On our Patagonia trekking vacation we cook with gas and use recyclable glass as opposed to plastic wherever possible. All non-organic waste is carried out and organic waste is buried at a suitable depth. We keep our group sizes to a maximum of 12 people to minimize impact on the environment.
We use public transport where possible to cut down on carbon emissions and encourage people to donate to Rainforest Concern to offset the carbon emissions for this trip. All our guides operate a leave no trace policy throughout all parts of the trip. Water is sourced from local streams, fed by glacial melt, meaning there is no need to use plastic water bottles that would otherwise be imported and put into landfill.
We are also now supporting the UK registered chairty Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those projects.
On our Patagonia trekking vacation we employ local guides who have an intimate knowledge of the areas we trek through. It is our policy to carefully dispose of all waste. Food is purchased locally and we aim to use food products with minimum packaging, and encourage cooking with local products.
When out on tour we encourage learning about the country we are traveling in, the local culture of the teams we work with and the areas we pass through. Our guides hold informal talks with groups to inform about and discuss with them all aspects of local life. This helps understanding of the area and appreciation of the people who live there.