James Mackender

Traveled extensively throughout South America. I specialise in planning adventure trips that are unique and challenging. I will listen to the request and like to design the best options for a memorable adventure.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Trekking & challenging Adventure Expeditions"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Spent a long time travelling through South America and stopped over in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil & Ecuador along the way. I realised the people, culture & adventure opportunities were the best mix on the planet."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Trekking in the Andes, Patagonia, exploring the Amazon Jungle"

Featured trips & expertise

Machu Picchu at sunset
Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 2 Days

Trek the last day of the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. If you're short on time or permits are sold out for the full Inca Trail, this is a great option for those wishing to experience a taste of this famous route. You'll enter the ruins through the Sun Gate as the sun sets over Machu Picchu, then have a full tour of the ruins the following day.

Girl walking home in the Lares Valley
Lares Valley Trek & Short Inca Trail - 8 Days

Trek through the Lares Valley, where you'll pass between glacier-capped mountains where llamas and alpacas graze in the surrounding hills. You'll visit the town of Lares, a colourful traditional town in the heart of the valley. Combined with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is a trek that combines two wonderful valleys & mountain ranges with very different ecologies & landscapes.

Cloud Forest in the Amazon Jungle
The Amazon & Inca Trail - 12 Days

A great 12-day tour that incorporates the best of Peru. In under two weeks, you'll explore the Amazon Jungle and trek to the heights of Machu Picchu. You'll experience the best of both worlds — from the jungle to the Andes.