Thomson Family Adventures vs Machu Travel Peru - 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

Enthusiastic

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My family and I have been on 5 different trips planned by Thomson to 5 different destinations. We have been hugely enthusiastic about each one. The travel arrangements have been perfectly executed, and most important to me were the guides. Each one has been outstanding with encyclopedic knowledge of their country and a wonderful way with children of all ages. We are huge Thomson fans!
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Tour Thomson Family Adventures Company Reviews

Wonderful set of experiences

5.0 March 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful set of experiences on our recent trip to Vietnam, organized by Thomson Family Adventures. Our guide was great and was enjoyed by all of us. He even had his own daughter join us for a meal at the end of the trip, and all of the kids bonded with her immediately. We had fun, unique adventures, saw fascinating places, enjoyed learning some Vietnamese history plus how to cook traditional Vietnamese foods, and stayed in awesome, clean, and comfortable hotels. It was truly a special and memorable experience!
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Awesome trip!

5.0 March 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What an awesome trip! I am a 72 year old grandmother. I took my 14 year old grandson, Adiel, on this trip and we both had the time of our lives. We both did all the adventure activities (zip lining, white water rafting, balaying down cliffs under waterfalls, etc etc.) and felt exhilarated and completely safe at all times. There were three kids on the trip (including mine) and they all hung out together and had a ball. No cell phones or tablets in sight for the entire trip! (Except to take pictures!) The places we stayed were beautiful and comfortable. And most importantly, our guides were the best! They were fun, knowledgeable, great with kids. We loved them! I can’t say enough about this trip. I’ve traveled a lot with several tour companies. For family fun, I’d have to say this was the best.
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Andean Crossing trip was incredible

5.0 October 2016
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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
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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

Tours 2 Trips 8 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 428 $ 422
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Watertown, Massachusetts, USA Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
Year Established 1998 2011
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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About Thomson Family Adventures

Since 1998, Thomson Family Adventures has been designing trips specifically for families, leaning on their extensive background and experience in the travel industry.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Thomson Family Adventures focus exclusively on family travel. They create one-of-a-kind trips with elements of adventure and education with the aim to engage young travelers as well as keep their parents entertained. They know what matters most to families on a trip together and strive to keep all the hassle of trip planning to a minimum. Groups are limited in size to no more than 25 people. This is large enough that children can often find another child of a similar age or interests, while not being so large that it ruins the fun. All aspects of your travel experience are included in the trip cost, including ground transportation and travel insurance.

Who Travels With Them?

Their adventures go to the most engaging, culturally and geographically diverse regions of the world, and are sure to delight parents, grandparents, and children. They have a unique focus on on the kids attending their tours, which makes the travel experience that much more special for young explorers. Their trips are often scheduled and planned to coincide with summer and school breaks. They also have a comprehensive pen pal program to help kids stay in touch with international friends, and do their best to match similar aged kids in travel groups. 

Where Do They Operate?

They operate trips to 19 destinations on 6 continents and use local partners in their destinations to provide an all encompassing view of the country's history and heritage. From trekking across the Moroccan highlands and visiting the great temples of Egypt, to zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest, they create unforgettable, lifelong memories for you and your family.

 Why Travel With Them?

They know family travel and offer multiple options in trip type. They also have an interest in supporting local people, cultures, and economies so it becomes a valuable way to travel with children, providing an education in awareness. They mandate that their in-country partners pay a good and fair wage to those who work with them, and support educational and economic initiatives and opportunities. 

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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