According to the Cape Town Declaration of 2002, Responsible Tourism is about “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.” We strive to adopt the recommendations proposed in the Declaration and work towards incorporating them into who we are.
Traveling is more than just exploring a new area; it is about creating lasting bonds between people from different backgrounds and traditions. We connect adventurous travelers with passionate locals so that they have meaningful experiences with one another and so that travelers learn the value of the regions and cultures they visit. At the end of a local artisan tour in Machu Picchu or a traditional asado experience in Buenos Aires, travelers not only leave with lasting memories, but also with new friends.
We love working with expert guides who are entrepreneurs themselves. We provide them with marketing tools, increased visibility through their bios on our platform, feedback from customers, and access to a greater customer base. This way, they can expand their businesses while having the flexibility to pursue their passions and share them with others. We value our guides’ diverse interests and strive to sustain the rich legacies of the communities they are from. We also ensure that no children are employed in any of our partner businesses, including no children porters during treks and no child labor in the products we source.
We ensure that 80% of money spent on tours goes directly to our guides. By building partnerships with local entrepreneurs, we support their hometowns, their communities and their quality of life. We choose our guides because they are professional, proud of their origins and eager to share them with others. We are committed to providing them with resources so that they may continue to enrich their hometowns by sharing what they love.
We aim to protect the diverse and beautiful habitats our adventures explore. We are responsible travelers; we care for the social and environmental welfare of the regions we visit and leave only our footprints on the paths we trek. Our guides know their surrounding environments and teach travelers how to behave sustainably during their adventures. We are concerned with protecting the wildlife in these areas and guarantee that we and our guides understand their provisions before entering.
For example, our Patagonia fishing expeditions are licensed and our guides know which species and areas are under protection. Additionally, we support the use of local products. For our Argentinian asado experience, all food consumed is organic and comes from local markets and producers.