People and nature: Peru’s tourism cornerstone

People and nature: Peru’s tourism cornerstone

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On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Peru presents itself as a sustainable travel destination that focuses on cultural and social values.

September 27 is once again World Tourism Day. The aim of this day is to promote awareness of the social, cultural, political and economic value of tourism and to put sustainable tourism projects in the spotlight. As a destination where nature and people have a special place, Peru has a particularly large number of tourism projects that deserve special attention on World Tourism Day.

The small village of Lamay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, surrounded by majestic multi-thousand-meter peaks and witnesses to the Inca culture. The village is home to about 6000 people, a good half of whom live in the communities up in the mountains. The inhabitants of Lamay earn their living by cultivating native products such as potatoes, corn or quinoa, traditional pottery and weaving, and more and more tourism.

The @LaBaseLamay project is dedicated to making a positive contribution to the region and its inhabitants through responsible tourism. In various activities and programs, guests can get to know the beautiful nature and the impressive culture of the people of Lamay. So it goes together in the field, in the kitchen or at the loom, exciting insights are guaranteed and participation is expressly desired.

Boat ride in the Tingana Reserve

Amazon cruises have long been popular, as they allow close contact with the inhabitants of the rainforest. Adventurous nature lovers can now conquer the remote jungle areas by traditional canoe instead of by luxury cruiser. The guided expeditions, which last several days, take you to remote areas that can only be found on a few travel routes. Local communities along the river provide shelter for the adventurers, traditional meals and exciting history en masse are of course included. Duration of excursions and routings can be customized.

Near Arequipa, at the entrance to the majestic Colca Canyon, the village of Sibayo awaits. Here, visitors can stay overnight with a family in a typical Andean village and learn first-hand about Inca traditions such as music, dances and crafts. The breeding of llamas is also one of the traditional economic activities in Sibayo. Since 2006, the community has offered homestays here. Typical weavings, ceramics and other artworks can be purchased as souvenirs. Visitors have the opportunity to taste traditional dishes and drinks as well as typical herbs. Also, the residents offer guided tours to the sights in the area. The perfect combination of luxury and sustainability is the Relais & Chauteaux Hotel Titilaka, perched on a small peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca. From swimming to water sports of all kinds to exploring the lakeshore and islands, the 5-star hotel provides the perfect base for eventful days. 18 luxurious rooms with all-around lake views, two private beaches, and numerous decks, terraces, and
comfortable common rooms provide the perfect feel-good atmosphere, three hotel-owned boats are ready for explorations on the lake. Excursions to the surrounding communities allow hotel guests to learn more about the fascinating culture of the region’s indigenous inhabitants, while sumptuous dinners at the hotel restaurant also introduce the palate to regional specialties.


The Peruvian Commission for the Promotion of Export and Tourism (PROMPERÚ), as part of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, is the official body for promoting and advertising Peru as a tourism destination. PROMPERÚ establishes long-term business relationships with tour operators and media in all relevant source markets. For more information, visit or the official social media channels: