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Carla Pando

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

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Machu Picchu & Amazon Jungle - 7 Days

From the remote Machu Picchu ruins to the lush Amazon rainforest, this 7-day itinerary brings you to Peru's iconic landscapes. Fly to metropolitan Lima, then connect with the Inca capital of Cusco. Explore colorful textile markets, small towns, and Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley before traveling east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point to the lush Amazon. Spend three days viewing wildlife, like the giant river otter, river cayman, and vibrant parrot species, while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge.

Trees reflected in the waters of the Amazon River in Peru
Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail & Amazon Adventure - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary brings you to Peru's most stunning landscapes. Head to the Inca capital of Cusco to explore the colorful textile markets and small towns of the Sacred Valley and take the short Inca Trail to the famous Machu Picchu ruins. Next, travel east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point to the lush Amazon. Spend three days viewing wildlife, like the giant river otter, river cayman, and vibrant parrot species, while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge.

Uros floating island on Lake Titicaca
Essential Peru - 12 Days

From the Colca Canyon to Machu Picchu, this 12-day itinerary takes you to Peru's major highlights. Fly over the Nazca Lines, some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs, before exploring Lima and the colonial city of Arequipa. Then visit Lake Titicaca, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. Cap off your trip by walking in the footsteps of the Incas on a short hike to Machu Picchu. 

Choquequirao Ruins
Peru Adventure & Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu - 10 Days

On this Peruvian adventure, you'll start in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. Embark on a rewarding trek to the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, the “sister city” of Machu Picchu, passing through jungles and snow-capped peaks en route to Machu Picchu. If you’re up for a challenge, this is one of the most beautiful treks in the Sacred Valley.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Adventure - 6 Days

Explore the essential highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley, including visits to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Then, journey through a land of wild desert landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and herds of alpacas to arrive at your ultimate destination: the rainbow-painted slopes of Mount Vinicunca hidden deep in the Andes.