Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Responsible tourism: Bhutan highlights tour, Land of the Thunder Dragon
Our environmental measures begin on our own doorstep. At home in Brighton, we run a virtually paper-free office and are dedicated closed-loop recyclers. We source our food locally and compost any waste so it doesn't end up in the landfill.
Our team are in regular communication with our local partners on the ground, providing them with information on acting sustainably and sharing success stories. By sharing with them our recycling successes, we've encouraged them to adopt the similar practices in their office.
Bhutan has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, from the mountain peaks surrounding the Tiger’s Nest Monastery to the sweeping Punakha Valley – and we want to keep it that way! We encourage our customers to be respectful towards to the environment and our local representatives do the same. They’re well trained in the concept of high value, low volume tourism and its impact on the environment. As Bhutan often suffers from water shortages, we ask our customers to be aware of the amount of water they're using, to take their litter with them and to be aware of the illegal exploitation of plants and forests.
During our Bhutan adventures we like to encourage real experiences and meaningful interaction with the Bhutanese people. During this itinerary you'll stay in small-scale, locally owned properties full of character, putting money into the pockets of the local people. You can expect to spend a night with a local family in their home as well as cosy guest houses and mid-range hotels.
We also support a local project in Bhutan which helps to bridge the local needs of disadvantaged remote communities with larger national initiatives. They run projects all over Bhutan supporting a variety of different initiatives, from building schools to solar panels. We do a little fundraising ourselves and like to encourage you to give a little too.
We use local Bhutanese guides and drivers for all of our excursions and ensure that our local partners are paying their staff a living wage equal to or above the legal minimum.
We believe in putting people first, and provide lots of benefits to our staff members in the UK to enhance their work and personal life, such as participating in the ride to work scheme, and providing discounts for local fitness centres and holistic therapies, and best of all a healthy free lunch – every working day!