[:en]For us, sustainability is at the forefront of every decision we make including who we choose to work with on the ground here in Peru. Allow us to introduce you to some of our admirable suppliers doing their part to carry sustainability through every vein of their business. We are proud partners of each and every one of these suppliers and have them to thank for our ability to provide guests with things like healthy, organic boxed lunches, farm-to-table experiences, and environmentally friendly immersive adventures in Peru. Meet our suppliers:
El Albergue is a historic hotel nestled within the scenic Ollantaytambo farm terraces. In addition to hosting guests at the hotel, El Albergue owns and operates both a restaurant and organic farm. The restaurant uses fresh organic ingredients from the farm as well as local ingredients from the Sacred Valley. The on-site farm offers guests and travelers alike a chance to work the earth and learn first-hand some of the centuries-old traditional and organic farming techniques still practiced there today.
We send guests to both the hotel and restaurant at El Albergue and many of our boxed lunches come stocked with food from El Albergue’s organic kitchen and farm.
Cola de Mono
Cola de Mono is a popular zip line operator near the town of Santa Teresa. Their 2,500 meters of cable take travelers soaring over the rushing Rio Sacsara in the magical mountain jungle zone of Santa Teresa. In addition to this popular zip line experience, Cola de Mono runs a low-impact treehouse lodge and manages the entirely organic on-site restaurant, Chola y Che.
Explorandes works with Cola de Mono for their uniquely scenic zip line through the jungle canopy and their trustworthy commitment to protecting and taking care of the natural environment in which they operate.
Munay provides the granola bars we send along on our tours, especially the treks. Containing high nutritional value rich in fiber, protein, simple sugars, and unsaturated fats, we trust Munay granola bars to keep guests energized and healthy on and off the trail.
We choose to work with Munay for their commitment to producing food that’s good for the planet and the people eating it. All of their products are 100% non-GMO and free of artificial additives, preservatives, and chemicals. It’s food you can feel good about consuming.
Masa Madre is a local Cusco artisanal bakery that provides the homemade breads and chocolates that we include in guests’ meals and boxed lunches throughout their tour with us. Their philosophy is rooted in maintaining a connection and closeness to the earth through pure and simple ingredients and centuries-old recipes. All of their breads are handmade with masa madre, a natural yeast that the Egyptian and Greco-Roman civilizations once used for their bread-making in 8000 BC. The reverence for what they do and its origin comes through in the quality of their baked goods.
Beyond their tasty breads and chocolates, Masa Madre strives to improve the well-being of the planet through their conscious decisions to work with local farmers, local markets, and to use only the highest quality raw ingredients in their products, a mission we are more than proud to support.
Our ability to maintain a commitment to sustainability often rests on finding the best partners and suppliers to work with. These four companies are delivering for our guests, the planet, and us in unique and impacting ways. For more information about these and any of our other suppliers, contact us.