|Package Name||Season||City/Cruise Nights||Travel Style||Land Only||Air & Land|
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco||Classic||$1499||$2179*|
8 Day Inca Trail, Cuzco to Machu Picchu Walking Tour & Lima
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco||Walking/Hiking||$2399||$3159*|
9 Day Peru Inca Special
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$1899||$2659*|
10 Day Classic Peru - Plan A Hotels
||Jan - Nov '24||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$2149||$2939*|
10 Day Classic Peru - Plan B Hotels
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$1659||$2449*|
11 Day Classic Peru & Bolivia
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz||Classic||$1849||$2619*|
11 Day Classic Peru with Nazca Lines
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$2649||$3279*|
11 Day Deluxe Peru
||Feb - Dec '24||3 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 2 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 3 Cuzco||Deluxe||$3599||$4229*|
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco||Classic||$2799||$3519*|
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Peru
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 Colca, 1 Arequipa||Classic||$2249||$2979*|
14 Day Classic Peru with Amazon Experience
||Mar - Oct '24||4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos||Partially Escorted||$2899||$3599*|
14 Day Peruvian Legends
||Feb - Dec '24||3 Lima, 1 Arequipa, 2 Colca, 2 Puno, 3 Cuzco, 2 Sacred Valley||Small Group||$3599||$4229*|
17 Day Ecuador & Peru
||Mar - Dec '24||2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Punta Ahuano (Amazon), 1 Baños or Patate, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$3649||$4269*|
18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru
||Apr - Nov' 24||3 Rio de Janeiro, 2 Iguazu, 3 Buenos Aires, 3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$4999||$5799*|
Land Only: $1499
2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2399
2 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco
Tour Type: Walking/Hiking
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $1899
3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2149
3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Nov '24
Land Only: $1659
3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $1849
2 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2649
3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $3599
3 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 2 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 3 Cuzco
Tour Type: Deluxe
Season: Feb - Dec '24
Land Only: $2799
2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2249
3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 Colca, 1 Arequipa
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2899
4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos
Tour Type: Partially Escorted
Season: Mar - Oct '24
Land Only: $3599
3 Lima, 1 Arequipa, 2 Colca, 2 Puno, 3 Cuzco, 2 Sacred Valley
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Feb - Dec '24
Land Only: $3649
2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Punta Ahuano (Amazon), 1 Baños or Patate, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Mar - Dec '24
Land Only: $4999
3 Rio de Janeiro, 2 Iguazu, 3 Buenos Aires, 3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Apr - Nov' 24
My trip to Peru was amazing! The itinerary was really fun and our tour guide Abel was phenomenal! Not only did he ensure that everything went smoothly as we traveled but he is also exceptionally knowledgeable about the history and customs of Peru. He made our trip very enjoyable.Sharon H.
Our hiking trip to Machu Picchu was a dream come true. Although this was one of the most difficult things I have ever done, it was well worth it and I cant recommend this trip enough. 3 days of very challenging hiking were surrounded by several other wonderfully immersive experiences that made the trip so much fun and fulfilling. Paul and Frank were absolutely amazing as guides. Our driver, Daniel was also top flight! My wife and I felt welcomed, supported and deeply cared for during the entire trip. We had a small group of 11 that bonded quickly; I hope the friendships last a long time. The sites visited were spectacular, the accommodations were wonderful and the food was excellent. If you are physically able, and looking for a challenge, this is the only way to visit Machu Picchu and the rest of Peru. This trip gets two big "thumbs up" from me. Best of all my (6) Gate 1 trips! FYI: I'm 70 years old, so "yes, you can do this" if you train for it and respect the challenge.Thomas M.
Great trip. Elvis, our guide was wonderful and the day guides and bus driver did a great job. Wonderful pick for lodging and meals. This was our 11th trip with Gate 1.Brian O.
My trip was awesome, wonderful, an experience I will never forget. The tour guide was also spectacular. Hard but enjoyable.Dorma M.
I am writing to commend the extraordinary service provided by Edgar, our guide on the recent tour to Peru with Gate 1. His thoughtful, innovative, and comprehensive approach not only exceeded our expectations but also encapsulated what makes Gate 1 a leader in the travel industry. Edgar's connection with us began even before our arrival, taking the time to get to know us personally. His ingenious idea to collect our meal preferences in advance ensured that our dinners were ready when we arrived at the restaurants, eliminating waiting times and accommodating our vegetarian choices. His knowledge extended beyond the borders of Peru, as he shared insights about various parts of the world, enriching our experience. Coupled with his ability to capitalize on local connections and expertise, Edgar managed to provide unique and authentic experiences throughout our trip. One of the most cherished memories for our family was when Edgar surprised our daughter with a chocolate birthday cake and had the entire tour group sing "Happy Birthday." It turned an ordinary day into an unforgettable celebration and demonstrated Edgar's sincere commitment to making our journey special. Safety was a clear priority for Edgar, and his constant vigilance allowed us to enjoy our adventure with peace of mind. His mindfulness of our well-being was consistent and unwavering. When there was chaos in central Lima, due to a strike, he ensured we made it through the airport safely and enjoyed an abbreviated tour through the unaffected areas of Lima. Edgar's ability to foster a familial atmosphere was equally remarkable. We formed relationships with members of the tour group. His personable nature, punctuality, and attention to detail helped us connect with one another, creating a bond that went beyond the typical tour guide relationship.Jayshree P.
Wow is all I can say! Gate1 really outdid themselves this time around. This was our second time booking a trip through Gate1 and I think we are hooked! We had the most amazing vacation in Peru and it was all thanks to our tour guide Edgar! He went above and beyond for everyone in the group. He shared his passion for his country and the history lessons were amazing. He is one of those people that you feel like a better person for just having met him! We now feel like we have a friend in Peru.Deanna C.
We have always been pleased with our Gate 1 experiences but this time we were blown away! Our Peru trip was unforgettable due mostly to the phenomenal efforts by Ronald, he went above and beyond all the tour guides I've ever toured with before. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Peru, all of his stories were fascinating. Ronald made it possible for us to try the Peruvian bread, tamales, fruit and guinea pig, that on our own, we probably wouldn't have. Ron treated everyone like family and told us to count on him at any time day or night. He was amazing at keeping everything running smoothly, always knowing who was missing, if a piece of luggage was not picked up, making sure everyone got their belongings off the train, getting everyone their accommodations quickly. He was also just so nice and personable, as was Joel, the assistant, who was also great at his job. We could always count on them for taking pictures and for recommendations on things to do. The tour of Machu Picchu was excellent, the hotels and restaurants were also great. I'm highly recommending the Peru trip to friends, but don't loose Ron, he really makes the trip!Lourdes J.
I just wanted to let you know that Jhonatan and José were exceptional-everything you would want guides to be. Jhonatan did an outstanding job of organizing everything. I have to eat a gluten-free diet and Jhonatan was probably the best guide I've ever had at being proactive to ensure I ate the correct food and didn't get sick. Kudos to Gate 1, Jhonathan and José for a trip that I will long remember!Jill B.
I wanted to let you know that we had a great trip to Peru. Everything was perfect: the flight arrangements, the transportation, the hotels and their service, the trips included, and the optional ones too. But the best part of our trip was our guide: Ruben. Without him, the few complications that arose, like the cancellation of our train to Machu Picchu, would have really ruined our total trip. Ruben was there for everything single question, special requests and needs we had. He is very knowledgeable and provided plenty of information for us to learn about Peru. His background on the Inca civilization, Cusco and the entire Sacred Valley was paramount in helping appreciate that part of Peru. Please give him our utmost thanks for all his helpBenjamin G.
It was one of the most amazing trips we ever did. We definitely plan on making more Gate 1 vacations soon!!!Allan C.
Three words...I loved it! I don't think I would have enjoyed Peru as much if I did not pick the walking tour. I love the walking tour. There are so many wonderful memories. Jose is an excellent Tour Manager. He is always smiling, kind, and very knowledgeable about Peru. His passion for his country shines through. Paul was a joy and worked very hard. His future shines bright. All the local guides are great and our bus drivers are very professional and kept us safe. I loved everything about this tour. I have to mention how much I loved walking with the llamas and the shaman ceremony. Thank you for a wonderful time and I can not wait to book another "walking tour" with you. Of all the many tours we have taken with you this is at the top of the list!Cheri O.
On behalf of my wife and I would to thank you for offering the "8 Day Inca Trail, Cuzco to Machu Picchu Walking Tour & Lima" it was a wonderful tour. As the first tour group to do this walking tour it was very well organized and the Tour Manager Senor~Jose, Senor~Paul and our driver Justin was all magnificent and very professional and well knowledgeable about the culture of the Inca people. Seeing one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" can't ask for anymore. Highly recommend this walking tour it's really worth doing. Thanks to our tour manager and Paul our group reach the summit and most important it was done in a safe manner.Merle D.
I feel compelled to contact you about how extraordinary our tour manager/guide Edgard is. This man has a wealth of knowledge and generously shared it with our group. He is passionate about his homeland and that passion is not only infectious, but we were able to be included in his joy of sharing it with others. He knows everyone, and that knowledge coupled with his friendships made our trip so much more relaxing and fun. There were no snags, no inconveniences, only enjoyment and positivity on this trip. My husband had never been on a tour before (I have made several Gate1 trips) and Edgard has set the bar quite high. Not only do we plan to return to beautiful, wonderful Peru, but will definitely use Gate 1 in our future travels. Thank you.Brenda Q.
I just come back from my "10 day classic Peru"-2022" trip. This was my very first trip with Gate1. I have been very impressed by the service given by Gate1. I appreciate very much to the entire service provided by Gate1 from the online booking, schedule changing, travel arrangement, and transportation. Peru has been a very attractive country to me for a number of years. This visit satisfied my curiosities and interests. Although I believe that there are just so many things/places that tourists can learn and visit about the country, I think that all programs arranged by Gate1 provide with us adequate opportunities to experience many aspects of Peru, from their fantastic natural/geographic views, national history, fascination culture, and attractive food. A total of 10 days trip in Peru was short and busy. Among the numerous memories about this new country, one of the most memorable things about this trip was our tour manager, Mr. Jimmy. He is a very thoughtful, warm, careful, and charming manager and tour guide. He made my trip worry free, and sometimes felt been "spoiled". I was very impressed by his professionalism, knowledge, humor, and endless efforts trying to make all group members enjoyable and safety. He is my best picking for any of my future tour manager when I go with Gate1. He is a trusted and attracted young man. At the end of trip, he encouraged us to tell our friends: "if you want to know about Peru, please come to visit our country". I would like to change the phrase using my word: "If you haven't known Jimmy, please come to visit Peru". When you know Jimmy, you know Peru! My trip to Peru was a very pleasant experience. I would recommend this trip to everyone who is interested to go, particularly, looking for Jimmy.Ruiqian W.
We had a FABULOUS trip to Peru and Machu Picchu! Our Tour Manager, Dimas, and his assistant, Richard, were THE BEST! This trip was on my husband's and my bucket list for a long time and planning this trip on our own, logistically, was too much to do on our own. We couldn't have been more pleased with Gate 1 Travel's planning and handling! Our stress free vacation was flawless, from flights, transfers, baggage handling, buses, trains, meals, hotels, local guides, and ticket handling. Our best friends went with us for their first Gate 1 Travel experience and they too were so impressed. Thank you again for making this trip a reality for all of us! More traveling to follow with Gate 1 Travel!Robin E.
We had a wonderful time. We came home proud of our climbing accomplishments, full of information about Peru and in wonder of this marvelous place. Peru is a magical. Our tour Guide, Rolly, was a fabulous guide who enriched our trip with his knowledge, experience, kindness, patience and passion for Peru. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.Jeannine T.
I want to continue to brag about the excellent tour manager, Abel, on our Kaleidoscope tour of Peru in October, 2022. He worked extra hard to make sure everyone was happy with the tours, the hotels, and anything he recommended. He constantly double checked that we were satisfied and our needs were being met. I've never experienced someone who is that attentive and hard working, and I've been on many different world traveling tours. I have friends who will be traveling to Peru in 2023 and I wish they could request him. Thank you for having such excellent employees. He is a gem!Pamela E.
Hello! I've just completed the online evaluation regarding our Peru Kaleidoscope trip (Oct. 1-12, 2022) and felt the need to provide additional written feedback about our overall experience. This was our first trip with Gate 1 and....WOW! What an incredible experience! We feel so blessed to have our first experience be such an unforgettable trip from beginning to end. Our Tour Manager, Abel, was SO friendly, welcoming, caring, and knowledgeable. He was able to facilitate such a great connection and bond for our group of 28 which resulted in a fantastic group experience where we all looked out for one another and supported one another. He is such an empathetic leader and added so much fun and humor to our days together. He helped to create such a memorable experience for all of us. Our drivers (especially Ernesto) and tour assistant, Frank, and local tour guides were so special, too. They cared about us - they laughed with us - and they showed their pride for their beautiful country. We fell in love with Peru, the people AND Gate 1 - all because of the experience created during our travels. We're telling all of our friends and family to travel with Gate 1 AND travel to Peru!Jane S.
My first trip w gate 1 travel did not disappoint. It was wonderful. Our accommodations were very nice and clean. Our guides were absolutely fantastic. Abel, Frank, and Maribel were kind, informative and helpful with any of our concerns. Thank you so much.Rosanne S.
It was AMAZING!!!!! I've traveled to all 7 continents, but this was my first trip with Gate 1.Let me just say that I was so impressed with the logistics handling and the smoothness of how the trip was run. Also, I want to let you know that our tour leader in Peru, Dimas, was the best we have ever had bar none on ANY of our other travels. You are very lucky to have him on your staff! Thanks again for a great trip. As mentioned, this was our first Gate 1 trip, but it won't be our last!Kent M.
We had a wonderful trip to Peru with Gate 1! This was our first Gate 1 experience but definitely not our last! Every little detail was taken care of - the transfers, the hotels, the meals! The hotels were first rate and meals superb! Our tour guide Odon was an absolute gem! He introduced us to his country, culture and customs and we have a much better understanding of Peru and its people. Thank you so much for an amazing trip - it was magical!Gerald C.
Gary -The best tour manager we have experienced with so far. Gary was fluent in English & he spoke clearly and was easily understood; using WhatsApp as a communication tool was excellent and perhaps should be used by other tour managers to provide travel updates and sharing posts among travel group. Gary's attention to details was very outstanding and manifested itself in everything he was supposed to do and arrange for our daily itinerary. Gary has a great problem solving skill and we saw it when our travel group was challenged with unexpected events like train ride delay or transportation problem. Gary made our domestic flight in Peru so easily by being proactive; obtaining everyone's luggage, taxes and boarding passes. Gary had extensive knowledge of historical and archaeological highlights of Peru. In summary, Gary is one of the best tour managers we have had among all trips we have taken with Gate1 so far.Ahmed D.
The trip to Peru was excellent. I want to give a special shout out to Abel, the tour manager. He was fantastic, very attentive, incredibly knowledgeable about Peru, it's history, culture, and economy; and warm and engaging. Every detail was taken care of, transportation, food, tours, optional tours, accommodations. When one of the tour participants felt I'll, he took it upon himself to get her medicine. Honestly, Abel was key to making this trip a success and a wonderful representative of the Gate1 company.Debra H.
Wow! We just returned from your 10-day Peru tour, and I want to take a moment to let you know what an incredible tour manager you have in Rolly. He truly treated us like family, and his attention to detail made our trip such a wonderful experience. My wife has done five different Gate 1 tours, and she shared that Rolly is by far the best tour manager she has had. We have already been posting on social media and several of our friends are looking into taking trips with Gate 1. I am certain that Rolly had a huge part of making our experience so enjoyable, so I wanted to be sure and share this feedback.Christopher B.
My tour of Peru was one of the most enlightening trip I've taken. We got to see the culture first hand. The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca was fascinating. The tour director Victor went above and beyond to make our tour pleasing and enjoyable. It was obvious to me he and his staff of Johnathan and Justin really cared about our enjoyment. Johnathan was so kind and patient and Justin was an amazing driver on the hairpin curves and challenging traffic. The altitude was a challenge but Victor and Johnathan were understanding and very helpful with those of us who had difficulty.Jane B.
I just completed my survey of our recent trip to Peru. Your survey form is automated, and didn't really give me the chance to give the high praise I felt needed to be given to all of your staff in Peru, especially our tour guide, Alejandro. I imagine guiding a tour is much like herding cats (no easy task!), but Alejandro pulled it off with no issues. His passion for Peru and it's history was genuine and contagious, and he made 28 people from very different cultures and backgrounds feel like we were part of his family. Peru is an amazing place full of wonders, but it was Alejandro and the other staff members that made our trip so special, and the reason we'll be returning to Gate1 for our next adventure.John B.
Our tour guide, Marcos was absolutely amazing. We had so much fun and we learned so much. He was up front about everything, very informative, and very approachable. His English was excellent. He went above and beyond to help me find a specific gift (a specific soccer jersey) for my son, along with helping other travelers. We all just adored him. We never went hungry, thirsty, or lacked any humor and laughter. You can tell Marcos genuinely loves his country and his people. I cannot say enough about our experience through Gate 1 in general, and our Peru trip was just astonishing, thanks to Marcos's guiding and personality. I am a social studies teacher and I cannot wait to bring back and use so much of what I learned. Thank you for having Marcos on your Gate 1 team, and thank you for a wonderful traveling abroad experience.Heather M.
We recently traveled to Peru with Gate 1. This was our first experience with this travel company and we were very impressed with how smoothly everything went and how organized our trip was. We really can't say enough good things about our tour manager, Rogger. He was amazing and went above and beyond to make sure that our party and the entire group was taken care of in every way. He was attentive, helpful, kind, and patient with everyone. He was able to bring us all together as a family and helped everyone make memories that will last a lifetime. Rogger is passionate about his country and he is eager to share his knowledge and expertise with visitors. I am so appreciative to him, and to his assistant Alvaro who was also amazingly knowledgeable and very kind, for helping me and my children have an incredible vacation together in Peru. I will definitely recommend Gate 1 to my family and friends.Nina M.
We enjoyed everything about our Peru/Machu Picchu trip and definitely a once-in-a- lifetime experience! Entire tour was very interesting. Tour Manager in Peru (Mr. Henry) and His Assistant Colleagues were excellent; they had incredible knowledge and in-depth insight on the Incan history. Henry captivated us with his story telling skills. He makes history come to life. We were able to travel at a certain pace, stop and take pictures or just rest as needed. Trips were very well organized in a professional way. We learned about Peru history, art, culture, food, agriculture, silver mining, religion and much more. Henry used Peruvian/Inca words and explained their meaning. We enjoyed beautiful flower gardens at Hotel Agusto's, Urubamba. Our transfers between airports, cities and tours were well planned and we felt very well taken care of. Guides were friendly, helpful, and considerate and took good care of us. Tour guides clearly loves their job and feels passionate about their work. We were very happy with our tour guides - they went above and beyond to make our trip special. They were great and spoke excellent English. Time and money well invested!Mary C.
It was amazing! Henry and Leo, our tour managers were very knowledgeable, organized and fantastic! Our drivers, Mario amd Dante were excellent too! We felt safe with them. Peru is an excellent tourist spot. Everything went smoothly, from our flights, hotels, to land tours. Thank you! For sure I will use Gate 1 again for my next adventure.Caroline S.
Washington is an excellent guide. He is very well organized, even with all the changes due to the closure of the airport. His language skills are perfect. We especially appreciated the extra information and experiences he provided as a local resident. He went out of his way to ensure everyone had the best experience possible. He even arranged for my kids to attend a local soccer game after the tour was completed. Our luggage was damaged during one of the flights and he ensured that claim was filed correctly and followed up with us after the tour was completed. His care for people didn't apply to just the tour group. He was passionate about the education and wellbeing of the Peruvian children we encountered at our stops. He is the type of person you want representing your company. Percy and the local guides were also very knowledgeable and did a great job making sure everything went smooth on our trip. The bus drivers were amazing, especially Ernesto. Maneuvering the large bus through the areas that he did, under those traffic conditions, is beyond belief. It's the people you hired in Peru that made this the excellent trip that it was.Robert K.
Absolutely outstanding! We loved this trip! And we are grateful for the awesome people at Gate 1 from the agents to the tour guides to the logistics team. What a great company!Christine C.
I just wanted to let Gate 1 management know what an amazing Tour Manager/Guide Maruicio was. I cannot say enough good words about him and I cannot image a better Guide! He was VERY organized and communicated each day's plans very well. He watched out for all of us his Tour like we were his children - making sure that we were all satisfied at restaurants - talking to staff to make sure everything was what we ordered and coming to us in a timely manner. He was very entertaining which helped make the longer bus trips go by quickly. He was also very patient with all of the people on the tour even when some didn't follow directions very well. He went above and beyond his required duties giving us little treats from time to time. He sold me on Gate 1!Mark F.
Yes, I recently got back from and Bolivia trip and I would like to mention that it was an excellent experience. I loved the different sites and activities for every day. The Tour Manager, Roger was excellent. He kept every day interesting and moved at the perfect pace. I really enjoyed Perú. The driver Justino, in Peru was very professional. For all the hotels, I loved the ones in Cusco (José Antonio) and the one in la Paz (H. Europa). Another great trip. Thank you.Guadalupe R.
This is the first time I have traveled with Gate1 and Gate1 exceeded my expectation! The trip was well planned and managed, not only that I got a chance to see many wonderful views of Peru but also learned the in-depth history of Inca Empire. I want to praise my tour guides, Ruben and Percy, who were so knowledgeable, kind, warm, friendly and patience with our group. Ruben took the extra step for us to experience the tasting of a Guinea pig. Percy carried all the backpacks for the elderly while climbing up the hills at Machu Picchu. Also, our fabulous driver Mel kept us safe and secure during out trip. My daughter and I really appreciate their services, their compassion about people and energy during the trip. Because of the excellent experience with Gate1, I will definitely use Gate1 again and have already started recommending Gate1 to others!Peter L.
This was our first time traveling with Gate 1. We took two back to back trips to Peru and then to Ecuador. I can't say enough about the quality of this tour. Special kudos to both our guides, Edgar in Peru and Giovannah in Ecuador. They were both incredible. So proud of their countries, their home towns, their history and genuinely happy to share all of that with us. Giovannah especially went above and beyond to make sure that all went smoothly with so many changes of locations and types of areas. She handled the varying ages and abilities beautifully as this was a very active trip. I was impressed that no job was beneath her and ensuring that each person had a wonderful time was clearly her goal. Based on our experience with these two trips and wonderful tour managers we are already looking at our next Gate 1 trip!Kathy C.
I wanted to write to praise our tour manager Edgar C. Edgar was a consummate professional - so knowledgeable about Peru. He clearly loves and is so proud of his country and his heritage. His year's of experience and his personal love of Peru's rich history and culture made our trip that much richer. He managed all of us beautifully, brought the group together and provided so many wonderful insights. I also appreciated the individual tour guides specific to Puno and Lima. They added to the experience and the level of education and information shared with us.Kathy C.
This is my first time travel with Gate1 and had a wonderful experience. The trip is well planned and managed, and I got chance to see many wonderful views and places, and enjoyed my travel a lot. Especially, I want to praise my tour guide, Victor, who is so kind, warm, friendly and patience with our group. He is very considerate and provide all the supports, guide and help we needed during the trip. My friends and I really appreciate his services and his passion and energy during the trip. This trip has been such an amazing experience to me and I already start to plan my next trip with Gate1!Ji G.
My family and I had a wonderful time in Peru!!! We are so happy we traveled with Gate 1. Our tour manager, Americo, was fabulous and was the best tour manager anyone could ask for. Being a native of Cusco, Peru, Americo helped us see Peru from the perspective of someone who truly loves his country as well as Gate 1! We had fabulous bus drivers during our travels. My family and I felt secure and safe during our entire trip! Americo is a genuinely nice person. We would love to have him as our tour guide for future trips. Our hotels were amazing, especially Inkaterra Machu Pichu Pueblo Hotel! Americo's promptness and planning allowed our tour group to enjoy all the wonders of Peru. All of Gate 1 staff during our time in Peru were gracious hosts. They were helpful and educational. Our stops in Peru were all amazing and well planned. Updates by Gate 1 prior to our trip and during the trip were informative. We were sad when the trip ended.Beth Z.
This trip was beyond amazing! Peru has so much to offer and our guide, Ruben, was wonderful. He was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. He took us to wonderful restaurants, had great recommendations about what to do in the villages/cities during our leisure time, and even took it upon himself to walk around with a few of us during leisure time. Julio, our assistant tour manager, was also very knowledgeable - he and Ruben worked very well together! My partner on the trip got some altitude sickness symptoms and Ruben took wonderful care of him. Ruben made sure there was never a dull moment because he took the time to tell us stories and teach us about culture as we traveled from one destination to another. Beautiful hotels, especially Inkaterra! This was a great experience to practice my Spanish with locals (Ruben and Julio also both helped me)! I was pleasantly surprised about how seriously Peru took Covid precautions and was happy to comply. I have loved all of my Gate1 trips (I believe this was my 4th), and I recommend Gate1 every chance I get! Hope to travel with Gate1 again soon!Aubryn S.
Recently returned from Peru -A Hotels trip. I must commend both Edgar and Marcos as our leaders. They BOTH went above and beyond throughout the tour, but especially at Machu Picchu, where Marcos assisted several of us who were stressed due to altitude and terrain. He personally guided several folks individually to ensure their safety. He was the "million dollar man"! Edgar was simply stellar throughout. He used repetition to stress the important points and it worked. He is a jewel of a person. His tour of the Cathedral and Museum in Cuzco was the finest I have experienced in more than 20 years of touring churches. His nickname is 24/7 and it's true. He phoned each room at every stop to ensure all was OK after checking in each hotel. He is a 5 star employee and you should be very proud of Edgar.Michael S.
We LOVED Gate 1. It was our first time traveling with them and it was SUPER!! Every detail was well taken care of and provided for. I felt very safe and comfortable in a foreign country where I cannot speak the language. I was concerned over what I might encounter but Gate 1 completely took care of any concerns. We had a fabulous trip and I will certainly travel with them again and again!! Our tour guide, Washington was WONDERFUL!! So informative and dedicated to our trip. He took a personal interest in each person on the tour. He presented the culture in such a personal and sincere manner. I learned so much from him. He was so helpful and available for every question, concern or thought. Very knowledgeable. He also made it fun with his sense of humor and insight. His assistants were likewise as marvelous! Ernesto, Roberto, Alexis and even the bus drivers were EXCELLENT! Thank you GATE 1 (and the Peru tour guides) for making our trip a FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!Catherine E.
One can't but love our Tour Guide, Ruben. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable and professional but also has a GREAT sense of humor. It was obvious that he would do anything and everything to make sure we had a safe and wonderful experience. This was my first Gate 1 tour. IF the other Gate 1 Tour Guides are half as good as Ruben, then I'm sold on Gate 1. That's how impressed I was with Ruben. I was also impressed with our Driver, Julio. THANK YOU, RUBEN AND JULIO!James F.
Our 14 day Peruvian Legend trip was very beautiful. We learned at lot of stuff about the history and culture of Peru. Our tour guide Victor was very knowledgeable about the history and culture and he explained and took care of us very well. I would recommend this trip to everyone. Machu Picchu was the highlight of this trip. I also enjoyed Lake Titicaca with Uros floating island made with totora reeds with the uros inhabitant and totora reed boat.Meena S.
I had such an amazing time and experience during my trip to Peru. The program itinerary was immersive and very engaging. Many thanks to our extraordinary and exceptional tour manager, Raul Fernando and his team, Julio, local guide in Cusco, Broz, local guide in Puno and our super driver, Ernesto. The entire team, with Raul Fernando's leadership, was exemplary. They made sure that everyone was safe, especially during this time of pandemic and constantly reminded everyone to be careful and sanitize our hands everywhere we go. Each tour member was provided hand sanitizer as we board the bus and required to wear masks. Each hotel has mats entrances to sanitize footwear. Some of the hotels sprayed alcohol on our clothes (front & back) and anything else we are carrying as we enter the hotels. Hotel restaurants have tables set far apart. The government of Peru requires masks even outdoors and double masks in all indoor places, with some places requiring face shields in addition to the double masks. I felt safe the entire trip and truly had a memorable experience. Many thanks to the local team for also having a very organized Covid testing for our return trip. I hope that I will have the same memorable experience on my upcoming trip to Iceland.Livia L
Our trip to Peru was supposed to be a girls trip to Amsterdam but COVID hit and that trip was canceled. So the 3 of us kept looking for another Gate 1 trip and the 10 day Peru trip popped up on the Gate 1 site. We decided YES this will be our girls trip. What a great vacation and outstanding tour guides. Our guides were so knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable. The activities were the best. The hotels were OUTSTANDING. As 3 ladies leaving our husband's at home we requested 3 beds and each hotel accommodated us. The food in Peru was delicious as it was fresh daily. Of all the places we went I personally loved the floating islands at Lake Titicaca best. Yes we went to Machu Picchu and that too was amazing. I can't say enough about Gate 1 and our 10 day trip. You made each of us feel like family and met all out needs. We were pleased to see that Gate 1 helps a school in Peru. This is another reason they are #1.Catharine V.
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