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Machu Picchu Peru, is composed of a team to which we are united by a single passion, travel.
That is why we understand our clients who want to experience the best during their adventure or leisure vacations.
Because we do not want to make you wait we can quickly suggest the type of trip you are looking for and tailor made. As we have a good understanding of the geographical areas of the final destination, then there is much to do, however, our goal is to match your expectations with our service. The result will be seeing you enjoying your time in the jungle, sailing the Titicaca Lake or looking into a tour to explore the Inca trail, whatever we will be there for you.
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The porters and their role in the Andes.
Since the Inca roads were protected by the National Institute of Culture as well as other paths used for hiking in Peru, the work of the porter has been remarkable because in the use of the Inca roads is not allowed the access of animals for loading.
As a consequence, their work represents the vital part of the logistics of their trip, which without their help can turn these trips too complicated to the point that when they are with us during the trek the trip becomes as easy as if you were eating a piece of cake.
Otherwise, could you imagine hiking 4 or 5 days with an average of 30 to 35 kilos on your back for 8 hours each day? Is not anything easy, right? Especially if what you have to carry is important to be able to spend the days comfortably with water, food, tent, kitchen, among other things.
Then as a company specialized in adventurous tourism, we understand the importance of the work carried out by porters and that is why we provide them with equipment so that they can carry out their hiking work and according to their experience a remuneration that allows them to continue working with us, As a consequence, we have the responsibility to support the porters with dignity.
The porters, where they come from?
Porters are native people who are living in the andean highlands, they know very well the geographical area and their input to run each expeditions are very important not only for the company who hired them but also for the communities they come from.
Their work helps to sustain their families or in some cases to sustain an a better life through education.
Thus, we acknowledge that porter should have a good wage and to be treated fairly in recognition to his hard work.
The downside of the porter's is that some travel agencies are taking advantages of porters need for work and incurring lack of good payments which affect the moral of this noble people.
In this days, there is law to protect the porter against exploitation so you need to be sure the agency is hiring porters are able to disclose this accreditation for porters protection so you don't support with such bad practices of few travel operators. It is very important to see the porters having the necessary gear and vestiment to do their work professionally and your input will be highly important to achieve this aim.