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Travel agent Victoria in Peru

Victoria's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 91 reviews

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Peru

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Jen F.
Submitted on 8.28.2022

We had an outstanding experience and loved every minute of our tours. The trip was excellently planned and tailored to all of our needs! I will recommend this company to all my friends and to anyone considering a trip to Peru.

Travel agent Brian in Colombia

Brian's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 38 reviews

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Colombia

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Liesl D.
Submitted on 9.22.2022

This travel company was amazing! We loved our trip with them. They are super friendly, hands on, very helpful. We couldn't imagine a better trip! We were able to experience so much that we would have never seen or done on our own. So many cool personalized experiences. Swimming with a peacock, lunch under a waterfall, relaxing time at a secluded beach, our own bungalow on the mountain. It was more than we could have imagined. They made our 5 year anniversary trip amazing! Even when the airlines back to the US canceled our return flight home, our travel agency helped us move things around so we could still make it back on time. Everyone is a gem on the team. We can't wait to come back to Colombia and explore another area with this travel team.

Travel agent Paul in Peru

Paul's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 342 reviews

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Galapagos / Ecuador
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Peru

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Leslie D.
Submitted on 10.2.2022

The travel company arranged an amazing trip for us.  Every aspect of the trip, hotels, transfers, tours, and guides were seamless.  The company booked exactly the trip we asked for and guided us to a couple of excursions that exceeded our expectations.   For the days I added to the trip as days for us to just settle in on arrival, the agency even offered helpful suggestions on places to go and things to do.   

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Travel agent Kieran in Argentina

Kieran's Travel Agency

4.8

 Based on 81 reviews

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Argentina

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Robert B.
Submitted on 11.2.2022

Overall this was a great vacation and things went better than expected. We had to postpone this trip twice due to COVID  restrictions in both the US and Argentina and it took us 2 years to finally get here from our original scheduled date. I was getting to the point where I just wanted to cancel the trip during that period. I'm sure glad we waited it out and finally made it.  Everything was fantastic.We spent 3 nights in Buenos Aires which included 2 specialized/fun dining experiences, a tango show, and a private 1/2 day city tour. Transfers from the airport to the hotel were included along with the pick-up and return to the hotel for the tango show. The hotel was located in the Palermo district and was near a lot of activities, restaurants, and bars. The hotel was very nice which included breakfast. It was an older boutique hotel with a lot of charm. The staff was friendly and did their best to speak in English to us.We then flew up to Iguazu for an amazing 3 nights. The hotel was located in the rainforest and was extremely nice, clean, and very relaxing. Breakfast was included. The restaurant at the hotel was tops and we had lunch and dinner there during our stay. I highly recommend the hotel restaurant. If you want other dining options you'll need a car or take a taxi into town, which we did one night. We went to the falls and spent a full day on the Argentinian side which included a boat ride under the falls. You will get soaked so be prepared, but it was so much fun. You get to see the falls from every angle on the Argentinean side and it was really breathtaking.  We also spent a 1/2 day on the Brazilian side one of the days. I personally think the view is better from the Brazilian side, but the Argentinian side gives you so many more viewing options. I recommend you see the falls from both sides since they are completely different views. We had a private escort/tour guide the two days we went to the falls and he was great. Iguazu is a must-see stop for your first trip to Argentina.We went from Iguazu to Salta for 5 nights. Our hotel was in the city center near some great restaurants. The hotel was older but very nice and clean. The staff was great and again they tried their best to speak to us in English. Salta is an area where knowing some Spanish would be helpful. This was the only part of the trip where we felt communication was a little difficult for us. Everyone was friendly and we were able to get by. Breakfast was included at the hotel and it was a basic continental breakfast. All our activities were great, but again knowing some Spanish would have been better for us. I would still recommend Salta to anyone coming to Argentina. It's another region of the country so different from every other area we visited. It was very beautiful and the people were so nice.Our final destination was Mendoza for 4 nights. Mendoza was super and all the activities we did were great.  We did a wine tour one day which couldn't have been better. We spent a day horseback riding which included a BBQ after the ride with some of the best food we had in Argentina. This was probably one of our favorite activities we did. They really rolled out the red carpet for us and gave us some great memories. Our hotel in Mendoza was our favorite on our vacation. It was in a beautiful setting. We ate dinner at the hotel one of the nights and it was great. The staff was amazing and it had everything we wanted.The travel company was great to work with and communicated with me multiple times throughout our vacation to make sure we had a great time. Right from the beginning, they helped us plan an amazing vacation. Communication was always easy either through emails and/or an App. Even with the trip getting postponed twice they were very flexible with us and made everything happen. All our drivers, activities, tour guides, and hotels were great and everything went flawlessly. I highly recommend them to plan your vacation in Argentina. 

Travel Agent Lucas in Argentina

Lucas' Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 6 reviews

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Argentina
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Chile

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Hayley C.
Submitted on 10.2.2022

My husband and I recently traveled to Argentina with this travel company, and the experience was amazing! I would highly recommend working with them. We worked with Lucas directly in regards to the customized itinerary, booking, and also were in communication with him almost daily while we were on our ~2 week trip. He was able to create a trip that fit all of our needs - spending time in Buenos Aires, and then time in Patagonia. Having everything booked through our travel agency took away so many stressors of traveling in a foreign country, and the activities that were planned for us (examples include tango show, Perito Moreno glacier trekking, hiking in El Chalten) were all exactly what we were looking for. In each town we traveled to, we also had a guide that would help us learn more about the area/culture, which is such a nice touch and not something we would have had if we had booked everything on our own. Highly recommend! Thank you Lucas - we loved our trip! 

Travel agent Rafa in Argentina

Rafa's Travel Agency

4.8

 Based on 25 reviews

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Argentina
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Chile

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Lisa R.
Submitted on 10.12.2022

This trip was absolutely amazing! From start to finish everybody I had a contact with worked with me on setting up each detail of the trip. They listened to my requests, they inquired about my specifications and answered all my questions along the way. They created a trip specifically for me. Each step along the way went smoothly. They were always available when I have questions there was never a delay in their response. I spoke with many people on the trip used to different agencies and none of them compared to this one. I can’t say enough about how wonderful they were in planning this trip. I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed it as much as I used a different agency. And having a video briefing prior to my departure was very helpful and when I arrived in Puerto Natales, the one on one contract and briefing with an actual agent, solidified every step I needed to take. I can’t think all of them enough for making this dream come true for me. 

Travel agent Camille in Brazil

Camille's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 14 reviews

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Brazil

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Brenda M.
Submitted on 3.2.2022

We loved working with a local, eco-friendly travel company for our week-long trip to Rio de Janiero and the Amazon.  Our travel designer was able to provide us with answers to all our questions, as well and provide top-notch drivers, guides and hotels. We were met at the airport by a driver and a guide who spoke great English, transferred to a great hotel (and room) overlooking Copacabana Beach -- and the travel designer had arranged for us to check in to our room at 7 am!  After an overnight flight, this was very much appreciated.We kept the same driver and guide later that day for a leisurely tour of the Botanical Garden and Park Luje. A lovely way to de-stress after a long, long day of travel. We were suppose to do a helicopter tour late this afternoon, but when the clouds rolled in to cover the views, our guide made alternate plans for the next morning.  Again we were promptly picked up by the same driver and guide, and taken directly to the heliport for a fantastic helicopter tour (arranged by our designer, of course). Then we were taken to a clinic for Covid tests (required to stay in the Amazon) on our way to the airport to catch our flight.The travel designer arranged all flights & transfers: Rio to Manaus, overnight stay, then Manaus to Tefe where we had a transfer by boat to our Amazon lodge. The small lodge she recommended was delightful.  At the end of our stay she arranged for boat transfer and airline flights with all the necessary transfers. We were delighted to have booked thru our travel designer because she made sure all our guides and transfers had English speakers, which were immensely helpful in hotel and airport check ins, etc.The travel company made our trip stress free and allowed us to see, experience, and learn so much about Brazil thanks to her knowledge and her staff's quality assistance. We would highly recommend the travel company and won't hesitate to use them again for our next trip to Brazil. 

Travel agent Veronica in Argentina

Veronica's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 1 reviews

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Argentina
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Chile

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Steve F.
Submitted on 11.22.2022

Responsive and spot on advice and communications from an experienced team of professionals. As we discussed changes to our itinerary travel representatives provided welcomed options.

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Featured Reviews

Luxury Argentina, Chile & Bolivia Trip Review: La Paz, Uyuni Salt Flat, Atacama Desert, El Calafate, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls

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Robin V.
Oct 31, 2022

Our travel company, Alejandro owner agent is exceptional in every way. Our trip was not an easy one to plan. It was 28 days and we wanted to cover 3 countries - Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. From his itinerary design to executing the itinerary was flawless. And there was a lot to get in - Bolivia La Paz and Uyuni Salt flats, Atacama desert, Chile and Patagonia both countries, El Calafate, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires. All transitions, transfers exchanges were perfectly arranged. Our guides and drivers, our hotels and places of stay, restaurants - we are foodies, all so carefully thought out. We had a bit of everything from city life, signifiant cultural discovery, hiking and wilderness exploration. Amazing in every way. He is truly a South American expert- he has traveled to everyone of the places we visited and has first hand knowledge of every place he put us at. He watched over our trip from before we started to the very end - our final departure. He made himself available to us 24 hours. He truly babysat us. He was conscious of tourism safety and made itinerary recommendations when changes were necessary. Planning what you want to see and do is undoubtedly the most difficult part of a trip. Alejandro is an expert at coordinating , planning and execution. It was a thrilling once in a lifetime trip. BTW he provides the same expertise for India too. And probably the most important, besides being the consummate professional and interesting individual exuding hospitality and is an exceptional human being. We fell more in love with him when we had the good fortune to meet him one morning on the last days of our trip. 

A plug for Zicasso - our second planned trip using Zicasso. We had previously done another complicated voyage through south east Asia with the same success. 

Travel Review: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, 8-Day Vacation

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Sharon T.
May 03, 2022
Thank you for your help. Our Galapagos Ecuador trip was perfect. Also spent a split week in Guayaquil that we loved. 

Argentina & Brazil Vacation Review: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, 8-Night Travel

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Natasha K.
Oct 29, 2022
This was our first international trip since the pandemic began. But, Kieran thought of everything. From the airport transfers to the guides who helped us cross the borders to/from Brazil and Argentina without any stress. Our hotels were nice and clean (which is all I ask for), and I can't say enough about our local guides, both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Iguazu Falls, Argentina. We consider them both our friends now! Kieran kept in touch throughout the trip to make sure we had all of our needs met. But, he had nothing to worry about - It was a flawless trip! Truly, truly a fantastic experience. Thank you so much, Kieran!!!

Argentina & Chile Luxury Travel Review: Mendoza, Santiago, Ranch Experience, Culture, History, Traditional Dance, Andes Mountains

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Paul D.
Nov 04, 2022
October 2022 Trip Review Santiago, Chile, Mendoza, Valle de Tupungato, and Buenos Aires, Argentina While searching for a trip and tour to South America, my husband and I came across Zicasso. We entered information on their website including; destination, dates and budget and soon were contacted by two Argentinean tour companies. Both supplied ideas for timeline and what to do. We were intrigued by the knowledge and ideas proposed by one in particular and decided to go with that one. Our chosen tour operator was absolutely fantastic. Hugh from MacDermott’s Argentina contacted us by video chat and asked fundamental and exploratory questions to create a bespoke trip for us. He then sent us a detailed itinerary that we could review and add/change anything that we felt we needed/wanted. He was informative, and provided valuable advice to our many questions and offered excellent ideas for our free days, including what to do see, do and where to eat. He also offered to make restaurant reservations for us. Our final itinerary was Santiago, Chile, then to Mendoza, Argentina and finally to Buenos Aires. Hugh listened to us and found the perfect experiences to match our wants while respecting the set budget. We wanted culture, wine tasting, history, a ranch experience, walkable areas and big city including Tango. Our ranch experience was a bucket list! We never would have found out about these experiences on our own. He even took the time to meet us in person in Buenos Aires and provided two excellent curated walking maps. The chosen hotels were absolutely fantastic. They were in desirable, easy to walk about areas, provided excellent breakfasts and other equally extraordinary amenities. Everything was beyond our expectations. We were absolutely thrilled by every experience of this trip and will definitely recommend the travel company and Zicasso. I was overwhelmed by the planning and booking this trip required and Zicasso laid that to rest and gave us the trip of a lifetime. Paul and Marlene D.

Bolivia & Peru Travel Review: Machu Picchu, Uyuni Salt Flat, La Paz, Cusco, Puno, 2-Week Tour

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Rajarshi G.
Jul 12, 2022
Our travel company provided excellent service. They were very knowledgable about the locations (Peru, Bolivia) and exceedingly responsive. Janet (from our travel agency) always responded to my emails within a few hours and worked with me to tune the itinerary exactly how we wanted it. She also did two videoconf calls with me to address my queries face to face.During the trip, we created a WhatsApp group where our travel company's folks stayed in constant communication. We did make small adjustments to the trip and they were efficient about handling those too.The hotels they booked were very good, and we totally enjoyed our stay in South America.In short, we loved the service from this travel agency and will recommend them to our friends.

Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Trip Review: Amazon Rainforest, Napo Wildlife Center, Cruise, 18-Day Tour

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Edward F.
Sep 30, 2022
Overall both Zicasso and this travel company did a great job on our trip to Ecuador.

Luxury Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, The Andes, Culture

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Bill M.
May 11, 2022
Our travel agency did an outstanding job planning our trip to Ecuador and Peru. Our guides were great and all our drivers were on time. Jason made great recommendations and helped us put together a very memorable trip. Our accommodations were very nice at all locations and the people were great.

Galapagos Island/ Ecuador Travel Review: Isabella Island, Boat Cruise, Mother & Son Trip

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yana m.
Mar 26, 2022

I took my 14yo son to Galapagos for his March vacation. We spent 7 days on Galapagos and 2 days on Mainland.  The travel planner organized the whole trip and we had a blast! Every detail was taken care of, we were met at each of our destinations by friendly representatives who took care of literally everything. Hotels we stayed in were hand picked and exceeded our expectations, local guides were amazing and the 4days/3 nights cruise was simply wonderful! Our guide knew everything about Galapagos nature and his fun personality became the highlight of our trip. The whole process of booking the trip was easy and the planner made sure all my questions were answered. I strongly recommend this company for anyone looking to go to South America, you will not be disappointed! 

Luxury Peru & Galapagos Islands Family Vacation Review: Lima, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cruise, Snorkeling with Dolphins

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Annie W.
Aug 14, 2022

We are family of four with a fresh college graduate and a teenager. You can imagine the dynamics. But we all loved our recent two weeks trip to Galapagos and Peru. It was simply a magical "trip of a lifetime". Everything we saw during the trip, from nature to culture, was amazing. Jason from our travel company made it happen. From the introductory call with Jason to discuss what we wanted and what is the best way to set up the trip, everything worked perfectly. The itinerary was well planned, we truly enjoyed every day and every activity. The hotels were exceptional and restaurants were also excellent. The guides were awesome and super knowledgeable. If you are thinking about using this travel agency for your next trip we wholeheartedly recommend!

South America Travel Review: Luxury Trip to Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands, Rainforest, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Quito, Yacht

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Eva P.
Jan 20, 2022
I don’t know where to begin. My husband and I travel a lot and had never been to South America. We decided we wanted to visit the Peruvian Amazon Rain Forrest, Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands. In researching, we came in contact with our travel designer with this tour company. We corresponded over days/weeks.  I gave the designer the basics of what we were looking to do and see. The travel designer took my suggestions and came up with the ideal tour. We started out three nights in the Amazon Rain Forrest with a wonderful lodge. Very remote inside the Forrest. We loved the open wall design. We could see monkeys and other wildlife right room the open room. Our tour guide was the best! Then we traveled to Cusco Peru. There we had a terrific guide. Our guide was a local guide. His knowledge and kindness was priceless. Our guide took us on the trek across the mountain into Machu Picchu. This was a very difficult trek, we had moments wondering if we were going to make it to Machu Picchu. Our guide was very patient with my husband and I. We are 61 and 73 and from US. High altitude acclimations are very important. We did make it after about 8 + hours. We stayed several nights in a wonderful resort in Machu Picchu Pueblo. We travel backed to Cusco and stayed 4 nights in a luxury hotel. Our guide took us daily on tours of ruins and historic sites . We then traveled to QUITO Ecuador. Our tour guide in Quito was a local guide too. His knowledge of the area was priceless as well. Our last week the designer planned the 8 day 7 night on a small yacht to tour the Galápagos Islands. We couldn’t hand picked a better yacht to explore the Galápagos Islands. The staff was knowledgeable and the yacht was perfect. Our naturalist was the best! His enthusiasm was contagious and we learned so much. The food was delicious. The accommodations were great. The entire trip was planned perfectly. The travel designer had every detail planned perfectly, from transfers to guides, to accommodations. We were gone three weeks. Before our trip, I had many questions. The designer was always quick to reply and answered every question or concern I had. Anytime in the future, I plan to travel to South America, I will use the travel designer and this tour company. The travel designer is a real Jewel!
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