Native Tours – Insight into authentic travel experiences

Getting to know the local people and immersing yourself in the culture.

We conceived of Native Tours because we believe that sustainable tourism can enrich the lives of travelers as well as the people and places they visit, allowing local communities to prosper while safeguarding the rich ancestral heritage that makes them unique and attractive.

Native Tours is a sustainable community-based tour operator offering authentic excursions that foster an appreciation for environmental and cultural conservation. We believe that responsible tourism can improve the lives of travelers as well as the people and places they visit, allowing the local communities to prosper while safeguarding the rich ancestral heritage that makes them so unique and attractive.

We are proud to work directly with 2 communities near Cusco, Peru to connect travelers with the best community-based tourism experiences: Amaru & Paru Paru. 50% of our profits are invested in projects that protect the environment and improve living conditions in the local indigenous communities in which we work:

With our community-based tours, the local residents invite travelers to visit their communities to discover local habitats and wildlife in their region and share their traditional meals, ancestral rituals, cultural activities, language, and values. Based on a fair-trade model, Native Tours pays a fair price to the community residents in exchange for rich cultural activities, authentic local cuisine, and traditional accommodations. This social and economic enablement strengthens communities through increased awareness of the commercial and social value placed on their cultural heritage by tourists, thus fostering pride in their cultural identity and a desire to preserve their cultural heritage and natural resources.

In essence, we hope to inspire travelers to discover and cherish the earth and its people.

Karen Vergara

Founder, Native Tours

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