Over the years, many villages in Peru have been neglected by the government, particularly those situated in remote mountainous areas with limited access to transportation. Despite Cusco being one of the most visited regions in Peru, with over a million tourists each year, it is still considered one of the poorest regions in the country. This is largely due to the fact that the revenue generated from tourism is often sent to Lima, the country’s capital, rather than being reinvested in the local communities.
Inka Altitude, a Peruvian tourism company, we are committed to making a positive impact on these forgotten villages and improving the lives of their residents. We believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the communities that have welcomed us with open arms and helped us build our business.
One of our primary objectives is to bring joy to the children living in these remote areas, particularly during the Christmas season. Many of these children have never seen a toy or tasted the traditional Panetone and chocolate that is commonly enjoyed in homes during the holidays. By providing gifts and treats to these children, we hope to bring smiles to their faces and show them that they are not forgotten.
In addition to supporting the local communities, we also strive to promote sustainable tourism practices in the region. This includes working with local businesses and organizations to reduce waste and minimize our environmental impact. We also provide our guests with opportunities to learn about the local culture and history while supporting local artisans and entrepreneurs.
At Inka Altitude, we believe that tourism has the power to create positive change, and we are committed to using our platform to make a difference in the lives of those who have been overlooked for too long. We invite you to join us in our efforts to create a brighter future for these forgotten villages and their residents.
Every year Inka Altitude has the environmental responsibility to leave the places as clean as it was first found. All the guides, cooks, drivers meet to be able to reach the most visited places in Cusco and clean the garbage that is left by note responsable visitors. This helps more tourists understand that traveling can be a nice way to have distractions without having to destroy places as beautiful as Laguna Humantay.
We know that not only the garbage is left in these places but also the erosion of the edges of the Lagoon also exists where all visitors are recommended not to throw stones into the Lagoon or walk along its edge.
All together we can work hard so that places as beautiful as this can continue to exist for thousands of years to come and that our children’s children have the opportunity to enjoy these incredible landscapes.