Trek America vs Machu Travel Peru - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.6
Transportation — 4.7
Meals — 4.6
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Terrible experience

1.0 April 2018
AL
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 1.0
Fantastic advertised company on internet/social media what makes you think you will be going on the trip of a life time. However, the reality is that you are paying a lot of money for a dodgy, unsafe accommodation located in the suburbs. Unfriendly driver and few American highlights. The company offered “professionally-trained tour leader” and free wifi on the van but in my opinion that wasn’t the case. The “tour leader” had very poor knowledge about the places we were visiting and didn’t help me much after I had a thief in the hotel room. I am frequent traveller who consistently use many travel companies along with organising tours on my own and I have never experienced such a poor service. I would have never picked any of Trek America accommodation myself what would have saved me from being robbed and stressed on my holidays. Read all small prints before you decide to go on the trip because as soon as they have your money customer satisfaction & your enjoyable experience doesn’t matter what they have clearly showed after I have raised my concerns upon my return.
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Tour Trek America Company Reviews

Most amazing scenery

5.0 November 2017
H
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I embarked on the SouthernBLT tour in April and hands down it was the best thing I have ever done! We had the best tour guide Helen Moore and the trip was just unforgettable. Each day was so different and full of fun and laughter seeing some of the most amazing scenery along the way. One of the best experiences of my life and I can’t wait to do more trips through trek!!
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Tour Trek America Company Reviews

Amazing adventures

5.0 October 2017
K
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great trip on Western Wonderer from San Fran to LA. We had a great group of people... lots of laughs! We had amazing adventures. Drew was great at finding ways for the group to interact and break the ice. Trek America is highly recommended by me
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Tour Trek America 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 16 Trips 8 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 153 $ 422
Operator Type None Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size None Local Specialist
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    • Private Guided Trips
    • Custom Itineraries
    Service Level N/A Luxury
    Regions
      • South America
      Known For
        • Solo & Singles Travel
        • Trekking & Camping
        • Adventure
        • Luxury
        • Train & Rail
        Headquarters London, United Kingdom Urb. Kennedy A, Las Esmeraldas Street E 23, Wanchaq, Cusco, Peru
        Year Established 1972 2011
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A
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          About Trek America

          Trek America (the sister company to Grand American Adventures) has excelled in the small group tour market for 40 years, operating fun, energetic trips for 18-30 year olds in the Americas.

          What Makes TrekAmerica Stand Out?

          On a TrekAmerica tour, travelers are guaranteed to have a fun, active, and energetic experience. When they started, their goal was to capture the spirit of adventure on cross country American road trips with friends. This idea remains with most groups kept intentionally small, capping at 13, providing the opportunity for you to really get to know your fellow travelers.  

          Who Will Enjoy Traveling with TrekAmerica?

          Young woman on mountain peak

          Seeking an adventure and adrenaline pumping tour with other young travelers who love being outdoors? You may find your tribe with TrekAmerica.

          Their tours are aimed at travelers between the ages of 18-38, a majority of whom are single travelers - they are an attractive option for solos as none of their tours require a single supplement. TrekAmerica was born out of a group of friends going on a cross country road trip - and the sense of excitement that comes with that kind of trip permeates their itineraries and culture.

          Young group around a camp fire with Trek America

          Unlike some of the more “party” centric youth tour companies, TrekAmerica attracts a wide range of travelers and their focus on adventure travel somewhat weeds out those who might be concerned about not have access to a hair dryer. "Trekkers", as they are known, are friendly, down to earth, open minded, and welcoming.

          If you’re not a big talker, there’s more room on a TrekAmerica tour to get to know people on your own time. Most Trek America group trips are kept small - around 18 max - so introverts will feel at home too. A few TrekAmerica tours are larger, with a max of 50, so if you’ve got your social butterfly wings on, there is something for you too at TrekAmerica!

          Top Destinations

          TrekAmerica operates tours in North, Central, and South America, visiting everything from major cities to small towns and villages. Off the beaten track attractions are a major highlight.

          TrekAmerica Travel Style

          If you travel with TrekAmerica, be prepared for an active tour! Activities range from cycling to hardcore hiking to whitewater rafting, and the focus is on enjoying the outdoors. Be prepared to embrace whatever the weather happens to be, and go with the flow whether it be wet, muddy, or dusty.

          White water rafting group on a Trek America tour

          On a TrekAmerica North America tours, you will travel in a small private vehicle, comfortable but not luxurious in true road trip style. Don’t worry, there’s wifi on most buses - so your selfies can be uploaded in [almost] real time. Days start early, so get ready for some sunrises!

          In South America, many TrekAmerica tours take public transportation.

          On overland trips, you’ll set up and break down your own tents and enjoy community meals around campfires. When not participating in the days planned activities, most “trekkers” enjoy seeing the local sites.

          Guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and fun - usually in the same age range as the travelers themselves.

          Why Choose a Tour With TrekAmerica?

          Young hiker on a Trek America tour

          If you want to get off the beaten track, are adventurous, and interested in meeting young, similar travelers, TrekAmerica would be a great option. These tours are great if you want an exciting break, where you can stretch your comfort zone and get back to nature. You will definitely not have a dull moment with a TrekAmerica tour.

          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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