This week, you get to meet one of our fantastic tour guides who you're bound to come across on one of Valencia Travel Cusco's tours!
Aldo has been with us for over 5 years and is so passionate about his job; he loves to meet new people, teach them about his culture, and deliver authentic, life-changing experiences to our customers that will last a lifetime. Join us as we have a quick chat with Aldo below.
What's your name?
My name is Aldo Sanchez Castillo.
How long have you been a tour guide for?
I've been a tour guide for 20 years now!
How long have you been a tour guide for VTC?
Five years and counting :)
Tell me about a hidden spot in Peru that you love, that most tourists wouldn't know about!
The canyon Pongo de Mainique located in the last pass through the Cordillera of Vilcabamba. It's truly spectacular.
What do you love most about Peru?
I love the mountains!
If there's one essential phrase that any traveler should know when visiting your country, what should it be?
Ayni = reciprocity.
What's the best local beer/wine/spirit, & dish, that new visitors to your country should try?
The Maracuya Sour, of course!
Sacred Valley and different treks. It's always inspiring no matter how many times I do it.
What's the best memory you have as a tour guide?
When I was hiking the Inca trail, I had a visitor with terminal cancer and his dream was to finish the journey, visit Machu Picchu, and he did.
What are you most looking forward to once travel opens back up?
Having more unforgettable trips and more nice friends from different countries.
What is your favorite travel quote?
Teaching my culture.
How has travel changed your life?
I was able to know the customs of different countries of the world and I made friends along the way. The world is a big place and when you come on tour, it feels that little more smaller and personal, which I love!