Paul Gauguin Cruises vs Machu Travel Peru - Tour Companies Compared

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Andean Crossing trip was incredible

5.0 October 2016
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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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It was great! I would recommend it to anyone!!

Unforgettable Experience

5.0 July 2016
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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 $ 434 $ 422
Operator Type Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level N/A Luxury
Regions
  • Australia & Pacific
  • South America
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Luxury
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Bellevue, WA United States Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
Year Established 1998 2011
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
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    About Paul Gauguin Cruises

    Paul Gauguin Cruises sails award-winning luxury cruise ships, owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., an operator to luxury destination resorts in French Polynesia for more than 25 years. 

    What Makes Them Stand Out? 

    Its cruises’ award-winning Polynesian hospitality aims for an attention to detail, which delivers a personalized, luxury experience. Every sail also offers live entertainment and hosting activities, which bring Polynesian culture to life on board. The Gauguin is one of the only luxury ships in French Polynesia to offer PADI SCUBA diving programs. 

    Who Travels With Them? 

    Paul Gauguin cruises are open to families, couples, solo travelers, and groups. 

    Where Do They Operate? 

    Paul Gauguin Cruises operates in the Caribbean, Fiji, Indonesia, Tahiti, and French Polynesia. They also offer transatlantic cruises.

    Why Travel With Them? 

    Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the longest continually sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific—The Gauguin. It was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler on its “Top Small Ships” list, 15 years in a row.

    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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