2 independent reviews for Peru vacation, encompassed

Reviews for Peru vacation, encompassed

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review 18 Nov 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Our visit to Machu Picchu and also our night on the homestay at Almantani Island. The food was great and it was fun helping to prepare the evening meal.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for lots of early morning starts, a few days of long drives and for moving on most days, so living out of suitcases. Also try to do the jungle extension and an extra day in Lima. It is worth exploring the city and the illuminated waterfalls, which are included in the Guinness Book of Records, are well worth seeing (closed Monday evenings).

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes I did, particularly with regard to the homestay.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brilliant trip. Definitely not a vacation as it was so full on and you need a rest when you get back home.

review 6 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

So many memorable moments!! Penguins on the Ballestas Islands, seeing the the Milky Way and the sky completely full of stars when staying on Amantain Island in Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, the Nasca Lines from a small plane...the list could go on and on.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go with the flow. If you get held up in a traffic jam or behind a protest don't let it wind you up; its normal for Peru and getting upset won't make the bus go faster!! Drink lots of water as suggested by the guide you're less likely to get altitude sickness.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes -we ate in local restaurants (some of which gave 10% of profits to a local foundation), stayed in locally owned hotels etc. The guide bought 20 litre water boxes so we could reuse plastic bottles rather than dispose of them after one use. Local guides and drivers were used.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent, a great experience!

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