Our Commitment to Sustainable Travel
Adventure People is committed to working toward’s UNESCO’s sustainable tourism policy, working with local in-country affiliates and partners to sustain local tourism which will help protect local economies from the negative impact of tourism, instead of encouraging local development and growth, safeguarding local traditions and culture.
All tourism has the potential to offer both positive and negative impacts on local regions. Keeping our tours small, with 16 passengers or less, is part of our commitment to sustainable tourism and is entrenched in our travel philosophy. Small groups have minimal footprints on places visited as well as avoiding overcrowded locations. We believe it is important to take our guests to local villages, to regions that may not otherwise reap the benefits of tourism.
When developing our tour itineraries, it is our mission to offer a balance between visiting well known sites, as well as attractions and villages off the main tourist trail. This spreads the benefits of tourism to more remote communities which will overall benefit the region.
Our culinary adventures are designed to support local businesses and artisans. Food products for your meals are purchased by chefs and owners from local markets, from the region’s farmers.
We use accommodations that are locally operated and owned and include bed and breakfasts, homestays, farms, monasteries, and anything that would capture the flavor of the area – not just the continent or the country. Travel between destinations might include buses, trains, canoes, rickshaws, and anything that offers variety, excitement, and captures the real local color.
It is our standard that our guides are local, therefore knowledgeable about the locations we visit, offering our guests interesting insights into the local history, culture and customs. This both encourages greater understanding and knowledge, it also ensures the promotion of local culture and diversity. Our guides and trip leaders do not partake in commission stops. All recommendations are genuine so we may assist our guests in buying locally and supporting regional communities.
As we continue to develop and plan our future tour itineraries, we will continue to offer and focus on regional touring, mostly away from the crowds, so that our guests can have a meaningful, enjoyable and captivating touring experiences that offer positive effects on local communities. From our accommodations to our modes of travel and culinary delights, we are committed to making a difference, and we hope that our guests will support our effort to think local and sustain local tourism. By choosing a tour company rather than self-drive vacation, you are already helping reduce your carbon footprint by about 60%.
Our Environmental Commitment
We support environmental causes and our focus is to lessen our impact and reduce, reuse, and recycle — to leave the areas we visit in better condition than when we found them. We know that our adventures will only be possible if we preserve the places we love.