Our small group size - maximum of 12, usually 6-7 - ensures this is a low impact trip. The trip is self-supported - no vehicles are used. We use locally produced fresh produce as much as possible and always in preference choose local over imported goods. We pack out all waste and minimize this by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter and keeping all water sources clean, leaving camp-sites cleaner than we find them.
When out on tour we encourage learning about Chile, the local culture of the teams we work with and the areas we pass through. Our guides hold informal talks with groups to inform about and discuss with them all aspects of local life. This helps understanding of the area and appreciation of the people who live there. We will meet quite a number of local people.
We are also now supporting the UK registered chairty Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those projects.