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Responsible tourism: Peru in 11 day itinerary
In Peru we mainly book small-scale, low key accommodation options for our clients. Mainly clients will stay in Pousada's which are historical buildings that have been restored to sustain tourism.
Exploring the scared valley and staying in accommodation that compliments the beautiful landscape of the area without damaging the wonderful cultural heritage of one of Peruís most popular areas.
Our local partner in Peru also shares the same values as us in terms of using as little energy in the office and also recycling. We both use minimal paper in our offices and have all paper used recycled, including the documentation provided on arrival to Peru. This documentation covers a range of topics such as wildlife and fauna, how to prevent destruction through sensible buying of local artifacts made of rare wood and not posing for photos with wildlife and interfering with it's nature habitat. Also included is a 'Keeping it Beautiful' section which reminds and encourages our customers to not litter, leaving rocks and plants where they are and trying to set a good example for other tourists and locals alike.
Our local partners actively participate in donation campaigns to send clothes or foodstuff to different provinces in the country, such as the highest cities in Puno and Cusco, and poorer areas of Lima.
Offering tours to off the beaten track areas not visited on the tourist trail enriches not only customer experience supports the local community, keeping areas true to their roots and helping to enrich the culture and history. Meeting the local communities on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca for example, is a way to meet the real people away from tourist trap areas, leading to a better way of life for the locals, whilst offering customers a real insight in to this unusual way of life.
At home we also strive to support local businesses, charities and the community. We use a local catering company for fresh, healthy lunches in our Brighton office everyday, use a local recycling company for all our waste, use small independent companies for work events such as the summer party where we took an African drumming lesson in a local church hall and offer all our staff a day out of the office to volunteer at the charity of their choice.