Pary Reza review 11 Apr 2019
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Water supplies an issue non-potable in hotels and no water other than after trek started had to keep buying plastic bottles guides excellent
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your feedback. The tour chosen “Inca Trail Express” includes a visit to the Sacred valley on Day 2 where we stop for lunch with a local Quechua community. We learn about their traditional way of life and get to interact with them and learn about their culture. The money for this activity directly benefits the local indigenous community. On the remainder of the tour the focus is the trek to Machu Picchu (be it Inca trek or Quarry Trek) and yes, interactions with local communities are limited as the focus is the trek. However we have process in place on the trek to limit our environmental impact by restricting single use plastics, our porters and cooks must complete forms at the end of the tour for Head Office advising how many plastic bags they had to use and why ( often because of wet weather) and this is audited so that we can reduce our use of plastic bags with a view to removing them all together. We also advise all passengers to carry a refillable water bottle and to take any rubbish with them.
Our foundation in Peru is also certified by Rainforest Alliance with a 100% score for critical criteria and a 98.48% overall score for all criteria. They measure our policies, processes and actions both in the office and on our trips, covering everything from recycling and energy conservation through to how we interact with our staff, suppliers and local communities.