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Leaving Lima seems to take forever. The apartment buildings, shops, garages and constructions just seem to go on and on. It’s anything but boring for visitors because it brings you to areas of Lima you wouldn’t visit if you just fly in and out of the airport. The Panamericana Norte, the highway you’ll travel on...
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The Alternative Peru team loves Peru (duh!) and we would love for you to come and visit us here and discover the wonders of Peru. But for most of you, Peru is also very different than what you’re used to in your own country. To avoid any big surprises, we’re preparing you with a concise...
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Social impact Lima tour
Voluntourism, traveling and paying to volunteer, has gained momentum during the last decade. It has even become one of the fastest growing niche travel markets. While most volunteering travelers (or is it traveling volunteers?) mean well and simply want to have a more meaningful vacation, certain forms of voluntourism have a very negative impact on...
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It’s decided. Your next trip is going to be to Peru. But where and how to start planning your adventure? Peru has a lot to offer and it might seem overwhelming at first. Because we’re very avid travelers ourselves at Alternative Peru, we’ve tried to write down the steps that we take when we plan...
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You can’t travel to Peru right now. You can’t enjoy a delicious ceviche while sipping from a Pisco Sour in Peru right now. You can’t wander the street of Cusco and you can’t fish for piranhas in the Amazon. You also can’t take one of our tours in Lima or meet one of the amazing...
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Amazon tour Lima
We admit that Lima isn’t exactly the city that travelers adore at first sight. Five months a year (June through October) the garúa covers the city sometimes high in the sky, sometimes even in between the buildings and homes of Limeños. This mysterious sea mist is caused by the interaction of warm inland desert winds...
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Jorge Chavez airport blog
For now, as long as this pandemic is not under control, stay home! Don’t travel! This might seem weird coming from a person making a living from tourism, but we need all of us to beat this together. As Dr. Georgine Nanos, board-certified physician and CEO of Kind Health group in California told Forbes: “It’s...
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community stay Huaraz
Alternative Peru’s mission is to help grow responsible tourism in Peru because we believe it has great potential to strengthen Peru’s economy in a sustainable way and to replace harmful non-sustainable economic activities that are now driving Peru’s economy but are not decreasing inequality.
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Local Artisan Lima tour
Travelers from around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the ecological, economic and social impact of traveling. That’s why a lot of them choose to discover new countries through sustainable tourism. But sometimes it is easier said than done. Do you also want to travel in a sustainable and responsible way but you don’t...
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Iquitos Amazon tour
After visiting the Amazon in Brazil and in Peru and conducting research with some of its indigenous peoples, I’m even more passionate about the most biodiverse section of tropical rainforest in the world, and its people. That’s one of the reasons that at Alternative Peru we definitely wanted to include some responsible and authentic experiences in...
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