More info:Our half day tour is £35
Add a cooking class for just £15 more!
Responsible tourism: Food day tour in Cochin, South India
We are addressing our local environment by working with local communities, local charities, local government bodies, local schools, or indigenous tribes. Our tours are carefully selected – we only partner with local tour operators that are either committed to responsible tourism themselves, are eco-friendly, or have ethical policies. Of course we have to use transport and where possible our local guides encourage walking or biking and travelling on public transport- buses, railways or took tuks. This can minimize our demand for special tourist vehicles and fuel whilst giving you plenty of opportunity to meet and interact with local people/communities.
Our operations are also eco- friendly as we introduce policy of minimising and properly disposing of waste created, by conserving energy and water, and by ensuring that endangered wildlife and environmentally compromised areas are treated with respect.
Our independent travel options and small group sizes help us to tread lightly and to use more environmentally sound forms of transport, minimizing impact, and ideally enriching the environment.
Wherever possible, our employees use recycled paper and recycle waste created in the office, as well as attempting to minimise waste created and be a “paperless” office. We also work to minimise energy and water consumption in our offices, and we encourage our partners to follow similar waste management and energy philosophies.
When you will join our food trips we use local local guides only . They earn income through bookings. Morever the places we visit such as tea shops and small toddy places all earn money through this tour. Our home cooking classes provides local housewives to show off their skills and generates income that they would not have earned without such a class. This trip not only highlights local food, but customs and culture in India such as eating with hands and buying from local veg and meat shops only rather than super markets. Indians also never waste any food and dispose food to give to animals on the streets or donate it to someone. We also describe about Indian hospitality when someone enters the house and gives tea to drink. We explain the use and meaning of spices and its use in Indian food. The community is educated in general with this tour and tourists are given a local experience of how food is prepared in ones home.