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I had a wonderful time! I have never experienced anything so beautiful…..the trek was difficult, but incredibly rewarding. It was something I will cherish forever. The porters, cook guide (Hernan) were very friendly and extremely accomodating. the food surpassed my expectations and the tea in the morning made me feel simply spoiled! I am amazed at the strength and the speed of the porters meeting us at the end of each day with warm smiles. Hernan was experienced and informative. He made us feel at home and was encouraging the entire time.
I would recommend the same tour to anyone who expresses interest in the Inka Trail.
Thank you so much I could not have wished for a better adventure!
p.s. I just might do it again one day!
I just wanted to write to you to say thank you for everything. We had such a fantastic time and really enjoyed the Inca Trail with you . it was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives, it was just a shame I was not feeling too well! The shef and the porters were incredible too. I am going to collect my photographs this afternoon and I can not wait to show them to everyone.
I am back in London now, and the trek seems a long time ago. I have sent you a picture of Vicky & me just so you remember who we are!
If you are ever in London, look me up and if there is anything I can do for you
I hope you like your preset.
All the best
Alex & Vicky
Hernan led a group of six of us along the Inca Trail, through the ruins of Machu Picchu, and up to Waynu Picchu. Those five days withHernan as our guide were the highlight of our trip to Peru. His knowledge of the Incan culture was astounding, as was his ability to make the ruins come to life through his storytelling. His English is impeccable though he was still willing to humor our attempts to converse in Spanish. His knowledge of the surrounding area was incredible and he was able to answer the multitude of questions we asked along the trail including numerous identifications of local animal and plant life. Hernan set a great pace for the hike that was satisfying to our whole group. Not only was Hernan an absolutely amazing guide, but also we now consider him to be a great friend. He far exceeded any of our expectations and we highly recommend him to all!
Peter and Emily, August 2011
Hernan amazed us with his understanding of the regional culture and Incan traditions. His knowledge of the local flora and fauna was impressive, as was his English. Overall, we were very fortunate to have Hernan as our guide on the Inca trail, and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to get the most out of their Machu Picchu experience.
— Ryan and Nicole, August 2011.
We had an excellent 4-day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We
highly recommend hiking with Hernan Hermoza and his team of porters!
They were all so friendly, and they took care of us in a professional
manner every step of the way. Hernan has a wealth of information to
offer on the local flora and fauna, the Quechua culture, and the Incan
history. Hernan is fluent in English (mucho mejor que mi español)
and we had many great conversations on the trek. The cook prepared us
hearty & delicious meals every day, and the porters set up a very
comfortable camp for us each night. This great experience will stay
with us forever. MANY THANKS to our wonderful guide Hernan and his
team for giving us this amazing adventure of a lifetime!
– Gerry & Nicole Strevig, Austin Texas USA (Inca Trail, August 2011)
(that is king hernan)
Machupicchu is a miracle but surely getting you as our tour guide is an even greater miracle. I am forever changed from this journey and even though I was a “drama queen” and a “damsel in distress” Ayuta me aiuta me!! Holy Moly guacamole (winder made the best guacamole) to go on a journey such as this you have to place a lot of trust in people and I am so grateful my trust was in you and your crew. Those mountains sure are lucky that you are married to the mountains I am sure, Hernan, that if I were a mountain, I ’d have a crush on you too!
Yabadabbadoo whackadoo! Is your mama a llama? “soy malada!” muchas grasias please email and visit California.
Miss love, Susie Siegel
Thank you for being our guide during our trip, we had an amazing time.
Hope you like the present.
From Kate + Owen.
Hernan (aka “Bones” )
Gracias por los “Miradors”! thanks for an excellent tour of the Inca Trail Machupicchu. Gracias for the “albino Viscacha” and the “Bomarias” and “Lupines”.
Gracias for laughing at all of our bad jokes and providing the beginning of our Español vocabulary. Your energy is refreshing and your obvious love of nature and Incan history is admirable.
Thanks for being historian, naturalist, environmentalist and friend.
Sarah & Ellen
This is a picture of my home also a picture of viwand 9 at abra Tonoya.
Hernan we would like to thank you for being our guide at Machupichu where you gave us so much information on the lives of the Inka people and we have so many happy memories of Peru. I also would to take this moment to thank you again for looking to me on the Inca trail.
Keith Burt (Father).
Dear Hernan, Adrian
Thank you so much for the most wonderful adventure EVER!!! You both made the hike such a great experience thank you for making it so memorable! I will never forget either of you!
Take care & best wishes always!
Thanks for everything. I do hope you are serious about starting your own business, and that we can help you along the way.
Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe, we can achieve.
SI SE PUEDE!!
Thanks for everything
Tyler Weeks + Ali Wise
We talk often of our trip and especially about our wonderful time with you on the trail. Attached is the link to the entire photo set..should be easy to open and use so let me know if you have any problems.
Take care and our best to you and your family.
Linda and Lee and the boys
Linda Rosenstock, M.D., M.P.H.
Dean, UCLA School of Public Health
Los Angeles CA 9009
Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year with your family and were able to relax. Thanks again for being such a great guide on our trek. We hope you received the Christmas card and the thank you present as well.
Best of luck with setting up your own business. We’d be very happy to recommend you to other travellers and friends and we can easily post both a recommendation and your contact details on different websites if that would help you.
Clare and Richard
I’ve been thinking of coming back to Peru. I have so many good
memories of our hike in Oct 06.
Wonder how are you doing? Please let me hear from
Como estas? Espera que bien. These are highlights from our Salcantay trek and Machu Picchu tour with you. Let me know if you want to see pictures from Inkaterra as well, I can send them to you also.
Please email me to let me know you received this email.
Wishing you all the best,
Thanks for a great trip!
Dollaya and Grez
My name is Doug Engfer. Starting on 29 March 2008 my wife, Robin, and I were part of the Tom and Connie Wilson party that undertook the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. Our guide was Hernan Hermoza. I write today to let you know what a wonderful job Hernan did with our group.
By way of background, our group was quite varied in many respects. We ranged from 22 to 54 years of age. We had some experienced backpackers, and some who had never trekked before. We had some fast folks and some slow ones. We had some meat-eaters and some vegetarians. What a group!
However, Hernan handled his role beautifully, with good humor, great wit, and a calm demeanor. We each learned much from him about the land, the people, the culture, and the history of the world we were exploring for the first time. Hernan also paced the hike well, so that we ended up in lovely camp sites each and every night of the trip. In particular, Hernan took the time to get to know each of us at various points during the trek, delivering insights that were key to what each of us was seeking. My wife, Robin, and I especially appreciate Hernan’s willingness to work with Robin on the first day of our hike, getting her into camp under her own power, even after dark (after our start was delayed due to an impassable road that caused the bus driver to turn back).
Please know that you have someone special on your team in Hernan. We look forward to returning to Peru, and trekking with him again.
Doug and Robin Engfer
Santa Cruz CA USA
Our holiday was great. We really enjoyed the Inca Trail.
A couple of photos are attached.
I hope you got the item we left at the hotel for you.
Wishing you all the best for 2010.
Here are some photos I thought you might enjoy. We had a wonderful
time in Peru. Thanks for being such a great guide!
I hope you survived your 30th birthday!
Happy holidays to you and your family.
Karen, Pat and Jared
J.P. and I made it back to San Francisco yesterday.
I’d like to say that hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was
one of the
great moments in my life, and your company on the trail made it
If anyone is thinking of a San Francisco visit, please let me
Otherwise, maybe we can meet in Europe 🙂
I hope everyones journey down in Peru is/was safe and enjoyable.
Cheers and Thanks,