About Us Alpaca Expeditions

Our Awards


Here at Alpaca Expeditions, we follow our own philosophy and enjoy the journey as much as the destination all while never forgetting where we came from.

We are located in the heart of Cusco, Peru and as Machu Picchu and the Inca civilization have only grown in popularity so has the tourism here. Almost all of the population is linked to this industry in some way and is even the main source of income to a large number of local families. Because of this, Alpaca Expeditions works very hard to help lift our community. We do our best to be unique and innovative in every aspect of the services we offer. We are always ready to walk the extra mile for every single customer and to make their trip here very special.
We are incredibly blessed to have the best, most loyal and hardworking team in the Andes, our Green Machine. We have also been lucky enough to be recognized for this effort and have won several awards, listed below. Thank you Green Machine for making all of this possible.

Alpaca Expeditions is Peru´s Leading Tour Operator in 2021 second time in a row.

This year, we had the great honour of receiving the World Travel Awards as Peru´s Leading Tour Operator for 2021. We were pleased to receive this award for the second time in a row.

Globally recognized as one of the world´s most prestigious awards for the travel and tourism industry, the World Travel Awards are nominated by and voted by travel professionals alike and travelers worldwide. This recognition comes as a result of the relentless and arduous work of the Alpaca Expeditions team, both in-office and out on the trail.

We are a locally-owned operator dedicated to designing and executing travel programs in Peru. As direct operators of some of the most beautiful trails in Peru, our priority is to showcase the beauty of our homeland, Peru, and all the wonders it has to offer. All of our services are of top quality resulting from the efforts of highly trained local guides, and top-of-the-line chefs, top-notch equipment, exclusive accommodations, and carefully crafted programs that include first-class experiences.

The World Travel Awards comes as a great encouragement to our Alpaca Expeditions team, who despite the current global circumstances, have not stopped working with the same passion and dedication characteristic of our team. This recognition has been received with open arms as a reminder of the potential and outstanding performance of everyone behind every hike and visit to Machu Picchu.

We are once again immensely grateful to all of our clients who have shaped Alpaca Expeditions into Peru´s leading tour operator. Your trust in our services gives us enough reasons to become only the very best in what we do.

World Travel Awards You Made Us Peru's Leading Travel Agency 2019!

The WTA (World Travel Awards) are globally recognized as the most prestigious honours programme in global travel and tourism, voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide. Alpaca Expeditions was nominated in 2019 and won the award for Peru’s leading Travel Agency.
We are proud. We are happy! But beyond that, we appreciate how your love for adventure and our love for helping make that adventure accessible, safe and fun continues to leave its mark on the people who come to experience the treasures of the Andes.

You Made Us Peru’s Leading Travel Agency 2019!

Raul Ccolque, the owner of the company, has built Alpaca Expeditions into the highest rated operator in Peru offering treks to Machu Picchu and other epic destinations in the Peruvian Andes. Our services to guests include everything from applying for permits, guiding groups on all trails, to providing for all needs along the way. Using superior equipment, gear, and well-trained and experienced guides, our guests are well cared for on the trail. Prices are affordable and all-inclusive of meals activities and camping.

We’re pumping our fists in the air and high-fiving the entire Alpaca Expeditions team… and we’re including you in our celebration, too!
Alpaca Expeditions took home the prestigious award for Peru’s Leading Travel Agency in the 2019 World Travel Awards™ (WTA)—and we couldn’t have done it without your vote of confidence.

Empresa Peruana del Año (Peruvian enterprise of the year) 2017

On April 6, 2018, the owner of Alpaca Expeditions, Raul Ccolque, – don’t repeat the same information.

headed to Lima, Peru to accept the award for Best Travel Agency at the Premio Empresa Peruana Del Año 2017. This award was given to us by a non-profit institution called the Peruvian Company of the Year Civil Association (La Asociación Civil Empresa Peruana del Año), which brings together members from universities, industries and business associations, and recognizes companies in all different fields that lead in efficiency in management and administrative management in the achievement of the excellence in business development and total quality in the products and services offered by companies in Peru.

Companies are chosen that have stood out for their leadership and professionalism, being considered as the best in their respective areas. It was quite an honor for Raul to accept this award, since it was no longer a local award like the previous one, it was a national recognition, showing that Alpaca Expeditions service was growing and improving without losing the essence of a local company. This was of course thanks to the amazing team members the company has the privilege to work with.

Comunidad Empresarial de tratados comerciales

The WTA (World Travel Awards) are globally recognized as the most prestigious honours programme in global travel and tourism, voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide. Alpaca Expeditions was nominated in 2019 and won the award for Peru’s leading Travel Agency.
We are proud. We are happy! But beyond that, we appreciate how your love for adventure and our love for helping make that adventure accessible, safe and fun continues to leave its mark on the people who come to experience the treasures of the Andes.

TripAdvisor Awards

From the beginning Alpaca Expeditions’ goal was to create the best experience for our clients. Creating a journey that they will remember for a lifetime, something they will be proud of sharing and telling to everybody.

This was our dream until we got an email from TripAdvisor telling us that we got awarded with the Certificate of Excellence. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. It was a shock for us, we didn’t know how that worked but we were proud to be recommended by our own clients.

All the nice words, all the photos and smiles, we keep them in our hearts. Now, in 2020, Alpaca Expeditions holds the Hall of Fame from TripAdvisor an award that can all be delivered to business holding the Certificate of Excellence for more than 5 years in a row which Alpaca Expeditions did, we were selected with this from 2013 to the date and also for being the first spot in all our areas, leading the Cusco chart proudly. All of these features made Alpaca Expeditions being chosen as Travellers Choice during all of these years as well.

Thanks for your amazing words, thanks for all the care and for the memories, let’s create some more!

Latin American Quality Institute Award 2018

Continuing with the growth of the company, Alpaca Expeditions got recognized by the Latin American Quality Institute. LAQI is an international institute who works with several countries in Latin America helping them to achieve excellence in Quality and Development, this institute also rewards those who attain this standard and stand from other companies with the quality of their services.
On June 22nd, 2018, Alpaca Expeditions had the honor to receive the Latin American Quality Institute Awards (LAQI) for the best Quality as a Tourism Company in the country.

Alpaca Expeditions won the following certificates to award our hard work:

  • Total Quality Management
  • Quality Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Businessman of the Year

For Raul, Ronaldo and the whole team, each award, each recognition, warms our hearts. We love working in creating experiences for our clients, we love creating new family members for the Green Machine and always go the extra mile for each of our trekkers and staff. Being awarded for doing this is just unbelievable and we can’t thank you enough. You are the ones making this company what it is. If you traveled with us or if you are planning on doing it. Thank you, you mean the World to us.

Q’ente awards 2013 & 2015

Alpaca Expeditions won the Silver Q’ente Prize for Best Travel Agency in Cusco in the Adventure Tourism Travel Agent category in 2013 and 2015. As a local company, being recognized by our own city is priceless. The Q’ente awards are one of the most remarkable. It shows what an local adventure company can aspire to. Just being nominated makes us feel proud of our team. Alpaca was one of three agencies chosen out of hundreds that entered that year.

The Q’ente awards are given to companies that are dedicated to corporate responsibility. They encourage companies to create amazing visitor experiences while giving back to the local community in the Cusco region. Raul Ccolque, the owner of Alpaca, created this company with those exact goals in mind.

While Alpaca aims to create treasured memories for all our travelers, we are also focused on making life better for those employed by Alpaca – guides, porters, office staff. We provide our entire team with proper wages, equipment and healthcare.

We understand we would not be where we are today if it was not for our amazing “Green Machine” and are committed to them 100%. We also help all the villages that we pass through on our many different treks. We bring an extra porter with us on alternative treks to help clean the path as these trails are not protected by the National Park and are often left in bad condition from other trekkers. We bring food and provide hot drinks to the families that live there.

TRIPADVISOR RECOGNITIONS


Our goal at Alpaca Expeditions is to create the best experience for all of our clients. We create journeys that are to be remembered for a lifetime. Journeys you can be proud of and can share with everybody around you.
Alpaca Expeditions Awards Tripadvisor 2021