Responsible and SAVE Travel To Peru
Responsible travel companies are out there, but how to find them? And how can you tell who’s really walking the walk?
Our core value is a commitment to low-impact travel that gives back to the places we visit. In addition, we’re proud to be founding members of Rainforest Alliance’s travel initiatives, and we put our money where our mouth is with the financial support of various local and international NGOs. We love the places we visit and are dedicated to preserving them.
It’s hard to know what is meant by terms like responsible tourism. For Tour Leaders Peru, sustainable travel and responsible tourism are core values, and operating sustainable tours in Peru is what we’re all about.
As a Tour Operator in Peru, sustainable tourism embraces the responsible, ethical, and environmental aspects of travel.
- Tour Leaders Peru was founded on the idea that we could show the real Andes to the world in a way that would
- Protect and Support our National Parks
- Respect and protect the environment (that is eco-tourism)
- Provide tangible benefits to local communities in Peru (responsible travel)
- We are passionate about educating people based on the concept of responsible travel in Peru– and how to be a responsible tourist!
Going On A Responsible Adventure
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WILDLIFE & NATURE
The health care system in Cusco Peru is very good, both private and public.
What Is Sustainable Travel For TLPA
These days, words like “ecotourism,” “responsible,” “sustainable,” and “ethical” seem to get over-used. So, what do they really mean?
It is globally agreed that sustainability is about “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Brundtland Commission, 1987)
Three Main Pillars of Sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. These three pillars also refer informally to people, the planet, and profits.
In the case of sustainable tourism, we like the UN definition: “Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment, and host communities.
We attract people who are inquisitive about Machu Picchu Peru and active in their pursuit of learning and discovery.
Our travelers see us as a trusted resource for deep experiences, and they enjoy being a part of a community of like-minded people.
Traveling with such discerning travelers is an enriching experience itself and one of the reasons guests choose us again and again. We return our appreciation through our Loyalty Program benefits. We’re also happy to connect you with recently returned guests to discuss their experience with us – who better explain the many reasons to travel with us!! Read our reviews
What is Responsible Tourism? For Tour Leaders
Some of its key elements include tourism
- Minimizes negative economic, environmental, and social impacts.
- Generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities.
- Provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social, and environmental issues; and,
- Is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.
How is Tour Leaders Peru a Sustainable Travel Company?
Our Social Pilar
- The Social Pillar – We have spent decades investing in the Andean communities we hike through, from clothing drives and funding schoolteachers to supporting women’s empowerment and our commitment to Porter welfare.
- The Environmental Pillar – We were the FIRST company to have our sustainability practices verified by the Rainforest Alliance, and we also operate a regular schedule of Clean Up Treks – where trekkers get “handy in the Andes” and help keep the trails clean for all.
- The Economic Pillar – We treat our staff right! Whether in the office or on the trail, we pair fair (above-market) wages, provide benefits, and provide flexible working conditions for staff with families.
- We also pay our taxes (surprisingly, not everyone does!).
What Can You Do to Be a Responsible Tourist?
As a visitor, even you have a role to play in promoting responsible tourism in Peru
We have given this a lot of thought. Our Traveller’s Code of Conduct contains everything that YOU can do to be a responsible tourist while in Peru.
We also have a handy list of tips for the responsible traveler, which you can find Here.
- Book early!
- Remember to be sensitive to local customs.
- Be flexible in your expectations.
- Act Responsibly
- Give gifts wisely.
- Tread lightly – aim for minimal environmental impact as you trek through the Andes!
Hope Understood Peru Responsible Travel and Sustainable Tourism
Overall, responsible travel and sustainable tourism are the guidelines we should follow to contribute to the existence of places, traditions, and communities.
They are also the foundation of what we should give in return to the environment and beings who are part of it.
We hope you have found our overview of Peru’s responsible travel useful!
Now you know how to visit Peru sustainably and how to be a responsible tourist when you get here.
So, whether you are an adventurer or an outdoor enthusiast, turn those ideas into action during upcoming trips!
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