Small World Journeys

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Small World Journeys is the eco tourism travel company of Cairns, Australia. Our multi-day itineraries mix nature, adventure and aboriginal culture, using only locally-owned outfitters, restaurants and 4-star accommodation. Led by a naturalist guide, our carbon-neutral Small Group trips offer activities such as SCUBA diving and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, hiking in the Daintree rainforest, whitewater rafting, sailing and biking in groups of no more than ten guests. Our Independent Journeys allow individuals or groups to customise their own itinerary and our Educational Adventures offer options for students of all ages.
Member since: 12 Sep 2008

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

  • Using locally-owned accommodation, restaurants, and outfitters to provide direct economic benefit to the community.
  • Hiring local people and provide them with appropriate training to ensure they understand and comply with our responsible tourism policy.
  • Purchasing produce at local farmer’s market whenever possible to reduce reliance on importation of international foods.

    Environmental responsibility

  • Keeping our trips at a maximum of 10 guests to lighten our environmental and socio-cultural impact.
  • Offsetting the carbon emissions that result from our trips through STI’s myclimate™ portfolio.
  • Using accommodation that is not wasteful of local resources or destructive to the environment. Some of our accommodations recycle grey water, use aerated taps, have a tree-planting program and used a significant amount of recycled materials in construction.

    Social responsibility

  • Actively supporting cultural, social and environmental initiatives through financial contributions and direct participatory involvement.
  • Planning our trips in a way which maximizes the opportunity to meet local people and learn about the local culture
  • Supplementing every Small Group trip with an aboriginal guide to give our guests an indigenous perspective

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