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Clara Gies

Born and raised in Germany I am inwardly Peruvian since I came here for the first time. I have been living for almost eight years in Peru now, traveling a lot through Peru and its neighboring countries. During my trips I have discovered new exciting and incredible places and attractions, which I'd like to share with you. I look forward to planning a trip together and creating a tailor-made vacation according to your travel style.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. I love to create meaningful memories and remarkable travel itineraries. When designing itineraries and packages, I focus on creating a customized and unforgettable experience that best suits the needs and travel interests of each person."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Born in Germany I started traveling at a young age. At first, I explored Europe with almost all its countries, then, at the age of 18 I came to Peru and stayed. The last 8 years I traveled through almost the whole country, and I am happy to be able to share what I know with others to organize a customized trip that is truly unforgettable."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"For one year I supported a small Andean village at 4000 m asl, helping out in the local health post and giving English lessons in the small secondary school. Everyone in the town spoke Quechua, the Inca language and any or little Spanish. I stayed there once a week for two days/ one night and shared their life. Since this experience I am deeply connected to the Andes and their people."

Featured trips & expertise

A futuristic glass pod is a hotel room at Skylodge Adventure Suites (Photo courtesy of Skylodge Adventure Suites)
Beyond Hotels: Unique Lodging Options in Peru

Sure, you could sleep in a regular hotel—or, you could check into a futuristic glass pod suspended high over the Sacred Valley, spend the night in style on a luxury train, or choose another of these unique accommodation options during your travels in Peru.

The Salkantay Trek passes through various terrain types
Salkantay Lodge-to-Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu

Named after the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range, the Salkantay Trek takes you high in the Andes outside Cusco, providing specular views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, and lush cloud forest. It’s an easy to moderate hike, with some sections of challenging terrain. The six-day trek involves comfortable stays at luxurious lodges in remote locations so that you can enjoy the gorgeous Andean scenery without having to give up your comforts.

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.”

Recent trip reviews for Clara

Teresa

Peru in 10 days, Peru - Jun 24 - Jul 8, 2018

Traveler: Teresa W. - Local specialist: Clara Gies

Clara and her entire team were outstanding to work with. They went above and beyond expectations to insure our trip unfolded without a hitch. We had an air travel problem that left us stranded, so a team member came and picked us up, and took us to temporary lodging. Behind the scenes, Clara took care of the chain reaction from the problem, so the trip continued along smooth for us--without a wrinkle in our general enjoyment. Her team also fixed a problem that I created. It was a misread of... read more

Clara and her entire team were outstanding to work with. They went above and beyond expectations to insure our trip unfolded without a hitch. We had an air travel problem that left us stranded, so a team member came and picked us up, and took us to temporary lodging. Behind the scenes, Clara took care of the chain reaction from the problem, so the trip continued along smooth for us--without a wrinkle in our general enjoyment. Her team also fixed a problem that I created. It was a misread of the itinerary in which I had wash done that I would have not been able to pick up. Her team picked up the wash and had it ready at a hotel in time for me to avoid losing a significant amount of my clothes. Our experience with Clara as our travel agent was excellent. She picked well thought-out details that enhanced our experience. Most of all, we could count on her to be there when we needed her. Bravo Clara, and thank-you for the stellar planning of a memorable trip to Peru!

Tarin

Colca canyon trek - 4 days, Peru - Jul 7 - Jul 9, 2018

Traveler: Tarin F. - Local specialist: Clara Gies

The tours themselves were not bad but the specialist Clara should be avoided at all costs. Slow to respond, repeatedly failed to answer questions (or gave me incorrect information), and provided misleading descriptions (ex. My 2 day "kayak trip" was about an hour alone in a kayak with a guide and no group before being dropped off to travel by motorboat the entire trip). She sent me a list of things I'd need a long time after I'd left home, 2 days before the trek, so I couldn't get any of them. Please, please do not book with Clara.

Vinita

Peru in 10 days, Peru - Jun 24 - Jul 8, 2018

Traveler: Vinita N. - Local specialist: Clara Gies

Fantastic travel planning by Clara and her team on our 15-day trip to Peru. They went above and beyond by helping us rearrange and rebook our schedule when our flight from Cuzco to Puerto Moldonado was cancelled because of weather conditions. They even helped up pick up our laundry and have it delivered to our hotel! I can't say enough good things about them. They helped make our trip to Peru amazing in every way.
We highly recommend them.

Lima, Peru - Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2018

Traveler: Dilia G. - Local specialist: Clara Gies

Clara planned a perfect getaway for the few days that we were there. A sightseeing excursion that included lunch and a Pisco sour tasting, a bike ride through the city and then a ride to an ancient ruins sight. It was perfect for our time there.