As Travel Company with social and environment commitment, our profits we give them back. Because we want to see kids with better future, and the environment clean. How? Please read below
- Integrated Mountain Communities: We choose to work some communities in which it operates. This includes the training and recruitment of men and women of at least 18 years old. These communities are our primary source of recruitment of porters, employed along the Inca Trails, and also our horsemen; whose work with pack animals in routes other than the classic Inca Trail. So, if this local people has extra job been just farmers with wages over minimum requested by Peruvian law, Porter´s Law, they will able to educate better their kids as well
- Entrepreneur Mountain Community: We participate with some communities, such as“Cuyuni” designing “community experiences” offered to our clients. These mainly involve programs in which the visitors have the chance to learn from the community’s living style, habits and work, interacting with them and even having the possibility to stay in a community home. We are proud of it
- Social Kids Budget: Pureq Experiences regularly supports and donates school material and clothes to kids living on mountain communities where our government doesn’t get. We believe in education which will change kids life in the future, because we want A BETTER FUTURE for them.
- Matching our clients’ donations: Whenever a client chooses to help any project, organization, orphanage or other cause, be this either through economical or material donations, PUREQ matches our client’s support, thus also getting involved in our clients’ initiatives.
- Following the rules:We are aware that the areas in which we operate are natural protected areas, and we therefore comply with the corresponding Law of Natural Protected Areas #26834 (published July 04, 1997), as well as with the Law of Conservation and Sustainable Profit of the Biological Diversity #26839 (published July 16, 1997). All our operations, campsites and activities try their best to avoid aggression and damage to these natural protected areas and their bio-diversity.
- Biodegradable products: we use within the office and in our operations mostly biodegradable products which is important in order to minimize our impact to environment.
- Minimizing the use of disposable plastics: which we have substituted with materials made of aluminum, cane, wood or textiles.
- Cleaning Campaigns: Since 2014 we are one of the few travel companies running yearly on Inca Trail Clean-Up in which we have achieved in removing up to 800kg of inorganic waste on 2015 and up to 700kg of inorganic waste on 2016 in three working days every year.
- Reforestation project: In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we started on dicember 2014 planting pine trees on High Dry Mountain in community called Cuyuni. More than 1000 pine trees were planted by our staff and local people from Cuyuni
After all, we invite all our passengers to follow our Social and Environmental Conduct
- Disposal of garbage (organic & inorganic)
- Use of flush toilets built along the Inca Trail or different communities and villages. Otherwise, we provide toilet tents with biodegradable toilet products. All garbage is disposed of outside the Natural Protected Areas.
- Avoid fires – no smoking allowed inside the tents.
- Avoid disturbing animals – no animal hunting allowed.
- Preservation of flora, no picking orchids or other plants.
- Walking over the Inca ruins, walls or archaeological sites is absolutely forbidden.
- Avoid or giving candies or others items to local community children in order not to impact their lifestyle.
- Protect local water systems through the use of only biodegradable soaps and shampoos while camping.
- Respect cultural differences: Local customs and traditions may be different from your own. Ask our guide or representative about whom behaviors are acceptable or not.
- Take photos with care: Always ask permission to take photos of people and respect their wishes if they refuse. If you do take a photo, offer to send copies back to them and make sure to follow through with your promise. If your subject wants immediate compensation in return for the photo taken, offering a piece of fruit or bread, or a souvenir from your home are ways to do it, as well as paying for them, this being the most common compensation requested.
Convinced that tourism can be a road toward development for mountain children and to protect the environment, we will continue acting as Travel Company to improve the welfare of mountain children and protect the environment. We renew our commitment with those mountain children and environment.
How to donate
Do not worry;
- Because once you book with Pureq Experiences, you are helping us.
- 1% of our profit is donated to all our projects.
- If you choose to help any project please contact us.