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Meet Our Expert Team of Leaders

A professional Wilderness Travel Trip Leader with deep knowledge of the destination and a focus on customer service can transform your trip into an unforgettable journey. Our leaders are all experts in Inca history, and each has a profound connection to Peru’s fascinating traditional culture. They take care of every detail so you’re free to savor the experiences. And just as important, they have a remarkable gift for sharing their extensive knowledge and favorite places. Our Trip Leaders have the insight, warmth, and cultural connections that make all the difference.

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 our Peru Trip Leaders and their upcoming trips. (Please note that leader assignments are subject to change.)

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Peter Boehm

Peter Boehm is German-born but says, “I have Latin blood running through my veins.” Pete has guided in Peru and across South America since 1984. He arrived as a traveler and became one of the first to trek many of Peru’s then unexplored Inca trails. ...

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Rob Dover

Rob Dover has always been passionate about mountains, beginning with his roots in England's Lake District, where he began his interest in hiking and climbing. He came to the Andes in 1994 to work on an alpaca and llama farm in Ecuador, returned to England after a ...

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Jhon Elguera

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 ...

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Andrea Heckman

Andrea Heckman has a PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico, with a focus on Anthropology and Art History. She is one of our most beloved leaders and has traveled in Peru since 1978, and Bolivia since 1984. In 1996, Andrea spent a year in Peru ...

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Diana Hidalgo

Diana Hidalgo is a Lima native who grew up traveling throughout Peru with her parents. In her adventures through the North Coast region of ancient pre-Incan civilizations, she developed a passion for the fascinating layers of culture that make Peru so extraordinary. ...

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Ryan Kost

Ryan Kost has worked, studied, and traveled in many countries and holds a Master’s degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. He first traveled to Peru with his parents when he was 14 and fell in love with the natural beauty and deep cultural history of the Andes. ...

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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 ...

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Julio Porras

Julio’s great sense of humor and passion for his Chimu and Mochica culture make him the ideal travel companion in Peru. He has been guiding for more than 12 years, has led special tours for world ambassadors and other international organizations, and has ...

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Americo Romaineville

Americo Romainville was raised in Cusco, Peru, learning about the myths, legends, and treasures of the Inca civilization from a young age. He holds a degree in Tourism from San Antonio Abad del Cusco, one of the oldest universities in Latin America, and has been ...

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Harry Sallo Pumayali

A native Peruvian from the former Incan capital of Cusco, Harry was born in 1981 and earned a degree as a Tourism Guide from Cusco’s Instituto Superior Tecnológico in 2003. He speaks Spanish and English, and is also conversant in German. Having worked as a ...

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Holly Wissler

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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Contact our Peru Specialists

Our Peru Specialists know every detail about our itineraries, and will be happy to answer any questions about our trips and help you choose the journey that’s right for you!