History of TreXperience

My name is Juan Coronel; I’m the co-founder and Tour Guide of TreXperience. We are a local Tour operator here in Cusco, and I started this company with Priscila Coronel in 2017 as a licensed official Inca Trail Operator.

Even though we are a relatively young company, I’ve been working in tourism since 2004 while studying at Cusco University. First, I followed my father as a porter on the Inca Trail; then I became a trekking chef rapidly since I was very proactive in everything and eventually became a top-rated Tour Guide after finishing my studies; for a few years, I worked abroad in USA and Australia in hospitality and management, and that helped me improve my language skills, customer service, and a better vision on what are the guests needs when traveling.

I worked as a Tour Guide for several years on the most famous treks to Machu Picchu and for the most renowned tour Companies. Some were only worried about their profit, and porters were not treated accordingly; this inspired me to start my own travel company and not make the same mistakes I have seen over the years.

I started TreXperience so we could offer something different than other tour operators. We wanted to create more meaningful treks and promote a stronger connection with nature and local communities. We also wanted to help guests experience the authentic Andean culture and religion and enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine.

At TreXperience, we care about environmental conservation and helping our community. We organize cleaning campaigns and reforestation activities. We also built a library where we provide computers with internet, school books, and other local kids’ materials. We believe in supporting the development of our country through education and sustainable tourism.

Coronel and Priscila are the owners of TreXperience, born in Cachiccata, a Quechua village in Cusco.

Juan Coronel - TreXperience CEO & Founder

Juan Coronel | Founder & Manager

I was born in Cachiccata, a small village near the district of Ollantaytambo in the Cusco Region of Peru. As a child, I often saw my father depart for the Inca Trail as a porter. I also used to swim in the river and watch the few travelers participating in river rafting tours, which caught my attention.

I studied tourism at the University of Cusco and have led hundreds of groups to Machu Picchu as a tour guide. I am familiar with every inch of the most famous treks to Machu Picchu. Having started working on the Inca Trail as a porter and eventually becoming a tour guide, I understand every level of operational needs and what is required to run a wonderful trip to Machu Picchu.

I am in charge of all tour operations at TreXperience. From time to time, I will be out doing what I love most: guiding you to Machu Picchu. I have learned that the secret to being a great leader is not to boss around but to understand every step of the job, know your staff's needs, and work together with your team to provide a wonderful experience.

My main goal with TreXperience is to become a leading tour operator in Peru and South America, providing sustainable and responsible travel where the local communities participate actively.

Priscila Coronel | Founder

Many people ask me how I started TreXperience. Over the last 10 years, I have been hiking Cusco’s mountains, laughing with my coworkers, and coaxing a smile from my guests even in the harshest weather conditions. The answer is Priscila. She has been the perfect partner to start TreXperience.

Priscila was also born in Cachiccata, Ollantaytambo District, Cusco Region – Peru; she is my sister. She recently graduated as an elementary school teacher, loves working with children, is passionate about teaching, is a yoga instructor, and has an enormous love for nature.

She is in charge of all our porter's training, environmental policy, and social projects.

You will often see her with our group tours when visiting local schools, teaching people how to connect better with nature and offering yoga sessions to relax in the mountains.

She works closely with local communities and organizations to ensure that our tours positively impact the environment and the people who live in the region. She also provides training and employment opportunities for local guides and supports community development projects.

Priscila Coronel - TreXperience Founder