Welcome to Peru By Locals

If you consider visiting Peru, do not just travel – experience the best of Cusco area with Peru by Locals! All our Tour Packages to Machu Picchu  include hotels, transportation, professional local tour guides and professional service from the beginning to the end and are designed to attract those who love adventure, exploring and learning about exciting new places and experiencing different cultures. Our experts will work with you to create the perfect tour itinerary.

Let us introduce you to Peru, the «Land of the Incas» and show you its exciting face! Peru by Locals promises to get your adrenalin pumping and your heart racing; get away from the stresses and strains of modern life and come on an adventure with us!

We provide world-class tours focused on exceptional customer service. We are specialized in treks in the Cusco region and tours in Peru. Whether it is nature, history, culture, food or photography, we offer exciting, interesting and tailor-made tours. We do this in a socially conscious way that promotes sustainable and responsible tourism. Peru by Locals is committed to protect, cherish, help, create jobs and empower local people. We believe in fair labor practices and honoring and treating all our employees with respect they deserve for the remarkable work they do.

How to Prepare for Hike on the Mountains

It is a dangerous thing going for a hike such as hiking trips to Machu Picchu when physically unfit. When you doubt your level of physical fitness, you get this nagging worry that keeps long adventures from seeing the light of day.  Although there are many ways you can prepare yourself for the trek, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you must hit the gym. There are a lot of lay-man steps you can follow that pay dividend once you have embarked on the trek trail.

In case you are 50 plus and are looking to get out on a trek, follow the following tips.

Give Yourself Time to Prepare

Generally, it takes your body about three weeks to three months to note any significant improvement in your physical fitness level as well as to respond to routine. Therefore, if you have already booked for the trip, your best bet is to start preparing right away.

Focus on Cardiovascular Fitness

According to the American College of Sports and medicine, you need at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity a week with at least 30 minute sessions if you are over 50 years. The most effective aerobic activities for most people are swimming, cycling, brisk walking or jogging which are great preparation for an adventure such as a trips to Machu Picchu. For those who can afford time to get outside, there are many exercises you can perform to improve your cardiovascular performance. For instance, you can perform squats, jumping jacks, leg raises, or plank jacks which require little skill and no equipment. In case you are about go hiking on high mountains, you need high intensity interval training as it improves both the aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Moreover, it gets your body ready for the bursts of strength you need to accomplish the steep hikes. Although high-intensity interval training sound complex, it means adding a short interval of intense exertion into your daily walking, biking, swimming or jogging routine. However, you must note that it is important to avoid pushing yourself too hard in high altitudes, especially when hiking on high mountains such as during those involving Machu Picchu tour and treks.

Focus on Leg Strength

Whether you are young or old, strength training is vital when you consider hiking. Your legs must be in good shape since most of the time during the hike, you will be using them. Squats, lunges, and calf-raise are some great exercise that focus on leg strength. These simple exercises are easy to perform and don’t need special training at a gym.



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If you are looking for an adventure that involves colorful landscapes, very little known places, experince the real culture of natives, historical tours. We know Peru from corner to corner, Peru by Locals is what you are looking for.

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Our Social Projects

Peru by Locals Travel is based in Cusco, which was established by an ex porter and a current tour guide (me) along the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, Jose L. Condor, born in Huayllaccocha, a village between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

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 Top Quality of Service

Peru By Locals prides ourselves on having the best guides: both smart and fun and all University grads in Tourism. Our porters work endlessly to take care of your every need. Our office staff answers all questions.

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Our Porters

Our porters are from the valleys and mountains near the city of Cusco, simple peasants who work in the mountains in times that do not work in their fields, who continue to speak the Quechua language, language of our ancestors the Incas.

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Inca Trail Availability

For many people, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on their bucket list. This 45km / 26 mile trail that leads to one of the 7 World Wonders is one of the most popular hikes in the world. And it’s for a good reason.

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Our Top Guides

Jose Condor

Edgar Mora

Auriol Medina



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Useful information

Things you should know before knowing our city.