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 :)

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!!

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.

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.

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 :)