My name is Alvaro Mejía and I am a passionate professional in tourism management and a traveler. I really enjoy discovering new places, learning from different cultures, and helping people arrange the trip of their dreams.
As a teenager, I always wanted to visit exotic places, isolated communities, bustling cities, stunning beaches, hike mountains, go camping under a starry sky, and meet people from different countries to share our travel memories. I also developed a sense of service and a desire to help travelers have an excellent and memorable experience in my beautiful and diverse country, Peru. These character traits led me to study hotel and tourism management in my late teens and early twenties, to later open my own travel agency at the age of twenty-two.
I worked as a travel agent, tour operator, and sometimes as a tour guide and tour escort for around 11 years. During this time, I worked with students from the top US universities, businesspeople, diplomats, honeymooners, families, and travelers from around the world.
My job gave me the great opportunity to travel to all tourist destinations in Peru, and to many other countries in the five continents. I consider this a very enriching experience because I am convinced that traveling broadens the mind.
As a travel agent, I also learned how to get the best possible rates for hotels, excursions, transfers and similar services. Now, as a personalized vacation planner, I apply this knowledge and experience to create memorable trips in Peru at the best deals.
Foreign Languages Education is my second career. I gained experience teaching in Peru and in Australia, where I also did a second diploma course in Travel and Tourism.
I decided to continue working in tourism, but this time as an independent vacation planner, as I found it was more convenient for both you and me.
I am fully committed to the success of every vacation trip I arrange for people interested in visiting my side of the world. I put my heart and soul into this task as helping people have a great time in my country has become the goal and purpose of my professional life.
Now, I invite all of you to discover Peru the smart way, through this innovative and practical way to travel.