Miguel Pacsi

Miguel Pacsi was born in the highlands southeast of Cusco, not far from snow-capped Ausangate, the most sacred mountain to the Inca people. Born into the WT family, with his father being one of our original camp managers, Miguel is a now a second-generation member of our Peru team! He has hiked the famous Inca Trail hundreds of times and holds a teaching degree in History and Geography from the University of San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima as well as a  guides’ degree from the University in Cusco. He is fluent in his native Quechua as well as Spanish and English and loves sharing his vast knowledge of Peru’s local traditions as well as its cultural and natural history. Miguel is a favorite among our trip members and receives rave reviews.

Upcoming Trips:

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, April 8-16, 2015
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, August 22-30, 2015
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, September 22-30, 2015
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, October 23-31, 2015

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Client Testimonials:


Miguel has a wonderful heart. He has a love of his people, the mountains, and the Incas that is difficult to describe. As we climbed up Dead Woman’s Pass with Miguel blowing his flute, it was truly a unique experience. You are most fortunate to have him as a Trip Leader. A. L., Redmond WA Miguel Pacsi cannot be surpassed. He is knowledge of history, geography, culture, flora, and animals is unlimited and he is a wonderful teacher and humanitarian. Cannot say enough about him. He made the trip unforgettable and wonderful. G. B., Fayetteville NY Miguel really made this trip an experience of a lifetime. He is a classy man in every sense of the word. Thanks again. Paul M., Pasadena CA
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Miguel is exceptional. He made this a perfect vacation and an A+++ experience. Vicky T., Torrance CA
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Miguel is a star. His rapport with us, his porters, and the people on the trail was exemplary. Stuart and Molly S., Salt Lake City UT
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Miguel was superb. We could not have asked for more. We’ve done a lot of guided trips and he was one of the best we’ve ever had. Peter M., Worcester MA Miguel is fantastic! He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, architecture, flowers, birds, and so much more. And he’s a warm and caring person who made this a truly wonderful experience. He is a gem! Robert B., Berkeley CA
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I can’t give enough wonderful feedback! Miguel did a superlative job of helping to balance challenge with wonderment. Faith B., Potomac MD
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Miguel did a fantastic job and his knowledge of the Inca history was amazing! Madge T., Orlando, FL
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Miguel was the most amazing person I have met. He made the trip absolutely unforgettable and was very warm, caring, and knowledegable. Meghana T., Scottsdale, AZ
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Miguel was very friendly and knowledgable and showed us some special trails that cannot necessarily handle larger groups. He was delightful. Mark J., Paradise Valley, AZ
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Miguel is in a class by himself! A true gentleman and a scholar. His firsthand knowledge of the traditions, culture, and history gave him the best vantage point from which to share the trek and experience the landscape, people, and food. He is to be commended for a job well done. Bravo! Helen R., Albuquerque, NM
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Miguel truly enhanced this trip. I have not had a guide anywhere who was so genuinely caring, intelligent about everything, and beautifully conveyed his love and knowledge of Peru. Karen B., Reno, NV
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Miguel Pacsi is a gem. A very knowledgeable guide with information on everything and fantastic social skills. We all really enjoyed his company and his experience. He was definitely a highlight of the trip and made the Inca culturre come alive for us! Pascale M., Newmarket, Ontario
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Miguel's Andean background, knowledge of indigenous culture and nature, and simple kindness and relatedness to other human beings were of otherworldly magnitude. When he wasn't offering to carry one's burden up Dead Woman's Pass, he was leading us on with his Andean flute! A supremely magnificent guide and human being! James S., Fair Lawn, NJ
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Miguel was personable, knowledgeable, and a great conversationalist. But it was a very special gift that he is a Peruvian and so proud of his heritage. Robert K., Mc Lean, VA
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Miguel was exceptional. Not only did I appreciate his knowledge, but his interpersonal interaction and his flexibility day-to-day to maximize the trip experience was exceptional. Can't say enough great things about him! Scott W., Riverside, MO
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Miguel was among the best guides I have had on any trip, anywhere in the world! A true gem! Kate S., San Francisco, CA
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Miguel was amazing and added so much enjoyment to our trip. He was so knowlegabe, patient, anticipated our needs, and was an overall wonderful person to get to know. Mary Jane O., Mesa, AZ
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Miguel's love of the area was obvious and infectious and his knowledge of history, culture, flora, and fauna was impressive. Stephen G., Baltimore, MD
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Miguel was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the culture, natural environment, history, and people of the area; sensitive to our needs; extremely well organized; and a delightful person with whom to travel and hike. Julie G., Baltimore, MD
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Miguel was professional, knowledgable, and engaging—a pleasure to be around. Cynthia C., Houston, TX
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Migel was great, sharp, articulate, and very proud of his country and its origins. Gary N., Houston, TX
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Miguel was a fantastic tour guide from all perspectives, exceedingly kind while also being very fun to be around. His knowledge of the Inca culture and the current Peruvian culture were great. Sharon C., Ellicott City, MD
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An amazing guide. He was always concerned with the group: safety, experience, and pace on the trail. Kent P., New Franken, WI
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Miguel went above and beyond to ensure that our trip was ‘unforgettable.’ It is obvious that he is well liked as he appeared to know most everyone we met on the trail. A GREAT guide. Dianne K., , Alberta, Canada
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