It is our policy to carry all waste out of this fragile area. The food we use is purchased locally, we aim to use food products with minimum packagin, and encourage cooking with local products. We cook with gas and use recyclable glass as opposed to plastic wherever possible.
Our staff are local with an excellent knowledge of the area. Our guides hold informal talks with groups to inform about and discuss aspects of local life. This helps understanding of the area and appreciation of the people who live there. We support the local economy by using local transport on much of this trip and always using locally owned and run accommodation and restaurants.
We are also now supporting the UK registered chairty Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those projects.