On this tour we use knowledgeable Indian tour leaders with a strong love for their own countries, their rich cultures and traditions, and a desire to share the wonders of their country with you. As an investment both in their future and ours, we run an annual dedicated training course for them, a strong focus of which is to raise their awareness of responsible tourism practices so they can ensure that our tours run in accordance with our code of practice. For example, at the start of each trip they are able to provide guidance concerning local customs and culture so as to ensure that local sensibilities are respected.
Where possible, we use independently run and locally-owned accommodation to ensure that the income generated from our visit is spread amongst the community. In Karauli we stay in the home of the Maharaja, part of which has been converted to accommodate guests, whilst our hotel in Jaipur is a converted merchant’s house known as a haveli. Our support of these businesses is helping to preserve part of India’s rich historical heritage.
This tour is operated through a small family-run Delhi based agency with whom we have been working for over 20 years. They have been instrumental in helping us set up our association with Hope Worldwide India through which we sponsor a school in South India and where our donation has paid for a teacher for a year. They are also actively involved in promoting our work with the TOFT –Travel Operators for Tigers - campaign which works together with suppliers in India's wildlife reserves to ensure the environmental and business practice of all proactively supports conservation and motivates the local community to protect the tiger.
As well as the above, we support a variety of charities and projects worldwide, which support vulnerable communities and habitats including Friends of Conservation and Send a Cow. We are also actively engaged with UK travel industry bodies, which promote best practice in responsible tourism such as the Travel Foundation and AITO. Our commitment to responsible tourism is not limited to our overseas operation and we have measures to ensure our UK office operates according to our responsible tourism policy.
We offset the emissions of all our customer and staff flights through Climate Care.
This small group operator is just celebrating its 30th year and was originally set up to enrich people’s lives through adventure travel. The directors have roots in overland trucking and are determined to keep a pioneering spirit alive. They believe what sets them apart is the strong relationships they’ve developed with local suppliers and tour guides over the years. A tour leader who thinks creatively can turn a good experience into a fantastic one and open up a place so that travellers gain insight into a completely different way of life. They operate in many different countries and try to avoid a blanket approach – their aim is to get customers involved in the projects they visit and to forge lifelong friendships.
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