La Base Lamay, with Vipac Travel in Peru

Anyone who is fascinated by the beautiful nature of our planet should definitely add Peru to their bucket list. Your desire to see pristine places will surely be fulfilled because Peru has it all: the coast, the mountains and the jungle.

When you visit a new country, it’s not just about adding a new stamp to your passport. It’s about making the most of your time abroad and leaving a positive impact. That is why we suggest you plan an excursion with Base Lamay, a Peruvian company that has a partnership with the local community of Lamay, where they get to show you their culture.

Their main purpose is conservation and sustainable development in Lamay through responsible tourism. We really believe that responsible tourism contributes positively to enhancing traditional agriculture and native products. Likewise, motivate cultural and environmental conservation. Their headquarters are located in Lamay, a small village in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. Lamay is a paradise of nature and outdoor activities with strong cultural and ancient traditions. They offer hikes in the mountains and experiences in local communities. They also organise other outdoor adventures such as fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, farming, culinary activities and interactive experiences in the village including visits to sustainable projects in Lamay.

If you join any activity with La Base Lamay you will be directly contributing to the sustainable and economic development of the village and the mountain communities, supporting the conservation of the environment and ecosystems. Every activity includes a fee per visitor, which is given to the communities for their direct management. You can go from spending a whole day with a family of the highlands communities, soaking up their culture, learning about their ancient techniques and tools of traditional farming and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal cooked by them. Visitors can hike off the beaten path with incredible views of the Apus and lakes in the altitudes accompanied by local muleteers and llamas. They also have the “Lamay Verde” Project (Green Lamay Project) which consists in regenerating the mountain ecosystems by providing maintenance to the forests, organising fire prevention teams and reforesting communal and private areas with native trees and plants. At the request of the residents of Lamay, visitors can help to plant fruit trees for consumption, which provides income generation for families in Lamay.

For more information, please contact Mariela Jara at Vipac Travel: