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Experience Llama Trekking With Libertador Hotels & Resorts in Peru

Hotel & Resort | Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas | Janeen Christoff | October 13, 2015

Experience Llama Trekking With Libertador Hotels & Resorts in Peru

PHOTO: Llama trekking with Libertador Hotels in Peru. (photo courtesy of Llama Pack Project)

Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas now offers its guests an experiential and cultural journey at its properties in Cusco and Urubamba, Peru. In conjunction with the Llama Pack Project, an organization that is dedicated to reestablishing the benefits of llama breeding in the Andes, guests can participate in the Llama Trek, which takes them through ravines, archeological remains and waterfalls alongside a community of friendly llamas. Guides introduce guests to the local flora and fauna and the biodiversity of the Sacred Valley as well as share information on archeological sites in the region.

The Llama Pack Project is dedicated to helping native Quechua communities rediscover the value of llamas and its Llama Trek programs promote healthy llama breeding practices within the community to generate tools for work. The treks also generate environmental awareness through education and direct action.

Working with the Llama Pack Project means that guests are helping to maintain the ancestral tradition of llama breeding, which has been almost totally lost in modern-day society. Guests also contribute to the preservation of the cultural landscapes of the Andes. Llamas are one of the most eco-friendly carrier animals there is because it is native to the region and contributes to the preservation of the Andean ecosystem.

Profits from llama trekking with the Llama Pack Project also assist in achieving a sense of pride for the local Quechua communities. According to the organization, many of the children of these families are marginalized in the city for their social status. The llama treks give participating families confidence in their efforts to share part of their way of life with guests and provide a meaningful service.

Another benefit of trekking with the Llama Pack Project is that it helps the organization continue with its llama breeding project that aims to recover the purebred llamas that covered the Andean landscapes in the past.

Guests can participate in these adventures at the Palacio del Inka hotel in Cusco as well as at Tambo del Inka in Urubamba. The price per person (based on a minimum of two taking the tour) is $175 from Tambo del Inka and $190 from Palacio del Inka. Guests can also transfer from one hotel to the other. 

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