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Jesus Martel

I discovered my passion for traveling when I was a child. Working in the travel industry has enabled me to pursue my passion, experience all that my country has to offer, and share my love for travel with others. I hope to have a long life to finish exploring Peru and its cultural and historical treasures. I'm very proud of my country, its people, its traditions, and all of its wonders. Let me invite you to join us for a memorable and wonderful journey in Peru.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All destinations all over Peru. I mainly specialize in cultural activities and off-the-beaten-path experiences, which allow our travelers to have a close contact with the real soul of Peru."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started my adventure of traveling in Peru when I was a child. Many years later, I started working in tourism professionally when I joined the Peruvian Soul team. Working in travel has given me the opportunity to reinforce and apply all the previous knowledge and passion I have for my country."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I remember a time when I had the pleasure of traveling with a group of 5 students to Cusco, an emblematic destination in Peru. We all shared great moments learning about the history of Peru and the Incas. I learned from them and could also share my knowledge with them about Peru. "

Featured trips & expertise

Cusco city center
Peru's Cities, History, & Lake Titicaca - 11 Days

Explore Peru's coast, mountains, and southern region in this 11-day trip. Start in metropolitan Lima, then continue to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, 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. Take a tour onto the lake to see the floating reed islands, textile weaving, and ancient stone ruins. Whether by plane or bus, you will be amazed at how quickly the landscape changes as you discover Peru.

Kuelap ruins in northern Peru
History & Culture of pre-Inca Peru - 11 Days

From the coast to the mountains, explore Peru's pre-Inca cultures and ruins in this 11-day itinerary. Start in metropolitan Lima, then visit Pisco on a day trip to take a spectacular flight over the iconic Nazca lines. From here, head north up the coast to Trujillo to discover the Mochica pyramids, the mud-brick city of Chan Chan, and the Tucume pyramids of the Sican people. Drive inland through the cloud forest into the Amazonas region to see Gotca waterfall and Kuelap fortress, a walled Chachapoya structure known as the "Machu Picchu of the North". With over 5,000 years of architecture and civilization to experience, this trip is a must on any traveler's list.

Paved Inca Trail
Jungle, Mountains, & Machu Picchu - 9 Days

If you have an adventurer's heart, this 9-day exploration of Peru's jungles and mountains is perfect for you. Start in Lima and enjoy a diverse mix of architecture, world-renowned restaurants, and eclectic neighborhoods. Continue to Cusco—the capital of the ancient Inca empire—and explore narrow cobblestone streets, colorful markets, and ancient ruins. Get a rush of adrenaline as you bike, raft, and trek through Peru's mountains on your way to the Machu Picchu ruins—the iconic 15th-century royal Inca citadel. Continue to the Amazon rainforest for an unforgettable stay in a nature lodge deep in the jungle.

Uros floating island on Lake Titicaca
Essential Peru - 12 Days

From the Colca Canyon to Machu Picchu, this 12-day itinerary takes you to Peru's major highlights. Fly over the Nazca Lines, some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs, before exploring Lima and the colonial city of Arequipa. Then visit Lake Titicaca, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. Cap off your trip by walking in the footsteps of the Incas on a short hike to Machu Picchu. 

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Adventure - 6 Days

Explore the essential highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley, including visits to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Then, journey through a land of wild desert landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and herds of alpacas to arrive at your ultimate destination: the rainbow-painted slopes of Mount Vinicunca hidden deep in the Andes.

Machu Picchu ruins
Sacred Valley Highlights - 5 Days

For a quick trip that includes all of the highlights of the Sacred Valley, look no further than this 5-day Peruvian jaunt. Tour the beautiful Sacred Valley and see less-visited Incan ruins, get to know the culinary and cultural elements of Cusco, and—of course—spend a full day exploring the bucket-list-worthy wonder of Machu Picchu.