I can not say enough about how wonderful this 2 week adventure was! SA Vacations were Fantastic! Both in the planning and executing of this trip, Alan and Martha were extremely professional and handled all aspects of this itinerary without any glitches. All airport transfers , hotel picks, tour companies in each city were punctual and informative. A memorable trip Indeed!
Review by LuQuay Gaudare1 month ago
Just returned from a 14 day trip to Peru 🇵🇪 and Chile 🇨🇱 booked by South American Vacations. I must say from start to finished they did an outstanding job. Everything was what was promised. All we had to do was show up and we are experiencing the culture. Shout out also to Viajes Pacifico in Peru and CTS Turismo in Santiago and Maururu Travels in Easter Island. Very punctual and friendly drivers and guides. This is our first time traveling to South America and we really really enjoyed it and we learned a lot about the history and culture. We will surely utilize South American Vacations again in the future and also recommend them to friends and acquaintances. Thank you very much!!!
Review by Tiamariabear1 month ago
All was taken care, we felt carefree.
Meals,hotel, train,tours everything.
We are so extremely happy with the service we received throughout our honeymoon.
We have recommended South American Vacations, we will definitely use there services again!!!!
Review by LisaJMV2 months ago
Our vacation was organized by SAVacations. Martha and Alan put together a very hectic schedule within a short notice. Our tour guides never failed to meet with us on schedule. The hotels where we stayed were very nice. Accommodation in the ship for Galapagos was excellent. The meals were sumptuous. The guides were very knowledgeable and safety conscious. We have traveled many countries. But Ecuador and Peru were unique. We will go back again. Of course with SA Vacations.
Review by Aashutosh Belancic2 months ago
T.rip and guides were exccllent. On easter island guides did a very good job. Highly recommend your service. I was very happy
Review by Satoshodi Milik3 months ago
I traveled to South America with five of my friends.They were used to using Smithsonian vacations and were leery of trying another agency. However, we liked the itinerary better and traveled to the Galapagos and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). We traveled on the Galapagos Legend and had a great time. Our trip required numerous flights and hotels but everything worked out perfectly. The hotels were wonderful and our guides were always there to collect us no matter what time we arrived. Ultimately thanks to South American Vacations we had a wonderful time with no problems. I would highly recommend booking your trip with them.
Review by Oakmont4 months ago
This trip was pretty much all inclusive. Pick up and delivery from every airport and tour. The guides were not only quite knowledgeable about their subjects but seem very passionate about it. Our highlights were the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu and Rapa Nui. All of our expectations were met. Several days of in depth background on the Moai in Rapa Nui, Machu Picchu is actually difficult to describe as it is so beautiful, and the Galapagos were filled with all sorts of animals which when tied into the experience on board the ship, made it wonderful (even got to snorkel with turtles and sea lions)! It was a long and hectic trip but we are so glad we did it.
Review by CaptainBallarms5 months ago
We had an amazing time. Courteous staff, punctual group, at most professional guides, as well as wonderful coordinator (Martha and her husband) organized an extraordinarily exquisite journey for us and handled all our issues including misplaced valet (which was my own fault and creation)with state of the art and world class care.👍
Review by Trix5 months ago
We had such a wonderful time, the trip was tailored to our needs and wants, guides were always prompt, hotels were great and S.A.Vacations staff are wonderful to deal with. No exceptions, no problems, always first class!!!
Review by Waterfed6 months ago
I worked with SA Vacations to plan an extensive trip for my clients. Martha was incredibly professional, patient and prompt. She quickly answered all my questions and was patient with changes that my clients made. These clients are frequent travelers and raved about their vacation as one of their best ever. Pricing was the best we found. Thank you to Martha and SA Vacations - I highly recommend them.
Review by TypeA6 months ago
I used South American Vacations for a trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. Every aspect of the trip was attended to and every detail thought through in advance. The guides, drivers and hotel personnel were professional and dependable. I would definitely recommend this company to others.
Review by HazelN7 months ago
From the time we 1st spoke with them about what we wanted to do until trip concluded they provided1st class service every step of the way. Trip was 5 star. Everything went as planned. If you have ever considered Chile for a vacation then I would definitely use South American Vacations!
Review by Campkins Senquiz8 months ago
My time was perfectly managed...downtime when rest was logical and on the go to see the key sites with qualified tour guides. Glad I chose 5 star properties and utilized private tour guides! Love it that the tour guide made sure I had no problems getting checked in for flights. Loved Rio and Buenos Aires but Iguazu Falls was simply amazing!
Review by Chasarin10 months ago
We had a very good experience with South American Vacations.
The package offered (Machu-Picchu & Easter Island) was about the right length to be able to enjoy the areas if you have limited time (e.g. 2 weeks). The South American Vacations team was very responsive and addressed all our questions and concerns. Their partners in Peru and Chile provided us with an excellent service. Several options provided for accommodations and tour services, we took the 3 star options, and everything was very good in all the places we visited. The size of the tour groups was a concern for us, as we do not like big groups; our groups were not bigger than 15 people.
Review by Laonna Vilhelmsons1 year ago
Traveling to foreign countries and not familiar with the language, it was invaluable to have travel agencies escorts and guides. Escorts meeting us at the airports, providing transportation and English speaking tour guides was a huge asset. This support added security and comfort on the trip. The networking of agencies all contributed to a wonderful trip. Cudos to South America Vacations Inc.
Review by CNyholt1 year ago
We booked a trip to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu with Martha at South American Vacations and she did a great job. Everything went exactly according to plan which was very impressive considering all of the logistics that were required for this amazing trip. All of the guide and transfer personnel were professional, knowledgeable and on time and the all of accommodations were top of the line. We requested several changes in the schedule and itinerary and Martha made them quickly and she provided excellent suggestions as to the best way to accommodate our needs. We definitely recommend South American Vacations and will use them again in the future.
Review by Zelinsky1 year ago
We loved our trip to Quito, the Galápagos Islands, and Peru! The staff at South American Vacations were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We were taken on wonderful, informative tours and stayed in very nice hotels along the way! Martha at SA Vacations was very accessible for questions before and during the vacation and of course we had a great time just seeing the sights in Ecuador/Galápagos and Peru. This was one of our favorite vacations that we’ve taken! Very well organized and an overall great experience!
Review by Bafford Straukas1 year ago
This is my first time with South American Vacations and my first time joining a tour with everything dealt with online so I was a bit nervous at first. But Martha was very responsive and answered all my queries promptly. The forms and payments were all professionally handled. The documents (itinerary, voucher of services paid for etc.) given were also very clear after everything was paid for and confirmed.
I had a wonderful trip (2 weeks Ecuador and Peru with 5 days 4 nights on Legend Cruise in Galapagos) and am very thankful everything went smoothly. It’s been my dream visiting Galapagos and Machu Picchu and it’s so nice to have my itinerary all planned out and all miscellaneous fees like entrance fees taken care of, saves a lot of trouble! My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thank you SA Vacations!! :)
Review by Undergrad Lumous1 year ago
The trip was amazing! Local guides were wonderful, especially Jose who guided us through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and Cusco.
Review by Aoods1 year ago
Trip was well planned in advance the tour company in Peru was a GrayLand Tour Co and Viajes Pacifico tours. On time and personal was always helpful. Friendly and professional in all aspects . Would use them with no hesitation. Thanks again !
Review by Sarig1 year ago
Martha & Alan Cohen at South American Vacations (savacations.com) planned us the PERFECT trip to the Galápagos Islands, Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the Amazon!! Everything including accommodations, ground transportation, flights, tours, guides, meals, etc was incredible and flawless! They made our trip so easy & stress-free...all we did is show up for the fun! Thank you for all the wonderful experiences & memories we made on this amazing, once in a lifetime trip!!
Review by Lombardo1 year ago
Outstanding job. Great selection of hotels and guides. The timing of all the tours showed a knowledge of the areas, and the best times to go. Had a few minor problems, which they responded to immediately, and got them taken care of. Will recommend to anyone considering South America, or anywhere else they may arrange trips.
Review by Texasstell Irn1 year ago
We had a wonderful trip, thanks especially Martha. She was extremely helpful. All tour guides (and drivers) were very knowledgeable and excellent. We will sure contact them if we are planning to go anywhere in South America.
Review by Cadan Jasiulionis1 year ago
This is the third trip that South American vacations has planned for us and each has been flawlessly executed by Martha Cohen. There are ten of us traveling from 4 different origination airports and Martha Cohen makes sure that we all arrive! Since Spanish and Portuguese are not our first languages, Martha seamlessly coordinates our every day so that we have a terrific vacation experience. Martha’s guidance is like having a tour guide with you at all times. Our 83 year old mother’s transportation needs were handled by Martha so that we have wonderful lasting memories!
Review by Pebblesstones1 year ago
Easy to deal with and makes for a great adventure!