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SouthAmerica.travel vs Lost World Adventures - 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 — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews

Well organized!

5.0 August 2015
R
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Second trip with SAT-this time to Ecuador and Galapagos. Everything was well organized and the hotels were good.
Would travel and book again.

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Amazing trip that was well laid out!

5.0 August 2015
K&SN
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have to recommend SouthAmerican Travel to any one that is taking a tour to Peru or South America. My Dad and I went to Peru in April 2014 for 20 days. We found the site by chance on line and used their “create your own adventure” function and submitted it. We were contacted by Christina Schranz and she put a package together with everything we requested which included a 14 day tour of Peru from Lima to Cusco and then with a 5 day tour of the Amazon. She put the whole package together and we also asked for flights to be included and she found some for both our international fights and our connecting flights from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and back to Lima. Christina was great and she replied to all our emails quickly and professionally. My Dad and I were very happy with here service and would recommend her to put any ones travel package together!

The tour itself was fantastic. We were very surprised when we arrived in Peru due to the fact that we weren’t expecting the treatment for a 3 star hotel package. We were treated like royalty we were picked up at the airport by a guide and usually a driver that took us from our hotel or airport to our next destination and gave us so much information about the area and the sites we were going to see.
The hotels were spectacular 3 star one hotel that did stand out was the Hotel El Mapi because it was far above average for a 3 star hotel with very nice rooms and a 3 course meal that was fantastic. The hotel staff was also very accommodating and helped us with all our needs. The only exception was in Cusco at the Terra Andina which was a disappointment both due to prices and poor room standards.

We had so many amazing tour guides and drivers I would like to name a few:
Christine Berg was a great when we first arrived and the city tour of Lima was very good and informative before we left.
Rosa Garcia was an amazing guide and we enjoyed the time and information she gave us thanks for the fun time and we will always remember the sand buggy ride!!
Wilfredo Ccalla was a very informative guide in Arequipa and showed us a very beautiful city.
Turismo Mer was one of the best bus drive/site seeing tours because it broke up the long drive with some cool attractions and a beautiful stop for lunch.
Raul from Export tours was our guide for the sacred valley, the Pisac ruins and visiting Ollantaytambo he was a very informative guide and very passionate about his culture and his job.
Martin Carrillo was a very informative about Quechua culture and the history of Machu Picchu and he was also very good a showing us amazing places up on Machu Picchu and some of the sacred places.
Enzo was a very amazing guide for us in the Tambopata National Reserve and river. He was very fun to be with and showed us some very cool animals and trails in the jungle. He was a very amazing person and my best wishes for him.

The Tambopata Research center was a fantastic facility with beautiful rooms and great services. The researchers were also very knowledgeable and great to be around.
I would like to thank you and all the amazing tour operators that we had the opportunity to travel with and the chance to meet these amazing people.

SouthAmerican Travel put together an amazing trip that was well laid out and hotels that were one notch above grade. Thank you for an amazing tour and wish all the guides we met the best.
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Excellent

4.0 August 2015
MA
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
We travelled to Chile Argentina and Brazil in 2013 we dealt with Rebecca from the Buenos Aires office and she was 1st class all the way.

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Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
C
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
"This Peru travel agency planned and booked a custom trip for me and my wife to Peru in October 2015. The trip included a short stay in Lima, and almost a week in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Their service was outstanding. The planning for the trip was perfect, and we relied entirely on them as we had not been to Peru before. They also went beyond the call of duty by getting a reservation at a good hotel in Lima even though there was a huge convention of the world bank in town at the time. They persisted until they found a cancellation. they even booked two good restaurants for us in Lima. The guides they provided were also excellent, including one who was truly outstanding.

I never would have located this company except through Zicasso. Two years ago we made a trip to Brazil and we looked and looked for a travel agency of this kind and never did find one. I would highly recommend using Zicasso to find the appropriate agency if you are traveling somewhere that you have not previously been to, or if you do not have an agency you are satisfied with."
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Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! 

5.0 July 2017
K
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! He was quick to respond to all of my needs & was very flexible. The hotels and the guides he arranged were great! We couldn't have asked for or imagined a better experience in this magical country!
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Our travel designers did a fantastic job keeping our herd together and entertained - all of the accommodations were excellent, guides were great, tours were interesting.

5.0 December 2016
P
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hiking the Inca Trail (and learning that it is "an" Inca Trail, not "the" Inca Trail)
Tours 2 Trips 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 249 $ 444
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Luxury
Regions
  • South America
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA Decatur, Georgia
Year Established 1999 1987
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About SouthAmerica.travel
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      About Lost World Adventures

      Founded in 1987, Lost World Adventures offers private and customized trips to South and Central America and Antarctica.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Your guide will get to know you before beginning to plan your customized experience. If you want to have a relaxing beach vacation, they can arrange that. Or if you’d rather hike up the adrenaline, they are able to offer that as well.

      Who Travels With Them?

      They accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large groups. Trips are generally in middle price range - you won’t find tremendously budget items here, but they do their best to craft a trip based on all factors, price included.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They are focused in South and Central America, with a variety of trips from beach vacations to Costa Rica, food tours in Argentina, or Machu Picchu adventures. They are also among the few small companies providing cruises to Antarctica.

      Why Travel With Them?

      For the variety of trip type and theme you can choose from. They have food and wine tours, adventure tours, beach getaways, and cruises - all of which are customizable to your likes and dislikes. If you’d prefer not to overly customize, they have pre-set itineraries as well.

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