Peru food holiday
Description of Peru food holiday
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PlanetOur local partner in Peru holds a 'Preferred by Nature' certification, which has required them to implement a set of policies and procedures that support the protection of biodiversity and cultural heritage and the improvement of sustainable livelihoods for local communities. This will be regularly audited to retain the certification, and we're proud to work together with a partner that is dedicated to creating a positive impact in Peru.
As a travel company we are acutely aware of our impact on the environment. All of our tours display a carbon footprint, and we strive to reduce our emissions by regularly reviewing our tours and embracing low-impact styles of travel such as trains, public buses or walking – which offer the added benefit of getting a closer connection with the destination and local community.
We strive to support nature and biodiversity through protection and regeneration projects, and for every customer that travels with us we make a donation to Rewilding Britain and Cool Earth.
We encourage customers to avoid single-use plastic on tour, and our leaders give advice on refill points each day. All of our tour leaders are provided with a Water-to-Go bottle, allowing them to drink safe water from any source when it’s not possible to fill up from a tap.
PeopleOne of the key focuses on this trip is to discover, learn about and most importantly sample the wonderful local cuisine. We visit many local markets along the way, which is great for mixing with, and supporting, the local community. They are also superb spots for lunch with small cafes and restaurants offering dishes made from the fresh produce of the market.
We visit a taverna in a residential area of Lima, which has been owned and run by the same family since 1880. We also get the chance to meet an agricultural engineer who is experimenting creatively with the iconic Peruvian potato, and learn more about his work, supporting his local production. In the Sacred Valley, we will be participating in a Pachamanca ceremony - an indigenous cooking technique that dates back for centuries. Not only will we be eating this delicious meal for lunch, but it gives us the opportunity to learn about Peru's deep culture and history, through the prism of its culinary heritage.
Our local leaders are the heart of tours. They bring passion and unrivalled knowledge of the destinations and communities that we visit. Their guidance ensures we observe the cultural norms in a destination, they act as a bridge between travellers and the local community and ensure that tourism is a positive experience for both host and guest. We believe in supporting local; staying in locally-run hotels, exploring markets, buying snacks from street vendors, and by doing this we add money to the local economy and enhance our connection with the local community.
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