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Ernesto Alonso

Hello! My name is Ernesto and I am Peruvian who started in tourism as a guide in Cusco. I started as a tour leader where I had the opportunity to explore every corner of my country. I visited the coast, the Andes and the jungle. I can help plan a trip to any corner of Peru. After guiding for 7 years, I felt it was time for me to work as a travel agent to help travelers from all over the world experience my country. I am passionate about my country and I am very happy to help with your trip planning!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in adventure and custom trips throughout Peru, Bolivia, and part of Ecuador. Including trips to the jungle, north, and south of Peru as well as the Galapagos. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"As a child, I grew up traveling all throughout Peru with my parents. This started my travel passion throughout Peru and knew I wanted to share with the world. At 17 years old, my sister allowed me to work as a guide in her company and from then on, I knew this was my calling."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My favorite experiences have always been in the Amazon especially my last visit there where I headed to the middle of Amazon and got to see some incredible wildlife. I got to see monkeys hanging from the trees, alligators in the river, jaguars drinking water from the shore, and even some flying harpies. That was a priceless experience that I will never forget. "

Ernesto is part of the following groups: Peru Travel Agents
Machu Picchu shining in the sun
Experience Magic and Adventure in Peru: Machu Picchu, Kuélap, Cusco - 17 Days

Embark on a journey through Peru into the incredible world of the Incas and other Andean civilizations. You'll visit some of the most significant archaeological sites of Peru while also experiencing the unforgettable nature of the Andes. Wander through the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, feel the mists of one of the world's highest waterfalls at Gocta, taste new flavors and dishes on a unique culinary tour of Cusco, and much more.

Water on leaves after an Amazon downpour
Best of Peru: Amazon, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca - 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 lodge on the banks of a mighty river. Continue to Cusco to 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.

Watersports in Punta Hermosa, south of Lima
Peru in December: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

December marks the official start of Peru's beach season, with warmer Pacific temperatures and great waves. As for the mountains, rains start falling on the trails, though you can still opt for Christmas treks that end in Machu Picchu for holiday cheer at the world's most famous Incan ruin.

Peru in November:  Travel Tips, Weather, and More
Peru in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

Though the dry season is coming to an end, November is still a good month to travel to Peru with pleasant conditions and uncrowded treks, lots of festivals, and waves returning, calling all surfers to the coast. There's also an abundance of birdlife and flora, particularly orchids, in the Amazon at this time. Get the best out of your November trip with this monthly guide.

Peru in October:  Travel Tips, Weather, and More
Peru in October: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

Visiting Peru at the height of its spring shoulder season means less-crowded Sacred Valley trails. October is also one of the best months for rainforest treks in the Amazon, where wildlife-watching is at its best. Meanwhile, Peru's coast starts to attract surfers picking up the early summer swells. Find out what to do and where to go with this monthly guide.

Peruvian woman walking through the Inca ruins of Chinchero
Peru Highlights & Jungle Adventure - 12 Days

From Lima to the Amazon, this 12-day itinerary has it all. Take in the sights, aromas, and tastes of Lima then head to Lake Titicaca to explore the region's history and beautiful Islands. Next, travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley to learn about its culture and ancient ruins, including a visit to Machu Picchu. Finally, head east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point for your journey to the rainforest. 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.