We at Paragon Expeditions have a deep appreciation for global diversity and cross-cultural exchanges, and we believe it is our responsibility to give back to the places that we visit on our Small Group Expeditions to the Andes. In both Peru and Patagonia, we have forged meaningful relationships with trusted nonprofit organizations that are working to preserve the extraordinary cultural and physical geography of the Andes.
On each of our Peru Expeditions, in addition to the money spent supporting the local Peruvian economy, a small contribution is also made towards a particular cultural preservation initiative. It is our hope that by giving back the locals will continue maintain their ancient and vitally important traditional cultural practices, and that our travelers will come to cherish the unique ethnic and cultural geography of the Peruvian Andes as we do.
On the other hand, our Patagonia Private travel itineraries are more focused on physical terrain than cultural immersion. Therefore, on our Private Patagonia Expeditions, a designated portion of the income is donated to a nonprofit organization that is working to encourage the sustainability of the local environment and to build national parks in Patagonia.