Pantanal wildlife: Not much is known about the Pantanal region, however it is one of the best places in South America to view an amazing array of wildlife. You will learn about the endangered species that thrive in this particular region, from the Jabiru storks to macaws. Also learn how poaching continues to affect the area, understanding the impact that conservation methods are having to protects the wildlife here.
Paraty Bay: With over 65 islands and numerous beaches, Paraty is a dream for wildlife and fauna viewing. Filled with national parks, you will be taught how conservation is protected the lush environment around you. Further along in Brazil, you will come to Ihla Grande, where conservation efforts are helping to maintain population levels of the indigenous Bugio monkey, an endangered but much loved species.
Dollar-a-day program: You are given the opportunity to give back to people visited on our tours through our Dollar A Day system. Simply give a dollar for every day you are in and around the Andes and Atlantic (we'll give you the opportunity to do this at the booking stage) and 100% of this will go towards conservation projects worldwide through our foundation. While none of our projects are currently located in the Adriatic, you'll enjoy your tour even more knowing that you're doing your bit to help those less fortunate worldwide.
This company has operated on responsible tourism values since its inception. From an environmental perspective, our initiatives extend from our company offices to our tours. Our head office and stores are powered by a local green energy provider, we encourage cleaner transportation methods for staff, and purchase all supplies from a local green business supplier. Our office is as paperless as possible and our brochures use 100% FSC certified sustainable paper.
Getting Dirty for Earth Day: Every year we hold clean-ups in our office locations around the world. This year we worked with a local community centre on their community gardening efforts by planting flowers, trees, and prepping plots for vegetable planting.
Potosí history: Your guide will teach you about the tragic history of Potosí, the highest city of its size on the planet. It is estimated that around 8 million locals and Africans died mining here for the Spanish during colonial rule - you also have the option to venture further into the mines to experience first hand the appalling conditions suffered by the slave labourers during this tumultuous period.
Small Group Tours With an average of 10 travelers on every trip, we ensure that local communities do not feel the impact of a tour group in their vicinity. We continually educate our tour groups on the culture and heritage of local people and this allows the area to reap the benefits of tourism without changing the local way of life.
Charity Contribution When you take a trip with us, you are helping to fund charity work across the globe. We fund our charity foundation’s administrative costs and contribute $30,000 a year in donations, meaning that 100% of donor funds go directly to the projects they were designed to serve – over 35 projects spanning the globe.