Our employees, clients and suppliers are our strategic partners and, as such, we must create and maintain appropriate conditions of mutual respect and trust, promoting continuous improvement and ensuring the effectiveness of our integrated management system.
We are highly committed to promote a healthy and safe work environment for our team; identifying hazards and assessing risk on an ongoing basis, to prevent work-related injuries and diseases; ensuring our team is consulted and has an active participation in all the aspects of the system as a result of our activities; seeking appropriate performance and continuous improvement in safety and occupational health; complying with national and other applicable laws, and all the requirements.
Juan de Dios – the Owner and General Manager
He studied tourism in Cusco at national University of San Antonio Abad Del Cusco, he is specialized in sustainable tourism. He has been working for many other companies over 7 years, after that he started working in the office while he was studying English for a couple years.
In 2010 finally he started working as a tour Guide which was the most dreamed job for him, he has been working leading groups and making unforgettable experiences for all trekkers on the Inca trail, Salkantay trek, Lares trek, Choquequirao and many other treks to Machu Picchu, until he took the courage to start his own business, using all his experiences he put all together to make possible Inka Trail Explorer.
Liliana Cumpa – Reservation Manager
She was born in Cusco, she studied tourism and Business Administration at University of Andina del Cusco, she had worked in many different tour Companies and Hotels before she started working for us, she organize and monitories the team to ensure you have the best experience while you are trekking. Liliana works directly with all our suppliers to ensure perfection, reconfirming all details of each itineraries. Inca Trail Permits, train reservations, hotel confirmations.
Her passion is travel to different rural and remote areas making social projects, improving the education and quality of life for the locals.
Neyder Aedo – Operations Manager
He was born in a little town of Cachora 4 hours away from Cusco, he is the number 9th of 10 siblings. He studied tourism at Andina University, he had worked in many different tour Companies where he gained a lot of experience, and now he works for Inka Trail Explorer.
Neyder is in charge of making sure your itinerary has all what you need, and that all of your transportation, guides, wranglers, porters, cooks and even food are fully taken care for you!
The Best Tour Guides!
They are the folks with you throughout your trek who truly make lifetime experience!
We have a professional staff of tour guides with many years of experience, incredibly knowledgeable about culture and history and passionate about what they do. Selected for their dynamic personalities and expertise; they share 1 thing in common: a love affair with the Mother Nature. With years of experience and constantly training in each of our tours, there is no better way to get “behind the scenes” than with our guides.
Guides shown are only a selection of our guides. We have many more that look after you and make sure they have the most memorable journey!
Juan de Dios
He was born in the middle of the mountains, he loves staying in the Mountains, and he has been involved in tourism industry since he was 15 years all, where he gained experience, knowledge and learned the wisdom of the Mother Nature. His passion for the history, culture makes an incredible guide and he loves sharing his knowledge that inherited from his ancestors.
The Best Cooks in the Andes!
Inka Trail Explorer has a professional staff of Cooks, all of them went to the culinary school, where they learned the Peruvian and International cuisine, and they are the most experienced cooks and their cooking are amazing and exquisite.
The best Inca trail Porters
We understand clearly that we could not be successful without our team of porters. They work endlessly to make possible the trek and guarantee a magical journey for all of our clients, so we have made an important promise to them to do what we can to make this difficult job a little less daunting.
Most of our porters live in a little villages outside of Cusco 3/4 hours away. We cover all entrance fees (45 soles – $15 US per porter) separate from their salary. They are paid directly after the trek, which prevents them from traveling back to Cusco before heading home. Unfortunately, this is an uncommon practice by regular companies.
They receive better wages, health insurance and all of their equipment for free. This includes hiking boots, pants, jerseys, fleeces, jackets, hats, flashlights, sleeping bags, and amazing food to eat. We make sure they have a comfortable bed in a lovely room to sleep before (and after if needed) the trek instead of crashing on a floor like others. We visit the communities they live in and supply toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and other needed supplies to their families, as well as books for their children.