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Machu Picchu Express (Avianca, Miami Special)
||Escorted||1 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco||Jan - Dec '17||$1079*||View|
Machu Picchu Express (Avianca, New York Special)
||Escorted||1 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco||Jan - Dec '17||$1229*||View|
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu
||Escorted||3 Lima, 2 Cuzco, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)||Jan - Dec '17||$1809*||$1319||View|
9 Day Peru Inca Special - Plan A Hotels
||Escorted||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$2429*||$1899||View|
9 Day Peru Inca Special - Plan A Hotels (Miami Special)
||Escorted||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$2229*||View|
9 Day Peru Inca Special - Plan B Hotels
||Escorted||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$2059*||$1579||View|
9 Day Peru Inca Special - Plan B Hotels (Miami Special)
||Escorted||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$1959*||View|
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan A Hotels
||Escorted||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$2379*||$1899||View|
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan A Hotels
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|Escorted||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '18||$2399*||$1849||View|
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan A Hotels (Miami Special)
||Escorted||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$2129*||View|
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels
||Escorted||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$2129*||$1639||View|
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels
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|Escorted||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '18||$2129*||$1579||View|
10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B Hotels (Miami Special)
||Escorted||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$1969*||View|
11 Day Affordable Peru & Bolivia
||Escorted||2 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz||Feb - Dec '17||$2539*||$1999||View|
11 Day Affordable Peru & Bolivia
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|Escorted||2 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz||Feb - Dec '18||$2239*||$1689||View|
11 Day Affordable Peru with Nazca Lines
||Escorted||3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$2849*||$2319||View|
11 Day Affordable Peru with Nazca Lines
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|Escorted||3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Feb - Dec '18||$2869*||$2319||View|
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu
||Escorted||2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 3 Lima, 2 Cuzco, 1 Machu Picchu||Jan - Dec '17||$2579*||$2109||View|
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu (Miami Special)
||Escorted||2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 3 Lima, 2 Cuzco, 1 Machu Picchu||Jan - Dec '17||$2429*||View|
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Peru
||Escorted||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 Colca, 1 Arequipa||Jan - Dec '17||$2689*||$2159||View|
14 Day Affordable Peru with Amazon Experience
||Escorted||4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos||Jan - Dec '17||$3429*||$2949||View|
14 Day Peruvian Legends
||Small Group||3 Lima, 1 Arequipa, 2 Colca, 2 Puno, 2 Sacred Valley, 3 Cuzco||Feb - Dec '17||$3589*||$3109||View|
16 Day Affordable Peru with Galapagos Islands
||Escorted||1 Guayaquil, 3 Galapagos, 2 Quito, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$5609*||$5159||View|
17 Day Ecuador & Peru
||Escorted||2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Amazon, 1 Baños, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$3589*||$3109||View|
17 Day Ecuador & Peru
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|Escorted||2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Amazon, 1 Baños, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$3559*||$3109||View|
18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru
||Escorted||3 Rio de Janeiro, 2 Iguazu, 3 Buenos Aires, 3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Dec '17||$5319*||$4669||View|
19 Day Peru with 5 Day Western Galapagos Cruise
||Escorted||2 Guayaquil, 5 Cruise, 2 Quito, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Jan - Nov '17||$7659*||$7209||View|
1 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco
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1 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco
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1 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco
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1 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco
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3 Lima, 2 Cuzco, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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9 Day Peru Inca Special - Plan A HotelsEscorted
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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9 Day Peru Inca Special - Plan B HotelsEscorted
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan A HotelsEscorted
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3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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10 Day Affordable Peru - Plan B HotelsEscorted
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3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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2 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz
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11 Day Affordable Peru & BoliviaEscorted
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2 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz
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3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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11 Day Affordable Peru with Nazca LinesEscorted
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3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 3 Lima, 2 Cuzco, 1 Machu Picchu
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2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 3 Lima, 2 Cuzco, 1 Machu Picchu
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 Colca, 1 Arequipa
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12 Day Kaleidoscope of PeruEscorted
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3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 Colca, 1 Arequipa
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4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos
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3 Lima, 1 Arequipa, 2 Colca, 2 Puno, 2 Sacred Valley, 3 Cuzco
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1 Guayaquil, 3 Galapagos, 2 Quito, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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4 La Paz, 2 Sucre, 2 Uyuni, 1 Puno, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puerto Maldonado (Amazon), 2 Lima
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2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Amazon, 1 Baños, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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17 Day Ecuador & PeruEscorted
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2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Amazon, 1 Baños, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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3 Rio de Janeiro, 2 Iguazu, 3 Buenos Aires, 3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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2 Guayaquil, 5 Cruise, 2 Quito, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
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Our trip was amazing. Our tour guide Elvis was excellent and a true asset to your company. He took the time to answer questions and went above and beyond to accommodate everyone. I would recommend gate 1 to friends. We had a memorable vacation and enjoyed seeing Peru.Lisa G. N Palm Beach, FL
Our Peru trip was great. We saw more than I anticipated. Our tour guide Oden did a great job, would highly recommend the trip and Oden.David H. Toledo, OH
We had an absolutely wonderful trip! Our guides and support staff could not have been better. I have already recommended Gate 1 to several others and will be keeping an eye out for any future travel deals. Absolutely 110% satisfied with the whole experience. Thank you!Kerra F. Wind Gap, PA
The trip was fantastic. Very well coordinated and the guides were excellent. Hotels and are travel companions were all top grade. We would definitely use Gate 1 again.Joseph S. Dover, DE
Great! We had a wonderful, unforgettable trip of a lifetimeAsuncion M. Woodbridge, VA
Our trip was wonderful. Henry and Felix did a great job. Our every need was attended to, providing a stress less vacation. Henry is amazing in his consideration and knowledge. The Cusco team is great. The trip was well planned and executed. Henry spent long days with us and then after he arranged our next day activities. Everything was taken care of, from tickets to sites, plane boarding passes and even paying for the bath rooms at Machu Picchu. All we had to do was enjoy. This was our first escorted tour with Gate 1 (we have done other Gate 1 independent tours) and we will be doing others.Dennis D. St Augustine, FL
The tour was perfect. We enjoyed all the places that we visited and we really enjoyed our guide and the local guides. We have taken several Gate 1 tours and Pavel was one of the best guides. He did a great job! We appreciate Pavel arranging a comfortable bus for the long drive to Puno. The larger bus was much more comfortable than the smaller buses. The people who were in the tour were a fun group and we thoroughly enjoyed the people and the tour. We look forward to future tours with Gate 1.Gary G. Cheney, WA
We had a fabulous trip. Our tour guide, Alejandro, was great. The hotels and all of the travel arrangements were perfect. Thanks so much!William R. Irvington, NY
There was a lot of "movement" and some early mornings / long days, but how else could we have seen all the things we did? We took some "time off" from optional activities, and welcomed the occasional break. All in all, well organized, well executed, and ?good value! Thanks.Carroll C Jr. Saint Louis, MO
I had a wonderful trip. The tour manager and other staff were excellent. They took good care of the whole group. Hotels were good. I was very satisfied with the arrangement done by your Company. Thank you.Edward M. British Columbia, Canada
Our trip was wonderful in every way. We feel it was due to our Gate 1 tour guide in Peru, Carlos. He was great! He tried to meet the needs of all the tourists, while making it interesting and fun. One can tell he works very hard at the job and enjoys it. I went on all the optional tours and found them to be well planned and informative. We felt very comfortable and and relaxed while in a foreign country. We found the accommodations to meet our needs and the value good. Thank you so much for attending to all the details which made the trip easy for us. Wow what a beautiful place it was!Mary P. Cape Coral, FL
I was going to write you all. Your email prompted me to do so. Oh my gosh. Our trip was absolutely fabulous. Everything. And I mean it. Firstly, we travel a lot but had only done tour travel once before, many years ago. But your tour makes us want to do more tours. And with Gate 1. Carlos, our tour guide, was amazing. We felt well-cared for, well-informed, learned so much, enjoyed spontaneous experiences, saw incredible things, laughed, knew what to expect, and were instructed on how we could show our respect to Peru. We also had another guide, Mario, and he was equally wonderful. Marcos headed the other group and he was very cordial and nice with our group. His people spoke of loving to be in his group, as well. I suffer from motion sickness and was apprehensive about so many miles in a bus. Not so with Justino! NONE! I never felt any discomfort! And thru all those crazy roads! He shifted and took the curves like a pro. This was HUGE for me. Everyone on the bus talked about this. You don't want to lose these fantastic employees! The itinerary was great and packed with so much to see and with ample time to do things on our own. Machu Picchu was the highlight, of course, but we saw and did so many wonderful other things. Value is also important and this trip was a nice deal. And thank you for the discount for paying with a check. I'm going to check out more of your tours. And tell everyone I know about your great Machu Picchu express tour. Thank you so much for your work at Gate 1. I'm sure it's a lot of work and a lot occurs behind the scenes.Nancy K. Portland, OR
It was great. A memorable experience. I was very happy of the Gate 1 services - food , hotels, tour and airport transfer. Our tour guide Edgar was very professional and approachable. He made sure that our needs and expectation were met. Edgar being a local of Cuzco had given us a more detailed information. I'm looking forward for my next trip with Gate 1 :)Jesusa L. San Diego, CA
My trip was fantastic. This was largely in part to the terrific staff that helped me navigate Peru. My tour guide Ruben and assistant Jesus went above and beyond to make sure we were safe and informed throughout the entire trip. I was initially nervous about traveling to Peru, but my fears were quickly put at ease when I realized how well trained and knowledgeable Ruben and Jesus were. Since I have returned I have recommended both Gate 1 and this tour to family and friends. I can’t say enough good things about Ruben. He was always available, spoke clearly, and gave advice on the ins and outs of Cusco. Ruben is a huge asset to Gate 1!Regina S. New York, NY
It's never too late to once again congratulate Gate 1 for such an amazing service provided. It was my husband's birthday and our anniversary celebration (two in one) and we were pleased to enjoy every single moment of the experiences lived in Peru. Not only the beauty of the places visited; the hotels, the service, the food but the amazing tour guide we had with his assistants; they provided an amazing, high quality service. For the price we paid, I have to say that we came back home much more pleased than expected. Once again, Gate 1 Travel exceeded our expectations!Claudia B. Sunrise, FL
I started this and got kicked off the internet . Our trip was wonderful. Alvaro, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful . All the hotels were great and the food was too. We enjoyed trying new dishes and all were well prepared . The included dinners were fabulous...such variety! Peru is a really interesting country to visit and the people work so hard . The culture is quite unique and it was a treat to share in it for a short time. We will definitely share our experience with friends and recommend Gate 1 to them.Judith M. Ontario, Canada
My trip was nothing short of great. I can't wait for my next Gate 1 adventure. The tour guides (Saul and Freddy) were very knowledgeable and made sure that all of our needs were attended to. Excellence at its best.Roody N. Boynton Beach, FL
Absolutely fabulous...the highlight was of course Machu Piccu but so much more...our tour leader Arturo was so mesmerizing with his knowledge and love of his native country Peru....the Inca ruins...the Uros islands in Lake Titacaca . ..the Sacred Valley ...Cuzco ...Lima ...Urabamba ...Puno...Each area showed another beautiful facet of this amazing country in the AndesJoanne P. Miltona, MN
FANTASTIC. I really did not know what to expect, since this was our first trip with Gate 1. It was a wonderful trip. The care that was given to each of us was amazing. Hector Chacon, our main tour manager was always available to care of any situation. The hotels that we stayed at were all great. The Arwana hotel in Urubamba was totally amazing. I was also very impressed with the local tour guides we had in each citiy. They were all excellent and made the trip even more interesting. Thank you Gate 1 for the incredible, memorable trip we had to Peru and Bolivia.Juanita G. Miami Springs, FL
It was a very good experience for us, it was a first time for us traveling with Gate 1 and definitely not the last time. We like everything about Peru and all the arrangement that Gate 1 did for our group. Our tour manager, Washington was very professional and always ready to help us with all our needs. Thank you everybody at Gate 1 for making this trip possible and enjoyable for us.Aram G. Granada Hills, CA
The trip was absolutely wonderful! All the beautiful places I got to visit not to mention the friendly people and all the tasty food! This was my first trip with Gate 1 Travel and I have to say how pleased I was that the trip was so well thought out and organized. Our tour guide, Edgar, was not only friendly but so well informed! We could not have asked for a better guide. When our group realized that Edgar was the guide in your promotional videos, we were ready to ask for an autograph! Nice to have a celebrity in our midst. The hotels were lovely and it was nice having an included breakfast every morning for the busy days ahead. The staff at the hotels were friendly and accommodating. I particularly enjoyed the hotel in Urubamba. The grounds were so inviting that a few people in our group sat around chatting in the evenings. I have been sharing with family and friends how wonderful this trip was and I have been encouraging anyone with a desire to travel to check out Gate 1 Travel. I am already thinking of my next trip!Margaret C. West Wildwood, NJ
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip due in no small part to the quality of your staff. Peru and its people came alive due to their attentiveness and enthusiasm. From drivers to local guides and most especially to our tour manger we were treated like royalty and our every need was catered to. Washington made our trip. He is knowledgeable, courteous, and has a great sense of humour. The depth and quality of his briefings and his attention to detail was outstanding. His organizational skills were sans pair and we lacked for nothing. He kept us on schedule and exceeded our expectations on a daily basis. In sum, thank you very much for a wonderful experience and we look forward to touring with Gate 1 in the future.Paul M. Ontario, Canada
As always this was a wonderful trip. The tour director was excellent (Edgard) He did everything professionally. The local guides were great especially, Jose in Lima. Once again we are gratified that Gate 1 can do these trips for a very reasonable price. See you again soon.Jeffrey B. Tonawanda, NY
It was a great trip. We fully enjoyed our travels, with excellent service and very helpful assistance from your tour manager Edgard who treated us like members of his family.Rogelio F. Dover, DE
Everything was great! Both guides (Paul in Ecuador and Julio in Peru) were knowledgeable and professional. We were very impressed by them both!Natasha N. Hilliard, OH
My Gate 1 trip exceeded all of my expectations for a meaningful, fascinating, and informative experience. Our guide, Odon, covered all the bases necessary for this excursion. He conveyed his knowledge of Peruvian culture, food, and history on every excursion without ever losing enthusiasm for his subjects or losing patience with us, despite the many, many questions we asked. Exceedingly polite and sensitive to individual and group dynamics, he kept us informed about daily events and communicated our travel goals clearly and effectively. He should be especially commended for reaching out to our two youngest travelers and making their journey as much fun as he could. (They were 10 and 12 years old). While managing details behind the scenes, he always had a smile or laugh when talking with us. His knowledge of Inca culture, in particular, taught me so much about this ancient civilization. Gate 1 provided a superb structure to this trip. Optional tours--my friend and I took all but one offering--added to the overall enjoyment. The group activities were well-thought out and gave people the option of free time for their own exploration. There was a good balance of free time/meals with planned activities. Odon always offered suggestions for local restaurants or places of interest. I also really liked the hotels in all locations. They were clean and very comfortable with excellent breakfast choices and lunch/dinner dining options. Transitions between sites were smooth and spoiled us by picking up luggage and delivering it right to our rooms. Our drivers were professional and knew how to maneuver some of those narrow hillside roads with aplomb! Bravo! I really liked visiting the school and seeing the Gate 1 playground. Knowing that some funds go to support community projects, especially education, made this journey even more worthwhile. What an amazing experience! Kudos Gate 1!Madeleine K. Baltimore, MD
The trip was perfect I loved the trip and your company, everything went so smooth I was able to relax and know that everything was taken care of I felt so informed of what was going on and what would be happening next. I felt completely safe the whole time because of how the group was handled. You have a real asset with Ronald, our guide.Montay R. Boca Raton, FL
Our Peru trip was wonderful and our guide Marcos made it an even better experience. He was great and added so much to our trip. The boat was very luxurious and the food and crew excellent. A lovely trip.Susan S. Orinda, CA
We had a wonderful time! Our Tour Manager, Julio, was great and took very good care of us all. The hotels were very good (some were spectacular!) and the whole experience (our first with Gate 1) was a time to remember. We will be back to Gate 1 in the future for another trip!William R. Conway, AR
I am happy to have this opportunity to tell you that our trip to Peru, including Machu Picchu and the Amazon, was absolutely wonderful in every respect! Our guide in Peru was Julio. We have been on Gate 1 tours previously and we have had wonderful travel guides, but Julio was the VERY BEST! He was so congenial and well-informed. As he is a native of Cusco, we really felt that we learned a great deal about the history and culture of the area. Julio never missed a beat, even when logistics weren't perfect [through no fault of his own] or when the lights went out in the entire valley area and we still had a lovely [candlelit] dinner in a beautiful restaurant. He gave us so much of his own insight that we came to feel that we really were gaining an understanding of the places and people we encountered during this trip. Our Tour Leader during the Amazon portion of the trip was Cesar and he was also superior! He was so knowledgeable about the culture, history, and especially the plants and animals of the jungle; we all got an excellent education. He is also a very compassionate person and so willing to share his insights of the Amazon Basin area. Both Julio and Cesar are superior Tour Leaders and Gate 1 does travelers an exceptional service by providing Tour Leaders of this high caliber.Jean T. Tucson, AZ
The fact is, it was about as good as it gets. All of the people representing Gate 1 from the locally hired luggage porters to the bus drivers, local guides and the tour manager, Pavel, were the most professional, caring and accommodating people you could hope for. Over and over, Pavel went out of his way to cater to all the tourists' wants and desires. Every day he worked to get us to the attractions well ahead of all the other tourists which enhanced our experience. The hotels were excellent. The busses were very good and the itinerary was designed to help us acclimate to the environment. I really don't know how it could have been better. My only suggestion would be change the name of the trip; "Affordable Peru" doesn't do it justice. My wife and I will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and , in fact, we started looking at their brochure today and are considering Morocco for our next adventure.John M. Overland Park, KS
Our trip could not have been better. We were impressed with the professional staff and the attention to details. Washington did an exceptional job. He was so knowledgeable about everything we saw and had others, who were more informed about a specific area, relate what they knew to us. He kept us informed about what we were to do and see, which made us enjoy the trip and not have to worry about anything. His sense of humor was a plus, too. Our driver, Victor, did an excellent job and was congenial. Also, Washington's helper, Jean, was always there to lend a hand and was a lot of fun to be with. You could tell the staff had respect for each other in the way they related to each other which made the group one big family. As I said before, it could not have been a better trip.Kay K. Bethel, OH
FANTASTIC! It was the realization of a lifelong dream! I had seen a picture of Machu Picchu on the cover of National Geographic when I was in high school and decided that someday I would go there. That was 57 years ago! The trip was well organized, well run, and had extra features that made it another unforgettable trip for me. The focus of the trip, Machu Picchu, was hard with all of the steps but well worth it and not rushed yet it included options for the more energetic. The accommodations were first-rate. The tour guides were OUTSTANDING. Edson conducted a well-paced and very informative tour. Agusto was a great assistant and our bus driver was very, very good. You have a first-rate staff! They really made us appreciate the accomplishments of the Inka civilization and their way of life. As for the optional trips I am so glad I signed up for all of the bonus trips but it was unfortunate for those who didn't take advantage of the many wonderful opportunities, they were great! All of them were top-notch but I really appreciated the opportunity to have dinner with a family in their home. That was very special and I always take advantage of that opportunity on every trip. The people in my tour group were fantastic and it was great to get to know them. I liked that our tour guide, Edson, always referred to us a "explorers"..."My dear, dear, explorers." That sounds so much better than being a "tourist." I have been recommending Gate 1 to all of my friends even before I left because of the economical price but now that I have experienced this great tour I am really a huge fan of Gate 1. This was my first trip with Gate 1 but I will definitely be taking more trips with them. Several in our group were repeat "explorers" with Gate 1 and I can see why...an absolutely outstanding tour company.Marvin W. Lakeside, CA
It was a great trip! First time we had taken a guided trip and the result exceeded our expectations. Our guides, Leo, Millie and Jose, were knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to discuss whatever we had on our minds. They shared intimate information about the location, object or people represented by where we were. Our tour guide Leo Garcia, became a best friend and counselor, always available and concerned about our experience, health and comfort. By the time the tour ended, he had transformed our group into an extended family sharing his concern about each other. We had always traveled and done our planning on our own, but the reasonable cost and the tour's itinerary encouraged us to take advantage of Gate 1's offer and we're really glad we did. What a wonderful experience! Don't think we could have seen as much, eaten as well, and traveled with as little anxiety as we did with Leo and Gate 1. Thank you.Gerald J. Reading, PA
We had wonderful time in Peru! As usual Gate1 took care of us. The hotels were excellent. The guides were knowledgable. We enjoyed the trip very much! Thank you for taking care of our group when we were booking this trip! You are the best!Neera A. Gaithersburg, MD
It was THE BEST EVER! Our guides were absolutely amazing: super friendly, attentive, organized, clear communicators, helpful. The hotels exceeded expectation: clean, great location, safe & roomy. I am recommending Gate 1 Travel to all.Jean S. Homestead, FL
Our trip was amazing! Our guide, Rene, was very passionate/knowledgeable about his country and his heritage! He was great! He had a helper, Freddy that was also so compassionate with the travelers to offer assistance (those that lagged behind) and help with questions and assisted Rene with all the details. There were 8 of us ladies traveling together and it was an adventure for sure! The itinerary was tough, but we did so much!! Gate 1 designed a very detailed and comprehensive trip for us to see as much of Peru and Machu Picchu as our time permitted. We enjoyed the little extra perks along the way too with the "wine tasting and guinea pig tasting" at a local restaurant. Rene also assisted us when we stopped just before getting on the train and none of us had Peruvian money. He was able to exchange our American dollars for Peruvian money to enable us to make our purchases. One of our highlights was stopping by the school to give the teacher/children school supplies! Their little faces just lit up and we were so blessed to be part of that experience. Made us proud to see Gate 1 giving back to the local people and contributing to the education quality of the children of Peru. We really enjoyed the hotel in Aguas Caliente! Wish we could have stayed another day there just to enjoy the village and participate in some of the other adventures and activities! It was a fun little village. Five of our group have a trip planned with Gate 1 in February to Thailand, and then 2 more are booked for the Germany, Switzerland, Austria land/river cruise in August 2017! I tell everyone about Gate 1. How well organized, affordable and the amazing itineraries that Gate 1 offers!Cheryl F. Granbury, TX
This was Julie and I second trip with Gate 1. We went to Russia earlier in the year. The Russia trip was perfect. Galena, our tour director, was one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. The hotels, meals and excursions ran flawlessly. Having heard all the horror stories of travel, we were curious if this was a rare, but appreciated, anomaly. The Peru trip was even better. Henry, our guide, did a fantastic job. My congratulations on Gate 1's success and I would recommend them to anyone.Gordon H. Houston, TX
Our trip to Lima and Machu Pichu was awesome! By far the best travel vacation that we have taken in a long while. Hotels were all fine but our favorite was El Mapi Hotel in Machu Pichu - beautiful! Rene our tour guide was awesome! He kept our group on schedule and the tour running smoothly. Rene is very professional, and knowledgeable about the areas visited. We also enjoyed our visit to the school that Gate 1 sponsors - great humanitarian work! Keep supporting schools in Peru - great cause. All in all we enjoyed our tour and are planning on going to China next year and booking our vacation with Gate 1. Thank you for providing a great service.Ursula S. Danville, CA
Our Peru trip was absolutely amazing! Accommodations, planning, management, safety etc was perfect, but the best part was Elvis! He is a great storyteller and a passionate representative of his country and heritage. This was our second Gate 1 trip, and we will definitely be back for more! We also appreciated stopping to meet the school kids on our way to Puno.Rhonda O. Orlando, FL
The trip was fantastic, well organized, the tour guide Edger made our trip very enjoyable. Edger is very caring and a knowledgeable person. The planning for the trip from traveling, site seeing and hotels was well organized. Thank you.Nalini D. Baton Rouge, LA
The trip was excellent, well organized and coordinated, the tour guide (Juan) was fabulous. Ever since we got off the plane at Lima and to the time we got back on the plane, everything was very well taken care of by Gate 1. I have nothing but praises for the Gate 1 travel group. It was an experience to cherish for many years to come, and we will definitely keep Gate 1 on top of our list for our future travel plans.Madhusudhan R. Plainsbororo, NJ
My trip with Gate 1 to Peru surpassed all my expectations! I loved everything from visiting the ruins to visiting a school where we were able to contribute well needed school supplies to the students. It was an experience I will never forget! I would also like to mention our tour manager, Roger, whose focus was always on his tour group making sure that everyone was taken care of. He also did a fantastic job connecting with all of us! He's incredibly knowledgeable about the history, culture and language (spoke three languages fluently) of Peru. I would certainly consider going with this tour company again!Sandra C. Hopkinton, MA
Our trip was unbelievable. We had an amazing time and our tour guides Marcos and Pauld went out of their way to treat us like family. We were extremely pleased with the service and will certainly recommend and use Gate 1 in the future.Adriana G. Alpharetta, GA
It was a great trip; informative, historic, and fun. The Guides were truly great and very knowledgeable of the Inca and Peruvian cultures. We saw and participated in the culture and saw and climbed the great sights.In the final analysis, the Guides and the 27 of us became family and it was difficult to say good-bye. The beauty of the Peruvian people shown through.James L. Mineola, NY
We had a great experience. The guides, Elvis and Dimas were excellent. Elvis was very knowledgable and made the trip a lot of fun. Dimas was very caring and friendly and also helped us a lot. We will definitely consider doing another trip with Gate 1.William M. Somers, CT
Our trip was AWESOME! Loved Machu Picchu, the Floating Island, Cuzco, Puno. Great group. Raul, our Tour Guide, was very passionate, as were the guides who worked with him, especially Juan! Lot of fun. Long days, but as the itinerary mentioned, but well worth it. Awesome bus ride from Cuzco to Puno, great scenery. Enjoyed experiencing the people of Peru. Our 3rd trip with Gate 1 in three years, and we enjoyed all of them. Thanks!Diane O. Hudson, MA
Our trip was a wonderful opportunity to see one of today's 7 wonders of the world with a very knowledgable tour guide, Henry. I can only say very positive remarks about his leadership. He was kind, extremely knowledgable, and very attentive to all details for getting us around. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who is physically able to do all the walking up steps and around to all the sites. The schedule was very packed with activities. Sometimes it was pretty exhausting if you signed up for all activities as we did. It was all well planned and enjoyable. I thought the company's information provided ahead of time was helpful. The cost was reasonable and I enjoyed all the meals and hotels, particularly the one at the entrance to Machu Picchu. I would consider traveling with Gate 1 again!Barbara S. Normal, IL
Joan and I had a great time in Peru. A big part of our successful vacation was a result of the knowledge and skill of our tour manager Arturo. Highlights for me was the dinner with a local family, the floating Uros Islands, and Machu Picchu. All the details of flights, excellent hotels, and daily schedules were handled without problems or delays, an excellent trip.Roger K. Oak Point, TX
We had a wonderful trip in Ecuador and Peru. The tour managers of Daniel in Ecuador and Gary in Peru are very professional, passionate, and caring. Which made our trip pleasant and memorable . Especially, Daniel, his English is very clear and he was with us at the last minutes of the trip in Ecuador, which make me feel very warm and unforgettable! This my first trip with Gate 1, and I really like all the arrangements during the trip. Definitely, I will go with Gate 1 for all my travels thereafter and recommend my friends to go travel with Gate 1.Sophie L. San Gabriel, CA
My trip was absolutely amazing. Gate 1 didn't disappoint once again. We didn't have a problem at all since the minute that we left to Peru. There was a Gate 1 guide the minute that we landed in Lima and then on our second stop at Cusco, Henry was waiting for us. Henry and the bus driver (Ernesto) were exceptional with their services. Henry was by far the best tour manager we have had. He went above and beyond to give us so much good information and background of each place we went to visit. He made sure we were always safe and that we were having a good time. This was definitely a trip to remember with my Gate 1 family. :)Lynec C. Miami, FL
Peru, 9 day excursion, was our second tour with Gate 1 Travel, and once again, our expectations were exceeded. I am an airline retiree. I have typically spent countless hours researching destinations to acquaint myself with the history and culture as well as lodging and transportation before taking my family on a trip. Our trip to Peru was such a luxury. We were totally taken care of from the time we arrived in Lima to our return flight 9 days later. Our tour manager and guide was Arturo. Arturo grew up near Cuzco so he had personal experience with every aspect of the Inca culture and religion as well as the history of colonial times under Spanish rule. The hotels were all clean and comfortable and the transportation between cities was expertly handled. I would not want to drive a car in Lima. The Peruvian people were sweet and welcoming but my Spanish language skills would not have been adequate had I planned this visit on my own. Everything we did, without exception, was educational, inspirational and beautiful. I would suggest to all travelers considering the Peru 9 day tour that the "optional tours" are worth every dime. I worried about my physical ability to explore Machu Picchu since I have bad knees and a bad hip, but with the help of my sweet husband and our tour assistant, Henry, I did it. What a thrill to check this incredible World Heritage Site off my Bucket List. I highly recommend exploring the world with Gate 1 Travel. We're planning our next trip now! Thank you Gate 1 Travel, and especially our competent guide, Arturo, for making this trip comfortable, educational and congenial. Loved it.Mark R. Peachtree Cty, GA
Trip was fantastic! Very happy with the services, hotels, itineraries and the local tour manager was very attentive. Would highly recommend Gate 1 to friends.Mary L. Ontario, Canada
Fantastic trip excellent value for money what more can I say. Would not hesitate in recommending Gate 1 and will certainly use them again. Thank you for your input your number is in my email list. The best company I have ever dealt with.Sandra B. QLD, Australia
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to express our total satisfaction with our trip to Peru. I want to thank Gate 1 for helping us to accomplish our life long dream to see Machu Picchu. I want to stress the fact that the key to the success of our tour was our outstanding Tour Manager, Rolly. Rolly, by far, exceeded all and every one of our expectations. His knowledge of the area and its people is superb. His continuous positive attitude and organizational skills were a key factor in the success of the tour. Both Gate 1 and Rolly will be highly recommended by us to all our friends and family. THANKS for our unforgettable trip to Peru!Joseph P. Cocoa, FL
Our trip was absolutely more than everyone in our group anticipated. We will all recommend Gate 1 with the highest regards. Everything was handled so efficiently and professionally. Our guide Henry is a true asset to your company. His knowledge of Peru was amazing and informative. He handled any and all requests so smoothly and his passion and warmth of personality brought all 25 traveling strangers in our group together as a family. We also loved our guide in the Amazon, Roberto who unfortunately, I cannot remember his last name. He also, like Henry took fabulous care of us and made the trip very special. Hotel accommodations, transportation vehicles, food and excursions were perfect. And, to you I thank you for helping me to organize and book our trip, with flights for eight people so easily and efficiently. One of our best trips ever!!Verna T. La Crescenta, CA
The trip was AMAZING. Abel was the best tour guide we could of had. He was so attentive, on top of everything, always worried about every small detail, kind to us and everyone around him, VERY knowledgeable, he was a walking encyclopedia! He promoted Gate 1 and showed us how great of a company you are, making us want to take another trip with Gate 1! People like him are hard to find, he is definitely a keeper. We are so lucky to had him as a tour lead. He was absolutely amazing, HE MADE THE ENTIRE TRIP!Brian W. Wayne, NJ
The trip was fabulous! All of our guides were wonderful. We especially enjoyed our guide, Juan, in Peru. He gave us such a personal understanding of his culture and the warmth of the people. Henri, Juan's assistant was terrific, kindly giving assistance to anyone needing help to keep up with the group. We learned/experienced so much because of all of our guides' expertise - about the Inca people, visiting an Inca village, their beautiful ruins, the giant tortoises of Galapagos, the Blue Footed Boobies, snorkeling with sea turtles, being part of a ceremony with a Shama, visiting a local market to taste the food with the assistance of Juan, etc. We also learned so much from our special guide on the visit to the Uros people on the floating islands in Lake Titicaca. He was so personable & informative. There was so much to enjoy on this trip. Our fellow travelers were so much fun. I think this was one of our most memorable trips ever! Thank you!Mary M. Phoenix, AZ
Our trip was marvelous. Peru is beautiful. Great history and even a more beautiful jungle. Our guide was a real Inca himself and knows a lot about his ancestors. Mauricio was amazing and went far and beyond everything. We had a great time and everything was above our expectations.Hendrick K. Oxnard, CA
Wonderful. Gate 1 did not disappoint. Pavel was a wonderful guide. As a solo traveler I had some concern about how I would fit in with the others on the trip. No problem! My fellow traveler were very nice to me. Cannot wait to book my next trip with you.Marcia N. Monroe, NC
Our trip was awesome. The guides and driver were A1. Fellow travellers were friendly and we had an enjoyable time together. Could not fault Gate 1 and extra special thanks to Rogger, our Tour Manager. He was extremely well organised and caring and understanding to us all. Bravo and muchas gracias!Lynette A. QLD, Australia
Peru was wonderful, one of our best travels! The sights are unparalleled- not only Machu Picchu, but also Nazca lines, Ballestas Island, Maras, Moray, Urus Floating Island, Sacred Valley mountains, etc. The food is delicious. I even tried roasted Guinea pig and alpaca steak. The Peruvians are friendly, warm-hearted and hard-working people. Even kids work for a few soles before going to school. Never saw a beggar, whereas there are beggars and pickpockets in Europe. Even China has beggars in Shang-Hai. I felt safe in Peru. I will definitely recommend Peru to friends and family.Erlinda Ng. Laurel, MD
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! Everything went perfectly- flights on time/ hotels great/support to and from airports and hotels A-1 and our guide in Peru -Hector- the BEST!! I have travelled all over the world but Hector made this trip UNFORGETABLE! Thank you Gate 1 Travel and a special thanks to Hector. I will definitely travel with Gate 1 Travel again in the near future and have already recommended it to several friends.Janet T. QLD, Australia
What an adventure. From beginning to end, a trip we'll remember with great memories of wonderful people and fabulous sights. Lodging at all the locations was better than we could have expected. Food was outstanding. From the hustle and bustle of Lima to the wonders of the Incas to the unforgettable Amazon, all brought to life and explained by knowledgeable local guides. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Gate 1 for making our trip to Peru an outstanding experience.Gary B. Southside, TN
The Machu Picchu Express was fantastic! This is my first trip with Gate 1 travel and I am happy to report it exceeded my expectations. All travel arrangements were efficiently managed and I always felt safe and secure. Our tour guide, Abel, was exceptional. His passion for Peru, the Andean people, and their culture was a definite enhancement of the experience. I plan to travel with Gate 1 again.Karen D. Clearwater, FL
We had a great time. Our tour manager, Rolly, was absolutely great and so passionate about his job as tour manager, and his home country of Peru. Our tour group also formed a somewhat tight, familial bond over the 10 days we spent together. I did not expect to see as much as I did. Prior to booking the trip, my only true desire was to experience Machu Picchu. I did not know much about the other Incan sites or much about the history. Rolly did an amazing job tying everything together and making sure the trip was as much about cultural immersion as it was seeing the sites. This was our first time traveling with Gate 1, or any other group for that matter. But I can honestly say, we would do it again. I think the value proposition for Gate 1 is being able to travel in countries with qualified tour managers from that region or country who speak the language and can really provide some great history and knowledge. Gate 1 also made all travel seamless. Luggage, boarding passes, tickets were all taken care of in advance. All we had to do was be at the right place at the right time. Because of our wonderful experience with Gate 1, my husband and I have decided that when we get ready to plan our trip to China, we will do it through Gate 1. We have also already recommended Gate 1 to multiple family and friends!! Thank you for a wonderful experience!!Brittney S. Hghlnds Ranch, CO
Had a wonderful trip. Much more than I expected.. No 1 tour guide. He made the holiday more pleasurable.Pamela F. NSW, Ausralia
It was an amazing experience. I have wanted to go to Lake Titicaca since I studied about it in high school 56 years ago.I was not disappointed. The whole trip was so organized by Jesus. What a fun, knowledgable guide. Having such a small group was an added bonus as we got to really know everybody in our group.It was my third Gate 1 Tour and it was a pleasure to travel with them again. I am a retired teacher so was thrilled with the visit to the school and to bring supplies. Was impressed to hear all that Gate 1 Foundation has done to support the schools. Well done. Am doing a presentation for a senior's group on Thursday and will certainly tell them about Gate 1. Thank you.Muriel M. British Columbia, Canada
The trip was fabulous! The connections were good, the accommodations were great, and our tour manager, Edgard Mendivil, was phenomenal! This was our second trip with Gate1, and we will definitely book more. Thank you Gate1!Deidre B. Denver, CO
We had a fabulous time due to the professional and well organised approach by Gate 1 and our guide Parvel. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again.Anthony W. NSW, Australia
AWESOME!!! Challenging with the altitude, fast pace of trip and early wake up calls. Now that we are home and somewhat rested we realize how great a trip it was. Rolly was an outstanding tour manager, great group of people and Peru is so beautiful and the Inka's so interesting. Loved climbing the ruins.Sandra S. Saint Louis, MO
The trip was amazing. I am extremely pleased with Gate 1's organization, quality of hotels, excursion opportunities, as well as the wonderful local guides ( Abel) who made my trip memorable. I traveled solo, yet never felt alone, nor unsafe. It was amazing not to worry about details of the trip, but was able to just show up and enjoy the wonderful experiences Peru offers. I am already looking at other trips offered by Gate 1. Thank you for an amazing trip. Looking forward to many more.Beth L. Maywood, NJ
Our trip to Peru was fantastic although very tiring. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Our tour guide Pavel was unbelievable, such knowledge of anything Peru, he made everything so interesting and went above and beyond his duties at all times.Myra W. NSW, Australia
I'd like to congratulate Gate 1. Our trip was amazing so well organised. Our guide in Peru ( Pavel) was truly fantastic very knowledgeable and very accommodating. Thank you for a great experience.Lee T. QLD, Australia
We had an amazing trip. We are new to Gate 1 Travel and really didn't know what to expect. From the moment we set foot in Peru, we were impressed with your company. We made our connection flight without a hitch. Once in Cusco we were met by Henry at the exit of the airport. We were given bottles of water by Wilbur, the bus driver, and were assessed if all our needs had been met by Freddie. The sites were amazing, and our accommodations were FANTASTIC. We traveled with our 9 and 12 year old children, their safety is extremely important to my husband and I, not once did we ever feel anxious or threatened. Our guides were unbelievably kind and patient with the whole group, the knowledge they had for the area and people of Peru surpasses any book that we have read. Our family is grateful for the experience Gate 1 Travel has shown us.Jody S. Clarkston, MI
The trip was fantastic. Everything about the tour was excellent. The hotels excellent and the organization of the trip was perfect. Henry was our tour guide and he was the best guide ever. He was very knowledgeable and spoke very well about the history and culture of the people of Peru. He is a very caring person and a real good ambassador for Gate 1 Travel. I hope to go on another Gate 1 tour in future.Ronald H. British Columbia, Canada
Our trip to macchu picchu and cusco peru was wonderful, the hotel choices were lovely and the breakfast provided was fantastic. the whole gate 1 crew /tour managers went the extra mile to see that all our needs were provided for and Marcos and Henry were very knowledgeable about the places we visited. I especially liked the trip to the elementary school, the kids were so happy with the gifts we brought, and personally i love that Gate 1 is involved in giving back to the community and involved in providing for the educational needs of these children, all companies should be so altruistic. thank you for a wonderful experienceAnita L. Prospect, CT
We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to you for your services. We have seen, experienced, and learned so much about the world as we have explored with you. Every aspect of our trips has been handled professionally, providing in depth thorough experiences, while keeping the costs in check. When there has been a bump in the road, we have received immediate and caring service. Most importantly, the greatest value has been bringing home the wealth of spirit and generosity we have been treated to by your staff members and have experienced in the people we have shared our adventures with wherever we have traveled. We feel each trip has given us an opportunity to grow and expand our view and understanding of the world and ourselves, enriching our lives. The staff has consistently been able to integrate history, architecture, culture, and the everyday reality of life of those we have been fortunate enough to visit into a thoroughly enriching experience. It has been a joyous effort. On our most recent trip, to Peru, we traveled with Mauricio, Marlena, and Julia. When we had to say goodbye, it was like leaving friends. Please let them know how much they are appreciated and missed. They were much more than staff or guides, they were gracious and generous hosts. In a word, "exemplary". The friendships struck with them and with our fellow travelers has been incredibly rewarding. Our travel experiences with Gate 1 have been remarkably consistent. For that we must congratulate you from the top down for what obviously must be a commitment to high ideals of what the travel/learning experience can be. You have earned our respect and loyalty by providing everything promised and more. While there is so much more to see and experience, we feel very fortunate to have "traveled the world" with you and look forward to our next adventure.John M. Chagrin Falls, OH
Trip was amazing! Our tour guide Mauricio was awesome! You could tell how proud he was of his country. He was so knowledgeable of his entire country, not just the places we visited. The travel and everything already planned was seamless and made it so easy. There were no worries especially with Mauricio at the helm.Anne D. Mentor, OH
In 2 words... THE BEST!!! This was our first experience with Gate 1 and it won't be the last! Our guide, Jamie was incredible. EVERYTHING was PERFECT. Not one thing could have been improved. Barry and I were very impressed and pleased. Thank you for the follow-up!Wendy L. Deerfield Bch, FL
Thank you - it was AWESOME!!! We usually don't do tours or use tour companies for our vacations, but the deal that Gate 1 was offering for Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca was unbeatable. I have nothing but good things to say about our experience on the 10 day excursion. EDGAR was the best guide that we've ever had on any tour. We will certainly consider Gate 1 for future trips.Susan S. Millsboro, DE
My trip was one of the best trips that I have taken thanks to Julio who was so knowledgeable of the history of his people, the Inca's. His English was great and we had no problems understanding any of his knowledge of the sites and of it's people. Not to short change that our group was very congenial. It was the best random group you could imagine. I cannot say enough good things about Gate 1 and their attention to detail. I travel lots and this was The Best!! It is not for the faint of heart because it is a go go trip and lots of climbing to get the whole picture. Do not wait until you have health issues for this trip! If you go sign up for all Gate 1 excursions you will not be sorry and how many of you plan on returning??Jean S. Asheville, NC
We LOVED our trip! It provided a beautiful snapshot of the highlights of a beautiful country -- Peru. We had delightful travel companions and an extremely knowledgeable, accommodating tour guide (Julio) who went out of his way to ensure that everyone had a marvelous trip. Lovely hotels, too. Thank you!Sharon C. Chagrin Falls, OH
Our trip was great. Our guide Julio was excellent, as was his assistant Percy. We elected to do most of the side trips and were not disappointed. Especially enjoyed the dinner with the family and the market tour in Cuzco. Julio explained a lot about local culture and customs, and the visit to the school Gate 1 assists with supplies was fun and interesting. All our hotels were more than adequate, and the breakfasts were a delight of tastes. Love the coffee! We have already recommended this tour to friends.Dianne B. Fayetteville, OH
We had such a great trip! Everything from the hotels to the guided tours exceeded our expectations. Our guides, Ronald and Juan, were so knowledgeable, patient, kind and professional. They made our trip so enjoyable. Visiting Machu Picchu was truly a breathtaking and memorable experience. We are very impressed with Gate 1 and are already looking into our next adventure!Jennifer B. Moncton, New Brunswick, CA
Thank you for the email. The Peru adventure was fantastic. Our guide Leo was excellent in every possible way, as were Abel, his offsider, and the drivers. I will definitely be using gate one travel in the future, and will recommend your agency to my friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The efficiency of your organisation, its attention to details, and the product presented were indeed spectacular. Thank you very muchRonald S. Inglewood, Western Australia
My trip was everything I could have wanted. The tour guide was great. He was very helpful and very knowledgable. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. I plan on taking another trip with Gate 1 this year. Very, very pleased!!Robert W Jr. Jefferson Cty, TN
The guides Henry And Rene were so unique and special that our groups were completely engaged and satisfied throughout the entire trip. 6 days felt like we had been gone for a month because of the number of sites and opportunities provided along the way. The accommodations were excellent and the food was superb. Gate 1 has earned my business. I didn't hear one complaint in spite of the rigorous nature of the trip.Jane W. Tulsa, OK
Our Trip was amazing. Thank you for asking. One thing our group was very happy about was how Gate 1 Foundation is making a difference in children’s lives in the small villages in Peru. Taking school supplies for these children was very uplifting. We were able to see the restrooms and playground equipment that Gate 1 build. It warms the heart. Thank you.Iris F. Melbourne, FL
Our trip was excellent! Although a little nervous prior to leaving, that all disappeared as soon as we landed in Peru and were met by our guide Rogger. He was calm, knowledgeable, patient and always had a smile. He constantly watched out for us, counted us to make sure no one was missing, and made us feel like he truly cared. He was a great guide who made our group feel like family! Every detail of our trip and tour was well thought out and attended to. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gate 1 travel or use them again.Dominique B. Cardinal, Ontario CA
Our trip to Peru was beautiful, informative, active, smooth and perfectly presented. Edgard, our guide, was exceedingly knowledgable and lots of fun while presenting a series of fascinating adventures coupled with in depth information and insight. This trip went well beyond my expectations (which were already high). I'd choose Gate 1 (and Edgard) again in a flash.Coleen B. Olga, WA
The trip was fantastic....the sites, the food, and the people made it all worthwhile. Washington, yes that is his name, Washington a full blooded Inca, who was our Gate 1 Guide was unbelievable and his knowledge left no stone un-turned. He answered every question with facts about "His Ancestors" with pride and enthusiasm. We all considered him "The best and ourselves, The luckiest to have him. Gate 1 is still our favorite travel Company and in fact, we will be heading to Alaska in August 2016 with Gate 1 again.,Daniel G. Jacksonville, FL
Excellent from beginning to end! Gate 1 exceeded our expectations - flights and transportation were right on schedule, accommodations were very good, fellow travelers made great company and the Machu Picchu / Peru tour was terrific. Henry was our guide, and Sarah as assistant; they made the trip exceptional. Aside from telling us what we were seeing and keeping the group on course, they provided invaluable insight based on their knowledge and the fact they were born and raised in the Sacred Valley. Henry had a great touch when he told stories from childhood and the how and why the country developed. I would recommend this trip to anyone, it will be a life long memory. Thanks very much.Wayne R. Wilmington, NC
This Gate 1 trip was beyond our expectations. Everything was perfectly planned and all our needs were meet. First time with Gate 1 and it won't be the last. Jesus, our guide, was the very best! We have been all over the world and have used many tour groups, his tour was the best. He knew everything about Peru and his personality is perfect for dealing with all types of travelers. Thanks for a wonderful trip.Frances C. Marietta, GA
We had an awesome time! Leo was the BEST guide! Not only was he extremely knowledgable but he also had a good since of humor and brought us all together like one big family. He really demonstrated his love and pride of his country and Gate 1. Machu Picchu was awe inspiring! We also were impressed with your attention to details like showing us how the floating Uros Islands were made and the lifestyles of the people, the weaving demonstration and how they clean and dye the wool, and the pottery demonstrations. (Leo even had a bar tender give us a lesson on how to make Pisco sours). Our visit to the school was VERY heartwarming - the children were so grateful for what Gate 1 does for the school and we were honored to be a small part of it. We would certainly like to go on another tour with Gate 1 and will highly recommend you to everyone we talk to.Cristanne M. Gorham, ME
Our tour was outstanding. My wife and I couldn't be any happier. Everything was perfectly planned to the very last detail and we had the time of our lives. We took every single optional tour offered by Gate 1. The service and attention at the hotels, transportation, the assistance at the airport by Gate 1 and the airline with our flights, the restaurants and tour spots was top notch. We want to give special thanks and recognition to the tour guide team Raul, Ronnie and Berliza. On behalf of myself and my wife we thank them for their excellent service and attention. We look forward to do business with Gate 1 again in the near future.Hiram R. Margate, FL
I want to let you know that for about 10 years, we have been wishing and dreaming of one day visiting Machu Picchu and experience this ancient culture. This opportunity finally came around for us with the trip put together from Gate 1.
I have nothing to complain about! Even though I experienced the altitude illness, I enjoyed everything about the trip, the food, the other co-travelers and the trip excursions. etc.
Raul, our tour guide, made our experience absolutely fantastic. I feel very grateful for having received him as tour guide. He took care of all accommodations, provided us with safety, and made the trip fun, educating and a once in a life-time experience. I love the way he made us all feel like we were all part of a big family! His knowledge about the area and the Inca culture is vast. He shows a passion for what he is doing and what he is representing. I will never forget this trip, and I'll never forget Raul. He spoke very well about Gate 1 and that if we were ever to travel again, we would have the same service provided no matter where.
Very well done. I will definitely consider to travel through your company again.Claudia H. Coconut Creek, FL
Our trip was fabulous! Incredibly well organized! Although our main reason for going was Machu Picchu, we experienced so much more than that!
Our tour manager was awesome! We were always ahead of the crowds and the history and information he shared with us along the way made the trip an incredibly culturally rich experience!
This was our first tour. We are normally independent travelers but based on this experience we would travel with Gate 1 again.Elmer S. Moss Beach, CA
Our recent tour in Peru was excellent in every respect. Ronaldo managed the eight days without incident but with patience, humor, and depth of knowledge at every stop. The local guides and the drivers were also excellent. All of us were compatible and could move at our own paces, more rapidly for those in their twenties than for those in their 70s. The choices of add-on excursions left time for those who wanted to explore on our own. Altogether a wonderful experience.William B. Kensignton, MD
How was the trip......in a word....Fabulous! My original contacts with you and your staff set the tone for our Gate 1 experience with the most efficient, most comprehensive, and customer
friendly travel agency dealings I have ever experienced.
Then the Gate 1 experience in Peru continued to exceed our expectations in every way. The arrangements, the guide, the hotels and even the weather were faultless. Our guide was Rolly, and there is in my opinion no better guide in the business. Rolly surpasses all other guides we have ever met in his local knowledge, his organisational skills and above all his genuine friendliness towards and real concern for his tourist guests.
Gate 1 has proven to be a wonderful travel agency and rest assured we will be back, and in the meantime we are telling all our friends the good news!
The Peru trip was awesome! This is the most organized tour I have ever been on. I did not have to think about planning a thing because it was all so well layed out for us. The Peruvians are lovely people, very nice and generous. Of course Machu Picchu was amazing and so spectacular. We lucked out on the weather that day with no rain and clear skies. The train ride was lovely no matter which side of the train you sat on. Cannot say enough good things about those hard working and careful bus drivers who navigate those tight cliffside mountain dirt roads with ease - true professionals.
Alejandra, our tour manager, was great. She had an amazing attitude and really made us feel like we were part of a family. She is extremely knowledgeable about her country and very easy to talk to. She really helped prepare us for the high altitude of Cusco. The farewell dinner at the restaurant in Lima was fabulous and fun.
Special shout out to Jose who did an amazing job as our tour guide for the Larco Herrera Museum in Lima. His knowledge was encyclopedic and he was very entertaining.
Can't wait to go on another Gate 1 tour next year to Israel!Valerie M. Berkeley, CA
The recent trip to Peru was outstanding. The Gate 1 team were excellent and the entire trip seamless with a fantastic tour leader in Rolly. His attention to detail and his professionally organised day were exemplary. My wife and I cannot speak more highly of a tour company or tour guide. We would have no hesitation in using Gate 1 again or recommending the company to family and friends.Mark S. NSW, Australia
Our trip to Peru was unforgettable, all tour guides and drivers went above and beyond their job duties. More specifically we wanted to recognize our Tour Manager, Hector. He is the main reason why our trip was unforgettable. We truly appreciated his sincere regard throughout our 10-day trip. He was always punctual, attentive and conscientious of every traveler. Hector had a way to connect with us through humor, stories and just his pure humanity. We got to experience the real Peru through him, and we returned home with a greater perspective of ourselves and home. Our connection to Hector is what made our trip fantastic, we cannot thank him and Gate1 enough. I get the sense that Gate1 is more than a travel agency, rather an agency that looks to immerse us in the culture by allowing us to experience other countries through knowledgeable, caring and friendly locals. Thank you, we are looking forward to our next tour with you.Kenneth E. Glendale, CA
The trip was wonderful! We had a great time in Peru. Our tour guide, Arturo, was a super guide - he was very informative. I can't say enough great things about Gate 1 Travel. Your company and all the people it hired took excellent care of everyone in our group! There were several people in our group who had used Gate 1 Travel in the past and just raved about your company. We were actually surprised to find out how young your company was. Keep up the excellent service and your company will go far. We have certanily been recommending Gate 1 Travel and can't wait to plan our next trip with you!Stacie R. Federal Way, WA
Can't speak more highly of the staff and service we received on our recent Peru trip. Everything was booked and organised, never had to carry a suitcase. Nothing was too much trouble and the guides really cared about those on the trip.
Will definitely be recommending Gate 1 and would love to take another trip one day.Sharon H. QLD, Australia
We had the most wonderful trip! Most importantly, we had the most amazing tour guide, Juan de Dios Castillo. He was beyond terrific and I cannot say enough wonderful things about him. He was very knowledgeable about every place we visited, ensured everyone had a good time, and really made the trip fun! All of the scheduled activities were well organized and fun. We also did some optional tours that were spectacular as well. We never had to wait at an airport or at any location for transportation. We were also very impressed with the drivers. Some of the roads were not easy to drive on and the drivers were fantastic. We have been recommending this trip with Gate 1 to all of our friends and we would love to do another Gate 1 trip in the future!Gretchen C. Beachwood, OH
Our trip with Gate 1 to Peru was fantastic! We greatly enjoyed being able to work with our travel consultants and add some extra time to the beginning of our trip so that we could explore Panama City and see the canal. Our flights were perfectly coordinated to get us into Lima well before we needed to report for our orientation meeting and the transfer arranged from the airport went very smoothly. The man who met us there gave us some information about Lima, its districts and various mayors and delivered us safely and smoothly to the Antigua Mira Flores Hotel. It, like all of our accommodations, was staffed by friendly, helpful people and the rooms were well-appointed and quite clean. And, the food in the restaurant was very good!
We can't speak highly enough about our tour manager, Victor. He was friendly and personable and handled the varying personalities in our group with a firm smile that kept problems to the almost non-existent level. He knew so much about his country, its people and the Andean history of each region to which he led us... and he was always available to answer any question, even after hours if the need arose. I would highly recommend him, and the tour itinerary itself, to anyone who asks me. And because of him and our experience with Gate 1, we are sure to use Gate 1 again.
All I have to say is, WOW!! what an incredible trip!!!
Our unease with travel was quickly put to rest when we got off the plane and saw your sign. GATE 1 Travel...all the uncomfortable questions melted away and our beaming smiles and excited eyes never left our faces for the remainder of the trip...and then we met Marcos.
Instantly, we felt like we had just met a close relative. He was sincere, caring and accommodating to everyone on our tour. He made everyone feel like they were the individual focus and yet had the whole group moving at the same pace enjoying the sites and sounds on and off the beaten path!!! Great guy!!!! Cousin Marcos is my new best relative!!
My girlfriend Marla and I were about to board my plane. I realized I had left my phone on the bus. The bus was already on the way back to town, 20-30 minutes out. I called Marcos and he raced out of his way to get to the bus and retrieve the phone and back to us.
There is always a sense of trepidation when adventuring to new places using a new travel company...but Gate 1 made us feel safe, informed and very secure from minute one!!! Thank you to Marcos, (Cousin Marcos) your customer service team and your company values for taking amazing care of us!!! We are already planning our next adventure...Terii, B. Boca Raton, FL
Awesome! ! Very satisfied and glad I chose this trip... everyone in Gate 1 is friendly great attitude, always got a greeting. ... the information I got before going on the trip is very helpful. ..my tour guide Washington and Frank are fantastic people. ..the driver George was careful and always on time on every destination. .. Gate 1 is very lucky to have people that care and love their job.
I'll be seeing Gate 1 again in the future. .. planning for next year.Daniela E. Oak Lawn, IL
The trip was amazing. Wow. We did not miss to see anything.
The tour guide, Pavel, was incredible. He went on and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and that everything was perfect at the hotels, the food, the bus, etc. He even took the time to show us around the city during the "free times".
Besides the great logistics of the tour, Pavel really made it even more exciting and interesting. I can go on an on, but I have to go back to reality, work.
I'm looking forward to our next Gate 1 tour in hope that all tour guides are as dedicated, knowledgeable and driven as Pavel.Marilitza B. Coconut Creek, FL
Our trip to Peru was fantastic! The Inca sites we saw speak for themselves, truly treasures of the world. Our tour guide, Rene, was exceptional. He was organized, very conscious of each persons health and enjoyment of the tour, and his passion for his country was sincere and informative.
As far as the people on our tour, we couldn't have hand picked a better group. There was camaraderie and lots of laughter, we became a "family." I can't say enough about the quality of hotels we stayed in (we were a Wednesday departure) and how well Gate 1 took care of us. I would highly recommend this tour to others, but I couldn't guarantee the experience that we had, it would be hard to beat!Karen S. Lombard, IL
The trip was fabulous except for LAN luggage rules that we were not informed about before the trip. There is not only a size limit to carry-on luggage but a weight limit. I have a sturdy suitcase and it is a little heavier than some so mine weighed too much. Many other travelers were having the same problem. We need to be informed of things like that before we go.
Our guide in Peru was absolutely the best I have ever had! Adriel went over and above what was expected of him. He gave indepth details about things at Machu Picchu and had lots of pictures to help us understand. He gave us flowers for Mothers Day. On the last day of our trip he went to the airport and was able to get our boarding passes for us so we didn't have to stand in the long lines at the airport.
There are many more things to mention about his attention to details that made our trip so wonderful. The assistant guide - Raquel - was also very nice. She was very helpful in giving us suggestions on menus and shopping. She did a lot of behind the scene things for Adriel which made our trip so great. The bus driver - Guermo - was very skilled and got us through some tight places. He was always there waiting for us at the appointed time. I felt safe with him driving us through the beautiful country of Peru.
I wish that Gate 1 had a person to meet us in Miami at a specific time before we checked in for our out bound trip. That might have made things go smoother for us.This was a wonderful trip except for lack of sleep due to overnight flights.Claudia B. Tampa, FL
My wife and I had a fantastic time on this tour of Peru. Together, we have travelled independently to various countries in Europe, north Africa and the Caribbean.
This being my very first group tour, I must honestly say I was very apprehensive travelling with others and on a set itinerary. However, I was very pleased that, foregoing the 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. wakeup calls, we pretty much covered all the points of interest we were hoping to see.
Our tour manager, Julio Santos, was fantastic. He was extremely informative and had a great sense of humor as well. My sister is now on the very same tour and is having a wonderful experience as well.Peter R. Boynton Beach, FL
Our trip to Peru was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. Enrique, our tour guide, did an excellent job. Also, the logistics effort of moving people and luggage was completed without any problems.
This was our third trip with Gate 1 and we are certainly satisfied.Ivor D. Loveland, CO
This tour was excellent. The price was so good I didn't know what to expect, but I did not expect it to be as well organised and as well orchestrated as it was. Juan was an excellent, well organised and knowledgeable guide who put everyone at ease. The drivers and local guides were excellent. The accommodations and meals were consistently superior. Given that the price was so good I was a bit leery of booking a trip that looked too good to be true.
I have already recommended this tour to others who are considering a trip to Peru and will continue to do so since my first experience with Gate 1 was outstanding. I would also like to commend the company on sponsoring the school. It was very nice to visit the school and to meet the children and teachers. I travel a lot and this was one of the best tours I have been on.Marie F. British Colombia, CA
Your company's tour organization was first rate. Rene was totally dedicated to every step of our journey. From pick up at the airport in Lima, throughout the 10 days and all the way to ticketing and baggage drop off at the airport on our return home. We were surprised how he could work tirelessly to ensure every person's needs were met. He was up before all of us and slept only after we were all comfortably returned to our rooms for the night. He made it all look easy and always with a caring smile and good humor. Rene is the ultimate professional. We were also fortunate in having Roberto a trained EMT as his assistant. The main driver Victor was forever the expert professional and gentleman. We feel gifted in having this team shepherd us through our adventure to Machu Pichu and Lake Titikaka. We took preparations for the altitude (stepped up our exercise routines 3 months ahead of the trip and took the Diamox medicine) but individually each person of the group suffered from altitude sickness in one way or another. However, we all survived (SMILE).
Each of the group dinners and shows were delicious and entertaining. Needless to say the views at Machu Picchu were spectacular. We are very glad we went on this vacation and very happy with the level of care and organization provided by Rene and his team through Gate 1 Travel. We are looking to find an "affordable vacation" with airfare and several days in Barcelona for Fall 2015. We know we will not be disappointed by Gate 1 Travel.Woodrow W. Cocoa Beach, FL
The trip / tour was great - a bit tiring, but we had a very good time. Our tour guide Marcos was absolutely wonderful - friendly, knowledgable, flexible, etc - the highest marks - he added some much to our understanding of Peru and its culture. The hotels in Cusco and Machu Picchu were excellent - in Lima not so great, but the location was good. This was our 3rd time with Gate 1 and I am already planning my next one with you.John S. Maplewood, MN
The trip was amazing, well thought out, absolutely detailed oriented and amazing guides and tour manager Julio.
I have to mention that in all our travels around the world with numerous tours and independent trips that we have had, this is by far, the most enjoyable, historically inspiring, and nature uplifting. I am sure, you have heard similar messages from others, but our group, our tour director Julio, super-drivers and guides, and above all, the local peoples, made our trip, absolutely physically and intrinsically satisfying.
The hotel upgrade were absolutely worth it. The hotels were clean, great quality of beds and availability of free wifi was very useful to post updates to our family and friends. The excursions were very good, immersed us in the local fabric quickly, and efficiently timed. The advice received from the local guides was very appropriate, and safety conscious. The local included tours were also very good in allowing members in getting the history and locations details in a very short period of time.
We would have no hesitation in suggesting others to Gate 1, and we ourselves, would love to go to Turkey with Gate 1. Julio, our tour manager had mentioned a discount will be available for future bookings.... that would definitely encourage us further.Alnoor S. Edmonton, AL
We loved the trip, and the ability to chose which side excursions interested us was perfect for our style of travel. We had never taken a commercial tour before, but Gate 1's plan allowed us to enjoy the trip without feeling compelled to be "herded" around constantly.
Edgar was just the best guide one could ask for. He is a great representative for Gate 1 and for Peru. Our only wish was to have had more time to explore Cuzco and Ollantuytambo on our own. We were thrilled with the school visit and the family dinner and appreciate the effort Gate 1 is making to improve the lives of the people we visited.
Thank you for making this economically priced so that we could take advantage of this wonderful experience.
I had been to Peru as 20 year old summer volunteer for the YMCA but didn't have the opportunity to go to Macchu Picchu. It has been on my "bucket list" and when I saw it offered on Groupon my husband said "Let's do it!"Cheryl G. Palos Heights, IL
Trip was great - all that we could have expected. Our guides Frankie and Rolly made the trip unforgettable. Their knowledge of Peru and it past and present cultures was spot one.
Not sure we could have enjoyed the trip as much on our own. Gate 1 planning and execution was perfect from the minutes we got on the airplane in Washington DC, until when got off the airplane in Washington DC eleven days later. The highlight of the trip was out visit to Machu Picchu - pictures do not do the archeological site justice. Walking through the 600 year old ruins and the narrative presented by Rolly brought the place alive.
I would recommend Gate 1 and a visit to Peru to anyone. Last year it was Kenya, this year Peru. Gate 1 is helping us scratch off bucket list items. Now we have to figure our 2016 excursion.Kermit Q. Alexandria, VA
What an adventure this trip was! We had a great time! Learned and saw a lot of incredible things. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and personable. Gate 1 travel is lucky to employ Odon! We traveled with a great group of people and we will continue to get together with some when possible.
This trip was not a vacation, but an adventure that we truly enjoyed.Dianne E. Norwalk, CT
The 10-Day affordable Peru tour was fantastic. Our tour guide, Enrique, did an excellent job of caring for us and guiding us throughout the tour. Everything was meticulously planned out. We didn't have to worry about anything. No luggage was lost during all the transfers. Our guide and his helper, Edsen, were very knowledgeable, interesting, and informative on a wide variety of topics.
The itinerary was more than we expected in every regard. Also, the optional excursions were fascinating and worthwhile. The optional meals with local families were enjoyable and informative. We hope Gate1 will continue to offer opportunities to meet with local families. Ernesto, our bus driver, did an excellent and masterful job of driving in some horrendous traffic situations. It was also nice to ride in a large, comfortable bus on our journey from Cuzco to Puno.
We certainly recommend Gate1 Travel to others and we plan on taking other future trips with Gate1.Peter P. Duluth, MN
Just want to let you know that Gate 1 Travel is number one in our book. The trip was fabulous. I really like the way you lay out the options for tours. If someone is tired or altitude problems they can choose to rest that day and catch up the next day.
The selection of hotels was wonderful. First Class all the way. The breakfast was always special at everyone of the hotels. Service was at its peek for everything. Train ride to Matchu Pitchu was so beautiful.
Washington the Tour Manager and his helpers were very very accommodating and took care of every need. They went beyond the call of duty and made each traveler feel special and fulfilled every expectation of our trip to Peru.
The driving is most difficult in Peru, as any big places anymore, however, Dennis did a fabulous job of keeping us safe and getting us to every destination on time and we did not miss a thing. Thanks for the beautiful bus on the long haul to Puno from Cusco.... The flights were perfect as well and never a lost bag a long the way. Wow, that is a plus....
I was most impressed that Gate 1 is there for the communities and helps support the schools for young folks. That I hope will continue as it is a wonderful support for the students.
To have a special farewell dinner in Puno, that was not planned, but Gate 1 said do it, that was most impressive. Also great food and fellowship. Thanks for not just thinking about self and company but putting the client first in every event. Says a lot for your management.Carol O. San Jose, CA
This was our first time with Gate 1, and based on our experience with other structured tours we have taken, by far the best in so many ways that I can only try to share the WOW we feel for Gate 1.
Our first structured tour was with Legendary Journeys in November of 2014 to Costa Rica. Having traveled the world on our own for 20+ years this was an experiment for us. Getting older led us to trying a structured tour. Having no previous experience with structured tours before Nov 2014 we did not know what to expect. For that experience we were so disappointed, starting with the air carrier and ending with the lack of attention from the tour guide, unless we were taking a tour, which was never on time. Legendary Journeys will never see us again.
Gate 1 experience was all +++++'s. The air carrier was AV and on a par with Air France, our favorite carrier. The tour guide, Edgar, met us at the release point from emigration and started helping with problems then when my wife left her pass port at the last of three unexpected stations we needed to clear through emigration. He stayed with us continuously for the next 10 days. He helped us avoid tourist traps, gave sound advise on how to spend free time, Was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to at every turn. He had unexpected medical issues with one from our party which led to her hospitalization. He handled this in an almost invisible way. The hotels were very acceptable considering we did not have the upgrade package. The special dinners were outstanding. The included tours exceeded our expectations and the optional tours we took were outstanding. In particular the dinner with a local family during the sacred valley stay was life altering. We travel to the DR for extended stays on our own and when we heard that Gate 1 support local schools like we do in the DR, we became kindred spirits with Gate 1. For Paula, the people living on the floating islands of lake TitiCaca was the most amazing thing she has ever seen. Especially considering the Climate.
While we were in Peru we received a Gate 1 email about travel opportunity in India. This will possibly be our next Gate 1 adventure unless you motivate us even more.
Looking forward to our next Gate 1 adventure. Mike & Paula Morton
ps; I can't say enough about our tour guide "EDGAR". Gate 1 did VERY WELL in engaging his services and he deserves cudos for the way he led us for 10 days. Thanks EdgarMichael M. New Prt Rchy, FL
Absolutely fantastic! The hotels were far from tourist class more like First Class. Your representatives-Raul and Freddie went above and beyond being much more than guides-they took a personal interest in every one of our group-were with us 24/7 and did everything possible to make our trip a memorable experience. And what enthusiasm for their Country and all its glory! I have traveled the world extensively and I will spread the word about this awesome trip. A few years ago I took your Guatemala trip and it was so much trip for so little money and you did it again!Donnalynn R. Shandaken, NY
While our trip got off to a very bumpy start (our Delta flight to Miami was delayed and we didn't make our LAN Airlines flight to Lima missing the whole first day of the tour - no fault of Gate 1), we were very happy with Gate 1 as our tour company.
We had several people from Gate 1 helping us through this flight delay situation (Jennifer, Shawn from the air department and others) that finally got us to Lima 24 hours later than everyone else. LAN airlines was insisting that we buy new tickets since we missed our original flight but through persistence, they finally let us fly on their airlines.
Many times, it's hard to know how good the Customer Service of a company is until there is a problem.Well, the people at Gate 1 sure came through even if it wasn't a Gate 1 issue. We are very grateful for that.
Our tour director, Edgard, was very good at what he does; knowledgeable, personable, caring and did whatever he could to make our trip easier. The hotels that Gate 1 reserved for us were all very nice and comfortable.
So, I have been recommending Gate 1 to my family and friends and on social media ;) I would certainly take another trip through Gate 1.Helen C. Shoreline, WA
Best trip ever! Sunday in Cusco they had a Carnival Parade. Saturday night after Macchu Picchu it was Valentines Day in Cusco and the streets were full of locals celebrating. The restaurants had specials and decor to celebrate. Our little group went on to continue the night at a Salsa Disco with the locals, which was really cool.
The tour guide did a phenomenal job creating an environment where everyone was like a little family. Raul really likes being a tour manager and was able to make everyone feel special. Everyone really got along and had a great time and exchanged e-mails. The 5 day express is perfect for Macchu Picchu. Thank you so much for all your help and attention you put into making this a wonderful trip. I will travel again and call you to work with.Cecelia S. Melbourne, FL
The trip to Peru was incredible! Our guide, Adriel, was outstanding. He was so passionate about making the trip a memorable one for all. Adriel loves his job, and it as evident every day. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Peru. The itinerary was accommodating to all. I enjoyed the free time in Lima, Cuzco, and Agua Caliente. Your information and suggestions were very helpful. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
I plan on traveling again with Gate 1. I was very impressed with the hotels and food of the tour.Theresa M. Colorado Springs, CO
I had a wonderful trip! Peru was amazing and Machu Picchu was fascinating. Our guide was very informative and everything was so well organized. The hotels that we stayed in were first class. My experience as a single traveler worked out very well because everyone was so friendly...I never felt alone. I definitely love Gate 1 Travel...this is my second trip with them and I will be going on many more trips with Gate 1 Travel. I am thinking about Thailand as my next adventure.?Thank you for all your help!Julia L. Ottawa, ON
Our trip was fantastic. The tour guide, Jesus Cardenas, was wonderful - very informative, lots of learning, and he kept us laughing. How much better could it get? I have a wonderful couple of photos of Jesus which I will send to you if I can figure out how to share from Dropbox!
Thank you and your team for all the help we received on our way down to Lima when we had such flight delays (5 hours delayed at DFW). We had planned in exactly a 5-hour window in Miami - plenty of time between flights, one would think - but due to the delays at DFW, we missed our connection to Lima. Your team was terrific in reducing our anxiety about getting to Lima somehow that night. As it turned out, we were able to work with American Airlines, a partner of LAN, to get a direct flight to Lima at midnight. We had another 6 hours at the Miami airport but at least we knew we could get to Peru by early morning!
We'll definitely plan future trips with Gate 1!Annette D. Fort Worth, TX
I do not have words to express my gratitude towards Gate 1 Travel for giving me such an experience of a lifetime. Gate 1 went above and beyond all expectations to make my visit to Peru the most memorable of all vacations. Every bit of the trip was taken care of seamlessly. Our tour guide, Henry was instrumental in making our trip the most enjoyable experience. He was informative, helpful and extremely valuable throughout the whole trip. I cannot thank him enough too.
The places we saw were brilliant. The food was fantastic. And people we met were most genuine and humble. What could I have asked for more?
But all in all, I am so happy I chose Gate 1 to travel to Peru. Everyone in the group said you guys have gone above and beyond for this trip. I'm spreading the word to my friends about your trips. And I am most definitely going to travel more with Gate 1 Travel in the future, maybe to Peru again too.Manjot B. Lynnwood, WA
Wow! We absolutely loved our experience in Peru with Henry and Jupiter (our nickname)! Our driver (Jorge?) was the best, too! This trip far exceeded our expectations and is getting our highest recommendation to our friends and family. Henry's passion for the Inca culture and history brings to life the ghosts of a once vibrant and technically advanced society. His knowledge and genuinely concerned delivery of very entertaining stories is why we added additional optional tours after our initial experience. He was that special adhesive that can adhere a wide variety of personalities into a comfortable group of fellow travelers. Each of us benefited from his special relationship with the local people that cooked roadside food, brewed traditional corn beer, made jewelry, and hand wove rugs.
Looking after us behind the scenes was not missed by us, and we are thankful. Not really sure when either one of these guys had time to sleep. I could go on and on but I will close by saying that we are so thankful that we had Henry and Jupiter because of all that we would have missed without them. They are truly a credit to the Gate1 team and are primarily why we are already investigating your SE Asia offerings.David O. Lake Stevens, WA
Thank you! My trip was absolutely amazing!!! Couldn't have asked for better Gate 1 Travel guides. They were the best, going out of their way to make sure we all stayed safe, had fun, and felt like family and of course giving us an over all great experience of not only being able to see all these beautiful sights but also giving us the opportunity to enjoy and interact in a wonderful new culture.Yadira, B. Elmhurst, NY
This was my 3rd Gate 1 trip and I am now going on my 4th on March 14 to China.I want you to know how impressed I was with my trip to Peru. The planning and organization was exceptional. From Rolly, our tour manager, meeting us at the airport with a big smile to getting us sorted and off to our hotels, it was the start of a fantastic trip. I hope you know what a gem you have in Rolly. He is the best tour manager that I have had in all my years of travel. He goes above and beyond to take care of his "family" and believe me we felt like his family right from the start. He is a wealth of information. He is always smiling and helpful. He is kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and right there to insure that everyone is having the best time. If someone was not feeling up to par he was right there to assist and get them back in top form.
In Lima our half day tour to the museum was outstanding and Jose (no way Jose) was an exceptional guide. The hotels were outstanding. Breakfast being included was perfect. The meals with families were especially interesting. I love meeting local people and visiting and learning about their lives. Samuel, our driver, was the most considerate driver I have had the fortune to ride with. He was an excellent driver.
We were prepared for rain, but it was not an issue. Our day in Machu Picchu started partly cloudy and then the sun came out. It was sunny for our day in the floating islands. We only had rain one day while on the bus, and one evening while walking a couple blocks for dinner. The rest of the time in rained during the night. I have several friends who like to travel with me as I tell them I order good weather when I travel and I have not been disappointed yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the China trip in March.
I must tell you that our "family" was outstanding. NO ONE was late. We did not have to wait for anyone. We did not have the typical one who complains about everything. Everyone got along and had a great time. I don't think anyone could have "picked" a better group of 28 people.
One request/suggestion: I would like Gate 1 to provide 2 bottles of water per person per day. You want everyone to drink lots of water and you have to use it for brushing your teeth, etc. Even if you have a charge a few dollars more, it would be worth it.
I found the trip to be an excellent value.Danielle M. Mount Vernon, WA
We had a great time on our Peru trip. In our view our tour manager made the trip fantastic. Edgar was absolutely outstanding; his knowledge of the history of his country and the Inca combined with his ability to communicate the information made for a superb experience. Being a Tour Manager is akin to herding cats and Edgar did this with aplomb. He is clearly on a first name basis with the god/goddess of weather because even though we were in the rainy season we had nothing but blue sky with a few puffy clouds; ideal weather for touring. On the few occasions that dark clouds started to collect Edgar would look up at the sky and they meekly moved off. Gate 1 has a treasure in Edgar.Lee W. Hilton Head, SC
This trip was a 40th wedding anniversary present my husband and I gave to ourselves. We never had a honeymoon - so it was like a honeymoon for us too. All I can say is - IT WAS FABULOUS!!!! We loved every minute. I'm not sure how you find the most amazing people to take care of us during the trip - but WOW! Juan Fanfar - our main guide for the 10 days went above and beyond to take care of everyone in the group. I cannot say enough good things about him. Not only was he caring - he is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of his country and he was able to share that love with all of us. I have no idea where the man found his energy to attend to so many different personalities for 10 days and always with a gorgeous smile on his face. Ruben - One of our "sub" guides" - I think he is in training to be a main guide possibly? He was brilliant! LOVED HIM!! Again - so friendly and caring. The bus driver we had for most of the days - Sorry cannot remember his name - but my hat is off to him for his skill in getting us through some tight places. The accommodations were wonderful! We loved every hotel - they were clean and new and the people working there would do anything to try and meet our needs.
Peru is an amazingly beautiful country, with a rich history and culture. I can only hope to go back someday. If there are any specific questions you would like to ask - please let me know. Just know my husband and I truly enjoyed every minute.Colleen F. Avon, NY
Our trip was awesome. It was a well organized and professional service. All staff: drivers, local guides, hotel services and restaurants were very friendly and helpful. Great choices for hotel and restaurants on each of our stops.
Hands down to our tour manager Washington for making this a memorable trip for me, my husband and our friends Nathalia & Justin. He is best in the industry. Very knowledgeable, organized, friendly and caring person. Thousand thanks to him and Mariluz (Maricela) who helped my husband who got ill for couple days. They gave us personal care, and a peace of mind taking care of little things that meant the world to us.
We will use your service again, and tell all of our friends about you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!Yvonne F. Cape Canaveral, FL
Our trip was AMAZING! We had a very fun time. Our tour guide, Juan, was great.... and all of the tour guides in the respective cities were good as well... Ruben stayed with us for a while and he provided some fun facts in Cuzco and the Sacred Valley! I was impressed with our bus driver... Although I live in Chicago and deal with crazy traffic... I could never have navigated a bus as well as he did!
The hotels and services were far better than what I had expected!
I would definitely book another trip through Gate 1.... Between your assistance and guidance, and our tour guide's professionalism and knowledge, the quality of service and hotels.... we are definitely going to research another trip within the next year!
Thanks for all of your help and I hope to talk to you later this year!Tricia K. Chicago, IL
We were more than pleasantly surprised by Gate 1 in Peru. This was our first time taking a guided tour and were a little anxious about what to expect. We arrived at Hotel Antigua in Lima at 2:30 am and the check in process was efficient and friendly. The hotel had a Colonial flavor almost a Bed & Breakfast feel. After breakfast we met our Tour Director Mauricio who was a treasure. We went on a familiarization tour of the city and saw the Franciscan Monastery and Catacombes.
In Cusco some of our luggage didn't make the plan due to weight requirements with Avianca. As Mauricio said "No Worries". After Checking In at the Eco Inn in Cusco we proceeded to Sachse waman "Incan Temple Ruins". Nataly, an assistant tour guide accompanied us since some of us were affected by the altitude and so after some advice from Mauricio we chose to eat lightly and drink lots of water and try the Coco tea provided at the hotel. As Mauricio said "No Worries " our luggage was in our rooms when we returned from the tour.
We took the bus to the station for the trip to Macchu Picchu. While on the bus we were regaled by the history of the places we would be seeing and also some of what is happening today in Peru the train ride was quite pleasant and Mauricio made the time pass by pointing out sights and photo opportunities. We arrived in Agua Caliente the town at the foot of Macchu Picchu. We were met at the station by porters who collected our luggage so we can do our tour of Macchu Picchu unencumbered. Because it was the afternoon it was a wonderful walk that was never crowded or rushed. Mauricio geared our walk to suit our abilities.
Our transfers to the airport was arranged by Mauricio. So any of us who had to get to the airport were there in plenty of time. We would definitely recommend Gate 1 to our friends and family. This tour in particular was made special by the expert care given to us by Mauricio.
Mary Ann G. North Richland Hills, TX
The trip was amazing! Our guide Hector was great, very knowledgeable and took good care of us every step of the way. The itinerary was perfect. I will be booking another Gate 1 trip very soon. Very pleased with the service provided by all Gate 1 staff.Nanette N. Fort Myers, FL
The trip was really great. I especially appreciated our tour guide, Hector, and all of the help we had along the way from drivers, hotel staff, airport staff, and additional guides.Caitlin R. Arlington, VA
I just returned from Peru this week and experienced one of the most outstanding trips of my life. Hector was our trip manager/primary guide. His cultural insight, historical knowledge and enthusiasm was responsible for having such an extremely positive experience.
Hector was able to shepherd our group so that we were always timely in arrivals to both the sights as well as to make sure that we met our transportation deadlines.
I had the misfortune of losing my "white paper" required in order to not have to pay the VAT on hotel rooms. Hector personally escorted me to the government offices in Cusco, to the bank to pay the required fee and then back to the government office. He was able to pull this off in a timely manner and still connect me up with our group so that I miss out on very little of what our optional tour had seen. He did this without making me feel badly about losing the white paper.
Every aspect of the tour was above expectations, although I firmly believe that Hector's ability as an exceptional guide is what made it so.
Thank you Gate 1 for making my visit to Peru so memorable.Janet P. Janesville, WI
Our trip could not have been any better. We enjoyed the food, the folks on the trip, the hotels and sights. But even with all that in place, our trip would not have been so enjoyable without Hector as our guide, friend and fellow traveler. He really did a fine job in getting us a feel for the country, the towns and the people. He had an easy going style and yet had us all on the same page when it came to being on time, listening to info on the tours and explaining what our day was to be like. His association with fellow guides and bus drivers put us at ease and made us feel very safe and comfortable. He was there to answer any questions we had and demonstrated a concern for our needs at all times.
We have told many of our friends about the great service Gate 1 provided and we highly recommend the trip, especially with Hector as the main guide. This was our first trip with a "travel service" and we were very impressed. Our plans are to travel with Gate 1 this fall on a river cruise on the Danube.
Thanks for the personal and professionalism your staff demonstrated to us.Linda R. River Falls, WI
The trip was fabulous. Machu Picchu was more awesome than I expected!
Our guide Juan was very courteous and knowledgeable, and Milagros, our local guide in Lima was also very good.
The only thing is that Juan should practice his English a little more, because he would call everything "that place" or "this place". And when he was talking about different locations, it would get a little confusing which "place" he was referring to.
I did want to give a thumbs up to our local guide Jesus in Machu Picchu.
My mom and a couple of the older ladies of the group were not able to keep up with Juan and the rest of the group and Jesus took them under his wing and gave them a more relaxed tour of the ruins with not as much climbing.
He did a great job explaining many of the rooms and sections of the bottom part of the ruins where they stayed.
One funny part of the trip was when I broke off from the guided part and went up to the top of the ruins to get that ever-famous shot of the ruins.
After almost 40 minutes of climbing those steps (stopping every few to rest due to the altitude), I got up to the top and that's when the fog/clouds rolled in.
I couldn't believe that I had gone all that way just to have my shot clouded over! Luckily, I waited there with a couple of other diehard photographers until the clouds moved on and got my shot.
Thank you, and I'm looking forward to my next trip with Gate 1 Travel!Maureen P. Trinity, FL
Our trip was totally awesome..it surpassed all our expectations. This was our first experience with Gate 1 travel after receiving wonderful recommendation from close friends. We took the 11 day Nazca lines trip. It was very well planned out and executed to perfection. We were lucky to have very informed, friendly and caring guides (Frankie and Rene), throughout. All the support team of assistant managers(Jesus, Eliseo) drivers(Edwin) etc. were very good too. We were able to visit all the places and enjoy the local culture and the beautiful scenery of Peru. The hotel accommodations and transportation was fantastic. Our entire group was superb; everyone got along great and we miss them all. Overall it was an experience of a lifetime and one of the best vacations we have had in a long time. We sure look forward to our next trip with Gate 1.Geetha N. Coral Springs, FL
Our trip was great. My wife and I both loved it. We both wanted to especially make a note to you folks of what a wonderful job our guide, Hector, did for us the entire journey. He was quite knowledgeable, helpful on all aspects and issues, courteous, humorous, and has an amazingly solid ability in English despite never having had the chance to visit the US himself. While I am certain we would have enjoyed the tour regardless of who was our guide, I am still sure that Senor Hector was instrumental in making our trip one of the best we have ever taken.
Thanks for everything, and do not be surprised if we use you folks again some day for another journey.Timothy D. Chicago, IL
We had a wonderful trip to Peru. It was the trip of a lifetime, just as I had hoped. I thought Machu Picchu would be the highlight, but Pavel was such an amazing tour guide that all the personal connections he had to artists, shamans and storekeepers made it very special. He is also a great leader with a good sense of humor and a lot of integrity, plus we had a great group of people on our tour. We felt very taken care of - the food and hotels were great too. We look forward to our next adventure with Gate 1. Happy Holidays.Lorraine P. Mill Valley, CA
Our trip was simply fabulous! This was our first experience with Gate 1 Travel and found it outstanding! The efficiency at your end was remarkable. The travel arrangements and complete documents made everything run so smoothly. We never encountered any problems or glitches.
The guide, Hector, was the best guide we have had in all our numerous bus trips. He was kind, helpful and knowledgeable. He is a true gem! The small group atmosphere (13) was great and made moving around easy. The hotels (upgraded class) were great and so was the food.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience and we were very impressed with Gate 1.
We would not hesitate to book another trip with Gate 1.Pauline B. Rockland, ON
My mom and I both enjoyed our trip to Peru very much! Everyone we met on our trip, including Gate 1 personnel, was very nice and friendly, and the weather was just perfect! Our manager Enrique was very knowledgeable, informative and patient. We especially enjoyed visiting Machu Picchu, but the experience is kind of impossible to describe - it is a must see!!
Thank you so much for an amazing experience, I will definitely travel with Gate 1 again :-)Jana H. Clearwater, FL
This was our first time with Gate 1 and we were extremely satisfied with all the arrangements that made our Peru tour experience rewarding. Special mention has to be made for our tour manager Pavel. He was just exceptional! He was firm but sensitive to everyone's needs, exercised good judgment and control of the group, was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing his country's history, was charming and had a delightful sense of humor. Also, his assistant Oscar that we met in Cusco was a great complement to Pavel. He had very pleasing mannerisms, was friendly and very helpful.
We are raving about Gate 1 to all our friends and family. Thanks once again for such a great travel experience.Shamim S. Austin, TX
My trip to Peru surpassed all expectations. The hotel accommodations were of higher quality than expected (except in Puno), all included meals were of good taste and more than ample quantity, and the scenery and ruins of this country were breathtaking. What made the trip exceptionally successful was the excellent knowledge, patience, and personality of our Gate 1 tour guide Pavel.
Pavel was a trove of knowledge, handled this group of 24 tourists with diplomacy but matter of factness (as necessary), and ensured we stayed to schedule with a kind, caring direction. Pavel is a major asset to Gate ...I would recommend Gate 1 and the skills of Pavel to friends and family.
Thank you to Gate 1 for a great vacation!Vincent N. Palm Harbor, FL
Our trip was absolutely amazing. You guys do such a wonderful job it is unbelievable. And our tour guide, Roger, did an out-right perfect job. He was incredible. I could not have asked for anything more. I would recommend this trip and him to everyone I ever meet. We will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 again.Britt W. Brown Deer, WI
The trip met and exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Jesus, was so effortlessly accommodating. What a really nice person. He brought so much to my experience. One of the exceptional things he did was make it possible for me to go to an outlet I wanted to see. It was at the start of an optional tour but I was up to doing the entire tour. So he arranged for a private car to take me to the outlet and wait while I went into see what the outlet was all about. I didn't ask or even think about an arrangement to just accommodate me! I just asked if I wanted to go see the outlet how would I make that arrangement, assuming he would tell me how to get a taxi or whatever. He said he would take care of it and he certainly did! I can't say enough great things about everyone that made my trip the exciting event that it was!Karen B. Hatboro, PA
The trip was great! This was my first group tour and I was anxious about it. I have done a lot of independent travel in the past and didn't know how I would feel about having a lot of people in a group or having everything pre-scheduled.
It was great. All the people were very friendly and Jesus was awesome. It was the perfect amount of scheduled activity and free time. Jesus did a really great job keeping everyone organized and on time. He was also very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend the 10 day Peru trip and Jesus to my friends.
We met one couple who was doing their 8th Gate 1 tour and another couple who has their 4th scheduled next spring in France. I would definitely look at more Gate 1 tours in the future.Erica O. Vancouver, WA
It was awesome! We loved it and can't speak more highly of Edgar our guide! His intelligence along with his tremendous organizational skills were exceptional. But, above all that, he was a kind, genuine, caring man. We loved him. He made the tour the best! The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the schedule was perfect. We really felt we got an overall taste of what Peru was and is today.
Thank you and we would not hesitate to use Gate 1 again.Vicky B. Centralia, WA
The trip was great. It was what I would call a real adventure. The cruise was fantastic and we learned so much. The crew and guides were terrific. Saw lots of wildlife, birds and many pink dolphins. Caught piranha and they cooked them for us! Even got to swim in the Amazon. Gate 1 people were very good and no problems with airport transfers or hotel. Would love to do this trip again some day.Garth L. Hart, MI
Peru was wonderful. It wasn't a vacation or a trip or a holiday. It was the most amazing adventure/journey of a lifetime. All the readings, videos and conversations with past travelers did not prepare me for what we experienced.
I can not say enough about Leo and his staff. He made the trip extra special. I highly recommend this trip with Gate 1 and especially with Leo. So many OMG moments that I am still pinching myself.Theresa D. Northville, NY
This was my first "group tour" as I enjoy doing my own planning and travel only with friends or family. I did not know if I would enjoy it as much , but had the opportunity to go to a major "bucket list" destination (Machu Picchu) with my daughter at a great price with Gate 1 and Travelzoo- and decided to try it! I can sincerely say that it was awesome! Not just Machu Picchu/Peru- but the entire experience!
Our tour manager, Maurisio, was the best! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country, never bored us with his stories, took great care of each one of us (our ages ranged from 24 -72) and as others have said- is a delight! The tour was extremely well organized - no second wasted but never felt rushed. The choice of Hotels was incredible and far exceeded my expectations in comfort and location. I was truly impressed at all of the extras that were done- bags efficiently delivered to our rooms and back to the bus, train/plane/bus tickets arranged and always ready for us and optional excursions were never pushed on us, but when taken, were exceptional!
We have traveled extensively on our own, but I look forward to traveling with Gate 1 to many more places in the future and will highly recommend Gate 1 to friends! Thank you for a wonderful trip!Barbara S. Seattle, WA
We had an absolutely amazing time! Our tour manager, Julio, was awesome! He did such a great job taking care of us on our trip. He was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to accommodate everyone on the tour. Julio really made our Peruvian adventure special. We will definitely be traveling Gate 1 again!Grace C. West Boylston, MA
Thanks to Gate 1, this trip was one of the most memorable & awesome experiences I've ever had. This was my fourth trip with Gate 1 & expectations were high. This trip completely surpassed my expectations!!! A special note of gratitude to my Tour Guide, Arturo & the support staff (drivers, city/site guides, etc.) that were constantly looking out for us.
While Marcos was a co-tour leader & in a separate group from ours, we had the pleasure of celebrating our birthdays together. His Peruvian hospitality, wit & smile made me feel truly honored to share this auspicious occasion. I will fondly remember my first Pisco Sour, Chicha & guinea pig with a grateful heart because of the incredible people I had the pleasure to meet & travel with. Muchas gracias, Gate 1, a job well done.Joy R. Seal Beach, CA
It was the best trip ever, our tour manager, Leo, was the best, and the local
tour guides were very good, especially Abel. I am encouraging everyone to take
the trip to Peru with Gate1! We did not want to leave -- even after 11 days on
the road! Thank you for this opportunity for our family - it is an adventure we
will never forget!
Absolutely fabulous!! I can't say enough wonderful things.
This is the first time we have taken an escorted tour, we usually head off on our own, but it certainly won't be the last trip we take with Gate 1. I was so incredibly impressed by the organization and detail taken to make our trip unforgettable. Every little tiny thing was seamless, from loads of background info (know before you go), travel documents, to a daily bottle of water! The selection of hotels, restaurants and activities was very well thought out. Very good selections.
Our tour manager, Odon, was more than we could ever have expected. His knowledge of the culture, country, history, and locations was amazing. He was interested in each member of the group and their individual needs. Not only that, he was so much fun! Our trip was so much better than anything we ever could have done on our own. I feel we really experienced Peru on a level that far exceeds basic tourism.
The only thing that I felt lacking was I would have preferred more time in Cusco and less in Lima. Because of such a wonderful experience, I have already been snooping for Africa/safari adventures! Thank you for a great trip.Lissa Y. Arvada, CO
I would have to say this is my favorite and most memorable trip. I really enjoy the organization of Gate 1 tours and loved that everything was taken care of for me. Washington was an excellent tour manager, his talks were not too long nor too short, with just enough humor. He engaged us with all the interesting facts without being boring. His assistant, Victor, was an asset to our group. It was great to have him engaging with the younger crowd in our group.
My most favorite part of the trip was the dinner with the local Peruvian family. That's not something I could have done without being on a Gate 1 tour. That was a great experience to have a home cooked meal and to see how the family lives. Lake Titicaca was also very interesting to see how they live their lives on an island. I enjoyed all the meals offered and now love Peruvian cuisine.
I would definitely use Gate 1 for future travel and would recommend them to all my friends and family.Mimi P. Chicago, IL
The trip with Gate 1 Travel was outstanding. It was well organized. The details of travel, food, accommodations and side trips appeared to be well thought through so that all aspects of the trip were seamless. The highlight of the trip was our tour manager Rolly. Rolly was warm, compassionate and very knowledgeable. He created an atmosphere of trust and respect. Our group, with Rolly's leadership, became a family, and as a family we joyfully shared our time together. I have already recommended Gate 1 to several friends. I have also looked for other Gate 1 trips I might take in the future. If all of them are run as well as the trip to Peru, I will certainly take another trip with Gate 1.
Thank you for a memorable experience.Barbara P. Clarksville, TN
Our trip was wonderful! Our tour guide, Raul, was very enthusiastic about explaining everything about the places we visited and seemed quite knowledgeable. We really didn't know what to expect since this was the first trip of this kind for my daughter and me, but I have to say, I believe it's the way to go. Also, while in Peru, all travel details were taken care of by our guide so we never had to stress about any of it. Would definitely consider a Gate 1 tour again some day in the future.Susan P. Woodland, CA
I had a most wonderful trip and want to thank Gate 1 and especially Gary my main guide. Gary goes above and beyond to help everyone and was a huge help to me. We were provided with excellent hotels, air and land travel and I took all the optional tours provided except the one the morning after Machu Picchu. All guides were very knowledgeable and caring. I would recommend Gate 1 to my friends and family for future tours.
I especially appreciated the 5 hours spent at Machu Picchu as that was my whole reason for taking the tour. Lake Titicaca was also a highlight as were the 2 schools we visited. Our visit to the school that the Gate 1 Foundation sponsors was great. At one time I taught school and was truly touched by the children we visited with. Again I can't say enough about Gary and his caring attitude.Liz H. British Columbia, Canada
Peru trip was wonderful. As this was my fifth trip with Gate 1 I have come to expect high standards from my trip and this did not disappoint. All the hotels were good, the breakfasts in each hotel was more than enjoyable. Our tour guide, Elvis was top shelf and was Abdon our bus driver and Jose, his assistant. The local guides were also very knowledgeable and gave us so much information and history. We saw and did so much in our 10 day trip, with the highlight being Machu Picchu, a once in a lifetime experience. We are already checking out the Gate 1 website and looking for our next adventure.Frances B. Midlothian, VA
Our trip was fantastic more than we ever imagined . Our tour guide Julio, made our experience one that we will never forget. The hotels were more than we expected , and the way Julio handled everything for us was just wonderful, we had no worries. My wife and I would recommend Gate 1 to anyone wanting to take a great vacation. I would also highly recommend the 10 day Peruvian trip especially if Julio was the guide.Tim A. Cincinnati, OH
The group size of 22 was not too big which allowed us to really get to know everyone and by the end of the 10 days, we did feel like one big happy family. By far the biggest thing we have to congratulate Gate 1 on is our tour manager. I have no idea what the other tour managers are like but Miguel is someone who we cannot say enough good things about. He was able to keep us organized and informed without us feeling like we were getting bossed around. He was easy going and made us all feel comfortable. The amount of information he knows about his country and the passion in which he shares it is astounding. Miguel has a great sense of humor and travelling with him was a pleasure. He was always right there to help if we needed him in any way and always looking out for us.
We also have to commend Gate 1 for our bus driver Henri and tour assistant Ronald. Both were friendly, helpful and when we had to say goodbye to Ronald in Cusco the whole group was saddened. What an excellent tour manager he will make!
Finally, we also really like the structure of optional tours because if the schedule seems hectic for some, the optional tour structure lets people have rest time if they want or the ability to do another activity. I really loved the optional activities I did. The highlights for my husband and I of the 10 days would have to be the school visit which was an amazing opportunity and our visit to the floating islands!
Great job Gate 1! I would have no issues recommending Gate 1 tours to anyone I know or doing another one myself in the future.Candice K. Alberta, Canada
The trip was fabulous. It was fun, educational, inspiring, at times humbling to experience another culture so different from our own. Our Gate 1 trip manager, Ronald, and his assistant Percy, were both outstanding, and it was a great travel group.
I appreciated having the opportunity to participate in the Gate 1 Foundation donation for the school children. The hotels were comfortable and well-located. The itinerary was perfect, especially since it was designed to allow us to adjust to the altitude, which I had some trouble with. I was very grateful to have excellent bus drivers on those Peru roads! The optional tours/activities (I did them all!) were great and well worth the cost. I will recommend Gate 1 to others and look forward to traveling with Gate 1 again in the future.Joan S. Doylestown, PA
Our trip to Peru was one of the unsurpassed experiences of our lives. Machu
Picchu and all of the archeological sites met all of our expectations and more.
The trip was exhilarating and I must say at times exhausting, especially at Puno
with the high altitude. But the tours and meeting Peruvian families and the
diverse cultures was so utterly amazing.
Our guide Ronald was tremendous - extremely knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic, helpful when problems arose and just so much fun to travel with. We also really liked Percy - the assistant guide who also was very knowledgeable on the culture and who bent over backwards to always help us and who was just a joy to be with. We all fell in love with both Ronald and
What was also an amazing experience that I think everyone on the trip just loved was the visit to the school. The children stole our hearts and we all left with smiles and tears and a most endearing experience.
We loved the smaller group size of 28 and the people on this trip were truly amazing. We felt we left this trip with friendships that would endure forever. Truly a totally gratifying experience! I want to thank Gate1 for such a wonderfully planned trip and magnificent guides who touched our lives forever.
Thoroughly enjoyable and a great experience. Once again, Gate 1 did a fantastic job! Most important reason for the success of the trip was out tour guide, Elvis. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, funny and it is obvious that he loves both his profession and his country. He is a gem as a representative of Gate 1.
As we have done as a result of prior trips with Gate 1, we will strongly recommend Gate 1 services to anyone planning to travel. Thank you.Hank C. Winsted, CT
I have no words to express the wonderful experience my husband and I had. I was impressed on so many levels: Rene was our guide and could not have been more professional, expedient and efficient along with simply being kind and considerate. Each day all of the logistics were handled seamlessly along with coordinating local guides who were equally outstanding. His pride and knowledge of his beautiful country were evident daily. His sense of humor blended wonderfully with his professional style.
Although this trip was not for faint of heart (the Incas surely knew how to
build steps!) we were immersed in the history of this country in an amazing way
that brought history to life. We ate ourselves silly from the beginning of the
trip to the end. And the places we stayed in were beautiful. We were so highly
impressed with it all. However, what separates a good travel company from a
great one? All of the above plus - The cherry on top for me was learning how
much Gate 1 supports and engages in the lives of the locals in the community. It
was great to really interact with local farmers and share a potato with them
that came from their clay clod oven that they built to cook lunch. The chances
to talk with, interact with and see people in their real lives were a glimpse of
a world that we never would have seen on our own.
My husband and I will always treasure this trip and will most certainly sign up for another trip with your impressive company. Thanks Gate 1 for the experience!
Peru was magnificent. Beautiful people, excellent cuisine, a country full of history and artifacts, so much to see and experience. Machu Picchu was unbelievable. The experience with the school children was another aspect of the trip that made it more meaningful. Gate 1 and it's staff were all very good. The tour manager Arturo, the tour assistants and drivers were all very helpful. Till next adventure with Gate 1- India and Nepal, here we come.Eloisa B. Forest Hills, NY
Our trip was so wonderful that we've already booked our next tour with Gate 1 on a river cruise next fall! Juan, our guide, was absolutely amazing. He is so knowledgeable, patient, professional and meticulous - made sure every "t" was crossed and "I" was dotted, and that we were all well and comfortable.
We had a group of twenty, and we quickly became one big, adventurous family. Our local guides, particularly Dante in Lima and Victor in Cuzco, were fantastic as well. The hotels exceeded our expectations, particularly the Casa Andinas in Miraflores and Urubamba, which were truly five star services. Although the trip had its challenges in terms of altitude and full, busy schedules (we did most of the optional tours), our Peruvian "immersion" was just the best trip ever. I would recommend Gate 1 to anyone - great value, top-notch guides, excellent organization and very nice accommodations.Susan S. Boca Grande, FL
I fell in love with Peru on our trip and everything worked out beautifully. Our group was small, fifteen people; our guide through Peru was exceptional (Rogger). Everyone in the group was impressed with his concern, compassion, knowledge and patience. What a blessing to have had him as our teacher, leader and protector. He didn't miss a beat.
Our guide in the Amazon was fabulous, too --- Willy. When we got to the Amazon, the group distilled down to six people because the rest of the group had done the Amazon at the beginning of their trip. So, with the six of us, it was almost like a private tour! The plane to the Amazon was delayed for several hours but that was the only glitch in the whole trip.
I loved the mystery of Machu Picchu- I hiked part of the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate.
The hotels, the food, the coca tea, the shopping, the ruins, the whole thing was just what I had hoped it would be. Again, kudos to the guides and their organizational skills, knowledge of the sights and country, seemingly personalized care for each and every person in the group, just a remarkable trip.Jon O. Huntington Beach, CA
Our first trip with Gate 1 Travel was fantastic. It met our expectations in
all respects. The highlight was Machu Picchu of course but the other stops were
very interesting and showed us how the Incas and Peruvian lived then and
Our tour manager Elvis was great and so were all the other guides and assistant. The buses were also very good and comfortable. The air trips were well organized and uneventful. Avianca is a great airline, comfortable planes and good service. A Gate 1 person everywhere we went made it very comforting, be it at the hotel or at the airport. We will definitely use Gate 1 Travel again.
We thought this trip to Peru was amazing. We were able to learn a lot of information about the Peruvian history. Our tour manager, Julio, was very good at keeping everything moving along and everyone happy. He also had an assistant, Percy, who helped out a great deal on the tour. We had full confidence in the driver that we had for the majority of the tour to get us safely to our destinations. We would definitely do another tour with Gate 1 in the future.Thomas B. Holland, MI
Our trip to Peru was terrific! 10 out of 10 rating. Our guide Julio was fantastic. He was always organized and kept us informed every day as to what was going on. My husband and I had a terrific time. We met new people on the tour and we plan to keep in touch with them. I have already sent Gate 1 information to my friends and colleagues.Edith F. Walled Lake, MI
It was a wonderful trip to Peru and we had so much fun. Everything went off without a hitch and we will certainly book again with Gate 1. You made the whole experience really worthwhile and hassle-free. We loved our local guide, he was very knowledgeable about his country and obviously very proud to show us Peru and all it has to offer.
Very memorable trip, so totally worth the money, all the hotels were fabulous, the staff everywhere so very friendly and helpful and of course, the weather was super.Sabine M. Florence, AZ
The trip was amazing! Nearly all of the 24 of us on our tour were first timers on a tour and hesitant about going with a group. We all became great friends and were so impressed with how seamlessly we went from place to place and enjoyed the sights.
Our leader Ronald Quispe and his Cuzco assistant Henry were absolutely top notch! They filled us with their pride for their country and their Inca heritage. This was a trip of a lifetime for my daughter and I and we were especially pleased with our nice hotels being well located, seamless transportation, interesting side tours and great leadership.
We will recommend Gate 1 highly! Thanks so much! Keep putting together these wonderful choices.Cheryl W. Bow, WA
Out trip to Peru was fantastic - the trip of a lifetime. I've been praising Gate 1 Travel and our Tour Manager Pavel for making it such a rewarding experience. We loved the accommodations, the itinerary, and the excellent service provided by Gate 1 employees.
Pavel is an ambassador for Peru and Gate 1 Travel. His enthusiasm, knowledge, pride in his heritage, energy, sense of humor, love of the people and places we visited, his eager appetite, his timing, his problem solving skills, and his attitude about life really made the experience over and above anything we would have expected. We all loved him. Our group all became close friends. We all loved Pavel's leadership.
I have been recommending Gate 1 and the Peru experience to everyone I talk to. Our guides and drivers were pleasant, punctual and reliable, and quickly became favorites among the group. Everyone in our group gave the highest praise to Gate 1 Travel, and we'd all like to travel with Gate 1 again in the future.
Thank you for your excellent service!Susan B. Ontario, Canada
Our tour was great, I had no idea how beautiful Peru is. Our guide, Jesus, was outstanding. He went above and beyond to make sure we had everything that we needed. It was a wonderful trip, I plan on using Gate 1 again as soon as I can. I will recommend Gate 1 to my friends and family as well.Susan P. Langhorne, PA
We had a wonderful time on our trip to Peru. We enjoyed Lima with the great food, Alpaca shops and the sights. Machu Picchu was fantastic and Cuzco was a charming place. The Inca train ride was very good. The hotels were all in good locations with easy access to shops and to walk around.
Our Program Manager, Mauricio, took very good care of us. He has the perfect personality for his job and handles everyone very well. He is very proud of his country, knowledgeable and a delight to be with. Our driver, Ernesto, did a great job keeping us safe on the roads.Karen B. Las Cruces, NM
We had a wonderful trip. This is the first tour trip we have ever taken and were very impressed. Our tour manager and lead guide, Odon Medina was awesome. He was friendly, knowledgeable, personable and took very good care of trip details. We were always clear on was was going to transpire and when we needed to be ready for the next activity. It was obvious Odon loves his job, his country and his family. We felt fortunate he was assigned to our group.
The local guides in Lima and Puno were also excellent. We especially liked Elijah (Eliseo), our guide to Uros Island. Even though we were a diverse group, the travelers bonded during the time we traveled together. No one was ever late or rude and at times we chose to hang out together even on our free time. This certainly added to our enjoyment of the trip. While the trip schedule was vigorous it was well planned and so educational. We had such a good experience we will definitely consider traveling with Gate 1 again.Roxanne C. Plymouth, MN
We had a simply wonderful time on our trip to Peru. We loved every minute of it. We were very impressed with Gate 1. Our tour guide, Odon, was an absolutely terrific guide and host. He told us a lot about Peru and its people and provided us with many opportunities to experience the reality of life in Peru. Being in Puno for the Candlearia celebration, for example, was a wonderful experience that not many groups get to experience. Most tourists are anxious to see Machu Picchu, as were we, but it was the rest of the tour that made it even more memorable.
We were impressed with the accommodations and with all the travel arrangements. It was especially appreciated how efficiently Gate 1 handled our luggage. We would put it outside our hotel door in the morning and not see it again until at the airport or in our next hotel room. Also, the way boarding tickets and train tickets were all arranged for us was really nice.
We have done a good amount of traveling in Europe and elsewhere, always on our own, but joining the Gate 1 tour was great. We would definitely consider joining another Gate 1 tour, and we will let our friends know of our great time in Peru.
Thank you for a wonderful trip.Sharilyn M. Saint Paul, MN
The trip was great! Everything ran like clockwork! No delays, all the right tickets and the best tour guide in the whole world kept us and himself constantly busy! His name is Pavel and he has got to be the best tour guide around. He was funny, entertaining, constantly caring about us and a tremendous teacher. Gate 1 would be hard pressed to get another guide like Pavel. He was amazing.
The hotels were very nice and clean, breakfast everywhere was fantastic. The buses were very good and comfortable, every one we met, was very polite. I was so tired when I came home I slept for 2 days! But I would do it again. I think Gate 1 Travel is excellent.Marleen K. Winterpark, FL
Our trip was fantastic! We were lucky with the weather, and very happy with this Gate1 tour. The hotels were very nice, and the buses were very comfortable. Our tour director, Pavel, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of his country, and very helpful with anything and everything we needed. All in all it was a great experience, we were really impressed with Gate 1 Travel, and won't hesitate to book with Gate 1 again.Robert J. Ontario, Canada
It was the most amazing trip we have taken! We have done a great deal of traveling around the world and the tour guides, Edgard and Rolly were by far the best we've had. Edgard is extremely knowledgeable and the way he shared that information with us was incredible. I could feel the excitement and love he had for his country right away and that made each stop along the way just that more exciting for me. We asked lots of questions and Edgard and Rolly always had in depth answers for us. We felt cared for and safe the entire trip. The tours were well planned and organized and the hotels top notch.
The bus drivers- wow! They were better drivers than anyone here in the US driving thru those tiny streets. My daughter and I are better people for having visited Peru and we have a great desire to want to make a difference in the lives of the beautiful people there.
I had lots of hopes for this once in a lifetime experience but I never expected it to have this much of an impact on our lives. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again. Thank you!!!Christine G. Windsor, CO
The trip was wonderful! As this was my first organized tour, I wasn't sure what to expect. Leo Garcia, the tour manager, was simply fantastic. His knowledge of and passion for his country and culture made for a particularly enriching experience. Gate 1 is fortunate to have him in its employ.Deborah F. Lowell, MA
Our trip to Peru with Gate 1 was great! Although seeing Machu Picchu was the
highlight, my wife and I thought that the entire experience was amazing. We
enjoyed the sightseeing in Lima and Cuzco (to include the local markets and
restaurants) and our visit to the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca was an
unbelievable experience. Our Tour Manager, Jesus Cardenas was excellent. Gate 1
is fortunate to have such an individual such as Jesus managing tours in Peru.
His knowledge, humor and pride in his native country/culture enhanced our
appreciation of Peru.
The follow-on Amazon portion of our trip was the perfect "wind-down" to our vacation. The Ceiba Tops Lodge complex was a beautiful setting on the Peruvian Amazon and visiting the rain forest and the river towns/villages was such a contrast to the high plateau portion of Peru (e.g., Cuzco and Puno) and the desert coastal region (i.e., Lima). We will definitely recommend Peru a vacation spot to our friends. Gate 1 did a great job with this tour. I'm looking forward to my next trip with Gate 1.
Out trip was amazing! Gate 1 put together an amazing experience for us. Our
guide was passionate and knowledgeable about his country. Our accommodations
were amazing and the itinerary was excellent. I would not only recommend Gate 1
to friends and family but look forward to traveling with them again in the
I had a fabulous time. Gate 1 did a wonderful job. I loved Peru, altitude was
a bit of a problem, but all in all I truly enjoyed the experience.
Our tour guide, Rene, was excellent. He took such good care of us. And was there all the time. He did a good job of keeping 28 of us in line. He was very organized. Also, everyone from the porters, desk clerks, bus drivers, waiters, assistant tour guides did a great job. The dinners that were provided were wonderful.
I would not hesitate using Gate 1 again.
We'll say that the trip was amazing, only because we can't find an adjective
powerful enough to express our true feelings. It was so much more than we had
expected. Your website had such simple statements as "Trip to Pisaq ruins". In
reality, this was a picturesque ride on a modern tour bus through a very
beautiful area of the Sacred Valley, with expert narration from our tour
director, followed by a guided tour of the ruins at Pisaq.
Our two tour directors, Jose and Elvis, were wonderful. They were extremely knowledgeable, as well as being friendly and helpful. And they knew how to work any camera that was handed to them! I can't say enough about Henry, the driver of our tour bus. The way he handled the tour bus through narrow, crowded city streets; country highways; winding, steep dirt roads up onto the mountains, was truly impressive.
I can't say enough about Gate 1 and our tour guides in Peru. Guides were exactly where they said they were at the airport connections, and reservations were handled with care.
I was very impressed with the guides, their knowledge of art, history and their passion for teaching us about their culture, both ancient and current. It seemed very important to them to show us the daily realities of their people and not to sanitize it for the tourist, I greatly appreciated that and made me feel more connected to the locals and the culture.
Considering this tour had people of varying physical ability, the planned activities were very accommodating. I think it would benefit Gate 1 to be more specific as to the activities and the options available for the more mobile versus the less.
I will definitely consider other Gate 1 tours in the future.Natasza N. Chicago, IL
It was a great trip! I really loved all the hotels and, of course, Machu Picchu. I also really enjoyed our tour manager, Jose, and the driver Henry. They were competent, knowledgable, and a lot of fun to be with. I think the tour was a great value--high quality for the amount spent.
My only suggestion would be to offer as an optional tour a museum in Cuzco that contained artifacts from the archeological digs in the area. It would be an indoor option, which would be especially nice during the rainy season. We saw about six different ruins, which were nice; but I think you could replace one of those with a museum.
My first time with Gate 1, but undoubtedly not the last! Thanks again for a great memory!Patricia C. Marysville, WA
What a great experience! The tour was extremely well organized, with no suspense regarding what happens next. We were met by a staffer upon arrival, and everything flowed extremely smoothly from there.
The selection of sites to visit and views to be observed were well thought
out. Our Tour Manager/Tour Guide Raul really made a difference in our
experience. Raul was very knowledgeable about the history, spirituality, culture
and architecture of the Incas and passionately shared it with us.
Raul has a good command of the English language and a voice that carries well over the noise of crowds and over open spaces. Raul invests a lot of himself in the logistics of the tour and exhibits a strong desire to insure that each of us enjoys the experience. We were impressed with the excellent relationships he has developed with restaurants, hotels, transportation vendors, and others who seemed eager to please him and us.
Trip was great, really enjoyed it! Macchu Picchu was so spiritual. Cusco was beautiful. Our guide, Leo, did a great job; enthusiastic, knowledgeable, humorous and helpful, loved it!Jon L. Port Orange, FL
We had a fantastic time in Peru. It was absolutely unforgettable. Our tour guide Leo Garcia was excellent. He was very proud to share his country with us and that made our experience wonderful. He has the perfect personality to do what he does. Anytime we needed anything he never made us feel like he was annoyed or put out. He put us completely at ease. There was absolutely nothing I'd do to make the trip any different than it was. There was not one thing wrong. I will forever go to Gate 1 first when wanting to travel. I wish everyone could be just like Leo. I feel like he was a true friend.
The hotels were fantastic. I had no problem with any of them. Aguas Caliente was my favorite place. So quaint, fun and romantic. I can't wait to go on another trip with Gate 1.Sharon F. Cumming, GA
Thank you again, we had a great time. There are no words for the splendor of Machu Pichu. All of the accommodations exceeded our expectations with the exception of Puno which I understand was still better than most in that area. As I mentioned before we are looking for another trip for perhaps Jan or Feb of next year. I would definitely use Gate 1 again for the right price and value.Beverly R. Corona, CA
Our trip to Peru was
AMAZING! This was our first trip to South America and we could not have asked
for a better introduction. Our tour manager Pavel was the best--he shared his
love and admiration for his country and people and helped us to really
appreciate the different reality of Peru. We were so lucky to have Pavel to
guide our group and take care of all the details
of travel, luggage and accommodation. Truly "Pavel 24/7".
We did participate in several of the optional tours, and were glad we did. In Urubama and Puno our hotels were some distance from the town centers, so the tours were a good option to explore the country a bit more. We enjoyed the hotel location in Cuzco, we were able to explore a bit more independently.
The trip was fast moving and ended too soon. A great trip for us.Pat N. Alexandria, VA
Thank you, we had an awesome time. Another flawless vacation with Gate 1. This is our 5th tour with Gate 1 and the best yet! The schedules and all the arrangements were perfect! Our guide Odon Medina was great and the weather was fabulous. Looking forward to our next vacation with Gate 1!Johari A. South Windsor, CT
Our trip to Peru was wonderful. Machu Picchu was amazing but the boat trip on the Amazon River was my favorite. Gate 1 delivered everything they said they would. All tour guides in each location did a great job. They work hard dealing with all the details required to make the experience positive. We will recommend this tour to anyone interested in Peru.
Thanks Gate 1 for the memories.
The trip was great!
The tour managers were outstanding. They managed every detail and concern professionally and cordially. The Gate 1 personnel in Peru love their country and their work and it shows. You have a great team!
The hotels were also first-rate. This was our first trip with Gate 1 and it definitely will not be our
My friend and I had a great time! The trip was so worth it. Our tour manager Miguel was great! I highly recommend the trip!Vanessa V. Hallandle Beach, FL
The trip was amazing! Not only was Peru beautiful, Gate 1 did an amazing job, I've traveled with gate 1 on several occasions and this was by far my favorite tour guide! His name is Marcio. Thanks!Aditi D. Leesburg, VA
I had a wonderful time in Peru. Gate 1 Travel did a great job with all the details of the trip. I felt safe and saw everything that was planned. I would use Gate 1 again and recommend to my friends.Kathy S. Branford, CT
Our trip was great! We really enjoyed Peru, and our tour guide, Mauricio, was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and fun. I am really glad that I took this trip with Gate 1. Thank you!Jessica G. Sugar Land, TX
It was very good. Rene our tour manager was outstanding. It was tiring and the altitude was challenging especially the time we spent in Puno. We loved the Uros island excursion however, and that made puno worthwhile.
I will be contacting Gate 1 for our next trip.Gerard C. Califon, NJ
It was an excellent trip. Given the hotels stayed at, the different logistics involved (coach, flights, entrance fees), it was good value. Also, our tour manager, Juan De Dios was extremely good. He was well organised, had high empathy with the group - assisting with finding ATMs, suggesting places for meals, mentioned things that only a local would know - like who lived in the hills or the flat part of Cusco, experiences of hiking or travelling himself around the region.
Also, the local guides and the hotel/airport transfers were of a high
standard. In particular, when we left, the person who escorted us gave very
useful information at the airport for checking in and where to change money
Our trip to Peru was wonderful. Our tour manager, Washington, was incredibly well organized, knowledgeable, and friendly at all times. Everything went so smoothly. The hotels were well chosen, especially the beautiful Libertador Palacio del Inca in Cusco. Every person in the tour group was an enthusiastic traveler and respectful of the needs of the group. am now a believer in tour group travel - or at least Gate 1 - and I plan to book additional trips with your tour company.Martin C. Ashburn, VA
It was amazing! Peru is such a beautiful country and I was very impressed with Gate 1. Well organized, and I felt safe and relaxed the whole time knowing everything was taken care of.Erin P. Tulsa, OK
We had a great time! Leo, our tour guide, did a top notch job showing off his country. We learned so much from him and enjoyed his enthusiasm in his job. He was friendly and funny, but always very professional, always at work! He looked after everyone, especially those who suffered altitude sickness.
Our group was very well organized. I liked the choice of hotels and stops. The Libertad was exceptional! The Andean scenery traveling to and in Macchu Picchu was awesome. I admired the ingenuity of floating island natives in Uros. I will always remember the joy in school kids after they received their gifts from us. That's a very noble Gate 1 project. I was glad I signed up for all optional tours: museum and market visits, cooking class, shaman healing session and the Peruvian dinner-dance show to get feel of culture. Of course, there was also the unforgettable pisco sour mixing class in Puno! Shopping was great and I am eager to wear my baby alpaca shawl, scarf and sweater this fall.
I'd rate my Gate 1 Peru trip an A+, 2 thumbs up! Had a great time and we are already planning our next adventure with Gate 1!Maria F. Wrightsville, PA
My trip to Peru with Gate 1 was fantastic. My guide, Juan, did an amazing job at making sure that everything was taken care of, as well as , instructing us with local historical information. I would recommend Gate 1 to anyone wanting to travel and have things all planned out.Cathy L. Winter Springs, FL
The trip was great! The guides were good. Our tour director, guide and group leader, Raul, was great, helpful and well informed. I'll give him a five star! The hotels were pleasant and centrally located. I am definitely a Gate1 fan now!Zenaida S. Rolling Hills Est, CA
We had an amazing trip! Gate 1 is a wonderful company. Our tour manager, Jesus, was fantastic. He made sure we were safe and healthy. Reminding us to drink our water and to move slowly in the high elevations. The hotels were very nice and the food was amazing!
We saw so many interesting places and learned so many facts. Jesus called us explorers, not tourists...and he was right. We were allowed opportunities to interact with the local people on several occasions. The people of Peru are so warm and welcoming. It was a trip of a lifetime! We will definitely keep Gate 1 in mind for our next big trip!Bonnie C. Lilburn, GA
If you haven't been to Peru, then you must put it on your "bucket list"! Our guide, Edgar, was wonderful, very knowledgeable and well organized. The food was delicious, hotels were comfortable and the tour itinerary was outstanding. Everyone on the bus was very diverse, but we all got along great and had a great time. We especially loved Machu Picchu, a visit with the kids at the Gate 1 school and the Uros floating islands.Eva T. Sacramento, CA
Our Discovery Trip to Peru was awesome. Our guide, Washington, was
simply the best. He was very friendly, helpful, entertaining, and he
certainly knew his stuff. Our other guide, Abel, was wonderful
too. Abel went above and beyond what we expected him to do for
This was our first trip with Gate 1 Discovery Tour, and I am sure it won't be our last. I loved all the extra things we got to do because our group was small.
The trip was outstanding. The hotels were charming and clean. The location was perfect, breakfast was great and the people working for the hotel, were caring and wonderful in every way. We all had stars in our eyes when we were swapping notes and comments on the trip. Considering how difficult it is to find such charming hotels and at the same time a truly safe hotel - it is a miracle that you found the perfect hotels. I would recommend every hotel we stayed at, in Peru.
We are planning to take more trips with Gate1. We are so impressed with Gate 1, especially with how well planned the whole trip was and the great tour guide and his assistant. I could go on and on raving about how SAFE and GREAT everything was. We still have stars in our eyes thinking about this trip.Maria B. Philadelphia, PA
The trip was amazing! Our tour guide, Washington, was wonderful! He truly made this trip very enriching and fun! Everything was so well organized. We feel we really covered a lot of ground and got to really connect with what Peru is all about. The food, people and the beauty of the country. Gate 1 did a great job with the itinerary and everything that was offered on the trip.Rochelle K. Redondo Beach, CA
The trip was good. Due to weather, my flight was delayed causing me to arrive a day late, and the tour operator was still able to pick me up at the airport, which I appreciated. The visit to the elementary school was one of the best parts of the trip. The kids were so grateful for the school supplies. The excursion to the floating Uros Islands was another favorite. Many people were unaware of these islands before the trip, and were pleasantly surprised at how interesting they were. Machu Picchu was great also.Karen K. Arlington, VA
Oh my gosh...it was a truly wonderful, amazing, beautiful trip. We had the most perfect weather each day. Our tour guide, Leo, was the absolute best. I am so glad that I signed up for all of the optional tours. Each one was so much fun and very informative. My two favorite days were the ones when we went to Machu Picchu and to the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. The thing I was most impressed with was how much Gate 1 supports the locals. It was common for Leo to ask the bus driver to stop the bus when he saw some children, so he could give them school supplies and clothing, for which they were so very grateful. I will not hesitate to travel with Gate 1 in the future.Cathie M. Bel Air, MD
My trip was wonderful. It was such a great time and I felt like I got to see a whole lot of Peru in the amount of time I was there. I felt very secure and safe the whole time and our tour guide, Rogger. He was absolutely fantastic. Rogger was very knowledgeable and caring of those whom were on the tour. It was a splendid time.Huy P. Auburn, MA
Our trip was very enjoyable. Pavel, our tour guide, went above and beyond to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Once he found out my luggage was lost, he went out of his way to meet me before we started the tour on the first day and called the airline constantly so I could get my bag back. He called the airline for me 2-3 times a day to get the ball rolling and he was the sole reason I got my baggage backs by the 3rd day of our trip because of his persistence. I wouldn't have been able to do this on my own as I had the language barrier and no foreign cell phone to have access to call all the time.
He made himself available 24/7 for us and always was able to give guidance when one of us was altitude sick or just sick in general. What also made him an amazing tour guide was his vast knowledge of the areas we traveled to. He was able to answer every single question that was thrown at him.
The tour in general was good and a lot of fun. I wish we would have taken a longer tour though! All the food we got to choose on the suppers that were provided were all superb. The hotels were all very nice and we were extremely impressed with how nice they were. The optional tour to Moras and Moray were amazing and interesting. The people who don't go don't know what they're missing! Thanks for the lovely time!Meagan H. Saskatoon, Canada
My experience in Peru was amazing. I felt like a celebrity. Everything from the hotels, nice buses, restaurant, etc., all were beyond my expectations. I even liked the vegetarian menu for the boxed lunches. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Leo was amazing. He did a good job taking care of us. I would high recommend this trip to anyone as well as Gate 1. Thank you for the amazing experience.Febie P. Visalia, CA
The trip was fabulous, as Peru has so many sights that take your breath away. We really enjoyed communication with so many Peruvians (we are both Spanish speakers). Tour Manager, Leonicio, was informative, energetic and humorous. He is obviously proud of his country and was most attentive to the group, which was a very mixed and congenial bunch of folks. One couple on the tour have taken 10 Gate 1 tours and highly recommend their past experiences. That speaks so well for the quality of experience provided. Thank you so much for providing such a special trip. We will savor and cherish the memories. Hasta later.Ed O. Las Cruces, NM
Well, another excellent trip brought to me via Gate1. This was my 4th trip with Gate1 and yet again you did not disappoint. I'm amazed at how awesome all of my tour managers have been. Edgard was so knowledgeable and it was a pleasure learning from him. He went above and beyond. The local guides were very helpful a well, especially Oscar in Cusco, he stayed with me in the food market on the optional tour "Behind the Scenes Cusco," and put up with all my questions. Being in the restaurant business, local food is a priority for me. I can say I tried everything in Peru. Had a great trip and truly felt that I saw everything I wanted to.Lucy G. Wheeling, IL
Great! Ronald, our tour guide, was wonderful. He said his nickname is 24/7 and we were well taken care of! I It's a good sign when you arrive at your destination and your guide meets you..no problems there. Accommodations were adequate but well located. Food choices were good.
Weather, which no one can control, was absolutely beautiful...every day sunny and blue skies. I upgraded to the Vistadome Train and it was the way to go. The city tour and guide were excellent. I had some concerns about altitude sickness, but chose not to get the medication. Instead, I went with Ronald's advice to stay hydrated and drink the cocoa tea. No one on the trip had any major problems and I highly recommend the trip! Beauty beyond words!Diane L. Naples, FL
We absolutely loved our trip to Peru! This was my first trip with Gate 1, but not my last. Ronald was a great tour guide with so much knowledge of Cusco and Machu Picchu and his assistant, Frank was fabulous as well. Two great guys with so much knowledge. Frank was so helpful and nice. I highly recommend him!!
The hotels were very nice and we especially enjoyed the hotel in Aguas Calientas (we got one of the suite rooms with a Jacuzzi). After a very long day that tub was perfect! The only thing I might suggest is that you let clients know about the hot springs there. I think many of us would have gone to them, but we did bring swim suits and we didn't want to rent some.Patty S. Gig Harbor, WA
I want to rave about my 16-day affordable Peru tour. No glitches, no hiccups, just wonderful arrangements, service and personnel. I want to applaud Jesus, in particular, a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide with a likeable personality who thought of EVERYthing even before we knew we might need it. Erik, our guide for the Amazon, was equally wonderful and also anticipated our every need or question.
I am excited to look at other trips through Gate 1 and will encourage my friends to do so as well. Thanks for a wonderfully memorable trip!Lori L. Peublo, CO
Our tour could
not have been better. We got to see all the mystical ancient spots in Peru!
in a small group of 16 really gave us the flexibility to go places large groups could not, such as visiting families in their home and enjoying meals prepared by them. The hotels and restaurants were all 4 star. But what really made this tour so enjoyable was the organization, knowledge and humor of our tour manager and guide, Washington.
I am a travel agent and will highly recommend Discovery Tours, hope they can expand the itineraries they offer.Kathleen M. Redwood Valley, CA
Our trip was AMAZING!! Elvis, our tour leader, was fantastic! Everyone in the group couldn't say enough good things about him. He was very organized, attentive and so knowledgeable, there was nothing we didn't ask that he couldn't talk at length about! The 10 day trip definitely covered the highlights of Peru. We enjoyed the hotels. They were in great locations and we also enjoyed that the meals offered were mostly sit down multi course meals, as we are not fans of buffets, which is what you usually get with a tour. We look forward to many more tours with Gate 1 Travel!Jennifer D. Nova Scotia, Canada
The trip was amazing! In fact, I would go so far as to say, and I have traveled a fair amount, that it was one of the most amazing travel experiences of my life. I have traveled with Gate1 several times, and each experience has been different. The critical element each time was the tour guide. Our guide, Marcial, was the best guide we have ever had. Marcial not only possessed all the characteristics that you hope your guide would have (i.e. enthusiasm for the country/people, a breadth of knowledge covering the country of travel, patience when dealing with different/challenging personalities, superior organizational skills, etc.), he facilitated in creating life changing travel experiences.
His intimate experience with Peru, and it's people, enabled us to interact with the culture that, I can honestly say, has left a profound impact on my life. For example, although a visit to a remote school, sponsored by Gate 1, was already scheduled in the itinerary, Marcial thought that in addition to presenting the children with the supplies for the school, it would be nice to bring an offering of local bread to pass out. This small gesture made all the difference. It allowed us to interact personally with the children, wading through the sweet sea of faces, meeting eyes and touching hands as we shared the bread. Before departing, one of the little girls, in the group of over 50 children that gathered, ran urgently up to me and handed me a picture and letter of thanks that she had personally drawn. It is my most cherished travel memento from any trip I have ever been on.
This experience is one among many that could not have happened had Marcial not been present. He is not only an exceptionally gifted tour guide, he is an extraordinary person. We feel privileged and fortunate to have had the experience of traveling with him.Ingrid C. Reston, VA
Wonderful trip to Peru. This was my sixth tour with Gate 1 and the usual high standard. Our guide, Hector, was excellent, passionate and proud of his heritage, saw to every detail and looked after us. Hotels and buses were all excellent. To go to Machu Picchu was a long dream of mine and it was so breathtaking in its magnificence. Hector took us through the whole citadel slowly and gave wonderful information. I will continue to use Gate 1 for any further tours.June G. Sanctuary Point, Australia
Terrific. We will travel with Discover in the future since you addressed our two biggest complaints with overseas traveling - the quality of the food and the cleanliness of the accommodations. Almost all of our meals were outstanding and the hotels were top notch! The days were filled with activities and adventures. And most of all, our guides were great.Len F. Oregon, WI
It was one of the best trips I've ever taken! Great people (Edgar, our guide, was THEE BEST) and marvelous sights, sounds, tastes...what an absolutely fabulous journey! The visit to the school was truly wonderful. I'll be back to you GATE 1 and I'll continue to recommend your travel company!Lesile B. West Palm Beach, FL
The trip was wonderful. Due in large part to Jesus, our tour guide. I have never seen a tour guide go to the lengths as he did to make everything run so smoothly. He was a wealth of knowledge, kept us entertained, and was so much fun to be around. What a treasure he is! I loved the Peru trip, it was beyond my expectations and I would go with Gate 1 again.Arlene R. Rockville, MD
The experience in Peru was excellent. Washington have been one of the best
guide we ever have. His knowledge, personality and group control was complete.
Also, Broz in Puno, was an excellent local guide. The whole experience was very
well conceived. It gave us a real contact with Peru history, culture,
landscape, and people. Everyday was a new discovery of the variety the country
can offer. We are looking forward to the next trip with you this summer and
planning others with some friends.
Discovery Tours trip to Peru was top notch. The tour leader, Washington, was a great leader. He made all places visited interesting and kept us informed of each day's events on the tour. Many other people on the tour commented that he was the best tour guide they had ever had on a tour anywhere. Each of the local guides brought excellent added flavor of their area, in Peru, to the tour. The next time I consider a trip to a place I do not feel good about just arriving and planning my own itinerary, I will definitely go with a Gate 1 tour.Dave D. Vineyard HVN, MA
I am very pleased to report to you that our trip
to Peru was a thoroughly enjoyable and a memorable travel experience. Our guide,
Washington, was knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. The itinerary was well
planned and balanced, considering the distances to be covered over less than
ideal driving conditions. The included meals were all very good and the hotel
accomodations were pleasant. The settings and the hot springs were lovely.
On the whole, the entire trip was a terrific experience and as always I will continue to recommend Gate 1 to people who are looking for an excellent travel experience at a fair price. Looking forward to other Discoveries!
I thought Gate 1 was excellent! Some reasons why...The little things- a bottle of water each day. Very well organized and everything ran smooth. Drivers were all safe. Hotels were nice. Transport from airport- it was nice landing in a foreign country and having someone there with your name expecting you. They gave great information on the way to the hotel. Tour managers were excellent! Giving back to the community we visited (the school) - very cool! I would absolutely travel with Gate 1 again!Shannon D. Rochester, NY
The trip was more than expected. The scenery, culture and history of Peru was enthralling. The guides were knowledgeable in all aspects and very helpful in fulfilling any needs that arose. Gate 1 is truly the gateway to enjoying a country to its fullest. Will be planning another trip with Gate 1 soon!Raul R. The Hills, TX
Absolutely wonderful! It met our expectations and more. Our guides were outstanding, especially Julio. There is a huge difference in quality when a guide grew up in the area. Julio had so much insight and knowledge that he shared with pride and passion. Money doesn't buy that. We are very impressed with Gate 1.
Charlene D. Freedom, WI
Our trip was AMAZING and WONDERFUL!! Our guide was Rene' from Cusco and of Inca descent. His knowledge of the area was beyond compare, his people skills exemplary, and his positive attitude made each day better then the next.
We stayed in a beautiful spot near Machu Picchu called Inkaterra. I would recommend it for future trips. After we arrived home, we heard of security problems in Cusco and Machu Picchu, but I have to say that we felt very safe…maybe because Gate 1 was taking such good care of us. We've been recommending the trip and Gate 1 to all our friends.Wanda Z. Shell Lake, WI
The trip was fantastic. We are so impressed with Gate 1. Our tour manager Washington, as well as the local tour guides, were incredible. The level or organization, the accommodations, tours, tour guides, restaurants were all top notch. We look forward to using Gate 1 for future trips.Jeff M. Doylestown, PA
The trip to Peru was one of the best vacations I have ever been on!
This was the first time I booked group travel and it was found through Groupon
- so I was not sure what to expect. Our guide, Pavel, was AMAZING!!! He
was so knowledgeable about the country, the people, and the culture, I did not
even need the guide books I had brought with me. He was also very willing to
share his personal experiences with the group which made things much more
interesting. He was very personable and always available and was willing to
help in whatever way he could. I also think that his easy going personality
helped our group get along so well. We were a small group of 12 with 4 of us
traveling solo - which I was somewhat nervous traveling by myself outside of
the US for the first time. From the very first morning, Pavel was very
welcoming and quickly dispensed any concerns I may have had. Over the next
few days, I made some friends that I will keep in touch with for years to
come. We were our own version of a "Peruvian Family" and it was very, very
sad to say goodbye to everyone at the end of the trip. I am already
looking at other group tours for my trip to Europe this May and I hope that
experience is a great as Peru!!!
I have taken tours since 1998. This is my first one with Gate1. I have to say this trip was AWESOME! Our tour guide, Pavel, was the BEST guide I have ever had. His knowledge was vast, and delivered in such a heartfelt way, you could not but fall in love with his country too. The hotels we stayed in had character, and were lovely. We had 12 folks in our group. We meshed so well, and I feel that Pavel had something to do with this. I will absolutely be traveling with Gate 1 again.Kristin C. Hemet, CA
Thanks. We enjoyed our 17-day Peru and Ecuador trip. This is the first time we used Gate 1. We used so many tour companies in the past, and we can say that Gate 1 is among the very best. We will use Gate 1 in our future trips.Klaus B. Springfield, VA
My husband and I took the 11 Day Peru Tour, it was marvelous!!! We cannot stop singing the praises of Gate 1's staff of guides, particularly Pevel. He went to any length to ensure that we had a wonderful trip.Eugenia M. Osprey, FL
Our trip was all we imagined and more. Our guides, Rene and Edward were the best. Knowledgeable, personable and well informed. All our accommodations were all we expected and more, neat clean rooms, excellent staff , good food. We will certainly consider Gate 1 for our next trip.Arthur S.
My wife and I had a great experience with this trip. The schedule and arrangements are excellent. All the guides are doing a great job as well. This is our second tour with Gate 1 and we fully enjoyed it. We sincerely express our gratitude for offering such a nice tour! We will join you for other tours in the near future.Yaping P. Atlanta, GA
You run a first-class operation. This is the best tour that I've ever
been on. The quality of the hotels the quality of the food and our guide, Julio
Santos, was brilliant and he was in total command the entire trip. His concern
for our comfort and happiness was very obvious and sincere. Upon planning our
next trip Gate 1 will be number one in our mind.
Our trip to Peru was fantastic. Everything provided by Gate 1 was as advertised or better. All the people from Gate 1, guides and drivers, were super. Everything worked like a swiss watch. Peru itself is a great place to visit. Our friends from New York (first time with Gate 1) were also very happy. We plan to do Australia/New Zealand next year.Bogdan C. Sugarland, TX
We loved our guide Edgard. He is so knowledgeable, kind, funny and professional. I felt like we were on a extremely enjoyable historycourse. Also, we loved visiting the rural school and the effort by Gate 1 to improve the lives of the village children. Thank you again for putting together this "experience of a life-time".Mary Elaine M. Gaithersburg, MD
Perfect in every way!!!!! I had the best experience of my entire life and I have Gate 1 to thank for helping to facilitate that!!!Meagan D. Savannah, GA
|Our trip was amazing! I am really surprised at the value
that we got for your money on this trip.
Our tour manager Elvis was fantastic. He explained the itinerary perfect and there was never a question of where we needed to be. He set up our wake up calls for us, got us bottled water each day, and just helped us out in any way that we requested. Besides being a great manager he also was very personable and was a good person to hang out with.
Our local tour guides were fantastic as well. We had Jose in Lima, Odon in Cusco, and a female tour guide in Puno (I can't remember her name!). All three guides were fantastic and were enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge of the places that we were visiting. You could almost feel the pride that they had for their country when they were explaining the history. It truly was a fun, learning experience.
I will definitely make Gate 1 my first stop to look at for any future trips.
The trip was even more incredible than I could have ever imagined. The guides were top notch, the hotels were fabulous, and overall, the the holiday was a great experience. I highly recommend Gate 1 to my friends and plan to book with your company again!Randi L. Salt Lake City, UT
The trip was great! Fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable and helpful, punctual staff, ample opportunity to explore the cities we were in, and nice hotel rooms. I plan on using Gate 1 again in the future.
|It was absolutely WONDERFUL. I am so glad I chose Gate 1. The tour guides were so helpful & I felt we were all family. I made some new friends, ate some food I had never heard of before. I will use Gate 1 again & have told all my friends this is the ONLY company to use. Traveling by myself, I was a bit concerned but everyone looked out for each other. Thanks for all your help.|
It was a great trip. Honestly, Peru was better than expected. I have a lot more appreciation for that place now. You all were very organized, and Washington, our guide, did a great job keeping us on schedule and informed with everything!Leonard S. Atlanta, GA
We were glad to sleep in our own beds upon our arrival home on Mon Oct 3rd, however the adventure was well worth taking off from the comforts of our own mattresses.. We especially gained enlightenment from our tour guides and the optional tours that we pre-booked. We will be recommending Gate 1.Nancy W. Beatrice, NE
We will definitely travel again with Gate1 in the future.
Our trip was memorable and more than I expected. The accommodations were first class and the staff and tour guides very knowledgeable. Our tour guide was Elvis and Washington. Washington was our guide in Machu Picchu and his enthusiastic explanations were very informative. He was also our guide to Nasca and could not do enough for our little group.
After a 7 hr bus ride we ended up at the Hotel Majoro. What a discovery. Unfortunately, we had to leave the next morning. I would like to make a suggestion and have people stay there at least one extra day for relaxation.
Irmgard E. La Palma, CA
The visit to the local school was an eye opener. I think this is a wonderful gesture that Gate 1 Travel is helping a local school. All in all a very memorable experience and I would definitely recommend Gate 1 Travel to my friends and hope to use Gate 1 in the future.
The trip was awesome. I had a great time. I absolutely love the
Andes Mountains, especially the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu was
astounding and beautiful. The Peruvian people are warm and loving, and I
have a new perception of the world.
Thinking about doing another trip with Gate1.
My trip was excellent. It was the best vacation I've had in a while. Machu Picchu was amazing. Julio, our guide, was great. I went on the trip alone and Julio made sure to introduce me to other solo travelers and he made sure we were all well throughout the vacation. He was attentive of every person. I am sure you will receive many emails about how great and attentive, knowledgeable, kind, funny, and gregarious Julio is. Every Gate 1 person was very nice but Julio helped many of us with our many small problems and he just made our trip very special. He went above and beyond in his duties and in making sure everyone was happy. Since I've arrived at home, I've recommended this tour to all of my friends and told them they have to request Julio as the guide because you can't go wrong with him.
Raquel M. Brooklyn, NY
Thanks so much for the excellent vacation!
The trip was fantastic and Gate 1 agents were very helpful with rescheduling my canceled flight from Bogota, Colombia to New York. Thank you for an excellent service.Tatiana F. Phoenix, AZ
The trip was wonderful. Both of our guides, Elvis and Edgar, were wonderful. They were very informative and made our experience even more than we hoped it would be. We learned so much about the people, their culture and history, and where the economy is now.Janice K. Scottsboro, AL
Our trip to Peru was excellent. We had no trouble with anything. However, the altitude in Cuzco definitely had a slight effect on us. Machu Picchu was awesome and your guide, Guido, was great. He went out of his way to help everyone and was always available if needed. The drivers that we had on all segments were all great. However the driver that we had in Cuzco and the trip to the train for Machu Picchu was a great and safe driver considering the roads he had to navigate on the way. The hotels were wonderful in both cities, but the Eco Inn in Cuzco far exceeded our expectations.Chris & Jeff K., Floral Park, NY
This was probably the
best trip we have ever taken. Both guides were knowledgeable, kind, organized
and personable. We have traveled to six continents and over twenty countries
and for the first time enjoyed a five star excursion. Gate1 provided us with a
five star experience at a reasonable price. Thanks for all your help. We are
Where do I begin to tell you what a wonderful trip we had in Peru?
The guide, Pavel, was amazing. Everything went so well and on time. I'll
be sure to promote Gate1 in my office.
Our trip was wonderful, and we had a great experience with Gate 1 Travel. We had almost all the optional tours and each one was fantastic. I told all of my family and friends about our good experience. Julio, our tour guide, was excellent! We all loved him! He was always there for us and told us about the history of the Incas. We are very happy that we went on this trip.Lila Y. Huntington Beach, CA
|It's was a wonderful trip, especially Machu Picchu. This
month, July, Peru celebrates 100 years with many festivities that we were
lucky to see during our trip. My friend and I are looking for
another trip with Gate 1.|
I loved the trip. The hotels, guides, people on the trip, sights, food,
people of Peru, everything!! It was the best trip I've ever
This year, I wanted to visit somewhere other than Mexico but had to do so on a tight budget. I decided to travel with a colleague of mine and she found the 10 Day Affordable Peru trip listed on Travelzoo. At first I will admit that it seemed too good to be true. It seemed as though you were offering a lot more than you could promise. But, after some thought and research we decided to take the risk. The last few months have been a whirlwind. We were both excited and nervous about the trip, hoping not to be disappointed.
But, the second we got off the plane and walked out of baggage claim we were greeted by the giant smile of Henry! I instantly felt relieved. He walked us girls over to the bus (a VERY nice, comfortable coach bus) and started to tell us about how the program worked. His directions were very clear and we were thrilled to get started. The next morning when we walked into our orientation meeting we were surprised to find Washington (not Henry) waiting for us. This turned out to be the best surprise of all.
I have been studying the culture and language of Latin America for 13 years. I have met many teachers and professors from all over the world and Washington is the best I have ever had (Yes, I am calling him a teacher). As an educator, I appreciate that he possesses a genuine passion for the culture, history and people of Peru. He provided me with a lot of information that I will be using in my classroom for years to come which is really all I could ask for.
My one rough day was in Puno. Because of the altitude (and Gate 1 warned me) I had trouble being my lively self. I only mention it because this is another area in which the tour guides shined. When I arrived at the Uros Islands I became very dizzy and fatigued, Washington was very quick to find me a place in the shade and to find me a bottle of water. When I got back to the hotel he also found me a bottle of Sprite to settle my stomach. Later in the evening, after deciding that I still wanted to visit Sillustani, Henry did a very nice job allowing me to walk slowly up the mountain without feeling pressured to go more quickly. This patience and empathy tells me a lot about the character of these men. I saw Edson (oh, how we loved Edson) treat a lot of the people in the group with the same care throughout the tour.
Overall, though the money was tough for us to part with, I couldn't possibly be happier that we chose to travel with Gate 1. There truly are no words to describe the beauty and awe of Machu Picchu and the people of the Andes mountains. Peru is one of the most magical places on earth and the dedication to excellence, positive attitudes, leadership skills, and work ethic of Washington, Henry, Ronald and Edson made it a trip to remember. Furthermore, these experiences are ones that I can use to shape the lives of my students for years to come as opposed to showing them photos in a textbook that seem less relevant to their lives.
In the future, I hope to have enough money to travel with you again and bring back even more information for them. Thank you for such an incredible experience.
Our trip was fantastic. Washington, our guide, was the most
incredible guide (actually, the most incredible person) we've ever
met. He is so good at his job that he should be the President of
Gate 1 Travel. He's proud of his country, knowledgeable about
everything pertaining to Peru and very calm and caring about the group he
is in charge of guiding. He absolutely "made" the trip!! (He constantly
praised Gate 1 and we were very impressed when we stopped at a remote
village school to deliver a printer from Gate 1 to the tiny elementary
school there.) It was a very rewarding experience to meet the students and
Thanks for a great trip Gate 1!!! We have friends who want to travel to Peru and we highly recommend your company.
|We had a fabulous trip! The flight and other arrangements you made for us were perfect! I also must let Gate 1 know how wonderful all of the guides were in both Peru and Ecuador but I must single out one person as being truly extraordinary, our guide/coordinator in Peru, Washington. We not only saw wonderful sites but we also saw Peru through the eyes of someone who loves and respects the land and its people and that was a truly unique and special experience. Washington is a person who not only is an asset to Gate 1 but he is an asset to Peru. He is the major reason we will book with Gate 1 again, a feeling that was expressed by everyone we spoke with on our trip.|
First of all, I want to thank you, Dan, for your excellent customer
service and always answering all of our questions and needs prior to our
trip. You are wonderful to deal with, knowledgeable and because
of you we would travel with Gate 1 again.
We had a fabulous time from arrival to departure. Our main guide in Peru, Jesus, was extremely attentive, very caring and passionate about his country. He always said that he was there to help us in any way he can. He provided water every day for us, he bought the local bread for us to taste, he went out of his way to try and have us experience life in Peru.
We loved our vacation and Gate 1 hospitality.Judy & Andrew V. Thornhill, ON
Our trip to Peru was outstanding. Special credit goes to our guide, Edgar. His enthusiasm for his country and Gate 1 is well founded. Also, we appreciated Julio, Henry, and Edson, and the guides for each area. We especially enjoyed "Charro" in Puno. All of our communications with your office were handled efficiently.Karen D. Stamford, CT
The trip was beyond great. The people we met and the friends we made, made the trip even more special. I just can't imagine going on a trip like this and not going on the guided tours. The Gate 1 guides were the best that I have ever been with and gave us such a better insight to the caring and generosity of Gate 1. The little "extras" went a long way to making our group happy and excited to see what was around the next corner! I assure you that Gate 1 will be my choice of guided tours from now on and you will hear from me again! Thank you so much for making this trip the best.Gene B. Berryville, AR
It was the most wonderful trip of my life. Everyone was so knowledgeable and helpful. Edgar was a joy, always organized and ready with information and willing to find someone with the information if he was unsure of the answer. The guides were also very knowledgeable.. I will recommend this trip and your company to all I know that are getting ready to travel. Thank you so much.Claire R. Idaho Falls, ID
It was just GREAT! We loved it. Once again Gate 1 provided superb guides & did everything & more that was promised. Great value! It isn't a question of "IF" we will go with Gate 1 again, just "WHERE".Jo Ann M. Winston Salem, NC
The trip was amazing! I am recommending Gate 1 to all of my friends and
co-workers. The guides were fantastic, so helpful and made the trip so
smooth for us. They were well organized, extremely resourceful and
just made traveling so easy for us. I will never forget this trip
and highly recommend Peru to everyone. Machu Picchu is a must
see! It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. ( Did Gate 1 have something
to do with this?! ) I will take away the meaningful excursion of
the medicine man with me always in my memory and pictures.
The trip was wonderful. I cannot express fully enough how wonderful our
guide, Edgar, was. He was, first of all, extremely knowledgeable, and we
learned so much from him! Additionally, he was organized, patient, caring
and fun! His passion for his ancestry and his city and country was
contagious. He also worked his butt off! He added so much to our
enjoyment of Peru. Kudos to our expert guides in Lima and Puno, Dante and
Charo, respectively. They, too, were brilliant.
This is my second itinerary with Gate 1, and I would recommend them to others without hesitation.
What a wonderful experience, thank you. Everything went well and we were very impressed with Gate 1 arrangements.
Great! The tour guide, Pavel, was exceptional. He earned the title of "Best Tuor Guide" in our estimation. He took personal care of each of us to ensure our safety and enjoyment, especially in helping my wife climb Machu Picchu. We now plan to travel with Gate 1 to other S.American countries such as Costa Rica, Uruguay(we have already done Brazil, Iguassu Falls,Argentina and Chile) and also S. Africa.Sateesh & Karin L. San Jose, CA
It was wonderful. Your Gate 1 folks seamlessly and flawlessly handled our
complicated logistics involving planes, trains, and buses, your drivers
skillfully navigated us where we needed to go, and your guides were
knowledgeable and delightful.
We particularly appreciated Sheila and Henry in Lima and Ronald in Cuzco, who
answered our questions thoughtfully and explained Peruvian culture and history
clearly and much more deeply than we expected.
We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and recommend you to our friends.
This is the first time that we have taken a tour other than cruises. We really enjoyed not having to get a car rental, find our way around, and to have everything taken care of for us was wonderful. We will definitely use Gate 1 again in the future.Sandra H. Eagle, ID
Our trip was wonderful! We loved it. Thanks for all of your help. The trip was everything we hoped it would be.Robert C.& Maureen K. Brooklyn, NY
My trip went very well...no flight issues...whew!
I just loved the Eco lodge in the Galapagos and would like to return. The food was 5 star. I REALLY appreciate all of your assistance.Frieda D. Singapore
Our trip was fabulous. Machu Picchu, of course, was the highlight of the adventure. A truly awesome and mystical place. Lake Titicaca was quite an experience as well. This was our 3rd trip with Gate 1 and once more we were not disappointed. The hotels, the tour guides and care of all needs, were outstanding. The only downside -- the food in general was rather poor. But, for a week one can put up with this as well.Annemarie C. Lexington, SC
It was wonderful! Thank you! We ran into some trouble with strikes on the day that we were supposed to go to Machu Picchu, but our guides handled the situation really well and got us all up there the next day. I thought they did a great job! I will definitely travel with Gate 1 again!Meghan L. Bloomington, IL
What can I say? I had a marvelous holiday. I commend Gate 1 Travel for looking after us so well with knowledgeable local guides and skilled drivers, top hotels, airlines and any other services involved. The trip was run with precision, and we were blessed with excellent weather throughout. The group that we travelled with were very friendly and supportive of one another, as some have mobility problems and were slower. Altitude sickness was a real downer! Peru has got me! The culture, people, sights and history are so special. Do you have a separate Peru jungle tour on your list? Keep sending your offers, as I'm sure I'll need another holiday somewhere before I get too old. Thanks TripADeal. Keep up the good work.Elizabeth S. QLD, Australia
I just wanted to let Gate 1 know, that my friend and I had an amazing time in Peru with your company. The trip and activities were well planned and despite it being only 4 days, I felt like we got to see so much! I want to give a special round of note of appreciation to our guide, Washington. He was absolutely incredible! Aside from being knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and taking care of every aspect of the trip, even through unplanned hiccups, he was also warm and just a joy to be around. He made the trip worth taking and very, very fun. I hope Gate 1 will pass on the thank you to him on my behalf!Jashar G. Ontario, Canada