Our Guides



Our team of guides are all local to the Cusco area and speak both Spanish and English fluently with the majority of them also speaking Qhechua (the native language of Peru). With degrees in tourism and with a minimum of 2 years experience under their belts they are full of energy and information about the native flora and fauna, the Inca sites you visit and are a ready source of stories and legends told by the Andean people.

 

See what our tourists think about our Guides:

 

Marco was excellent, he was very knowledgeable/passionate about Incan/Peruvian history and he shared that with the group. My friend and I were slower than the rest of the group but Marco made sure to keep pace with us to make sure we didn't fall far behind. Definitely ask for Marco as your guide if you want an excellent trip. 

 

Gabriel our tour guide was the best guide we have EVER had. He is such a nice guy - so much fun, hilarious, full of interesting stories and history and facts! He is actually an accomplished scholar and was a font of knowledge when it came to anything inka - he's even made some of his own documented and official discoveries on the trail itself which was so impressive. He is originally from the sacred valley so he lived and breathed the culture. Couldn't have had a better person being our guide for the tour, we were very very lucky. 

 

Daniel is an amazing guide. I honestly can't picture a better fitting guide for our group. Daniel is very light hearted, funny, relaxed and really knows how to set the tone/mood of the group. From the beginning he removed all the pretenses and said we are panay (sister) and waikys (brother), this really set the tone for our trip

 

I do want to speak about our guide, Pepe...he made our trip worth all the hard work:) I know guides are very knowledgeable but Pepe had a way of storytelling unlike anybody I know. He was a former park ranger at Machu Picchu and he kept our interest riveted whenever he spoke in his quiet, almost secretive way. Whenever one of us wasn’t feeling well he was very supportive and helpful and had suggestions, and leaves he fresh picked, for tea, to make us feel better. If you’d like an experience where you feel totally safe and secure in the fact that your guide has your best interests at heart,

 

I particularly want to praise Charly our guide. He was excellent in every way. He was highly organised so we were always clear as to where we should be and what we would need to bring. He was always punctual and related positively to each member of the group. I was particularly grateful for his support of me over the more strenuous stages. I was the oldest member of the group with asthma & a chest infection, so often lagged behind. Charley would give me resting time whenever I needed it by giving us a talk on the flora & fauna around us. He was knowledgeable, passionate about his country and his culture and was an excellent guide around Machu Picchu.

 

Anibel is extremely knowledgeable about Incan history which shows through the trek. He's also a very fun dude which made the trek seem more like you were hiking the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu with a good friend, who wanted to share his heritage. Everything about the trek was handled professionally, which made the entire experience more enjoyable.

 

Our tour guide, Walter, was phenomenal! He was funny, informative, helpful, and a great leader in coordinating every aspect of our 4 day Inca Trail experience. When my friend became very sick on the first day, he coordinated for us to stay at a closer campsite and was attentive to all of her needs, consistently checking to make sure she was okay and we were having a positive experience. He truly made it a great 4 Days!

 

Our guide, Gary,made the experience absolutely incredible! He went out of his way to meet us at our hotel in Cusco after finishing another trek to brief us. He gave us a very detailed understanding of what to expect each day and answered all of our questions.

 

our tour guide was Rolando. He was extremely helpful and enthusiastic about getting us to the top of Rainbow Mountain. The Llama Path teams are outstanding. As a part of our tour, breakfast and lunch was provided, and Llama Path went above and beyond. Instead of just prepacked food, Llama Path sent along a personal chef who made fresh amazing food!

 

Coco he was AWESOME. He provided in depth information about the trail, flora, ruins, and everything else in between. His experience divided the trail up into manageable sections over the four days, and got us to the Winaywayna gate as the second group, allowing us to be the first group to get to the Sun Gate. Coco's passion for his job was more than evident. It was shocking how knowledgeable he was about every subject under the sun, and in great detail.  Any question we asked, whether it had to do with an Inca Site, modern politics, plants, animals, weather, he knew the answer.  I still can't fathom how he fits so much information in his brain! Besides his fantastic organization and knowledge, he has a killer sense of humor.  He kept us laughing the entire way to Machu Picchu, even when we were exhausted beyond words. 

 

Roger, was engaging, professional and knowledgeable. He also consistently displayed an interest in everyone's well-being by reminding us about managing altitude sickness, asking if someone was unwell and tending to one girls sore knee. 

 

Jose, was terrific. He was patient and encouraging, and kept a close eye on our well-being, checking everyone's oxygen levels when the going got tough. He even kept an eye on struggling hikers from other groups, which was very generous of him. He has a great passion for Inca history, and explained all the ruins we passed with enthusiasm. He excelled in helping us understand Machu Picchu itself.

 

Edwin, our lead guide was 100% knowledgeable in the history, geography and culture of the areas we visited. He was there for our group to guide, motivate, entertain and get us through the trying times that invariably occur at altitude. I consider Edwin a personal friend after this trek as he took our well being and enjoyment as his personal responsibility. 

 

Marco was excellent, he was very knowledgeable/passionate about Incan/Peruvian history and he shared that with the group. My friend and I were slower than the rest of the group but Marco made sure to keep pace with us to make sure we didn't fall far behind. Definitely ask for Marco as your guide if you want an excellent trip. 

 

Jose Baca- our guide. Great energy and incredibly knowledgable. The trek itself was full of the most amazing sites, laughs and a lot of stopping with Jose and having him describe the incan culture and history. The trek itself was full of the most amazing sites, laughs and a lot of stopping with Jose and having him describe the incan culture and history. 

 

Roger's English was perfect and it was incredibly informative. We never felt rushed or stressed during the trip at all. Roger was simply amazing and full of anecdotes and history input about the inca culture and everything in Peru. 

 

Jose Luis' knowledge and strength was fascinating. He was an excellent guide who was very passionate in his work and healthy lifestyle. His compassion was kindly noted when he help my sister , who was having a tough time on the trail. He gave her strength to carry on and also carried her backpack when she could no longer carry it. I would recommend Jose Luis to anyone planning a hiking trip!!! 

 

JJ (Juan José) who went beyond expectation to ensure we were not only safe and learned about the inca sites and mountains surrounding us but kept us entertained with his colourful character (if you're ever stuck on a mountain, this is the man you want by your side!). 

 

Dario was amazing! We were so lucky to have him to ourselves. It was incredible to sit on the edge of a mountain at an Incan sight and listen to the history of his people and even get to hear about some of his family that still live in the highlands. He was fantastic! 

 

Our guide Aiben was funny, informative and helped us stay positive even through the most challenging parts of the hike. Neither my husband or I expected the entire hike to be as stunning as it was.

 

Edgar Rosalio 'Lio', was phenomenal. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, culture, flora, fauna, architecture of the region. In addition, he was a super cheerleader and marshalled us through altitude and snow with great joy and lots of laughter.

 

Marco the "Peruvian rebel soldier" was entertained with jokes and stories in the evenings at dinner. During the day he was informative, telling us amazing inca stories and answering our questions as fully as he could. Most importantly he made us feel safe during the entire trip paying special attention to anyone who was sick or struggling. 

 

Rolando was our guide for Machu Picchu and also the Cusco city tour. Very professional, extremely knowledgeable and Rolando has a "wicked" and terrific sense of humor.

Antony was knowledgable, energetic and a great person to be around and lead our hike. He paced us very well and was encouraging throughout the strenuous hike.

 

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