Cusi Travel is unique because we directly run all of the tours offered on our website and do not subcontract with other operators. When you book with us, you will be traveling exclusively with Cusi Travel’s team and equipment.
Service: At Cusi Travel, we do not sell a standardized travel product. We seek to provide a personalized, cultural experience with high quality service from all of our staff. From the moment you first contact us, we make sure to answer all your questions and organize the perfect tour that you are looking for. Even before you arrive in Cusco you will have the peace of mind that everything has been organized for you so you do not have to worry about any of the details. Once you arrive you will meet your experienced guide and be given a thorough briefing. Once beginning the tour you will meet any other staff that are there to assist you, including drivers, Quechuas (porters), chefs, and horsemen. Our goal is to provide you with the best tour so that your trip will be full of unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Food: An important part of learning about a new culture is sampling the delicious foods that come from the region. Cusi Travel knows the difference that good food can make on your journey. When you book a hike with Cusi Travel, an experienced chef will accompany you to cook gourmet Peruvian meals three times a day. Our chefs take pride in sharing our culture by selecting a variety of local dishes. The food is healthy and nutritious too, because your body will be at work on the hike. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know at the time of booking. All of our chefs have experience with a variety of lifestyles and limitations, including vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, etc.
Equipment: One thing that sets Cusi Travel apart from its competitors is the first-class equipment we use on all of the trails. As any hiker knows, good equipment makes all the difference on the trail, and that is why we use North Face Mountain 25 tents, Therm-a-Rest mattresses, pillows and other high quality cooking supplies and kitchen gear. While you are hiking during the day, members of the staff including chefs and Quechuas go ahead to the next stop. They set up the campsite for the night, including a cooking tent, a dining tent with tables and chairs, a bathroom tent, and sleeping tents. The chefs start in advance to prepare the evening meals. We do everything possible to provide comfort and modern conveniences on the trail. The gear we use at our campsites will keep you comfortable, warm and dry, no matter what the weather is. Many travelers bring their own sleeping bags, but if you prefer, you can rent one from the Cusi Travel office for a small fee. The office also rents walking sticks.
Guides: All of our guides come from local communities outside of Cusco and they speak fluent English, Spanish and Quechua. Their knowledge of Quechua is key to understanding the region’s history and traditions. Every guide has studied tourism for three to five years and has many years of hands-on experience. They are prepared to teach you everything you want to know about the Inca Empire of the past, and life in Peru today. Most importantly, however, they are also trained in CPR, first aid and mountain skills, and are always conscious of safety on the trail. They will be there throughout your whole tour to provide any assistance or information that you need.
Bringing you Maximum Comfort with Reliable North Face Mountain 25 TentsAt Cusi Travel, we only use the best equipment including the extremely strong and reliable North Face Mountain 25 tents. Take a moment to see for yourself the high quality of these tents when the Northface team spent a month in Borneo at Malaysia’s highest point to test them.