Taurus Mountains hiking vacation, Turkey

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26 May 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Taurus Mountains hiking vacation, Turkey


We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the fragile eco-structure of the borderlands is not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our guides are trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to all trips in all regions, and as tour operators is something we are careful to promote.

If you book your flights with us, we make a contribution to “Carbon Clear” – an organisation devoted to ‘offsetting’ or ‘neutralising’ harmful greenhouse gas emissions caused by your flight. This is done by funding projects across the world that will reduce greenhouse gases on your behalf through sustainable energy or rainforest restoration.

We are very aware of the economic, ecological and ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures and fragile environments. We realise that taking clients through such a region can have a negative impact on the environment if not handled responsibly and as such, on all of our trips we go to great lengths to minimise the negative and accentuate the positive… after all, there are also many good things that the traveler can bring.

By keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites we visit – particularly important as this trip visits ancient Roman archeological sites along the way, like those in Selge.


On this tour we employ the services of local guides and drivers, stay in locally owned hotels and guesthouses – often staying in our guides villages and homes, which again diverts important funds directly into the area. The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the locals financially, and our clients with the unique experience and social interaction.

The tour leader on this trip will make sure that the group doesn't arrive in a village base loaded up with products we have brought in from the nearest big town - we buy locally for picnics (fruit, veg, cheese, snacks, biscuits, local honey, bread, etc) and also we use local small restaurants for lunches and dinners.

We make sure all clients are well briefed on the cultural issues to ensure cultural sensitivity in terms of dress code, awareness of local customs, behaviour in public, etc. as this trip travels to rural Turkey which is more conservative than it's Western shores.

We also support several NGOs around the world such as the TESFA community project in Ethiopia and Adopt-A-Minefield in Afghanistan, which are all carefully selected to improve the standard of living for the communities we visit.

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