Community Development and Cultural Immersion Programs
We have worked over the past eleven years to develop relationships with people that still practice very traditional ways of living. During the different treks our guides will offer you the chance to experience their unique lifestyle. We believe that this offers our customers the chance to discover local customs and traditions, while at the same time providing opportunities for the local people. Most of our excursions are organized together with local partners. The support of these local partners is very important for the realization and authenticity of our activities. We offer a variety of cultural immersion programs that allow you to have the experience of a traditional way of living. These experiences are valuable for learning more about traditional Peruvian cultures and a different way of living. On some of our trips it will be noted that there is an opportunity for a small donation of school supplies or clothes. There are many exciting opportunities for learning about and supporting local traditional communities.
All of our tours and treks are designed to have a minimal environmental impact. This can include different cook methods, packing out the group’s waste, and taking less invasive routes. On all of our Inca Trail trips 100% of the groups waste is removed and many other trips all non-bio degradable waste is removed. Also, all of our guides will talk about the local environment and some of the challenges facing it. The guides all work to minimize the group’s impact and to share their knowledge of it. You will possible see many different species of plants and animals while on your trip. It is the responsibility of all us to protect the environment around us for future generations.