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Bad Hetterscheid

5.00

September, 2022

Ascent to Huascaran South Face in 6 days

Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

Connor White

5.00

September, 2022

3 Summits Expedition in Huaraz, Peru

Great service and trip!

Charles Duthu

5.00

August, 2022

Climb Ausangate in 4 days, near Cuzco (Vilcanota Range)

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Daniel Marques

5.00

August, 2022

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, 4 Day Guided Trek

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Simon Harwege

4.00

August, 2022

Easy glacier trekking on the Pastoruri Glacier, Day trip from Huaraz

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Johannes Besmehn

5.00

August, 2022

6-day expedition to the Huascaran summit in Peru

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Johannes Besmehn

5.00

August, 2022

Trek to the Rainbow Mountain in Peru, Day trip from Cusco

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Johannes Besmehn

5.00

August, 2022

Easy climb to the summit of Huarapasca (5,418m) in Peru, Day trip from Huaraz

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Dave Kennedy

3.00

August, 2022

4-day short Cordillera Huayhuash trek

Romer was amazing. He was very responsive and helpful. He always replied within a few hours (at the most), and was very accommodating when we needed to change things. He even went and paid a deposit at a local hotel to hold our reservation for us. I can't say enough good about Romer. The itinerary of the trip was a bit difficult. It started at a camp that was 13,700 above sea level, and the first day of trekking was 8 hours of hard terrain. Other treks I've done start lower and have a pace of 5-6 hours per day. Also, our guide Fredy was a bit inexperienced. He was a very kind person, but didn't provide much service to our small team.

Viktor Pomazan

5.00

July, 2022

Nevado Chachani, Peru, 2 Day Guided Ascent

Everything is simply perfect. thank you very much team! Special thanks to the guide Carlos Zarate.

Alexey Volegov

5.00

July, 2022

Climbing Nevado Pisco 5752m, Huaraz

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Jeffrey Rutter

5.00

July, 2022

Nevado Huascaran 6-Day Guided Ascent

Octavio wss injured and we ended up with Hector instead. He is new, but is very friendly and hard working. I would acclimatize more than the stated 3 days at one of the lagoons if you want to increase your chance at success. Communication was lacking a little prior to the trip with no contact until the day before the trip. Overall the crew was great and went above and beyond my expectations.

Alex Hunter

5.00

June, 2022

4-day short Cordillera Huayhuash trek

We had an incredible experience with Marco! Loved getting to know him - he’s not just a guide… he’s an amazing chef, friend, and he is incredibly knowledgeable on everything Peru! Thank you so much!!

Andreya Dart

5.00

June, 2022

Trekking the “Huayhuash Circuit” in Peru in 10 days

We had such an amazing time on this Trek! From the beginning to the end we had wonderful service through “Wild Huayhuash - Tomas Operator”. It is an amazing, beautiful, take your breath away hike. The guides are knowledgeable, kind, and extremely helpful. We had guide/cook Rosmel, guide Angel, operators Edgar and Tomas. Rosmel made us food every day(breakfast, lunch, snacks (popcorn), and dinner), woke us up to a fresh cup of tea every morning in our tent, and guides us through the first few days of our hike. He was like Superman carrying our lunch on his back every day of the trek (think heavy food in pots, with juice). Angel was the guide the rest of the way through the trek and was also very kind and professional. He was funny, paced us well through the hard sections, and let us have breaks whenever we needed. Both Rosmel & Angel were always working to get us to the best viewpoints, and best camping spots first, before the other groups. They also both helped when I had an asthma attack during the trek. From the operator side, Tomas and Edgar were amazing. Going through all the information we would need, allowing us to leave extra things in their office, allowing us to rest and shower in one of their rooms at no extra charge when we got back from the trek, and Edgar helped us find a map of Huayhuash so we could document our journey when we got back (finding a map of Huayhuash in Huaraz was not easy). This was a well put together group, and always seemed to be one step ahead of the other Huayhuash trekking groups. I highly recommend!

James Sudlow

4.00

May, 2022

Salkantay, 4 Day Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu

Don’t know the guides salary but I’m sure it’s not much so if possible increase Marcos wage. He’s an asset and a really enthusiastic, knowledgable and all round good guy.

Seth Krasnow

4.00

May, 2022

10-day Cordillera Huayhuash guided trek

Trip was good. Romer was not the guide. He just runs/owns a company. Explore-share offers nothing. Could have booked the exact same trip for half as much in Huaraz.

Paal Igesund Kyrkjeboe

5.00

January, 2022

4-day short Cordillera Huayhuash trek

Amazing trek with an amazing company. Our guide, David, was incredible and the assistants Teo and Alejandro were always incredibly positive. I would recommend this trek to anyone and it was the best cost per person I saw out of any company, by a mile.

Thomas Morgan

5.00

January, 2022

Inca trail, Machu Picchu, with an official operator in 2 days

Thanks to Guide Marco for a great trip and some wonderful memories. I had a blast on the 2 day Inca Trail trek!

Matt LAIRD

5.00

November, 2021

3-day Inca “Jungle Route” to Machu Picchu: Trekking, mountain biking and other activities

Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!

Andrew Rimanic

1.00

October, 2021

10-day Cordillera Huayhuash guided trek

Our guide communicated poorly. He requested to meet the day before the trek and then gave us no information and did not respond to our messages for the entire day (12 hours). When he finally responded late the night before the trek we were told to meet with another random person in a public square. The next morning we learned that we had a different guide and that we were on an 8 person tour, not the 2 person tour we had booked and paid extra for. The tour did not have enough food to feed all 8 of us. Our tents leaked in the rain. There were countless other issues. We contacted explore share with our complaints and received no response. This was easily the worst organized tour I have been on in my entire life.

Alex Nelson

5.00

September, 2021

10-day Cordillera Huayhuash guided trek

We had Darwin as a guide and Hilario as a chef and it was absolutely amazing! Darwin knew everything possible about hiking and the local mountains and Hilario was always cooking up something amazing, great guys and hosts!

Mariia Iefimova

5.00

September, 2021

1-day Laguna 69 Tour in Huaraz, Peru

Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

Hector Gonzalez

5.00

September, 2021

4-day short Cordillera Huayhuash trek

Como clientes siempre deseamos que todo este de lo mejor, la estrategia y planificación de un viaje de montaña no es nada fácil y las condiciones y condicionantes son variadas y muchas!! Me encantan los treks de montaña, esta fue la primera vez en la cordillera Andina Peruana Huayhuash y todo salió fenomenal!! 100 pts. Nuestro guía de campo Marcos y nuestro arriero Yosimel estuvieron siempre muy atentos y serviciales; todos los insumos fueron bien planificados. Perú es un gran destino, seguro que volveremos!

James Davenport

5.00

September, 2021

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, 4 Day Guided Trek

Alfredo was intelligent, hard working, a bundle of energy, patient, caring, informative, and entertaining. He is one of the best guides I have seen with a perfect set of skills. My only negative would be that the quality of the camp gear (chairs, dining tent) were worn and should be replaced. The food was sub par and a bit disappointing. The soup was good, the desserts appropriate for the conditions, the hot chocolate appreciated. The porters were kind, hard working and helpful

Dionne Honing

5.00

August, 2021

2-day Vallunaraju Mountain ascent in Peru

We had an amazing time with Percy during our trip to Vallunaraju! The hike itself was really beautiful and Percy was a very kind and helpful guide.

Dean Riley

5.00

July, 2021

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, 4 Day Guided Trek

Excellent trip and seamless booking

Marcela Hronesova

3.00

July, 2021

Ascent to Mount Chopicalqui, Huaraz

Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.

Marcela Hronesova

5.00

July, 2021

Climbing Nevado Pisco 5752m, Huaraz

The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.

Michael Ellis

5.00

June, 2021

Nevado Artesonraju (6025M) ascent in Peru

Excellent service in every way. I was confident Octavio experience and I was thrilled with everything done during this expedition.

Michael Ellis

5.00

June, 2021

Nevado Yanapaccha 2-day climbing expedition

Excellent adventure. Octavia is a very skilled guide. The expedition was fabulous

Marie Helene Akoury

5.00

May, 2021

Salkantay, 4 Day Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu

Monica Is a very kind, sincere and professional guide. She is so fit and humble. I enjoyed her company on all my guided tours. Her knowledge on her history and mountaineering skills are impeccable. I recommend Monica for anything in Peru. She knows her mountains and history very well. She is very passionate and detail oriented.

Tony Hoffman

5.00

September, 2020

Hiking around Alpamayo and Huascaran

The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.

Koseth Saenz

5.00

May, 2020

Salkantay 5-day guided hike to Machu Picchu

He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.

Donna, Patricia and David

5.00

March, 2020

Salkantay, 4 Day Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu

We cannot begin to express our thanks for organizing our trip to Salkantay and Machu Picchu.  The trip was perfect.  Every transfer and tour went without a problem.  The hike was great and we even got perfect sunshine in Machu Picchu.  We are extremely tired from our hike to Machu Picchu but were very happy we got the chance to do that rather than HP based on what we heard from others along the way. You not only gave me what I asked for but also what I didn't know to ask for - including a lovely spot for lunch on the Sacred Valley tour and seats on the correct side of the train, when we traveled during daylight.  Thank you. And as for the trip, based on the famous words of our very enthusiastic tour guide at Machu Picchu.  Incredible, Fantastic, Gorgeous!

Michael W English

5.00

March, 2020

Climbing Nevado Vallunaraju in Perú

From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.

Jimmy Grant

5.00

January, 2020

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, 4 Day Guided Trek

I booked the 4 day Inca trail trek with this company. All round it was a pretty great experience. Food on the trip was simply amazing and our guide did everything he could to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable. Our group was 5, smaller than other companies, which was great on the trail. There were a couple of miscommunications between the office, but these were solved in the end and didn't create any major issues. I would book again with this company.

Carine Rombaut

5.00

November, 2019

Inca trail, Machu Picchu, with an official operator in 2 days

We just returned home from a great holiday in Peru. The team of South America Planet has made this trip a big success. We have done the tour with 4 friends. Together with South America Planet we have set-up a tour where there was enough balance between visiting all the highlights in Peru and time to relax and visiting nice cities on our own pace. All agreed tours were delivered as planned with very experienced guides. On top of this we had a 24H emergency number from South America planet that we could call or reach via WhatsApp whenever it was needed. Thanks Warry for you support! Next to this we had regularly contact with Dirk who wanted to know if everything was OK. A dream holiday where we had the feeling there was really taken care about us. Our 2 Days incatrail trekking we never forget, amazing to see Machu Picchu from the sungate .We recommend South America Planet to everyone who wants to travel through South-America If there are people who wants to know more about this great trip, they can always contact us. Thanks Dirk and the team of South America Planet !!!!!

Mattea

5.00

October, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

We had 10 days in the Cordillera Blanca and Octavio helped us plan a great trip. We did Laguna 69 day trip, Santa Cruz trek, climbing in Hatunmachay, ice climbing and trekking on Mount Pisco. The trip was very well organised and equipment provided was of high quality. Octavio is an experienced mountain guide and climber so we always felt safe throughout the trip. We had a great chef with us when camping and always enjoyed the food he prepared. Also enjoyed chatting to Octavio in the evenings and hearing his great stories!

Andrew Z

5.00

October, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

We had 10 days in Andes (Huaraz as base) and wanted to get a mix of trekking, rock climbing and mountaineering. Contacted Andean Peaks who helped me organize the whole trip. Octavio, who was our main guide and one of the owners of the company was super helpful and quick to respond on both emails and Whatsapp. Octavio is a qualified professional mountain guide. Apart from this, he's also a super friendly guy an a good climber. Bonus points for always being punctual, having great equipment/tents etc, good chef (cooked pizza for us at 4600m!). Highly recommend. Activites: 1 day Laguna 69, 3 day Santa Cruz Trek, 2 days rock climbing, 1 day Ice wall climbing and 3 day Pisco mountain.

Wolfgang Gratz

5.00

September, 2019

Mountain biking the Huascaran Circuit in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru (16 days)

We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.

Julia V

5.00

August, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

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Sowmi

5.00

July, 2019

Paron lagoon one day guided hike 

Loved the experience

Ravi & Hansanee

5.00

July, 2019

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, 4 Day Guided Trek

We had a lovely time in Peru and we enjoyed every moment of it! Everything was organised perfectly and we did not have to worry about anything! the Machu Picchu Inca trail was amazing and we are very happy and proud that we have done it. We would like to thank you all, especially Dirk. He has informed us well and was always available for our questions :) We also want to mention that Francesco, our trekking guide, was really good. He guided us well and provided with detailed information about Peru and machu picchu. The food on the trail was amazing, even better than any restaurant in our Peru trip. If everyone wants to travel to Peru, we would definitely recommend SAP :)

Dickens Rondán

5.00

July, 2019

Trekking to Churup Lagoon with a guide

JUVENTINO IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL GUIDE, AT ALL TIMES HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO OUR REQUIREMENTS. SHARING THE TREKKING WITH HIM WAS VERY REWARDING AND I LEARNED A LOT.

Heiko Hofmann

5.00

July, 2019

Climb Ausangate in 4 days, near Cuzco (Vilcanota Range)

The tour on the Nev. Ausangate is a very nice but also quite challenging mountain tour. Alfredo is a very competent mountain guide. Gladly again.

Karel Umlauf

3.00

June, 2019

6-day ascent to Nevado Alpamayo, Huaraz

Octavio is very nice guy with acceptable command of English

Rafael Jarzebak

5.00

June, 2019

4-day Climb in Tocllaraju Mountain, Peru

Percy is a great guide, climbing with him you fill very secure. Trip itself was organized perfectly, each day you can count on a lot of support and smile.

Giulian

5.00

June, 2019

Nevado Yanapaccha 2-day climbing expedition

I had an excellent time with Octavio and the whole team at the mountaineering course on yanapaccha mountain in huascaran national park. The preparation was perfect for the final summit day and my first 5000m peak! Octavia and his team always took care of me and were the perfect partners for this incredible experience! Thank you so much!

Kristina

5.00

May, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

Leaving Huaraz after an amazing trek with Eloy from Andean Peaks. Me and my boyfriend did a Santa Cruz trek (you can opt for a private or group tour), 4 days, 3 nights. All the service was just perfect - food (we thought we will survive on snacks but actually received proper meals and nice company during dinners), support during the actual trek, local stories, luggage transfer etc. The whole team took care of us very nicely, not forgetting about allowing us also to have a nice local experience! The landscape itself is beautiful! Highly recommended! Besides the trek itself, also the communication prior to that was smooth and re-assuring. Thanks Octavio & Eloy!

Kieran Anderson

5.00

April, 2019

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, 4 Day Guided Trek

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John Farris

5.00

May, 2018

Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) 6-day guided expedition

5 star guide. Nothing but the best.

Nicole et Catherine

5.00

April, 2017

Hiking around Alpamayo and Huascaran

A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

Andrés

5.00

March, 2016

Climbing Nevado Vallunaraju in Perú

The legend Juventino. My brother and I travelled to Huaraz to climb the Vallunaraju summit. Our guide Juventino has been the best guide I've had over the past years and I have made a lot of hikes and climbing over the world. He is a very talented and experienced guide, he took care of us very much and made sure safety is first. We also had an amazing experience with the food, they cooked delicious meals. They also have top brand quality equipment that made us feel really safe, we had the lucky experience of having a horrible storm at the base camp and I believe that the north face summit series tent they provided saved us!!!! Overall, best guide I have ever had, made us feel very confortable and happy. If you want a guide to feel safe and have the best experience possible go with the legend Juventino!!!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Peru

Climbing the majestic Andes mountain range is a dream for mountaineers from all over the world. The Cordillera Blanca includes several peaks over 6000m and many stunning mountains, like Huascaran, Alpamayo or Nevado Pisco.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+51

Language:

Spanish

Currency:

Peruvian Sol (PEN)

Getting There

Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport has direct flights to and from continental Europe and all over the Americas. Other locations require a connections

Best time to visit:

Although Peru and the Inca ruins receive visitors all year round, the dry season, from May to September, is the best time for mountaineering trips and also for visiting Machu Picchu and the surrounding area, with July considered to be the best month for climbing in the Andes. January to March (summer in the Southern Hemisphere) is the best time to visit Peru’s coastline. If you are planning to visit the Amazon jungle, then you should come between September and November

What’s the weather like?

The climate and temperatures of Peru vary hugely along the different regions of the country. The dry coastal desert region has a mild climate, usually cloudy and foggy in winter and warm and sunny in summer. The tropical Amazon jungle region is hot and humid all year round. In the Andean region there is a rainy season (October till April) and a dry season (May to September). During the dry season, it is sunny during the day, but cold at night. It will be more or less cold depending on the altitude and season

More info about Peru:

Peru is a fascinating multiethnic country in western South America, with diverse regions boasting different landscapes and amazing cultural highlights to discover. You could spend months exploring this unique territory, from the lush green Amazon jungle to the Uros Island in Lake Titicaca or the mystical Nasca lines. You could also spend days surfing amazing waves on the Pacifc or exploring traditional markets to discover the unique Andean culture, crafts and textiles in the Sacred Valley. The world-class Peruvian fusion cuisine is a must for foodies visiting Lima

 

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