3 independent reviews for Peru highlights tour, Inca trail, Titicaca and Nazca

Reviews for Peru highlights tour, Inca trail, Titicaca and Nazca

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review 15 Jul 2017

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

Completing the Inca Trail and getting to Machu Picchu as they have both been on our Bucket list for a long time. Walking the trail was very hard in places, but so well organised that it was a great sense of achievement to complete each day and the trail itself. When we got to the Sun Gate above Machu Picchu we arrived in a lot of low cloud which took the edge off it, however we walked on a bit further and got a great high level view of the lost city so we were more than happy with this.

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

If you are a regular walker the Inca Trail should not be a problem. If you haven't walked for a while get in some training during the two-three months before your holiday as the altitude takes it toll. There really is only one way to arrive at Machu Picchu and that's by walking the trail!! Be prepared for a lot of travelling by coach, however that said Exodus organised a number of stops that really added to the holiday and broke up the travelling.

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

Yes, the operator took great care of the environmental impact of the holiday. They certainly treated the porters very well on the Inca trail when compared to porters working for other travel companies. The porters were paid well, provided with appropriate clothes and boots, and the weight of what they carried was kept within strict limits.

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

It was more an experience than a holiday, and what a fantastic experience! We would certainly recommend this holiday as it takes in all the major highlights of Peru, it is well organised allowing travellers to become acclimatised to the altitude, includes very interesting visits to the important sights and the tour manager and the local guides did a super job.

review 16 Jun 2014

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

There is so so many moments that made this trip a memorable one! However, the most memorable moment was passing the Sun Gate, seeing the Machu Picchu site from above in the setting sun and inhaling its magic. Visiting floating Islands, meeting their inhabitants and learning about their culture will stay for ever in my memory also. And what about a banana flambe in the tent?

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

I was much too much concentrating on the hiking part of the holidays and I was not well prepared for the hot days near Nazca and ICA. When packing, prepare for cold and hot days.

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

The tour organizers took a very good care in protecting the environment. We obeyed their directives. Local people might have benefited financially.

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

It was the most challenging holiday I have ever been on. I came back home with many wonderful memories. Our guide, Carlos Luchuga, contributed a great deal in the success of my holidays. At the most challenging parts of the trek Carlos encouraged me to continue when I was ready to give up. His knowledge of history and culture of Incas, Peruvian plans, trees and birds is astounding. He always answered our questions patiently and in details.

review 4 May 2013

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

Hiking the Inca Trail to see Macchu Picchu at the end. The Nazca lines

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

Take motion sickness tablets before going in a plane to view the Nazca lines.

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

Yes, guides and porters on the trail directly benefitted locals.

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

Great

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