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Meet our team

The Andean Adventures Peru team is composed of people who love what they do. Over the years our staff has worked to ensure that travelers from all over the world enjoy their time in Peru.


Our highly-trained and experienced professionals are fully committed to the company’s goal: to exceed the expectations of those who travel with us. 


Raul Medina  

General Manager

Raúl established Andean Adventures Peru in 1985. He holds a tourism industry business degree and is committed to maintaining the exceptional quality of the services we provide. He is an expert in the designing and developing of tours that focus on Peru’s historical and cultural legacy, expeditions to remote Inca sites, and special interest itineraries including adventure, ecotourism, living culture, mountaineering and bird watching programs, as well as wilderness experiences and environmental education. Raúl has served as Dean of the Tourism Graduates Association (COLITUR), Director of Cusco’s Chamber of Tourism, Director of the Association of Cusco Travel Agencies (AATC), and Director of the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tour Operators (APTAE). He began his career in the travel industry as a tour leader and mountain guide, and is a founding member of the Cusco Mountaineering Club and the Paucartambo Saqra Folkloric and Cultural Association.

Patricia Macedo  

Reservations Manager & Travel Consultant

Patricia, better known to her colleagues as Patty, is an Andean Adventures Peru reservations manager. She is responsible for all aspects of the reservations process, including the designing of trip itineraries for those who choose to travel with us. Patty was born in Lima and has worked in our Cusco office since 2005. After completing her studies in tourism and hotel management she worked for a number of travel companies, designing tour programs and providing tourist advice. Patty brings to the company her wide-ranging knowledge of the travel industry. She is passionate about her work and strives to offer every individual who travels with us the very best experience during their time in Peru. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring Peru’s lesser known travel destinations.

Evelyn Muñiz  

Reservations Manager & Travel Consultant

A licensed tourist guide, Evelyn has worked with Andean Adventures Peru since 2009. In addition to handling our travelers’ reservations, she coordinates with the company’s operations department. Her experience is wide-ranging. Before joining the company she worked as a travel agent for nine years, specializing in reservations, organizing individual itineraries and providing detailed tourist information. Her philosophy is simple: act responsibly and you will be guaranteed excellent results. Her priority is the satisfaction of our travelers, and she believes it is important to provide them with an opportunity to interact with local culture. Our office team enjoys Evelyn’s good sense of humor. 

Fredy Padovani  

Operations Manager

Fredy was born in Cusco and has worked with Andean Adventures Peru as operations manager since 2009. With almost four decades of experience in the travel industry, Fredy has brought his wealth of experience to bear on our operations. In his long career, he has worked with a number of Peru’s finest travel companies, organizing programs and dealing with all aspects of company operations. Popular with colleagues and travelers alike, what he most enjoys about his work in the travel industry is the day-to-day interaction with others who are passionate about travel. Those lucky enough to spend time with Fredy during their visit to Peru will certainly enjoy his lively sense of humor and attentiveness. As a devoted husband and father, he spends his free time with his family.

Roma Blanco  

Sales and Web marketing assistant

A recent addition to the Andean Adventures Peru team, Roma is fully committed to its online marketing activities. She joined the company in 2013, bringing to it her valuable experience in the travel industry. She was born in Cusco, and has worked with a number of companies in the development of IT marketing resources, website development and search engine optimization. In her spare time she is a keen volleyball player and an avid reader.


Casiano was born in Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After many years’ experience in the tourism industry, he joined Andean Adventures Peru in 2001. He is a highly experienced driver, with excellent knowledge of the routes that form the backbone of our tours, both within the Cusco region and throughout Peru. It is his skill and experience that ensure our passengers always arrive safely and relaxed at every destination on their itinerary. For Casiano, the key to his work is a responsible attitude. He loves his job, saying that the highlights are the contact he enjoys with people from all over the world, and the spectacular places he is able to visit as part of his daily duties. In his free time, he works on his small farm.

Jesús Amelio Palomino Ccoa - Andean Adventures Peru   JESUS AMELIO PALOMINO CCOA

Jesús was born in Sicuani, a district on the high plains to the southeast of Cusco. He is a highly experienced driver and has worked for Andean Adventures Peru since 2013. Before joining us, he had already accrued 17 years’ experience working as a driver for a number of travel companies. Jesús has driven countless routes throughout the vast territory of Peru. Before every trip, Jesús ensures that his vehicle is in good working order and that the interior is impeccably clean. What he likes most about his work in the travel industry is the contact he enjoys with travelers from all over the world. He believes that honesty and a responsible attitude are the most important virtues in the working life of any individual. When he is not working, he plays guitar and makes beautiful handcrafts.

Equipment and Logistics Manager

Abelardo is responsible for the care, maintenance and preparation of camping equipment and the supervision of provisions purchases for treks. Known to his colleagues as Abel, he has worked with Andean Adventures Peru since 1995. He acts as the liaison between our operations department and cooks and porters, selecting the teams for every trek. In addition, his skill and experience as carpenter, plumber and electrician make him an indispensable member of our staff. His greatest satisfaction is derived from seeing how those who travel with us benefit from his work. An extremely devoted father, when not working he enjoys spending time with his daughters.
Edith Palomino   EDITH PALOMINO
Accounting Manager

Originally from Andahuaylas, in the Apurimac region, Edith is a Certified Public Accountant and she has worked with Andean Adventures Peru since 2010. A true perfectionist, with all the attributes required of a good accountant, Edith runs the company’s accounting department and coordinates closely with our own staff and with the many companies that collaborate with Andean Adventures Peru. She has worked as an accountant for tourism related businesses since 2007. Among her interests outside of work, Edith lists adventure sports and outdoor activities.

Accounting Assistant

Uriel is an Accounting Assistant with excellent communication and analytical skills, and his contribution to the accounting requirements of our company makes him an indispensable member of the Andean Adventures Peru team. Before joining the company, he worked as an administrative assistant in the public sector. It is clear to even the most casual observer that Uriel enjoys his work, and he is a popular member of our office staff. Beyond the office, one of Uriel’s passions is soccer, and he is an enthusiastic weekend player.

Nazario Aguado   NAZARIO AGUADO

Nazario speaks Spanish and Quechua. He has worked in tourism for more than three decades, and is familiar with all the major hiking and trekking routes in the Cusco region. Nazario began as an Inca Trail porter, before becoming a kitchen assistant. He is now a highly experienced trekking route cook, and his dishes are regularly praised by our guests from all over the world. Nazario is married with three children and one of his daughters is studying to be a tour guide. In his free time, Nazario works his land in the Piri district, near Ollantaytambo, where he grows corn and potatoes and keeps a few head of cattle.

Valeria Vásquez   VALERIA VÁSQUEZ

Valeria was born in Cusco and speaks Spanish and Quechua. She began working as a cook for treks and expeditions in 1995. She is married and has two daughters, one of whom is studying to become a tour guide. She knows many of the principal trekking routes in the Cusco region. In her free time, Valeria likes to spend time with her family.

Antonio Chayhuallo  



Antonio was born in Accha, Paruro, on the high plains southeast of Cusco. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a cook on trekking and hiking routes throughout the Cusco region. He is married and is the father of three children. One of his sons has already studied to become a tour guide, while his second son has followed in his father’s footsteps to become an excellent trekking and hiking cook.



The good service that contributes to your unforgettable experience in Peru is also dependent upon the hard work of our porters, cooks and auxiliary trekking staff, who do an exceptional job in order to ensure that you have a great time!

Our team of porters and cooks 

At Andean Adventures Peru, every member of our team is fully committed to making sure you have a memorable experience when you visit our country.


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+51 984 948 057
Andean Adventures Peru
Urb. Lucrepata E-13, Cusco, Peru
Telephone: (+51 84) 229911 / (+51 84) 263498