Hola! A warm welcome from Chaska Tours... your local connection in Cusco, Peru! We are a lucky group of travelers that live in a most unique area of the world and we are here to assist you with all your travel needs as you plan your excursion to the capital of the Inca Empire! We are experts in creating customized treks around the Cusco area. We can help you along the Inca Trail, Choquequirao and Lares treks with llamas and make tailored journeys from two to forty days throughout Peru. Simply let us know what you want to see in our region, and we can make it happen!
The director, Rocio Valcarcel, started Chaska tours in Cusco 13 years ago. She gained experience in tourism working within the hotel business, travel agencies and as a guide before taking the courage to start her own travel agency with the desire to provide a high level of service while coexisting with the indigenous communities from the area. Rocio has profound admiration for these communities and wishes to prevent tourism from interfering with their traditions and culture rich way of life. She loves traveling and uses her travel experience as an example, applying it to the operational sides of Chaska tours.
Co-director Pieter Roos, originally from the Netherlands, settled in Cusco after being attracted to the magic that flows through and around it. He has many years experience in the IT industry (SAP/R3) and can boast about having sailed the Flying Dutchmen, the former Olympic class sailboat. He has also competed in World Class and other sailing championships in Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan and the United States. He has travelled extensively throughout the world and is well aware of the trials and tribulations that come with being away from home. Since there is little sailing in Cusco, he has turned his free time to hiking, travelling and photography. Pieter speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish and he can answer a multitude of questions that you may have!