There cannot be tourism without tourists. While that might be obvious, the same principle can be used when it comes to sustainability. Without the active participation of the traveler, there will be no sustainability. All of our actions bear consequences, which is why every one of us has to make a conscious decision towards a more sustainable future. That is the same reason for us to incorporate sustainability into every detail when we’re planning your Peru trip. For example, we have measured the impact of all of our tours and attributed a Sustainability Score to each of them.
For us at RESPONS, sustainability is at the heart of operations and you will find that it is integrated into everything we do. It starts with the small things – like switching off the lights, picking biodegradable packaging for our guests’ snacks, or using double-sided printing mode – and it extends to immersing our guests into the Peruvian culture, up close, maybe even forming global friendships, but most importantly creating a positive impact.
We implement a variety of Travelife–certified, globally accepted sustainability practices, and even go beyond. These include measures for our internal processes, like fair treatment of our employees and recycling, as well as the fact that all of our staff members are informed of our sustainability policies and act accordingly.
Rural communities and families are our highlights. They are the true richness of Peru and we work shoulder to shoulder to provide them with additional incomes and, at the same time, offer alternative experiences to our travelers.
Also, we contribute to the preservation of local culturally-, historically-, archaeologically-, and spiritually-significant sites. It is our goal to give our guests and future generations the purest, most authentic experience possible.
This is what we do in order to achieve that goal:
These measures are just a fraction of what we do to minimize negative impacts and improve the life of the locals, who are our friends, and we would like them to become friends with our guests as well. Keeping in mind that they invite us into their home, so we should honor their culture and living space.