Family holiday in Egypt, Egyptian adventure
Description of Family holiday in Egypt, Egyptian adventure
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Small group family adventure:
This is a small group family adventure - typically you will join several other families and travel in a group of approx. 16 people. The trips are great value and a great way for you and your children to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of time to yourselves.
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.
Planet and peopleOn this tour, we are able to benefit a wider range of people then conventional tourism by providing a helping financial benefit to the region. We support the local economy by using local leaders and guides, staying at different hotels and thus spreading the money across the country. We stay on a bed and breakfast basis and so for most of the meals we eat out at local restaurants, not only experiencing different foods and customs but also aiding the local economy by visiting many different places to eat.
With the optional trips, we also try to give as much back to the economy as we take out. We take trips in a felucca and by camels thus providing income for their owners and giving us a great cultural experience. The feluccas of course use only the wind for power - perhaps the most environmentally friendly way one can travel, whilst our focus on responsible tourism gets local people talking about it, which leads to a greater understanding of the reason it is so important.
Elsewhere on the trip we travel from Cairo to Aswan by train, further minimizing our carbon footprint. Our Tour Leaders are all trained by us in the importance of responsible tourism with guidance given on how they can make a difference. This then percolates down through those they deal with.
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.
As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. CoolEarth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.