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Born in the beautiful province of Acomayo, right in the Andes Mountains, my love of the great outdoors began at a young age. When I was just a kid, my family moved to Cusco, where I discovered my love of tourism. I first began working in tourism as a porter on the Inca Trail. It was really hard work, but working with the guides inspired me to become one as well. I went to school to study tourism. I remember the day I received my license as an official tour guide like it was yesterday! It was such an exciting moment to be able to lead people on the trail, and now 16 years later, I still get that same excitement every time I host a tour. A few years ago, I decided to take my passion and begin my own tour company. My hope that through my tours, I can show travelers not only the beauty and history of the region but also teach them about the rich Andean culture.
Growing up in a small town in the Sacred Valley, I was raised to always respect and love Mother Nature. As a kid, I always admired the tour guides passing through my town. Not only did they get to explore some of the most beautiful parts of the country, but they got to meet people from all over the world. I became determined that I too would become a tour guide. As soon as I was old enough, I moved to Cusco to study tourism and become a certified Inca Trail guide. For about 14 years now, I have been leading tours, and discovered that, beyond taking my guests on the “typical” paths, I wanted to be a unique guide and take them to the unique interesting spots other guides weren’t going to. I also have studied medicinal plants and love teaching my travelers about the many fascinating benefits these plants can have.
I was born in the Apurimac region of Peru in an indigenous community with rich agricultural land. As a kid, I learned from my parents how to work on the field and the importance of maintaining our culture’s age-old traditions. Although I left my small town at a very young age to go to elementary school in Cusco, I’ve carried this appreciation for ancient culture my whole life. Living in the magical city of Cusco, I was able to expand upon my knowledge of my ancestors even more and was inspired to take this knowledge and share it with others. After studying tourism in school, I became a tour guide, specializing in ancient cultures. Having been born in a village in an indigenous village and as a native speaker of the Quechua language, teaching travelers from all over the world about the history and land has been an absolute dream.
I am an an avid amateur photographer and am learning more everyday. I love taking my camera along hikes and treks with me and practicing my photography skills.
Growing up, I’ve always loved fishing, particularly for river trout. Now as an adult I’m have begun to rediscover this passion! I have recently discovered a new passion for birdwatching, and I hope to keep learning even more so I can lead my own birdwatching tours soon.
I’m currently working on building a new home, and while it’s been hard work, I absolutely love it! In my free time, I also love spending as much time as possible with my wife and two little kids!
I would love to go to Mexico! Working on the Inca trail for so many years has made me quite fascinated with ancient cultures and ruins. I would love to see the famous Mayan city of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, Mexico!
As a guide, I have had so many interesting and friendly clients from the USA and Canada who have told me so much about their beautiful countries. Therefore, I would love to travel to these interesting places like Yosemite National Park or Toronto!
I would love to go to Alaska to see the incredible glaciers and Northern Lights. Seeing these sorts of natural marvels is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it would be an absolute dream to witness it firsthand!