Machu Picchu and Titicaca holiday
Description of Machu Picchu and Titicaca holiday
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur trip uses a variety of modes of transport including boats, public buses, on foot, as well as the option to travel by train. By using different modes, we're significantly reducing our impact on the environment, as well as supporting the economy.
Whilst in Ollantaytambo, we hike in Maras and Moray, which are both hidden gems in the Sacred Valley. Both sites are protected natural wonders, and our Local Guide explains how we can continue to protect them, and follow guidelines to ensure that the sites are well maintained and protected.
On the trips customers are able to stay at the EcoLodge La Estancia, the hotel is self sufficient, using solar panels, using locally sourced materials, and growing their own vegetables
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleWe have a full day travelling from Puno to Cusco on the public bus, this gives us the opportunity to interact with local Peruvians, and other travellers as well as visiting smaller towns and sites along the way. During our stops, we have the chance to purchase handicrafts that are made in these areas.
Whilst on Isla Del Sol, we stay at the Ecolodge La Estancia, which is a community hotel, and ran only by Bolivians that live on Isla Del Sol. The members of staff that work at the hotel will join passengers whilst dining, or exploring the local area.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.