Holiday 2024

Jun22596 24 | LUXlife Magazine Its proud 100% Peruvian status defines tour operator TreXperience, a business committed to providing visitors to this beautiful country with an authentic travel experience like no other, leveraging the experiences of its native tour guides who are well-versed in the history of almost every inch of this land to inspire and evoke awe from tour groups that visit from all parts of the world. Aside from the Inca Trail tours for which they are being celebrated here, some of the excursions offered by this dedicated team include the Lares and Salkantay Treks, with these offering a four- and five-day minimum journey respectively around some of the most thrilling areas, culminating in Machu Picchu tour at the back end of each. About much more than just simply providing great tours, TreXperience exceeds its moral commitment to the local area by organising initiatives such as mass clean-ups and activities that support the nurturing of forests, as well as supporting the resident youth by providing them with all of the things they need to succeed in the future that we take for granted, such as textbooks, computers, and even a connection to the internet. Striving to include elements of responsible tourism across every excursion that it runs, this team know that the only way to truly experience something is to witness it in the flesh. Thus, its offerings not only cover all of the key attractions but go that one step further to provide a truly intimate look at Peru. It is the people that make Peru such a special place, and one person that is of paramount importance to this story is Juan Coronel, a tour guide and TreXperience’s Co-Founder. Starting the business along with his sister, Priscila Coronel, back in 2017, Juan has worked in the field of tourism for an impressive two decades this year, having initially followed in his father’s footsteps and become a porter along the Inca Trail. Evolving from there, it was not long before Juan worked abroad in the likes of the USA and Australia, and the skills that he learned while there have shaped the person that he is today and made him an unabashed expert in languages, customer service, and managing the diverse needs of guests. Witnessing the way that some porters and tour guides were treated by their bosses, many of whom were merely in search of profit and cared not for the wellbeing of their employees, Juan was inspired to start TreXperience to offer a different, better experience for all, from the staff and the customers to the beautiful landscape that encompasses them all. Juan is today proud to be at the helm of all of the business’ tour operations, having successfully honed his leadership skills along his journey to get this point, promoting a culture of togetherness and mutual respect to provide an unforgettable experience for visitors that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Feb24296 Most Unique Inca Trail Tours 2024 - Peru Acclaimed local Peruvian tour operator TreXperience is based in the remarkable historical city of Cusco and is driven by a primary aim to help promote positive tourism, benefiting both the local communities of its country and the wider environment in the process. Famed for its unique tours that are primarily centred around Machu Picchu, perhaps the most impressive of the New Seven Wonders of the World, these are some of the best, most engaging trips a customer can find. Often cited as one of the best tour providers of this region across the whole travel industry, TreXperience personifies greatness at every turn. As for Priscila, she can oft be found helping out with these groups as they explore this one-of-a-kind landscape, with her particular specialty centred around teaching those in the group to fully appreciate the nature that surrounds them on all sides, something that she achieves through carrying out relaxing yoga sessions that help individuals to feel at one with their spirit and the world around them. Priscila too manages porter training and all of the business’ environmental and social projects, ensuring that this commitment that has become synonymous with the company’s operation is in place and being worked towards on a daily basis. Priscila’s role in the overall success of TreXperience can thus not be stressed enough. Now that some of the fundamentals have been covered, it is time to delve deeper into the specifics of TreXperience’s award-winning tours, so that one may better understand the extraordinary scope of the business’ offerings and its striving to showcase the best of what this fantastic corner of the world has to offer tourists of novice and adept status alike. Beginning with the company’s Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu, these tours span Peru’s most popular and brilliant routes, with a number of different options available from a short two-day camping trip through to an eight-day stay that includes this route and Peru’s Rainbow Mountain, both on the list of some of the planet’s most extraordinary locations. The Inca Trail itself is a 26-mile-long road that takes the average person between four and five days to complete. Hikers frequently camp on this trail every night of their stay, and although the first couple of days are the hardest, particularly the second day where the most elevation is gained, once Dead Woman’s Pass is reached, the struggles of the journey so far melt away with tremendous views afforded of the Andes as far as the eye can see. From this moment on, the walk is thankfully predominantly flat and goes mostly downhill, and things only improve from here when Machu Picchu, the incredibly well-preserved remains of the fanous 15th-century Inca-era citadel, come in to view on the fourth day. Should the Inca Trail be sold out, or should a customer simply fancy something a bit different, there a variety of other tours available, including the Salkantay and Lares Treks that were both touched on above. These alternatives are often much quieter so are perhaps better suited to those who appreciate a quiet, more personalised tour experience. Once more, there are a number of different alternatives spanning four to six nights, with numerous options available regarding the specifics of what will be seen on the tours and the different routes that will be taken. Across both these offerings and the standard Inca Trail route, there are also luxury private packages inclusive of gourmet food, massages, and improved bedding.