Ethical Focus

LATIN America and Polar specialists, Chimu Adventures has recently launched the Travel Revolution, travel itineraries that focus on sustainability.

“[Through Travel Revolution] we are looking to promote products which offer incredible experiences and are also ethical,” said Greg Carter, Chimu’s co-founder.

One such product is the Galapagos Safari Camp, where the African style safari tents allow guests to discover their inner Darwin from dry land. Another is Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador, where the water is sourced from the local rivers, filtered and treated before it returns to the forest. The water treatment plant works biologically, using bacteria. For this reason, the lodge supplies bio-degradable soaps, shampoos and conditioners for guests to use, which don’t affect the water treatment system. Chimu also offers guests a chance to stay at Laguna Lodge in Guatemala which aims “to aid in the achieving of the United Nations Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals by protecting and conserving assets of nature and culture through sustainable tourism,” said Cater.

He added that the Galapagos continues to be a popular option for and the company expects it to continue growing as “small ship cruising popularity increases”.

“Chimu had one of its best years ever in terms of bookings with July and August performing well and we expect to see an increase in travellers coming from India and China.”

 

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