taxi guide - Percy

Feb 4th, 2009, 05:58 AM
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taxi guide - Percy

Has anyone used Percy the taxi guide in Cusco, more recently then 2007?
I have some concern about wiring a deposit for a couple of hotels.
Please reply. Thanks.
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Feb 4th, 2009, 11:54 AM
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We have friends who used him in Oct 2008. She may come on the board and answer too. They recommended him to us as 100% reliable and we are using his services in May.
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Feb 4th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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We used Percy last year. He did a wonderful job and was very reliable and punctual. He didn't arrange hotels for us but arranged the PeruRail trip up to Machu Picchu.
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Feb 4th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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I have heard only good reports about Percy the tourist guide/taxi

But then with a name like Percy ,you get the best .
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Feb 4th, 2009, 06:56 PM
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I have used him in Oct. 08. I found him reliable and had no complaints whatsoever.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 10:59 AM
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I also made arrangements to have Percy take us on a tour of the Sacred Valley and a day tour of Cusco. This may be hijacking your thread mb (sorry!), but for the fodorites who have used Percy in the past, do I need to confirm if Percy will be our guide on those days.

I noticed on LeslieS's trip report that Percy had arranged her guide in Cusco. Would Percy specifically say if another person would be giving the tour instead of Percy?

Thank you!
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Feb 8th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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To aristokat- He said he would be the guide personally for us for our Cusco tour. He has arranged with someone else to be our guide at Machupicchu, and for the Inti Rymi Festival 6/24.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 11:53 AM
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Thank you to everyone who replyed.
He seems very good at getting back to us via email. So far so good. Will be going in June.
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Feb 11th, 2009, 07:59 AM
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I've been using him for our June trip as well and have been very impressed. He arranged our guide for Inti Raymi as well, so we'll see you there, mb751!
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Feb 13th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Re Percy the Taxi Guide,

We are planning a trip to Cuzco/MP in July. How does one contact Percy?
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Feb 14th, 2009, 09:36 AM
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Percy's email is:

[email protected]

Tell him Miss Martha says hello.
He is working with us in June.
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Feb 15th, 2009, 05:20 AM
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Just to add - when we used Percy he didn't require any kind of deposit but I had booked all of our hotels myself. And all of the hotels did require payment at the time of booking rather than just holding a c/c number so I can see why he would need a deposit if he's handling that for you.

We greatly enjoyed our time with him in Oct 08 and would highly recommend his services.

Aristokat - yes, I think he will tell you if he's not available for a certain day that he can arrange another guide for you if you wish. He would not book you then just have someone else show up; I'm fairly certain. That is how it worked with our planning, anyway. The guide he hired for us for a day in Cusco was great - the guide he got for MP was not so special but not bad. I would try to book early enough to get Percy himself if possible. The days we spent with him in the Sacred Valley were wonderful.

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Feb 16th, 2009, 07:32 PM
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We will be flying into Cusco early in morning. 7:00 am arrival. Would Percy be the driver/guide that we could hire to take us from Cusco to Ollanta and stop to see some sights in Sacred Valley. ie: market at Pisac, etc. We would ultimately end up in Ollanta where we have hotel reservations. Any idea what he charges? Would he do some type of day trip like this? If not, who would we contact to arrange something like this?
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Feb 18th, 2009, 07:37 AM
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We have booked Percy for a Sacred Valley day trip in June. We will be visiting several places, traveling round-trip from Cusco. I think the exact price he quotes depends on exactly where he takes you, but with several stops ours is in the $120-$130 range (for 2 people).
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Feb 19th, 2009, 04:34 AM
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kdistler -- that's what we had him do - he picked us up at the airport in Cusco, took us into Cusco to pick up our train tickets (i had prepurchased on line) and then drove us to our hotel in Ollantaytambo. Then we spent two more days with him. You can customize what you do and the price will vary as bjamie said.
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