Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday

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11 Dec 2016
£ 1475
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21 Apr 2017
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26 May 2017
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30 Jun 2017
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21 Jul 2017
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25 Aug 2017
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22 Sep 2017
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20 Oct 2017
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24 Nov 2017
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday

Environment

Wildlife: Our jungle operator has a huge commitment to preserving the local habitat and flora and fauna. They will spend time with you at the start of your jungle stay, explaining how to manage your time there in a way that will have the least detrimental impact on the environment. They are extremely knowledgeable about the area and wildlife around them and take pleasure informing you of their conservation commitments.

Waste: at the point of booking a tour with us, all our travellers receive detailed pre-departure information which contains a large section on travelling responsibly. This includes advice on minimising the amount of waste they create on the trip. This informs travellers on what they can do before they go, for example removing toiletries from unnecessary packaging and taking a reusable water bottle and gives advice on what they should do whilst on the tour, for example, disposing of litter appropriately. Our operator in Bolivia is regularly involved in City Hall litter and tourist attraction clean-up events in La Paz.

All of this information on waste reduction is re-iterated at the pre-departure meeting at the start of the tour, with specific advice for the areas we visit on the tour. As a company we have a big commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling in our UK office. We are very aware of the environmental impact of our office in the UK, so we recycle and compost as much of our waste as possible. We try to reduce paper usage , but when necessary we use recycled paper and stationery. Our brochure is available to view or download online and the paper version is printed on stock produced from sustainable sources and vegetable based inks.

Community

Friends and Neighbours: This tour is led by Williams, a Bolivian Tour Leader from La Paz. All the accommodation and restaurants we use on the tour are small, locally-owned establishments. There are several times on the tour when there is an opportunity to shop for crafts at local markets and directly from local artisans. We use local transport providers, guides and operators throughout the tour. One of our aims as a company is to ensure that as many local people as possible benefit from our tour-both financially and in terms of employment.

As a company, we also run other tours in South America. Bolivia is a fairly new single destination for us, but we have been running trips in Peru for several years and, over time, have made many friends amongst our suppliers and guides. We run a 'Chocolotada' every Christmas for our Inca Trail guides and their families in their home village. All the children receive gifts and hot chocolate. In Egypt, we have also been running tours for several years and there we have numerous examples of one-man operators that we have supported to grow their businesses over the years, enabling them to expand their businesses in order to sustain entire extended families-providing them with jobs and income. We look forward to developing these kind of relationships with our Bolivian colleagues.

Volunteering and Charity: as a company we support a number of charities across our area of operation, including a school for refugee children in Cairo, a Children's Home in Zimbabwe and a community project in Peru. Our Bolivian operator is involved with three Children's Homes in Bolivia and we look forward to developing a relationship with at least one of these.

Reviews of Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I loved the Bolivian salt flats which were astonishing (although shockingly cold at night), and the pampass tour, especially swimming in the river and having the dolphins come up and nuzzle me!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Bring extra warm clothes for overnight sleeping on salt flats - there is no heating and although the salt hotel is not too cold, the 2nd night is really really cold.

If you're flying direct into La Paz give yourself 1-2 days to aclimatise (take it slowly). I arrived via lake Titicaca so was ok, but was hit bit by altitude on return from Rurrenabaque jungle/pamass tour.

In La Paz went to see the 'Bolivian wrestling chollitas' believing that it was all staged wrestling. Mostly it was, but the final bout had real hard contact and blood drawn. Be warned!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Probably supported local businesses (and our guides of course), and hopefully encouraged conversation through the jungle/pampass tour (the lodges were Eco lodges).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Probably one of the best holiday's I've been on - Bolivia is a truly amazing country. Not for the faint hearted though as the Country is still relatively undeveloped. It's more of an adventure than a normal package holiday - on occasions sleep deprevation and extreme heat and cold. However no doubt one of my best trips.

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