Zac and I are nature lovers. We have both worked for many companies, leading groups and traveling throughout the mountains, where we like to spend most of our time. About a decade ago, we decided to start our own company (Quechua Treks) and design our own custom tours and expeditions.
We take great joy, fulfilment and satisfaction in bringing the real Peru to you, knowing you will go home having made some of the best memories of your life.
Quechua Treks takes enormous pride in our team, work, equipment and being well organized so everything runs smoothly. This way, you can rest easy knowing every stage of your trip has been well planned and taken care of. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your exposure to Peruvian culture and nature!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Quechua Treks specializes in creating unique luxury tours for families and independent travellers, whilst also specializing in tailored tours, expeditions, and many of the treks offered around the Cusco Region & Peru."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I moved to Cusco when I was 20 years old looking to live closer to the mountain ranges surrounding. Zac comes from a family of river experts, and his dad is one of our trekking guides. Our love of the outdoors helped us decide to open Quechua Treks to follow our passions."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Years ago, Zac was leading a group of Norwegians in Cusco on a trek which lasted for more than a week, while I was giving birth to my second baby. The same group of travellers organized a reunion in Norway after their amazing trip in Peru, and they invited Zac & I as a surprise. Knowing our friends in their country was amazing, and getting to know a whole different country and nature. That was our adventure of life so far."
Featured trips & expertise
This itinerary is ideal for travelers who have a limited amount of time in the Sacred Valley, and really want to make it count. Spend 5 days delving into the beauty and rich culture of the Sacred Valley. Walk in the footsteps of the Inca on the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and top it off with an exploration of the ancient ruins of 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.
Thousands of tourists flock to Peru each year to visit the famed ruins of Machu Picchu. But while the masses are headed toward this archaeological wonder, many sites of great interest pass the days in relative obscurity. There are deep canyons, high-altitude lakes and spectacular rail journeys – plenty for those wanting to get off the beaten path. Here are some suggestions to escape the crowds.
With its mysterious Inca ruins, quaint villages, beautiful sunsets and colorful Quechua culture, Peru makes for a fascinating and romantic honeymoon. The following list covers the best places to visit in Peru after you say “I do.”
With one week in Peru you can explore one region in detail or take internal flights to enjoy the highlights of two regions. Southern Peru has an incredible diversity of landscapes, while the north boasts archaeological sites that rival Machu Picchu. The popular Cusco region is perfect for sightseers and trekkers alike, and the jungle is accessible enough to combine with a trip to the highlands.
Recent trip reviews for Mayra
Peru 2017 - family trip for robert bass, Peru - Jun 8 - Jun 20, 2017
I have had the opportunity of planning travel with several established companies previously, ie Backroads, Vermont BicycleTours, Costa Rica Expeditions. The experience we had with Quechua Treks / Mayra was EXCEPTIONAL. She truly designed an itinerary specific for my family which was unique and certainly not the traditional Inca Trail/Machu Pichu visit. The opportunity to do the Lares Trek allowed us to see amazing countryside and visit with actual native folks. This was only possible because... read more
Peru sacred valley - urubamba, pisaq, ollantaytambo, Peru - May 31 - May 31, 2017
The service provided was the best I have ever encountered. I highly recommend using the kimkim service in Peru and particularly Mayra and James MacKender.
Mayra was terrific to work with. She was very responsive during a very difficult time in Peru. A strike in the Sacred Valley was announced for the same time I had booked a tour with kimkim. Mayra showed empathy and concern and worked with me to plan alternate contingencies and to keep me updated on the latest news. I heard from her... read more