Orange Nation has been a Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operator since 2018. All companies managing the Inca Trail must be certified and have an Inca Trail operator’s license. This license is issued annually each December and Orange Nation is license for the coming year of 2023.
Our licenses as an Official Travel Agency & Inca Trail Operator is under the name of Orange Nation E.I.R.L. We are registered on the official Government web site: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.
Getting licensed by the government is a complicated and stringent process for the protection of tourists and our archeological sites. The government evaluates the entire business operation and office site and if all taxes were paid. They also check the tour guides, porters, chefs, camping equipment, first aid equipment and preparedness and if we are we part of the union. Those companies who do not have a tour operator license for the Inca Trail, do not have one because they cannot meet the standards required by the government.
The amount of registered tour operators that run, sell, and operate their own Inca Trail packages is limited! Orange Nation is one of the primary companies that is able to do this.
The most important thing is that not all agencies are licensed tour operators, thus their operation and quality of services has not been evaluated by the government because they cannot meet the standards.
There are two types of companies that will try to sell you an Inca trail package: registered tour operators and middle men, otherwise known as endosars.
If you book with a company that is a middle man, you will pay higher prices and there is no way to know the quality of the service being provided by the third party servicers that they use because they normally do not tell you which agency is actually the tour operator.
A licensed tour operator can guarantee 100% of their services because they are providing all of the services directly with their own guides, chefs, porters, and drivers etc.
If you book with a licensed tour operator, the advocate that you speak with are the ones you will be working with directly, so if you have any concerns you can go to them and get your needs meet quickly.
Please feel free to search our website: www.orange-nation.com We do have the most competitive prices and unique tours and packages in Cusco!
Orange Nation Peru is a family owned tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. Orange Nation Peru is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders. We provide high quality service as well as focusing on having small groups to enhance the travel experience. Our groups never go higher than 8 persons. This is what makes us stand out from other tour operators.
ORANGE NATION is an experienced local tour operator that knows what trekkers are looking for in a tour! Our college-trained, licensed professional guides are fluent in English and knowledgeable of the culture and history of the Incas. Our chefs provide gourmet buffet style food on all of our treks and can adjust to all dietary needs such as gluten free, vegetarian or vegan. Hiking the Inca Trail with Orange Nation is a life changing experience with a fully portered trek where your comfort and enjoyment are our first priority!