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
Explore Patagonia in style. This tour includes all the highlights of Chile's famous Torres del Paine National Park. You'll have a local experienced guide, comfortable accommodation (including a stay in the cozy domes of EcoCamp Patagonia), and some of the best views of Patagonia's natural highlights.
Arrive in the Argentinian Patagonia and experience the wildest landscapes of South America. Journey to Los Glaciares and encounter the impressive and monumental glacier, Perito Moreno. Delight in an expedition with good quality accommodation and appreciate some of the most natural environments on planet earth.
Cachicata is a relatively new and less-crowded trek in Peru's Sacred Valley. You'll pass beneath beautiful snow-capped mountains, cross over a high pass, and descend down into the Sacred Valley, arriving at the village of Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, it's a short train journey to Machu Picchu where you can enjoy a private tour of the ruins.
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.
Explore southern Peru on this multi-day itinerary, passing through some of the most beautiful places in the south. You'll visit Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca.
Recent trip reviews for Mayra
Chile, Chile - Dec 6 - Dec 6, 2018
An absolutely awesome trip. The W Trek was simply remarkable. Mayra and Quechua did an amazing job of arranging everything. All our transfers came off without a hitch. Hotels and guides were wonderful. Will definitely work with them again on my next trip to South America.
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