Our mission is to get you off the beaten track and into the mountains, experiencing the best the Andes has to offer and catching a glimpse of the REAL Peru. We specialize in fostering authentic experiences that will leave lasting memories. We think you’ll love seeing the Andes through our eyes!
Every inquiry is personally answered by our expert sales team, and we take the time to customize your experience, tailored to your needs and interests. We only offer private group tours, meaning that you can depart any day.
Many agencies on-sell their clients to other companies, meaning that although you book with Agency A, you may actually depart with Agency B. We will never do this. If you book with us, you depart with us.
We follow ecologically and economically sustainable business practices, including above-average wages for our guides, cooks, muleteers and porters. We have a clearly outlined Sustainability Policy and annual staff training in environmental best practices. In 2011-13, we were recognized for our efforts and certified by the Rainforest Alliance in Sustainable Tourism. We were the first trekking agency in Cusco to seek this verification!
Apus Peru donates USD $20.00 per passenger to Threads of Peru, a local non-profit that works to sustain Andean weaving traditions and provide economic opportunities to weavers in the same remote indigenous communities that we trek through. Our donation has a significant impact, and constitutes about 15% of Threads of Peru’s annual budget.
We are honest and forthright in all of our dealings. We will share frank feedback from past clients, ensuring that you have the best information available to you when making a decision. Our prices are clearly advertised on our website, and we are open about what this does and doesn’t include. There are no hidden fees. Read more about what goes into our prices below.
Our innovative system connecting like-minded travellers. List your trek for others to join, or peruse active listings to join one already scheduled. A great way to meet new people and keep costs down! >> Check out current listings.
Our guides are highly trained professionals, with years of experience. Their performance is evaluated regularly, and we upgrade their skills and knowledge with annual training including mountain rescue and special high altitude first aid courses. To ensure the highest safety standards, we guarantee at least one guide for every 8 passengers. >> Meet Our Team!
Delicious breakfasts, snacks, lunches, tea services and dinners are a highlight on all our treks that consistently receive rave reviews! Our menus combine Peruvian and international cuisine, using organic ingredients whenever possible. Vegetarian and vegan options, and other dietary needs are no problem to accommodate, at no extra cost. >> See more at What to Expect on the Trail!
We make annual upgrades to our equipment, ensuring the highest standards in quality and comfort. As avid trekkers ourselves, we look for what we would most like to have on the trail!