Accommodation & meals:
We visit a local community in the Sacred Valley where we enjoy an included lunch cooked by people from the community. Ingredients used for the lunch are locally produced and sourced. On this trip, you will stay in a locally owned hotel In Cuzco to encourage the concept of paying it forward and keeping money in the community. Aside from using local transport, family run accommodation (where possible) we also employ local leaders who will share their stories with you. We want to make every experience different and unique – there is a real vibe and atmosphere about South America that is something really special.
Included in the visit to a community in the Sacred Valley, we visit a couple of small businesses run by local community members. They might include a small ‘chicheria’ where a local beer is made using locally grown purple corn, a pottery workshop and a chocolate making demonstration.
Public transport is used where possible to reduce our impact to the environment.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.
The small number also allows us to stay in a unique, family-run hotel that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to its limited size.
The responsible aspects of this trip is that all clients are provided with biodegradable toilet paper, all rubbish accumulated from the trek is taken back to Ollantaytambo to dispose of. It’s a way we can encourage and educate clients to act responsibility and respect the environment and such a beautiful landscape.
Journey through south Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire
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