Why Travel With Llama Expeditions?
How could you resist?! When you hear the name Llama Expeditions, you might be picturing traipsing through the Andes with a furry llama companion in tow. While we do trek with llamas in the Andes, our llamas are so much more.
Did you know that llamas represent unconditional love in the Andean religion? This is because they provide so much to the Andean people – meat for food, fur for warmth, transport for heavy loads, and their hearts in sacrificial ceremonies.
While we won’t be sacrificing anyone, giving back is an integral part of our adventures. We give back by working with local tour guides, drivers, hotels, farmers, and restaurants to ensure that your tourist dollars benefit the local community.
And, as a part of your adventure, we introduce you to ordinary people who are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. You can join us in supporting their work by making a philanthropic donation during or after the trip, or returning to serve as a volunteer. As much as possible, we support non profit organizations that help women and girls.
We design our adventures to get you out of your psychological comfort zone. This could mean doing something you weren’t sure you could do, such as hiking the Inca Trail or participating in a home stay when you don’t speak the language. Or, it could mean learning about a different culture and way of life in a manner that causes you to reflect on your own.
"On a scale of 1-to-10, it was a 15! It was a life changing trip for me.” – Mike Jensen
Dine with a local family in their home. Herd llamas with a local farmer and his wife. Visit a school for impoverished girls. Surf with former street kids in Lima. These are just a few of the cultural experiences you’ll find woven into the fabric of our trips.
Sure, you’ll see the big name attractions worth seeing, such as Machu Picchu. But, you’ll do more than check these attractions off your list. You’ll get to know the “real” destination behind the tourism façade.
We work hard to create experiences that are greater than the sum of their parts – experiences that exceed expectations time and again.
“It was the most educational and wonderful trip of my life. It far exceeded my expectations and I have been telling everyone they need to travel to Peru with Llama Expeditions." – Roberta Coates
We promise, we won’t abandon you. Rather, we’ve got you covered so that you can approach your trip with joyful abandon.
We personally research and test each and every adventure to make sure that it is safe, fun, and inspiring.
We also make sure that you are properly prepared so your adventure is memorable for all the right reasons.
"I consistently found that I was more prepared than all the other tourists.” – Shayla Minteer