The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give our travelers real life experiences without compromising the part of the world we are exploring; to travel responsibly is at the heart of our commitment as a global tour operator.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. We travel by these values wherever our groups go, from three week treks through the Himalayas to trips such as this; a short break through New York State.
The wild areas of New York State are often overlooked for the bustle of Manhattan Island, but this trip is ideal for travelers looking for a taste of the USA at its most rugged. Leaving these stunning areas as we found them is a top priority on this trip, and you’ll be encouraged to help us protect them during our visit. Little things such as disposing of refuse carefully, recycling where ever possible and sticking to the trails if exploring on foot all help to protect the landscape we are visiting. You’ll also be encouraged on this short break to use refillable water bottles rather than purchase endless supplies of plastic bottled water.
Environmentally, we are a carbon neutral company, offsetting the ground emissions of all our passengers on all our trips. On this journey through New York State that equates to 173kgs of carbon offset per passenger, per departure! We also offer all our travelers the opportunity to offset the cost of their international travel with us.
Supplies for the group will be purchased en route from local suppliers where ever possible and we will often eat in small, family run restaurants rather than the famous chains, to keep the money our visit is generating with those who will see the benefit from it most.
Your group leader who accompanies you throughout your trip will be American as will your driver. We recruit locally not only to give our travelers unique regional insights into an area, but again to help ensure our tours benefit the regions we visit financially through the creation of employment.