This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Luxury Peru vacation, journey through Inca region
We believe tourism should be educational and sustainable, as well as entertaining. We designed this trip to contribute minimal impact to the local environment with positive benefits to the local communities. Reusable water bottles are provided in an effort to encourage less waste and discourage the need for plastic throw-away bottles. Guides in the Amazon rainforest are highly-educated and licensed naturalists who provide clear and committed instructions for interacting with nature and wildlife with efforts to preserve and leave undisturbed the beauty for generations to enjoy. Guides in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are university-educated specializing in Incan anthropology and history.
Hotels in each city have been selected that practice ethical business standards and are committed to environmental preservation through various projects such as building community structures, supporting local schools and orphanages, sourcing food locally for their restaurants, recycling. They also all implement energy-efficient methods designed to reduce waste and resources, such as reusing linens, recycling plastics and metals.
All guides are Peruvian, trained in their specialized fields with an emphasis on environmental standards. Our hand-selected list of local professors and specialist guides are prominent community members and have the interests of their communities at heart when making decisions relating to tourism and their cultural biography. Excursions in the Amazon rainforest are accompanied by local Indians who were born and raised in nearby villages. Reserva Amazonica Lodge staff are mostly employed by local inhabitants with lodge management provided by Peruvians specially trained in hotel management and hospitality. Our ‘A Taste of Lima’ tour features visits to markets owned and operated by citizens of Lima and only locally-owned restaurants.
For meals not included on our itinerary, guides will gladly recommend restaurants that are locally-owned and operated. We also choose to work with local projects and feature local artists making sure the community and people reap the benefits of our tourism dollars.
Peru has been a leader of Latin American ecotravel for decades. Continued tourism growth to this region will benefit both the community and environment, by providing more work and capital to make improvements. The visit to the Pisac Market encourages the support of local businesses and individuals.
As members of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association), we promise to only work with partners and guides who are conscious and conscientious of the various backgrounds of our globally diverse travelers.