Northern Peru vacation, tailor made
£2010including domestic flights only
Description of Northern Peru vacation, tailor made
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWaste is one of the biggest global issues currently, with plastics and other goods clogging our rivers and seas. We encourage our customers to use reusable water bottles during our vacations and provide advice on ways to manage this to avoid or reduce as much as possible the use of single-use plastics. We strongly discourage littering of any type anywhere but particularly on our vacations when visiting fragile and/or historic locations and we ask our customers to bring their rubbish with them and dispose of it in a thoughtful way, for example by recycling.
Our suppliers are an extension of our own business and we work with carefully selected local partners who buy into our responsible way of working. We have contracts with our suppliers requiring them to act in accordance with all laws in their country of operation helping to protect the environment, for example by ensuring that guides are sufficiently licensed. This ensures the tours are of a suitable standard for our customers (e.g. the guides are knowledgeable about the history of places like Chan Chan and Kuelap), but also ensures the guides only follow the approved routes to avoid damage and by advising our customers on things like suitable footwear, walking sticks, and where not to walk. We inform our customers to listen to our guides for this reason.
PeopleAs a specialist South America company we know that "local" provides the best overall experience, both in terms of quality of vacation for our customers, but also in terms of support for the local community.
We work with local guides throughout Peru who are passionate about their home country and experts in their subject so are knowledgeable to teach you about the history and culture of their region and advise you on ways to help protect this. By using local guides this also means we directly support the local people economically.
We also work with local business throughout Peru. Where additional meals are included, for example lunch during the journey towards Chachapoyas, we use local restaurants which not only ensures our customers experience a traditional Peruvian meal but also ensures the local people are directly supported through this.
Throughout our vacations to the northern Peruvian region you will pass through and visit some very rural areas of the country that do not see the mass market tourism of the southern Peruvian regions around Cusco and Machu Picchu, and this provides an opportunity to see a real traditional way of life, for us to educate you about this way of life, and for you to support the local people such as by purchasing handicrafts for sale.
We encourage our customers to further support the local communities and provide advice on how to do this by advising our clients to buy local, to tip the guides, drivers and other staff who help provide the vacation, to avoid mass-produced imported souvenirs in favour for local products from local markets, and to avoid global food chains in favour for locally owned restaurants showcasing local cuisine - we can even provide restaurant recommendations if needed.
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