Commitment to our Community
We are 100% locally owned and operated, unlike many other tour operators in Cusco. Our roots in this special region run deep. That means that not only do we care about supporting our employees, but we are committed to helping the communities they come from.
Our porters, for example, are often men from rural regions that work in subsistence farming. The income they receive working as porters is critical to buying extra food they can’t grow themselves, clothes, and school supplies for their children. This is why we pay our porters substantially more than the minimum set by the government and other tour operators.
In addition to giving books and toys to children in these indigenous communities, Southern Peru Explorers also carries out a number of charitable activities throughout the year, including parties at Christmas-time. We consider this our privilege. These are our people, the ones we have to thank for making sure the rich cultural heritage of Peru continues to thrive.