my boyfriend and i are planning to do 2 travel tours in south america starting in jan 07 at the start of our rtw trip. the 1st is with GAP adventures for 8days, from rio through iguassu falls to buenos aires, and the second a Tucan travel tour for 35days from santiago to lima. does anyone have any experience with these companies or with these specific trails? we are hoping to book everyting next week so any advice/info would be very helpful. thanks.xx
I used Tucan when I went to Peru. They were great - had no problems whatsoever. You'll be in good hands.
I did the Short inca trail with PACHAMAMA EXPLORERS. I receive a correct treatment when I hired the Short Inca trail vía email. When we arrived to Cuzco we went to the travel agency and they told us all the excursion details, they didn’t tell us about some land sliding that happened two weeks ago and that changed substantially the Inka trail route. In addition to this, they didn’t tell us that we would not arrive to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Intipunku). Instead of walking six hours we walked for one hour and a half near the Urubamba river, we arrived to some ruins and then we crossed the river and walked for another hour and a half by the railway until we arrived at Aguas Calientes. When we made our discharges at the travel agency first we were told that they didn’t know that despite that the guide knew this information and told us that, and after that they said that they have forgotten to tell us.
I did a GAP tour in Central America and it was great! I highly recommend that company.