We are often asked what made us choose Latin America, why are we so passionate about this part of the world? The answer is easy, the people, the culture, the wildlife, everything that makes Latin America the vibrant and fascinating place it is. It is because of this passion for the countries we sell that we decided to give something back to the people that give us so much when we travel there.
The world is becoming ever more accessible for us as travellers and we can reach even the most remote destinations. This brings a lot of joy and new experiences as a tourist and it opens up wonderful possibilities for the modern traveller. Here at Humboldt, we believe that this should also open up such possibilities for the local communities in these countries.
Responsible travel is an integral part of what we do, creating an ethical ethos in tourism, a tourism that encourages and supports the countries it sells, that supports the local community rather than exploiting it. This is about more than just dropping some loose change into a begging bowl and we have worked with our partners in the respective countries to find projects that really mean something. This might be an environmental project which works with a specific national park, preserving the landscape and the ecosystem, or a local community, helping them to preserve their culture and showcase it to visiting tourists. Perhaps it is a conservation project, helping protect a particular species or charity that supports otherwise marginalised groups in these very different cultures.
Humboldt donates to a nominated charity for each person that we send to that country. This means that when you travel with us, you are giving back to the country in more ways than one. You are supporting a women’s cooperative, a wildlife project, a children’s foundation, something that helps to preserve the culture and landscape or support the community in each of these beautiful countries. You are giving and you are gaining through the beauty of travel.