This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Tailor made tours to Brazil
We aim for the local tour guides to educate their visitors to behave environmentally sensitive. Bonito is a very good example of how well regulated tourism can preserve the environment. The private sector businesses and the public authorities developed a voucher system to control visitor numbers to ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem. In support of this, our small group tours have a maximum of 8 people, as we believe that a small group should guarantee a more unique and less impacting experience for visitors and country.
Bonito is famous for its crystal clear waters, caves, mountain and forests with diverse wildlife to be found in a national park and ten private reserves being unspoilt even after 25 years of tourism. We only work with licensed ground operators who work with local guides, natural reserves and archaeological sites in Peru. The entrance fees, are paid directly and the money is used to protect the environment and the up-keeping of the park. As a small tour operator we encourage our customers to follow the guidelines of our travellers’ code of conduct, where we emphasise waste management and local consumption at destination.
Although most of our destinations need to be reached by air travel, you can decide to offset your carbon footprints. As we are aware of our environmental responsibility, we aim to utilise fewer printed marketing and communication materials, encouraging customers to order the online version of the catalogue and ensure every experience we offer has enough online information.
By travelling with us, you will be contributing to the local communities directly. Our community based experiences directly benefit the communities and are generally run by the people from the area themselves who work in partnership with local operators. In Brazil, 80% of our experiences include tours to local communities and the aim of each is to show the way of living of these communities or local projects.
We will put you in touch with local cultures on many occasions. We ask you to respect the archaeological sites, natural reserves and the communities you will visit respecting the customs, engaging respectfully and minimising your personal impact on the environment (i.e. saving water, resources and not to litter).
We aim to organise tailor made responsible tourism experiences in Brazil using our extensive local contacts and knowledge. The community is benefiting from the fact that the tourism industry is looking for educated locals that speak foreign languages and enlighten the visitors with knowledge about their home country. Bonito is ground breaking, because it hasn’t given in to mass tourism, but provides a sustainable and sensible tourism (controlled by numbers going in). That way the local communities can make a living out of their home, without destroying it. We work directly with local operators, supporting the local economy by providing jobs. Furthermore we put an emphasis of using of locally produced ingredients in cooking meals.