Peru Tours - Adventure Life Testimonials and Reviews

Machu Picchu Pilgrimage

Katherine Smart (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage + Lake Titicaca, Mar 2013)

Our personal experience of the Machu Picchu trek gets top grade. Our guide, Santiago who was with us from Cusco through to Machu Picchu was awesome. Restaurants he chose, food to try, his explanation of culture and history, flowers along the trail, and of course the Incas. Very knowledgeable and easy going. The porters along the trek did an outstanding job... attentive, kind and friendly, and did an excellent job to make sure we had everything we needed. We appreciated learning that we had access to private campsites because of Adventure Life's contribution to conservation.

Kate Aiello-Howard (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage, Dec 2012)

From booking to landing back in the U.S., Adventure Life--the trip, the guide, the porters, the hotels, was fantastic. Completely exceeded our expectations and we had a great honeymoon!

Andrew Howard (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage, Dec 2012)

I have never had such a worry-free, worthwhile, and memorable experience. We wanted for nothing and yet we still had to work for it--that's the Adventure in Adventure Life! I don't even care where the next trip is--if it's Adventure Life, sign me up. Great choice of hotels and the camping equipment was top notch! I don't know how our cook kept making new and delicious food each day along the hike, but he did. From summiting Dead Woman's Pass at 14,000 feet, to spending a day on our own in Machu Picchu, Adventure Life gave us the chance to go out and touch another world. Exceeding my expectations.

Loye Howell (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage Custom, Dec 2012)

I loved it. It couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect. Exceeded my expectations.

Elaine Leavitt (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage , Oct 2012)

Beyond my life and good fortune as a wife and a mother, this was the most incredible journey of my lifetime. I know the tour guide was a definite strength but everything Adventure Life prepared and offered were equally important. Erin did an incredible job at explaining costs and initiating the coordination of 4 couples and their specific needs.

As a vegetarian I was extremely impressed with the porters ability to satisfy my needs as well as the non-vegetarians on the trip. Our guide Ayul was extraordinary. I cannot express to Adventure Life what an amazing guide you have in him. I know that any tour-guided trip I may take in the future will include researching who the guide is and what his/her background is. You folks are amazing if all of your guides are like him! All the other local staff were equally as impressive. Excellent aspect of Adventure Life. Thank you!

Machu Picchu by Train

Geraldine Smith (, May 2013)

Our guides were excellent, took great care of of, shared SOoo much info both personal & historical. We felt like part of a family. Lucked into 3 others on our Andes trip. Got on terrific w/them.

Had opportunity to taste most of the local food. Enjoyed it. MIssed out on the Guinea pig, however. We did trout instead. Fruits, yogurts, fresh juice - a delight. No squishy tummies at all.

Joyce Akins (Machu Picchu by Train, Dec 2012)

I loved taking different modes of transportation to get to Machu Picchu. It really built up the suspense. The information you provided to prepare for the trip was very thorough, especially the part about the toilet paper, having crisp dollar bills to exchange and being in good health. With all the walking and moving from place to place, anyone taking this trip needs to be in relatively good shape. For shoppers like me, you might want to add that this is not necessarily a shopping trip, although there are opportunities to shop. People on this tour should grab any chance they get to shop and be ready to make quick decisions. I realize that it is important to stay on schedule with the distances we had to travel. It was good to have one full day at the end in Cusco--the market was a sight to behold. On the final travel day back to the U.S., the day is really long if you don't get out of the airport and take a tour of Lima. I took this trip to get away and have a new experience. It definitely lived up to my expectations. Thanks for making this happen on such short notice!

Penny Baughen (Machu Picchu by Train + Galapagos Cruise aboard the Eric, Letty & Flamingo, Oct 2012)

We booked late but Kassandra made every effort to find a trip to suit our dates which worked out so well. It really was a trip of a lifetime. We cannot say enough good things about Vidal in Peru - he was amazing - knowlegeable, enthusiastic. He made our week. All the staff on the Letty were wonderful and guides Cece and Gustavo were excellent. And it has given us a taste for more. Our only regret is that we did not give ourselves any time to see Quito. But that just means we will have to go back :)

BrandE Faupell (Machu Picchu by Train + Lake Titicaca, Oct 2012)

We had a FABULOUS trip. The food was someone the best I have eaten anywhere in the world. Machu Picchu was everything I hoped for, and thanks to Vidal's skill and knowledge we saw it in the best possible time, fewest crowds. Cusco was wild (meaning fantastic!) and thanks to his recommendations we had superb food, fun shopping, and an adventure finding taxis because of a local transportation strike. The homestay at Lake Titicaca was just as fun. great accommodation, lovely family, incredible food made by our host. We loved every minute of the trip and plan to do another one with our grown kids and a few like minded friends. Thank you, Adventure Life!

Crystel Montecinos (Machu Picchu by Train, Sep 2012)

The trip was truly memorable and amazing. Boris Bonnet was over-the-top wonderful, patient, and thorough. He went out of his way to make certain that each of us had a great adventure. I'm especially grateful that he was so knowledgeable in history, arts and culture. It made the experience much more enjoyable, interesting and more memorable. 'Thanks a Million' to Boris and all the staff at Adventure Life for making this trip a thoroughly rounded journey of art, culture, history, adventure and great food. I would go again in a minute!

Manco Multisport

Kate Kenney (Manco Multisport + Lake Titcaca, Oct 2012)

Highlights include... The incredible scenery of our Quenua Sundur Valley hike and camping at the ruins -- we had that spectacular place to ourselves and the stars that night were unforgettable. Sunset on Lake Titicaca from the top of Amanti Island -- our guide said he's never seen one so awesome. Spending time with Don Francisco and friend around our campfire and talking with others in his community. Chichero weaving demonstration was a real treat. The chance to meet many joyful,hard-working and delighful local Peruvians. Our Sacred Valley tour was outstanding and Juan showed us all the places we asked about. Machu Picchu was amazing and having two days there to fully enjoy it worked out perfectly. We had perfect weather (for the whole trip actually), and did all the hikes we wanted to do. The Huayna Picchu hike was WILD!

Enjoyed working with Erin to put together our customized trip. She is very enthusiastic and quick to respond. Cusco hotel San Agustin Dorada was very nice and the location was excellent. El Mapi at Machu Piccu Pueblo was wonderful. Puno hotel Q'Elqatani was fine. Camping locations were incredible and the setups and service made it very comfortable. Homestay settings were both breathtaking locations and very comfortable as well. Food was good and plentiful. Our Sacred Valley picnic lunch was excellent. Camping meals were nicely ... Read All

Salcantay Trek

Jim Sullivan (Salcantay Trek, Oct 2012)

Over the top WONDERFUL. Each place exceeded our expectations and the food in the accomodations was excellent. Very cool!!

Wild Tambopata

Christian Delvoie (Machu Picchu by Train + Mancora Beach + Wild Tambopata, Sep 2012)

All three guides (Cusco/MC; Manu and Tambopata were excellent and very attention-ate. We recommend them highly. Pick ups were good, but avanced notice through the previous guides would help, as we were transiting from group to group. Briefing in Cusco from the Manu people was very good. Extremely satisfied with the tour overall. We will recommend you.

Cachiccata Trek

Shauna Adams (Cachiccata Trek, Sep 2012)

Epic trip. Gorgeous country. I didn't understand why we weren't getting more details on the trip before we left because I didn't understand the leeway of the guide. I understand now. Loved the hiking challenges and the opportunity to see how Peruvians live.

Karen Ross (Cachiccata Trek, Sep 2012)

Juan was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. On our trek, we always felt safe and well taken care of. Our Lima contact for the trip helped resolve a couple of minor issues. The food on the trek was wonderful. Our cooks did an amazing job. Thanks for the meal included at Inka Terra. That was a nice treat.

Adventure Life is a great company to work with. Our group felt well supported throughout our Adventure. Any questions and issues were answered in a timely manner. We all felt that the trip was an incredible bargain for what we were able to see and do. Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime for all ten of us.

Renee Hull (Cachiccata Trek, Sep 2012)

The tour was a trip of a lifetime for me. The people of Peru are amazing, the scenery unsurpassed, the knowledgable guides made the trip interesting. The food was more than I had hoped for! Juan was knowledgeable, patient with 10 women, kind and very upbeat. Everyone we encountered was fabulous! I loved it!

Clyyne Cook (Cachiccata Trek, Sep 2012)

Entire trip was wonderful. Way more than expected. I would highly recommend this adventure. I loved Peru!

Manco Multisport

Justin Henkel (Manco Multisport + Lake Titcaca, Sep 2012)

Vidal was absolutely amazing as guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He really was able to craft the trip in some areas to avoid the crowds, such as in Macchu Pichu we were really able to get almost a personal experience of the area. Everywhere we went he was able to talk in great detail about the history and culture.

Machu Picchu by Train with Luxury Hotels

Oliver Stanton (Machu Picchu by Train + Custom Bolivia, Sep 2012)

Kassandra was first rate, The trip was essentially flawless so she got the job done. Vidal was fantastic. John was great. Lake Titicaca trip:Great local meal on Sun Island.

Amazon Lodge Extension

Geraldine Smith (, May 2013)

Our guides were excellent, took great care of of, shared SOoo much info both personal & historical. We felt like part of a family. Lucked into 3 others on our Andes trip. Got on terrific w/them.

Had opportunity to taste most of the local food. Enjoyed it. MIssed out on the Guinea pig, however. We did trout instead. Fruits, yogurts, fresh juice - a delight. No squishy tummies at all.

Olga Rondem (Peru Amazon + Machu Picchu, Sep 2012)

The whole trip was awsome and very exciting...Happy that we ended up having a tour guide for only the two of us! Santiago was great and helped us to have an awsome time in Peru! John in the Amazon was excellent also...

Mike Hocherl (Machu Picchu by Train + Amazon Lodge, Sep 2012)

Adventure Life was great support and knowledge of the area...made me feel at ease traveling solo. Guides were awsome...no worries at all they took ther time explaining things. No set backs...felt safe at all times traveling alone..no planes or trains were late. I will never forget...tell people all the time my experiance and what travel agent I used. GREAT experience....will use again...THANKS

Lake Titicaca with Homestay

Katherine Smart (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage + Lake Titicaca, Mar 2013)

Our personal experience of the Machu Picchu trek gets top grade. Our guide, Santiago who was with us from Cusco through to Machu Picchu was awesome. Restaurants he chose, food to try, his explanation of culture and history, flowers along the trail, and of course the Incas. Very knowledgeable and easy going. The porters along the trek did an outstanding job... attentive, kind and friendly, and did an excellent job to make sure we had everything we needed. We appreciated learning that we had access to private campsites because of Adventure Life's contribution to conservation.

BrandE Faupell (Machu Picchu by Train + Lake Titicaca, Oct 2012)

We had a FABULOUS trip. The food was someone the best I have eaten anywhere in the world. Machu Picchu was everything I hoped for, and thanks to Vidal's skill and knowledge we saw it in the best possible time, fewest crowds. Cusco was wild (meaning fantastic!) and thanks to his recommendations we had superb food, fun shopping, and an adventure finding taxis because of a local transportation strike. The homestay at Lake Titicaca was just as fun. great accommodation, lovely family, incredible food made by our host. We loved every minute of the trip and plan to do another one with our grown kids and a few like minded friends. Thank you, Adventure Life!

Justin Henkel (Manco Multisport + Lake Titcaca, Sep 2012)

Vidal was absolutely amazing as guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He really was able to craft the trip in some areas to avoid the crowds, such as in Macchu Pichu we were really able to get almost a personal experience of the area. Everywhere we went he was able to talk in great detail about the history and culture.

Inca Trail

Loye Howell (Machu Picchu Pilgrimage Custom, Dec 2012)

I loved it. It couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect. Exceeded my expectations.

Eric, Letty & Flamingo: Southern Islands

Penny Baughen (Machu Picchu by Train + Galapagos Cruise aboard the Eric, Letty & Flamingo, Oct 2012)

We booked late but Kassandra made every effort to find a trip to suit our dates which worked out so well. It really was a trip of a lifetime. We cannot say enough good things about Vidal in Peru - he was amazing - knowlegeable, enthusiastic. He made our week. All the staff on the Letty were wonderful and guides Cece and Gustavo were excellent. And it has given us a taste for more. Our only regret is that we did not give ourselves any time to see Quito. But that just means we will have to go back :)

Eric, Letty & Flamingo: Western Islands

Lauretta Corsair (Machu Picchu by Train + Galapagos Cruise aboard the Eric, Letty & Flamingo, Sep 2012)

Our guides were so personable. They were extremely attentive to our needs and desires, going out of their way to ensure we saw and did the things that interested us. Language was not a barrier. All Guides were on time if not early. They knew who we were before we knew them. Overall, our trip was fabulous. It was a trip of a lifetime, and our guides and Adventure Life made it happen without any glitches.

Mancora Beach Extension

Christian Delvoie (Machu Picchu by Train + Mancora Beach + Wild Tambopata, Sep 2012)

All three guides (Cusco/MC; Manu and Tambopata were excellent and very attention-ate. We recommend them highly. Pick ups were good, but avanced notice through the previous guides would help, as we were transiting from group to group. Briefing in Cusco from the Manu people was very good. Extremely satisfied with the tour overall. We will recommend you.

Bolivia Custom

Janet Millsop (Machu Picchu by Train + Custom Bolivia, Sep 2012)

Machu Picchu was fabulous and Adventure Life was wonderful. Erin and Laura were very helpful and nice. Teddy is Peru was excellent and Theodore was very knowledgable. All the hotels were wonderful. We loved the ecolodge on the Island of the Sune.

Oliver Stanton (Machu Picchu by Train + Custom Bolivia, Sep 2012)

Kassandra was first rate, The trip was essentially flawless so she got the job done. Vidal was fantastic. John was great. Lake Titicaca trip:Great local meal on Sun Island.