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SA Expeditions Review

We traveled to Peru for our honeymoon and we couldn't have been happier with SA Luxury. They graciously accommodated every request to customize our itinerary and went out of their way to make our trip perfect. Our pick-ups, transportation, tours, etc. were flawlessly executed. Everyone at SA Luxury is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We simply cannot give their team enough praise! 

- Melissa and Reggie G. (Toronto, Ontario, CA)
Photographed at Machu Picchu



SA Expeditions Review

I wanted to drop a note to say thanks for all your help with my recent trip to Rio and Iguazu Falls. I got back to Dallas last Friday without any issues. The trip was great. Both Glayber in Rio and Vera in Iguazu Falls were terrific. The weather gods did not exactly cooperate in Rio, the Redeemer was covered in mist for most of the trip. Maybe a sign for me to go back! The falls was awesome, both from the Brazilian as well as the Argentinian side. All in all a successful trip second year in a row courtesy of you & SA! Thanks again for all the help. Need to find something for next year! 

- Sumanth S. (Dallas, TX)
Photographed at Rio de Janeiro



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Many, many thanks for an incredible experience in Peru! Staci Steele was our travel coordinator at SA Expeditions and we had constant contact with her in planning the details of our eight day trip. Staci was always quick to get back to us about our questions, regardless if the question was big or small. She helped advise us on the proper clothes, places to visit and great restaurants in the cities we were visiting. She arranged all of our drivers and tours in the various cities and everything worked out perfectly. Her hotel choices were incredible - we loved every one of them!

I will always recommend SA Expeditions to anyone traveling to South America and to Peru! I definitely want my children to experience Peru and the Inca Trail!! Again, many thanks for making this trip of a lifetime so special! I cannot wait to return to Peru! I will definitely be contacting you again about another adventure! 

- Suzie C. (Germantown, TN)
Photographed at Inca Trail



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Our experience with SA Expeditions far exceeded our already lofty expectations. Our custom trip to Peru was organized and overseen by David Rottblatt. It included a private guide and driver as we toured Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Our hotel accommodations at La Casona in Cuzco and El Pueblo at Macchu Picchu were luxurious. Not only did David of SA Expeditions select the perfect itinerary but he selected the finest hotels and restaurants for us.

Marco, who was our guide for our experience in Cuzco and Macchu Picchu was a delight. He enriched the experience immeasurably and had the perfect personality that maximized our fun. Allison who runs the Cuzco office was very accessible and responsive to our requests.

The trip was clearly personalized to our wishes. Almost at the last minute in Lima we chose to make an alteration in our itinerary. David, Allison and our Lima guide, Julia made the change seamlessly for us.

If you chose to do a similar trip, prepare to be amazed.

- Garry & Sheila G. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Photographed at Sacred Valley



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Let me tell you! The trip was the best. We were taken care of without ANY problems. Tomas and George were excellent guides and knowledgeable about the history of Cusco and especially the history Machu Picchu.

Thanks again for your guidance in making a memorable trip.

- James and Sondra B. (Washington, D.C.)
Photographed at Machu Picchu



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We had a marvelous trip and can't say enough good things about SA Expeditions. It was one of those trips with no flaws in it. The hotels were great, the intra-Peru airline connections worked as expected and the guides were really outstanding. Dimas is the perfect guide for Cusco and Machu Picchu with his background in both archeology and tourism. Franz, in Lima, is also very skilled.

Above all, 100% of the people we met from your company were extremely pleasant and helpful. As an example, one evening I received a phone call from Allison, who I had not yet met, saying she had learned I had a problem with the adaptor for our electricity converter and offering to help find me one. At that point I had obtained one from the hotel concierge and didn't need help, but her call was very impressive indeed.

As far as we are concerned, SA Expeditions does a fantastic job of filling in the interstices so that the holiday runs without flaw. We are already mentioning your company to family and friends and will continue to do so. Moreover, in a couple of years we will probably be calling you about another venture.

- John S. (Del Mar, CA)
Photographed at Sacred Valley



SA Expeditions Review

We all really liked that each guide assisted with documents, hotel check in, etc. That is a tremendous benefit as those are often some of the sticky points when traveling internationally. We were very pleased with how the guides managed the airports and hotels for us.

In Cusco we met Mary who was a delight. She was so sweet and wonderful. She was excellent at giving advice about adjusting to the altitude, eating, etc. She was a great local guide and I would highly recommend her. I was impressed that she took the time and effort to climb Wayna Picchu with us.

The bike riding was a bit more up and down than downhill but a great way to experience the country side. Some of us took advantage of riding in the van and the others rode the distance. It was nice to have the option and our guide was also very informed and fun. They spoke English VERY WELL!

In Iguazu Falls we had Ciro. Ciro was brilliant, knew all there was to know about the falls, the ecology, and history of the area. He timed everything perfectly and guests cannot be better served with any other guide. He gave great recommendations for food as he is a foodie as well. He should be your number one guide in Iguazu Falls.

All in all, the trip was a huge success and your arrangements made it so.

- Patty C. (Alpharetta, GA)
Photographed at Machu Picchu



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We knew we wanted to go someplace extravagant and memorable for our honeymoon, but we didn't expect it to be affordable, too. SA Expeditions guided us through Peru and Ecuador, seamlessly planning every step of our fantastic journey. We relaxed in Paracas, then island-hopped through the Galapagos, then hiked the Inca Trail and saw Machu Picchu! At every step of the way, we were met by fantastic guides, stayed in wonderful hotels, and were given great tips for further exploration. It was just the right mixture of hand-holding and complete freedom. The trip has left us with memories that will last forever!

- Jesse & Kimiye L. (Brooklyn, NY)
Photographed at Inca Trail



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SA Luxury is the most caring and accommodating group of people I have ever had the pleasure to travel with. They made my experience in Peru easy and lively. They were ALWAYS on time, with a smile on their face and a bottle of water in their hands. They know service! Each member was incredibly friendly, always available, and knew exactly what we were looking for.

My fiance and I, both resident physicians, were in dire need of a vacation. We knew that we both love adventure but like to come home to a relaxing atmosphere. SA knew exactly what we were talking about and accommodated our trip towards these goals. I couldn't have asked for a better agency!

They also had exceptional tour guides that spoke English beautifully and had riveting stories; they were also incredibly friendly. It's special when you can easily spend all day with these guides and treat them as friends. And it wasn't just the people involved, it was also everything else....the choice of hotels, the cars that drove us everywhere, the appropriate times for the airlines, the fact they set up all of the shuttles, tickets, trains, cars, and airlines within the country. It was perfect! Everything was taken care of!! All we had to do was show up! 

- Anil & Shwetha K. (Glenwood Landing, NY)
Photographed at Sacred Valley



SA Expeditions Review

We greatly enjoyed our two week trip to Peru-- our custom itinerary allowed us to see everything we really wanted to, and a few other things we weren't expecting. It was packed with activities but with lots of time for rest and exploration. You seem to have thought of everything! Our accommodations throughout were exceptional-- we really liked both the Inkaterra as well as the Casa Andina hotels we stayed in. All were friendly and comfortable places to rest, with great food too!

Special credit must be given to our guides-- Wilson at Inkaterra, Marko in Cusco, and Javier with Wayki Treks on the Inca trail. All were knowledgeable, passionate, and really made the trip a pleasure. They really were exemplary ambassadors for Peru. Please give them our thanks again if you have the chance!

Thanks again for the great trip, we will definitely recommend SA Expeditions in the future (in fact we already have!).

- Simon O. (Hamilton, Ontario)
Photographed at Peru



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I had such a WONDERFUL time! Marco and our driver were so fantastic and I really felt as if I'd made two new friends on the trip. In addition to you being so helpful with the late minute change of plans, Marco was a wonderful tour guide and he took such good care of us. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional, and when it came to the train delay (which was obviously mother nature's fault and not that of SA Luxury), he worked very hard to keep us entertained with an additional tour in town, to find us accommodations that evening should we have to stay overnight, and he was diligent in getting us on the first train out of town. It was also so nice to know that SA was checking in us and to make sure everything moving along. I really felt in safe hands.

Again, I just had a wonderful time and I would recommend SA Luxury to anyone visiting Machu Picchu. I also look forwarding to using SA when I visit one of the other cities you service. Thanks again for a fun, safe, entertaining, and informative vacation!

- Carrie A.(New Orleans, LA
Photographed at Cuzco



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Thank you so much for all the personalized planning and attention to detail for our Cusco and Machu Picchu trip. Your services were just what our family of 5 needed. You obviously knew what we would enjoy more than we did, so we really appreciate your advice and your patience while I asked all the “why wouldn't we…” questions. The itinerary, accommodations, transportation, and especially the guide, were all perfect for our family and what we wanted to accomplish.

Some of the pros I'd like to mention: great planning, seamless airport pickup to get us into SA Expeditions' custody and care right from the start, accommodations that were just right, great selection of sights for our limited time, good down-time built into the schedule, very nice transportation, and our guide was the perfect choice for the needs of our family. 

- Keith & Sarah P (Estes Park, CO)
Photographed at Machu Picchu



SA Expeditions Review

Thank you and all the team for a wonderful holiday in Peru this summer. From the first moment we landed in Lima we were looked after very professionally and we were so impressed by both our main guides, Patty and Fernando. They were friendly and extremely knowledgeable and both really went out of their way to ensure we had the fullest experience of each place we visited - we were sad to say goodbye to both of them! All our hotels were of the highest standard and our drivers were professional and friendly. The whole experience was action filled but relaxing because all the practical arrangements were so well planned. We will recommend you wholeheartedly to anyone thinking of a trip to South America. Thanks to you all again.

- Jenny, Richard, Lucy, Charlotte and Joseph (United Kingdom)
Photographed at Sacred Valley



SA Expeditions Review

Our trip to Peru was one we will never forget, and many thanks goes to Staci at SA Expeditions for her help in taking care of all the details. Staci was always very responsive and made the whole process go very smoothly. Even when I was in a remote mountainside village in Peru with very poor rural WiFi, somehow she received my email and responded in no time. The Machu Picchu Lodge to Lodge trek via the Salkantay trail with Mountain Lodges of Peru was amazing, and was bookended by wonderful arrangements in Cusco. Allison took great care of us while in Cusco. We had the best time, and cannot thank Staci and the team at SA Luxury enough! 

- Katherine & Jon (New York, NY)
Photographed at Machu Picchu



SA Expeditions Review

Our trip to Peru was one we will never forget, and many thanks goes to Staci at SA Expeditions for her help in taking care of all the details. Staci was always very responsive and made the whole process go very smoothly. Even when I was in a remote mountainside village in Peru with very poor rural WiFi, somehow she received my email and responded in no time. The Machu Picchu Lodge to Lodge trek via the Salkantay trail with Mountain Lodges of Peru was amazing, and was bookended by wonderful arrangements in Cusco. Allison took great care of us while in Cusco. We had the best time, and cannot thank Staci and the team at SA Luxury enough! 

- Katherine & Jon (New York, NY)
Photographed at Machu Picchu



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We were absolutely thrilled with my 40th birthday trip. Thank you, Kristina, and SA Expeditions for providing us with a perfect itinerary that balanced touring and relaxation, impeccable luxury accommodations, and experienced and likeable guides. Thank you so much! 

- Sarah-Marie (New York, NY)
Photographed at Iguazu Falls



SA Expeditions Review

The trip was everything we expected and more. Every step of the way your organization was there to help us. The arrangements were smooth. The accommodations were excellent in all the places we stayed, especially the hotel near the Nazca Lines. It was amazing! Not speaking the language, I know that we could not have even come close to the arrangements you made for us.

Every guide you had meet us brought something new and special to our trip. Kathleen and I peppered them all with questions about the society and culture of Peru, the hazard of touring with history teachers. Actually arriving in Machu Picchu was extraordinary! It was more than I ever imagined. It is hard to imagine the loss of culture and society that the Spanish caused, but seeing what remained allowed us to picture the remarkable intelligence of the native Peruvian people.

We felt comfortable and safe and relaxed the entire time we were there. I tell everyone I know that is thinking about a trip to South America to call SA Expeditions. They will take care of you and make your trip seamless and enjoyable. Thank you again for all your efforts. ',

- Joanne D. & Kathleen G. (Pennsylvania, USA)
Photographed at Machu Picchu



SA Expeditions Review

We very much enjoyed our visit to Peru and were very pleased with SA Expeditions and the marvelous trip that you arranged. I very much appreciated how quickly you replied to any question. Overall, I would say that everything worked out exactly as you had outlined. The hotels and transfers were all excellent. The tours of Cusco and Lima were fantastic. Our only problem with our visit to Cusco is that it wasn't a day or two longer. The Inti Raymi was very interesting and your advice as how to participate was excellent and very valuable.

We had a marvelous trip to Peru and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. SA Luxury provided excellent accommodations and amazing tours. The private tours were wonderfully arranged and we were able to see far more than would have been possible on our own. Staci and SA Luxury thought of everything. This was by far the easiest trip that we have ever planned and we look forward to visiting South America with SA Expeditions again.

Thanks again. We had a great trip -- this was for our 20th wedding anniversary and we really enjoyed the adventure.

- Joe & Gretchen R. (Morton IL)
Photographed at Inca Trail



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It was a wonderful trip. Thank you so much. All the arrangements went smoothly and we really enjoyed our guides. M arcos was exceptional and the fellow who first greeted us in Cuzco also was great and extremely helpful. Our driver in Cuzco/Machu Picchu also was terrific. We also really enjoyed the nature guides we had at Amazonica. It was an incredible experience and the lodging was top rate.

We went piranha fishing while in the Amazon basin and the other couple who went with us were also very happy customers of yours. We recommended your company to a few folks we met during the rain forest portion of our trip who were interested in exploring other parts of South America in the future.

With sincerest thanks for a great experience! 

- Paul & Paige G. (Mount Kisco, NY)
Photographed at Peru



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Our trip was terrific. Nearly everything was beyond our expectations. Mostly I attribute this to your careful arrangement of every detail. You are a pro and I appreciate your individual involvement and availability when I had questions. I normally do things myself, but on a trip such as this I know I could not have done nearly as well. Having so many things taken care of by competent people made this trip a success. <br /><br />
Perhaps at the top of the list was our guide, Marco. He was superb: friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to teach us about what we were seeing. Our driver too was excellent. The accommodations in Cusco, particularly were quite nice. We enjoyed the pace of the tour, the sites, food, truly the entire experience.<br /><br />
On the trip down the Sacred Valley, each site seemed more impressive than the one before. I thought Machu Picchu would be anti-climactic. I was wrong about that. It was by far the most impressive in terms of scale and the mere accomplishment of design, construction and setting. 

- Lester M. (Falls Church, VA)
Photographed at Machu Picchu


Meet Staci
"After spending 5 years in Lima, I fell in love with Peruvian cuisine, my favorites... Pisco Sours and vegetarian tacu tacu. Fortunately, I married a Peruvian chef!"
Meet Kim
"After a decade in the US-corporate world, I relocated to South America and was immediately captivated by the beauty of its landscapes, culture and life-style. No doubt it’s forever changed me."
Meet Jenny
"Having spent my childhood amongst the rolling hills of the UK, I fell in love with the Andes on visits to Chile, Bolivia and Peru and made my permanent home amongst the mountains of Cusco."
Meet Sara
"I’m most amazed by the vastness of South America – its pristine nature, exhilarating outdoor activities, fascinating cultures, unimaginable archaeological sites, and heavenly cuisines… there is something for everyone!"