Julie K.United States
Edwin did a fantastic job of customizing tours for us during our time in Cusco. His driver Mario was amazing (I don't know how anyone drives in Cusco!). For our first five days, we got to see so many different sites and also got to experience Inti Raymi firsthand! Edwin was knowledgeable and worked with us to give us exactly what we wanted and he made my husband very happy!!
William BaldwinUnited States
Edwin was a wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable guide. He brought his own driver and a van which made our day long tour of Peru's Sacred Valley all the more comfortable. The tour itself is a must for any travelers in Cusco but having Edwin by your side makes it all the more memorable.
Alexandra NoomenUnited States
Edwin was truly amazing!! I can't believe we got in everything we wanted to see in one day. Edwin was a depth of knowledge and such a pleasure to be around! Kind, perfect English, willing to make adjustments to tour! Highly highly highly recommend Edwin for your Cusco Tour
Tammi HaseltineUnited States
Edwin was a great guide! He worked with me in planning a custom tour for 8 based on another tour he offers. He was flexible and easy to communicate with during planning and on the day of the tour. Edwin was also knowledgeable and fun at the sites we visited. I would definitely recommend a tour with Edwin!
Richard, Barbara, Carrie NelsonUnited States
Edwin was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable! He was able to give us a real feeling of how the Incas lived and their contributions. So glad we used Tours By Locals and Edwin.
Christopher MesickUnited States
tour was great; Edwin was knowledgeable, particularly about the local language and Inca traditions, friendly and very helpful; explored various Inca ruins in Sacsayhuaman area; excellent descriptions of the methods of building the structures, as well as their functions; then we headed towards the sacred valley; stopped at an Alpaca farm; then some stunning views heading to Pisaq area; the ruins of Pisaq are absolutely stunning - climbed all the way to the top for amazing views; fantastic tour overall
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, Thank you very much for your nice comment, It was my pleasure to be part of your Peru trip and it was very nice meeting you. I will be here for any time you want to come back with your friend or friends. My best wishes and hugs for you and yours Edwin
Jennifer EarlyUnited States
Edwin was a great tour guide! We spent 4 days with him - he prepared an itinerary that covered everything and was receptive to making changes in advance to meet our requests. Additionally, during the tour, I made changes to our schedule for a day and he handled it with no problems. Our enjoyment on vacation was his #1 priority! Edwin speaks excellent English and is extremely knowledgeable about Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. You will not be disappointed if you book a tour with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Thanks for your nice words, it really is rewarding to know that you had great time during our tour and enjoyed all places we visited during your vacation. I will keep doing my good work for other customers and keep getting more 5 star reviews! it is my commitment to your rating and trust! Edwin Cusi
Alison HorowitzUnited States
Edwin was absolutely wonderful! My boyfriend and I could not have asked for a better tour guide to show us around Cusco and the area's surrounding ruins. Edwin was extremely knowlegable on both the history of Cusco and the Incan empire. But more importantly, Edwin was personable and lovely to spend time with - it felt like we were exploring the city with an old friend rather than a tour guide. I would HIGHLY recommend Edwin to anyone visiting Cusco! I couldn't imagine our trip being the same without him!
Jaclyn MasonUnited States
Edwin was amazing! He definitely made our tour of Sacred Valley better than we could have ever had imagined. If you are looking for a Sacred Valley guide Edwin is the only way to go!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaclyn, Thanks for your nice words, definitely the best way to do is with professional tour guide, who will make the trip in the best way. Any time I will be here, Edwin Cusi
Edwin was a great tour guide and provided a great deal of local knowledge. He was patient and spoke English very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Curtis, Thank you for your 5 star rating. It was my pleasure to have met you and to have been your guide. If one day you decide to return my country, do not hesitate to ask. Edwin Cusi
Michel R.United States
Great guide, beautiful sites! Edwin was absolutely great for the whole time, from picking us at the airport to dropping us off at the hotel. He was very flexible in showing us what we wanted, adjusting his tour and pace to what we wanted to see! In a word, he was absolutely wonderful!
Jane BaakUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Edwin. He knows the history and enjoys sharing it with others. Our tour and airport transfer went well. He's a fun and personable guide, I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, Thank you very much for your high rating and letting me take in this tour which was great. It was very nice to have been met you and made your days in my country memorable. Anytime you want to return I will be ready to make again another epic tour. Edwin Cusi
Joshua Schwartz, PhDUnited States
Edwin provided us with a full day of varied sites in the Sacred Valley. He is very knowledgeable and thoughtful in his work. He was able to make some small changes which helped tailor the day to meet our needs. Highly recommended tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joshua, Thanks for your positive review, it a satisfaction to me to know that you enjoyed my service and my region. I will be here to welcome you again, if at some point you would decide to come back and want to do another tour again. Edwin Cusi
Jose BenitoUnited States
Edwin was a great tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and flexible. I definitely recommend him if you want to get to know Cuzco and its surroundings!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear José, it was a pleasure having you as guests in Cuzco and to show you my city and all its beauties. When you come back, I'll show you other secrets and beauties we have to offer. Edwin Cusi
Couldn't be more pleased with the Sacred Valley Tour. We visited three of the best Sacred Valley Inca sites in one day and were treated by our guide Edwin to a informative history of the Incas and an fascinating description of Inca life. Requires a degree a physical fitness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your kind words. We have amazing legacy and it was my privilege to show you just one piece of it. I hope I'll have the chance to show you even more of it one day. Edwin Cusi
Sondra DubinUnited States
Our Sacred Valley tour with Edwin was fantastic. Edwin eagerly shared the history and his insights to all the sites we saw. He was very flexible with how much we wanted to see and walk and along with his recommendations, we had the tour we would most enjoy. We highly recommend Edwin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sondra, Thanks again for another high rating of my sacred Valley tour; I had good time as yourself as well, since I am conected with the nature, specially around my regions! Come back and lets do it again other great tours. Edwin Cusi
Rafael CiordiaUnited States
Edwin was flawless. He was timely, professional, friendly, accommodating and patient. The two days of the Sacred Valley tour was magical and nothing but top notch and amazing. Edwin was extremely knowledgeable and was great to point out everything we would want to know about each location. Always felt safe, always felt well taken care of. It was the ultimate touring experience. Thank you Edwin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eddie and Rafael, Thank you very much for your kind words, it is really very rewarding and really means a lot to me and compromise me even more to continuing working and creating another epic and memorable tours, even much better ones. Edwin Cusi
Alan SyersUnited Kingdom
Excellent well informed guide whom I would strongly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, Thanks for the five stars in your rating, i will keep doing my excellent work for other future travelers! Edwin Cusi
David SmithUnited States
This tour of the Sacred Valley was just what we wanted! We had just completed a full Machu Picchu tour and were looking for a more specialized, shorter tour. Our guide provided just that. It was a great day, lots of sights and great information!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you very much for your feed back, it was a pleasure to organize the tour for you all, and you had great time in my region. Edwin Cusi
A great and personalized tour. Edwin is a great guide who is very knowledgable and tailored our tour to our interests. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michel, Thank you very much for high rating, it was my pleasure to be your guide. Edwin Cusi
We saw everything within the time allotted. The countryside and sites were very interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn, I appreciate your highest rating of my service, it was my pleasure to have met you. Edwin Cusi
Keith JohnsonUnited States
This was the first of two tours that we did with Edwin, as he also did the Machu Picchu tour with us. Edwin also did a tremendous job during this tour. He has an extremely high degree of knowledge on the subject on Machu Picchu, overall Inca civilization, the the Spanish conquests. His local experience is also quite valuable. Edwin is very fluid in his English communications, which was important to my wife and me. He was very flexible and adaptable to the needs of me and my wife.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, Thank you very much for the highest rating, I am glad that you have enjoyed my tours and have had great time in my region and country. Any time I am ready to do again! Cheers! Edwin Cusi
Robert GuyUnited States
Edwin was a good guide. He was knowledgable and did a good job answering our questions. He was as energetic at the end of our nine-hour day as he was at the start. Edwin also helped us with getting our Machu Pitchu rail tickets and a driver to get us to the rail station. Again, excellent service from a Tours By Locals guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberth, It is very satisfactory to know that you enjoyed my tour and had great time. Thanks for your high rating! Edwin Cusi
James MunroNew Zealand
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! We strongly recommend both the TBL system and, if you are going to the Cusco/Sacred Valley area, our wonderful guide Edwin. He was amazing, took care of everything for us, kept us fully active and his detailed explanations and descriptions of his country and it's history were great. He has a fun, dry, sense of humour and we enjoyed every minute of our 6 days with him. One of our top holidays. (Be warned, the Temple of the Moon walk after climbing Huayna Picchu is a full-on work out).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you very much for your words and high rating, as well as for knowing that you had great vacation in my country, specially in my region since you qualified as one of your top holidays. I will be great host and guide for future customers and friends who are thinking to come to Peru, Cusco and Machupicchu. Anytime I am here not only as guide if not as your Peruvian friend now. Edwin Cusi
Tamara GrubbUnited States
We had so much fun with Edwin on our first day in Cusco that we booked this tour with him for our second day. He is a great teacher and we learned more on this part of our trip than we did on the entire trek to Machu Picchu. Don't just use Cusco as a stopover - EXPLORE! And you won't go wrong if you explore with Edwin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much Tamara, I was my pleasure being your guide and spent some time together, and I appreciate very much your nice words, which actually compromise me even more to continue with good job guiding and making the trips Memorable for every body who go with me. Edwin Cusi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thanks for your high rating! Edwin Cusi
Valerie GruntherUnited States
Spent a full day leisurely touring the incredible ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac with Edwin who was a wealth of knowledge about these sites. He is from the area so gave us a lot of interesting insight about the culture past and present of the people living there. He also took us to these locations when the masses of group tours weren't there so we saw them with few people around. He is a great guide and we had a lot of fun with him. Highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your high rating Valeri!
Lori NeblettUnited States
Edwin was great and very knowledgable! He customized a Sacred Valley tour with things I had on my list to see and added some things he knew my kids would enjoy. We did animal rescue center, weaving center, Pisac Market, Salt Pools and Moray. His English is excellent. He also speaks Quechua, which came in handy when he was able to ask some locals if my husband could try their corn drink (chicha). Van was nice way to see it all. First time using Tours By Locals, but I will def use them again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori, Thanks for the high rating, it was great to have met you!!! Edwin Cusi
Rochelle BerkowitzMiami, FL, United States
Our day with Edwin was perfect. He went out of his way to make sure we saw all the beautiful sights in The Sacred Valley and understood the Andean culture. Edwin was knowledgeable and pleasant and made sure we were all comfortable at all times. Me and my two daughters highly recommend him as a tour guide and hope to use his services again in the future. He helped to make a beautiful place even more magical.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rochelle, It was a pleasure having met you and had the opportunity to show the Sacred Valley; your appreciation is more motivation to go on and be even better. Thanks Edwin Cusi
My second tour with Edwin and was a fantastic day. Again, comfortable, private transportation. The itinerary stops were all great, I especially liked seeing the animals, other highlights included Ollantaytamo and Chincheros where there was a local celebration happening. Between sites there was amazing scenery. Edwin himself was again both knowledgeable and fun… I laughed as much as I learned!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marc, I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour!
Sarah KreitzerUnited States
Edwin was a great tour guide - very knowledgeable, personable, and friendly. We enjoyed all of the sites, and learned so much more than if we had attempted the trip on our own. We definitely recommend Edwin as a tour guide, and would gladly go again on another tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you high rating Sarah, it was my pleasure meeting you.
Edwin was a wealth of knowledge! It was an excellent tour to start our trip with. He made us feel at ease and was also easygoing himself, not too rigid in his plan, so it felt very suited to us as individuals. I would highly recommend reaching out to Edwin for any of your Cusco, Machu Pichhu, or Sacred Valley tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anytime you want to return, you will always be welcome
Edwin was a perfect guide. He was very welcoming, spoke perfect English, he was knowledgable. We had a great tour and I highly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, thanks for your consideration and recommendation, is very encouraging to go even better with my services!!!
Andrea SchweitzerUnited States
We had a wonderful time in the Sacred Valley with Edwin. He was very informative and enthusiastic to share all of its wonderful sites. We toured in a comfortable van and he was flexible with us on the itinerary, picking us up at our hotel in Cusco in the AM and delivering us to our other hotel in Urubamba that PM after the tour. He also accommodated our request to see the nifty salt ponds in Maras rather than going to Chincheros which would have been similar to Pisac/Ollantaytambo. GREAT tour/guide!!
Scott RoperUnited States
I think that Edwin did a fantastic job in meeting our needs. He customized our itinerary to meet our time schedule. Many in our group had previously visited the area and didn't want to repeat the same locations as before, and Edwin accommodated us great in that respect. He is very fluent in English and we didn't have any problems in communicating with him what we wanted to do or see. I would highly recommend Edwin - Thank you Scott Roper