Bolivia small group tour
Description of Bolivia small group tour
Over 15 days this small group holiday in Bolivia takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery on the South American continent: barren salt flats, Amazonian rainforest, pampas grasslands where anacondas prowl, and bubbling volcanic craters. Itís an eye-opening itinerary designed to give you a far deeper insight into Bolivian nature and culture than tours that pass through more quickly.
This trip has too many highlights to cover here, but they include a wander around the infamous Witches Market of La Paz. Here you can have your fortune read, pick up a good luck trinket in the form of a dried llama foetus, or a traditional folk remedy for whatever ails you. It certainly wonít be boredom.
From La Paz youíll travel by rail to the renowned Uyuni salt flats to spend three days exploring this breathtaking scenery, so stark that when the sun shines upon it you might think you were driving across a mirror. Itís a landscape of lakes, lagoons, deserts and volcanoes, sure to leave a lasting impression.
Next on the itinerary is Sucre, considered one of the most beautiful cities in Bolivia. Here youíll visit the incredible Cretaceous Park, where you can see thousands of dinosaur footprints, including the largest ever found, and a colourful Incan textile museum. From Sucre youíll return to La Paz by overnight bus, then flying on for an adventurous excursion into the Amazon basin.
In Madidi National Park youíll travel by boat, 4x4 and on foot through the jungle, in search of wildlife including capybaras, alligators, monkeys and piranhas! There may even be a chance to swim with pink dolphins if you can find them.
Thereís more gold in this itinerary than youíll find in the Incan museum of La Paz.
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PlanetHow our company is making a difference:
We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
In Bolivia in, we encourage our travelers to not contribute to the already excessive garbage that floods the cities. We brief them on the best means of disposing of empty water bottles and food wrappers.
Furthermore, Bolivia has major environmental concerns, two of them being deforestation and water pollution. We clearly state to our travelers to not smoke and dispose of cigarette buds while on the walking trails. This can cause major forest fires which will destroy already frail forests. As for water pollution, all our tour guides and tour leaders encourage travelers to not pollute the running water by any means.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them in the correct manner.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
PeopleThroughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belong to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people in local communities offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and cultural exchanges that take place between the locals and our travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
In Bolivia, travelers are encouraged not to tempt children or any locals with food and sweets. The culture has to be respected at all times.
Child poverty is also one of the major problems the country faces therefore we attempt to establish a funding strategy to collect money for feeding support to the children of Bolivia.
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