Machu Travel Peru vs Hiking the Balkans - 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 — 4.5
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!.

Tour Machu Travel Peru Company Reviews

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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Tour Machu Travel Peru Company Reviews

Stunning views, good hikes and great hospitality

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was my first ever trip with Hiking the Balkans, so I had no expectations. I was pleasently surprised by the professionalism, the choice of accommodation, trails and restaurants on this trip.
The combination of hiking and visiting thermal spas and wineries was ideal for an active, yet relaxing holiday.
I am planning to explore the Balkans more and I would definitely go with Hiking the Balkans again, they have good local knowledge of all Balkan countries, great contacts and are very good at recommending the best spots off the beaten track.
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Great trail running adventure

5.0 April 2018
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had been to Skopje once before, where I looked at Mt Vodno and dreamt of doing a trail run up it. Fortunately, Hiking the Balkans managed to get me in touch with Dean, a fantastic running guide who showed me all types of cool paths on the mountain. Dean’s pace and fitness levels were great: we covered 21km and almost 1000m uphill in under three hours (excluding breaks). The views were great and Dean told me lots of fascinating things about the mountain and about Macedonia itself. I’ll definitely be in touch next time I’m in Macedonia and have time for a trail running expedition
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Tour Hiking the Balkans Reviews

Tours 8 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 422 $ 139
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
Service Level Luxury N/A
Regions
  • South America
  • Europe
Known For
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
Headquarters Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru London, United Kingdom
Year Established 2011 2015
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages English
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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 Hiking the Balkans

    Founded by Maja Trajkovska, they specialize in outdoor experiences in the Balkans for active travelers.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    A passion project run by locals of the Balkans. All tours are hiking focused and imbued with a local spirit. Their guides all have interesting backgrounds and specialities, and trips are carefully cultivated to showcase the best of the Balkans and hidden gems. They are committed to responsible travel and incorporate this into each and every hike.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Their tours are specifically geared toward active outdoor travelers, looking for an adventurous experience. They are very focused in providing a unique local experience among mountain regions, so you won’t hit many tourist spots. If you’re worried about physical level, their hikes are suitable to most travelers, and there are many different trips to choose from.

    Where Do They Operate?

    The Balkans covers several countries, including Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Greece. Their tours operate in all these countries, with a focus in national parks and other specialized outdoor destinations.

    Why Travel With Them?

    If you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience among nature, led by locals, and with a culturally immersive touch, this is the perfect tour company for you. You’ll stay and spend time in remote mountain villages, and learn about the country from a uniquely qualified perspective. This is not the ideal company to travel with if you’re seeking a more traditional tour, visiting famous sites and cities. However if an active outdoor trip is appealing, they’d be a great place to start.

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