This family adventure tour presents the perfect opportunity to explore the colourful culture of Peru, both ancient and modern. Central to this is getting closer to the local people and learning about their lifestyles, as on our excursion to the ‘floating’ Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca.
Travelling at times by train is not only fun and environmentally friendly but also a great way to blend with the community. We stay in locally run hotels, eat in local restaurants and use local operators to run our optional excursions, thus ensuring that money gets ploughed back into the community.
We are involved in educational projects for people of the tiny remote village of Mismanay, home to many of our Inca Trail porters the Treks, and has helped to fund a community hall for the villagers. We have also supported the work of SOS Children’s Villages in Peru who provide a home for orphaned children.
Our Tour Leaders are all trained by us in the importance of responsible tourism with guidance given on how they can make a difference. This then percolates down through those they deal with.
As well as the above, we support a variety of charities and projects worldwide which support vulnerable communities and habitats including Friends of Conservation, Hope Worldwide and Send A Cow. We are also actively engaged with UK travel industry bodies which promote best practice in responsible tourism, such as Tourism Concern, The Travel Foundation and AITO. Our commitment to responsible tourism is not limited to our overseas operation and we have measures to ensure our UK office operates according to our responsible tourism policy. Carbon offsets for all flights booked with us are included in the tour cost.
This small group operator is just celebrating its 30th year and was originally set up to enrich people’s lives through adventure travel. They find the family travel experience is very popular and groups gel together quickly. Taking your children to local communities creates an instant fascination and can be a natural ice-breaker. Family adventure holidays can offer an opportunity to learn about other lifestyles and break down barriers. There is great advantage to spending time together, doing things you would never normally consider, as opposed to taking a package holiday where your children are separated and sent off to their own area.
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