – but still maintaining its character.

And the hike – just incredible – a true journey. The porters put us to shame w/ their strength – very impressive. They were all so accommodating and had such a good sense of humor. The food was really good – and there was so much of it. We couldn’t believe how much we ate – but we liked to think we were working it off during the hikes.

Fredy and Vanesa were the best – they seemed to have everything under control. And, they were really good at inspiring everyone to keep going. And, they shared so much knowledge about not only the ruins, but also the trail and plant life – which added so much to the experience. I really want to say that both of them were true assets to our experience – they have such a passion for their country and fellow people – that we all fell in love w/ Peru through them. 10 days is a long time to spend with a tour guide – but Fredy fit in perfectly with out goofy group – and I know we’ve formed a lasting friendship.

And, they – along with Carmela – spoke very highly of you and your organization. You put together a fantastic trip for us – thank you. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more. All of us are going to highly recommend you and Peru to our friends. Please feel free to use any of us as a recommendation – if needed. We will all rave about your company and Peru!"

Marcene Kandra - Phoenix, Arizona
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with "Inti Raymi" Festival Trekking Adventure

I would like to thank you for my wonderful trip to Peru. I would especially like to thank Lina and Devy for all their hard work and making sure that everything went smoothly. The entire trip, everyone genuinely cared that I have a great time and went out of their way to make it so. My trip was coordinated down to the finest detail and yet I never felt controlled or confined in any way. The schedule was such that our group was well occupied but still had sufficient time to go off on our own. It was refreshing to get a large picture of Peru with the group but then have the freedom to fill in the details on my own as I explored the local culture. The guides were more than helpful and helped us coordinate these personal adventures. I'll never forget the experience of walking into a strange woman's house to ask for chicha while countless guinea pigs ran about my feet, neither will I forget the holy man who showed me his rituals at some ruins I ventured to. This trip surpassed my expectations by far. Everyone in our group had an unforgettable time. I doubt this trip would have been as memorable with another tour operator. Other tour groups were frequently impressed when I would describe all that Andes Adventures had put together for us; I'm sure we won you over some future customers. Thank you for the marvelous vacation and all the hard work Andes Adventures put into it.."

Daniel Kosla - Reno, Nevada
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with "Inti Raymi" Festival Trekking Adventure

"I’ll just echo all that my fellow “Happy Hikers” have said about this wonderful trip. We had the time of our lives. The scenery was fantastic and your staff couldn’t have been nicer. We became great friends with Fredy. What a guy! We’re still talking about this trip. We will remember it always. Thanks again."

Carol Nalevanko - Scottsdale, Arizona
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with "Inti Raymi" Festival Trekking Adventure

 

"It was the most amazing trip I have ever taken! Carmela, Fredy, Vanesa, and Gladys were all awesome and very knowledgeable guides. We had an amazing adventure on the trail. We were truly impressed by the beauty of Peru and the warmth and kindness of the people we met and our guides who were truly amazing!! Thanks to your company for a wonderfully organized and great trip. Many thanks again to the porters who were awesome."

Eric Rogers - Phoenix, Arizona
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with "Inti Raymi" Festival Trekking Adventure

"Our Peru experience was the trip of a lifetime!! We of course enjoyed the wonders of the country and its people, but most of all our new friends Fredy, Vanesa and Carmela (and all of our porter friends, of course) for their warmth, kindness, and expert knowledge. You have quite the team--I would highly recommend Andes Adventures to anyone!!!!!"

Becky White - Phoenix, Arizona
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with "Inti Raymi" Festival Trekking Adventure

"Dear Devy, Life after such an incredible adventure can be stressful. I just wanted to thank you with all of my heart for giving me the opportunity to have such a life changing experience. The Peruvian people have such rich spirits and humble hearts. I am in love with the culture and it's astonishing beauty. I have come home with such an enriched soul because of you. Also, because of you I have had the honor of meeting and spending time with one of the most incredible people I have ever met in my life, Fredy. Devy, you are so blessed to have Fredy. He treated me as if I was his daughter. His compassion and truly caring spirit was felt throughout both groups on the trip. The trip to Peru with Andes Adventures was by far the most amazing experience I have ever had. It exceeded my expectations. The memories of the trip bring me to tears with happiness. Thank you again for making my life so much better."

Monica Geraci - Ponte Vedra, Florida
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Your Patagonia Adventure is one awesome trip. Honestly, when I signed on I had my reservations as to what I was getting myself into. But having experienced the trip I think this package is one awesome deal, you do deliver on what you advertised. The places visited were just mind-blowing, the accommodations were good, and to add the wine and good food just made the whole experience worthwhile. Also, I think Abelardo is one heck of a guide. I was really impressed to see how concerned he was of us (the clients), even on our flight from Buenos Aires to LA. His concern for us extended so far until he had to depart the plane in Lima. He really could have left us alone once we boarded the plane in Buenos Aires, but he continued to be our guide. He said one memorable remark concerning Torres del Paine (the gem of Patagonia), 'This is one small piece of a very big cake.' With that in mind I am interested in returning to South America. Devy, you've got one awesome adventure package, guided by one awesome guide, and for that I say 'Bravo!'"

Harold Amogan – Daly City, CA
Patagonia Hiking Adventure

"I wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful trip to Patagonia. We really enjoyed everything about the trip and our guide, Abelardo was great! Thank you for providing such a great adventure for us. "

Jane Welgan – Laguna Beach, CA
Patagonia Hiking Adventure

"The Patagonia trip was indescribable! More incredible than I ever imagined! Keep those trips going..."

Nancy Moody - Seattle, WA
Patagonia Hiking Adventure

"I wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed our trip to Ecuador. As you know, it was our first time in South America and we are very taken with Ecuador!! We were extremely well taken care of and the guides and staff were outstanding - things were well planned and busy! The accommodations and food were generally above our expectations. We also enjoyed meeting the other members of the group who were all so much more world traveled than we. We hope to use Andes Adventures again one of these days!!"

Helen & Steve Rubin – Monterey, CA
Ecuador Hiking Adventure

"I want to thank you for a fabulous experience in Peru. It was definitely the trip of my life! Great food, wonderful guides who were positive and caring. I'm still living with a Peruvian influence. "

Barbara Del Nero - Philadelphia, PA
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"I just got back and want to to tell you that I really had a good trip. I want to congratulate you for the perfect coordination of the trip. You have some wonderful people working for you in Peru. They don't miss a beat and they took care of us beyond the call of duty."

Bob Ozibko - Irvine, CA
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"Trekking in the Andes along the Inca trail was by far the most incredible adventure I have ever had. I so appreciated the gentle / courteous Peruvian porters and Abelardo was awesome as a guide and I consider him my friend. You bet I would recommend Andes Adventures for the adventure of a life time."

Andrea White - Pacifica, CA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Perú & Patagonia will forever be my most memorable and enjoyable vacations. It was a great mix of people, guides, mountains and unexpected adventures. Your coordination is impressive and you do wonders in making everything flow smoothly. Your treks are absolutely the greatest and by far my most memorable vacations!"

Nancy Falvo – Glendale, CA
Patagonia Hiking Adventure

"Devy, you were more than accommodating. You provided a well planned trip with more than enough activities. I can’t say enough good things about the guides. Overall it was the best adventure trip I’ve ever taken."

John Pacay - Highland Park, IL
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"The trek on the Inca Trail was great. I would highly recommend your company to all my friends. Thanks for seeing to all the details perfectly."

Christine Clark - Denver, CO
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Thanking you so very much for a truly wonderful vacation, an unforgettable experience. I hope to come on another of your trips and would recommend your trips to "Any" active person - anytime; outstanding, fun and action packed..."

Jean Speeds - Ventura, California
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"Thank you so much for the Best trip I have ever taken. You truly think of everything. My expectations were totally blown away. Your attention to detail is fantastic. As if the breathtaking scenery wasn't enough you made me feel totally at home and wanting for nothing. Everything went so smoothly + there was never any wasted time. Also we had a really nice group which only added to the pleasantness. Thanks a million."

John Jaszewski - Haymarket, Virginia
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"Thank you for a wonderful vacation. I felt well cared for and wanted for nothing due to your incredible organization and attention to details."

Mary Nejedly
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"You did a fabulous job. You are the best. Your personal attention and concern that all be terrific for our trip made things so special!"

Peggy Schoditsch - Los Angeles, California
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"An excellent trip. Devy's enthusiasm, energy and knowledge are outstanding and every effort was made to accommodate people. So knowledgeable, helpful, patient. It really was a fulfillment of a dream for me. Thanks so much."

Nancy Mc Kinley - Prescott, Arizona
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"It was a really, really, great trip! Managing a group of people has its unique challenges, but everything went very smoothly. It was a great group of people, the country was beautiful and the history fascinating. This was my first "group tour" and I never felt like it was a "tour" It was a group of friends experiencing a different country and culture."

Marla Martella - Huntington Beach, California
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"I want to thank you again for a fantastic trek in Perú. It was absolutely the best adventure I have ever been on. Your attention to detail and coordination of our day to day activities was amazing. Your country is so beautiful and full of many wonderful sights, sounds and adventures. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! A first class tour all the way."

Nancy Falvo - Glendale, California
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"An incredible trip with many unique experiences. Thank you for sharing your beautiful native country with us."

Esther Steffens - Newark, Delaware
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"Excellent trip. I would not hesitate to recommend Andes Adventures to anyone."

Allen Netherland - Oceanside, California
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Super trip especially for my first trek. Andes Adventures knows how to put on a first class trip!"

Jeanne Jacko - Frederick, Maryland
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Devy, this was a wonderful trip, and the whole thing was all down to your fabulous skills of organization... I would travel again with Andes Adventures in a second."

Carol Jamieson - Menlo Park, California
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"Adventure holidays by their nature can sometimes be problematic. In stumbling across the Andes Adventures website in January of this year I was not to know but you could have the adventure and challenge of a lifetime without unnecessary problems. This was due in no small part to the splendid organizational ability of Devy Reinstein. Many people can organize but it is high standards and attention to detail that separates the mediocre from the professional. Devy has the ability to visualize , organize and adapt to the developing situation without making it look in any way difficult. As one who spent 25 years moving resources both human and material from A to B and back I can vouch for his ability to do all this with a smile, while you are having the experience of your life."

Hugh O' Donovan - Cork, Republic of Ireland
Peruvian Andes Trekking Adventure

"Thank you for your attention to our happiness and satisfaction. The trip was great. I've recommended it to friends."

Cindy Witlock - Los Angeles, California
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

"It was a terrific adventure! Thanks to Andes Adventures and all the great guides. We would highly recommend your company to anyone!"

Gary Schaecher & Melody Beiler - Silverthorne, Colorado
Patagonia Hiking Adventure

 

"I have arrived safe, sound, and on time back in Memphis following a most wonderful adventure in Patagonia. I enjoyed every minute of our trip, with many thanks to you and Abelardo. My friends have all asks "which part did I like the best?" I really cannot say because our activities were so diverse and there were none that I would trade out for something else. But there were some surprises! The restaurants we visited were wonderful (I had hoped to lose some weight on the trek, but the great food that we had made that impossible). The "happy hours" with all the good Argentine and Chilean wines were another surprise. And Buenos Aires. I had more fun there than in any of the other big foreign cities that I have ever visited. Thanks for the time you allotted us there. And finally thanks for all the memories I brought back from Patagonia."

Steve Ashby - Memphis, Tennessee
Patagonia Hiking Adventure

 

"Thank you for making our vacation in Peru exceptional. Everything was truly amazing. We were impressed with the countryside, the people, the food, and especially the trek. The accommodations were top class. We were really impressed with our guide Abelardo. He had so much knowledge to share, he met all our needs with patience and humor. He challenged us all with hikes above and beyond the Inca Trail. We had such a great time. Thank you for all you did to make Peru such a wonderful place to visit."

Richard, Rachelle & Beth Meiners - Moorpark, California
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

 

"Hi Devy. The trip was absolutely phenomenal!! I can't begin to say enough. Completely awesome! Abelardo was just great. Very personable. Loved talking with him. We got a huge kick out of how he knew people absolutely everywhere we went. He's got the perfect schedule figured out for the hike. We never ran into a single hiker on the trail except for one late afternoon when we crossed paths with about 8 other people. It felt like we had one of the very special places on the planet nearly all to ourselves. We were particularly grateful to share the place with our fabulous porters, cook and crew. How they can carry those packs and nearly run with them is beyond me. WAY beyond me. We were doing good just to huff and puff along with our little backpacks! Hard to imagine how the Incas ever built that trail. Or built everything else they built. It's mind boggling. We enjoyed the time spent in Cusco and at the sites around Cusco as well as the sites and places in the Sacred Valley. We loved it all. It was the perfect itinerary. The right amount of time in the right places. Couldn't have been better.

We had a short but fun time in Lima as well. Carmela was right there on Day 1 when we got off the plane and was right there when we returned. She's just great as well. The information you all provided before the trip was perfect. Very comprehensive and enabled us to have everything we needed when we needed it.

I had been hoping to hike the Inca Trail for over 30 years so my expectations were very high. Hard to live up to when it's been a dream for so long. Yet in this case the trip exceeded whatever expectations I had. It was just spectacular. Thank you so very much for helping to make it a reality. "

Wendy & Eric Suehrstedt - Durham, ME
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure - Private Departure

 

"I will remember my Andes Adventures trek through the Sun Gate to my dying day."

John B. Parrish – Edmonds, WA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Adventure

 

"Many thanks to Devy Reinstein and the staff at Andes Adventures for an AMAZING time in Patagonia! We have been traveling the world for 30 years or so, and I have to say that this was one of the BEST trips we have ever done!!"

Gail McClary - Marysville, WA
Patagonia Hiking Adventure

 


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