In 2015 World Nomads sent the photography scholarship winner, Ingo Bjargmundsson off to Peru to be mentored by Nat Geo photographer Jason Edwards. Along for the ride went a film crew to shoot some documentaries for us. Andre Borlouchi, who'd also been to India with us, was the central character and the crew from Where Next was Gregg Bleakney and Julian Manrique, and me - keeper of brand voice, runner and "get on the fricken bus or we'll be late" ringmaster.
First stop, Cusco.
Our first day was a mini bus journey down into the Sacred Valley, through Pisac, a visit to the salt ponds at Maras and to get a taste of traditional life.
We visited the Laraypas Indígenas de Amaru Association community to learn about the traditional way of life. Rather than leave their community to find work in the city they have teamed with ExploreAndes, a sustainable tourism operator, to build a visitor centre that brings an income but maintains the integrity of their way of life.
After an overnight stay at a very luxurious hotel in the valley (thankyou Aranwa Hotels - yea life on the road is tough) we made the climb to the fabulous Machu Picchu. Don't expect solitude, but apart from that the experience is everything you expect it to be.
After the luxury of our overnight stay, this turned out to be a 20-hour working day. Up at 4am and we weren't back in Cusco till after midnight. So it's important to get some rest when you can - although being photographed snoozing became a game.
After 10 days in around Cusco we flew over the Andes to Puerto Maldonaldo in the Amazon basin. Our new hosts Rainforest Expeditions built an itinerary where we could encounter the Amazon's teeming wildlife.