We had a wonderful time with Karina today! She explained everything very clearly and it was easy to follow her descriptions. She gave us a lot of details on the different sites, rituals and archeological findings/ theories. My husband, who is an archaeologist, was very impressed and we can highly recommend a tour with Karina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ina, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. And I am more than happy to see that you enjoyed the tour and also I'm very happy to hear that your family enjoyed too. I wish you that your trip is everything you wish for!
Clark KaufmanUnited States
Karina was on time and remained calm and kind despite my meeting her at the wrong place. She is soft spoken, but filled any lapse in our conversation by adding background or general information about local sites. She offered several times to take my picture at various photo stops. She and her driver courteously handled my wife's portable wheelchair and made numerous allowances for our comfort. I strongly recommend Karina for private tours and would gladly use her services again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Clark Thank you for 5 stars! It was an absolute pleasure spending the day with your wife and you. Thank you for choosing me and for writing such a kind review. I hope you will come back to Peru in the future.
George OverendUnited States
Karina is an excellent guide. We were extremely pleased with her services. She fully met the high standards of Tours by Locals and I recommend her without hesitation. We would use her again if we were to return to Paracas. There are several ways to view the Nazca Lines, but we were particularly pleased with the way this tour was organized.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. George, thank you for giving me such a high rating. Thank you so much for such generous words! I'm glad if I could support somehow for the travel in Ica. I'd be happy to serve you again.
David KellnerUnited States
Karina did a great job of selecting and showing us the sights in and around Paracas. We had a particularly great day viewing the Ballestas Islands, the Nasca lines and the dunes near Ica. Everything went off without a hitch, and Karina's running commentary was illuminating and very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. David, Thank you so much for giving me such a high rating and for your warm comment on the tour. Please say hello to your family.
Lori ThomasUnited States
Karina made our trip to Nazca extra special. Karina had a great depth of knowledge of the area sites and made suggestions for additional locations not in our original itinerary. We appreciate her professionalism and flexibility. She provided an excellent tour over 2 days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori Thank you for the kind words and ratings. I am so happy you enjoyed the tour in Nazca. I hope you had nice tours in Ica, and Peru. Please say hello to Mr Keith. Best wishes!
Jorge BlancoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jorge, Thank-you for 5 stars I hope you had a nice trip.
Karina was a fantastic guide. She was reliable, considerate, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a guide in Peru. She guided us from Lima to Paracas, then to Nazca. Thanks for the opportunity of a lifetime!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for such nice comments and the highest rating to my tour. I really appreciate the time that shared with you in Peru. I am more than happy to hear from you! I would like to meet with you again. Many thanks, Karina.
Robert EkedahlBoise, ID, United States
My wife and I have used Tours by Locals at least 50 times and Karina has to have been the very best. We booked a highly unusual tour and one I doubt any of her clients had even considered and before we arrived to begin the tour Karina had done EXTENSIVE research on her own. Further at the end of the day she surprised us by arranging a meeting with a 3rd party (with a translator) so we could ask any questions she could not answer. We're on a cruise and we wish we could take Karina along!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Robert and Dear Mrs. Diana Thank you for your kind comments. You really made my day. I wish you will visit Peru again some day. Thank you for five-star. God save you and bless you , Karina
Celeste SwieckiUnited States
I was a little disappointed in the dune buggy ride, as the pictures showed smaller buggies, driven by one person. Instead, the buggies held 13 people and we did not get to drive them ourselves. The ride did last quite a long time, which was fun, and the driver set us up to watch the sunset on top of the dunes. Our private dining experience was phenomenal. Watching the moon rise over the desert, seeing the stars, and the dinner were amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Celeste, Thank you for the five stars. I was lucky to have a generous lady as my guests. I wish you best ¡Muchos Gracias!
Lindsey JessopUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour, guide was very knowledgeable with a good spoken level of English and very clear. Relaxed approach and flexible to our needs. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lindsey, Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and I’m so glad I was able to help you enjoy the day in Nasca. ¡Muchos Gracias! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Deen WongUnited States
Karina was pleasant, knowledgeable, and helpful. She arranged the tour over Nazca for myself and children...and it went off without a hitch, despite our transportation to Nazca being over an hour late.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deen, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your kids, I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Nasca. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!
Maureen GillamUnited Kingdom
due to the ships change of shuttle service we were delayed and unable to meet at the arranged pick up But Karina was able to catch up with us and gave us a good tour in the limited time we had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Maureen!! I am so glad that I could show different places of my city in little time. It was my pleasure to know to you and your family!
Thomas PierceUnited States
Karina was extremely helpful in putting together our Peru itinerary. We spent a wonderful day in Nazca with her as a very knowledgable and interesting guide. But she went above and beyond that by helping arrange the rest of our visit in Peru.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Pierce. I'm glad to hear that you and your daughter and your son-in-law enjoyed your stay in Nazca. Wishing you'd visit again and see more of Perú!, Hope to see you again!
Joseph LimanskyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your cooperation and kindness.
Pieter VreySouth Africa
We had a fantastic time with Karina in Nazca. She waited patiently for us at the bus station even though the bus was almost an hour late, then escorted us to our hotel, arranged a laundry service, and took us to the airport for our flight over the Nazca lines. Everything went smoothly and was done profesionally. She also arranged our visit to see birds at Puerto de Lomas and we paid an ad hoc visit to an ancient cemetery where mummified remains can still be found. Would highly recommend Karina's services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and heartwarming comment. I admire their great care for the birds. I'm glad to hear you liked the sites we visited. Pieter and Nicola were really nice couple. Hope to see you again!
Annette GallardPoint Clare, NSW, Australia
Thank you Karina and Nancy for a wonderful day yesterday and also a big thank you to Fred our driver. We could not have wished for more and our tour was more than we expected. Spending time at Pachacamac and the Peruvian Horse and Hacienda lunch and show was amazing. I would highly recommend anyone travelling to Lima to contact Karina for a wonderful day with a guide who is very friendly, knowledge and a lot of fun. We cannot thank you enough for a most memorable day. Annette & Geoff, Sandy & John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you Annette & Geoff, Sandy & John who made the tour very enjoyable, you are a very friendly travelers and we also had a great day.
Annette GallardPoint Clare, NSW, Australia
What a magnificent tour. We experienced such a memorable day with Leo our guide and our amazing driver. I could highly recommend this tour as we could not have asked for more. Leo was so very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly and this made our day so much more enjoyable. We saw far more than expected. Thank you Karina for all your organising of our tours in Peru. Please pass on our thanks to everyone, we had the best day and saw so much. Thank you again from us all, Annette, Geoff, Sandy & John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We are pleased that you have an unforgettable day in Peru. We will be waiting for you on your next visit Thank you once again for everything.
Karina Was a wonderful guide, I had constant communication with her from the moment I started enquiring about the tour up until I finished. I was picked up at my hotel at 3am and she was very punctual. Bus tickets where already arranged and the whole itinerary was ready. She went an extra mile by making the most out of my time and even got the change to incorporate city sightseeing in Ica which was not previously agreed. She made sure I had everything on hand and answered every question . Amazing tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marianela was an excellent traveler, I am very pleased that she has chosen me as her guide.