Bhutan cultural vacation

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Responsible tourism: Bhutan cultural vacation

Environment

Environment has always been our major concern. We try our best to implement the policy of environmental conservation on every service and tour. Our main direction is to provide first class adventure and vacation experience in Bhutan.
We have also conducted various plantation and river cleansing campaigns, in order to contribute to environmental conservation.
Explanations are given during any trekking tours of how to conserve scarce fuel resources, as well as reducing litter & waste production (for example by not ordering numerous different items from trekking lodge menus, and by treating water rather than buying numerous mineral water bottles).
We have recycling information booklets we provide to every client on arrival wherever possible. We do not produce a glossy brochure, concentrating on a comprehensive website, and providing as much information to our travelers as possible electronically, reducing the use of paper and inks.
In the field, guides, porters and clients are all oriented in responsible travel. A zero litter policy is in place so that it minimizes wastage in the region.

Community

Our Company operate as such that the journeys ensure benefits to the local people and their surrounding as much as possible and any potential negative impacts at the destinations are minimized. We are dedicated to giving something back to the local community.
We understand and appreciate the hard work the guides and porters perform. Therefore we treat and obey the following Guide and Porter Policy to ensure the conditions for our guides and porters are of a humane standard. We work towards eliminating avoidable illness, injury and death.
All our staff are from local communities. Our guides are English speaking and have years of experience as they live locally. Each guide comes fully equipped and supported by us, having obtained the training in the related tourism sectors including Department of Tourism, Guide Association of Bhutan and Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators.
We also organize a small donation foundation where the travelers can also help the locals by supporting one student by giving educational materials such as pencils, crayons, books and paper etc.

1 Reviews of Bhutan cultural vacation

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Reviewed on 24 Oct 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Climbing up to Tiger's Nest Monastery and enjoying the views back down!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


It's worthwhile working up your fitness - you have the opportunity to enjoy some great walks!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


In terms of income to the firm and government from the travel, then yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Bhutan is a wonderful country to visit although clearly more expensive than its neighbour's due to the government's pricing policy. That said, it is generally
much cleaner than other countries nearby and there is less hassle. One or two of the hotels were slightly disappointing for the price paid but that doesn't
detract from the fabulous views and memories from this vacation.

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