Our Travel Reviews

Jeanne-Marie Osterman

March, 2018
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
I've booked with SATO three times and each trip has been a winner. They communicated well and answered all my questions during the booking process, and while on my journey, someone was always there to meet me as promised. Hotels were fantastic. Guides were knowlegeable and professionally trained. Drivers were courteous and prompt. THANK YOU, SATO! I hope to be back.

Galen and Susan Todd

February, 2018
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

We did a custom 15 day tour of Patagonia including Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier) , El Chalten (Fitz Roys), Torres del Paine National Park and Santiago. Seppe was wonderful setting up this tour for us. We suggested locations and he arranged the transfers, hotels, tours, etc. Great Job.

  • Hotels were a nice mix of small boutiques and larger hotels. Locations were terrific. Staff and amenities were perfect for what we needed. Breakfasts at the hotels were very good. Hotel Las Torres in the park was amazing. Thanks Seppe!
  • Guides/excursion were outstanding everywhere except for one location. Language skills and local knowledge were terrific and often tours were adaptable to our needs and interests. We canoed the Beagle Channel, trekked the Fitz Roys, amazing excursions options at Las Torres, winery tour, outstanding lunch overlooking the Pacific at Vina del Mar.
  • All transfers between airports, hotels and activities went very smoothly. In country air flights were fine and departed on schedule.

This is our second trip with SATO. We just can't say enough for the quality of experience and value they bring. We continue to recommend SATO to our friends.

Vivek Badami

December, 2017
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Exellent trip. Very well organized, detail oriented, good hotels and positive experience overall.

Keely Remedios and Rich Remedios

December, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
We had a wonderful experience with Seppe and his team at Sato during our 7 day trip to Peru the week of Christmas 2017. Excellent attention was paid to every detail, from arranging pickups and transport, providing tickets and clear explanations in advance, and even scrambling to provide new tickets mid-trip when the local train schedule changed with no warning. We had a combination of both group tours and private tours with Patricia (Sacred Valley) and 'Ro (Machu Picchu) which was a good mix for us. Boris was great at coordinating the many events as well. We wish Sato was in more parts of the world because would love to use them for all of our vacations!

Larry Olsen

November, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
We had another wonderful and successful Peru experience provided by a customized tour package arranged by SATO. There were absolutely no issues with the trip and Sepp thought of everything up front and provided us with all the necessary paperwork and tickets. The hotels and tour packages matched our desires perfectly. I would highly reommend this travel agency to anyone wanting to see the best places in Peru and/or spend time on your own exploring specific places.

John Wiswall

November, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Thank you for arranging & executing a Fantastic trip as we visited; Peru, Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Ollanta & Machu Picchu.

The transfers were on time & comfortable, The airline tickets & Train tickets were given to us on a Timely basis as was all our Admission tickets , The hotels were especially nice AND our Guides were Knowledgeable, pleasant, on time and up-beat. .... We enjoyed them all, especially Oscar & Freddie.

Our Drivers were superb & efficient. All in all, We had a great trip and Thank you!!

Jack & Maureen

Willian Messier

November, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
We had a great time on our trip. Your people were on time, courteous, knowledgeable and very helpful.

John Oshinsky

October, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Seppe customized a Peru trip for my wife and me, including a week in the Amazon Basin in Manu with Pantiacolla touring. The trip, including Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Salkantay trek and the Amazon exceeded expectations! Seppe's contact in Cusco, Boris Bustos, is a knowlegeable gentleman! It was nice having someone pick us up and bring us to our hotel, and to bring our bags to our next hotel when we were on a multiday trip. The Salkantay and Manu outfitters were first rate, and Seppe's choice of hotels was exactly what my wife and I were looking for! I would also mention that our week in the Amazon basin with Panticolla tours was the most well-curated trips I have taken! From the minute we woke up until we went to bed, we would be traveling in a motorized canoe, catamaran, hiking through the rainforest, observing wildlife, or viewing the forest canope. Seppe, thanks for making our vacation ideas a reality!

Damayanthi Liyanage

October, 2017
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Our trip was fantastic. All the guides and drivers were excellent with very good knowledge of Peru's tourist attractions. All of them were very punctual. All hotels were upto our expectations with the exception of Hotel Hatun at Machu Piccchu. There was lot of noise coming from the adjoining building's construction work. To operate the fireplace, reception had to be called, even then the fireplace didn't work. However, the staff at the hotel were very friendly and very helpful.

Overall trip experience was 9 out of 10.

Michael Vecchio

October, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
We spent 11 fantastic days in Peru - Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Juliaca, Sullistani, etc. The days were full but never overwhelming. Seppe did a super job by taking our skeletal itinerary and refining it to perfection. The guides were, also, super - Sylvia, Marita, Ivan, Juan and others who spent less time with us. We saw and experienced things we never would have if we had arranged the trip by ourselves. I have told my friends about SATO and recommend them highly - their experience combined with their desire to make the trip as personal as possible is an unbeatable combination. Go and enjoy!!

Elinor Yuen

September, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

My travel consultant, Seppe, did a great job in organizing the trip for me. He listened to my requests and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Even when there were issues during the trip, he is able to fix it for me. I sincerely thank him for this unforgettable trip in Peru. I would recommend SATO to everyone who wants to travel to South America.

Anita W.

September, 2017
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Our group of 4 enjoyed a 2 week Peru trip arranged through SATO Travel. Seppe Bleukx was a pleasure to work with from the beginning and helped us plan a great personalized itinerary which met our interests and expectations. This included the Amazon (TRC), Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa with several hiking days, which we enjoyed. The tour guides were knowledgeable and accommodating, especially Rainforest Expedition. The drivers were also professional and skilled, especially going through those hairpin turns in Colca Canyon. Despite a few glitches that occurred during the trip such as a couple of itinerary change/error and missing bus tickets in Machu Picchu, Seppe or the tour guide assisted to resolve the issues right away. All the hotels were comfortable and met our expectations. Thank you for a memorable trip. We recommend visiting Peru through Sato Travel.

Christina Hegyi-Gardner

September, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

First of all, I want to begin by stating, we've never used a travel service before. We usually plan and take care of all details ourselves. But with the lack of time and not knowing the language we looked into sato. SATO is absolutely the way to go, I simply emailed Seppe our availability and interests and he filled in the blanks with a few emails. All arrangements were taken care of, pickups, transfers, hotels, tours, some meals and all tickets. It was wonderful and so relaxing!

It was very tailored to our likes, a mixture of group tours, private tours and free time. Seppe was so responsive answering any questions we had and all the tour guides Janet, Patty, Ivan and Rosa were so knowledgable and helpful. The drivers David and Morris were great too (and some of those hairpin turns were intense!). Boris greeted us and was our main contact once we arrived, also a wealth of information. We spent 10 days in Cusco, Ollantaytambo & Aguas Calliente. Machu Picchu was incredible but was only 1 part of this incredible trip. The sacred valley has so much to see and the people are wonderful.

If you've ever had the desire to visit Peru. Just GO, you will never regret it. SATO tours is the perfect way to have it all come together!

Daniel Lousbergh

September, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Very well organized trip to Peru and Bolivia

Mary McLaury

September, 2017
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

We highly recommend SATO Travel for creating a customized trip that fit our needs. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The lodging, especially Posada Amazonas and the Sonesta in the Sacred Valley, exceeded our expectations. Seppe worked with us to make it efficient and cost effective.

Kelly Finley

September, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
From the moment I contacted SATO, Seppe was a dream to work with. They handled all the details for the trip and listened to feedback as they put together a custom package for a group of six. With the various changes to our itineraries, number of people in the party, ridiculous requests to be upgraded, and additional excursions while on the trip, SATO handled it with such professionalism and care. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future and will recommend them to every one that I know.

Douglas Martyn

August, 2017
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
We would like to acknowledge our travel consultant Seppe Bleukx for his dedication and professionalism in organising our 50 day travels throughout South America. We travelled to Chile, Ecuador, the Galapagos, trekked the Salkantay and Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil, Argentina, trekking in Torres De Paine NP, Chile. Seppe did a personalised itinerary which took several months until it was exactly what we wanted. This also included 13 internal/international flights, private pick ups from all airports, some private and shared half and full day tours. We also had plenty of free time. On arrival in Santiago Seppe contacted us and gave us his direct contact details should anything arise and we needed to call him in regards to a mix up with our trek in Peru. He handed the situation promptly and always kept us in contact. We would certainly recommend SATO to fellow Australians (and others) who plan to travel to South America especially with travel consultants as hard working and professional as Seppe. Many thanks Seppe for provising us with an amazing trip with many lifetime memories of our adventures.

Sophier Shermer

August, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
I had a great time visiting Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inkas and Machu Picchu. The tour was well organized, with a personalized itinerary to match my schedule, enabling me to see and experience a lot of things and make the most of what little time I had in Peru.

Louise Crowley Franz

August, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I just got home from "A Trip of a Lifetime" that was arranged through SATO Travels! Top on my bucket list was Machu Picchu and after a friend recommended Seppe Bleukx at SATO Travel all arrangements were flawlessly put together. Seppe put together a 9 day trip that covered Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. He listened to all my requests, answered all my questions, and prepared an itinerary that lived up to all my expectation, graciously and timely.

Every moment of our trip was orchestrated to meet our every need, from airport pick ups, tour guides, drivers, train tickets, bus transfers, airline tickets, and the most luxurious hotels I could ever imagine.

Everyone on their team went above and beyond the call of duty from Juan in the Lima office and Boris in the Cusco office to make sure our trip was special and all details came off without a glitch.

All of our tour guides were exceptional! Henry who led us through Cusco and the Sacred Valley was so knowledgeable, a local with a degree in tourism, he passionately filled us in on the historical, spiritual, and cultural significance of all of the sites we visited. Paul, another local guide at Machu Picchu also shared the same passion and knowledge, along with curtious care in our experience of the citadel.

I cannot recommend SATO Travel enough! If this trip is on your list of must sees, then Seppe at SATO travel should be on your must contact list! Don't wait, just do it!

Hsiu Wu

June, 2017
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
We had a great and smooth 13-day Peru tour. Thank you, Seppe. Only one thing, I would like to mention about the local floating island boat. We were charged 10 sol per person, island leader said it is optional tour, not including with our Lake Titicaca excusion tour.

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