Date : Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Luis. Absolutely! I will recommend you guys highly! You were
nothing but amazing and responsive abt accommodating!
Date : Friday, January 31st, 2014
Hello Patricia I just wanted to thank you and let you know I
had a great time in Peru everyone was nice and helpful. Our guide for the
Inca Trail was awesome the food on the trek was good everything about my
trip was great!
Thank You very much for everything
Date : Saturday, January 10th, 2014
Luis, I just wanted to write and thank you and Peru Gateway
Travel for planning a wonderful trip to Cusco, the Inka Trail and Machu
Picchu. I must say that everything was well planned and worked out
perfectly. The Hotel accommodation was excellent, the staff was very
helpful, and the location was great. The Cusco city tour was perfect and we
definitely would not have been able to explore and learn so much about the
history of the area on our own. They even kept communication with us after
we decided to stay some extra time on our own in Cusco to relax after the
trek and ensured we had airport transportation for our departure which I
didn’t think was necessary since we extended our stay on our own.
This was one of the most wonderful trips I have ever been on and I believe I
have Peru Gateway Travel to thank for it. I will be sure to recommend your
company to any friends planning trips to Peru in the future and when time
permits I will provide a positive Trip Advisor review as well.
Take care and thank you for a wonderful vacation.
Date : December, 2013
Patricia, I really enjoyed all of our tours and we had an
incredible time in Cusco.
We"ll be sure to recommend Peru Gateway travels to any of our friends that
want to visit. The trek itself was excellent and we loved the guide
and all of our porters. The white water rafting day was also a lot of fun.
Date : Saturday November 23th, 2013
Hi Yenseng, I really appreciated all the effort you have
done to make our trip so incredible, we had a great time, tell Eduardo
thanks for being after us all the time.
Karen & James.
Date : Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Mr. Yenseng Yong is to be commended for his tireless efforts
to accommodate our wishes. The trip was complex and it all happened without
Excellent trip organization. Phone calls & messages from Eduardo in Lima.
Guides were all friendly and gave us flexibility to enjoy the antiquities
It was a wonderful trip. This was my fourth trip to Machu Picchu, sacred
valley & Nazca, I hope it is not the last!
Dennis Buss & Diep Nguyen.
Date : Monday, September 9th, 2013
Thank you Luis, for all your patience and help, everything
was great and smoothly, more than I expected it to be, I really enjoyed the
tours and the Macchu Picchu experience.
Thanks a lot.
Date : Monday, August 12, 2013
I just wanted to tell you that I had an excellent time in Peru. Thanks to
your impeccable arrangements, my trip in Peru became an unforgettable one.
I hope to visit some time again, and if I ever do, I will contact you again.
Thank you very much!!
Date : Sunday, July 28, 2013
On behalf of the team I would like to convey our appreciation of the tour
which was set-up by you/Cosmic Travel Peru. We have had a very good time in
Cuzco, Agua Cellientes, Macchu Picchu and all of the other mountains and
locations. Lot's of walking, hiking and sweating!
Peru is a beautiful country indeed and we truly enjoyed it.
Thank you again for all of your patience and support!
I hope you will be successful in your Uni and future dreams.
Date : Tuesday, Jan 11, 2013
Having returned from our wonderful time in Peru, I would like to thank you
for all your efforts to put together our tailor made holiday. All the
transfers, flights and the trips were seamless and worked perfectly. My
daughter and I were assured that there was always someone in contact with us
to direct the next trip and that was the case. I shall certainly recommend
yourself and your company to others from the U.K. who are looking for help
in planning and booking such an adventure. Please feel free to use these
comments on your website.
Valerie and Julia Wallace.
Date : Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thanks again for a wonderful experience in Peru.
We are very pleased we picked perugatewaytravel for this trip , and
particularly with your service.
You kept in touch with us from beginning to end, and answered questions in a
very timely, effective manner.
You are a credit to your organization, and they are fortunate to have
someone like you as an employee.
Bill & Betty M
Palm City, Fla
Date : Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Everyone was helpful. The train ride was scenic, and fun.
The guide at Machu Pichuu was first class. Knowledgable, courteous, and very
caring for the group to ensure we learned , were safe navigating the site,
and enjoyed the experience.
We certainly will keep you in our future plans and recommend you to our
friends who would like to visit peru.
The Monasterio is a beautiful hotel with great food.
Did receive the pick up time for tomorrow to the Airport.
Bill & Betty
Date : Wesnesday, April 03, 2013
Thank you, Jenny.
We did enjoy our trip to Peru. If we plan to come again, we will contact
Jane and David
Date : Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Thanks for everything. It was a great trip and everything worked smoothly.
Date: Monday, March 04th, 2013
Hi Yen Seng,
I’ve been meaning to email you to thank you for the Lima tour that you
arranged for us in February. We really enjoyed the trip as the service was
excellent and the tour guides were very friendly and accommodating.
I have told many friends about your agency and a couple and their friends
would be interested to get a quote from you
Date : Sunday, February 17th, 2013
Hi Miguel. The trip to the North of Peru came out great more than what we
expected chan chan the lord of Sipan was incredible the guides and transfers
were the best nice people.
Date : Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Hello Luis , our Inka trail was great thanks for planning such a incredible
tri for my family and me thank you so much.
Date : Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Hi Jenny thanks you made that our honey moon came out fantastic ,we will
never forget such wonderful and important moments. Our friends are
interested in you agency .
Date: Thrusday, January 24, 2013
Denisse: Thank you for all your help. We most appreciate
your services. The guides were good and helpful, and the hotels worked fine.
I especially want to mention the young lady at Orchieda in Cusco, although I
don't remember her name. She was always pleasant and helpful.
Hugh Alan Baskin.
Date : Monday, January 21st, 2013
Hello Yen Seng ; just a few words to thank you for the great trip we had
thanks to your itinerary and being after us day by day give our thanks to
all the people that made possible such a great trip.
Date : Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Hi Yen Seng;
We had an incredible trip thanks for everything , Peru is great, It was our
Date : Friday, December 14th, 2012
Jenny thank you , You did a great job planning our trip we are grateful. We
will tell our friends about your agency
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
My husband and I would like to thank you and your organisation for a
memorable trip to Peru. Even though we only had 12 days available, you
arranged the tour in such a way that we had time to see everything with some
much needed "down" time in between. We also appreciate the fact that we were
able to book our own internal flights at our convenience.
All our transfers were perfectly managed, and we were kept informed each
step of the way. Special thanks go to Gustav and Paula in Lima, who did our
transfers there. The tour guides spoke good English, and were informative
and helpful. We had a really good time with Marco on our Ica/Nazca/Paracas
tour. The hotel in Lima - Ibis Larco - was modern, clean and comfortable.
Hotel Villa Jazmin in Ica was like an oasis in the desert - such a pity we
only had one night's stay. Hotel Rumi Punku in Cusco was fabulous and we
enjoyed our 3 nights' stay, despite suffering from "altitude sickness".
Sadly, we were not aware until our departure that the hotel had an oxygen
tank available for guests, which would have alleviated some of the
discomfort. (Our only "complaint" is that the tour guide on the Cusco tour
dropped us far from our hotel, so we had quite a distance to walk in the
rain.) Naturally, Machu Picchu was the highlight of the whole trip. We are
just sorry that we couldn't have been able to stay at least 2 days. Our
"rain forest" trip with Jorge up the Tambopata River was an adventure, and
although we didn't see as much as we expected, we had a good time. The clay
lick "Collpa" was very enlightening. Accommodation at the Wasai Eco Lodge
was basic - as expected - but very comfortable. We were the only guests at
the time, so we got 5 star treatment.
We hope to come back to Peru one day, in which case we will definitely
contact Cosmic Travel. In the mean time, we will recommend you to our
Thank you again, and may God bless you.
George & Alison Markgraaff
Wilderness, South Africa
Date : Monday, November 12, 2012
Thanks for your email. I received the payback in Lima, and everything is
fine. I hope the taxi driver is ok.
I just wanted to say that I had a fantastic trip to Peru. You and your staff
did an excellent job with everything – booking, the tours themselves, the
work behind the scenes, tour guides' knowledge of Peru, friendliness,
transferring me around. I thank you for an amazing trip, and I am really
impressed with your company.
Please share my thanks with your staff.
Date : Monday, October 01, 2012
Dear Mr Yenseng
My wife and myself wish to Thank you personally for the fantastic and
organized ‘Honey Moon’ holiday. We have enjoyed ourselves tremendously and
we did received more than we have had expected. Your representatives were
Both of us had never been to Peru before, so we did not know what to expect.
Your representatives has made our touring holiday, smooth, enjoyable and
memorable one. Your representatives were just Great! Not to forget to
mention the hotels and food that have meet our expectations.
We were very fortunate to book our holiday with your organization and to
reciprocate our thanks to you we are shearing your company’s name on the net
and locally with our friends.
Thank you once again and Best Regards,
Date : Monday, August 06, 2012
YenSeng and everyone,
Thanks for a great trip, my three weeks in
Peru was awesome. Although my transportation
was confusing in Lima, the entire trip was great. At each stop
there was always someone there to meet me and take care of my needs. I
am surprised and amazed with your service. I
have to name someone in particular,
CHEMU (spelling) a driver in Nasca. Before I continue all the
guides and drivers really loved their jobs
and each one should be praised.
Getting back to Chemu in Nasca, after my tour
he and the tour guide dropped me
off at my hotel. After about 1 - 2 hours later I was working on the
computer and suddenly I see Chemu by my side. He asked me if I forgot anything
in his taxi, which I replied, "NO!" Again he asked if I forgot
something, again I said, "I don"t think so!"
Then suddenly he shows me my camera, WOW! What else is there to say. Maybe
I was lucky, but the
majority of my contact with all Peruvians has
been met with such hospitality and friendliness, thank!
Before I used your service I was one who
planned my entire trip. For some reason
I decided to use a travel service. WOW, all the little things,
getting transportation, hotels, tours and
other travel details that I usually and takes lots of time was taken care of
by you, so all I had to do
was show up and have a great time. I always
liked to plan out my own trip because
I alway felt that I did the trip myself, but after your service, the major
things I mentioned was handled smoothly by you. I know I could"ve have
done it, but it would of been lots of work. Again thank you for excellent
work and service.
Each place was different and very unique
and I enjoyed all. My trip to your country
was fantastic and I hope to return soon. I have no doubt I will use your
Date : Monday, July 30, 2012
finally, ...there is so much catching up to do when i come back home from a
hope this finds u well and safe.
i wanted to tell u once again ,how nice our trip was. we enjoyed it very
much. i am so impressed with ur organization.
the tours, the various trips , the pick ups, everything worked like clock
most of all, i want to thank u again for all the help u gave us when my
granddaughter became ill. to get the hotels,
the new flights from arequipa to cuzco, i would have had a very hard time
without u. also, for u to call us every night
to check on us...it was ur special touch and we appreciated it very much.
i can only recommend ur company and in particular you.
ii hope to come back to peru and go to puno,as well as colca canyon and the
cruz del condor, the part i missed due to my granddaughters illness.
ii will keep ur email address and contact u when the time comes.
take care, i wish you well in all you do,
Date : Thursday, Jun 28, 2012
II just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for all the help that you
had extended the group.
This was a trip of a lifetime!!! The guides were very good, especially Oscar
, most of all,
DDiego was very prompt when picking us up.
We hope to use your company's services again since our family is interested
in doing the Inka trail
in the future.
Thank you so much again!
DDate : Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012
Our trip was FANTASTIC!!!! You did an outstanding job. We loved every part
of it. The hotels in the Sacred Valley and Cusco were nicer than any hotels
I have ever stayed in the the USA! The tour guides were great. At Machu
Picchu there were no English speaking guides available so we had a private
tour in Spanish--but since Peruvian Spanish is so pure and clear we
understood every word (I think I mentioned we live near the Mexican border
so know a fair amount of conversational Spanish). Now my daughter is settled
in with a lovely Peruvian family in Cusco and enrolled in the Spanish school
where she can improve her Spanish even further.
I will send in the evaluation form of our trip but just wanted to let you
know how wonderful it was.
Date : Tuesday, May 29, 2012
My husband and I had an immensely enjoyable vacation in February, thanks
to you, your superior tour company's operators, guides and drivers--all
very friendly, courteous, prompt, and knowledgeable. Every attention to
detail was paid to our customized tour of Machu Picchu, Cusco, Pisac and
Lima. It was fantastic to experience your beautiful country, it's
people and culture. Everyone should experience Peru! For us, it was a
wonderful, lifetime experience, and we will come back. We are
recommending Peru Gateway Travel to all our friends and family. Thank you!
Helen and Ron Van Boxtel
Encinitas, California, USA
Date : Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I would like to thank you and everyone at Peru Gateway for making our trip
to Peru so enjoyable and memorable.
The whole trip was wonderful and to find fault would be to seek out trivial
The staff who met us at airports were prompt and very helpful, as were those
who transported us to the trips we had planned.
The guides were all wonderful, each in their one way adding so much to our
understanding of the history and culture of Peru.
The hotels used were great, the Sonesta in Lima and that in Puno were very
comfortable and the staff in the hotels were excellent.
The lunches provided during the tours were excellent, particularly that
provided during the Sacred Valley tour.
Our only regret is that because of the limited time we had most days were so
full of activity that we were not able to just sit back and enjoy Peru. In
particular we regret not allowing ourselves a free morning or afternoon to
savor the delights of old Lima. However an unexpected bonus was the spare
time we had in Puno prior to pick up for transport to Juliaca airport. This
allowed us to savor just sitting by Lake Titicaca and to explore the Yavari
ship moored near the Hotel. This was an unexpected delight and we would
recommend a visit to the Yavari for any tourist staying in Puno.
Our first visit to Peru has only made us realize just how much there is to
see and do in Peru, and we confident we will be back to explore more.
We would thoroughly recommend Peru Gateway to anyone planning a trip to
Peru, and have already done so on Trip Advisor.
OOnce again thank you for making our first visit to Peru so wonderful. It
was everything we anticipated and so much more.
DDate: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Just wanted to let you know how perfect our trip was. Thank you so much for
all of your work and coordination. Each meet and greet, transfer, tour, etc
was great. Your representatives were always on time and very pleasant. I
would especially like to thank Oscar who was our guide for the Cusco City
tour and the Sacred Valley full day tour. He was absolutely wonderful. He
was knowledgable, had a great sense of humor and his English was very good.
You are very lucky to have him working with your organization and I would
highly recommend him for future clients. Corazon who took us to the airport
for our departure was also very helpful. She made sure that our bags were
checked and that we were all checked in as well.
Again thank you very much and I hope to use your services in the future for
my own travel clients visiting Peru.
All the best,
Date : Sunday, May 06, 2012
Angie, Cosmic Travel --
We have just returned from our trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Everything
was wonderful. Your service was excellent.
Pickups were on time and the tours were great. I would recommend you to
anyone that is contemplating going to Cusco or Machu Picchu.
Date : Thursday, April 26, 2012
Dear Mr. Yong,
I just wanted to
thank you for your assistance with my recent trip.
It exceeded all my expectations. Everything was flawless. I will certainly
use your services if I travel to Peru in the future and also recommend your
company to my friends and coworkers.
Date : Monday, April 16, 2012
I just wanted to let you know what a great time we
had on our trip. We felt taken care of every step of the way and appreciated
the care that your agents took from meeting us at the airport (so we didn't
have to barter for taxi fare), calling our hotel to confirm details for the
next day or giving us the tickets that we needed so that we didn't get
I will highly recommend you in the future to anyone travelling to Peru.
The only recommendation that I would give for tourists taking the sacred
valley tour before heading to Macchu Picchu is to stop at the temple in
Ollantaytambo and maybe meeting up with the tour for the final stop.
Great trip and thank you very much!!!
Nadia and Ben
Date : Sunday March 18, 2012
We just returned from our travels in
Peru, and had a wonderful time. I want to thank you very much for all your
help, especially when my husband wasn't feeling well in Puno, and you helped
us rearrange our tour plans. All the tour guides and coordinators were
professional, courteous, friendly, and always prompt. The highlight of the
trip for me was walking the last part of the Inca Trail and coming upon
Machu Picchu at the end of the day when all was still and quiet. What an
Thank you again, and please feel free to forward this to your supervisor and
to use this email as a testimonial.
Marcy and Bob Maiorana
Friday, Feb 5, 2012
We are no back in Norway. We
must thank you for making so wonderful trip for us in Peru. All the guides
love their job and their Inglish was good so we understood. We like all.
Lill Tove Hansena
Date : Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thank you so much for your help. You made it practically seamless.
It was nice of you to make last minute changes for us. I will be
recommending to friends that they contact you at Gateway. Thanks
again for everything!
Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.
Date : Thursday, January 5, 2012
Dear Yen Seng,
I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our tour so
wonderful. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The efficiency of
the tour operators and guides was especially notable. Our airport
transfers and tour pick-ups were always on time. The sites we visited
were an excellent value for the money. The hotel was comfortable,
convenient and very clean. We loved everything about this trip, met some
wonderful people and were treated very well by everyone. The Peruvian
people were a delight. Thanks you so much for your efficiency also. I
would recommend this company to anyone wishing to visit Machu Picchu and
My sincere appreciation, Mary Ann G. Smith
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011
I would like to thank you for all your suport! You’ve done an excellent
job! I have some friends who are eager to do the same trip, I will
surely recommend you to them!
Success! Wish you all the best,
Date: Thursday October 13, 2011
First I wanted to say I had a great time in Peru- it is beautiful- thank
you for all of the assistance!!! Secondly, I would like to plan another
trip, but with the 4 day hike into Machu Picchu for the same time next
year. I am thinking that there will be three people this time, please
Date: October 2011
We had a great time in Peru. Thanks for putting the package together for
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011
Hi, Yen Seng.
I would like to thank you for a superbly organized tour, we were taken
care of in every way possible and had a wonderful tour.
I congratulate you on having done a super job!
Date: Thursday, 22 September 2011
Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip. The trek was
wonderful, and your operator did a great job with meals, setting up
camp, and guiding us. Thanks so much for all of your help, advice and
Date :Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Thank you soooo much for a wonderful trip. The accommodations and the
guides were fantastic! We had a great trip.
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011
Dear Mr Yong
We just got back from our holiday in Peru and would like to thank you for
organizing it so well. The hotels and services your company provided far
exceeded our expectations.
Thank you once again.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Thank you for the great vacation u arranged for me! It was more than
beautiful and most probably i will come back one day. I will surely recommend u
to all my friends!
All the best!
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Dear Mayra and Jorge
We had a magnificent tour of Ecuador Galapagos Machu Picchu and Santiago in May
thanks to your wonderful tour arrangements and bookings.
It was great to be met at each airport with a personal sign of our own, amongst
a sea of faces. All of your agents were reliable and friendly, and contact phone
numbers were answered when we had airline delays and changes.
The tours to the above destinations were memorable and the tour people of each
country we visited in South America made our stay very pleasant.
All hotels were excellent, especially in Quito, and the Galapagos Legend cruise
ship was a first class experience.
Thank you once again
Kaye and Denis
Date: Friday, June 3, 2011
I wish to thank you for the travel plans.
The only problems were the hotel in Macchu Picu with the rooster waking us up at
1am, 3am, and 5am, and not knowing which airlines was flying us out to the
Galapagos. It was kind of scary when we asked for out tickets, and being
told that there was no record of us traveling, until my son found out that we
were at the wrong airline (we were told by the guide to go to counter 3, and it
was counter 8 that was our airline).
The islands you sent us to were a wonderful experience! The guide was
informative, and the lunches were very good. The Hotel Silverstein was
very nice, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the food was good.
The food in Peru, especially the buffet at the restaurant in the Sacred Valley
was wonderful. The best restaurant which my family raved about was
the one in the Sacred Valley. Please send all your visitors to that one!
They will love you for it! My children and I could not stop talking about it.
My daughter and I went to explore the old town part of Lima on out last day, and
had a wonderful experience seeing the military band perform in front of the
church, and seeing the fair.
I appreciated the fact that your contacts were following us when the plane had
electrical problems, and knew about our delays. It was good knowing that
you knew what was happening to us.
I appreciated all the guides you gave us.
I did become sick with altitude sickness in Cusco. The tea did not help. I
drank several cups of it. One of the tourist recommended the white/red capsules
which worked well, but took time. I would recommend that future tourist
see their doctor before coming to Cusco for a script of Diamox, if they can have
it to reduce the likelihood of this happening to them. My daughter had a
slight case, but my son was not affected by it. I should have asked the
hotel for oxygen.
We did take a side excursion to Isabella with another agency on Sunday, and that
was not a wise choice, for the sea was too choppy, and the boat had problems.
So we learned our lesson-to stock to your plans, Angella!
I will recommend you to anyone who asks for the best agency to go to if visiting
In the future, I might want to return to Peru to see the rain forest, I will
email you for your help.
Take care, and best wishes!
I hope that my daughter, Anna, did not give you a hard time!
PS I wish that I had the opportunity to stay longer.
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I just wanted to let you know that we all had a wonderful trip to Peru and on
the Inca Trail. All of the details were arranged perfectly, thank you so much
for all of your help. We all will highly recommend Peru Gateway Travel to any of
our friends that want to make the trip.
Date: Thursday June 2, 2011
We have been back to Bangkok already. I just want to send you this mail to thank
you for your excellent program arrangement and coordination. Apart from minor
incoordination about the dinner, all other part of our trip are pleasant,
enjoyable and exciting!
We have been warned many times about traveling to Peru. However, everything was
higher than our expectation. Peoples were friendly. The trip was safe and well
coordinated. The accommodations were above standard of 3 stars hotels. Polices
were everywhere around tourist places and they were helpful. The food were good
especially the ceviches. Moreover, places we visited were very impressive
especially Machu Pichu, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco.
We have not climbed the Huayna Pichu as expected because my friend had been
there in April and he told me not to do so (He is above 70 years old). However,
we had been at Machu Pichu during sunrise and spent 7 hours there, including
walking to the Inca's bridge and the sun gate and were really impressed.
Thank you again for your help. We had showed the pictures and video tapes to our
friends and will recommend Peru and your travel agency to ones who are
Date: Monday May 30, 2011
We had a great time in Cusco/MachuPichu. All the arrangements and
connections worked very well. The Gateway to Peru agents were all
extremely good and professional. The only criticism we have is the hotel
in Agua Calientes was poor. No Hot water at all for the time we were there
so no hot showers were possible. I would suggest that another hotel be
used in the future. That kind of thing in hotels is beyond your control I
We have been very pleased with everything you have arranged for us.
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thank you so much for arranging such an amazing trip for me and my mom. It was
my first time in south america, and i am already in love with the city and the
people. We had a wonderful time exploring the city ourselves in conjunction to
all the trips you had arranged for us. I told all my friends how great
everything was and they already asked me for your contact!
Does your agency have sister agencies in other countries?
Again, thank you for all your help Yenseng.
Date: Saturday May 21, 2011
We returned from our trip this week and I want tell you that it was wonderful.
Every thing went very smoothly and we were well taken care of.
Carolina was our guide and she did a terrific job. Her English was excellent and
she was very personable and knowledgeable. She made the experience very special
Date: Friday May 20, 2011
First, I want to pleasantly inform you and your company that our group was
most pleased with the exceptional tour guides, the good food at restaurants you
selected, and the very fine hotel accommodations provided from May 8 to 13
through your services. The tour was excellent, and the guides, Alvaro and
Juan, were motivating, inspiring, experienced, interesting, helpful, and very
conscious of our needs.
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thank you for making Peru trip worth visiting. We really had a good time. If my
friend want to go to Peru, I'll recommend you for sure. We might have chance to
visit again too.
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I have made it to Cusco and will begin my journey home.
Thanks for everything. I was a bit worried with all the transfers, hotel,
etc. but all has gone well and this trip is a highlight in my life.
Date: Thursday April 21, 2011
I never got a chance to thank you for all of your help planning the trip. It
was a wonderful experience and one that I will never forget. Here are some
pictures so you see what I look like and maybe you could send a picture back so
I can see who was helping me out this entire time. Maybe one day our paths will
cross again and if you ever come to the US please let me know. Thanks
Miércoles 27/04/2011 07:27 a.m.
I just wanted to write and say THANK YOU for an amazing trip. Everything was
great!!! All of our tour guides were informative and professional. We especially
loved Carlos! I know we forgot to hand in our surveys but if you have an
electronic copy, we would be happy to fill one out.
Again, thank you for all your help!
Date: Monday, April 18, 2011
I have returned from the Peru trip you set up for our group and wanted to thank
you for such an interesting and informative trip. Peru is a beautiful
country and its people have a lot to be proud of. I enjoyed the variety
and pace of the trip and feel I touched several areas of the Peruvian culture.
Everyone we encountered was knowledgeable and extremely courteous and helpful.
Lori and I returned to Machu Picchu on Thursday morning to be a part of the 400
people that hiked Waynupicchu! It is such a well maintained trail and well
worth the efforts to be a part of the 400:)!!! You might think to offer
the second day's entrance pass for people who like to hike and remind people
that the Ministry of Culture only accepts soles for the entrance ticket.
If we had had more time, I could have easily stayed another day at Aguas
The only delay we experienced was with Star Peru Airlines as their flights were
delayed for 3 hours on our flight to Cuzco and 1.5 hours delayed coming back to
Lima (other airlines seemed to be departing on time). We enjoyed
Saturday's tour of the coast and Pachacamac and ate dinner at La Dama Juana
where we enjoyed seeing the Peruvian Traditional Dances being performed.
So thank you for your assistance with this trip. I will be
recommending your company!
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sorry for the late reply. The 2 days we spent in Lima before our departure
back to Cananda went by so fast I hardly even had a chance to check my e-mails.
Justin has a family member who is a missionary priest and lives in Lima so we
spent our last 2 days with him and had a great time.
We were definitely impressed and appreciated the excellent service that you
provided us through Peru Gateway travel. Your follow-up phone calls and
availability at various times of the day were much appreciated and we will have
a lot of good things to say about your company! We will keep excellent
memories of our trip to Peru! All the great tours we did and the nice
people we met were unforgettable!
Veronique and Justin
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Angella.......... we just returned from Peru and had a great vacation. Our time
at Sandoval Lake Lodge was wonderful and truly one of the highlights of our
trip. I do need to tell you that the Don Carlos Hotel in Puerto Maldonado
was the only disappointment of our trip. The place was empty, not ready for
guests and seriously run down. I didn't take any pictures, but truly, it wasn't
open for business. I suggest you not book any other clients in that place.
Enviado el: Domingo, 03 de Abril de 2011 10:54 p.m.
I had a wonderful trip in Peru, and Peru Gateway Travel did an excellent job for
me. I was very happy with the itinerary and with the services provided while I
was in Peru, especially the transfers from one place to another. I will be happy
to refer Peru Gateway Travel to my friends and other people.
Graham A. (Sandy) Harrison
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Dear Rita and Mayra
FEEDBACK FOR GATEWAY TRAVEL
It is incredible that I have not personally met anyone from Gateway Travel.
All our dealings have been via email and maybe a couple of skype calls.
However I feel that Rita and Mayra are part of my family. They looked
after me as though I was someone very special and unique to them.
Traveling on my own through Peru was a fabulous journey and knowing that I had
these connections made thisngs so much easier. All my transfers were easy.
I felt like I was being handed from one pair of warm hands to another pair of
warm hands. I did not have to think about anything other than being ready
at the right time.
There were situations on the tour that called for flexibility and they were
handled with grace and ease. I felt totally comfortable and trusting that things
would happen with this company. When I woke up one morning and decided not
to go on one of the tours it was Gateway Travel that made things less expensive
for me. When I wanted to change things mid stream they assisted me all the
way. They replied to all my small insignificant inquiries with grace and
with accurate information.
I have realised I am not so good with organised tours. My level of
independence must strike all parts of my life. However if I wanted to do
another tour anywhere in Peru or other places I would use this company.
Date : Wednesday February 16, 2011
Hi again Angie,
I'll provide my friend with your contact information and really recommend you to
this person as well as others - as we are very satisfied with your
arrangements and performance. I'll will also talk to a person, within the travel
industry, and recommend you.
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Just to let you know.....we had a wonderful trip. Cusco and Machupicchu were
amazing. Your guides were the best.
Glenn and Emily Smith
Date: Thursday, On February 03, 2011
Thank you so much for all the work that you've done for us. It was a pleasant
stay in Peru, all the things were very good and all of this thanks to you. In
the begginning I was a little bit unsecure with a company found in the Internet
, but after I saw your professional work to present the itineray and all the
details, I've became confident and go with you.
I am so happy to find that your travel agency knows to do its job in a very
All the best to the entire team that work for us!
Thnak you so much
Monica and Vali Popa
Date: Monday, On January 31, 2011
I liked Peru very much. Our people is happy and I told to my friends that the
trip was amazing.
Ricado Sant' Anna
Date: Friday, On January 28, 2011
I have been meaning to write and tell you how much we enjoyed the trip tp Peru
last November. It was the best trip I have ever taken. Everything worked
perfectly, from meeting Hal and I at the airport in Lima, flying to Cusco, the
hotel in Cusco(especially their breakfast), the Inca Trail, and getting us back
to Lima for our trip back to the US.
All of your support people in Lima and Cusco were extremely helpful and
Now about the Inca Trail. The trip was amazing and our guides, Saul and John,
were great. Saul's knowledge of the history and old ways of the Incas was
amazing. Camping out on the trail was a great experience. I don't think Hal and
I have slept in a tent since we were in the Army 35 years ago. Even the camp
food was excellent. The weather was great and the scenery was spectacular, but
the steps were tough, and the altitude did not make it any easier.
I would certainly recommend the trip to everyone. However, if you are over 60 (
we are 64) you had better be in great shape. I thought it was harder than
running a marathon. We were worn out, but we enjoyed the challenge.
Thanks again to Perugateway Travel for a great trip.
Date: Sunday, On January 23, 2011
We're back from our exciting trip to Peru and wanted to share with you our
wonderful experience and offer a few suggestions.
We had wonderful meals everywhere we went. The food in Peru was outstanding!! It
was always fresh, well prepared, and presented. On our first day, we had pizza
in Miraflores that was just "out of this world!!" We loved the hotel in
Miraflores, Lima; very quaint and lots of history. Last, our guides were well
prepared. The highlight, however, was the Vistadome train ride to and from
Macchu Picchu with the smoked salmon lunch and fashion show!! WOW!!
Cusco was also a wonderful experience. The Monasterio Hotel was a grand
experience because of the terry cloth bathrobes and shoes, the friendly service,
and, of course, the food.
These are our Suggestions:
1. Day # 1 should not have any activities scheduled as there isn't time for rest
from the morning flight. Discovered that our bodies did not acclimate properly.
As a result, we experienced sickness for two days.
2. Should not need to pack up belongings and have luggage stored for one night
as a requirement for making the overnight trip to Macchu Picchu because guest
will return to same hotel next day.
3. There should be A smaller Van available to bring tourist back to the hotel in
Cusco after finishing the group tours. There should be no need to walk up to the
hotel from the SQUARE in Cussco.
We hope these suggestions will be helpful for your future planning.
Date : Friday, On January 21, 2011
To Whom it May Concern:
My wife and I engaged Mayra Velasquez at Peru Gateway Travel to assist us in
planning our vacation to Peru.
This letter acknowledges that she worked within both our monetary and time
budgets to provide a vacation that was well paced, educational and enjoyable. In
short she made our dream come true.
All our in country accommodations from hotels, to transfers, to air and train
reservation and the English speaking guides she engaged for us made our time in
Peru a truly memorable experience.
Mayra was always available both by phone and email to give us experienced and
wise counsel in the planning stages of our adventure. Her suggestions were well
thought out and her knowledge of her country is invaluable in planning a trip
that took us from the rain forests
to Cusco, a city 11,000 feet above sea level. Through it all, Mayra was always
pleasant and professional. Mayra and her agency have the attitude that the
customer is always right. They will do everything within their control to make
your travels in Peru comfortable and timely. When we arrived at each city,
waiting for us at the airport or train station was an English speaking guide. He
was carrying a big sign with our name written on it. We knew immediately that we
were in good hands.
I have no hesitation in recommending you use Mayra and Peru Gateway Travel to
plan your Peru adventure. I have given them permision to use this letter of
recommendation and forwarded to them photographs of our wonderful journey
through Peru that we also allow them to share with prospective clients.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Date: Tuesday on January 4, 2011
Coming back to my home from such wonderful and interesting advendure which I had
in Ecuador, Galapagos and Peru I really would like to thank you very much for
the excellent trip organisation and all your efforts which you made to do this
tour comfortable and nice!
Once more thank you!
Merry X-mas and Happy New Year!
Date: Tuesday, On December 21, 2010
I came back from Peru yesterday and just wanted to say thank you.
Everything was organized perfectly. I had a great time.
I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.
Date: Tuesday, On December 21, 2010
I came back from Peru yesterday and just wanted to say thank you.
Everything was organized perfectly. I had a great time.
I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.
Date: On December 13, 2010
what a great trip. all the transfers were perfectly timed and the tours were
wonderful. our accommodations in cusco was very comfortable and the staff very
helpful and friendly. the 4 day inca trip was spectacular and our guide juan was
just perfect. i was one of the oldest at 60 years old on the trail those days
and felt very safe and pampered. one of the guides stayed back to be sure i made
it to the next meeting place. the young trekkers almost always cheered when i
came into camp. the weather however did not cooperate and the rains made the
trails very slippery. we did not get that gorgeous view of machu picchu
that we hoped for but the tour of the ruins made up for it.
colleen and Richard Gulling
Date: Thursday, On December 09, 2010
A belated note of thanks for the excellent service and organization of the Cuzco
trip. I was very happy with everything and would like to make special mention of
the extraordinary help and professionalism of Carlos Metsas, who made sure every
aspect of the trip went well. You are very lucky to have such world class
professionals on your staff.
Date: On November 28, 2010
Just a quick note to tell you that I returned from Peru yesterday and everything
was PERFECT. We had a wonderful time and all of the arrangements your company
made were just right. Thank you so so much,
Kristin and Susan Goodwillie
Date: On November 24, 2010
HELLO FROM THE BERGERS..WE ARE SAFELY BACK AT HOME NOW WHERE WE
WANTED TO COME AND SAY THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WELL ORGANIZED TRIP TO CUSCO
AND MACHU PICHU ON THE 7 AND 8TH OF NOV. FROM LIMA OFF OUR HAL CRUISE.WE WISH WE
COULD HAVE REACHED YOU VIA INTERNET FROM THE SHIP AS MANY OTHER PAX WOULD HAVE
BOOKED THE SAME TOUR TO JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY BUT WE HAD NO ACCESS TO THE
INTERNET.. AGAIN MANY THANKS AND WE WILL KEEP YOUR CONTACT TO REFER TO FRIENDS
OR FAMILY WHO MAY WANT TO VENTURE INTO YOUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY..SINCERELY ART AND
Date: On Sunday, the 21st of November, 2010
Hi Angella & Erica,
Please accept my sincere thanks for a very nice visit to Peru and convey my
thanks to the others who contributed to my trip.
I had a setback after arriving at in Lima because I misplaced/lost my passport
holder somewhere in Cusco airport, fortunately I had removed my passport for
check-in, etc. Some travelers checks and a credit card was lost but I took care
of but in Lima.
MP was the highlight of my visit and it did not disappoint, I feel sure that I
will return and the next time I will climb Wayna Picchu.
Date: Saturday, On November 20, 2010
I just got back from my trek last night and had a great time. This whole trip
has been amazing.
Thanks for all your help. I will recommend your tour company to my friends.
Date: On Sunday, the 14th of November, 2010
Sorry for causing you such concern and for the late notice of the cancellation.
I was still hopeful we could make it to Cusco.
Anyway I am pleased to say, due to the profesionalism and can do attitude of
your organisation that we were able to complete the Inka trail.
We arrived at our hostel in Cuzco and within 10 minutes I had a phone call from
someone in your organization and said they would be coming around to see us.
When the lady got there she said if we could be ready in 20 minutes then we
could still do the Inka trail.
We had some reservations at first because of not aclimatising but then thought
It was one of the most challenging things I have done but also the best thing I
One person made it all that more special, our guide for the 4 days, Carolina. I
have been to few countries and been on a few tours where we have had tour
guides. No one comes close to Carolina. When we first met her she came across as
this very friendly person and straight away we felt comfortable.
On the trail she had very interesting stories to tell. Not only about the ruins
on the trail but, also about the history of the Inca empire.
My travelling companion suffered from a little altitude sickness after the 2nd
day and Carolina was always there to make sure he was feeling OK and even took
action to make sure he felt better.
At dinner and away from the hike she was always attentive and took a keen
interest in getting to know everyone better.
When my friends say they are going to do the Inca trail I will most definitely
be reccomending them to your organistion anf if she is available to ask for
I have one problem though. We were on a tour with 3 german people so it was a
small group of 5.
Hernan and I made the mistake of joining in with them in tipping our guides.
They had this system where they would give $2 per day per person. This came to
all of us putting in $16 each. In my opinion this was not enough. We wanted to
give Carolina and Juanna (forgive me if that is not how her name is spelt), some
more privately without the germans knowing. I think it would have made them look
bad if we had openly given them more in front of them. After we all said our
goodbyes we searched frantically near the bust stop to find them, without luck.
Can you tell me now how I might be able to send her and Juanna some more money.
As I am typing this I am embarrased we only gave so little. Hope you can help.
Once again thank you for a wonderful and exciting adventure.
Date: On Sunday, the 14th of November, 2010
DEAR Melisa Leon
thankyou so much for the great vacation, i will recommend you to friends the
trip was perfect, i wish that i could of got pictures from the rafting co I
don't know the name if you do that would be great, thankyou so much for
Date: On Sunday, the 14th of November, 2010
Thank you and the peruvian people for a pleasant stay in Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Everything went very smooth and there where high class on both the guides and
transportation. Not to mention the hig class hotel Novotel Cusco.
Me and my brother highly recommend your travel agency.
Greetings from Sweden
Date: Saturday, On November 13, 2010
I want to thank you for all of the support in preparing for our trip to Peru as
well as being available for additional arrangements. Our trip was a great
success as a result! Leo and I were able to explore many amazing sights from
Machu Pichu to Nasca. Next trip will have to include regions north of Lima.
Peru Gateway travel is definitely on my 'recommend to friends' list.
Date: Friday, On November 05, 2010
I've wanted to let you know how impressed we were with your country.
our stay in Peru was truly amazing one.
we've met wonderfully genuine people and we had great and unforgettable time.
climbing Machu Picchu was terrific!!!
there is only one thing I think we should mention though.
the matter of tips for porters turned out to be a vital issue.we couldn't fail
to notice how hard these men work on the trekking.
while for us it was evident that they should get a big tip some people were not
your email was very specific and we thank you for delivering this information.we
just wanted to let you know that we encountered this situation and it was very
awkward and in the end we felt really bad that maybe the porters didn't get what
anyway,thank you once again for everything,I'm sure it wasn't our last time in
sincerely,magdalena and agata
Date: Sunday 17th of October, 2010
Thanks again for putting together a great trip for me! You did a great job. I
just wanted to let you know that I was talking with a couple yesterday that
wanted to do the hike to Machu Picchu. I gave them your email address and told
them to ask for you.
I have some pictures of the guide from my trip, Ro. I promised to email them to
him, but lost his address. Do you have it?
Date: Tuesday, On October 05, 2010
Dear Melisa Leon and All
My wife and I came back home from the very pleasant and comfortable journey in
We appreciate the people in peru-gateway-travel who sincerely guided us during
our visit in Peru.
Specially, reprensentatives in cusco(young man) and in puno(young woman) were
very kind in receiption and other works.
Again, we enjoyed very much this traveling in Peru.
Oan Chul Choi and Joo Won Sun in Seoul, Korea.
Date: Friday, On September 10, 2010
Hi Kimberly Luna,
I would like to thank you and your team for the really great service my friends
and I received during our Nazca trip. One of our late bookings had a few hitches
but I am sure she will contact the agency directly to let them know. The other 6
of us had a really wonderful time – thank you
Date: Monday, On August 30, 2010
We had a fantastic trip to Peru. We can't thank you enough. Carlos Martinez did
a wonderful job in coordinating our Cusco activities. The Hotel in Cusco was
delightful, quaint and comfortable. We will definitely recommend it to anyone we
know heading to Cusco. The tour guides were great, and the people who met us at
the different airports and hotels were flawless. Once again Great Job!
The only minor complaint we had was over the El Santuario Hotel in Aguas
Calientes. it left much to be desired and I would encourage you to maybe select
a different hotel for your clients. (The hot water was very hit and miss, it was
under renovations, and the lights from the hall lit the room through a window
above the door.) We were only in the room for sleeping at night, so overall it
had very little impact on our trip.
The extra day at Machu Piccu was fantastic, and may be something you want to
promote with your clients. We wish we had more time in Cusco to see all the
local archeological sites, so we will be planning a return trip in the future
and will contact you when we do.
Thank you for setting up the best vacation we've had in 10 years.
Date: Monday, On August 30, 2010
We just would like to thank you for this amazing and exciting holiday and the
outstanding perfect organization!
Especially thanks to the Trekking crew with Juan as a great and funny guide who
well knows the Peruvian history and Walter as a real five-star cook! We will
strongly recommend agency to friends.
Wolfgang & party
Date: Saturday, On August 28, 2010
Thank you for all the careful planning! Our trip was fabulous! You organized
everything perfectly! We are exceptionally pleased with everything and will
recommend Peru Gateway to all our friends and family.
Jason Folkman and Victor Seguritan
Date: Thursday, On August 26, 2010
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Peru. It was
absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for answering all
my questions and making this an adventure of a lifetime.
Date: Tuesday, On August 24, 2010
Just wanted to thank-you for arranging a wonderful trip. Every thing went
without a problem. Your choice of hotels was excellent! Peru is an amazing
country and we will recommend Gateway Peru to friends who are traveling there.
Thanks again for everything!
Date: Tuesday, On August 10, 2010
Jenny, good morning
I would like to thank you for all of your help in preparing this WONDERFUL tour.
Everything went well not counting the altitude sickness Juliet had. I would like
to post a critique but can not find where to do so, can you help me?
Thank you again,
Taum McGinnis, from the thriving metropolis of Misawa, Japan
Date: Tuesday, On July 27, 2010
Thank you very much for arranging our tour of Peru. My husband and I had a great
time in Macchu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. We are very pleased with your
service. All transfers and tours were on time. All your agents were very
friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, especially Carlos in Cusco and Johnny in
Macchu Picchu. We will definitely recommend your agency to our friends and
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010
I want to thank you for all your help in planning our trip to Peru. Our group of
eight people all had the best time ever. It is not easy to plan for so many
persons of different ages and interests, yet it was a great success.
Everyone in our group loved the Royal Inca II in Cusco. Some of our members
needed some down time prior to the Inti Raymi. Thanks to your staff, they
were accommodated. I appreciate the efforts and professionalism of the tour
guides and bus drivers. The tour guide at Machu picchu was very knowledgeable
and we highly recommend her.
Our trip to the Amazon was also a very positive experience. The Wasai Tambopata
Eco Lodge was wonderful. The food was fresh and prepared typical
to the area. I was disappointed however, in that there were no birds at the clay
lick. Some other people from the lodge went to a different clay lick
that had hundreds of macaws. I realize that nature is unpredictable. However, I
did see a few macaws on the premises of the lodge.
I would like to make one suggestion. When we received your vouchers upon arrival
at the airport in Lima, we did not have confirmation numbers for our
domestic flights. When traveling from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, no one from our
party was in the system. When we entered our passport numbers at the
kiosk, they were not recognized. We called Gateway Travel in Lima which in turn
called the airport to confirm our reservations. We did make it on the
plane with plenty of time, so all turned out well.
Thank you for your courteous service. I will recommend you to my friends.
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010
hi angie, this is joemar. we are already in aguas calientes and
we are having the fun of our lives!!! thank you sooo much for helping us making
our dreams into reality.. you´re the best!!! our tour guide, his name is
vladimir is amazing and everything so far is great.. tomorrow is our hike to
machu pichu.. were waking up early in the morning around 4 am to hike around 430
am.... looking forward to it. i would definitely recommend you´re agency to any
of my friends who wants to go to machu picchu.... looking forward talking to you
when i get back to california!
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010
My sincere thanks to you and your
Company for making such wonderful arrangements for the trip to Machu Picchu. We
were met and looked after just as we had hoped.
I would certainly recommend your Company
for any future trips. Your prices are a fraction of those being charged by the
Cruise Line for exactly the same service. We flew on the same plane, ate in the
same restaurants and road on the same buses and trains.
Many thanks again
Dr. F.D. Forbes
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010
We just returned home and one of the first things I wanted to do was thank you
for an exceptional trip. Your service was above and beyond what we expected.
Every little aspect of the trip went as planned, everyone was truly wonderful to
us and you covered ALL the details perfectly.
I want to especially point out how VERY, VERY pleased we were with our guide,
Carolina. She is truly a gem and you should be very proud to have her, she was
exceptionally knowledgeable, her English was flawless and she was very patient
with the middle aged, slightly out of shape hikers that we are!!!! She is really
a treasure and she deserves a big raise!! :) She is the best of the best.
Everything went wonderfully, we had a great time and again - I want to thank you
and your company for such really great service. If you ever need someone to talk
to potential clients or give you a recommendation - we would be happy to do so -
you made our trip a memorable and happy one that we will always remember.
Date: Tues, 25 May 2010
Jared here. I’m back in NZ. Just wanted to write a quick email to say cheers
for the tour of Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Had a brilliant time.
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010
Ms Jenny Vecco
Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time on our trip to Cusco
that you arranged. Thank you again for all your help and would recommend
your services to friends and family
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010
Sorry for the delay in replying; We had a great time in Cusco and are now
back in Buenos Aires.
The staff at Orquidea Real were extremely helpful and pleasant to work with.
The accommodation was just what we had hoped for and we enjoyed it.
The whole services and arrangements for the tour were excellent, and we were
amazed by the way every part of the visit was coordinated.
Congratulations to all for a wonderful experience for us.
Also we met up with some other people who had used Peru Gateway, and they
were also praising the services you have provided.
We must return sometime!
Chris & Jean Murray
Date: Mon, 03 May 2010
Thank you for making our Peru trip an experience to
remember. Your timing was impeccable and the staff excellent.
Thank you Jessica and Johney for Machu picchu.
Kevin Haines and family.
Date: Thur, 29 Apr 2010
We had a fantastic time and a very successful trip. We made it!!
Juan our guide was incredible, and the porters were sensational in what they
were able to accomplish carrying Mr. Botero over 1/6 of the hike over the
steepest and most difficult terrain. Thank you!!
Is it possible to work with your company to organize the Inca Trail Hike for
others who cannot walk from around the World to come to do the Inca Trail Hike?
Can we now offer many trips with those who cannot walk to come with their
friends to do the Inca Trail Hike. Can you refer people to us, or do we refer
them to you, so we together, can offer the Inca Trail Hike to those who cannot
walk from around the world?
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010
We are now well home again after a fantastic week in Bolivia and Peru. Thank you
very much for your excellent arrangement and support. We were taken care of from
arrival in La Paz until departure from Cusco one week later. Everything was
arranged to our best satisfaction.
Thank you very much.
Arvid Lochert Hansen
Date: Thur, 18 Mar 2010
Our guide was very knowledgeable. He is enthusiastic about his country and the
sites he showed us, very courteous. Really take care of us.
I (Mrs Drill) have arthritis and he found a bench to me to sit at chan chan
while he took the group to the cemetery. He told me it was too difficult to me
and my husband said he was right.
We want to thank your company, Ever and Julio for a memorable day.
P.D: Having the water, the juice plus the snack of crackers was very
The van was very, very comfortable. Thank you again.
The 8 of us want to know that Ever gave an outstanding tour to the temple of the
moon. His knowledge, enthusiastic and explanation wer SUPERB!!!
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010
I wanted to let you know that we were very satisfy with your agency service. We
had a wonderful time in Peru!
Date: Thur, 25 Mar 2010
Rachel and I are back on our cruise ship. We had a fine flight from Lima to
Guayaquil on LAN Airlines and we thank you for changing our reservation to LAN
rather than TACA.
We were very pleased with your entire service and thank you for making all the
changes needed when Machu Picchu was closed due to the flooding.
Rick and Rachel Ayars
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010
We’re back from one of the most exciting vacations ever. Thanks to you (and your
crew) our week in Peru was magnificent. Everything worked perfectly.
Only one thing might have been a little better, and that was the breakfast at
the hotel in Cusco. It was very limited in the variety, but it did not spoil
anything for us.
Please let the guides and the drivers know that we were very pleased with them
and their effort.
Thanks very much
Johnny - on behalf of us all.
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
This is with regards to confirmation #32469.
I was given a customer satisfaction form to fill out but I was not sure to whom
to give it so I thought I would e-mail after I got home. With regards the pick
up service, staff, accommodation, and tours, everything was excellent. The
guides were very good , the timing was great. My only complaint of Peru was that
there was too much really good food !!!!!!
I would definitely recommend your company to friends who were going to Peru. I
was very,very impressed.
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Thank you again for all your hard work in arranging our tour of Lima on
Wednesday, January 27.
We had a wonderful time. Bartolome Alvino, our tour guide, was absolutely
fantastic. He showed us so many things and told us so much about the city, the
history, the current conditions of living. Both he and our driver were
courteous, very prompt and helpful.
We will highly recommend Peru Gateway Travel – and will add you to our website:
worldatlas.com on the Peru page. We have hundreds of thousands of visitors every
day to our site. Next time we plan a visit to Peru, I will contact you for
assistance in our plans.
Thank you again.
Christina "Chris" Woolwine-Moen
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010
Just a short email to say thanks for a well organised week in Peru. We
thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful country and appreciate how much effort you
went to in order to ensure everything went smoothly for us and we enjoyed it.
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010
We had such a fabulous time thanks to you on our trip. The attached
photo is Travis and me as we were getting close to Machu Picchu.
I know I bugged you ALOT via emails. How can I give you a TIP?
If you'd like to see some more pictures, let me know. And if there is a
way I can give you a TIP, let me know!
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010
Hello Jenny and entire Peru Gateway Travel stuff. Thank you so
much for the Inka Trail Hike. My friend and I had a great time!! Our tour guide,
Carolina was an excellent tour guide. And also porters did a great job carrying
our equipment and preparing tasty food.
I have had an unforgettable experience.
Much appreciation to you and Peru Gateway Travel stuff!!
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2010
We have just returned from our South America trip.
We'll like to send our deepest gratitude to you, your colleagues and guides for
arranging such a fabulous and enjoyable trip for us.
The gorgeous scenery, your country's long history(previously unknown to us), the
ingenuity of your ancestors, your lively music and dance, and the hospitality of
the Peruvian people make our trip in Peru an unforgettable and wonderful
So Kuen Pau
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009
This is Jimmy Barry,
writing to you from the U.S.A. Greetings. My wife, Cathy & I
want to thank YOU for arranging all of the details for our 9 day trip to
Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu. It was WONDERFUL, GREAT, THE BEST ! With the
exception of the problem on the evening we arrived in Lima airport (June
19) when no one came to transfer us from the airport to our hotel, since
I had no Peruvian coins, nor knowledge how use your public
telephones, I had to tip & pay another transfer service to call the
telephone numbers you had given to me to get someone to come to pick us
up. Needless to say, after a 7 hour flight from the US, my wife &
I were tired & not very happy that we were not picked up! Then after
making the call;, two people ( Paula Arayo & another man ) arrived at
the airport for the transfer.
Aside from this
unfortunate incident, the rest of the trip, all of the transfers, the
meals, the hotel accommodations etc. were very satisfactory. The trip
was very exciting & enjoyable , one I will not soon forget. I may return
with my son ( 40 years old) next year to show him the wonders of inti
raymi & Machu Picchu. If I do, I will not hesitate to use Peru Gateway
Travel and their very best agent, Miss Dalia Cruz Valverde, to again
make the arrangements for me. I hope that you will show my letter to
To the superior of Miss Dalia
Cruz Val Verde:
You employ a very
competent agent in the person of Miss Dalia Cruz Val Verde. She is
efficient, courteous, knowledgeable & strives to accommodate her clients
in all respects. Keep her, give her a raise in salary - she is
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2009
Dear Patrizia & Julia,
My family have arrived back home. I want to tell you how much we enjoyed
our trip to Peru and to express my gratitude for helping to make it such
a wonderful experience. I know you must have been very busy when the
strike caused the road between Juliaca and Cusco to be closed and I
appreciate the effort you made to get us safely to Cusco. I will send
some photos soon. I would like to tell you how especially pleased we are
with Carlos Pena (Carlos of the Jungle) who was our guide in the jungle
and with Senora Carmin of the Residencia del Sol in Cusco. When my
wallet was taken in Cusco, Senora Carmin was tremendously helpful and
she always made us feel like family. Carlos has an amazing knowledge of
the plants and animals of the rain forest (and of North America). He is
a wonderful person who I will always consider a friend.
tour on June 27th
Our tour to Uros and Llachon was
wonderful. Norma was a wonderful guide and having
lunch with a local family was a nice surprise. The service was excellent
and all 4 women were impressed with the company and arrangements. thank
you so much for your help. and staying at the Qelkatani was also great,
thanks for the help with that too,
Sincerely, Renee Andrini in Reno Nv.
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009
Please forward this to your supervisors. We had a wonderful trip
to MachuPicchu. Our guide, Raquel, was awesome. She is
very knowledgeable about Machu Picchu and is very enthusiastic about
sharing what she knows with others. Please thank her again for us.
We have only a few minor improvements we would suggest. That more care
be taken to spell names correctly on signs for pick-ups - that was
a little confusing. Also, there was little confusion in Aguas
Calientes when we arrived regarding which hotel we were staying at, so
that our larger bag could not be transferred there for us.
Again, thank-you for a marvelous trip. We really enjoyed it.
Cheryl and Sarah Loehr
Date: Tue, 26 may 2009
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you. Just slipped my mind.
We had a great tour, once it got started. We were delayed about 2
hours by the Peruvian authorities but the tour was worth the wait.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The lunch was
terrific. The only negative was no shopping time but that was due
entirely to the delay in the morning.
I can't think of anything we would have changed except for the weather.
Very overcast as was most the the weather we encountered on the cruise.
Of course, you had no control over that situation. The tour itself
was wonderful and both buses seemed to enjoy everything.
Please don't hesitate to give my name as a reference if anyone asks.
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009
We returned on Sunday from Peru. Susan and I had a wonderful time
and love your country and the people. Everything went very well
and we especially loved the Inkaterra Hotel and Machupicchu.
Thanks for all your help and of course we will recommend your company to
Best wishes, Maryann
Date : Sun, 10 may
We are back from a marvellous
vacation. Your guides and organisation were wonderful.
Ron Minter & family
Date :Fri, 01 May 2009
Yes, we recieved your email. Thank you so much for all that you and your
agency have done to make our trip an incredible one. We have had a
wonderful time. We have been very impressed and pleased with all of our
guides- they have always been on time and have given us very so much
history --- and the people at our hotels have gone out of their way to
take care of us. I am sure that all will go smoothly today with the
train. Thank you for seeing what you could do so that we do not have an
extra charge. We will be talking to Frank in Cusco as to an added
tour tomorrow in Lima prior to our catching out flight home late
Again, thank you for all ....... we have had a very
Date : Thu, 23 april 2009
Now that we are back home and settled in
after our trip to Peru I'd like to let you all know what a wonderful time we
both had in Peru. Thanks to you, also Omar, Paula, Erickson and all our drivers
and guides for making our trip so easy, interesting and special! We were very
pleased with our itinerary and all our dealings with everyone at Peru Gateway
Travel.Many thanks to all
Date : Sat, 18 April 2009
Dear miss Dalia,
You recently requested me to contact you regarding the service of the two above
mentioned tours we purchased from Peru Gateway Travel.
I am pleased to say we were very satisfied with all the arrangements.
Everything was very well planed and our guides were very professional, but more
importantly they were very polite. Thank you and I would recommend Peru Gateway
Travel to anyone wanting to travel to Peru.
Thank you Dorne Fyten.
Thu, 16 April 2009
Thank you for all of your heklp, the tour was
wonderful. Truly a once in alfetime journey!How can we submit a positive
reveiw for Peru Gateway?
Thu, 16 April 2009 06:39 a.m.
we have returned from our South American trip and are safe and sound
back in Amsterdam.
I want to let you know that we enjoyed our trip to
Peru immensely. You and your organisation did a very good job.
Everything went as smooth as could be expected. We loved Lima and Cusco
and we were very impressed by Machu Picchu. I am glad we stayed in the
Sanctuary Lodge, it was worth the steep price! Thank you and your staff
for taking good care of us, we will certainly recommend you to our
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We just returned from our holiday in Peru.
I wanted to thank you for all your help and for a great vacation. We
were amazed at how smoothly everything went.
We will definitely recommend you to others !
Date : Sunday, April 5, 2009
I want to thank you for all your hard work setting up our travel plans
for Peru and Ecuador.
We had a fantastic time, very educational and
everything was perfect; no problems at all. All the guides were first
rate, very helpful and knowlegeable and everyone was at the various
destinations to meet and greet us. The trek was tough but we did it; it
was very emotional when we reached the Sun Gate and could see Machu
Picchu our destination.
Again, thank you for helping us to arrange a
most wonderful holiday.
Ann and Dave
Date : Saturday, March 7, 2009
Fabiola/Ivan, I simply want to say thank
you for the arrangements and follow-up for our visit to Peru. Everything was to
our satisfaction and we could not have asked for more informative and helpful
guides all along the way. Thanks again. Un abrazo fuerte,
Date : Friday, January 23,
Melisa and Alicia
Thank you for everything you did to make
our trip enjoyable, even with all of out late minute changes. The weather
was kind, and our guides, Raquel and Dante were very knowledgable and enjoyable
to be with. We loved our hotel, the ORQUIDEA rEAL hOSTAL The staff
made us feel very confortable. We will recommend you to others, and we
hope someday to regurn to Peru.
Stewart and Barbara Baily,
San Diego California
Date : Tuesday, January 20,
We just returned yesterday from our trip
to Peru – it was fantastic! Beautiful country, wonderful people, yummy
food! We will recommend your company to friends wanting to visit Peru and
Nic and Wendy Walsh
Date : Monday, January 19,
We wanted to thank you (all) for a wonderful trip. Everything went well
and everyone was great. People everywhere were very friendly.
You were able to put together our requests into a seamless trip. We never
had to worry about what we were supposed to be doing and we had plenty of time
for exploring on our own. The hotels you selected were of good quality and
in good locations. We liked that you covered all tickets and entrance fees
and that you provided local phone numbers in all locations. We needed the
phone number in Cusco when the person meeting us did not know of the changes to
our plane reservations from the week before. (Our call found him waiting in the
airport parking lot.) The Vistadome train and the Inka Express bus were
both wonderful experiences. Machu Picchu has to be seen to be believed.
Our overnight stay in Aquas Calientes was nice and it allowed us to visit the
site early morning and late afternoon when fewer visitors are present. The
tour and overnight stay on Lake Titicaca was a special highlight and our
hosts were very gracious. We had the added bounus of being there for their
New Year's celebration.
On our last day where we had the 12 hour layover in Lima we reserved a hotel
room in Miraflores and spent the day resting, eating, and touring Lima.
The only regret there was that we found out about the double decker bus tour too
late to take it.
A couple of lessons we learned from this trip: The first was that when at
high altitude always request a hotel room with a window. Good ventilation
is especially important. The second was that when buying many things from
street vendors, they don't carry much change (money) and ATM's just give out
large bills. It is hard to keep a supply of small bills and change for
those important negociations. Maybe trips to banks for change could help.
Thank you again for a wonderful trip.
Mike and Sally
Date : Wednesday, January 14,
We would like to thank you for organizing for us a very successful and enjoyable
Peru tour. Everything worked very well; all agents were most helpful and always
ready to help out. We also enjoyed very much staying at Casa Andina Private
Collection throughout the trip as well as the Colca Lodge.
All guides were knowledgeable and very kind - we would however wish to single
out our guide to the Cañon del Colca, Liliana, who was truly excellent.
If we may also make a couple of suggestions for improvement, we found the
morning & lunch part of the excursion to the Valle Sagrado uninteresting and
wished the visit to Cusco included more of its colonial heritage - this part of
the city deserves more than the visit to the cathedral and the two adjoining
Well, all in all, we brought home many unforgivable memories from Peru!
Górdana Jerger and Luisa Morgado.
Date : Tuesday January 6, 2009
Just to let
you know we had a great time in Peru. The arrangements for our trip were perfect
and everything went smoothly. Your company really made our trip hasslefree, we
were met at the airport on time, the hotels were very good.I want to specially
mention our experience doing the Inca trail, it was tough but awesome, the guide
Mr Saul was very good and kept his team of visitors, porters and cook very well
organized and taken care of. Wish the weather had cooperated as well, rained
quite a bit but I guess that"s part of the experience.
to your organization for a great job.
Date: Thursday, October
And I want to use the word
“All”... as All of you at Peru Gateway Travel deserves a BIG THANK YOU!
Our tour was absolutely wonderful...what an experience!
All arrangements fell in place like a hot knife into butter.
Booking, travel, accommodation, food, guides, even the groups we shared
this fantastic experience with, were out of this world.
All of you deserve a pat on the back and were / are true ambassadors for
your lovely country.
Peru is a gold mine of cultural history and a friendlier nation I don’t
think one will find easily in the world.
Once again – thank you – it was an experience which we will for ever
Keep well and kind regards,
God bless all of you.
Bennie and Deidre van Wyk
Date : Domingo, 21 de
Septiembre de 2008 08:17 p.m.
Le queria decir que
nuestra visita a Machu Pichu y Cusco fue fantastica. Todo salio perfecto.
Nuestros guias son muy profesional y amables. Muchas gracias por todo.
PD Pensamos regresar a
Peru. Possiblemente hacer el viaje via el Camino Inca.
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
To Gateway Travel I just had to
write to thank you for making my holiday to Peru so memorable, everything went
so smoothly and both Donna and I were delighted with all the care and attention
given to us while in Peru. Thank you all so much for making this such a
Date : Saturday, 06 September 2008
it was great talking with
you again, i wish it were because i was going on another trip to peru. i"m
sure i will go soon enough. so here"s mine and xavier"s evaluation for
fredi flores and the trip.
overall was spectacular. xavier and i felt that as soon as we landed from
the plane we were taken care of - ericson was there to pick us up and take us to
the hotel, the hotel was nice (although the sound travels easily between the
rooms) and so were the staff there, and so we really had a great time. the
only thing about the beginning trips(city tour and sacred
valley) was that they should
communicate clearly with us. when they take us from the hotel and drop us
off at the church in plaza de las armas, they should let us know who we need to
wait for and let us know that they would not drop us off at the hotel. but other
than that, we enjoyed every minute of it. mr. george was really on point
with all his facts about the city and the sacred valley inca sites.
hike - fredi was an excellent tour guide. he was very knowledgeable with
the terrain, and he knew how to tend to the needs of the people in the group.
he was organized and took care of everything. all we needed to say is
that, "we want to hike wayna picchu," and he"d make it happen. the
camping equipment and the food was good. salkantay and machu picchu were
incredible and fredi, florencio the cook, and walter the cowboy really made the
thanks paola for organizing everything it was a trip of a life time.
Date : Saturday, August
We would like to let you know
that we had a fantastic experience in Peru. We were very pleased with the
tour you put together. We are very impressed and appreciated the services
and hospitality extended, especially by Erickson Arenas, everyone at the
Garcilaso Hotel, the tour guides including Orlando(rafting tour), Sylvia(Sacred
Valley tour) and Victor(Moray & Maras tour). Also, the Hanapacha Hotel in
Agua Caliente is wonderful. We had the room with the Urabamba River right
outside the window!.
We would definitely recommend your tour to our friends & family. We hope
to return to Peru soon.
Date : Friday August 29, 2008
Hello! I wanted to thank
you for all of your help in the arrangements for our Peru trip. We had an
amazing time in Peru! The Inkaterra hotel was breathtaking and was a
highlight of the trip. Also, our private tour of the Sacred Valley was
fantastic! Dante was a fabulous guide and we enjoyed the tour a great
deal. Thank you again!
Date : Monday August 11, 2008
Just a quick note to tell you how impressed we were with you and Peru Gateway
Travel. Your organization is punctual, polite and highly organized.
I was very impressed with your level of service and friendliness!!
Thanks for making our journey as fantastic and efficient as possible!
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008
Dear Peru Gateway Travel Team!
Our group now returned to Austria from the trip through south america.
It has been very interesting and exciting - specially the short trip to Peru
from 21st to 25th of July.
Many thanks to all members of your staff - guides, driver, back office ... -
supporting our visit in Peru from the first contact more than a half your
before till the transfer to the airport for leaving Peru: they did their
work with full engagement in an excellent way and we had a very nice time in
Be sure that we would recomande your company to other people if they are
going to plan a tour to Peru.
Once more: many thanks for the efforts of all menbers of your staff
and all members of our travell group
Date: Saturday July 26, 2008
I just wanted to take a few minutes to express my great satisfaction with
our experience in Peru on our tour last week. Overall, we had a wonderful
time--nearly everything was just great. Your representatives were always on
time, helpful, friendly and great to deal with. All of our tour guides
spoke very good English and all of the tours were excellent. Our
accommodations in Cusco and Aguas Caliente were wonderful as were the
lunches we enjoyed in Lima, the Sacred Valley and at the Machu Picchu
Sanctuary Lodge. The flights to and from Cusco on LAN were outstanding and
we really enjoyed the train trip on PeruRail from Ollantaytambo to Aguas
Caliente and back.
Date : Mon, 7 Jul 2008
Just to let you know, I just returned from Peru and the Cordillera Blanca and
had a wonderful time. The representatives were all there to meet me and your
compnay is very professional. Tania was a wonderful guide--she really did a good
job. The Cordillera Blanca was beautiful and I had a wonderful time. I will
recommend your company to other people interested in touring this beautiful area
of Peru. Thank you again.
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008
We finished our trip and I want
you to know that we had a wonderful time. All of our guides were
excellent, and Victor, our guide for the Inca Trail hike was especially good.
He is very knowledgable and covered all of the sites we visited.
Thank you for your effort. Everything went exactly as planned and I will
be a recommendor of Gateway Travel.
Date : Friday, July 4, 2008
Thank you for a wonderful
I just want to say thank you so
much for the way you and your coworkers handled the whole trip to Cuzco and
Erickson was wonderful the hostal was great (nice view) . He made sure we
were at the right place at the correct time and on the last day he made sure we
were on our way before he left us. The whole experience of the trip was
wonderful. I would do it again and recommend you all to my friends :)
Please keep up the good work
Date: Monday June 30, 2008
To Marcus, Jenny & team,
Well we"re back in Australia now
and as I reflect on the photos taken during
our trip I thought I should
send you a short note to thank you for the manner in which our plans were
initiated and executed.
It is somewhat scary to send a
two and a half thousand-dollar deposit to a company of which you know nothing.
But I must say that the professional manner in which you communicated helped
aleeve the fear and when you advised that you had a toll free Australian phone
number, that further helped confirm, "you"d done this before".
From the time we arrived in
Lima on May 22nd until the time we departed from La Paz on June 6th almost
everything was perfect, with the guides all providing everything we required. We
would recommend Peru Gateway Travel to anyone, and have already advised my
Australian travel agent, and my copy of this email will remind him.
I have absolutely no problems
should you wish to use this to help give others confidence.
Thank you and best wishes for
Date : Sunday, June 29, 2008
Dear Mr. Yen Seng:
Our trip was wonderful. Everyday was an adventure. Everything ran
smoothly -- our flights were on-time; we were met promptly at each airport; the
day trips were marvelous, with well-informed and fun guides. I became ill,
probably from bad cheese on an airline, and the hotel got me a doctor promptly,
I was given medication, and the guide in Quito was fantastic in delaying our
flight one day so I could recover, and changing around our itinerary in a
seamless manner. This was certainly the trip of a lifetime, and we owe it
all to you and Peru Gateway Travel. Thank you so much for all your efforts
in making this a fabulous trip.
Jesslyn Cobb and Gary Kent
Date: Friday, June 20,
I want to thank you for helping me to have such a great trip!!
I honestly had the most amazing time , machu picchu was breath taking, I
fell in love with everything about your country.
Everybody was so nice and kind, so happy and helpful, the food was
and whereever I went, I loved the scenery, I will never forget it and I
would love to go there again, it made me want to move there!
Again, thank you soo much!! I really appreciate what you provided for
Please take care of yourself and always know you make such a difference!
Date : Tuesday, June 17,
Hola Mr. Yong I
have just returned from my trip to Peru, and I had booked the 7 day
Peru Adventure tour with your company. Just wanted to let you know the wonderful
experience that I had. Everything was really great, all the guides were
very knowledeable, friendly, and warm. The hotel in Cusco called Orquidea Real
Hostel was wonderful , from it"s warm cozy room with unbelievable views of
Cusco to the young staff that was so friendly and kind to this single
traveler that spoke limited spanish. Also just wanted to mention the
rafting trip that was just so much fun and the guide Orlando and his father
Juan. Orlando was very knowelegable of the river and Inca history, and had
a great sense of humor. The whole trip from beginning to end was a experience
that will be with me forever. Thank you again. I am now home in the USA but my
heart is in Peru and it"s wonderful people.
Date : Tuesday, January
A quick note to thank you,
Kirsty and everyone who was involved in making our trip to your country so
memorable. We had a wonderful time and all the arrangements were perfect. There
was only one slight hitch in Cusco when we were unsure of the time of pick-up
but apart from that everything went according to plan.The staff were
unbelievably helpful and prompt and our hotels were excellent.
Particularly helpful and
knowledgeable were Dante in the Sacred Vally and Renan in Sun Island. These two
were excellent guides.
We will send you more comments
Once again our thanks
Date : February 2007
We just returned from our honeymoon and I wanted to tell you what a
wonderful time we had. Everything was just perfect and all of the tour
operators were on time and very helpful. The hotels were wonderful –
especially the surprise of the hot tub at Hatachy Towers in Machu
Picchu. What a nice way to relax after the long hike.
We really appreciate all your help in making this such an amazing trip
of a lifetime!
Van & Liz
Date : March 2007
Dear Angella, We would like to convey you and your many staff our
sincere thanks for the exceptional work carried out by you all to make
our holiday in Peru so memorable. We had no idea in advance that we
would be so well looked after and taken care of.
The arrangements made by Peru Gateway worked like clockwork for all our
visits to the various sites and your tour guides were superb
especially Johnny Salazar at Machu Pichu who helped me so much to get
about with my damaged knee.
Also please convey our thanks to Luis in Cuzco who worked so hard to
take us around to and from trains and airport. We were so enthralled by
Peru that we will likely retun again and will unhesitatingly contact you
to make our arrangements. Similarly we would have no hesitation in
recommending your company to any of our friends who may be thinking of
travelling to Peru.
We much appreciated the excellent care and attention which your
Sincerely Joe and Anne O'Reilly
Date : March 2007
We have just returned from our trip to Peru which you helped us plan. I
want to thank you. Everything was wonderful. The representatives of the
tour companies were always helpful and prompt. We especially enjoyed our
stay at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel—what luxury!
As we had a day to spend in Lima on our own on the return we arranged
for a city tour of Lima through Lima Tours. It was excellent! I don’t
know if you use the company but I highly recommend them.
Date : March, 2007
We are back from Peru and really enjoyed the trip. Your company did an
outstanding job arranging hotels, tours, etc. I will recommend you
company to my colleagues. Also, all the tour guides were good. However,
I thought two were really outstanding. They were “Adrian” in Lima and
“Angelica” in Puno. Thanks again.
Date : March, 2007
What a wonderful trip we had to Peru. We really enjoyed the sights we
saw on our tours of Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca areas. I
really wanted to let you know how pleased we were with all our tour
guides. Most of them spoke very good English. Every pick-up was on time
(or even early). It was so comforting to get off the plane in a foreign
country and see my name on a sign.
Machu Picchu exceeded our expectations. It is so much larger then we
thought from pictures or TV shows we have seen about it. The Pueblo
Hotel was a wonderful place to stay.
The guide we had in Ollantaytambo (Guillermo) was especially good. He
was very helpful with Frances (she is 82 years old) on climbing the
steps there, and understood that she needed to go slowly down the hill.
We also liked the Uros floating islands on Lake Titicaca, and learned a
lot about how they got there. We made a couple purchases from a native
lady named Delia. (Unfortunately, when we got home my dog chewed up the
reed boat we bought from her. I wish I knew how I could get that
The tour of Taquile Island was almost more than Frances could handle. At
12,000+ feet in elevation and some of the steps being almost as long as
her legs are, it really wore her out, but she was glad she did it. The
next day she missed the tour of the Sun Island, but the beautiful
catamaran was a great place for her to give her legs some needed rest.
Thank you so much for your help in all our travel plans (and
Terry & Jennifer Galloway
Date :April, 2007
My family and I arrived safely back in the United States on March 31st.
We wish to express our appreciation to you and the members
of your company for a wonderful 12 day tour of Peru.Your guides and
drivers were always on time to pick us up for transport and
were very efficient, knowledgeable and courteous. The hotels you booked
for us were clean and comfortable, the only problem being
the mix-up in our reservations at the Grand Faraona, which you corrected
by speaking to them.The touring of Cousco, Nasca Lines,
the Sacred Valley, Macchu Picchu, and the reed islands as well as the
overnight catamaran boat trip were all very interesting to
us and we certainly got our exercise climbing so many steps!Also, the
included lunches were provided in first class restraurants
and were delicious, especially the buffets which provided a nice variety
of Peruvian dishes to sample.
We wish you and your company much success in your business and thank you
again for a most enjoyable trip to your beautiful country.
Date : April, 2007
We had a fabulous trip that was very well and efficiently coordinated.
All of our transfers were right on time, and all of the people we met
were so helpful and kind. Our trip to Peru was filled with many great
experiences and memories thanks to your company! A special thanks to
Jesus who was our guide at Lake Sandoval. Not only was he very
knowledgeable but he went out of his way to make sure we were
comfortable and well taken care of. We will recommend Peru Gateway
Travel to everyone we know who has any interest in visiting your
Sincerely, Lizabeth Asami and Kenji Wamukota
Date : May, 2007
Hi Elisa, Carmen and all,
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. I would just like to say
was perfectly organised from the moment we arrived in Lima to the moment
left. Our connection to Cuzco was cancelled but the airline made sure
gringos got on the next planes for Cuzco.
The tours were great, the guides very knowledgable and friendly and the
hotels were lovely. The food at all stops was amazing and I would just
to say thank you.
My only complaint is the Hatuchay Tower had no heating in the rooms but
soon gave us a heater when we asked for one.
Thank you once again and I will certainly recommend you or use you
I just wanted to thank you and everyone at peru gateway travel for
putting together such an awesome trip. I had an absolute blast.
Everything was great to the food, the hotel, the sites, and the people I
Date : May, 2007
Thanks you so much again ! I have been received the vouchers of Jungle
Tour and Hotel in Lima already. Now, we are in Iquitos and feel hot and
wet here, but we have good experiences during our trip, especially for
your agency service, I will highly recommand your travel agent while all
of our friends who want to visit Peru. I will send you some photos after
I come back to Hong Kong.
Suk Han Szeto
Date : June, 2007
For all your help and a fantastic holiday. Your organisation has been
exceptional. Please do complement your entire team across Peru, which
was as close to perfect as posible. You have a great team and I shall be
recommending you guys. All the best
hanks a ton!
Date : June, 2007
Hi Jessica....we are now back in the U.S. and would like to thank you for
your work on our trip to Peru and Bolivia. We had a wonderful time.
Heather Kelly Owen
Date : June, 2007
We just completed our trip to Galalpagos and Machu Picchu. It was a wonderful
trip and your guides, hotels, tours were great both from Peru Gateway and Klein
Tours. For the most part, it exceeded our expectations.
Just a note, the Mira Flores Colon hotel was our least favorite hotel...and
certainly not up to the standards of the other hotels you selected. Hopefully
you will take this into consideration.
THank you for you assistance and helping us plan a great trip.
Salinas, CA, USA
Date : September, 2006
We have safely returned from our unforgettable journey to Peru and would like to
thanks you and your company with all the helpers, who made our trip stress free
and perfect for all the help you have given us.
All details, as planned and explained by you were matched by your organization
and all arrangements were very good, beginning with the airport pick up service
to the tour guides and the selection of hotels in Lima, Cuzco and Aguas
Calientes. We all enjoyed this trip and shall recommend your services to our
friends, who may plan to visit Peru in future.
I have also taken the liberty to write to the publishers of THE LONELY PLANET to
include your company into a list of travel services recommended to potential
visitors to your country.
With best regards,
KLAUS KALTENTHALER and NORIKO IMAMURA.
Date : September,2006
Hope you are well! We arrived back in Canada safe and sound but I miss
Peru very much and have decided that I will be coming back to do all the
things that I didn't get to do this time around.
Jessica, MANY THANKS for being my angel and rescuing me at the airport -
I barely made it onto the plane before take off. You are the best!!
Anjalee and I were really impressed with the services we received and
everyone we met from Peru Gateway and we've been singing your praises to
all our friends.
Already looking forward to being back in Peru.....
Just to say I had a wonderful trip in Cusco - what a beautiful part of the
world. The people were wonderful and everything was great. Thanks again for all
Date : September, 2006
I want to send you feedback on our trip, which we REALLY ENJOYED!!! Can you
please share this with the relevant staff at Peru Gateway…
The trip you all planned was GREAT!! We had such a lovely time!! Your hotel
choices were wonderful. We enjoyed all of them.
The contacts you set up were also wonderful -- It was you, right? Who helped me
in Lima when I left my daughter's passport at the airport. You were a
lifesaver!! Marleni with Orquidea Travel in Cusco and Antonio, our tour guide in
Puerto Maldonado, were so very friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful.
The pickups were all on time, efficient, friendly, and well done.
I wish you all the best.
Date : August,2006
I wanted to write a quick note and let you know that our vacation was
excellent. The whole trip went well and without any problems. Thank you
so much for the time you put into planning our trip. It was excellent. I
will definitely recommend your agency to my friends.
Have a great day.
Date : July,2006
Just wanted to thank you for setting up such a wonderful trip for us.
The trip was everything we hoped for and more. Your choice of
accommodations were excellent. All of the tour pick ups were on time and
all of the tour guides were wonderful (see note below). We were truly
impressed by your detailed scheduling and care in setting everything up.
Thank you for taking such good care of us. Your professionalism and
consideration to our needs is much appreciated.
On the Nazca tour, although the guide was very pleasant and personable,
he apparently procrastinated in actually setting up the flight and
although we arrived in Nazca around noon we did not go to the airport
until about 3:00 and then got on the last flight of the day. As a result
we returned to Lima near midnight.
Arequipa is wonderful and should be put high on your list of
recommendations. It is also a great place to acclimatize to the
altitude. The hotel was wonderful and the tourguides excellent. The
colonial city contrasts well with the Machu Pichu travel.
Please let us know if you would like any additional comments on the
tours or accommodations we used during our stay.
JJohn and Carol Budzinski
I want to send an email to your company, and I hope this is the right
way to do it, to thank you for all of your help planning the trip. You
were fabulous, extremely helpful and very patient. The experience was
excellent with both the hotel (Roosevelt and the rides from the airport
to hotel, etc). I am very impressed with you commitment to make sure
that I had everything in order.
Thank you very much for everything, I will absolutely recommend your
company to anyone of my friends.
We are now back in Australia and would like to let you know how much we
enjoyed our holiday in Peru. It was a wonderful experience - we saw so
many amazing things and everyone we met was very kind and helpful.
We would like to congratulate Peru Gateway Travel on its excellent
from the moment Jen met us at Cusco airport to the moment Paula and
took us to the Lima airport (at 3.45 am!!). The guides were excellent
(specially Maria in Lima), the hotels very comfortable and the hotel
very friendly. We particularly enjoyed our time at the Orquidea in Cusco
where we felt part of the family.
Please pass our appreciation on to your management and to all the guides
With kind regards - Margaret & Peter Roberts.
We are back in the United States and wanted to take a moment to thank
for all your help in planning our trip to Peru. We had a wonderful trip.
Your country is beautiful and we found the people to be friendly,
and gracious. Gateway Travel Peru made everything so easy. The hotels
perfect. We particularly liked El Presidente in Aguas Calientes. All the
transfers from the airports to the hotels worked perfectly. Our tour in
with Vanessa was very informative and she was excellent. The driver was
very good and his name was Pepe. We highly recommend them. We also had a
great tour with Jorge in the Sacred Valley. He was very passionate and
many things. Our connections on the train to Aguas Calientes went well.
liked having the extra day where we could go back to Machu Picchu the
day. Thank you (muchas gracias) again for all your planning. We will
recommend your company to anyone we know going to Peru.
Laren, and Sam Carkin
Date : August 2005
Dennis nd Susan Quiring, Ryan Murphy, and myself returned last weekend
from our two-week trip to Peru that was arranged through you at Peru
Gateway Travel. We had an absolutely incredible time and, although I had
read three books on traveling in Peru before we left from home, it still
exceeded my expectations.
The arrangements made through you were perfect in every way. Our travel
contacts and guides in every case without fail were exactly on time,
easy to identify, friendly, knowledgable, and professional. All of the
accommodations and restaurants in our tour package were excellent. I
can't think of a single detail that was your responsibility that wasn't
taken care of, and we are extremely satisfied with the service of Peru
Feel free to use me as a personal reference for any future customers; I
would highly recommend your services to anyone that contacts me. And, in
particular, I appreciate your efforts in working out all of the details
for what was a truly wonderful experience.
Gig Harbor, WA
Date : December 2005
We came back to Canada last Sunday and I've wanted to write ever since.
I ould like to express our most sincere appreciation for all the
services provided by Peru Gateway Travel. Until our trip to Peru, we had
never dealt directly with a travel agency outside of Canada so it was
with a bit of concern that we made our 50% deposit and prepared for our
From the minute your staff welcomed us at the Lima airport, we knew we
iin good hands. We were very impressed that YOU took the time to meet us
at the Faraona Hotel to provide all the documents, vouchers, flight
coupons and helpful information.
Our whole experience with the personnel in EVERY location was positive.
Upon arrival in a new city, we were given sufficient information about
the upcoming activities. We were impressed by the people who were always
on time to meet us. That's really a comforting matter in a foreign
All in all, we give you and your agency 10/10 for the professionalism.
Keep up this excellent work and be assured that we will recommend PERU
GATEWAY TRAVEL to everybody.
Date : December 2005
Thank you for taking such a great care of us! The whole trip was so well
organized, considering our customized travel to three different
destinations in Peru within 10 days! There was always a guide waiting
for us, respectively, in Huaraz, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Ica, and the
pick ups and
transfers in Lima by Paula nd Gustavo were on time and very friendly.
In Huaraz, Taina Guerrero was a wonderful guide not only on trails,
supportive and motivating, but also pointing and explaining any
interesting spots, suggesting good places to eat and helping us in any
way as a friend.
Marielena Gallegos took good care of us when the strike in Machu Picchu
canceled the scheduled Inka Trail. She arranged all necessary changes
(hotel stay, train tickets, guide) so we were at least able to visit
Machu Picchu, and even replaced the scheduled lunch in Machu Picchu for
a good dinner with a show in Cusco. In Ica, we spent with Carlos who
guided us with care and answered all questions about the Nazca lines
knowledge and enthusiasm.
It was a very good trip, great experience seeing the Peru's natural
beauty and cultural heritage. Thank you again.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the new year.
DDana Ridzon and Julie Miller, USA
Date : January 2005
Sandra and I safely returned home last night. Thank you for all your
assistance while we were in Peru. You helped make our experience there very
lovely and memorable. The entire tour you arranged for us was perfect! Words
alone can not describe how smoothly your arrangements were for us. I hope
that we can visit Peru again; and when we do, we will certainly look forward
to using your services again. We will certainly recommend your travel
services to our friends who may be traveling to Peru. Also, I hope that your
leg is healing well. Get well soon!
Thank you for the Birthday wishes, also!
I will forward some photographs to you from our trip in the next few days.
Date : January 2005
My family and I would like to thank you and all of your colleagues who
helped to make our trip to Peru so enjoyable. We appreciate very much
care you took in making our arrangements and in making sure everything went
smoothly. Your people were very helpful and pleasant (and
when we were not always ready on time!) It was nice to be able to relax,
knowing that your people would get us where we needed to be and that they
would 'hand us off' to others, as needed. We appreciated the support,
especially since we had our parents with us. If we encounter anyone else who
is thinking of making a similar trip, we will certainly recommend that they
consider making arrangements with your company.
We would also like you to know that we found the staffs at the Garcilaso and
Presidente hotels to be very helpful, and that we liked the accommodations.
We also thought Sylvia and Miguel (the tour guides) were very knowledgeable
I forgot to say thank you for the boxes, picture frames, and bottle carriers
-- it was a very nice gesture, which we all appreciated.
Date : January 2005
We're finally back from our holiday in South America. Want to
thank you very much for your help during our visit to Peru in early January.
Everything worked out perfectly. Everyone who met us at
the hotels, airports, train station, the tour guides, the drivers, everyone
was friendly, pleasant, and on time. It all contributed to an
excellent stay in Peru. Great job.
Ya hemos regresado de nuestras vacaciones en Sur America. Quiero
darles las gracias for su ayuda planeando nuestra visita a Peru en Enero.
Todo funciono maravillosamente. Todas las personas que not
recibieron en los hoteles, los aeropuertos, la estacion de trenes, los guias,
los choferes, absolutamente todos fueron muy amables y siempre puntuales.
Gracias a ustedes nuestra visita a Peru fue extremadamente agradable.
Mil gracias por un trabajo excelente.
Date: February 2005
I just wanted to say that my entire trip to Peru was thoroughly enjoyable,
and I sincerely appreciate all the effort and organization that you and
others at Gateway Peru put forth to make my trip so enjoyable. Every
person that I dealt with was very friendly and helpful, and the cost of this
trip was very reasonable. I thank you again, as well as the others who
Date : February 2005
I would like to express my gratitude to your company for what turned out to
be one of the most amazing trips of my life. My group visited Peru
through your travel agency Feb 11-24. We had a great time, and our
trip only got better as the days went on. I would like to make note of
things that I found to be exceptional:
The Nazca Tour with Brady
The La Gruta Hostal
The Cusco City Tour and Sacred Valley Tour with Freddy The Inca Trail and
Machu Picchu Tour with Diego
Everything we experienced was outstanding, but I wanted to make special note
of these events. One of the best things we encountered was having Ms.
Milagros Vergarary (Milly) along with us for a while. She was very
nice, knowledgeable, and very helpful to us all. She is a true asset
company. You really outdid yourselves with our tour, and I will be
sure to recommend you and your services to anyone.
Thank You For Everything!
Robert W. Bird
Date : February 2005
Our tour was perfect and your company was amazing!All of your staff were on
time, very friendly and helpful. We encountered no problems or glitches.
Machu Picchu was awesome and the Pueblo Hotel in Aquas Calientas was all it was
advertised to be. I highly recommend traveling to your wonderful
country of Peru and Peru Gateway Travel!
Steve and Diane Cain
Date : February 2005
it's been quite a bit since we came back from our journey in Peru, which we
(4 people) visited "far and wide" with the Peru Highlights 11 days tour,
offered by your agency and which we found through your web site.
AAs you may know, we've also filled in all the official feedback forms
provided by the different tour guides we met at each place and the overall
feedback form sent via email by one of your colleagues.
However, on top of these, we feel we want to spend a few additional words in
order to thank you (and your agency) so much for the excellent service/span
you've provided us with throughout the tour!
The reservation process (completed via web and phone) has been great, in
spite of our pretty short lead time, which led us to change the arrival's
dates at the very last minute (4 days before the actual arrival in Lima).
Once in Peru, in each and every city we arrived (either via plane or bus) we
found one of your representatives standing there, waiting for us and ready
tto drive us to our hotels. Punctuality has definitely been one of your key
The hotels you booked for us were absolutely wonderful: nice and clean - of
course - but also really peculiar in their unique Peruvian/Inca style, which
we appreciated a lot! Special mention goes to the Sonesta Posada in
Arequipa, to the Colca Lodge and to the Picoaga in Cusco. We really enjoyed
our stay there and the special atmosphere that we could breath!
All the tour guides were really polite, dedicated, and very well prepared on
what to tell us. On top of this, they really embodied the typical Peruvian
attitude (which we liked so much!), always smiling and ready to help you or
welcome you as a foreigner, which made our days even better... :)
Among all of them, we would like to dedicate a special recognition to
Joanna, the guide we met in Arequipa and that stayed with us for 3 and a
half days (Arequipa city tour + Colca canyon). She's been simply exceptional
in each and every aspect: extremely competent and dedicated, but also very
efficient and reliable in every situation. For example, when we encountered
an issue at the Arequipa airport (leaving for Puno) and were left off the
plane, together with other 15 tourists, because of a deplorable behaviour
from one of the Peruvian internal airline companies, among all the guides
there she was undoubtedly the one that stood up and promptly reacted to the
emergency, talking to the airline personnel, calling other contacts
elsewhere, and ultimately succeeding in getting an alternate solution for
all of us (not only the 4 of us!) to reach Puno.
All in all, our journey in Peru has been really perfect and we've enjoyed it
tremendously! We've brought back with us very nice memories of your country
and of the Peruvian people!
OOnce again we would like to express our thanks to you and to your agency
for the terrific service you've been able to provide.
Best regards from Italy,
Marco & Damiana Iannazzi
Date : March 2005
Thank you for changing our tour schedule at the last minute; everything
worked out really well and we were glad to see Lima on our last day. Our
guide that day, Isabel, was the best one of the whole trip. We learned
so much about Peru, its history, its geography, and its people. Thank
you so much for planning all of the details of this trip for us so that
we could enjoy your beautiful country!
Date :March 2005
Many thanks to everyone at perugateway travel, our trip was outstanding!
the services were impeccable, everyone was prompt, polished,
professional, personable , patient and just plain nice. the guides were
the most knowledgeable i have ever encountered.each tour was excellent,
timed to perfection and totally enjoyable. my parents and i were very
impressed with the entire tour. i cannot thank you enough. please pass
our on best wishes to paula, and mariellena, and all the guides and
drivers. i would highly recommend your company to anyone planning on
visiting peru. from beginning to end you answered our myriad of
questions, and we felt very assured that our vacation would be flawless
and it was. our only problem, we didn't want to leave. until our next
trip, take care and muchas gracias!!
Date: March 2005
We arrived at home(Hong Kong) on 28.3.2005 and our whole trip was very
smooth. All the arrangements were as the same as our plan. Thank you very
much for your hard work and help. Peru is a very beautiful country and the
people are very friendly. All the picked up services and visited arrangement
are all very professional and very good services. If I have friends who
want to visit Peru, I will recommend you and your company to them.
Date: April 2005
My boyfriend and I arrived home yesterday after a week of touring
through Peru. We would like to thank you for such a magnificent trip!
Everything was orchestrated beautifully. We never had to worry about
anything. All of the people we encountered from your agency were polite,
friendly and punctual.
We greatly enjoyed our time in your beautiful country. Cusco was
extremely interesting. Our favorite part of the trip was our time spent
Sandoval Lodge. Our guides, William, and Marco were wonderful. They were
very energetic, knowledgeable, and showed us an amazing time. I highly
recommend Lake Sandoval Lodge. The atmosphere, the food was incredible.
Thank you again!!
Date :April 2005
First of all, I want to thank you for a wonderfull trip in Peru. Your
country is amazing: the landscape, the people, the culture.
We enjoyed and appreciate your services : you were flexible and
Thank you veru much!
You may use my e-mail to promote your services.
Date :May 2005
How are you ? We are fine, back from our trip. We enjoyed it so much.
Inca Trail was excellent we are so happy we did it.
Everything was well organized so I would like to thank you and your
colleagues for your work done for us.
Thanks a gain for your friendly and helpful approach.
Date: May 2005
we are just writing to thank you for our trek to machu picchu.the whole
experience was fantastic and something we will remember forever.Our guide
Juan Anis was patient,understanding and alot of fun,letting everyone go at
their own pace.We could´not have done the trek if it was not for our
incredible porters and the food was also excellent.As for Machu Picchu
itself ,WOW,such an amazing place,we could not stop taking photographs. once
again thankyou very much for this chance to see one of mankinds
Lee and sarah
Date: July 2005
Good morning, ladies, I just wanted you both to know what a wonderful time we
had on our trip. Every accomodation was perfect, and our guides couldn't have
been more agreeable or knowledgeable. We want to come to Peru next year, is it
too early to start working on it?
Thanks again for all your assistance. We look forward to our next visit to South
Date : July 2005
Just a note to say "muchas gracias' for a wonderful tour.
All your representatives were very professional, friendly, informed and on
time.The Picoaga hotel facility was fine and the hotel personnel friendly
and helpful. My group thanked me for a great tour . However the credit for
this great tour goes to you and your fellow employess.
"Mi corazon es en Peru!"
Date: August 2005
To all the employees at Gateway.
Thank you all for an unforgettable excursion to your beautiful country. We
are grateful for the perfect organization with which all arrangements were
done. Everyone was punctual, the hotels were excellent, all tours could not
have been better. The highlight of course was Machu Picchu, but the tour
through the Sacred Valley was almost as interesting. Our guides also
deserve special praise for their expertise.
Thank you again for a wonderful time.
Harry Schmider and Gisela Knox
Date: August 2004
I was so pleased to encounter the warm and friendly people of Peru.
You have very strong and energetic country men and women. Most were very
grateful to have me visit their territory. You must be proud to be
I was especially pleased with your associates at Peru Gateway Travel,
they gave me a warm welcome and thorough briefing in Cusco.
I learned as much about your way of life as I did about the countryside.
Ursula, who took me on the Lima City Tour, was also quite knowledgeable
and amicable. Additionally, I am especially thankful for Gustavo and
Paula Araya in Lima, who met me at the oddest of hours, both early and
late, and transported me to a variety of
places. Many thanks to your entire team at Peru Gateway Travel for your
organization, your connections, and your friendship. You helped make my
trip to Peru quite memorable.
Robert C. McHugh
Date : August 2004
We had a wonderful time. Your staff was courteous and helpful. We
appreciated the customized tour. We liked being able to decide for
ourselves how long to stay in the various locations, but is was
comforting knowing that there would be someone waiting for use at each
new city. The Inca trail tour was outstanding!!!!
Date : July 2004
I was satisfied with the reliability of your staff. We were met at the
airports and picked up at our hotels according to schedule. Before going
to Peru, I was concerned because I had not heard of your travel agency
and booked the tour through the Internet. However, your agency met all
of your obligations and I was glad that everything worked out .
June Y. Aono
Date: July 2004
Our trip to Peru was wonderful. You did an excellent job organizing everything.
There were absolutely no problems. All your employees were excellent, friendly
and very professional. Your travel agency was very accomodating when we were
initially booking the trip, and we were able to select our hotels and things of
All the accomodations were excellent. We especially liked the Pueblo Hotel. The
jungle guide (Juan de Dios) did an excellent job. The Monasterio Hotel was
wonderful as well.
Everything was perfect and we thank-you very much for a wonderful vacation.
I will be recommending your travel agency to my friends as you did such an
Christine Bruce and family
Date: July 2004
Hi, We just returned to the USA today. We just wanted to let you know
that the trip was incredible. I do a lot of traveling around the world
and the trip you put together for us in Peru was one of the best. One of
the more remarkable aspects was the coordination of your tour operators.
We were all over the country, dealing with multiple persons. Every
single time, the contact person arrived exactly on time, explaining what
to expect along the way. I am still amazed at the proficiency and
professionalism of all those involved.
William and Wendy Banks
Date: June 2004
We could not have been more pleased with the service and the room in
Cusco. It provided a nice change to what had been a not so good trip up
to that point. I was so happy that everything went smoothly while we
were in the highlands and look forward to visiting again someday.
The amount of hot water in the shower and the "bathing in a cave"
experience was unique. The best showers of the trip were because of your
The directions and recommendations given by your staff were first rate.
We really appreciated the instructions on how to adjust to the altitude
with cocoa tea and a nap, chicken soup for lunch and then we would be
ready for the afternoon. It was perfect advice. We never felt any ill
effects from the altitude at any time while in the highlands.
You and your staff are the best, Thank you for all your help.
Date: June 2004
We really enjoyed literally Everything about this tour. We were not so
sure if this experience will end up in disaster (by altitudes sickness,
water problems, mosquitos in jungle, scheduled transportations..etc. ),
or a heavenly experience. There were some obstacles, but we were
not disappointed at all. It was really a heavenly experience, we're even
thinking about moving in to Peru.
Thank you very much, it all happened because of you guys!
Date : June 2004
We had a fantastic time! Everything overall was exceptionally well
handled. Peru Gateway Travel did an excellent job accommodating our
needs and handling at the last minute our daughter's reservation to
couple up to our existing plan. We only had one snag where the weather
bad and we missed our first two days at Lima due to missing the airline
flight from Houston, which we made up at the end of the trip. The Lima
Airport is under construction so when we arrived from Houston it took 2
hours to get our luggage and pass through customs. I had to call the
emergency phone numbers to have someone get in contact with Gustavo and
Paula Araya since they were not at the gate once we got through the
airport lines. Other than that everything else when really well. I will
leave a nice message on the website when I get a free moment. My thanks
to Lesly, Patricia, and Greta. Thanks again.
Gregg R. Hooker
Date: May 2004
I am finally back from holiday. Thank you for all you help. My time in
Peru was fantastic. As good the first part of my trip was my time in the
North was just as good.
I am looking forward to visiting next year and will of course you your
agency for all of the arrangements. I wish you the best.
Date : May 2004
My husband and I - and Tom - just got back from the Peru trip planned by
your office. We had one of the best vacations ever! We were met at every
stop, by very courteous people and very good drivers. Our tour guides
were very pleasant and knowledgeable - especially Sylvia (the Sacred
Valley), Ursula (Lima), Pasquale (Machu Picchu) and Edwardo (Lake
The hotels were excellent! The Los Andes de America in Cusco was the
BEST - with heated tile floors in the bathroom. Such luxury!
Peru is a wonderful, generous, beautiful country. The Inca ruins in the
Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are peaceful, magnificent and calming.
The Peruvian people are very friendly and generous.
The 10 hour train ride from Cusco to Puno was an unexpected treasure! We
arrived at the train station expecting the same kind of train as the
Machu Picchu run, but got the "Orient Express!" We traveled in comfort
and class! The 10 hours went by in a flash.
I could go on and on...but what it comes down to is: Your tour company
did and excellent job and we thank you for all the plans and support. We
would recommend your tour company to anyone!
Thank you again,
Date: May 2004
We have been back from Peru for a week and are sorting our pictures and
sharing the memories of our splendid trip. We want to thank you for
arranging an itinerary that was just right for us. It was reasonably
priced, yet we saw all the major sights, and we had the special Machu
Picchu experience we wanted. Your staff was friendly, dependable and
helpful. The Don Carlos was comfortable, and the service was excellent.
We ended up eating most of our meals there in the dining room. (I
recommended to them that they install a recirculating fountain in their
atrium to make it more attractive.) They were wonderful about storing
our bags, helping us send emails, exchanging money and recommending
places to eat and shop. Our reception in Cusco could not have been
easier or more pleasant, as Maria Elena was first in line as we came out
of the airport, and we were taken quickly to a comfortable lounge in the
Don Carlos, where we could relax and receive instructions on registering
and joining the various tours. We loved getting the hot cup of mate de
coca delivered immediately to our rooms.
The tour to Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero was very
The lunche on at the Alhambra Restaurant was totally unexpected for the
beauty of the setting and the elegance and good taste of the buffet,
complete with the best music we heard on the trip. Tom lost his big
Trujillo straw hat to the wind, but it caught on a rock in the
Patacancha (I think) River at Ollantaytambo, and a young boy scrambled
down and retrieved it, to cheers of the onlookers (and a $10 tip from a
grateful Tom, who loves this new hat; it is perfect for sunny, hot
Texas). It was nice that Theo stopped the bus to look at stars up in the
mountains. Unfortunately, we didn't know much about the southern
constellations beyond Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross. We enjoyed
the city tour but would have liked less time in the cathedral and more
time at Ouoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. All
three of our guides, Theo, Janette, and Ruben, tried hard to make sure
all people joined the group, and that made us a bit late sometimes, but
it wasn't bad. We wish their English had been better, as it was
sometimes hard to understand them, especially when they turned away from
us to another part of the group. Ruben even saved a woman from falling
on her face on the rocks when she fainted in the Machu Picchu ruins. The
trip to Machu Picchu went off without a hitch. We had excellent seats in
the first coach of the train and so were able to get some great pictures
along this extraordinarily beautiful route. We followed the instructions
given to us about baggage and bus, and soon we were in our very nice
room at the Sanctuary Lodge. As you know, this hotel is superb, and we
are so glad that you were able to get rooms for us there on short
notice, because the quiet evening and morning there at Machu Picchu were
unforgettable. Our train trip back and the transfer to the airport went
smoothly, and Judy even made some earrings for me from two pendants at
the VERY last minute! (We had gone to see the carved pulpit in Iglesia
San Blas, and we met Judy on Calle Loreto walking back to the Don
Carlos. She converted the pendants and brought them to the hotel in less
than 10 minutes.) So, thank you very much for this once-in-a-lifetime
We would actually like to come back to Peru, and we will certainly call
you again if we do.
Alaire and Tom Lowry
Date : May 2004
We had a wonderful trip to Peru (Peru Highlights with one night in Aguas
Calientes). The people were friendly, the scenery was outstanding, the guides
were enthusiastic and very well-informed, the hotels were comfortable, and the
tours were well-organized and educational.
We were very impressed with the logistics of the entire trip. Making
arrangements for the tour via email was very easy due to the experienced office
staff at Orquidea Tours. (I was especially pleased with how easy it was to
reschedule the trip when it became necessary for us to postpone the trip due to
an illness in the family). And once we arrived in Peru, contact persons were
always there to meet us for our transfers and all of the staff at each location
was always ready to help us.
Thank you and Gateway Travel for helping us to arrange this wonderful vacation.
We only wish we could have spent more than 12 days in Peru.
There is so much to see.
Luke and Janet Parsch
Date : April 2004
I would like to thank you and all your colleagues for making my holiday so
enjoyable. Peru is a great country but it was made even better by your
Everything was well planned, there were no problems and everybody who I dealt
with were very good.
It was a great holiday and a shame to come back to the UK!
Thank you very much, I hope to visit again in the future.
Date : March 2004
I write you this letter in English so that you can share our
comments with your future English-speaking customers. Todd and I
have just returned from our trip to Peru and we cannot thank you
enough for creating such an excellent and well-organized
itinerary for us!
Overall, the one-week package you arranged for us was absolutely
perfect.You could not have done a better job!
Everybody with whom we dealt from your travel agency during our
time in Peru was kind, professional, punctual, honest and very
well-informed. We felt very well taken care of throughout the
trip. When we started planning our Peru trip, Todd and I could
find no travel agency that offered a package that would enable
us to hike the Inca trail for 2 days, explore Machu Picchu,
spend a day in Cusco, fly in Juliaca and take a boat around the
islands of Titicaca all in the course of one week (and for an
affordable price). You were able to create our "ideal"
customized itinerary for us within our budget, and for this we
are very grateful. We will highly recommend your travel agency
to our friends in the United States.
Thank you again for organizing an absolutely fantastic Peruvian
adventure for us!!
Good luck to you!
Yale University School of Medicine
Date : January 2004
When you order something on the Internet, you are always (I am) a little
bit scaring "what are you doing and what did you get".
Its have been a pleasure to "work" with Peru Gateway Travel you
and you people more then fulfilled our wishes.
We will always recommend Peru Gateway Travel to others.
Best Regard / Venlig hilsen
Jan Helge Kofod-Jensen