This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Brazil beach vacation, private departure
We believe tourism should be rewarding and educational, as well as sustainable. We designed this trip to contribute minimal impact to the local environment with positive benefits to the local communities.
All guides follow strict “green ethics”. Reusable water bottles are provided in an effort to encourage less waste and discourage the need for plastic throw-away bottles. All of our guides practice ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics and provide clear and committed instructions for interacting with nature and wildlife with efforts to preserve and leave undisturbed the beauty for generations to enjoy.
All activities and excursions in are ecologically responsible and low-impact. Most optional excursions in Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Iguacu and Salvador/Praia do Forte are non-motorized and carbon-neutral: hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, biking.
Our Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf and Corcovado tour is offered as a walking tour in order to reduce carbon emissions. Our shopping and favela tours are also operated as walking tours. Other optional low-impact excursions include hiking, climbing, hang-gliding, walks in the Tijuca Forest and visits to the botanical garden.
Iguassu tours feature the natural history of the area, and are designed to be low-impact and contribute minimal carbon emissions. These low-impact tours and excursions are offered as walking tours, photography tours, birdwatching and wildlife spotting tours.
Sustainable tourism should improve the lives of local people. This ensures growth to the local economy and support to the community.
Hotels selected for this trip share our environmental concerns and beneficially involve the local people. They practice ethical business standards and are committed to environmental preservation.
All guides and most hotel staff are Brazilian and most are local citizens in each area. Our Rio tours are integrated with the municipality, neighborhoods, associations or organizations in the local areas, helping support different activities that promote the region, such as folkloric shows, sports, art in addition to supporting new housing projects, community centers and schools.
Rio favela tours are led by local inhabitants and directly support the individual neighborhoods travelers will visit. Stops are made at local homes, locally-owned shops and restaurants.
As members of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association), we promise to only work with partners and guides who are conscious and conscientious of the various backgrounds of our globally diverse travelers.