Pacsi miguel

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.

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Miguel was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable about the culture and area. He had a great sense of humor and interacted well with all the hikers and staff.
— Margie M., Granger, IN
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
I don't think we could have had a better leader. Miguel shared his personal story, which added greatly to our understanding of the country and region.
— Jan K., Poulsbo, WA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Miguel was an outstanding guide. He was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and made the trip absolutely perfect.
— Kate V., Danville, CA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
We can't imagine a better guide. He was so knowledgable, considerate, and very helpful, plus his passion made our trip unforgettable.
— Iwona D., Amersham, England
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Miguel made our trip! We were so lucky to have such a knowledgeable leader that bridged so many people and places together.
— Blaze C., San Francisco, CA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Awesome! Best guide I have ever had. Miguel is very knowledgeable about Incan history. I felt I was learning something new every day.
— Stephanie C., Portland, OR
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
We all cherished Miguel! He was undeniably one of the highlights of our trip personnel.
— Janeese J., Portland, OR
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
I can't say enough good things about Miguel. He was unbelievably helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and he earned the full confidence and trust of everyone on the trip. His knowledge of the flora was an unexpected bonus that we treasured. He made the trip!
— Marshall R., Contoocook, NH
Inca Trail Private Journey
Miguel was everything we could have asked for. He was knowledgeable, energetic, and constantly inquiring after our health and well-being. He shared all of his knowledge regarding everything we came across, and was very generous with his time throughout the day. Couldn't have asked for anything more!
— Brian R., Contoocook, NH
Inca Trail Private Journey
Miguel was the best guide we have ever had on any trip we have taken. He was highly professional, extremely knowledgeable, appropriately sensitive to our needs, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He is a truly outstanding guide.
— Rachel R., Contoocook, NH
Inca Trail Private Journey
I can’t say enough about how great Miguel was. He was smart, funny, caring, and infectiously enthusiastic.
— Tom H., Indianapolis, IN
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Miguel was so professional and knowledgeable, and a pleasure to have him as our guide. He made our trip.
— Monique D., Calgary, Alberta
Inca Trail Private Journey Deluxe Option
Miguel was a PERFECT guide and made the trip a success. He was extremely aware, perceptive, helpful, gentlemanly, knowledgeable, and nice. The list of his exceptional qualities is endless. He is an asset to WT and any traveler who gets him as a guide is lucky!
— Kris W., Pacific Palisades, CA
Inca Trail Private Journey Deluxe Option
Miguel was caring, knowledgeable, and made the trip fun!
— Tina L., Calgary, Alberta
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail Private Journey
An amazing guide. He was always concerned with the group: safety, experience, and pace on the trail.
— Kent P., New Franken, WI
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Migel was great, sharp, articulate, and very proud of his country and its origins.
— Gary N., Houston, TX
Inca Trail Private Journey Deluxe Option
Miguel was professional, knowledgable, and engaging—a pleasure to be around.
— Cynthia C., Houston, TX
Inca Trail Private Journey Deluxe Option
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Miguel was among the best guides I have had on any trip, anywhere in the world! A true gem!
— Kate S., San Francisco, CA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Miguel did a fantastic job and his knowledge of the Inca history was amazing!
— Madge T., Orlando, FL
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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
Inca Trail Private Journey
Miguel is exceptional. He made this a perfect vacation and an A+++ experience.
— Vicky T., Torrance CA
Inca Trail Private Journey
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
Inca Trail Private Journey
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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
I can’t give enough wonderful feedback! Miguel did a superlative job of helping to balance challenge with wonderment.
— Faith B., Potomac MD
Inca Trail Private Journey