Aspiring Adventures vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - 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 — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Excellent experience

5.0 July 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had an excellent experience on the Salkantay trek. I would highly recommend Aspiring - they go above and beyond. Thank you to Katy, Steve, Victor, Zacarias, and the whole team at Aspiring for an unforgettable trek.
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Tour Aspiring Adventures Company Reviews

The best experiences of our lifetime

5.0 July 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My words are going to be totally inadequate to describe the quality of our experience with Aspiring Adventures. We have just completed our travel adventure in Peru and my entire interaction with Aspiring Adventures was absolutely amazing. Save yourself time and energy. You must use them for your adventure. They will help you design the exact custom trip that you want giving you loads of advice based on their experience. You will never have to worry about the logistics of your trip. All aspects of our trip from the planning stage to the execution stage were exemplary. Everyone involved with Aspiring Adventures was so thorough, knowledgeable and professional. But, most importantly, they really cared about us as people and really cared about making our travel experience memorable. Katy, who is an owner, took a hands on active role in helping us plan and execute our trip. Her knowledge of the local area, hotels, restaurants and culture are beyond belief. She is a wonderful person and a treasure. Luis, our guide, was even more amazing. His knowledge of the area, the culture, the customs, the history, the plant and wildlife was incredible. They were always willing to alter the itinerary to accommodate our wishes. There were many extra special things they did for us that was not part of the agreed itinerary that made our trip even more special. I will never be able to thank them enough for making this trip one of the best experiences of our lifetime.
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Tour Aspiring Adventures Company Reviews

The drivers and guides arranged by Aspiring were absolutely top notch - kind, knowledgeable, and flexible

5.0 May 2019
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I worked with Aspiring Adventures for months leading up to our recent trip to Peru. Katy never tired of answering my emails or making changes to our working itinerary. When we were actually on our trip, unanticipated road bumps ( a very late arriving flight due to weather, a national strike) were deftly handled by the team. The drivers and guides arranged by Aspiring were absolutely top notch - kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. They felt like family as soon as we met them. These folks are the best in the business.
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Tour Aspiring Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 274 $ 0
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    Service Level N/A Standard
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Australia & Pacific
      • Asia
      • Africa
      • Middle East & North Africa
      • Europe
      Known For
        • 50+
        • Budget
        Headquarters N/A Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
        Year Established N/A N/A
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A
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              About Aspiring Adventures

              Aspiring Adventures is a tour provider founded by two travel enthusiasts with a focus on travel in Peru.

              About Signature Collection by Gate 1

              A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.

              What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?

              These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.

              They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.

              The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.

              Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

              Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.  

              Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.

              While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.  

              Top Destinations

              They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

              Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style

              Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.

              Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.

              Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

              If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.

              All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.

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