Meet Our Extraordinary Trip Leaders

A professional Wilderness Travel Trip Leader with a deep knowledge of the destination and a focus on customer service makes all the difference. Our leaders are experts in Inca history with a profound connection to Peru’s fascinating traditional culture. They take care of all the details so that you can savor the experiences of the trip. And just as important, they have a remarkable gift for sharing their extensive knowledge and favorite places. Our Trip Leaders have the warmth, endless energy, and that special “it” factor that transforms a trip into an unforgettable journey.

The trip was extraordinary and my hiking companion and I agreed, as we watched the other guides and groups, that we had clearly chosen the best in the field.
Drew C., Albany, NY

Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

Pacsi miguel

Miguel Pacsi

Departure Dates: July 7-15, 2023, August 25-September 2, 2023, September 16-24, 2023

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 ...

Elguera jhon

Jhon Elguera

Departure Dates: October 7-15, 2023, October 13-21, 2023, November 10-18, 2023

Jhon Elguera was born in 1980 near the ancient Inca stronghold of Machu Picchu in the Santa Teresa Valley. After graduating from high school in Cusco, he undertook computer studies, then later attended guide school, receiving a diploma in cultural tourism. Jhon has ...

Wissler holly

Holly Wissler

Departure Dates: June 16-24, 2023, June 25-July 3, 2023

Holly Wissler, a musician and ethnomusicologist, is one of our most experienced and gifted Trip Leaders, drawing upon her many years of trekking and living in Peru and Nepal. Holly is deeply passionate about Andean culture and music, the topic of her PhD in ...

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2018 itinerary

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