Responsible tourism has a number of aspects environmental, sustainable, ethical and responsibility.
As trekkers, we have concerns for all the above. Visitors, however, have a particular part to play when it comes to responsible tourism. You are visiting another country with very different cultures and expectations.
Please consider the following - or see our Travellers Code of Conduct
* Be sensitive to local customs
* Be flexible in your expectations
* Bridge the cultural gaps
* Practice environmental minimum impact
* Tipping Advice - please tip generously!
Please book your trek early!
We are a small, family operated company. As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, where possible, we try to schedule guides, cooks and muleteers programs at the beginning of each month. This means that they have more balanced programs (beneficial for those with families) and also have guaranteed work days for the month - most important in a fickle industry. If you are "thinking" about booking a trip and the beginning of the month is looming, please consider that the best guides are allocated first and how important steady work is.
Highly recommended sustainable travel information and links
Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (downloadable pdf booklet) English - http://www.tourism.lt/nsv/engl/Codigo_tico_Ing.pdf
Having a fulfilling experience... requires you to be a RESPONSIBLE TOURIST AND TRAVELLER - Recommendations based upon the Global Code of Ethics of the World Tourism Organization. English/Spanish (pdf) http://2016.turismo.gov.ar/wp_turismo/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/viajero-responsable.pdf
The Responsible Tourist & Traveller (pdf) http://ethics.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/responsibletouristbrochureen.pdf
Codigo Etico Mundial Para el Turismo (pdf) castellano - http://www.poraqui.net/documentos-turismo/Codigo-Etico-Mundial-Turismo-OMT.pdf
Para que su viaje sea una experiencia enriquecedora... usted debe ser un Turista/Viajero Responsable... (pdf) Recomendaciones basadas en el Código Ético de la Organización Mundial de Turismo. Ingles/castellano (pdf) http://2016.turismo.gov.ar/wp_turismo/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/viajero-responsable.pdf
(http://www.humboldt.org.co/biocomercio/turismosostenible/quienes.htm) Ideas y programas de turismo sostenibles.