It all starts at home so we have first worked to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Leaders & local suppliers
Our local partners have long been committed to sustainable tourism. All activities are low impact, as such jeeps, jet skis or quad bikes are not on the menu. There are also a number of policies in place to minimize the amount of waste produced by clients, such as offering water bottle top ups at hotels and during activities to reduce the number of plastic bottles bought.
Produce is sourced locally and the majority of the staff are local. We donated over £2,000 in 2011 to the UK charity ALD who we support and gave away a fantastic holiday to Turkey (including flights) for ALD Life’s Charity Auction at their 2011 Summer Ball.
Kayaking has very little detrimental impact on the local environment. Our leaders are trained to ensure local wildlife and habitats are not disturbed by the presence of the group and litter is not left behind. For the camp nights on this trip, sites are selected with the same requirements in mind.
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.
This tour operator was the first to get access to China over 30 years ago and the first to take a truck to Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side. They have since expanded into 91 countries. Their product is driven by their clients because they listen to feedback and have to constantly evolve to provide a greater experience and better value. The exclusive centres they use have been grown organically and are often owned by ex-leaders. The holidays remain innovative, though you will now be travelling in a Mercedes 16-seater sprinter coach rather than a rusty old Bedford overland truck.
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