The Ultimate Sustainable Adventure Vacation is an Inca Trail Trek

When choosing your next vacation destination, consider taking an Inca trail trek and journey to Machu Picchu nestled in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The Inca trail trek is an exciting, life-changing experience that is easy on the planet and supports the local community.

Alpaca Expeditions is the Inca trail trekking tour operator. If you are an adventure seeker, this destination has your name on it. Machu Picchu is the last Incan city and requires tourists to hike or take a train to the destination. Given the surge of the global population and the subsequent scarcity of non-renewable resources, people are looking for new ways to enjoy travel without leaving a heavy footprint environmentally. Ecotourism is the new smart way to travel.

Think of the opportunity you have to spend your money on making stronger communities in one of the world’s most remote and sought after destinations. Instead of waiting in line at restaurants, on your Inca trail trek, you can have a chef prepare food that is high quality and even vegetarian friendly. Immersing with the culture will give you an unforgettable experience and education that a resort experience cannot offer. The guides will teach you about the local culture, the history of Machu Picchu, and you will feel a strong connection from being a part of strengthening the communities that live in this tropical rainforest.

Did we mention adventure?

The tropical rainforest offers an exciting adventure sure to invigorate your senses. You may experience many different weather systems as you hike above 13,000 feet. You will feel the changing oxygen levels in the air as your body adjusts to the altitude. You will hear the sounds of the forest and taste the local cuisine. You will be immersed in the elements of the Andes Mountains and get to know a different way of life. The hike is not for the faint of heart, but the tunnels, topography and dramatic landscape are rewards in themselves for your eyes to
behold.

How would you be helping the local community?

Alpaca Expeditions provides opportunities for education for the children in this remote area that often walk two miles to school and have trouble getting school supplies. The company employs porters who are ‘runners’ that transport goods for the trail guides. Many of the porters are fathers in the local community. Alpaca Expeditions is committed to cultural education to each client and has even committed to planting trees in the area that are hard to find. Many locals are farmers and herders of alpacas or sheep and have trouble growing enough food in the local climate to sustain their families especially when the weather prevents them from leaving the remote area. They need income to purchase other foods to get them through the periods of inclement weather or slow growth. Alpaca Expeditions helps a different village each year by donating school supplies and basic personal hygiene products. The company offers a livable wage for guides and employs local Peruvians.

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    Author: Phineas Gray

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