Sustainable and ecological tourism

  • INTERNSHIP CODE: TTO
  • City: Cusco
  • Work Areas: Tourism

Company / Institution

Foundation of a big Peruvian Tour Operator, specialized in sustainable and ecological tourism.
The tourism project offers stays in indigenous communities.

Function / Working area

Participation in an alternative tourism project in the Peruvian Andes near Cusco (Machu Picchu).
Interns collaborate directly with local indigenous communities to boost sustainable tourism potentials.
This project with increasing popularity among tourists is part of a development project, conducted by Tour Operators and NGOs.
Tourists work and live togehter with the village communities and help in tasks like textile production and agriculture.
They also participate in tours and touristic activities (horseback riding, bycicle trips, hiking), guided by local guides.

Comments

The internship is geared towards students of tourism and business studies. Interns should bring good Spanish skills, other languages are a plus.