5 December 2018
Andean Lodge’s mission strives to conserve a fragile and relatively undisturbed ecosystem, and to help the local native communities thrive and prosper. You can contribute to our goals by traveling with us. Ecotourism and sustainable tourism have now become the preferred modes of travel for the adventurous, environmentally-aware, socially-conscious traveler. This way of traveling focuses on having a minimal impact on the local environment, while enhancing the economic well-being of the local communities that welcome us. With Andean Lodges you’ll visit one of the most amazing ecotourism destinations in the world: Cusco and its surrounding mountains. We’ve deeply considered the impact of ecotourism on local communities in the ways we’ve designed the experiences we offer travelers. As we’ve written before, we’ve helped local communities build the lodges, we’ve created jobs to employ their skills, and we utilize environmentally friendly products in all the aspects of the services we offer. Sadly however, ecotourism in Peru isn’t as faultless as it should be, and many tourism operators offer less-than-ideal or unsustainable services, which sometimes harm the land, and can produce long-term negative impacts on the country’s environment and society over time. On the other hand, Andean Lodges offers eco hotels, eco adventures and eco tours that do consistently and sustainably deliver a range of positive benefits of ecotourism to the local communities. Such benefits include creating a friendly safe work space for local native people, and offering them job opportunities and training them in key skills that allow entry into the fast growing tourism market in Peru, while also helping ensure they can preserve their homes and lands, as they have for centuries. Discover how traveling with Andean Lodges is the best alternative for fulfilling your dreams of mountain adventures, while at the same time taking responsible action to improve the world we live in, here. When you reserve a tour and travel with us, you discover the fascinating world that waits for you in Peru’s magnificent Andes Mountains.