Simon Emery review 3 Nov 2012
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Seeing the Darvaza gas crater at night.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Go with an open mind and remember you are traveling as part of a group. That means you must consider the other peole in the group. It is rude to always keep your fellow travelers waiting.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
A good trip to an interesting part of the world.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you Simon for your kind and very useful review of our trip.
In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, in January 2009 we set up a charitable foundation through which we can channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities. Wherever possible we are happy for our clients to visit these projects to see for themselves where and how this money is being spent. This is a very exciting development for us and something we hope in time will become a major part of our organisation.