Machu Travel Peru vs Back-Roads Touring - 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 — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

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!.

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It was great!

5.0 July 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was great! I would recommend it to anyone!!

Unforgettable Experience

5.0 July 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The trip was one of the best trips we've done. Machu travel did a great job from logistics on airport, bus transfers, hotels are in the center of town, excursions were very organized, staff were there for us to take care of our needs, tour guides were very knowledgeable. Thank you!
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Our journey was enjoyable

5.0 October 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband & I were part of a small group of 11 who completed the Garden of England tour in August. A great bunch of people and our guide Tony helped make our journey enjoyable, even making a couple of detours to accommodate guests' requests. Fresh fruit & choices were a nice surprise. Thank you Tony & Backroads.
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Excellent tour!!

5.0 October 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent tour!! Personal experiences from the members of the group and our tour leader. We did the WWI battlefields tour. Great hotels! Would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants small group experience! I will absolutely use them again.
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Fantastic well organised

5.0 September 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What a fantastic well organised trip we had. We look forward to another Back-Roads adventure.

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Tours 8 Trips 6 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 422 $ 386
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Europe
Known For
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
    Headquarters Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru London, England, United Kingdom
    Year Established 2011 1986
    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 Back-Roads Touring

      Back-Roads Touring, rebranded as Blue-Roads in November 2018 for the North American market, offers boutique small group tours around the world.

      What Makes Back-Roads (Blue-Roads) Touring Stand Out?

      They stick to a very small group size, which allows them to offer truly authentic and local experiences. Their guides have extensive local knowledge and connection, and touring with them is like visiting a good friend who can’t wait to show you the best hidden gems and introduce you to their culture and history.

      Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Back-Roads (Blue-Roads) Touring?

      Travelers who feel adverse to large groups, and maybe aren’t sure if group travel is for them should definitely take a look through the itineraries offered by Back-Roads. Groups are kept very small - with a max of 18.

      The age range often skews a bit older - catering to active and adventurous 50+ travelers eager for a relaxing yet invigorating trip. However travelers anywhere from the mid 30s and above will enjoy traveling with them. Especially if you’re the type of traveler for whom the more party-focused companies that serve the 18-30 range are not appealing.

      Top Destinations

      Back-Roads offers itineraries around the world, though they are especially well known for UK and Europe travel. You can find trips throughout the UK and Ireland, Europe - including the Nordic and Baltic countries. They also provide some Asia tours, primarily in the southeast (Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia).

      Back-Roads (Blue-Roads) Touring Travel Style

      Groups are small, and the activities range from easy walks or hikes to visits to cultural and historical sites. They offer a few broad themes, such as battlefield tours, culinary tours, sailing tours, history tours, and nature tours.

      Accommodations with Back-Roads are generally in local and traditional hotels or guest houses. These usually have stairs, and are sometimes old buildings - you may encounter funky showers and not have the luxury of an elevator. They advise that you should be able to carry your luggage up and down flights of stairs.

      Why Choose Back-Roads (Blue-Roads) Touring?

      The small group tour experience is at its best with companies like Back-Roads. They provide top notch customer service and guides, dedicated to showing you the best of what a country has to offer. For travelers who want a chance to experience a new place through local eyes, as well as learn the history and enjoy good food and company - within a wide age range - Back-Roads is a great choice.

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