How to travel

Responsibly, Sustainably, Respectfully

How to
Be a responsible traveller

We believe that responsible tourism promotes positive cultural and environmental ethics and practices. Understanding the potential harm that can come from promoting tourism through many of the delicate environments in which we operate is reflected on our ideology of 'leave no trace' tourism. Working with our ground operators, several who have won the prestigious AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) Responsible Tourism Award, we promote responsible, sustainable tourism in all areas we visit.

Our Animal Welfare Policy

Before you Travel

Read up on local cultures and learn a few words of the local language - traveling with respect earns you respect. Remove all excess packaging from your luggage - waste disposal is difficult in remote places and developing countries.

Buy Local Produce

Buy local, rather than imported and do not buy products made from endangered species, hard woods or ancient artifacts.

Show respect

Respect local cultures, traditions and holy places - if in doubt, ask for advice.

Use water sparingly

Water is very precious in many countries and tourists tend to use far more than local people.

Take part in a local carnival!

Why not participate in a local activity like a carnival or fete? This way you really get the chance to understand local cultures and traditions.

When you see animal cruelty
Speak Up

Cruelty, confinement, neglect and abuse means millions of animals worldwide pay a heavy price for tourist entertainment - many even pay with their lives. Tourist activities that involve the mistreatment of animals exist for one reason: tourists choose to support them. As part of Adventure World’s sustainability program, we work with people who, like us, seek to protect the places we explore and who are creating initiatives that are driving positive change. Which is why we’re pleased to be in partnership with World Animal Protection to provide our travelers with responsible and humane animal encounters, by pledging not to sell elephant rides or shows in our itineraries.


We encourage you to use the checklist linked below, developed by The TreadRight Foundation, as a simple way to become a more considerate traveler.

View the checklist
The TreadRight Foundation®
Impact Hub

Explore The TreadRight Foundation's Impact Hub to learn about key issues that impact our planet, its people, and wildlife. Through the hub you'll also be able to learn about how you might be able to help.

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