Conservation through Tourism
We believe that tourism can be a powerful, positive force towards conservation of ecology and culture by placing economic value on these critical resources. You can participate in these activities by exploring our community based experiences in Choquechaca or follow along as our founder Nick Stanziano walks and registers thousands of miles of Qhapaq Nan, the disappearing Inca Road from Ecuador to Peru.
This trek developed by the SA Expeditions takes you through the remote Andes Mountains along old Inca routes to Machu Picchu. Your support team and local guides are all from the community of Choquechaca which is along the route. You will experience not only native forests, lost ruins and glacier clad peaks, but you will also learn and understand what life is like for the indigenous cultures of the region, spending an evening with the families of your porters and guides.
In addition to exploring all the key highlights of Cusco and Machu Picchu, you will also spend an unforgettable day trekking, or by horseback to the community of Choquechaca for a mountain lunch. You will get to be part of this remote Andean community for the day, off the beaten path, visiting the Inca ruins at Pumamarka and enjoying some the most untouched and ecologically important valleys around Machu Picchu.