Life Before Work vs Machu Travel Peru - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.8
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.8
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Would not recommend

2.0 July 2018
M
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0
I was very excited to support a Canadian company, but unfortunately, this trip was anything but blissful.

The tour guide was unprofessional, incompetent, and inappropriate. He was reported in the middle of the trip because of how vulgar he was being with the girls on the tour. Guided tours are supposed to be a haven for young, solo travelers and, unfortunately, this tour was the nightmarish opposite. If you plan on booking a trip with this company, please dig into who your guide will be, how many trips they have done, and what kind of reviews they have had.

Additionally, the accommodations, activities, and transportation included in this trip cost a sliver of what I paid. I completely understand the additional cost of paying the full-time guides, and the price of convenience that comes from a trip being planned for you, but unfortunately, I did not get my money’s worth with LBW.

Following my friends and my dissatisfaction with the tour and the inappropriate guide, LBW’s customer support team was unfortunately slow to respond, disorganized, and inconsistent with their suggested solutions.

Please, save your money, and book with another company.
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Had great times with Amazing people

5.0 June 2017
J
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing people that will show you around the best parts of beautiful places. The guides are extremely helpful, the tours and activities maximize all the great times you'll be having. Beyond that, the company gives back to the communities that they visit, try to educate you on the culture, and leave nothing besides footprints. Only the best things to say about LBW.
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Tour Life Before Work Company Reviews

I can't wait to book my next trip!

5.0 April 2017
D
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Life Before Work Travel is hands down my favourite travelling company. Anytime anyone I know is talking traveling I refer them to LBW. Why? It's plain and simple, the company as a whole treats you like family. I have done Yacht Life Turkey& Greece as well as Island Life and both tours where some of the best experiences of my life. The tours and chosen activities are very thought out and have been refined for everyone of all travelling experiences. The tour guides are extremely helpful and really make you feel safe and secure, and inspire you with confidence to really get the full experience no matter what you are doing! I can't wait to book my next trip! Thank you LBW
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Tour Life Before Work Company Reviews

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
A
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 13 Trips 8 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 121 $ 422
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • South America
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Yoga
  • Health & Rejuvenation
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
Year Established 2007 2011
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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About Life Before Work
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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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