- This was a very interesting tour but it needs some tweaking. For example the day in Santiago was a waste of time as it was not possible to visit the museums because they are shut on Mondays. The guided tour we had was poor as the guide was interest in showing us university buildings and a horse race course which were of no interest to us. I loved the Atacama desert and San Pedro, the guide there was very good. The drive through the Bolivian desert and salt flats was fantastic. However, I think you should advise people to consult their doctors if they have high blood pressure as the altitude does have strong effects. It is also possible to obtain altitude sickness medication before you travel even if you don't have high blood pressure because the altitude can affect anybody.
The tour should only spend one day in Sucre instead of 2 as there is very little to see. This extra day should be spent in Cusco and the tour should include a guided tour in this city. I don't know why the tour guide does not do this since it is his home city. I would have liked to spend more time. in Cusco. Apart from that, it is a fantastic tour. Peru,the train ride through the sacred valley is incredible and Machu Picchu is a very moving site which has to be seen to be appriciated fully, for me it was the highlight of the tour. I would highly recommend it
Published on: 17 April 2016