Responsible tourism: Family winter activity holiday in Slovakia
This tour takes place in national parks and protected areas such as the High Tatras Mountains, the Slovak Paradise National Park and the natural, thermal pools of Bukowina. These locations are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including but not limited to, marmots, bears, wolves, deer and wild boar. In order to ensure that the beautiful environment that makes this region so attractive to tourism stays that way, we take care to ensure that our clients stick to marked trails in order to prevent extensive erosion, and we take any rubbish with us out of the protected areas to be disposed of responsibly. This ensures that our clients have the opportunity to enjoy the environment, without negatively impacting it. On this tour, we also encourage the use of non-motorised activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking and dog sledding. This not only reduces your carbon footprint, it also means that you have the chance to really immerse yourself in the environment, getting the most out of your holiday.
Throughout this tour, we use local, family run businesses for the provision of your accommodation, transport and excursions. This ensures that your money goes straight to the local communities and contributes to the local economy, meaning that the people you are visiting will see the financial benefit of tourism in the area. This not only is great for the local economy, but it provides our guests with an enhanced holiday, giving them the opportunity to meet local people and learn about their lives. We visit local cafes so that our clients can try local specialities too. During the tour, you will visit the UNESCO town of Levoca, where your entry fees go directly to helping to maintain the traditional artefacts there, such as the largest wooden alter in the world. This means that by joining this tour, you are directly helping to sustain local jobs and support the preservation of the local history and culture.