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Diego Leon

After studying Marketing at university in Peru, I hold a Masters degree in International Tourism Management which I studied in Barcelona, Spain. I have 4+ years of experience in the Hospitality & Tourism business acquired in different countries. This international academic and work experience has provided me with exposure to environments with different cultures and characteristics which makes me an excellent option for advising and organizing the perfect adventure.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"South & Central America - All destinations
Concerning activities, I specialize in Adventure & Sports since I am an adrenaline seeker since I was young. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have lived my life with the following philosophy: "First get to know your country, then your continent and after you can travel abroad...that way you will have something interesting to say". In this way, my family always encouraged me to deeply know my country - Peru - and the different realities it holds. Along my life, thanks to the opportunities my family gave me, I managed to travel to different parts of the world and fall in love with sharing and knowing different cultures and environments. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"During my years in university, I always had the dream of hitchhike around South America. The next day I graduated I started making this dream come true. First I went north (Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela) and after several months, hundreds of new friends, cold & hot weather, safe and dangerous places to camp I started my way south to find out what Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil had to offer. Thanks to the angel that always guards me, by the time I arrived to Brazil the world known carnaval was going on...I think your imagination will get close enough to what really happened there. "

Featured trips & expertise

Sunlight on Machu Picchu
Ultimate Guide to the Inca Trail: Peru's Most Famous Trek

Thousands of people visit Peru every year for a chance to hike one of the world’s most famous treks — the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. In order to plan a great trek and memorable experience, here’s an insider’s guide on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to get started in organizing your trip.

Machu Picchu
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you’re looking for the best way to hike the Inca Trail, this classic route offers a unique approach which avoids the main crowds, and follows the ideal schedule for timing your visit to Machu Picchu.

Ausangate Trek
Ausangate Camping Trek

If you’re looking for a beautiful and more remote trek in Peru, the Ausangate trek may be perfect for you. On this 8-day itinerary, you’ll discover the beauty and rugged highlands of the Ausangate region, hike past glacial lakes, and wander amidst herds of alpacas.

Salkantay peak as seen during the Salkantay trek
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay trek is one of Peru’s best alternatives to the Inca Trail. Trek over a beautiful mountain pass at the foot of Mt. Salkantay before stopping at a local organic coffee plantation, followed by a visit to the Llactapata ruins. Finally, get up early the last day to catch sunrise at the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.