Turkey gulet cruise, Fethiye to Demre
Description of Turkey gulet cruise, Fethiye to Demre
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Our partners behind this holiday promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travellers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
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.
PlanetAs our Gullets are naturally powered by the wind, this has obvious environmental benefits, which helps to reduce the carbon impact of these cruises. Whilst sails cannot be used in all weather conditions, we do aim to use these whenever possible.
Drinking water and the waste associated by single use plastic water bottles is something we are working hard on in Turkey 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.
As all meals are included on our Gulet sailing holidays, all produce is brought onboard from local producers which has a positive impact on the local economies.
Our Turkish 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 Turkey, we visit a couple of carefully selected local shops during most tours, where travellers can learn about the local traditions and methods of carpet-weaving and leather production. All products sold in these shops are sourced from the surrounding local communities.
On this and our other tours in Turkey aim to support the local economy by using only local Turkish guides and working with locally owned gullet operators, all of which employ local crews.
To provide a more in depth experience of Turkish culture, whenever disembarking the gullet, we aim to explore on foot wherever possible. We aim to take some of the lesser explored pathways whilst exploring cities, towns and coves.
Our tour notes provide advance information on dress codes and particular local customs and our guides will expand on this in their explanations during the tour. This means we can create valuable and rewarding opportunities for our travellers and local people to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts without causing any unintended offence.