Michael L.

5.00(1) reviews
 

Available Areas

Amazonas, Arequipa, Cusco (Living), Huanuco, Ica, Lima, Madre de Dios, Puno, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail

 

Languages

English, Spanish (Native)

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

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About

Hola! My name is Michael, but my friends call me Mike, so please do call me that too. I am a licensed tour guide in Peru with a degree in tourism and archaeology and a lot of passion for my culture and my country that I love sharing. This is why I love so much to be a guide and I am looking forward to welcoming you to my beautiful country to learn more about its incredible history and nature. With me, you are ensured to get a quality, authentic experience of the real Peru through the eyes of locals.

I was fortunate to be born and raised in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. I have been working in tourism there for over 20 years, and during that time I have also hiked the Inca Trail professionally over 500 times! The Andes mountains are my home. I like meeting people from different parts of the world. I have traveled myself mostly all over South America but not much beyond. The tourists I am lucky enough to meet and assist also give me much back in terms of learning about other cultures and perspectives.

Since the start of this year I've been offering virtual tours in Cusco as well as Machu Picchu using a gimbal giving you the option to learn more about these magnificent places from the comfort of your couch. I like to share a lot of knowledge with virtual travelers to bring Cusco and Machu Picchu to life, but I also try to be as interactive as possible so that you feel like you're walking in these locations with me.

Hope to meet you soon!

Important

During weekends I’m usually at Machu Picchu now so we can discuss that too. Middle of the week I am in Cusco.

Tours

Live Virtual Tour Machu Picchu Peru, New Wonder of the World

Machu Picchu
1 hour 30 min

Explore one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the famous Machu Picchu, live virtually from its majestic, mountainous setting deep in the high jungle of Peru. Your dedicated, local guide & archaeologist Mike will bring the city of the Incas to life for you as you visit the most important areas of this UNESCO World Heritage Site together to gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Inca civilization’s ingenuity and architecture as well as culture and philosophy.

FROM$450/ per group

Live Virtual Tour Cusco Peru, Ancient Capital of the Incas

Cusco
1 hour 10 min

Book this live, guided virtual tour to discover Cusco, Peru! Cusco used to be the capital of the Incas and then played an important role in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Join your local, private guide Mike to discover Cusco’s incredibly rich history, fascinating hybrid culture and architecture as we walk through the vibrant city’s cobbled streets together, starting from a high up viewpoint in the artisan neighborhood of San Blas and ending up in the beautiful main square.

FROM$110/ per group

Day Tour from Cusco, Peru to the Colorful Rainbow Mountain

Cusco
12 hours

A wonderful one day trek from Cusco to visit the increasingly popular natural, multi-colored "rainbow mountain" (Vinicunca). You have the option to hike or ride a horse through the beautiful Andean valley to the top viewpoint. Along the way you will see snow capped peaks, herds of alpaca, glaciers and birds of prey, all set within this incredibly stunning mountain range at 5,200m above sea level. Sediment of minerals give the mountains its distinctive turquoise, lavender, gold colors.

FROM$195/ per person

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Private - 4 days/3 nights

Machu Picchu
4 days

Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail is an incredibly spiritual journey that you won’t soon forget. Trekking through the beautiful cloud forest, sleeping at campsites overlooking the magnificent Andes mountains and the sense of personal achievement when finally reaching the Sun Gate leading to Machu Picchu make the challenge completely worthwhile. We want you to leave with wonderful memories but also with some knowledge of the history and culture of Peru and the ancient Incas.

FROM$1,199/ per person

Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco by Panoramic Train

Cusco
16 hours

You will enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey, to one of the new 7 Wonders of the World! Your journey takes you from Cusco to Aguas Calientes in style through the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Leaving the wide valleys, you enter a narrow canyon and sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon as you approach the town Aguas Calientes. From here, you take the shuttle up to enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu with private guide.

FROM$550/ per person

Cusco Peru City Tour - Ancient Capital of the Incas

Cusco
5 hours

A guided tour through the vibrant streets and plazas of our beloved Cusco. Includes a visit the impressive archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay and Q’enqo. Get to know the cultural capital of Peru like a local, we will tell you the best places to eat, sample Pisco Sours or live music!

FROM$145/ per person

Reviews

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Rachel G.

Nov 5, 2021

Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu

Wow! What an amazing experience! I booked this as an opportunity for our students to "travel" and learn about a place we are unable to visit in person. Michael did an excellent job on this tour. He created a truly unique educational experience for our students and families. I have received many notes of positive feedback stating how much they enjoyed this experience. Michael was communicative through the whole process ensuring that the tour would meet the needs of our group. He was patient as we worked through some technical difficulties on our end. I would 100% recommend this tour. Thank you Michael for bringing the beauty of Peru and Machu Picchu to our homes.

Michael L.

Thank you so much Rachel for your review, I'm really happy to hear everyone enjoyed it. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your students virtually at Machu Picchu!