“We started hiring women porters on our Inca Trail Treks in 2017. Women are now an integral part of our teams,” says Raul Ccolque, founder of Alpaca Expeditions
CUSCO, Peru (PRWEB)November 06, 2018
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100% Local Outfitter Hires Women on Treks to Machu Picchu
Hike Like a Girl!
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on the wish list for many people. This 45km/26-mile trail that leads to Machu Picchu one of the 7 Wonders of the World is one of the most popular hikes in the world.
In these days of women’s empowerment, Alpaca Expeditions is a leader in hiring women for their crews. There are many reasons that the Peruvian women want to work for Alpaca Expeditions. Some are single parents, others have always wanted a career sharing their love of the Andes Mountains with visitors from around the world. Some of them come from families where their fathers or brothers work as guides and want to continue the family tradition. Whatever the reason, the women of Alpaca Expeditions are leading the way into a new era in Peru.
Alpaca Expeditions is committed to empowering the women of Cusco. They started with three female guides in 2017 and are now up to six. The first women porters have proven to be important members of their tour groups and they are excited to see what the future will bring as more women are added to the team. Alpaca Expeditions believes strongly in being an equal employer for all people. Women have not had the opportunity to have key roles in tourism companies and Alpaca Expeditions is working hard to change this. They are creating an environment that allows women to work successfully in the tourism industry. Alpaca Expeditions has focused on making sure they have help at home when they are working, receive fair salaries and are treated with respect at all times. By listening to them they hope to expand their group of women who are working on the mountain. These women amaze Alpaca every day with their strength, courage and disposition as they are making mountains move with a smile on their face every day. #hikelikeagirl
Alpaca Expeditions is a leader in all tours in Peru and treks to Machu Picchu. They are 100% Peruvian, all growing up in villages around the city with tales of the greatness of the Incas. While they focus on the care and quality of their tours, their commitment to their own community is unparalleled. They are also dedicated to the planet and leave no footprint on tours and provide extra support to help clean the trails on every trek. They are excited to show guests their homeland and know guests will fall in love with it too!
Alpaca Expeditions is the highest rated operator in Peru offering treks to Machu Picchu. Their services to guests include everything from applying for permits, guiding groups on all trails, providing for all needs along the way.
About Alpaca Expeditions
Alpaca Expeditions, 100 % Peruvian company, is a pioneer adventure operator diligently working to provide the best services in available. Although they offer daily departures, it’s important to check with a member of their sales team to plan a trek. Please email them at info(at)alpacaexpeditions.com,. They stand ready to help answer questions and help prepare for this amazing journey.