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Profile: 
Tour Operator
Tour Guide
Interests and Activities: 
Adventure
Culture/History
Small group
Wildlife/Nature
Country: 
Costa Rica
Croatia
Ecuador
Inca Trail
Ireland
New Zealand
Portugal

About

At Traverse Journeys, we are passionate about cultivating transformative experiences to unique destinations across the globe, fostering cross-cultural appreciation, environmental awareness and responsible tourism. We see travel as an opportunity for impact that treats both traveler and community as catalysts for change.

Green Practice: 

*Recommended by Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel policies include:
People -
Working with local guides and local partners in each destination for both an economic impact and an authentic cultural perspective.
Vetting our vendors and providers for fair labor practices.
Seeking destinations where tourism income opportunities are needed and desired, and where we can find fun, impactful ways to engage with and learn about the local community.
Abiding by ChildSafe policies which includes educating travelers on appropriate behavior around children when traveling, including the "Children are not tourist attractions" motto. We never engage in any form of orphanage tourism.

Planet -
Working with small, local accommodations partners that demonstrate eco-friendly practices, such as water saving techniques, solar power or renewable building materials.
Eating local and organic food as much as possible while enjoying the flavors of culinary customs of the area.
Prioritizing vendor partners that are engaged in their local community to support conservation and sustainable agriculture.
Mitigating the single use plastic by encouraging clients to bring a reusable bottle (noted in their Welcome Pack and Pre-trip Packets), working with accommodations partners to ensure filtered water refills are on site, and partnering with Grayl water filtration for a client discount code.

Purpose -
Learning through engagement and experience with a non-profit engagement activity on each itinerary. Each trip generates a donation of 5% of sales from that trip to the community partner.
Keeping money within the community not only through the employment provided through tourism but also by supporting local organizations that are working hard to enhance conservation, support community healthcare, mitigate homelessness, provide education, create job opportunities and engage in myriad other social and environmental causes.
Providing cultural education in client Welcome Packs and Pre-Trip Packets as well as on-site to understand local customs, appropriate behaviors and clothing, ethics around photography, cultural sensitivity, and a deeper understanding of societal and philosophical drivers behind cultural behaviors.