Highly Qualified, Dedicated Staff
You only want to entrust your health and safety to the most qualified professionals when you are on a rigorous trek. But also, for what may be a once-in-a-lifetime tour, you want the highest quality experience, enhanced by knowledgeable guides.
Our certified tour guides, with an average of 10 years of experience, are educated in a wide range of areas, from Incan culture and history to local flora and fauna. They speak English, Spanish and Quechua, the language of the indigenous people you may meet along the way. They are also trained in first aid by medical personnel and have certification as Primeros Auxilios.
How we treat our employees is a reflection of our respect for them and the important work they do. That extends from our guides to our cooks to our porters. They are all part of the Southern Peru Explorers team, dedicated to making sure that your trip is of the highest quality.
Your porters will be a critical part of your trekking experience. They do the heavy lifting, since carrying a heavy backpack at high altitude is challenging for most people. While the government allows porters to carry a maximum of 20 kilos, our maximum is much less. We make sure they have good sleeping accommodations and are well fed. Our porters’ salaries are substantially above the minimum standards set by the Peruvian government and is about 50% higher than many Inca Trail operators.