Our office team is the backbone to our whole operation at Orange Nation and it’s because of them, we run smoothly 24/7. From the moment, you are in contact with us until the moment your tour or trek ends, they organize everything down to the finest detail so that your trip is a memorable one. Our goal is to ensure the best quality service for our clients. For this reason, many of the office staff are also aspiring guides, who are working alongside the permanent office staff.
Dioselina prior to becoming owner and founder of Orange Nation, worked as a manager for many companies. Her passion and enthusiasm for the Andean mountains, Incan culture is always highlighted and appreciated by tourists. She has accomplished his childhood dream to become an owner and founder of a tour agency to share with people from all over the world his beloved Andean Mountains and Incan Culture and hertitage. As a part of this she wants to give back and improve the lives and living conditions of his people through employing her people, and social projects that help his people restore their pride in their history, heritage and culture. Because of Dioselina´s experience as top manager, she has an appreciation of what works and does not work well on the trail and in the tourism business. Now as owner of Orange Nation she is involved in every aspect of making sure the business runs smoothly, which certainly keeps her on her toes. Despite his impressive workload he keeps everything ship shape and all with a smile on her face no matter what the challenge.
Our team of guides are all local to the Cusco area and speak both Spanish and English fluently with the majority of them also speaking Quechua (the native language of Peru). With degrees in tourism and with a minimum of 2 years experience under their belts, they are full of energy. Information about the native flora and fauna, the Inca sites with a vast knowledge of ready sourced stories and legends told by the Andean people.
Our guides come highly recommended, speak fluent and clear English, and are experienced guides and very knowledgeable, and passionate for the Inca heritage/ history. They are dedicated to continued personal development and learning to ensure you receive the most accurate information about the Inca Andean culture. They are fun loving, great sports, some of them are good entertainers and the best “Salsa Dancers” this side of Machu Picchu. Some have degrees in Archaeology, Botany, History or Anthropology.
Our gourmet professional cooks create delicious and abundant buffet style meals on our treks. They prepare both Peruvian and international cuisine and they prepare their delicious meals from a mixture of local and exotic products. They are also knowledgeable in the preparation of vegetarians meals and special diets.
We employ around 90 porters. They all are farmers by trade and are native Quechua speakers. They are mainly from the three villages of Huacawasi, Calca and Patacancha. Along the Inca trail they are called our “Orange Machine” our Super Porters. Our incredible porters are ready to carry your camping gear, food at all times and they are happy to help you with your necessities. It is important to us that we employ porters from the local villages, because by doing so we are supporting their local economies and supplying them with a reliable income.
Most of them have more than 6 children and need employment. Orange Nation Peru makes sure that all of our porters families are supported and ensure the children are educated and supplied with necessary equipment like books and notebooks.
Remember the survival of the Inca trail would be impossible if these local people were not with you!