What We Do
Many adventure travel companies support local nonprofit organizations in the communities in which they work. Llama Expeditions takes this philanthropic support a step further by inviting you to join us in experiencing the thrill of giving.
During your adventure, you will learn about and visit a local nonprofit organization. (As much as possible, we focus on projects that help women and girls.)
You then have the option to provide a gift to the organization from their wish list. This experience adds a special dimension to your adventure as you leave your “footprint” beside mine by helping to change someone else’s life. On the post-trip evaluation, this experience always ranks as the coolest thing people did.
In addition, Llama Expeditions is committed to ensuring that tourism benefits the communities we visit by:
- Working with local tour guides and tour leaders.
- Patronizing locally owned hotels and restaurants, whenever possible.
Our promise to protect the environment starts at home. We actively participate in recycling paper, glass, and plastic in the office. We also do all marketing online to avoid printing a paper brochure or catalog.
In addition, we purchase carbon offsets to minimize your carbon footprint when you participate in one of our adventures.
And, we provide you with detailed information on steps you can take to sterilize water to cut down on the use of plastic water bottles.
Finally, we follow a leave no trace policy on our treks. We remove and sort all waste from campsites to recycle or compost as possible.