- Sustainable tourism encompasses responsible practices for recreation
- Community empowerment by sharing participation in management local ecotourism activities.
- Support for local economies through increased local revenue, jobs for local populations, and use of local supplies and services thus helping communities to rise their standards of life.
- Sustainable use of ecological resources minimize the natural impact.
- Increased environmental and cultural awareness which further encourages the local population to preserve its environment.
- Minimal environmental tourist industry impact on local resources
- Conservation of biological and cultural diversity
Our commitment to the environment
Inka Trail Explorer as a sustainable and responsible tour operator is focus in green conservation of native trees from the Andes. Planting a tree is for giving a life, and planting a thousand of trees, even much better for preserving our planet, in a green color for future generations.
As a tour Company our priority is to reserve all the routes we visit and keep Peru great pristine for all the future generations to come. In all our expeditions we collect all the trash and dispose what can be disposed specific places. We educate all our tourists to be respectful to the Inca sites we visit and always bring their garbage with them off the trek; as far as we can we use recyclable and reusable products as well as environmentally friendly products and solar lamps; to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible the materials we use are Peruvian made.
Cleaning up the treks
We know with hundreds of trekkers to Machu Picchu every day the routes end up pretty dirty over the course of the year. Although we do our best of taking all our garbage with us not every agency is as aware as we are, so we take the extra step of organizing clean up treks during the off-season. With our office, guides and porters team at our disposal it doesn’t take long to collect bags and bags of plastic bottles and other garbage and return the trekking routes to the condition you expect them to be in. It’s a small detail but every little detail makes a big changes.