In this review we discuss a little about Gate1Travel , a travel agency from the USA. Discovery tours offer you a chance to immerse yourself in culture with a smaller group size of up to 22 people. This means you get to know your group well and you are able to do more things together that cannot be done in a large group. Get ready to see hidden gems only the locals know about and linger at places your group enjoyed longer. These tours also offer more opportunity for activities and interactions with the local communities. Small group size also allows for unique and boutique accommodations, adding to the immersive nature of these experiences. Discovery tours feature a quickly expanding mix of destinations, from primary locations such as Italy and Peru to the more exotic locales which include Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Borneo, just to name a few.
Gate1Travel is a very big travel agency, you should find practically anything you may want in their offer. Lets see what are their summer 2019 top offers : We had a great time on our trip to Vietnam!! It was even better than we expected. Our guide was Trong who did an excellent job making sure we all had a great experience and learned about the Vietnamese people and culture. We would highly recommend this trip to friends!! Featured Destination Vietnam “We would love for you to join us on an upcoming Gate 1 Travel Vietnam escorted tour. If you’re looking to experience the best of Vietnam, here is your chance! Visit the magnificent Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City; explore the Old City of Hoi An; tour the Imperial City in Hue; view the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea in Halong Bay, and so much more! Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime!”.
Random customer reviews : I am actually shocked to read all these negative reviews. I just booked my 12th trip with Gate 1, have recommended to many friends who have all loved as well. A lot of these complaints seem to be about losing deposits or not getting money for cancellation – this is pretty standard in the industry I think. I don’t buy insurance with Gate 1, but I do make sure I have really good insurance with my credit card, personal travel insurance through a couple providers as well. I actually won’t travel with any other company. Read extra info about Gate1travel reviews.
Some negative reviews : When Gate1 induces you to book early by stating that prices will go up by $400 after a June 15 deadline, it is completely bogus. In my case, I booked in May just to discover 6 weeks later that prices had gone DOWN, not up. Their customer service is dreadful with people repeatedly unable to even understand what a complaint is about. Then a supervisor in the sales department deflect the problem on the marketing department. When confronted, Gate1 is very careful not to acknowledge any of this in writing and they just dont care. Their message: if the customer does not like it, that is fine, he can cancel and they keep the $300 deposit!
Some positive reviews : It was wonderful. We have taken 7 trips with Gate 1 and this was a favorite, right up there with Greece, Ecuador and Galapagos cruise. Our guide was Henry Melgarejo who did an excellent job. His love and knowledge of his country were evident. Hotels were very good and price for entire trip with flights was economical. We changed flight from Miami to DC and Gate 1 charged identical price with no increase for changing departure site. Very nice! Henry was the best guide we’ve ever had. Group was a good size of 26. Henry escorted us through Machu Picchu and even rode the train with us. We felt entirely safe the entire trip and we learned so much about the Incas. Henry is an historian and college professor who studied in USA and Peru. Gate 1 executed our trip with precision and care. Buses were new and drivers were excellent.