Inca Trail Adventure
25 years of experience in Peru and the Inca Trail, and creating lifetime memories for thousands of travelers.
Why The Conqueror Adventures?
There’s a tonne of choice when it comes choosing an Inca Trail adventure. We’ve spend the last 25 years refining, building a team, learning from our partners and especially our clients, and delivering amazing experiences for thousands of people. Here’s why our Peru and Inca trail experience has led to so many people coming back for more.
See the Full 8-Day Inca Trail itinerary
Stylish, locally owned and a home away from home
When you arrive in Cusco, and you’re met by your trip leader, we’ll head straight to our Cusco hotel, which is the Rumi Punku. It’s a beautiful place, stituated close to Cusco’s centre – the Plaza de Armas.
You’ll enjoy comfortable rooms, lovely buffet breakfasts, a stuuning and relaxing courtyard, sauna & jacuzzi, full wifi and a dedicated staff. We reckon that before and after your Inca Trail hike, you should treat yourself with some creature comforts.
Everything Is Included
No Nickle and Diming
From the moment you get off the plane in cusco to start your Peru and Inca Trail adventure, we’ll include everything – fantastic meals, first class guides, comfortable hotels and Inca Trail camp set up, porters, transfers, transport, trail permits and few extras thrown in to surprise you on the first day of the trip.
1000’s Of Happy People
25 Years Of Getting It Right
Since 1997, we’ve lead literally thousands of people in Peru, as well as other destinations we’re passionate about. We learned early on, that it’s not simply where you go, it’s how we share the experience. We do it with good old Kiwi ”read the room” ingenuity, and by being super honest about every aspect of your experience with us.
That’s all resulted in over 4300 people experiencing Peru and the Inca trail with us since the late 90s when Phil led his first trip in Peru.
If you’d like to speak with any of them, we’re happy to put you in touch our past travelers! Check a small handful of happy people from the last few months in the video below…
Involved and Dedicated Leadership
Founder, Guide & CEO
This is CEO and founder, Phil Boorman. In 1998, he began as a guide in the Peruvian Andes, leading adventures on the Inca Trail and other parts of the Peruvian Andes. When you embark on your Inca Trail adventure, you’re still likely to see Phil as your trip leader because ”once a guide, always a guide” is his view.
”The whole reason I started guiding and building my own adventure travel company so many years ago, is so I can keep doing what I love, and keep going back to places like Machu Picchu. I still get as much out of seeing our clients faces light up, as they do when they see it for the first time”.
THE Best Guides
LOCAL, experienced and passionate
This is Zac Sebastián De Ugarte. He’s a local from Cusco and has been working with Phil for over 10 years. He’s THE man who heads up our Inca Trail trips, and has trained many a guide over the years. With Zac as your trip leader, you’ll get all the ingredients that mean the difference between a good trip and an incredible trip – passion, knowledge, enthusiasm, doing things outside the box, an organisational master and most of all, the ability to ”read the room” and make it all work.
Attention to Detail and Customer Service
We’re a small company, and we like it that way. When you book your Inca Trail trip with The Conqueror Adventures, we go the extra mile to make sure you’re all set to go before you get on the plane.
We host online meet and greets with your trip leader and fellow poarticipants (pictured here – Phil with some keen travelers in June 2022), regular check ins to see how you’re going with flights and gear, an up to date gear list, and 7 days a week answers to your questiuon by email or phone.
Where It All Began
Shaping experiences in incredible places is all we’ve ever known and wanted to do. Check out how it all started and where it has led to…
1991 – The first adventures take place at the age of 17. Phil embarks on a year long surf trip to Coast Rica and Central America. It opened the door to many adventures to come.
1997-2001 After a few years of tertiary study and working as bike messenger, Phil returns to Central and South America to guide overland expeditions to the remotest corners of the continent.
2002 It was time for Earth Sea Sky Travel to be born. Phil goes out on his own, designing hiking, biking and paddling adventures in South America, starting in Peru.
2003-2009 The operation expands into Ecaudor, the Galapagos Islands, Chile, Argentina. The focus remains the same – showcase the most spectacular parts of South America and ensure folks go home having experiended the best active vacation of their lives.
2010 The Himalayas were calling, so operations expanded into Nepal with treks to Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Sanctuary.
2012 Side projects for Earth Sea Sky Travel included designing customer experiences for some of New Zealand’s leading tourism entities, including zipline operations and hiking tour companies in New Zealand’s North Island.
2015 The time was right to operate active trips in Europe, with adventures rolled out in Italy, France and Switzerland.
2017 With mountain biking becoming a new obsession, New Zealand Mountain Biking was launched, running multi-day riding adventures for riding enthusiats from all around the world.
2019-2021 A return to Italy to design ski and hiking adventures, took a sudden hit with COVID 19, forcing a return to New Zealand and the formation of the now new partnership with the Conqueror. A new chapter begins!