Bamba Experience vs Machu Travel Peru - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 3.5
Value — 3.4
Guide — 3.4
Activities — 3.4
Lodging — 3.4
Transportation — 3.4
Meals — 3.4
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Great tour, not so greeat operator

5.0 December 2017
R
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The tour itself is super cool. Yes, it is a whirlwind, you are constantly on the go, moving from one place to another and you get to see only a small portion of the local wonders but if you are time constrained – this is a great way to see many places in a short time. The salt flats were probably my favourite...
The physical challenge is moderate but the high altitudes and dry/dusty/salty air could present challenges.
A word of caution regarding booking it with Bamba Experience: be ready for screw-ups. I was not picked up in an airport in the middle of the night contrarily to the confirmed plan, twice not picked up for a local activity.
I managed to arrange for the alternatives myself (the phone number and the online contacts they provide for *urgent* contacts are of no use – all you get is a voicemail and/or reply many hours later when it would be too late anyways as there is no slack in the schedule). Bamba reimbursed me for the extra expenses I incurred in some of these cases but not in all.
The instructions Bamba provided were incomplete; they have not mentioned some important details that would have put me in trouble if it weren't for my fellow travellers who booked same activities through other agencies (and these agencies specifically instructed them what to prepare).
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Tour Bamba Experience Company Reviews

Dont book

1.0 April 2017
SJ
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
We did a 18 day tour through Belize/Mexico and Guatemala. Heaps of mistakes on the vouchers. ( wrong times, prices, confirmation numbers and durations) No availability on 1 of the busses so we had to arrange our own transport. And the big suprise in the end they booked us on a transfer from Palenque to Guatemala which nearly costs our lives.

We were involved in a bus accident and Bamba did simply nothing. We emailed a couple of questions and there was no serieus answer you will expect from a company like this.

After more than a week and a 3 page letter I got their attention and they offered a refund. Good to receive a little refund of the huge amount we paid for a ruined holiday... think twice to book
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Tour Bamba Experience Company Reviews

Best way to discover a country

5.0 August 2015
I
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Bamba is just the best way to discover a country individually. While not worrying about the stress of buying your next bus/plane ticket or trip you can just relax and enjoy those unforgettable moments of travelling, which will stay in your mind forever.
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Andean Crossing trip was incredible

5.0 October 2016
A
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!.

Tour Machu Travel Peru Company Reviews

It was great!

5.0 July 2016
S
Recommends
  • 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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Recommends
  • 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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Tour Machu Travel Peru Company Reviews

Tours 4 Trips 8 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 128 $ 422
Operator Type Independent / Self-Guided Packager Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Budget Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
Year Established 2005 2011
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.

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