A Different Way to Travel
At Ukumari Expeditions, we encourage, support and inspire you to step off the beaten path, and immerse yourself in the extraordinary and authentic of the Andean local culture. Our expeditions embrace the authentic and make you travel like a local, sleeping since the comfort of five star hotel to the intimacy and unique homestay lodging as local transportation to bring you face to face with Perú’s most fascinating ancestral traditions, customs, cuisine and awe-inspiring wildlife.
Off-the Beaten Path Expeditions
Ukumari Expeditions prides itself on introducing our guests to Peru’s unique, off the beaten path and extraordinary places we’ve discovered only after years of guiding and exploration–places and destinies most companies’ don´t offer and travelers don’t go –in the spirit of adventure and cultural immersion in the Peruvian Andes. Even on the most popular trips and destinations, we manage to avoid the crowds and lead you to the hidden gems in order to create life-long meaningful and unforgettable memories for you.
Extraordinary Lead Guides
Ukumari Expeditions is proud of the fact that its tour guides are the best Peruvian Ambassador’s, very passionate about their heritage and take pride in introducing and immersing our customers to their culture and way of life. Because safety and excellence in our services are part of our core values we care about guaranteeing you get escorted with officially licensed and hold Tourism degree guides that have several years of expertise, an excellent leadership, knowledge, empathy and proactivity, language proficiency, communication skills, availability and help, friendliness and sense of humor as serious commitment to environmental and social-cultural protection.
Whether you prefer from the comforts of quaint home stays or the simplicity of star-filled skies above your bed roll to a grand luxurious boutique or five start hotel, we ensure that your stay is carefully chosen for their distinctive charm, history, character and location. Our options will provide you with the most authentic cultural immersion experience possible and will always reflect the local character and spirit of your adventure. Best of all, our small group sizes allow for stays in the more intimate properties where our hosts treat us like family.
Meals to Remember
Peru is a country of contrasts in its geography and living culture with an exquisite and rich culinary heritage that made renown as one of the best in the world. With Ukumari Expeditions you will experience restaurants meticulously selected for their quality, ambiance, and regional flavor. From elegant and gourmet delicacies to simple and delicious local homemade recipes, you’ll eat better than you do at home! In our llama pack expeditions to Machu Picchu from homestay to homestay our home prepared and generous delicious meals will be always ready to keep you happy and nourished.
Special diet? Food allergies? Gluten-free? Lactose intolerant? Not a problem. Just let us know at the time of booking.
We invite you to embrace the authentic and make you travel like a local to interact with local people. From moto taxi and public bus to train and fancy private vans, we’re all about variety without leaving the comfort and quality. But, depending on your choice of expedition, service level and trip style, we provide alternative ways of getting around, too.
Flexibility and Independence
Head off to explore independently or just chill out in a café and watch the world go by. We include the must-see highlights on most of our trips, allowing you the time to explore according to your own tastes.
The right trip size
A big part of the experience is our small groups. It’s these people that make travelling with us rewarding and exciting! With Ukumari Expeditions you can expect a good number and great mix of guests when you travel, usually is no more than 12 travelers. We offer the perfect camaraderie whether you’re traveling as a couple, a family, with some of your favorite friends, or solo.
Responsible & Sustainable Tourism
Ukumari Expeditions is aware that tourism activity creates benefits and impacts to local communities, their culture and environment, which is why our strong commitment is to make an optimal use of environmental resources, respecting the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, and providing socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders.
Ukumari´s philosophy is to create “better places for people to live in and making better places for people to visit” taking responsibility for achieving a truly sustainable development through the incorporation if the local host communities to the tourism chain value and make them part of the stakeholder and contribute to a better socio-economic development.
Ukumari Expeditions embraces both responsibility and sustainability as key elements in its corporate philosophy, developing policies, guidelines and action plans in order to deliver to our customers more authentic and enjoyable experiences. We are seriously committed to three main responsible tourism priority areas.
Our main commitment is to generate a sustainable tourism business in which we can win and our stakeholders can win too. For us it is very important to contribute to local economy and enhance the wellbeing of host communities, in such way Ukumari is committed to improve working conditions and incorporate the local host families and communities as providers into its chain value and tourism industry in a responsible and sustainable way, generating greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the wellbeing of host communities.
Ukumari Expeditions takes with high responsibility the fact that shows and takes customers into Perú´s most spectacular remote communities full of pride, tradition, customs and cultural heritage that are fragile and sensitive to impact. To us is vital to be culturally sensitive and minimize any negative impact to local living cultures as well as their traditions and customs, promoting experiences and initiatives of protection that has to be shared by our stakeholders. For that reason Ukumari has the best guides, are our representatives and ambassadors of our ancestral customs, traditions and heritage that create community, concern and education in our expeditions to thriving destinations.
We are strongly dedicated to deliver low-impact expeditions. We love and respect the places we visit and are committed to preserving them. We are aware that all human activity creates impact, to a greater or lesser extent, positively and negatively, so our consistent focus is to lessen our impact and reduce, reuse, and recycle solid waste generated, even though these are in the smallest quantity. We know that our expeditions will only be possible if we preserve the places we love with the cooperation and participation of our customers and all stakeholders.