We at the Responsible People foundation have contacted various travel agencies, hotels and restaurants and on that account, we have negotiated the best deals for your tours and hikes. For that reason, the Responsible People offers the top-quality services with high-grade tour operators and hotels for every adventurous traveller willing to help us with a grain of sand. In our option, one can find interesting tours for solo travels, small or big groups. We provide with quantity discounts for big groups.
When you book your trip with us, you not only find a perfect deal, but you also help us to create new projects (and consequently, new opportunities) for poor Andean communities we work with.
The Best Tour Operators
The following Inca Trail tour operators are listed by price (not comparative by quality), it means the least expensive to the most luxurious option. The below rates are given for a 4-day Inca Trail trek (a group service) or a 2-day Inca Trail with camping or a hotel (unless stated otherwise). These prices may change quickly, particularly; in the beginning of a year. Nevertheless, we are doing our best to keep them updated as frequently as possible. All these companies are based in Peru and all of them offer the Inca Trail and alternative treks to Machu Picchu. For instance, a Salkantay Trek, a Lares Trek, an Inca Jungle Trek or an Inca Quarry Trail. Also, they operate various other tours around Cusco.
The foundation Responsible People found the best tour operators to spealist in Hiking/ Trekking, Natural, Jungle, Rafting and Tailor Made Trip. These companies are buddy for us and they can help to get the extra income for our foundation.
If you book your trip to Peru via the Responsible People, we will advise to the company of your choice. Your chosen company will donate us money from a selected tour.
Alpaca Expedition is a local tour operator for the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek and the alternative hikes to Machu Picchu. Alpaca Expeditions has got positive reviews and five-star ratings on TripAdvisor.« read more »
15 years of experience of Llama Path in operating the Inca Trail and loads of positive reviews ensure you an awesome trekking experience! Moreover, it offers guaranteed trek departures. « read more »
Tierras Vivas Travel is a highly professional trek and tour company that focuses on both young and older travelers alike, making sure everyone arrives to his/her intended destination.« read more »
United Mice was started by an experienced Inca Trail Guide and has developed a sterling image over the almost 30 years of activity. United Mice offers superb hiking services along with bilingual Guides.« read more »
Inca Trail permits
18 January 2019
If the 2019 limit was set to travel to the Inca Trail, you must make your plans as soon as possible. Book your Inca Trail permits 2019 online 6 months in advance. There are only 500 spaces available per day, approximately 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks and guides.
If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another date. If the permits ...« read more »
Inca Trail Porters
18 January 2019
Every day, five hundred of people do the Inca Trail. They usually complete the 43-km trail in 4 days. For most of them, the trip is their lifetime experience and fulfillment of their personal ambitions. The satisfaction of having completed the trek and visiting the spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu is hard to beat. Although, this feeling is even better if you know that all porters helping you ...« read more »
Wildlife of the Sierra
17 January 2019
The Andes of Peru have been heavily populated by wildlife for thousands of years, In Inca times all types of Andean wildlife enjoyed a form of protection, and although periodic hunts occurred, these were few and the privilege of the ruling class. After the Spanish conquest and the breakdown of the Inca infrastructure, wild animals were hunted indiscriminately and consequently suffered a population decline which was further advanced by ...« read more »
17 January 2019
In recent years, the increase in awareness of the impact of our activities on the natural, economic and social environment has extended to the form of tourism, which has led to the emergence of a new way of traveling called responsible tourism.
Responsible travel seeks to contribute to the maintenance and protection of the patrimonial, cultural and natural assets of the destinations with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable development ...« read more »
Trekking in the Andes
16 January 2019
The great Andes mountain chain stretches the entire length of the South American, and made up of dozens of individual mountain groups known as Cordilleras.
In Peru, these snow-capped peaks have been the source of superstition, frustration and inspiration to mankind for thousands of years.
And modern-day outdoor enthusiasts have found that walking around mountains is as much of a thrill as climbing them. For these trekkers, Peru is a paradise.
Mountain ...« read more »