Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

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Responsible tourism: Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Environment

We take care to minimise the environmental impact of our trips and include shared tours and public transport where appropriate. On this tour you will travel on a shared tourist coach from Cusco to Puno, as well as using shared tourist transportation in the Cusco area. By travelling overland between Cusco and Puno you will enjoy the scenery and reduce the carbon footprint of a similar trip with a domestic flight.

When visiting the islands on Lake Titicaca, our local operator is conscious of the importance of removing all waste that is taken in, as adequate recycling facilities do not exist on the islands, this particularly applies to plastic drinking bottles.

We provide responsible travel guidelines to all our travellers with advice on how they can help to preserve the environments they are visiting.

In our UK office we make sure to only print when necessary, recycle paper and print cartridges, and do not buy bottled water.

Community

We work with local operators and accommodation owners who share our commitment to responsible travel wherever possible. Our local operator in Cusco is owned and run by a local family who take pride in employing local people and in giving back to the wider community. They organise regular events to support isolated communities in the Cusco area, including emergency relief campaigns to areas affected by flooding during the rainy season.

Community based tourism is an important part of your Lake Titicaca Tour. You will meet local people and eat locally sourced and prepared food on Taquile Island. Our local operator in Puno takes great care to minimise any negative impact on local communities (such as the Uros people who you will meet on the floating Islands) and you will always be accompanied by a local guide who is from Lake Titicaca. Respectful visitors are welcomed to the islands and community based tourism is an important source of income for the people you will meet.

Reviews of Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The trip up to Machu Puchi, our guide Wilfredo was very knowledgeable and stopped to let us drink in the pure awesomeness of it all and when we reached the top the feeling was surreal and brought not just a lump to my throat but a tear to my ear.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take plenty of insect repellent as the mosquitos are in their millions

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Peru's main economy is from mining but all our guides stressed how important tourism is to their country

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


My aim was to complete the new seven wonders of the world before I was 60, this was the last one we had to do so a dream come true. Heather tailored our holiday to meet all our needs, visit all the places we wanted to go within a very tight timeline and cost, she was brilliant

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