A visit to Peru is like no other. Incredible history, culture and wildlife awaits you. This new tour allows you to enjoy Peru’s incredible highlights in the knowledge that much of your holiday investment will go straight back into community projects and sustainable tourism within the country.
The tour visits the incredible Manu Biosphere reserve, the largest tropical rainforest reserve on earth. The level of biodiversity in the reserve exceeds that of anywhere else in the world making it one of the greatest wildlife experiences in Latin America. CREES (Conservation, Research, Environmental Education towards Sustainability) who run the logistics and lodges on this tour are a not-for-profit foundation. Their mission is to implement ethical and sustainable practices that produce and create an improved future for the rainforest and its people through providing real solutions to local problems.
The tour then continues to Cusco, the Inca capital, where you will have a chance to explore the city with a local guide, who can give you a wonderful insight into the country’s people and culture. In Cusco you will stay at Los Niños Hotel. The hotel was set up in 1998 to raise funds for the charity Niños Foundation. The foundation offers assistance to over 600 neglected children in the Cusco area, offering daily meals, education support and dental and medical care. A stay at this hotel helps support the fantastic work this charity does in the area.
Following an unforgettable journey through the Sacred Valley, you will board the train to Machu Picchu. The world famous site speaks for itself, but few people realise that the ruins perch on top of a mountain surrounded by lush cloud forest filled with dozens of species of orchids and teaming with beautiful birds. The Rupa Wasi eco-lodge on the edge of Machu Picchu’s protected nature sanctuary take their role in protecting this pristine environment very seriously. The hotel is built from sustainable materials, they only use alternative energy sources and only use biodegradable products. A two night stay at the lodge allows you to not only visit the awesome Machu Picchu, but also explore the beautiful eco-system surrounding the lodge.