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Branch Overview

Sustainable Tourism in Peru

official programme

partner


From the Alpes to the Andes The Andes, which originate in Patagonia and extend over seven thousand kilometers in South America, have shaped a variety of landscapes, peoples and cultures.

Amidst the Andes, Peru is the repository of immeasurable wealth, both tangible and intangible. Icons and “Unique Selling Positions” are Machu Picchu and the mystical city of Cusco, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. But the country offers a lot more to visitors. Our vision is to expand tourism destinations in Peru beyond Machu Picchu to give greater value to the country‘s rich cultural heritage, its abundant biodiversity and world-class gastronomy. The presence of Switzerland in Peru has a lot of tradition. Particularly the pioneering role of many Swiss hotel entrepreneurs has been important in the development of the local tourism sector. Against this historical background, the Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs SECO has been supporting sustainable tourism in Peru since 2003, together with two strategic Swiss partners. In cooperation with Swisscontact, SECO promotes the concept of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs), which represents a dynamic platform where public and private actors jointly position their regional tourist destinations in the international market. This project has led to the establishment of six DMOs in Southern Peru as well as one covering the north of the country. SECO is also financing the Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO from Switzerland Global Enterprise. SIPPO assists innovative SMEs with a clear focus on quality and sustainability in their efforts to market their touristic offers in Europe. The Branch Overview on Sustainable Tourism in Peru is a useful milestone in these efforts, providing Swiss tourism business partners and consumers with suitable and unique products in Peru. I wish all readers of the Branch Overview a successful reading and can promise them that SECO will continue to work towards the growth of tourism in Peru for the benefit of both the Peruvian and the Swiss tourism sectors.

Hans-Ruedi Bortis Ambassador Swiss Embassy in Peru


official programme

About us The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is part of Switzerland Global Enterprise, the official organisation for internationalisation. We work on behalf of SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) to support SMEs from selected partner countries, facilitating market access and opening up new business opportunities in Switzerland and the European Union. In this way, we help to strengthen the competitiveness of the companies concerned and foster cooperation and trade relations between Switzerland, the EU and the partner countries. Importers in Switzerland and Europe benefit from contacts with reliable suppliers in the partner countries.

Swisscontact Swisscontact, the organization of the Swiss private sector for development cooperation, is a non-governmental, politically and denominationally neutral organisation founded in 1959 by members of the Swiss private business and university sectors.

Our principal goals are: •• To establish qualified trade contacts between the Swiss and European import economy and SMEs from partner countries •• To promote innovative products with high potential on the Swiss and European markets •• To keep the Swiss and European import economy informed of new market sources •• To enhance the competitiveness of Swiss and European importers through better sourcing opportunities •• To strengthen trade institutions and business sector organisations in partner countries in the trade promotion process in order to facilitate trade for importing companies

Swisscontact seeks to contribute to a better quality of life for people, and the reduction of poverty. To this end, its principles of involvement are: strengthening private business, generating support networks with local partners, encouraging opportunities for men and women, and advocating for the protection of the environment. In Peru, tourism represents an important source of foreign currency income and is considered one of the sectors with greatest growth potential due to the diversity and richness of the cultural, archaeological and natural resources, which form the national heritage. The challenge of sustainable tourism development involves the generation of positive social and environmental impacts, equitable distribution of income and revaluation of natural, social and cultural resources as an integral part of the tourism products offer. Swisscontact is implementing different projects related to sustainable tourism development such as Destinos del Perú. Destinos del Perú, is an initiative supported by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO of the Swiss Confederation, in partnership with the Peruvian Government: the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and the Commission for the Promotion of Peru on Export and Tourism (Prom Peru). The project, implemented by Swisscontact, aims to achieve sustainable and efficient management of tourist destinations, promoting the institutionalisation of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) as agencies that foster and work on public-private partnership.

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Swisscontact

Are you looking for suppliers? For more information, please visit our website at www.switzerland-ge.com/tourism, write to us at tourism@switzerland-ge.com or call +41 44 365 51 51

Jr. Juan Dellepiani 585 Lima 27, Peru Phone +51 1 264 58 64 Fax +51 1 264 32 12 sc-peru@swisscontact.org.pe www.swisscontact.org.pe

Destinos del Perú has played a core role in the creation of seven DMOs in Peru: Apurímac, Arequipa, Cusco, Moquegua, Puno and Tacna, set in the South; and the macro – DMO Noramazónica, which has been working in eight regions based in the northern Amazon region.


APTAE The Peruvian Adventure Travel Ecotourism and Specialised Tourism Association (APTAE) is a non-profit organisation created in 1983 to strengthen the presence of adventure travel, ecotourism and other forms of specialised tourism in Peru; therefore having a say about the existing regulations and promotional efforts related to these activities.

Its main objective is to promote responsible and sustainable adventure travel, ecotourism and specialised tourism in Peru. All of its members have signed, and are committed to its code of ethics, thus advocating the protection of natural, social, and cultural resources. High-quality service and safety standards are also very important to the partners, and they ensure compliance of their associates’ high standards through educational and certification programmes in co-ordination with Rainforest Alliance.

THE ASSOCIATES OF APTAE Although APTAE do not represent all of the companies that offer adventure travel and ecotourism in Peru, its associates and their associates’ clients are leaders in these fields. It is are proud to bring together pioneers, who project their clear understanding of quality service and social and environmental responsibility, through their daily activities and innovative programmes.

Sustainable tourism in Peru Sustainable tourism is a concept that has taken on increasing importance over the past few decades. It is defined as “activities that can be maintained over time without depleting the resource base that makes them possible” and seeks to generate activities that respect nature, culture, and society.

WHAT APTAE OFFERS APTAE works alongside the government to establish and improve regulations. This will ensure safety and quality and will set the criteria for proper investigation about the economic impacts, safety, infrastructure, market requirements, route coordination and improvements in products and services.

APTAE Asociación Peruana de Turismo de Aventura y Ecoturismo Calle San Fernando 287, Miraflores Lima 18, Peru Phone +51 1 444 18 53 administracion@aptae.org www.aptae.org

APTAE is an institutional associate of the Adventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA) and it participates regularly in Adventure Travel World Summits. It is affiliated with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), and is also a member of CANATUR (Cámara Nacional de Turismo).

This concept is not just one of interest for governments and tourism sector stakeholders, but also for tourists who are actively demanding destinations and services that adhere to the principles of sustainable tourism by promoting local hiring and preventing environmental harm resulting from tourist activities. Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism – MINCETUR, of which PromPeru is part of – has taken steps to encourage real sustainable tourism in Peru with the purpose of integrating communities into tourism sector activities, so they can benefit from them in the form of economic development and the dissemination and conservation of their cultural expressions. It must be emphasised that the success of this initiative requires the joint effort of public and private institutions, as well as the authorities in each community. Through those partnerships, secure investors looking for environmental conservation in natural and cultural heritage areas, will be found. Some of the 2013 MINCETUR projects include environmental management training sessions for regional and local government officials, with the objective of promoting protected natural areas as tourism destinations and encouraging the preservation of the biological diversity found within them.

promperu Calle Uno Oeste 50, Edificio MINCETUR Pisos 13 y 14, San Isidro Lima, Peru Phone +51 1 616 73 00 Fax +51 1 225 11 63 webmaster@promperu.gob.pe www.peru.info

Furthermore, it is important to stress that the promotion of Peru, carried out by PromPeru, requires essential tools in order to build an image of the country as a sustainable destination. Meeting the demands of today’s tourists is more than a differentiating factor – it is an imperative!


Selection Process Branch Overview The objective of this publication is to promote Peruvian companies committed to fair and sustainable tourism practices. Many of the SMEs published in this Branch Overview are SIPPO partner companies which are participating in the 3-years SIPPO program with the goal of successfully entering new markets in Europe.

All companies included in this Branch Overview have taken part in a pioneering, participative and transparent benchmarking effort. The companies’ selection process has involved the following steps: 1. Designing and applying a checklist that includes the main axes of sustainability. The design was the result of a participatory workshop with a group of selected SIPPO partner companies. Its application took place through a self-evaluation online survey. 2. Verifying and assessing the companies aspiring to be part of the new Branch Overview version. This process was based on a scoring system, devised with the help of an Advisory Team of experts in order to ensure its objectivity. 3. Formulating a set of practical and easily understandable guidelines, taking into consideration the situation of Peruvian SMEs and the reality of tourism in Peru. The checklist considers the same seven axes of sustainability included in ISO 26000: the environment, organizational governance, human rights, labour practices, fair operating practices, consumer issues, active involvement and community development. Companies were graded according to Travelife’s certification system, with the necessary adjustments. Travelife is a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies’ committed to reach sustainability. Three categories were identified: •• 1 Planet Earth : for companies that have taken the first step: they abide by the law and have started implementing measures concerning environmental and social responsibility. : for companies that have already established •• 2 Planets Earth a formal sustainability policy, which is implemented by all staff members (from the higher management to unskilled help). : for companies with an exemplary record: •• 3 Planets Earth they are proactive, innovative and committed to the local community. SIPPO does not aim to certify the companies nor provide any certification seals. Apart from promoting selected companies on the European market, SIPPO offers motivating tools designed to measure and grade each company’s progress with regard to sustainability, and to promote the exchange of lessons learned and experiences among them.


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Iquitos

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UPC Yarina

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Amazonas

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La Posada de los Tumpis 08 Amotape Inka`s Resort 07

Piura

Wasipunko Lodge 29 Hotel Majoro

Cusco

Amazon River Expeditions ngos and community based tourism

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Paseos Amazonicos Jungle Lodges Hatuchay Hotels Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge Muyuna Lodge Amazon Explorama Lodges

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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel La Casa de Fray Bartolomé Andean Lodges Hatuchay Hotel Machu Picchu Mountain Lodges of Peru Sol & Luna Lodge Spa Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel tour operator

Amazonas Lambayeque Chiclayo

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Cajamarca

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Chachapoyas Expedition Cloudforest Expeditions

San Martin

Cajamarca

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La Libertad

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Hotel & Spa Laguna Seca

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Madre de Dios

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Huaraz

Lambayeque

Huanuco

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Ucayali

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Pasco

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Chaparrí Ecolodge Los Horcones de Túcume

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junin Lima

Caritas del Perú – Rutas del Norte

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Inka Natura Travel 48 Rainforest Expeditions

Arequipa 49

DMO Arequipa accomodation

Ancash

Madre de Dios

Huancayo

accomodation Puerto Maldonado

Huancavelica

Cusco

Andino Club Hotel & Turismo Andino Tour Operator 18 The Lazy Dog Inn 17

ngos and community based tourism Cusco

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Las Casitas del Colca 51 Kuntur Wassi Hotel 52 Killawasi Lodge 50

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CTB Cuyaqui Wayi Vicos

Lima

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Giardino Tour Operator ngos and community based tourism

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Apurimac

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Explorer’s Inn Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

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Andean Origins Apumayo Expediciones Crees Tours Ecoinka Enigma Adventure Tour Operator Explorandes Wayki Trek

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Grupo GEA ASETUR Sibayo

tour operator Puno

Arequipa

Puno

Arequipa Moquegua

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Kolibri Expeditions Small Group Adventures Tucano Perú Rutas del Perú Responsible Travel Peru Peruvian Soul Tarikapuy Expediciones

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DMO Puno

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Casa Andina Private Collection – Isla Suasi

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And its nature’s worldwide wonder: the Amazonas river

Destination Highlights

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Nature Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Pacaya Samiria National Reserve – the land of lakes and pink dolphins – is a paradise for nature lovers. Because of its size, it is considered the most important protected natural area in Peru and is home to numerous plant and animal species, many of them in danger of extinction. Enjoy a luxury cruise along the Amazon river. Taricaya’s release into the wild Learn about the repopulation and release of river baby turtles called “Taricayas” to their natural habitat. Activity is temporal from October to November and takes place in Buenos Aires and Yarina; towns inside in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Quistococha A beautiful lake with a wonderful white-sand beach, around a botanical garden and a zoo.

ment in Peru. It is covered by dense vegetation and by primary and secondary jungle with low hills and slightly rolling landscape, crisscrossed by the many rivers of the Amazon River basin. Linked to the outside world by air and by river, the capital city Iquitos is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road.

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Adventure Sport and artisanal fishing Fishing along the Amazonia river side and nearby lakes Amazon Canopy Walkway Walk by the tree tops of the Peruvian Amazonia in a private reserve of primary forest around 80 km from Iquitos.

Special Information

facts Capital

Iquitos Population

891 732 Area

368 852 km²

Culture La Casa de Fierro (The Iron House) This is a large iron residence built during the rubber boom at the end of the 19th century. The property was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

•  Yellow fever vaccination •  There is no overland access to Iquitos web links

www.peru.travel/loreto access

By plane: From Lima to Iquitos: 4 regular daily flights/ca. 1 h 45 min

Climate

The weather in Iquitos is hot and rainy all year long. The average annual maximum temperature is 31°C (88°F) and the minimum is 21°C (70°F). The dry season (July – November) and the flood season (December – July) feature particular differences in the plant and animal life as well as in the climate. Altitude

Iquitos 104 masl

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Paseos Amazonicos Jungle Lodges 02 Hatuchay Hotels Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge 03 Muyuna Lodge 04 Amazon Explorama Lodges 01

Gastronomy

Patarashca: baked river fish inside banana leaves Juane: wrapped rice with vegetables inside banana leaves Cecina: dried and salted beef or pork Exotic fruit juices made with carambola, cocona, camu camu, etc.

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Paseos Amazonicos Jungle Lodges Paseos Amazónicos, one of Peru’s leading jungle tour operators, has over 35 years of experience in ecotourism.

Site & Surrounding Their three jungle lodges are located on the banks of Amazon river tributaries: •• Amazonas Sinchicuy (Sinchicuy Creek): 30 km from Iquitos; near an ancient tribal Yagua group settlement. •• Tambo Yanayacu (Lake Falcon): 60 km from Iquitos; flood jungle area. •• Tambo Amazónico (Yarapa River): 100 km from Iquitos; in the buffer zone of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Hatuchay Hotels Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge surrounding nature, providing an unforgettable

The Amazonas Sinchicuy can accommodate 60 guests. Natural materials were used in building the local-style, thatched roof facility. The Tambo Yanayacu has been designed to accommodate 20 guests. The Tambo Amazónico stands out for its setting in the midst of pristine natural surroundings. It’s simple shared rooms can accommodate 16 guests. All three lodges have spacious dining areas.

experience. They have a Concession for Ecotourism, committed to care, protect and leverage natural resources of the area, in a responsible way.

Excursions & Activities

information Name

Paseos Amazonicos Jungle Lodges Address

Bajada Balta 131-204, Miraflores Lima 18, Peru Phone

+51 1 241 75 76 +51 1 241 76 14 FAX

+51 1 446 79 46 Email

•• Visits to riverside and tribal group communities, jungle trail hikes and canoe rides for wildlife spotting •• Piranha fishing, birding, pink dolphin, caiman spotting •• Shamanic rituals, medicinal plant reconnaissance •• Reforestation and wildlife preservation projects •• Deep forest expeditions with overnight camping

The lodge is located in the buffer zone of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, which is recognised as a Natural Wonder of the World. This tropical rainforest area is one of the most biologically wealthy areas in the world.

Accommodation Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge is a jungle hotel situated in an excellent location for enjoying the

Accommodation

Site & Surrounding

There are eight cabins designed with private bathrooms and wide rooms. There are also public areas such as a club-house, dining room, bar, terraces, hammock room and a special private area for special services, and private rest rooms for men and women.

Excursions & Activities Ecotourism activities include visits to the Rescue Center of the local Manatee, while observing the birth place of the Amazon River, as well as being able to observe the regional animals and plants such as birds, sloths, monkeys, reptiles, and the infamous Pink and Gray Dolphins. Guests will also learn about the work of local communities in conservation projects.

Sustainability Aspects

information

Sustainability Aspects Paseos Amazónicos is committed to limiting the negative impact in the natural environment, supporting conservation and providing benefits for local communities: •• Lighting by kerosene lamps. Electricity is generated to refrigerate food and recharge batteries. •• Solid waste and waste water disposal procedures are in place. •• Most staff is recruited from neighboring communities. •• Food and other goods are purchased from local suppliers. •• Local communities receive assistance for their projects (e.g. potable water, medicine donations). •• The local population, staff and guests are trained in sustainability practices.

info@paseosamazonicos.com gerencia@paseosamazonicos.com reservas1@paseosamazonicos.com

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Hatuchay Hotels Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge Address

Jose Pardo 601, Of. 602 Lima 18, Peru

Through the tour packages, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The responsible use of natural resources assures the future security of the rainforest and helps local people to enhance their living conditions – most importantly to value their culture encouraging them to feel a sense of pride. As an example, there is an association of artisans from the community of San Jorge called Pua Kamatawara who are also helping to rescue the Kukama Kukamiria language and are teaching them the value of their ancient culture.

Phone

+51 1 446 27 39 Fax

+51 1 446 57 76 Email

ventas@pacayasamiria.com.pe Website

www.hatuchayhotelsperu.com

Website

Contact

Contact

Sustainability Rating

www.paseosamazonicos.com

Rosanna Zumba

Danilo Peña Sustainability Rating

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Muyuna Lodge Muyuna Lodge, 140 kilometers from Iquitos along the Amazon, is a small, secluded rain-forest lodge with guaranteed observation of monkeys, birds, sloths, Pink dolphins, fish, caimans, etc., in their own habitat. The Lodge offers a personalised, quality, service that is comparable with luxury hotels whilst maintaining a respect for the environment. It maintains a close relationship with San Juan de Yanayacu village, which benefits from the ecotourism.

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Site & Surrounding Muyuna Lodge is located up river, 3 hours from Iquitos by speed boat, in Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve.

Amazon Explorama Lodges

Accommodation Single, double, twin, triple or any room that is required. The bungalows are very comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms and terraces facing the river.

Amazon Explorama Lodges has experienced 48 successful years of operating lodges in over 3,000 hectares of privately protected Amazon

Excursions & Activities

Rainforest Reserves, with one of the world’s

A wide variety of activities can be enjoyed: hiking during the day and at night, fishing for piranhas, swimming in the Amazon River with the pink and grey dolphins, bird watching, canoeing, discovering tropical plants, insects, frogs, caiman spotting at night etc. Go camping for six days and visit the community of San Juan of Yanayacu!

longest Canopy Walkways. Accommodations range from rustic to comfortable, allowing a variety of choices for guests.

Sustainability Aspects Muyuna Lodge uses solar panels to provide the energy to the shelter. River water is used to fill up the septic tanks, which is then naturally filtered back into the same river.

Site & Surroundings The Amazon & Napo Rivers plus the fabulous rainforest reserves surrounding the lodges make perfect destinations for nature lovers who wish to experience all that the area has to offer, but want to leave as little impact as possible in the process. The sights, sounds and aromas from the forest and the flavours of the local and international selections at meals, makes this a life-time experience.

Accommodation •• Ceiba Tops on the Amazon River (200 hectares private reserve), has rooms equipped with air conditioning, beautiful gardens, swimming pool and waterslide. •• Explorama Lodge on Yanamono creek, (300 hectares private reserve) next to the Yagua native settlement, has palm thatched roof buildings with private bathrooms. •• ExplorNapo Lodge is 90 km down the Amazon and 70 km up the Napo River on the Sucusari creek, (3000 hectare private reserve), adjoining the Maijuna native reserve and settlement. It is only a 45 minute walk from Explorama’s Canopy Walkway and the ACTS Field Station.

Excursions & Activities information

information

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Email

Fax

Website

Email

Muyuna Lodge

Amazon Explorama Lodges

Putumayo 163, primer piso Iquitos, Peru

Av. La Marina 340 Iquitos, Peru

+51 65 242 858

+51 65 252 530

reservas@muyuna.com

Piranha fishing, bird watching, jungle walks and boating in search of Pink Dolphins, are just some of the many attractions on offer. Enjoy the ReNuPeRu Botanical Garden attended by two Shaman, visit the Yagua & Maijuna communities and experience the Explorama Canopy Walkway.

Sustainability Aspects Amazon Explorama Lodges minimises the impact on the environment without forgetting visitors’ comfort. Maijuna neighbours are increasing the size of their reservation, but importantly, are avoiding illegal logging. The surrounding villages to the lodges receive benefits from the Adopt-A-School program and the Clean Water program.

+51 65 252 533

www.muyuna.com

amazon@explorama.com jaime@explorama.com

Contact

Rocio Magallanes

Website

www.explorama.com

Sustainability Rating Contact

Jaime Acevedo Sustainability Rating

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Amazon River Expeditions Amazon River Expeditions is a tour operator in the Amazon River Jungle with the widest and most varied quality tourism programs for individual and organized groups who are looking for a real tourism experience.

information Name

Amazon River Expeditions Tour Operator Address

Commercial Office: Las Camelias 511 Of. 402 San Isidro Lima 27, Peru

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UPC Yarina

Site and Surrounding Iquitos city is the gateway to the incomparable and unique Amazon River Rainforest. The area is a paradise of biodiversity that offers visitors exciting opportunities to see beautiful and rare wildlife.

UPC Yarina – Corredor Rumbo al Dorado was born from Rumbo al Dorado, a community eco-

Accommodation Heliconia Amazon River Lodge is located on the shores of the Amazon River, 80 km away from Iquitos city and close to islands, streams and lagoons full of wildlife. Victoria Regia Hotel and Hotel Acosta These hotels are located in Iquitos city. Amazon River Cruises Accommodation is available in vessels like, M/F AQUA, M/F ARIA, M/F DELFIN I, DELFIN II and M/F SELVA VIVA

tourism venture created upon a conservation

Excursions & Activities

of the most endangered fauna and flora spe-

Programs from three days/two nights are available, offering opportunities for guests to observe the rich wealth of wildlife. Among the attractions are Pink Dolphins and alligators. Walks through the forest, guarantee sightings of monkeys, sloths, birds, insects and many more. Sport fishing is also available for those who wish. River cruises to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve – considered the biggest protected natural reserve of Peru – also highlight the beautiful landscapes to be found in the area.

Sustainability Aspects The operations of Amazon River Expeditions are developed within the guidelines of sustainable tourism minimising the impacts of our operations in the forests, rivers and creeks of the Jungle.

project in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The key aspect of this initiative was ensuring the involvement of local communities in protection and control activities inside the reserve, which enabled the recuperation of populations

cies and transformed the area into a potential ecotourism site.

information Name

UPC Yarina Corredor Rumbo al Dorado Address

Av. Participación, Cuadra 7, Pasaje Flor de Topa Manzana B, Lote 13 Iquitos, Peru

Site & Surrounding Pacaya Samiria is a wetland located in the north-eastern Amazon region. It is a Ramsar site of international importance, Peru’s second biggest natural protected area. It shows the most severe history of natural resources’ exploitation, which to date has been significantly addressed thanks to the organization of local people and the increased efforts of national and international institutions.

Accommodation There is a community guesthouse (8 guests) and two bungalows (4 guests each) with surrounding camping areas, located a few minutes’ walk from the community of Yarina. Solar power is used in the kitchen, dining facilities, toilets and showers.

Excursions & Activities •• •• •• •• •• ••

Boat expedition along the Yanayacu – Pucate River; Fishing trips and observation of pink river dolphins Wildlife viewing, bird watching, guided tours to the primary forests Night walks or night canoe trips in search of caimans Visit and interaction with local communities Participation in community activities for the sustainable management of natural resources: management of river turtles, sustainable harvesting of palm trees, fishin

Sustainability Aspects Local populations carry out their traditional economic activities like palm harvesting or fishing, while providing tourism services as an additional source of income. This has been complemented with the production and selling of handicrafts made of ivory palm and native plants.

Phone

+51 1 421 91 95 +51 1 442 45 15

Phone

+51 65 263 625 +51 965 762 730

Fax

+51 1 442 43 38

Email

tony_tours@yahoo.es

Email

info@amazonrex.com adela@amazonrex.com

Website

Website

Contact

Contact

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www.upc-yarina-tours.org

www.amazonrex.com

Tony Laiche Fababa

Adela Acosta Sustainability Rating

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Fall in love with Peru`s beaches and natural surroundings Beautiful beaches, wide open plains, rolling hills, and towering mountains make up the diverse terrain of the department of Tumbes where several eco-systems are located such as estuaries and mangroves, the dry equatorial forest (Cerros de Amotape National Park) and the Pacific tropical forest (Reserved Zone of Tumbes). More than 30% of the territory has been declared natural protected areas.

TUMBES

Destination Highlights Nature Cerros de Amotape National Park The Park protects the equatorial dry forest, which gathers together a great biological diversity. Many varieties of orchids, shrubs, thorn trees and animals such as the Spectacled Bear, boa constrictor, the endangered American Crocodile, and 111 bird species survive here. Mangroves of Tumbes – National sanctuary This ecosystem, particularly rich in wildlife, is home to species like the silky anteater, 100 species of birds, 14 mammal species, 34 crustaceans, dozens of snail species, 24 mollusks with shells, and more than 100 species of fish. The ideal time to visit is during the dry season between April and December. Humpback Whales sightings A unique experience of being so close to these beautiful marine mammals is offered here. Visitors can also enjoy other recreational activities like swimming, snorkelling and spear fishing. From August to October Beaches All along the coast, there are wide beaches of white sands and warm waters from the tropical seas that reach a temperature of 25°C (77°F). The most popular beaches are Punta Sal, Puerto Pizarro, Zorritos and Máncora.

Access

facts Capital

Tumbes Population

By plane: From Lima to Tumbes: 2 daily flights/1 h 50 min By bus: From Lima to Tumbes: daily departures/19 h

200 396 Area

4669 km2 Climate

The sun shines all year round. The average annual maximum temperature is 26°C (79°F) and the minimum is 19°C (66°F). However, when the El Niño phenomenon occurs, the weather can change drastically, causing more rain and higher temperatures, sometimes over 40°C (104°F). The rainy season is from December to March. Altitude

Tumbes city: 7 masl

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Spanish

Tumbes

Gastronomy

Ceviche: fresh lime-juice marinated fish and shellfish served with a hot pepper sauce, onions, yams, corn on the cob Web Links

www.peru.travel/tumbes www.tumbes.com

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La Posada de los Tumpis La Posada de los Tumpis is a boutique hotel with a charming restaurant on the ocean front in the north of Peru. There, your dream will come true! You will have the owners’ personal attention and they assure you that their gourmet menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner will spoil you. They want you to feel like you’re not staying at a hotel, but sharing their home.

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Amotape Inka`s Resort

Site & Surrounding La Posada de los Tumpis is located on a private beach in the northern part of Peru where you can enjoy summer all year long, just one mile away from Caleta Acapulco a small fisherman’s village. The boutique hotel is located only 30 minutes south of the city of Tumbes.

Amotape Inka`s Resort is an eco-friendly beach

Accommodation There are eight comfortable rooms all with cable-TV, safe-box for valuables, hot water, and hammocks. Four of these rooms, the Jr. Suites have air-conditioning. All of their linens are 100% cotton.

hotel on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region of Tumbes.

Amotape Inka`s Resort is located just a 20-minute drive, south of the city of Tumbes, Peru. Here you can enjoy an everlasting summer, an amazing ocean view, a quiet and relaxing beach, and spectacular sunsets.

Accommodation All rooms offer private terrazzo-patios with tables and umbrellas and all enjoy a perfect view of the Pacific Ocean. They also include two or three double beds, private bathrooms, ceiling fans, satellite TV, and DVD players.

Excursions & Activities

Excursions & Activities

The hotel provides the most interesting tours to the following: National Park El Santuario, Mangroves in Puerto Pizarro, Mud Thermal Bath of Hervideros, National Forest Park Cerros de Amotape, and Hot Ferrous Thermal Bath El Tubo.

You can experience the best of the local and international cuisine at Amotape’s oceanfront restaurant. For outdoor enthusiasts, two swimming pools are available; one for adults and one for children. Hammocks are also available on the beach along with a campfire area. For those who enjoy relaxing indoors, there is a poolroom, table tennis, board games, and internet access.

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The hotel was built using ancient construction methods with local materials. The palm trees and green areas are watered with recycled water using a system devised by the owners, and all organic waste is used for compost. It has established various programs with the women of the neighbouring village to improve the sanitary and health conditions in their homes.

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Amotape Inka`s Resort

Panamericana Norte Km. 207.5 (antes km. 1227) Caleta Acapulco, Zorritos Tumbes, Peru

Amotape Inka`s Resort and its surroundings blend with the natural environment. In an effort to keep a balanced and sustainable natural habitat, a private conservation area called “Dry Forest of Amotape,” run by a non-profit association called „Asociacion Bosque Seco Amotape“ has been created. Working alongside local authorities and private companies, various projects involving training in environmental issues and best practices for hotels and restaurants are carried out.

Panamericana Norte Km. 228 (antes Km. 1248) Zorritos Tumbes, Peru

+51 994 180 612

+51 75 542 385

laposadadelostumpis@yahoo.com

amotapeinkasresorts@yahoo.com

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Ancient cultures and the amazing cloud rainforest The Amazonas region is famous for its cloud forests, areas with stunning microclimates whose intense humidity favours the exuberant growth of plants like orchids and bromeliads and supports animals like the spectacled bear and the Andean cock of the rock.

Capital

Chachapoyas Population

417 508 Area

39 249 km² Climate

The city of Chachapoyas has a temperate climate with rains in the summer months (December-April). The average annual maximum temperature is 23°C (68°F) and the minimum is 13°C (51°F). Altitude

Chachapoyas: Maximum 3 450 masl

Culture Kuelap Fortress – the Machu Picchu of Northern Peru Kuelap is a mystic place and has many ruins and lost citadels (preInca), great panoramas, Inca roads and ecology, no tourist crowds, and perfect temperatures. Leymebamba museum This features a collection of Chachapoyas culture (pottery, woven capes, stone tools and more than 200 mummies). The museum is surrounded by a spectacular orchid garden. Nature Gocta waterfall This is the 3rd highest waterfall in the world and it is surrounded by a high tropical cloud forest. Birdwatching routes With more than 1200 species, the North route is home to some of the most sought after Peruvian endemics, such as the Marvelous Spatuletail and the White-winged Guan. Adventure Gran Vilcaya Trekking – The Inca Trail to Kuelap (4 days/3 nights) This Chachapoya pre-Incan trail is propicious for adventure and ecotourism hikes, as it is one of the most spectacular routes for experiencing extraordinary landscapes, archaeological compounds, sarcophagusi, mausolea, villages and typical hamlets, valleys, cloud forests with abundant flora and fauna, all the way to the Fortress of Kuélap.

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Destination Highlights

access

From Lima to Chachapoyas a bimodal service is required (no direct flights) Alternative 1: From Lima to Chiclayo (by plane): 5 daily flights/1 h From Chiclayo to Chachapoyas (by bus): 7 daily departures/9 h Alternative 2: From Lima to Cajamarca (by plane): 4 daily flights/1 h 20 min From Cajamarca to Chachapoyas (by bus): 4 daily departures/10 h Alternative 3: From Lima to Tarapoto (by plane): 4 daily flights/1 h 25 min From Tarapoto to Chachapoyas (by bus): 4 daily departures/6 h

Languages

Spanish, Quechua

Amazonas tour operator

Gastronomy

Cuy con papas: Seasoned, cooked, and fried Guinea pig served with a potato stew, toasted peanuts, chopped onions and hot peppers. Juanes de yuca: Grated and boiled yucca mixed with rice and either chicken or beef jerky; this mixture is wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed

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www.peru.travel/amazonas www.regionamazonas.gob.pe


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Chachapoyas Expedition Chachapoyas Expedition was born with the main objective of providing high quality service and professionalism in tourism services. The enterprise has been in operation for many years, and operates the Northern Circuit in Peru, with highly trained staff, official tour guides, and professional equipment. They are experts in the Northern Circuit in Peru and are operating in Trujillo, Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Chachapoyas, Tarapoto, and Iquitos.

Amazonas

The company offices are located in the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) of the town of Chachapoyas amongst many old colonial buildings, next to the town hall.

Cloudforest Expeditions

Accommodation

Cloudforest Expeditions represents a reliable

Site & Surrounding

Casa Andina Classic Chachapoyas, Hostal Casa Vieja, Hostal Casona Monsante, Hotel Vilaya, Gocta Lodge, Hostal Villa de Paris, Chillo Lodge.

business partner in Peru, due to the professional qualifications and crucial experience acquired over the last 12 years by its staff, managing the

Excursions & Activities Regional excursions and activities: Kuelap Citadel , Gocta Waterfalls, Revash Mausoleums, Sarcophagi of Karajia, Pueblo de los Muertos Mausoleums, Cave of Quiocta , Leymebamba Museum , Gran Vilaya trek, Laguna de los Condores trek. Excursions and activities in the rest of the Northern Circuit: Chanchan, Pyramids of the Sun and Moon (Huacas), The Pyramids of Tucume , Museum of the Lord of Sipan, Canals of Cumbe Mayo , Kuntur Wasi, Ayahuasca Ceremonies, National Park Pacaya Samiria, Amazon River Boating.

companies’ tour operations designed for incoming Groups & FITs.

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Cloudforest Expeditions is based in Chachapoyas, the capital city of the north Peruvian state of Amazonas. Its operations area covers one of the most cultural and eco diverse territories on earth, ranging from the Pacific coastal desert over the Andes to the north-eastern Peruvian Amazon basin.

Accommodation •• Selecting the most convenient 3* to 4* lodging facilities. •• Experienced outdoor personnel and suitable camping equipment guarantees safety, comfort, and quality service.

Excursions & Activities •• Overland itineraries combining archaeological and cultural highlights, spectacular landscapes, interaction with local inhabitants, and delicious gastronomy. •• Adventure itineraries ranging from half or full day excursions to multiple day Expeditions including trekking and horseback riding. •• Field support to film crews and non commercial research projects.

Sustainability Aspects

Sustainability Aspects Chachapoyas Expedition is committed to protecting and guarding the natural surroundings for the preservation of the future. Furthermore, stringent standards are applied during the selection process, training, supervision and evaluation of all employees including support personnel and tour guides.

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Cloudforest Expeditions Address Cusco

Jr. Ortiz Arrieta N° 532 Chachapoyas Amazonas, Peru

Puno Street No 368 Chachapoyas Amazonas, Peru

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•• Cloudforest Expeditions` sustainability policy takes into account the socioeconomic, cultural and environmental guidelines for Tour Operators by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. •• “Good Practices and Quality Service in Sustainable Tourism” 2009 IDBank Certificate. •• First local entrepreneur enrolled in the “Solid Waste Management & Recycling Program” conducted by the Chachapoyas Administration since June 2012. •• Valued contributor to the sustainable development of communal based tourism service associations.

+51 41 477 610

+51 41 478 861

+51 941 998 805

+51 941 978 382

cloudforestexpeditions@hotmail.com reservas@kuelapnordperu.com management@kuelapnordperu.com

info@chachapoyasexpedition.com chachaexpedition@hotmail.com rolandocarranza@chachaexpedition.com www.chachapoyasexpedition.com

www.kuelapnordperu.com

Rolando German Carranza

Oscar Von Bischoffshausen Portocarrero

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The resting place of the last Inca emperor The region of Cajamarca is characterised by slight slopes and highlands that are relatively low in comparison to the rest of the Peruvian Andes. The territory is made up of numerous valleys and gorges. The city of Cajamarca brings together three ingredients that make it an unforgettable destination: a magnificent Colonial architecture, beautiful countryside, and a rich history, since it was the scene of an important episode of South American history.

Health and Well-Being Baños del Inca (The Baths of the Inca) These hot springs of mineral water possess therapeutic properties for the treatment of bone and nervous system disorders. There are pools for private use, public pools, and other services for therapeutic treatments.

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Capital

Cajamarca Population

Culture The Monumental complex of Belen This is an eighteenth century architectural complex composed of the church, the former Men’s Hospital (MedicalMuseum), and the former Women’s Hospital (Archeological and EthnographicMuseum), which was named “Hospital de Nuestra Señora de la Piedad” (Our Lady of Mercy Hospital). Cuarto del Rescate (Ransom Room) This is the only feature of Inca architecture left in the city of Cajamarca. It was built of stone and with the walls slightly inclined to give the characteristic trapezoidal features of Inca constructions. Ventanillas de Otuzco (Windows of Otuzco) The graveyard of Otuzco is popularly known as the “Ventanillas de Otuzco” (windows of Otuzco) because of its particular shape. The square or rectangular niches were sculpted in a volcanic rock face in consecutive lines. Cumbemayo Archeological Complex Discovered in 1937, this complex is surrounded by an interesting stone forest that seems to mimic the silhouettes of pious friars (for which it is popularly called “frailones” or giant friars). Nature Porcon farm Porcon Farm, a rural cooperative, gathers together agro tourism, nature, and cultural interchange in one place. Visitors can participate in the farming, cattle ranching, and forestry tasks or hike through the forest and fields.

Cajamarca facts

Destination highlights

By plane: From Lima to Cajamarca: 5 daily flights/1 h 10 min By bus: From Lima to Cajamarca: daily departures/18 h

1 359 023 Area

33 317 km² Climate

The city of Cajamarca has a semi dry and temperate climate. The annual average maximum temperature is 22°C (71°F) and the minimum is 5°C (42°F). The rainy season begins in October and ends in April. Altitude

Cajamarca city: 2 750 masl Gastronomy

Picante de papa con cuy frito: cooked Guinea pig stew in a peanut and aji panca (hot pepper) sauce accompanied with potatoes.

Cajamarca accomodation

Caldo verde: soup made with potatoes and aromatic herbs from the region. Cajamarca Carnival in February is one of the most famous in Peru www.peru.travel/cajamarca www.cajamarcaperu.com

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Hotel & Spa Laguna Seca Hotel & Spa Laguna Seca offers the comfort of a first-class hotel. It can be found in a beautiful location, surrounded by nature and benefitting from the thermal waters, which guests can enjoy throughout their stay.

Cajamarca

Site & Surrounding The Hotel is situated in the green valley of Baños del Inca, only 15 minutes from Cajamarca airport, which has direct flights to Lima. Major archaeological monuments are located along the Inca Trail of Cajamarca, such as Ventanilla de Otuzco and Cumbemayo.

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Cajamarca Travel Cajamarca Travel, founded in 1996, is a member of the major local travel guilds including the Peruvian Association of Tour Operators (APO-

Hotel & Spa Laguna Seca is an oasis where visitors will enjoy a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The Hotel offers the experience of bathing in hot water that flows directly from geo-thermal springs to each room’s spacious thermal bathtub. •• 41 rooms: suites, junior suites, single and double rooms with, private bathroom including a geo-thermal bathtub. •• Restaurant •• Spa •• Hot spring water •• Swimming pools •• Mini Zoo •• Tours

TUR), Peruvian Association of Travel and Tourism (APAVIT), Chamber of Commerce, and Tourism Chamber of Cajamarca (CARETUR), presently chaired by the agency’s managing director.

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Manco Cápac 1098 Baños del Inca Cajamarca, Peru

Small farms surround the area, supplying fresh and organic vegetables.

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Calle Dos de Mayo No. 574 Cajamarca, Peru

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+51 1 717 35 00 +51 76 584 300

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Accommodation In every location where they operate, Cajamarca Travel offers luxury and tourist class hotel accommodation meeting the most exacting standards.

Cajamarca Travel operates in the northern Peru travel circuit that features sites of great natural diversity and wildlife rich areas where numerous endemic species of birds, orchids and others are observed. Further highlights are sites of archaeological evidence of more than 6,000 years of history, many of which have not been exposed to the media. To this purpose, they organize tours in fully equipped 4WD vehicles to make each route a pleasant and memorable experience.

Cajamarca Travel

Sustainability Aspects

The company’s operations started in Cajamarca, and today the agency still operates principally Peru’s northern travel circuit including sites in the departments of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Amazonas, San Martín and Loreto. The company’s head office is in Cajamarca, with branches in Lima and Chachapoyas (San Martín) from where they provide outstanding services to their customers.

Excursions & Activities

Excursion & Activities Enjoy the Andean climate, eat healthy food, learn the secrets of the local cuisine or just enjoy the massages and treatments offered in the hotel’s own Spa. For all who like to walk and experience other countries’ living culture, the various trekking tours introduce visitors to the ancient local lifestyles that still exist.

Site & Surrounding

Sustainability Aspects Cajamarca Travel complies and even exceeds Peruvian regulations aimed at reducing their environmental impact. Whenever possible, they will purchase and use biodegradable, reusable, recycled or recyclable products to minimize waste from their operations. They are likewise committed to support rural communities within their field of operation through training, donation of medicines, and coordination of development projects, among others. Their sustainable development plan includes services provided by rural communities that foster inclusive tourism. Recently Cajamarca Travel obtained the Certificate of Good Practices in Sustainable Tourism and Quality of Service.

+51 76 368 642

reservaslima@lagunaseca.com.pe reserva@lagunaseca.com.pe

cajamarcatravel@hotmail.com gerencia@cajamarcatravel.com.pe

www.lagunaseca.com.pe

www.cajamarcatravel.com.pe

Mrs. Berrospi

Miguel Angel Arellano Perla López

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Arid zones, rich valleys and dry forests The region of Lambayeque is located on the coastal plain and combines arid zones, rich valleys, and dry forests. Chiclayo, bordered by fertile valleys and very close to the ocean, is the capital of the region and the commercial nexus among the three Peruvian regions: coast, highland, and jungle.

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Culture Ancient sacred pyramids of Tucume Pre-Inca ruins, encompassing 26 major pyramids and mounds. Royal tombs of Sipan National Museum On exhibit here are the most important archaeological remains of the Mochica Culture; a collection of gold, silver and copper pieces that were unearthed from the tomb of the Lord of Sipan (the most grandiose tomb in the Americas). Brüning Museum The museum depicts a summary of the pre-Hispanic cultures that lived in northern Peru, seen through the work carried out by the researcher Heinrich Brünning. Nature Chaparri Private Ecological Reserve This is the first private conservation area in Peru and its main objective is the preservation of the dry forests in the area and the abundant biodiversity they shelter. Deer, spectacled bears, llamas, ocelots and many other species call this wonderful habitat home. Pomac Forest Historic Sanctuary This dry forest is likewise a shelter for carob trees, birds and archeological vestiges from the Sicán culture. It contains an impressive amount of biodiversity. The once-thought extinct White-winged guan has been reintroduced into this habitat. Pimentel A port and a very popular beach resort in northern Peru. Its warm beach is the stage of amazing sunsets and is highly recommended for surfing and family fun in the sun.

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Chiclayo Population

1 091 535

By plane: From Lima to Chiclayo: 10 regular daily flights/1 h By bus: From Lima to Chiclayo: 10 daily departures/10 h

Area

14 231 km² Climate

The city of Chiclayo has an arid, warm climate with an average annual maximum temperature of 26.2°C (79.2°F) and a minimum of 17.3°C (63.1°F). When the El Niño Phenomenon happens, the climate varies; the level of precipitation rises and the temperature can increase. The rainy season is from February to April. Altitude

Chiclayo city: 29 masl Gastronomy

Seafood

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Seco de chabelo: beef and plantain stew

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Rice with duck: duck in dark beer and cilantro Arroz con pato a la Chiclayana: tender duck meat cooked in black beer and cilantro. Web Links

www.peru.travel/lambayeque www.chiclayo.com

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DMO Noramazónica DMO Noramazónica is a non-profit association that seeks to promote and encourage sustainable and competitive tourism development within the Northern Amazonian Region, in coordination with public and private stakeholders from its eight regional members: Amazonas, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Piura, San Martín and Tumbes.

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Site & Surrounding Northern Amazonian Region offers destination highlights in culture, nature and landscape, adventure and mysticism. Important cultural attractions, belonging to pre Inca Moche Route, such as Lord of Sipan, Lady of Cao, Huaca de la Luna and Chan Chan city are found in the coast. Natural resources are also attractions in the region such as Mangrove forests in Tumbes; beautiful beaches in Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad;. Natural protected areas such as Pomac Forest Historic Sanctuary, Chaparrí and Cañoncillo can also be found. Kuelap city and Gocta, one of the highest waterfalls, are special attractions in Amazonas. Another important site is Pacaya Samiria, the largest National Reserve of Peru located in Loreto, that together with the other landmarks complements the touristic offer.

Chaparrí Ecolodge Chaparrí Ecolodge is set in the 32,000 hectare Chaparrí Ecological Reserve in the dry forests of north-western Peru. The Ecolodge provides a peaceful refuge in the spectacular landscape of the Andean foothills, with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, including the emblematic Andean Bear and critically threatened Whitewinged Guan.

Services The DMO develops and promotes tourist products such as: Moche Route (includes La Libertad and Lambayeque), Ocean and Beaches Route (includes Piura and Tumbes), Bird Watching Route (integrated into the eight regions), Cacao Route (San Martín) and the Amazon River Route (Loreto).

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Organización de Gestión de Destino OGD Noramazónica Address

101 Vicente de la Vega St. Lambayeque, Peru

The Ecolodge is located 1.5 hours (75 km) from Chiclayo, with easy access to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Lambayeque as well as the beaches of the north coast. The ecological reserve is owned by the Muchik Community of Santa Catalina de Chongoyape, the first of its kind in Peru.

Accommodation The lodge features 12 suite-size double-bed cabins. An open air dining area provides visitors with excellent views of Chaparrí Mountain and wildlife. All meals are served as a buffet. The menu is a fusion of traditional local cuisine from Northern Peru with international elements prepared by trained staff from the local community.

Excursions & Activities Chaparrí is now recognized as a premier site for bird and nature watching, with trained guides from the community on-hand to guide visitors around the trail system. The walks include a visit to the Andean Bear rescue centre and a small herpetarium with local snakes and reptiles. Longer hikes or horse-riding can also be arranged, as well as trips to the nearby Tinajones reservoir or local communities. Airport pick-up and tailor made tours of north Peru can be arranged.

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DMO Noramazónica works towards articulating the rich diversity of the regional tourism offer with the main national and international markets, consolidating a competitive tourism offer and preserving the environment, cultural and biological diversity of the macro region, minimising the negative impacts of tourism. In this sense, DMO Noramazónica seeks to provide solutions that will contribute to creating value, increasing revenues and generating employment linked with tourism activities for the benefit of local population.

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Manuel Seoane 721, Pimentel Lambayeque, Peru Phone

+51 943 982 770

+51 74 452 299 +51 984 676 249

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info@ogdnoramazonica.org bwong@ogdnoramazonica.org

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Sustainability Aspects Chaparrí Ecolodge is socially and economically responsible by sourcing staff and services from the local community. A percentage of the profits are returned to the community for social projects and to support conservation work in the area. The lodge has been constructed in traditional Muchik style using locally available materials - adobe bricks, stone and wood. Electrical power and hot water are generated from solar systems and waste water is treated through a horizontal flow reed-bed treatment system. Garbage is separated for recycling and all materials are removed from the reserve for correct disposal. The number of visitors allowed is carefully monitored so as not to impact the wildlife.

reservas@chaparrilodge.com

www.ogdnoramazonica.org

www.chaparrilodge.com

Bárbara Wong

Anahi Plenge Sustainability Rating

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Los Horcones de Túcume Los Horcones de Túcume is a rural lodge in the north coast of Peru. It was the winner of a double award at the National Prize of Architecture (Peru, 2002) in the biennial organised by the School of Architects.

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Site & Surrounding The lodge is located about 30 Km from the city of Chiclayo in Lambayeque. It is close to the emblematic archaeological site Pyramids of Túcume, and surrounded by a small forest of Algarrobo trees (carob trees).

“Rutas del Norte”, is a modern company, which

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designs and offers specialised and innovative tour

The lodge has 12 rooms (25 up to 35 bed capacity) with terraces and hammocks, where visitors may enjoy the view of the Pyramids of Túcume. It offers peaceful green areas for rest, recreation and listening to the native birds, together with a pool for a relaxing swim. There is an exclusive service provided by local staff in a cosy dining room, decorated in a colorful rural style.

packages. It aims to ensure maximum enjoyment and satisfaction of its guests through new, inclusive experiences, based on experiential tourism and the rural community. It was created by the

Excursions & Activities

PROPOMAC Project, funded by the Peruvian Italo

Visitors are able to learn and feel about Túcume’s experiences with our daily program activities:

Fund and implemented by Caritas Peru. It encourages the development of tourism in the Lam-

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Horcones de Túcume Ecolodge Address

Ca. San Antonio N°15, Caserío San Antonio Túcume Chiclayo, Peru

Sessions of blossoming and Shamanism Cooking workshop Lick workshop Horse-back riding the Pyramids of Túcume

bayeque region and promotes the active participation of local communities, benefiting from the projects implemented by these institutions.

Sustainability Aspects The construction has been carefully monitored to minimise environmental impacts and to ensure the conservation of native and emblematic species of the local dry forests like the Algarrobo. Traditional construction elements like mud-bricks (adobe) have been used to create a balance between the artificial (man-made) and natural environments. The lodge is carrying out a challenging project in sustainable tourism together with Axis Arte – PUCP, for the promotion of Túcume as tourism destination, to benefit locals with training and employment.

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“Rutas del Norte” is located on the northern coast of Peru, Lambayeque, Chiclayo city and offers tour packages of the main attractions of the northern amazon region of the country.

Accommodation The company works with accommodation facilities in and outside of the city. They offer a first class service, ensuring that your stay is pleasant and safe.

Excursions & Activities •• Santuario Histórico Bosque de Pómac: Flora and fauna, crafts, visits to archaeological sites. •• Huaca Rajada-Museo Sipán: Visit archaeological sites, museum, local crafts and food. •• Reserva Ecológica Chaparrí: Flora and fauna, trekking and adventure tourism. •• Playas y Gastronomía típica •• Museos Tumbas Reales de Sipán, Museo Bruning, Museo Sicán y Túcume

Sustainability Aspects The company contributes to sustainability by involving local community dynamics in tourism. Thus these populations are becoming managers and agents of their own development; each visit or tour helps to improve their living conditions and quality of life.

Empresa de Servicios Turisticos Rutas del Norte – Caritas del Peru Address

Calle Manuel María Ízaga Nº766 Chiclayo, Peru

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+ 51 1 951 831 705

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+51 948 298 799

reservas@loshorconesdetucume.com ventas@loshorconesdetucume.com

rutasdelnorte@caritaschiclayo.org Website

www.rutasdelnorte.com.pe

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www.loshorconesdetucume.com

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Fanny Mabel Manay Guadalupe

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Rosana Correa Giuliana Matos Sustainability Rating

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History and adventure between black and white mountain range The department of Ancash starts on a slightly hilly coastal strip and climbs up to the highest snowcapped mountains in Peru, an area famous for adventure sports, hot springs and spectacular lakes. Spread out along the Callejon de Huaylas, a dazzling valley stuck between two mountain ranges, the Blanca and Negra Cordilleras, you will find picturesque and pleasant cities like Recuay, Carhuas, Yungay, and Caras, while the urban

ANCASH facts Capital

Huaraz Population

1 039 415 Area

35 459 km2 Climate

The city of Huaraz has dry and moderate weather with an average maximum temperature of 24°C (75°F) and minimum of 7°C (44°F). The rainy season starts in October and ends in March.

and commercial center is the energetic city of Huaraz. Throughout the entire department, you can see the most spectacular snow covered Sun protection: At this high altitude, the rays of the sun are very strong; it is recommended to use high solar protection.

mountains, among them Mount Huascaran the tallest peak in Peru.

Web Links

www.peru.travel/ancash www.conchucos.com.pe Access

By bus: From Lima to Huaraz: (420 km northeast) daily departures/8 h

Destination highlights Culture Chavín de Huántar archeological complex UNESCO placed this complex on its World Heritage Sites List in 1985. It is a site full of temples, underground galleries, plazas and stone buildings, and was the most important ceremonial centre for the Chavín culture. Chacas A picturesque town in the middle of the Andes, with wonderful woodcutting art made by the residents, thanks to the training they have received from Italian priests. Nature Huascarán National Park The park encompasses the Cordillera Blanca and covers an area of 340,000 ha. Inside its confines are 296 lagoons, 663 glaciers and some of the tallest mountains in Peru, like Mount Huascarán, Mount Huandoy, and Mount Alpamayo. It also protects rare Andean plant species and functions as a wildlife refuge for species likes the Andean condor and the vicuña. Llanganuco Lagoon A lovely glacier lagoon located in a narrow valley wedged between mounts Huandoy and Huascarán. It impresses visitors for two reasons: its intense turquoise color and the queñual tree forest surrounding it. Adventure Santa Cruz Trek Most famous trek in the White Mountain Range, 4 – 5 days Huayhuash Trek The circuit generally takes between ten and fourteen days, depending on the route taken. Most of the walking, and most of the campsites, are above the 4000 masl, so the landscape appears rugged and mountainous, affording views over very wide areas. The area is noted for its spectacular glacial lakes. Other activities Because of the amazing Andes, Ancash offers many alternatives for adventure sports and it is loved by trekkers. Some of the activities you can enjoy here are mountaineering, trekking, canoeing, cycling, rock climbing and paragliding.

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Huaraz: 3 091 masl Languages

Spanish and Quechua Gastronomy

Guinea pig “Pachamanca”: Peruvian dish based on the baking, with the aid of hot stone, of different kind of meats (lamb, pork, chicken, etc) and vegetables.

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Altitude: Take your time to adapt to the high altitude. To prevent headache and dizziness try coca tea, good quality sleep, oxygen when requested, light diet for at least the first few days

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Andino Club Hotel & Turismo Andino Tour Operator The Andino Club Hotel is an outstanding threestar hotel offering double rooms, suites and junior suites, the latter two boasting spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca (White Mountain Range), the Callejón de Huaylas and the city of Huaraz.

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Site & Surrounding The hotel is located in Huaraz at an altitude of 3,100 m. a. s. l. Huaraz is located below the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest and most accessible tropical mountain range.

The Lazy Dog Inn The Lazy Dog Inn is a sustainable lodge located in the Peruvian Andes at 3 650 m. a . s. l . This

Accommodation The Andino Club Hotel features 54 single and double rooms with views of interior and terrace gardens, and suites and junior suites with terraces providing superb scenic views of the Cordillera Blanca, including nine mountains higher than 6,000 meters. The regular rooms feature a fireplace and whirlpool, while the suites and junior suites also include a sauna. Decoration is principally pinewood. An elevator offers access to all floors. Typical local dishes, as well as international and Swiss cuisine are served in the Chalet Suisse Restaurant.

beautiful mountain lodge is uniquely situated in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range bordering on Huascaran National Park and just 30 minutes from the cityof Huaraz, in northern Peru.

Andino Club Hotel Address

Jirón Pedro Cochachín 357 Huaraz, Peru Phone

+51 43 421 662 Fax

+51 43 422 830

The cozy inn is comprised of a main lodge where guests gather in front of the large fireplace to share their meals. The lodge has three guestrooms in addition to two family-size cabins. Most rooms have their own fireplace and an outside sitting area. All meals are prepared on site. There is an on-site dry sauna as well as an outdoor fire pit. The inn has its own horses for guided trips into the mountains behind. In addition, the inn also has internet and Wi-Fi connection for guest use.

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World-class mountain climbing is very popular in addition to the numerous trails used for hiking to lakes, horseback riding, bird watching and mountain biking. The area hosts archeological ruins dating back to before the Incas.

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The hotel places great emphasis on the quality of the materials and fittings used in building the facilities and the efficient use of energy and water. Gardens are watered with recycled water. All labor regulations are strictly adhered to, and personnel is treated with respect and paid official rates. The hotel supports regional social institutions and conducts annual employee and field staff trainings. As a special contribution to sustainable tourism in the region, the hotel owners have established Turismo Andino tour operator, the hotel’s agency for adventure and culture tourism and ecotourism. This travel operator was the first agency in the region awarded ISO 9001-2008 certification. Their high standards for environmental protection and social responsibility set them apart from other tour operators in this region.

The Cordillera Blanca is the world’s largest tropical mountain range. More than 20 mountain peaks over 6,000 meters rise close to the inn.

Excursions & Activities

Huaraz is the starting point for visiting most of the region’s tourist attractions, including the Llanganuco lakes, the Chavín de Huántar archaeological site, the groves of the giant Puya Raimondi bromeliad, as well for the multitude of trekking and climbing routes in the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash.

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Site & Surrounding

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The Lazy Dog Inn Address

Km 3.1 Vía de Cachipampa Km 12 Via de las Ruinas de Wilcahuain Huaraz, Peru

The Lazy Dog Inn’s adobe buildings were constructed with up to 90% of local materials. Up to 95% of all solid wastes are recycled. The inn uses a dry, urine-diverted composting toilet. Replanting of native trees continues on a yearly basis while a year-round greenhouse and outdoor gardens provide most vegetables for the year. Local community residents provided 100% of labor for all phases of construction and are presently engaged in running the inn’s day-to-day operations. Local residents host traditional regular meals for guests and volunteer groups.

Phone

+51 943 789 330 +51 971 448 314 Email

dianabmorris@yahoo.com

Email

andino@hotelandino.com

Website

www.thelazydoginn.com

Website

www.hotelandino.com

Contact

Diana B. Morris

Contact

Mario Holenstein

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CTB Cuyaqui Wayi Vicos In 2010, the Vicos CBT committee was “Highly Commended� by the jury of the Responsible Tourism Awards for its outstanding results on cultural conservation. The Lonely Planet, Moon Guide and other guidebooks also invite its readers to visit Vicos. After nine years of receiving tourists with open arms, the indigenous community is now regarded as a unique destination in Peru, offering visitors an authentic, intercultural travel experience.

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CTB Cuyaqui Wayi Vicos (Contact: RESPONS) Address

Jr. 28 de Julio 821 Huaraz, Peru Phone

+51 43 427 949

Site & Surrounding Vicos is situated on the flanks of the famous Cordillera Blanca range, at 45 minutes from Huaraz (seven hours from Lima). It is probably the most authentic community in the whole region, and seems like an open-air museum where locals still live a traditional lifestyle.

Sustainability Aspects Tourism is managed by the local committee, consisting of eight families. Over the past years, it has improved education, environmental awareness and conservation, local income and use of traditional language and clothes in its village. Above all, villagers became proud to be Vicosino again; the single most important achievement in terms of cultural sustainability!

Accommodation In Vicos, travellers stay in small bungalows with private bathrooms. Amenities are basic; cold water only, good beds, chimneys for warmth (and coziness).

Excursions & Activities Whilst staying in Vicos, visitors share daily life of the Vicosinos; baking bread, working on the land, hiking to ancient ruins, glacial lakes and viewpoints. They will learn about medicinal plants, traditional dishes or Quechua; the possibilities are endless. What never changes, is the enormous hospitality of the Vicosinos.

Sustainability Aspects Tourism is managed by the local committee, consisting of eight families. Over the past years, it has improved education, environmental awareness and conservation, local income and use of traditional language and clothes in its village. Above all, villagers became proud to be Vicosino again; the single most important achievement in terms of cultural sustainability!

Email

huaraz@responsibletravelperu.com Website

www.responsibletravelperu.com Contact

Pablo Tadeo Sustainability Rating

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The gastronomic capital of the Americas In the historic center of Lima you can visit splendid samples of Colonial architecture like the Cathedral, the Convent of Santo Domingo, and the Convent of San Francisco as well as fantastically wood carven balconies. On the outskirts of Lima facing the ocean is Pachacamac, the most important pre-Incan sanctuary on the coast, built in the third century A.D. Some of the other great attractions are the beaches where you can do all types of aquatic sports, enjoy the sun, or simply gaze at the mesmerizing beauty

lima facts Capital

Lima

Population

8 445 211 Area

34 801 km2 Climate

The city of Lima has an arid and semiwarm climate. The average annual maximum temperature is 22°C (71,6°F) and the minimum is 17°C (62°F). The temperature increases in the years when the El Niño phenomenon occurs. Summer : from January to March Winter: from June to August (rainy season) Altitude

Lima city: 154 masl Language

of the Pacific Ocean.

Main dishes: Ceviche: fresh fish with lemon sauce Causa: potato with yellow pepper Ají de gallina: creamy stew with chicken, nuts and yellow paper Lomo saltado: stir fried beef and potatoes Pisco sour: unsurpassed typical Peruvian cocktail made with a pisco, lime and egg-white.

Destination highlights Culture Historic Centre of Lima The historic center of Lima was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1991 and is famous for its high concentration of historic monuments constructed in the time of Spanish presence. You can visit splendid examples of Colonial architecture like the Cathedral, the Convent of Santo Domingo, and the Convent of San Francisco, as well as fantastically wood carved balconies. Pachacamac (Panamericana sur km 31) South of Lima is Pachacamac, an eye catching pre-Hispanic complex that was the site of the most important pilgrimage shrine in ancient Peru. Caral (Panamericana norte km 160) A short distance north sits Caral, the oldest city in the Americas, built 5000 years ago. The architectural complexity of its pyramids, where archeologists have uncovered important artifacts such as musical instruments, speak of the high degree of scientific and cultural development of its people. Nature Lunahuana ( from Lima: 181 km) A lovely, sunny valley south of Lima and a perfect spot for adventure sports. If it is food you crave, then order any dish with its river shrimp. Its exquisite wines and pisco brandies must also be tasted. Marcahuasi Located east of Lima, Marcahuasi is a plateau originated from a volcanic reaction with huge granite rocks featuring curious shapes. Adventure Paragliding at Costa Verde in Miraflores district

Special information

Available to transport in Lima downtown: Metro system, electric train Lima is a very humid city since it is located on the coast. Web Links

www.peru.travel/lima Access

By plane: International airport Jorge Chavez Main point of entry to the country and access to all the other cities HUB airport in South America.

Spanish

Lima tour operator

Gastronomy

Lima is a city where food is a religion and whose temples are its inviting seafood, Amazonian and Andean restaurants as well as those that serve a fusion of Peruvian flavours with others from around the world. Gastronomy hotspots: Miraflores and Barranco districts

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Kolibri Expeditions Kolibri Expeditions runs responsible nature and bird watching tours all over Peru. It shows a strong concern for the environment, (including the conservation of threatened species) and encourages involvement of the local communities in its activities.

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Site & Surrounding Kolibri Expeditions is located in Lima. However, the company arranges trips all over the country. The tour operator is proud of being one of the pioneers offering tours to many areas where currently there is little infrastructure. It seeks to involve local communities in providing services that their clients need.

Small Group Adventures Small Group Adventures is a family run business based in Lima. With a close-knit team, it is able to

Accommodation There is a variety of accommodation, depending upon the location. There are comfortable eco-lodges and hotels, or in remote areas camping in co-ordination with the local communities, is available.

push the boundaries, not only in a geographical sense, but in its ability to deliver an unparalleled level of service with determined attention.

Excursions & Activities Kolibri Expeditions organises nature-related fixed trips and customised tours all over Peru, which sometimes include cultural as well as archeological sites. Kolibri Expeditions runs a birdwatching portal and bird database in Peru in English www.birdingperu.com and in Spanish www.AvesdePeru.com. Kolibri Expeditions also runs the BirdingPeru (English) and Incaspiza (Spanish) Yahoo mailing lists.

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Kolibri Expeditions SAC Address

Arias Schreiber 192 of 300, Urb. La Aurora Miraflores Lima, Peru

Small Group Adventures is specialised to run tours all over PerĂş in its expedition vehicle. The company transports its guests through the vast amazing terrain that is full of great landscapes.

Accommodation The priority of Small Group Adventures is to use local and cosy hotels run by local families, but it is happy to offer a wide selection of other accommodation too.

Excursions & Activities SGA offers tours in the remotes areas of Peru with its overland truck. Treks currently take in the well-known routes, but it is also looking to expand with new options. Customised tours and a-la-carte are also available.

Sustainability Aspects

Sustainability Aspects Birdwatching is the cutting edge of ecotourism. Kolibri Expeditions visit places where regular tourists do not venture, which enables ecodollars to reach the more remote areas. The communities are now able to charge for basic services such as access to trails, food and lodging. The company shuns disposable plastic and serves meals on hard plastic re-usable plates, with aluminum and hard plastic mugs. It has also installed ecological air conditioning in their vehicles. Micropore treated water is provided free of charge so that their clients do not need to buy plastic bottles of water, particularly as recycling infrastructure is often lacking.

Site & Surrounding

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Small Group Adventures

Tourism is a great source of income for the local communities. For some, it is their only source of income and for this reason, Small Group Adventures visit as many communities as possible with their tours. Small Group Adventures is also aware of the potential negative impact that tourism can bring and it encourages its guides to look behind the scenes for a more realistic picture of how the company is being received. It also endeavours to provide its passengers with up-to-date cultural insight and supports this by encouraging travellers to make use of local services. With your support, it has been able to maintain the financing of the education Project Pinchollo in The Colca Valley.

Address

Jr.Carlos Arrieta 394, B – Barranco Lima, Peru Phone/fax

+51 1 249 43 50

Phone/Fax

+51 1 273 72 46

Email

info@smallgroupadventures.com.pe

Email

kolibriexp@gmail.com

Website

www.smallgroupadventures.com.pe

Website

www.kolibriexpeditions.com

Contact Contact

Gunnar Engblom

Janet Marcilla Robert Allen

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Tucano Perú Tucano Perú was founded in 1994 to provide visitors to Peru and neighbouring countries with a comprehensive system of travel support, enabling them to enjoy experiences lasting a lifetime. Its main characteristic is the flexibility and personalised service offered to clients in choosing activities to satisfy their needs and interests. Their product portfolio covers both specialised and traditional, which have been chosen based on a process of destination research and quality control.

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Tucano Perú

Rutas del Perú

Site & Surrounding Tucano Perú connects travellers to the best spots along the coastal band, the Andes mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Perú.

Rutas del Perú, has been family owned and run

Accommodation Tucano Perú exceeds travellers’ expectations when choosing the type of accommodation for each traveller looking for an authentic experience.

for 20 years and offers innovative tours and adventures to provide memorable experiences during your visit. It offers a range of tours: tra-

Excursions & Activities

ditional, Overland, adventure, cultural, mystical,

Tucano Perú offers original tours during which travellers share unforgettable experiences: •• Excursions and “Voluntourism”: Discovering native communities and meeting local residents. •• Learning ancient traditions: Cooking, music, dancing, farming, medicinal plants and native languages like Quechua. •• Activities: Agriculture, farming, fishing, weaving.

ecological, bird watching and tours for seniors.

Site & Surrounding The company operates in many areas, including the coast, the Andes and the jungle. Its main hub is in Lima, but it also has offices in Cusco, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Trujillo and Chiclayo, allowing it to provide an extensive, superior service. It also arranges travel around South America.

Accommodation Rutas del Perú works with local communities to find lodgings in their guest houses, or camping on their land during Overland tours, thus providing an income to help them develop. Varied hotel accommodations are offered in other tours.

Excursions & Activities For those craving adventure, the company offers Overland tours away from the ‘beaten path’ to sites rarely visited by tourists. Activities such as camping, sand boarding, trekking, rafting and horse riding are regularly featured – always in small groups.

Sustainability Aspects •• All customized tours are guided by the principles of sustainable tourism. •• Environmental activities are organised with corporate staff volunteers. •• For three years they have operated “voluntourism” projects in remote areas. •• Local community residents are assisted in devising enterprise solutions. •• Part of the company’s financial recourses is devoted to finance sustainable projects and “voluntourism”.

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Sustainability Aspects

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Rutas del Perú Address

Calle Michigan 845 Rinconada del Lago La Molina Lima 12, Peru

Enrique Palacios 1110 Miraflores Lima 18, Perú

Rutas del Perú buys goods and services from local communities, helping to support their incomes. Purchases include food, crafts, hiring guides, renting pack animals and more. The company has also started a community based re-forestation plan with the authorities, to reduce their carbon footprint. In 2010, it started a project to protect totora reed, used by ancient peoples to build homes and fishing boats. Fishermen from Northern Perú still use the reed, as do the Uro people from Lake Titicaca, who use it to build floating islands.

Phone

+51 1 444 54 05 +51 1 445 72 49

Phone

Peru +51 1 479 19 00 USA +1 806 440 0530 U.K. +44 0 20 3371 7756 Brasil +55 2139 5621 99

Email

marilubaca@rutasdelperu.com

Fax

Website

Email

Contact

Website

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+51 1 368 44 11

www.rutasdelperu.com

veronica@tucanoperu.com

Marilu Baca

www.tucanoperu.com Contact

Veronica Napuri Sustainability Rating

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Responsible Travel Peru Travellers’ behavior is changing and so are the needs of today’s tour operators. Conscious and critical travellers seek more contact with the local population, life-enriching travel experiences and want their money to be well spent. RESPONS is an incoming tour operator that works hand-inhand with local communities and others throughout Peru, to offer those unique, authentic travel experiences. RESPONS calls this RESPONSible Travel: trips that enhance intercultural contacts, local development and environmental conservation, without leaving Peru’s highlights behind!

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RESPONS S.A.C.

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Site & Surrounding RESPONS operates throughout Peru from its offices in Huaraz, Lima and Cusco, offering excellent service and security to both independent travellers and companies. One can now travel RESPONSibly anywhere from Machu Picchu to remote jungle and Andean communities.

Peruvian Soul Peruvian Soul is a young and very personalised Peruvian tour operator always seeking to exceed

Accommodation

their customers’ expectations by offering active

RESPONS will gladly arrange your stay in Peru’s most RESPONSible accommodations.

journeys, unique destinations and adding a personal touch to their services.

Excursions & Activities

Site & Surrounding Peruvian Soul offers journeys throughout Peru, however its focus is on organising out-of-the-ordinary trips, including ‘off the beaten path’ journeys, authentic experiences, adventure activities and ecotourism programs.

Accommodation Peruvian Soul prioritises personalised boutique hotels, eco-lodges, owner–run properties and homestays with local families where travellers can experience authentic travel experiences.

Under the umbrella of RESPONSible Travel Peru, several travel experience categories are presented, like: RESPONSible Highlights: travel farther and get to know what lies behind Machu Picchu! RESPONSible Adventure: spectacular trekkings and more: locals take you through the jungle or over the Andes. RESPONSible Nature Expeditions: the most rewarding way to visit Peru’s most extraordinary natural areas. RESPONSible Community Tourism, Gastronomic Trips, Voluntourism, Study Trips, and more.

Excursions & Activities

Sustainability Aspects

Sustainability Aspects

RESPONS searches for maximum sustainability on four angles; environmental, cultural, social and economic. RESPONSible Travel goes much further than “leave no trace”; it actively contributes to the conservation of natural and cultural resources. It strives to take on social issues and ensures a just distribution of tourism income at all levels.

Peruvian Soul offer tailor-made programs according to specific travel interests: Nature & Soft Adventure: For travellers who wish to interact with nature and visit the highlights of the country. Trekking & expeditions: For travellers who love the outdoors and wish to experience expeditions to remote areas of the country. Cultural & Archaeological: For travellers who like to learn not only from the ancient cultures of Peru, but also wish to get in touch with the living culture.

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Peruvian Soul

Address

Address

Phone

Phone

Ca. Arica 329, Miraflores Lima, Peru

Calle los Alguaciles 132, Surco Lima, Peru

+51 43 427 949 +51 84 233 903

+51 998 674 519

Peruvian Soul activities have been developed under the guidelines of environmental and social sustainability, therefore, ensuring the protection of the natural heritage, as well as the integration and development of the communities where they operate. As a part of its policies to thank the communities, it holds an annual activity where it takes needed materials to rural schools and shares a fun day with the local children. Internally, it motivates its team to explore the country, offering flexible timetables that allow them to develop the passion for Peru that characterises Peruvian Soul.

USA Phone

+1 347 480 2077

Email

english@responsibletravelperu.com

Email

info@peruviansoul.com

Website

www.responsibletravelperu.com

Website

www.peruviansoul.com

Contact

Alejandro Teus

Contact

Diego Zimmermann

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Tarikapuy Expediciones Tarikapuy is a quechua word meaning “to regain something lost.” Using this idea in 2007, Tarikapuy Expediciones launched its business as a specialised inbound tour operator. It recognises and understands that visiting Peru is a unique experience so it focuses on the encounter and the discovery of the diversity of the Peruvian people, its culture, its history and landscapes.

Site & Surrounding The headquarters are located in Cuzco and Lima, but it operates throughout Peru. Each route is created to suit a well defined theme of interests.

Accommodation The company organises trips for small groups, with very specific interests that may not feature in a conventional trip. Travellers will stay in local houses, small hotels or family-owned and/or former ranch houses of historic value acquired for tourism.

Excursions & Activities The company has three main areas of expertise: 1. Archaeology and Anthropology (north coast and Andes), 2. Traditional medicine and Permaculture (central and southern Andes) 3. Community-based tourism (Andes and Altiplano). To achieve this, it has expert guides and professionals in different fields. Its trips offer a different and truly participative experience, that make them unique.

Sustainability Aspects information Name

Tarikapuy Expediciones Address lima

Manuel Ganoza 150, dpto103 Lima 33, Peru adress cusco

Tarikapuy Expediciones understand that sustainable tourism must meet three main criteria: social, environmental and cultural. In the first instance, the company’s focus has been with the community-based tourism projects that are operated directly by local indigenous communities. Secondly, it seeks to minimise environmental impact by focusing on waste reduction, explicit prohibition of animal exploitation and extraction of native plants. Thirdly, the company promotes the lifestyles of the local communities, by sharing their traditions, rituals, beliefs and customs with kindness and respect. It also favours projects where women occupy a central position of leadership or entrepreneurship.

Av. Prolongación Avenida de la Cultura 1821 San Sebastián Phone

+51 986 344 415 Fax

+51 84 274 443 Email

info@tarikapuy.com doris@tarikapuy.com tati@tarikapuy.com Website

www.tarikapuy.com Contact

Doris Calderon Tati Quiñones Sustainability Rating 26


Natural richness within the Andeans and the Amazonia The Junin Region includes highlands as well as Amazonian jungle. To the west, at the border with the Department of Lima, the mountains are steep and snowy. Towards the east, he landscape is made of glacial valleys and high altitude plateaus. At the rim of the jungle, deep narrow gorges and mist forests abound.

junin Capital

Huancayo Population

1 274 781 Area

44 197 km2

Climate

The city of Huancayo has a rainy and cold climate with an annual average maximum temperature of 23°C (74°F) and a minimum of 4°C (39°F). The rainy season starts in October and ends in April. Altitude

Huancayo city: 3 249 masl Language

Spanish and Quechua

Culture Tarma town Tarma, the city of flowers located at 3000 masl, is a picturesque colonial style town and is celebrated for its attractive countryside and excellent climate. La Merced town Located at 550 masl, La Merced is considered the beginning of the Jungle . The surrounding areas of the city feature waterfalls, whitewater creeks, jungle-like forest, and an abundance of wildlife. Nature The National Reserve of Junin The National Reserve protects the second largest lake in Peru where the Junin grebe lives, a bird nearing extinction. It covers 53.000 hectares and is located at 4100 masl. The reserve is home to numerous birds especially speckled teal ducks, yellow-billed pintail ducks, Andean geese, cattle egrets, moorhens, gulls, herons, flamingos, puna ibises and white grebes. Various species of frogs and mammals like the Andean fox, the skunk, and the vizcacha have also been registered. Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve The Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve is a natural protected area (221,268 Ha). The access is by Lunahuana (south of Lima City) or Huancayo in Junin. Huancaya is the place with the most beautiful landscapes, lagoons, waterfalls and rivers. Adventure Trekking routes in Nor Yauyos Cocha and La Merced Other activities fishing, bird watching

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Destination highlights

www.peru.travel.com/junin www.cuscotouristinformation.com/ Info/Junin.html Access

By plane: From Lima to Huancayo: 1 airline/daily departures/45 min By bus: (most common alternative) From Lima to Huancayo: Private bus/Daily departures/6 h From Lima to La Merced (city in the jungle): Private bus/Daily departures/7 h By train: The highest roadtrail in America, 2nd highest one in the World From Lima to Huancayo: 12 h Departures: According to the monthly schedule, www.ferrocarrilcentral.com.pe

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Gastronomy

“Papa a la huancaína”: potatoes covered with yellow peper sauce Trout, guinea pig called “cuy”

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Special information

Take time for adaptation to high altitude. To prevent headache and dizziness try coca tea, good sleep time, oxygen when requested, lightly diet at least 1st days At this high altitude, the rays of the sun are very strong, it is recommendable to use solar protection.

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Fundo San Jose


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Fundo San José Lodge Fundo San José Lodge is a paradise for those who are looking to enjoy the beauty of the exotic tropical jungle. Its facilities introduce their guests to the magic of the Central Rainforest of Perú. From waking to the sounds of the great variety of birds, to exploring the flora and fauna of Peru’s High Jungle, surrounded by the astonishing scenery, an unforgettable experience is assured.

Site & Surrounding Fundo San José is in the heart of a 40 hectare private ecological reserve, in La Merced one of the most privileged landscapes of Peru, only 300 Km from Lima. The car drive from Lima provides the most exciting experience and beautiful sceneries of the Sierra and Selva of Perú.

Accommodation Fundo San José Lodge has ten bungalows surrounded by virgin forests and fields of orange trees. Each bungalow has two double bedrooms. Large and comfortable sitting and dining areas offer fantastic views and give the perfect atmosphere for enjoyment and relaxation.

Excursions & Activities Fundo San Jose Lodge offers a variety of guided land and river excursions including adventure, waterfalls, butterflies and orchid trails, bird watching and coffee plantations. It also includes visiting an indigenous High Jungle family and the Sanctuary of the Rocks Cock.

Sustainability Aspects For more than six years, the Lodge has been pioneering the sustainable tourism in the Central Selva Corridor. It has actively involved neighbouring Ashaninkas communities and encourages their suppliers to comply with sustainability criteria.

information Name

Fundo San José Lodge Address

Circunvalación s/n, Pampa del Carmen La Merced, Chanchamayo, Junín, Peru Phone Booking Office

+51 64 531 816

phone Sales Office

+51 1 274 59 74 Email

fundosanjose@fundosanjose.com.pe Website

www.fundosanjose.com.pe Contact

Marlene Iannacone Oliver Sustainability Rating

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History and traditions between beaches and sand dunes Ica, a land of profound religious faith, sand dunes, valleys, and sun, is an agricultural zone where you see interspersed among the extensive desert area, fields of cotton, butter beans, asparagus, citrus tree orchards, as well as vineyards. Some of the most important civilizations of ancient Peru established themselves here like the Paracas and the Nasca, who left a legacy that has endured the passage of time and the violence of the sand and wind.

ICA facts Capital

Ica

Population

297 771 Area

21 327 km2 Climate

The region of Ica features a varied terrain with extensive plains, deserts, and some valleys. The city of Ica has a sunny climate almost all year long with an annual average maximum temperature of 32°C (89°F) and a minimum of 9°C (49°F). Rain is unusual and it only occurs during the El Niño phenomenon. Altitude

Ica city: 406 m Language

Spanish

Tejas: traditional dessert made of dried lemon and raisins, stuffed with “manjarblanco” (milk jam) and nuts and covered with caramel and a sugar dressing

Culture Huacachina Lake The lake looks like an oasis in the middle of a desert, forming a splendid landscape of high dunes, palm trees, and acacias. María Reiche Regional Museum This museum features valuable archaeological artefacts from Paracas, Nasca, Wari, Ica and Inca cultures, as well as Colonial and Republican oil paintings and furniture. Chincha city The cradle of Afro-Peruvian culture. Here you will be able to enjoy some “Afro Peruvian” dances and delicious gastronomy (Anticuchos, picarones) Nasca Lines There is a vast network of lines and drawings of animals and plants credited to the Nasca culture, covering an area of approximately 350 km2/135 miles2. Some of the most frequently drawn figures are the hummingbird, the dog, the monkey, and the long-tailed mockingbird. To date, no one can give a clear reason why the ancient Peruvians drew figures of animals and plants on the desert soil, that were so big that they could only be seen from the air. Flights can be organised from Ica and Nasca. Cahuachi This is an archaeological site that is believed to have been the Capital of the Nasca Culture. Part of it has been recovered but there are still many other areas that need more excavation. Nature Paracas National Reserve This is one of the best wildlife refuges on the Peruvian coast. It is the habitat of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and flamingos as well as a site of heavenly beaches. Boats depart from different Paracas ports and the ride takes around 3 hours.

Cachina: spirit made from fermented grape must Pisco: brandy originated in Peru distilled from the fermented juice of grapes

Adventure Sand boarding Sand boarding in La Huacachina oasis Sand boarding on the Cerro Blanco – The highest sand dune of the world (2,078m)

Special information

Grape Harvest Festival (March): This festivity celebrates the abundance of grape and wine in the Ica region. La Vendimia comprises fairs, contests, float parades, music festivals and feasts featuring the African-Peruvian festejo dance. Web Links

www.peru.travel/ica Access

By bus: From Lima to Ica: daily departures/5 h 30 min From Paracas to Ica: daily departures/1h 15 min From Nazca to Ica: daily departures/2 h From Arequipa to Ica: daily departures/10 h

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Gastronomy

Carapulcra: sun-dried potato casserole with pork and chicken, panca and mirasol chili, garlic and other spices

Destination highlights

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Wasipunko Lodge Hotel Majoro


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Wasipunko Lodge Wasipunko Lodge can be distinguished for being part of a selective group of Peruvians that are trying to rescue the traditional gastronomy and cultural festivities of the Nazca area. It offers the visitor the opportunity to travel in space and time, thanks to its historical home-orchard built in 1950. It is a place where visitors can enjoy the natural environment and carry out activities in harmony with nature, such as hiking in the forest, visit surrounding communities, agro tourism and ecotourism.

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Wasipunko Lodge Address

South Panamerican High Way km. 462 San Luis de Pajonal Nasca, Ica, Peru Phone

+51 56 523 212 +51 956 790 111 +51 987 739 091 Email

watkin.alan@gmail.com wasipunko@hotmail.com Website

www.wasipunko.com Contact

Alan Watkin Edmundo Watkin

Ica

Site & Surrounding Wasipunko Lodge is located in the outskirts of Nazca, within an estate of 10 hectares, containing native plants, mangos, grapes and cotton, among others. The buildings and architecture of the environment are constructed with respect for tradition, using adobe and wood. It is a rural lodge, surrounded by beautiful dry forests, scattered mountains and the family’s vineyards.

Hotel Majoro Tranquility, nature and silence will enable visitors to discover the grandeur of the Nasca Lines in all its dimensions. Peruvian works of art shown in all its styles and historic times, com-

Accommodation The rooms are simple but extremely cozy and comfortable. Each one is individually decorated. Rooms: 7 DWB, 3 MWB, 2 TWB, 1 CWB. With private bathroom, hot water 24 hours, using solar heaters and gas. The gardens are well shaded if not very large; one can also walk through the fields and vineyards surrounding the farm.

bined by the peacefulness of the surroundings, make a perfect spot for anyone to just relax and enjoy life.

Majoro is located in the countryside of Nasca, 8 kms away from the city centre and 2 kms from the airport. The Hotel, a XIX Century Augustine Convent, remodeled as a Casa Hacienda and later as a hotel, is surrounded by 60 hectares of Tara (Caesalpinea Spinoza Kuntze) plantation, a leguminous tree with medicinal, cosmetic and food ingredient properties, and 4 hectares of grapes.

Accommodation All 88 rooms at Majoro are different sizes due to its primitive origin. All rooms are decorated with fine Peruvian works of art, but there are no TV’s. To relax you need silence. All rooms have Wifi access.

Excursions & Activities Majoro has its own still, where Pisco is produced, the Peruvian spirit, obtained from our grapes. There is a Planetarium where virtually, the Nasca Lines get related to the Constellations of the Southern Hemisphere. Other places to visit include Cahuachi, Cantalloc Aqueducts, Chauchilla Necropolis and Antonini Museum.

Excursions & Activities At Wasipunko Lodge, visitors can experience different types of rural tourism: •• Trekking routes •• Bird watching •• Exchange with local communities •• Nazca lines •• Visits to the Reserva Nacional de Pampa Galeras and Reserva Nacional de San Fernando •• Visits to local wineyards, Pisco tasting

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As a special highlight the lodge offers Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian dish, together with a special ceremony to pay homage to mother earth (pachamama). Visitors can participate in this special ceremony.

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The success of the Tara plantation has made the local inhabitants, many of them working at Majoro, follow the example. Their abandoned properties, which they acquired after the Agrarian reform in 1968, are now with Tara; allowing them to increase considerately their income and at the same time, converting desert areas into productive trees.

Hotel Majoro Address

Panamericana Sur km 453 Nasca, Ica, Peru Phone

The owners of Wasipunko Lodge are very committed to the conservation of the environment and the rescue of the traditional gastronomy and culture of the region of Nazca. Besides the support for the local community the company is involved in: •• Conservation of natural heritage •• Establishment of natural protected areas •• Use of solar energy and gas •• Use of septic tanks •• Recycling of organic waste •• Volunteer activities •• Planting trees

+51 56 522 481 +51 56 522 490 Fax

+51 1 562 34 51 Email

reservas@hotelmajoro.com Website

www.hotelmajoro.com Contact

Jaime Pardo Sustainability Rating

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The capital of the Inca empire The city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, is one of the most important destinations in Peru and has been designated a UNESCO World heritage site. There are Incan buildings waiting for you to discover among its cobble-stoned streets. Not far from the city, there are the massive walls of the Sacsayhuamán fortress and the archeological sites of Qenko, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay, with Incan buildings that were constructed completely of stone. There are also the towns of Písac, Chinchero, and Ollantaytambo, which are spread throughout the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The

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enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu, the lost Inca city, is the most important and beautiful Special information

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Cusco Population

1 171 503 Area

71 986 km2 CLIMATE

The city has a cold, semi-dry climate. The annual average maximum temperature is 19.6°C (67.3°F) and the minimum is 4.2°C (39.6°F). The rainy season starts in November and ends in March, and it is the time when the mountains are covered in green. Between June and July is the time of the intense cold (heladas) where occasional snowfalls can be experienced. Altitude

Cusco city: 3 399 masl Languages

Spanish and Quechua Gastronomy

The usual places to try food from Cusco are the traditional restaurants called chicherias and picanterias where you can eat typical dishes like: Kapchi: lima bean or mushroom soup with potatoes, milk, eggs, and cheese. Chicharrón con mote: pork rinds fried in their own fat, served with hominy or individual kernels of sweet corn. Olluco con carne: Olluco stew with jerky or llama meat

legacy of the ancient Peruvian civilisations.

Take your time to adapt to the high altitude. To prevent headache and dizziness try coca tea, good quality sleep, oxygen when requested and a light diet. Inti Raymi (24th June): A staging of the festival of the Sun god. Celebrations begin at the Qoricancha and end at Sacsayhuamán. It is a sightfull and utterly rooted in Indian traditions.

Destination highlights Culture Qoricancha („Golden Place“) This was the most important sanctuary dedicated to the Sun God (Inti) at the time of the Inca Empire. The Cathedral Built in the 16th century, this great cathedral in Cusco is really three churches in one and presents late-Gothic, Baroque, and plateresque interiors. It has one of the most outstanding examples of colonial goldwork. Barrio de San Blas A charming section of town where Cusco’s artisans live and work. Sacsayhuaman An Inca complex made of large polished dry stone walls, located on a steep hill that overlooks the Cusco city. A few kilometres from there, you find the archaeological sites of Qenko, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay, with Incan buildings that were constructed completely of stone. Pisac Pisac, a city in the middle of the mountains, is mostly famous for its Sunday market, but also for some ruins dating from about the same time as Machu Picchu. Urubamba valley, “The Sacred valley” The valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. It was one of the empire‘s main points for the extraction of natural wealth, and one of the most important areas of agriculture. Ollantaytambo This village is known as “a living Incan town” since its inhabitants still follow the traditions and customs which have been passed down through the years. It is the best-preserved Inca village in Peru, with its narrow alleys, street water canals, and trapezoidal doorways. The lost city of Machu Picchu This magical citadel and one of the Wonders of the World, brings the visitor within reach of an intact ancient world where history is found in every nook and cranny. This city is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of scenic architecture in the world. Adventure Inca trail (3 or 4 days) This stone-paved road was part of the Inca highway system (Qhapaq Ñan) and is one of the most important South American trekking routes. Along the 43 km hike, you can see several gorges and streams that originate from glaciers and along with twelve archaeological monuments along the trail. Other activities Canyoning, climbing, paragliding, canoeing, quad bike rides and cycling in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley).

When traveling in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, please follow the posted rules that will help in preserving its natural and cultural beauty. During the rainy season, bring a waterproof jacket. During the dry season, wear a hat and use plenty of sun block. Web Links

www.peru.travel/cusco www.cuscoperu.com www.ogdturcusco.org

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By plane: From Lima to Cusco: 4 airlines/ 17 regular flights/1 h From Arequipa to Cusco: 1 airline/ 1 regular flight/45 min From Juliaca to Cusco: 1 airline/ 1 regular flight/45 min By bus: From Lima to Cusco: 5 bus lines/ 7 daily departures/21 h From Arequipa to Cusco: 16 bus lines/ 71 daily departures/5 h From Juliaca to Cusco: 3 bus lines/ 7 daily departures/5 h From Puno to Cusco: 10 bus lines/ 48 daily departures/7 h

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31 Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel 32 La Casa de Fray Bartolomé 33 Andean Lodges 34 Hatuchay Hotel Machu Picchu 35 Mountain Lodges of Peru 36 Sol & Luna Lodge Spa

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DMO Cusco Established in 2008, DMO Cusco is a non-profit association that works towards consolidating Cusco-Machu Picchu as a quality competitive destination, created as a public-private dialogue platform for stakeholders involved in tourism activities.

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Site & Surrounding UNESCO placed the city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan empire, on the World Cultural Heritage List in 1983. Cusco’s cobbled streets treasure Incan buildings, like the Korikancha Temple and the palace of Inca Roca, as well as Andean Baroque constructions from the Colonial period. Renowned handicraftsmen have set up their shops in traditional neighbourhoods like San Blas. Cusco is known for its nightlife, cafes, restaurants, and bars to suit all tastes. Macchu Picchu, the most important legacy of the ancient Peruvians, is one of the few places in the Americas placed on both the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Lists by UNESCO. The tourist offer of Cusco is complemented with community-based tourism initiatives, which emphasise the value of the local culture.

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Organización de Gestión de Destino – OGD Cusco Address

MZ 1 - L2, Túpac Amaru Sq. 4th Floor Dircetur Building, Wanchaq Cusco, Peru

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, in the heart of the Machu Picchu Historical Reserve, occupies a private five-hectare mountainside refuge in the lush Andean cloud forest. This calm and quiet hotel in the Vilcanota Valley has the look and feel of a rustic Andean village. It has been built from local stone, adobe, stucco, and

DMO Cusco provides advisory aid on municipal tourism management regarding such destinations as Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. To this end, DMO Cusco promotes participatory management by implementing local boards to develop specific tourism products, and implements strategies including the promotion of natural and cultural attractions, dissemination of activities and operator services, as well as the management of information for the tourism sector, thus contributing to the development of the image of Cusco Region.

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eucalyptus beams, with full respect for the traditional construction techniques of the region.

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DMO Cusco works by applying a social responsibility approach to the regional tourism activities. It promotes and strengthens the institutional character of the Rural Community Tourism Network, providing them with technical advisory help, training, promotional activities and dissemination, through seminars and regional meetings.

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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Address

Machu Picchu Village Cusco, Peru Office Lima

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+51 84 234 559

Andalucía 174, Miraflores Lima 18, Peru

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Website

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Contact

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gerencia@ogdcusco.org

Site and Surrounding The Machu Picchu Historical Reserve is 2,450 m.a.s.l., 112 km from the city of Cusco. Rising between the Andean highland and the Amazon rainforest, it is a magical area that fascinates visitors with its vast archaeological remains, geography, unique flora and fauna, and exuberant cloud forest. The most remarkable part of the reserve is the historical citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Accommodation Eighty five cottages, “casitas”, and villas are scattered on five hectares of tropical gardens in the cloud forest of the Machu Picchu Historical Reserve. Member of Virtuoso, this hotel offers excursions within its grounds where it is possible to observe endemic birds, butterflies, native orchids in its natural habitat – world record by the American Orchid Society.

Excursions & Activities Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel offers guided nature excursions: •• Nature Walk •• Orchid Trail •• Birds •• Tea Excursion •• Twilight Walk •• Native Farm •• Spectacled Bear Rescue Project

Sustainability Aspects Inkaterra is a 100% carbon neutral and wholly Peruvian tourism organisation and boutique hotel developer. Since 1975 it has been devoted to conserving the country’s natural and cultural heritage through various social projects in their exclusive properties. As a consequence of their commitment, Inkaterra won the prestigious World Travel & Tourism Council “Tourism for Tomorrow Awards”- Conservation category.

+51 1 610 04 00

www.ogdturcusco.org

+51 1 422 47 01

José Fernando Santoyo Vargas

sales@inkaterra.com Website

www.inkaterra.com Contact

Marlene Soto Sustainability Rating

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La Casa de Fray Bartolomé La Casa de Fray Bartolomé is a place where you will experience the tradition and hospitality of Cusco. Housed in a building from the colonial and republic periods, this cosy hotel aspires to satisfy the demanding needs of its distinguished clientele, with its characteristically friendly and courteous manner.

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Andean Lodges

Site & Surrounding The hotel is located 4 four blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, and only two blocks from the Santa Domingo Convent/Koricancha Sun Temple.

Camino del Apu Ausangate “Andean Lodges” is a rural community tourism company that offers

Accommodation La Casa de Fray Bartolomé offers travellers large single, double, triple, quadruple rooms and suites. The beautiful patio and garden is a lovely place where guests can relax and enjoy the quietness freely. They also have five comfortable conference and meeting rooms of different sizes.

its travellers a unique experience – sharing an altitude-hiking route with Andean communities, with the comfort of mountain lodges.

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The hiking circuit is located in the vicinity of the snow-capped Mount Ausangate (6,372 m.a.s.l.), 100 km South of the city of Cusco, with access through the village of Checacupe, passing the communities of Chillca and Osefina (4,200 m.a.s.l.).

Accommodation There are four lodges located along a hiking circuit, and each lodge has eight double and two single bedrooms; all with private bathroom and hot water.

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Besides the hotel facilities, they also provide exciting tours of the city. Tours in the south of Peru can be arranged through our Tupay Responsible Tourism agency.

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The hotel belongs to the Centro Bartolomé de las Casas (CBC). CBC is a non-profit social organisation that supports the indigenous peasant community of the region, through various programs, in order to improve the community’s development. It facilitates the study and communication of a wide range of issues related to the Andean world and its people, financed from its CBC hotel profits. Responsible tourism practices include water saving devices, low consumption lighting (including LED lamps) and separation of garbage for recycling.

Hoteles CBC - La Casa de Fray Bartolomé

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Camino del Apu Ausangate “Andean Lodges”

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Address

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Tullumayo 465 Cusco, Peru

Hiking Fishing Climbing Bird watching Mountain biking

As a result of their contribution in work, land value and direct investment, the communities of Chillca and Osefina are partners in the company, holding 20% of the shares. The benefits generated are used to improve education and life conditions, in these communities and have to date created 24 full-time and over 60 part-time jobs. A market for alpaca meat and finished products, such as traditional textiles woven by women, has been opened. The hike’s operation and lodges are managed in a sustainable way, with consideration given to the environmental requirements.

Av. Jose Gabriel Cosio, 307, Magisterio Cusco, Peru

+51 84 233 472 +51 84 241 319

+51 84 224 613 Fax

+51 84 251 278

Email

adm.fray@apu.cbc.org.pe

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reservas@andeanlodges.com

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www.hotelescbc.com

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www.andeanlodges.com

Contact

Marleni Cruz

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Juan Carlos Flores

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Hatuchay Hotel Machu Picchu The Hatuchay Hotel is located in the village, where you can experience the majestic view of Machu Picchu, its unique scenery and natural surroundings. Enjoy the 4 star hotel with its panoramic view of the Urubamba River and the Valley of the Machu Picchu Village, all from the comfort of your room.

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Hatuchay Hotels Machu Picchu Address

Jose Pardo 601 Of. 602 Lima 18, Peru Phone

+51 1 446 27 39 Fax

+51 1 446 57 76 Email

ventas@hatuchaytower.com reservas@hatuchaytower.com

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Site & Surrounding From The Machu Picchu Village you can find the Citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; a place of great archeological, cultural and engineering importance of our ancestors, the Incas. The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a protected area to maintain biological diversity, archeological complexes and everything within this historic sanctuary.

Accommodation There are 42 comfortable rooms in three basic categories; Standard, Superior, and Suites, including: •• Luggage service •• Free access to the internet 24 hours a day with WIFI in the reception lobby, and a business center •• Cable TV and courtesy bar •• 220/110 V electric hair dryers, air conditioning/heating. •• Storage space for luggage.

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Mountain Lodges of Peru Mountain Lodges of Peru´s aim is to provide its guests with all the service, comfort and safety

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nature, culture, history and like-minded souls

There are four lodges along the Salkantay Route, each with a unique architectural design and decoration to reflect local Peruvian art crafts.

freely. Its philosophy is one of true comfort & true service, amidst true adventure.

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Mountain Lodges of Peru Address

Av. Emilio Cavenecia 225, Of. 321 Lima 27, Peru

Sustainability Aspects The hotel believes in working with local people and different institutions that together embrace the concepts of progress, respect and conservation. Working with the support of The Rainforest Alliance, assures a compromise with sustainable tourism. A great effort is made to show hotel guests the historical and cultural aspects of the region, but also the human richness that exists to share.

The lodges are located along the path of the imposing snowy Salkantay, in the Vilcabamba mountain range, one of the most important hot spots of biodiversity in the world. The unique landscapes that run through mountains, forests and jungle – where the Inca City of “Machu Picchu” is located – offer a cultural and ecological adventure that’s not to be missed!

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In the town of Machu Picchu: •• Hikes to the shores of the Urubamba River •• Visit The Machu Picchu Museum •• Visit The Waterfalls of Mandor •• Visit The Hot Baths

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Seven days and six night programs are available Full Service Cusco to Cusco Itinerary Guaranteed Departures Option of Trekking or Equestrian programs

Sustainability Aspects Through its NGO YANAPANA PERU and ECOTEAM Division, the company offers activities to that help to protect the natural environment and biodiversity, while supporting sustainability of tourism. It actively includes locals from the Andean areas that experience extreme poverty and supports them through its sustainable projects with environmental and social benefits. Mountain Lodges of Peru has been honoured with international awards for sustainability in tourism including: TO DO 2008, LATA 2011 and Virgin Holidays 2011, among others.

+51 1 421 69 52 +51 84 262 640 +51 84 236 459 Fax

+51 84 236 069 Email

info@mountainlodgesofperu.com

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www.hatuchayhotelsperu.com

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www.mountainlodgesofperu.com

Contact

Hideko Higa

Contact

Enrique Umbert

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Sol & Luna Lodge Spa Sol & Luna Lodge Spa lives to share the magic of the Sacred Valley with their guests. Additionally, they have a particular commitment to children who lack learning opportunities and they dedicate their work through the Sol & Luna Association, offering quality education with arts, sports and self-confidence support, transforming the luxury experience we offer for a future, bright with opportunities.

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Site & Surrounding Sol & Luna is located one hour away from Cusco, en-route to Machu Picchu, in the Sacred Valley, near to Urubamba town. It is surrounded by spectacular views, historic sites, picturesque traditions and has an excellent climate.

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Sol & Luna Lodge Spa

The hotel is situated on the banks of the Vilcanota River and at the foot of Machu Picchu.

Accommodation Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel offers its guests an

Accommodation 43 casitas have been built in harmony with their surroundings. Their interiors were designed to spoil their guests with a warm welcome and comfortable rooms filled with popular art, enormous beds covered with the finest Peruvian cotton and goose down duvets, spacious bathrooms gleaming with the elegance of marble. The accommodation includes heating, Wifi, bathroom amenities, and private balconies, among others.

exclusive five-star service along with its incomparable culinary tour of the flavours of southern Peru, making it unique in the town of Aguas Calientes. Sumaq´s facilities reflect the most exclusive architecture and interior design of the Inca culture. Your utmost comfort is assured

Excursions & Activities The company shares with its guests the most amazing corners of the valley, using a variety of methods; riding on their Peruvian Paso horses, ATVs, mountain bikes, rowing on a lake or reaching for the sky on tandem paragliding flights.

with the 60 luxury guest rooms and suites, and its lovely views of the river and rainforest.

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The social duty leads the company to offer education for the local children throughout the school, as part of the Association Sol y Luna – a nonprofit organisation. The company also respects and endeavours to protect the environment and is mindful of architectural procedures in order to maintain a responsible use of resources, with respect for nature.

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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

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Fundo Huincho Lote A-5 Urubamba Cusco, Peru

The hotel has 60 suites: 3 Sumaq Suites, 11 Junior Suites and 46 Superior Deluxe. Facilities: Aqlla Spa, Qunuq Restaurant, Suquy Café & Bar, Nuna Boutique, Business Centre, Lobby.

Excursions & Activities The following are available: •• Arac Masin or Andean Wedding •• Pachamanca Sumaq or “Earth Pot” •• Peruvian Cooking & Bar Classes •• Payment to the Earth Ritual

Sustainability Aspects •• The hotel achieved a 30% reduction in energy consumption •• In 2010 the hotel managed a 36% reduction in solid waste, compared to 2009. •• The hotel reduced water consumption by 15% between 2010 and 2011 •• The fuel consumption in the hotel’s activities was reduced by 7%. •• More than 3000 amenities containers were recycled, allowing the hotel to save USD $ 990.00 each year. •• From January 2010 to July 2011 the hotel recycled more than 4 million packages of amenities. •• 45% of the hotel’s food comes from local suppliers in Cusco.

Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3 Machu Picchu Cusco, Peru

+ 51 84 201 620

+51 1 447 05 79

+ 51 84 201 184

lgiurfa@sumaqhotelperu.com

moises.olivares@hotelsolyluna.com

www.sumaqhotelperu.com

www.hotelsolyluna.com

Lizeth Giurfa Barrientos

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Andean Origins Andean Origins is a Peruvian incoming tour operator created by specialists with long experience in cultural, nature, sports and adventure tourism.

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Site & Surrounding Peru is a large country, encompassing a desert coastline, tropical rainforest and soaring mountains, each with distinct environments. These offer an exceptional opportunity for travellers to experience in a single country a variety of landscapes, an abundance of wildlife, a rich history and archaeological heritage; home of the Caral, Chavin, Mochica, Chimu, Sipan, Sechín, Nazca, Paracas, Chachapoyas and Inca civilisations.

and varied natural landscapes. The company is commited to providing unforgettable experi-

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Andean Origins Address

Bernardo Tambohuacso 207, Of.101, Wanchaq Cusco, Peru Phone

tor that has been based in Cusco since 1995.

and active tourism through the most fantastic

Andean Origins provide a variety of accommodation, from 5 star and deluxe hotels, to jungle & mountain lodges, along with full camping equipment for our trekking and expedition tours.

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Apumayo Expediciones is a Peruvian tour opera-

It specialises in affordable, luxury adventures

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ences whilst preserving of the environment and

Almost unknown and impressive archaeological sites, rupestral art expressing life and visions of extinct cultures, emerald lakes, cascades, snow-capped peaks, Colonial and Indian villages, authentic local festivities, myths and traditions, fantastic landscapes, special interest and tailor made tours; trips off the beaten path, adventure travel trips (trekking, horse riding, biking, rafting); golf tours; fly & drive, motorcycle tours.

Sustainability Aspects Our tourism operations are following “responsible tourism” as a pathway towards sustainable tourism. Responsible tourism and sustainable tourism have an identical goal – that of sustainable development. The pillars of responsible tourism are therefore the same as those of sustainable tourism – environmental integrity, social justice and economic development.

+51 84 254 853 +51 984 908966

ancient local traditions, exceeding travellers’ expectations with a great variety of activities, away from crowds.

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Apumayo Expediciones Peru

Site & Surrounding The company operates all over the country and is able to customise tours in all regions such Peru’s desert coast band, the High Andes or the Amazon jungle.

Accommodation The company provides top-of-the-line camping equipment, charming lodges and the finest properties, to meet all of their guests’ requirements.

Excursions & Activities Traditional & cultural tours, trekking, river rafting, horse riding, mountain biking, voluntourism and expeditions to some of Peru’s pristine areas, are just some of the many attractions. With ultimate gear, bilingual guides, safety procedures and trained field staff, guaranteeing a professional service with international standards, guests will be assured of a comfortable and safe experience in their adventures off the ‘beaten path’.

Sustainability Aspects High priority is placed on the commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly, fair trade in tourism. The company aims to minimise all negative environmental and social impact at all stages of the business, including field and office operations. It contributes to the wellbeing of local communities by providing opportunities for personal development and the partnering with local villagers to create satellite businesses that complement the tours.

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Jirón Ricardo Palma Ñ-11, Santa Mónica Wanchaq Cusco, Peru Phone

Email

+51 84 246 018 +51 984 766 531

mario@andeanorigins.com Website

Fax

www.andeanorigins.com

+51 84 246 018

Contact

Email

General Manager: Mario Canessa

pepelopez@apumayo.com

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www.apumayo.com Contact

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Crees Tours Crees Tours is an ethical and sustainable organisation that uses responsible tourism to build a more sustainable Amazon. Crees Tours provide the opportunity to visit the rainforest, see incredible wildlife, interact with locals and help towards reducing the negative impacts of tourism.

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Crees Tours Address

Calle San Miguel 250 Cusco, Peru

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Site & Surrounding The Manu Biosphere Reserve and National Park is located 70 km from Cuzco in the south eastern Peruvian Amazon. Manu is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth making it a compelling destination.

Ecoinka Ecoinka is a tour operator in Peru focused on Ecotourism for outdoors pursuits in the Cusco

Accommodation Manu Learning Centre was the first lodge to be developed in the area using local Matsiguenka design. Primarily a research and education centre it boasts excellent trails set within a 650 hectare reserve. It can accommodate 16 tourists in twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Romero Rainforest Lodge, located in the heart of the Manu National Park, is a one hour boat ride from Boca Manu airport. It provides Manu’s first premier experience. Accommodation comprises of eight twin rooms each with en-suite hot shower facilities as well as an expansive lounge and dining area.

Site & Surrounding Even though Ecoinka operates throughout Peru, its main activity is centred in the Machu Picchu area, providing treks on the Classic Inca Trail and the exclusive Huayllanay alternative trail. It also operates treks in the beautiful Vilcabamba and Auzangate mountain regions.

area. Ecoinka specialises in quality trekking

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and runs the unique tented campsite “Camp KM.

Accommodation is provided in double occupancy, top quality fourman tents.

82” very close to the entrance of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Excursions & Activities Ecoinka’s main activity is providing quality treks. The focus is to offer a highly cultural experience that is always organised with ecotourism and sustainability in mind. Recently it has created several trekking routes that hire local people to work within them. It has also helped develop locally owned campsites based on their “Camp Km. 82” model.

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Excursions available to clients are very wide ranging. Examples include; guided walks, day hikes with picnic, boat excursions, bird watching, monitoring of the clay lick, fishing trips, and swimming in local waterfalls. We also offer excursions related to the work of the Crees Foundation.

•• Minimal environmental impact: Respect for nature motivates the organisation to operate with focus on minimising all impact. This is achieved by constantly training its employees to visit places without leaving a trace. •• Minimal cultural impact: The organisation encourages respect for traditions and cultural manifestations of their employees and the communities they visit. •• Sustainability: Ecoinka hires people from the areas they visit, to work on their treks; persuading them to understand that conservation of their area will lead to sustainable benefits in time.

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Crees Tours supports and provides funding for the Crees Foundation. All proceeds from the tours go directly back into supporting the projects. Money is invested into conservation and research, agro-forestry, local community initiatives and capacity building.

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Ecoinka (Commercial name: Aventours) Address

Saphy 456 Cusco, Peru

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Phone/fax

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+51 84 262 433

+51 84 224 050

sales@crees-manu.org

treks@ecoinka.com treks@aventours.com

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www.crees-manu.org

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www.ecoinka.com www.aventours.com

Contact

Quinn Meyer

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Frederic Schiller Nilsa Zarate

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Enigma Adventure Tour Operator Enigma Adventure is a tour operator located in Cusco which is specialized in adventure travel and customized programs since 2002.

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Explorandes

Site & Surrounding The company operates tours in Cusco, in Lares Valley, and the Inca, Choquequirao, Salkantay, Ausangate and Ancascocha trails, and trips in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador.

Explorandes is one of Peru‘s leading adventure travel companies, providing since 1975 unfor-

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gettable experiences for visitors. They have

Enigma Adventure arranges hotel bookings or recommends a hotel that suits the visitors’ needs, based on good reports and tourists’ proven satisfaction.

pioneered exploring ancient ruins, hidden trails and unchartered rivers in the most fantastic and

Excursions & Activities

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Enigma Adventure Tour Operator

As trekking specialists, Enigma Adventure offers the most outstan-ding treks in Cusco. The offers range from the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to the less known Ausangate or Lares treks, the impressive Salkantay trek or any customized hike that their client may dream to do. The trekking programs are available in two types of services: •• Standard Pool Service: Where visitors will join a group of other trekkers. •• Private Service: Arranged just for individuals or a group offering the possibility to choose the departure date, the group size and the duration of the trek. •• Additional services: Extra porters/horsemen to carry personal gear, among others. •• The company also offers a variety of products including mountain climbing, jungle trips, mounting biking, traditional tours and local festivities.

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Responsible tourism is about “giving something back” and therefore a key point in the philosophy of Enigma Adventure. The company has developed a responsible tourism policy to provide a sustained commitment to communities and environment and to ensure a lasting positive effect. Responsible tourism is practiced on three levels: 1) responsible operation, 2) social commitment and 3) environmental respect.

Jirón Clorinda Matto de Turner 100 Urbanización Magisterio 1era. Etapa Cusco, Peru +51 84 222 155 Fax

+51 84 222 153

varied natural landscapes. They operate small groups for adventure cultural and special interest travel. Their carefully planned itineraries and quality ground services have earned Explorandes wide recognition while their responsible tourism initiatives contribute to improve the living conditions in the communities where they work.

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Site & Surrounding Explorandes is a tour operator with regional operation and offices in Lima, Cusco, Puno, Huaraz and Quito, and operates elsewhere through sub-contractors in Peru and Ecuador. They provide tailor made and group itineraries, specializing in protected areas and cultural heritage sites.

Accommodation Explorandes works with accommodation providers that take reservations in advance, including from communities with homestays to three star hotels and luxury all-inclusive facilities.

Excursions & Activities Explorandes is specialized in adventure activities, like trekking, whitewater river rafting, sea kayaking, mountain biking and surfing; multiactivity programs including interactive and cultural visits, community based programs, family trips and special interest tours like taking part of the local festivities, gastronomic and musical experiences.

Sustainability Aspects Explorandes recognizes the responsibility to preserve the environment, minimize negative impacts and promoting positive influences, both environmental and social. Their Environmental Management System includes social responsibility and sustainable practices and has been certified as an ISO 14001 process. Since 2011 they have been verified by Rainforest Alliance sustainable operations.

Explorandes Address

Email

Calle Arístides Aljovín 484, Miraflores Lima 18, Peru Phone

+51 1 200 61 00 +51 1 445 05 32 Fax

+51 1 200 61 05 Email

info@enigmaperu.com

info@explorandes.com franco@explorandes.com

Website

www.enigmaperu.com

Website

www.explorandes.com

Contact

Silvia Rico

Contact

Franco Negri Katty Zevallos

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Wayki Trek Wayki Trek was created by a team of native professional guides with many years of experience guiding in Cusco, Peru’s main tourism destination. Since its founding the company has been committed to sustainable tourism, making an extremely low impact on the environment, while helping local communities. Wayki Trek is specialized in trips for small groups, offering professional and friendly services. The company is highly recommended by the South American Explorers Club and Footprints South American handbook, amongst others.

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Wayki Trek Address

Av. Pardo 506 Cusco, Peru Phone

Site & Surrounding Operations are based in Cusco and focused in popular tourism areas like the Sacred Valley, and Macchu Picchu, including tours and trek programs in the Inca trail, Lares Trek, Salkantay Trek routes, among others. Wayki Trek also runs tour programs in Arequipa – Colca Canyon, Puno – Lake Titicaca, Ica – Nazca Lines, the Amazon rainforest and other destinations in southern Peru.

Accommodation On all treks visitors may camp, and also have the chance to visit communities, where they may spend the night in basic shared accommodation (homestays). This service gives trekkers a unique alternative to camping. However, nightly hostel accommodation is also available during the trekking expedition.

Excursions & Activities Sacred Valley & Community: An innovative alternative to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and to interact with the communi-ties. Visiting of the wetlands of the south and the Inca cities of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. Wayki Experiences & Inka Trail: 4 or 5 days Inca Trail program, where visitors may interact with and spend the night at the home of one of the porters assisting the trek.

Sustainability Aspects All staff (owner, associate, guides, and support staff such as porters) is native from Cusco. Wayki Trek understands the importance of the indigenous communities and works hard to assist and involve them in the regional and national tourism industry. The company invites visitors to participate in projects at rural communities in need. The projects are designed to provide a great environmental and social benefit and improve the standard of living of the communities.

+51 84 224 092 +51 984 693 474 Email

info@waykitrek.net Website

www.waykitrek.net Contact

Leo Cusi Américo Aguilar Sustainability Rating

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A real paradise of biodiversity Exuberant is the word that describes Madre de Dios with its infinite forests, sinuous rivers that rush towards the ocean, and life abounding in all its corners. At only ten kilometers from Puerto Maldonado, the capital city, you find Lake Sandoval, bordered by aguajales (swampy areas full of palm trees), orchids, kapok trees, caoba trees, and Mauritanian palm trees that grow up to thirty metres tall. The Manu National Park, located in the departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios, protects more than 800 bird species, 200 species of

MADRE DE DIOS facts Capital

Puerto Maldonado Population 109 555 Area 85 300 km2 Climate

mammals and gigantic trees, as well as being home to indigenous communities.

Access

By plane: From Lima to Puerto Maldonado: stopover Cusco, daily departures/2 h

Destination highlights Culture There are several indigenous communities where the people make their living from fishing for catfish, gilded catfish, and paiche. This area is the habitat of plenty of flora and fauna. Nature Manu National Park This biosphere reserve is one of the world`s most cherished natural laboratories and wildlife refuges. Living inside its vibrant subtropical environment is an endless variety of plant and animal species, many of them endangered. Discover more than 800 birds, close to 200 mammals and even more than 100 bat species that exist in this mind boggling reserve. Tambopata National Reserve Despite being smaller than the Manu National Park in area, it is similarly a jewel of biodiversity. It is known to possess the greatest diversity of mammals, trees, insects, and bird species in the world as well as holding the world record for the greatest amount of butterfly species. Bahuaja Sonene National Park This national park was established in order to protect the only tropical humid savanna that exists in Peru. The most important animals that can be found here are the manned wolf, the marsh deer, the giant anteater, the river wolf or giant otter, the bush dog, the black caiman and the harpy eagle. Sandoval Lake This lake is home to a large variety of species such as toucans, macaws, parrots, egrets, tapirs, turtles, and is also the refuge for river otters and black caimans; two species that are on the brink of extinction. Adventure Fishing, trekking, climbing trees, cycling

By bus: From Cusco to Puerto Maldonado: bus companies/daily departures/10 h From Lima to Puerto Maldonado: bus companies/daily departures/36 h (crossing Ica, Nazca, Abancay and Cusco)

The city of Puerto Maldonado has a hot and wet climate. The average annual maximum temperature is 26°C (77°F) and the minimum is 8°C (24°F). The rainy season is from December to March. Altitude

Puerto Maldonado: 183 masl Languages

Spanish Native languages. Eg. Ashaninka

Madre de Dios accomodation

Gastronomy

Juane: wrapped rice with vegetables inside banana leave Inchicapi: chicken soup with Brazil nuts and rice Tacacho con cecina: crushed bananas mixed with lard then baked or fried. Beverage: Exotic fruit juices Special information

Make sure to have yellow fever vaccination.

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Web Links

www.peru.travel/madrededios www.manu-wildlife-center.com www.tambopata.com


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Explorer’s Inn Explorer’s Inn is a lodge located inside the Tambopata National Reserve. Since 1975, it has offered tours of the virgin rainforest and its exciting wildlife.

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Site & Surrounding The forest is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. In 1977 the former Tambopata Reserved Zone was designated a conservation area. It consists of an area of 5,500 hectares and contains a world record amount of indigenous species, for its size. There are 600 species of birds, 1232 species of butterflies, rare mammals such as jaguars, 8 monkey species, a small clay-lick with parrots and macaws and in the Cocococha Lake, can be found the largest group of giant otters in Peru. A 42.5 m-high Canopy Tower where Climate Change is measured is also open for its guests. Its unique Resident Naturalist Program has given free room & board to about 400 young graduates in Biological and Environment sciences who monitor wildlife and educate locals and guests on rainforest conservation.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica A welcoming haven situated at the heart of a 12,000 hectares private ecological reserve, this simple yet gracious, limited-electricity lodge has been an ecotourism pioneer for over 37 years, promoting innovative sustainable use of the southern Peruvian rainforest, and supporting important scientific investigations since its

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opening in 1975.

The lodge has 30 twin bed rooms with private bath, lit with candles. It also has a natural history museum and medicinal plant garden.

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Explorer’s Inn - Peruvian Safaris Address

Alcanfores 459 Lima 18, Peru

Explorer’s Inn offers 3-5 day tours on a 50 km trail network covering major nature attractions,. There are trips to a clay-lick with an overnight tent camp, tours for birdwatchers and a Mystic Ayahuasca experience with a local shaman. Tours are provided on a full service airportto-airport basis. English speaking guides are also present.

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Sustainability Aspects Explorer’s Inn has solar panel lighting in public areas and also internet connection. The lodge employs local people and buys most of its food and building materials from its neighbours.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Address

15 km. left bank Madre de Dios River, Peru

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+51 1 447 88 88 +51 1 447 94 75

Office Lima Andalucía 174, Miraflores Lima 18, Peru

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+51 1 241 84 27

Site and Surrounding Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is a gracious rainforest lodge, adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve. The area known as the biodiversity capital of Peru awaits the opportunity for discovering an incredible variety of species – birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees. A visit to the tropical rainforest is like entering another world.

Accommodation Thirty-five solidly constructed thatched-roof cabañas built on raised platforms in the indigenous style, surround an architecturally stunning main building and dining room, built of native materials that blend almost seamlessly into the jungle. Special furnishings and delectable food offer a congenial complement to the simplicity of lantern-light and the rich sounds of the jungle.

Excursions & Activities Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica offers a range of land and river excursions that introduce guests to the magic of the rainforest: •• Trail System •• Rainforest Garden •• Twilight River •• Butterfly House •• Rainforest by Night •• Lake Sandoval •• Inkaterra Canopy Walkway

Sustainability Aspects Inkaterra is a 100% carbon neutral and wholly Peruvian tourism organisation and boutique hotel developer. Since 1975 it has been devoted to conserving the country’s natural and cultural heritage through various social projects in their exclusive properties. As a consequence of their commitment, Inkaterra won the prestigious “Tourism for Tomorrow Awards”- Conservation category by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

+51 1 610 04 00

safaris@amauta.rcp.net.pe

+51 1 422 47 01

www.explorersinn.com

sales@inkaterra.com

Max Günther

www.inkaterra.com Marlene Soto Sustainability Rating

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InkaNatura Travel InkaNatura Travel is a versatile full service Ecotourism company that has been working since 1996 to protect and add value to the biological and cultural heritage of Peru.

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Site & Surrounding InkaNatura exclusively markets four rainforest lodges and one tented camp accessible from Cusco. Cock of the Rock Lodge protects 4,500 hectares of pristine cloud forest next to the Manu National Park; the habitat of the Cock-of-the -Rock, the Spectacled Bear, 5 species of monkeys, and hundreds of species of birds. Manu Wildlife Center is located outside the eastern border of Manu National Park. Manu Wildlife Tented Camp is located inside the Manu National park. Sandoval Lake Lodge is inside the Tambopata National Reserve and ran with the local community. Heath Wildlife Center is bordering two radically different ecosystems of rainforest and lowland savannah, close to the Tambopata-Madidiprotected areas of Peru and Bolivia.

Rainforest Expeditions Rainforest Expeditions is a Peruvian ecotourism company founded in 1992 with the purpose of providing authentic educational experiences that support the conservation of the areas where they operate.

•• Cock of the Rock Lodge: 12 double-occupancy wooden bungalows. •• Manu Wildlife Center: 22 double-occupancy fully screened bungalows. •• Manu Wildlife Tented Camp: 7 double-occupancy room-size tents with hinged doors and solid wooden floors. •• Sandoval Lake Lodge: 25 fully screened double-occupancy rooms. •• Heath Wildlife Center: 10 double-occupancy bungalows.

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InkaNatura Travel Address

Manuel Bañon 461 San Isidro Lima 27, Peru Phone

+51 1 203 50 00 Email

postmaster@inkanatura.com.pe Website

www.inkanatura.com Contact

Excursions & Activities

Accommodation

Excursions & Activities information

Cock of the Rock Lodge: Birding, visit to the cock of the rock lek. Manu Wildlife Center & Tented Camp and Heath Wildlife Center: Oxbow lakes, macaw clay lick, mammal lick, canopy platform, bird watching. Sandoval Lake Lodge: oxbow lake, wildlife observation.

Rainforest Expeditions operates three ecolodges located within or directly adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Several daily flights from Lima or Cusco bring tourists to Puerto Maldonado. Posada Amazonas combines natural activities in a cultural context. The lodge is co-managed in partnership with the native community of lnfierno. Refugio Amazonas presents an ideal balance for naturalist exploration and observations of sustainable forest use by local populations. The Tambopata Research Center shows the largest macaw clay-lick.

Posada Amazonas is a very comfortable 30-bedroom ecolodge owned by the Community of lnfierno and co-managed with Rainforest Expeditions. Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32-bedroom lodge and was opened in 2005. The Tambopata Research Center is a 18-bedroom lodge which was built with the object of lodging both tourists and researchers.

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Rainforest Expeditions

•• Posada and Refugio Amazonas highlights: Canopy tower, oxbow lake, ethno-botanical trail, Brazil nut camp. Additional activities could be added to the program: handicraft workshop, kayaking, canopy climbing, biking. •• Tambopata Research Center: Macaw clay-lick, primary forest with different habitats.

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Av. Larco 1116 – 4to Piso, Miraflores Lima 18, Peru

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Environmental education. Pure and applied scientific research on rain forest fauna and flora. Ecotourism projects along with the participation of local people. Land acquisition in specific areas to create private reserves for protection. •• Reforestation.

+51 1 719 64 22 Toll Free

Sustainability Aspects Posada Amazonas has produced sufficient economic and social impacts on the Community of lnfierno to become an effective incentive for the community to manage their forest in a sustainable manner. Rainforest Expeditions achieved Rainforest Allience verification in 2011.

1 877 231 9251 Email

info@rainforest.com.pe Website

Daniel Blanco

www.perunature.com

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Contact

Pierina Carranza Sustainability Rating

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Sleepy volcanoes and deep canyons

Destination highlights

Arequipa, known as the White City for its beautiful white walls of sillar, a volcanic stone, lies at the feet of the mighty Misti Volcano and the snow covered peak of Mount Pichu Pichu. Just a few hours from the capital is the Colca River canyon, one of the most extraordinary destinations in the country. Throughout the region, you can see colourful pre-Incan agricultural terraces still used today for growing quinoa, corn, barley, and wheat. And, at the Cross of the Condor, you can view the majestic flight of the condors.

AREQUIPA Special information

facts Capital

Arequipa Population

1 218 178 Area

63 345 km2 Climate

The city of Arequipa has a semi-arid and temperate climate with a maximum temperature of 21.7°C (71°F) and a minimum of 6.9°C (44.4°F). The rainy season starts in January and ends in March. Altitude

Arequipa city: 2345 masl Languages

Mainly Spanish Gastronomy

The cuisine of Arequipa is one of the most varied in Peru. The best examples of this are the different soups for each day of the week and other dishes like: •  Chupe de camarones: Shrimp soup •  Rocoto relleno: red hot peppers stuffed with chopped beef, cheese and milk. •  Ocopa: boiled potatoes covered with a fresh cheese sauce •  Adobo arequipeno: pork marinated with corn beer sediments

Being at 2345 masl, Arequipa is an excellent place to begin gradual acclimatisation to the higher Andes. Web Links

www.peru.travel/arequipa www.ogdarequipa.org

Nature Colca Valley and Canyon A destination that never runs out of experiences, gathering together natural wealth, living history and adventure sports. Its depth has been measured at 11,155 feet (twice that of the Grand Canyon). There are 14 villages from the Colonial era spread throughout the canyon, each with extraordinary specimens of civil and religious architecture, stone houses that are thatched with ichu grass and wheat stalks, as well as ancient churches. At the rim of the canyon, you can find lookouts, strategically placed, where you can take in the entire scene and the majestic flight of the condor. Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve An impressive setting of volcanoes, rivers, salt licks and strange rock formations. Hot springs Soak yourself in hot springs (in Yura near to Arequipa and in La Calera near Chivay) whose waters have special medicinal properties that will help relay and cure the body. Adventure Trout fishing in the Colca river You will be guided and taught trout fishing techniques by a local fisherman from the village of Sibayo. Rock climbing, Via Ferrata and Zip lining in Chilina Volcanic rock walls that have been eroded by the winds and rain form the setting for the Chilina rock climbing adventure. Other activities River rafting, mountain biking, hiking, trekking, horseback riding, walking, motorcycle rides

Access

By plane: From Lima to Arequipa: 12 regular flights/1 h 30 min From Cusco to Arequipa: 1 regular flight/30 min From Juliaca to Arequipa: 1 regular flight/30 min From Tacna to Arequipa: 1 regular flight/30 min By bus: From Lima to Arequipa: 10 daily departures/15 h From Cusco to Arequipa: 7 daily departures/10 h From Juliaca to Arequipa: 7 daily departures/10 h From Puno to Arequipa: 7 daily departures/10 h To Colca Valley By bus: Private bus companies 3 bus companies/ 10 daily departures/4 h Arrival point: Chivay town

Culture Historic center of Arequipa The White City, a World Heritage Site as designated by UNESCO, is particularly beautiful, with a heart of finished white volcanic stone called sillar that has been fashioned into arches, facades and cupolas. Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Arequipa) A small, walled-in city within a city, it has cloisters, plazas, streets, buildings with Spanish roof tiles and cobblestone floors. It opened in 1580 as a cloister for nuns. Tour to knitting and embroidery workshops Watch local knitting and embroidery masters and participate in this ancient practice at different towns around the valley: Yaque, Sibayo, Corporaque and Callalli

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DMO Arequipa accomodation

Las Casitas del Colca 51 Kuntur Wassi Hotel 52 Killawasi Lodge 50

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tour operator 53

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Giardino Tour Operator ngos and community based tourism

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Grupo GEA ASETUR Sibayo


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DMO Arequipa DMO Arequipa, created in 2007, is a non-profit association that seeks to consolidate a collaborative management of Arequipa as a sustainable destination, thus encouraging peoples’ and the public/private agents’ active participation.

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Site & Surrounding Arequipa is known for its beautiful white walls of ashlars volcanic stone. It lies at the foot of the mighty Chachani and Misti volcanoes, and the Pichu Pichu glacier. The city is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Its churches and mansions include the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a miniature Spanish town of cobbled streets, beautiful courtyards, and plazas. The irresistible Arequipa cuisine is the perfect complement to the visit. Just about 4 four hours from the capital, is the Colca River valley and canyon. Colca is the perfect site to watch the majestic flight of the condor, practice adventure tourism, and enjoy the cultural heritage of the Collaguas and the Cabanas at Sibayo, Coporaque, Yanque and Callalli.

The DMO supports the Convention Bureau, promoting and positioning the city of Arequipa as a permanent meeting and event centre, as they promote sustainable business best practices to improve the competitiveness of the tourism industry. DMO Arequipa also develops new tourist products, such as Textile Route, Cultural Way, in addition to the traditional offer; implements promotional activities for Arequipa Region and coordinates promotional actions with the Macro Southern Region.

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Organización de Gestión de Arequipa OGD Arequipa

Las Casitas del Colca is located in the spectacular Colca Canyon, 3 hours from the city of Arequipa. The hotel is very close to different lookout points that provide wonderful panoramic views of the valley. The magnificent vistas, a welcoming and unique environment, and the finest service make the hotel a haven of peace

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Las Casitas del Colca

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and tranquility.

The hotel property is a 24 hectare estate, bordered on each side by a ravine overlooking the Colca Canyon, a remote area untouched by modernity, where local culture and tradition is still part of daily live. This is makes it an ideal place for retreats, treks and tours of the valley.

Sustainability The property strives to manage their impact on the environment, while promoting the rational use of natural resources. It is also largely selfsufficient, with a small private ranch, three greenhouses, and its own modern solar energy system.

Accomodation Las Casitas del Colca feature 20 spacious cottages featuring a fireplace, marble bathroom, 2 showers (one indoor and one outdoor), a bathtub, a private terrace with a heated plunge pool, and heated floors.

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DMO Arequipa promotes the regional offer of tourism products and services, builds capacities to improve their quality, and develop and implement activities in order to raise public awareness of the protection and defense of the social, environmental and cultural heritage.

Site & Surroundings

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Las Casitas del Colca

In-house activities include bicycle trails, horse riding, organic gardening, petting zoo (farm and barnyard animals), baby alpaca feeding, bird watching, reading in the library, E-corner, trout fishing, cooking and cocktail making lessons, painting, swimming, campfires, BBQ, stargazing, hikes upon ecological trails with lookout points into the valley and river, and a spa.

Guided excursions Cruz del Condor lookout point, Colonial villages, Pre-Incan ruins, hot springs, zip-lining, and trekking.

Address Address

115 Santa Catalina St., 12-D Office Arequipa, Peru

Av. Fundo La Curiña Yanque Arequipa, Peru

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Email

Email

+51 54 211 146

+51 959 672 688

info@ogdarequipa.org direccionejecutiva@ogdarequipa.org

reservas.casitasdelcolca@ghlhoteles.com Website

www.lascasitasdelcolca.com

Website

www.ogdarequipa.org

Contact

Silvana Villavicencio

Contact

Melvi Vargas Benavente

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Kuntur Wassi Hotel Kuntur Wassi Hotel is a family enterprise. It opened its doors in July 2002 to offer accommodation, services and quality visitor experiences. It is a three-star establishment, located close to the viewpoint Cruz del Condor. When you visit the hotel, you will enjoy cosy environments and a rustic contemporary and elegant architecture, in complete harmony with the environment and local surroundings.

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Site & Surrounding Kuntur Wassi is located in the district of Cabanaconde, the seventh village that constitutes the touristic circuit of Colca. It is the closest town to the natural viewpoint Cruz del Condor and the ‘main door’ entrance to the trekking and adventure routes in the Colca Canyon, the deepest in the world.

Killawasi Lodge Killawasi Lodge is a cosy hotel located in the beautiful Colca Valley that offers guests an unforgettable life experience, sharing with them

Accommodation The facilities and equipment correspond to a three-star hotel – unique in the area. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water from solar heaters (solar thermas). Additional services include a restaurant bar, conference room, wi-fi, laundry, parking and a library, among others.

the warm attention of the local people and an architecture that blends comfort and rusticity in an environment surrounded by nature and mysticism.

Excursions & Activities •• Trekking: Sangalle Oasis, the route of San Juan-Fure-LlahuarHuaruro, the path to Tapay and circuit Ampato exploration, where the mummy “Juanita” was discovered. •• Horse-riding with a comfortable ride to natural viewpoints.

The lodge is located in the heart of the Colca Valley, in the beautiful village of Yanque, within minutes of their thermal waters, its central square and its beautiful colonial church. It is ideally placed for visiting the Colca Canyon and engaging in ecotourism and adventure activities. Distance: 160 km Arequipa, Chivay 8 km, Cruz del Condor 35 km

Accommodation There are twelve comfortable Junior Suites surrounded by beautiful landscapes, with private balconies or terraces, all equipped with private bathroom with hot water, remote control heating, wifi, iPod and Mp3 player facilities, orthopaedic mattresses, cotton bed-linen and towels, allergenic pillows and all the amenities needed to make your stay an unforgettable experience. The rooms: Single Junior Suite, Double King Junior Suite, Twin Junior Suite (2 twin beds), Triple Junior Suite (3 twin beds).

Excursions & Activities Guests may choose from a variety of activities such as hiking tours, horse riding and biking, among others activities. As part of their service, the lodge offers all guests a guided walk of about three hours.

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Site & Surrounding

Kuntur Wassi Hotel contributes with the care of the environment through programs of tree plantation, removing garbage in the area and roads, and by raising consciousness within the local population. It also provides support to education through contests and awards for teachers and students, and assists in the promotion of the local culture.

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Address

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Kuntur Wassi Hotel

Killawasi Lodge

Cruz Blanca S/N Cabanaconde Arequipa, Peru

Sustainability Aspects Solar energy is used to minimise the consumption of electricity without affecting the smooth operation of the hotel. A recycling policy is also in place.

Calle Caraveli #408 - Yanque Colca Canyon Arequipa, Peru

+51 54 830 269 +51 54 233 120

+51 980 295 812 Fax

+1 646 666 44 73

Fax

+51 54 233 120

Email

killawasilodge@hotmail.com

Email

info@arequipacolca.com

Website

www.killawasilodge.com

Website

www.arequipacolca.com

Contact

Guillermo Hoyos

Contact

Maria Pepith Reategui Hidalgo Marie Puma Soto

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Giardino Tour Operator

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Grupo GEA

Site & Surrounding Giardino operates mainly in the Arequipa & Colca Canyon areas, but has selected partners throughout Peru.

Grupo GEA is a non-profit organisation that pro-

Accommodation Giardino is a Peruvian tour operator with 17 years of experience. This company has established clear principles by supporting Peru’s people and resources to help communities in different ways. They value sustainable tourism, which is in keeping with a genuine Peruvian experience with the sharing of traditions and daily life with locals. Their staff are trained in environmental and educational matters and fair trade conduct with their partners. Giardino promotes tourism’s positive aspects within the region while giving you Peru’s best hospitality!

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motes rural community tourism and ecotourism

In Arequipa, “La Casa de mi Abuela” has 55 rooms with private bathrooms and hot water. Services include a restaurant, internet facility, mail service, pool and library. In the Colca Canyon, “La Casa de Mamayacchi”, Coporaque has 28 rooms with private bathrooms, heating and hot water. There is also a restaurant and a games area. Both hotels are ISO 14001 certified.

in rural areas of Peru, to enhance the wellbeing of local enterprising families and their guests.

Site & Surrounding The Mundo Colca project benefits 14 communities in the province of Caylloma, along the Valley and Canyon of Colca. It takes advantage of the sustainable environmental, cultural and socio-economic assets of the territory, and contributes to expand and diversify the potential of the Colca Valley as a tourist destination.

Accommodation 30 settlers of rural communities offer their houses with rooms and beds provided with the necessary services and amenities to receive visitors. Homestays are arranged to last at least a day and a half.

Excursions & Activities

Excursions & Activities

Arequipa: City and countryside tour, gastronomic experience tour, get involved tour. Colca Canyon: 2, 3, and 4 days excursions are available in combination with transfer to Puno and “Share a day with a Villager” activity in Coporaque town. Giardino offers programs for all destinations throughout Peru.

•• Route “Collagua of Colca”, Callali, Sibayo,Tuti, and Canocota (1.5 days) •• Circuit “Uyo Uyo and Yanque by Night”. Yanque, Achoma and Maca (6 hours – 1.5 days) •• Circuit “Bird watching and Andean Biodiversity”. Tocra and Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve •• Circuit “Around the Land of Inca’s Wife”. Coporaque, Ichupampa, Lari, Madrigal (1-2 days) •• Circuit “Trekking around the depths of the Canyon”. Cabanaconde Tapay (1.5 days) •• Tours to agricultural sites, participating of agro-touristic and ecological tasks •• Tours to temples and compounds with colonial architecture along the valley •• Participating in a vicuña chaku (shearing) •• Presentation of local art at the Center of Native Art (dances, music, handicrafts) •• Adventure sports •• Typical and novo-Andean food

Sustainability Aspects Giardino is committed to sustainable tourism. With your help they are able to accomplish various activities including: •• Annual cleaning and re-forestation campaigns. •• Educational and Christmas campaigns for local people. •• Recycling bags and containers in buses, hotels, and at visitor attractions. •• Annual Public Health and eyecare campaigns. •• Restoration of the Coporaque library.

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Grupo GEA Address

Lima: Av. Chorrillos 150, Chorrillos Lima 09, Peru

Name

Giardino Tour Operator

Address Arequipa

Calle Bolognesi 906, Chivay, Colca Arequipa, Peru

Address

Jerusalen 604- A Arequipa, Peru

Phone

+51 1 467 18 02

Phone

+51 54 200 100

Fax

+51 1 467 18 75

Email

gerencia@giardinotours.com carmen@giardinotours.com

Sustainability Aspects This project generates jobs in the tourist sector. It improves family incomes, treasures individual and social cultural knowledge, incorporates environmental, socio-economic and productive good practices, and promotes the implementation of new initiatives of touristic microenterprises.

Email

mundocolca@grupogea.org.pe msanchez@grupogea.org.pe

Website

www.giardinotours.com

Website

www.grupogea.org.p www.mundocolca.org

Contact

Lourdes Perez Wicht San Roman Carmen Rosa Medina Vásquez

Contact

Mario Sánchez Esther Vera

Sustainability Rating

53

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ASETUR Sibayo ASETUR was created in 2006 to develop an alternative to the traditional Colca Canyon tourism experience. It gave rise to rural community based tourism (TRC) in Sibayo, an experiential tourism product involving local families and homestays.

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Site & Surrounding Sibayo can be reached by car in two hours from the city of Arequipa, and one hour from Chivay, the entry gate to the Colca Canyon. Sibayo is located between 3,810 and 4,500 m. a. s. l.

Accommodation ASETUR members are local families, especially women, trained to provide lodging and food. They have become an interesting example of local women’s empowerment. To date in Sibayo there are 32 families offering homestays for visitors (2 to 4 persons in each household).

Excursions & Activities •• •• •• ••

Trekking to nearby archaeological sites and nature-based attractions Visiting Sibayo’s fish farm (one of the largest in Arequipa) Assisting locals in alpaca wool production (depending on the season) Taking part in the ceremony of Tinkachi, paying homage to Mother Earth •• Interacting with locals and tasting traditional foods •• Other mystical rituals for visitors interested in a more spiritual experience

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Asetur Rumillacta – Asociación de Servicios Turísticos de Sibayo Address

Plaza de Armas s/n Sibayo Arequipa, Peru

An innovative program consists of trekking tours with llamas (up to 8 days) passing by archaeological sites, community lands and marvelous natural surroundings.

Sustainability Aspects ASETUR has been created with the common vision to develop a tourism activity that benefits the local families, enhancing their cultural and natural assets, and contributing to the valuation of their traditional lifestyles while improving the families’ wellbeing. The tourism activity is planned and managed as a community venture, in coordination and with the support of the Municipality of Sibayo, and on-line with its Strategic Development Plan.

Phone

+51 956 069 932 +51 958 922 511 Email

asetur_rumillacta@hotmail.com sibayo_rumillacta@hotmail.com casadelabuelocollagua@hotmail.com Website

www.blogs.trcperu.org/sibayo Contact

Filemón Samayani Sustainability Rating

55


Cradle of Incan civilization, and the highest navigable lake in the world The city of Puno which lies on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, is the folklore capital of Peru. In the outskirts, you can visit the spectacular Chullpas de Sillustani, a complex of impressive burial towers. The lake contains numerous islands like Taquile, Suasi and Amantaní whose inhabitants continue to live as their ancestors have in custom and tradition. The Uros is another example of this; this people group lives on “floating islands” that

PUNO

they have artificially made entirely of totora reeds, and they navigate in their traditional boats also made out of the same material. Special information

facts Capital

Puno

Population

1 364 362 Area

66 997 km2 Climate

The city of Puno is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Its climate is cold and semi-dry, with a rainy season that starts in October and ends in April. The annual average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°F) and the minimum is 3°C (37°F). Altitude

Puno city: 3 830 masl Languages

Spanish, Quechua and Aymara Gastronomy

Puno is the realm of the nourishing ram’s head soup, which you eat by slurping small and steamy sips. It is a welcoming support to the body in the harsh weather of the Altiplano. Traditional dishes from Puno contain ingredients found throughout the Andean region, like cheese, potatoes, quinoa, mutton, pork and alpaca.

Take your time to adapt to the high altitude. To prevent headache and dizziness try coca tea, good quality sleep, oxygen when requested and a light diet for at least the first few days. At this high altitude, the rays of the sun are very strong; it is recommendable to use solar protection. During the winter months from June to August, night-time temperatures usually drop well below 0°C.

Destination highlights Culture Pucará Pucará is famous for its tradition of producing fine ceramics, especially the Toritos de Pucará (little bulls). Sillustani Archeological Complex This is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umay. The tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara, who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. Lake Titicaca According to legend Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, the founders of the Inca Empire had emerged from the depths of Lake Titicaca. This is the world’s highest navigable lake and home to different indigenous communities. Uros floating islands The Uro-Aymara families continue to live as their ancestors have in custom and tradition. They live on “floating islands” artificially made entirely of totora reeds. Taquile Island The friendly inhabitants of this island have maintained their customs, traditions and manner of dress in spite of contact with the modern world. Their weaving technique has been considered by UNESCO Intangible World Heritage Adventure Llama trekking in Atuncolla Enjoy trekking along bridle paths for approximately 2 km, accompanied by a cargo llama. Along the route you will see crop fields, camelids farms and typical houses. Kayac rides Experience the peace and beautiful scenery offered by the world`s highest navigable lake (Capachica Peninsula, Esteves island- Uros) Other activities Horseback riding on Amantani Island, artisan fishing, boat rides, sailing, mountain biking

Web Links

www.peru.travel/puno www.puno.com www.ogdpuno.org Access

By plane: From Lima to Juliaca: direct flight/3 airlines/2 regular daily flights/1 h 30 min From Lima to Juliaca: with stopover in Arequipa/3 airlines/ 4 regular daily flights/2 h 40 h

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From Juliaca airport, you continue by land from the Juliaca-Puno highway By bus: From Lima: 5 bus companies 7 daily departures/18 h From Arequipa: 16 bus companies 71 daily departures/5 h From Cusco: 10 bus companies 48 daily departures/7 h

DMO Puno

tour operator

All Ways Travel 59 Hotel Titilaka – Andean Experience 58

Puno

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ngos and community based tourism

CEDESOS - Centro Para El Desarrollo Sostenible 60


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DMO Puno Created in 2005, DMO APTUR-PUNO is a nonprofit association, which aims at fostering and promoting the development of sustainable tourism for Puno Destination, in coordination with the public and private sectors.

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Site & Surrounding The city of Puno lies on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. It is the folklore capital of Peru and the site of the Feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria. Nearby sites include the spectacular Chullpas de Sillustani, a compound of impressive burial towers built by the Kollas people; Llachón, a community still preserving old customs and culture, and Pucará, known for its pre-Inca pottery and the “toritos de Pucará”, traditional clay figurines representing cattle. The inhabitants of the lake’s numerous islands still live as their ancestors lived. The Uros, for instance, live on “floating islands” and they sail the lake on rafts also made out of totora reeds. Taquile, Suasi, and Amantaní are known for hospitality of their residents, their ancestral weaving skills, their pre-Columbian constructions, and lovely countryside. The Titicaca National protects extensive stretches of totora reeds and various species of plants and animals.

Asociación Puno Turismo y Desarrollo APTUR – OGD PUNO

remote and uniquely beautiful Isla Suasi — the only private island in massive Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water. Featuring panoramic lake views from every room, surrounded by terraced gardens and designed with

roofs) to blend into the island, the lodge is com-

DMO APTUR-PUNO works to improve Puno Destination positioning in the national and international markets, enhancing a competitive, diversified and sustainable tourism offer contributing to an improved quality of life of the population.

Name

Casa Andina is a solar-powered ecolodge on the

native materials (stone, adobe and thatched

Services

information

Casa Andina Private Collection – Isla Suasi

mitted to being green.

Sustainability Aspects In order to achieve a competitive and sustainable tourism offer, APTUR-PUNO develops tourism products and services to fulfil market requirements. The DMO works on the development of Cultural Tourism, in collaboration with economic and social agents involved in tourism activities within the region.

Address

Jr. Alfonso Ugarte 113 - Store 505 - 5th floor (Mall: Centro Comercial Plaza) Puno, Peru

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Site & Surrounding Suasi is a magical, and for many, mystical place to disconnect from the world. Spot rare vicuñas, hike to Itapilluni Hill to contemplate colourful high-altitude sunsets, paddle a canoe around the island, go on quiet nature walks, or visit the massage room and steam saunas with eucalyptus leaves.

Accommodation Superior rooms are spacious and well appointed, with large bathrooms, peaked ceilings with wooden beams, and chimneys. The Andean Cottage is a very large & extremely private 2-bedroom lakefront suite.

Excursions & Activities Casa Andina offers a multitude of activities on the island like nature walks, boating on Titicaca, canoeing and others.

Sustainability Aspects Suasi’s ecolodge is all about being green. Committed to conserving the island’s precious natural resources and not interfering with Suasi’s natural beauty, it is entirely solar-powered by German-engineered solar panels. A USD $12 fee per guest to enter Suasi (included in all guests’ room cost) helps fund conservation projects on the island and in the immediate vicinity.

Casa Andina Private Collection - Isla Suasi Address

Northeastern extreme of Lake Titicaca Puno, Peru Phone

+51 1 213 97 20

Phone

+51 51 363 498

Email

magramunt@casa-andina.com

Email

ogdpuno@ogdpuno.org

Website

www.casa-andina.com

Website

www.ogdpuno.org

Contact

Mariano Agramunt

Contact

Samuel Apaza Pari

Sustainability Rating

56

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All Ways Travel All Ways Travel was created in 1996 with the purpose of developing a more socially responsible kind of tourism. It is a progressive and specialised local tour operator, engaged in social projects and activities in the southern region of Puno.

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All Ways Travel Titicaca Peru specialises in the Andean high plateau and Lake Titicaca region. It offers a wide range of cultural tours, including Lake Titicaca and the surrounding communities.

Hotel Titilaka – Andean Experience

Accommodation

Hotel Titilaka is a contemporary experience

Site & Surrounding

All Ways Travel works with the various communities of Amantani, Hatuncolla, Llachon, Luquina, Ccotos and Taquile to provide visitors with a home-stay experience. The families of these communities provide accommodation and meals for visitors, providing a cultural exchange experience and helping to fosters equal relationships among people from different cultures.

lodge offering an artful blend of exquisite design, intuitive service and personal comfort. Titilaka is the perfect lakeside hub to experience the nature and culture that characterizes the Andean region.

Excursions & Activities All Ways Travel has developed several alternatives to the traditional tourism experiences in the area of Puno. These include 2-day or longer tour programs, combining culture and nature-based experiences with cultural exchange.

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All Ways Travel Titicaca Peru Address

Jirón Deustua 576 Puno, Peru Phone

+51 51 355 552 Fax

+51 51 353 979 Email

allwaystravel@titicacaperu.com proyectos@titicacaperu.com

Examples of these tours include: •• Cultural Anapia Island •• Cultural Amantani, Uros and Taquile Islands •• Cultural Sillustani tour •• Cultural Llachon and Kayak •• Cultural Luquina home stay experience

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All Ways Travel combines a strong respect for Lake Titicaca’s rich culture and traditions, with an awareness of the significant poverty of its people. It is currently installing libraries, supporting rural schools and offering much needed education and children’s books in many of the villages. Its educational tours offer a genuine discovery of indigenous peoples’ lifestyles. This cross-cultural travel experience continues to leave a lasting impression on both locals and travellers. The sustainable tourism experience of All Ways Travel with the community of Anapia in Puno has been awarded several recognitions at national and international levels.

Andean Experience – Hotel Titilaka

Accommodation All 18 rooms in Titilaka offer lake views, in a minimalist design that reflects Andean heritage. All rooms feature heated floors and the 14 suites feature spa bathrooms, with free standing tubs and rain shower heads. Stays at Titilaka include all meals, which have been carefully crafted and prepared. Meals are light, use local ingredients and have Peruvian or international flair. Their meals are complemented by a choice of domestic wines. Guests can enjoy their food and drink in the cozy dining room with the impressive 270 degree view of the lake.

The Titilaka offers an array of natural and cultural excursions from which the guests may choose to compose their day. Guides work to make sure that each day features activities that most inte-rest the guests. Excursions can often be done by hiking, biking, rowing, and kayaking or by boat. Some activities, such as nature walks and boat rowing through the Lake’s reed mangroves, last just a few hours. Halfday tours are available for bird lovers and guests interested in learning about local lifestyles. Full-day tours take travelers to Inca Anatawi, Aramu Muro, Juli and Pomata, and Isla del Sol. Guests wishing to “sail on top of the world” may charter a private sail excursion boat.

Address

Sustainability Aspects

Phone

At Titilaka the vision is to protect the environment and to give back to the communities. Communication with local people is encouraged in order to minimize the cultural impact and to improve their lives. •• 96% of their employees are hired locally. •• Lake Titicaca fish and local produce are used. •• Every possible effort is made to reduce detergent and water use.

Sáenz Peña 129, Barranco, Lima 04, Peru +51 1 700 51 05 Fax

+51 1 700 51 29 Email

reservas@andean-experience.com marketing@andean-experience.com

Website

Website

Contact

Contact

www.titicacaperu.com

Positioned on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, Titilaka is surrounded by the scenic Andean altiplano and seemingly endless deep blue waters of the mystical lake.

Excursions & Activities

information

Sustainability Aspects

Site & Surrounding

www.titilaka.com

Victor Pauca Eliana Pauca

Olga Cervantes Sustainability Rating

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CEDESOS – Centro Para El Desarrollo Sostenible CEDESOS is an NGO dedicated to promoting sustainable development utilising effective management skills and social engagement. It focuses its work on technical assistance, with training and research to propose strategies for natural resource management, environmental concerns and evaluation of cultural traditions to the harmonious development of the Andean Region and the country.

information Name

CEDESOS – Centro Para El Desarrollo Sostenible

Site & Surrounding They are working and supporting the environments of Amantani Island, Capachica and Chucuito peninsula.

Accommodation Tourists are hosted by local families in their improved traditional style houses.

Excursions & Activities They contact and arrange transport, accommodation, meals, and entrance fees for typical activities. There is an English–Spanish guide along with others in the communities they support. Information and advertising material about the customs and traditions of these communities is also available.

Sustainability Aspects The Institution also promotes their research work, disseminating the results of these investigations, which form a basis for further research and proposal strategies to address and/or mitigate the problems that arise. The developing of the tourism activity is their main implement in helping to improve the quality of the lives of the families within the communities. •• Sustainable management of solid waste in Capachica district of Puno – Peru, developed in 2008. •• Cleaning campaign on Karina Bay. •• Tree planting campaign in Karina. •• Sustainable Rural Tourism developing. •• Elaboration of organic garbage cans campaign.

Address

Jr. Moquegua Nº 348 Puno, Peru Phone

+51 51 367 915 +51 959 577 477 Email

cedesosperu@cedesos.org Website

www.cedesos.org Contact

Noeli Osco Ochoa

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