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Media & Reviews

Click here to see us featured in the cover story of the Sunday Travel section for our trips to Peru.

Click here to see us featured for our Galapagos trips.

Click here to see us mentioned in connection with travel to Guatemala.

Click here to see us mentioned again in connection with travel to Peru.

Click here to see where Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs states: “My main Peru source is Vaya Adventures (, a South American specialist based in California.”


Click here to see us featured in USA Today for our Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu combination trip, one of our most popular, where they highlight our ability to customize the itinerary for our travelers.


Los Angeles Times

Click here to read about our off-the-beaten-path trek to Machu Picchu in the Los Angeles Times travel section.

Click here to read the Los Angeles Times article about one of our Galapagos cruises aboard the Beagle, a classic schooner.


Chicago Tribune

Click here to read about our off-the-beaten-path trek to Machu Picchu in the Chicago Tribune travel section.




5 Star Rating (Excellent, highest possible rating), with reviewers commenting:

“Very friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable. When we indicated that we wanted to go to a place not usually on the tourist track, they suggested Salta in the northwest of Argentina…. We spent 5 great days in the region. All of the recommended places to stay were excellent and conveniently located.” Terry H., San Francisco, CA

“Very friendly and personalized service to Latin America. Everything is organized with attention to detail and according to customer’s request! Highly recommended!” Anmari K., Campbell, CA


We encourage our prospective clients to see what others have said about us. In Trip Advisor forums, there are numerous positive reviews from our (actual!) former travelers. Some examples:

Patagonia Forum:
“I can assure you if you deal with Vaya you can take comfort in every detail being planned and executed flawlessly. I ran into another couple from Denver at the Nibepo Aike who booked thru Vaya and they had a similar positive experience.” -Gary

Galapagos Forum:
“We have traveled to the Galapagos and Peru through Vaya Adventures… Every detail was executed to perfection. Our hotels were unique and in great locations.” -Vandatierney

Peru Forum:
“My husband and I had a fabulous experience in Peru using Vaya Adventures… we easily connected with friends from Michigan, enjoyed delightful lodging, learned from outstanding local guides, and had an overall spectacular trip to Macchu Picchu, the rainforest, and Lake Titicaca. We highly recommend Vaya for a made-just-for-you itinerary!” -Travelin’ Granny

Argentina Forum:
“I used Vaya for a trip to Argentina in Jan of 2009. We spent 4 days in BA, with side trips to an estancia in the pampas and Colonia, Uraguay. We spent two days and one night in Iguazu…. We then went on to Mendoza for 4 nights. They are a solid outfit, our trip went off without a hitch, every driver who was supposed to show up did, and the guides were very good… You will be happy with Vaya.” -retireyoung40

Other Media & Reviews:

Listen to Vaya Adventures founder James Lutz’s interview on the Galapagos Islands for the AmateurTraveler podcast: