|Package Name||Season||City/Cruise Nights||Travel Style||Land Only||Air & Land|
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco||Classic||$1499||$2199*|
8 Day Inca Trail, Cuzco to Machu Picchu Walking Tour & Lima
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco||Walking/Hiking||$2499||$3319*|
9 Day Peru Inca Special
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$1949||$2759*|
10 Day Classic Peru - Plan A Hotels
||Jan - Nov '24||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$2099||$2899*|
10 Day Classic Peru - Plan B Hotels
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$1659||$2509*|
11 Day Classic Peru & Bolivia
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz||Classic||$1849||$2749*|
11 Day Classic Peru with Nazca Lines
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$2649||$3309*|
11 Day Deluxe Peru
||Feb - Dec '24||3 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 2 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 3 Cuzco||Deluxe||$3599||$4229*|
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu
||Jan - Dec '24||2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco||Classic||$2799||$3489*|
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Peru
||Jan - Dec '24||3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 Colca, 1 Arequipa||Classic||$2249||$2999*|
14 Day Classic Peru with Amazon Experience
||Mar - Oct '24||4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos||Partially Escorted||$2899||$3699*|
14 Day Peruvian Legends
||Feb - Dec '24||3 Lima, 1 Arequipa, 2 Colca, 2 Puno, 3 Cuzco, 2 Sacred Valley||Small Group||$3599||$4229*|
17 Day Ecuador & Peru
||Mar - Dec '24||2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Punta Ahuano (Amazon), 1 Baños or Patate, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$3649||$4149*|
18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru
||Apr - Nov' 24||3 Rio de Janeiro, 2 Iguazu, 3 Buenos Aires, 3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno||Classic||$5099||$5949*|
Land Only: $1499
2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2499
2 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco
Tour Type: Walking/Hiking
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $1949
3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2099
3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Nov '24
Land Only: $1659
3 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $1849
2 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 La Paz
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2649
3 Lima, 1 Paracas, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $3599
3 Lima, 2 Sacred Valley, 2 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 3 Cuzco
Tour Type: Deluxe
Season: Feb - Dec '24
Land Only: $2799
2 Quito, 2 Amazon, 2 Lima, 1 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 2 Cuzco
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2249
3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 2 Colca, 1 Arequipa
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Jan - Dec '24
Land Only: $2899
4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos
Tour Type: Partially Escorted
Season: Mar - Oct '24
Land Only: $3599
3 Lima, 1 Arequipa, 2 Colca, 2 Puno, 3 Cuzco, 2 Sacred Valley
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Feb - Dec '24
Land Only: $3649
2 Quito, 1 Otavalo, 1 Papallacta, 2 Punta Ahuano (Amazon), 1 Baños or Patate, 3 Lima, 2 Urubamba Sacred Valley, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Mar - Dec '24
Land Only: $5099
3 Rio de Janeiro, 2 Iguazu, 3 Buenos Aires, 3 Lima, 3 Cuzco, 2 Puno
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Apr - Nov' 24
This trip was AMAZING. Not a vacation, but a total adventure! Jhonathen, out tour manager, was top notch. So friendly & professional. Luis & Jean Claude, the local guides, were equally great as well. Rossel, our driver, kept us totally safe on the crazy narrow streets of Peru. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who asks.Samara W.
This was our first gate 1 experience. We have been traveling to other countries but we have not used any travel company which was fun and at our own pace. When we were planning this trip to Machu Picchu my son recommended your company and told us we would not worry about details. It was good that we took his recommendation. True, it was a no worry trip. Your manager Dimas is so professional and caring. Dimas made sure everyone was safe, comfortable and made us feel like family. We all had that feeling of being in family. Dimas team Justin the driver made us feel safe. Alex team tour guide was always either in front, middle or behind everyone made sure the group was together. Lisat was our tour guide in Machu Picchu was so accommodating while we were in Machu Picchu. The last tour guide who assisted Dimas in Lima, Lizzete was very knowledgeable of the history of Lima. Most important and I was impressed, all of them were very helpful ,knowledgeable, courteous and we were never rushed. I very much give this Team Dimas a 10. And very much in the near future will use Gate 1 for our next travel.Elizabeth M.
The small-group walking tour to Machu Picchu and environs was an awesome trip. The success of the trip was due in large part to the leadership and participation of our guides, Paul and Jean. They were extremely well organized and kept us all on schedule. They were very professional and worked well together-smooth and seamless!! Their humor, energy and enthusiasm were contagious and helped our small group to bond and create a sense of community. They were very knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited and Peruvian cultural traditions as well as comments on current life, such as the status of the Peruvian national soccer team or the role of women in Peru's police force. They patiently answered our many questions with a smile. In addition, they were able to identify plants, flowers, trees and birds on the trail. Although they have both hiked these trails many times before, they brought an attitude of freshness and newness to each hike. We had no major problems, but they handled the minor mishaps calmly, taking charge to solve them quickly. They are both excellent problem solvers!! Beyond their expertise is what I value the most: they treated each person of the group with respect, kindness and caring. They offered to help with whatever was needed. In addition to our guides, Julio was our driver for the trip outside of Lima and Oscar was our driver in the Lima area. Both drivers were skilled and amazing, given the narrow streets and traffic. Their driving was truly a feat of skill and precision!! As Tour Manager, Paul continually thanked and gave credit to the other members of his team. Both he and Jean are skilled and experienced leaders. I had complete trust in all members of the team.Susan G.
I had a great trip to Ecuador and Peru! Fast-paced and active vacation. Juan and Ivan were great in Ecuador, they shared their love of the country's beauty and history with us. Ivan drove us safely over the mountains and was there whenever he was needed to help in any way. Juan was great, making sure we were all well during the various activities and always coordinating and solving any concerns. Our hotel in the Amazon was fabulous, traveling by canoe was an adventure and the hikes were a great way to get to know the area....swimming in the river and enjoying the pool and food at the hotel was a perfect part of the vacation. Fausto was a hotel employee who assisted us in so many ways...he consistently supported those who needed assistance on the hikes or on the river and his knowledge of the local area was amazing. Our flights to Peru and within Peru were good...with a group of 16, it was amazing that we had no problems. I'm sure due to the organization and planning by Dimas and Freddy. They worked together as a team to assist us in any way. Dimas made sure to let us know how Gate 1 and tourism have helped his country! An active 5 days with good hotels and food, the amazing chance to see Machu Picchu...so many extras designed to make our trip comfortable. It was a vacation to remember...thank you to Gate 1 and all the guides that made it work!Pamela D.
The trip I took to Peru and Bolivia was of the best trip I have ever taken with Gate One Travel. It was very different trip. Gary our tour guy and his assistant were so kind, so attentive to everyone's needs in every moment. My heart is full of gratitude for these two gentlemen. You could tell they enjoy what they are doing and they both show us love by caring our back pack all the way to MACHU PICCHU and also they did whatever takes to make us feel so special. I have traveled with gate one to many countries and my next trip is to go to Japan, but I have never seen such an amazing tour guy and his assistant.. please honor these two gentleman and let them know how wonderful work they are doing.Shahin C.
Our trip - 7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu, was wonderful! I'd especially like to thank our tour manager, Ronald. He did a tremendous job to make this a success and memorable trip. He is not only knowledgeable of all things associated with Peru & Machu Picchu, but also very kind, professional, and patient toward all customers in his tour. I'd highly recommend Gate 1 to my friends, and I'm booking my next trip with Gate 1 now.Anchi O.
We were all 7 of us travelled together and we were very happy with our trip. We will surely recommend all our friends . Thankyou to all of you who worked with us over here and all the team over there in Peru. Our trip was successful because of all the hard work done by you all. We really appreciate all of you guys.Meiling T.
My trip to Peru was amazing! The itinerary was really fun and our tour guide Abel was phenomenal! Not only did he ensure that everything went smoothly as we traveled but he is also exceptionally knowledgeable about the history and customs of Peru. He made our trip very enjoyable.Sharon H.
We had a fantastic trip. Peru is a magic place, we are looking forward to visiting it again soon. This was our first time with Gate 1 Travel; we were impressed with the quality of service we received. The hotels, meals, excursions, drivers, and an outstanding tour guide made our trip unforgettable. We have already recommended this trip to our friends who are planning to visit Peru. Looking forward to traveling again with Gate-1-Travel in the near future. Thank you very much for everything.Maria N.
Our hiking trip to Machu Picchu was a dream come true. Although this was one of the most difficult things I have ever done, it was well worth it and I cant recommend this trip enough. 3 days of very challenging hiking were surrounded by several other wonderfully immersive experiences that made the trip so much fun and fulfilling. Paul and Frank were absolutely amazing as guides. Our driver, Daniel was also top flight! My wife and I felt welcomed, supported and deeply cared for during the entire trip. We had a small group of 11 that bonded quickly; I hope the friendships last a long time. The sites visited were spectacular, the accommodations were wonderful and the food was excellent. If you are physically able, and looking for a challenge, this is the only way to visit Machu Picchu and the rest of Peru. This trip gets two big "thumbs up" from me. Best of all my (6) Gate 1 trips! FYI: I'm 70 years old, so "yes, you can do this" if you train for it and respect the challenge.Thomas M.
Our trip to Peru and Machu Picchu was amazing. Our tour managers were both superb and I could not have asked for a better pair. They were both very encouraging and helped all of us to have a fabulous trip. I really appreciated the fact that they gave everyone the extra help and encouragement they needed to complete the hike. They are the reason that this trip was such a success. Both they and the driver, Daniel, went above and beyond to ensure that everyone enjoyed the trip. Both Frank and Paul made the effort to get to know everyone in the group and made a point of noticing the needs and addressing them on an individual basis. Additionally, on every trip there was a surprise from one of the three of them, be it an ice cream, a beer, or after the hike, a much needed massage. They clearly cared about all of us and wanted to be sure that we had a fabulous vacation. I will take another vacation with Gate 1 because of the tour managers and drivers that we experienced on this trip. Thank you for this experience.Cary W.
Great trip. Elvis, our guide was wonderful and the day guides and bus driver did a great job. Wonderful pick for lodging and meals. This was our 11th trip with Gate 1.Brian O.
My trip was awesome, wonderful, an experience I will never forget. The tour guide was also spectacular. Hard but enjoyable.Dorma M.
I am writing to commend the extraordinary service provided by Edgar, our guide on the recent tour to Peru with Gate 1. His thoughtful, innovative, and comprehensive approach not only exceeded our expectations but also encapsulated what makes Gate 1 a leader in the travel industry. Edgar's connection with us began even before our arrival, taking the time to get to know us personally. His ingenious idea to collect our meal preferences in advance ensured that our dinners were ready when we arrived at the restaurants, eliminating waiting times and accommodating our vegetarian choices. His knowledge extended beyond the borders of Peru, as he shared insights about various parts of the world, enriching our experience. Coupled with his ability to capitalize on local connections and expertise, Edgar managed to provide unique and authentic experiences throughout our trip. One of the most cherished memories for our family was when Edgar surprised our daughter with a chocolate birthday cake and had the entire tour group sing "Happy Birthday." It turned an ordinary day into an unforgettable celebration and demonstrated Edgar's sincere commitment to making our journey special. Safety was a clear priority for Edgar, and his constant vigilance allowed us to enjoy our adventure with peace of mind. His mindfulness of our well-being was consistent and unwavering. When there was chaos in central Lima, due to a strike, he ensured we made it through the airport safely and enjoyed an abbreviated tour through the unaffected areas of Lima. Edgar's ability to foster a familial atmosphere was equally remarkable. We formed relationships with members of the tour group. His personable nature, punctuality, and attention to detail helped us connect with one another, creating a bond that went beyond the typical tour guide relationship.Jayshree P.
Wow is all I can say! Gate1 really outdid themselves this time around. This was our second time booking a trip through Gate1 and I think we are hooked! We had the most amazing vacation in Peru and it was all thanks to our tour guide Edgar! He went above and beyond for everyone in the group. He shared his passion for his country and the history lessons were amazing. He is one of those people that you feel like a better person for just having met him! We now feel like we have a friend in Peru.Deanna C.
We have always been pleased with our Gate 1 experiences but this time we were blown away! Our Peru trip was unforgettable due mostly to the phenomenal efforts by Ronald, he went above and beyond all the tour guides I've ever toured with before. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Peru, all of his stories were fascinating. Ronald made it possible for us to try the Peruvian bread, tamales, fruit and guinea pig, that on our own, we probably wouldn't have. Ron treated everyone like family and told us to count on him at any time day or night. He was amazing at keeping everything running smoothly, always knowing who was missing, if a piece of luggage was not picked up, making sure everyone got their belongings off the train, getting everyone their accommodations quickly. He was also just so nice and personable, as was Joel, the assistant, who was also great at his job. We could always count on them for taking pictures and for recommendations on things to do. The tour of Machu Picchu was excellent, the hotels and restaurants were also great. I'm highly recommending the Peru trip to friends, but don't loose Ron, he really makes the trip!Lourdes J.
I just wanted to let you know that Jhonatan and José were exceptional-everything you would want guides to be. Jhonatan did an outstanding job of organizing everything. I have to eat a gluten-free diet and Jhonatan was probably the best guide I've ever had at being proactive to ensure I ate the correct food and didn't get sick. Kudos to Gate 1, Jhonathan and José for a trip that I will long remember!Jill B.
I wanted to let you know that we had a great trip to Peru. Everything was perfect: the flight arrangements, the transportation, the hotels and their service, the trips included, and the optional ones too. But the best part of our trip was our guide: Ruben. Without him, the few complications that arose, like the cancellation of our train to Machu Picchu, would have really ruined our total trip. Ruben was there for everything single question, special requests and needs we had. He is very knowledgeable and provided plenty of information for us to learn about Peru. His background on the Inca civilization, Cusco and the entire Sacred Valley was paramount in helping appreciate that part of Peru. Please give him our utmost thanks for all his helpBenjamin G.
It was one of the most amazing trips we ever did. We definitely plan on making more Gate 1 vacations soon!!!Allan C.
Three words...I loved it! I don't think I would have enjoyed Peru as much if I did not pick the walking tour. I love the walking tour. There are so many wonderful memories. Jose is an excellent Tour Manager. He is always smiling, kind, and very knowledgeable about Peru. His passion for his country shines through. Paul was a joy and worked very hard. His future shines bright. All the local guides are great and our bus drivers are very professional and kept us safe. I loved everything about this tour. I have to mention how much I loved walking with the llamas and the shaman ceremony. Thank you for a wonderful time and I can not wait to book another "walking tour" with you. Of all the many tours we have taken with you this is at the top of the list!Cheri O.
On behalf of my wife and I would to thank you for offering the "8 Day Inca Trail, Cuzco to Machu Picchu Walking Tour & Lima" it was a wonderful tour. As the first tour group to do this walking tour it was very well organized and the Tour Manager Senor~Jose, Senor~Paul and our driver Justin was all magnificent and very professional and well knowledgeable about the culture of the Inca people. Seeing one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" can't ask for anymore. Highly recommend this walking tour it's really worth doing. Thanks to our tour manager and Paul our group reach the summit and most important it was done in a safe manner.Merle D.
I feel compelled to contact you about how extraordinary our tour manager/guide Edgard is. This man has a wealth of knowledge and generously shared it with our group. He is passionate about his homeland and that passion is not only infectious, but we were able to be included in his joy of sharing it with others. He knows everyone, and that knowledge coupled with his friendships made our trip so much more relaxing and fun. There were no snags, no inconveniences, only enjoyment and positivity on this trip. My husband had never been on a tour before (I have made several Gate1 trips) and Edgard has set the bar quite high. Not only do we plan to return to beautiful, wonderful Peru, but will definitely use Gate 1 in our future travels. Thank you.Brenda Q.
I just come back from my "10 day classic Peru"-2022" trip. This was my very first trip with Gate1. I have been very impressed by the service given by Gate1. I appreciate very much to the entire service provided by Gate1 from the online booking, schedule changing, travel arrangement, and transportation. Peru has been a very attractive country to me for a number of years. This visit satisfied my curiosities and interests. Although I believe that there are just so many things/places that tourists can learn and visit about the country, I think that all programs arranged by Gate1 provide with us adequate opportunities to experience many aspects of Peru, from their fantastic natural/geographic views, national history, fascination culture, and attractive food. A total of 10 days trip in Peru was short and busy. Among the numerous memories about this new country, one of the most memorable things about this trip was our tour manager, Mr. Jimmy. He is a very thoughtful, warm, careful, and charming manager and tour guide. He made my trip worry free, and sometimes felt been "spoiled". I was very impressed by his professionalism, knowledge, humor, and endless efforts trying to make all group members enjoyable and safety. He is my best picking for any of my future tour manager when I go with Gate1. He is a trusted and attracted young man. At the end of trip, he encouraged us to tell our friends: "if you want to know about Peru, please come to visit our country". I would like to change the phrase using my word: "If you haven't known Jimmy, please come to visit Peru". When you know Jimmy, you know Peru! My trip to Peru was a very pleasant experience. I would recommend this trip to everyone who is interested to go, particularly, looking for Jimmy.Ruiqian W.
We had a FABULOUS trip to Peru and Machu Picchu! Our Tour Manager, Dimas, and his assistant, Richard, were THE BEST! This trip was on my husband's and my bucket list for a long time and planning this trip on our own, logistically, was too much to do on our own. We couldn't have been more pleased with Gate 1 Travel's planning and handling! Our stress free vacation was flawless, from flights, transfers, baggage handling, buses, trains, meals, hotels, local guides, and ticket handling. Our best friends went with us for their first Gate 1 Travel experience and they too were so impressed. Thank you again for making this trip a reality for all of us! More traveling to follow with Gate 1 Travel!Robin E.
We had a wonderful time. We came home proud of our climbing accomplishments, full of information about Peru and in wonder of this marvelous place. Peru is a magical. Our tour Guide, Rolly, was a fabulous guide who enriched our trip with his knowledge, experience, kindness, patience and passion for Peru. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.Jeannine T.
I want to continue to brag about the excellent tour manager, Abel, on our Kaleidoscope tour of Peru in October, 2022. He worked extra hard to make sure everyone was happy with the tours, the hotels, and anything he recommended. He constantly double checked that we were satisfied and our needs were being met. I've never experienced someone who is that attentive and hard working, and I've been on many different world traveling tours. I have friends who will be traveling to Peru in 2023 and I wish they could request him. Thank you for having such excellent employees. He is a gem!Pamela E.
Hello! I've just completed the online evaluation regarding our Peru Kaleidoscope trip (Oct. 1-12, 2022) and felt the need to provide additional written feedback about our overall experience. This was our first trip with Gate 1 and....WOW! What an incredible experience! We feel so blessed to have our first experience be such an unforgettable trip from beginning to end. Our Tour Manager, Abel, was SO friendly, welcoming, caring, and knowledgeable. He was able to facilitate such a great connection and bond for our group of 28 which resulted in a fantastic group experience where we all looked out for one another and supported one another. He is such an empathetic leader and added so much fun and humor to our days together. He helped to create such a memorable experience for all of us. Our drivers (especially Ernesto) and tour assistant, Frank, and local tour guides were so special, too. They cared about us - they laughed with us - and they showed their pride for their beautiful country. We fell in love with Peru, the people AND Gate 1 - all because of the experience created during our travels. We're telling all of our friends and family to travel with Gate 1 AND travel to Peru!Jane S.
My first trip w gate 1 travel did not disappoint. It was wonderful. Our accommodations were very nice and clean. Our guides were absolutely fantastic. Abel, Frank, and Maribel were kind, informative and helpful with any of our concerns. Thank you so much.Rosanne S.
It was AMAZING!!!!! I've traveled to all 7 continents, but this was my first trip with Gate 1.Let me just say that I was so impressed with the logistics handling and the smoothness of how the trip was run. Also, I want to let you know that our tour leader in Peru, Dimas, was the best we have ever had bar none on ANY of our other travels. You are very lucky to have him on your staff! Thanks again for a great trip. As mentioned, this was our first Gate 1 trip, but it won't be our last!Kent M.
We had a wonderful trip to Peru with Gate 1! This was our first Gate 1 experience but definitely not our last! Every little detail was taken care of - the transfers, the hotels, the meals! The hotels were first rate and meals superb! Our tour guide Odon was an absolute gem! He introduced us to his country, culture and customs and we have a much better understanding of Peru and its people. Thank you so much for an amazing trip - it was magical!Gerald C.
Gary -The best tour manager we have experienced with so far. Gary was fluent in English & he spoke clearly and was easily understood; using WhatsApp as a communication tool was excellent and perhaps should be used by other tour managers to provide travel updates and sharing posts among travel group. Gary's attention to details was very outstanding and manifested itself in everything he was supposed to do and arrange for our daily itinerary. Gary has a great problem solving skill and we saw it when our travel group was challenged with unexpected events like train ride delay or transportation problem. Gary made our domestic flight in Peru so easily by being proactive; obtaining everyone's luggage, taxes and boarding passes. Gary had extensive knowledge of historical and archaeological highlights of Peru. In summary, Gary is one of the best tour managers we have had among all trips we have taken with Gate1 so far.Ahmed D.
The trip to Peru was excellent. I want to give a special shout out to Abel, the tour manager. He was fantastic, very attentive, incredibly knowledgeable about Peru, it's history, culture, and economy; and warm and engaging. Every detail was taken care of, transportation, food, tours, optional tours, accommodations. When one of the tour participants felt I'll, he took it upon himself to get her medicine. Honestly, Abel was key to making this trip a success and a wonderful representative of the Gate1 company.Debra H.
Wow! We just returned from your 10-day Peru tour, and I want to take a moment to let you know what an incredible tour manager you have in Rolly. He truly treated us like family, and his attention to detail made our trip such a wonderful experience. My wife has done five different Gate 1 tours, and she shared that Rolly is by far the best tour manager she has had. We have already been posting on social media and several of our friends are looking into taking trips with Gate 1. I am certain that Rolly had a huge part of making our experience so enjoyable, so I wanted to be sure and share this feedback.Christopher B.
My tour of Peru was one of the most enlightening trip I've taken. We got to see the culture first hand. The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca was fascinating. The tour director Victor went above and beyond to make our tour pleasing and enjoyable. It was obvious to me he and his staff of Johnathan and Justin really cared about our enjoyment. Johnathan was so kind and patient and Justin was an amazing driver on the hairpin curves and challenging traffic. The altitude was a challenge but Victor and Johnathan were understanding and very helpful with those of us who had difficulty.Jane B.
I just completed my survey of our recent trip to Peru. Your survey form is automated, and didn't really give me the chance to give the high praise I felt needed to be given to all of your staff in Peru, especially our tour guide, Alejandro. I imagine guiding a tour is much like herding cats (no easy task!), but Alejandro pulled it off with no issues. His passion for Peru and it's history was genuine and contagious, and he made 28 people from very different cultures and backgrounds feel like we were part of his family. Peru is an amazing place full of wonders, but it was Alejandro and the other staff members that made our trip so special, and the reason we'll be returning to Gate1 for our next adventure.John B.
My partner and I recently returned from our 11-day Ecuador, the Amazon and Peru adventure with Gate1. The entire trip was fabulous from start to finish. We were not only blessed with excellent guides, but we had a a wonderful group to boot! (This was our fourth group tour and that doesn't always happen!) We continue to be impressed with the logistics involved and have noticed an upgrade in most of the accommodations provided. Tour guide Marco was excellent in Ecuador and the Amazon. We found him knowledgeable, professional and a whole lot of fun. Tour guide Abel was equally excellent. We have found that it can be a challenge for the second guide to win everyone over as many people get used to a style and can struggle with change. We were so impressed how Abel took great care to win everyone over with his caring nature and winning sense of humor. Personally, I got sick in the town of Machu Picchu the day after visiting the sacred valley. Abel took immediate action and got me some meds that worked like a miracle. He is a gem and Gate1 is lucky to have him. Again, we are Gate1 fans and we look forward to our next adventure. We have watched Gate1 go from good to great...not easy!Gary T.
Our tour guide, Marcos was absolutely amazing. We had so much fun and we learned so much. He was up front about everything, very informative, and very approachable. His English was excellent. He went above and beyond to help me find a specific gift (a specific soccer jersey) for my son, along with helping other travelers. We all just adored him. We never went hungry, thirsty, or lacked any humor and laughter. You can tell Marcos genuinely loves his country and his people. I cannot say enough about our experience through Gate 1 in general, and our Peru trip was just astonishing, thanks to Marcos's guiding and personality. I am a social studies teacher and I cannot wait to bring back and use so much of what I learned. Thank you for having Marcos on your Gate 1 team, and thank you for a wonderful traveling abroad experience.Heather M.
We recently traveled to Peru with Gate 1. This was our first experience with this travel company and we were very impressed with how smoothly everything went and how organized our trip was. We really can't say enough good things about our tour manager, Rogger. He was amazing and went above and beyond to make sure that our party and the entire group was taken care of in every way. He was attentive, helpful, kind, and patient with everyone. He was able to bring us all together as a family and helped everyone make memories that will last a lifetime. Rogger is passionate about his country and he is eager to share his knowledge and expertise with visitors. I am so appreciative to him, and to his assistant Alvaro who was also amazingly knowledgeable and very kind, for helping me and my children have an incredible vacation together in Peru. I will definitely recommend Gate 1 to my family and friends.Nina M.
We enjoyed everything about our Peru/Machu Picchu trip and definitely a once-in-a- lifetime experience! Entire tour was very interesting. Tour Manager in Peru (Mr. Henry) and His Assistant Colleagues were excellent; they had incredible knowledge and in-depth insight on the Incan history. Henry captivated us with his story telling skills. He makes history come to life. We were able to travel at a certain pace, stop and take pictures or just rest as needed. Trips were very well organized in a professional way. We learned about Peru history, art, culture, food, agriculture, silver mining, religion and much more. Henry used Peruvian/Inca words and explained their meaning. We enjoyed beautiful flower gardens at Hotel Agusto's, Urubamba. Our transfers between airports, cities and tours were well planned and we felt very well taken care of. Guides were friendly, helpful, and considerate and took good care of us. Tour guides clearly loves their job and feels passionate about their work. We were very happy with our tour guides - they went above and beyond to make our trip special. They were great and spoke excellent English. Time and money well invested!Mary C.
It was amazing! Henry and Leo, our tour managers were very knowledgeable, organized and fantastic! Our drivers, Mario amd Dante were excellent too! We felt safe with them. Peru is an excellent tourist spot. Everything went smoothly, from our flights, hotels, to land tours. Thank you! For sure I will use Gate 1 again for my next adventure.Caroline S.
Washington is an excellent guide. He is very well organized, even with all the changes due to the closure of the airport. His language skills are perfect. We especially appreciated the extra information and experiences he provided as a local resident. He went out of his way to ensure everyone had the best experience possible. He even arranged for my kids to attend a local soccer game after the tour was completed. Our luggage was damaged during one of the flights and he ensured that claim was filed correctly and followed up with us after the tour was completed. His care for people didn't apply to just the tour group. He was passionate about the education and wellbeing of the Peruvian children we encountered at our stops. He is the type of person you want representing your company. Percy and the local guides were also very knowledgeable and did a great job making sure everything went smooth on our trip. The bus drivers were amazing, especially Ernesto. Maneuvering the large bus through the areas that he did, under those traffic conditions, is beyond belief. It's the people you hired in Peru that made this the excellent trip that it was.Robert K.
Absolutely outstanding! We loved this trip! And we are grateful for the awesome people at Gate 1 from the agents to the tour guides to the logistics team. What a great company!Christine C.
I just wanted to let Gate 1 management know what an amazing Tour Manager/Guide Maruicio was. I cannot say enough good words about him and I cannot image a better Guide! He was VERY organized and communicated each day's plans very well. He watched out for all of us his Tour like we were his children - making sure that we were all satisfied at restaurants - talking to staff to make sure everything was what we ordered and coming to us in a timely manner. He was very entertaining which helped make the longer bus trips go by quickly. He was also very patient with all of the people on the tour even when some didn't follow directions very well. He went above and beyond his required duties giving us little treats from time to time. He sold me on Gate 1!Mark F.
Yes, I recently got back from and Bolivia trip and I would like to mention that it was an excellent experience. I loved the different sites and activities for every day. The Tour Manager, Roger was excellent. He kept every day interesting and moved at the perfect pace. I really enjoyed Perú. The driver Justino, in Peru was very professional. For all the hotels, I loved the ones in Cusco (José Antonio) and the one in la Paz (H. Europa). Another great trip. Thank you.Guadalupe R.
This is the first time I have traveled with Gate1 and Gate1 exceeded my expectation! The trip was well planned and managed, not only that I got a chance to see many wonderful views of Peru but also learned the in-depth history of Inca Empire. I want to praise my tour guides, Ruben and Percy, who were so knowledgeable, kind, warm, friendly and patience with our group. Ruben took the extra step for us to experience the tasting of a Guinea pig. Percy carried all the backpacks for the elderly while climbing up the hills at Machu Picchu. Also, our fabulous driver Mel kept us safe and secure during out trip. My daughter and I really appreciate their services, their compassion about people and energy during the trip. Because of the excellent experience with Gate1, I will definitely use Gate1 again and have already started recommending Gate1 to others!Peter L.
I wanted to write to praise our tour manager Edgar C. Edgar was a consummate professional - so knowledgeable about Peru. He clearly loves and is so proud of his country and his heritage. His year's of experience and his personal love of Peru's rich history and culture made our trip that much richer. He managed all of us beautifully, brought the group together and provided so many wonderful insights. I also appreciated the individual tour guides specific to Puno and Lima. They added to the experience and the level of education and information shared with us.Kathy C.
Prior to the pandemic, we had traveled several trips with Gate 1. This was our first trip post pandemic with Gate 1 and it was one of the best trips we have ever taken with Gate 1. Both of our tour managers, Jose and Gary were the very best we ever had! It was like having your own tour guide for each segment of the trip. They truely cared about the traveler and wanted to share everything about their country with you: the food, the culture, the environment, their lives, it was like having a family member with you. It really appeared to us that during the time that the pandemic shut down travel, Gate 1 used this time to better understand it clients and improve their services so that when travel resumed, our experience would be better than prior to the pandemic. And it was. To say that Gate 1 upped their game would be an understatement. We have another trip booked with you this September and we can't wait, Gate 1, you have won us over for all of our future trips. Your tour managers, your support, your selected hotels and agendas are top notch and I would recommend you to anyone that is planning to travel the world. Thanks Gate 1 for being a much better travel service than prior to the pandemic!Ted S.
This is my first time travel with Gate1 and had a wonderful experience. The trip is well planned and managed, and I got chance to see many wonderful views and places, and enjoyed my travel a lot. Especially, I want to praise my tour guide, Victor, who is so kind, warm, friendly and patience with our group. He is very considerate and provide all the supports, guide and help we needed during the trip. My friends and I really appreciate his services and his passion and energy during the trip. This trip has been such an amazing experience to me and I already start to plan my next trip with Gate1!Ji G.
We just traveled last week, Ecuador and Peru. It was a very nice travel. Gate1 did a fantastic job, from the airport to the hotels, to the tour. Everything was very smooth and relaxing. Thank you Gate1. I will travel with Gate 1 again on our next vacation.Carlos I.
My family and I had a wonderful time in Peru!!! We are so happy we traveled with Gate 1. Our tour manager, Americo, was fabulous and was the best tour manager anyone could ask for. Being a native of Cusco, Peru, Americo helped us see Peru from the perspective of someone who truly loves his country as well as Gate 1! We had fabulous bus drivers during our travels. My family and I felt secure and safe during our entire trip! Americo is a genuinely nice person. We would love to have him as our tour guide for future trips. Our hotels were amazing, especially Inkaterra Machu Pichu Pueblo Hotel! Americo's promptness and planning allowed our tour group to enjoy all the wonders of Peru. All of Gate 1 staff during our time in Peru were gracious hosts. They were helpful and educational. Our stops in Peru were all amazing and well planned. Updates by Gate 1 prior to our trip and during the trip were informative. We were sad when the trip ended.Beth Z.