Wild Women Expeditions Takes Women's Empowerment to New Heights in Peru

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Aug. 27, 2019 - PRLog -- The pioneer of women-only travel, Wild Women Expeditions (https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/), is helping women in Peru ride a wave of change. Peruvian women can now serve as porters as well as play a leading role as guides on mountain treks on the Inca Trail.

Jennifer Haddow, owner and guiding director, says that her company's itineraries in Peru that are guided by women will now be supported by female porters as well as led by all women guides.

"It isn't easy for women to find work on the Inca Trail as guides or porters. Our approach is to recognize the strength and talents of Peruvian women to forge their own future. We hope that there will be more opportunities for women to benefit from tourism on the Inca Trail. We are committed to bringing travelers to Peru who want to see women empowered and who respect local culture," she says.

"In many countries we work in, women are challenged to break into the tourism industry and find leadership opportunities. Traditional community roles and family responsibilities often mean that women are unable to find work as guides. All of our Wild Women tours are led by local women guides, which is core to our commitment to ensure that tourism works for women."

"Women's leadership in adventure travel matters," Haddow underscores. "By hiring women, we create a new foundation for hiring practices within Peru's growing tourism sector. Women who can support themselves and their families financially are empowered in their communities."

The new porters share Haddow's enthusiasm. "I'm excited about being a porter because I've spent years not earning money and spending all my time cooking at home. I'm proud to be able to provide financially. I have kids that are studying in school and need to help with their school supplies," said Luciana.

Marlene said: I'm from Huilloc and am working as a porter for the experience of doing the Inca Trail. Many of my girlfriends want to work as porters. Financially, I will be better off to buy food and clothes."

A Wild Women Expeditions' tour in Peru supported by female porters is the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu (https://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/inca-trail-trek-to...). Priced at $2,895 USD per person for eight days, there are seven departures planned for 2020 from April into October

This video shows the local women and their guests on the trails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouV-LASN8yU

Media Contact:        Widness & Wiggins PR
Dave Wiggins / 720-301-3822 / dave@travelnewssource.com

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