martes, 3 de julio de 2012

Giardino's tips for a responsible travel experience!

Peru is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries of South America, help us to take care of it, organize and travel in a responsible form!

  • When are you planning your trip, choose those providers that offer guarantees of quality and respect for human rights and the environment. 
  • Also make sure that the companies that you hire during your trip are formal and established; because it means that they pay taxes and this support the growth and development of the country.

  • Plan your route to minimize carbon emissions - travel by train or public bus  where it is possible, minimize internal flights. 
  • Ask to your Giardino agent for different options.

  Before your trip starts.

  • Read about  local cultures and learn a few words of the local language - traveling with respect earns you respect. 
  • Remove all excess packaging  - waste disposal is difficult in remote places like Valleys,  rivers or traditional towns.
  • Take to your trip rechargeable batteries for camera or other electronic devices; if not, please return the old batteries to your country. In Peru battery  recycling is difficult and in many places almost impossible.
  •  Ask Giartdino Tour operator for specific tips for responsible travel in your destination.

During your trip

  • Buy local products and use local restaurants.    
  •  Take tours where you know that hire a local guide - you'll discover more about local culture and lives, and they will earn an income.
  • Remeber that "cheap" does not means "quality and fair prices" in many cases you are supporting informality or abuse of employes and providers. 
  •  Do not buy products  made from endangered species, hard woods, or ancient remains or artefacts. 
  • Respect local cultures, traditions and holy places - if you have a doubt ask for advice or don't visit. 
  • Hire a bike or walk when convenient - its a great way to meet local people on their terms and reduce pollution and carbon emissions 
  • Use water sparingly - its very precious in many regions and tourists tend to use more than local people.
  • Try to minimize waste generation. They are a source of contamination.
  • If you walk in a natural area, make sure that the only trace that you left behind is  your "footprint".
  • If you are interested in taking part in social supports, Giardino Tour Operator works together, in different actions and activities, with the children's house “Hogar de Cristo – Arequipa” a non-profit organization that help and support poor children who work on the streets. Consult with us the different ways to participate.

  • Remember that local people have different ways of thinking and concepts of time, this just makes them different,  But is nothing wrong with that - cultivate the habit of asking questions.  Be a curious and deep traveler, and take the advantages of this rich experience in Peru.
  • When you buy gifts and souvenirs look for products that are expressions of local culture.  This promote the economy of the people and their cultural diversity.

  • Try to contribute during your trip with your presence to the development of responsible and  sustainable tourism for  a  healthier planet and solidarity.

  When you get back

  • Write to your tour operator or hotel with any comments or feedback about your holiday,  and especially include any suggestions on reducing environmental impacts and increasing  benefits to local communities.
  •  If you've promised to send pictures or gifts to local people remember to do so!

"Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved"
 Bill Bradley.

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