My parents, husband, and I just returned from the 9day/8 night Salkantay trek, with three days of tours beforehand. SAMEXTOURSPERU, was great at coordinating everything; the guides and staff were professional and knowledgeable. It was only four of us on the Salkantay trek with Mateo as our guide, Walter as our chef, and Adolfo as our assistant chef. Everyone was wonderful. Prior to becoming a guide, Mateo studied archeology, which contributed to his obvious expertise during our trek. He has a great since of humor, is compassionate, and genuinely enjoys sharing is knowledge with others. Because of a nerve disease, my dad felt fatigue on the second day (the most intense climb), and Mateo held on to him for hours and prevented him from falling. When we come back to Peru, Mateo will be our guide. He's our friend for life! As for the food, Walter and Adolofo were magicians in the kitchen! I can't believe how well we ate the entire time. There were always four or five choices at each meal and they were all delicious. Everything was prepared from local fruits and vegetables and gave us the energy we needed for the trek. Walter and Adolfo had great personalities that made for an enjoyable journey. SAMEXTOURSPERU did a great job coordinating our stay and selecting skilled people to lead us through the Salkantay trail.
-Jeena & Dante
Mateo is an awesome guide from South American Exclusive Tours Peru. He is attentive to your needs and demands on top of always being positive and supportive. He made us a custom made trek last minute and save our trip to Peru when another travel agency in Cusco did a horrible job. Thousand thanks to Mateo
Mateo from South American Exclusive Tours Peru is awesome! We had a 3 day trip with him and he turned it into the trip of a lifetime! From Cuzco to Machu Picchu... great information, great jokes, and he can hike! Hopefully you book your next trip with him, if not, you're missing out! Feel free to message me for information or details!
We crossed paths with Mateo from SAMEXTOURSPERU, the day we found out that our Cusco rep stole our money and we were not going to accomplish our lifelong dream of hiking the Royal Inca Trail. Mateo stepped in and helped us through our situation. Mateo listen to our goals and wishes and designed a trek specifically for us that met all our wishes. During the trek, Mateo was incredibly perceptive in gaging our fitness and energy levels and adjusted each day appropriately while pushing us enough to surpass ourselves and feel amazing. Mateo was very knowledgeable of both the native and colonial versions of history, and everything to do with the area while being a constant source of inspiration. We saw breathtaking views upon breathtaking views. Mateo's team was just as great: the chef cooked amazing food, the assistant was very efficient and the horseman very skilled. We ended up with the trip of a lifetime! I highly recommend this tour operator. I will be back to Peru and will not deal with anybody else.
Mateo guided us on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Mateo is reliable and knowledgeable about local culture and history, which made for a fun and comfortable trek.
Mateo from SAMEXTOURSPERU is amazing!! We did the 3 day hike and he made our trip with his enthusiasm and knowledge! Thank you Mateo!!!