This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Peru homestay and coffee tour, Kuelap
We'll visit various conservation areas that are known for their biodiversity. By visiting we help protect these unique ecosystems and the guide will focus on raising awareness of the importance of preserving the local fauna and flora. By visiting this area, locals become aware of the potential benefits (income from responsible tourism) for them to preserve their ecosystem and environment.
The food that is served throughout the tour is locally sourced, fresh food and it therefore does not generate much waste or needs transport. The little waste that is generated is taken to the city to be recycled.
The accommodation in the countryside (the homestay) are built in the local style and with local materials. Your hosts are locals of the area and they are very aware of their own environment. They love to share their local knowledge and they are very careful to preserve their natural surroundings.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to follow guidelines that are sent to them before departure to make sure they don't leave a negative environmental footprint (for instance bring your own reusable water bottle) and they are given some more tips and instructions upon arrival.
All our tours respect and promote the host communitiesí culture. Activities on all our tours focus on the traditions and local culture and reality of the visited communities and have an additional educational function. For instance, visitors can participate in workshops on traditional architecture or agriculture, handicrafts, local food and cooking habits, etc. The income that our and similar tours generate, encourages communities to conserve these traditions.
We aim to provide an authentic experience for tourists and a culturally sensitive, respectful encounter between tourists and hosts. Nothing is put into scene and people are not asked to pretend or act differently than they normally do. Tourists are informed about the particular culture and customs in the community they will visit before they arrive and they will be made aware of any rules of behavior they should respect. Part of the profits of our tours supports the social or environmental projects that were visited on the tour and that benefits the community as a whole.