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Number of Reviews: 61 Overall score: *****
Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Helen Shead
***** Written
Essential Peru

Just amazing Essential Peru!

5
This trip covered a lot of ground (mostly by aircon bus with a loo) allowing a taste of the different environments Peru has to offer. Coastal wildlife (sealions and penguins) desert mysteries (Nazca), mountain/ cloud forest civilisation (Machu Picchu) and Lake living (Titicaca). With a bit of 'city' life and shopping thrown it to tempt. The scenery never disappoints and changes by the hour.. and we had amazing weather too! A well planned route to help with altitude acclimatisation.
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Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written
Essential Peru

Essential Peru

5
AMAZING! This has been a fabulous trip encompassing all of the best parts of Southern Peru in a great order, giving time to acclimatise to the altitude. It was a hectic, tiring but exciting whirlwind of a trip as we did so much in two weeks, particularly the first week and everything was well organised. We even managed a few nights out! After initial nervousness about going on my first group adventure on my own and my first Exodus trip, I would definitely go again - right now!
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Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written
Essential Peru

Mrs Lesley Rye

5
This holiday covered all the main visitor attractions of Peru. It was very well organised and the guide (Aleks) was excellent. It was all that the brochure said it would be (apart from the Condors not showing themselves at Colca Canyon - but it was a very cold morning, they were probably waiting for thermals, or weren't hungry!!) We had been very fortunate in seeing Condors in the wild a few days before.
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Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written
Essential Peru

Essential Peru

5
This tour gave me a fantastic insight into a very beautiful and diverse country. From the wildlife to the dessert and the lakes to the mountains, each day was different with new things to see and do.
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Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written
Essential Peru

Essential Peru

5
Essential Peru features an excellent itinerary and is well carried out on a comfortable bus with ample comfort and food stops. The gradual ascent into the highlands enables one to gradually get used to the altitude. There were more than a few early departures, but the rewards were great! Exodus fulfilled all its' promises. Airport pickup and drop off were accomplished with no inconvenience. The hotels used on the trip were well beyond the bare bones that I was expecting. It was a wonderful experience!
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Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Amandeep Manget
***** Written
Essential Peru

Highly recommended (but be prepared for the long journeys!)

5
All of the reviews of this trip are consistent in one thing - you will spend a lot of time on the road, but Peru is huge country and there is a lot to see so this shouldn't come as a surprise! I loved this trip - its varied, with a great mix of town and country and plenty to see and do. I personally found the altitude to be challenging at times but due to the mix of going high and coming down lower found this became easier as the trip progressed. The coaches used were very comfortable and the hotels were clean, comfortable and when in the cities well appointed for the town centres. Those in more rural areas were beautifully appointed.
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Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Stephanie Coghlan
***** Written
Essential Peru

Essential Peru

3
This trip covers a huge amount in a short space of time. The scenery through the Andes is breathtaking and other highlights included Cusco, Macchu Picchu and the homestay on Amantani Island-basic but adequate. There were a significant number of early starts and long bus journeys. Some of the toilets were undesirable and it was difficult to obtain lunch-best to organise a packed lunch before leaving. I would recommend about $1000 American for meals and daily expenses. At times the tour guide gave insufficient information. On the whole a truly unique and memorable experience.
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Convent Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
Review posted by Janeen Lillas
***** Written
Essential Peru

Essential Peru

4
This was a component of my 6 weeks in Peru. It was long drives in the bus but you got to see the countryside of a Peru in detail. I felt like this was explained and I was prepared however some other people found the bus travel too long.
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