CLETO RICARDO BEIZAGA TEJADA
Hi guys, my name is Ricardo. I was born on June 13, 1989, and the biggest inspiration I have in life is my family. In my free time, I like to go biking and the languages I speak are English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Quechua.
I chose to study the professional career of tourism because it gives me the opportunity to learn about our culture from its history, archeology and landscapes of the beautiful city of Cusco. Guiding for me is sensational, more than a profession, it is a real pleasure to share the incredible history of our ancestors with the world.
Once, I had the experience of having a passenger who, due to altitude sickness, suffered a pre-infarction; I immediately provided him with oxygen and evacuated him on horseback to the lowest part of the route so that he could return to Cusco. It is a great anecdote that I will always remember, because I received the gratitude of the passenger who, by the way, did not know that he suffered from heart problems. This is the great work of the guide, not only to share history, but also to ensure the safety of the passengers.
During the 7 years that I have been practicing this incredible profession, I have known all the routes; Salkantay, Ausangate, Inca Trail, Inca Jungle, Choquequirao, among others, and I feel fortunate to discover more places. Outside of our diverse Peru, Iguazu Falls are the destination that has impacted me the most. I will always be grateful to the Salkantay Trekking family for giving me the opportunity to be part of their staff and I hope they continue to grow as the best travel agency.
- DIRCETUR: Travel Guide in Peru
- SERNANP: Inca Trail Guide
- Certificate in First Aid and Wilderness Rescue
- Naturalist Certificate
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Amazing all round
They are very professional and friendly. The tour guides and food services are amazing. The vans were brand new and very comfortable. I wouldn’t use any other tour service and you shouldn’t either!! We did the short Inca trail trek as well as rainbow mountain with them.
5D/4N Salkantay Trek
Myself and my partner did the 5D/4N salkantay trek in December 2021 with Alex and Fredy as our guides and it was one of the best experiences we have done. The food and the accommodation were fab and whilst the trek was challenging at times it was super fun and very rewarding.
We did the half day city tour and the one day Machu Picchu tour and it was amazing. Our guides, Fredy Apaza and Ricardo were not only friendly and warm people, but EXTREMELY knowledgeable. They provided us with so much information not only about the sites but about the ancient and modern culture. Their peruvian pride really was special. They offered all help from advice with our stay in the city to taking all of our pictures. They gave us the most incredible experience. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone, especially with our guides.
Amoroso was a fantastic guide. Would recommend to anyone. He was a very knowledgeable about the history of his ancestral land and went of his way to make sure our experience was as nice as possible.
Seeing a new side of life made the whole trip that much more personal. Aside from Franz and Carlos guiding and teaching us about the Andean life, they had such high spirits that kept us going! I would ask for them specifically in my next trip!
Best experience EVER!
My friend and I did the Humantay Lake and Salkantay Pass Trek with the most awesome guide, Jorge! The views were amazing, the service was great! The meals included were delicious and they even give you snack packs for your day hikes. What made the experience great was Jorge. He was super friendly, kind, respectful and the best cheerleader. The treks are not a walk in the park, but Jorge shared interesting facts and the history of the places along the way making everything enjoyable. And whenever he noticed I was tired, he would cheer me on. Book this trip! You will not regret it. Muchas gracias Jorge!!!
Best 5 days ever
The Salkantay Classic 5 day was the most incredible experience of my life. Our guide Fredy Apaza Huarhua was absolutely outstanding. He was both knowledgeable and good-humored. He made sure everyone had a great time and was hugely supportive during tough times. I would 100% suggest this trek to anyone in great physical condition and a taste for adventure!
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With astonishingly varied landscapes, stunning scenery, compelling history, and a legacy of fascinating cultures, there is truly something for everyone. Our expeditions in Peru are designed to showcase all that this country has to offer.
Our expeditions in Peru are designed to showcase all that this country has to offer.