Our Mission

To operate an ethical, sustainable and locally owned business.

 

To hire local talent and empower our employees to build wealth by paying fair living wages.

 

To provide travelers from around the world with an unforgettable and spectacular visit to incredible destinations, and make the entire process as stress-free as possible.

Our Promise To You

We promise to alleviate any concern and answer any question along the way, while making the entire booking process as intuitive and hassle free as possible.

 

We accomplish this by partnering with the Best. Local. Talent. Possible. Our guides, Porter's, Chefs and Trek Assistants are simply incredible.

 

All of our guides are:

  • University educated and/or certified in tourism

  • 100% fluent in English and Spanish

  • Personable

  • Contagiously passionate about Machu Picchu and Inca history

  • Medically trained and certified

  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience/training

  • Seasoned "veterans" of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Please contact us at any time to speak with an actual person, who will actually answer your questions! (Like "Is it safe to try the Guinea Pig?" The answer is yes, and it's delicious!).

Sustainability

Trekking Responsibly

In everything we do, our team incorporates the universal principle of tourism -- protect the environment and give back to the local community. To this end, we hire and train local staff that understand and respect the places we will travel and the people we will meet.

Conserving the Environment

The beauty and diversity of Peru is awe-inspiring. We want to keep it that way.

  • We have a "pack out what you pack in" policy 

  • We use clean burning fuel

  • We ensure local water is kept clean​

  • We oppose deforestation

  • We avoid activities which threaten wildlife or which may potentially damage our environment​

  • We use locally sourced, organic ingredients in all of our meals

The Local Community

We want the benefits of tourism to profit as many communities as possible. Kusa Treks hires employees from indigenous villages, which facilitates a higher standard of living and creates better jobs for our employees who may not otherwise have the opportunity to provide for their families.

 

Some of our practices include:

  • Employing local staff and paying them fair living wages​

  • Ensuring our staff members are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve​

  • Using locally-owned transportation and accommodations ​

  • Establishing and supporting various charties

Our Request Of You

Tourism is the biggest industry in Cusco and you, the tourist, can ensure that it impacts our community in a positive way...

  • Read about the culture and the people before you visit​

  • Learn some Spanish! Your efforts to communicate with the locals will be warmly welcomed ​

  • Eat local! Taste what Cusco has to offer and help the local economy​

  • Negotiate at the market, remember a small difference in price for you, is likely a big one for the seller​

  • Ask permission before you photograph local people​

  • Respect local traditions and holy places​

  • Remember that lifestyle choices, including the concept of time, are probably different than your own 

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