Jordan holy land tour
Description of Jordan holy land tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe strongly believe that every action, no matter how small can have a positive impact and the benefits of practising responsible tourism to both international travelers and also local people can be huge. We promote tours, holidays and programs which are ethical in objectives and also which aim to help other communities and countries, whilst also maintaining and helping to improve the local environment, nature and wildlife.
We aim to limit our impact on the environment in several ways. When on tour, we aim to preserve and protect delicate ecosystems, wildlife and natural habitats by following strict rules that minimise the effects of our presence in an area. Some of these rules are summarised hereunder:
- Keep noise levels down as noise can disturb native birds, animals and reptiles.
- Keep to proper footpaths, do not feed wildlife and do not pick flowers or shrubs.
- Do not spoil trees and historic monuments with graffiti.
- Water is scarce in Jordan, so we practice conservation and keep water sources clean.
We have also participated in many of the RSCNís (The Royal Society for The Conservation of Nature) Nature Guide programs that aim to provide tourists with first hand nature experience.
We also reduce waste and pollution and recycle, repair and reuse what we can, both on tour and at our office. For example, we use energy efficient lighting and Energy Star appliances at our offices whereas on tours we try Ėas much as possible to avoid using of straws and plastic lids at the resort to protect marine life
We aim to limit the negative impact of our presence on the daily lifestyles of local people and the environments and eco-systems of the areas we travel through by operating smaller groups of travellers rather than mass ones.
PeopleWe are dedicated to building a sustainable travel business - environmental, social and ethical considerations are key to our decision-making processes. We believe our trips should benefit local people and we endeavour to make local culture and communities an integral part of our trips. Perhaps most importantly, we recognise that we are guests of the local communities we travel through - and we strive to make these communities into our partners, so they can benefit directly from our business.
We have a formal responsible tourism policy, a set of guidelines that aim to maximise the positive benefits we bring to the communities our groups travel through, whilst minimising any negative impact on the local environment. We are committed to educating our staff, crew, local guides, agents, suppliers and all who travel with us in the importance of these issues. We provide practical guidelines to help us achieve our objectives, setting goals for us to all work towards together. Below are some of these guidelines:
- Use of small locally owned hotels, campsites and activity providers wherever possible, and aim to do our food shopping in local markets where we can.
- Use of the services of local guides, we support the economy as well as providing our passengers with the benefit of direct interaction with local people.
- Ensure our providers receive a fair payment.
We know we're not perfect and we're always looking for ways to improve - but we are really proud that our efforts have been acknowledged.