KNOWLEDGE: LET OUR EXPERTS GUIDE YOU
- Professional, experienced, licensed local Quechuan guides
- Our guides are formed by expert Photographers, Explorers, History teachers, Archaeologists
- Honest, hardworking, team oriented support staff
- Over 500 times hikes on Inca Trail success experiences and client satisfaction
From the Historians, photographers, and explorers who lead our trips to the local guides and experts we meet in the field, you’ll be surrounded by people who are steeped in knowledge and insights about the places we go. And they’re passionate about sharing that knowledge with you.
HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT & SERVICE. As for gear, we provide equipment with a retail value of approximately $ 600 per guest. That's because we use only the best. Hiking in the Peruvian Andes is serious. Therefore we use serious equipment to make sure our clients are warm, dry and comfortable. Our sleeping tents, dining tents, and sleeping pads are made by North face, mountain hardwear, vango, doite Equipment, camping pillows,Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads, and MSR stoves and cookware best camping brands for hiking. Additionally, we have high quality down jackets patagonia, north face, four season sleeping bags, trekking poles and National Geografic and Deuter backpacks systems available for rent.
THE FOOD WE PROVIDE IS FRESH, ORGANIC, TASTY AND NUTRITIOUS. Explore Adventures Peru® serves hot meals made with fresh, locally grown ingredients. We created our menus carefully to ensure that the food is delicious, easy to digest, and provides plenty of energy. To provide exceptional meals we customize our menus depending on the preferences of the group, and we never use freeze-dried backpacking meals - you can expect hearty, delicious meals that will optimally fuel and inspire you during your trip! We also regularly accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, non-gluten and other specialty diets. Clean water is provided daily. Plenty of extra food is brought and resupplied on every hike so that no client is ever left hungry.
TOILET TENT Most noteworthy, we provide a private toilet tent so clients do not have to use the public “long drop” toilets located in Machupicchu National Park. As you can probably guess, the public toilets are filthy and crawling with germs which, if you catch, will end your trip. Becouse we use private toilets we greatly improve the success of your hike by maintaining hygienic conditions on the mountain. The private toilets are emptied and cleaned regularly. There is a porter who is assigned to clean, assemble and carry the toilet tent.
FOCUSED ON SAFETY
WE HAVE MANY LAYERS OF SAFETY BUILT INTO OUR OPERATIONS TO MINIMIZE THE RISKS ON INCA TRAIL AND BEYOND .
- We have established protocols for handling emergencies on
the mountain, including rescue and evacuation
- Certified Wilderness First Responders
- Certified of the oficial firemen of Peru
- Daily pulse and oxygen saturation monitoring
- We provide evacuation by helicopter Andes Corp. For hikers seriously injured or sick.
- Emergency oxygen, portable stretchers and medical kits
Due to its extreme altitude, immense area, and remote location, hiking the peruvian Andes can be dangerous. At Explore Adventures Peru®, we are focused on your safety. In fact, it is the most important aspect of your hike. We understand that first and foremost, our responsibility is to ensure you return home safely. That is why we put together the most detailed, comprehensive safety program on the mountain. All of our tour guides are either certified Wilderness First Responders and Peruvian several medical/safety certifications, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a satellite phone and radios. We require new guides to attend a comprehensive training to ensure they meet our standard of quality before putting them in the field, then we monitor their performance closely through post-trip evaluations and debriefs. Cooks provide you with daily drinking water. on the Andes you will drink cooked and filtered fresh water. You need to drink at least 3 liters of water per day. The cook arrange breakfast, lunch and a solid nutritious dinner (several courses). Every night the guide will check your heartbeat and the percentage of oxygen in your blood with an optimeter to determine whether you're fit enough to continue the next day. Every night on the mountain you will get a briefing by the guide about the itinerary of the following day. Our commitment is to hire and train the best guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, hire them as employees (not independent contractors), conduct periodic staff trainings, and require current medical certifications. In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills.
*** We highly recommend that all trekkers buy traveler’s insurance that specifically includes helicopter evacuations in case of emergency. Trekking in South America will generally take you through remote places with very few emergency facilities and amenities.
GIVE BACK: WHEN YOU TRAVEL WITH US, YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE
- Environmentally and socially responsible company
- Member of Inca Trail Porters Welfare
- Member of Leave No Trace
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Empowering peruvian women We connect Andean artisan weavers with global markets by our Homestay