Why Salkantay Trek Company?
Why Choose us?
There are so many reasons to choose Salkantay Trek Company for your holiday among hundreds of other agents who also offer similar kind of trip to Salkantay to Machu Picchu in Peru.
There are literally hundreds of travel companies on the internet these days. The net allows small companies to have a presence on the web, and for them to compete with large multinational companies. This is great news for them and consumers.
Unfortunately, while many of these small companies look great, their services and what they claim they can do for you do not always add up.
For many of us, we work hard all year to get away for 2 or 3 weeks. That annual adventure centers our lives, puts life back into perspective and allows us time for just ourselves. It is a vital part of our existence and a time that should not be wasted. That is why it is important to choose the right adventure company, a company that will fulfill your wishes in a conscientious way, so that you can return home rejuvenated, enriched by the experience knowing you have helped yourself and hopefully someone else along the way.
10 reasons why choose us?
Respect for Local Cultures & give back to the communities:
- Prompt Response:
Whatever your queries, questions or comments our friendly sales team here in Peru will get back to you within 5min or max 2 hours with the answers. Our Salkantay office is always ready to help you whether you are planning a trip to Peru or are changing your travel plans once you arrive here.
- Up-to-the-date information:
We will always endeavor to provide you with up-to-the-date information which may affect your travel plans or an itinerary. Conversely, we will try our level best in getting any information that we may receive for you while you are on a trip with us.
- Value for the money:
Even so- when comparing like for like - you'll find that few others can match our prices for the standard of services we provide.
Value for money doesn't necessarily mean being the cheapest. Our reputation has been built on the quality of our holidays. This means ensuring that all the ingredients are right, not just the price. It also means those added experience that lift a holiday out of the ordinary. We believe in including as much as possible, so that you need to spend less whilst you are travelling.
Our itineraries have been designed to let you enjoy the very best that each country has to offer. As such they can not be rigid and will occasionally be amended to take account to local conditions
When you travel with us, we are always aware that you have a life outside of the vacation that may occasionally intrude upon your idyll. We are always ready to work with you to the furthest extent possible where changes need to be made to your program, even in the middle of a trip, to allow for emergencies and will not burden you with additional expenses as long as the proposed changes do not affect the flights, permits and costs. Whilst in general, we stick to the published route.
- State-of-the-art equipment:
We have the best equipment on the hike
Our drivers are professionals and our vehicles are among the best available in Peru and elsewhere. Further, every care will have been taken to inspect ensure that these meet the comfort and safety levels you expect on your holiday.
Our safety record is unsurpassed because we leave nothing to chance. We don’t skip or cut corners and we ensure that every small detail is taken care of; thus enabling you to relax totally and enjoy your holiday.
At Salkantay Trek, we take safety very seriously. It is our first and never forgotten priority, and it shows. We employ some of the best trekking/biking and climbing guides in the world. These men and women are professionals, trained in emergency wilderness first aid and can get a person out of trouble faster than anyone else.
Our leaders are selected for their personality, their experience in adventure travel and their wealth of knowledge of the area within which they work. They are well -trained and have the ability to provide the support you should expect when you visit remote areas of the country.
- Group and individual:
You will find a variety of itineraries in this site for both groups and individuals. Our group tours are enjoyed travelers from children to 75 years old enthusiasts, the wide variety of itineraries generally means that those travelling together, share common interests, irrespective of age differences.
Whether you are travelling with a group or as an individual, you will be able to relax in the knowledge that all your travel arrangements have been taken care for and that you will be looked after by our staff and the representatives throughout your travels.
- Friendly, helpful and Professional staff:
Our leaders are selected for their personality, their experience in adventure travel and their wealth of knowledge of the area within which they work. They are well -trained and have the ability to provide the support you should expect when you visit remote areas of the country. They are able to cope with most emergency situations including those requiring evacuation and hospitalization.
All the technical wizardry and networking at our disposal would mean nothing if it weren't for our friendly and helpful staff who will look after you right from the moment of your arrival to the time of your departure in legendary Peruvian style. Whether it is a case of miss-directed baggage on arrival or shipping of your shopping on departure, a case of finding directions to the right restaurants or finding the doctor after visiting the wrong one, a case of having to be evacuated from high altitudes or not being able to catch your connecting flight due to bad weather, our office and field staff will help you every step of the way during your stay in this region, whether you are in Cusco city or in the High Salkantay.
- Staffs Insurance & well paid:
Staffs are the back bone of the company and we have understood it very well. Without happy staff you can’t operate nice trek and your trek will be not succeed. Therefore we have tried our best to make our staffs happy and tried to keep them with us as long as possible. All our staffs (including porter and driver) are insured against personal accidents throughout the year and they are well paid. Other incentives and facilities are also given such as tour allowance, festival allowance, paid holiday. We have also opened staff fund incase somebody has problem at home with unforeseen circumstances such as flood, Landslide etc. They can take certain money from this fund and don’t have to pay it back.
- Responsible Tourism/Environment Friendly:
Peru, for all its massive mountain peaks and impressive geography, is actually an incredibly fragile environment. At SALKANTAY TREK our lives have revolved around the Mountain & free flowing river. We feel an increased responsibility to protect and preserve these wild places. Not only do we leave every campsite cleaner than when we've arrived, we've taken steps to protect Salkantay's Mountain & rivers and the people who live along them.
Pollution takes away the beauty and threatens the fragile ecosystem of the country. We will leave therefore nothing behind us except footprints and take with us only good memories and photographs.
Our field staff and guides have been taught to respect the local cultures of the places that they visit and guide our clients into. We believe in travel as a learning experience and hope that you will be able to learn from the people of the Salkantay about their way of life, their cultures, their customs and their beliefs. To that end, most of our programmes are designed so that you will have opportunities to meet the local people and interact with them but, we do ask that you be sensitive to their way of life. Carry pictures from home. These work wonders in bridging the language barrier.
Beside that SALKANTAY TREK knows the importance of giving back to the mountain communities; we therefore have been building Water Tap, School and Health post in the rural area of the country.