3 independent reviews for Peru and Inca Trail small group tour

Reviews for Peru and Inca Trail small group tour

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review 9 Apr 2014

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

It is hard to pick one, as all the parts were really wonderful. I suppose the trip to Machu Picchu stands out just because it is such an iconic place, but the rainforest, the desert, lake Titicaca, Cusco, Colcha Canyon, were all brilliant places to visit. A lot of the success of the trip was down to Ricardo our wonderful Peruvian guide, who was not just a guide but became a lovely friend.

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

Take the altitude sickness possibility seriously. It affects some people, but some get away with no effect, just be careful. Be prepared for imperfection, these trips require you to go with the flow, put up with things when they are not quite right, it is that sort of country, and you need stamina.

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

The use of local people, local facilities, and avoiding using global companies will definitely benefit local communities. I am less convinced about the impact on the environment and conversation being of benefit. It is the age long dilemma of the costs versus benefits of tourism, at least this way the impact is softer and more considerate.

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

One of the best I have had, a truly wonderful experience.

review 21 Sep 2010

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

Getting engaged in the rainforest, where the level of accommodation was brilliant and far better than we had expected.

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

This holiday has lots of early mornings and you do end up spending a fair part of the time travelling but it is very rewarding as you see lots en route and really get under the skin of the country.

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

Yes I do as we stayed at our horsemans house during our Lares Trek and were able to play with the local children and support all the local industries as we travelled. We embraced the opportunity to see lots of local craftsmen and buy local hand made crafts.

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

The holiday was superb from start to finish and far exceeded our expectations. The expected highlights of Macchu Picchu etc lived up to expectations with the remaining destinations visited exceeding them (rainforest, sand dunes/4x4 buggying, colca canyon and sacred valley).

review 24 May 2010

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

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu- it was the bit I looked forward to the most, and the bit I wish I could do over and over again.

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

Make sure your camera has a huge memory card...and take a good lipbalm because the altitude makes your lips dry!!

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

When we stayed in the Amazon we stayed in a very eco-friendly lodge (Refugios Amazonas) and their efforts to minimize impacts on the environment were noticeable, but apart from providing local people with a source of income I don't really think the rest of our trip with benefitted the local people.

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

Utterly fantastic!

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