On this path of Ayni in Peru, you are a part of a highly responsible, culturally sensitive and environmentally sound journey. Our partners actively support some social causes and when on a journey with us experiences you have are related to giving back to these causes too.
With reciprocity and the idea of Ayni tying this journey together, it is only natural to emphasize the commitment to having a lasting, holistic, positive impact on the environment and to the communities. Making greener choices in day-to-day routines at work and at home, and being highly committed to “not taking away” and “giving back” are necessary. While carbon-offsets and visits to remote areas add to the positivity, a deep understanding and acknowledgement of cultural sensitivity is imperative too. It is also important to be true partners to the communities we work with by providing income and assistance for them to develop in a natural way and integrating their activities accordingly so as to help them benefit from the development of responsible tourism too. On your journey of Ayni, in Peru, you will be contributing to various causes that our partners directly contribute to. But you have the opportunity to include specific experiences that support specific causes too. ALMA Amazon Shelter- Fundación Sol y Luna, Paqari project and the new Hogar Sol y Luna Llama Pack We are all striving to create exceptional experiences for travellers. But there is always the risk of diluting culture and quality when “mass-produced” for a market of insta-everything, bucket-list experience, travellers, who in the name of meaningful, immersive travel end up with cheap souvenirs and clichéd photographs. What gets left out is the real story of a place and a people. I hope, through this journey of Ayni, we all wake up to giving thanks, and giving back.
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