Raul was extremely informative - he knew his Incan history and reinforced his information with drawings and photos. He was also very good company, and very flexible with the itinerary. We really enjoyed his company and the tour was just what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great time dear Sue! Thanks for touring with us! I also learn a lot! Thanks to you and to your husband again! Regards, RAUL YOUR LOCAL GUIDE MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO - PERU
Adam SchneiderUnited States
Raul is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. He and his driver were always on time and he laid out each day in a way that was aligned to our sight seeing goals. We were never rushed and were able to see everything as per our plans.
Steven WheelwrightUnited States
Raul was terrific. Very knowledgeable, respectful and accommodating. Definitely a great guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I dear Margaret & Steve, Thank you so much for your feedback! I must say thanks to you for the opportunity to show you part of my country. Hope you have a memorable and a special time touring this part of the planet! Thanks again and keep travelling!!! RAUL C.H. YOUR LOCAL GUIDE MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO - PERU
Amy McBeeUnited States
Raul is a FANTASTIC guide and we felt so lucky to be able to spend 3 days with him! He was kind, attentive, and thoughtful, as well as being a world expert on Peru! (Literally, he lectures around the world....) Our appreciation and understanding of the Inka Civilization Cusco and the Sacred Valley is much, much greater because of the time we spent with him. I would absolutely recommend him to friends without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Amy, Wow! it's great to heard your comments & feedback! Thanks so much for visit my country! I really hope I could surpass your expectations I hope you like my music, very soon will be available on Spotify I tunes, etc! All the best! RAUL
Nigel CopleyUnited States
Raul is simply the best. His knowledge Of the Peruvian culture and history is extraordinary, in-depth and very informative and prospective is second to none. If you are looking for off the beaten path and secret spots look no further.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Nigel! You review and comments inspire me to deliver always the best to our guests! Thanks for visit Peru! Keep on travelling! RAUL C.H.
Touring Cusco with Raul was an incredible experience. I have never met a tour guide that had so much knowledge and passion about history, especially regarding the Andean region. He is a local that deeply understands the culture and sees history from a very objective perspective, rather than what the history books teach us. If you are ever in Cusco do not think twice about doing a tour with Raul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sr. Bernardo y Sra Stefania, Es una gran satisfacción leer su mensaje que no hace más que inspirar tanto a guías como a viajeros a seguir viajando y seguir descubriendo el mundo y seguir conociendo el legado cultura y natural que nos han dejado nuestros ancestros!!! Un abrazo desde Cusco!!! RAUL
Raul exceeded expectations as a guide. His knowledge, attentiveness and charming demeanor made for the perfect tour. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear Lea! It's great read your feedback! Thank you so much! It's the most important part of my job recieve this reviews! I meant surpass your expectations! Keep On Traveling!!! RAUL
Gerard GabelUnited States
excellent guide. very knowledgeable very versed on diverse subjects recommend without reservation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Gerard for your feedback and comments! I'm sure you have a memorable experience here with us! RAUL
Ernesto RoccoUnited States
It was like having a education comprising of history biology and culture all in one. Our time with Raul left us with great knowledge and excellent memories. We would strongly recommend him if you want in depth knowledge of the city and area. Very accomodating to our schedule. The driver he had was also very good, van clean and spacious. 10 out of 10. Book him!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks dear Mr. Ernesto for your feedback! Thank for booking with Tour by Locals as well! So happy you had a special time here in my land! Keep travelling! RAUL C. H. YOUR LOCAL GUIDE MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO - PERU
Douglas KellyUnited States
Raul is extremely knowledible and engaging. We thoroughly enjoy our tour with him of the valley south of Cusco and highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear Kelly, It was a really great experience visit this unconventional route with you, where we learn a little bit more about the Inka culture, the food! and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Thanks for visit Peru!!! RAUL
We would like to thank Raul for the absolutely wonderful guide service that he provided for us for the four days were at Cusco and Machupicchu. His knowledge of the Inca culture and evident passion for Peru and its history made our tour amazing. The transportation and the drivers were first class and when Raul had to leave us for one day because of medical reasons his back up guide Walter also provided excellent service. We visited all the major Inca sites. Thanks so much Raul.
Sunita AbrahamUnited States
Raul is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable about the history of the region. He helped us plan the tour to suit our time constraints and our physical limitations. We enjoyed the day and came away with a good understanding of the Inca period.
Gary WetterbergRockwood, PA, United States
Tour delivered as negotiated originally. Everything went smoothly, and as planned. Raul was an excellent guide, but only able to remain with us for the first days. His replacement, Jhon, was absolutely excellent too. The vehicles in which we travelled were comfortable and in good condition. All scheduled time appointments were kept without any failures. The knowledge of the guides was thorough and each carried a useful notebook with reference material that helped respond to questions we had.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Ruby CaneteUnited States
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David SmithUnited States
This was a great tour! Raul is very knowledgeable and provided insight that would not have been available on a large commercial tour. We learned a lot about Cusco, the Incan people and Andean life. Great tour, great guide!
Robyn MurphyUnited States
We cannot recommend Raul enough. His tour was very educational, entertaining, and greatly enjoyed by the whole family. Raul was very knowledgeable about many diverse subjects related to the region including culture (past and present) architecture, astronomy, history, archaeologolgy, politics, food and more. Any question we asked he was able to answer and elaborate on. His selection of sites to visit was perfect and we all learned many new and interesting things throughout our day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Murphy, Thank you for your feedback! I so happy to serve clients like you and hope you have a memorable time in our land Perú!!! All the best!!! YOUR LOCAL GUIDE RAUL C.H.
Robert GuyUnited States
Raul is awesome! Of the many guides we have known over the years, Raul stands out as the best ever. A true expert in all areas of Pervuan culture and history. A full day visiting Cusco and surrounding areas with Raul did not come close to scratching the surface of his knowledge. Raul, I'm sure you will understand when I say that we dream about ceri mayos!! Thank you for sharing both your knowledge and you passion for and love of Peru.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear Robert, I'm so happy to know your feedback!!! Great to meet people like you!!! Despite that it was only one day, I could share many things about this beautiful place in our planet. Thanks for your visit!!! RAUL
Lawrence CahillUnited States
Raul provides a fantastic tour! He is exceptionally knowledgeable on a wide variety of topics...from astronomy, organic farming, Inka culture, natural medicines and more. He was also great in scheduling our tours...keeping us free of large crushes of tourists. But he is also highly flexible and happy to adjust a tour based on your interests and restrictions. Raul is very personable. He is also very dedicated. I can't recommend him highly enough. You will have a great tour if Raul is your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa & Lawrence, One of the most rewarding aspects on my job is find people like you, travelers like you. I'm so happy to served you and toured my land with you dear friends. Thank you so much for your feedback!!! ALL THE BEST!!! RAUL
Raul was an extremely knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed learning about the Andean aspects of the artwork in the cathedral, tasting new fruit at the market and learning about the amazing architectural techniques used by the Inca.
Brad CantosUnited States
Raul made our visit to Cusco memorable. He is knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects from local culture, history, to agriculture, music and food. His tour was quite flexible and made adjustments to the published itinerary once learning our interests. One very memorable moment came on our visit to Moray, where halfway down into the terraces he took out his flute and played a mesmerizing folk tune. You could see how all visitors in the area stopped to listen to him. He's a wonderfully personable guide!
Livia Semensato SacchettiBrazil
amazing guide! he show us the best views and the all history about the places visited. the best tour in Peru!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear Friends! Thank you for your review! I hope you like the Cd with my music and you can remember your good times in Peru!!!
Meredyth YoungUnited States
Having Raul for our guide was the highlight of the trip! He brought the history of the Incas to life. His knowledge of the Inca's spiritual, architectural and astronomical was incomparable! We loved Peru; the food, chocolate, and empanadas, the mountains, valleys and rivers, and especially the Peruvian people!
James SerattUnited States
Raul exceeded expectations as he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I cannot imagine going to Cusco without his expertise. I cannot overemphasize how important he was to making our trip the outstanding experience that it was. If you can afford to go to Cusco, you must not scrimp on the guide service. You must hire Raul.
The whole day was a real pleasure. Raul is a perfect, very experienced, patient guide, who knows more than we ever imagined about places, history, astronomy, plants, food, agriculture, ancient culture - it was very informative. We asked Raul to change the program slightly and everything was possible. The sacred valley was blooming, we were overwhelmed by its beauty.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH CAROLINE I HAD A GREAT TIME TOURING THE SACRED VALLEY WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOUR FAMILY AND YOU!!! THANKS FOR VISIT MY LAND AND IT'S REALLY GREAT TO MEET PEOPLE WHO REALLY APPRECIATE MY WORK AND LOVE MY COUNTRY!!! BEST!!! RAUL YOUR LOCAL GUIDE MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO - PERU
Colleen WaterstonUnited States
Raul is head to toe full of knowledge, love, and respect for his country and all it entails. If you want to be immersed in the culture and get to know the facts alongside the spiritual elements of many sites, Raul is the guide to hire! He and his family staff help to make everything flawless and I was totally, completely taken care of the moment I arrived in Cusco. They thought of everything to make my time as easy and fulfilling as possible. Great guy, you'll be sure to learn lots!!
Edie SmithUnited States
We had a fantastic walking tour of Cusco with Raul. Raul overwhelmed us, sharing both his knowledge and life experience of this region and it's history. We especially enjoyed our time with him in the Church in San Blas,and the San Pedro Market. Fun and informative!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Edie, Thanks a lot for your feedback!!! Hope you've enjoyed your time in Peru!!! Merry Christmas!!! RAUL
We enjoyed our tour with Raul. He took note of our interests and tailored the tour accordingly. The visit to the food market on Sunday was really enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HOLA JACQUELINE, THANK YOU FOR VISIT PERU!!! I REALLY HOPE YOU HAVE A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!!! KIND REGARDS, RAUL C.H. GUIDE CUSCO
Scott EagleUnited States
Wow! I have been around the world and have had many guides -- and I can honestly say that Raul has been the most amazing guide ever! He is super knowledgeable, not just about the basics of Inca culture but about local life and insider aspects of that area. We spend 3 hours in the local market where he introduced us to so many amazing experiences that we never experienced in other markets across the world. We left Peru not only so more educated, but also with a great friend! Grab Raul if he is available!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Scott! Thank a lot for your review!!! Hope you and your family learn & experience a lot about my culture and my country! Greetings from Cusco-Peru!!! RAUL CASTELO