ABOUT US

Creating unique, creative and personalized programs based on your goals, budget, expectations and schedule is our specialty. All you need to do is let our reservations team know the date you want to start, and we will find the perfect fit for you. We will put together a tour, an itinerary and work with you until you get exactly what you are looking for.

WHY MAGICAL?

We offer a complete range of unique, creative programs along with a tailor-made itinerary service based on your goals, budget, and expectations. We can arrange all aspects of your travel, right down to making dinner reservations. Our travel experience, friendly staff, and personalized flexible service ensure you’ll receive the best possible knowledge & advice for your Peru experience. All you need to do is let our team know the date you want to start, and we will find the perfect fit for you. We will put together an itinerary and work with you until you get exactly what you are looking for.

WHO WE ARE

Magical Cusco Tours is a Peruvian-US travel company that specializes in creative and unique tours to Peru. We are a family owned company, and will take care of you from the time you arrive to the time of your departure. The fact of being a US-Peruvian company has been a great advantage for us so far. Our cross-cultural background enables us to fully understand our foreign clients’ needs and to offer the highest quality service in Peru. Our founders and our staff have a deep knowledge of Peruvian and US contexts and they are perfectly able and trained to design a program that can feet every kind of requirements. Our company’s philosophy is based on honesty, clearness and trust, we called it NO SURPRISES! We are always very clear on what we offer and our prices, so that clients always know what to expect and they can fully enjoy the MAGIC of Peru.

OUR TEAM

Obviously every company running tours into Peru will tell you they have a top-flight team. That might be true, but at Magical Cusco Tours, we feel we have some unique qualities that make us special. We are professional, experienced, and completely/fully committed to service. Our team is full of dedicated professionals who live and breathe each special experience in Peru. They are extremely expert and specialized on Hotels, restaurants, activities and any kind of issue related to tourism in the country. Each member of our team can be counted on to support you on your tour.

OUR PROMISE

We work hard to make sure you are completely satisfied with your travel program. While we can’t 100% guarantee sunny weather, our team of travel professionals will be available to help you plan all the details of your itinerary, and to assist you during your entire trip once you arrive, until you leave.

- First: We place a total premium on developing fully customized tours, even if that means sacrificing volume. Our tours are highly customized to your needs and goals, and we provide the best service in the market.

- Second: We have strived to bring together the highest level of service providers for our tours, and have experience operating at the highest level of tours in Peru. We have approved and met all our providers before we work with them, so we can guarantee the quality of service you will have along your trip.
 
- Third: Our operations staff is on-call 24 hours a day, to make sure the little things are taken care of and you sleep well at night. We have taken the tours we are offering you many times, to assure that the nuances are worked out and all you will need to do is enjoy. So, enjoy!

- Fourth: By keeping things simple and clear, you will know what to expect, who you are dealing with and just be able to enjoy the incredible magic of Peru. NO SURPRISES!!!

OUR FOUNDERS



WENDY ALPERSTEIN                                               

Wendy’s family has been in the Peruvian tourism industry for over 30 years; no surprises there. Wendy has become one of the top culinary experts in Peru, providing consulting and advice to tourists, businesses and governments alike. She is always included by the Government of Peru on their list of people to talk about the Peruvian culinary revolution. Wendy is a foodie and has dedicated hundreds of hours to assuring that our Taste of Peru tour includes to best of our cuisine (certainly not the worst part of her job). Wendy is also a certified yoga teacher, although she does not teach, she practices everyday and she uses her love and knowledge of yoga to help clients with their itineraries. She absolutely loves creating new tours, where the sky is the limit. Her detailed oriented and perfectionist personality has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of new special interest programs. She is available to directly answer your questions or to create your ideal tour to Peru at reservations@magicalcuzcotours.com


BRIAN ALPERSTEIN

Brian is a US-born International lawyer (don’t hold that against him), with a true love of travel. Much of our model is based on righting the wrongs he has experienced during his over 3 million miles as a business and vacation traveler. He especially loves the culinary tour and anything related to it. He says, without a doubt, that Peruvian cuisine beats any other cuisine in the world. For Brian, eating out in Lima has made eating elsewhere a little more of chore.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Bob Perhacs, Brandon, Florida

    Our expectations were over the top. Our hearts pumped our excitement to the very tips of our toes. Our eyes and our camera absorbed every scene, we listened and learned so much about the people from days gone, and we felt their presence at every turn. And for all of this we thank you. The Cusco and Machu Picchu excursions were flawless, the accommodations exceeded expectations and our guides were knowledgeable and pleasurable. We must say that your representatives were reassuring, informative and punctual and we absolutely loved our trip.
  • Chris and Nancy Shotwell, Traverse City, Michigan

    WOW... what a great experience!!! You folks run a first class operation. Everything ran like clockwork. From the moment we were met at the Lima airport to our eventual departure pickup from the hotel, the entire experience exceeded our expectations. Needless to say our experience in Peru, visiting the various sites accompanied by very well informed guides made this trip exceptional. I can’t imagine visiting such historical sites without the benefit of their expertise. Everyone was friendly and gladly did their best to ensure all questions were answered and we felt satisfied. Additionally, the accommodations were wonderful, particularly in Cusco which was  located easily within walking distance to the central square filled with local custom and tradition. Both hotels were staffed by very courteous and professional individuals who did their best to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. I would gladly recommend your  services to anyone with the desire to visit such an interesting part of the world. Doing this trip “on our own” would never have provided the richness and depth that only a knowledgeable local guide could provide. Moreover, this was all made possible by your taking the stress out of traveling in a new country. Not being concerned about transfers and knowing that we would be met timely, time after time by very courteous staff allowed us to make the most of our time in your wonderful country. Thanks for making this one of the best vacations we have experienced thus far.

  • Christine Ettelson, Providence, Rhode Island

    We had such a wonderful trip and would never have been able to see so much of Peru in the time we had if Magical hadn't provided such seamless transitions from various cities and sites! All of the guides and drivers we had were helpful, kind, and very timely! Thanks again!
  • Erika Audi and Ralph Prieler, Germany

    We were pleasantly surprised how great service we have recieved by Magical Cuzco Tours. Starting from the beginning of planning our trip and several changes to it - Employees were always very helpful. Then the Trip itself was brilliant. All destinations we wanted to visit and overall the guides with lots of knowledge and interesting stories about the places, buildings etc. We felt safe, secured and entertained due to brilliant service from Magical Cuzco Tours. At first we were sceptical, as we thought all the planning and going so far abroad would be too good to be true, but we are glad we went. Many thanks for all your efforts. In case you extend your services or create a new company for trips to Mexico too, please let us know.
  • Jamie C. Lee, Marietta, Georgia

    I just want to thank you for arranging our trip! Everything was absolutely perfect! Our hotels (Hostel Porta in Lima and Amaru 1 in Cusco) were wonderful - they were picturesque and exceeded our expectations considering how reasonable they were in cost. Our tour guides were excellent, our transportation was comfortable and efficient, and the tour of Machu Picchu (especially the magnificent train rides!) were just wonderful! Thank you for helping me plan an excellent trip that matched my desires/goals with my limited budget! I will recommend Magical Cuzco Tours anyone who is planning a trip to Peru. Thank you for all of your assistance and willingness to help me with every detail!
  • Mary Krull, Marblehead, Massachussets

    Ana Maria did a fantastic job suggesting interesting itineraries and coordinating all the details of a very complex trip so that we could relax and just be amazed.  From recommendations on how to acclimate to the altitude, to the most innovative restaurants, we were very well taken care of.  Our trip was a perfect blend of history, adventure, exercise, beauty, and cuisine - highlights included river rafting on the Urubamba and a lunch stop at Wiñaywayna, one of the most beautiful ruin sites anywhere. We feel so lucky to have spent time in such a beautiful country with such wonderful, warm people! Thanks again for such an outstanding experience!