It’s the middle of February and Peru’s rainy season is in full swing. The Inca Trail—the countries headlining act—is closed for the month; putting an exclamation point behind what’s referred to as the “low season.”
Yet, here I am, posing for photos with roasted guinea pigs on the side of the road.
Despite the inevitable rains and Inca Trail closure, my girlfriend and travel partner, Ava and I are here to discover a side of Peru that goes beyond city tours and Machu Picchu selfie-stand-offs. We’ve come hoping to get a feel for the culture and traditions not found in guide books or TripAdvisor comment threads.
We realized that in order to experience the deeper side of the Peru in the short time we had, we’d need help. After researching a never-ending list of companies, we discovered Cusco-based, Killa Expeditions. We handed over our blank itinerary to Nicole Montes, manager and creative director, and were immediately thrust into the mysterious wink of the ancient Inca world.Read More