My wife and I were extremely impressed with Journeyou/Condor tours. At a very competitive cost, they far exceeded our expectations. The hotels were top notch, and the Inka Trail guides, porters, and cooks were all outstanding, especially our lead guide Edwar Montalvo. This review is being written some months after our tour as we have come to better understand how well organized and accommodating Journeyou's tour for us was. I am writing this review to recommend them to others who are planning a South American vacation.
Pete & Barb Newton, USA
Review by Atechost1 year ago
Incredible experience -Journeyou.com gets an A ++ rating. - I recommend everyone I meet to look up your website they were perfect.
Review by Rebiv Luijendijk2 years ago
Condor Travel (journeyou) lived up to our expectations in providing us with a wonderful travel experience to Peru. Our accommodations were great and very comfortable. All of our tour drivers picked us up on time and were very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and easily understood. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Peru and would recommend it to our friends and family.
Review by PTGreen2 years ago
We had an amazing experience with Journey You and Condor Travel - I would recommend them to anyone. We would not have been able to plan and arrange all the travel details involved with a trip to Peru, especially with such a low budget, without the expertise of Journey You. It was well organized, thorough, safe, and fun. We had plenty of time to do our own activities, including eating and shopping, but also felt that we had thorough organized activities such as tours and meals.
Review by Gracy2 years ago
You can truly trust Journey You company. They did everything they said they would do and beyond. They went the second mile for us. The guide was awesome. His name was Fernando.
Review by Anko Dildy2 years ago
Our first trip to Peru was a wonderful experience. Beautiful country , and Journeyou and Condor travel did a excellent job organizing all the tours and transportation between cities and cities. Excellent!!
Review by Daiane2 years ago
A GREAT COMPANY!
I can not say enough good things about Journeyou. I am so happy to be connected with them. They were so personally kind and also very professional. They answered my questions. They arranged a perfect agenda. They had a tremendous guide who was the success of the entire trip because we did the four day Trek to Macho Picho. I would recommend anyone and everyone to use this great company! Thomas
Review by Goostmeran Rochatte2 years ago
Journeyou provided us with a fabulous trip to Peru. The tours, hotels and hospitality were everything we could have hoped for . I highly recommend them.
Review by Iffley Conciatu2 years ago
We could not have been more pleased with our trip to Peru. From the moment we landed in Lima to all our transfers and hotels there was always someone there to greet us and and get us to our destinations. Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was the reason we went and definitely the highlight of the trip from our amazing and fun guides (Freddie and JJ) to all the porters and the cooks it was beyond my expectations for the 4 days ad 3 nights on the trail. The food on the trail was great and we appreciated our guides always having answers to our questions not just about the Incan history but about the modern life and culture too. Our travel agent was able to customize our trip and arrange tours with guides to include spending a couple a days in Lima, Cusco and and in Puno seeing Lake Titicaca, the Uros Islands and Taquile Island. All our guides and drivers were professional and very personable. There were 11 of us in our group (2 families) and everything went so smoothly for our 11 day trip. A great company to travel with.
Review by Flugudu Musunga2 years ago
We had set up a very complex itinerary with multiple internal flights, guides and tour operators in different places and a lot of coordination required. It happened flawlessly, everyone greeted us on time at the right place with the right paperwork to make it a wonderful vacation experience. Hotels and food were excellent with good locations, guides were knowledgable and understandable, and the whole experience with top-notch. I would not hesitate to recommend Jouneyou to anyone interested in a customized vacation experience.
Review by Baisakhi2 years ago
We travelled to Peru on July 15, 2017. The first week we were on our own ( me, my husband and son). The second week the rest of our family (3 adults and two children) joined us. This is where Journeyou/Condor entered the picture. We had this tour group handle our family week in Peru. They were top-notch. We did not even have one small glitch to tell about. They met our family at the airport and transported them to an airbnb we organized. The next day, they helped us all transfer to our hotel which they organized. From then on, the staff of Journeyou/Condor was with us all the way, making sure our tour was everything we wanted it to be. They were organized, efficient, and prompt. I worked with Diana from Journeyou on the computer for a year in advance to plan this trip. They even upgraded us to a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the world in Puerto Maldonado. We had several changes we had to make through this process and Diana was there to assist us all the way.
We even had a representative meet us at the Lima airport (after several internal flights in Peru) to send us off safely to the USA.
My husband and I have traveled around the world with many different tour groups. We must say that Journeyou/Condor was definitely the most organized and glitch-free tour company we have ever worked with. We would recommend this company giving them a 12 rating out of 10. They are the best and we thank them for an awesome trip!!!
Review by Isyabell2 years ago
Our experience with Journeyou in Peru was top notch! Everything went incredibly smoothly from the moment we were met at the airport in Lima. There were so many inclusions in the trip package, all the hotels (tourist class) were lovely, and all of the tours and transfers were on time and of high quality. Having everything taken care of made our trip an absolute breeze. And the price was far and away the most reasonable I could find of any tour company in Peru for the quality that we received!
The only hitch was during the booking and payment of our trip, it was sometimes a bit difficult to get in contact with our travel agent at Journeyou. I had to phone multiple times to arrange to make the final payment for our trip. Originally they said we would receive our final itinerary 10-15 days before the trip started, then it was ten days, and then seven days before when we finally received the final itinerary. That did make me a bit nervous going into the trip, but once we got to Peru everything was truly excellent and we had absolutely no problems.
Overall, I would highly recommend Journeyou, just don't be alarmed if it takes a little while to get your final itinerary or payment forms - they definitely came through in the end!!
Review by Sinea2 years ago
Journeyou (together with their partner Condor Travel) organized our two-week journey through Peru from late December through early January - the beginning of Peru's low (rainy) season. As it turned out, a perfect time to visit Peru without the crowds or high prices. We opted to cover the highlights of southern Peru including the Amazon delta. We were transferred seamlessly from town to town and excellent guide to excellent guide. Their choice of villas and hotels is the best, not to mention the great food. I recommend reading the "Last Days of the Incas" to get a sense of the fascinating history of the people. It's a lovely country inhabited by lovely people. Be sure to try the ceviche! I posted a video of our trip on YouTube (just search my name and "Peru")
Review by FirstUtilityBoiii Henkdrock2 years ago
We had a wonderful trip of a lifetime to Peru because of this company's terrific expertise and service. Sandy at Journeyou made creative suggestions in order to accommodate our family's interests and needs (including slightly different itineraries and different end dates for different family members), and showed flexibility as we adjusted plans periodically. Everything that was promised was delivered. The Condor travel team was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, congenial and extraordinarily responsive. Paul Enriquez, who guided us in the Sacred Valley and MP, was comprehensive, thoughtful, responsible and always interesting to listen to - our adult children thought Paul was wonderful on the one day trek. Lissette who guided us to and at Lake Titicaca and the floating islands, and Rosemary, who helped us in Aguacalientes, were both exceptionally nice, going out of their way to make great suggestions. After I injured my foot and couldn't put any weight on it, Condor staff quickly arranged for a wheel chair to be available at each location and explained the situation to the hotels in advance so that hotel staff would be available to help. Condor did this literally perfectly, without any delays or gaps. I recommend Journeyou and Condor highly without any qualifications.
Review by Parop2 years ago
Amended review: I just did Journeyou's Machu Picchu tour and was very impressed with their choice of hotels, standard of guides and transport, buffet meals etc. Very well organized. I spoke to other tour members who had all had the same worries when booking if not receiving their etickets or itinerary until 2 weeks before departure but it seems this is just the way they work. I would definitely use Journeyou again!
(Previous review): Not sure I understand all the rave reviews!! I'm used to booking through Orbitz and getting my eticket, itinerary and hotel links right away. It's 3 weeks until my trip to Peru and I still have nothing despite repeated emails! I cant get anyone on the US number it's just an automated message. I keep wondering if it's a scam!! I hope my ticket etc comes but the anxiety over this would not make me book through them again, despite low costs.
Review by Laketta Derrow2 years ago
We did the 4 days Inca trail with Journeyou and loved it. Darwin was our guide and we loved him. He and his team of porters made it. Waking up every morning at 5am is tough and the trek challenging. But Darwin's enthusiasm and cute sense of humour is what gets you through it. Excellent experience and highly recommend.
Review by Vaquer Lamqritate2 years ago
We simply had the most amazing holiday and I must say that Journeyou/Condor Travel exceeded our expectations! To be confident that we were going to be guided every step of the way along our journey by professional tour guides/drivers ensured that we were able to relax and enjoy the amazing country that Peru is without worrying about our travel arrangements at all. Every hotel that we were booked into was excellent and the many Journeyou staff in Peru, Bolivia and Santiago were all just wonderful! It just seemed that whether we travelled by bus, car, train or boat we travelled in style and felt very pampered.
I cannot recommend Journeyou highly enough and would just like to say a big GRACIAS to Milagros Quezada for the work She put into making our holiday truly fantastic. We have fallen in love with South America and if we return will definitely use your services again.
Review by Shamimuddin2 years ago
Extremely responsive to all enquiries and provided a superior level of service. Guides were all excellent and professional and transfers on time. We were extremely happy with the service provided.
Review by Bafford3 years ago
Had memorable trip to Peru with Condor travel/Journeyou team professionalism.
Review by HistoryStudent Chitroda3 years ago
Our trip to Peru (Nazca Lines and Machu Picchu) and The Galapagos Islands ( Ecuador) was fabulous. There was always someone to meet us at every destination and to deliver us to our next hotel/plane. All our guides were great and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Journeyyou to anyone looking for a adventure.
Review by Cashley Yearous3 years ago
We were very pleased with the way Journeyou prepared our itinerary and the actual handling of the logistics of the trip. The guides were English speaking, educated and were always able to answer any questions. The transportation was flawless, clean, modern vans, always on time. We had no problems at all and there was always someone from journeyou available at every step of the way to guide us through the maze of trains, bus depots, airports, etc. The hotels they chose for our stay were also very nice and clean. Highly recommend.
Review by Pegman Vitikainen3 years ago
It's been a few years since I took my trip to Peru via Journeyou, but figured, better late than never to write a review! Prior to my trip there were barely any reviews or testimonials and was hesitant to use Journeyou, but decided to take plunge - crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.
I had customized my trip to include Nazca, Paracas, the Ballestas Islands, and Ica on top of the regular trip of Lima/Cusco/Macchu Pichu/Jungle(Puerto Maldonado). The entire trip was just a little over two weeks. I couldn't have been happier with incredible service provided by Journeyou. I spent many hours researching other companies which provided tour guide services, and this seemed to be the best deal. During the trip, they took care of EVERYTHING! All I needed was to book my flight into & out of Lima, and they took care of the rest. Every visit - tour guide picks you up from transportation depot (airport/bus station/etc.), brings you to your hotel, picks you up from hotel to provide you with tours, brings you back to hotel/transportation depot. I even had a situation with my passport mid-trip and had to cancel a couple days of travel, but at no extra cost they let me make changes to in itinerary and continue my trip once my passport issues were resolved. I highly recommend this company to anyone. It's very rare to find TRULY accommodating and consistent service these days, and without a doubt I cannot rate Journeyou with anything less than 5 stars. I'm glad to see many good reviews on them now, and will hands-down use them again for my trip to Peru. Without the beautiful experience they provided, I may not have an urge to return to Peru again; however, thanks to them, Peru is most certainly back on my bucket list of places to travel.
Review by Masae3 years ago
This company is fantastic!! They were so professional and delivered on everything they promised. The tour guides were all great and with 8 women not an easy task to keep us all on time. The hotels they chose are all great and the location in every city was perfect. I can't say enough of this company.
Review by Kayleb3 years ago
The partnership between Journeyou & Condor Travel was the PERFECT combination. The experience from the beginning with my agent ( Ms. Sandy Miles) of booking the trip was the very BEST " 1st impression of the company. She was always SO delightful and patient in answering all of my questions. Her professionlism gave me confidence that we had chosen the correct travel company to plan this trip. She went beyond her normal duties in helping me add a side excursion to the Galápagos Islands. I could have never combined the long awaited adventure to Machu Pichuu & the once in a lifetime visit to the Galápagos without Sandy. She was truly a pleasure to work with and and hope that Joyrneyou knows how special she is. And, the hotels were spectacular amenities and the guides so educated to inform us every step of the way. I look forward to my next trip with Journeyou
Review by Muhit Terblance3 years ago
It was a very well organized trip.All the tour guides were excellent,well informed, helpful and very friendly.
All of our hotels were excellent, clean in great locations.
I would highly recommend this company .