5 independent reviews for Peru adventure holiday, small group

Reviews for Peru adventure holiday, small group

SHOW
4
0
1
0
0

review 11 Jun 2019

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

Salkantay trekking option and Machu Picchu: in particular the Salkantay trekking was originally NOT in the fixed itinerary of the tour operator. But they offered us to arrange the trekking when we got to know that were out of Inca Trail limit and asked them to give 5 days off the group so that we can book the Salkantay with local operator. The operator did a superb job to provide a private trip (for 2 of us, one great guide Hernan from the tour operator, 2 cooks, a horseman and 3 horses!) only to pay additional CAN$150. Their flexibility and the great information/ communication skill made us feel trusting.

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

Physically tough going through the pretty high altitudes with long hours riding in the bus/ van even before committing to the 4days trekking. Be prepared! However, it's totally worth seeing all the wonders Peru can offer us.

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

"Benefited local people" Yes, by hiring the tour leader, local guides and the transportation, eating and shopping locally must have done that. "reduced environmental impact or supported conservation" No, (as we fly, it inherently cannot happen, however, in the long term perspective, travelling have us think about it).

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

Eye opener! Big thanks for the Responsible Travel and the tour operator, I will get back with you for my future trips again! I am especially grateful that you provided us with the wonderful leader and guides.

review 16 Jul 2018

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

All of it and seeing what I have wanted to see for years! The operator packed a lot in and ensured we saw sites at their best and at the right time of day.

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

This is an excellent company who look after their travellers. Peru is not an easy option and requires some support on a first visit in terms of organising long distance travel to different sites etc. within (for me) a reasonable budget

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

It did benefit local guides who were very knowledgable and extremely helpful on many occasions. Particularly as I was travelling alone. Also local drivers who, on the whole, were brilliant. Not sure about environmental impacts. I saw deserts awash with plastic so this needs addressing as we all know. The staff on the Inca Trail were amazing and protected it and others carefully logged who went on (and off!) the trails and where. Macchu Pichu it is a bit like a theme park which is a shame but I gather access is going to be limited further so good - it needs protecting.

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

The tour more than exceeded my expectations.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Valerie, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review and we are so pleased you joined us in Peru! We hope to see you on another adventure in the future. All the best, Rosanna

review 17 Jan 2018

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

Getting to Macchu Picchu which has been a dream of mine for years.

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

Go with an open mind, try everything!

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

The fact that local guides were used was a great way of helping the community. We were encouraged to be economic and think about our waste so yes.

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

It was my first time booking with a tour and I'd certainly do it again!

review 30 Aug 2018

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

Saw Machu Pichu. Got impact and knowledege about inca.

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

No need to stay in Lima. Can get Cusco by yourself and spend more time in Cusco.

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

Yes. Used the local transportation. Paid visit to local market.

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

It's expensive to travel in Peru. Compare with the cost, I thnk it's OK but not great.

review 28 May 2017

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

The whole trip has been the most fantastic experience, we cannot actually pick out any single part of it which stood out more than any other. We have never had such a varied range of experiences and adventure in one trip before. Incredible journey.

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

Go!!!! If you take American Dollars ensure that the notes are in pristine condition, they majority of exchange places will not accept any note then shows any sign (no matter how small) of damage. The main banks in the larger towns/cities will accept damaged notes but obviously being a bank the rate will be slightly lower. All the main towns/tourist areas have recycle bins for plastics/paper/organic waste but unfortunately rubbish management is not yet high on the locals priorities so be prepared to see rubbish literally everywhere!

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

We believe so, you have the opportunity to buy souvenirs/products from local people in many places which obviously supports them and their families directly. The authorities are working to support the conservation and maintenance of important areas/ historic sites whilst also facilitating access to encourage tourism, they are trying hard to maintain this balance between both as the country needs the income generated from this.

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

One of the best experiences of our lives!

Holiday Reviews

You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays. In addition, we don't run these holidays ourselves - our only interest is giving you the best independent advice.

Read our review policy

Convert currencies