Exploring with Allyn Pacha
Had the absolute pleasure of meeting Eli and James from Allyn Pacha tours for our 15 day trip in Peru. Eli is extremely knowledgeable and so accommodating! He truly goes above and beyond for his travelers and assures you have a wonderful experience! He is excited to show you around and share his knowledge and secretes in order to miss the crowds and see incredible views. I cannot say enough how impressed I was with their hospitality and patience with our large group. I have gained a friend in Eli and I will be visiting him when I return to Cusco for another adventure packed trip! Eli you are wonderful! See you next time!!!
One day Ince Trail - DO IT, it's absolutely amazing!!
I'd heard about the Inca Trail, wanted to do it, but didn't have the four days needed for it...and then I stumbled across the one day option that Allyn Pacha offers, and I'm so glad that I did. The last 7.5 miles of the trek are stunning, and coming to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate was nothing short of magical. Initially I'd been a little worried about being the only person on the trek...what if the guide was awkward and I was stuck with them ALL day?!...but Eli is the BEST. He's funny, sweet, engaging, and so knowledgable. Was able to answer every question I had, he is a wealth of information. We hiked on a day when there was a lot of mist, and he was like a mist ninja - knew exactly when and where to wait, for how long, so that I could see all the sights and get all the pictures that one dreams of when going on this journey. This is going to sound cheesy, but - it was truly an experience of a lifetime.
Truly an incredible experience!!!
Eli is absolutely the best! I highly recommend this company. I spent 2 days with Eli visiting the different Inca sites and touring the Sacred Valley. Eli went in-depth about the Inca culture and history. It was a very custom and special experience. Will definitely be back to do his other tours!
Classic Inca Trail
I cannot recommend Elistan enough. I did the classic Inca trail with my two daughters, both in their twenties and can honestly say it was of the highlights of my life! Elistan is knowledgable, hard working and caring and make sure we had a fantastic trip. Thank you!
Family-owned local tour company with 20 years experience
My husband and I did the 5-day Majestic Salkantay hike with Elistan, and it wildly exceeded our expectations. Elistan has been in this industry for 20 years, and literally knew every local guide we met on the trail. Elistan owns his own boutique tour company, gave us service just as luxurious as the big companies, and treated the chef and "cowboy" (whose horses carried the gear) as business partners. While we hiked and during meals, we learned so much from Elistan: He showed us rare orchids and helped us see the chinchillas camouflage against rocks. He shared so much about Peru's heritage from his perspective as someone with a blended Inca/indigenous heritage. The hike was spectacular. The first two days are high altitude (literally camping above 14,000 feet, where we could hear avalanches in the distance). The next two days were in the jungle with phenomenal views of the Andes. And the final capstone day was Machu Picchu. Elistan took care of everything. From oxygen tanks and oximeters to keep us safe, to ensuring we had the prime early morning tickets to Machu Picchu. And the food! The first day at lunch, I expected a sandwich and snacks. Our chef produced a hot three-course meal. Unbelievable to have restaurant-quality food produced on a camping stove in the middle of the mountains. We booked with Allyn Pacha based on the recommendation of a friend's friend here in California who had done a hike with Elistan. This family-run business is a true hidden gem! It was truly the trip of a lifetime, and we're so grateful that Elistan made it possible.
Best tours and treks hands down!!
I can’t say enough great things about our experience with allyn pacha. My fiancé and I did the 4 day Spiritual lares trek + short Inca trail. Our guide, Elistan, was so knowledgeable about everything - plants, people, history of Peru and the Incan empire, and so much more. Each experience was so authentic and although the hike was challenging, Elistan and his crew made sure we always had everything we needed. Our chef was incredible…we ate better at 15k feet in a tent than at any nice restaurant in a city. It was truly incredible. Also, this company is 100% Peruvian owned, and they treat their crew very well (which isn’t always the case with some of the tour companies). Book with allyn pacha, you will not regret it!!
Lares/Short Inca Trail
Allyn Pacha delivered a world class experience for us as we hiked through the Andes and made our way to Machu Picchu. From the incredible meals to the good company, we felt we were in great hands for the entirety of our trek. I can’t recommend Elistan enough as a guide and his company enough for a tour. They truly made the experience one to remember.
Viaje en familia
Una excelente experiencia que viví junto a mi familia gracias a Allyn Pachá Cusco. Recomiendo esta agencia por su gentil y sobre todo muy personalizado servicio, gracias (Allyn Pachá Cusco)
San Pedro ceremony/ Macchu Piccu tour
I did Machu Picchu tour and San Pedro day trip. Both had amazing Shamans/ guides. They were knowledgeable and kind. What I loved the most is how easy they made it. I had anxiety about getting places and getting home. They came to the hotel picked us up and dropped us off. It was so easy. Also when I was emailing them they were very responsive! They also were so accomodating on what days I wanted also. I never had much time but they made it all happen with what I had to work with.I would highly recommend and am planning on going back this year for San Pedro! Book with them you will not be disapointed!
Elistan and his crew are a Peruvian tour company that give you a genuine experience of the Inca Trail. I did this trip with a few friends and we had an amazing time and long lasting memories. We highly recommend Allyn Pacha Tours & Treks! Cheers!
4-Day Ancascocha to Machu Piccha hike with Elliston and Allyn Pacha Cusco
Myself and 3 friends did the Ancascocha hike in 2017 with Elliston as our guide. The trip was perfect and our crew and Elliston left us wanting for nothing. We enjoyed 5 course meals 3 times a day with coffee, tea, and snacks constantly being offered. Elliston's knowledge of the area and local culture is second to none and we could not have asked for a more perfect experience. The landscape and views along the hike are as beautiful as you can find. The gear (tents, sleeping bags, etc) that the crew provided for us was more than sufficient for keeping us warm and comfortable. One of my companions had a birthday while we were on the hike and the chef made her a birthday cake in the mountains that looked and tasted like it came from a cake store. I experienced a little altitude sickness and Elliston made me a tea for 2 days that helped with the side effects. You won't find a better guide than Elliston and him and his crew will provide everything you need from pickup to drop off. Choose Elliston and Allyn Pacha Cusco for a perfect trip!!
4 Day Inca Trail and Cusco tours
We had an amazing time in Cusco and on the 4 day Inca Trail with Elistan as our guide. All our trips and tours were extremely well planned and Elistan is an amazing guide. Super helpful, detailed and passionate about providing travelers with an memorable experience. Our 4 day Inca hike was tough, however we were extremely well looked after by Elistan, the smurfs and our Chef!i would highly recommend this tour to everyone thinking of visiting Cusco or attempting to take on the Inca Hike!
4 day Inca trail / day tours in Cusco
I had a amazing experience on the Inca trail . Our guide Elistan was very knowledgeable on the history and landscape along the way .Extremely patient and reliable , answering all our questions ! The chef and the porters on the trail were amazing and the food was incredible ! Would definitely recommend the Allyn pacha tour group to go on your next Inca adventure with ! Thanks for a great experience!!
Elistan's professional guiding expertise will leave a lasting positive memory for you!
Two years ago my wife and I were lucky enough to be led by Elistan through another company called Action Peru Treks. Elistan was our guide for a revised version of the 8-day Ancascocha Trail. He was incredibly patient, reliable, and supportive during the trek itself. Elistan has a wealth of knowledge and deep love for teaching others about the region. Whether it was birds, plants, insects, politics, history, etc. Elistan's presence brought us comfort and confidence as we trekked in this region. We find ourselves continually reminiscing over this wonderful experience. Much of it was made possible by Elistan's willingness to share his love for his home. We were thrilled to find out he started his own company and are excited for you to explore the region with him.Do yourself a favor and book an experience of a lifetime with Elistan and his crew!
Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
This is a review of Elistan and the team who made the entire experience unforgettable. - Like everyone else here has written, Elistan and the guides are extremely knowledgeable about Inca history and civilization. We would take small breaks at interesting places or viewpoints, and Elistan would give us a little history lesson about the people who came before or about the different types of architectures or about how the trail has changed over the years. Elistan also made sure to point out some of the best places to take photos.- The food along the trail was superb! The chef even made a birthday cake for a member of our party after finding out about the birthday while we were already on the trail. Really, you will be surprised at the quality and the amount of food prepared on the trail. - Everyone was so friendly and supportive of their customers. Elistan would hike/jog back-and-forth between the front of the group and the back of the group just to make sure everyone was doing OK. I visited Machu Picchu and hiked the Inca Trail with Elistan and the crew about 6 weeks ago. I am already planning to go back and try out a different route, like the Lares Trek or Salkantay Trail.
Machu Picchu/rainbow mountain
Just an amazing 4 day hike on the Inca Trail. Elistan was awesome to deal with before and during the trip. After just a few days, our group considered him a friend. He is experienced and very knowledgeable, always making you comfortable. The best supplies and camping gear, wonderful food, best guide and porters - all of this for a great price. Don’t pay the middle man to hire a tour guide for you - go directly to the professionals at AllynPacha to save money and have a personalized experience. The other hikers will be jealous of your food and accommodations!!!
Inca Trail 3 nights/ 4 days- Machu Picchu
What a fantastic experience hiking to Machu Picchu, made possible by Allyn Pacha!! I cannot say enough kind words about our tour guide!! He was phenomenal. He has hiked the trail over 700 times, is very knowledge about the history of the Incas and the region, is very hospitable, and desires the happiness of his clients. THIS IS THE BEST COMPANY to use in Peru!!! It is a true luxury experience, at half the cost of other sites. You WILL NOT regret your decision to use this company!
Inca Trail Luxury hike 4 days 3 nights
I feel fortunate to have found Allyn Pacha Tours for our Inca Trail Hike. Our guide has hiked the trail over 700 times and it showed. I really can’t say enough good things about this company. Communication was excellent and service was way beyond our expectations. Disney could learn a couple things from Allyn Pacha. When I planned our trip I found many options to choose from for guided camping tours of the Inca trail. I was referred to this company by a friend that had just completed the trip with Allyn Pacha. During the trek I noticed how much better our service was compared to other companies on the trail. We had all kinds of people asking us on the trip how much we paid for all the amazing amenities we had (which were apparently obvious to everyone). I couldn’t recommend this group enough. Each day we had 4 course meals that were way beyond restaurant quality. I couldn’t believe how good the food was. At the end of the day we had scented, hot towels waiting for us at our tents. Literally every detail was planned in advance and allowed us to have the most amazing time. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and history. It was so nice having him explain the wildlife, plants, Incan history and buildings. I think the best benefit was this group took care of every transportation need we had during the trip. He helped us avoid long waits (Taxi, train and Machu Picchu lines) when other tour groups were waiting and made sure we had everything we needed.The cost is well below what other groups were charging because they don’t have the overhead that the other groups do, being a family run business. I can not recommend this company enough.
Team Allyn Pacha- Ellistan, Freddy and Jenny, made sure we got the best of a Peruvian experience from the time we got there. They ensured good stay, great food and fabulous local experiences, with superb insights into the culture of the place and people. Thank you for the unforgettable memories in the Andes... Priya
Machupiccu and Rainbow Mountain Tours
A trip of a lifetime!! Without a doubt the best guides and the best service offered in the area. They are professional, reliable, knowledgeable of the area and the history of Peru, and they go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable. On our four day hike to Machupiccu they took the term “glamping” to a whole new level. Cold wet towels waiting for you when you arrive at camp each afternoon and evening, warm wash tubs to wash with before bed and when you wake up, a professional chef to cook 3 meals a day (four course dinners), as well as coffee/tea time in the afternoons. The best tents, chairs and supplies of any company. I cannot say enough good things about Allyn Pacha and their guide services! Oh, and they are as cheap or cheaper than the big companies. Don’t let the low price fool you, they are THE BEST!!!!! Thank you Elistan and Freddy and all the porters who made our trip amazing!!!!!