A portion of proceeds from each tour is donated to the Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc. supporting conservation in the Galapagos. Our boat is a chartered, locally owned and operated yacht, equipped to accommodate 16 passengers. Your voyage is guided by a Level 3 (the highest possible rating) naturalist guide certified by the Darwin Research Station.
In Peru we work closely with the Inca Porter Project (IPP) a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives and working conditions of porters on the Inca Trail. Together with IPP we have provided porter communities first-aid and job training workshops and ensure fair working conditions to all of our porters.
We ensure minimal social and environmental impact in the places we visit by traveling in small groups, using local transportation and staying in locally-owned hotels. We also work with experienced local guides who are knowledgeable of local culture, history, flora and fauna. On this tour we visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Galapagos Islands, the city of Cuzco and the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
In 1989, when Bruce went traveling after university, he realised he had limited options, backpacking or a resort stay. Returning to Canada, he created a company bridging the gap, offering young professionals an affordable way to immerse themselves in different cultures. Today, you are helping to fund their charity work across the globe. The company covers administrative costs for their 35+ projects worldwide, meaning that 100% of donor funds go towards helping communities. An average of 10 travelers on every trip ensures that local impact is limited, the community reaps the benefits all without changing their way of life. Company staff in more than 38 countries adhere to Bruce’s original business model of sustainability and happiness.
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