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Stephanie Guerra

Proud Peruvian and passionate about learning more about my country’s culture everyday. I have traveled through Peru and Bolivia and I have discovered new exciting and incredible places and attractions every time I go. I look forward to planning a trip together and creating a tailor-made vacation according to your travel style.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. I love to create meaningful memories and remarkable travel itineraries. When designing itineraries and packages, I focus on creating a customized and unforgettable experience that best suits the needs and travel interests of each person."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Being born and raised in Peru, a multicultural country, I learned to love each detail of my history and culture and all its diversity. I started traveling through Latin America and then went to other countries like United States and realized how much I loved traveling. I realized the most important part is the journey and the experiences and memories that stick with you for the rest of your life. I want to share what I know with others to organize a customized trip that is truly unforgettable."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I remember the first time I visited Machu Picchu. I had heard a lot about it and seen many pictures of the Inca citadel and I felt very excited about it. The whole experience was magical and filled with history. I went through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to then take the train in Ollantaytambo. The views were amazing and nothing like I had ever seen before. When I finally got to Machu Picchu, it was breathtaking. You can feel its energy and see one of the most important accomplishments of the Inca civilization."

Featured trips & expertise

Lake Titicaca and the "floating islands" made from reeds.
Explore Peru and Bolivia - 11 Days

Combine the Andean highlights of two diverse countries on this 11-day tour. Explore the Inca sites of Peru, including Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Then travel south by train through high Andean plains to spectacular Lake Titicaca, and cross into Bolivia to the unworldly Valley of the Moon, before exploring two contrasting capital cities: La Paz and Lima.

Cusco Plaza de Armas
One Week in Peru: 5 Great Itineraries

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 Stephanie

Ronald

Peru adventure, Peru - Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2018

Traveler: Ronald P. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

Marseille in lima was great however she never showed the catacombs.

Alexandra in cusco was fantastic

Jose was a little stiff at first but got better

Peru adventures, Peru - Jan 9 - Jan 14, 2018

Traveler: Meaza B. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

My time on this hike was memorably concerning. The hike did not have enough guides. There were initially two guides and one person in the group paid for a private two day hike and so the second guide left the group. As a result there were five of us with one guide. Since I hiked at a slower pace than the others, the guide had to somehow make it work so that we all had support. Often times I was hiking several miles without any of my group members. This was quiet concerning -especially on... read more

My time on this hike was memorably concerning. The hike did not have enough guides. There were initially two guides and one person in the group paid for a private two day hike and so the second guide left the group. As a result there were five of us with one guide. Since I hiked at a slower pace than the others, the guide had to somehow make it work so that we all had support. Often times I was hiking several miles without any of my group members. This was quiet concerning -especially on the second day when it was rainy, and difficult to see anything and I was completely drenched in rain and shivering. It was a miracle that I made it to the group at some point-especially since I had to cross difficult terrain alone and without a guide a various points. Times that the guide did assist, he would insist that I could walk through raging rivers without assistance-which I could not and told him I could not. I argued several times with him about this. Additionally, when I was uncomfortable with cross the river by the use of a rickety zipline due to the landslide, I was told to shut up.

Additionally, I was told I had not paid for the emergency horse by the guide, however in this package it said this horse was already paid for. At the beginning of the hike, I had to pay money to get into the the park and according to this package I had already paid for everything. I also had to pay for breakfast. I don't understand why I had to pay additional fees throughout. It appears that KimKim and the hiking group that had been contracted failed to communicate information about the packages. Based off of information from the guide-it sounded as though I paid for the basic package not the full package inclusive of what is listed by KimKim.

Overall, this experience was not a good one. I would definitely not recommend this company to others as there were issues throughout and I had several dangerous issues during this hike without support and was treated rudely.

Jillian

Lima, sacred valley & machu picchu tour - 7 days, Peru - Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2018

Traveler: Jillian M. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

I am so thankful to have used KimKim for my trip to Peru and have Stephanie as my local specialist. We had only 7 days to explore Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu and Stephanie made it all fit perfectly. Every detail was figured out, which was such a relief because travel between these sites requires multiple forms of transport -- from arrival at the airport to departure from the trip we had train tickets or buses tickets or private drivers waiting for us at each leg. She made... read more

I am so thankful to have used KimKim for my trip to Peru and have Stephanie as my local specialist. We had only 7 days to explore Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu and Stephanie made it all fit perfectly. Every detail was figured out, which was such a relief because travel between these sites requires multiple forms of transport -- from arrival at the airport to departure from the trip we had train tickets or buses tickets or private drivers waiting for us at each leg. She made sure all of our tours had excellent English speakers (on later legs of my travel that I planned on my own, I quickly learned how varied English capabilities can be and how difficult it can be to determine the quality of English of the guides without local knowledge of the companies). Every tour/driver/guide we worked with were incredibly professional, punctual, polite, kind and helpful. Stephanie was readily available when we had a minor payment issue at one hotel and took care of it. I can't say enough about our experience traveling with KimKim and Stephanie! Thank you! You truly took the stress out of travel and made a wonderful, memorable experience for me and my brother!

Peru and aguas calientes , Peru - Feb 12 - Feb 12, 2018

Traveler: Tiana K. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

My husband and I just came back from our trip to Peru and it was amazing. Stephanie was great to work with and always went the extra mile in helping us out when we had last minute plans or changes. Although it was hard to get ahold of her in country, we were glad to meet her the first day and to be able to still communicate while on vacation some way or another.

Our transportation included terrific drivers, nice vehicles, and great views. The staff was on time and always helped us with our... read more

My husband and I just came back from our trip to Peru and it was amazing. Stephanie was great to work with and always went the extra mile in helping us out when we had last minute plans or changes. Although it was hard to get ahold of her in country, we were glad to meet her the first day and to be able to still communicate while on vacation some way or another.

Our transportation included terrific drivers, nice vehicles, and great views. The staff was on time and always helped us with our luggage. Likewise, the drivers ensured we were safe during the festivities of Carnival.

Our guides were amazing and we were pleased to have one on one private tours the entire time. We especially loved Juan in Machu Picchu because he gave us the freedom to explore while still receiving information about the magical sites. Although we cannot remember the guides name we had for Cusco and the Sacred Valley, we adored her! She was enthusiastic and always was concerned about our health especially with the altitude change. For example, the first day she let us cut part of our tour short because I was not feeling well! She was very knowledgable as well with the area! She even suggested great places to eat and things to do for the rest of our trip.

As for hotels go, not all of them were excellent and we did run into a couple of problems with room arrangements. Nevertheless, the hotels upgraded us twice and made us feel very welcomed and we were grateful for that! Meals were never too much of an issue, except towards the end of the trip. We wish we would have had the chance to know of places to eat that "won't get you sick" because we ate on the streets towards the end and we ended our last two days of our itinerary in bed instead of out and doing what we had originally planned.

Overall this was a great trip and I would definitely book again with this company! The only suggestions are to include more about packing tips or essentials, money exchange, and popular foods or restaurants to try! We were very satisfied though despite our hiccups here and there.

Stephanie Guerra, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tiana,

Thanks for choosing us to plan this experience! It was my pleasure to meet you and assist you in Peru. I'm glad that you enjoyed the day trips and your guides. We will make sure we have a guide of recommended restaurants, thanks for the feedback. It was great to have you in Peru!

Classic inca trail - 5-day itinerary, Peru - Dec 16 - Jan 23, 2018

Traveler: Ché K. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

Planning and booking my trip with Stephanie was great. However, we had to cancel the trip.

Vicky

Journey through peru & bolivia, Peru - Jan 11 - Jan 11, 2018

Traveler: Vicky U. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

Thank you for arranging this amazing trip! We have a really big party so there were a lot of times we had to change the reservations but Stephanie really handled all the situations well which I feel really thankful. She is also very informative whenever we asked her questions. During the trip, everything was prepared really well and we really like all the tour guides as they are very friendly, knowledgable and are really helpful to us. Overall, it had been a fun and memorable trip. Thank you again for your help and also for the chocolate!

Stephanie Guerra, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Vicky,

It was great to plan your trip and help you with the details. I'm happy you had a memorable trip!

Ingfah

Journey through peru & bolivia, Peru - Jan 11 - Jan 11, 2018

Traveler: Ingfah S. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

Initial planning process was great - Stephanie was knowledgeable, assisting, and patient. However, the service "during" the trip was a bit inconvenient. Stephanie was hard to contact and in the moment we couldn't reach out to anyone, like the time we arrived at Uyuni but no one was there to pick us up, we waiting til 10 am local time Peru to call Stephanie, but still we couldn't reach her.

Other than that the trip was well organized with great guides in every stop. Especially our Macchu Picchu guide and Norma from Puno. Our Uyuni guides were great too.

Stephanie Guerra, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ingfah,

It was great to plan this trip for you and the group and meeting you!. Sorry about the contac issue, sometimes signal is not that strong in Bolivia and specially in Uyuni. I'm glad you had a good time!

One-day private guided tour of lima, peru, Peru - Nov 5 - Nov 5, 2017

Traveler: Jeff S. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

Pickup was awkward - it wasn't Stephanie, it was someone else - and we should've thought that out better... it ended up costing us 25 minutes.

Hike inca trail, Peru - Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017

Traveler: Diana F. - Local specialist: Stephanie Guerra

It was the most amazing hike we ever did and Stephanie was of great help from the day we arrived in Cusco until the time we left. The hotels were really nice and all the people were very nice and friendly. One suggestion would be if you will be able to pair the hikers in the group based on abilities; our group was small and that was perfect. Thanks again for the wonderful trip!

Again, Stephanie went above and beyond to customized our trip based on our needs and she helped us from the time we arrived in Cusco until the day we left. Thanks Stephanie! It was a great pleasure to meet you!

Stephanie Guerra, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Diana,

It was a pleasure to help you with your trip and to meet your family! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and had a great time on the Salkantay Trek.