Great Explorations vs Machu Travel Peru - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 4.8
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Unforgettable trip

5.0 January 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We are a group of 16 very close friends who decided to go to Tuscany in September 2018. This was an unforgettable trip with incredible memories to last a lifetime. It was at times a huge challenge physically, and even mentally, but that's part of what made it so memorable. I can't say enough about the breathtaking scenery, the (best in the world) Italian food (my God the sunflower ravioli at the top of the mountain served by the nonna who was not expecting us!!), and the endless laughs and friendship that are so good for the soul. Thank you Robyn and Frederica for being wonderful caring guides. We'll be back!
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Tour Great Explorations Company Reviews

Over the last 10 years, we have cycled with Great Explorations six times in five different countries. Great guides, superb scenery, wonderful food, interesting cultural tours, excellent accommodation, faultless logistics, enthusiastic fellow cyclists… how are you going to top that next time?

5.0 October 2017
AC
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our second Italian trip with Great Explorations. We toured Puglia with one other couple so the guide was able to make changes to suit us. Every trip has a few niggles: this time a couple of minor bike problems which were fixed promptly.
Once again, ideal for those of us in our 60's who want more comfort than backpackers but not expensive 5 star bling. We have used several cycling companies during 25 years of cycle touring and GE remains our favourite.
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Wonderful Prague to Vienna trip!

5.0 January 2017
EB
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just finished the wonderful Prague to Vienna trip with Great Explorations (GE) and Veronika as my guide. There is no better way to see the Czech Republic and Austria than through this bike trip with GE! Veronika makes this trip so unique and special. Her knowledge of the area, the people she knows, and constant patience and cheerfulness sets apart this company from others. My guide, the unique opportunities I was given (oh the food!!!) and my AMAZING bike were everything I was looking for and more. I will definitely be using Great Explorations again for my next adventure!!!
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A very special Experience

5.0 May 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A very special Experience

I enjoyed working with Tania from Machu Travel Peru over email prior to our trip to Perú. She was so helpful and very patient to help answer all the question I had. Our trip had no issues from start to finish. The tour guides provided were great also. Thank you!
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A very special Experience

5.0 May 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A very special Experience

I enjoyed working with Tania from Machu Travel Peru over email prior to our trip to Perú. She was so helpful and very patient to help answer all the question I had. Our trip had no issues from start to finish. The tour guides provided were great also. Thank you!
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Andean Crossing trip was incredible

5.0 October 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I´ve learned so much about Peruvian culture and history. One of the best experiences was meeting all the people, like the Ecoamazonia lodge guide Elmer, Sol in Cusco!.

Tour Machu Travel Peru Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 8 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 292 $ 422
Operator Type Independent / Self-Guided Packager Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Yoga
  • Health & Rejuvenation
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Vancouver, Canada, North America Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
Year Established 1985 2011
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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    About Machu Travel Peru

    Founded in 2011, the relatively new Machu Travel Peru is dedicated to providing sustainable travels through Peru.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    They create customized itineraries suitable to numerous travel styles. Their guides are passionate and knowledgeable about Peruvian culture and this enthusiasm becomes a part of your tour. You will make your way to Machu Picchu learning of Peruvian history and customs. 

    Who Travels With Them?

    Travelers interested in learning about Peru from a historical and local perspective. Many of their trips go to Machu Picchu - for which it is advisable to be in generally good shape. 

    Where Do They Operate?

    They focus in Peru, with emphasis in Cusco and Machu Picchu. 

    Why Travel With Them?

    Peru is quickly becoming a champion of responsible travel, and Machu Travel Peru is no exception. They work with local rural communities, and are involved in numerous social projects.

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