To deepen the experience, we encourage travellers to engage in voluntary activities – tree-planting, working on on-going projects, helping older school children with their English lessons and so on. Wherever possible, we generate income for people living in poor areas by using local materials, transport, food and guides and paying directly to the individuals concerned rather than intermediaries.
Our members of staff visit the destinations from time to time to look for new opportunities to benefit families and communities.
We also provide advance information about the areas and peoples featured in the itinerary with particular emphasis to raise awareness of the need for environmental protection and cultural conservation. To assist in a practical way, we are developing a scheme to persuade clients to make donations to under-funded small-scale projects.
This tour fits our philosophy admirably. It’s a means of alleviating poverty, conserving our indigenous culture, protecting the natural environment and, at the same time, providing our customers with an unforgettable holiday.