This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Brazil beach hopping holiday, tailor made
On this trip you will be travelling through many fragile environments and ecosystems. Guides will help you to encounter wildlife and birdwatch responsibly whilst also ensuring that no fragile landscapes are damaged. Travel is by boat and on foot where possible to help with preservation efforts.
In our pre departure information pack, and through the orientation on the ground we help you to minimise your carbon footprint on your tour, and help protect the fragile ecosystem of the north of Brazil. This information includes simple advice on the disposal of waste whilst with us, and also how we offset the carbon emissions through our carbon offsetting program. All entry fees paid for the entrance into the national parks contribute to its upkeep and help preserve it for the future.
We really work hard to keep all our operations green at home as well as on tour! All our worldwide offices currently run on 90% green energy (we are working towards 100%) from hydro electric, wind to solar power. Being web based, we are close to becoming a paperless environment, brochure prints are at a minimum (and printed on a requirement basis) and all pre departure information is emailed.
We use energy saving bulbs in our work centres, and recycle all our waste. Staff are encouraged to ride a bike or take public transport to work. Recently we have also started an initiative to plant a tree in Peru and Bolivia for each and every client travelling to these wonderful countries. So booking with is like your making your very own contribution to the environment!
Our trips source as much as possible from the local community. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local produce is available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.
All operations for this tour are done by locally owned companies, a fact we pride ourselves on. Hotels used are all locally owned and we try to choose where possible hotels which hold the same values and understand their responsibilities to the local environment as we do. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. We source them due to their unique contact with the local communities we visit, as well as their knowledge of the lakes, fauna and flora you will pass on route. This will give you an insight into the history of this fascinating region.
By booking your tour with us, you will be making a real impact on the community you are visiting. We can also assist you if you wish to visit community projects in order to get a lot more out of your trip. Most importantly a percentage of the funds generated from your tour (10%) will go back to our charities and assist us support the next generation and the environment they live in.
We currently work with KIVA. Kiva is a non-profit organisation with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of micro finance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Our project has now provided over 600 loans including individuals in Brazil.