Encouraging you to fly to Peru is not responsible travel. But you are probably going to come anyway. So this is what we do to help.
Spend half an hour in Peru and you will see the huge amount of waste produced by disposable bottles of water. Recycling is not the answer. What is needed is to reduce the amount of plastic produced in the first place. We have pledged to work to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles being used by travelers. We always provide large containers of purified water from which you can refill your non-disposable water bottle. We also promote the use of UV filters, water bottles with in built filters and spend time trying to convince hotels we work with to make drinking water available, rather than selling plastic disposable bottles. This last point is quite a hard task as hotels and restaurants make a lot of money from selling throw away bottles of water. You can find more about Travelers Against Plastic here.
All porters are freelance. The fact many have chosen to work with us for over ten years, speaks for itself.
We provide a career progression opportunities – porter to waiter to assistant cook to cook.
Wilo our guide, Ernesto our storeman, David our driver and Alex our office cook, were all once porters who worked their way up.
We believe the landscape of Peru is as much a wonder of the world as Machu Picchu. We help people experience it and hope it inspires them to love and protect our wild places.
Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am - 4pm local time (GMT-5)