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Claire Dean

I have worked in tourism in Peru for 20 years and adore my adopted country! I was a trekking guide for many years and have a lot of experience of trekking and travel in this area. I come from a sustainable, environmentally friendly, low impact travel approach which is why I love to work as a travel advisor for Haku Expeditions.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"trekking in the Cusco region, travel in Cusco and Peru."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was a tour leader for many years , for a company with a strong "Responsible travel" ethic, leading groups all over Latin America. I am now office based and love helping people to have the best possible experience of traveling in Peru."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I think trekking in the Espiritu Pampa area when I first came here, I went off with a friend, a guide and a mule! For some of the way we were accompanied by a gentleman with a rather large gun! He was checking that we were not going to disrupt his coca leaf plantation . After 5 km he was convinced that we were not spies or reporters and left us to trek this amazing place! The army base has now made this area a lot safer to trek ! :)"

Featured trips & expertise

Colca Canyon Trek - 4 Days

For people who enjoy backpacking in the mountains and beautiful hot springs, this is the ideal multi-day trek. You'll have a local guide who will help you discover Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, with stunning views of the Andes.

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.

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.

Looking down on the city of Cusco

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour - 7 Days

This 7-day itinerary offers a great balance of exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley, while including a private tour of Machu Picchu. Choose from a selection of great adventures — mountain biking, horseback riding or zip-lining — and spend a night in the beautiful local village of Ollantaytambo.