How to reduce your impact on tour:
- When you’re out shopping for a bargain, haggling is an important part of making a purchase in many countries and you can have a lot of fun bantering and bartering with vendors. But just bear in mind that you don't need to be too aggressive. A small amount of money may not mean much to you, but could make quite a difference to the vendor.
- Avoid shops, zoos, restaurants or activities which promote the harm or exploitation of endangered species.
- Avoid buying items made of tropical hardwoods or items made of coral, turtle shells, skins, bone or ivory. These items promote the exploitation of endangered species and poaching, which decimates animal populations every year
- Ask permission before you take a photo of someone. Simply pointing to your camera with a smile may be all you need to do to get the message across
- We would discourage you from paying for photographs or videos as this encourages begging behaviour. However, if you agree to send a photograph to someone instead, please do remember to send that photograph as soon as you can
- Certain hand gestures may be considered impolite to people you are visiting, so it pays to think about your body language. It may also be considered very rude to wear a hat indoors, or for men to walk around the streets bare-chested, even in the heat of summer
- Please be aware that public displays of affection such as kissing and holding hands may be inappropriate in certain destinations, no matter what genders the couple is made up of
- Please do not throw litter in the street or throw it out of the windows while you’re travelling. Although the environment may not be as clean as you’d expect it to be at home, there is no reason to make it any worse. Please put your litter in public bins or take it away with you for safe disposal on our expedition vehicle.
- Cigarette butts can be conveniently carried away in an empty film container.
- In countries where recycling facilities are unavailable, we may be able to carry plastics with you and recycle elsewhere. Otherwise you may be able to donate useful items like plastic bottles to local communities to be reused for water carrying, such as in African communities where plastic is necessary and scarce.
Our travel agency, based in Cusco, established in 2006 by Peruvian partnership with the aim of providing tourists with an unforgettable service using native knowledge and local people. Our Company of South Adventure Peru Tour operator located in the heart of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Over the years we have built up a professional team of guides, cooks, porters and horsemen as well as excellent camping equipment. You’ll find that trekking with a guide who knows and loves the country will help educate you about Peru’s amazing history and culture, providing you with an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Our company emphasis is on providing a personal service and ensuring that everyone in the group returns satisfied.
The Guides/Porters and Cooks: South Adventure Peru tours works with professional permanents guides / Porters and Cooks. All of our guides are local to the Cusco region and are well experienced not only in the treks and archeological ruins but in local traditions, culture and flora and fauna. In all our tours that we offer we have a clean-up policy that must be respected by all our employees ‘take out what you take in, We use clean burning fuel to cook the meals on our treks, we avoid activities which threaten wildlife or which may be potentially damaging to our natural environment, We ensure local water is kept clean by avoiding using pollutants in streams or springs We limit deforestation - we do not make open fires and discourage others from doing so
We are often asked why our tours offer such great value for money compared to our competitors. The answer is simple. Our prices take into account full itineraries, high quality accommodation and transport, plus logistical support from our office in Cusco. Optional excursions and their prices are listed in the guides on our website.
Our philosophy is to give you the best possible adventure holiday. We have set high standards for our itineraries and we take great care to ensure that all of the ingredients are right, not just the price. Our accommodation is tried and tested, our staffs is second to none for enthusiasm and experience. Many of the included excursions in our tours are the result of years of careful research to get the right balance of quality and value. This focus on excellence is the backbone of our reputation and is the reason why travellers return to us year after year.
Supporting our community project:
Helping Children in Peru by South Adventure Peru Tours. We work with a group of porters who come from distant communities and traditionally have large families. Thanks to your tours with us,. We are able to give them stable work and many of them this year have been able to construct their own houses for their Families - something they have never been able to do before.
If you're coming to Peru please help contribute towards one of our community projects. We need warm clothes, toys, books and school equipment. Just pop a few things in your suitcase and bring them with you to Cusco, we'll do the rest.
South Adventure Peru tours Community Projects. Many visitors to Peru are surprised by the genuine warmth and kindness offered by many local people during their visit. This applies not just to the staff working in the hotels and tour companies but also the locals you'll meet in the street, the market traders and the porters on treks. It is understandable that many visitors want to show their gratitude and would like to help give something back in some small way. Since our web site now attracts a considerable number of visitors we felt that we could help some of the people living in the more needy communities in Peru, many of whom aren't yet sharing in the financial benefits brought by tourism.