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 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 to 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 to promote a stronger connection with nature. We also wanted to help guests experience the authentic Andean culture and religion and enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine.
We organize Group Tours, Private Tours, Luxury Tours, and Train Tours, all of them in a unique way. We organize all the classic tours to Machu Picchu, from trekking tours, by train, and cultural tours. We say unique because we mean it. We are the only company that provides Pachamanca barbecue on our alternative tours, panoramic trains to Machu Picchu, and top-quality camping equipment for a better experience. You will experience the traditions of our country like a local.
Coronel and Priscila are the owners of TreXperience, born in a Quechua village in Cusco.
I was born in the village of Cachiccata, Cusco Region – Peru. I studied tourism at the University of Cusco. As a tour guide, I have taken hundreds of groups to Machu Picchu. I know every inch of the most famous treks to Machu Picchu. Since I started working from the very bottom and became a Tour Guide, I know the needs of every level of operations and what is needed to run a wonderful trip to Machu Picchu.
I am in charge of the whole operation in TreXperience, and from time to time, I will be out doing what I love the most, guiding you to Machu Picchu. I learned that the secret to being a great leader is not to boss around but to know every step of the job, understand your staff's needs, and work together with your team to provide a wonderful experience.
Many people ask me how I started TreXperience. In the last 10 years, I have been hiking Cusco’s mountains, laughing with my coworkers, and stealing 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 since it is my little sister. She just graduated as an elementary school professor, loves working for children, passionate about teaching others, yoga instructor, and an enormous love for nature.
She is in charge of all our porter’s training, environmental policy, 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 out in the mountains.