Choquequirao and Machu Picchu walking holiday

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25 Sep 2020
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Responsible tourism

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It is not advised that customers drink Peruvian tap water. For customers keen to avoid buying single use plastic bottles, we encourage them to take advantage of our discounted filter Water-To-Go bottle which removes over 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants in water.

We operate a ‘leave no trace’ policy on tour; our tour leaders are trained to promote this message to customers. This includes not deviating from designated walking areas so as not to upset ecosystems irrespective of the size. We encourage customers not to feed birds or other wildlife as they become reliant on tourists. We employ local guides throughout the tour who will encourage clients to leave minimal trace on trails.

This tour is predominately followed on foot. From being dropped at the trailhead of the trek the customers walk for 7 days without interaction with any motorised transport. Luggage is carried on mules which is the only option other than carrying everything themselves.

The Impacts of this Trip

Whilst on trek we stay well away from the tourist circuit in remote locations in the main only accessible on foot or horseback. We stay in remote rural communities and obtain supplies from these communities. Thus, the tourist pound goes straight to the local level. We use local Peruvian guides.

We have a national guide throughout and local guides as appropriate. The local guides are paid direct, so the money goes straight to local communities. When not on trek the guides take us to local markets to purchase food for lunches. We eat out in local restaurants where possible. Everything possible is done to ensure as much of the tourist pound goes to local pockets.

As well as trading with local communities there are also good chances for cultural exchange to the benefit of both parties. Clients can meet and sit with locals. Accepting the language barrier communication can still take place and both parties can have a richer experience because of this.


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