Latin America Trip Leader

Jhon Elguera

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Guide Since: 2002

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 been guiding tours in Peru since 2002. An outdoor enthusiast, he has completed several first aid and mountain rescue courses.

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Upcoming Trips with Jhon

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Apr 26 - May 4, 2024

May 24 - Jun 1, 2024

Nov 15-23, 2024

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Hiker’s Journey to Machu Picchu

Jun 8-16, 2024

Aug 10-18, 2024

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Client Testimonials

Jhon was wonderful! He was prompt, knowledgable, and made sure we were well taken care of. This experience was amazing! Thank you.

Abigail W.

College Station, TX
Inca Trail Private Journey

Jhon was great on all accounts! Could not have been better.

Amy H.

Englewood, CO
Hidden Inca Trail Private Journey

Jhon was very attentive and kind. We fully enjoyed his incredible knowledge about the area, ruins, birds, and flowers. He made our trip very enjoyable, and we would highly recommend him to anyone.

Doyoung C.

Clinton, PA
Inca Trail Private Journey

Jhon was able to lecture authoritatively on Incan/Peruvian/South American history, archaeology, botany, colonization, and cultural anthropology. Which, by itself, might make me want to push him off a convenient precipice (of which we saw several) if he weren't such a considerate, supportive, and competent guide!

Drew C.

Albany, NY
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Private Journey

Jhon's knowledge of and love for the Inca culture came through time and time again, as he described the sites and also wove his personal insights into the narrative. He and his crew of porters attended to every detail, including a bottle of Champagne and New Years hats to celebrate the New Year at the remarkable campsite at Phuyupatamarka. I don't think there is a more beautiful place to celebrate the coming of the New Year!

George G.

Hansville, WA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Jhon is an incredible asset to Wilderness Travel. It was miraculous watching the way he handled a million detail, imparted wonderful endless information, understood the abilities and pace of each individual, and truly made our trip special.

Heather C.

Los Angeles, CA
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Jhon was an excellent and knowledgeable guide! He was very informative and there were some lively discussions about geology and many other topics. Jhon did a fantastic job with the organization of the trip. We couldn't have asked for better!

Karen J.

Reno, NV
Hiker's Journey to Machu Picchu

Jhon was a pleasure! He is professional, confident, encouraging, knowledgeable, and courteous in every way. I felt lucky to have him as our guide!

Martha H.

Celebration, FL
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Jhon was amazing and definitely made the trip as successful as it was!

Noelle K.

Ridgewood, NJ
Inca Trail Private Journey Deluxe Option

Jhon was fantastic! He consistently went above and beyond his tour guide duties. He was courteous, kind, courageous, knowledgeable, an excellent resource in the local communit, and FUN!

Susan S.

Vero Beach, FL
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Jhon was committed to ensuring all the logistics with the trip went smoothly. He is dedicated and professional at all times, tending to every member of the group's needs and concerns. He is knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and geography of Peru. He was a great pleasure to have as a trip leader.

Suzanna K.

Littleton, CO
Choquequirao: Trek to the Cradle of Gold

Jhon is absolutely the best guide we have ever had! He is such a good person. He has developed a community of folks along the trail who make this trip such a great adventure.

Tom A.

Lake City, CO

Jhon was great! He was knowledgeable, friendly, hard working, professional, and fun to be with.

Walt S.

El Dorado, CA
Inca Trail Private Journey

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