South Adventure Peru tours & Sustainable Tourism (Culturally Responsible): Our founder, Ruben, comes from the Lares Valley and it is his passion to help make the dreams of the Andean people come true. South Adventure Peru Tours donates 10% of the total amount of all tour payments to sustain community projects for the indigenous people of the Lares Valley.
We believe that tourism in South America requires that we treat the local cultures with humility and reverence while we strive to create a two-way dialogue that is enriching for both visitors and locals through sustainable tourism practices.
During this last 9 years, we have provided the people of the Lares Valley with many gifts for Christmas and the new year, as well as school supplies before start the classes in every school. On December 4, 2019, more than 50 school-aged children will get to visit Machu Picchu for the first time ever. Our company is paying for train tickets, entrances, food, transport, guides in Quechua language and accommodations. We work very closely with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts. Part of South Adventure Peru Tours operating philosophy is to respect the communities, their people and their landscape in which we operate and we do this by acting in a manner that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible.