Economic growth & distribution
-Supporting the local economies by employing only native guides, using only local restaurants (locally grown produce) and accommodations (avoiding international corporations).
-Paying all of our staff (tour leaders, local guides, porters, drivers, office staff, etc.) above the average wage for their services, commissions, and perks.
– Sourcing products and services from the local communities.
-Working exclusively with socially responsible suppliers.
Impact: We create various employment opportunities, and we distribute tourism money in local communities.
Preservation of the socio-cultural heritage (values & traditions)
-Operate sensitive adventures with the local communities as our partners.
-Actively communicating our values of sustainable tourism to our travelers.
-Incorporate genuine and authentic ancient Mayan knowledge, traditions, and practices for our expedition experiences.
Provide guidelines on respecting the heritage and the indigenous communities’ social, cultural, and religious beliefs.
-Volunteer opportunities for travelers.
Impact: The preservation, respect, and celebration of the authentic Mayan cultural heritage (traditions, history, language, clothing, food, etc.)
-A firm leave-no-trace policy for all (guides and travelers).
– Keeping our groups up to 13 explorers or less, decreasing potential flora and fauna degradation.
-Automotive transportation proportional to the tour group size to reduce emissions.
– Increasing awareness of the importance of the national protected areas with the locals and explorers.
– A concrete waste management project.
-The use of giant jugs of water to prevent needless waste from standard-portion water bottles.
Impact: Reduce the environmental footprint of our expeditions and create awareness with our explorers and the communities.