Machete Tours - Peruvian Travel Ecotourism - Peru and Latin American Tour Operator

Specialized Peru Tour Operator

Why we are called Machete Tours?

WTM 2014

Contact Offices

  • Sweden+46 76046 1860
  • Denmark+45 2460 2662
  • Peru - Lima+51 1 4440351
  • Peru - Cusco+51 84 224829

Testimonials

Upon my return to Israel I would like to thank the Machete tours team that
arranged the Lares Trek ; The knowledgeable and very friendly and supportive
guide Edgar and the excellent and devoted cook & porter Mr. Modesto .
Thank you also for Yannett for the administrative support
Although it has been a very small "delegation " I enjoyed the trek very
much and it gave me the great opportunity to see and appreciate the
wonderful landscapes ,people living in the high land , the culture of the
region and of course the challenge of climbing and walking in high altitude.
The team that accompanied me was professional and at the same time always
looking to provide the best service and create good ambiance and this has
made it into an unforgettable experience.

i.erel@pfsadvisory.com

Ishay Erel / Israel
Lares Machu Picchu Trek
May 2011

Dear Ronald,
I wanted to just send a personal thank you for the wonderful experience I had on the Lares trek. Miguel (the main tour guide) was extremely informative, attentive and overall a valuable resource. Thank you so much Ronald, this was by far one of the best
experiences of my life. Please stay in touch. I will recommend your tour company very highly to future Peru travelers.

Yours,
Amanda

arweyerb@gmail.com

Amanda Weyerbache / USA
Lares Machu Picchu Trek
May 2011

Dear Machete Tours
It has been a successful holiday for all 4 of us. The guides were very good and with good knowledge, helpful staff and we all have some good fun as well.

Kind regards

Gite V. Larsen,Torben Larsen, Hans Jessen Lauritsen

gitte.l@rsen.net

Gitte Vestergaard Larsen / Denmark
Cusco 5 days tour
May 2011

Simon (Tour Guide) was funny and polite. The route was wonderful! Amazing! I have never seen anything like that before.

Susanne Anderson Bustad / Sweden
Inca Trail 4 Days
November 2010

Cusco City Tour - the Tour Guide was well prepared. Talked very good English. Except English he knew French and German. Knew much.

Sacred Valley - the highlights of the trips were the Guide and meals. Perfect restaurant.

Mats Cangren / Sweden
Cusco City Tour, Sacred Valley Tour
October 2010

We think both, Guide, horseman and Cook did a great job! The service was good and the staff contributed to a nice athmosphere in the group. We´ve had a very nice time with these great, service minded people :-)

The landscape we went through was exciting and varied and we saw lots of interesting animals and vegetation on the way!

We would´ve liked to avoid the tracks and walk only on paths in the mountains. We would also have liked to have better toilets.

Machu Picchu met the expectations to the fullest, even though I´d been waiting to go for 15 years.

All in all it´s been a nice trip.

Laila S. Agdestein & Trond S. Ludvigsen / Norway
Salkantay
October 2010

City Tour: Yannett (office) and Marco Antonio (Tour Guide) were very good, helpful and knowledgeable.
Machu Picchu Tour: Mr. Ciello (Tour Guide) was very knowledgeable - we wish him the best of luck today in the elections.

Rolfe Fraser-Orr / United Kingdom
Cusco City Tour, Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
October 2010

Coco was an excellent mountain guide, teacher and a nice person.

Kenneth Dahlstrom / Finland
Inka Trail
September 2010

Excellent Guide. Friendly, knowledgeable, personal. The cook prepared impressive meals considering the conditions.

Nina Bremnes / Norway
Inka Trail 4 Days
September 2010

Wonderful Time! Thank you… Please send me Washington`s address mail.

James A. Boyko / United State
Peru round Trip
September 2010

Knowledgeable, friendly looked out for us, Excellent! Good food was plenitude at gave us energy for the Inca trail.

Weverka family / United Stated
Peru round trip
August 2010

Very nice , interesting connections to guide enyoed our time with him.

Clair Hammer / United State
Peru round Trip
August 2010

The total trip was excellent. Thanks for a good Peru-Trip!

Maria Andersen / Danish
Peru round Trip
July 2010

Good , Peru Trip.

Liubov Ivanova / Russia
Peru Round Trip
July 2010

I´d like to more time to be on Machupicchu.

Shaeva Yanira / Russia
Peru round Trip
July 2010

Our Guide was very fun, and he gave us a lot different Information.

Adrov Nikolav / Russia
Peru round Trip
July 2010

Comentario: Absolutly Excellente service and information and opportunity to influence the program. Thanks for beautiful and fabulous days.

Hagstrom Brandel / Sweden
Peru round trip
April 2010

Good guide and helped us a lot, the porter and the chef was absolutely amazing.

Johan Mellstrom / Sweden
IncaTrail
November 2009

Thanks You for a menoral experience, It was amazing.

Michale Squarin / Denmark
Peru Round Trip
June 2009

everything was professional and good quality

Torsten Kjellgran / Sweden
Peru Round Trip
April 2009

Everything was excellent and everyone in our group had a wonderful esperience.

Martin Hendrikse / Sweden
Peru round trip
April 2009

We think this was a fantastic tour with many different experiences, we are a couple of 57 and 68 years old. Pick up service was excellent, tours were very well organized and meals in Arequipa, Puno and Cusco were very good.
Thanks to Machete Tours for a great experience.

Arnmild and Knut Borge / Norway
Peru Classic Program 16 Days
November 2012

This was a wonderful trek, I am sad for this to be almost over! Food was excellent, Modesto was a wonderful cook, specially his soups in freezing cold!! Pablo was a great horseman, I felt our stuff was very safe.
Miguel is a wonderful guide, very informative and knowledgeable. I will recommend highly Machete Tours to all future Peru travelers.
arweyerb@gamial.com

Amanda Weyerbacker / New York - USA
Lares Trek
October 2012

Thanks for a good Peru trip!
Yes, I indeed will recommend Machete Tours to friends and family. Janet is a great service person and Erik a very good guide.

Schafer Anderssen / Denmark
Peru Luxury Program 8 days
October 2012

Thanks Machete Tours for a beautiful and fabulous days!
Please focus in your fantastic nature, Cusco is so much more than Machu Picchu!
I will absolute recommend Machete Tours for its excellent service.

Brandel Hogstrom / Sweden
Inca Trail 4 Days
March 2012

Very positive, the arrangement has worked very fine! excellent meals and good and engaged guides.

Cecilia Orosz / Sweden
Peru Classic Program 16 Days
October 2011

Tour was very well organized, guides were excellent, pick up service in time and very helpful. Hotels were some very good and some not.
Thanks for a nice experience.

Elma Maksic / Norway
Peru Classic Program 16 Days
December 2011

Fantastic trip!!
We have meet so many positive, motivated and service minded people. A very nice experience, we will definitely recommend friends and family to make the same tour!
hard.eva@hotmail.com

Eva Hård / Sweden
Peru Classic Program 16 Days
May 2012

We are a family with ages of 21, 45 and 56. We have had a wonderful trip. So well organized, so many interesting places, nice guides and friendly people in all places.
We have felt safe in your hands!!!
Thank you Machete Tours.
It will be very easy to recommend your agency to friends and others!
A memory for life, keep up the good work!
Katarina Hultling.

Katarina Hultling / Sweden
Peru Classic Program 16 Days
January 2013

Excellent because the friendly attitude of the staff and personnel.
Machete Tours has taken a large responsibility over was has happened even outside the plans.
I am very grateful!

Ingmar Melin / Sweden
Peru Classic Program 16 Days
April 2012

We think both guides and horseman and cook did a great job. The service was good and the staff contribute to a nice atmosphere in the group.
We have had a very nice time with this great, service minded people.
laila@grounded.no

Laila Agdestein and Trond S / Norway
Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5 days
October 2012

Hello All,

Im now back since some time in Sweden after the expedition in Peru. I just would like to say that Im so satisfied with everything for the expedition and the great arrangements by all of you. It has been a real dream experience and I recommend all my friends to join the same trip. Irma welcomed me at the airport and brought all pieces together for the trip. Victor was the best guide I could ever get, providing professional advice and ensuring safety for the whole program.

In July 2012 I finally got the possibility to summit mount Huascaran 6768 meters, with mount Pisco 5752 meters as acklimatisation. Victor turned out to be a true first hand choice who enabled me to summit these mountains. He was 24/7 ensuring a safe expedition, managing all situations professionally as a Peruvian Mountain Guide Certified and in perfectly spoken English. Victor prooved to have a deep knowledge about alpine safety, climbing technics, mountain and glacieer conditions, health issues, quality of epuipement providing first class tents and gear.

The team also included the cook Luis with the largest smile and best food in the Cordilleras, preparing desert at all altitudes even 6000 meters in minus 20 degrees. The porters Eber and Elmer were creating the most positive attitude, which is a must to summit. I never understood how they all could carry that heavy, be that fast and still talk and laugh at the same time. As Victor ensures quality for his staff by sending them all to alpine training every year, I felt safe with everyone in the team, which was proven during the climb.

Now having returned to Sweden and slowly starting to digest the fantastic adventures I would like to thank you all for these unforgettable days! For excellent organisation, summit climbs and friendly and yet professional way of guiding me to such achievements.

Also, after Huascaran I went for the Salkantay trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu, which was extraordinary however arranged by another actor on the market.

Thanks Victor, Irma and Ronald

Victor, please transfer my kind greetings to the team.

Best regards

Carina Ahlqvist

Carina Ahlqvist / Sweden
Huascaran Expedition
August 2012

Dear Ronald,

As promised we have prepared the following feed-back on our family trip to Peru.

First of all: We had a great trip! We were always met and picked up when we arrived at a new place and things seemed generally very well organized. The following is our account of traveling as a family (2 girls of 9 and 12 years old) in Peru.

Lima: The hotel was nice and in easy walking distance from both the Larcomar-area by the sea and the tourist shopping area.
The journey from Lima to Aguas Calientes got to be somewhat longer than expected and planned. In Aguas Calientes our booking had been changed to a hotel called Green Nature. This hotel was right next to the railway station.
The guided tour to Machu Picchu was great. The guide, Ruben, was very good and even our youngest - who is nine, and does not understand English, was interested and liked the way he showed us different details and told stories.
The hotel in Urubamba - Hotel Amaru - was very nice! The beautiful garden was a great place to spend relaxing time and enjoying the birds in the afternoon. The girls could read or play and they loved the game room! This made a perfect base for trips in the area in the morning and relaxing time in the afternoon

The hotel in Cuzco was well placed, within walking distance to the centre. we really enjoyed the heating devise – Cuzco is cold... :).
In our Jungle tour: Cock of the rock lodge was a great place! We spend almost all our time in the dining area, with the fantastic surroundings that attracted much birdlife and other animals. Both our girls think that this was the best place we stayed – and we probably agree. The staff was very kind and helpful.
Blanquillo lodge: The sleeping area, that the manager himself called the dormitory, is very different from what we expected from a lodge. We were very happy (but surprised) that there were no other guests at the lodge while we
were there - we think it would have provided limited privacy. The surrounding area was fantastic, however, and totally worth it. The trips to the oxbow lakes were nice and we saw the otters and interesting birds here. And the Macaw Clay Lick was fantastic as well.
Our guide throughout the jungle trip – Robert – was just excellent Robert really did his best to accommodate all our wishes and put up with our different requirements. He had a good feeling with what everybody wanted and the children liked him a lot. Really family friendly!
The last lodge - Wasai, in Puerto Maldonado, was great. Just what we needed - with a nice little pool and sloths with young ones in the tree by the pool! A perfect place to end the trip!

Best wishes,
Jesper, Vibeke, Laura and Ida from Denmark.

Family Givskov (with 2 girls of 9 and 11 years old) / Denmark
Peru Program 23 Days
August 2012

Dear Ronald, I hope you are well and also your business is running well. First - I would like to thank you for your perfect organization of our October group to Peru. We all were satisfied - it is the most important sign. So, thank you once more.

Michal Kohn
kohn@albatrostravel.cz

Michal Kohn / Czech Republic
Peru North and South 23 Day
October 2012

Juan is really nice , his English language level very good . he became part of our group.
Good meals more than enough food. It was a great trip. Porters were amazing.
Guide: Juan de la Cruz
Cook: Juan Ccama
email:dimitriadisv@gmail.com

Dimitriadis travel with 3 other friends.

Dimitriadis Vasileios / Greece
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Day Trek
November 2012

Jorge knows very well route and explains in a interesting way. Speak good English. Also interested in other cultures.
Good service for us in advance of the trip. We got very nice food and more than enough.
Reaching the dead woman's pass and course the entrance to machupicchu .

Guide: Jorge Yepes
Cook: Braulio Consilla
E-mail: unepernille@hotmail.com

Pernille Andersen / Norway
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Day Trek
December 2012

The guide Bruno is a very nice person and great experienced guide , we really appreciated his care for us. The trip was wonderful and full of good surprises , the route is very interesting.
I really enjoyed every day of our journey mostly because of out wonderful guide and beautiful scenery.
Many thanks to our wonderful guide and all the careful people who helped us.
Guide: Bruno Yepes
email: margarita_vladimirovna@yahoo.com

Margarita Vladimirivna / Russia
[http://www.machetetours.com/en/program/901/choquequirao-to-machu-picchu-9-day-trek|Choquequirao to Machu Picchu 9 Day Trek]
November 2012

Juan was attentive going out of his way to make us comfortable, knowledgeable, English was very good.
Reaching wiñay wayna, knowing how close we were to macho picchu + getting a gumpse of inca landscape.
Thank you for the experience.
Guide: Juan de la Cruz
Cook: Walter CCama
email:Michael.minihan@gmail.com

Michale & Melissa Minihan / Japon
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Day Trek
December 2012

Fantastic!! Jorge is really good guide, give so much of himself, have the control all the time. He take care of all the group included the porters. Very nice route and the food was very good!

Guide: Jorge Yepes
Cook: Braulio Consilla

E-mail: ihhaug@getmail.com

Hilde Haug / Norway
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Day Trek
December 2012

Hello, Ronald!
I´m back in Sweden as you can understand. Here comes an evaluation of my
Peru tour:
Asked if my tour was worth the money...was it cheap?, was it expensive?... the answer will be meaningless because it´s not possible to estimate and materialize such experience in money or in economic terms.
If You try you have missed the point, I think.
I´ve been travelled a lot, in my time, and it´s hard to compare but this one was the best of them all! Also it´s meaningless to staple superlatives upon each other...
I have met so many nice people I have been treated so good and from Your staff I have been treated like a VIP all the time. They seams have no idea what the word impossible stand for. A special guide I will name is Eric "in Rainforest" Always a helping hand, trustable, well knowing and open minded! He ´s a gold nugget!!!!

Well, all arrangement has been kept, time has been kept and all events and sensations has presenters in suitable proportions. I have met clean, nice hotels, clean rooms good food.....no misses!
In short… It has been great! I have no complains!
It couldn't be better! You made my year, Ronald!!!!!
If you have need for me, Ronald, I will gladly help You as referent...
People can call me, cell (+46) 0737367719, at anytime!..... or mail staffan.stengard@comhem. se
Ronald! I think You can be proud of Your country and your country men.
Again! Thank you!

Staffan Stengard / Sweden
Peru Culture and Nature 17 Day Program.
April 2013

Maria did a wonderful job on my visit to Machu Picchu and I am very thankful for that.
I am very pleased with the tour that you provided me, thank you so much Machete Tours.
Richard. 58 years old.
You are welcome to contact Richard at: richgiven2(at)aol.com

Richard James Given / United States
2 day Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu from Cuzco
May 2013

Thanks for excellent Inca Trail trekking to Machu Picchu 9-12.6 2013! Everything were so well organized and I really enjoyed my experiences during the route. Our guides Felipe and Ramiro were professional,friendly,helpful and all the time taking very good care of our welfare! Also the cook and all the porters were very kind and helpful as well! The food were excellent tasteful, the cook took good care that also we who had some diet got excellent food during all the trek! I´ve never ever before meet such friendliness during my travelings than now in Peru! Sincerely, I recommend traveling in Peru and Inca Trail to everybody and advertise it to all my friends! I´m enthusiastic of Peru,the magnificent nature and environment of Andes! Peruvian original culture,history and lovely friendly people! Muchas gracias y saludos a Felipe y Ramiro y los demas!
My kindest recards. T. R.

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T. R. / Finland
Peru Classic with Inca Trail 13 Days.
June 2013

Hi Ronald!
We are now back in Sweden since more than a week.
We would like to thank you and your representatives in Peru for a fantastic round trip in Peru. We have really appreciated everything, the experiences have been fantastic and we have brought plenty of photography’s, souvenirs and memories from this 17 days tour.
Please convey our greetings and appreciation to Irma, Vivianne (in Cusco) and the young man in Lima which helped and guided us quite a lot and also gave us required guidance and support through some difficult moments because of the stolen passport. Overall everything has went well with the organization, hotels, vouchers, tickets, information, pick-ups at airports etc. from Machete tours.

Once again, thank you for a wonderful vacation,

All the best, Robert and Ann.
robert.stahre(at)aastra.com

Robert Stahre and Ann-Britt / Sweden
17 Days Peru Program
August 2013

I would definitely recommend Machete Tours to anyone.
Excellent drivers, good meals everyday, good breakfast at the hotels and fun to try so many meals in all the different places along the tour.
Joel in Lima was the best guide overall! knows a lot of fun things and really took care of us. Machete Tours staff in Lima and Cusco are very professional and service minded, took good care of all our arrangements and we travel safe along all our tour destinations.
Mr. Santiago in the tour to Colca Canyon is an excellent driver!
All hotels where clean and very good standard.

Thanks again for a unforgeable time in Peru!

Anne Mellstrom.
annemellstrom(at)gmail.com

Anne Mellstom / Sweden
Peru Highlights
August 2013

We traveled with Machete Tours in Peru (my girl friend and I) and I would like to say that we have had a great time with lot of fun and meet many nice people.
Pick up services were always in time and in place at our arrival or departure, hotels along the tour where very good and specially the one in Machu Picchu, it was excellent.
Our tour guides where very knowledgeable and professionals, always taking care of us and making sure we are having a good time.
Gastronomy in Peru is surprisingly good, all places where meals where included in our program we have try good and variate food.
Irma who come to meet us at our arrival in Lima airport is a very friendly person and feels nice to meet some one like her at arrival into a new country.

We will definitely recommend Machete Tours for they service and professionalism.
11 days in Peru will be unforgettable for us!

Thanks to all Machete Tours staff!

Lisa Goransson.
lisagoransson (at) hotmail.com

Lisa Goransson / Sweden
Peru Highlight Program 11 days.
August 2013

Everything was good! nothing to improve.

Hotels were excellent and we give extra plus to Hotel Inkaterra La Casona in Cuzco, tours we very well arranged, guides both in the city and in our trek to Machu Picchu were very professionals and top quality service.

Perfect and excellent and very professional guide, the best guide we ever have had!! personal thanks to him.

Very good organization of the trip, thanks a lot to Machete Tours.

Sergey and Family (4 members)
age 48, Russian.

Sergey Khramagin / Russia
Peru VIP Luxe Program
August 2013

The Tour to Inca trail with Machete Tours was great an the guides where good responsible and knowledgeable.

...sezar84 (a) gmail.com

We wil be happy to give you Katrine's full email if you request it to us as we only have partial permit for it
MACHETE TOURS.

Katrine D. Schultz / Denmark
Inca trail 4 days
August 2013