WITH YOUR TRIP, DEAR FRIEND, YOU HELP US TO IMPROVE AND HELP LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE HIGH ANDEAN AREAS OF CUSCO.
WHEN YOU BOOK A TRIP WITH INKAYNI PERU TOURS, 5% OF THE TOTAL COST IS DONATED DIRECTLY TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH OUR INKAYNI FOUNDATION.
WE ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO SOCIAL PROJECTS. Since its creation, Inkayni was conceived following the millenary principle of Andean reciprocity “AYNI”, a principle that governs the Andean world since long before the arrival of the Incas, and that is still in force in the Andean area. Our company’s name is a mixture of the words INKA and AYNI, following the millenary Andean concept of reciprocity or ayni. Giving to others without expecting anything in return, only with the desire to feel good and thus live in harmony and in tune with the entire cosmos.
Although tourism plays a fundamental role in Cusco’s economy by generating direct and indirect employment for many families within the region, often this economic income hardly reaches the smaller communities far from the cities.
Injayni’s mission is to help the school children of our communities by providing them with materials and uniforms, and during certain seasons, by organizing special charity events such as the distribution of warm clothing to distant communities, especially at high altitudes where winter temperatures can reach -15°C (5°F).
It would be difficult for us to help local communities without the collaboration of our clients through their trips. By choosing Inkayni Peru Tours, you automatically choose to help us with the wonderful social projects that our company undertakes.
SUSTAINABLE COMPANY AND ECOLOGICAL TRAVEL
Inkayni is a company committed to the pillars of ecological, economic and social sustainability. We believe that respect and love for our beautiful planet (our Pachamama) is absolutely necessary to enjoy and celebrate life. Honoring and caring for it is our duty as a sustainable company. This involves maintaining this beautiful planet for the benefit of all, and for our customers to enjoy the most pristine environment possible through eco-friendly practices.
DECENT TREATMENT FOR OUR INCA TRAIL PORTERS
Looking after our Porters
Our porters are kind, sincere and cheerful people with huge hearts who will greet you at each camp with big smiles, as if you were being welcomed by members of your own family. These are men who come from the highland communities of Cusco, typically above 4,000 meters above sea level (over 13,000 feet), where Quechua is the dominant language.
Our porters are between 18 and 55 years old and come from different high Andean villages. We employ approximately 50 porters from the communities of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Quechua is their main language and agriculture is their main economic activity. Being a porter is an extra job for them
They are the people in charge of making this experience possible. They carry all the equipment, supplies and are also available to help them when needed. These supermen or heroes must leave each camp after our clients leave and also arrive at the next site before our clients to prepare the next meal and set up the camps at each site. Our cooks and porters are the main force behind all our expeditions.
Inkayni works every day to offer the best facilities and optimal working conditions such as: