My name is Carla - I am a travel agent and part of the Quechua Treks team. We love to travel and consider ourselves nature lovers but more than that we enjoy bringing the real Peru to you, we will provide amazing travel experiences. Our goal is that our passengers take with them the best experience they could ever have.
By the way, I´m a visual artist!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in custom tours in Peru and Bolivia, creating custom-made tours for families, groups, honeymooners and independent travelers. I love putting together packages with traditional tours and mixing them with adventure, artistic, non-traditional tours and local experiences.”"
How did you get involved in travel?
"I moved to Cusco 10 years ago, since I've been living here I've been working in tourism. I have worked at the front desk of Loki Hostel, Managed the Yamanyá Backpacker Hostel, and started working with local tour operators 6 years ago. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I will never forget the first time I visited Paucartambo for the festivity of Virgen del Carmen, I was amazed to be part of a celebration that takes place every year to pay tribute to the virgin. It is an Andean festivity full of color, dance and lots of beer! It is incredible the religious devotion that can be appreciated mixed with the dance companies that pay tribute, and after dancing all night long a perfect way to finish the day is going to Tres Cruces to see the sunrise. "
Featured trips & expertise
From bustling cities to remote jungles, this 11-day tour of Peru's highlights is perfect for adventurous travelers. Sightsee in the capital city of Lima, then continue to the imperial Inca city of Cusco. Tour the Sacred Valley and explore Inca ruins and colorful textile markets before embarking on the Inca Trail. Walk on the same stone steps that Inca engineers built in the 15th century, finishing your trek at the famed Machu Picchu ruins. Top off the trip with a whirlwind visit to the Amazon rainforest.
Explore the essential highlights of Peru, including visits to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Rainbow Mountain, on this weeklong adventure. Begin with a night in Lima and head to the Sacred Valley, where you'll enjoy cultural experiences and a tour of the Maras Salt Flats. Hike part of the famed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, where you'll spend a day immersed in Inca history. End your trip with a special hike to the brilliantly-hued Rainbow Mountain.
From the Nazca Lines to Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu, this 14-day itinerary takes you to Peru's major highlights. Fly over the Nazca Lines - some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs, then spend some time exploring the metropolitan city of Lima before heading out to explore the colonial city of Arequipa. Next, explore Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, then head out to Lake Titicaca - a place rich with history, culture, and natural beauty. Finally, head to the Inca capital of Cusco and explore colorful textile markets and small towns of the Sacred Valley, and hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Recent trip reviews for Carla
Excellent · Peru - Jan 6 - Jan 13, 2020
Our guides Arturo, Wilson and Ronald were very good. We enjoyed all parts of the trip. The food tour in Lima was great and a lot of fun. The hotel in Sacred valley was amazing, and we found the tours of the different Inca sites and Macchu Picchu to be interesting and informative. The only negative was the hotel in Cusco - Hotel Palacio Manco Capac. We felt the rooms were too small, the wifi was weak inside of the room and the service was very slow in that particular hotel.
We just completed a fantastic trip to Peru wh... · Peru - Oct 12 - Oct 22, 2019
We just completed a fantastic trip to Peru where Carla planned three tours in one. It was quite complicated, but it went off without a hitch. Everything was taken care of from the moment Arturo picked us up at the airport in Lima until Ronald dropped us off at the airport in Cusco. Arturo is a great tour guide and loved showing us around Lima including a really great restaurant for lunch. Then it was off to Cusco, where Ronald greeted us with hot coca tea at the airport and Zac met us at... read more
My guide and driver were great. The only iss... · Peru - Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2019
My guide and driver were great.
The only issues would be the hotels in Machu Picchu and urabamba.
In Machu Picchu I was right next to the train which made its way every 2 hours not allowing for any sleep nor peace.
The setting in Urubamba was beautiful but the entry door was completely sealed making it loud for people walking bye and bugs were ever present.
Peru · Peru - Aug 14 - Aug 22, 2019
This trip was planned to perfection by Carla at the KimKim Team. She found a great company, Quechua Treks. Our guide, Johann, was above and beyond amazing! We did the Choquerquiro hike and ran into other hikers who did not have a great experience. Ours was perfect. We had 4 people doing this hike. One person, (me!) had trouble on the last day because of the heat. Johann was very attentive without being obnoxious, to make sure I was safe.
The KimKim team was also flexible when our... read more
Trip to Peru · Peru - Jul 29 - Aug 9, 2019
The local agent Quechua Treks did a great job, we love all the details they arrange, like the snakes on the bus food restaurant our guide Zacarias pick was all amazing. Zac makes the trip even more enjoyable he is great tour guides full knowledge of the sites and plannings the trip in perfect timing. And our drive also did a great job.
Zip lining was very adventurous but not for everyone our group enjoyed.
Scared dreams lodge is beautiful hotel to stay, we loved it a lot.
Peru · Peru - May 19 - May 21, 2019
While Carla was great planning the trip, our guide, Rolfi, left much to be desired. Rolfi was rude, uninformed, unpleasant, unhelpful and unprofessional.
He was late picking us up by almost 20 minutes. When he finally arrived, he muttered something like the flight was early (by 10 minutes), it's only 10 minutes you had to wait. No apologies. Nothing. At lunch, Rolfi insisted that we order the baked Guinea Pig (which was very expensive) and reminded us that our drinks were on our own but... read more