In keeping with our Responsible Travel policy we have carefully selected the "green" options when it comes to your accommodation, transport and leisure activities. Combining these three elements will ensure an eco-friendly visit and stay as well as keep the Carbon Footprint as low as possible!
We use local transport companies and their drivers for airport transfers and where possible we group guests together, so as not to have unnecessary car journeys to and from the airport for individual passengers, polluting the atmosphere.
We liaise with local tourist offices and employ knowledgeable local guides to take our groups on excursions to ensure our clients benefit from specialist local knowledge. We believe that we have made valuable economic contributions to local rural businesses, bringing them repeat business, and it is our aim to continue to do so.
At the Office: - We do not print brochures, keeping customers informed electronically via email, and our website. - We encourage clients to remit their payments electronically via PayPal or by bank transfer. - Donate of old computers & cell phones for re-use. - We have on-line subscriptions to periodicals, trade journals and magazines. - Reduce packaging. - Printing of information only as really needed. - Practice efficient copying/printing (e.g. double-sided copying) - Recycling bins are available & accessible in all office areas. - Computers, radios & other machines will be turned off when not in use. - Standby and energy save modes will be used when not feasible to switch off.
On our trips we always take time to visit and support local museums, art galleries and any local initiatives that may be happening in the villages that we visit.
We work with local guides, tour operators and tourist offices to ensure that our visits are of benefit to the local economy. Travelers are given the opportunity to purchase local products, eat at local restaurants and visit tourist attractions.
For this trip, private transportation is supplied by local operators who also assist us in finding the best locations to visit.
Our group sizes never exceed 15 people, in order to give our travelers the possibility to maximize the experience. Traveling in small groups with like minded people ensures a good personal relationship with every member of the group, combined with being able to participate and connect with the local culture, provides a richer vacation experience.
We strive to: - Create travel itineraries that allow cultural interaction that is sensitive and supportive - Work closely with local NGOs to integrate itineraries with alternatives and solutions to negative social issues - Instill awareness and understanding of the negative impacts the sex industry can have on a community / culture and why our tours will never participate - Instill awareness and understanding of the negative impacts the illicit drug trade can have on a community / culture and why our tours will never participate - Instill awareness and understanding of the negative impacts the illicit wildlife trade can have on a community / environment and why our tours will never participate - Instill awareness and understanding of the negative impacts child exploitation can have on a community / culture