Peru is a country rich in celebration and tradition. With beautiful natural landscapes and terrain that encompasses vast deserts, oceans and mountains, there’s reason enough to toast and dance to this diverse country’s heritage. But narrowing down your ideal Peru festival may be difficult, as there are an estimated 3000 fiestas in Peru each year. Many include religious Roman Catholic affiliation, while others are based on indigenous traditions, where drinking and dancing are plenty. No matter your festival of choice, don’t miss out on our top festival picks during your next trip to Peru!
Chile and Argentina are known as South America’s premiere wine-producing countries. With lush, fertile valleys ripe for harvesting grapes, the scenery is as beautiful as the wine is delicious. On your next trip to Chile and Argentina, visit to sample the vineyards producing each country’s best blends.
Given what we do for a living, we see a lot of the Earth. We’ve developed a deep fondness and appreciation for all the natural wonders the world has to offer–in South America and beyond.
Given what we do for a living, we also understand that our business has an impact on the Earth. We work to lessen that impact, and be good corporate citizens through a number of ways. Here are some of them:
Modernization of our fleet.
We continuously mothball old planes, and replace them with new ones that have greater fuel efficiency, and lower emissions. For example, in February, we received three new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which produce 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other long-haul aircraft. By 2021, we’ll have 24 more of them.
This includes how we operate our planes, as well as an energy efficiency program at our corporate offices and maintenance bases, and the use of electric vehicles for ramp operations.
We have already operated three flights using biofuels, which emit fewer greenhouse gases compared to traditional jet fuel. TAM has been a member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) since 2008. This group is focused on the development and commercialization of sustainable biofuel for aviation.
Giving back to the community.
Through our Cuido Mi Destino program, we work to address local needs on various topics such as sustainable tourism, organ transport services and wildlife, offering financial support to social and environmental projects.
We accept that we are not perfect, and there will always be room for improvement in the way we impact the environment and communities. However, we take our responsibility seriously, and will continue to strive to be a positive, contributing member of society.
Watch for new initiatives coming soon through our new DESTINO initiative. Stay tuned.
Rio de Janerio is not just a sizzling, seductive beauty, it’s also a convenient launching point for a number of other exciting destinations in South America. Just look at some of the places you can visit from Rio (or São Paulo, for that matter) in just a flight of five hours or less.
We have the Top 5 Must Do activities in Rio. What better way to hit all the best spots and experience Rio de Janeiro to the fullest!