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Francesca Garofolin

Francesca is passionate about travel and food experiences. Born and raised in Perú, she has spent most of her life enjoying the amazing Peruvian culture. With her you will be able to discover the best Peru has to offer

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in all things about Peru. I was born and raised in Lima and I was always passionate about discovering and exploring different parts of my country. Taking weekend getaway trips with friends, road-trips up the coast of Peru, and heading into the jungle. During the past years, I've focused on exploring all the best that Cusco has to offer. I want my travelers to have the true local experience. As a foodie, I have the best recommendations for restaurants in Peru where you will enjoy amazing food and have a great experience. I am more than happy to share with our travelers all the insights and amazing experiences Peru has to offer."

How did you get involved in travel?

"My love for traveling started at a very young age. My parents would take me on road trips ever since I was a baby. As a child, I have some of my very best memories of traveling with my parents and exploring our beautiful country. And now, I love traveling and getting to explore new places on own. I am constantly looking for my next adventure. Any new destination I explore, I love connecting with the locals, trying their local food, and immersing myself with the culture."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My first trip to Cusco as an adult was one of the best trips I have ever experienced. During my first year of college, my friends and I decided to have a small getaway to Cusco for 3 days that ended up lasting 10 days. After re-scheduling all our flights, we headed to the Sacred Valley where we had the most amazing time. We made such a special connection with the valley around us, and felt the most amazing energy. Since that trip, Cusco has become my favorite destination where I go to disconnect from the busy world around me and reconnect with myself."

Francesca is part of the following groups: Peru Travel Agents
The exotic fruits of Lima's markets
Flavor and Luxury in Peru - 10 Days

Embark on a private, 10-day food and luxury tour of Peru, and discover what makes it the ultimate culinary destination. Explore Lima, home to some of the world's best restaurants. Delight in fine dining, browse markets, sample local fare and learn culinary techniques from leading chefs. Taste an incredible variety of ingredients from the coast to the jungle, and enjoy the country’s impressive scenery — including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Peruvian Luxury Experience - 8 Days

Explore ancient Incan ruins, charming colonial towns, and the breathtaking Sacred Valley as you make your way through some of Peru's most beloved sights in style. Gourmet meals, five-star hotels, and spa treatments await in between explorations on this tour that perfectly pairs adventure and luxury.

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.

Colca Canyon
Arequipa, Colca Canyon & Lima- 11 Days

From the hustle and bustle of Lima to Peru's dramatic coast, this tour of Peru's south and Pacific seaboard is perfect for travelers with a thirst for adventure. Explore the colonial-era southern city of Arequipa, then explore the nearby Colca Canyon—the 2nd deepest in the world. Visit pre-Inca petroglyph sites, dinosaur prints, and mummified trees, then continue to Camana on the coast. From soaring Andean condors to the Paracas nature preserve, this exploration of Peru's wild nature is a must-see.