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What We Do

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Founded in 2004, La Paz on Foot’s approach to travel and experiential education was inspired by the complex natural and cultural history of the diverse cultures and ecosystems that characterize the Central Andes region. From the dry Pacific coast to the highland valleys and peaks, north toward Cusco and south into Patagonia and east into the vast wetlands and forests of the Amazon and Rio de la Plata watersheds, to this day the human and ecological communities found here are tightly connected.

We have applied these ancient connections to our company’s design and every day we work with clients, communities, guides, restaurants, hotels, drivers and other links in the chains of an emergent network of responsible adventure travel operators in the region. Our efforts to share the fantastically diverse ecoregions of the Central Andes with our clients in a sustainable way contributes to the resilience of this part of the world, one that is rich in natural and cultural patrimony and, in many ways, extremely vulnerable to global challenges such as climate change and urbanization.

Why Travel with La Paz On Foot?

We are strongly committed to socially and ecologically responsible tourism and work hard to make sure that benefits from tourism are received by all links in the chain. We work closely and respectfully with local urban, rural and indigenous communities in the highlands and the lowlands of the Central Andes and love what we do and where we work. We are certified by TourCert as a responsible travel operator and adhere to the sustainable travel criteria of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council to the best of our abilities. Join La Paz on Foot and you will learn why this region is so unique and so rich in history, biodiversity, culture and landscapes.

Our Commitment to Community-based Tourism

Throughout the Andes, Community-based Tourism (CBT) is emerging as an important complement to rural communities’ economies from the lowlands to the highlands. You can now visit almost all of the region’s most spectacular destinations in the company of truly local guides and other local providers. Simple and comfortable lodging, traditional and delicious food and a glimpse of day-to-day life with friendly, knowledge guides are just a few of the advantages to visiting one of the communities with a CBT initiative. You can also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that a fair share of the economic benefits of your visit stay right where they belong.

La Paz on Foot works with many CBT initiatives throughout the region. Whether you want to trek across the Cordillera Real with llamas or go on a night hike through the depths of the Amazon forests, we can connect you with fantastic, unforgettable, community-based experiences. To see where you can participate in community-based tourism initiatives, check out our map of CBT projects around the country!