'We share the beauty of the world'
With the intention that travelling can benefit both the traveller and local environment, we work together with local entrepreneurs (agents, accommodations, gastronomy and transport) to positively encourage the local economy, job opportunities, culture and wellbeing. We focus on sustainability and carefully select our local partners.
We do our best to keep ‘the beauty of the world’ intact. We aim to offer our trips in such a way that preserves the natural living environment as far as possible.
Based on sustainability we have chosen our local partners. For interested travellers, we organise activities and hotels in collaboration with the local communities. Meeting the local population during a trip to South America provides an additional experience of the country, the culture and local customs and we can ensure this way that the local people are supported by our tourism.
Inti Sisa - Education project
Inti Sisa is an education project that started over 15 years ago in Guamote, Equador. The project organises practical workshops for communities that are better tailored to their needs than the current theoretical education system. For many, it’s the only way to escape poverty and engage with modern society. Inti Sisa develops the communities in various fields including computer skills, English classes and sewing classes. In 2013, a beautiful colourful posado was founded from which interesting activities are organised within the local communities. The profits of this go to further education projects. UYUNI Travels supports Inti Sisa and loves to encourage interested guests in visiting the posada and seeing their work for themselves.
In the Amazon we work with ecolodges, as well as in other parts of South America. The lodges are built by local inhabitants and respect the natural environment. They come in all price ranges, are equipped with all comforts and provide an exciting new experience!
The Shoeshiners of La Paz
La Paz, Bolivia. In this city are more than 3.000 shoeshiners or ‘lustras’ as they like to be called. They work on the streets. Many of them hide their identities to avoid discrimination. They earn less than 30 cents for their work. In order to make a better living they work now as well as guides to share their local knowledge with the travellers. What they can offer is an unique ‘Lustras city tour’ to the authentic neighborhoods and markets of La Paz. Providing a different impression of this amazing city. Visiting places that no other regular tour offers. ‘La Paz seen by their eyes’. We can integrate it in your trip!