Born and raised in the city Cusco, Peru, I grew up learning about traditional Andean customs, like how to speak Quechua, from my grandparents. Spending time with them taught me to cherish my culture and jumpstarted my love for ancient history. After high school, I decided to turn this passion into my career and went on to study tourism. I started out by helping lead treks on the Inca Trail. I loved being outside every day and sharing my love of history with people from all over the world. I quickly became a lead guide on the Inca Trail and even started leading other treks and tours around the area.
I’ve been guiding now for about 18 years and have led well over 500 treks in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, yet it never gets old. Join me, and I can show you the secrets and wonders of my ancestors. Let me take you off the beaten path, away from the typical tourist track, and show you what it really means to connect with nature. Through my tours, I want to take you back in time to the days of the Incan Empire. Step into my time machine and let’s explore!
Since I was little, I’ve been interested in the history of my ancestors. While historians have discovered a lot about the Inca civilization, many mysteries still remain. The secrets of the past have kept me so enthusiastic for this subject because I am constantly learning about new theories and discoveries, like how the Inca’s knowledge of astronomy helped them to further technological advances. Furthermore, I feel very connected to the Inca’s philosophical perspectives. I believe, as they did, that life is ultimately a spiritual journey, and that learning about different cultures allows you to make connections to both humanity and nature. Through my job, I am so lucky because I not only get to connect to my past, but also to the many cultures of the world that open my mind every day.
My dream vacation would be to visit the pyramids of Egypt. Coming from Cusco, a city rich with history, I’ve always had a passion for ancient cultures and archeology. Like the Incas, the Egyptians were one of the greatest ancient civilizations and were incredibly skilled builders and stone masons. I would love to experience the wonder of the pyramids in person and learn about the magnificent culture that left this marvel behind.