Who We Are
We are a small Locally Owned Boutique Travel Company & Tour Operator with Responsible & Sustainable Practices in Cusco, Peru. Our team of Customized travel specialists that have more than 10+ years of knowledge within Peru’s travel industry. Our local insight of Peru’s most inspiring places is unrivaled. From fascinating trekking and journey to Machu Picchu to the Ballestas Islands to intrepid Amazon Jungle adventures, we specialize in crafting one-off trips designed especially for you. Eager to get planning your Peruvian adventure? Meet our team of of travel experts that will make that happen! Contact us and get the ball rolling…
We have been operating our trips and hikes since 2015 with responsible & sustainable practices and we have been dedicating to providing luxury travel, customized tours, and trekking tours in Peru. But for us, luxury isn’t defined by expense or excess. It’s about helping you to have the experience you crave and taking care of all the nitty gritty logistics so all you need to concern yourself with is enjoying your trip. This could mean staying in a 5-star hotel, of course, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the most expensive one. It might also mean booking a modest family-owned hostel with appealing character or an unbeatable location. Either way, we won’t try to upsell you into something you don’t want. Besides, we won’t make you cough up cash for three-course dinners when all you want is a salad. Your ease, comfort and pleasure are guaranteed when you travel with us. Trekking/ Hiking is something that we breathe in, everyone who is part of Peru Summit has hiked and camped in the Peruvian Andes at least for 10 times, this team will monitor everything while you stay with us during the trip, which will guarantee your adventure trip, the most memorable one.
At Peru Summit Holidays & Adventures, we strive at every turn to redefine your notion of what is possible on a vacation. Our approach combines singular service, such as an enhanced hiking through the Andes, or a maximum group size of only 08 guests on each Peru and Cusco excursion, with insider-access opportunities unlike any you have experienced before. Peru Summit lets you discover Machu Picchu through the eyes of its former resident and guide, and introduces you to Incan culture firsthand, through an exclusive meeting with a Incan family.
In these and myriad other ways, Peru Summit consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty, and no Peru Summit journey is complete without that extra, unexpected and that makes your experience unique and unforgettable. Choose from a Luxury Small Group Journey, the finest group travel experience in Peru; a Connections Journey, which combines Peru Summit’s renowned service with unbeatable value; A Peru journey to an exotic locale or local festival; a private Signature Series itinerary; or a custom Tailor Made luxury journey created just for you. When it comes to discovering the world, the possibilities are endless.
Making these extraordinary journeys possible are the handpicked experts in Cusco and Peru, on call around the clock. Chief among them are our resident local guides. The resident tour leaders lead each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with Peru Summit’s local guides contributing along the way, and making a Peru Summit trip style.
With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history as well, Peru Summit uncovers your destination with an authenticity beyond the reach of any other travel company.
Peru Summit has always been at the forefront in exploring, researching, and discovering new routes and destinations in Cusco-Peru, providing first-class customized tours and packages, all designed especially for travelers who love adventure, food, language, relaxation, music, and history. Now with our non Schedule itinerary, you are the one who make your own itinerary according to your preferences and perspectives.
In addition, Peru Summit Holidays & Adventures operates with 2-person as minimum. Thus our service is Top Notch, We take care of all the details so you don’t have to…. Find your dream vacation today in Peru Summit.
LICENSED TOUR OPERATOR ACCREDITED BY PERUVIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM
Carlos Borda – Founder of Peru Summit Adventures™
Carlos was born in a country side of Peru’s highland, where learned the traditions, the customs, the culture, the ancient incan language, etc. Because of that, he was called as “apucarlito” which means the son of the mountains. He fell in love with tourism as a young boy, working in different travel companies in Cusco where he saw and felt the travel companies abusing on their personal staff and paying them measly wages. That was the main reason to start with this great project of Peru Summit to beat with these misuses.
This is a local family enterprise truly, we are all locals from the founder until the muleteer and Inca Trail porter. Carlos and his wife Saida founded this family enterprise “Peru Summit Adventures” after seeing the need for a company that would better serve visitors to Peru, by offering truly personalized and unique travel experiences. Carlos cares deeply about the experience of each and every guest, treating them with the same love and devotion that he gives his own only one beautiful child, and looks forward to meeting you in Cusco to hear about your experience! You can always call on Carlos to ask questions about your journey, or just to chat!
Besides, Carlos has been exploring the wilderness areas of Cusco for over 10 years, at the same time hiking the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for over 300 times, Salkantay Trek for over 200 times, Choquequirao Trek for over 150 times, Ausangate Trek for over 100 times, Lares Trek for over 50 times, being at Machu Picchu for over 600 times, wandering on the typical, hidden streets and places of Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Peru for uncountable times, and also hiking the other trails and destinations at least for over 20 times, it’s how we started this great project of Peru Summit Adventures after a proper exploration the mountains of Peru and Cusco to conquer the ultimate destinations like Machu Picchu, which guarantee your trip an once in a lifetime experience and 100% satisfactory.
Email: Carlos firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +51 984 464 391
OUR CORE VALUES
Peru Summit Adventures has been growing up based on these core values which are the essence of really core of our company. The way we see it, our team, our travelers are the key to triumph. Our Tour leaders, Trek leaders, Summit staff, Partners, and Travelers. We interact with every day, our goal is to ensure an authentic and unforgettable life-changing experience for everyone. And our motto ” We don’t make tours, We make Experiences” & “Authentic Trips for Authentic Explorers”
Integrity “do the right things – we focus on education, conservation, and respect”
Growth “everyone grows (from the Inca Trail porter to the one who is at office) to achieve the dreams”
Live “we live experience differently, and make every moment count”
Innovation “always thriving on new ideas and embracing change”
Passion “we love what we do, inspired by our tours and inspiring lifetime experiences”
Responsibility “All is made thinking globally, and acting locally to make everything better to live”
TRAVEL SUSTAINABLY AND RESPONSIBLY WITH PERU SUMMIT ADVENTURES™
Peru Summit has always had a total committedness ho help local communities through the contribution in projects of education in isolated communities. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. At PERU SUMMIT, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians.
The welfare of our staff in the field is a priority and we have always ensured that they earn above the set wages.
Deterioration in the natural environment has been marked in the past 25 years and is increasing. We strive to work and cooperate ecologically sustainable and responsable way, We have been supporting all clean-up initiatives and have been taking many steps to minimise our impact on the natural environment, because not Only our top notch service has to be for You, we also have to think in our motherearth(natural environment).
Carbon Neutral is a carbon solutions provider and Peru’s major biodiversity reforestation offset developer.
We help communities on the destinations we operate our tours, and beyond, minimise their impact on the environment by working with them to measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions.
Through Carbon Neutral we have created a voluntary offset program that ties all our sales and travel activities to the planting of trees, helping to rebuild the natural environment and ecosystem.
CUSTOMIZED JOURNEYS AND TREKKING TO MACHU PICCHU
The trek to Sanctuary of Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail is one of the best promenade that exists in the World, due to its unique beauty and different ecological niches, alongside the path you will feel different sort of microcllimate because everyday you will get in new different ecotones, it is more or less like you will have lived the four season in only four days.
Experiencing the Inca Trail gives you a deeper understanding of Machu Picchu and the andean culture in general, and allows you to appreciate it even more by hiking the exact same path that the Incan people used to take. The path was reserved for elite Incas, who practiced spiritual devotion along the way. The principle sites are ceremonial in character and stand in ascending hierarchical order as you get near the city of Machu Picchu. The four days of hiking cover about twenty-eight miles, starting at an elevation of 8.923 feet above sea level (2.720 meters) and ending at 7,874 feet (2,400 meters). You will cross two high mountain passes of 13,828 feet (4,215 meters).
Trail conditions are generally good and our professional guides will teach you about Incan history and the unique wildlife along the path. All of our guides have a national tourism license and can explain the significance and the history of the trail. We will provide you with excellent equipment, nutritional, and delicious meals. Our porters required to carry equipment for this trek are friendly, happy and helpful.
Generally, travellers hike the Inca Trail in four days; however, for people who are short on time we offer a two-day hike. The two-day hike has an overnight stay at a hotel in Aguas Calientes so there is no camping.
During the time the Incan Empire was on the pinnacle of glory, they had built a vast Networks of paths that intersected the Andes, from Argentina to Colombia, and from the deep jungle to Pacific Ocean; the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the branch trails that goes from the Andes to the jungle, and this section of the classic 4-day Inca trail is about 26 miles/ 43 km.
The Inca Trail is not the only one trail which ends at Machu Picchu, there are other alternative paths wich are finishing at Machu Picchu such as: Salkantay Trek, Choquequirao trek, Ausangate Trek, lares Trek, Uchuy Qosqo Trek. Once at Machu Picchu you will enjoy its beauty and loveliness, that will be your great stunning reward, of seeing the Lost City Of The Incas for the first time.
We selected carefully our hotels in each destination all over the country. And we selected our accommodations for how well they represent the distinctive character of the destination you’re in. Some of these rooms and cabanas draw their inspiration from history and others from the views they offer. What’s consistent, however, is that we stand by each and every one of these for what they’ll add to your experience.
MACHU PICCHU JOURNEYS
Embrace it – From the soaring peaks of the Andes and the lush Amazon Rainforest to pre-Columbian ruins and Spanish colonial mansions, Peru beckons with the allure of the ancient and mysterious. Join Peru Summit on a Enhanced Vacation to this spellbinding country and its most significant sites, including the “lost city” of Machu Picchu.
With Peru Summit – discover Machu Picchu and Cusco alongside the country’s finest travel local guides. Catch the sun rising over Huayna Picchu as the morning mist parts to reveal Machu Picchu. Explore this pre-Columbian fortress and other sites in the Sacred Valley with more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group. Witness indigenous rituals and meet Andean artisans to gain an understanding of Peru’s deep cultural roots. On select Peru Summit – Peru and Machu Picchu trips, you may even travel to the Incan citadel aboard the elegant Hiram Bingham train.
Beyond Machu Picchu, Peru offers an incredible array of travel destinations. Experience the colonial grandeur of Lima as you tour historic cathedrals and privately dine in a centuries-old mansion. Venture into the Amazon, and its winding river systems on board. Delve into the less-frequented southern region of the country and discover the breathtaking beauty of Colca Canyon, said to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Whether your Peru travel program takes you to Machu Picchu or further afield, expect Peru Summit’s signature blend of luxury, comfort and service at every step of your journey.
EXPLORE CUSCO CITY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
Cusco city was the capital of the incan Empire, an administrative, idiological, political, economical center, etc. The city was constructed in the form of a puma, incorporating the fortress-temple Sacsayhuaman as its head. Like so many New World Peoples, the incas held felines, specially puma or mountain lion, to be sacred. The body was comprised of residential buildings and palaces laid out in a grid between the Tullumayu and Saphi river. The city of Cusco was conceived as the center of the Empire where its four quarters came symbolically together and physically together. Four highways coming from each of the four quarters, or suyus, converged in the great central plaza of the city. From this four-part division the Empire took its name of Tawantinsuyu, meaning the land of four quarters. Therefore, in the environs, the city of Cusco has many adoratories, such as: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tampumachay, Pukapukara, and the other royals states in the Urubamba valley ( Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Chinchero, Moray, Uchuy Qosqo).
Thus whether you are not much interested in hinking to Machu Picchu, Cusco offers you to explore its surroundings in a calm way where each incan sacred sites will leave you enchanted, and later on we would take you scorted to Machu Picchu by train, Besides you have to know about the Cusco’s typical streets from the incan time and colonial time, and of course about its typical places as the old markets in which you still see those different antique ítems for diferent porpuses, and a good way to see and learn about these lovely places is with us.
TRAVELING TO THE AMAZON JUNGLE
Discover the Amazon jungle which is not surprisingly, it maintains a monumental presence to communities that have sprung up along its jungle. The Amazon is home to the largest tropical rainforest in the world and to many Indian cultures. The oxbows nurture a staggering variety of plant and animal life, which flourished for millennia before the earliest indigenous settlers migrated here from the Caribbean. However, it didn’t become a major source of transportation and food until the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century.
Experience life along the Amazon Jungle in Peru with a Peru Summit local boat aboard as you sail several of the river’s tributaries and stop in native villages to meet locals carving their living from farming and fishing. In Manu national park and Tambopata Zone Reserved , stay in an Amazon jungle lodge, hike the forest, fish for piranha and tour the oxbow by boat. Join Peru Summit on an expedition to explore a world rarely seen by the ordinary traveller: the Amazon Jungle.
Take a look the video below about the Peru Summit Adventures’ Experience.