In Santu Tour Operator we have a sociocultural responsibility to the environment in which it develops our activities, preventing the impact that tourists can cause be harmful to populations that are visited on aspects such as their customs, festivities, local cuisine, language, religion, beliefs, etc.
We seek a balance between human activities, socioeconomic development and environmental protection is sought therefore dual objectives cannot be separated:
- Strengthening economic and social cohesion
- Achieving the highest level of environmental protection
• Commitment and dedication to work
Is a need to understand the high responsibility we all have without exception, in front of the serious problem of the preservation of our planet and its resources are increasingly scarce. It is important to think about how to leave the land for generations to come and learn to have little habits that ultimately mean much.
Actions we have taken into account:
If visiting a community the tourists may want to tip or distributing candy to children or people, both are not correct because they generate a damage to the dental health. So we are planning with the group, before going on tour, buy personal care items or others that are of greater benefit and benefit to the native population.
During the tour, the guide should be monitoring the conservation status of the tourist attractions and have suggestions or comments thereof, shall be communicated without delay to the competent authority. Participate and support the development initiatives surrounding communities and encourage the manufacture and purchase of handicrafts and other products specific to each community.
The February 18 Santu Tour Operator and Q'ellqa equipment company (http://qellqacusco.com) we headed to Ausangate, to find in the depths of the Andes with the Q'eros community and their representatives. Q'eros friends gave us their confidence and allowed us to enter their communities for each of the areas designated by the Mayor to install 50 solar lighting equipment donated by Voltaic brand..
It was a big effort to get to each sector, the walks were very intense but the landscape and the satisfaction of seeing the smiling faces of the beneficiary families made everything worthwhile.
All installation work was carried out in teams, led by their Mayor Q'eros community, had a spotless and very efficient organization, support at all times were met and that we mobilize to each sector, with the support of them at all times. They are amazing people, they vibrate differently, always smiling and willing to help with surprising energy, climb mountains over 5000 meters with ease and some even do jumping and playing a flute, and really admirable physical strength they have.
In each sector we received soup with different types of potatoes and tea.
To achieve the facilities, we must recognize the work of our friend Cesar who had a very active role in the installation and training of solar lighting equipment donated. Cesar is our link with the Q'eros community Nation, who trained to be the local contact to provide technical and maintenance service of the equipment installed.
Cesar in action, training on the proper use of equipment
We thank our friends for the confidence Q'eros provided and share with us their honorable rules of life, which are worthy of imitation..