Tourism is like fire - you can cook your dinner on it, or it can burn your house down.
Some big Tour Operators control destination-based accommodation and transport, employ overseas staff, import food, and provide all inclusive holidays during which guests never leave the hotel - this means that up to 75% of the cost of some holidays stays in the country of origin rather than benefiting local people in Peru; one of World’s poorest countries. Too often tourists are unaware of the impacts of their behavior on sensitive local cultures. While it is your holiday it is somebody else’s home. Tourism developments can pollute the environment, and use vast quantities of precious resources such as water and firewood. Sadly, tourist trade in endangered species, hardwoods, and ancient artifacts threatens our natural and cultural heritage. Tourists are increasing getting fed up with pre-packaged, over sanitized holidays that provide few opportunities to meet local people on their terms, or to enjoy wildlife and the environment without feeling like they are contributing to its destruction. Our Responsible Travel Policy provides equitable exchanges of culture, respect and wisdom with local people. It is about a warmer welcome from local people who are benefiting from tourism; about providing visitors with better insights into local environments and cultures through the knowledge of local guides; and about knowing that income from your visit will help local communities to conserve the special places, cultures and wildlife that you have enjoyed as a visitor. Being a responsible traveler need not be difficult or dull! It is really simply a matter of thinking of yourself as being a guest. Traveling responsibly can be as simple as respecting local traditions and religions, learning a few words of the local language, and asking permission before you photograph local people. Traveling with respect earns you respect.
Our goal is to make travel that benefits travelers, hosts and their environments; more enjoyable and authentic holidays that maximize the benefits to local communities, minimize any negative social or environmental impacts of tourism, and help local people in health, education, and to conserve their fragile cultures and habitats/species.


TESTIMONIALS AT TRIP ADVISOR: Marian Mathews: - We were thrilled with the trip he planned and led for me and my husband. I can't recommend Yure highly enough. We were also very impressed with Yure’s passion for helping his fellow Peruvians and giving back to his community. In addition to his work as a guide, he has created and/or participates in a number of non-profit community action projects which benefit Peruvians in need. For a custom-designed, superbly-organized and memorable experience in Peru with an articulate, knowledgeable and charming guide, I would strongly encourage you to contact Yure: