T’ika is the Quechan word for flower and the inspiration for our quality range of tours that offers adventures and experiences all over Peru and South America. Tiks is run by the husband and wife team of Fiona and Armando.
Fiona Cameron is an entrepreneur from Scotland that has lived and travelled around the world before settling in Cuzco over 10 years ago. She is the owner manager of T’ika Trek Peru and takes a hands on approach to management going on many of the treks and trips herself to assure a high standard of service. This is a new company however Fiona ran another travel agency for 7 years and was also manager of the South American Explorers where she is still on the Board of Directors www.saexplorer.org You can also see some of Fiona´s work on the latest Moon Peru guidebook and latest edition of Footprints Peru. Currently residing between the Cotswolds in England and Cusco depending on the time of year.
Armando Polanco is a gregarious guide from Cusco and when he is not out on a trek he can be found on his mountain bike. He has been guiding in Cusco for over 15 years and has progressed through the ranks from assistant guide to where he is now as the owner of the company. he speaks Spanish, Quechua, English and Japanese and whenhe is not in Cusco he is with his wife in the Cotswolds of England.
All staff are local to the area, certified, committed and passionate about their country and culture. To guarantee this level of professionalism we have to provide a fair wage for their expertise. In taking a trip with us you are offering work to porters, guides, drivers, cooks, horsemen, administration among others. Guides are trained in Wilderness First Aid and all staff are trained in the Leave No Trace practices.