This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Hungary cultural vacation, beyond Budapest
Travelers shall visit Orseg National park to ensure that national parks are protected through tourism income, plus, the profile and importance of Hungary's protected area are emphasised. Orseg National Park is important to bird population including Great Bustard, Saker, Imperial Eagle, Pygmy Cormorant, Woodpeckers, Eagle and Ural Owl, which our guides provide information of. Low impact tourism activities are promoted in the park, including canoeing, cycling, horse riding, and swimming to ensure that tourism has a small footprint in comparison to other forms of outdoor exploration such as vehicle based recreations which can lead to soil erosion, wildlife disturbance, and more greenhouse emissions through the use of combustion engines. tasting the products of the nearby artisan pálinka (fruit brandy) factory.
Guesthouse accommodation uses local products to ensure that food miles are reduced, and emissions for food transport are reduced. We have the opportunity to discover local orchards and tasting local fruits with a fruit specialist and conservationist, president of the Göcsej Conservationist Foundation, whose work we shall learn of.
The experience allows visitors to visit the rural communities to help learn about traditional practices and artisan skills in villages. Travelers will have the opportunity to learn creative skills from locals including chocolate making, honey making, fruit brandy, cheese making, butter making and pottery workshops, utilising local skills and knowledge and providing supplementary income to their workshop practices through tourism. We visit local vineyards to support small scale, family owned producers to ensure their business benefits from tourism.
We additionally take an excursion to the alpaca farm led by the owner. In the afternoon, enjoy a handicraft program in Orség. Guesthouses such as Kékmadár Guesthouse in Kisrákos, are used to offer a genuine cultural exchange and ensure that tourism expenditure is directed to local communities rather than large, corporate hotel chains. Group sizes are limited to eight to ensure tourism does not overwhelm villages and to ensure that the rural atmosphere is not damaged.