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Responsible tourism: Cuba holiday, 22 days
We believe in the concept of Meaningful Travel; having experiences which benefit you and the destination you’re visiting. Part of this is helping to preserve the natural environment. You’ll find Cuba has some beautiful landscapes – and we want to keep it that way! In this itinerary you’ll visit Las Terrazas, an impressive example of eco-tourism. Here many of the local farmers have retrained as guides, so instead of cutting down the forest for farmland, they educate visitors on the area’s unique biosphere.
We aim to use small-scale, locally owned accommodation that’s full of character whenever we can. As well an eco-hotel in Las Terrazas we’ve also sourced some really great casa particulars throughout this itinerary. This type of accommodation is similar to a bed and breakfast or small guesthouse with just a few rooms. The small-scale nature of these places means they’re much kinder to the environment than the larger hotels.
The casas used in this itinerary are owned and run by local Cuban families, usually from their family home. By staying here instead of in a hotel, you’ll put money directly into the pockets of the local people and catch a glimpse of how Cubans really live.
We work with local partners in Cuba who care just as much about the community as we do. As well as supporting initiatives to promote Cuban culture (such as organizing workshops, tours and courses to promote Cuba culture), they ensure that their employees are paid a living wage. They also offer flexible working hours to their staff to make it easier to fit their work around other commitments and responsibilities such as family.
Here in the UK we like to use local business wherever possible. We provide our staff with a free healthy lunch which is provided by a small local business from just down the road. We like them because they share our values, source almost all their food locally and ensure that everything is nutrient rich as well as delicious. No chemicals here!