Croatia & Slovenia small group vacation
An eight day vacation discovering some of Croatia and Slovenia’s most stunning spots. A small group tour around lakes, mountains, ancient architecture and idyllic coastline.
Split Zadar Pag Island Plitvice Lakes National Park Pula Rovinj Bled
US $1945ToUS $2105excluding flights
Description of Croatia & Slovenia small group vacation
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travelers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
As company our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
PeopleWe 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 take care to use local transport throughout, including Ferries and buses and stay in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses. This trip also includes a stay in a family run guesthouse on Pag Island. This overnight stay is a great opportunity to learn more about the local farming community and the way of life from the perspective of our hosts.
We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans. You will get the opportunity to taste one of Croatia’s most renowned and prized cheeses, paški sir or Pag cheese. This distinctive cheese with its, salty, sharp and tangy flavour comes from Pag island's sheep, who roam the rocky island eating aromatic herbs and grass on slopes coated in salt deposits by strong sea winds.
Recruitment of our ground team comes from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.