This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Peru gourmet tour and wellness holiday
As this holiday has a big focus on food, we want to begin with emphasis on the environmental ways we source food on the trip. Local sourcing has many advantages: Food is fresher, in season, it has a little carbon footprint as it doesnít have to shipped or flown in from the other side of the world and it is also therefore tastier!
We also encourage off the beaten track routes, because we feel that the experience is more intense and genuine, and therefore enables our customers to connect with nature more, like on the Inca trails. As a small tour operator we encourage our customers to follow the guidelines of our travellersí code of conduct, where we emphasise waste management and local consumption at destination. We aim for the local tour guides to educate their clients to behave in an environmentally sensitive way too, staying on the tracks, not picking flowers etc.
Although most of our destinations need to be reached by air travel, you can decide to offset your carbon footprints. As we are aware of our environmental responsibility, we aim to utilise fewer printed marketing and communication materials, encouraging customers to order the online version of the catalogue and ensure every experience we offer has enough online information.
Our Gourmet Tour to Peru is all about food, so we will show you how to cook and eat not only deliciously, but also responsibly whilst they travel. Local sourcing is an incredibly vital way of ensuring that tourist money benefits local communities. So at Lima, guests have the chance to visit a local market in Lima and then use the ingredients that they buy there to cook with a chef from the area in this own home. Not only does this mean that travellers take a much more authentic experience away, but there is economic support there for local people.
We aim to organise tailor made responsible tourism experiences in Peru using our extensive local contacts and knowledge, be it the local city tour guide in Lima or experience the Sacred Valley at different times of the day so you will have a crowd free experience. We will put you in touch with local cultures on many occasions. We ask you to respect the archaeological sites, natural reserves and the communities you will visit respecting the customs, engaging respectfully and minimising your personal impact on the environment (i.e. saving water, resources and not to litter).