ABOUT KILLA EXPEDITIONS
ADVENTURE TRAVEL: IT’S WHO WE ARE
Killa Expeditions is a professionally-licensed tour operator and adventure travel company based in the historical Andean city of Cusco, Peru. Killa was founded by a Peruvian with more than 15 years of guiding experience and a trekking/travel/adrenaline junky from the United States. We operate treks, guided hiking tours and adventure travel throughout Peru, with a strong commitment to sustainable, ethical, and responsible travel. Our team is made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate and experienced resident guides and staff, all of whom have degrees in guiding. Together they average 10+ years of guiding experience each and receive specialized yearly training. Our guides in Peru are hand selected by the owners of Killa Expeditions. All guides for our Peru treks and tours are native to Peru and speak fluent English (some staff speak other languages, contact us to enquire) to ensure excellent communication and a positive experience overall.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer guided, multi-day combination trips, trekking, cultural tours, and customized travel in the majestic mountains and river valleys of the Cusco area and beyond. Killa Expeditions specializes in creating itineraries for those wanting to take the less-traveled route. and offers trips that cater to a wide variety of travel styles and fitness levels. We also provide treks and tours around the globe through our five-star partners and affiliates. Each of our affiliate companies has been hand selected by the owners of Killa Expeditions, all of whom are trekking, travel, and adrenaline junkies. Whether our clients are interested in hiking the ever popular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, discovering the many other fascinating, and far less crowded, trails throughout the region, or simply experiencing the astounding natural beauty and history of Peru, we ensure quality service with maximum attention to personal safety, comfort, and enjoyment. During our trips, we make every effort to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the benefits to the local people and natural environments we visit. We are committed to international sustainable tourism guidelines and have developed community projects directly supporting local Andean communities.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The word Killa (pronounced Kee-yah) means moon in the native Andean language Quechua. In Inca mythology and religion, Mama Killa or “Mother Moon” was the third power and goddess of the moon. She was the goddess of marriage and considered a defender of women. She was also important for the Inca calendar and tracking the passage of time. Myths surrounding Mama Killa include that she cried tears of silver and that lunar eclipses were caused when she was being attacked. She was envisaged in the form of a beautiful woman and her temples were served by dedicated priestesses.
WHAT SETS US APART?
We pride ourselves on providing 5 star service before, during, and after your trip. Killa Expeditions is dedicated to excellent customer service and adventure experiences.
When trekking through rugged mountain terrain, at high altitudes, with unpredictable weather, it is essential to have the best equipment available. We provide 4 season tents, top of the line mattress pads, dry bags for your overnight gear, and more, to ensure a safe and pleasant journey.
NO HIDDEN COSTS
Our treks and tours are truly 5 star and all inclusive. We do not charge extra to “upgrade” as we offer the best option included in the price already. There are no hidden meal costs and best of all no booking fees!
WHY TRAVEL WITH KILLA EXPEDITIONS?
Our groups average about 8 guests per departure, and are typically a mix of solo travellers, friends travelling together, and couples, all of varying ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Come prepared to make lots of new best friends
Only the best, quality ingredients are selected from local farmers. Our chefs prepare a specially designed menu to maximize energy and facilitate acclimatization. And the dishes, a mix of traditional Peruvian cuisine and contemporary cuisines, are delicious too!
We can customize any trek or tour to suit your travel, fitness, budget, and time preferences. Got a corporate or work shindig, charity group, or other major event you’d like to book a trek or tour for? Get in touch, we can arrange everything for you!
LEAVE NO TRACE
Our trips leave behind nothing but smiles and footprints, as it should be.
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
We love our planet, which is why we reduce, reuse and recycle. Our gear is reusable (no paper or plastic plates/cups/utensils), we buy local goods that do not come in paper/plastic wrapping, and we recycle everything we can. This is not the norm in Peru but we hope to help it become the norm one day soon!
All of our employees are passionate about what they do. Who wouldn't be with majestic mountains and never-ending vistas as your office! We are proud to offer our guides and staff the highest wages.
WE GIVE BACK
We buy locally produced food, hire native tour guides, and book locally owned hotels and restaurants whenever possible.
We hold numerous charity events throughout the year in various traditional Andean communities. Pictured to the left is a charity event organized for the Lares Community at Christmastime. We brought food, drinks, daily essentials (such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and more), toys for the children, school supplies, organized shoes and clothes donated by many of our wonderful guests, and distributed these items in the community square. Ask us how you can help!
We are affiliated with and partner with the following companies
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Website images courtesy of the following photographers
- Jose Montes
- Nicole Montes
- Amoris Walker
- Phil Nguyen
- Emmett Sparling
- Gautham Dhaliwal
- Killa Expeditions Guides