Once a year we organise eco travel from the Netherlands to the Andes mountain range of Peru. This trip is for a maximum of 12 persons during 30 days with amongst others travelling with horses and llamas and an expedition to the beautiful ancient city of Choquequirao.
General goal of Taklla-Inkary’s eco travels
Taklla-Inkary would like to attain by means of eco travel that two rich cultures meet and work together in a beautiful, wild ecological environment. This creates an opportunity for the exchange of various aspects of these two cultures, such as the material and the spiritual side. It gives people an opportunity for tranquillity and balance.
A travel with sweet lamas and horses
Within 21 days of this trip will be a 4 to 5 days as the Incas traveling with the lovable llamas and horses. It is a different way of life experience, along with the population, at 4500 m high, taste the simplicity of life, balanced with spirituality. One visit here and also supports projects in remote schools. Required properties: physical health, ability to improvise, social attitudes, environmentally conscious attitude, open to spiritual experience.
What is eco-tourism? Eco-tourism can probably be best described as a small-scale tourism close to the local culture. To increase the ecological factor is also doing something useful for the local population through volunteering is an important component. Ecotourism is like the opposite of the popular consumer-oriented operation and mass tourism.
Exchange in the remote Puna’s
The exchange will take place from the area around Totora in the provinces of Cusco, Arequipa and Apurimac. The immediate surroundings of Totora is divided into 12 communities spread across the puna’s.
The puna are the areas at high altitudes of the Andes, about 4000 to 5000 meters high. These communities
are among the most remote inhabited corner of South America. In a community live about 30 to 40 families. In the whole area, total size of the province of Gelderland, housing 800 families. Over the past decade, we have provided support for these communities to improve school buildings. Since the government in recent years, this point itself has picked up, we can now turn to another topic. We can provide support in raising awareness of environmental aspects of mining to the people in the puna, which are confronted with the consequences. The explosively growing mining
Mining and ecology
The rich supply of raw materials and precious metals in the soil of Peru brings a new problem with it. Until recently, there were a number of major mining companies operating in the area. These were mostly foreign companies. At present, mining is booming. The existing mines expand, new large companies entering in both national and international owners, and there is a large increase in small local, manually working mine winners. In the mines especially gold, silver and copper, are extracted from the ground. The government claims at this time that mining is done in an environmentally responsible manner. In some mines is this so, not yet in others. The increasing mining also has implications for the social and cultural life of the area. With the participants of the trip, we will enter into an exchange on this issue. During our visit to a number of communities with people
Meet the locals
Is advance a route through the area each trip and viewed the communities we visit. For exchanges will be meeting with adults, with both men and women are involved. We always visit local schools, where the school is a more general meeting exchange
= Flight International: Amsterdam-Lima, second class, returns
= National Flight Lima-Cuzco return
= Carriage within the program of the ecorondreis with drivers
6 to 8 days hotel with breakfast
= 20 days alternate night (inc camping), breakfast, lunch, coca leaves and Canja
= Health checks at First Aid Division at posta medica Visit
Cameraman / supervisor
= Supervisor for the trip over the inkapad Choquequirao
= Rent and care / carers of horses
= Rent and care / supervisors of the lovable llamas that carry the baggage
= Rent of the kitchen team
= Tour guide and also the contact point for all common questions and to interpreters in Quechua and Spanish for 20 days throughout the trip
= Possibly a replacement if the travel by unexpected events can travel itself unable to continue with
= The total amount for the EKO-trip journey in 2014 is € 2960, –