We are María Fe Gamarra and Isaías Mendoza del Solar, a couple of dreamers and entrepreneurs who seek to make the world a better place, we contribute to this noble cause with the Qhispikay Sustainable Glamping project.
We are passionate about the natural, cultural and historical riches that our country has. We combine our traveling spirit and business studies to undertake in the tourism sector. We believe in fair trade, we seek to generate a great social impact and without an environmental footprint.
To be consistent with the Glamping concept, we have imported special tents for this and we have equipped them with first-class items and decorated with fine crafts from the Andean peoples. We have built a beautiful bathroom, with solar thermal and taking advantage of the panoramic views in the gardens of each of these families.
We are exploring the natural and archaeological attractions around each of these communities for the adventurous traveler to make Qhispikay their base camp to discover these rarely visited magical places.
At Qhispikay we work with families from high-Andean communities in Cusco, they are the hosts and responsible for the entire operation that takes place in their homes and we are providing them with constant training. In this way we are empowering, improving the quality of life and contributing to the economy of each of these people.
We promote cultural exchange between city travelers and the Andean population, seeking to make their reality known to the world, so that their culture is valued and respected. Through cultural activities, their ancestral knowledge about self-sufficiency techniques is transmitted, such as housing construction, textile manufacturing, organic agriculture, among others.
Direct impact on communities
Indirect impact on communities
Additional income generated to families since July 2018
- Data updated to March 2020 -
They validate us:
Qhispikay: Sustainable tourism that builds bridges to get closer to local cultures
Qhispikay is a social enterprise that seeks to revalue the natural, cultural and historical wealth of our country, appealing to fair trade and the practice of tourism with a positive social impact and without an environmental footprint. Thus, it seeks to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, "Decent work" and "Reduction of inequalities."
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Kunan Challenge: Meet the social enterprises that are changing Peru
Via Code, Tappers, Simbiosis, Qhispikay - Sustainable Glamping, Mama Project, Naturally Divine, Igua, AYRU, Ally Mishky and Biovigor were selected from among more than 240 applicants from all regions of Peru.
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Sustainability Forum of the San Martín de Porres University
In its first edition, the I Sustainability Forum, organized by the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Tourism and Psychology, aims to disseminate projects, programs, ventures and innovations aligned with the contribution of the Sustainable Development Goals, and related the training skills and knowledge of the three professional schools of the Faculty.
Social Entrepreneurship Qhispikay seeks to create Experiential Tourism 2.0 - Gana Más Magazine
Qhispikay-Sustainable Glamping, is a sustainable tourism social enterprise in which contact with nature and the culture of each locality where they are, is much more direct. "We created what we call 'experiential tourism 2.0' our 'glamping' tool: glamor with camping, a trend at an international level," said María Fe Gamarra, CEO of Qhispikay, when presenting her project in the social entrepreneurship contest performed by Kunan.
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Buen Viaje con Maud
The best of experiential tourism 🥰 Spending time with local families and especially with children. I loved seeing such happy little kids running through their vast gardens full of chickens and sheep. Thank you @ qhispikay.glamping for making experiential tourism a real experience full of 💛
You can see more details of the experience on the Good Trip with Maud Instagram account.
Checklist Viajero - EL COMERCIO newspaper blog by Mila Vera
That's how (incredible) it is to sleep in a glamping in Cusco
Cusco is a destination that is constantly renewed and one of the novelties is glamping (glamor plus camping). Luxury camps in the middle of Andean photography landscapes. Like those of Qhispikay, which is installed in three Cusco towns and includes two elements that distinguish it from other proposals: local families as hosts and easy access.
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Nylon Pink at Qhispikay Glamping – A Sustainable Glamping Experience with the Misminay community in Peru
On our adventures in Peru, we decided to go a little off the beaten path and experience some of the true beauty Peru has to offer. We came across the opportunity to stay at Qhispikay Glamping and absolutely fell in love with this once in a lifetime journey.
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