Responsible travel implements practices that are respectful of natural and social-cultural environments and contributes to local economic development. Responsible travel raises awareness about a traveler’s own impacts on the environment.
Our guides and employees deeply respect and care for the wonderful places we visit. Our goal isn’t simply to be one of the most environmentally responsible tour operators in the world, but to continually raise the bar and challenge other companies to raise their standards as well. We consistently implement the following responsible travel ideals and practices:
Planet Earth is an amazing place, but it’s far from perfect. It’s social and environmental welfare is fundamentally important to us – not just as a business, but as human beings, too. When you travel with us, you’re giving back as much – if not more – than what you take away, often in ways you’d never expect.
Take only pictures, leave only footprints.. Through targeted education and outreach, its mission is to ensure the long-term health of our natural world while maintaining sustainable recreation in nature. We have Seven Principles of Leave No Trace, encouraging travellers to take only photos and leave only footprints.
Be an animal-friendly traveller. We believe that tourism can be a means for positive animal experiences; however, where such experiences are not carefully managed or do not exhibit high welfare standards there is potential to jeopardize animal welfare, the well-being of the local community, or the travellers’ safety. We oppose and discourages practices that are illegal and those that have a negative impact on animal protection and welfare. We also prohibit activities where travellers come into direct contact with animals meant for the wild, particularly where animals are touched or fed by visitors or are used as props for photo opportunities. We do not condone tourist activities that are unnatural to wildlife or endanger animals such as elephant or ostrich riding, unlicensed zoos, snake charming or any sanctuary that practices breeding for commercial trade.