This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Brazil vacations, tailor made
Having travelled extensively ourselves and witnessed first-hand how tourism can have either positive or negative effects on local communities; we vowed to always endeavour to leave a positive mark on all places we visit and send clients. Our clientsí requirements are of primary importance to us at all times, as we know that our growth and success depend on their continued support.
Natural Brazil is an itinerary that will immerse you in the gorgeous natural attractions, from dramatic landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and idyllic tropical islands. Brazilís biodiversity is legendary in scope and its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth - all environments it is important to preserve and protect when visiting.
The Pantanal is a unique ecosystem of black-waterways, knee-deep floodplains, water-lily and reeds lagoons, salty ponds, shady forest glades and rich savannah grasslands, being one of the best places on Earth for animals and specially, bird watching. This amazing trip provides customized attendance for birders, supported by specialized leaders and experienced native guides who will educate visitors on the correct ways to view wildlife.
Manuas city is the gateway to discover the mysterious Amazon rainforest by its river system, the natural habitat of indians and rare and exotic animals, many of whom are in extinction. Several hotels in the area are equipped to receive visitors, with the assistance of specialized staff who focus on the sustainable interaction between the environment and local community.
As a company: We strive to operate as a paperless company as far as possible, and recycle wherever facilities are available. We use toxic-free fair trade products whenever we can.
While traveling: Many of the resorts and operators we work with offer our clients free drinking water refills to minimise wastage of plastic bottles through out the trips; and ask clients if they want items laundered before simply washing towels and linens unnecessarily, to conserve water. While in remote areas, we carry rubbish with us and ensure we do not disturb anything in the natural environment.
While we are there: We will visit protected conservation areas and ensure that our clients are given the correct guidance to minimise impact on the environment and respect the natural wonders of the area. All these protected area and reserves use guides who are local to the area and have been trained, bettering their communities. These guides typically communicate all the doís and doníts while visiting these protected areas. Typically these areas also ask for a fee to appreciate the protected area. These fees go to conservation and infrastructure efforts directly supporting the reserve.
This trip has a strong focus on exploring natural wonders with the aim of fostering a love of and respect for the environment and subsequently conservation in the areas visited.
This tour has been designed to both operate in a way that minimises our impact on the environment that we visit and to maximise the benefit that our clients can have on the host community. We endeavour to follow responsible guidelines, as with all trips. Guests will be briefed on responsible tourism at the start of the trip, and encouraged to be mindful of the environment and respectful of local people and culture.
Where we stay: As a boutique travel company we recommend unique and authentic travel experiences. We prefer to use local suppliers who recommend accommodation that will add to the uniqueness and sense of adventure of the trip and we therefore encourage our clients to stay in privately owned accommodation where possible to support the local community. Where the hotel owners source staff, produce, products and other services from within the local community. This gives the local people an opportunity to gain financially from the increase in tourism in the area.
While we are there: We encourage our clients to have a truly immersive experience as well as support the livelihood of the local community. We ensure guests have opportunities to purchase locally produced traditional crafts at the source, ensuring maximum financial benefit to producers and artisans. We travel in small groups to ensure our customers can interact with locals in a meaningful way and to ensure that any impact on local communities is minimised.
Typically with all our tailor-made trips to destinations we enjoy offering new routes and encourage travel to areas that are not on the main tourist trails and further support communities.