How does it work?
Come and experience the local culture and history of Peru! Choose a tour or trek that suits your interests and lifestyle - we offer experiences for all ages! During your tour, you will visit a native local community that is in need of trees. Together with your guide, you will meet with the locals and work together to plant your tree. During this experience, you will have a cultural exchange and you will both learn about the history of the native trees. Then enjoy a traditional meal (such as quinua soup or a pachamanca) with your new local friends.
What kind of tree will I plant?
Only local, indigenous trees are planted that are the correct species for the area, for example -
Quenua, Quiswar, Chachacoma, Molle and Retama, etc. Many of these trees are disappearing from our local countryside.
How much does it cost to plant a tree?
The cost to plant your tree is included in the price of your tour.
Can I plant more than one tree?
We would love for you to plant more trees! Each additional tree costs $10. This cost helps to support the local work that we do.
How will I know how to plant my tree?
All of our staff (wranglers, chefs, tour guides) are well trained in proper tree planting - as passed down from their ancestors.
Why should I plant a tree?
Trees are essential to life. They create the air we breathe and filter air pollution. Trees also build soil and help soak up stormwater before it can create a flood, and they offer energy-saving shade that reduces global warming and creates habitat for thousands of different species.
Sprcifically in Peru, we have the additional problem of rampant fires in the Andes. These fires are started by local people who wish to have new grass during the rainy season. What they do not realize is that the fires are also killing their trees. Our tree planting program includes education for the local people so that not only will they learn to care for the trees that we plant, but they will learn how burning is bad for the environment.