Not to be confused with the wisest and holiest of men, the Dalai Lama, for whom we have the greatest respect and admiration. It is he who inspires us to be compassionate and share what we love most with others.

That said, our adopted mascot is a veritable cornucopia of wise tidings and inspirational hummings that we should all aspire to follow.

Below are some of our most beloved quotes from our Andean guide.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from following your dreams and venturing into the great Andean wilderness.

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. The Inca road will certainly help you achieve that fulfillment and happiness.

Give the ones you love an adventure in the Andes, they’ll have many reasons to thank you, and will always want to come back.

If you want to be happy, hike and bike in the Andes.

Choose to visit Perú, it will make you feel better.

The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to spend time together over a cup of coca tea in the Andean highlands.

Find peace within yourself, in the Andes.

I am a simple Andean llama, no more, no less.

Llama in Machu Picchu