In Libya we use local ground handlers who in turn book locally run hotels, providing employment for a number of members of staff and support families. The ground handlers also use local drivers and camp staff, and ensure that all supplies are purchased locally for the journey. This means that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy.
Our trips visit local markets en route enabling our clients to purchase arts and crafts directly from local artists and tribes-people, again ensuring that money goes directly into the community.
We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the fragile eco-structure of the desert is not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our guides are trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to all trips in all regions, and as tour operators is something we are careful to promote.
In each area we employ and develop close relationships with drivers, camp staff and guides. We feel the interaction between our friends and our clients offers both parties a valuable understanding between cultures.
When you take one of our trips, we make a contribution to “Carbon Clear” – an organisation who work with hundreds of organisations to measure their carbon footprint and reduce their carbon emissions
We also support several NGOs around the world such as the Hope Foundation, A-Cet and Adopt-A-Minefield, which are all carefully selected to improve the standard of living for the communities we visit.
This adventure holiday company specialises in ethically responsible small group holidays and tailor-made trips, to some of the most fascinating and unusual places on the planet. Branded one of the most innovative adventure travel suppliers on the market, they have won highly coveted awards from Wanderlust, Conde Naste and National Geographic. They have also been awarded a five star responsible tourism accreditation from AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators). Their wide-reaching portfolio of trips focus on sustainable tourism, with trips that incorporate both regional high-lights and hidden gems, and that are designed to give something back to the local community. All tours are fully inclusive and with the group sizes limited to 12 travellers, their trips offer an intimate and authentic opportunity to explore each region.
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