Wherever your adventure takes you, our goal is to make your journey just as inspiring and enriching as your destination. As Peru's leading boutique agency, , this means providing personalized itineraries, comfortable transportation, handpicked hotels, and private tours from start to finish.
We are an international team of passionate wanderlusters dedicated to making every aspect of your trip ﬂawless. As travelers ourselves, we understand the thrill and complexity of planning the trip of a lifetime. And we also understand that without proper due diligence, a vacation can quickly go awry. That's why we're here.
Over 20 years ago in Lima, Peru, our founder Bernard Schleien was inspired to design a travel company that could make any type of traveler feel conﬁdent stepping off the beaten path. He envisioned guides who were highly trained and well spoken, drivers who were prompt and friendly, and Travel Advisors who had expert local knowledge who could be your friend and liaison from the planning stages all the way to your take-off and return. And that's exactly what Inca Expert is today.
Your time is valuable. Even though it might be your ﬁrst time visiting South America, you'll feel like a seasoned traveler with the advice and support of Inca Expert.
Since our early days as a small start up in 1998, Bernard has built Inca Expert on a foundation of hard-work, expertise, professionalism, and a contagious passion for travel.
Throughout the years In our 22 years of expertise some proud milestones for us have been:
Moving from our start-up location to collaborative ofﬁce spaces in Lima and Cusco, Peru, as well and Texas, United States.
In 2006, we hired our in-house Operations Team. Bringing you top-notch workmanship and more in-depth staff training.
By 2017, our company was enabling more than 4,000 travelers each year to experience Peru in the positive way Inca's always set.
In 2019 and 2020, we were approached by the BBC and CNN to be referenced as Peru experts.
No two trips to Peru are identical, and we like it that way. We customize your itinerary so that your trip can be as unique as you are. Whether you're traveling solo, with a partner, family or friends, every decision about your trip with Inca Expert is made with intention.
No two Travel Experts are identical, and we like it that way, too. At Inca Expert individuality coexists with personal destination experience giving you an insiders perspective and expert advice.
How do you become an expert? You learn from other experts! We've partnered with specialists to further extend the breadth of our knowledge so that we can always point you in the right direction.
Be an Inca Expert too by learning from our Specialists in our Passport to Peru Free Lecture series.
Four-time Emmy-winning filmmaker
Anthropologist, and conservationist, Kim MacQuarrie is our Chief Peru Expert. As an author of best-sellers such as The Last Days of the Incas and Life and Death in the Andes, he's one of our go-to's when we have questions about Peru's past.
Winner of the World's Top Chef Award
South America's #1 restaurant Central and rising restaurant MIL takes native Peruvian ingredients and crafts delicious and artistic plates at both restaurants. His passion translates directly to the menu where he transports visitors' palates to the different areas of Peru. Central was also recently ranked #4 in the world on the 50 Best Restaurants list.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Texas. Award-winning author
Widely translated author and recipient of Guggenheim Foundation grant, Alonso connects us to the soul of Peru through his various works touching upon the most realist elements of contemporary Peruvian society. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is a professor of literature at the Catholic University of Peru.
Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University, UK
Author of several works for the World Bank and the IMF, Gonzalo keeps us grounded in Peru's everyday reality.
“I could clearly see the vacuum in the industry. Not a lot, if any, local agencies were reliable and could deliver services at a standard those visiting from North America and Europe would expect.”
Bernard Schleien, Founder
From first landing to final take off, you'll be met by smiling faces from our staff, chauffeured by experienced drivers and brought to hotels bursting with character. Private tours mean you can pick your guide's brain and really experience a personal connection with those you meet along the way to Machu Picchu.
Inca Expert's dream to show people the beauty and magic of Peru while making visitors feel welcome and safe comes alive each and every day. Two decades of hard-work, customer obsession and unwavering passion have truly made us the Experts in the South American travel industry.
Our Inca Expert travel advisors will help you plan a trip that is perfectly tailored to your interests and preferences.
Among us, you will ﬁnd a variety of experiences, interests, backgrounds, and footprints that have traversed Latin America and the world. We share a passion for travel and we have the experience and expertise required to deliver the trip of a lifetime.