Green Glamping: A Look At Peru’s EcoCamp

We’ve touched on the concept of “glamping” before. It’s a great way to get folks who might not be comfortable sleeping on the dirt, with no access to fresh water or restroom facilities, to get out and enjoy camping. For many, one of the perks of going completely primitive when camping is that it’s a very “green” way to enjoy the outdoors, leaving no trace that a human was ever at the site. That feat isn’t as easily accomplished when glamping, where sites have similar facilities as a resort property and all of the carbon footprint that comes with it.

As if the beauty of Peru wasn’t enough reason to add it to your camping bucket list, now you can also glamp in the shadow of Machu Picchu. But even better, Peru EcoCamp is a sustainable glamping experience with all of the luxuries you’ve come to expect from similar trips.

The experience begins with what National Geographic has called one of the top 25 best hikes in the world—the Salkantay Trek. Glampers will see plenty of amazing sites along the way, including snowcapped mountains, lush forests and even a coffee plantation.

Once you arrive at the campsite, you’ll stay in dome-shaped shelters that come with all of the amenities you’d expect from a high-end resort. Each dome is about 300-square feet. What’s interesting is that EcoCamp actually offers 5 different locations where you can stay, and each comes with its own unique set of green experiences and décor. Some of the camps boast gorgeous green lawns and flowers, while others offer an entirely different ecosystem, with higher elevations and cooler temperatures.

Each of the camps uses solar energy and water turbines to generate any needed power. There’s no need to haul in plastic bottles of water because locally sourced water is treated right at the sites. All vegetables used for meals are grown right at the sites, and the fertilizers uses are all organic and complimented by composting from the culinary teams.

When done right camping is already a pretty environmentally friendly activity, and one that allows people to really get in touch with nature. The Peru EcoCamps offer that same kind of tranquility in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, all while minimizing the impact on the environment and offering guests the best in luxury glamping.