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Protecting the environment

Protecting the environment

Protecting the environment

Preserving the planet we love to explore

Costa Rica’s lush, leafy cloud forests. Kenya’s vast, wildlife-rich valleys and plains. Iceland’s otherworldly glacial lagoons. These places we visit on tour couldn’t be more diverse, but they all have one thing in common—they’re delicate ecosystems whose survival depends on the health of our planet. To ensure that our world remains beautiful, hospitable, and awe-inspiring for future generations of locals and travelers, we prioritize sustainability when designing our tours and choosing our travel partners. Here’s how.

Putting the planet first

We aren’t alone in our efforts to preserve the planet. In the places we visit on tour, we partner with restaurants, hotels, farms, and other local suppliers who promote eco-friendly practices, which range from waste reduction to the use of alternative energy.

Photo: Taste tomatoes grown with geothermal energy at family-owned Friðheimar Farm on our Iceland: The Golden Circle & Ring Road tour.

View of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

Supporting conservation

Appreciating the world’s ecosystems goes hand in hand with helping to preserve them. We prioritize the health of the environment by offering no-impact travel experiences in fragile ecosystems, as well as learning opportunities at protected sites.

Photo: Visit the Great Barrier Reef with an ecotourism-accredited marine biologist on our Highlights of Australia: The Great Barrier Reef to Sydney tour.

A few tours where culture and nature meet

Grand Tour of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket
14 days | 17 days with Cambodia extension

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