About Inkas Peru Nature

David Palomino Gallegos

Inkas Peru Nature is a Cusco-based touring company owned and operated by David Palomino Gallegos. David is a naturalist, historian, mountaineer and licensed guide with a university degree in tourism. After more than 20 years in the travel industry, working as a guide and in planning, logistics, and management, David recently ventured out on his own and started Inkas Peru Nature. He has worked with some of the best travel companies, leading tours in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. He has taken advanced training to deepen his knowledge and practical skills, even spending weeks in the jungle living off the food he could forage.

David is a graduate of Universidad Andina del Cusco and speaks fluent English, Spanish, German and Quechua, the language of his indigenous Inca ancestors, which is still spoken throughout the Andes today.

“My family is from the highlands and Andes of Peru, and I grew up with both Spanish and Quechua as my native tongues. Thanks to my grandmother I learned much about the rituals, ceremonies and beliefs of our Incan ancestors. In small Andean communities our brothers and sisters still live very much in the way of the Incas. I love to share this rich inheritance on our tours, to bring the ancient ruins to life, and to enrich your experience of my beautiful country.”

As a smaller tour operator, Inkas Peru Nature has greater flexibility than the large companies to tailor your Peru experience to your schedule, interests and budget. We can propose itineraries tailored to your specific hobbies or requirements, for example, bird watching, botany, local cuisine, photography, and families with younger children. We work with an extensive network of other skilled professionals, including porters, cooks, drivers and administrators.

You can reach David and the company by email or by phone at (+51) 974906771 or (+51) 984937999 (Cusco). Marlene Alt assists clients originating in Canada and the USA. She can be reached at 613-608-0116 (Ottawa, Canada) or by email

Our mission is to provide an excellent travel service with an emphasis on reliability, responsibility, punctuality and safety.

Our services include:

  • Tours, treks & sightseeing in a group (you join a pool of clients) or privately (with your own friends)
  • Daily departures 365 days a year
  • Multilingual services: Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian and Quechua 
  • Spacious and comfortable vans and buses for transfers
  • Accommodation bookings
  • Bus and air travel bookings, for interprovincial, domestic and international
  • Customized itineraries and guides for special interests (for example, photography, bird watching, cooking)

David Palomino Gallegos at Machu PicchuDavid with clients at the seaDavid in an ancient stone arch

Thanks to friends and clients for generously sharing their photos on this site: Marlene Alt, KNOB, Jayne Ryan, K. Woods.