The emissions that naturally follow any flight are by far the least responsible part of any of our guests’ visits to Peru. While we encourage the use of a Carbon offset program when booking flights we understand it is not always possible.
On arrival to Peru, we ensure that each traveler’s trip is carbon positive, beneficial for the environment, and socially ethical. Here are our credentials to prove it:
2017 was a great year for Amazonas Explorer. We became the first-ever registered B Corp company in Peru. In fact, even as far as 2021, we are still the only registered b-corp in Cusco.
In fact, worldwide, only around 3500 companies are b-corp certified- out of a staggering 90,000+ applications. Once certified, businesses need to continue to improve or risk losing their certification.
Being a B Corps (or Benefit Corporation) is a promise to use business for the good of the planet and its people. You can find out more here.
We don’t consider offsetting carbon to be a magical, guilt-free clause that allows you to carry on producing emissions as before. We as a company are well aware that everyone still needs to drastically reduce their emissions.
However, we work hard to offset the emissions that we do produce. To do this we consider both the operation of your trip and throughout the year as a result of existing as a company. This is something we not only feel has to be done, but we are proud to do so.
We work with a Peruvian-based company called Regenera, and the carbon is offset locally, to help preserve local ecosystems. Currently, our carbon is offset in the Manu National Park, the most biodiverse place on earth.
Manu is an area that drastically needs more protection from illegal logging and gold mining. Regenera works with the local communities to encourage them to act as stewards of the forest and our contribution goes to help preserve this part of the forest which acts as a carbon sink.
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 number 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 inbuilt filters.
On top of this, we always aim to work with hotels that make drinking water available, rather than selling plastic disposable bottles. This is quite a hard task as hotels and restaurants make a lot of money from selling throw-away bottles of water. You can find out more about Travelers Against Plastic here.
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All porters are freelance. The fact many have chosen to work with us for over ten years speaks for itself.
We provide 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 create safe, responsibly run adventures in Cusco and the Sacred Valley for lovers of the great outdoors. We are a Certified B Corps and hold all Adventure Licenses for the activities we offer.
Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am – 4pm local time (GMT-5)