Maxtheberry / Student traveler Chicago / Posted on April 15, 2018
Life Altering, Incredible!
I have been a chaperone/group leader on five EF Tours. This was by far the most amazing trip we've taken with our high school students. Our Tour Director truly made the experience magnificent for us. He spoke fluent English, was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, history, and customs, related well to our kids, and was attentive to our needs. He had a passion for his culture and shared his love of Peru with us.
This was also the most phsysically demanding trip I've ever been on. Altitude sickness is a big issue and shouldn't be taken lightly. Even though we constantly reminded the students to wear sunscreen, cover their shoulders, and to stay hydrated, most didn't heed our warnings enough.
The food and accommodations were very good, much better than expected after reading previous reviews. We encouraged students to be as adventurous as possible and to try new things, especially for lunch... even eating Cuy.
Our most meaningful experience was our community visit. We stopped beforehand and bought school supplies before visiting the children's center. Our students were able to see a glimpse of daily life
in Peru and interact with some children. We even played soccer with some of the local teens. It was my students favorite day!
Teacher60 / Adult traveler Buffalo, NY / Posted on April 12, 2018
What a great opportunity for my daughter! Despite altitude sickness in Cusco, she had a fabulous time. The tour guide was very attentive to her, helping her to combat the symptoms of altitude sickness. Schedules were adjusted to meet the needs of the group. The highlight of the trip was of course Machu Picchu but they also experienced various aspects of the culture including food, music, art as well as historical places. She came home with a greater understanding of the people of Peru!
PleasedwithPeru / Parent Chicago, Il / Posted on April 09, 2018
Absolutely love it! what a experience!
springbreaker / Student traveler HuntingtonBeach,CA / Posted on April 09, 2018
This tour was simply amazing! The tour director was very friendly and helpful. I group meshed very well with the group we were paired to travel with. Overall, awesome experience.
TravelingTeacherNC / Group leader Winterville, NC / Posted on April 08, 2018
We had the absolute best time on tour. Everything went as planned. The students loved learning about Peru and getting to know the land of the Inca. From the coast of Lima, to the breathtaking Andes, to the astonishing beauty of the Amazon, it was an experience the students will never forget. Our TD was gold also. He made is all fall in love with his country. Gotta go now, time to plan the next trip to Peru :) Thank you, EF, for another amazing experience!
Hibeena / Group leader Kapolei, HI / Posted on April 06, 2018
Visiting Peru was an eye opening cultural and educational experience for me and my students. Seeing the different cities and villages of Peru and how the locals live was very rewarding. Visiting the local community in Cusco was a great time for the students as it showed them how kids not much younger than them receive an education. And of course Machu Picchu was insane! Pictures do not do it justice whatsoever. Completely breathtaking!
Andy12 / Adult traveler Morristown, NJ / Posted on April 03, 2018
My students immediately found purposes for their language study and used it every day to make purchases, inquire about meals, or chat with locals. It did my heart good to see these students understand their world better. They were prepared, and the lessons about the Incas were fascinating.
SpanishTeacher2018 / Group leader Blackwell, OK / Posted on March 25, 2018
No problems everything was perfect
Freezer / Parent San Jose ,California / Posted on February 20, 2018
Great Life Experience
The trip was Great, Got to experience great new foods , a different culture, and see amazing ruins .
Definitely a trip one never forgets and will always be glad I had the opportunity to do it. Highly Recommend the trip
AVega / Student traveler Norwalk , CT / Posted on February 20, 2018