Walking holiday in Cyprus

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07 Apr 2018
£ 1019
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12 May 2018
£ 799
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20 Oct 2018
£ 1199
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22 Dec 2018
£ 1045
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Walking holiday in Cyprus

Our Tour Leaders that run this tour to Cyprus are born and bred Cypriots, they are trained by us in the importance of responsible tourism with guidance given on how they can make help to preserve their beautiful country.

All accommodation is locally owned and in which you experience great food, most of which is sourced locally. This not only provides direct employment within the hotel, but also has the effect of percolating money beyond to small businesses that supply the hotel and in this way money is spread throughout the region we visit. In addition by eating in family-owned restaurants and using the services of a Cypriot local agent we ensure that nearly all the money we spend reaches as wide a range of local people as possible.

As a walking tour our main method of transport is about as environmentally friendly as one can get, other transport is provided by local companies, supporting the local economy. Visits to important archaeological sites stepped in Greek mythology provide vital revenue allowing for continued and developing preservation work to be carried out.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators. We acknowledge that air travel has a negative impact on our environment, so we work together with Cool Earth to offset carbon and protect our important rainforests.

2 Reviews of Walking holiday in Cyprus

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Reviewed on 02 Jul 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Well... not to scare you off but I was somewhat unprepared: there are poisonous snakes in Cyprus and we just happened to see two such beasts right on day 1 walking :-) it's true but with a good guide and common sense, you are safe. Enjoyed the sea in early May!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


When you go to North Cyprus you have to fly via Turkey with a stop-over; so I decided to spend a few extra days in Istanbul. It was the best decision I made and recommend it to other fellow travellers. I suggest the tour operator would bring this option to travellers' attention. The cost of the flight is the same; I was on the group flight except the London-Istanbul leg that I took a few days earlier for the same costs.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely. The tour was led by local operator with good understanding of environmental impacts and conservation.

One thing I would mention though.... the Local operator somewhat 'monopolised' group dinners: eg I mean the choice of restaurant (very poor choices as compared to the very many great restaurants) and expensive set menus with poor composition instead of allowing people making their own choice from the menu. One can find much better restaurants as we did at better prices all around as compared to the local operator's arrangement. This was poorly done and gave the impression that the aim was for the local operator to make some extra money.....

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


North Cyprus is great; good walks, some interesting sights to see, the sea is warm enough to enjoy in early May and excellent food at low, or very reasonable prices.

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


There were a number of highlights, but possibly the best was the fish banquet we enjoyed overlooking the harbour in Latchi.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


It's classed as moderate, and the walking isn't difficult, but the distances are quite long and some of the walks don't have much shade so make sure you're really up to it.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


To an extent. Hotels were locally owned, and guide was keen to use local suppliers and reduce impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I really enjoyed it. We were a small group, and although diverse ages we got on well together.

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