Who are we?
Pachamama is a Peruvian local tour operator created in 2001 in order to promote alternative and responsible tourism. We organize tours through Peru and Bolivia combining the classic tourist attractions with the values of sustainable development. We care about environment protection, social economy and cultural respect.
Moreover, Pachamama is member of the CIAP family, an association of Peruvian craftsmen which stands for fair trade, microcredit and sustainable tourism.
We further the intercultural exchange between travellers and locals in a sustainable, respectful and social vision. We want our clients to see the main Peruvian touristic attractions but also to discover other Peruvian destinations and local communities with its inhabitants and its culture.
We work directly with local communities and craftsmen who we support via social, economic and environmental projects aiming at improving their living conditions.
Pachamama considers social economy as a working basis and an ethical principal, integrating sustainable development values in the heart of our activities.
Our tour operator is located in Lima and we work with local coordinators in every Peruvian region: in Lima with Pamela who is in charge of the global coordination and then, in Puno; Arequipa; Cusco; Trujillo, Chiclayo y Cajamarca; Chachapoyas; and in Bolivia.
Through our 10 years’ experience in creating alternative and responsible tours in Peru we have developed logistic tools so that we can organize and adapt our programs to your desires and requests.
The CIAP family supports sustainable development values through its 4 independent operational structures. Below, the companies which are part of the CIAP family:
Interfacts: is the business branch. They sell and export handicraft products under fair trade principles.
La COOPAC: is the microcredit agency which loans and funds projects for the other CIAP members, craftsmen and entrepreneurs.
Pachamama: is a tour operator which further alternative and responsible tourism with tours combining classic tourism attractions with communitarian, ecotourism, handicraft, or adventure experiences…
Ecosol Peru manages K´antu: is the CIAP fair trade store where handicrafts products are sold. It is located in Puno in La Casa del Corregidor.