The tipping system!
This was the only stress point for us and the others on our trek. Brits are lousy at tipping. We're not mean, but just can't do it well! At the end of our trek we sat round the table and our guide ( who hated talking about money) explained the customary and voluntary tipping system for our porters, horsemen and cooks. Everyone of them had done a great job and we all wanted to give them something. But the Peruvian hierachy of who gets how much was beyond us. All we wanted was for our leader to say,"I suggest about X soles total for the lot, and I will divide it up according to their importance, but please feel free to give more or less." Then a hat could be passed round the party.
We also tipped both our guides, the group sorted that out between themselves with not too much hassle.
Finally, I will definitely use Exodus again. After years of organising my own adventures, it is wonderful to have everything organised, but still to be in touch with the people and the country.
Thank you, all the Exodus Team.