Is ECS Travel an accredited Tour Operator?

Yes, we are a licensed tour operator based in Peru, with more than 19 years of experience in tourism.
ECS Travel is recognized by the MINCETUR PERU (Ministry of Tourism), CANATUR Member (Peru National Chamber of Tourism), ASTA Member (Travel Supplier), LATA Member, The International Ecotourism Society Member, and an authorized Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Operator.

Why should I book my trip with ECS Travel instead of booking online?

We are an in-country tour operator, committed to delivering peace of mind. Our team travels constantly in Peru and South America, to scout hotels, inspect all services in detail and train our local guides; this way we can provide all our clients with a safe and memorable experience.

You will receive personalized service and full attention to detail during the booking process and during your entire trip. From the moment, you touch down at Lima International Airport, during your entire trip, until you board your flight to return home, you can be assured that you are in our safe and knowledgeable hands. Our experienced and well-connected network of local guides is available for you 24/7.

How are the tours provided by ECS Travel?

All our tours are designed to meet your exact requirements. Your itinerary will fit into your dates, needs and interests.
Our tours are not escorted, it means there is no need to be tied to a group your entire trip, you will join a small group only for the guided tours in each location.
Upon your arrival at Lima International airport you will be met by one of our representatives and driven to your hotel where your Travel Consultant will welcome you and assist you personally.
Thanks to our local offices and network of representatives, you will have a safe, flexible and enjoyable experience during your entire tour in Peru.
Our tours include transfers to your hotel and from your hotel, it means each time you get on or get off a plane, bus or train, you will be met by one of our representatives who will drive you and assist you.
All our tours include 24/7 assistance during your entire stay in Peru. This service is provided by lour local Multi-lingual speaking Agents, who will be happy to help. This ensures you have peace of mind.

Are private tours available?

All our tours are designed to meet your exact requirements. Your itinerary will fit into your dates, needs and interests.
Our tours are not escorted, it means there is no need to be tied to a group your entire trip, you will join a small group only for the guided tours in each location.
Upon your arrival at Lima International airport you will be met by one of our representatives and driven to your hotel where your Travel Consultant will welcome you and assist you personally.
Thanks to our local offices and network of representatives, you will have a safe, flexible and enjoyable experience during your entire tour in Peru.
Our tours include transfers to your hotel and from your hotel, it means each time you get on or get off a plane, bus or train, you will be met by one of our representatives who will drive you and assist you.
All our tours include 24/7 assistance during your entire stay in Peru. This service is provided by lour local Multi-lingual speaking Agents, who will be happy to help. This ensures you have peace of mind.

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Peru and Machu Picchu can be visited any time of the year, however the best time to visit Machu Picchu is from March to November due to it is not rainy as it can be from December to February. The busiest tourist season is from June to August.

How soon in advance should I book my tour?

We can set up your itinerary and confirm your tour in a couple of hours, however please take notice that a last minute tour may cost more than a tour booked six months in advance.
Peru has become a popular tourist destination in the last 10 years attracting millions of visitors each year.
If you are planning to hike the Inca Trail then you must book at least six months in advance. Inca Trail permits are limited to 500 per day including Guides and Crew.

Can I book my tour through a Travel Agent in my country?

Yes, please contact your Travel Agent and kindly request them to contact ECS Travel in Peru.
For further information about booking a tour please click on How to book.

Do I need Visa to visit Peru?

Citizens from the US, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Republic of South Africa do not need Visa. Citizens from other countries please contact us to let you know if you need Visa, we will be happy to assist you.

Do I have to learn Spanish to visit Peru?

No, if you don’t speak any Spanish it won’t be a problem, we have multi-lingual Guides and Agents who will ensure you have no language problems.

How do I get in contact with ECS Travel?

You can call us at + (51) 996512083 email us or fill out any of our forms online.

What type of transportation is used during my tour in Peru?

We use private cars and vans for transfers from airports, bus stations and train stations to hotels, tourist comfortable buses for guided tours (groups), private vans or buses for private tours. For long land journeys we use Cruz del Sur buses (Crucero Class), buses have air conditioner, toilet and GPS. For flights we use LATAM. Most of the aircrafts are Airbus A319. For the train journeys we work with Peru Rail (Andean Explorer, Hiram Bingham, Vista dome and Expedition) and Inca Rail (Executive Class).

Do you cover other areas besides Peru?

Yes, we arrange tours in Ecuador (Galapagos Cruises), Chile, Bolivia and Argentina.

For further about Peruvian money, water, altitude sickness and more please visit Tour Preparation.