Caring for Destination
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Education and treatment of our staff are two of the most important areas in which we invest a great deal of energy during, before and after all our treks.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Most important for us is to keep our staff happy and that is why we pay them directly after their provided service in an amount which is fair for the Peruvian standard of living. We also provide them with insurance, clothes, shoes, food during the treks and many more things. Every year all our cooks receive a course, which will help them to stay up to date in the preparation of the most nutritious meals during treks. All our guides have to attend a first aid course every year and we frequently talk with the porters to see how or where we can improve our services and to see if they are satisfied with their work. When taking good care of your staff, you can be sure they will treat your clients how they should.
During all our treks, we separate the waste and we never leave a thing behind on the campsite.
Our guides are capable and educated well to explain to our clients how to treat nature and local people with respect.
We use natural and local products in all the meals provided on the trek and never take chemical products with us.
Our motto is "Leave only footprints" and we are definitely one of the most conscientious tour operators you'll find in Cusco.
Book for more than 20 people, contact us directly
On day one, around 6:00 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel. Please leave us the name and direction of your hotel at least 3 days before your departure.
Just in case we might not be able to reach the minimum of 4 persons for the 4-day Inca Trail, we reserve the right to endorse our clients to another operator. We work together with two operators, know their services and this is the only way we can assure you a spot on the Inca Trail on your requested date. We cannot guarantee that porters used by other companies will receive the same treatment and high salary as provided by Chaska Tours, although we insist them to pay their staff well.
We normally include the Backpacker train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy and this train leaves Aguas Calientes at 16:43 PM. At approximately 20:15 PM, this train arrives in Poroy. When changing your return, by staying another day or paying the upgrade for the Vistadome train, we cannot be held responsible for your transportation from Poroy to Cusco.
We always reserve the right to reserve a different train and/or transportation to Poroy as mentioned in the 4-day Inca Trail program.
You always have to visit our office once you are in Cusco. We strongly recommend you to visit us on your arrival, two or three days before your trek will start. You need to leave us the name, direction and telephone number of the place where you are staying. If the full balance cannot be paid before your trek will start, Chaska Tours reserves the right to cancel your trek.