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Franco Delgado

I am a tourism professional from Cusco. I love to design memorable and sustainable travel experiences for our guests. I make sure that each trip contributes to the preservation of the culture and environment of the Peruvian Andes.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in designing trips in Peru, with a focus on adventure and trekking activities in Cusco. I am interested in designing activities in which the traveler can have a direct experience with local cultures in a responsible and sustainable manner.

We organize incomparable hiking itineraries, complemented by cozy mountain lodges, located in privileged places, around the Apu Ausangate region."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I am passionate about travel, perhaps inspired by the thousands of travelers who visit Cusco, my hometown each day. I love exploring new places, their traditions and culture, and helping those who visit Peru to discover our attractions in a different way."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In each trip, there are moments that one never forgets, each of these experiences makes us grow and feed our passion for traveling. One of these experiences was in a visit I made to a friend in Lyon, after touring the city, and some nearby towns, we went skiing, it was the first time I did it, and it was super fun. I hope to return there soon to do it again."

Franco is part of the following groups: Peru Travel Agents
Mt. Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) at sunrise
The Ausangate Lodge-to-Lodge Trek

Avid hikers, this one's for you! Follow the Camino del Apu Ausangate through the Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range, accompanied by llamas and horses loaded up with gear. You'll overnight in traditional tambo lodges, enjoy authentic Peruvian cuisine, and gain a better understanding of life in Andes.

Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking in Peru
Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking in Peru

In recent years, a number of alternative treks to the Inca Trail have opened up, offering hikers an off-the-beaten-path experience to reach the famed citadel of Macchu Picchu. Treks have also taken on a new face, targeting travelers who are keen on long adventurous hikes but who want all the comforts of a hotel at night. There are a handful of lodge-to-lodge treks available in the Cusco area, offering travelers the perfect balance between adventure and luxury.

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 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.

View from the Santa Cruz trek in Peru
Best 10 Treks in Peru

Peru — a nation with abundant natural diversity, from coast, to mountains, to jungle — has long attracted lovers of the Great Outdoors. The Peruvian Andes, running like a backbone down the centre of the country, contain mesmerizing variations in landscape that make for some of the best trekking in the world. Cloud forests, 5000m+ cordilleras (mountain ranges), the world’s deepest canyon and the striking remains of ancient civilizations all await.