2 independent reviews for Highlights of Peru holiday

Reviews for Highlights of Peru holiday

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review 10 Jan 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The Inca trail with it's altitude challenge, great food, vistas and memorable porter feats stand out.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The Absolute Peru package is about being outside; outside everyday comforts and the usual city sightseeing. So be open to a holiday full of memorable experiences.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Everywhere we went I was very conscious of the fact that we are directly supporting the local communities by eating in local markets, staying in local b&bs and generally transacting with locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was a great experience and I was surprised by the diversity offered by Peru; the cities being very different from the smaller towns and the towns being vastly different from the solitude of the Inka trail and the Amazon.

review 6 Oct 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Arriving to the Sun Gate at 6am after the Inca trail...and seeing the clouds moving away and revealing Machu Picchu! The homestay in the peninsula of Lake Titicaca was also the most amazing experience as was the bus ride from Puno to La Paz... those views of the Lake Titicaca were so beautiful, both on Peruvian and Bolivian side! Also riding the Worlds most dangerous road in Bolivia was super!!!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Remember that Peru and Bolivia are developing countries and hygiene and timekeeping are rather different there. Remember respect locals and their way of life too! Also, very importantly, take the Trip dossier with a pinch of salt as the company should update the trip dossier as the tour is not exactly what it says in the package, however, some things were much better than expected, some were disappointing.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I felt it did! This company is one of the best companies and does a lot for the local people i.e. in the Inca trail their porters are treated very well and paid more than others, hence, everyone wants to work for them and also they had moved the homestay from the Taquile island to the peninsula to benefit local people there too!!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely recommend and would do it again if I could!

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