This tour operator was the first to get access to China over 30 years ago and the first to take a truck to Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side. They have since expanded into 91 countries. Their product is driven by their clients because they listen to feedback and have to constantly evolve to provide a greater experience and better value. The exclusive centres they use have been grown organically and are often owned by ex-leaders. The holidays remain innovative, though you will now be travelling in a Mercedes 16-seater sprinter coach rather than a rusty old Bedford overland truck.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Leaders & local suppliers
On this trip we stay in a relatively unknown area of Amalfi so clients are providing income to an area that would usually not benefit from tourism. We spend the week in the family-run Hotel Le Due Torri and all the hotel food is homemade and using locally produced and sourced goods. The hotel recently installed solar panels which provide hot water for all rooms all year round. We use public transport where possible and the local bakery for packed lunches. The clients also visit a local mozzarella factory where the money goes directly to supporting this local enterprise.
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.
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