What is Evolution Treks CO-OP?
Evolution Treks Peru is joint business venture bringing together private investors (the founders), as well as porters, guides and cooks. Together we have formed a company that is unique to Cusco’s tourist industry as it is a cooperative - all members have a say in the policy making of the company. We pay particular attention to workers’ rights and sustainable and ecotourism practices. In our coop, porters, guides and cooks are no longer mere employees but rather part owners of this company. Therefore the responsibilities and challenges are distributed equitably amongst all of our members. Equally as important is that all the benefits of being part of this unique organization are also distributed fairly. Our members earn above average wages compared to other companies and get to share the profits. In addition, all of our members have health insurance specifically designed for those at work in the trekking and tourist industry.