Peru Testimonials

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We had a wonderful time in Brazil and Peru and AWR and Gretchen’s travel arrangements were flawless. Special mention to our lady guide in Sacred Valley, Claudia, she was very helpful and nice.

We are extremely likely to recommend Adventures Within Reach to our friends, family, and coworkers. You guys would be the first one I contact for any locations where I need an agency.

Our top three highlights from the trip are:

1) Iguazu Falls was amazing. Peru and Brazil, generally, were way above expectations. The people were very nice everywhere we went, food was good and standards generally high.

2) Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are must-visits. We also really loved the Sonesta hotel in Yucay, Sacred Valley. Great value and beautiful property. We actually liked it better than all the Belmonds.

3) The Delfin III is a nice boat for a quick cruise on the upper amazon. Good quality rooms, interesting programs and amazing staff.

It has been great working with Gretchen. Will not hesitate to recommend to all my friends and family. I wish you could have organized some of our other travels.

Advice for future travelers: If budget permits, stay at the Belmond in Iguazu Falls. It makes a lot of difference to have access to the falls when the crowd clears. The temperature at Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu may be cool but when the sun is out, it’s scorching hot. You definitely need a good hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

Michelle L., Singapore
Custom Brazil and Peru Adventure, April 2019


I would rate my trip with a AWR a 10. Loved the Canopy Walk, Beautiful Building with Great Service and Staff, and Seeing Monkeys. Working with Gretchen and AWR was great! Easier than other travel companies because of the good English and quick responses- not just WhatsApp and crossing fingers.

Liz S., USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, January 2019


The AWR team was great preparing our trip to Peru this year. Everything about the trip was well done. Our guides spoke good English and we respectful and thoughtful about our physical abilities when climbing the many ruins in the country. People were on time; things ran smoothly. I have no complaints and plan to use them again in the future!

Craig B., USA
5-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, November 2018


Everything about working with Adventures Within Reach surpassed expectations. Barbara helped with our itinerary and booking all of our accommodations and tours. She understood our price point and made it all happen efficiently and communicated extensively every step of the way. All of our guides and transfers were top notch as were our accommodations. Many meals were included, which meant less to worry about on the fly. Our experience in Peru was magical and AWR made it so easy! Cannot say enough about this tour company. Two thumbs way up. 👍👍

Carol T., USA
7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train, November 2018


Incredible trip.  Exquisite.  Perfect in every way.  Our expectations were blown out of the water by the incredible tour experience.  It truly was a trip of a lifetime.  Thank you so much for all your help along the way!

The food and service from the staff during the trek was SO MUCH more than we had expected.  We sat down to prepared meals at a table with chairs 3 times per day, plus tea-time every evening AND snacks to choose from each morning as we were departing the campsite.  The meals came in courses and were not only filling and delicious but plated nicely and served by a waiter in a uniform.  If we ate all the bread in the basket, they would bring more.  3 of us in the group were vegetarians and that was not only not a problem but the vegetarian meals were incredible!  Meals at this camp were cleaner and included better service and better quality food than I’ve had at plenty of restaurants in the US.

We also had a hand-wash station with actual warm water and soap before every meal.  Staff woke us up each morning with a cup of tea delivered to our tent door!  They also brought little tubs of warm water to our tent each morning and evening for washing.  There were tarps for us to put our bags on and if there were rain drops, the staff would cover the bags with a second tarp!  As a seasoned backpacker, this is not what I expected at all.  I felt pampered.

AWR left us a bottle of wine in our first Cuzco hotel room.  That was so sweet.

One last comment is regarding the fact that the members of our group all booked through different agencies.  There were 10 trekkers on our Inka Trail trip, but only 4 of us had booked through AWR.  We had the best hotels and the best information.  We 4 had been offered the additional hike up Huayna Picchu but none of the non-AWR customers even knew about it.  We were at the best hotel in Aguas Calientes, El MaPi, while the other 6 customers were at a lesser hotel.  Presumably they paid less, but at the end of the 4-day hike we walked through Machu Picchu, took the bus down to town, and then walked together as a group to El MaPi Hotel where they dropped the 4 of us off we felt so pampered.  It was lovely, clean, posh,and luxurious and dinner plus a welcome drink were included!  We were so excited to sleep in a comfy bed at this fancy place!  The rest of our group then proceeded up the hill to their lodging which was a disappointment to them.  This only reflected well on AWR.

In Cuzco, Frank picked us up from the airport with tea and snacks, helped us check in to our hotel, took us to a lunch place and got us the best table in the house, then he escorted us to the start of the City Tour.  I had no idea we would get that kind of service.  All the transfer services were incredible and the agents were so nice and helpful.

Our hotels were excellent!  Clean, affordable, comfy, breakfast everywhere, lovely lovely lovely.  Service like I’ve never had.  No problems leaving our luggage there for storage.  Peru is doing it right with tourism and AWR knows how to pick the right spots!

Working with AWR was excellent – I love, love, love all the pre-trip information.  Best travel company I’ve ever used by far.  I’m spoiled now.

The Inka Trail trek was the highlight of your trip!  Walking, looking around, and learning about the Inkas.  Having no worries all day, just walking and eating in beautiful scenery, and periodically getting a lesson in history or botany from one of our guides.  It was so relaxing.

The morning of our first full trekking day, we had an introduction ceremony.  All the porters told their name, where they are from, how many children they have, and maybe something else about them.  Then the customers did the same.  Carlos, our guide, translated.  That was such a special thing, to be able to understand a little bit about each other.  We were all together at camp but the staff were working and we were relaxing, and there was a language barrier, so we didn’t get to talk much.  Therefore I really appreciated this introduction!  (Of course, we talked to Carlos and his assistant Juri a lot as they both had excellent English.)

We hiked with 4 other Americans in their 40’s like us, a Swedish couple in their 70’s, and a Dutch couple in their late 20’s.  The Dutchman brought along a muted plastic trombone as he is a professional musician and needed to practice.  During the trek, one of the Americans in the group had a birthday.  The trombonist played Happy Birthday for her and the chefs MADE AN ACTUAL CAKE at the mountain campsite.  I have no idea how they did it.  It was like banana bread, but round, with layers and frosting and even little candy sprinkles.  It was tremendous.

I reached out to AWR because I had a referral from my former boss. That’s not why I booked with you guys though.  I had sent a few emails out to other companies and either didn’t get responses or they were incomplete.  I heard back from AWR immediately, in perfect English, with not only answers to all my questions but even more answers that I didn’t know I needed.    I chose you because of the excellent response to my initial inquiry.

I already have recommended AWR to family and friends, and I’ll be back for another trip with AWR for sure!  Thank you!

Nimis N., USA
Custom Peru + 5-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, November 2018


Just wanted to say thank you for all your help. I wasn’t sure what I got myself into initially but I have just returned from my trip and it was AWESOME!  The trek/INCA trail was amazing. The AWR folks in cusco, the guides, the tours, the hotels, the food, transportation, ect… It was all excellent. I had a great time and I just wanted to say thank you.

Brian S., USA
5-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, October 2018


We had a wonderful time in the Amazon. It couldn’t have been better. We loved Hacienda Concepcion, the staff, the tours, the food and everything. I will absolutely recommend AWR to others- everything worked like clockwork. Thanks again for arranging it!

Karin C., USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, October 2018


We would highly recommend AWR to our friends and family.

Working with Gretchen was great. I would add that having personal guides on several excursions was very nice.  We really enjoyed the mountain bike ride.

The hotels were excellent. We really enjoyed the Tocuyeras Hotel in Cusco. It was quiet, restful, and the people were extremely helpful.

The favorite part of our trip was the Salkantay Trek. Our guides Nepali and Salvador were excellent. The organization was exceptional and the food was amazing and delicious. We liked being the only Americans out of 12 people and really enjoyed getting to know everyone. We really liked that we were with the same guide from leaving Cusco, through the trek and Machu Picchu, and back to Cusco. We could have used a little more time to learn about Machu Picchu, but without maybe understanding completely made the trade off with climbing Wayna Picchu. Not sure there was a better way, but something to consider.

All in all, it was a wonderful trip. We had great weather, our guides were all very good, and our in-country transportation was very easy. One thing we would probably do on a future trip is to build in a bit more downtime, as we did seem to be always going from one thing to the next. Exciting, adventurous, but also tiring.

We wanted to once again iterate that we had a wonderful trip and appreciate all that Gretchen did to make it that way. For the mountain bike and kayak, it was just us and a guide, and for the Via Ferrata it was just one other couple and ourselves. Made it a very personal experience which we truly enjoyed. The guides for the trek worked to get to know all of us and make us comfortable. The trek was awesome!

Again, thanks very much!

Doug and Gwen G., USA
Custom Peru with 5-Day Salkantay to Machu Picchu Trek, October 2018


We have had the most wonderful time it has been an experience I will never forget. Barb, thank you for your kindness and patience, I really wouldn’t have got there without you.

Machu Picchu went like clockwork the hotels were good in particular the one in Cusco, Lady was an amazing guide but the highlight for us was meeting Kenny he really was a delight. He went above and beyond what anyone could have expected to ensure that we had a fabulous time is Cusco, he really is a credit to your company.

Without a doubt though our greatest experience was the jungle trip. The hotel was absolutely beautiful, food was amazing, our guide was just so interesting, l cannot find a single fault with the whole adventure.

Thank you again for making this possible and for giving me the confidence to go, I now feel I could go anywhere. I would not hesitate to use AWR again, your expertise has been outstanding.

Tracey P., USA
9-Day Andes, Incas, and Amazon, October 2018


It has been a pleasure working with Gretchen. Already have recommended AWR to friends and will continue after getting home. AWR has been top notch, A+ and beyond. Thank you.

Amy B., USA
Custom Peru + 7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train, October 2018


Our favorite parts of the trip were definitely the Inca Trail Trek and Lake Titicaca. Our guide, Marily, on the Inca Trail, was awesome! She was very knowledgeable and passionate about her culture. We had an amazing time and it was well paced and an overall once in a lifetime experience! The Floating Isles and Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca excursion was also so much fun. What a wonderful way to kick off our trip. Thank you, Barb, for everything! We had a fabulous time on our trip and you really did exceed our expectations on customer service and helpfulness! We will definitely be in contact through the years with help on future trips.

Amanda V., Custom Peru Adventure, September 2018


We used AWR last year for our Galapagos trip and we were blown away by the service and the results. Once again in Peru we were thrilled with the results!  My sister and her husband were also impressed.  We’ll definitely be using your service again for other trips – both together and individually.  You make it really easy to get exactly the trip we want. From start to finish we loved everything!

Patti L., 7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train, September 2018
Read more about Patti’s family adventure in Peru HERE


Judy and I were so impressed with our trip—the communication, guides, scheduling, hotels, everything!–that we’ve already referred people to you.  Thanks again for the great experience!

Craig B, Custom Peru Adventure, September 2018


Barbara, Andrew and I would like to tell you how pleased we were with the excursion arranged by you and Adventures Within Reach.  EXCELLENT.  Our Machu Picchu trek was evening more than we could have imagined and our rainforest excursion was a perfect way to spend the rest of our adventure.Your service was much appreciated.

Diane T, Custom Andes, Incas and Amazon, September 2018


Our family of six had an incredible time – we loved the Amazon lodge and our guide, Oscar, was terrific. He was very flexible for the adventures we wanted. I would very much be a 10 to recommend AWR.

Probably our two favorite adventures were going onto the unofficial monkey island – and being so patient and then after about an hour, they came down to us – one member at a time. Even climbed on our guide for the fruit – was a bit crazy making but so cool. Then we got to go to the National Park and the garden of literally Eden with all the fruits and plants (tried so many cool things) and then walked up about 45 minutes and did a slow float back to the Madre de Dios on a cool canoe.  Birds and the sunset – epic day. We loved the food and the people. Thanks for your help on this planning and great communication!

Tammy H., Peru Amazon Adventure, August 2018


We had a wonderful trip. Thank you for your efforts in making it so. Our favorite part of the trip is difficult to pick, largely because we had wonderful guides. Na Ruth was our guide in the Rain Forest, and she was wonderful. Marily was our guide for the Inca trail, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and she was exceptional. I would suggest her to anyone, and I would request her if we were to return to Cusco. Thanks, again, for your help. It was a wonderful trip.

Lisa B., Custom Andes, Incas and Amazon, July 2018


We had a wonderful trip to Peru. It was the right mix and duration with varied activities and sites. Everything went without a hitch. Kids loved it as much as we did. Thanks for all your help in planning. Extremely likely to recommend AWR. Also, we will use AWR in next 6-18 months for our next trip. Favorite part was hands down the rain forest experience (all 4 of us had that answer), followed by the day at Maras Salt mines/Morey/Chinceraro followed by Machu Picchu. Thanks once again for all your help in planning.

Sandeep P., Custom 7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train, July 2018


Thank you so much for making this happen for me!  It was an experience of a lifetime!  I will always recommend AWR!

Tracey R., Custom Peru Amazon Adventure, June 2018
Read more about Tracey’s incredible solo adventure HERE.


First and foremost I wanted to thank Gretchen and AWR! We had the most amazing trip! Everything we did was spot on! All of the tour guides were wonderful and on time. We never once felt uncomfortable or unsafe. It made it so easy to actually enjoy our vacation and not have to worry about a thing! Thank you so much for putting together a trip we will never forget. I will highly recommend Adventures within Reach to everyone I know in the Denver area and Spencer and I will also be using you in the future!

Hotel Barranco was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed I wish we had more time there! Thank you for the recommendation!

Once again thank you so much for all of your help. Adventures within Reach far exceeded our expectations and we hope to schedule another adventure soon!

Best,
Ashley M., Custom 7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train, June 2018


I want to tell you how fantastically you connected all of the dots! We felt like a king and queen the way we were treated. Kudos to all of you! We will definitely share our experience with friends and definitely book with you again.

Andrea P., Custom 7-Day Luxury Lodge to Lodge Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, April 2018
Read more about Andrea’s anniversary trip HERE.


Ive already recommended AWR to my family and friends. You were an amazing help in the process of me booking my trip. Especially because I booked my trip alone without my parents and I was also traveling alone. So having you along the way for the Jungle part was just perfect! My favorite part of my Amazon Jungle adventure was the “mud” walk & outing on Lake Sandoval! It was super muddy because it is wet season, but I loved treking through the jungle in the mud, it made it more challenging and interesting! I also saw a bunch of amazing animals on this outing! Monkeys, parots, otters, huge butterflies, big spiders, killer ants, and more. It was aweeesome!! I just also HAVE to mention, the food was perfection! Everything was hot/cold depending on what it was, and it all tasted wonderful. To be completely honest I would not change a thing! Everything from the rooms, to the excursions, to the food/drinks, the staff, all amazing!!

Thank you for everything again Gretchen! The 3 days in the Jungle was an PERFECT start to my Peru adventure!

Julianna S., 3-Day Amazon Adventure, March 2018


I had a wonderful time in Peru and the Amazon was definitely the highlight of the trip!
I’ve been recommending Gretchen and AWR to all my coworkers! The Amazon has is often overlooked and I think your company and Inkaterra has done a tremendous job with the offerings you have for tourists. I was really impressed with the accommodations. The rooms had all the amenities I needed and the food was amazing. The excursions were definitely the best part of the trip. The guides did a fantastic job planning everything.

Thank you so much for booking this experience for me. I will definitely consider booking trips with you and your team in the future!

Harley W., Custom Peru with 3-Day Amazon Adventure, December 2017


Our trip was absolutely amazing.  Every detail worked out perfectly and I couldn’t thank you enough.  All the transfers and hotels you set-up went without a hitch.  Matt and I had a great time in Lima and Cuzco, and the weather was excellent.  All our tours were fantastic.  We especially had a great time on our hike to Machu Picchu and our fabulous guide Manuel and his crew.  It actually never really rained during our hike and only rained a few times overnight while we were in our tent.  The views were spectacular.  The tour of Machu Picchu was also amazing and we climbed Wayna Picchu to the top of a clear day.  The train ride back was great.  Thank you so much again for all your help.  I will definitely recommend AWR to all my friends and expect to write an excellent review on Trip Advisor.

Ivan Z., Custom Peru with 5-Day Inca Trail, December 2017


We had an amazing stay in Reserva Amazonica!! Their hospitality was amazing. Our guide Charles was very interactive and told us everything we asked for. The food was very good, Syada gave us an amazing treat and the best part were the rooms!! We would love to visit them again.

Thank you so much for  giving us a wonderful stay in the Rainforest.

Thank you,
Sindhuri G., Peru Amazon Adventure, November 2017


Seriously amazing! Such a fantastic trip, from start to finish. Excellent accommodations, DELICIOUS food, and incredibly attentive and well trained staff. Luxury in the Amazon!

Rachel K., Peru Amazon Adventure, November 2017Seriously amazing! Such a fantastic trip, from start to finish. Excellent accommodations, DELICIOUS food, and incredibly attentive and well trained staff. Luxury in the Amazon!

Rachel K., Peru Amazon Adventure, November 2017


Everything was great. Cusco is a beautiful city, really exceeded our expectations. Our trek guide, Jeiko Aragon, the porters and the chief on the trek were excellent. The local guides, for Cusco tour and Sacred Valley tour, were excellent. Anne and I are not experienced hikers. We were especially appreciative of the way Jeiko kept us safe and helped us and guided us through some of the more difficult parts of the trail.

The food on the trek was really first rate. The various transfers, airports, Peru Rail ect….were flawless.

Probably the biggest stand-out on this really spectacular trip was James Echegaray, our personal concierge you arranged for us. He was very thoughtful, very helpful, very friendly and kind and patient. He put us very much at ease being in a foreign country. Really a great guy.

You were very helpful Barbara in helping us prepare the trip. You were great with my many questions. Thank you.

Overall, the trek was the experience of a lifetime; a great adventure that we will never forget. And Peru is a very beautiful country.

Thanks for everything.
Denis H, Custom Peru, November 2017


The trip was awesome.  It felt very special because of the way it was organized – especially the Inca Trail – the tour group you used has 6 kms more to their trek which offset our group by 3 hours from the crowds.  Our homestay was also soooo much better than others we compared to – didn’t feel phony and there was no pressure to buy anything like other people experienced.

The guides were great especially Moises (10++)who was the fishing guide and a legend – there are books written about this guy!!!!!!!

The highlights of our trip were the private feel of the Inca trail, reaching the sun gate and the amazon basin in the Muyuna lodge area.

Have travelled to Africa with AWR and was impressed.  I have booked other South American trips myself and found it exhausting spending hours on the internet checking into stuff.  This trip with AWR fit into the budget our friends had and it was a better or comparable deal when compared to a couple of other companies I checked into.

Fern K., Custom Andes Incas and Amazon, November 2017


Gretchen and Barbara,
I wanted to thank you both and AWR for making our trip to Peru unforgettable. Every detail was looked after and we really enjoyed the entire trip, the choice of hotels, the guides and the picnic in Moray! Joseph, our contact in Peru, was exceptional and even visited us in the Sacred Valley to make sure we were comfortable. Claudia Sanchez and Adriel were great and knowledgeable guides and made the visits very interesting.

Thank you once again!! I’ll be posting some pictures on Facebook in your site!

Gayatri S., Custom Peru Adventure, October 2017


Carlos, our guide, was FANTASTIC! All the boat drivers were wonderful!  The food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The bungalow was mosquito proof. My husband and I did not get one mosquito bite due to the use of Deet and the netting over our bungalow.  Our airport and hotel pick up was more than we expected and made us feel very welcome. Seeing animals in their natural environment was thrilling. Seeing a sloth was a highlight. I will never forget it.

Gretchen, you have been so personable to me in your communications, and I wouldn’t hesitate to book another trip with you through Adventures Within Reach.

Susan R., Peru Amazon Adventure, October 2017


I just wanted to send a quick note to express my deep gratitude for all of the help and assistance for Geoff and I’s trip to Peru. Everything with Adventures Within Reach was flawless and I just wanted to highlight two people that were particularly fantastic:

1) The staff member in Cusco, Giovani, was particularly helpful! He went above and beyond to support us and was really attentive and kind.
2) Our stay in the amazon was lovely too and the manager at the Inkaterra, Roberto, was particularly gracious and customer-oriented.

Huge thank you for everything! You really made the time in Peru extra special, and we appreciate your help.

All the best,
Shauna R., Custom Peru Adventure, September 2017


Memorable family vacation!!! We had amazing experience so thank you very much for setting up an outstanding trip. Everything was planned very well and facilities as well as local folks were super.

Keya (my daughter) and I had amazing experience during Inca trail. Everyday filled with new experiences that we’ll cherish together for years to come.

This vacation was not only great for us because we achieved so much together (45km hike, 10,900ft in total ascent, reaching to 14,000 ft) but we feel that we bonded together in a way that has made us stronger as a family for decades to come.

Best,
Manish, S., 4-Day Inca Trail, September 2017


Carlos, our guide, was FANTASTIC! All the boat drivers were wonderful! The food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The bungalow was mosquito proof. My husband and I did not get one mosquito bite due to the use of Deet and the netting over our bungalow. Our airport and hotel pick up was more than we expected and made us feel very welcome. Seeing animals in their natural environment was thrilling. Seeing a sloth was a highlight. I will never forget it.

Gretchen, you have been so personable to me in your communications, and I wouldn’t hesitate to book another trip with you through Adventures Within Reach.

Caitlin W., AK, USA
4-Day Iquitos Amazon Rainforest, October 2017


Amazing! We loved our group, the porters, and Erick! Erick knew so much and was so enthusiastic. We saw another guide along the way who didn’t even go into one of the incan sites with his group. He just said “go for it if you want” whereas Erick not only went with us, he also had us sit down and explained the history and theories of everything asking questions as we went to ensure our comprehension. We asked to spend extra time at one site and he waited below covering our bags when it started to rain. we were incredibly grateful to have him as our guide. The cook was really good too and made us a cake on our last night! How do you make a cake in a tent from scratch? Honestly the food on the trek was probably the best food we had in Peru! We will never forget the amazing experience we had on the Inca trail with our guide, group, and porters.

Barbara is amazing! She helped us with everything along the way and answered any questions we had promptly and offered advice on other options (such as visiting the rainforest and climbing Huayna Picchu)! We chose Adventures Within Reach because of her quick responses to our initial questions as we were considering who to book with and she continued to help us with questions even up to the day we left.

It was an experience we will remember forever. The Inca trail was our favorite part because of our guide, porters, cook and our fellow trekkers. We also loved that our group was so diverse – representing 5 continents!!

We got up at 2 am as a group to go be first in line the final morning and were first to the sun gate!! When we arrived our guide brought out champagne and we had a quick celebration for being first. It was something we will never forget!

Caitlin W., WA, USA
7-Day Inca Trail & Amazon Rainforest, August-September 2017


We had a wonderful time! All four of us said we would absolutely recommend this experience to others. We loved everything about the lodge, our favorite excursion was probably the Lake Sandoval. However, within the lodge, the staff was kind and courteous, the food was amazing, and the accommodations were excellent.

A favorite moment from the trip was on the first day while visiting the fruit farm – we met a rescued baby Spider Monkey who sat on all our heads and was so friendly. Such a great first day experience. We also loved seeing alligators and giant river otters. The whole experience was just spectacular.

Thank you so much for all your help!

Brynden G., MA, USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, August 2017

I recently returned form our Peru experience and our stay in the Amazonian jungles of Peru. I wanted to let you know that the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion exceeded my expectations. The service was amazing and our guide extremely knowledgeable. We were given one of the newly completed cabanas which was so lovely and complete. Even the internet at the “Casa Grande” worked better than I imagined it would. Tthank you for a wonderful suggestion!

Marianne P., FL, USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, August 2017

I just wanted to send a quick note to express my deep gratitude for all of the help and assistance for Geoff and I’s trip to Peru. Everything with Adventures Within Reach was flawless and I just wanted to highlight two people that were particularly fantastic:

  • The staff member in Cusco, Giovani, was particularly helpful! He went above and beyond to support us and was really attentive and kind.
  • Our stay in the amazon was lovely too and the manager at the Inkaterra, Roberto, was particularly gracious and customer-oriented.

Huge thank you for everything! You really made the time in Peru extra special, and we appreciate your help.

Shauna R., CO, USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, August 2017

You did a great job – the trip was fantastic and all your recommendations were spot on! Thank you for everything – it was all great! I loved Machu Picchu because it is so amazing and I have wanted to see this since I was 7 years old. But, as a family – we loved the Galapagos – so wonderful and interesting – we had a terrific outstanding guide – Omar, and everyone on our boat was so so fun and interesting and the crew could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We all felt pretty connected to each other after just the 5 days and we all felt pretty lucky to have this experience together.

Lisa D., MD, USA
6-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train and 5-Day Galapagos Cruise, July-August 2017

I think my favorite part was the canoe trip, that and the canopy tour. Everything was amazing! The down time was exceptional to really get relaxed, enjoy the sounds of the rainforest.

I would suggest offering the opportunity to stay a little bit longer. There were so many tours and WE LOVED THEM ALL. But the opportunity to stay that last evening and leave the following day would have been lovely to get a little more downtime in the lodge/field station area. I would have opted for the same itinerary, but the option to leave that last day or the following. I would have paid for an extra evening at that beautiful place!!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much for everything! It was truly unbelievable as well as unforgettable!!!! 🙂

Diana S., IL, USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, July 2017

We had amazing experience so thank you very much for setting up an outstanding trip. Everything was planned very well and facilities as well as local folks were super.

Memorable family vacation!!! Everyday filled with new experiences that we’ll cherish together for years to come. My daughter and I had amazing experience during Inca trail! This vacation was not only great for us because we achieved so much together (45km hike, 10,900ft in total ascent, reaching to 14,000 ft) but we feel that we bonded together in a way that has made us stronger as a family for decades to come.

Manish S., NJ, USA
20-Day Inca Trail & Amazon Rainforest, July 2017

It was also a pleasure to work with you. You were a very friendly and kind contactperson so keep up the good work! 😉 I will definitely get in touch with you or check out your website the next time I’m traveling. )

Natasja K., Belgium
4-Day Amazon Rainforest, July 2017

I recommend you guys whenever possible, my first experience in Tanzania was so great which is why I opted for you guys for my Peru trip. Macchu Picchu was of course the highlight for us. Thank you, Gretchen, for all your amazing help and your thorough attention to all our questions and concerns. You helped make a bucket list dream come true and we couldn’t have been happier with the service overall!! I look forward to the next adventure with you guys in the future! 🙂

Salma H., IL, USA
4-Day Machu Picchu via Vistadome Train, July 2017

Everything about the Jungle tour was great—tour guide, food, housing, etc. Thanks for your help in setting this up.  You were so quick to answer my questions and very helpful.  Thanks!

Cathie P., USA
4-Day Amazon Rainforest, July 2017

I would happily recommend Adventures Within Reach to anyone. I found everything to be great, communication was good, and all of the teams and accommodation you used you used were efficient and very friendly. I received excellent service from [AWR], something I was struggling to achieve face to face with travel agents in Australia. Our experiences were amazing. I would certainly use AWR again, when we are considering our next holiday (Kenya next year?).

Helen N., QLD, Australia
4-Day Amazon Rainforest + 5-Day Galapagos island Hopping, June-July 2017

We had a wonderful time and everything went so smoothly with your work and effort. Each hotel and transfer was perfect and every arrangement you made was just right! I would highly recommend AWR and more specifically you [Gretchen] for any Peru travels!!

Asha M., PA, USA
4-Day Amazon Rainforest + 7-Day Luxury Lodge to Lodge Salkantay, June 2017

We had a great time in the Amazon. Everything went smoothly. There was a little confusion with our flight leaving (I just think something got lost in translation), but the staff at the lodge handled everything for us and made sure we made the correct flight. The lodge itself was great! My favorite part of the trip were the excursions offered. We really enjoyed the canopy walk! The guide we were with, Freddy, was fantastic as well.

Renee K., PA, USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest with Reserva Amazonica, June 2017

This was a memorable trip on many levels and I was so pleased to be part of this amazing adventure. Many people have asked about the trip and I tell them check out AWR and they won’t be disappointed.

Jennie E., FL, USA
11-Day Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, May 2017

Such an amazing trip. I have been telling everyone about AWR and would love to take another of your tours. I will never forget the wonderful people we met in Peru. And of course the incredible group of women I traveled with who made it so much more than it would have been without them.

Julie S., USA
11-Day Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, May 2017

I would definitely recommend [Adventures Within Reach]. My favorite part of the trip was the piranha fishing, and the friends we made during this excursion. We exchanged information and will keep in touch. We were so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of happy people! Oh, and we saw so many amazing animals.

Christina P., NC, USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, May 2017

Just wanted to thank you for booking one of the most wonderful trips ever!  Our recent trip with Mountain Lodges of Peru through the Lares Valley and Macchu Picchu far exceeded our expectations. Everything was so well organized and we feel fortunate that this was our introduction to South America.  The lodges were first-rate. We also enjoyed the Reserva Amazonica very much. Thank you for all your help and suggestions.  I will continue to praise Adventures Within Reach and send people your way!

Martina K., CA, USA
11-Day Lares Luxury Lodge Adventure Trek and Machu Picchu, May 2017

[The Hacienda Concepcion] was luxury. Service was impeccable, food was delicious, beds were comfy, and the bathrooms were better/nicer than anything I have access to here at home!

The hand-off between you and Barbara was flawless. Both of your response times were quick and you have both been knowledgeable and able to answer all of my questions. Communication has been effortless and lovely. I’m not sure I can figure out a way that you guys could be better, I’ve been super pleased with the entire experience!

Anna B., GA, USA
4-Day Amazon Excursion, May 2017

It was a fast-paced trip. I loved how much we got to see and do. We got great feedback from the students as well. Favorite stories: so many – everything from our train falling off the tracks on our way back to Cusco to seeing a sloth in the rainforest. Getting monumental rain at Machu Picchu and all of the wonderful pictures!

Ashley B., AZ, USA
7-Day Andes, Incas, and Amazon Group Trip for 22 People, May 2017

I had a wonderful time and almost everything exceeded my expectations – you were tremendously helpful in my preparations, [the guide] was fabulous, my co-trekkers were so welcoming, the porters and cook on the trek were mind-blowingly good.

Cindy W., GA, USA
10-Day Peru with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, April-May 2017

Our favorite part of the Peruvian Amazon was the add-on of the kayaking. We opted to do that one afternoon in lieu of the botanical garden excursion. It was amazing. Our main guide Uriel was great too, he was very knowledgeable, spoke great English, and was a perfect match for us. I can’t really think of any suggestions for improvement, you did an amazing job. I will definitely strongly consider AWR for future trips.

Eric P., CA, USA
3-Day Amazon Rainforest, March 2017

Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu [was m]ore than we expected. Very impressive. We chose to tour Machu Picchu top to bottom in one day. We walked to the museum on day two and visited with other interesting people who were on tour like us.

Jim H., IL, USA
Lima City Tour, 1/2 Day-Cusco City Tour, Machu Picchu Tour by Train
February 2017

I just wanted to thank you again for your recommendation to Hacienda Concepcion. It truly was a spectacular experience. The staff and facilities are just amazing. We will definitely be back and will be sure to go through you. Thanks for everything.

Trish P., Ontario, Canada
3-Day Amazon Rainforest
January 2017

The best tour of the trip was the lake sandoval trip, we saw river otters (which are normally hard to spot), macaws, and plenty of other animals. It was amazing and our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The accommodation was also impeccable, and their service was highly commendable, we were treated like royalty! All the meals were absolutely delicious and they always managed to cater to my allergies which was great!

[W]e have already recommended the company to a number of other people who have asked us about our tour in the Amazon, it is very affordable and an amazing few days.

Kate J., New South Wales, Australia
3-Day Amazon Rainforest
January 2017

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