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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. "

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Water on leaves after an Amazon downpour
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Peru in November:  Travel Tips, Weather, and More
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Peruvian woman walking through the Inca ruins of Chinchero
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Trees reflected in the waters of the Amazon River in Peru
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