South America & Central America Travel Tours & Trips

The 'Devil’s Throat' of Iguazu
El Chalten
Aconcagua - ‘The roof of the Americas’
Lago Argentino’s glaciers
Cruise the Beagle Channel
Recoleta Cemetery and Eva Peron’s tomb
Trekking the Fitzroy Range
Bariloche's outdoor activities
Mendoza's wineries
Ride into the Valle de los Patos
  • Trips & tours in South America & Central America

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    Cuba in Colour - 8 days

    Cuba has a rich traditional heritage. Over the decades religions, culture, food, drink, music and arts have all met and mingled to create modern-day Cuba. Look...
    Countries visited: Cuba
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    From US $3340

    San Jose to Panama - 18 days

    Squeezed in between the pounding swells of the Pacific and the crystal hues of the Caribbean, dotted with live volcanos and gifted with generous swathes of...
    Countries visited: Costa Rica, Panama
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    From US $4890

    Nicaragua to Panama - 25 days

    Rincon de la Vieja is a smooth cinder cone volcano located in the 34,800-acre Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Its name means ‘Old Woman's Corner...
    Countries visited: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
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    From US $2460

    Glimpse of Galapagos - Central Islands - 6 days

    This short journey is the perfect introduction to the amazing and varied wildlife that call the Galapagos Islands home, it is astounding how close our...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $4475

    Galapagos Panorama - Northern Islands - Australian Geographic Society - 10 days

    Joining you aboard Nemo III for his fourth Australian Geographic Society (AGS) Galápagos voyage will be Ian Connellan. An AGS advisory councillorand editor-at-...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $1155

    Wild Costa Rica - 7 days

    Sloths are so incredibly sluggish that algae will actually grow on their fur. They spend as much as 20 hours per day sleeping, clinging tightly to tree limbs...
    Countries visited: Costa Rica
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    From US $2460

    Glimpse of Galapagos - Northern Islands - 6 days

    This short journey is the perfect introduction to the amazing and varied wildlife that call the Galapagos Islands home, it is astounding how close our...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $2945

    Galapagos Escapade - Southern Islands - 7 days

    The Galapagos are not only a world-famous haven for wildlife, but an incredible archipelago of diverse islands that each offer different experiences. From...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $2945

    Galapagos Escapade - Northern Islands - 7 days

      For some of the best snorkelling in the Galapagos, head to The Devil’s Crown, just north of Cormorant Point. The Crown consists of an almost...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $4375

    Galapagos Panorama - Southern Islands - 10 days

    The Galapagos are not only a world-famous haven for wildlife, but an incredible archipelago of diverse islands that each offer different experiences. From...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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  • Why we love South America & Central America

    • Latin America does nature on an unashamedly grand scale - from some of the world's best trekking in Patagonia's national parks to exploring Costa Rican cloud-forests; venturing upriver in Ecuador's Amazon to standing in awe of iconic Iguazu Falls
    • A great experience is to go to a milonga in Buenos Aires. These local tango shows are often in the back of a small restaurant and can be hard to find, so inside knowledge is the key!
    • Twitchers will love the Galapagos, and the nesting grounds of the waved albatross on Espanola Island. The birds nest on a cliff, and you can stand on the edge of it and watch these amazing creatures with a huge wingspan, flying right towards you
    • Around beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, in Chichicastenango, you’ll see priests performing ancient Mayan religious rituals on the steps of the relatively new (only four centuries old!) Catholic church
    • See the native Aymara women in the street markets of La Paz with their brightly coloured dresses offset by a few-sizes-too-small bowler hat

    Safety information

    Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Before you travel We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring. During your trip: You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number. What you can do: Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.

  • From our Blog

    A locals guide to sourcing the best cigars in Cuba

    Visiting Cuba without buying a cigar is like visiting France without indulging in a croissant. Cigars are synonomous with Cuba - they are cultivated and crafted locally using the finest ingredients and have become Cuba’s finest and most recognised export. When it comes to sourcing the best, though, there...

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    The unexpected shopping delights of Lima

    The capital of Peru is one of great contrasts. Gleaming modern seaside homes sit beside sprawling shanty towns, the city is situated in the centre of the desert but is widely known as the garden city, it is the only major city in the world with golf course in the middle of the financial district…The list...

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    The pride of Peru: Renaldi Chacca

    After reading our chat with Renaldi Chacca, two things about him will become apparent: his unwavering love and pride for his home country, and his commitment to showing his travellers as much of it as he possibly can. Renaldi is the gold standard in everything Peregrine holds dear, and we are truly lucky...

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    Image of the week: Havana

    Mottled with vibrant colours, the city of Havana is perhaps one of Cuba's most romanticised, and for good reason. The charming relics of the old-world linger on every street, forming a wonderful backdrop for the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Palace of the Galician Centre is one such...

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    Image of the week: the land before time

    Galapagos seal | Photo courtesy of Steve Mortimer

    The Galapagos' one-of-a-kind ecology is due in part to the confluence of currents that surround the isles. There are in fact five oceans that collide in the surrounding water, creating unpredictable tides and...

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  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    Patagonian Highlights

    Julie & Gary - Australia, 1 Jan, 1970
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had the best trip ever with the most wonderful Bunch of people, Very informative and hassle free "Everything" was so well organized thank you Peregrine ... will be recommending you ! ;-)

    Argentina & Brazil

    Dale - Australia, 1 Jan, 1970
    4
    Overall Rating

    The accommodation was excellent and staff very helpful - great having a rooftop pool and locations were spot on. We would however have been happy with lesser standard at a better price. Iguazu was great, and Rio Favella tour especially and Lapa night out arranged by the tour guide.

    Argentina & Brazil

    Gary - Peru, 1 Jan, 1970
    5
    Overall Rating

    Amazon & Inca Adventure

    Michelle - Australia, 30 Jan, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    Belge was a fantastic tour guide and no faults at sll. A lot of really early starts at the beginning which was taxing on the body and mind. The amazon had maybe a little bit too much bird watching for me personally. I would have preferred a different choice of activity. Overall very good.

    Inca Adventure

    Gayle - Australia, 30 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    What an outstanding tour. We had a group of 8 people, the youngest was 30 and the oldest 73, but we all had a ball. The motels were comfortable 4 star, the guide was very well organised, patient and accommodating, and spoke excellent English.

    Classic Galapagos - Central Southern Islands

    Michelle - Australia, 30 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Brilliant in every respect. The animals are full of life and are not bothered by us gawking at them. If you like nature above the sea and below then this is the trip for you! The chef was 5star too.

    Peruvian Wonders

    Peter - Australia, 1 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    I feel that this tour gave me a good idea about Peru's history, culture & geography. While some of the distances travelled were a bit oppressive (understandable given the size of the country) it certainly explained regional differences.

    Argentina & Brazil

    Niki - New Zealand, 4 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    Really great trip, very interesting and well organised.

    Classic Galapagos - Central Eastern Islands

    Charlene - Hong Kong, 12 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Was fabulous especially the structure of going to shore and snorkelling so we could experience both land and sea environments. We were also really fortunate that animals seemed to be mating a little early this year so saw some things that would generally occur later eg. frigates with their red throats looking for partners.

    Argentina & Brazil

    Charlene - Hong Kong, 12 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Really enjoyed the tour as it covered both cultural / historical aspects as well as nature.

    Amazon Wilderness

    Irene - Australia, 11 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    It's a long way to go from Quito for the experience and the climate is pretty draining. It is well worth the effort, but it would be wise to give yourself time to recover after the trip a you will be stuffed.

    Rainforest Adventure

    Marisa - Switzerland, 20 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was an awesome trip and I really enjoyed my time in Costa Rica.

    Rainforest Adventure

    Joanne - United Kingdom, 19 Jan, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    This trip was great fun and fantastic for wildlife spotters like myself! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about animals, birds and his country, and took us on some wonderful hikes where I saw wild sloths up close. The activities on offer were excellent and i will never forget galloping on horseback up a hill to watch the sunset over the Pacific ocean! Do remember to pack rain gear, as some areas of CR are very rainy and a little cold!

    Lima to La Paz

    Angela & Dieter - Australia, 19 Jan, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    We are alpaca breeders from Australia, our tour guide went out of his way to locate specific areas of interest to us relating to alpaca which we could explore during our free time. Another member of our group had a family member who was a missionary in Peru, Mario assisted in tracking down the church he was associated with allowing the couple to visit.

    Classic Galapagos - Central Southern Islands

    Ahmrt - United Kingdom, 16 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent trip i do recommend it.

    Galapagos Encounter - Southern Islands

    Mark - United States, 13 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fabulous trip!

    Peru & Beyond

    Therese - Australia, 13 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was great and the tour Leader was even better his name is Daniel

    South America in Depth

    Paul / Rita - Australia, 10 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    One of the best trips we have done! It was a hectic pace at times, but worth it to have all the fabulous experiences. The local guides are enthusiasic and informative and the sights are amazing.The logistics are handled well by Peregrine so everything runs as smoothly as possible.Highly recommmended.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Anne - Australia, 5 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    A magical Trip through the jewel of the Pacific. Our time onboard the Queen Beatriz in Galapagos was fantasic. Every day was special and we were well looked after by the crew and their amazing chef. The guides were extremely well informed and experienced. We always felt safe and very privileged that we were lucky enough to have visited this special place. Anne & Chris

    Rainforest Adventure

    Megan - United States, 21 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall the trip was amazing. The itinerary is very go go go without a lot of time for relaxing. The tour is like a sample of what each city has to offer. I felt that in some areas I could have stayed longer because there was so much to do and experience while other towns I would have completely removed from the tour. If you are looking for action packed adventure with lots of animal sightings along the way, this is the tour for you.

    Chile & Argentina

    Wroxy - Ireland, 5 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was my first 'comfort' trip and I have to say I was delighted, the hotels/transport and overall experience was outstanding and I would definitely recommend, the only issue was that I will never be able to travel basic again!

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    Kimberley - United States, 28 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Experiencing the wildlife up close was a once in a lifetime experience! The quality and professionalism of our guides and crew exceeded my expectations. Our naturalist guide, Fausto, was superb! His in depth knowledge and expertise of the islands and wildlife was presented in an understandable and engaging manner with a little bit of humor.

    Classic Galapagos - Central Eastern Islands

    Susan - United Kingdom, 22 Jun, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the trip, very varied and interesting. The catamaran was lovely and clean and the bedrooms fresh and cleaned every day. Daily transfers to the dinghy efficient and fast. Food was excellent and the crew extremely friendly.Sadly on our 3 days there were no animals on the island walks and only one walk where we saw sea lions and iguanas. People who had been on the trip for the previous 3 days in the Northern islands saw many different species.

    Classic Peru

    John - Australia, 1 Jul, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This is the first organised tour we have done. We were very impressed with every aspect and would definitely consider Peregrine again if we were to do another tour.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Brian - New Zealand, 2 Jul, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great trip with a wonderful Naturalist, Fabian.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Sarah - New Zealand, 2 Jul, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fabulous boat, the Queen Beatriz. Our naturalist, Fabian, was superb. Very knowledgeable, interesting.

    Ecuador Discovery

    Janine - Australia, 26 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a ball, and I want to come back. The great accommodation was really unexpected. I loved the trip, especially cotapa I, guango lodge and. Cayambe. I always felt comfortable even though I was travelling solo. It would have been good to have alternative dinner options at the haciendas.

    Inca Adventure

    Rose and Darron - United States, 20 May, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The camping facilities were wonderful and the porters made our lives immensely pleasurable. Our tents were lovely and cozy. The portable potty was a nice touch. The hostel in Aguas Calientes was very nice. Very clean. But, we had the room overlooking the train tracks which made for a noisy evening. But, this was not a huge problem as the train stopped around 10. The amazon lodge was fantastic! We absolutely loved the facilities and the people.

    Amazon Wilderness

    Jill - Australia, 27 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Guide Delfina was very friendly, approachable, professional & informative. He went out of his way to ensure all tourist were well taken care of & happy. Accommadition, food & staff all excelent. I would recommend this tour to all interested parties. I saw some amazing creatures - too numerous to mention.

    Inca Heartland

    margo - Australia, 6 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Peru is a gem that was a delight to see through Tito and Ruleys eyes. True ambassadors for Peru

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    Michael and Jenny - Australia, 1 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Having the tour start and end in Quito was totally unnecessary and inappropriate in our opinion. Our flights to and from the Galapagos stopped in Guayaquil, and our flight out of Quito, after our tour, stopped in Guayaqil, so it would have been much more sensible for the tour to start and end in Guayaquil.

    Cusco & the Sacred Valley

    Brenda - Canada, 27 May, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Our tour guide was excellent. He was knowledgable,energetic. friendly & professional. He worked to accommodate (during down time) one of my sister's & my requests. The hotel locations were excellent. The hotel staff in Cusco was professional, friendly & helpful. The tour content was also excellent & focussed on key sites. Machu Pichu was better than expected. Our early arrival at Machu Pichu provided quiet time to explore the site & was tremendously appreciated. The Machu Pichu tour guide was excellent.

    Grand Galapagos - Escorted by Annie & Woody

    Ross & Irene - Australia, 11 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Each part of the trip was extremely good, all staff were very professional, helpful,knowledgeable & informative. The Rio Amazonas hotal in Quito was v good. It was comfortable, clean, & staff were also V pleasant, professional & helpful. Galapagos guide VG, boat crew VG. Food good

    Cusco & the Sacred Valley

    Jim - Australia, 13 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Everything that was promised was delivered and more.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Sarah - Australia, 7 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was great, the people onboard - staff, leaders and guests alike were also great. The naturalist guide Fabian was just brilliant!

    Galapagos Explorer - Central Islands

    Robert & Alma - Australia, 2 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was most enjoyable, and the boat was comfortable and the staff very helpful and friendly. I did wonder about feeling sea sick but the boat and the weather combined made for a very smooth trip.

    Peru & Beyond

    Diane - Australia, 8 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    A fantastic educational and cultural experience.

    Grand Galapagos - Escorted by Annie & Woody

    Alan - United Kingdom, 11 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The boat, the crew , the food, the guides were absolutely brilliant and we had such fun with the people we were travelling with. WE couldn't fault one minute of teh experience

    Inca Adventure

    Jason - Australia, 13 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    When I left Peru I was crying, in hind sight I should have visited longer. The Inca trek was completely mind blowing and I'm already desiring to return. The Amazon Jungle well exceeded my expectations. My memories of Peru will definitely remain strong for the rest of my life (I'm already looking at other South American trips).

    Highlights of Peru

    Rod - Australia, 21 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I tried to fill this in before but my computer crashed so I don't know if I was successful. So here it is again I was 68 and traveled alone. I really enjoyed Peru and the Inca trail. Prior to leaving I worried about the altitude, but needn't have, as I had no problems due to the careful design of the Peregrine tour.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Cherie - New Zealand, 9 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic guide, fantastic boat and crew. Loved every minute of it. It was too short, we should have had a longer tour.

    Peru & Beyond

    Lindsay and Susan - New Zealand, 10 Apr, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Felt the tipping was very full on. Would prefer if this was included in the original tour price. We seemed to tip for everything that walked. Our first couple of days of the tour we had our hand in our pockets for entrance fees as well as a taxi with our guide. Not a good start.

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    Lindon - Australia, 6 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The '10 day' trip is needed to maximise the potential of the Galapagos. Those on our trip on the '5 day' trip complained about what they were missing. It needs to be emphasised in the brochure that '5 days' is really only 3 nights on the boat!

    Peru & Beyond

    Trevor - Australia, 10 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent tour, well thoughtout itinerary, tour leader and day guides expert and spoke excellent English. Highly recommended.

    Peru & Beyond

    Suzanne - Australia, 10 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Well informed local guides gave me insights into South American history, sites, and customs. Local, overall tour manager took care of every eventuality.

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    Bev - Australia, 6 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our trip to the Galápagos Islands with Pergrine was absolutely wonderful - an unforgettable holiday filled with wonderful sights and experiences and all aboard the very comfortable Queen Beatriz!

    Amazon & Inca Heartland

    Bev - Australia, 3 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was a great experience. Loved the stay at the ju gle lodge. I'd been worried if I'd manage the trek on th Inca Trail due to my fear of heights, but there was seriously nothing of concern. While the trek was tiring and I certainly felt I pushed myself, it was wonderful to do and made the entry Into Macha Piccu magical.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Melanie - Australia, 9 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Amazing holiday :)

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    sarah - South Africa, 6 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Wonderful experience with lots of activities and natural widlife experiences

    Amazon & Inca Heartland

    sarah - Australia, 19 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was varied and well organized with some amazing experiences including the trek to Macchu Picchu.The hotels were comfortable and services reliable and staff very helpful.All Transport was also appropriate and comfortable providing a relaxing way to travel to destintions especially when covering long distances.The train trip after the hike to MP was a good way to unwind and relax.

    South America in Depth

    Barbara - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The whole trip was well organised and the time in Ecuador and Peru was comprehensive. The only comment I would make is that I felt that Chile and Argentina were rushed and I would have like to have spent an extra day in Santiago,Bariloche and Buenos Aires. This would have made the tour truely in depth!

    Cusco & the Sacred Valley

    David and Lynda - New Zealand, 18 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was the first time we had been on a tour and we were not disappointed. The history and historical sites of Peru were fantastic. Our guides were excellent and we shared the trip with a great group of people.

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    Kaliopi - Australia, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall, this tour provided exceptional access to what the Galapagos has to offer - beautiful waters and fascinating wildlife - all in the comfort of the very clean, comfortable and well maintained Queen Beatriz.

    South America in Depth

    Carolyn - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    This tour was a 'real adventure'! Each country we visited had a varied history and its own unique style.

    Cusco & the Sacred Valley

    Michael - Australia, 1 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I took this trip as a recon tour.Basically to fine out more about Peru.How to get around,money,people,culture,history and the food. This tour ticked all the boxes.The tour guide were outstanding always helpful and very knowlegdable.The whole tour was run smoothly without hassel. Out accomodation excellent.I rate Peregrine tours as the best tour company i have ever traveled with. Thank you Peregrine and our tour leader Daniel Ramos. So impressed i will return with to Peru again.

    South America in Depth

    Simon & Janet - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our 34 day tour was carried out faultlessly and was beyond our expectations. It was the most adventurous, informative and enjoyable trip that we have ever taken providing extraordinary experiences almost every day.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Dave and April - New Zealand, 26 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellently guided, all transfers worked without a hitch, crew on board Queen Beatriz exceptional and the overall experience unforgettable. Being busy when we booked, the 7 day tour seemed appropriate, however one of these 'days' started at 6pm, the other finished after breakfast on the last day. We advise busy people carefully study the itinerary before finalising booking details! We feel we had a 5 day Galapagos tour, and we would have booked longer if it had been described as this.

    Amazon Wilderness

    Darlene and Larry - Canada, 22 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Another great tour. Experience of a life time. Like the Galapagos tour, you really only have two days in the jungle as two of the four days are travel days. To get the most out of the experience, I would recommend having the five day tour as it allows you three full days in the jungle. Regardless of this, we had two full days and saw lots of wildlife and plants. Also, it would be nice to be able to switch up your table mates at meal times as once you are put in a group, you have to stick with them and don't have an opportunity to talk to other people.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Genevieve - Canada, 12 Mar, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip was great. The crew member awesome, the food delicious. I loved each walk we did and every day snorkelling. The only part that was a bit confusing, is that we receive contradictory information between the time of booking in Canada and once arrived in Quito. Nothing to do with anyone on the boat, but more with head office of Intreprid in Toronto and Perigrine local agent in Quito.

    Galapagos Explorer - Central Islands

    Josee and Ian - Colombia, 5 Mar, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Islands of the Galapagos are simply fantastic. It is amazing to see the geography, landscape, richness of water life, bird life and the little bit of land life. Our guide was so good, he made our experience so much richer. The Captain of the boat and the guide always tried to make sure we had some privacy - that we were not with other boats and-or tourists, that was greatly appreciated. The crew did a superb job but most could hardly smile at us, which is sad and unfortunate.

    Ecuador Discovery

    JOHN - Australia, 5 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Iguazu Falls Extension

    Fran - Australia, 3 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Cusco & the Sacred Valley

    Fran - Australia, 10 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Classic Galapagos - Central Eastern Islands

    Dean - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Peru & Beyond

    Steven - Australia, 19 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour leader Mr Giscard Abner Condori Chavez was excellent and he made the great trip even more memorable. He went out of his way to assist and is an worthy ambassador for his country. Arequipa was a highlight which many other Peru trips bypass. The trip lived up to our high expectations from a Peregrine trip.

    Peru & Beyond

    Theresa - Australia, 19 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A very well run trip with an excellent local guide in Mr Giscard Abner Condori Chavez who went out of his way to make our holiday a very memorable adventure

    Amazon & Inca Adventure

    Andy - Australia, 1 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great fun! Tour guide's knowledge meant that we saw things that most solo travellers would not. Quite luxurious to have somebody else make ticket purchases and bookings!

    Amazon & Inca Adventure

    Jonas - Australia, 1 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    An amazing trip - Machu Picchu was definitely the highlight and seeing the other Inca sights helped round it off. The Amazon is an expensive add-on, but it allows you to see another side of Peru, and yes, that too was an adventure. We were fortunate enough to be in Puno for the Fiesta de la Candelaria - what an wonderful experience. Some may find the altitude a little difficult to adjust to, but take it slowly and all should be well.

    Amazon & Inca Adventure

    June - Australia, 21 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip took in all the sights that I (and I am sure others too) had heard about in Peru and Bolivia, and wanted to visit. It was well spaced out too so we often spent more than one day at each hotel. Well done on selecting where and when to go from place to place.

    Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands

    Emma - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Wonderful experience. The ship was perfect, the crew very helpful and the agenda well thought through.

    Classic Galapagos - Central Eastern Islands

    Jaclyn - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Amazing tour that exceeded our expectations, and we wish we could have stayed on for longer!

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    Dave - Canada, 12 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall was an excellent trip. Got a good overview of the diverse ecosystem, and saw lots of wildlife.

    Amazon & Inca Adventure

    Garry & Leny - Australia, 19 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    There were 4 of us on the tour. Garry & Leny plus children Renee & Jodie.(mid 20's) All 4 of us enjoyed our tour from start to finish. The food, accommodation & tours were fantastic. Good locations and good transport. The whole tour was well organized and met all of our expectations. We came away from our holiday well satisfied.

    South America in Depth

    Jeena - Australia, 4 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Cusco and Machu Picchu was AMAZING!!!

    Ecuador Discovery

    Roslyn - Australia, 5 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Rodrigo was an excellent guide who truly gave us a wonderful taste of this beautiful country.

    Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands

    Gabrielle - Australia, 20 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A very enjoyable trip.

    Mount Salkantay Trek & the Inca Trail

    Denise - Australia, 28 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall an enjoyable and memorable experience

    Ecuador Discovery

    Claire - Canada, 17 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall trip was very good, seemed to miss a few things that were on the itinerary but overall was good and very enjoyable. First night stay was at a hotel that was not near anything. Were dropped off early and felt that maybe could have spent a bit more time on tour of Quito.

    Amazon Wilderness

    Carl. Coralyn - Australia, 28 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent all round

    South America in Depth

    Debbie - Australia, 28 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A great way to experience the wonders that South America has to offer. There are so many delightful and fantastic sights, sounds and tastes to enjoy.

    South America in Depth

    Denise - Australia, 28 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed visiting the different countries. the guides were great although their roles differed in each country. We had a problem with our luggage not fitting in the bus even though we had only one bag per person.

    Rhythms of South America

    Walter - Australia, 15 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    lots of fun , lots to see and supported by the very best in tour leaders.

    Best of Peru

    David - Canada, 27 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This review ismfor,the Bolivia portion of my trip. I reviewed Peru last week. Bolivia is a good destination. Not a lot of tourists go there so it is relatively unspoiled for the serious traveler. It is not expensive so one receives good value for the money.

    Inca Adventure

    Keith - United Kingdom, 9 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had heard and read a lot about Peru, and having been on another trip with Peregrine I was in no doubt that it would be the journey of a lifetime. However, the entire experience far exceeded my expectations. What I saw was stunning, the organisation was faultless, accommodation and transport excellent and our host and the local guides delightful.

    Peru & Beyond

    Christine - Australia, 20 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My trip to Peru and Bolivia was fantastic - excellent tour guides, great hotels, ideal size group, interesting itinerary - thank you Peregrine.

    Rhythms of South America

    Paul - Australia, 17 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    This tour is one highlight after another. The only downside is that it would be better to have one tour leader for the whole trip. If you have a dietary restriction ( I am a coeliac), meals can be difficult due to translation problems. BUT I highly recommend this tour.

    Inca Adventure

    Alison - Australia, 14 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Highlights of Peru

    Christine & Stephen - Australia, 13 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Lima to Nazcar , Nazcar to Arequipa bus trips were really boring and a waste of time to us. We were very tired and got no real value from the experience. Flying Lima to Arequipa would be a great alternative to those who don't want to see Nazcar and travel by bus. Everything else was really excellent and would recommend to others except for the bus trips.

    South America in Depth

    Cath - Australia, 28 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    great opportunity to see an amazing part of the world. MOst of our tour guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and eager to share their countries with us gringos

    Cusco & the Sacred Valley

    Kristina - Australia, 7 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Galapagos, Amazon & Inca Adventure

    William John - New Zealand, 16 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Lima to La Paz

    Susan - Australia, 16 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Rhythms of South America

    Lai Cheng - Australia, 11 Apr, 2012
    3
    Overall Rating

    Peru & Beyond

    Andrew - Australia, 29 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Many trip highlights, guided and free time well balanced.

    Galapagos, Amazon & Inca Adventure

    Antony - Australia, 17 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was wonderful. The guides, Fabian on the San Jose, and Giscard, our tour leader in Peru were excellent. My wife got altitude sickness in Cusco and Giscard was invaluable in his knowledge and willingness to help. My only criticism would be that we should have had more time to relax on arrival in Cusco rather than doing a fairly long city and surrounds tour about an hour after we got there.

    South America in Depth

    Helen - Australia, 28 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    It was perfect travelling in the order that we did -- the Inca sites get more and more impressive, finishing with breath-taking Machu Picchu. Equador -- a great undiscovered treasure. I would highly recommend adding it to your itinerary.

    Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands

    Helen - Australia, 20 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I was blown away - the Galapagos Islands are so much more than I ever expected. Wish I had more time here!

    South America Circle

    Peter - Australia, 16 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We enjoyed the trip. All the connections worked without an issue. Felt like we spent a day too long in the Ssacred vallley area and would have preferred an extra day in Santiago. We also felt that a visit in Igauzu to the river junction where the three countries abut should be a standard part of the tour. We got there but had to ask for it.

    Highlights of Peru

    George - Australia, 10 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had an excellent time on the Highlights of Peru trip. Peru as a destination exceeded my expectations. So many high quality attractions to see, fantastic scenery and great diversity in sights and activities. Great bang for your buck if you want to experience a lot of different things in a short amount of time. However be prepared for a lot of activities and some long travel days which can be very tiring. Fantastic tour leader and guides throughout the trip. Great travel experience and Machu Picchu is the icing on the cake. Probably the best sight I have seen anywhere in the world.

    Inca Trek

    Rob - Australia, 25 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour leader and guide were very good, and accommodating

    South America in Depth

    Sandra - Australia, 9 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great holiday, central hotels, great excursions

    Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands

    Sandra - Australia, 1 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I could have stayed longer before the second trip but didn,t realise. The food was fantastic, The activities were interesting and informative.Saw lots of fish, wildlife and birds

    Classic Peru

    Richard - United Kingdom, 8 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic experience. Tour Guide (Aleks Leiva) was exceptional. Knowledge, ability to adapt to the needs of our group and thoroughness of preparation ensured the entire trip was hassle free. Additionally, Eloy Martin, Carlos & the porters carried out their resposibilities to the highest level.

    Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands

    Philip - Australia, 1 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The crew on the San Jose were excellent could not do enough for us.

    South America in Depth

    carolyn - Australia, 9 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Classic Peru & Galapagos

    Sharon - Australia, 18 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic experience for our family, challenging and surreal feeling walking trekking to Macchu Piccu.

    Galapagos Wildlife Voyage

    Lester - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Enchanged isles guided by top rate Fabian Bucheli on a small boat with an attentive crew which provided excellent meals, even for vegetarians.

    Classic Galapagos - TUI

    Philippa and Peter - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Some people very disappointed that the days of the tour were not all actually on the boat.....thus travelling time Personally we knew that, and think 8 days is a good time on the cruise. The boat travelling at night was great, enabling us to be at the next destination each morning. Staff were great and as they were on duty they slept during the day and the crew we were involved with could not do enough .Very professionally run and we felt safe.

    Andean Nations

    Geoff - Australia, 2 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Aleks was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and whatever we asked him; he knew the answer. We did some good off-itinerary things too - eg animal sanctuary in the Sacred Valley, luthier's workshop in Cusco.

    Peru & Beyond

    Cynthia - Canada, 2 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The 17 day trip is really only 15, with meeting the night before ( day one!) and the trip ending the night before at dinner (day 16!). The changes necessary due to weather (mud) were very informative and good (to Moray and Maras). Aleks ( or "boss") found another "outlet" for the gifts for kids we brought,the Uros Island school instead of the Cusco Challenge. All in all a great trip and much easier on me than my own planning, booking, driving etc would have been. The leader and other group participants really made the trip what it was, and there is no planning for that!

    Lima to La Paz

    SUE - Australia, 16 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Peregrine was very organised and our tour leader Belge Aparicio was lovely.
    We were very happy with our trip.

    Cusco & the Sacred Valley

    Shirleen - Australia, 7 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    60, female and traveling on my own, this experience with Peregrine was fantastic. There were a couple of other singles. Our Tour Leader Alex, was brilliant and while in Cusco arranged dinner in restaurants each night, which meant never really on my own.
    Our Tour Guides were a credit to Peregrine.

    Lima to La Paz

    Alison Jane (Janey) - New Zealand, 2 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A very busy trip, loved the early starts and relaxed evenings. So much information given by the day guides that summary notes to take away at the end of each excursion would have been good and maybe stop some confusion and the spread of misinformation, it was surprising what group members would come up with afterwards from half listening!!(and sometimes funny)

    Highlights of Peru

    Darren - Australia, 16 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had a great time. Enjoyed all of it.

    Classic Galapagos

    marilyn - Australia, 16 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Highlights of Peru

    marilyn - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Highlights of Peru

    Viv - New Zealand, 19 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Interesting places visited with excellent, knowledgeable guides. Hotels generally ok but one in Arequipa which was not the usual one was on a very noisy street[this was because we had an extra day there due to road block] and so that we didn't have to move hotels again. Tour guide Fiorella had to organize extra flights at short notice with many changes to plans which she presented well. She also took us to interesting Alpaca wool/processing/garment shops and silver manufacturer. Inca trail good- excellent food but mattresses could be better and gas lamp or some light in tent to help with early starts would be useful. Great guide for Inca trail, only spoilt by awful toilet facilities- we know you cant have 5* on top of a mountain but they do need to improve these. Overall a very interesting tour with historical and environmental areas well presented.

    Lima to La Paz

    John and Sandy - Australia, 16 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was a fantastic experience. Belge was an amazing tour leader. She was caring and extremely helpful beyond normal expectations. Both my husband and I became sick and she had to organise doctors on two occasions and also accompanied us to the pharmacy to ensure we could get the scripts filled correctly. Beyond the personal assistance she was very organsied and the whole trip went without a hitch. We had a fantastic group and a lot was due to Belges leadership. The tour guides were also very good. The only downside was the hotel in Machu Piccu. The service and standard was well below Peregrine standards.

    Essence of South America

    Amanda - Australia, 11 Apr, 2012
    3
    Overall Rating

    Lima to La Paz

    Ben - Australia, 16 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic tour, great variety, good accommodation.
    Main guide and local guides all excellent.

    Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands

    JEREMY - United Kingdom, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Put simply, this trip is a must do. The organisation was top drawer, the leader second to none, and the accomodation/food excellent. Regardless of what you know about the Galapagos and it's inhabitants, you are in the hands of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team who will ensure you come away enriched in every sense.

    Peru & Beyond

    Peter & Celia - Australia, 11 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Inca Adventure

    Elizabeth - New Zealand, 9 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    An excellent tour. Well organized; itinerary very comprehensive. Some amazing sights; lots of variety. Cusco, Machu Picchu & the floating islands on Lake Titicaca are AMAZING. Trip of a lifetime.

    Inca Adventure

    David - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Andean Odyssey

    helen and maurice - New Zealand, 19 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was ashame that due to protests we missed the Nazca area and the scenic trip by bus.Arequipa was lovely but not too happy about the change in hotel we should have made our feelings known to the tour leader. The guide on the Inca trek was very passionate about the cultural history which we found interesting and the trek was amazing and kept me challenged. We were very impressed with the driving skill shown in the trip to colca canyon our driver was the best.

    Galapagos, Amazon & Inca Adventure

    Greg and Felicity - Australia, 5 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Peru & Beyond

    Leah - Canada, 21 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    We booked this holiday because we were looking for a group experience. We were disappointed to learn the group consisted of the two of us. There were several times we met up with a couple from New Zealand (also booked iin with Peregrien)in spite of going to the same places we usually ended up in different vans with different local tour guides. This seems really inefficient.

    ***Clone of Crossing the Circle 2011/2012

    Susan and Grego - Australia, 12 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    An amazing experience far beyond our expectrations

    Amazon & Inca Heartland

    Susan and Gregory - Australia, 9 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Andean Odyssey

    Liana - Australia, 27 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Galapagos Explorer

    Frances - United States, 8 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    my only quibble--we landed at airport in Galapagos, we were taken straight to a hike, it would have been hepful to have 30 minutes to change, put on sunblock, etc. Otherwise trip was absolutely fabulous, guide Fabian and crew of San Jose were wonderful, had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back.

    Galapagos Explorer

    Barbara - Australia, 8 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic experience and everything organised brilliantly from being met at the Quito airport to the hotels and stay on the San Jose with Fabian and crew.

    ***Clone of Crossing the Circle 2011/2012

    John & Kathy - Australia, 12 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We could safely say it was our best holiday ever.Crew was excellent.Meals were excellent.Field of knowledge for the area was first class.Antarctica itself is such a beautiful place.Jodie and then Belle's organisation of our holiday was first rate.

    Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands

    Wendy - Australia, 5 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Although I enjoyed the trip, it was difficult to sleep at night when the vessel was motoring.

    ***Clone of Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia 2011/2012

    Wendy - Australia, 13 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a perfect trip with great weather and flat seas

    Easter Island Stopover

    Wendy - Australia, 12 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was very well organised. The Inora Hotel was very comfortable and located in a very pleasant spot but it is a bit far out of town. Perhaps an eye should be kept out for any new hotels of the same standard closer into town.

    Colombia Calling

    gabriela - Australia, 25 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    South America in Depth

    Helen - Australia, 14 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Had a fabulous time. Tour guides we had in Ecuador and Peru were fabulous.Very knowledgable and helpful. Would have enjoyed more time in the Lake District in Chile and towns like Bariloche to allow for a bit of time to unwind. Could have excluded Bolivia altogether as a two day stopover and midnight flights made it quite a tiresome visit to a country that offers much the same as Peru and Ecuador . A two-day city visit does not give you a real sense of life in Bolivia. Was a bit surprised at being charged U$ 100.00 departure tax at Buenos Aires airport between flights on our way home from Rio to Sydney when we spent a total of two hours at the airport between flights. Hotels for the most were fine. Were told that as a married couple we needed to have booked a 'marital' bedroom if we didn't want single beds all the way through our trip. The Amazon Jungle Lodge was by far the best accommodation experience of the trip. All in all a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

    Ancient Civilisations

    Allan - Australia, 8 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great mix of Mayan sites and Mexican and Guatemalan towns and markets. Colour and life and history and good food.

    Lima to La Paz

    Mike - New Zealand, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    A well organised trip to an exciting destination. The people we met from the guides to the locals, without exception were very friendly. A relatively safe destination with the usual precautions. Definitely do the flights over Nazca and don't be put off by warnings. They are very safe and professional.
    An amazing variety of stunning landscapes.
    Learn a little Spanish, it goes a long way.

    Andean Nations

    Howard - Australia, 28 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour leaders Jhon Smith Garcia Marquez (PE) and Gonzalo Jiminez (BO) were both excellent. They were caring, friendly, considerate, knowledgeable and both protected and looked after us and challenged us to extend our experiences into the life and culture of these two countries. Their choices of guides and drivers were superb and we not only enjoyed the experiences but also learned so much.

    Amazon & Inca Heartland

    glenis - Australia, 12 Aug, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Of all the places I have travelled, this one has truly been the best!!!

    Essential Peru

    Brian and Ann - United Kingdom, 21 Sep, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Itinerary was excellent we certainly experienced Peru and learnt a great deal about their culture it was a wonderful journey

    Ancient Civilisations

    Bronwyn - , 10 Jan, 2010
    5
    Overall Rating

     

    Most memorable part of the trip - the similarities and the differences between the ancient sites we visited... and the awe inspiring constructions we saw and climbed upon.

     

    Iguazu Falls Extension

    Douglas - , 23 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Iguazu Falls extension was amazing and being able to see the falls from both the Argentinean and Brazillian side was spectacular.  This three day extension gave us enough time to fully experience the falls and the local area.  It was a much better option than a fleeting option of a day.

     

    Enjoy the experience, soak up every moment, it is something you will not soon forget.

    Inca Adventure

    Corinne - , 23 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Be prepared for the altitude and the' water'. Don't do too much on the first day in Cusco, you need to rest and get used to the altitude.

    Inca Trek

    Kathleen - , 31 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Machu Picchu trek was fantastic; comfortable walking pace and distance, amazing views, wonderful campistes, ridiculously large amounts of very tasty foods and the best service anyone could imagine on a trek. Loved Machu Picchu; the views were worth the walk and the slipping on the many stairs and even the torrential rain over "dead woman's pass". Would do it all again!

     

    Remote Amazon

    Elizabeth - , 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Well worth doing even in the wet season...maybe better in the wet if you like birds and orchids.

    Rhythms of South America

    Sophie - , 11 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The most memorable part of the trip - Peru was stunning. Really amazing scenery. 

    Rhythms of South America

    Leah - Glenhuntly, VIC, 11 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was nicely spaced out. The destinations were varied which I like.There was too much time spent on the ruins. I think we had 3 days of ruins.

     

    South America in Depth

    Sharen - Brooklyn, NSW, 03 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Make sure you are fit to achieve the best result.

     

    Cuba & Mexico

    Ian - , 13 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

     

    Go to Cuba, but not for the beach or the scenery; go to see how the only country really trying to practice communism is faring!

    Mexico In Depth

    Dorothy - , 22 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

     

    Ernesto has encyclopedic knowledge about the historic sites and his country. Sometimes almost too much. 

    Some of us felt we could easily have used another day in Mexico City. Or you could advise your clients to come a day or two early, there is so much to see.

    rt his knowledge about the ancient Inca civilisation was amazing.

    Patagonian Trails

    Hayley - , 31 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The most memorable part of the trip - the scenery in Patagonia and the people who were part of our tour group who we hope to keep in touch with.

    Rainforest Adventure

    Catherine - , 15 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Do it, respect the locals and wildlife and be considerate of the need to save the eco system.

    We were delighted with our tour guide, Ricardo Bolanos, from caramba Tours, he went above and beyond the call of duty, arranging birdwatching at 6am every morning and ensuring where possible we avoided crowds of tourists.

    A Touch of Cuba

    Raibeart - , 13 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    We were delighted with the whole experience. Peregrine anticipated our needs, turned up on time to meet us ( at all hours of the night and early morning ) and provided excellent service throughout. Our tour leader had a deep affection for his country and delighted in showing us the Cuba that he loved. His natural charm and good humor made our ten days with him the most memorable and enjoyable experience we have had for many years.

    A Touch of Cuba

    Raibeart - Warrandyte, VIC, 13 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    If you're considering the trip, we have one word of advice.   GO !  USA Immigration officials are currently holding talks in Havana.   Almost certainly Cuba will change in the next few years. It may become a better place to live, we hope so.  But it will lose that unique quality that makes it unlike anywhere else on the planet.   It's something that you must go there to experience. You will not regret it for one moment.

     

    South America Circle

    Mairead - , 23 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    We both enjoyed our cultural adventure in South America, it was a wonderful experience in many ways. All the trip leaders were very good at their job. Two were wonderful people, and really deserve a special rap. They were Lolly Springer in Argentina, and Teresa Navarro in Peru.

    South America Circle

    Mairead - , 23 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The most memorable parts were Iguazu Falls, Peru I loved...Cusco, The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and visiting Peru's challenge. Lake Titicaca, and Le Paz. I was totally gobsmacked when I arrived in Santiago after Bolivia and Peru, the difference from just crossing  into Chile. It is like a completely different world.

    South America Circle

    Mairead - , 23 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I learnt a lot from talking to Lolly Springer in Argentina, and Teresa Navarro in Peru, they were two really great people and shared a lot of their experiences with us. They both had a kindness and warmth you don't often get in todays world.. Daniel Sanchez in the Galapagos was another memorable character, he has been working for Peregrine for 2 months he said, he goes out of his way to make the Galapagos a very special expereince.   Claudio in Rio was very considerate too, David at Iguazu Falls was also very good. I really feel they all do a very good job.

    Empire of the Incas

    Yvonne - , 12 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    It's a trip of a lifetime, dont spend too much time taking photos, just watch. Learn to snorkel.

    South America Circle

    Andrew - Hampshire, UK, 23 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

     

    Thank you.  That was brilliant.  You may get more enquiries from my friends and family as a result of my telling them what a good time I had.

     

    South America Circle

    Diana - Mount Waverley, VIC, 23 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Keep an open mind and enjoy whatever comes your way - whether or not it was on the Itinerary. Expect the unexpected and treat the locals with respect and courtesy.

     

    Antarctic Explorer 2013-14

    Christopher - South Yorkshire, UK, 10 Dec, 2009
    5
    Overall Rating

    It is simply not possible to pick out an individual highlight - the location is incredible beyond description, the wildlife and our experiences with it (and closeness to it) was wonderful, the expedition team were wonderful. The whole experience was just mind-blowing.

    Antarctic Explorer 2013-14

    Faith - Urenui, NZ, 10 Dec, 2009
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Expedition staff were all excellent, and I would like them to be told of my appreciation. As one of the least agile passengers on board The Akademik Sergey Vavilov I can only say they were caring and helpful beyond what I might have expected, allowing me to experience zodiac cruising in the most amazing environment on earth.  I am very grateful to Woody, Annie and all the others, and also to the Russian crew, particularly the gangway helper.

    Antarctic Explorer 2013-14

    Vera - Mouth Pritchard, NSW, 10 Dec, 2009
    5
    Overall Rating

    I have been telling everyone not only about the great experience, but also how fabulous the Peregrine team were/are and how well organised everything was. I really could not fault one thing. I do wish that I had enough confidence to go kayaking, for at least just one day, and sleeping on the ice was probably not as daunting as I had imagined. Maybe next time?? The only real concern I had about the trip beforehand was my sister's ability to really enjoy herself due to her mobility issues. I was concerned that there may not have been adequate screening beforehand of actual physical abilities. Even though passengers are asked to present medical details, I was still very concerned. My sister has difficulty walking very short distances so my concerns were genuine. However, she proved me wrong, and walked up and down the gangway and got in and out of the zodiacs OK (with a lot of assistance from Woody and the team).

    Antarctic Explorer 2013-14

    Vera - Mouth Pritchard, NSW, 10 Dec, 2009
    5
    Overall Rating

    Most memorable moment - going out in zodiacs, the places we visited.the penguins, whales,seals, birds and of course the icebergs. the beautiful scenery. the whole trip is something i will never forget.also the new friendships made with people who shared the same dream.

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