Azores canyoning holiday
Description of Azores canyoning holiday
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We can cater to both vegetarians and vegans. We normally arrange our snacks and dining out in local restaurants in advance so let us know beforehand if you have any dietary preferences.
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.
PlanetAccommodation and Meals:
During this tour of 6 days and 5 nights our clients will be staying in fairly small, family run and locally staffed establishments which ensures that we are benefiting local communities.
All picnic lunches, snacks and dinners are made with locally grown produce and other Azorean products, served to our clients in reusable lunch boxes, dishware and cutlery.
Water and Waste:
We take the preservation of our natural environment here very seriously and help to maintain this delicate eco balance by making sure we leave no human trace behind. We carry trash bags on our activities to pick up any rubbish we may find along the way and to ensure we leave the area without a trace.
Regarding our customers, they are always advised to bring their own individual reusable water bottles for the activities (just like our team does), as we usually run into good quality natural water springs and almost never have access to any shops (where there are water bottles for sale or trash cans to dispose of them) during our excursions. Apart from that, we give our clients the possibility of purchasing, a personalized Aluminium flask OR mug for an extra cost of €5. In doing so, you will be helping in the preservation of the environment, while taking back home a useful and unique souvenir that will remind you every day of the great time you had in the Azores.
We have our own vehicles and a zodiac boat, both of which we have no option but to use for logistical reasons; dropping off/picking up our clients and to carry our needed provisions and equipment. However, the aim of this trip, as the name suggests, is to explore the island in a very physically active way through Canyoning and Hiking.
PeopleOur team has a single-minded goal: Provide long-term benefits to present and future local communities, one adventure at a time. Therefore, we insist that the benefits are the same for us and for who / what surrounds us, always trying to guarantee the active participation of our people in our daily lives.
Friends and Neighbours:
We ensure that the local economy benefits from our work, by referring locally-owned accommodations, employing local people, working with local operators and suppliers, sourcing food from locally-owned stores and eating/drinking at local restaurants/snack bars.
Since during our trip we will mostly be out and about in the wilderness, we will be providing our clients with snacks and/or a packed lunch provided to us by a locally operated business.
In doing so, we are not only investing in our community but also offering our customers a genuine insight of the Azores and our people.
Local Crafts and Culture:
Regarding our cultural wealth, we always try to include it in our excursions or simply suggest visits to various destinations / local social projects with direct benefits to the host community. During this expedition our local guides will introduce you to the local customs and history while we are hiking through some amazing spots and views. Also, there is the option to join a Gastronomical and Cultural Tour which is the ideal tour to taste the best that Flores Island has to offer in gastronomical products while getting to know more about the history and culture behind the creation of these lovely delicacies.
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