I have never been out of the country before this and I have to say, this is the way to do it. I want to go again. Everything I saw was breath taking, and not just because of the high altitude. Being a good camera with You! You will definitely have enough food. (Delicious food, I might add. Try the asparagus soup!) There is too much that I want to say, but you will just have to go for yourself.
Hoco / Student traveler Milledgeville, Georgia / Posted on June 13, 2017
Life Changing Experince
I am a group leader, and this was my 3rd trip with EF and they just keep getting better and better. This trip from start to end was excellent. We added on the extension to Lake Titicaca. What a way to end this already amazing tour! The locations, sites, excursions in themselves were all outstanding. However it was our TD that made this trip a life changing experience. He went above and beyond everyday really taking his time and getting to know each and every traveler individually. By the end of the trip he had inside jokes and several funny handshakes with many of the kids. Visiting one of the 7 wonders of the world was truly amazing, but it was our time spent with our TD that made this trip one of my favorites. During our service project our TD and our Bus Driver both got right in on the action and helped us dig trenches, move rocks, and mix cement. Seeing the bonds form between our TD and my students was an amazing experience for myself. Our TD truly opened his heart and shared all of his knowledge with us. We made many great memories in the places we traveled and they will stay with us for a long time to come but they impact our TD made on us will stay with us forever. Thank you EF for your dedication to hiring only the best. I will NEVER travel with another student travel company.
Munzy / Group leader East Greenwich, RI / Posted on April 24, 2017
We had a great time in Peru. It was a good mix of sightseeing and spending time on a service project to benefit the community. So much to see and experience! Machu Picchu was amazing! Our guide did a great job! I caution anyone going on this trip to be prepared to treat altitude sickness.
Perutravelmom / Adult traveler New Castle, VA / Posted on April 23, 2017
My daughter really enjoyed this trip. She said she would do it again if it was offered to her. Thank you for her awesome experience!!
Drummy / Student traveler New Castle, VA / Posted on April 22, 2017
This tour was the first EF tour I have ever been on. All of the hotels where really clean and spacious, we even had a hot tube in one. The food was always great but the portion sizes were never big enough, so bring extra money for food after your initial dinner. They did not always let us pick where we would eat for lunch, but the places that they picked where always good. Machu Pichu was simply amazing. Overall it was a great tour I just wish that I was there longer.
alpacadude / Student traveler Posted on April 22, 2017
Tour Director made trip out of this world
This trip to Peru surpassed my expectations in nearly every way. Visiting Macchu Pichu was breathtaking. The pottery workshop was so much fun. The highlight of the trip, however, was definitely being able to visit the girls of the Sacred Valley Project. This changed the world view of my students for sure. While the trip was great, what really set it apart was the Tour Director. From taking a student who fell to the hospital, to getting stomach medicine for sick students, to creating a cultural comparison reflection game, our great Tour Director really made the trip was to remember for ever.
DMMP / Group leader Chicago, IL / Posted on April 20, 2017
This tour exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide was amazing and added so much value to the experiences. The sites were beautiful and breath taking and the community service was life changing for my students!
lgonza31 / Adult traveler Chicago, Illinois / Posted on April 20, 2017
Upon arrival to Lima, Peru, our Tour Director met us at the airport. He was very good at making sure our accomodations were in tack. As we continued upon our journey, He became more than a Tour Director, ha beacame family. As he educated us on the various sites we visited, he also wanted to make sure we were safe. In addition, he listened to all of our requests and accomated our group. He made sure our trip was filled with adventure, laughter and safety. We were sad to see him go! When he
heard our concern, he dealt with it immediately and repected our decisions. Thank you, for staying " squisshy squisshy, like a family"!
Allieaya / Adult traveler Briarwood, NY / Posted on April 16, 2017
Changed My Son's World
I'm so grateful we said yes to this opportunity. It really expanded my son's world. Each element of the experience was of high quality- from the lodging to the dining options to the guides to the selected experiences. I was unsure of the value at first- it seemed a bit high, but when I learned of all the thought and planning that went into each part of the trip, and then how it was executed, I could understand the costs a bit more. If there is another opportunity to travel with EF, my son would take it.
Ali217 / Parent Posted on April 05, 2017
Once in a lifetime opportunity
The culture and service trip in Peru was truely an once in a lifetime experience. We did things on the trip that if you just went by yourself you wouldn't know to do. I was fortunate to go with such an amazing group not just from my school but the school we met there too. I was also fortunate to have had such an amazing tour director who I felt a real connection with. She would do everything she can to help us and she cared about us and our experience.
Being able to see Machu Picchu and the other Incan ruins and to connect with the people of the community in the service project was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. To know that even the smallest thing you do can make such an impact on these people's lives was so rewarding and made it possible to take more out of the trip than just being a tourist. We were able to do all the touristy things and emerge ourselves into the community in not so touristy ways. This trip was an incredible once in a lifetime experience that I would recommend to anyone. It's something you just have to do and you definitely wouldn't regret it, I know I didn't.
VMV1118 / Student traveler Cleveland, Ohio / Posted on April 03, 2017