9 Day Peru Inca Special - Plan A Hotels

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Novotel Lima Lima
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Libertador Lago Titicaca Puno

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima-Cuzco and Juliaca-Lima.

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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.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups, some at 3 or 4 am, as well as one long 10-hour drive to Puno are necessary to cover the territory. 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 health-care provider before signing up for this tour.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Sydney-Lima, Lima-Sydney
    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
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Lima
    • 3 nights Cuzco
    • 2 nights Puno
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Tour of Colonial Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Cuzco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire
  • Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via The 360° Inca Rail Train
  • Drive through the Andean Plains to pristine Lake Titicaca
  • Excursion by boat to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups, some at 3 or 4 am, as well as one long 10-hour drive to Puno are necessary to cover the territory. 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 health-care provider before signing up for this tour.

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This 9 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Peru
Depart for Lima, Peru; arrival and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure with time to rest, relax and acquaint yourself with Peru’s vibrant capital, founded in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Overnight: Lima

DAY 2, Sunday - Lima City Tour
This morning’s tour of Lima, with its 2000 years of history, begins at the colonial center of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its fine carved balcony, the opulent Government Palace, official residence of the President, and the 16th century Cathedral of Lima whose first stone was laid by Pizarro. Continue to the 17th century Monasterio de San Francisco complex with its magnificent tiles, ornate carved ceilings, exceptional paintings and world-renowned library. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure or join the optional Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins tour. Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. This afternoon, join your Tour Manager for a briefing about the wonderful journey that awaits you. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour, that also includes a light supper. Admire the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels
Optional: Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins (PM)
Optional: Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Monday - Fly to Cuzco, Afternoon at Leisure
Depart Lima this morning by flight to Cuzco in the Peruvian Andes. This ancient capital of the Inca Empire is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in this historic city and spend the rest of the day acclimating to the altitude. Or, attend the optional tour Half Day Cuzco Ruins which explores some of Cuzco’s most unique Inca Ruins
Optional: Half Day Cuzco Ruins (PM)
Overnight: Cuzco ▲
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Discover Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station to board The 360° Train that travels through misty peaks to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas", designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu was virtually unknown to the western world until Hiram Bingham's rediscovery in 1911. Spend the morning viewing the unforgettable wonders of this 15th century retreat, abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the conquistadors. See the highlights of the site including the imposing Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved rock likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. The images of this significant archaeological site will be a long-lasting memory. Return to the Sacred Valley in the early evening and transfer to your hotel in Cuzco for overnight
*Approximate time spent at the ruins of Machu Picchu is 2 hours
Overnight: Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Cuzco City Tour
Enjoy this morning at leisure in the "Imperial City" of Cuzco. Take time to explore some of the city's stunning sights or shop for some of the finest handicrafts and textiles in all of Peru. Perhaps, participate in the optional Cuzco Behind the Scenes Tour, offering a glimpse into the other side of life in Cuzco. On this tour, visit a local market and taste fresh-baked Chuta bread. Stop at the Cuzco cemetery to learn more about Andean life and death and meet with a local "shaman" (holy man). After the cooking demonstration, enjoy a delicious meal. In the afternoon, depart for a tour of Cuzco, view the impressive Colonial Cathedral, which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to colonial art. Continue on to visit the Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, once the most important religious site of the Incas, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a buffet dinner, featuring delectable Andean specialties
Optional: Cuzco Behind the Scenes (AM)
Overnight: Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Raqchi & Puno
A long drive today but extremely rewarding. Depart Cuzco early in the morning, enjoying spectacular scenery as you drive through the Andes mountain range and the Andean plains to Puno on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. In this area, South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) graze on the immense plateaus and plains. En route visit the 15th century Temple of Wiracocha, with its elaborate stonework, the largest Inca temple ever discovered. Today, Raqchi remains home to many farmers, ranchers and artisans. Then, arrive at pristine Lake Titicaca sitting majestically at 12,500 feet above sea level, backed by the snowcapped peaks of Bolivia's Cordillera Real range. This is the highest navigable lake in the world and South America's largest fresh water lake. A box lunch will be provided en route
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Friday - Excursion to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
This morning, an excursion by boat transports you from Puno to the fascinating Floating Uros Islands where the indigenous people of the area, the Uros, live on islands that dot the lake. The Uros live very much the same way as their ancestors did and still follow the ancient customs and traditions. These islands are completely man-made structures, using the totora reeds from the lake to build the islands and houses. Return to Puno for the remainder of the day at leisure. Or, take the optional tour to the Sillustani Tombs, the pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. The tombs here are built above the ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, vestiges of the Colla people before they were conquered by the Incas in the 15th century. Evening is at leisure in Puno
Optional: Half Day Sillustani Tombs (PM)
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner
This morning transfer to the airport in Juliaca for your flight back to Lima. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, you bid farewell to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a special Farewell Dinner with Peruvian specialties
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart Peru
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure flight*
*Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 9 and will require a transfer on Day 8. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian 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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Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins

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.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 AUD$54.00
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Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner

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.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 AUD$109.00
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Half Day Ancient Cuzco Ruins

This half day tour explores numerous Inca ruins that all served unique purposes. First head to Saqsaywaman, an enormous Inca site that overlooks Cuzco. Here observe precision masonry of the massive stones that fit perfectly within one another without requiring any mortar to remain standing walls. Continue on to Kenko and navigate through the engraved passages and canals of this once active worship site. From Kenko proceed to Puca Pacara, “The Red Fortress”, used by the Incas not only as a control station and look-out, but also used to house weapons and provide military support. Continue on to Tambomachay and discover the many aqueducts, canals and also waterfalls used by the Incas as an indulgent spa.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 AUD$82.00
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Half Day Cuzco Behind the Scenes

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.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 AUD$68.00
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Half Day Sillustani Tombs

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 walk from where you exit the bus. .

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 AUD$54.00
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10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , June 2017
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Excellent. Great value for the money paid.

Peter M. NSW, Australia
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , April 2017
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The trip was FANTASTIC and I have nothing but praise for Gate 1 and your wonderful team, organisation, knowledge of the tour guides and the care you and they took of us. I am also greatly impressed by your contribution to the local schools in Peru and for allowing us travellers to be part of that. Thank you. I will certainly be recommending Gate 1 to all I meet.

Dorothy N. Tasmania, Australia
Machu Picchu Express , May 2018
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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
11 Day Affordable Peru with Nazca Lines, April 2018
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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
11 Day Affordable Peru & Bolivia, April 2018
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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
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu, April 2018
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels, April 2018
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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 trips

Kurth F. Longwood, FL
Peruvian Legends, April 2018
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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
Peruvian Legends, April 2018
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru, March 2018
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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
11 Day Affordable Peru with Nazca Lines, March 2018
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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. David

David D. Twin Falls, ID
9 Day Peru Inca Special, February 2018
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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
Machu Picchu Express (Miami Special), February 2018
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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
14 Day Affordable Peru with Amazon Experience, February 2018
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru, January 2018
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels, January 2018
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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
14 Day Affordable Peru with Amazon Experience, January 2018
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru, January 2018
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru , December 2017
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru , December 2017
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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
Machu Picchu Express, November 2017
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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
16 Day Affordable Peru with Galapagos Islands, November 2017
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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
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu, November 2017
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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
Machu Picchu Express , October 2017
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , October 2017
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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
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels, August 2017
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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
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu (Miami Special), August 2017
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We had the trip of a lifetime. Our guide Edgart couldn’t have been better. He was so knowledgeable and we could tell that he really wanted us to have a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone. From the accommodations, local guides, Alverto, drivers, food and especially Edgart, our trip was just perfect. I recommend Gate 1 to all my friends and relatives. I really don’t think you could beat them. We look forward to future adventures with Gate 1. Once again, we want to thank Edgart for making our trip to Machu Picchu one that will always be one of our favorite trips.

Barry R. Walling, TN
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , August 2017
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We had an amazing time, thank you. I thought the tour guide Washington and his assistant guide Yutber were superb both in terms of knowledge as well as spicing up the trip for us and making it fun for the entire group. Loved the country, our group, and the whole experience. Everything went very smoothly for us and we would do it again.

Irina A. Astoria, NY
Machu Picchu Express , August 2017
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Our trip to Peru was wonderful! Marcos, our guide, was exceptional. He was full of knowledge, very entertaining and had a very comfortable, easy personality. Our group was also a great friendly mix of people. The accommodations and meals were great as well. We will definitely be using Gate 1 Travel in the future!

Tracie S. Las Vegas, NV
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels (Miami Special), August 2017
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The trip was excellent and our assigned tour guide Juan was excellent. He took care of us and is one of the most organized people I have met. His experience, care for us, and love for his country shows while he made sure that we only worried about enjoying our vacation. Freddy was another excellent, attentive and kind guide who complemented Juan perfectly during every minute he spent with our group. The drivers were also great; our long trips were safe and smooth and they also greatly complemented the rest of your team. While the morning wake-up times and schedules felt rough at times, we understood that was necessary to ensure we did everything with time to avoid inconveniences or issues. Your crew was dependably and consistently there for us and we could not thank them enough. Thank you.

Jose C. Oviedo, FL
14 Day Affordable Peru with Amazon Experience, July 2017
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The Peru experience was outstanding and the group was one of the best we have traveled with from Gate 1. The Amazon adventure was thrilling and the Canopy walk was well worth going on.

Philip L. Rochester, NY
11 Day Affordable Peru & Bolivia, July 2017
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It was great! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Gary, our primary tour guide was fantastic, as were our tour guide assistants, local guides in each city/country, and bus drivers. The optional tours were interesting as well and totally worth it. Everything was well thought out and organized. I've always wanted to go to Peru and am fluent in Spanish but I really don't think I would have been able to pull this trip off by myself. While this was our first tour with Gate 1, I can definitely say that we will be back.

Adam K. Carolina Bch, NC
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , July 2017
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It was incredible! Our guide, Edgard, was just wonderful. Knowledgeable, funny, accommodating, interesting, friendly- just a fantastic person and resource for Gate 1. Alexandra was also great. Your company has great resources and representatives in all of your Peru colleagues. The hotels clean with good amenities and the food was plentiful and delish. Appreciated the waters everyday too. The excursions were interesting, educational and fun. I have told all my friends to book a trip with Gate 1. I will be doing this again in 2 years with more nieces and nephews!

Jeanne D. Chicago, IL
Machu Picchu Express , June 2017
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It was simply amazing! Very well organized! Kudos! The local Gate 1 contacts were very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. The accommodation was pretty decent and transportation was also good! Thanks a lot for making our trip successful and memorable!!

Kofi D. Belleville, MI
Machu Picchu Express , June 2017
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I had a very wonderful experience with Gate 1 Travel in Peru. Didn't expect it to be that great! Our tour guide, Edson, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We all felt like part of a big family. I will definitely go with Gate 1 again.

Noemi L. Miami Lakes, FL
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu, June 2017
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It was more wonderful than words can describe; food, sights, shows, hotels and guide were all fantastic. Ruben was especially knowledgeable, considerate and made all 28 of our group feel like family. The visit to the school, special markets, restaurants and other ways of giving and sharing were impressionable thanks to Ruben. My daughters and I wanted to stay longer but we are planning to go to Spain with Gate 1 next year.

Maddy F. Gilbert, AZ
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , May 2017
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Our trip was great! We enjoyed that basically everything was taken care of for us while in Peru. Our tour guide, Odon, was absolutely phenomenal and we had such a great time because of him! Major thank you to Gate 1 for helping to make our trip the best it could possibly be!

Krista K. Strongsville, OH
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan A Hotels, May 2017
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My trip was excellent, thank you. Guides and group leader were fantastic. Transportation and hotels very comfortable. Scenery and sights quite unforgettable.

Janine R. Ontario, Canada
Machu Picchu Express , May 2017
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I have to say that for such a brief excursion, the wonderful memories of Peru will stay with me for a lifetime. The guides were terrific guys, especially Alejandro, who guided us through Machu Picchu, as well as the Cusco city tour and the ancient ruins on the outskirts of Cusco. And Etson did a great job of introducing us to the Peru- vian family that hosted the optional dinner! Kudos too to the local bus drivers who got us to - and - from each destination safe and sound. In short, I fell in love with Peru!

David B. Grand Canyon, AZ
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , April 2017
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It was the trip of a lifetime! Our guide Ruben was like having a big brother to look out for you and assist you like we were family!! Julia and Ronald in Lima and Puno were top notch. Kudos to Gate 1 and all the superb guides for providing me and my partner with a wondrous joyous educational breathtaking trip through Peru. Visiting the elementary school was like a breath of fresh air – such appreciation and love from the children. I will use Gate 1 again and again and tell all of my friends to use Gate 1 for touring with pride and confidence!!

Anne L. Port St Lucie, FL
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , April 2017
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Our trip was awesome!!!! Pável and Freddy our tour guides were incredible, they are the best. Pável explained to us everything, history, anecdotes and he share with us personal experiences. The best of the tour was the school experience. No words can describe how emotional we were. Machu Picchu is amazing!!! I had never seen anything so beautiful. Thank you Gate 1 and thank you Pável and Freddy for the best experience we have had.

Leticia A. San Jose, CA
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , March 2017
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The trip to Peru was awesome The guide (Juan) was extremely helpful. Hotels were consistently clean & comfortable. This was my first trip with Gate 1 & I will be using you again.

Vincent P. Port St Lucie, FL
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan A Hotels , March 2017
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Absolutely FANTASTIC!! Words cannot describe this amazing experience. We are spreading the word about how great our guide, Julio, was in immersing us in his country, culture, and people. Thanks to everyone at Gate 1 for your attention to detail. This was our first experience with Gate 1 and we plan on it not being our last.

Evelyn R. Cleveland, OH
Machu Picchu Express , March 2017
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Our trip to Peru was absolutely awesome. Abel and his team was with us every step of the way!! He is an incredibly engaging teacher, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. The hotels were top notch and we enjoyed the additional tours we purchased. The tour is exceptional value. We will definitely consider Gate 1 for future travel.

Shelley S. Sarasota, FL
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels , March 2017
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It was a great trip. Lot of things to see and experience. Great arrangements, timely moving, good hotels to stay, meticulous. Great guides and drivers, Tour manager Mr. Odon was great. Look forward to more of Gate 1 Travel's tours in future. We did have a little elevation problem at height 12000ft, but nothing serious. Enjoyed the tour in general. Thank you so much.

Ganesh P. Broadlands, VA
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu (Miami Special), March 2017
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The trip was amazing! I couldn't believe how the guides went out of their way to help us! Marcos was our main guide, fluent in English, Spanish and Qechuwa. He was extremely knowledgeable, professional, had a great sense of humor, and knew how to connect with his people. When we were in city areas where people in the community knew him personally or professionally, I could see he was greatly admired and respected. He went out of his way to help us sample food and drink, or get to know the inner culture and ways of life. I can't imagine doing this trip without him, and he earned a special place in my heart. Jhonn, who took us all around Cusco, was also fantastic -- I was impressed with his knowledge of art history, geology, cuisine, anthropology, and the behind the scenes information he provided us about the people and culture. Freddy, who helped in Cusco and Machu Picchu, made sure that everyone got up and down the mountain safely and kept us going. Big shout out to Freddy!! Our drivers, Miguel and Edwin, were enabled with super powers! Just when you thought the bus would never make it in some narrow street or with another bus passing you on a mountain road big enough for 2 small cars, they got us around without a problem. I felt very safe when they were driving. Marcos said, "the risk is you might want to stay". Now I know what he meant!! The hotels were top rate, the food was excellent, and the museum tour and dinner show were fantastic --- The show was as good as anything I have seen on Broadway! Now, I can't wait for my next tour!!

Cathleen M. Ft Lauderdale, FL
Machu Picchu Express (Avianca, Miami Special), February 2017
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Our trip was amazing. Our tour guide Elvis was excellent and a true asset to your company. He took the time to answer questions and went above and beyond to accommodate everyone. I would recommend gate 1 to friends. We had a memorable vacation and enjoyed seeing Peru.

Lisa G. N Palm Beach, FL
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu, February 2017
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Our trip was excellent. We are very pleased with all that Gate 1 provided on this trip and have been highly recommending your company to everyone and anyone who are interested. Marcos was informative, sensitive and professional in every sense of a "tour guide". He is an asset to Gate 1 bar none.

Gloria C. British Colombia, Canada
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan A Hotels , February 2017
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Our Peru trip was great. We saw more than I anticipated. Our tour guide Oden did a great job, would highly recommend the trip and Oden.

David H. Toledo, OH
Machu Picchu Express (Avianca, New York Special), February 2017
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We had an absolutely wonderful trip! Our guides and support staff could not have been better. I have already recommended Gate 1 to several others and will be keeping an eye out for any future travel deals. Absolutely 110% satisfied with the whole experience. Thank you!

Kerra F. Wind Gap, PA

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