Australia Aboriginal cultures tour
AU $38885 including domestic flights only
Description of Australia Aboriginal cultures tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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.
We are passionate about minimising the negative impacts that tourism may cause. A pillar of our travel philosophy is our belief in small group sizes. Our maximum capacity for this trip to Australia is just 10 travelers. Not only does this minimise the negative impacts on the destinations we visit, but it also provides a more immersive and intimate local travel experience.
Reducing use of Single-use plastics
All of our travelers to Australia are provided with cloth bags and reusable water bottles at the beginning of their trip to help them avoid single-use plastics such as plastic shopping bags and disposable water bottles. Further to this, we instruct our suppliers in Australia to provide large tanks of potable water for group vehicles. We also encourage the hotels and lodges that host our groups to provide safe and reliable water at refill stations. These simple but effective measures can have a considerable impact and drastically reduce the amount of waste generated during each expedition.
On this expedition, we travel primarily on small private turboprop (propellor) planes. Many of the remote Aboriginal communities and sites that we are visiting are located in isolated areas that are incredibly hard to access via land. Some point-to-point parts of the itinerary would take a number of days to reach via 4WD vehicle across the very harshest of landscapes. Additionally, the majority of our expedition is in the sacred Arnhem Land area, a region where non-Indigenous visitors are given permissions to access only particular pre-approved destinations. Instead, we choose to use turboprop planes, which are not only able to land and take off on shorter runways than jet engine planes, but are considerably more fuel efficient, burning two-thirds of the fuel per passenger compared to jet engines.
PeopleTraveling with Respect
We travel to some of the most remote parts of Australia on this expedition. We have designed this itinerary to include communities that are off the tourist trail, such as those in the rarely-visited Arnhem Land and Kimberley Coast regions, allowing an injection of cash into areas that are often overlooked and in need of development.
Our expedition is focused on the 60,000-year history of Indigenous Australians, a rich cultural heritage that, despite its rich cultural traditions, has been largely unrecognised. This trip uses Indigenous peoples, including historians and elders, to tell their own stories and seeks to form connections between their incredible culture and history and our own group.
Local crafts and culture
Amongst many encounters we have set up with Indigenous people, guests on our trip will visit a number of remote Indigenous communities to help them gain a fuller understanding of Aboriginal culture and also provide the opportunity to purchase Indigenous artworks straight from the artist. This includes visiting Elcho Island in the Arnhem Land region and Maningrida, where we visit the local Art Centre, an important institution that empowers local people to pursue artistic careers and promotes their work to collectors and institutions throughout the world.