Responsible tourism: Montenegro hiking vacation, mountain expedition
All our guides are local to the region and are personally selected for their specific knowledge of the areas flora and fauna. They are passionate about the environment and ensure that guest follow the simple principal of leave no trace, only footprints. Our staff monitor this area regularly to maintain paths, trail markers and remove refuse.
Accommodation is in a local ethno village or in a hotel or guesthouse selected for its high eco-rating and excellent valid corporate social responsibility policy. Accommodation providers are given support and advice from our staff on all aspects of providing excellent facilities and services in line with the principals of sustainability. All service providers are educated on principles of sustainable development and are encouraged to promote the Reduce, Recycle, Re-use principals of waste management.
Recognized service providers licensed by the government of Montenegro provide transfers. All vehicles are eco-rated and chosen for their respective high compliance. This itinerary was designed to minimize excessive vehicle travel and to promote interaction with the natural environment. Guests are given options to reduce their carbon footprint on the tour and educated on the principals of responsible travel. Every participant will get a responsible traveler pack, which will contain a reusable bag and recyclable water bottle.
As with all of our tours, a percentage of the profits will be used to sponsor environmental programs within Montenegro as highlighted by the ministry of sustainable tourism. Travel with us also helps support our non-profit initiative Zero waste Montenegro.
By traveling with us you will ensure ongoing economic benefits, alternative employment and income opportunities for local people and businesses.
As this itinerary includes travel through remote and economically undeveloped regions of the country it provides an excellent opportunity for unique interactions between visitors and the local people, but also is a great source of enhancement to the local economy. Visitors support the local people by both being a guest and through the purchase of local products.
Visitors contribute to the education of local people and stakeholders by providing a cultural exchange between guests and hosts. It can foster understanding between people, which increases the chances for people to develop mutual sympathy, tolerance and understanding and to reduce prejudices and promote the sense of global brotherhood.
Tourism also helps to raise local awareness of the financial value of natural and cultural sites. It can stimulate a feeling of pride in local and national heritage as well as an interest in its conservation, especially in the area of newest National Park of Montenegro Prokletije.