This trip can be tailor made between Mar and Jul and Sep and Nov
Responsible tourism: Northern Cyprus walking vacation, Kyrenia to Karpaz
Both we and our local partner in Cyprus are committed to preserving the local environment.
By their very nature, walking tours are some of the most environmentally friendly forms of traveling the world today, relying on man power rather than vehicular power, and thus significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the tour.
Food provided on the tour is all locally sourced, further reducing the carbon footprint, and walkers are advised to take all litter away with them when they leave each place. In fact, our local partners walk the trails following our clients in order to triple check that no litter has been left behind, and any rubbish found is removed and taken to be disposed of responsibly.
In the Karpaz area, it is possible to visit an area with wild donkeys roaming, where clients are encouraged to buy carrots from locally owned greengrocers in order to supplement the donkeys diet with some all-important vitamin C!
Our local partner in Cyprus and ourselves are passionate about giving back to the communities in the areas that we visit. Our local partner, based in Cyprus, employs local people both in it's offices and as professional guides.
We also use locally grown and produced food, and locally owned and run hotels throughout the trip, giving business to local people, putting money back into the local economy and increasing employment opportunities for local people, which in turn helps to retain the younger generations in the area rather than them leaving for the larger towns and abroad for work.
We and our local agents work with local community projects to increase environmental and commercial awareness. For example, we were involved in a project to open a walking road in the area. Our local partner has been involved in protecting over 257 kilometers of walking tracks so far, bringing more opportunities for walking tourism in the area and more opportunities for employment and business from the tourism trade.