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Peru Outfitter Hires Women Porters for Treks to Machu Picchu
Guide and Porter Training a Hallmark of Alpaca Expeditions
Cusco, Peru – Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on the wish list for many people. This 45km/26-mile trail that leads to Machu Picchu one of the 7 Wonders of the World is one of the most popular hikes in the world. Every traveler who visits these spectacular ruins must be accompanied by a guide.
Why choose Alpaca Expeditions? The company is based in Cusco, Peru. The owner, Raul Ccolque, has lived in the Andes all of his life. Since he was 18-years-old he has worked the Inca Trail on every trek to Macchu Picchu, as both a porter and a tour guide. Born and raised in a small village called Seque Raccay, Ccolque went on to Cusco University to study tourism. He loves sharing his passion for hiking the Andes mountains and exploring his heritage.
Raul started the company in 2012 to create more Jobs for the porters with better salary and respect the porter welfare and to give back to the community especially for Andean children.
Because Alpaca Expeditions is a 100% local company, they have the best camping logistics, best guides, porters, and itinerary. They understand that the quality of each journey is greatly impacted by the tour guide. All of their tour guides are locals, from Cusco and the Sacred Valley who have completed degrees in tourism from Cusco National University. Their expertise includes local flora and fauna, geography, history, archeology, anthropology, and astronomy. Alpaca Expeditions began hiring female guides in 2017 and now include women on many of their treks. The company is sensitive to the challenges of co-ed guides and porters and will include diversity training in future plans.
Porters are called the “Green Army” because they are the heroes of their expeditions. They carry the camping equipment, duffel bags, tents and food. Porters are given the best outdoor equipment from worldwide markets which assures high quality and comfort for guests. They’re offered competitive wages in exchange for the extremely valuable service they provide.
Alpaca Expeditions is a leader in all tours in Peru and treks to Machu Picchu. They are 100% Peruvian, all growing up in villages around the city with tales of the greatness of the Incas. While they focus on the care and quality of their tours, their commitment to their own community is unparalleled. They are also dedicated to the planet and leave no footprint on tours and provide extra support to help clean the trails on every trek. They are excited to show guests their homeland and know guests will fall in love with it too!
Alpaca Expeditions is the highest rated operator in Peru offering treks to Machu Picchu. Their services to guests include everything from applying for permits, guiding groups on all trails, providing for all needs along the way.
About Alpaca Expeditions
Alpaca Expeditions, 100 % Peruvian company, is a pioneer adventure operator diligently working to provide the best services in available. Although they offer daily departures, it’s important to check with a member of their sales team to plan a trek. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org,. They stand ready to help answer questions and help prepare for this amazing journey.