“The Best Experience in the Andes!”
I have just returned from a 6 day hike in Peru with Cusi Travel and could not be happier. After discussing our goals of experiencing natural beauty, some solitude and Inca ruins, Jose put together an amazing hike that led us right up to Mount Salkantay where we touched it’s glacier, then descended down into a peaceful valley, not seeing another tourist in the first three days. Then we linked up with the Inka Trail for a full-on history lesson. Our guide was first-rate, compassionate about Quechua culture, knowledgable of both Inca history and the natural surroundings, and also part psychologist, helping to convince us we could succeed when the trail got difficult approaching 5000m altitude. Our chef (and I mean chef) cooked restaurant quality food at every meal and even baked us a cake for our farewell dinner. Our hard-working porters were happy and clearly well-treated. To top it off this local Cusco company invests much of its earnings back into the samll Andean villages where the porters live, supporting the families and the local school. Choosing Cusi Travel will not only give you the best hiking experience in Peru but it will also help support the lives of many children who live in the Andes.