Embark on an Incredible Journey: The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism is attempting to make as low an impact on the environment and local culture as possible, while helping to generate future employment for local people. Sustainable tourism is defined conceptually as «development guidelines and management practices are applicable to all forms of tourism in all types of destinations, including mass tourism and the various niche tourism segments.

We support the regulation program at Machupicchu Incan sanctuary, which helps to preserve the site and promote sustainable tourism in the region. We were the first company to support the porters under Machupicchu regulation program. This program placed restrictions of the maximum weight a porter is allowed to carry (now the max is 20 kilos before it was 50 kilos). Also this program set a minimum wage increasing the pay to porters and insuring that they are provided with warm clothes, proper equipment and sufficient food. We look after the nature by educating our team with preservation rules of the nature.

We are very responsible with the garbage that we produce during our treks. We only allow a maximum of 12 people in a tour to assure your comfort and safety. We offer 1 licensed and highly recommended bilingual official tour guide for tours under 8 people (2 guides for tours with over 8 people) plus 1 chef, 1 chef assistant, and 1.5 porters for every tourist.
Please do not hesitate to give us your comments and contact us for any inquiry.

SUNRISE PERU TREK, is local tour operator managed by a tour guide with two decades of experience in the tourism industry so, we understand “the responsible tourism” We have a deep respect for the preservation of local communities and the environment specially of the region where we operate our tours like Lares region. We are determined to keep our footprint small and guided by the principles of sustainable tourism as well as choosing to support local businesses and communities. We hire local people for a number of services and we limit the size of our groups to minimize environmental and social impact and will ensure that our traditions and environments are preserved.

Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable Tourism in Peru

You help to SUNRISE PERU TREK to support our sustainable initiatives?

  • Learn a few words of the local language, Quechua and Spanish
  • Throw your garbage into bins and not on the Trail.
  • We encourage our passengers not to hand out money or candy to the kids we encounter along the way (we encourage postcards from home, school supplies or photographs instead).
  • Try to leave as much excess packaging at home (film boxes, anything plastic) – so your hosts do not have to deal with your garbage
  • Please buy locally made crafts and other products, so that your money goes directly to the community
  • Please bring rechargeable batteries rather than disposable batteries. Batteries are incredibly toxic and may not be disposed of properly.