In 2016 I went to Peru with my daughter Lucy to challenge ourselves trekking in the Andes and exploring the Inca Trail.
I travelled in a group of 10 Australians led by Claudio Maqque Vaeldez who now runs Inkati Peru Travel.
Peru is one of the most exciting countries in South America, and Claudio is one of the best guides I’ve ever travelled with.
We spent time in Cusco, Ollantaytambo, trekked in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and of course finished up on the Inca Trail to hike into Machu Picchu.
Claudio was an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Peru and the Incas, and also about the natural environment. And he is also an expert in local travel arrangements, permits, conditions and customs – something that can take a lot of the headaches out of planning a trip in Peru.
He was always calm, patient, and generous with his time. Just as importantly, he treated his crew and all the locals we met along the way with total respect. A total professional.
The next time I go to Peru, and I hope its soon, I will definitely be arranging all my treks with Claudio and Inkati Peru Travel.