Self drive family holiday in Western USA

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Departure information

Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
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Responsible tourism

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Environment
This itinerary includes interacting with the wildlife of the oceans and National Parks of this region. During this holiday you'll visit Yosemite, Sequoia, the Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree National Parks. The park fees are paid directly to the park and contribute to the maintenance and protection of these outstanding natural areas. We also provide our customers with information on how to be a responsible traveller whilst in the USA, and this provides information about conserving the national parks.

In the USA, we work with partners who have a shared concern for the welfare of the wildlife, ensuring that all of our wildlife-focused excursions such as whale-watching in Monterey is undertaken at a safe distance away from the animals so as not to negatively impact their environment or make them accustomed to or reliant on human contact.

Our environmental policy begins in our Brighton office where we are very passionate about recycling, and use a local company to ensure we all know where our waste is going. We encourage a no wastage policy, and actively encourage staff to take leftover food home. We actively try to limit the amount of paper that we use and where we do, buy our paper from the same company that we recycled it, so create a closed loop system.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Wherever possible, we use locally-owned accommodation throughout the USA that support the local communities and provides employment to the local population as well as bringing money to the area. During this itinerary our travellers have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors by staying in our ‘Glamping’ accommodation at the Grand Canyon, for a truly unique experience.

For the various excursions throughout your trip, such as the treasure hunt experience in San Francisco, we use local guides who have local knowledge and expertise, providing a more authentic experience for our customers as well as helping to put money directly into the pockets of local people.

From our Brighton-based office, we support local communities and businesses with daily lunches from a vegetarian catering company, stationery and waste collection provided by a local company. We have also undertaken ‘beach cleans’ and do fundraising for local charities. We also pride ourselves on selecting and working with partners in each destination based on their values and company ethos.

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