Last update: 28 October 2014
MachuPicchuTrek.Net is a free online information resource.
Our aim is to provide independent, impartial, up to date and comprehensive information on travelling and trekking to Machu Picchu. In doing so we hope to promote responsible tourism to Machu Picchu that conserves the cultural heritage and natural environment in and around this important archaeological site.
There are of course obvious running costs for this website which we try to cover through the use of advertising and affiliates. For the purposes of full disclosure and transparency, here is an overview on the types of commercial relationships we have on our website.
We currently do not offer advertising but may do so in the future. If you see an advert on the website it will be clearly marked as either ‘sponsored’ or have the recognisable Google Adsense sign.
Product and Service Affiliates
We occasionally promote products and services on our website. When you click links and purchase a recommended product or service we sometimes receive a referral commission. You will not pay more when buying a product or service through our links, but your support in purchasing through these links enables us to maintain this site for future users, so thank you! Please note: all products and services recommended on this site are used and loved by ourselves, so we know you’ll be in good hands.
A key part of our website is our tour recommendations service. This is a free service for which we receive a small commission if you decide to book with our recommend operators. You may think this undermines our independence, but in fact we have very strict criteria on the types of travel and trekking companies we work with (see here for criteria). Our fundamental driver is to promote responsible tourism. It is only through choosing the more responsible companies and avoiding the worst ones that travellers can help contribute towards safe and ethical tours to Machu Picchu. A great benefit of offering this service is that we often have exclusive discounts with our recommended list of operators. If you choose to use our tour recommendation service you will most likely receive a discounted tour offer.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Many thanks for your support!