17 Day Classic Peru with Ecuador & 4 Day Galapagos Islands
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|2020 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima-Cuzco, Juliaca-Lima, Lima-Guayaquil, Guayaquil-Baltra-Quito.
Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 17 and will require a transfer on Day 16. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time
Passport numbers for all passengers must be submitted before documents can be issued.
The route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns. Wildlife and visits listed in the itinerary are based upon optimal conditions and therefore subject to change.
Sturdy shoes are recommended for this program.
Triple rooms can not be accommodated on this program
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Part-Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Miami-Lima, Quito-Miami
Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Lima-Cuzco, Juliaca-Lima, Lima-Guayaquil & Guayaquil-Baltra-Quito
- 16 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Lima
- 2 nights Urubamba Sacred Valley
- 2 nights Cuzco
- 2 nights Puno
- 1 night Guayaquil
- 4 nights Galapagos Islands
- 2 nights Quito
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 29 meals: 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 1-9)
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Shore Excursions
- Services of English-speaking naturalist guides in the Galapagos (Days 11-15)
- Galapagos National Park Fee of $100
- Galapagos Transit Control Card fee of $20
- City Tour of Lima with its 2000 years of history
- Visit the impressive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo
- Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via the PeruRail Vistadome Train
- Excursion by boat to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands
- Embark on a journey to the beginning of time in the Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands
- Travel along the coast on a panga while Naturalist guides explain the area's dramatic geology
- The unique environment encourages sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls
- Walk in an impressive cactus forest surrounded by land and marine iguanas
- Snorkel on magnificent white sand beaches with plentiful marine life
- Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station’s giant tortoise Breeding Centre
- Discover Quito’s colonial quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Stand at the Middle of the World monument, situated at latitude 0º
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
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This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is active and you will encounter some uneven surfaces such as sandy and rocky beaches, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups, some at 5 or 6 AM, as well as one long 10-hour drive to Puno are necessary to cover the territory. Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes and the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. The altitude, 11,000 feet in Cuzco and 12,400 feet in Puno, may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. We suggest you check with your healthcare provider before signing up for this tour. Getting to the Galapagos requires a flight from Guayaquil to the Island of Baltra, where you will transfer to the Baltra Seaport and travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island. A bus ride will take you to Puerto Ayora and then a panga ride to your hotel. In the Galapagos, it takes approximately two hours, on foot, to get to and from the areas populated with wildlife. You will experience wet landings in water, on sand or rocks and dry landings on wooden docks. This trip combines an escorted portion with the services of a Tour Manager and an independent portion with services that include local and naturalist guides. The weather in Galapagos is hot particularly December through June. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Some hotels in Puno and Quito are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Partially Escorted program. For more information, click here.
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This 17 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru & the Galapagos in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.
▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
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This first class hotel is situated in the Miraflores district of Lima.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is situated in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, nearby the Vilcanota River.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the city of Cusco.Hotel Details
This first class hotel overlooks Lake Titicaca.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is located in the commercial and banking area of Guayaquil.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is just steps from the beach, nestled in a very private location.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
This evening drive through Lima and arrive at the Larco Herrera Museum. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour that also includes dinner. Sit down to a light supper in the elegant dining room. The museum is located in an 18th century restored mansion, built over a 7th century pyramid and surrounded by gardens. Following supper, immerse yourself in the cultural intrigue of the museum with your local guide. Admire the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #2||15 Mar 2020 - 30 Dec 2020||$89.00|
Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Uncover the ancient mystery of the Pachacamac Temple with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Explore the remarkable religious compound and discover its intriguing history and 200 AD origin. Marvel at the majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon and admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the pre-Inca civilization.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #2||01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2022||$39.00|
Tonight, you're invited to dine with a traditional Peruvian Family in their countryside home. Sample delectable local home-cooked Peruvian cuisine along with a warm and friendly cultural exchange with the family. As you share dinner, you’ll get to know the family first-hand and learn about work and everyday life in Peru.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #4||01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2022||$25.00|
Begin the tour in Moray, an impressive agricultural center that demonstrates the ancient Incan’s mastery of high-altitude crop growing. Here, you’ll see a large complex of terraced circular depressions in the earth which historians believe were used to study the climatic conditions on crops. As you descend each layer, the surrounding temperature descends as well, degree by degree, making for a unique and highly sophisticated thermo graphic tool. During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see the local farmers and shepherds working with native crops and animals all along the valley. This is a unique chance to peer into the daily lives of the indigenous people. Next, visit the colonial town of Maras, known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds in use since the time of the Incas. Learn more about salt extraction from the locals.
Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #4||01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2022||$49.00|
Today's tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Start the day with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Following the cemetery, you will have the opportunity to meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness a real offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Conclude this incredible morning with a cooking demonstration by a local chef showing you how to make a traditional dish from Cuzco, followed by lunch. After a short break at your hotel, continue on to the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to an impressive collection of colonial art, including Marcos Zapata's depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or Guinea Pig, as the main course. Continue on to visit the Temple of the Sun, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here you will travel to Sacsayhuaman, located on the northern slope of Cuzco. This impressive fortress, which consists of individual stones weighing well over 100 tons, took over seven decades to complete and is a prime example of Incan military architecture. Conclude the day at the Kenko amphitheater, a mysterious limestone formation decorated by intricately carved depictions of mythical entities. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a local shop featuring alpaca clothing and accessories, and a local jewelry shop, featuring gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.
Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.
|Day #6||01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2022||$119.00|
Today's tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Begin with a "Healing Ceremony". Meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness an offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Continue with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Conclude the tour with a cooking demonstration by a local chef showing you how to make a traditional dish from Cuzco, followed by lunch.
Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #6||01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2022||$59.00|
Today's tour starts at the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to an impressive collection of colonial art, including Marcos Zapata's depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or Guinea Pig, as the main course. Continue on to visit the Temple of the Sun, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here you will travel to Sacsayhuaman, located on the northern slope of Cuzco. This impressive fortress, which consists of individual stones weighing well over 100 tons, took over seven decades to complete and is a prime example of Incan military architecture. Conclude the day at the Kenko amphitheater, a mysterious limestone formation decorated by intricately carved depictions of mythical entities. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a local shop featuring alpaca clothing and accessories, and a local jewelry shop, featuring gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #6||01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2022||$79.00|
Afternoon drive to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sillustani. Upon arrival, a walking tour to the "Chullpas" of Sillustani on Lake Umayo, where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests, in cylinder-shaped tombs. Please note that the archaeological site is located approximately a half-mile, 15 minute walk uphill from where you exit the bus.
Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #8||01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2022||$49.00|
Every aspect of the trip was great. Well organized, great tour manager, good accommodations, good food, and amazing country. Overall a very good experience.Madhavi P. Dublin, CA
It was fantastic! I couldn't have been more pleased with our tour manager, accommodations, food, etc. Our entire group was thrilled with our trip and we are making arrangements to travel to Ireland next September. I have already made our reservations and am contacting others in our group so they can make travel arrangements. We couldn't have done it without Gate 1. I would like to commend Rene, our tour manager, and Ernesto, our driver for the excellent service they provided to us. They were so accommodating to our group and had everything well organized. They are definitely an asset to your company and I would highly recommend them. Job well done! Looking forward to our next trip.Paula D. Waynesville, OH
Excellent! Good services, Excellent Hotel. Food is great. Tour Manger and Tour guide mastered their subjects and were very helpful!Dang N. Montreal, Quebec
Our trip was excellent. Americo was our tour manager and He had an excellent team to work with. They were always looking out for every person in our tour group to make sure, we all were safe and comfortable at all times. Thank you!Silvia H. Davie, FL
Our trip to Peru with Gate 1 was one of the best tours we’ve taken. All the hotels were four star rated. The sights (Machu Picchu, Eros, and Colca Canyon) were fabulous, the food wonderful, and the people very welcoming to tourists. Our tour manager Abel ranks as the best we’ve every had with Gate 1. Abel was friendly, very knowledgeable, approachable and above all a “fixer” when it came to minor issues that occur during any tour. We can’t wait for our next tours to Egypt, Vietnam, and Morocco.Victor C. Folsom, CA
Excellent trip ! My first time with Gate 1 tour and I am very impressed. Our tour manager Henry is excellent, very good: knowledgeable (knows his stuff well), helpful, reliable there all the time, very organized and excellent management of the tour, responsible, looks after everyone, very conscientious and friendly, motivated, caring, kind-hearted, generous, honest.... what more can I say. Can't find any tour manager better than Henry ! He made our trip so very enjoyable, no stress ! Will not hesitate to join Gate 1 tour again.Philip C. Richmond Hill, Canada
The trip was a outstanding! As always, lots of moving around but worth every moment of it. Pavel keeps things smooth, entertaining, and educational. He is truly committed to Gate 1 and creating amazing travel experiences for his guests. The group blended so well, that it made it difficult to leave. My Peru travel family will always be remembered.Vanessa G. Laurel, MD
We had the time of our lives! It was the best trip we have ever been on! The food was amazing and Abel our tour manager made the trip into a magical experience! He was very knowledgeable, kind, very aware of our needs and made our group feel as if we were a family. He made the trip the special experience it was. Richard the helper was also excellent, always helping us down steps, always asking what we needed. He, Abel, and Julio the bus driver made a great team! This is our first trip with Gate 1 we will definitely be back! It was an amazing trip and please let Abel know that he brought the beauty of the Inca people into a magical reality with his wealth of knowledge ! Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip!Pamela D. LeRoy, WV
It was definitely the trip of a lifetime! My partner, Mark, and I have been dreaming of crossing Peru off our bucket lists for some time now and it was as amazing as we could have hoped for. The energy of our entire vacation felt magical, from visiting the bustling city of Lima to the rural highlands and everything in between. Our tour guide Pavel was so passionate and informative, shucks even the other couples we met in our group quickly felt like close friends. Gate 1 had all of our needs taken care of, transportation/hotels/dining accommodations went smoothly so we could focus on experiencing this together worry free. We couldn't be more delighted.Dainan M. Upland, CA
The trip was outstanding. The guide, Edgar, and his assistant, Henry, couldn’t have been more helpful or knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone considering a trip to Peru.Ruth M. Henderson, NV
It was lovely! Rogger and Pepe were wonderful, handling anything that came up and making sure we were all well looked after. Jose, our Lima guide, was excellent and Victor, our driver, navigated those mountain roads so well. A beautiful country with a rich history and culture. Machu Picchu was amazing!Kathryn C. British Colombia, Canada
The trip and hotels were great. Edgar, the tour manager is very professional. Gate 1 is a very organized and efficient traveling company. We are so impressed. We love Gate 1!Peter C. Greenvale, NY
Our trip to Peru and Machu Picchu was fantastic! My daughter and I enjoyed ourselves immensely .... Our tour guide was always looking out for our safety. We stayed at very comfortable and clean hotel, ate at restaurants with delicious local cuisine, and our helper and bus driver were the best ... We also had the good fortune to travel with a wonderful group of people. The whole experience was so much more than we expected. Thank you for a trip that will stay in our memories forever!Denise H. Blairstown, NJ
This trip was very interesting, many historical sites to see. It was very well organized, without needing to worry about anything. And our tour manager, Alejandro, was amazing - patient, caring, funny; would not be the same without him. It was my first trip with Gate 1 and I truly enjoyed it.Irina C. Santa Clara, CA
I want to take this opportunity to tell how much I enjoyed my recent trip to Peru. I can't imagine what could have been done to improve my experience. First of all, I must commend our tour guide, Ronald, who bent over backward to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. His concern and compassion are beyond reproach. He was easily accessible at all times if there were questions or issues. A native of Cuzco, he certainly knew his stuff, and his knowledge of the history of the various regions was complete. He made the complications of the itinerary (transfers, etc.) so simple. The optional excursions were great, and Ronald seemed as excited as we were to visit these places. He's also simply one helluva nice guy. His job is not an easy one, but nothing clouded his focus to offer us the best experience ever. This was my first Gate 1 trip, and I've already booked a 12-day tour of Germany for May, 2019. I also very much appreciate that Gate 1 offers a reasonable single supplement, so helpful to those of us who must travel alone. Thanks for a memorable experience. I'm spreading the word about Gate 1.Ramon G. Milwaukee, WI
I wanted to share that my trip to Peru was my first trip with Gate 1 Travel. I wanted to share that my experience was nothing but wonderful ... Ruben Aragon demonstrated such passion, patience and a love for Peru that it made my trip that much more amazing. We were able to see a lot of what Peru had to offer, talk to and interact with the local people of Peru. I felt safe, heard and really taken care of throughout the trip. Great job Gate 1! I will definitely be booking through Gate 1 again. Thank youLucrecia R. Providence, RI
The trip was fantastic. It was well organised and our tour guides were great. Raul Callapina the Machu Picchu and lake Titicaca guide was very enthusiastic and passionate about Inca culture it’s ‘contagious’. Abelardo our Amazon guide was great in showing us interesting places. Gate1 is travel is #1.Ruth W. Western Australia, AU
We had a wonderful time. Can't think of a single complaint. The food was excellent, the hotels were stunning and the trip was so well organized and run. Our tour guide Hector was outstanding and we will certainly keep Gate 1 in mind for all of our future tours.Edison S. Ontario, CA
The service provided by Gate 1 travel exceeded our expectations and was top notch quality, we had a great time in Peru, all the arrangements including transportation, accommodation and sightseeing were well taken care of which also included bottled water for everyone on a daily basis. Everything as stated in the itinerary and more.Zahabiya K. Rochester Hills, MI
This was my 8th Gate 1 trip and probably one of the best ... It is the first trip that I feel that I was really immersed in the culture of the country. Juan, our tour manager was one of the best. He was kind, helpful, intelligent, funny and energetic ... The bus drivers and local guides were some of the kindest I have encountered. I can’t say enough about Peru, the Gate 1 employees and Gate 1 in general. Oh and I must not forget the people who picked me up and dropped me off at the airport. What gentlemen. They were also so helpful. Thank you so much Gate 1Patrizia P. Valley Village, CA
It was amazing right from the start ... Our Tour Leader Rene, was terrific, very knowledgeable and plenty of expertise with the whole group. The guide in training, Yutber, was also exceptional and will go a long way with your company The driver Ernesto, and all the local guides were exceptional, and yes I remember most of their names starting with Richard, David, Jamie and Mauricio. Each had abundance of knowledge for their particular areas. We had a wonderful time with the major highlights being Machu Picchu and of course the floating islands at lake Titicaca ... This was our first time with Gate 1 Travel ... I am certain that we will be travelling with you again.Brian H. Queensland, AU
The trip was outstanding. It was well organized, and the service provided by the Gate 1 staff was exceptional. I also would like to send our special thanks to the tour manager (Marcos Farfan) and his assistant (Paul). Both made the experience of entire trip so pleasant, inclusive, and enjoyable. This is the first time we joined the Gate 1 tour and certainly will not be our last. Thank you! Job well done!Brian K. Conroe, TX
We loved this trip to Peru! My wife and I were accompanied by our two adult daughters. All four of us had a marvelous experience. Our tour guide Mr. Rolly Carasco was outstanding. He is passionate about explaining Inca history, customs, religious beliefs, and the role of the Spanish Conquistadors' devastating impact on the original people of the region ... Machu Picchu was more thrilling than I expected it to be. The other highlights: Cuzco, the floating Uros Islands, the visit to the school classroom, the Central market vegetable stands, and so much more. We would all enthusiastically recommend this trip ... We are already discussing and planning for our next Gate1 excursion.George, G. Arnold, MD
Our trip to Peru was outstanding. I fell in love with Machu Picchu, Peru in general with it's beautiful scenery, and the people. Our tour director, Marcos Farfan, was wonderful! His ability to speak Quecha allowed us several very special opportunites, where we were able to visit the indigenous people in their work and home environment. One special memory was stopping by a family, out in their fields attending to their crops ... Marcos's ability to communicate with the family allowed us to see a real family in their natural environment. I am 74 and Marcos's helper, Alexis, helped me get to the top of the mountain so I could see the view of Machu Picchu, I had dreamed about all my life ... Every part of our trip was wonderful both for me and for my 23 year old granddaughter. It was a trip that transcended our ages and held wonder for both of us ... Thank you, Gate 1 for another successful trip!Mary Beth S. Annapolis, MD
Fantastic. Our guide was great, providing a terrific amount of historical and cultural information. He kept us on time, and was very patient with some of the more challenging members of the group. His assistant Algusto (sp?) was very supportive, friendly and provided additional information of great interest. Highly recommend this tour, and the guides provided.Bruce L. Birmingham, MI
My trip to Peru was great. I really enjoyed it. Pavel our tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable ... Also, great was the bus driver and Pavel's assistant, Fredy ... Overall, I came back very glad that I took the tour. I have traveled with Gate 1 before and must say that I am glad I did. I'll be on the look out for other tour offers and I wish that Gate 1 gave a little discount for previous travels.Luz A. Forest Hills, NY.
Hi Maria We had a fantastic holiday. Being first time users of Gate 1 we are super impressed with the service and tours. Mauricio Gomez was outstanding. Having travelled previously with Scenic tours, Gate 1 is incredibly good value and the service provided is excellent. We are looking at signing up for the Vietnam tour next year. Regards and thanks for all your assistance in organising the trip, flights, etched. Great jobWendy H. New South Wales, AU
It couldn't be any better. Had a fantastic time! Peru is beautiful and fascinating, and our tour guide, Rolly Carrasco made the trip super. Everything was well organized, drivers were great and the hotels were nice and comfortable and well located in the city. I could highly recommend this tour and your company to anyone, who is planning to go to Peru.Sylvia H. Northridge, CA
The trip was wonderful! Mauricio lived up to the Gate 1 standard for tour managers. His knowledge, wit, patience, and concern for our safety and comfort were exceptional. Hotels were first class and staffs obviously deferred to Gate 1 travelers. Furnished meals were excellent, as were Mauricio's recommendations for meals on our own. The small size and diversity of this group made the experience even more rewarding. I would emphasize...All in all, definitely more of the world for less, and a great value.Jerry G. Montgomery, AL
The trip was excellent, the tour manager, Allihandro, is very pleasant and experienced, it's well organized and we don't feel rushed, love it and will definitely travel with Gate 1 again in the future.Daisy C. Markham, ON, CA
Our trip was excellent. This was our first Gate 1 trip and we were highly impressed. The trip was well coordinated and seemed to flow seamlessly. Our guide, Roger Salas, was first rate ... the best guide we've ever experienced. He made everyone feel welcome and special, was extremely knowledgeable, and took care of us like a mother hen. We're also impressed that Gate 1 supports some institutions in Peru such as schools, and, of course, local families who provided a local meal. Five stars to you. We'll surely sign up for other Gate 1 tripsKurth F. Longwood, FL
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip to Peru. It was packed with fun, challenging activities & I will be recommending Gate 1 to other people (in fact, I already have). The trip was even more enjoyable due to the expertise of the tour manager, Arturo Espinoza. He was very knowledgable and professional. Arturo was very personable and charming, he was extremely helpful to everyone. He managed to keep the group together & he guided us through every itinerary smoothly. Arturo is a definite asset to the Gate 1 company and our group was lucky to have benefited from his guidance. I'm looking forward to another Discovery Tour in the near future.Susan L. Midvale, UT
We recently had an excellent experience on the Peruvian Legends trip, our second Gate 1 trip. The group of 12 travelers blended well together for a congenial two weeks. Our tour director, Arturo Espinoza, was excellent. He had a vast fund of knowledge about Peru, especially the Cusco and Machu Pichu regions. He was highly organized yet pleasant and helped the group dynamics. He was quick to take initiative on local issues and made us feel very comfortable in his country, Peru. A great trip overall and we will return to Gate ! in the future!Jon H. Shelburne, VT
I had a wonderful time in Peru with Gate 1. Just excellent. Very thorough tour guides/managers. Strong concern for safety as well as very well coordinated. Nice balance re: activities and free time. Hotels, food, transportation all very good.Steve L. Waltham, MA
It was a wonderful trip! We saw and experienced all of the sites we dreamed about. Edgard was the best guide we have ever had or could wish for. DavidDavid D. Twin Falls, ID
It was one of our most amazing trips. Very well organized. Machu Picchu was the highlight of course & we also enjoyed the Lake Titicaca floating Islands & the whole experience with the people there. Our tour guide Ronald was the best. Very knowledgable on everything & went out of his way to please. Excellent!!!Marion B. London, ON, CA
The Machu Picchu Express Trip was fabulous. I was worried that such a short trip wouldn’t include much but it fit into my time schedule. The trip was much more than I expected. Victor was an amazing tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about Peru, it’s history, architecture, and people. He related well to all members of our tour group. I would highly recommend this trip to others. Thanks for checking in with me.Kathleen S. Fort Collins, CO
Fantastic! My husband and I enjoyed Peru even more than we had anticipated, and appreciated the broad range of experiences and terrain that the tour covered. Another Gate 1 success!Rebecca Z. San Diego, CA
It was a truly wonderful trip. We saw so much of Peru. The guides who led our trip were phenomenal. I would sing the praises of Gate 1 to anyone.Miriam J. Greenbelt, MD
Thank you for asking. We had a beautiful trip. Hector, our trip manager, was professional, interesting and kind. The organization was just perfect. The hotels were well located...It was our first experience with Gate1 but we hope it won’t be the last!France B. St-Lambert, QC, CA
This was the best travelling experience I had staring from organisation, travel guides, hotel accommodations and choice of places to visit. Everything was great. I am more then happy to travel with gate 1 again in the future...special thanks to Edgar and Abelardo and other support staff on making my trip very interesting. Their knowledge was remarkable.Samira B Liverpool, NSW, AU
It was absolutely wonderful and exceeded my expectations. Our tour manager Pavel was extremely knowledgeable and highly professional. The accommodations and transportation provided during the tour were top-notch. For a first-time Gate 1 traveler, I was blown away and will not hesitate to book another trip through Gate 1 in the future.Patrick C. Apopka, FL
Our trip to Peru was great! Arturo Espinoza, our guide, was especially good: caring, friendly, knowledgeable, and effective at managing our group. The itinerary was well-planned, most of the hotels were good, and optional tours were outstanding. We're looking forward to our next Gate 1 trips in March to Southern India, Nepal, and Bhutan.Chris S. North Troy, VT
The trip was wonderful. Our guide, Edgar was very knowledgeable and helpful, and introduced us to many aspects of Peruvian life and culture.We will definitely consider Gate 1 for future trips.Mariana M. Goldsboro, NC
As usual my Gate1 trip was fantastic. But this time it was accomplishing my life long dream of seeing Machu Picchu! Everything was perfect from the driver, guide, hotels and tour!Roy T. Holbrook, NY
Our trip was outstanding! Could not have done this tour without Gate 1. Will definitely use Gate 1 again in the future.Ron K. Melbourne, FL
My trip was AMAZING!!!! I have lived and worked overseas for 20+ years, so I travel a lot. I have never used an organized tour company before, I always make my own arrangements and do my own thing, but the logistics of planning a trip to Machu Picchu and limited availability of tickets pushed me to try a tour for this trip. OMG, it was the best experience! The staff (guide Marcos Farfan, his assistant Aldo, and driver Wilbert) was fantastic, the logistics were flawless, the group was diverse/interesting/fun, and the value for money was exceptional. My opinion of organized tours has completely changed, and I will definitely be looking to Gate 1 in the future for another trip (quite possibly with some of my new friends from this one!).Larilyn R. Moline, IL
Excellent! We had a great time. The tour guides Ronald and Ruben were so helpful and knowledgeable. The hotels were decent. We will definitely use Gate1 again.Jennifer Lynn E. Mt. Pleasant, WI
Our trip was wonderful. Our guide Edgar was the best, so knowledgeable and made everything run so smoothly along with the local guides and bus drivers. There was not one thing my husband and I did not like. We are so happy to have taken this trip since it was on the top of our bucket list. We are so impressed with Gate 1 and will let our friends know. This was our second tour with you, our first was China which was also excellent. Now we are planning our next trip in spring to Italy. Thank you Gate 1 for sponsoring the school we visited. It brought tears to our eyes and were welcomed with open arms. This was my husbands highlight of the trip.Barbara S. Georgetown, TX
It was amazing! Our tour guide, Gary, could not have been better. He really went the extra mile for each of us through the whole trip, but particularly when we all faced a stressful situation with hurricane Irma. Gary made sure we each had flights and a plan to get us home safely. He went above and beyond on this. Aside from that, he was just the perfect tour guide - so proud to show us his country. The entire trip was fantastic- the best tour we've ever been on, and we've traveled with several companies. Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience exploring Peru!Jennifer L. Wichita, KS