Machu Travel Peru vs Uncommon Journeys - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 3
Value — 3.0
Guide — 3.0
Activities — 3.0
Lodging — 3.0
Transportation — 3.0
Meals — 3.0
Recent Reviews

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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Recommends
  • 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!.

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Worst touring trip we have ever taken!

1.0 July 2019
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Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Uncommon Journeys should cease to exist. Our trip touring the 4 Western National Parks over 11 days was a complete disaster. Spent over 60 hours on a bus and one night on a train. Tour guide was totally inept and changed our itinerary at his will. At the total cost of over


























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Had wonderful vacations with Uncommon Journeys

5.0 January 2016
B
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have had wonderful vacations with Uncommon Journeys. Tours are "spot on" in descriptions and the results EXCEED expectations. The professional tour guides are superb in trains, motor coaches and on cruise ships. They become, like most of the tour groups members, friends ( some result in long term friendships). U.J.'s CEO has appeared on our vacations in the least expected places and shares a segment of the tour with us.
We believe this tour company provides excellent products, superb guides and VALUE that often are uncommon in this segment of the business world.
We eagerly await out next vacation with Uncomon Journeys.
Hank Dozier/Beth Addison, Portland, Maine
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Tour Uncommon Journeys Company Reviews

Tours 8 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 422 $ 377
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Mixed Land & Cruise
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • South America
  • North America
Known For
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru Alameda, California, United States
Year Established 2011 1990
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.

    About Uncommon Journeys

    Founded in 1990, Uncommon Journeys specializes in luxury rail and cruise travel throughout the USA and Canada.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Uncommon Journeys has chosen the path of “do one thing and do it well,” to great success. Providing luxury train and cruise travel, they have grown to understand this space well. They cater primarily to older travelers, satisfying the needs and interests of this type of traveler.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Typically older travelers travel with them. It’s the perfect couples getaway or comfortable small group adventure with a few friends.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Their trips operate throughout the US and Canada.

    Why Travel With Them?

    Extensive knowledge of the train and cruise travel space. Private travel through beautiful country with someone who knows how to offer a spectacular, easy, and comfortable experience. They have a number of theme options, giving a lot of choice as to the type of sites you’ll see and the pace of the trip.

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