Inca trail deals, works with experienced professionals who are providing a variety of tours in Peru as well as tailor made programs on adventure tours, excursions, trip on this fascinating country.
Our staff in coordination with Valencia Travel Cusco are very knowledgeable on the geography of the territory and are willing to provide the best advice possible with regards your needs.
Most of our porters have been recruited from villages where we have an interaction with the locals. In this regards, we have trained then in accordance with the set standards of our company. Our porters are very professional and mostly are led by the one who have the most experience within the group.
In this regards, we are very proud to be able to achieve in recruiting a group of people who are constantly getting identify with our way of work which is giving the best quality service to our travellers.
The Inca Trail as some treks routes in the Andes of Peru, need the help from porters to carry all the gear needed for the camping purposes because in routes such like the Inca Trail, the use of animals such as horses, mules or llamas are prohibited. Thus, without the porters work, most of this routes will no be able to get completed. Thus, we have to be grateful for their input during the process of any of the trekking activities we develop for you enjoyment.
Porters are indigenous people who live in Cusco, at 4,000 meters high, and they know very well most of the valleys because is their natural habitat. They love the mountain range and feel very identified in living in their local villages. These people are the key bone of their families and support then trough this work.
Our government has created the Law of the Porter, from which most agencies have to provide the necessary resources for the Porter to achieve their work. This is very important at the time you are choosing an agency in order to preserve the good running of the trekking routes.
Inca Trail Porters Protection Law No. 27607. (Dec 6th 2001) Decreed Laws Numbers 19990 and 25897
Article 3 Conditions of work:
Article 6 Single, fair and decent payment to our crew.
Article 7 Minimum age of a porter is 18 years.
In addition, the Congress of the Peruvian Republic Lima, on December 6th 2001 have establish the following rules for all travel agencies:
The Peruvian government has introduced a new law in 2002, on porters minimum salary of $15 USD a day. It can be said that only a few companies actually pay this salary.
How much should I tip?
It is recommended that each porter in your group takes home an extra 40 to 55 soles. Try to bring a lot of small change so you can tip the porters directly.