Embrace Responsible Travel with Sun Gate Tours
A Commitment to Sustainability and Culture
At Sun Gate Tours, we’re more than just a tour operator; we are dedicated to fostering responsible travel. With over 15 years in the industry, we believe in preserving cultural values and promoting a healthy environment, benefiting local communities economically. Before embarking on your journey, we encourage you to read our Traveler’s Code, crafted to guide you towards being a conscientious traveler.
Our mission is to provide exceptional travel experiences in Peru that are respectful of both the environment and local societies. We define this approach as ‘Responsible Travel‘. We invite you to explore our ‘Responsible Travel‘ section to learn more about our ethos and how you can contribute to making a positive impact during your travels.
Our belief is that informed travelers can significantly enhance the sustainability of the places they visit. Understanding local cultures and traditions is crucial; we suggest researching the unique cultural norms of your destination to fully appreciate and respect the regional customs. This knowledge can prevent misunderstandings and enrich your travel experience.
Learning a few phrases in the local language can greatly improve your interaction with residents, adding depth to your journey. Support local businesses, restaurants, and hotels, immerse yourself in traditional cuisine, and use public transportation or explore on foot. Such practices help sustain local economies and offer authentic insights into daily life.
We urge our travelers to make thoughtful choices, such as avoiding establishments that promote cruelty or exploit endangered species. Shop from local artisans, preferring indigenous products over imported goods, to help keep traditional crafts alive. While bargaining is a common practice in many places, always consider the fair value of items to local sellers.
Adhering to environmental guidelines is another aspect of responsible tourism. Participating in initiatives like reusing towels and conserving water plays a part in preserving resources. Be mindful of your energy consumption in hotels and respect the sanctity of natural habitats, especially in national parks.
Dress appropriately according to local standards, especially when visiting religious sites, and be aware of different attitudes towards bartering, tipping, and begging in various regions. Always seek permission before photographing individuals, and consider supporting community projects over giving handouts.
We encourage you to respect and care for your surroundings. Avoid littering, recycle when possible, and leave only footprints behind. On returning home, continue supporting organizations that protect the environment and cultural heritage of the places you’ve visited.
Your feedback is invaluable to us. After your trip, please fill out our questionnaire and share your thoughts on our responsible practices. Your insights help us continually improve our travel initiatives and services.
At Sun Gate Tours, we aim to ensure that our clients enhance destinations rather than detract from them. Join us in our commitment to responsible travel, and let’s work together to make a positive impact while enjoying unforgettable experiences.