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We are committed to maximising the benefits of our trips to the local community and minimising the negative impact associated with tourism. We employ local agents and staff, which means that not only will we have the best and most knowledgeable people for the job, but we are also supporting the local economy. Additionally we can gain a real insight into Peruvian culture by spending time with these guides. We treat every person associated with this trip with equal respect and expect you to do the same.
Our expedition leader, James, is passionate about preserving this unique environment and our guide, Marcio, reputably knows this isolated wilderness better than anyone and is happy to share his local knowledge with us on the expedition. Marcio hopes to promote his fascinating region to fellow adventurers, and - with our support and contributions - this is possible.
Much of our time in Peru is spent camping – a practical and low impact way to sleep while in the canyons. Our equipment and supplies are locally produced and sourced where possible, which not only supports local economies but also reduces the environmental impact of the transportation of these goods. We follow a responsible camping policy, whereby we leave minimal evidence of our stays – taking all rubbish with us, burying our natural waste and taking care not to disturb plant life.
While in the towns and villages, we stay in locally run hotels. This enables us to make a positive contribution to the local industry and is also gives us a better sense of life in rural Peru. To greatly reduce our impact on the environment there will be a maximum of eight team members. This helps to minimise the damage associated with large scale tourism.
You will be issued with instructions as to how you can help to reduce your impact on the environment through simple measures such as unwrapping new products before leaving home as Peru has no formal recycling system. We hope that you will follow our advice to help make a difference.