Other than travelling on foot travelling by public transport is perhaps one of the best ways of reducing your impact, and with numerous rail journey’s this tour is certainly not lacking in that area! All accommodation is locally owned and in which you experience great food, most of which is sourced locally. This not only provides direct employment within each hotel, but also has the effect of percolating money beyond to small businesses that supply them and in this way money is spread throughout the countries we visit. Our Tour Leaders are trained by us in the importance of responsible tourism with guidance given on how they can make a difference.
We use 4 different ground handling agents, countless restaurants, local guides and drivers and you can see how this tour benefits a wide number of people. We explore wherever possible on foot whilst entrance fee charges help contribute towards ongoing maintenance at archaeological sites.
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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