Malaysia and Singapore vacation
US $2130ToUS $2550 excluding flights
Description of Malaysia and Singapore 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.
PlanetRather than using private buses to hop on and off, all of our city tours are undertaken on foot or by utilising the excellent public transport systems. This helps to minimise the environmental impact we have on the already polluted and traffic clogged city centers. It also enables the group to discover hidden sights and gain a greater insight into the local culture and daily life.
The local supplier with which we work in Malaysia has obtained Travellife certification. This means they have put themselves through a rigorous process where every element of their business is assessed for its' sustainability and its impact on the environment. As a consequence of this process our supplier is acutely aware of their environmental responsibility and ensure that our trips leave only footprints behind.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleWe use a local tour leader who has lived in Malaysia all their lives and are passionate about their country and showcasing its natural beauty. We choose to run the trip this way to ensure an 'under the skin' experience of each country. Trained by us, the tour leaders promote responsible tourism practices not only with travelers but also with locals. A key role they play is to bridge the gap between those people passing through and those living in the places we visit, encouraging interactions and conversations that are favourable to both parties. Local guides provide an intimate local knowledge about their culture and lifestyles that may go unnoticed unless pointed out, as well as ensuring that money is going back into the local economy.
On day 6 of the trip we stay at the Suka Suka Homestay, a locally-ran experience aside a beautiful lake and set on a working rubber-plantation. Here we have the opportunity to meet local people and learn at a grass-roots level about their way of life, and the unique ways in which they make a living. There is also the opportunity to buy locally-made handicrafts and goods from the local town, ensuring that our money goes directly into the hands of locals.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.