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Our Commitment to Sustainable Tourism

Paisadventure is committed to environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism in Colombia. Our goal is to minimize the environmental impact on the places we visit while maximizing our contribution to local communities. We urge all travelers to be responsible and join us in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the country. Here are the key areas of our sustainable tourism policy:

  • In some regions we visit, water is scarce. Our guests are encouraged to limit their use of water as often as possible throughout the tour.

  • In order to preserve natural places, stay on designated trails at all times and never remove any flora or fauna.

  • We have zero tolerance for littering. Take all garbage you produce with you until you can properly throw it away and recycle whenever possible (recycling bins are provided in many places). If you see any garbage in national parks or along trails, pick it up and place it in the next bin.

  • Millions of plastic drinking straws end up polluting the world's oceans and killing marine life. Many restaurants we support will provide you with 100% biodegradable straws. If they don't, we kindly ask you to refuse plastic drinking straws.

  • We encourage cultural participation as often as possible by visiting attractions with local guides who can help our guests better understand local customs, traditions and history.

  • We keep our groups at a maximum of 8 people in order to minimize intrusion on the environment and local communities. This has the added benefit that our guests can get to know us better and receive more personalized service.

  • We aim to teach about cultural values by reflecting upon the past, present, and future of the locals. We encourage our guests to respect the cultural and religious traditions and values of everyone they meet during their tour.

  • We denounce discrimination against anyone based on race, religion, gender, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, citizenship, political ideology, etc.

  • We don't work with anyone that employs underage children.

  • A portion of every tour benefits the people in our community of Belén de Umbría by supporting local students with school supplies, underprivileged families with food and other household goods, or victims of natural disasters in Colombia with food and clothing. Some of our guests have volunteered to be more active for these causes, and we encourage you to do the same. This could include setting some time aside on your tour to visit students or locals in our town or asking friends and family to pitch in to buy supplies or food. In Colombia, it only takes a little bit of time or money to have a positive impact on many people.

  • We aim to support local businesses in Colombia as often as possible. This includes but is not limited to hotels, restaurants, transportation providers, and small local vendors.

  • We only support businesses and other tourism providers that operate according to the laws of Colombia and are in line with our ethical values.

  • If the guests enjoy their time with local guides, they're encouraged to tip. We can suggest a fair amount.

  • Our guests are encouraged to purchase locally made products rather than imported items and to do their shopping in local markets and shops rather than large commercial stores.

  • We actively work with the businesses we support in order to build relationships and create a positive experience for all.

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