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Amanda Sweeney

Over the last 20 years I have experienced the main tourist destinations in Peru, I can offer advice on logistics, hotel options, unique experiences and off the beaten track trekking.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Ask me about the diversity of experiences from mountians, cities and beaches in Peru. I can also help plan trips to Ecuador and Bolivia having visited these countries several times including the unique biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands."

How did you get involved in travel?

"After a year long round the world trip I started working i at one of the UK´s largest travel agencies, Trailfinders. During my 5 years here I visited many countries in Latin America and decided to move on and specialise in the region at a smaller agency called, Rainbow Tours. During my 10 years as sales and product manager, I fell in love with the history, culture, mountains and diversity of Peru and decided to move to Cusco!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Trekking in the mountains around Cusco is a spectacular experience. Indulge in beautiful scenery combined with indigenous culture.

My favourite trek is the multi- day option to Ausangate combined with Rainbow Mountain. Immerse yourself in this unique region and visit Rainbow Mountain before the day trippers arrive! "

Featured trips & expertise

Stone mask on the ancient temple at Chavin de Huantar
10 Days in Peru: 5 Suggested Itineraries

With 10 days in Peru, you can explore several regions by taking internal flights or get to know one region in more depth. The highlights of the Cusco and Machu Picchu region can easily be combined with Lake Titicaca or the Amazon jungle. Alternatively, head north to enjoy lesser-known archaeological highlights, spectacular treks and beaches. Another very popular route is to travel south into the desert, then up through the canyons to the high Andean plains. Here are five different itineraries to help you make the most of your trip.

Couples at Machu Picchu
Planning Your Honeymoon in Peru

With its mysterious Inca ruins, quaint villages, beautiful sunsets and colorful Quechua culture, Peru makes for a fascinating and romantic honeymoon. The following list covers the best places to visit in Peru after you say “I do.”

Cusco Plaza de Armas
One Week in Peru: 5 Great Itineraries

With one week in Peru you can explore one region in detail or take internal flights to enjoy the highlights of two regions. Southern Peru has an incredible diversity of landscapes, while the north boasts archaeological sites that rival Machu Picchu. The popular Cusco region is perfect for sightseers and trekkers alike, and the jungle is accessible enough to combine with a trip to the highlands.

Girl walking home in the Lares Valley
Lares Valley Trek & Short Inca Trail - 8 Days

Trek through the Lares Valley, where you'll pass between glacier-capped mountains where llamas and alpacas graze in the surrounding hills. You'll visit the town of Lares, a colourful traditional town in the heart of the valley. Combined with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is a trek that combines two wonderful valleys & mountain ranges with very different ecologies & landscapes.

Hiking along the Inca Trail
Inca Trail Permits for 2018

Only a limited number of people are permitted to hike the Inca Trail each year. If you have your heart set on this classic trek to Machu Picchu, be sure to book your trek months in advance to get permits for your desired dates.