Cycling holiday in Eastern Tibet, Sichuan Province

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12 Sep 2017
US $ 3185
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26 Sep 2017
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17 Oct 2017
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07 Nov 2017
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22 Nov 2017
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Cycling holiday in Eastern Tibet, Sichuan Province

Environment

Activity:
We all know that cycling is an ideal way to explore the countryside without damaging the environment.This is a special designed cycling tour from Chengdu to Kangdi and Ya`an. During this tour we will visit a number of historical villages and towns including Baoxing, Xiaojin, Danda, Donggu....Tour by bike is not only a great way to experience local culture, but this means we use less vehicles, less oil and less carbon.

Waster:
Every tour producesasurplusofwasteandhard-to-usebiomass that isbestkeptin thefoodchainbyfeedingittolivestock. Before cycling, we will buy from local markets to prepare foods in moderation, such as bread, milk, instant coffee, jam, vegetable, sausage... We will try to eat them all, do not leavingtoo muchfoodon picnic lunch site. Meantime, we also encourage clients to stick to bring all waste to next town on this cycling route and disposed of appropriately in local garbage collection facilities. These include recycling as appropriate.

Water:
We hope to leading a mostly plastic-freelifein every groups that we organized. During this cycling and hiking tour in Chengdu, we will supply water for the riders from a support van. And we will highly suggest the riders carry with their own water bottle to refill the boiled water. It is different from other normal tours that buy plastic bottles that causing lots of waste with plastic bottles to add to landfill.

Office:
It isadvocated to recycle paper and ink cartridges to reduce the waste in landfill sites. We turn off printers, computers, battery chargers and transformers at the end of each day and use energy-efficient bulbs and low-energy appliances.

Community

Our itinerary has been designed to fully incorporate the local Tibetan communities we visit and we are exceptionally sensitive to the needs of indigenous people. We value their unique insights, knowledge, and hospitality, and believe that they too should benefit from tourism too.

Accommodations and Meals:
Along this tour, we work exclusively with small local businesses and use locally owned restaurants. Meanwhile, we will have meals in rural villages, away from the standard tourist trail. In this way we help to conserve a rural lifestyle and contribute to the overall sustainable development of the Eastern Tibet, also could ensure that local Tibetan communities and business prosper in a highly competitive market.

A fair wages to local guides and drives:
We engage locally-owned and operated services thereby supporting local people and communities as well as minimizing use of long and carbon-intensive supply chains. We use all local guides and drivers so that we learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies. All receive fair wages and are provided with training opportunities both direct from us and from the local tourism bureau. Our guides are also responsible for advising travelers of the appropriate recycling options available in each place.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.

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