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Edson Chacón

I'm passionate about travel. I was born in Perú, a land blessed with many places that can be considered a wonder of the world and a variety of activities that can fulfill any adventure or culture seekers. With more than 15 years of experience, I love to design not trips to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All around Perú, Bolivia, Chile, cultural and adventure activities.
Special Family Trips
Cultural & Off-The-Beaten-Path Tours
Honeymoon Programs
Adventure & Traditional Experiences"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Since I was a little kid I saw my dad working in tourism as a driver and later on my brother got involved as a tour leader. I witnessed and realized how you can do something more not only for people to get to know your country but for your own country itself when you share experience and culture along with the uniqueness of each destination."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When I was a kid I had the chance to travel by the first time to Lima with my parents, they made a huge effort but took us all to visit it. When we were at the beach and as it was our first experience near to the sea we jump with no regrets into the water and I remember my mom (literally) pulling her hair and screaming for us to get out of there as soon as we could but we kept playing around, until, the always recognizable and ultrasonic voice of my father, broke stronger than the waves into our ears telling us to be next to them in less than five seconds, and as usual, by the time he finished we were standing at their side. We saw each other and after a quick silence we start laughing our hearts out, that, undoubtedly, became in the sweetest memory of my whole family together, with no worries, with nothing more than the strong feeling that nowadays stills gather us joined."

Featured trips & expertise

Water on leaves after an Amazon downpour
The Best of Peru - 10 Days

Explore Peru's coast, mountains, and rainforest in this 10-day highlights trip. Start in metropolitan Lima and soak in the coastal vibe, then head east deep into the Amazon rainforest. Explore the peaceful reserve, enjoy wildlife viewing, and stay in a comfortable lodge on the banks of a mighty river. Continue to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, and explore archaeological sites and the stunning Sacred Valley. Visit the famed Machu Picchu citadel, then keep going south to Lake Titicaca—South America's largest lake—to explore cultures who predate the Inca by millennia. Take a tour onto the lake to see the floating reed islands, textile weaving, and ancient stone ruins. Whether by plane or bus, you will be amazed at how quickly the landscape changes as you discover Peru.

Sunset in Huanchaco with traditional totora reed boats
Peru Cultural Tour & Short Inca Trail - 16 Days

Explore Peru's history from Pre-Incan cultures to the Inca empire, all the way to modern times. Start in the modern capital of Lima, then take a spectacular flight over the iconic Nazca lines. From here, head north to discover the Mochica pyramids, the mud-brick city of Chan Chan, and the Tucume pyramids of the Sican people. Then, challenge yourself on the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and enter the iconic ruins through the Sun Gate.

Kuelap ruins in northern Peru
History & Culture of Peru - 14 Days

Explore Peru's history from Pre-Incan cultures to the Inca empire, all the way to modern times. Start in the modern capital of Lima, then take a spectacular flight over the iconic Nazca lines. From here, head north up the coast to Trujillo to discover the Mochica pyramids, the mud-brick city of Chan Chan, and the Tucume pyramids of the Sican people. Drive inland through the cloud forest into the Amazonas region to see Gotca waterfall and Kuelap fortress, a walled Chachapoya structure known as the "Machu Picchu of the North". Next, head to Cusco to walk in the footsteps of the Incas, and explore the culture and history of the Incas. Top it all off by spending a day exploring the iconic Machu Picchu ruins. With over 5,000 years of architecture and civilization to experience, this trip is a must on any traveler's list.

The ancient city of Cusco, center of the Inca Empire
Sacred Valley & Amazon Grand Tour - 16 Days

From metropolitan cities and ancient Inca ruins to remote jungle lodges, this 16-day exploration of Peru's history and nature is perfect for the adventurous traveler. Start in Lima, Peru's capital city, then continue to the Amazon rainforest. Spend a few days deep in the Amazon exploring the jungle and seeing rare wildlife. Next, head to the imperial Inca capital of Cusco to explore narrow cobblestone streets and 15th-century archaeological sites. Then, embark on the Salkantay Trek to get some breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley. End your trek at Machu Picchu, and spend a day immersed in the beauty and history of its ancient ruins. Reward your hard work with two relaxing days exploring the villages and historical sights of the Sacred Valley. Finally, head back to Cusco and summit the colorful Rainbow Mountain.

Discover the Peruvian Amazon - 5 Days
Discover the Peruvian Amazon - 5 Days

Discover the hidden rainforest in this 5-day exploration of northern Peru. Transfer from Lima to Iquitos and continue your journey into the Amazon by boat.  See hundreds of colorful birds flock together at dawn, spot nocturnal wildlife on a night hike, and visit indigenous communities to learn sugar making and fishing techniques.

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. 

Recent trip reviews for Edson

The best of peru - 10 days , Peru - May 28 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Jose B. - Local specialist: Edson Chacón

Edson and Liz were my local specialists. They both offered great advice and help during my trip to Peru.