Venus Adventures offers fun and interesting women-only trips/holidays to exotic destinations. Many women want to travel but, for whatever reason, have no-one to go with. Venus Adventures give them the chance to get away, to relax and be themselves, and forget their everyday roles and responsibilities.
There are many benefits to women-only travel: it is a non-competitive and supportive environment, there are no single supplements, and no male/female dynamics.
Venus Adventures holidays are quality, mid-range, all-inclusive, small-group tours. We believe there are three important ingredients to a Venus Adventures trip – culture, adventure and lots of fun!
Member since: 16 Jun 2009
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
- It is Venus Adventures company policy to use local guides/drivers in all destinations that we visit, in addition to a Venus Adventures tour leader. Local guides are an important asset on the trip: they answer all the client’s tricky cultural questions and give them a better understanding of the local mentality.
- As a rule, our groups eat in local establishments, giving our clients a more authentic experience and at the same time supporting the local economy. Travelling in small groups allows us to be less intrusive and blend in to local establishments.
- We stay in locally-owned accommodation and partake in activities run by locals who also have good environmental practices.
- To avoid wasting paper waste we do not produce a brochure – we refer our clients to our website, or if necessary, send them specifically requested information (rather than send a brochure which they will read a couple of pages of and then throw away). All waste paper in our office is reused and recycled. We only produce exactly the amount of paper we need (eg letterhead etc) each day, rather than having it printed in bulk and becoming outdated.
- Our clients, being all women, are natural shopaholics! To discourage plastic bags we provide them with cloth bags to carry their shopping.
- We do not support any local organisations which display bad environmental practices.
- We give back where we can, and are always looking for more charities/projects to support. In Morocco we visit a Berber village high in the Atlas mountains and take them donations of clothes and schoolbooks, and support their village by staying there.
- In Ethiopia we take supplies to the Fistula hospital, and visit the Ploughshare solo mothers project, buying their handicrafts to support them. We also take supplies to the local school in Lalibela.
- In Vietnam we have a meal at an NGO restaurant which trains and looks after street kids.