Although the Windward isles are famous for their stunning beaches and resorts we take the chance to enter to the interior of the three islands exploring the less visited national parks. We use a local operator to provide our accommodation and transport.
We travel mainly on inter-island ferries rather than flying between the islands, this way we minimize the impact of our carbon emissions. We try to stay, wherever possible, in smaller, family run hotels rather than the larger all-inclusive resorts that are common in the Caribbean.
We also eat out in local restaurants in the evenings, thus spreading our holiday spending through the local community. We also use different local agents on each island so that all the revenue for the tour is not going to one operator on one island.
As well as the above, we support a variety of charities and projects worldwide which support vulnerable communities and habitats including Friends of Conservation, Hope Worldwide and Send A Cow. We are also actively engaged with UK travel industry bodies which promote best practice in responsible tourism, such as Tourism Concern, 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. Carbon offsets for all flights booked with us are included in the tour cost.
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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