About me

I have extensive knowledge and experience of Peru and South America – I can help you

Hello, my name is Stuart Wicks. I have lived and worked in Peru for the last 25 years and I am the proud owner of Travel Peru.

During my time in Peru, I have operated a number of successful tourist companies and have gained a wealth of specialist travel experience and know-how along the way.

My expert travel services and insider knowledge are of particular value to discerning travellers looking to uncover the natural splendour, cultural highlights and myriad treats that Peru and the other countries within South America have to offer. Whether you’re an individual, a couple, or a group, Travel Peru can create a bespoke travel plan to suit your every requirement.

In addition, I offer a range of tailored services to travel agencies and businesses looking for local expertise to help them expand into the region.

I hold a Peruvian and British Passport, as well as a current driving license for both countries. I am a native English speaker and fluent in Spanish.

A brief history of Peru

My early years in Peru, 1989-95, coincided with a very difficult period in the country’s history. The country was bankrupt, out of control and largely dominated by a terrorist group called Sendero Luminoso. It was a country with a dangerous and unfortunate reputation and, unsurprisingly, not somewhere people particularly wanted to visit or invest in.

But by 1995, Sendero Luminoso had been eliminated, the government under Alberto Fujimori had embarked on a privatisation program, and the economy had begun to grow.

By 2005, the country was well on the way to becoming a strong economy, aided by visitors flocking to its world-famous sights.

Modern day Peru

Today Peru is a stable and safe destination, with a great future.

Its countless natural and cultural treasures attract keen travellers from the world over, whilst its businesses thrive and international investment floods in.

In short, there’s never been a better time to visit this beautiful region!

Kind regards,


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