Thursday, November 15, 2012 Launches Peru Tours & Machu Picchu Tours That Make a Difference Launches Peru Tours & Machu Picchu Tours That Make a Difference

Travelers who crave an adventure off the beaten path have an exciting new option – with a philanthropic twist. 

Llama Expeditions ( offers guided tours through Peru, from sightseeing to hiking the Inca trail. In addition to taking in the stunning scenery and experiencing incredible adventure, travelers connect to the country and its people through exclusive access and a chance to make a difference.

Founder Diane Valenti said "I decided that I wanted to provide more than the typical sterile tourist vacation packed with the usual attractions. Instead, our tours give you the opportunity to see how Peruvians really live—to talk with them about their dreams and accomplishments and to learn about the challenges they face. We also visit carefully selected nonprofit and grassroots organizations where you'll have the chance to experience delight in the difference your gifts of healthy food, school supplies, clothing, or sunglasses can make in the lives of some of the world's poorest people".

Llama Expeditions BackGround
The story of Llama Expeditions started in July 2008 when Diane traveled to Peru for the first time with her then 74-year-old, very adventurous Dad. Together they canoed the Amazon, marveled at the wonders of Machu Picchu, and explored the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. In the midst of it all, Diane I fell in love.
Juan was an Inca Trail guide living in Cusco, Peru. After a flurry of e-mail messages and phone calls, she returned to Peru for a different kind of visit. What she didn't know is how different it would be and how it would change her more

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