Whole Journeys vs Machu Travel Peru - Tour Companies Compared

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

An amazing trip

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I went with Kathy to Portugal in the spring of 2018. She is an amazing trip leader and a wonderful person just to hang out with. She managed the varied needs of 14 women without breaking a sweat. It really did not feel like I was on a guided trip. All the logistics were seamless. It just felt like I was traveling with one of my best buddies but I did not have to worry about how to get from point A to point B. I never felt like I was being herded. She was so easy going but very professional. I would go on another Whole Journey's trip in a second.
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Amazing!

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Portugal trip (May 2018) with Kathy was amazing. Every detail of our hikes, lunches at the beach, special dinners, musical presentations, accommodations, and surprises, was orchestrated delightfully! Kathy is a rock star in the world of active travel, adventure, and foodie experiences!
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I was lucky enough to go to Peru

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have been on three trip with Kathy. I was lucky enough to go to Peru, Turkey and most recently Portugal. I hope to have more "journeys" with Kathy in the future. They are well organized, fun, adventurous, and always offer great food.
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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 $ 495 $ 422
Operator Type None Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size None Local Specialist
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    • Private Guided Trips
    • Custom Itineraries
    Service Level N/A Luxury
    Regions
      • South America
      Known For
        • Solo & Singles Travel
        • Trekking & Camping
        • Adventure
        • Luxury
        • Train & Rail
        Headquarters Boulder, Colorado, USA Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
        Year Established N/A 2011
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A
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          About Whole Journeys

          For the last 30 years, many of us know Whole Foods Market® as a grocery store that sources and sells the highest quality natural and organic products available. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, launched Whole Journeys, an experiential travel company, in 2012. Whole Journeys tours are designed to bring travelers closer to the source of the products that is sold in the grocery stores. The travel company is now independently run by Kathy Dragon, a travel industry veteran.

          What Makes Them Stand Out?

          Whole Journeys is unique among guided tour operators in that the they specialize in active adventures for foodies. Think cooking classes in Provence, visiting with locals at an outdoor market in Peru, or walking around an olive farm in Sicily. Most of the company’s trips spend at least 2-3 nights in each location, so the traveler doesn’t feel rushed. Group sizes are 16 people maximum, for a small, intimate vibe. In addition to food-focused tours, Whole Journeys also offers health and wellness trips for those interested in improving their health and vitality.

          Who Travels With Them?

          Similar to Whole Foods Market, Whole Journeys offers premium products, which tend to attract a mix of couples, friends, and some solo travelers. All travelers share a love of food and adventure and yearn to get closer to the artisans and farmers who grow, bake, and create some of the world’s most delicious culinary treats.

          Where Do They Operate?

          Many Whole Journeys trips will take you to Europe, specifically Italy and France. Other more exotic trips exist, like adventures in Peru, India, and China. Most trips are available for private departures at an extra cost. The company uses a mix of boutique hotels and local, authentic guesthouses and homestays.

          Why Travel with Them?

          If you are a foodie at heart and enjoy rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen, then a Whole Journeys trip could be for you. Active travelers who like a mix of adventure and culture may also be a good fit for a Whole Journeys trip.

          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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