"Elite Travel organized a tour for family and friends that included visits of the Sacred Valley, the Lares Trek, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca. We also raised money for a greenhouse for a community at the community's request. I'm not a group tour type person but this was a fantastic, magical tour. Our amazing guides and colleague Alicia were astute, attentive guides and made sure that we were not only taken care of but that we came away with the deepest appreciation of the wonders of Peru, its people, its food, and the rich and sophisticated civilizations that blessed that beautiful and land. --peter"
"My wife and I had a most amazing time in Peru thanks to the excellence and professionalism of Elite Travel. We were able to relax and take in the sights and immerse ourselves into the culture. Elite handled all the details with ease and confidence. Our guide was awesome. He had an immense knowledge of the country, the people and the culture. We are grateful to have had them as our tour company. We are recommending them to all of our friends!"
Josh and Ellen W.
"I've been to Peru once before, but wanted to experience it with my grandchildren. Elite Travel was very helpful in choosing the appropriate sites for our situation. We wound up doing an 8 Day Machu Picchu tour. It was perfect! All of the staff were very knowledgeable – and kept all of us entertained and well-informed. There were plenty of great local stories, and our hotels and meals were all of the highest quality. The staff made it fun for all of us, and we had such an enjoyable time – we felt like we got to see the “real” Peru, as we stopped in local places that were off the beaten path. I definitely recommend Elite Travel to coordinate your tour to Peru!"
"Alicia made all the arrangements to suit my tastes and timeline - everything went very smoothly and on time. The tour was amazing and exactly what I asked for. And the accomodations and meals were fantastic! Our guide spoke English well and he was very knowledgeable about the area. Kudos ET!"
"I had the most incredible trip designed Elite Travel. I enjoyed two weeks seeing normal tourist sites and off the beaten path sites, had some spiritual experiences, and enjoyed nature. The accommodations were beyond my expectations. The Amazon Rain forest was made even more special by staying at the resort there. Beautiful cabanas, great food, and a staff that goes out of their way to make sure your having fun, safe, and see as much as possible. They were encouraging but not pushy when we went to the walk in the tree tops (don't miss this fun). Then I went hiking in the Andes for 3 1/2 days. At 58 I wasn't sure if I could handle the hike but I wanted to try. I had a whole staff including one person assigned to me and a shaman to provide the spiritual experiences I was interested in learning about. I didn't even have to haul my own backpack. The cook made incredible gourmet meals. They set up camp, even an air mattress, and then tore down. They brought a horse and a handler. I was able to visit Inca ruins in many locations and I didn't have to share them with anyone else. Our last night we stayed overlooking a beautiful Inca ruins, watching the sunrise there sent chills through me. Most exciting and challenging camping experience I've ever had. Then imagine staying in a museum. Well that's the hotel in Cusco. And they had the best Pisco Sours. Of course I went to Machu Picchu, a must see even though there are tons of people, and the bus ride up and down is wild. Lake Titicaca was beautiful. Then I was picked me up for the last part of the trip. The Arwana Paracas Resort is a stunning stay. I watched dolphins playing in the lagoon. The dune buggy ride was fun and terrifying but watching the sunset was worth it. The Nazca Lines were everything I'd hope they'd be!!! Each team added personal touches like food choices and unexpected sites. They each shared their perspective of Peru that made the trip even more special. I traveled alone and I was taken care of so well I felt safe the entire time. I feel like I've left part of me in Peru. Everyone was kind and helpful."
"Alicia, we cannot say enough splendid things about the trip, the guides, the activities, the hotels and food, etc. Having looked forward to this trip for most of my adult life, I was a little nervous about trip execution... expectations can get the best of
us. However, your staff and planning KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!!
At each turn, we were given greater service than I thought possible. The guides and driver's rolled with the punches when the itinerary shifted for whatever reason. We ended up seeing and doing more than planned because conversations turned to opportunities thanks to your knowledgeable guides who have obviously built relationships among other travel industry professionals.
This was our first guided travel expedition and I must admit that you've set the bar HIGH for others to follow. We will most likely try to replicate the planning, driver, and guide experience again and hope that you and your staff branch out from Peru into other locations in which we wish to travel!!
Our guide has a special place in our hearts. In addition to the history and sincerity she brought to our experience, she brought her lovely personality, flair for going above and beyond, and warm spirit. We were reluctant and sad to have to depart in Cusco but have been staying in touch since coming home. She is a true gem who made our travel simply unforgettable.
Our driver and Lima guide also did their parts to make traveling easy, on time, and enjoyable. You've assembled a smash crew!!
I have verbally shared my sentiments with those I know and direct them to your firm and the activities you put together for us. Simply put, YOU ACED THIS!!
We appreciate this experience more than we can express. Thank you for your role in make the dream come alive.
"This was one of the most flawless trips we have ever experienced. We chose five star accommodations and we were never disappointed. The meals were great and the food plentiful. We had many special & private events planned, such as food/wine pairings, private dinners, museum tours, picnic, and exclusive shows. Every day we experienced a special event just for our intimate group of ten. Our guide was the greatest! He knew everyone everywhere we went. Having grown up in the Sacred Valley, he knew the history and archeaology like the back of his hand.
I cannot sing the praises of of Elite Travel, our trip planner, or our guide loud enough! Our guide's brother joined us for a few days & he was a big help when our group wanted to go different directions."
"I am so glad that I found Elite Travel! Planning can be stressful, especially when I have a lot I want to see and unfamiliar with the area. Alicia helped me design a dream vacation that my husband and I took with my in-laws. Everything was executed perfectly. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. We learned so much about the Inca culture and Peru. We were lucky to have him! We felt very safe and comfortable with our driver. I absolutely recommend this tour company! "
"I travelled last month to Peru with my family. The trip was arranged through Elite Travel. Everything was effortless and smooth. My agent took the time to really understand what I was trying to achieve for my family. She proposed an excellent itinerary to begin with but I knew that my children would have certain preferences for activities (white water rafting, rock climbing, etc.) She quickly incorporated my wishes and put together an amazing itinerary. She kept in great contact before the trip to make sure we were prepared. Once we were there we greeted by a guide who knew all of our names and right away assured us that she was aware that my daughter is vegetarian and has nut allergies. The hotels that we stayed at were luxurious with attentive service. The food at each location exceeded our expectations. Our agent checked in during our trip to make sure that we were well taken care of throughout. I could not recommend this company, our agent, and our guide any higher. Thank you for making our family trip so special and memorable!
The most memorable parts of the trip were both how warmly we cared for by our guide and the first glimpse of Machu Picchu at the end of our Inka trail hike. "
"Our trip to Peru was amazing, there is so much to see there, Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima, and more. Alicia set the whole trip up for us , as she has lived there and knows Peru very well she has the expertise and knowledge and the connections with locals to make any trip there amazing. She was on top of everything and kept in communication with us from the beginning of our trip till the end to make sure everything went perfect. I've never experienced customer service as excellent as she provides. She went above and beyond. Peru is a must see travel spot for anyone who loves to travel and we highly recommend this travel company and we will tell our friends and family when they want to go to Peru to use them.
Besides all the amazing places we saw, the most memorable experience was how amazing our tour guide was. She was there from the moment we got off the plane and made us feel so special, she was always 3 steps ahead of everything and was patient and knowledgeable we concsder her our friend. She was what made out vacation amazing. We didn't have to worry about anything."