Responsible tourism: Vacation to Peru, Bolivia and Chile
Suppliers - With 27 years’ experience of operating tours in Latin America, We have built longstanding relationships with suppliers in the continent that share its commitment to promoting responsible travel practices. For example on this tour, we stay in the Hotel Sagarnaga in La Paz, which uses renewable solar power to warm up water, and the hotel’s staff reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible to minimise rubbish and pollution.
Traveling with Respect – To ensure that our travelers get the warmest welcome and do not offend local cultures on this tour, we provide clients with a comprehensive list of tips that we recommend they follow when traveling through Peru, Bolivia and Chile. For example, for this tour we would recommend that clients learn some key phrases in Spanish and Quechua to try and connect with the local people, and we would advise researching the Incan Empire, Spanish colonisation and recent geo-political events in those Latin-American countries in order to fully understand them and how their people live.
A fair deal – We are proud of the fact that 95% of the specialist guides employed by us are individuals who originate from the local area. As such, it is very likely that when on excursions to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in Peru and the Valley of the Moon in Chile, the expert guide who will join us to provide specialist knowledge will be from that country and region. We ensure that these local partners are employed under fair conditions, are paid a living wage, work reasonable hours and are given adequate support by our own staff.