Cairo short break in Egypt
Description of Cairo short break in Egypt
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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.
PlanetDrinking water and the waste associated by single use plastic water bottles is something we are working hard on in Egypt as well as other destinations. All travellers are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles and we are rolling out a program of providing large water canisters in our vehicles on group tours to take refills from. We are also offering water filtering bottles to travellers, all of which can vastly reduce waste generated by our customers both during the tour and on an ongoing basis.
This itinerary has been designed to avoid domestic flights and the associated CO2 emissions as much as possible. Instead of flying, we travel to and from Alexandria using the high speed highway. We also try to design some city tours to be done on foot as much as possible and reduce the amount of driving each day.
Our Egypt guides are strict in monitoring and preventing littering to protect the sites we visit and waste bins are provided in all vehicles.
Many of the sites we visit are incredibly important historical and natural wonders, and we encourage our travellers to treat these sites as such, sticking to marked paths, not climbing on ruins, picking wild plants or flowers, and avoiding disturbing the local wildlife as much as possible.
PeopleIn Egypt, we support local crafts makers and artists by visiting a couple of carefully selected local shops. Here travellers can learn about the historic methods of producing papyrus and perfumed oils,, as well as purchasing souvenirs if they wish. All products sold in these shops are sourced from the surrounding local communities.
We use only Egyptian guides, all trained and qualified in Egyptology which not only contributes towards the local economy and provides much needed jobs, but provides an insight into Egyptian culture which only a local could do.
To provide a more in depth experience of Egyptian culture, we also take a walking tour through the less visited back streets of Old Cairo before reaching the more touristy sections of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar.
We make a donation for every customer who visits Egypt which is split between supporting a children's orphanage in Cairo which we have helped for nearly 20 years, and also in doing litter/waste clean up programs in some of the desert areas we visit.