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Category: Responsible Travel

Photo from La Tierra de los Yachaqs website

Tierra de los Yachaqs, living culture in the Sacred Valley

La Tierra de los Yachaqs in the Sacred Valley of Peru is a model of community-based sustainable tourism that directly benefits local people.

Outside of Huaraz, Ancash, Peru. Photo by Stéphane Vallin/Yunka Trek

Green path: How to trek responsibly

From day hikes to the long haul of the Inca Trail, check our tips for how to trek responsibly.

Girl and her Alpaca. Photo by Betty Londergan

Leading change in the Andes: Nexos Voluntarios promotes development and education

Volunteers of Nexos Voluntarios leave a positive imprint in some of Peru´s most remote Andean regions.

A volunteer learning how to hand spin yarn. Photo by Awamaki

Weaving wonderwomen of Awamaki [Interview]

A Responsible Travel Q&A with Laura Bennett, Programs Director for Awamaki, an NGO that works with traditional weavers in the Ollantaytambo community.

Photo by Rainforest Expeditions/Facebook

Ecotourism: Responsible Amazon immersion

Adventures await in the Amazon jungle of South America, where unspoiled national parks are host to remote rainforest lodges.

awamaki volunteer

Responsible travel defined: Small decisions with a lasting impact

Responsible travel is both abstract and practical, understanding huge economic impacts of tourism and “easy” stuff like conserving energy and water.

Including indigenous Amazonians in Peru's success story. Photo by Ana Castañeda Cano

Rural Transport and Development in Peru: Bridging distances in the Amazon

In the face of a serious health crisis, isolated communities in the deep Amazon of Peru use social media tools to engage the help of the outside world.