Fair Trade Tourism Adventures
Our innovative Fair Trade Adventures campaign is now over, but do keep reading! It aimed to give travellers a rare opportunity to meet farmers and artisans behind popular fair trade products such as coffee, chocolate and handicrafts, while also visiting some of Latin America’s most iconic sights and natural wonders. The principles behind fair and ethical trade have always been at the core of how we operate as a company, so taking fair trade tourism one step further seemed like the natural next step.
In partnership with Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation, and the local communities we work with, we designed four small group tours to unique destinations in Peru, Costa Rica and Colombia. As well as being developed with fair trade activities at their core, these tours offered just the right mix of adventure, unique experiences, culture, wildlife, iconic destinations, in addition to a little rest and relaxation. You can download the Fair Trade Adventures brochure for full itineraries and prices.
For us responsible travel isn’t just about minimising the negative impacts of tourism, but it’s about creating rewarding travel experiences that have a positive impact for local people and the environment. As well as creating unforgettable trips for our travellers, we designed the Fair Trade Adventures to be small-scale and low impact, so that the farmers, artisans, indigenous peoples, social entrepreneurs and others who act as our hosts, can continue to enjoy their traditional way of life while earning a complementary income.
To find out more about the story behind our Fair Trade Adventures, please read our blog post Fair Trade Adventures of a Lifetime – Small Group Tours to Latin America. You can also learn more about our social enterprise model, check our sustainable tourism destinations and see examples of tours our local partners can create for you.
Create your own, tailor-made Fair Trade Tourism Tour
The fact that the campaign is over does not mean that you are not able to take one of the Fair Trade Adventures. Our local tour operators will be happy to create one for you, on a tailor-made basis. To send a travel enquiry, just visit the destination page of the country you are interested in, and remember to mention you are interested in these fair trade itineraries: Colombia, Peru and Costa Rica. If interested in other countries, do not hesitate to get in touch.